Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy


Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) (the "Organisation" or "we")
Federal Trade Register No. CHE-107.751.349

ORGANISATION LOCATION: 31-33 Avenue Giuseppe Motta, 1202 Geneva – Switzerland
JURISDICTION: Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Mail: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 31-33 Avenue Giuseppe Motta, 1202 Geneva – Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 809 18 11
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We respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the information we collect and how we use it. This Policy applies solely to information collected through this Site and not other sources.

Your access to and use of this website and/or app and its contents (the "Site") is subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy" or "Policy"), and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this Site, you (the "User" or "you") accept and agree to these without any limitation or qualification.

Your use of this Site is also subject to the Terms and Conditions posted on this Site ("Terms and Conditions").

Terms and Conditions (T&C)

The use of this web site constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) maintains this website (the “Site”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. UICC grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for the User’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Material within this Site.

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) administers this Site. All Material on this Site from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site do not necessarily represent the views of UICC, its member organizations or partners.

Disclaimer notice

While the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) endeavours to provide accurate material on its website, it gives no warranty concerning the accuracy of the material provided by this service. Users should refer to the originating bodies or sources of the documents for confirmation of the accuracy of the material.

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) provides hypertext links to a number of external sites, but does not accept responsibility for material on these external sites.

The user of the link is responsible for the downloading of any linked material and/or any fees or charges incurred by the downloading of this material. Downloading of images and/or text without the permission of the copyright owner may breach international copyright laws.

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage which you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of or access to this site.


The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

No waiver by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorised representative.


Unless otherwise noted, information on this site may be freely reproduced by UICC member organisations and members of the general public, with credit given to this source.

The World Cancer Day materials are free to download and use but make sure you use them fairly. We encourage you to use our materials but we also ask that you link to our website and/or give us credit.

In copyright terms, the material is licensed under the following conditions:

World Cancer Day Campaign Material by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareALike 4.0 International License.

  • Attribution: You must give the original author credit.
  • ShareALike: If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulted work only under a license identical to this one.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to the others the license terms of this work.
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.




Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice describes how your personal data is processed when you visit and use this website ("Site"). In this Privacy Notice, "we", "us" or "our" refers to Union for International Cancer Control ("UICC") as the operator and controller of the Site. 

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
31-33 Avenue Giuseppe Motta,
1202 Geneva – Switzerland

Telephone +41 22 809 18 11
Federal Trade Register No. CHE-107.751.349

Collection and Use of Personal Data

When accessing our Site, the following data is stored in log files: Your IP address, date and time of your access, browser request and general information about your operating system and browser. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous analysis in order to identify trends to further improve our Site and our offers accordingly and to enhance your experience when visiting our Site.

Most areas of our Site do not require any form of registration or the provision of specific personal data. You may need to provide limited personal data in order to receive certain information and services from us. If you provide personal data about other people - for example, your family or other authorised representatives, we rely on you to tell those people that you are giving their personal data to us and to make them aware of this Privacy Notice to the extent relevant.

For example, the following services require registration:

  • News subscription

You can sign up for news and updates by email where such service is provided on the Site. Only basic personal data, such as your email address is needed for registration. Other personal data such as your first and last name can be supplied, but this is entirely optional.

For verification purposes, we will send you a confirmation email immediately after you have finished the registration process. During this process, we may also store your IP address and the date and time of registration. The personal data collected as part of your registration will be used for sending you our news and/or other updates.

Our newsletters contain tracking pixels which enable log file recording for statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. We may see whether and when an email was opened, and which links in the email were activated. We use Mailchimp, The Rocket Science Group, LLC 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000. Atlanta, GA 30308 USA as our email marketing service. We only store your email address for email marketing services.

You may opt out from receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by contacting us via privacy@uicc.org or by following the unsubscribe link or instructions in any email we send you. Please note that changes may not become effective immediately.

  • Contact form and emails

You may use a contact form (where provided) in order to ask questions about us or our products and services. When using the contact form, you will be asked to provide personal data such as your name and email address and a message you want to deliver to us. You may also contact us by writing to us directly via email where we have provided a specific email address. We may use such information to get in touch with you or to reply to your message.

