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Privacy Policy

APICOD-ACOSIP, an Association incorporated under the laws of the Switzerland having its principal place of business and office at Avenue de Bel-Air 27, 1225 Chêne-Bourg, Switzerland, (hereinafter as “APICOD”) is committed to protecting the privacy of any user of its website. To this end, APICOD has established this Privacy Policy which describes our current practices and principles with regard to personal information collected through the Website. Please note that by accessing or using the Website you agree to abide and be bound by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use the Website.

Amendments to the Privacy Policy: APICOD reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, either in whole or in part, and without prior notice to you. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly check this page to ensure that you have read the most recent version. Your continued use of the Website following such modifications shall constitute your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.


Personal information that you provide to us: When you visit the Website, APICOD collects personal information that you provide to us on a voluntary basis, with your full knowledge and consent. When we refer to “personal information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean any information that identifies you, such as your first name, your last name, your email address, your postal address, your date of birth, your country of residence, etc. By way of an example, you submit personal information to APICOD when you fill out a form or contact us via the Website if you have a question or encounter technical problems. APICOD reserves the right to keep a record of its electronic exchange of correspondence with you. APICOD reserves the right to collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is automatically recorded when you visit our Website, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, URL, browser information and the name of the domain and host from which you access the Website, traffic information and your use of the Website.


This non-personally identifiable information is used to analyse and improve the Website and to optimize your Website experience. Use of cookies and other technologies: Our Website uses a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, such as cookies or other technologies. "Cookies" can be used to give you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. APICOD reserves the right to use cookies or other technologies so that we can better serve you when you return to our website. Your browser can be set to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can turn off cookies, but that may affect your use of the Website and certain part and features of the Website may not be available to you.


Social Plugins: Our website uses various social media plugins protocols (“Plugins”) such as Facebook’s “Like” button, which allow you to share your likes and interests in APICOD products, services, and promotions with your friends and contacts. If you visit our website, which contains such a plugin, your internet browser connects directly to the servers of Facebook or other social media. By integrating the plugin, Facebook or other social media receives the information that a corresponding website of ours has been viewed. If you are logged into the social media, the latter can assign your visit to your account. If you interact with the plugin, for example you confirm the “Like” button or make a comment, the corresponding information from your browser is sent directly to Facebook and saved there as well and a link to our website may appear in the “Likes and Interests” section of your Facebook or other social media website profile. Your friends and contacts will be able to see the link and be led back to the website if they share your likes and interests or if they are interested in learning more about our products, services, and promotions.


By using a social media plug-in protocol link, you consent to receiving communications from us and agree to allow us to use information on your likes and interests in connection with the marketing and promotion of our business. You understand that information about your likes and interests may be shared with your friends and contacts and the broader social-media website community. If you do not wish to have data collected on you by Facebook or other social media via the Website, you must log out of Facebook or other social media before visiting the Website. Just closing the Facebook page or other social media does not suffice. For more information about social media plug-in protocols, like Facebook’s “Like” button, and its impact on your privacy rights, please visit the appropriate social media website’s help center (such as the Facebook Help Center at the following: http://www.facebook.com/help) to find out more.


Storage and security of your personal information: APICOD commits to take all appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information contained in its data base is reliable, accurate, complete and up-to-date and secure. You are however responsible for the security of your password that you must keep confidential. Please read our Legal Notice with respect to security issues in relation to information transmitted via the Internet and hypertext links to and/or from other sites.


Personal Data Protection: APICOD uses your personal information in particular to provide the information, products and services you requested, to improve the Website content and functionality, to better understand its customers and markets, to improve its marketing and promotional efforts, to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. In this context, APICOD may use your personal data for instance to send you via email offers or to ask you questions in relation to the brand, its products or services. APICOD commits not to share your personal information with third parties except as specified in this Privacy Policy. APICOD reserves the right to share your personal information collected on the Website with its subsidiaries, from time to time with third parties anywhere in the world acting on its behalf (as necessary to carry out their mission), or wishing to use your personal information as part of marketing operations in relation to APICOD activities to offer you information about our products, points of sales or boutiques openings and events.


These third parties are bound by strict contractual obligations that have been designed to protect and maintain the confidentiality of your personal information that they are not authorized to use for any purpose other that the ones specified by this Privacy Policy. Besides, APICOD may be obliged to share your personal information with third parties in particular by virtue of a legal provision or decision made by a court, to protect your interests or its interests and in particular in the event of a sale, merging, restructuring, liquidation or any other similar circumstance. APICOD commits to safeguarding your online privacy. Our company will maintain the confidentiality of all user information which is transmitted directly to us and this information will only be used for the purpose for which it is expressly collected. When you disclose information via the Internet that we may need, we intend not to disclose it to anyone for any use and we will not share it with any other companies for any reason. We do not use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.


According to Swiss law, you corrections or deletions of any information about you stored in our data base. Internet users have the right to request at any time access, rectify and delete any personal information : by submitting a written notice to the following address: APICOD-ACOSIP Rue de la Tambourine 40, 1227 Carouge, Suisse or sending an e-mail to: apicod@apicod.org