Privacy Policy

The Plastic Footprint Network (PFN) is owned and developed by Association EA ECCO (operating under the business name EA – Earth Action, referred to as "EA" in this document), a non-profit organization registered under Swiss law.

Protecting your data is one of our primary concerns. This Privacy Policy explains how we manage the data we may acquire and collect when you use our website. If you disagree with any of the terms in this Privacy Policy, we recommend that you discontinue using the website or contact us at

Data processing in connection with our website

Data automatically collected on our website

When you visit our website, we automatically collect general information, usually stored in a log file. This data includes the following:

  • IP address of your computer
  • Operating system of your computer
  • Browser type, version, and language
  • Name of the IP address range
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Referrer URL (web page from which access was made), possibly with search terms used
  • Status code (e.g., error message, debug information)

These data are collected to ensure the functionality, security, and stability of our website, optimize our online presence, and generate internal statistical insights.




A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you first visit a website. These files enhance your browsing experience by making it more enjoyable, convenient, and significant. Our website utilizes three categories of cookies:

  • Technically necessary cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Functional cookies

You can opt out of cookies by adjusting your browser settings, but please note that this may limit your ability to utilize all the features of our website.



Personal data collected when you subscribe to our Newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we may collect personal details like your name, email address, and any additional information you share. This data is gathered to assist with your inquiries and provide you with excellent service. Be assured that we do not share your personal information with third parties unless you explicitly consent, or it’s required by law. We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to achieve the original purpose for which it was collected.


Personal data collected when you fill out a contact form

When you fill out a contact form, we may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, and any other details you supply. This data is collected to respond efficiently to your inquiry and provide top-notch service. Rest assured, we do not disclose your personal information to any third parties unless you provide explicit consent or it’s required by law. Your personal information will be retained only for the duration needed to accomplish the original purpose for which it was gathered.



Data storage and exchange with third parties

Data storage

We keep your personal data only as long as it’s needed for the purposes mentioned earlier and for additional processing in line with our legitimate interests. Contract-related information might need to be retained for a more extended period due to legal obligations. Laws related to accounting, civil matters, and taxes may require us to keep business communications, finalized contracts, and financial records for as long as 10 years.
Our hosting server, Infomaniak, stores the data in Switzerland and is dedicated to responsible data handling. You can find further details about their policy on


Data disclosure to third parties

We share your personal data with third parties only under the following circumstances: when you have given us explicit consent, when it’s legally mandated, or when it’s essential to safeguard our rights, especially regarding contractual claims. Furthermore, we may disclose your information to third parties as required for website functionality and contract fulfillment, whether it’s related to our website or external to it.


International transfer of personal data

We may transfer your personal information to contracted service providers in other countries for data processing purposes, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. These third parties are obligated to protect your data to the same extent as we do. In situations where the data protection standards in a country do not meet the criteria of Switzerland or the EU, we will ensure, through contractual agreements, that your personal data continues to receive the same level of protection as it would in Switzerland.


Links and Social Plugins?

On our website, you may come across links to external websites. If you click on these links and leave our site, your information may be shared with the owner of the linked website or application. Additionally, we use social plugins such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. It’s important to note that we have no control over the information collected by these platforms. Therefore, we recommend reviewing the respective privacy policies of these social media platforms before accessing them.



Security of your data

We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal information stored in our systems from unauthorized access, manipulation, or loss, whether in part or in full. It’s crucial to treat your access credentials with confidentiality and make sure to close your browser window after completing your interaction with us, especially if you share your computer, tablet, or smartphone with others.



Additional information

Google Analytics

Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. based in the United States, is used on this website. To safeguard your data, especially when collected within the EU/EEA or Switzerland, your IP addresses are anonymized using the “anonymizeIP” feature before they are transmitted to Google. This means that your browser sends the IP address in an anonymous form. Google Analytics data is kept separate from other data collected by Google. In certain situations, the complete IP address may be transmitted to a Google server in the US and then shortened. Be assured that Google Inc. maintains a high level of data protection, and they guarantee that your IP address will never be combined with other data related to you.

For more details about the web analysis service we employ, please visit the Google Analytics website. If you prefer not to have your data processed by this service, you can visit the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out.


Your rights

You have certain rights, including the right to access, correct, erase, limit processing, and data portability regarding your personal data. You can inquire about the personal data we hold about you, correct any inaccuracies, or request the deletion of your personal data, provided there is no legal obligation to retain it or a legal basis for further processing.

Furthermore, you have the option to request the transfer of your data, which you provided to us, to a third party of your choice, in a commonly used file format. To exercise these rights, please reach out to us at We may require proof of your identity to handle your request.

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



Our website operates under the jurisdiction of 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 regulate the collection, utilization, and storage of personal data, ensuring the protection of your privacy rights. We are fully dedicated to adhering to these laws and upholding the confidentiality and security of your personal data.


Modification of this privacy policy

We retain the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. In the event of significant changes to this policy, we will inform you of such modifications by posting a notice on our website.




If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at:

EA – Earth Action
Chemin des Vignes d’Argent 7
1004 Lausanne