ICAVT - International Collaboration for Advanced Vaccinology Training

Privacy Policy & legal information


1. Data protection and privacy

ICAVT.ORG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously.  We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal provisions on data protection and this information notice.

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data.  With regard to personal data (e. g. name or e-mail address) collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis.  This data will not be transmitted to third parties without your express consent.  However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e. g. communication by e-mail) may have security breaches.  Complete data protection against access by third parties is not possible.

2. Collection of personal data

We only collect personal data if it is necessary for the inclusion of a vaccinology training website .

You can visit our site without providing any personal information.  When you complete the "REGISTRATION FORM" or the "CONTACT FORM", your name, email and comment provided remains confidential.

3. Use of data

  • Mandatory fields and optional information: Please note that there are mandatory fields for data collection via the website.  These are marked with an asterisk and an entry is required to process your request.
  • Appropriate use of personal data: The personal data you provide us with will be used for the purpose for which it was sent.  This includes processing your registration and requesting clarification as and if necessary, sending of information relevant to ICAVT.ORG, etc.  
  • Use for other purposes, in particular for advertising purposes: We do not use any data received for advertising purposes.

4. Transmission of personal data to third parties

Your data will not be transmitted unless we are legally obliged to do so (e.g. request from an investigating authority) or authorised (e. g. in the context of the processing of an application registration data) or you have expressly consented to their transmission to third parties.

5. Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to obtain free-of-charge and at any time, information on your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to revise, block or delete this data.  If you have any questions about this or other personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time.

6. Data Security

Your personal data which is shared with us via the website is generally transmitted in encrypted form which corresponds to the current state of the art.  We protect our website and other systems with technical and organizational measures against the loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

7. Use of cookies

In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies on different pages. These are small text files containing configuration information that are stored on your mobile device or computer.

Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies).

You have the option at any time to delete cookies stored locally on your computer or to configure your browser so that you are informed of the configuration of cookies.  This will allow you to decide individually on their acceptance, or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases, or in general.

If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.  If you would like to receive more information about the use of these cookies, please consult our statement on cookies.

8. Consent

You will find below the exact wording of your consent to data protection, insofar as you have given your consent:

Yes, I confirm that I have read and understood your information note and give my express consent for my personal data transmitted to ICAVT.ORG to be processed by ICAVT.ORG exclusively for the purpose of my application request.  I know that I can revoke my consent at any time with effect in the future, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


9. References to external links

The website contains links to third-party websites ("external links"), the content and design of which ICAVT.ORG has no influence whatsoever.  The operator of the linked site is solely responsible for the content and accuracy of the information provided.  At the time the link was established, ICAVT.ORG was not aware of any violation of the law.  ICAVT.ORG has no influence on the current and future content of the linked websites.  The creation of external links does not mean that ICAVT.ORG endorses as its own the content of third parties that may be referred to under the links.  ICAVT.ORG cannot reasonably be expected to check and examine external links without concrete evidence of possible violations of the law.  However, if we become aware of any violations of the law, these external links will be immediately removed.

10. Amendments to data protection regulations

New data protection rules apply to future contacts with ICAVT.ORG. The old data protection provisions continue to apply to data already stored, unless the law does not allow it.

11. Advertising

This site refuses any form of advertising.  The co-sponsors and funding agencies have no influence on the content of the site and are not responsible for it.

12. Data controller and contact person

In order to ask questions or submit comments regarding this statement and our privacy practices, or to make a complaint about our compliance with applicable privacy laws, please contact us through our contact form or write to the person in charge of data processing at the address below:

Dr. Philippe Duclos
University of Geneva
1 rue Michel Servet
1211 Geneva 4

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