Privacy Notice


Thank you for visiting this website (the “Website”) operated by Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia (hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”). We recognise the importance of, and are committed to, protecting your privacy in accordance with the European and Swiss data protection laws, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) in force as of 1 September 2023.

This Notice applies to the collection and processing of information that you provide to us when you visit and use our Website or subscribe to our newsletter. You should read this Notice carefully to understand the manner and purpose of the collection and processing of your personal data. This Notice also forms part of our Terms of Use for the Website.

From time to time, we evaluate our privacy policies and procedures to make improvements and changes. We encourage you to periodically review this Notice and check the date it was last updated.

Data controller and contact details

Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, with registered office at Riva Antonio Caccia 6A, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland, is the data controller (i.e. the entity that determines the purpose and means of the processing of personal data) in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Any request relating to your personal data in connection with this Notice may be sent by post to the above address and by e-mail to: .

Personal data we may collect from you

We may collect and process your personal data when: (a) we contact you by electronic or traditional mail (see the Contacts page); (b) you subscribe to our electronic newsletter; (c) we send you materials and catalogues, invitations to exhibitions and events organised by us. Such personal data may include, for example, your name, telephone number and address (both postal and e-mail), and other data as required. We also automatically collect basic technical information from all Website visitors through our automated data collection tools, which may include cookies and other commonly used technologies necessary for the operation of the Website and the provision of platform navigation. Please refer to the COOKIES section below for more information.

Method and purpose of processing

The provision of personal data and information in any form that may be available on the Website will be collected and processed by us in accordance with this Notice, in full compliance with legal requirements or with the user’s consent, for example when registering for the newsletter.

The provision of personal information by you may be necessary for the management of our relationship with you and where necessary in our legitimate interests to enable us to provide the services/information requested for the following purposes (i) to contact you and respond to your enquiries; (ii) to follow up on your requests; (iii) for the administration and management of the Website, including statistical analysis of browsing data; (iii) to personalise your visit to the Website and assist you in using the Website; (iv) to improve the Website by helping us to understand who is using it; and (v) for fraud prevention and detection and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

The provision of personal data is optional. However, if you wish to receive useful information, news and updates, notices of new activities (including newsletters), you must fill in all the mandatory fields of the relevant forms and, where required, give your consent to the processing of your data. Your refusal to consent may prevent us from informing you of initiatives that may be of interest to you and/or from sending you other information about us. You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by writing to Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, Riva Antonio Caccia 6A, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland, or by sending an e-mail to , or by using the “unsubscribe” link included in our electronic communications (i.e. the newsletter) and/or by using any other appropriate method that may be made available to you.

Sharing of personal data

To the extent necessary and/or appropriate for the purposes set out above, personal data may be processed by other entities belonging to the following categories: agents, consultants and companies that provide support and/or consultancy or related services that are instrumental to the processing of data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will personal data be disclosed to unknown third parties. We may use selected third parties to provide us with various services, including but not limited to companies that provide us with technical support and assistance in connection with the Website and the management of our newsletter. The servers used to operate the Website automatically identify a computer by its IP address. If we have a good faith belief that you are misusing or attempting to misuse the Website, we may investigate and cooperate with any appropriate law enforcement authorities to protect our rights or property. We may also disclose your personal information if required or permitted by law, to comply with a subpoena, legal process, or governmental request, or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property or the rights, property, or safety of third parties.

Transfer of data abroad

Personal data collected from you may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland that do not provide an adequate or similar level of protection to that provided in the EEA and Switzerland, in which case we will confirm that all necessary measures are taken to ensure that all personal data is treated securely, in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and this Notice.

Retention period

Your personal data will be processed and stored for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with the retention periods required by applicable laws, or until you revoke your consent to the processing, if required. At the end of this period, your personal data will be automatically and permanently deleted or made anonymous.

Your rights

Individuals in Switzerland and Europe may exercise certain rights, which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights may include the right to obtain information about the processing of your personal data and the nature of the processing, the right to rectify and erase your personal data, the right to object to the processing and/or the right to have your personal data transferred to another controller. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time; the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent prior to the withdrawal. You may also lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority (e.g. the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner).

You may exercise your rights at any time by sending an e-mail to .


The security of your personal data is important to us. We take reasonable measures, consistent with generally accepted standards, including specific technical, physical and organisational safeguards to protect the personal data you send us against loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We encourage you to always exercise caution when transmitting your personal data over the Internet.


Cookies are small, sometimes encrypted text files that are stored on computer hard drives by websites that you visit. They are used to help users navigate websites efficiently and to provide information to the website owner. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit .

When you visit the Website, a “cookie” or other online tracking device may be placed in order to enhance your experience by recognising you when you visit the website, for example by assigning a session ID and presenting specific content related to your interests. The cookies we place may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address or clickstream data within our website (i.e. actions taken in relation to the Website). This information helps us to improve the functionality of the Website. We also use cookies provided by Google Analytics to help us measure how visitors use the Website. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to site traffic reports, visitor counts, and content optimisation. Although Google Analytics records information from the Website on our behalf, we have control over how the data may and may not be used. If you do not wish to provide us with information to improve the Website, you can disable this Website analysis tool by clicking here: . Web browsers often allow you to delete existing cookies from your hard drive, block the use of cookies and/or receive notifications when cookies are detected. If you choose to block cookies, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website’s features and functions. This Website does not use profiling cookies.

External links

The Website may from time to time contain links to external sites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for these third-party sites or their content. Once you leave the Website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide there. You should exercise caution and consult the privacy policy of each website you visit.

Contact us:

Any request relating to your Personal Data regarding this privacy policy may be addressed to:
Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia,
Riva Antonio Caccia 6A,
6900 Lugano, Svizzera

Last updated: 28 August 2023