The leading international think tank of the insurance industry

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Who we are

Founded in 1973 by the CEOs of leading insurance companies, The Geneva Association is an international insurance think tank that produces and distributes high-quality research and analysis on global strategic insurance and risk management issues.

The Geneva Association research enhances awareness of how risk affects the sustainability of the economy and society. It sets forward scenarios and recommendations to a variety of stakeholders including policymakers in order to expand the contribution of the insurance industry to building socioeconomic resilience.
 

Data use and privacy

Data we collect and how we use it

Personal information of research subscribers:

If you sign up to receive our information in your inbox, we will collect your first name, last name and email address. We may also collect your title, organisation/company, position, address, phone number (mobile, work, fax) should you also choose to provide these. This information is collected to better understand your interests within our various research streams and to resultantly tailor the information we provide to you.

Your data is stored on servers in Switzerland, and processed by The Geneva Association. We use an outsourced database to hold your data, and third-party and in-house e-mail services to communicate with you depending on the information you wish to receive from us. We have taken steps to ensure our third-party partners are GDPR compliant.

We will retain your information for as long as we are producing research or activities in your fields of interest. If at any point, our mission changes, you will be informed and we will remove your information.

You can change your preferences regarding the types of information you would like to receive from us through the Personal Details page of your website account. You can be removed from our database at any point – please just email us at info@genevaassociation.org. You can also request all information that we hold related to you.

Personal information of conference participants:

When you attend a meeting or conference organised by The Geneva Association, in order to ensure smooth communications, we will collect your first name, last name and email address. We may collect other relevant information should it be needed to ensure your participation at the event.

We will also share details of attending participants ahead of the event – this will include your name, position and organisation. This information will be shared within the Geneva Association and may be disseminated to other attendees at the conference. If you wish to attend but do not wish any of your details to be shared, please inform us of this specifically and immediately upon conference registration at info@genevaassociation.org

In addition, we may also collect the following if appropriate: contact details of a secretary or assistant, dietary requirements, dietary requirements of your partner.

We will keep your information on file for up to 3 years or as long as we, based upon your stated preferences, deem the conference topics relevant for you.

At the end of every conference roundtable or event, we will also ask for your permission to send you information from our research programmes if this is of interest to you.

Cookies and website analytics:

We use Google Analytics to capture information about how users browse our website, demographic information, time spent on pages, etc. No such information is traceable to an individual. All such information is stored and processed by Google Analytics, and is used to provide an overview of how our website is used at a general and anonomysed level.

We also use addthis.com to track sharing data when users share a webpage from our website. Again, this information is used for tracking overall trends, and cannot be traced back to an individual.
 

Legitimate interest

The Geneva Association may also process information for legitimate purposes to facilitate high-level dialogue and engage with industry stakeholders (including but not limited to industry experts, academics, policymakers and regulators) at a global level on topics of relevance to the insurance industry. Such efforts will be coordinated only when it is in the mutual interest of both The Geneva Association and the third-party to engage.

Such cases may include:

  • Approaching individuals in a professional capacity, i.e., C-level executives of our members’ companies, academic and professional experts, or representatives of relevant policymakers and regulators, to participate as a speaker, panelist or participant at high-level conferences organised by the Geneva Association.
  • Engaging in a professional dialogue with selected C-level executives of our members’ companies, senior managers of senior companies, academic and professional experts, or representatives of relevant policymakers and regulators, around research produced by the Association.
     

Terms of Use of The Geneva Association’s Website

By accessing this website you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not proceed to further web pages of the Geneva Association website. By accessing any part of this website, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms in full. These terms are governed by and interpreted in line with Swiss law. The place of jurisdiction is The Geneva Association's registered office: Talstrasse 70, Zurich 8001, Switzerland.

The Geneva Association reserves the right to change or amend the information provided at any time and without prior notice.

1.         No Offer, No Warranty, and No Liability

1.1       The information contained in The Geneva Association website is for informational purposes only. The Geneva Association maintains this website to enhance access to information about its activities for different groups. The information in it is of a general nature and non-binding. No information published on The Geneva Association website constitutes professional or legal advice, a solicitation, an offer, or a recommendation to effect any transactions, or to conclude any legal act of any kind whatsoever.

1.2       The information and materials contained on The Geneva Association website are provided "as is" and "as available". Information contained in this website is checked and updated by The Geneva Association with due diligence on a regular basis. This notwithstanding, data may become subject to changes during the intervening periods.

1.3       The Geneva Association makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to the information and functionality contained in The Geneva Association website, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, The Geneva Association does not warrant the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or availability of The Geneva Association website or the information or results obtained from the use of The Geneva Association website, or that The Geneva Association website is virus-free or error-free.

1.4       To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall The Geneva Association or any of its directors, employees or agents have any liability whatsoever to any person for any direct or indirect loss, liability, cost, claim, expense or damage of any kind, whether in contract or in tort, including negligence, or otherwise, arising out of or related to the use of all or part of these web pages.

2.         Links

The Geneva Association website contains third party content or links to third party websites. These content and links are provided to users of this website as a convenience alone. The Geneva Association has no control over, does not assume any responsibility for and does not make any warranties or representations as to, any third party content or websites, including but not limited to, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness. The Geneva Association shall have no liability for third party content or websites linking to or framing the Geneva Association website.

3.         Intellectual Property Rights

3.1       The Geneva Association, or the applicable third party owner, retains all right, title and interest (including copyrights, trademarks, patents, as well as any other intellectual property or other right) in all information and content (including but not limited to all text, data, graphics, logos, videos, photos, podcasts, webinars, conferences, downloadable documents, blogs, e-newsletters) on The Geneva Association website. 

3.2       Individual pages and/or sections of The Geneva Association website may be printed for personal or internal use only, and provided that such print outs retain all applicable copyright or other proprietary notices.

3.3       All users must not, without limitation, modify, copy, transmit, distribute, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative works from, transfer or otherwise use in any other way for commercial or public purposes in whole or in part any, but not limited to, information, text, graphics, images, video clips, directories, databases, listings, software, podcasts, webinars, blogs or e-newsletter obtained from The Geneva Association website without the prior written permission of The Geneva Association.

3.4       Systematic retrieval of content from The Geneva Association website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory (whether through robots, spiders, automatic devices or manual processes) or creating links to The Geneva Association website without written permission from The Geneva Association is prohibited.

3.5       If third-party websites include links to the The Geneva Association website, The Geneva Association website must be the sole component of the browser window in the case of commercial providers. 

4.         Electronic Communication (E-Mail)

4.1       Although we endeavour to ensure all e-mail communication is secure, e-mail communication does entail risk. Therefore, in no event should you use e-mail to transmit to The Geneva Association personal or confidential information .We shall not be liable to you or anybody else for any damages incurred in connection with any messages sent to The Geneva Association using ordinary e-mail or any other electronic messaging system.

4.2       The Geneva Association does not accept responsibility for the content of e-mail messages and e-mail messages shall not be construed as legally binding on The Geneva Association. E-mail messages are intended only for the recipient(s) named in it. Any unauthorised disclosure, use or dissemination, either in whole or in part, of e-mail messages is prohibited. Should you have received an e-mail message in error, please inform the sender immediately by return e-mail and delete this message and any attachments from your system.

5.         Severability Clause

To the extent that any provision of these Terms of Use is found by any competent court or authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed not to be part of this disclaimer but such finding shall not affect the validity, lawfulness or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms of Use in that jurisdiction, nor shall it affect the validity, lawfulness or enforceability of these Terms of Use in any other jurisdiction.