It is important for us to help you understand how we collect, process, and share your data. That is the aim of this privacy policy, and it applies to the activities of the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance, based in Geneva, Switzerland. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime at

Information We Collect

When you donate through our website, we receive your name, your email address, and your address.

If your donation is eligible for tax relief, we also ask you for your physical address, which is required by law to issue tax receipts in Switzerland.

Any data you share with us when signing up for our events or applying to open positions.

Email communications when you contact us.

We use GoatCounter web analytics to track website traffic and usage anonymously.

How We Use Your Information

We exclusively use your information in ways you consent to, or to comply with legal requirements. In particular:

We manually review every donation you make to SI, matching incoming payments on our accounts with donor records on our system.

We send you thank you emails for your donations, and contact you via email if something is unclear.

We issue annual tax receipts for Swiss taxpayers, for which we need your physical address.

We send updates via our newsletter if you signed up for it.

We implement security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These measures include technical and organizational steps to maintain the security of your information.

We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. For donations, data is kept for the duration required by Swiss tax law, after which it is securely disposed of.

Your Rights

You have the right to control what data we store and how we use it. In particular, you can always contact us if:

You would like to access, rectify or delete any data we may have about you.

You would like us to stop processing your data in any of the ways described in this policy.

You object to us using your data for a given purpose.

You want to understand better how we use your data.