Lausanne Privacy Policy

Your Privacy


The Lausanne Movement (Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization) exists to connect influencers and ideas for global mission. Lausanne connects influencers and ideas for global mission, with a vision of the gospel for every person, an evangelical church for every people. Christ-like leaders for every church, and kingdom impact in every sphere of society.

To further this mission, the Lausanne Movement may collect, process, and use your personal information. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain to you how Lausanne might use your personal information and how Lausanne takes seriously its obligation to you to protect your rights and your personal information.

Where we use the terms “Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization,” “Lausanne Movement”, “Lausanne”, “we,” “us,” and “our,” we refer to the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, a California nonprofit corporation.  “Personal information” generally refers to all data that directly or indirectly relates to you, but “personal information,” “personal data,” or “personally identifiable information” and other terms may apply based upon applicable law and will carry the meaning of those applicable laws.

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Statement, so we encourage you to review this statement periodically, paying special attention to the “LAST UPDATED” date above. In certain circumstances, Lausanne may contact you to specifically notify you of changes to this Privacy Statement.

Lausanne’s Commitment to Data Protection

It is the global policy of the Lausanne Movement to exercise a high standard of care in its handling of the personal information it collects, processes, and uses. Lausanne will maintain appropriate policies and processes throughout the organization to enhance the protection of personal data and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Lausanne is also committed to the periodic review and augmentation of these policies and processes as part of its Global Privacy Program.

Laws That Apply to This Privacy Statement

Lausanne is a global organization which maintains data protection policies and practices consistent with accepted international data privacy principles. These policies supplement national data privacy laws, and any national law takes precedent in the event it conflicts with Lausanne’s policies. In Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect as of May 25, 2018. If GDPR and/or other EU privacy laws apply to you, this Privacy Statement describes how you can exercise your rights.

What Kinds of Information We Collect

Lausanne collects the following types of personal information:

Contact information: Includes phone number, physical address, SMS, email address, telephone number, social media profile details.

Demographics: Includes information about who you are, where you live, and what programs and activities in Lausanne may be of interest to you.

Financial History: Includes historical information on your donations to Lausanne, other financial transactions you have had with Lausanne including registration fees for Lausanne gatherings and events.

Identity Data: Includes name, date of birth, gender, organizational affiliations, position/titles and level of influence at those organizations.

Payment Information: Pertinent financial details for Lausanne activities are provided by you directly to third party payment gateway providers. All payment gateway providers used comply with the highest level of security required.

Requests and Preferences: Includes your preferences for how the Lausanne Movement will communicate with you (including which types of optional email communications you would like to receive from Lausanne).

Travel information: Includes requests related to your travel or attendance at Lausanne events including passport information, dietary needs or restrictions.

Lausanne Movement information: Includes information on your history and engagement with Lausanne.

How We Use Your Personal Information

Lausanne uses the personal information you provide to better serve your requests and to connect you further with the mission and ministry activities of Lausanne. Whether you are involved in a Lausanne event/gathering, accessing Lausanne resources, or donating to our missional objectives, Lausanne will generally use your personal information to achieve its legitimate interests related to our organizational mission. We do not sell, lease or rent your personal information to others. Lausanne will only process your personal information in accordance with an appropriate legal basis and only for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. The table below provides a list of examples of how we may use your information, the types of information involved, and the legal basis for our use of your information.

