Recently, many information providers, associations and companies asked for consent to continue sending information. This is due to the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. Although Switzerland is not in the EU, companies in Switzerland are also impacted if they have contact with people residing in the European Union, which is the case for PMI Switzerland.

We were able to spare you from asking for your consent because we already have it. When you became member of PMI/PMI Switzerland, you gave us the consent to contact you for PMI/PMI Switzerland related matters and for any other matters, such as the Chapter Newsletter or the Events Email push lists. You needed to register specifically and already have the possibility to opt out, which means that PMI Switzerland is compliant for that aspect.

Of course, PMI Switzerland has a few items to adapt. We have done that and will continue to do so, in order to remain compliant. The member list has been removed from the website, rules in dealing with personal data have been adapted and further documentation has been provided, such as the Privacy Policy, for example.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks.
Serge Garazi, VP Operations, GDPR Lead