Unless stated otherwise, capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning attributed to them in the Terms of Services ("Terms") accessible at www.goodwall.org/terms.


Goodwall provides this Privacy Policy to describe its procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Data collected or received from Users. Personal Data has he meaning ascribed to it in the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA).

Where it maintains a data file, Goodwall SA, avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202, Genève, Switzerland, shall be the data controller.

The Privacy Policy does not apply to services provided by third parties, including when said services are provided as part of, or are integrated in, the Service.

Acceptance of the Policy

By using this Site, You agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If You do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site or Services. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed Your acceptance of those changes.

Goodwall reserves the right to make any changes to the Privacy Policy accessible as Goodwall deems necessary or desirable without prior notification to You. Registered Users will be notified by email or a message in their profile and the new Privacy Policy will be posted on our Site. In case of material changes, notice will also be provided in the homepage prior to the modification. It is Your responsibility to verify regularly the content of the Site to be informed of any changes in the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes or after explicitly accepting the new Privacy Policy upon logging into the Site and using the Services shall constitute Your consent to such changes.

International transfer

You acknowledge and agree that subject to Your prior consent, Personal Data You submitted to Goodwall may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of Switzerland, where different privacy law offering potentially lower protection may apply. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of Personal Data represent Your explicit agreement to that transfer.

What information we collect from you and how we use it

The main reason why We collect information about You is to provide the Services and improve its features and content, to administer Your User Account and to enable You to enjoy and easily use the Services. This includes publishing Your GoodCV and Your profile.

In addition to the above mentioned, when You host, store, provide, publish, display, or when you otherwise make use of Content on or through the Service, You may provide Goodwall with Personal Data in the form of the Content itself. You are the sole data controller for said Content-Related Personal Data.

Personal Data used by Goodwall

When You access the Site and/or make use of the Service, We may automatically collect some information about Your computer or device, regardless of whether You are a registered or non-registered User. For example, we may collect Your IP address, location, Web browser software, referring website, actions and time spent on the Site or the Service, operating system as well as information related to the device You are using when accessing the Site and the Service.

When You register to become a Registered User and when You create or edit Your User Account, we may ask You for Personal Data including, but not limited to, Your name, gender, age, language, picture, phone number, email address, postal address, credit card number and billing information, grades, hometown, universities and your acceptance criteria. If you have a Facebook account, we may also access your Facebook ID and data you share on Facebook (likes, shares, interests, friends on Facebook, relationship status, etc.)

Furthermore, We may use "cookies" to collect information. Cookies are small data files, which are transferred to Your device in order to memorize information like registration IDs and passwords. We further use session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how You interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by Users and web traffic routing on the Site. Session ID cookies are, unlike persistent cookies, deleted from Your device when You log off from the Site and then close Your browser. We also use qualitative and quantitative trackers such as Google Analytics and user-journey tracking such as Heat map and Crazy Egg. For further details about how Google uses and protects information collected for its Google Analytics service and how to opt-out, please visit the websites of those providers. Please note that You can always choose not to receive a cookie file by enabling Your Web browser or device to refuse cookies or to prompt You before accepting a cookie. However, if You refuse cookies You may not be able to use all portions or all functionality of the Site and Service. To find out information about Your rights to control cookies and targeted advertising, We recommend that You visit the following third party educational resources: www.youronlinechoices.eu and www.allaboutcookies.org.

Goodwall is authorized to collect any of the above-described Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to offer and improve the Services;
  • to personalize User’s experience, in particular based upon Your activity and Your transaction history with the Site;
  • to process payments;
  • to run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature;
  • to manage Your User Account;
  • to communicate with You in general, and to send you periodic emails;
  • to respond to Your questions and comments;
  • to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities;
  • to enforce the Terms and the Privacy Policy;
  • and as otherwise described to You at the point of collection.
Personal Data accessible through the Goodwall Dashboard

Universities and other third parties may have access to the Goodwall's Dashboard that enables them to filter and contact Registered Users. Registered Users expressly authorize Goodwall to share with Universities and other third parties Personal Data (including but not limited to name, age, gender, hometown, diploma, location, school, interests, grades and matches) and accept to receive messages from universities and other third parties.

