1. About us
The controller of your personal data is
Lugano Commodity Trading Association (hereafter LCTA).
You can ask us any questions relating to data protection using the following contact details:
Via Maggio 1
2. Personal data and data processing
Personal data we process about you include:
- contact information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number;
- your position or title; and other basic information;
- personal data such as gender, birthday and age, marital status or nationality;
- records of your visits to websites and your use of apps;
- financial information (e.g. payment information);
- information provided to us for participation in meetings, seminars and events;
- any other information about you that you can give us intended to organise and plan our activities
Processing’ (or ‘processing’) therefore means any processing of your personal data, such as:
- detection and preservation;
- updating and modification;
- use and deployment;
- the deletion and destruction of data.
We collect this information when you interact with us, when you communicate with our staff, visit our website, sign up to receive information by e-mail or attend any type of event where data is shared. We may collect personal data from other sources, e.g. to keep your information up to date using publicly accessible sources (such as the association register, trade register, press, internet), or we may receive such information directly from you or your employees, authorities or other third parties.
3. For what purpose do we process personal data
- to communicate with you;
- for archiving and other administrative purposes;
- to analyse your requests and needs for the purpose of providing services or benefits related to our business for both commercial and non-commercial purposes;
- to administer and manage our IT and other resources;
- to send specific information to target groups through electronic channels (provided that the user has not objected to receiving such information);
- to collaborate with other companies, groups or associations for collaborative, executive, commercial or other purposes…
4. To whom do we pass on your personal data?
Personal data are treated confidentially. Our employees have access to your personal data to the extent necessary for the purposes described and for their work with us.
This includes employees in support areas such as IT, accounting and administration. They are obliged to maintain confidentiality when handling personal data. We may also pass on your personal data to third parties whose services we use.
5. How do we process personal data in connection with websites and applications?
The hosting of our website automatically collects and stores, for a limited time, log data and device information when you access and use our website. This information includes, details of your use of our website, your IP address, the dates and times you access our website, the web pages you visited before arriving at our website, the web pages you viewed while browsing our website, the browser you use, hardware and software information, information about your device and similar information. We use this data to operate, maintain, protect and improve our website; our website hosting provider analyses the data in an anonymised form.
Our website may provide font files and display fonts using Google Fonts and/or Adobe Fonts. In order to properly display this site to you, these third parties may receive personal information about you, including: browser, network or device information; information about this site and the page you are viewing; your IP address.
We may use social media plug-ins, recognisable by the logo placed on selected content on our website. The plug-ins facilitate the recommendation and sharing of selected content from our website on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you interact with such social media platforms, the relevant information will be forwarded and your visit will be recognised by these platforms.
6. How long we keep your personal data
We retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected and for as long as we have a legitimate interest in retaining it, e.g. to enforce or defend against infringement of copyright or archiving and preservation requirements. We also retain your personal data for as long as it is subject to a legal obligation to retain it.
7. Data Security
We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use, loss, alteration or destruction. Our website uses the SSL encryption method.
8. When do we provide your personal data abroad?
The recipients of your personal data may also be located abroad, such as outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. The respective countries may not have laws that protect your personal data to the same extent as Switzerland, the EU or the EEA. If we transfer personal data to one of these countries, we take the necessary steps to protect it.
9. What rights do you have in relation to the processing of your personal data?
You can object to data processing at any time. Within the legal framework applicable to you, you also have the right to access, rectify, erase and restrict data processing, to object to our data processing and to receive free of charge from us the personal data you have provided us with in a readable format. You also have the right to revoke your consent without affecting the legality of the data processing carried out until revocation. Furthermore, you can lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.
10. Legal Aspects
Although LCTA pays great attention to the accuracy of the information published, it is not possible to guarantee the accuracy of the content, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and completeness of such information. Liability claims against LCTA for material or immaterial damages resulting from access, use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection, technical failures or tampering by unauthorised third parties are excluded to the extent permitted by law.
References and links to third party websites are not the responsibility of LCTA. You consult and use these web pages at your own risk. LCTA expressly declares that it has no influence on the form, content and offers of the linked pages. The information and services offered on these web pages are entirely the responsibility of their authors. LCTA disclaims all liability for these web pages.
11. Copyright and Rights of Use
Copyrights and all other rights attached to this website and its contents such as photographs, graphics, films, texts and representations (the “contents”) are the exclusive property of LCTA, respectively of their expressly mentioned owners.
The content published by LCTA on this website and in the apps may only be used for your own personal use. Reproduction and transmission of content to third parties is not permitted. Downloading or copying content, images, photographs or other content does not imply the transfer of any rights.
It is not permitted to use the services provided electronically by LCTA in such a way as to impair, overburden or damage the infrastructure of LCTA’s hosts, or hinder the use of the web platform or apps by other users. In particular, it is expressly forbidden to download or process data from the website using web robots (crawlers) or other automated processes.
August 12, 2023