HTC - Helvetia Trust Company


Helvetia Trust Company is part of “Stelva Group” Network consisting of three different and independent legal entities under the law of Switzerland, providing intellectual work performance and customer services: Studio Legale Cugini (SLC), Stelva SA (Stelva) and Helvetia Trust Company SA (HTC).

The legal nature of HTC’s partners is briefly illustrated below, as well as their activities.

Stelva SA, registered in the Trade Register of Canton Ticino (n. CHE 115.831.950), is a Swiss company that provides business and tax advisory consulting services. The company carries out the activities of a tax office for individuals and legal entities (bookkeeping, tax returns, balance-sheet, financial reclassifications, extraordinary financial transactions, transfer prices and also tax litigation).

Studio Legale Cugini - SLC is a Swiss law firm consisting in Swiss and Italian lawyers which offers international legal assistance in company law, private law and in contract business. SLC works in the field of litigation and extrajudicial matter, suggesting to the clients the most appropriate defensive line to follow. SLC provides advice on international and national taxation, as well as assistance in tax litigation proceedings forward the Courts, in Swiss, in Italy and also in other countries through correspondents.

Each of the above indicated legal entities provides different services through its professionals, operating in accordance with deontological rule (established by professional orders) in the name and of behalf of these structures.

Any legal entity maintains its own individuality in relationships with costumers about obligations arising from the execution of the mandate conferred.

In particular, the entities above are distinctly and separately responsible for any damage to costumers resulting from omissions or connected with their professionals work.

Therefore, for any litigation about fullfilment of professional performances connected with the execution of the mandate given, the individual or entity could claim only and exclusively towards the entity to which the mandate has been given.

The information given in this Website are generally provided by the subjects belonging to the Network and they are intended to satisfy the general interest of the User.

The contained information does not replace legal and tax advice services or the others professional services offered considering that, to get them, competent professionals have to be contacted.

The application of laws and regulations can change depending on the facts or specific circumstances.

Due to the nature of the electronic communication processes, the Network does not guarantee in any way the absence of service interruptions, delays, mistakes or virus into the Site. Therefore, the information are provided without any warranty, express or implied, in terms of accuracy, timeliness and entirety.

The legal entities belonging to the Network, its members, administrators, holders, collaborators or employees, are not in any case responsible for any damage, direct and/or indirect, accidental or not (including any liability for loss of using data or profits) independently from the kind of legal action, included, for example, contractual actions, for negligence or others legal actions arising from the use of the Site or by duplication, publication or other use of the information included or accessible by the Site.

The content of the Site are protected by copyright and property rights and therefore any unauthorized use of available materials on the Site may break copyright, trademarks or other laws.

The User who downloads from the Site some contents for personal and not for commercial use, will have to preserve every copyrights, trademarks or similar content on the original materials or on any event copies.

The materials available on the Site must not be altered, played, showed in public or presented, distributed or used for any public or commercial goal without an explicit written supplier’s consent about related content or materials (including external connections). The subjects of the Network do not assume any responsibility in case the User does not get the explicit written consent above.

The links of external sites are provided as simple service to the Users. The subjects of the network do not control these sites and so they exclude any responsibility about it and its contents.

Being obliged to protect their own reputation, such subjects reserve the right to ask for removal any link and forbid explicitly connections they may present some aspects of violation of laws in the field of copyrights, trademarks and precisely: the links which dissimulate URL and/or bypass the homepage or the pages containing the copyright notes, the legal notes or the policy on site management of the entity.


HTC has developed a internet Privacy Policy in order to respect the privacy right of Users online.

The personal data collected are used in accordance with Federal Data Protection Act of 19 June 1992.

The personal data communicated by the Users are considered confidential. They will be transmitted to third parties only under an express authorisation by the User or if the disclosure is necessary for the identification, the convocation or the prosecution in the event of a violation of HTC rights.

To guarantee an absolute safety in the transferring data through internet is not possible.

Consequently, the personal data are communicated under the only User’s responsibility and HTC could not be considered liable for any problems connected to the transmission of data by the User, particularly in case of loss of data or pirating by third party.

HTC has the right to process personal data in order to:

  • provide the required services;
  • provide the information and/or send communication related to the service;
  • go back the authors of any illicit only in case of specific request and on behalf of the competent authorities, fulfil the required obligations laid down by regulation or law;
  • provide the information and/or offers on the performance made by HTC and/or by the other commercial partners and outsources which may be considered of interest by the User, without the transfer of personal data to third parties;
  • check the quality of the services offered;
  • send advertising communication and information;
  • meet market research and statistics, marketing and service preferences;
  • protect itself in Court;
  • manage their relationships with the Users for control purpose and regularity against any abuse.

HTC has the right to collect, treat and analyse personal data for research and statistical purposes (number and frequency of the visits to the Site, number and kind of Users, pages visited, etc.) and publish or transmit these data to third parties in a way that does not allow identification.

For services proposed by a third party, via an available link on the Site, the third party is the only responsible one for the gathering and management of the personal data communicated by the User. HTC does not gather or keep the data supplied on such occasion by the User.

The User is allowed to consult the personal data concerning him and to ask for the amendment or the cancellation if these are incomplete or irrelevant, writing (and enclosing the photocopy of an identity card), to the following mail address:


The personal data communicated by the User and obtained by HTC will not be used for different goals without the previous consent of the User except for the cases required by law or professional standards. For example, the sending of an email address to HTC containing an information request, implies that SLC will answer to this request using that email address and the other information supplied by the User.

HTC normally only requests the personal data which are necessary to meet the Site User’s demands. The possible necessity to get some further optional information will be communicated at the time of the gathering.

HTC gathers personal protected data only when they are voluntarily provided or whose collection in foreseen and allowed by the law or by the professional standards.