Personal Data publically accessible

Personal Data (notably including your name, GoodCV, location and profile picture) is made public and may be seen by other Users, registered or not, and by third parties.

Your profile and your GoodCV, as Personal Data contained in it, are also indexed on search engines like Google and Yahoo.

Other disclosure of Personal Data

Personal Data may include information provided by or transmitted to a third party website with which You connected or registered to the Site or Service (for example: www.facebook.com; www.google.com; www.twitter.com and www.linkedin.com) or used to share Content (for instance video).

By transmitting Your email address to Goodwall, You expressly authorize Goodwall to cross-reference Your email address with Facebook and Google for marketing purposes.

We may sell or buy other businesses or entities. In such transactions, Personal Data may be one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that we are acquired, Your Personal Data may be one of the transferred assets. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our Site for 30 days of any such change.

We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Data and We may otherwise disclose non-identifying (anonymized) information and log data with third parties for analysis and other purposes.

We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters, transactional emails or surveys.

You may choose to share your email with universities in your Email Privacy Settings. If your Email Privacy Settings is set to “Shared with Universities”, your email / contact email address can be shared with universities, who you have either added to your list, favorited or with whom you have messaged. These universities may then contact you by email. You can at any time change your email privacy settings. While this will prevent your email address from being shared with universities in the future, any universities who previously received your email address may still send you emails.

Right to Access Your Personal Information

You may at any time, request access to Your Personal Data collected by Goodwall, request that inaccurate information be amended, or that the collected Personal Data be erased.

Such request for access must be sent together with a copy of an official identification document by email to alex@goodwall.org or by mail to Goodwall SA, avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202, Genève, Switzerland.

How to Delete Your User Account

All Registered Users may review, update, correct or delete their Personal Data and/or their User Account within their User Account settings.

Please note that any information that we have copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after Your deletion request, as well as any content that You have posted or transmitted to a third-party. This may be the case even though no information about Your User Account remains in our active Users’ databases.

Links to Other Sites

If any part of the Service links or otherwise refers You to websites, advertisings, content, mobile applications or otherwise not operated by Goodwall as part of the Service or Site, those websites, advertisings, content, mobile applications or otherwise do not operate under this Privacy Policy (including websites “iFrame” window with the Goodwall header on top). We do not exercise control over third party websites, advertisings, content mobile applications or otherwise and therefore recommend You examine the privacy statements made available by third parties in this context.


We want You to feel confident about using the Site and Services, so we make our best effort to ensure that any Personal Data we collect is safely kept.

We adopt appropriate and reasonable data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

You acknowledges that the use of the Internet is not safe and that there are certain inherent risks to Your Personal Data. Goodwall shall make reasonable efforts to protect Your Personal Data but We cannot guarantee or warrant that Personal Data You provide to Goodwall is safe and protected from unauthorized third party access and We therefore waives all liability in this respect. See our Terms of Use for more information about Goodwall’s liability.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

Goodwall cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties as required by the law. We will only disclose information about, and Personal Data related to You, to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if we have to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Goodwall, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable. You will be informed of the disclosure of information about, or Personal Data related to You To the extent that Goodwall is not prohibited from doing so and deems it appropriate in its sole discretion.

Court of Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

This Privacy Policy and all matters arising out of or relating to it shall be governed exclusively by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regards to principle of conflicts of laws thereof.

Any controversy, claim or dispute between a User and Goodwall arising out of or in relation with these Privacy Policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction to the ordinary courts of Geneva, Switzerland.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or Your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:



Goodwall SA, avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202, Genève, Switzerland, alex@goodwall.org