This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in applicable law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to have a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

What personal information does IPLOCA collect from the people that visit our website?

In the course of IPLOCA’s business, IPLOCA may collect, hold and use personal information such as names, addresses, emails, telephone numbers and business card details.  This may involve collecting standard contact details, information about membership, and account information relating to IPLOCA.  The level of information gathered is restricted to what is necessary for IPLOCA to carry out its functions or activities or where it is required by law to collect personal information. IPLOCA also collects personal information to enable IPLOCA to distribute industry materials and advise you of specific activities and relevant issues. IPLOCA does not collect PII about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to IPLOCA. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. You do not have to provide personal information in order to communicate with IPLOCA.

How does IPLOCA protect your information?

No financial information is stored on IPLOCA’s servers, this includes but is not limited to, credit card numbers, expiry dates and security numbers. This information, if submitted, is only used once for the purpose of the transaction, then destroyed upon completion of the transaction. If the transaction cannot be completed immediately, the information is discarded and the information will need to be resubmitted for the next payment.

Database form

If you complete the IPLOCA database form and share your PII, this information will only be used to provide you with more targeted content. IPLOCA may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary.

Management of information

IPLOCA takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the information collected by IPLOCA is kept and stored in a secure manner in databases and electronic lists and is only accessible to the IPLOCA Executive Secretary and key administration personnel. IPLOCA takes all reasonable measures to ensure that personal information held is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it is collected unless you consent to its use, or the law permits or requires its use, for other purposes. IPLOCA takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal information no longer required by IPLOCA is deactivated or destroyed in a secure fashion.

Third-party disclosure

IPLOCA does not share any information received with any outside parties unless users are given advance notice. If you sign up for one of our email distribution lists, IPLOCA will only send you the information you have requested. IPLOCA will not share your name or email address with any outside parties without your consent.

This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users. IPLOCA may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect IPLOCA’s or others’ rights, property or safety.

Accessing and changing your information in the database

You may request access to your personal information held by IPLOCA. If you want to check the information we have collected to make sure that all the details IPLOCA has are correct, log into the IPLOCA member portal (with the link and password provided by IPLOCA) to change your contact information or company information. If you need assistance please email the IPLOCA staff or call the office tel. +41 22 306 02 30.

Sending us an email

You may also send IPLOCA your PII in an email, or by filling out a database form that provides IPLOCA this information. IPLOCA uses PII from emails primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. IPLOCA may also use your email to contact you in the future about events that may be of interest.

IPLOCA will not obtain PII about you when you visit IPLOCA’s website unless you choose to provide such information to IPLOCA. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.

Use of links

Throughout IPLOCA’s website, IPLOCA provides links to other servers which may contain information of interest to its readers. IPLOCA takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the organizations, views, or the information contained on other servers.

Unless specifically agreed, creating a text link from your website to IPLOCA’s site is forbidden. If you have a link you would like IPLOCA to consider adding to IPLOCA’s website, please send an email to with the subject “link request”.


The publicly accessible areas of IPLOCA’s website do not use cookies but cookies are used within members-only areas of IPLOCA’s website.  Cookies are files that a website can send to your computer’s hard drive for record keeping.  The information may remain on your computer after the internet session finishes.

The cookies used in the members-only area of IPLOCA’s website contain a user name and an encrypted copy of your password and are only accessible by the administrators of IPLOCA’s website. They are used to keep registered users logged-in.

If at any time you would like to stop receiving emails, you can send an email to info@iploca.comor follow the instructions at the bottom of the email and you will be removed from future correspondence of this type.

Contacting IPLOCA

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact IPLOCA at the following address:

Chemin des Papillons 4
Geneva 1216
+41 22 306 02 30

Last edited on 23.05.2018