Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting this website (the “Website”) which is operated by Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia (hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”). For the purposes of European and Swiss data protection laws we are also the data controller (i.e. the company who is responsible for, and controls the processing of, your personal data). We recognise the importance and are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collection and use including while you are visiting and using the Website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully in order to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. The Privacy Policy is also a part of our Terms of Use (the “Terms”) for the Website.

We evaluate our privacy policies and procedures to implement improvements and refinements from time to time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on this Website prior to the change becoming effective.

Personal data we may collect about you

We may collect and process your personal data when: (a) you contact us using the email or post address; (b) we send you with your prior consent (by post, telephone, email and other form of electronic communication) newsletters and information, material and catalogues, invitations to exhibitions and events organised by us; (c) we record your participation in on or more events promoted by us; (d) we respond to and meet your requests and thus manage your relationship with us.

The personal data provided as well as the information completed in any form, that may be present on the Website, will be collected and processed by us in accordance with this statement. It may include, for example, your name and email address.

In addition, we automatically collect basic technical information from all visitors to the Website. We collect technical information during your visit to the Website through our automatic data collection tools, which may include cookies and other commonly used technologies (e.g. web beacons). Please see the section on COOKIES below for further information.

How we use your personal data

The provision of personal data by you may be necessary for the performance of any relationship with you and where in our legitimate interest in order for us to provide you with the requested services/information for the following purposes: (i) to contact you and respond to your enquiries; (ii) to process your requests; (iii) for administration and management, including statistical analysis of Website navigation; (iii) to personalise your visit to the Website and to assist you while you use the Website; (iv) to improve the Website by helping us understand who uses the Website; 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 be provided with helpful information, news and updates; notifications of new activities (including newsletters) or register to events, it is necessary to fill in all mandatory fields of the relevant forms, and if requested to give your consent to data processing.

Your refusal to give your consent may result in our not being able to inform you of any initiatives that may interest you and/or send you any other information about us.

You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data by us at any time, by writing to Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, Riva Antonio Caccia 6A, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland, or sending an email at, or by using the “unsubscribe” link included in our electronic communications (i.e. newletters), and/or by using any other appropriate procedures which may be made available to you.

Sharing your personal data

Whenever necessary and/or instrumental to the above-mentioned purposes, personal data may be processed by other entities belonging to the following categories: agents, consultants and firms providing assistance and/or consultancy and related services that are instrumental to data processing on our behalf (e.g. hosting, maintenance and updating of the Website, etc).

Personal Data shall not under any circumstances be disseminated to unknown persons. We may use selected third parties to provide us with different services, including, but not limited to, companies that provide us with technical support and assistance in respect of the Website,

The servers used in the operation of the Website automatically identify a computer by its IP address. If we, in good faith, determine that you have or are attempting to misuse or harm the Website, we may investigate and cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to protect our rights or property.

Similarly, we may share your personal data as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when 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 others, including to advisers, law enforcement agencies, judicial and regulatory authorities.

Data transfer

Personal data collected from you, including via this Website may be transferred to countries located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland which do not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that provided by countries in the EEA and Switzerland; in such a case, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any personal data are treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Retention period

Your personal data will be processed and stored for as long as required for the purposes for which they were collected, and in accordance with the storage periods provided for by the applicable laws, or until you revoke your consent to the processing, if applicable. After such period, your personal data will be automatically and permanently erased or made anonymous.

Your rights

Individuals in Switzerland and Europe have certain data subject rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights may include the right to request information as to whether your personal data is being processed and as to the characteristics of the processing, the right to rectification and erasure of your personal data, the right to object to the processing and/or the right to have those personal data transmitted to another controller. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time; the withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. You may lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority (such as the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland).

You can exercise your rights, at any time, sending an email to the following address:


The security of your personal data is important to us. We take reasonable steps, consistent with generally accepted standards, including technical, organisational and physical safeguards to protect the personal data, submitted to us, from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no method of security or transmission over the Internet is entirely secure. You should always use caution when transmitting 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 as well as to provide information to the owner of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit

When you visit the Website, we may place a “cookie” or other online tracking device (e.g. Web beacons) in order to improve your experience by recognising you when you visit the Website, such as by assigning a session ID and to deliver content specific to your interests. The cookies we place may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or click stream data within our Website (i.e. the actions taken in connection with the Website). This information helps us 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 reporting, unique visitor counts, and content optimization. Although Google Analytics logs the information coming from the Website on our behalf, we control how the data may and may not be used. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve the Website, you can opt-out of this website analysis tool by clicking: This Website does not use profiling cookies.

Web browsers often allow you to erase existing cookies from your hard drive, block the use of cookies and/or be notified when cookies are encountered. If you elect to block cookies, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of the features and functions of the Website.

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’s sites or the content of such third party’s sites. Once you have left the Website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for the 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 revision January 2020