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The International Cooperative Alliance for the Americas (hereinafter ICA-Americas) is the representative branch for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), an independent non-governmental organization which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide.

The purpose of ICA-Americas website is to provide timely and updated information about the reality, the actions and the potential of the cooperative movement in the Americas and worldwide to all persons and organizations interested in cooperative issues.

Collecting data from our visitors

When you access the pages of our website some accidental and essential technical information about you is automatically collected. No other information is collected through the site of ICA-Americas, except when you knowingly choose to disclose (for example, by completing an online form).

Information collected automatically

- Visitor information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.

- Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system used and the date and time of access.

- Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the website that referred you to us.

Optional Information

- When you fill out our electronic forms: all data you choose to give or confirm.

You choose what information you give us

There is no legal obligation for you to provide information to our website, however, our website will not work without the essential technical information. If your browser does not send us nonessential technical information it will not prevent you from using our website, but the proper functioning of certain features may be affected


Cookies are files sent to the browser by a web server in order to record user activities during navigation.

The cookies used by our website are only associated with an anonymous user and computer, and do not provide personal data of the user.

By using cookies it is possible that the server hosting the website recognizes the browser used by the user -in order to make navigation easier-, allowing, for example, access to users who have previously registered, access areas, services or promotions reserved exclusively for them without having to register each time. They are also used to obtain information about site visitors and other parameters related to site traffic, and to control the number of visitors and their evolution.

The user has the ability to configure his/her browser to be warned about the use of cookies and to prevent their installation on his/her computer. Please see the instructions and manuals on your browser for more information.

To use the website, it is not necessary for the user to permit the installation of cookies sent by the website, subject to it being necessary for the user to login in each of the services that require prior registration or "login".

The cookies used on this website are temporary for the sole purpose of making onward transmission more efficient. Under no circumstances are cookies used to collect personal information.

IP Addresses

The website server can automatically detect the IP address and domain name used by the user. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to a computer when it is connected to the Internet. All this information is recorded in a file server activity that allows the subsequent processing of the data in order to obtain statistics which show the number of page impressions, the number of visits to web services, order visits and the access point, among other data.


Our website uses the technical information security generally accepted in the industry, such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography mechanisms, in order to prevent unauthorized access to data. To this end, the user agrees that the provider may obtain data for purposes of authentication for access control.

How to contact us

If you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please send an email to info@aciamericas.coop.