  • Event submission forms

You may use a submit an event form (where provided) in order to publicise an event you are involved in / organising. When using the event submission form, you will be asked to provide personal data such as your name, email address and information related to the event (including its location). Please note that this information will be published on the website and that we (and others) may use such information to get in touch with you about the event submission or the event.

  • Surveys

Occasionally, we conduct surveys via our Site or third party tools (such as SurveyMonkey). In addition to your opinion or feedback, you may be asked to provide personal data. The type of data collected depends on the survey; we will use the data only as indicated in the survey.

  • Events

You can attend events and subscribe online to calendar alerts sending a notification to your email address when a particular event is due, where such service is provided on the Site. You can unsubscribe from an alert at any time on the same page of the Site. Where registration is necessary, we enable it via our Site or the websites of third parties. In such case, personal data may be collected through the registration forms for events; the type of collected data depends on the event. We may forward the personal data of registered persons in connection with an event to third parties, such as, among others, hotels, sponsors, hosts, or organizers (including those accessed via the websites of third parties). Depending on the type of event, we may offer an Event App that will be used to facilitate your participation and networking at the event. In this case, your personal data may be used to create your account in the App, hosted by a third party but administered by UICC.

  • Donations

This website offers the possibility to donate to the Organisation to support the World Cancer Day campaign. Donations are handled by a third party service ("Paypal") which can be accessed by links from our Site. In such case, you will be asked to provide certain personal data – this data will be used to process your donation and is subject to the terms and conditions of Paypal and to their privacy policy. This data will only be used for the indicated use (processing of donation, payment and financial records etc.).

  • Chat module: tawk.to

The Site uses a chat service powered by a third party ("tawk.to") plug-in. The use of the tawk.to chat module will require the gathering of personally-identifying information from the user. The amount and type of information that is gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, the collection of such information is only done insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

For more information, please consult tawk.to's privacy policy.

Further services

Disclosure of Personal Data

We may disclose your personal data to the following recipients and for the following purposes:

  • To our service providers; these service providers, sub-contractors and subsidiaries include providers of information technology, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services;
  • If you expressly request us to do so;
  • If the disclosure is necessary to comply with a court order or a legal or regulatory requirement; or
  • We may from time to time disclose contact information between members as part of our membership services to put them in touch with each other.

Our service providers may be located outside the country where a visitor is located. As a result, a visitor’s information may be transferred outside the country where they are located. All our service providers are contractually bound to process personal data only on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. We also oblige them to comply with technical and organisational measures ensuring the protection and security of personal data. If a service provider is located in a country where the applicable laws do not provide an adequate level of protection for personal data, we will ensure by appropriate means that the respective data recipients maintain such adequate level of data protection.

The third parties will only use personal data for the agreed purpose and not sell it to third parties or market it otherwise.

Security and Confidentiality

To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data collected online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your personal data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect such data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Social Plug-ins

Our Site contains links to the external social networks such as Facebook, Twitter/X, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn and you may share on social networks the content of our Site.

This Site uses a safe sharing tool which establishes a direct contact between the social networks and users only after users click on one of the respective buttons. This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of such platforms. If users are logged into one or more of the social networks, the use of social buttons for Facebook, Twitter/X, etc. will display an information window in which the user can confirm the text before it is sent. The user can share the content of this Site on social networks without their providers creating profiles of users’ surfing behavior.


Cookies are text files placed on your device to help analyze how you use our Site. After the browser session, most of the cookies we use are deleted from your device (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device (permanent cookies) and permit its recognition at your next visit to our Site. This allows us to better serve you with tailored information and to facilitate your on-going access to, and use of, the Site. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them directly through the Klaro consent manager by clicking on "Cookie preferences" linked in the footer. Alternatively, you can manage cookies through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your 'browser history' (cache) when you leave the Site. Please note that deactivating cookies may affect your browsing experience.

Security cookies


Protects against DDoS (potential cyber) attacks.


Protects against spam and content abuse

Styling cookies

Google Fonts

Enables web fonts hosted by Google

Analytics cookies

Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Site analyse how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this Site, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our Site, compile reports about Site activities, and provide us with further services related to Site and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by our Site. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of our Site (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

This Site uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIP()"; IP addresses are therefore truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.


