Privacy policy

EA – Earth Action is responsible for collecting, processing, and using your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection laws on the website

We understand the importance of privacy and data collection, and we are committed to providing you with a positive experience while keeping your personal data strictly confidential and not selling it.

Our privacy policy outlines how we collect and use personal data in relation to the use of our website. If you have any questions about data protection, please contact us at

You may use the Website only on the condition that you understand and accept the Terms and the Privacy Policy. Any further use of the Website or any part of it means you have read and understood the Terms and the Privacy Policy, and agree to be bound by all parts of the Terms.




1. What general data do we collect when you visit our website?

When you access our website, our servers automatically collect technical data, which is typically stored in a log file with each connection to a web server. This data includes the following:

  • IP address of the requesting computer;
  • operating system of your computer;
  • browser you are using (type, version and language);
  • name of the IP address range;
  • date and time of the server request;
  • web page from which access was made (referrer URL), possibly with the search terms used; and
  • status code (for example, error message, debug information).

We collect and process this data to ensure the functionality of our website, maintain system security and stability, optimize our online presence, and for internal statistical purposes. We have a legitimate interest in processing this data to provide you with a functional website.

2. What data do we collect when you subscribe to receive our email updates?

When you sign up to receive our email updates, we will ask for your email address in order to keep you informed about our initiative. We will only use this information to send you our email updates if you have provided your consent. You can unsubscribe from our email updates at any time by contacting us at the email address provided, and we will promptly remove your email address from our mailing list.

3. What personal data do we collect when you fill a contact form?

When you use our contact form, we may collect personal information from you, such as your name, email address, and any other details you provide. We collect this information in order to respond to your inquiry and provide you with the best possible service. We do not share your personal information with any third parties without your explicit consent, except where required by law. We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.

4. What are cookies? Do we require cookies?

Cookies are small files that are automatically stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our website, and they enhance your visit by making it more enjoyable, easier, and more meaningful. Our website utilizes three types of cookies

  • Technically necessary cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Functional cookies.

Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can configure your browser to reject cookies or receive a notification when a new cookie is received. However, please be aware that disabling cookies may restrict your ability to utilize all the features of our website


5. How long will my data be kept?

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary for the purposes mentioned above and for further processing in line with our legitimate interests. Contractual data may be retained for a longer period of time as required by statutory obligations. Accounting, civil, and tax laws may mandate the retention of business communications, completed contracts, and accounting records for up to 10 years.

Our hosting server, Infomaniak, stores the data in Switzerland and is committed to handling the data with a responsible data privacy policy. You can find more information about their policy at

6. Will my data be disclosed to other third parties?

We will only disclose your personal information to third parties if you have provided explicit consent, if it is legally required, or if necessary to enforce our rights, particularly in relation to claims arising from a contractual relationship. Additionally, we may share your data with third parties as necessary to use our website and execute contracts (including outside the website).

7. Links and social plug-ins?

Our website may contain links to other websites. If you click on these links and leave our website, your information may be shared with the owner of the website or application you are accessing. We also use social plugins such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Please note that we have no control over the information collected by these platforms. We recommend reviewing their respective privacy policies before accessing these social media platforms.

8. Do we transfer personal data abroad?

We may transfer your personal information to contracted service providers located abroad for the purposes of data processing described in this Privacy Policy. These third parties are required to protect your data to the same extent as we do. If the level of data protection in a country does not meet the standards of Switzerland or the EU, we will ensure, through contractual agreements, that your personal data is always protected to the same extent as in Switzerland.

9. Is your data safe with us?

We employ appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal information stored with us against unauthorized access, manipulation, or loss, whether partial or complete. It is important to treat your access data confidentially and to close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer, tablet, or smartphone with others.


10. What are tracking tools?

We utilize Google Analytics, a web analysis service, to enhance and optimize our website for your benefit. This process involves the use of cookies to collect information about your website usage, which is then transmitted to the servers of the service provider for storage and processing on our behalf. In addition, we may also receive the following information:

  • The visitor’s navigation path on the website
  • The amount of time spent on the website or on specific subpage
  • The subpage that the visitor left the website from
  • The country, region, or city from which the visitor accessed the website
  • Device-related information (type, version, color depth, resolution, width, and height of the browser window)
  • Whether the visitor is a new or returning user

This information is utilized to evaluate website usage, generate reports on website activity, and provide additional services related to website usage and internet research. It may also be shared with third parties if required by law or for the purpose of data processing.

11. What is Google Analytics?

Google Inc, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc based in the US, provides Google Analytics. Before any data collected on this website within the EU/EEA or Switzerland is sent to Google, IP addresses are anonymized through “anonymizeIP.” Your browser transmits the anonymous IP address. Google Analytics data is not combined with other Google data. In certain situations, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. In such cases, we guarantee that Google Inc. maintains an adequate level of data protection. Google Inc. assures that under no circumstances will the IP address be combined with other data related to you.

For more information about the web analysis service we use, visit the Google Analytics website. To prevent your data from being processed by this service, visit:


12. You have a right access, rectification, deletion and limitation of the processing as well as of data transferability?

You have the right to access, correct, delete, and restrict the processing of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability. You can request information about the personal data we have stored about you and have incorrect data corrected or your personal data deleted, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain the data or legal basis for further processing it.

Additionally, you may request that we transfer the data you provided to us to a third party of your choice, in a commonly used file format. To exercise these rights, please contact us at We may require proof of your identity to process your request.

The extent and scope of these rights may vary depending on the applicable data protection laws. If you have concerns about how we process your data, you may also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority in your country.

13. Which law do we apply

Our website is subject to Swiss data protection laws, including the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (OFADP). These laws govern the collection, use, and storage of personal data and ensure that your privacy rights are protected. We are committed to complying with these laws and maintaining the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

14. Change of this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you of those changes by posting a notice on our website.

15. Questions

If you have any questions or comments about our legal notices or data protection, please contact us at

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Chemin des Vignes d’Argent 7
1004 Lausanne

Plastic Overshoot Day is an initiative led by the non-for-profit arm of EA – Environmental Action, based in Lausanne.