Privacy Policy



COOPI Suisse is the owner of the website, which it updates and manages independently. The documentation, images, fonts, artistic features, graphics, software and the other contents of the site, and all the codes and format scripts used to implement the site, are property of COOPI Suisse or has the exclusive right for its implementation. The material contained on this website is protected by copyright. The use of this website is purely personal and non-commercial. It is therefore prohibited to copy, modify, upload, download, transmit, publish, or distribute the content or trademarks of the site to third parties for commercial or other purposes. The user, for purely professional or personal purposes and never of a commercial nature, has the right to download texts or other contents of the site and to disseminate them digitally or in hardcopy, provided that in doing so, the source of the same is explicitly and clearly indicated.

The website may offer access links to sites of other entities or companies: COOPI Suisse cannot be held responsible for their availability, content, products and services offered, nor for any damage or loss occurred as a result of their use. COOPI Suisse is not responsible for the methods and purposes of collecting and processing personal data by these third parties.

COOPI Suisse assumes no responsibility for damages of any kind resulting from access to, or the inability to access this site, or from the use of this site and its content.



Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act (LPD of June 19TH, 2002, which came into force on 1/7/1993, hereinafter referred to as “LPD”), which you find under the following link // 

and in accordance with the provisions of articles 13 and 14 of the Regulation (EC) 2016/679 on the Protection of Personal Data, the following indicates the methods COOPI Suisse adopts in respect of the privacy of website visitors, describing how we collect, use and protect personal information, rights and how website visitors can contact us.


Data controller

COOPI Suisse — Cooperazione Internazionale Svizzera – organisation is based in Lugano in Via Curti 19A (also referred to as “COOPI Suisse” in this statement).


Purpose of data processing

We collect personal information through our website that visitors are free to provide by filling in specific forms, orders, questionnaires, donations or requests, or by sending an email, for the following purposes:

  • To satisfy specific requests submitted by the User;
  • To participate in the “Act with us” section and support our projects through a donation or a testamentary bequest;
  • To participate in the “Act with us” section and become a supporter, and in regard to this provide data for the management of periodic correspondence;
  • To perform statistical analysis and market research;
  • To allow the submission of a spontaneous job application or for any open positions;
  • To send news, updates, publicizing events and promoting other activities and projects;

This may result in the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal information, including data in the message. The provision of data is optional, however, it is necessary to satisfy the visitor’s request, or to improve the relationship between the parties. This treatment is based on the principle expressed by Art. 6 of the EU Regulation, according to which the processing of personal data is lawful if necessary, for the execution of the service requested by the data subject. The provision of data for promotion and profiling purposes is optional, the refusal does not entail any consequence, except for the impossibility of receiving promotional material concerning the activities and projects.


Type of personal data collected

The personal data collected through the website relate precisely to personal and contact data, and to the payment method, for purposes related to the mutual obligations deriving from the relationship with the user. In addition to the common data provided directly and intentionally by the users, the computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some navigation data whose transmission is implicit in the use of the protocols of Internet network communication. For more information, please refer to the dedicated Cookie Policy. COOPI Suisse does not deliberately collect any sensitive data through this website.


Data processing methods

By processing personal data the following is intended: data collection, registration, organization, storage, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, dissemination, cancellation and destruction, or a combination of two or more of these operations, including through automated tools designed to store, manage and transmit the data, using appropriate tools for guaranteeing security and confidentiality.

As far as security is concerned, we inform you that the database is accessible only by authorized staff appointed by the Data Controller. This also applies to the related operations described above and the data processing will take place using methods and tools suitable to guarantee its confidentiality. This can be carried out through electronic or automated means and through non-automated means (paper files), both protected with appropriate security measures, as provided for by the LPD and by the EU Regulation 2016/679 on the Protection of Personal Data, to prevent the loss of data, its illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access to it.


Data communication to third parties

Except for communications required to comply with legal obligations, COOPI Suisse will communicate personal data provided by the user, only to suppliers selected for the support of the requested service, appropriately appointed as external data processors, such as: commercial and operational partners in charge of logistics and shipping; banking institutions for the management of payments, including providers of remote electronic payment services; consultants and collaborators in charge of providing (by way of example) support in tax, accounting and legal matters, provided that such subjects will not disclose user data to third parties; entities that provide services for the management of information systems, databases and telecommunication networks; entities that carry out control, revision and certification obligations.


Links to third party websites

We invite users to consider that the website sometimes contains links to other websites that are not covered by this privacy policy.

The visitors of our website can be directed to third-party websites to obtain further information, such as, events, content promotions, supplier services; COOPI Suisse provides no guarantee with respect to the way in which user data is stored or used by third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site reached through in order to understand their use of your personal data.


Use of social media

It’s possible to participate among COOPI Suisse’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. The main goal is to facilitate and allow the sharing of content. However, COOPI Suisse cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on its social media, which is subsequently used by third parties.

COOPI may also provide links to other social media platforms that lead to servers of individuals or organizations over which COOPI Suisse has no control. COOPI Suisse does not provide any representation, nor does it assume any responsibility for the accuracy or any other aspect of the information available on these sites. 

The link to a site of a third party cannot be considered as a validation, neither by COOPI Suisse nor by that third party, of the products and services of others or that third party. COOPI Suisse does not issue declarations or guarantees regarding the use or storage of user data on third party sites.

Users are invited to carefully review the privacy policy that governs third party sites linked to our website to have a complete overview of the possible use of your personal data.


Retention of data

The personal data provided through the website will be kept for the time necessary to fulfil the request, or in relation to the exercise of performance derived by the parties. As for specific marketing and profiling purposes, it should be noted that the data will be kept for a period of two years, subject to the individual’s right to withdraw consent at any time.


Rights of the interested party

We also inform you that you can assert at any time the rights that the LPD on the Protection of Personal Data recognizes, as well as those of the EU Regulation 679/2016 – relevant to the subject are recognized the following: the right to ask the Data Controller access to personal data (art. 15), rectification (art. 16), cancellation of the data, or oblivion (art. 17), the limitation of the processing of personal data (art. 18), the right to data portability (art. 20), or to oppose its processing (art. 21), in addition to the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling which produces legal effects or that would have a significant impact on the person (art. 22).

If the processing of personal data is based on the consent given by you, pursuant to art. 7 paragraph 3 of the EU Regulation, you are entitled to withdraw from the newsletter subscription at any time or to withdraw the consent provided for sending communications and updates for marketing and commercial purposes.

The right to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory Authority (art. 77 of Regulation (EU) is recognized, should you consider that the data processing is not compliant.

Requests can be exercised against the Data Controller by writing to


Changes to this policy

COOPI Suisse reserves the right to modify this information as necessary. We encourage you to check this page regularly in case you want to monitor changes.