Privacy Notice

The privacy of users of this grant platform (“Grant Platform”) is paramount for the Tezos Foundation, Dammstrasse 16, 6300 Zug, Switzerland (“we” or “us”). We greatly appreciate the trust that you have placed in us and will do our best to protect your personal data.

By accessing and using this Grant Platform you explicitly acknowledge and confirm that you have read and accepted our Privacy Note for the use of this Grant Platform.

We will process your personal data in accordance with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (“FADP”) and the European Union (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which is considered by many as the world’s strictest data protection regime.

Personal data is any information that relates to an identifiable natural person and includes inter alia name, address, e-mail address and user behaviour.

You herewith consent to the collection, use and disclosure (“processing”) of your personal data by us or any third-party recipient in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Note. You shall not access or use this Grant Platform should you not understand or agree to be bound by this Privacy Note.


  1. Our commitment to data protection principles

We are responsible for the processing of your personal data (as a “data controller” pursuant to the GDPR). In order to protect your personal data in connection with the usage of the website, we are committed to adhere to the GDPR / FADP principles below.

Every individual working for us must also adhere to these principles in performing his or her day-to-day duties. We will therefore make sure that your personal data is:


    1. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner (lawfulness, fairness and transparency);
    2. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes (purpose limitation);
    3. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed (data minimisation);
    4. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step will be taken to ensure that your personal data that is inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which it is processed, is erased or rectified without delay (accuracy);
    5. kept in a form which permits your identification for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which personal data is processed (storage limitation); and
    6. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of your personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage using appropriate technical or organisational measures (integrity and confidentiality).


The controller of your personal data is the Tezos Foundation. If you have any question, you can reach out to [email protected].


  1. Disclosure and transfer of your personal data

The Tezos Foundation is based in Switzerland and we are permitted to transfer your personal data to our servers in Switzerland because Switzerland is currently on the European Commission’s list of countries found to provide adequate protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in connection with the processing of their personal data.

We will not share any of your personal data with any government authoritiesexcept in order to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. If we receive a request to disclose your personal data to a government authority, we will thoroughly assess the request and will in particular consider possible legal challenges against such request. We will only comply with any such request that is binding, enforceable and issued in full compliance with applicable law.

We disclose your personal data to the provider of this Grant Platform, the members of our Technical Advisory Committee (the members can be found on our website and other contractors and advisors of the Tezos Foundation, which are under strict confidentiality obligations and are obliged to protect data privacy to the same extent as we ourselves.


  1. Collecting of personal data when visiting the Grant Platform

If you merely visit this Grant Platform for informational purposes, we will only collect your personal data that is transferred by your browser to our server. We collect online properties, identification data, professional life data, personal life data, connection data and localization data (including IP addresses), which is technically necessary for us to show you our website and ensure security and stability. The data collected is not linked to or stored with any personal data.

We evaluate the IP addresses together with other data, in case of attacks on our infrastructure or where unauthorized or abusive use of our website is suspected, for the purpose of intelligence and protection, and if appropriate, used in criminal proceedings for identification and civil and criminal proceedings against the relevant users. This is our legitimate interest in the processing of data in the sense of the relevant laws.


  1. Collecting of personal data when submitting a proposal on the Grant Platform

When submitting a proposal on our Grant Platform, you need to enter the following data:

  1. First and last name;
  2. Experience/background;
  3. Company name;
  4. Country;
  5. Project name;
  6. Number of people working on the project;
  7. Code Repository;
  8. Total Project Budget.


You must enter this data voluntarily, in order for us to be able to assess your proposal and to contact you. Therefore, the processing of this data is in our legitimate interest in accordance in the sense of the relevant laws.


  1. Collecting of personal data to establish a grant agreement

If the Tezos Foundation Council approves your proposal, we will need to collect more information from you in order to establish the grant agreement.

We will ask you to enter the following data on our Grant Platform:

  1. Company name;
  2. Company type;
  3. Address;
  4. Legal signatory;
  5. Bank account/wallet details.

You must enter the data voluntarily, in order for us to be able to establish the grant agreement and to transfer the grant funds to you. Therefore, the processing of this data is in our legitimate interest in accordance in the sense of the relevant laws.


  1. Securing your data

We have implemented various technical and organizational security measures to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected from unauthorized access or other unlawful use.

We have a contractual arrangement with the provider of this Grant Platform, which requires them to implement the necessary security measures.

Our commitment to security also means that we have imposed strict confidentiality obligations on all of our staff and that we have implemented data security policies to protect your personal data.


  1. Your rights in connection with your data

You are entitled to the following under the conditions set out in applicable law:

  1. to request access to your personal data, including to obtain a copy of such data;
  2. to request correction of inaccurate personal data or to have incomplete personal data completed;
  3. to request deletion of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as if the data has been processed in non-compliance with applicable requirements;
  4. to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  5. to object for legitimate reasons to the processing of your personal data when we process it on the basis of a legitimate interest;
  6. to revoke any consent previously granted (if applicable) for the processing, but this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation;
  7. to request data portability where the data is processed on the basis of your consent or the necessity for the performance of a contract concluded with you; and
  8. to lodge a complaint with the competent authority.


  1. Contact

If you would like to exercise your rights listed under point 7 above or if you have any request regarding our use of your personal data you may contact us by emailing [email protected] or by letter to:

Tezos Foundation
Attention: Data Protection
Dammstrasse 16
6300 Zug

If you are an individual in the EU, you can also contact VeraSafe, which has been appointed as Tezos Foundation’s representative in the EU pursuant to Article 27 GDPR, only on matters related to the processing of personal data. To make such an inquiry, please contact VeraSafe using this contact form:

Alternatively, VeraSafe may be contacted at:

Matthew Joseph
ZahradníĨkova 1220/20A
Prague 15000
Czech Republic


VeraSafe Ireland Ltd
Unit 3D North Point House
North Point Business Park
New Mallow Road
Cork T23AT2P