Privacy policy LIA

Logosynthesis International Association (LIA) assigns great importance to the protection of your data and collects, processes and uses your personal data exclusively in compliance with the principles of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection ("FADP") and the European General Data Protection Regulation ("EU GDPR") and in accordance with the principles described below.
Responsible for the operation of our website is LIA with its registered office at Kluseggstrasse 14, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
This website presents up-to-date information about Logosynthesis,  LIA and the members of the LIA. When you visit this website, we may store certain data about you. We explain this in detail below:

1. general

1.1 Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural or legal person. This includes, for example, your name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address.
1.2 In principle, we do not collect, process or use any personal data from you if you visit our website for information purposes only.

2. web analysis and cookies, social plugins

2.1 When you visit our website, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser. Cookies do not contain any information that could directly identify the individual user. You can deactivate the use of cookies in the settings of your respective browser program, but you can also delete cookies automatically or manually. We would like to point out that our website may then not function or may no longer function as intended.
2.2 We may use certain of your data stored via cookies in accordance with the legal requirements in the context of pseudonymous user profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research or for the needs-based design of our offers.
2.3 We also use the web analysis tool Google Analytics from Google (Google Inc., USA) on our website to compile anonymous user statistics. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated is only processed in the USA in exceptional cases. There is no equivalent legal data protection in the USA compared to Switzerland. To ensure data protection for you, we use a function that only processes the IP address in abbreviated form in order to prevent it from being linked to you personally. If you have concerns in connection with the use of Google Analytics, you can block Google Analytics by installing a plug-in in your browser, for example.
2.4 Our website also uses functions of various social networks ("social plugins").
2.5 Social plugins are buttons on our website. When you visit our website, these buttons do not send any data to the respective social networks without your intervention. Only when you click on a button is a direct connection established with the server of the respective social network, which can collect data and set cookies. You can find more information about cookies in our cookie policy.
2.6 If you are logged in to a social network, it can assign your visit to this website to your user account.
2.7 We have no influence on the scope of the data collected by the social networks with their buttons. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective social networks as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection notices of the respective social networks.
2.8 If you are a member of the respective network, but do not want the provider to collect data relating to you via our website and possibly link it to other stored data, please always log out of the respective network completely before visiting other websites and possibly also delete the corresponding cookies.

3. data transfer and data use by third parties

3.1 We will not pass on your data to third parties unless (i) we are legally obliged to do so or (ii) you have given us your consent to do so.
3.2 In order to maintain our website, we must make certain personal data available to our hosting provider, Hostpoint. In this so-called commissioned data processing, these service providers are also contractually obliged to process your personal data only for the same purposes as we do and in compliance with data protection regulations (including the necessary security measures).

4. special provisions for members of the LIA

4.1 Collection, processing and use of members' personal data: Your address data is recorded in our membership software FileMaker and is only used for internal association purposes. It will not be passed on to third parties.
4.2 "Professionals" directory on the LIA page Your address as a Professional member is automatically transferred to the Professionals directory on the LIA website. You can deactivate this in your profile at any time. The directory is one of the most visited sections of the website To protect your data, the directory contains a note: Addresses may not be used for advertising purposes
4.3 Newsletter We automatically register your address to send you our Newsletter. Our Newsletter informs you about association activities and contains up-to-date information for members. You can unsubscribe from the Newsletter by sending a corresponding reply to the e-mail sender of the Newsletter. Of course, you can also revoke your consent for the future use of your e-mail address by the LIA.
4.4 Comments When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and the user agent string (which identifies the browser) to help detect spam. An anonymized string (also known as a hash) can be created from your email address and sent to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using it. You can find the Gravatar service's privacy policy here: After your comment has been approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.
4.5 Contact forms The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. This requires you to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used to assign the request and subsequently answer it. The provision of further data is optional.

5. information, correction, deletion and contact

You can request information about the personal data stored about you free of charge at any time from the contact points listed below. You can also request the deletion and correction of your data. Your data will then be deleted or blocked immediately, unless there are statutory retention obligations on our part; in these cases, the data will be stored but no longer processed until the retention obligation expires. You are generally entitled to the rights of restriction, data portability, revocation and objection.

6. contact

We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about data protection and the processing of your personal data as well as any requests for information. You can reach us at: or via the contact details provided on our page.

7. changes

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be published on the LIA website.