Privacy Policy / General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy explains our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by the GSA. It applies to donor information that we collect both online and offline.


Data Controller

The Global Sepsis Alliance, the non-profit charity organization behind World Sepsis Day, processes personal data as a processor and as a controller as defined in the Directive and the GDPR. You can contact us at any time to 

  • request access to information that we have about you
  • correct any information that we have about you
  • delete information that we have about you.

If you have any additional questions about our collection and storage of data, please contact us.


Visiting our Website / Google Analytics

You can visit and use our website without giving away your personal information. We use Google Analytics in order to improve our service, user experience, and analyze how this website is used. Aside from the approximate location (IP address), the information collected by Google Analytics is mostly anonymous traffic data including browser information, device information, and language. We do not collect additional information, such as your age, gender, interests, bank details, or click stream. The collected information is used to provide an overview of how people are accessing and using our website. It is not used for any additional purpose, such as to profile those who access our website. We do not use cookies.


Information collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you have to confirm your subscription using the double opt-in method, meaning we will only send you the newsletter once you have confirmed your registration via a link included in a confirmation e-mail sent for this purpose. Unsubscribing from our newsletter is possible at any time without any disadvantages by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. For our newsletter, we use a service called CleverReach. CleverReach is completely GDPR-compliant and processes your data only for the sole purpose of sending the newsletter. Opens and clicks of the newsletter are being tracked in order to improve our service and optimize what we send to you. At any time, you can request to receive a copy of your data or have it deleted.



We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. At any time, information sent to this website is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon in the address of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of our website. While we use encryption to protect all your information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Links / Content of other websites

Our website contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site that is governed by that site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content of other websites. 



We use embedded YouTube videos. YouTube is a service from Google Inc. Please find further information on embedding YouTube videos at the YouTube information page.



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