Stiftung True Story Award


Bern Welcome
Amthausgasse 4
CH-3001 Bern

Käfiggässchen 10
CH-3011 Bern


Privacy Policy

We take the privacy of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent that it is technically necessary. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for any other reason.

The following declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection, what kind of data is collected, and for what purpose.

Data Processing on this Website

The True Story Award Foundation automatically collects and stores log file information on its server that your browser sends to us. These comprise:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previous page visited)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request.

The True Story Award Foundation is not able to connect this data with specific individuals. This data is not merged with other data sources and is deleted after statistical evaluation.

Web Analytics with Matomo

Our website uses a self-hosted installation of Matomo (formerly Piwik) to analyse website usage. The software uses cookies – text files which are stored on your device. The information collected is stored on our server located in Switzerland.

The IP addresses are shortened and made anonymous. This shortening means that the IP address does not refer back to a specific person. 

If you prevent tracking in the settings of your web browser, no data will be stored by us.


Our website uses the newsletter service MailChimp, operated by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. We use this service to send our newsletters. Your voluntarily provided personal data (name and email address) will also be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA. Your data will only be used to send you newsletters or other information about the True Story Award. You can unsubscribe from MailChimp newsletters at any time by clicking on the link at the end of the newsletter.


Our webpages use so-called cookies at several points. They serve to make our site more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. 

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

Right to Information

At any time, you have the right to demand information about the data stored about you, its origin and recipient, as well as the purpose of storage.

For further information, please contact us at:

True Story Award Foundation


Bern Welcome | Amthausgasse 4 | CH-3001 Bern | T +41 31 328 12 12 |

Reportagen | Käfiggässchen 10 | CH-3011 Bern | T +41 31 981 11 14 |

Further Information

Your trust is important to us. For this reason, we are happy to provide answers to any questions you might have regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that are not answered by this data protection policy, or if you would like more detailed information on a specific point, please contact