Privacy Policy

The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime group (the GI, “we”, “us”) is fully committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data in line with applicable laws. This privacy policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. Personal information means information from which an individual could be identified, either directly or indirectly.

The GI is comprised of the following entities:

  • The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, an association established in Geneva, Switzerland under Articles 60-79 of the Swiss Civil Code, [CHE-296 622. 305] with its registered office at WMO Building, 2nd floor 7bis Avenue de la Paix Geneva, CH-1211, (the “Global Initiative HQ”)
  • The Global Initiative – Verein gegen transnationale organisiert Kriminalität, with its place of residence in Vienna, Austria and its main place of activities in Austria and Southeastern Europe, whose registered office is at Schwarzenbergplatz 1/3rd floor, AT-1010 Vienna/ZVR: 102 464 2959 (the “Global Initiative Vienna”); and
  • The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime Cape Town NPC, a non-profit company incorporated under section 13(1) of the South Africa Companies Act, 2008 with its registered office at Community House, 41 Salt River Road, Cape Town 7925, South Africa (the “Global Initiative Capetown”.

In order to make it easy for you to find out more about how we handle information about you, we have divided privacy notice into two sections. The first section sets out the general information that applies to all individuals whose personal data we use, the second section is divided into specific categories of individuals whose personal information we use so that you can find the most relevant information to you.

The GI entity that is the data controller of your personal data depends on the entity with whom you have a relationship, unless you are a visitor to the website in which case no personal information is collected about you. The specific data controller that handles your personal information is listed in the specific sections below. The data controller determines the purpose and means of how your personal information is used. Personal information means information from which an individual could be identified, either directly or indirectly.

1. Your rights under data protection law

In certain circumstances you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (often referred to as a ‘data subject access request’), enabling you to receive a copy of the information we hold about you.
  • Request correction of any incorrect or incomplete personal information we hold about you.Request that we erase your personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it.
  • Object to our processing of your personal information where we are using it for our legitimate interests.
  • Request that we restrict our processing of your personal information, for example if you wish to determine its accuracy or why we are processing it.
  • Ask us to transfer certain personal information we hold about you to another third party service provider, or directly to you.
  • If we are relying on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time (we will always provide you with details as to how you can withdraw your consent at the point at which you grant it, and below).
  • Complain to your local data protection supervisory authority (The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner in Switzerland, and the Datenschutzbehörde in Austria).