Who we are

This website is a collaboration for between the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility and the SwitchMed Networking Facility.

The “SWITCH-Asia Network Facility” project is financed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by the GFA Consulting Group GmbH, Hamburg, in partnership with the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, CSCP, gGmbH (not for profit). Our registered address is Hagenauer Strasse 30, 42107 Wuppertal, Germany.

The “SwitchMed Networking Facility” is part of the SwitchMed project financed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP), Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC), and the UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP/DTIE). Our registered address is Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain.



Privacy statement

This is the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility’s privacy policy and applies to the SwitchProducts platform. It tells you how we collect information about you, how we store and process that information, what we use it for, with whom we intend to share your information, and our practices regarding your personal data. Please read the policy carefully.

If you have any queries about the information we hold on you or this privacy policy, please contact us at, or you may write to the address above.


How we collect information

We may collect and process the following information about your project and professional activities in the following ways:


Information you give us
You may give us information about yourself and your project by filling in forms on our website or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our services, including the SWITCH-Asia Bazaar and newsletter, search for information, download materials from our portal, use social media functions, enter a competition or survey operated by us. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address and phone number and sometimes personal description and photograph. We will not ask you for any private information about you, your family or friends that is unrelated to your work with the SWITCH-Asia Programme.

Information we collect about you
We use cookies on By using cookies, we are able to enhance your visitor experience and provide you with content and information that are relevant and available in the region in which you are currently located. We use analytics cookies (including Google Analytics) to help us evaluate the use of our site (for example popular areas) and improve the functionality of our site. We do not use this information for any other purpose.

Information we receive from other sources
We may receive information about you if you use other services we provide. We also work closely with third parties including, for example, project implementation partners and their associates, website developers, policy networks, analytics providers, search information providers and may receive information about you from them.

Storage of information

Your information will be protected in our web server and we will keep our own backup copy. We may also store your information on paper at our offices. We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage. You have a statutory right to see a copy of the information we hold about you on payment of a fee, which is currently €10.

What we use your information for

We will use your information to provide you with any further details or information you request when you contact us. If we provide information services we will use your information to correctly forward the information we send.

With whom we may share your data

We may share your information with selected third parties including: · Implementation partners, the EU Commission and the EU Delegations as well as service providers to the Network Facility for the performance of any contract we entered with the parties; · Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site. We will disclose your information in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our website terms and conditions or to protect the rights, property or security of others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purpose of fraud protection. From time to time we may work with external partners to undertake evaluating activities of the SWITCH-Asia Programme. In these instances we will only share your information with these partners where at the time of data capture you have given us permission to share your information with them.


Your rights 

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for purposes other than stated above.


Opting-out of newsletters

You will periodically receive our newsletters via emails only if you have given your consent using our online form. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters from the Network Facility you can unsubscribe by clicking on the relevant link in the email or alternatively you can contact the Network Facility team via email at .


Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you shall be stored at a destination within the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may however be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work with us, one of our partners or service providers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, managing your participation in events organised by the Network Facility. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password, which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Thank you for reading our privacy policy. If you have reservations concerning the content of our policy, we advise you to contact the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility via the dedicated contact form on this website or by emailing us at .