Protected data are meant to be the personal data with a relationship with race, ethnicity, political direction membership of trade unions, religious orientation or such physical health, sex orientation or judicial data.


In some instances, some certain types of information are automatically collected when you visit the Site of HTC or through any emails exchange. The automatic collection technologies include, among others, the use of web logs server for the collection of IIP, cookies and web beacon.

The collection of this information will allow to HTC a better understanding and a better performance, usability and effectiveness of HTC online presence, and to measure the effectiveness of their own marketing activities.


An IP address is a number assigned to a computer which allows computer and server to recognized and communicate each other. IP addresses may be recorder for security and system diagnostic purpose. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web Site trend and performance analysis.


A cookie is a small piece of text included on the Site in a file cookie of the browser which allows to remember the User. Cookies can not be used to start programs or virus in User’s computer. HTC could use cookies only in accordance with the applicable law.

Cookies do not allow to locate User’s email address nor to identify him personally. When a User visit the Site, cookies are used for editing statistics in order to determine the preferred sections by Users.

In case of subsequent registration in the Site, the information can be connected to a cookie in order to improve and personalize the visitor’s online experience (for example, to welcome when you visit a second time the Site or allowing access to registration information).

The User can decide to accept or refuse cookies. It is possible, indeed, to set up your own browser to receive notification about a cookie or to refuse a cookie. However, refusing cookies could prevent you from full utilizing of HTC Site.

The Site can use Google Analytics, a web analysis service supplied by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses some cookies, which are text files stored in Users’ PC in order to allow the Site to analyse how it is used by Users.

In those cases, the information generated by the cookie on the use of the Site by the Users (IP address included) will be transmitted and stored by Google servers in the USA. Google will use this information in order to track and examine the use of the Site, fill in reports on the Site activities for the operators of it and supply other services in relationship with the web Site activities and the use of internet. Google can also transfer this information to a third part, if this is imposed by the law or in case the third part deals with the above mentioned information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the Users IP address to any other data possessed by Google.

The User can be refuse to use the cookies selecting the appropriate setting oh his own browser, but this could prevent the Site to work properly.

Using the Site, the User allows Google to process his data for the above mentioned modalities and goals.


The web beacon correspond to a small image file on a web page which could to be used to gather information on the guest’s computer, such as IP address, visualizing the content, the browser type and existence of cookies previously installed by the same server. HTC uses the web beacon only in conformity to previsions of the law in force.

HTC or its service suppliers could use the web beacon to monitor the efficiency other web sites, which offer HTC services to select staff or marketing or gather statistics in aggregate form on Users.

The User can decide to deactivate some web beacon refusing the relative cookies.

The web beacon will keep on recording an anonymous visit from guest’s IP address without recording the information on the cookies.

In some newsletter and other communications, HTC could ask for the confirmation of the recipient’s email address entering a link in the body of the message. The information is collected to monitor the Users interest and improve the future use.


Excluding what it legally requested in the professional and business field, what is necessary to meet the Users demands and in conformity to what is requested or allowed by the law or by the professional standards, the personal data are not shared with and unrelated third party. In some cases, in order to meet the Users demands, HTC could even share the Users IIP with external companies or service providers or vendors who operate on behalf of HTC.

Besides, HTC could transfer some IIP to member companies of the HTC network (Network Stelva Group) or external companies which work with HTC or on behalf of it, even abroad. HTC can also keep the IIP in a legal system different from the User’s one.

In these cases a specific permission will be requested after specific informative report.

Besides, HTC can communicate the IIP in the area of selling, supply or transfer of a different kind of the site to which the data are referred in order to meet the public authorities demands or changed with law enforcement, court orders, state rules.

This communication could become necessary in case of test of personal data protection or test on security and/or to examine or face security complaints or threats.

HTC does not sell the IIP to third parties and it doesn’t communicate them for a direct marketing.


The Users can choose among several use options of the Site. The visit of the Site of HTC does  not generally need any IIP communication (personal identification information). Anyway, HTC could require such information in order to send the User some further information about services and events. The Site could require the User’s consent for specific uses of IIP which can be allowed or denied. If the User decides to register for specific services or communications, such as newsletter, the registration can be annulled any time, following the instructions included in each communication. In that case, HTC commits to remove the communicated information at once. Anyway, some further information may be required to carry out the operation.


In most cases, the Users who have supplied HTC with their personal data can reasonably ask to access them to rectify any inaccuracies. It is also possible to require the updating or the removal of personal data sending the request to HTC. HTC will work for satisfy the request in the best way, in compliance with the legislation in force and the professional standards.


HTC has security policies and procedures protecting personal data from unauthorised uses, improper use, modification or destruction. Anyway, despite the commitment of HTC, it is not possible to guarantee that the security in facing all threats is absolute, HTC makes sure that the access to the persona data is limited to the subjects who need to know them and who have the duty to keep them reserved. HTC commits to keep the personal data only for the necessary time in order to meet the Users request or up to the request to remove the information.


HTC Site may contains redirections to other sites managed by other companies, members of HTC network, but not mentioned by this legal notice. Before communicating their own personal data, the Users are asked to inspect the policies covering the personal data ruling each web site.


HTC can modify this legal notice in order to reflect the development of the practice on the matter. In case of variation of the above mentioned declaration, the date of the latest update on the top side of the first page, will be consequently modified.

The Users are invited to check this Legal Notice periodically to know the data protection procedures used by HTC.


HTC commits to protect the personal privacy of its Users. In case of doubts or comments, it is possible send a message to

The request relating to the Legal Notice online, must be sent to the same electronic mailbox. In this Site “HTC”, “WE” and “OUR” indicate HTC, an entity of Swiss right.

September 2017


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