How We Use Your Personal Information The Types of Personal Information Involved Legal Basis Examples and Explanations
To contact you with information about the ministry activities that Lausanne offers Identity data, Contact information Legitimate Interests A Lausanne staff member or volunteer may use your name and/or email to invite you to a Lausanne activity or event.
To facilitate your attendance at a Lausanne event and to follow up with you after your attendance. Identity data, Contact information, Required Health Data, Requests and Preferences, Demographics, Payment Information, Travel Information Contract Lausanne works at trying to provide a quality, Christ-centered event or resource for you.  We will need certain information from you in order to facilitate the event experience.
To assist you in establishing an account on Lausanne’s network. Identity Data, Contact Information, Requests and Preferences, Demographics, Security Credentials Contract and Legitimate Interests Whether you are attending one of our events or are a donor to Lausanne, we want you to be able to easily interact with us. Therefore, we use different network solutions to enhance your experience with Lausanne.
For electronic marketing communication related to Lausanne’s ministry activities or related to opportunities to donate to Lausanne. Identity Data, Contact Information Consent or Legitimate Interests We keep you updated about Lausanne activities and content based on your past involvement and your interest expressed in receiving Lausanne communications. You are in control of which communications you receive from us and can always update your preferences or unsubscribe using the links at the bottom of every email we send.
For physical communication (e.g. post, telephone calls, etc.) related to Lausanne activities. Identity Data, Contact Information Legitimate Interests We still use the postal service from time to time to communicate with you about your engagement with Lausanne and to let you know important updates about our ministry.
For non-marketing electronic communications to keep you informed on Lausanne news and updates. Identity Data, Contact Information Legitimate Interests Our CEO and other Lausanne staff often update interested donors and friends with stories and information on what is happening in Lausanne ministries.
To facilitate your registration for a Lausanne event and follow up with you after the event. Identity Data, Contact Information, Payment Information Contract You may be asked to provide necessary registration information for the event you are attending.
For contact management. Identity Data, Contact Information, Requests and Preferences, Demographics Legitimate Interests We work to manage your information within our system in the most efficient way possible so we can quickly respond to your requests regarding personal information.
To process your donations. Identity Data, Contact Information, Payment Information Contract and Legal Obligations When you give to Lausanne, we will ask you to provide information necessary to complete your donation and create appropriate records.
For legal reporting obligations. Identity Data, Contact Information, Payment Information, Financial History, Employment Information, Volunteer Information Legal Obligations Lausanne is subject to certain government reporting obligations and this reporting may include your personal information but only to the extent that Lausanne is legally obligated to supply this information.
To solicit feedback from you on Lausanne ministry activities, good and services. Identity Data, Contact Information, Requests and Preferences, Security Credentials, Demographics, Lausanne Information Legitimate Interests You may be asked from time to time to provide feedback on an event so that we are constantly getting better.
To respond to your requests. Identity Data, Contact Information, Requests and Preferences, Security Credentials, Demographics Legal Obligations We use your personal information to quickly respond to any request you have for Lausanne.
To respond to your complaints. Identity Data, Contact Information, Requests and Preferences, Demographics Legal Obligations We use your personal information to quickly respond to any complaint you have against Lausanne.

How Information is Collected

We obtain personal information about you in the following ways:

  1. Personal interactions:  The ministry of Lausanne is very much defined by relationships between individuals connecting through Lausanne events and activities.
  2. Direct Requests:  You may have reached out to Lausanne on your own or visited our website. If you have inquired about a Lausanne activity, subscribed to Lausanne email communications, engaged in a Lausanne activity, made a donation, registered for an event or have otherwise chosen to give Lausanne Information, we have your personal information. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to understand your rights and our commitments related to your personal information.
  3. Cookies and Other Automated Technologies:  If you have visited and/or registered on a Lausanne website, some of your personal information may have been gathered by cookies or other automated technologies used on Lausanne websites.  More information is available  below about Lausanne’s use of cookies.

How and When We Might Share Your Information

The Lausanne Movement does not disclose personal information with anyone outside the organization. However, Lausanne is a global organization who may, for the purposes described above, share your personal information with:

  1. Lausanne leaders and those formally affiliated with the organization.
  2. Public or regulatory organizations for obligatory purposes described above.
  3. Third party service providers Lausanne has contracted to assist in the types of uses described above, including web-based contact management service providers, cloud service providers, companies assisting in the processing of your donations or other financial transactions, and email marketing service providers. Lausanne has entered into contracts with these third party service providers without neglecting the protection of your personal information.

International Data Transfers

Lausanne is a global organization operating in different parts of the world. Therefore, Lausanne may transfer your personal information from one country to another. All individuals in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom need to be aware that we may transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area or the UK for processing.

Any transfer of personal information from country to country will be done with appropriate safeguards and in compliance with applicable laws.

Your Rights

If you are located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, you have certain rights related to your personal information. If you wish to exercise any of those rights, please email Lausanne at [email protected]. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may need to verify your identity in order to process your request.

These European rights specifically are identified below. However, the Lausanne Movement is extending these same rights to others in the Lausanne database/information management systems who live in countries worldwide.

1. Right of access

You have the right to know that we are processing your personal information, how we are processing this information, and for what purposes. This Privacy Statement is intended to provide the transparency necessary for you to know this information, but you can certainly make additional inquiries to Lausanne by emailing [email protected].

