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Privacy policy for the La Lomellina Foundation website and request for funds


A - Introduction

Thank you for having visited this Website (the "Website") managed by La Lomellina Foundation (hereafter referred to as "we", "our", "us") or for submitting an application. Within the meaning of the European and Swiss laws on data protection, we are the data controller (i.e. the company that is responsible for and controls the processing of personal data). We recognize the value of and are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the collection and utilization of information, for example, when accessing and using the Website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully in order to understand our values and practices regarding personal information and how it is treated by us. We evaluate our Privacy Policies and procedures to implement improvements and adjustments from time to time. If we have to make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you appropriately on this Website before the changes become effective.


B - Personal data we may collect about you

We may collect and process your personal data when: (a) we are contacted by electronic or traditional post; (b) we send, with your prior expressed consent (by post, telephone, email, and other forms of electronic communication), newsletters and other information, materials and catalogues, invitations to exhibitions and events organized by us; (c) we need to register your participation to one or more events promoted by us; (d) we need to reply and fulfil your requests and therefore manage your relationship with us. The personal data you provide and the information you fill in in any form that may be on the Website, will be collected and processed by us according to this Privacy Policy. Such information may include, for example, your name and (e-mail) address. Furthermore, we automatically collect basic technical information from all the Website visitators. We collect technical information during your visit to the Website through our automated data collection tools, which may include cookies and other commonly used technology (e.g. web beacon). For further information, please consult the section regarding COOKIES here below.


C - How we process your personal data

The provision of personal data by you may be necessary for the management of any kind of relationship with you and also where, in our legitimate interest, in order to enable us to provide the services/information requested for the following purposes: (i) to contact you and reply to your inquiries; (ii) to follow up on your requests; (iii) for administrative and managerial reasons including statistical analysis of browsing data; (iv) to customize your experience to the Website and assist you while visiting it; (v) to improve the Website by helping us understand who is using it; (vi) for fraud prevention and detection and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

The provision of personal data is optional. However, if you would like to receive useful information, news, and updates; notifications regarding new activities (including newsletters) or register for events, you must fill in all required fields in the relevant forms and, if requested, give your consent to data processing too. Your refusal to provide your consent may prevent us from informing you of any initiatives that you may be interested in and/or sending you any other information about us. You may revoke your consent regarding the processing of your personal data at any time by writing to La Lomellina Foundation, Vicolo al Motto 26, 6990 Cassina d'Agno, Switzerland, by sending an e-mail to, or by using any other appropriate procedure that may be available to you.


D - Sharing of personal data

Where necessary and/or instrumental to the above-described purposes, personal data may be processed by other entities belonging to the following categories: agents, consultants and companies that provide assistance and/or advice or related services that are instrumental to the processing of data on our behalf (e.g. hosting, Website maintenance and updating, etc.). Your personal data will not under any circumstances be disclosed to unknown persons. We may use selected third parties to provide us with various services, including for instance, companies that provide us with technical support and assistance related to the Website. The servers used to operate the Website automatically identify a computer by its IP address. If, in good faith, we become aware that you either have or are attempting to abuse or damage the Website, we may investigate and collaborate with the law enforcement agencies to protect our rights or properties. Likewise, we may share your personal data as explicitly required or permitted by the law and comply with a lawsuit or process or a request from the authorities, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and properties, or the rights, properties or safety of third parties, including consultants, law enforcement agencies, judicial and regulatory authorities.


E - Data transfer

Personal data collected from you may be transferred to countries located outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") and Switzerland which do not ensure an adequate or similar level of protection to the one provided by the countries in the EEA and Switzerland. The data transfer will only be accomplished in observance of applicable data protection laws, and in all cases, all measures reasonably necessary will be taken to ensure that all personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


F - Storage period

Your personal data will be developed and stored for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with the storage periods provided by applicable laws, or until you revoke your consent to the processing, if required. After this period, your personal data will be automatically and permanently deleted or anonymized.


G - Your rights

People in Switzerland and Europe may exercise certain rights, which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights may include the right to request information about the eventual processing of personal data and the characteristics of such processing, the right to rectification and erasure of personal data, the right to object the processing, and/or the right to have such personal data transmitted to someone else in charge of the processing. You also have the right to revoke your consent at any time; the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent prior to the revocation. It is also possible to file a complaint to your local data protection authority (e.g. the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) in Switzerland).

You can exercise your rights, at any time, by sending an e-mail to the following address:


H - Security

The security of your personal data is important to us. We take reasonable measures, consistent with generally used standards, including specific technical, physical, and organizational safeguards to protect your personal data, which is sent to us, from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no method of security or transmission over the Internet is completely safe. We urge you to always be careful when transmitting your personal data over the Internet.


I - Cookies

Cookies are small, sometimes encrypted text files that are stored on the hard drives of computers from visited Websites. They are used to help users navigate Websites efficiently and to provide information to the Website owner. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

When you visit the Website, a "cookie" or another online tracking device (e.g Web beacon) may be placed in order to improve your experience by recognizing you when you visit the Website, such as by assigning a session ID and presenting specific content related to your interests. The cookies we place may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address od clickstream data within our Website (i.e. actions taken in relation to the Website). This information helps us improve the functionality of the Website. We also use cookies provided by Google Analytics to help us measure how visitors use the Website. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, including for example, site traffic reports, visitors counts and content optimization. Although Google Analytics records information from the Website on our behalf, we have control over how the data may and may not be used. If you do not wish to provide us with information on how to improve the Website, you can disable this Website analytics tool by clicking: This Website does not use profiling cookies. Web browsers often allow users to delete existing cookies from their hard drive, block the  use of cookies, and/or receive notifications when cookies are detected. If you choose to block cookies, please keep in mind that you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website's features and functions.


J - External links

The Website may from time to time contain links to external Websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for these third party Websites or any content on them. After leaving the Website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provided on it. It is necessary to pay attention to and consult the Privacy Policy of the Website being visited.


K - Contact

Any request regarding your personal data referred to this Policy may be addressed to:

Fondazione La Lomellina,

Vicolo al Motto 26,

6990 Cassina d'Agno, Svizzera


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