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Privacy Statement

The Global Fund is committed to respecting the dignity and privacy of people, while balancing such rights with the Global Fund values of transparency and accountability and the ability of the Global Fund to carry out its mission.

Privacy Principles

Principles for the processing of personal data relate to:

Fair and legitimate processing

Personal data should be processed in a fair and transparent manner and only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so. Legitimate bases include:

  • In the vital or best interest of the Data Subject or another person
  • To ensure the safety and/or security of individuals
  • The public interest
  • To enable the Global Fund to carry out its mandate under its Framework Document and Board-approved Strategy (legitimate interest)
  • Performance of a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • Defense of legal claims

Limitation to a purpose

Personal data may be processed only for one or more specific and legitimate purposes and may not be further processed in a manner incompatible with such purpose(s). The Global Fund may process personal data for purposes other than those specified at the time of collection if such further processing is compatible with those original purposes and, in particular, where the processing is necessary for historical, statistical or scientific purposes, or accountability of humanitarian action. However, further processing is not permissible if the risks for the data subject outweigh the benefits of further processing.

Data minimization

The processing of personal data should be necessary and proportionate to the purpose(s) for which it is being processed. Therefore, personal data that is being collected and processed should be adequate and relevant to the identified purpose and should not exceed that purpose.

Accuracy

Personal data should be recorded as accurately as possible and, where necessary, updated to ensure it fulfils the purpose(s) for which it is processed. Data subjects should be made aware of the importance of providing accurate and complete information, including updating such information as applicable. Every reasonable precaution and effort must be taken to ensure that inaccurate personal data are corrected or deleted without undue delay (taking into account the purpose(s) for which they are processed, as well as the principles of data minimization and storage limitation).

Storage limitation

Personal data must be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which the personal data are processed. Personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes. This principle should be read together with the relevant Global Fund rules and regulations.

Maintaining security and confidentiality

Personal data must be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures. All personal data must be processed, handled, filed and stored in accordance with the Global Fund’s rules and regulations in order to ensure and respect confidentiality.

Transfers to legal authorities

In appropriate circumstances, the Global Fund may transfer Personal Data to a national law enforcement agency, a national court or another legitimate legal authority. Such Data Transfers may be upon request of the legal authority (which may be binding or non-binding on the Global Fund) or on the Global Fund’s own initiative.

Privileges and immunities

Any transfer of Personal Data is and shall be without prejudice to and shall not be deemed as a waiver, express or implied, of any of the privileges or immunities of the Global Fund under (i) international law, including customary international law, international conventions, treaties or agreements; (ii) any national laws, including, but not limited to, the International Organizations Immunities Act of the United States of America (22 United States Code 288 and 288f–6); or (iii) under the Headquarters Agreement between the Global Fund and the Swiss Federal Council dated 13 December 2004.

When does this privacy statement apply?

Our website

This privacy statement explains how we collect and use your information as a result of your visit to sites within the domain name “theglobalfund.org”. It also explains the choices and rights available to you. The Global Fund’s website is not directed at minors and we do not knowingly collect or retain any personal information regarding any minor. If you become aware of any personal data of a minor provided to us via our website, please contact so that we may take steps to delete such data.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and encourage you to stay informed by reviewing updates posted here.

External links and third parties

This privacy statement does not apply to processing by third parties, including through sites linked to or accessible from ours. These external sites or third-party services are not related to the Global Fund or under our control. The Global Fund is not responsible for the privacy or security of personal data which may be collected or processed via external sites or third parties. The appearance of external links and the processing by third parties does not represent the Global Fund’s endorsement of, or affiliation with, them. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site or use a third party service, and to read the privacy statements they make available.

What information does the Global Fund collect and how do we use it?

In general, you can browse the Global Fund site without telling us who you are or revealing information that could identify yourself (personally identifiable information).

Data you provide about yourself

If you use the “Contact Us” feature on our site or send us an e-mail, or choose to subscribe to newsletters or vacancy alerts, we will ask for your name and email address. Where relevant, we will also ask for your newsletter format preference and newsletter language preference. We collect and use this personal data only to the extent necessary to respond to your request and/or send you newsletters or vacancy alerts. Newsletters and vacancy alerts inform you of Global Fund activities and employment opportunities, respectively. We do not use them for direct marketing of goods or services to subscribers. We use a third party service, The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp, to manage newsletters and vacancy alerts. We encourage you to read and ask questions regarding their privacy policy before you choose to provide information about yourself (please see “External links and third parties”).

Data collected by analytics and similar technologies

When you browse our website certain anonymous information is collected by a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of the website - standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form - is transmitted to and stored by Google. We anonymize your IP address before sending it to Google. We encourage you to read and stay informed regarding their privacy policy (please see “External links and third parties”).

Many browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may in some cases preclude you from using, or negatively affect the display or function of, the website or certain areas or features of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please see Cookies Used by the Global Fund website.

Are you required to provide information?

You are not obliged to provide your information. You can still browse the Global Fund website without seeking to communicate with us, but we will not be able to reply to your request or send newsletters or vacancy alerts to you if you do not provide an e-mail address. If you do not provide your format and language preferences, you may still receive our newsletter although it will not be tailored to your preferences.

You may request at any time that your information be deleted if you no longer wish to receive communications, by emailing . You may also request that we update your information.

How does the Global Fund protect information you provide to us?

We endeavor to protect the security and integrity of the information you provide us by implementing technical safeguards designed to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, due to the open and global nature of the internet, these safeguards are not a guarantee. The Global Fund assumes no responsibility for guaranteeing the security of information.

How long does the Global Fund keep information you provide to us?

We will store your personal data in Switzerland and/or United States, depending on the service in question, until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

Whom should you contact if you have questions about your information?

Please contact if you wish to update or delete your personal data. For your protection, we will only implement legitimate requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. Verification may require that we ask you to provide other personal data. If we are unable to verify your request, we may not be able to implement it for security reasons.

We will endeavor to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable. In some cases, we may need to retain certain information where important public interests require, such as the safety and security of individuals; the rights and freedoms of others; the integrity of audit, investigation, arbitral or judicial processes; and/or recordkeeping or legal purposes.

Privileges and immunities

Nothing in or related to this privacy statement may be construed as a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities accorded to the Global Fund under international law, including international customary law, any international conventions, treaties or agreements, or any national laws.