2. Right to Edit and Update Information

You have the right to rectify inaccurate information, update your personal information, and supplement incomplete information in the Lausanne system. Lausanne’s network solutions will often allow you to make these changes on your own by managing your “opt out” options. Where this feature is not accessible, you can contact Lausanne by emailing [email protected], and we will address your request without undue delay.

3. Right to Delete Personal Information

You have the right to request us to delete your personal information for the following reasons:
a) If the data is no longer necessary for the purposes it was collected.
b) If you withdraw previously given consent where consent is required to process the information.
c) If you object to Lausanne processing the data in a certain way or for certain purposes and Lausanne does not have legitimate grounds to continue processing the information.
d) If your personal information has been unlawfully processed.
e) If your personal information must be erased to comply with a legal obligation.
f) If the personal information has been collected in relation to the offer of Information Society Services as defined in Article 8(1) of the

General Data Protection Regulation.We may be required to reject your request to delete your information for the following reasons:
a) For exercising the right of freedom of expression and information.
b) For compliance with a legal obligation.
c) For reasons of public interest as described in Article 17 of GDPR.
d) For the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

To make a request to delete information, you can email Lausanne at [email protected]. We will notify you within 30 days as to whether your request has been accepted or if and for what reason we cannot fulfill your request.

4. Right to Request the Limitation of Processing Personal Information

You have the right to restrict our processing of your personal information for the following reasons:
a) If you believe your personal information is inaccurate, you can request that we limit our processing of the data until its accuracy is verified.
b) If the processing of your data is unlawful, you may either request erasure as described above or request certain restrictions.
c) If the controller does not need the information for the purposes above but must retain the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
d) If you have objected to the processing of your personal information and there is a pending determination as to whether our legitimate grounds to process override your rights described here.As with any request for erasure of your personal information, you also have the right to be notified by us about a restriction in the processing of your personal information.

You can make this request by emailing Lausanne at [email protected].

5. Right to Portability

You have the right to request us to send you your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format so that it can easily be transferred and used by a third party if:a) You provided us with the information.
b) The processing of your personal information is based on your consent or required for the performance of a contract; or
c) The processing is carried out by automated means.

You can make this request by emailing Lausanne at [email protected].

6. Right to Object and Automated Individual Decision-making

You have the right to object to our processing of your data when our legal basis for processing is Lausanne’s legitimate interests based on your particular situation. Upon receiving an objection from you, Lausanne will cease to process your information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which overrides your rights and freedoms.Particularly, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information related to direct electronic marketing.

You also have the right to object to our processing of your information where decisions on processing are made by automated processing which has a legal or other significant impact on you.

You can make this request by emailing Lausanne at [email protected].

7. Right to Withdraw Consent
Lausanne is primarily processing your information based on our legitimate interests and other obligations. However, where you have given consent to us to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent and we will promptly respond.You can make this request by emailing Lausanne at [email protected].

8. Right to File a Complaint with the Data Protection Authority

We want to provide the best service to you related to these requests and resolve any issue you have with Lausanne related to the processing of your personal information. You, however, always have the right to contact your local data protection authority for assistance or to make a complaint.While the rights explained above do not apply to those outside of the European Economic Area and the UK, as a matter of rights and freedoms, we still do care about your questions and concerns related to your personal information. If you are not located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, you can contact Lausanne at [email protected] to make a request related to your personal data.


To safeguard and secure the information we collect, Lausanne has applied appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy. The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol is used to encrypt and protect all Internet data transmissions. The padlock icon in your browser’s window signifies that a site is secure. Sometimes password protection is used to protect your privacy and security. Lausanne will continue to augment current security procedures and adopt new security protocols as necessary to meet the standard of care we have promised in our policies and in this Privacy Statement.

Lausanne is also committed to a prompt response to any potential data breach and has instituted a Data Breach Protocol Process which includes timely notices as required by applicable law.

Information Collected by Cookies or Technology

The website may use cookies to recognize you and may allow you to automatically log in to access some content without re-entering your user name and password every time you visit our site. The cookies are encrypted and may store limited personally identifiable information about you, including your name, user name and email address. If cookies are disabled on your browser, you may be able to still use the website, but you will be required to enter your password each time you visit.