Privacy Policy

SEIF supports social entrepreneurs with non-financial and financial support from the founding phase until the first finance round.

Data collection

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to this website. SEIF receives limited identifiable information according to the course or event, such as name, Title, company address, email address, and telephone, from website visitors. Typically, identifying information is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the site
  • Inquire for further information
  • Distribute requested reference materials
  • Submit resumes

Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user’s screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message.

SEIF’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required for course enrollment or event applications. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, SEIF accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

Use of data

A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Participate in “join our mailing list” initiatives
  • Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums
  • Contact us for further information
  • Enter quick surveys, quizzes or benchmarking surveys
  • Register for events and conferences
  • Register for courses
  • Register for competitions

If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the data collection section.

When a visitor provides personal information to us, we use it in connection with the purposes for which it was provided to us, as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection). This data is not shared with othes for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third party other than as described in this statement or otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.

SEIF makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at to raise any concerns.

Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific SEIF marketing or other materials, SEIF will not use personal data collected from our websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

Cookies and log files

Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. “Cookies” are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customised website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. It is xxx’s policy to use cookies to make navigation of our websites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures. Site statistics are compiled by third parties, and therefore your IP address will be passed to third parties for statistical reporting only.

If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites, however other functionality in the site may be impaired. After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish.

In order to properly manage our website we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.

Full details on the cookies in use on our website can be found on the Cookies information page

Impact Academy Tool

The Impact Academy courses will be enabled and supported by a special webtool.  By registering for these events, you as a selected corporate coach explicitly allow SEIF to upload your basic participant information (first name, last name, company, email address) to the tool. Your email address is required to log in to the IT plattform but will be neither visible to nor shared with the other participants. After the program the data will be deleted by SEIF, also in case you as an employer will leave the company during the program. It is the duty of the company to share this information with SEIF. The IT platform is provided by Visible Solutions AG.

SEIF Awards

The SEIF Awards will be enabled and supported by a special webtool. By registering for this competition, you as an applicant allow SEIF to upload your full applicant information to the tool. Your email address is required to log in to the IT platform but will be neither visible to nor shared with the other applicants. After the competition the data will be deleted by SEIF, also in case you as an applicant will resign from the competition. It is the duty of the applicant to share this information with SEIF. The IT platform is provided by Visible Solutions AG.

Third party links

There are several places throughout the website that may link to other websites that do not operate under When you follow links to other websites, SEIF’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.


SEIF has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. SEIF’s policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms. This policy is also required for any fulfilment agents of our firms.


SEIF understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy especially in an online environment. This website is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. It is SEIF’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.


SEIF reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time by publishing an updated version here. The current version of the statement will be accessible on this website.