Privacy policy

The International Network of National Terroir Product Competitions (hereinafter referred to as "we" or "us") attaches particular importance to the protection of the personal data of visitors to its website, of potential producers and of its member countries. In this respect, we undertake to maintain the confidentiality of the data collected and to process your personal data in accordance with the various legislation in force. We also comply with the requirements of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (ADP) and the Ordinance relating to the Federal Data Protection Act (FADP). This policy describes the type of personal data we collect and how it is processed. It is effective from 20.10.2023 and replaces all previous documents. 


What personal data is collected? 

  • We may collect information about your visits to our site, including but not limited to traffic data, location data, the content of surveys and contact forms and other communication and resource data to which you have access.
  • If you contact us, we may retain a copy of that correspondence.
  • We also collect information in aggregate form about all users of the site. This allows us to gain a better understanding of the users of the site as a group, without containing any personally identifiable information.
  • We may also use the information for direct marketing activities via e-mail, message and telephone. However, you may opt out of receiving future marketing communications from us at any time.

We may also store cookies as further defined below. 


How and where is my data collected? 

  • When you fill in a contact form on our site.
  • When you subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social networks.
  • When you send an email to or contact us by telephone.
  • According to your cookie preferences. 

Purpose specfications and data collection 

We collect and process personal data for the following purposes:

  • To personalize content and services according to your preferences.
  • Keeping you informed by e-mail, telephone and/or post about our activities.
  • To provide you with additional services - such as newsletters or information about upcoming events - that we may offer.
  • To enable us to create, publish and improve the content and services that are most important to you.
  • To ensure that the content and services provided via the site are presented in the most effective manner for you and your electronic devices.
  • To enable you to participate in interactive events if you so wish.
  • To develop and improve our site, content, services and systems.  

Who is responsible for controlling the data collected?

The data controller is the international network, Fondation Rurale Interjurassienne (FRI), Courtemelon, CP 65, 2852 Courtételle.

The international network is a tool developed by FRI-UNIDO to promote terroir products at the international level. The FRI is a foundation under private law, registered in the Commercial Register of the Republic and Canton of Jura (IDE no. CHE-112.152.568), with a second site in Loveresse (BE). Its purpose is to provide training, advisory and consultancy services in the fields of agriculture, management, and rural development in general.


Who has access to the data? 

In the context of our services, the website, our legal obligations, the protection of our legitimate interests and other purposes related to our services, we may communicate your personal data to third parties, in particular to the following categories of recipients:

  • To suppliers, service providers and agents: occasionally, we may engage or mandate other companies or individuals to provide content and perform services on our behalf. This includes, for example, the hosting of site content and the provision of certain site content.
  • Other persons: for example, the media and organizations in which we participate, or if you appear in one of our publications.

All these categories of recipients may involve third parties, so your data may also be communicated to them.


How long is my data kept?

 Any personal data that we process is kept for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose specified for its processing.

Data resulting from browsing our site is retained.


Data security 

We use technical and organisational security measures that we consider adequate to protect your data against manipulation, partial or total loss and unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly adapted in line with technological developments.

We also take our own internal data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service providers we appoint are bound by confidentiality and compliance with data protection legislation. 


Are third-party services or products integrated into the website and, if so, what data is transmitted to these third-party tools?


Type of cookies used and their purpose

We may collect information about your computer, including where applicable your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes.

We use the following cookies:

Functional cookies: these enable us to improve the operation of the website and make it more user-friendly for visitors. For example, we store your connection data.


Audience measurement cookies: these ensure that an anonymous cookie is generated each time you visit a website. These cookies enable us to know whether you have visited the site before. A cookie is only created on the first visit. On subsequent visits, the existing cookie is used automatically. This cookie is only used for statistical purposes. In this way, the following data can be collected:

  • the number of unique visitors
  • the frequency with which users visit the site
  • which pages visitors consult
  • how long users spend on a particular page
  • the page from which visitors leave the site


Third-party services 

Third-party services are integrated into iframes, such as video services (YouTube, RTS video), Google Calendar and Facebook Timeline.


List of cookies used

Name : ASP.NET_SessionId
Duration : Session
Description : ASP.NET Session cookie
Usage : always
Type : ASP.NET

Name : __RequestVerificationToken
Duration : Session
Description : Anti CSRF attack protection
Usage : always
Type : ASP.NET

Name : .AspNet.ApplicationCookie
Duration : Session
Description : Authentification
Usage : If authentification
Type : ASP.NET

Name : tarteaucitron
Duration : 1 year
Description : To save user preferences for third-party cookies

Usage : If tarteaucitron is installed       
Type : Third-party
Source :

Name : _ga
Duration : 2 years
Description : Allows users to be distinguished.
Usage : If Google Analytics 
Type : Third-party
Source :

Nom : _ga_<container-id>
Duration : 2 years
Description : Keeps the session status.
Usage : If Google Analytics 
Type : Third-party
Source : 

Blocking and deleting cookies 

Unless you have set your browser to refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies each time you access the site. You can set your preferences in the cookie management panel.

You can easily block and delete cookies yourself at any time using your Internet browser. You can also configure your Internet browser so that you receive a message when a cookie is set. You can also indicate that certain cookies should not be installed. To do this, please consult your browser's help function.

If you delete cookies from your browser, this may affect the use of our website. Please note that if you do not want cookies, we will no longer be able to guarantee that our website functions properly. Certain features of the site may be altered.


Social media features 

We provide you with functionalities on various social media. You are linked to the selected social network by clicking on the relevant social network symbols to exercise the chosen functionality, e.g. to share content on Facebook. To do this, however, you need to log in to your corresponding user account, or already be logged in.

A direct link between your browser and the server of the relevant social network is established if you choose one of the functions made available and click on the symbol of the relevant social network. The network thus receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address and consulted the link. When you consult a link to a network while you are logged in to your account in the network concerned, the contents of your site may be linked to your profile in the network, which means that your network may attribute your visit to our website directly to your user account. If you wish to prevent this, you should log out before clicking on any links. An attribution will always occur if you log in to the relevant network after activating the link.


Link to our social media 

We have integrated links to our social media profiles on our website. You will automatically be transferred to our profile on the relevant network by clicking on the corresponding social network symbols. To use the functions of the relevant network, you may need to log in to your user account with the relevant network.


Who can I contact to request information or assert my rights? 

You may send any request relating to this privacy statement to the following email address:

Fondation Rurale Interjurassienne
Courtemelon / CP 65
2852 Courtételle


Which legislation applies? 

As a foundation under private law based in Switzerland and providing services on Swiss territory only, the FRI is subject to the Federal Data Protection Act (LPD) of 25.09.2020 and the Data Protection Ordinance (OPDo) of 31.08.2022.   


Revision of this declaration 

Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page.