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benevol Schweiz
Mühlentalstrasse 14
8200 Schaffhausen
+41 (0)52 620 37 51

VITAMIN 2 AG, St.Gallen

Technical implementation
jobiqo, Wien

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Usage rules

These are the general terms and conditions on which we supply all our services. If you use our services, you agree to abide by these terms.

Privacy Statement

It is the declared aim of, the platform operated by benevol Switzerland (umbrella organisation), the benevol specialist offices and other licensees*, to offer you services which you can use with the greatest degree of anonymity possible. We require personal data only as far as is absolutely necessary for the rendering of the requested services and allow you to choose how the personal data you submit is used and by whom it is viewed. We guarantee confidential treatment of all the personal data entrusted to us and we assure you that your data is collected with great care, handled with the strictest confidentiality and used only for the specific purpose for which it was collected. We comply with the applicable legal requirements and the following basic principles of data processing. By submitting your personal data on the websites of, you expressly agree that your personal data will be handled in accordance with these basic principles.
*A list of the specialist offices can be found at the end of this data protection declaration.

2.1 Data submission
Any data entrusted to us are stored in the database of, are handled with the strictest confidentiality and are not forwarded to third parties, except in cases pursuant to article 6 herein.
2.2 Registration of volunteers
As a volunteer you may register your profile on the web sites of You yourself determine what personal data you enter into the profile. For registration purposes, an e-mail address must be submitted. The scope of the personal data required for use of a service and the manner in which it is handled are set out in the description of the corresponding service on the web sites of
2.3 Registration of nonprofits
When opening a new account, nonprofits must include all the necessary information for the management of their account with Any and all data generated by the nonprofit are stored in the database of for an indefinite period to facilitate a reactivation at a later time. If the data remain unused over a long period, reserves the right to delete such data.
2.4 Storage of access data
a) Cookies uses cookies to simplify use of its online offers and to obtain information for the purpose of improving its offers. Cookies are small text files which the web browser places in a designated directory of the user’s system. Both persistent cookies and session cookies are used. Persistent cookies, for example, enable automatic login if the user gives its express consent upon registering. Session cookies, for example, store the language code selected by the user or the login data used in a visitor session on the web site. Cookies enable us to collect data on how our offers are used. This enables us to improve the quality and the relevance of the search results generated for registered users who authorize cookies. By configuring their browser accordingly, users have the possibility at all times to disable the acceptance of cookies or of receiving a warning before each acceptance of a cookie and thus of determining whether or not they accept the cookie concerned. The services of can generally be used also without the acceptance of cookies. However, the use of certain functionalities can be limited if cookies are disabled.
b) Log-file
Upon accessing our web sites, furthermore, general access data is stored in a log file for statistical purposes. This concerns in particular:
•    IP address
•    Date and time of access
•    Name of the file viewed
•    Access status (OK, partial content, document not found, etc.)
•    Page on which the access was made
•    Top-Level-Domain (*.ch, *.fr, *.com etc.)
•    Web browser used
•    Operating system used. processes such data anonymously to ascertain for example the days on which there is the most web site activity. No person-related evaluation of the log files is carried out. Access to our web sites is further measured externally by NET-Metrix AG as part of the NET-Metrix Audit and certified on a monthly basis. These certified access data are used by as evidence of its reach in marketing and sales. Likewise, the NET-Metrix Audit does not comprise a person-related evaluation of data. You can find more detailed information on the NET-Metrix Audit at
c) Tracking and analysis tools
We use a variety of technical tracking and analysis systems to measure and analyse the use of our services. These measurements may be anonymous or personally identifiable. The collected data may also be disclosed by us or the third-party suppliers of such technical systems for processing.
The most commonly used analysis tool is Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. This tool generally makes it possible to transfer the collected data to a Google server in the USA or another third-party country with the IP addresses anonymised via IP anonymisation so that they cannot be associated. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You may object to the collection and processing of these data via Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being collected when you visit this website in future. You can find detailed information about this at

