Privacy policy

Privacy policy


To face the quick development of new communication tools, it is necessary to pay careful attention to privacy protection. That is why we commit ourselves to respect the confidentiality of the personal data we collect.

As part of its activity, LIDC collects personal data, who is the data controller.

Data gathered by LIDC are collected, recorded and stored in full conformity with the applicable data protection provisions.

Collect of personal data

Your personal data are collected through forms, namely:

  • Contact Forms;
  • Member Registration Form.

We collect the following data:

  • Family name
  • First name
  • Postal address
  • Postal code
  • City
  • Country
  • Email address

Further information will be requested from members of national groups or individual members to access the extranet.

The personal data we collect are gathered through the forms and thanks to the interactivity established between you and our website.

Data processing is necessary to respond to your inquiries or to access the extranet as a member of a national group or as an individual member of the LIDC.

The data are kept, for the duration necessary to provide the services offered by LIDC.

Your data can be used by LIDC (Place Saint-François 1, Case postale 7191, CH-1002 Lausanne, Switzerland) to send emails (newsletter). In full conformity with the legal applicable dispositions, you have the possibility to refuse your personal data to be used when receiving these messages, or by clicking on the unsubscription link at the bottom of the page for each message sent.

Withdrawal and opposition rights

We commit ourselves to offer you a withdrawal and an opposition right regarding all your personal data. The withdrawal right represents the possibility offered to internet users to refuse their personal data to be used for specific purposes mentioned during the collection process.

Each concerned person has a right to access, modify, rectify, delete and, if need be, to ensure the portability of their personal data. The withdrawal right represents the possibility offered to internet users to ask for their personal data not to appear in a mailing list for instance.

The right to access, modify, rectify or delete personal data as presented in the previous paragraph, shall be exercised towards the GDPR service of LIDC:


Cookies can automatically be installed on your browser or your terminal when accessing our website. A cookie is an element that does not allow for the identification of a person, but allows for the recording of information related to that person’s navigation on the LIDC website.

Which cookies could be installed when visiting our website?

In our case, we use cookies to help us measure the number of visitors on the website, via the use of the Google Analytics tool.

Cookies’ lifespan?

There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporarily created within the subfolder of your browser while you are navigating a website. Once you leave the website, the session cookie is deleted. The files of persistent cookies remain within the subfolder of your browser and are reactivated once you visit again the website that generated this specific cookie. A persistent cookie remains within the subfolder of the browser for the period defined in the file of the cookie. Generally speaking, the maximum validity period for a cookie is of 13 months.

Can I refuse the placing of cookies on my computer?

You are not obliged to accept the placing of cookies on your terminal. However, we cannot guarantee an identical user’s experience if you chose to suppress the cookies.

How to configure and suppress cookies?

You can also refer to:

Google’s privacy policy to learn about the functioning of the Google Analytics tool

Links to other websites and social networks

Our platforms can occasionally display links to websites of our collaborators or third-parties companies. These websites possess their own privacy policies, and we decline any responsibility regarding the use by these websites of data collected when you click those links. We invite you to read about the privacy policies of these websites before transmitting your personal data.


Personal data that we collect are stored in a secured environment. Our employees are contractually bound to respect the confidentiality of your data. To ensure the security of your personal data, we resort to the following measures:

  • SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer)
  • Computer back-up system
  • Firewalls

We commit to maintain a high level of confidentiality by integrating the latest technological innovations allowing to ensure the confidentiality of your transactions. However, since there is no such thing as a mechanism ensuring a maximal security, a certain degree of risk remains while using the internet to transmit personal data.