GDPR Notice

Information of the Responsible Party:
LODE (Switzerland) AG
Industriestrasse 28
9100 Herisau
Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland


Here, the user will be able to find all the information related to the legal terms and conditions that define the relationships between the users and us as responsible party for this web. As a user, it is important that you familiarize yourself with these terms before continuing your navigation.

LODE Association as responsible for this website, assumes the commitment to process the information of our users and customers with full guarantees and complying with both national and European requirements that regulate the collection and use of personal data of our users.

This website, therefore, strictly complies with Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, Protection of Personal Data (LOPD), and Royal Decree 1720/2007, of December 21, known as the Regulation of development of the LOPD. It also complies with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons (GDPR), as well as with Law 34/2002, of July 11, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE or LSSI).

General Terms of Use

The present General Terms regulate the use (including mere access) of the web pages, which make up the LODE Association website, including the contents and services made available in them. Any person accessing the website, (“user”) accepts to submit to the General Terms in force at each given moment of the portal

Personal data we collect and how we do it

Read our Privacy Policy.

Commitments and obligations of users

The user is hereby informed, and accepts, that access to this website does not imply, in any way, the beginning of a business relationship with LODE Association. In this way, the user agrees to use the website, its services and contents without contravening current legislation, good faith and public order.

It is forbidden to use this website, for illegal or harmful purposes, or that, in any way, may cause harm or prevent the normal functioning of the website. Regarding the contents of this website, the following is prohibited:

  • Its reproduction, distribution or modification, whole or in part, unless authorized by its legitimate owners;
  • Any violation of the rights of the provider or the legitimate owners;
  • Its use for commercial or advertising purposes.

While using the website, the user undertakes not to carry out any conduct that could damage the image, interests and rights of LODE Association or third parties or that could damage, render useless or overload the portal or that would prevent, in any way, the normal use of the website.

However, the user must be aware that the security measures of the computer systems on the Internet are not entirely reliable and that therefore cannot guarantee the absence of malware or other elements that may produce alterations in the computer systems (software and hardware) of the user or in the electronic documents and files contained therein even when we use all the necessary means and take the appropriate security measures to avoid the presence of these harmful elements.

Security measures

The personal data provided by the user to LODE Association can be stored in automated databases or not, whose ownership corresponds exclusively to LODE Association, who assumes all technical, organizational and security measures to guarantee confidentiality, integrity and quality of the information contained in them in accordance with the provisions of current regulations on data protection. Communication between users and is carried out through a secure channel, and the transmitted data are encrypted thanks to https protocols, therefore, we guarantee the best security conditions so that the confidentiality of our users can be guaranteed.

Conflict Resolution Platform

We also make available for our users the dispute resolution platform provided by the European Commission and which can be found following this link:

Intellectual and industrial property rights

By virtue of the provisions of articles 8 and 32.1, second paragraph, of the Law on Intellectual Property, the reproduction, distribution and public communication, including the method of making them available, of all or part of the articles content on this website, for commercial purposes, in any medium and by any technical means without the authorization of LODE Association is expressly prohibited. The user undertakes to respect the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights owned by LODE Association.

The user knows and accepts that the entire website, without exhaustively containing the text, software, content (including structure, selection, arrangement and presentation thereof) podcast, photographs, audiovisual material and graphics, is protected by trademarks, copyrights and other legitimate rights, in accordance with the international treaties to which Cayman Islands is a part of and other property rights and laws of Cayman Islands.

In the event that a user or a third party considers that there has been a violation of their legitimate intellectual property rights by the introduction of a certain content on the web, you must notify such circumstance to LODE Association indicating:

  • Personal data of the owner of the rights allegedly infringed, or indicate the representation with which he acts in case the claim is presented by a third party different to the interested party.
  • Indicate the contents protected by intellectual property rights and their location on the website, the accreditation of the intellectual property rights indicated and express declaration in which the interested party is responsible for the veracity of the information provided in the notification.

Exclusion of guarantees and responsibility

LODE Association does not grant any guarantee nor is liable, in any case, for damages of any kind that could be caused by:

  • The lack of availability, maintenance and effective operation of the web, or its services and contents;
  • The existence of malware, malicious programs or harmful contents;
  • Illegal, negligent, fraudulent use or contrary to this Legal Notice;
  • The lack of legality, quality, reliability, usefulness and availability of the services provided by third parties and made available to users on the website.
  • The provider is not liable under any circumstances for damages that may arise from the illegal or improper use of this website.

Governing law and jurisdiction

In general, the relations between the users of the telematic services, present on this website, are subject to Switzerland legislation and jurisdiction.


If any user had any questions about these Legal Terms or any comments on the portal, please write to

This legal disclaimer was updated for the last time on 11-09-2019.