2.5 Contact Form
If you submit inquiries to us via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

We use so-called social plug-ins on our websites. Plug-ins can be recognised by their social network logos. All of the plug-ins we use are set up with two-click functionality. They are only activated if you click on the icon.
When you open one of our websites that has an activated plug-in, your browser will create a direct connection to the provider’s servers. The content of the plug-in is sent directly from the provider to your browser and integrated into the site. By integrating the plug-in, certain information is sent to the third party and saved by them. 
If you are not a member of the social network in question, your IP address may still be captured and saved by the network via the social plug-in. If you are already logged into the social network, the third parties can immediately link your visit to our websites to your personal profile in the social network. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example with the “Like”, “+1”, "LinkedIn", “Twitter” or “Instagram” buttons, the corresponding information will also be sent directly to a server at the third party and saved there. The information is also published on the social network, in your Twitter or Instagram account and then shown to your contacts. For more information about the purpose and scope of the data capture, the further processing and use of the data by the third party, and the related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please look at the data privacy statements of the third parties themselves.
If you would like to prevent Google, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram from linking your personal information captured on our websites with the social networks in question, you need to log out of that social network before visiting our website. You can completely prevent plug-ins from being loaded using special add-ons for your browser such as “NoScript” ( or „Ghostery“(

3.1 Newsletter
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We use this information exclusively to send the requested information and do not share it with third parties. After you have given your consent to the storage of the data, the email address, and their use for sending the newsletter, you can revoke this consent at any time, for example, via the "unsubscribe link" in the newsletter

3.2 Google Maps

This website utilizes the services of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and provide you with a convenient use of the map function. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in, or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish this association with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or tailoring its website to user needs. Such evaluation is carried out especially (even for users not logged in) for the purpose of providing targeted advertising and informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; however, to exercise this right, you must contact Google. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google, as well as further details about your rights and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to:

3.3 Google Ads
This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Ads will place a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an advertisement placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked across the websites of Ads customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse to set a cookie required for this purpose - for example, by changing your browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies, or by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “”. Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want measurement data to be collected. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you will have to set the respective opt-out cookie again.

3.4 Google Remarketing
This website uses Google Inc.'s remarketing function. This function is designed to present website visitors with interest-based advertising within the Google advertising network. A so-called "cookie" is stored in the browser of the website visitor, allowing the visitor to be recognized when they visit websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these websites, the visitor may be shown advertising related to content they have previously accessed on websites that utilize Google's remarketing function.
According to Google's own statements, no personally identifiable information is collected during this process. However, if you do not wish to use Google's remarketing function, you can generally deactivate it by adjusting the appropriate settings at Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising through the Advertising Network Initiative by following the instructions at

3.5 Google reCAPTCHA
This website uses the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland "Google"). The purpose of this query is to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or automated machine processing. The query involves the transmission of the IP address and, if necessary, further data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted in the context of reCAPTCHA by your browser will not be merged with other data from Google.
Your data may also be transferred to the USA. For data transfers to the USA, there is an adequacy decision by the European Commission, the "Privacy Shield". Google participates in the "Privacy Shield" and has subjected itself to its requirements. By clicking on the query, you consent to the processing of your data. Processing takes place with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and its privacy policy, please refer to:

3.6 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the data controller responsible for data processing on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, then the data processing for Google Analytics is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are referred to as "Google" below. The collected statistics allow us to improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for cross-device analysis of visitor flows, conducted through a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate cross-device analysis of your usage under "My Data," "Personal Information" in your account settings. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. We would like to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended with the code "_anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses. This means that IP addresses are processed in a truncated form, preventing them from being directly linked to a particular individual. Should any data collected be linked to personal information, it will be immediately excluded, and the personal data will be deleted promptly.Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent the storage of cookies through corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that you may not be able to fully utilize all functions of this website in that case. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.Additionally, you can prevent the usage of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Google Analytics Opt-out. This will place an opt-out cookie on your device, preventing the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, meaning you will need to reactivate them if you wish to continue preventing this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are set per browser and device, so they must be activated separately for each browser, computer, or device.