Collects statistics on views of YouTube videos on this site

Google Tag Manager

Manages data collection on how a visitor uses the site.

Google DFP

Measures effectiveness of Google Ads advertising campaigns.

This site uses Google Ads remarketing codes to log when users view specific pages or take specific actions on a website. This allows us to provide targeted advertising in the future. If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising from us in the future you can opt out using our cookie consent manager and deactivating "Google DFP".

Google Analytics will associate the visitation information that it collects from this site and/or apps with Google information from accounts of signed-in users who have consented to this association for the purpose of ads personalisation. This Google information may include end user location, search history, YouTube history and data from sites that partner with Google – and is used to provide aggregated and anonymised insights into the users' cross-device behaviours. Such data may be accessed and/or deleted by end users via the Google My Activity feature.

Hotjar cookies

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Facebook Pixel

Measures effectiveness of Facebook advertising campaigns. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel

Social cookies

Walls.io cookies

We use social media plugins by Walls.io to power our social media wall. Walls.io stores your IP address in order to know where to push new posts to when the wall is displayed. If you wish to activate the full website experience and view the social media wall, you accept the use of these cookies. If you prefer not to have your IP address stored, the wall will be disabled and you will not be able to view the social media wall. This will not affect your ability to view the rest of the website content.

Tawk.to cookies

The World Cancer Day online chat (Tawk.to) uses the following cookies to ensure the best experience:

  • “__cfduid” used for request routing by Cloudflare CDN, with collected data stored for a maximum of 12 months 
  • “tawkUUID” and “__tawkuuid” for visitor tracking, with collected data stored for a maximum of 6 months 
  • “Tawk_xxxxxxx” to monitor the visitor preference, with collected data stored for a maximum of 6 months 
  • “ss” and “TawkConnectionTime” for visitor session and connection management respectively, with data collected and stored until the end of each session. 

For more information regarding tawk.to data privacy protection, please visit: https://www.tawk.to/data-protection/

Your Rights

We will delete the personal data collected about you if all processing purposes have been fulfilled unless statutory retention obligations apply.

You have the right to request access to, or transfer of, the personal data we process about you, to request correction of any incorrect personal data, restriction of access to, and deletion of, personal data, always to the extent these rights are granted by applicable. Furthermore, if you believe that your rights granted by applicable data protection laws have been infringed, you may lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

For questions or queries please contact us at: privacy@uicc.org or write to Maria Barbara Leon, 31-33 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta, 1202 Geneva – Switzerland.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review and may change it at any time. Your continued use of our Site and of our products and services is deemed as your acceptance with any such changes. Changes to the Privacy Notice will be communicated appropriately.


World Cancer Day Social Media Community standards 

World Cancer Day Community standards and guidelines World Cancer Day’s purpose is to raise positive awareness and improve education (including combatting misinformation and reducing stigma) around cancer among a diverse and global community. One of the ways we do this is through our social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. These social media communities are a place for supporters like you to ask questions, give us feedback and show your support. It’s also a space where we hope our entire community has the opportunity to feel inspired, uplifted, supported and heard.

Our community standards and guidelines help us to build conversations that moves us all forward in the progress against cancer, together. By being part of the World Cancer Day social media community, we ask that you refrain from posting content and comments that contain:

  1. Fraudulent content: False, deceptive and fraudulent content will be removed to the extent possible.
  2. Illegal content: Content of an illegal nature and content encouraging illegal activity will be removed to the extent possible.
  3. Spam: Users who repeatedly spam will be removed from the community without prior notice.
  4. The solicitation of business: comments soliciting for business will be removed to the extent possible.
  5. False, unverified or unsubstantiated health content relating to medical advice, diagnoses, treatment and unapproved/undirected use of products will be removed to the extent possible.
  6. Identifying information: comments including an individual’s address, phone number, email address will be removed to the extent possible.

Content posted to the World Cancer Day platforms should not be considered substitutes for individual, professional medical advice. If you are unsure, we advise that you seek professional medical advice as soon as possible.

Please also be aware that content posted by users may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Union for International Cancer Control. These guidelines are in addition to the Facebook, Instagram and YouTube-own community standards. Reach out to us at hello@worldcancerday.org if you have any questions relating to our community standards.


Last update: 12.07.2023