3.7 Google WebFonts
This website uses web fonts provided by Google for a consistent presentation of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used from your computer.
For more information about Google Web Fonts, visit and refer to Google's privacy policy at

3.8 Google Tag Manager
The Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage website tags through an interface, enabling us to integrate services like Google Analytics and other Google marketing tools into our online offering. The Tag Manager itself, which implements the tags, does not process any personal data of users. For information regarding the processing of personal user data, we refer you to the following information about Google services. Usage policies:

3.9 Facebook
This website uses features provided by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our pages with Facebook plugins, a connection is established between your browser and Facebook's servers. Data is already transmitted to Facebook during this process. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this data to be linked to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions, especially the use of a comment function or clicking on a "Like" or "Share" button, are also transmitted to Facebook. For more information, please visit

3.10 LinkedIn
Within our online offering, we use the marketing services of the social network LinkedIn, operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn").
These services use cookies, which are text files stored on your computer. This enables us to analyze your use of the website, such as measuring the success of our advertising and displaying products to users that they have shown interest in previously.
For example, information about the operating system, browser, previously visited website (referrer URL), visited pages, clicked offers, as well as the date and time of your visit to our website, is collected.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred to a server of LinkedIn in the USA and stored there in pseudonymous form. LinkedIn does not store the name or email address of the respective user. Instead, the aforementioned data is only associated with the person for whom the cookie was generated. This does not apply if the user has allowed LinkedIn to process the data without pseudonymization or has a LinkedIn account.
You can reject the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings, but please note that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website. You can also directly object to the use of your data at LinkedIn:
We use LinkedIn Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The collected statistics allow us to enhance our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. All LinkedIn companies have adopted standard contractual clauses to ensure that the data traffic to the USA and Singapore, necessary for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the services, is carried out lawfully. Third-party information: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland; User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

3.11 Newsletter –
The newsletter is sent using the mailing service provider 'Sendinblue SAS (collectively referred to as “Brevo,” “us,” “our,” or “we”). In the course of its activity and for the purposes of providing the Services (as defined in our General Terms of Use), Brevo is required to collect and process the personal data of its users (hereafter referred to as the “Users”). Brevo attaches particular importance to the respect for the privacy of the Users and of the confidentiality of their personal data, and is thus committed to processing the data in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, and in particular Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties (hereafter referred to as the “Data Protection Act”), and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereafter referred to as the “GDPR”).

3.12 LiveChat
 (LiveChat Inc., 101 Arch Street, 8th Floor, Boston MA 02110, USA) is a tool that allows you to chat with our staff on our website. Subject to your prior consent in the cookie banner according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a of the GDPR, the following personal data is collected and stored when using this tool: • Name and email address of the user • Company • Associated IP address • Date and time of respective chat entries • Chat history No further data is stored. The data is necessary to enable us to contact you and send you appropriate responses. The data is stored after your chat with us in order to access the data at a later point in time to clarify facts if necessary. The data is stored until it is no longer needed for the stated purpose, you revoke your consent, or you assert your rights as a data subject and there is no legal retention obligation. LiveChat also processes data in third countries. To ensure the security of your personal data, we have agreed guarantees in accordance with the EU standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 letters c and d of the GDPR). For further information on data protection, please visit

3.13 YouTube
This website integrates features of the service "YouTube." "YouTube" is owned by Google Ireland Limited, a company established and operated under Irish law, with headquarters at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which provides services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
Your legal agreement with "YouTube" is governed by the terms found at the following link: These terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and "YouTube" regarding your use of the services. In Google's privacy policy, it's explained how "YouTube" handles and protects your personal data when you use the service.

3.14 Vimeo
This website incorporates plugins from the video portal Vimeo, owned by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you access a page that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. Information about your visit and your IP address is stored there. Interactions with the Vimeo plugins (e.g., clicking the start button) also transmit this information to Vimeo and store it there. You can find Vimeo's privacy policy with more information about the collection and use of your data by Vimeo in Vimeo's privacy policy.
If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect data about you through this website and link it to your member data stored with Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.
Additionally, through an iframe in which the video is accessed, Vimeo calls the Google Analytics tracker. This is a separate tracking by Vimeo, over which we have no control. You can prevent Google Analytics tracking by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for certain internet browsers. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics, related to your use of the website (including your IP address), and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Apart from the use for purposes of furnishing the services that you consume from us, we use your data for the following related purposes:

  • Marketing: We reserve the right to use your data for marketing purposes within the frame permitted by the law in the following instances:
  • If you establish a user account we may use your contact information to send you information on similar job related products and services, if you've chosen this option. 
  • You may receive newsletters by E-mail periodically, if you've opted-in. You will always have the choice to opt-out from receiving such E-mails or to unsubscribe to the distribution list by clicking on the link “unsubscribe” contained in each newsletter.
  • Other communication: It may happen that we, i.e. benevol Switzerland (as operator of or the regional benevol specialist office responsible for you according to your specified place of residence and other licensing institutions (according to the list at the end of this data protection declaration) contact you by email, post, telephone or SMS, depending on which contact information you have shared with us. There may be the following reasons for this:
    o  To answer and/or process your inquiries.
    o  To send a questionnaire or an evaluation of our website based on your experiences with the websites
    o  For quality assurance in connection with the use of the platform.

  • Discover and prevent fraud: Your personal data may be used to discover or prevent fraud or illegal or illicit conduct.
  • Improvement of our services: We use personal data for analytical purposes to improve our services, to enhance the user friendliness, the functionality and the quality of our online platform.
  • For assistance/advice in facilitating volunteer engagement.

5. DATA SECURITY installs technical and organizational security measures to protect the managed data in accordance with current technology against accidental or intentional manipulations, loss, destruction or against unauthorized access. The security measures are continuously improved with developments in technology. assumes no liability however for the loss of data or knowledge and use thereof by unauthorized third parties.


  • Third party providers engaged by us: We sometimes use offers of third party providers such as data processors to process your data on our behalf. These data processors are bound to secrecy and they are prohibited from using your data for their own purposes or for any other purposes.
  • Third party providers engaged by you: If you access third party services such as social media through our web sites or before visiting our web sites, we may from time to time receive data such as user name, password or other data, that these service providers make available to us in order to improve and individually adapt the use of our web sites. The data that we may collect from your account with a social media network, may depend from the privacy settings that you entered on the relevant platform; we therefore recommend that you check the privacy policies and practices of these platforms.

Each volunteer or nonprofit can delete its profile or volunteering job ads itself. The deletion of personal data can also be requested by e-mail to Information contained in the profile of the volunteer or inserted volunteering job ads can be changed exclusively by the respective User or by

Each volunteer has the right to ask if and, if so, which of its personal data is stored with Such requests must be addressed by e-mail to Any other questions concerning this privacy policy must be addressed to We will endeavour to answer you as promptly as possible.

9. AMENDMENTS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time. Any amendments shall be published on the web sites of

10. Scope
List of the local benevol specialist offices associated with the benevol Switzerland umbrella association, which are members of benevol Switzerland and to which this data protection declaration also applies without restriction with regard to the platform:

1.    benevol Aargau (Verein)
2.    benevol Kanton Bern (Verein)
3.    GGG benevol Basel (Tochterorganisation der Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige Basel, Verein) )
4.    benevol Baselland (Verein)
5.    benevol Graubünden (Stiftung)
6.    benevol Luzern (Verein)
7    benevol Schaffhausen (Verein)
8.    benevol Solothurn (Verein)
9.    benevol St. Gallen (Stiftung)
10.    benevol Thurgau (Verein)
11.    benevol Winterthur (Verein)
12.    benevol Zürioberland (Vertreten durch Stiftung benevol St. Gallen)
13.    BénévolatVaud (Verein)
14.    DaFa Dachverband Freiwilligenarbeit Frauenfeld (Verein)
15.    Verein Freiwilligennetz Kanton Zürich
16.    Gemeindeverwaltung Bülach

lic.iur. HSG Urs Freytag, lawyer is our independent data protection officer.

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Updated: 13.11.2023