Privacy Policy

Last updated on: 24th May 2018

Thank you for visiting our website. Our Privacy Policy is important, and you should keep it in mind.

This Privacy Policy describes how LACNIC collects and processes your data, as well as the regulations that apply to this activity.

It applies to LACNIC's registration services, as well as to any access to this website and/or any other website managed by LACNIC, including any registration to events and/or courses. If you do not agree with these terms, please refrain from using, browsing and/or interacting with LACNIC.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at

1. General Principles

LACNIC: a) obtains data for legal purposes and/or with the consent of the data subject (when applicable); b) stores data with adequate protections in place for their integrity and confidentiality; c) maintains the data for the time required for the purpose they were obtained; d) will make reasonable efforts to correct or delete incorrect data, provided this is possible; e) will request its agents and/or contractors to adhere to these principles.

2. Data Collection

In those cases where user data are published but no contractual relationship exists and/or there is no public interest or purpose to consider, users will be asked to enter their personal data and give their explicit consent for such data to be treated and processed by LACNIC.

All forms will include a box for you to accept the terms under which you are providing the information therein. This will be considered your explicit acceptance of this privacy policy and your consent for LACNIC to incorporate and process the information requested in said form.

3. Data Utilization

Collected data will be primarily used to provide the requested service or information (including newsletters), provide information of interest to the public and/or the community, manage and protect the registration services, and secure our systems against unauthorized use or abuse. Likewise, they may also be used to improve our services or the support we provide our members and/or customers.

These uses do not require sharing the data with third parties, except in the following situations:

a) Due to the inherent nature of a service: many of the services offered by LACNIC consist of registration services or participation in policy forums which, because of their inherent nature, require publishing the information publicly and/or to a specific community; b) With your explicit consent; c) With suppliers, consultants or other service providers, when required for the fulfillment of the service; d) For legal purposes, when an administrative, regulatory and/or judicial authority requires us to provide such information, provided LACNIC understands that it is being requested in accordance with applicable legal regulations in force and/or considers that some of LACNIC's agreements and/or service policies have been violated.

4. Data Preservation

LACNIC shall keep personal data for the time necessary to carry out the activity that motivated their collection, bearing in mind that LACNIC must keep historical data of changes to the registration service.

Data will be deleted from all systems when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was submitted and its preservation is not required or allowed by any legal provision.

5. Data Treatment

LACNIC shall treat your data in full compliance with applicable regulations and in accordance with these policies. At no time will your personal data be used for activities other than those you consented to unless you explicitly authorize us to do so.

6. Data Security and Confidentiality

The personal data provided to LACNIC are treated with the strictest security and confidentiality. LACNIC adopts all appropriate security measures to ensure your data are preserved in a private and secure manner. Nevertheless, LACNIC cannot fully guarantee said personal data. 

LACNIC maintains the confidentiality of the personal data of users and customers on its website in compliance with the Uruguayan legislation on Personal Data Protection, except in cases where the data is required by law or a judicial or administrative order.

7. Use of Cookies

LACNIC may use cookies on its website. Cookies are small text files which websites you visit store on your computer's hard drive. LACNIC may use cookies to improve your user experience when visiting our website, increasing the website's efficiency, for example, by remembering your preferred layout or language.

You can configure your Internet browser so that it notifies you before accepting any cookies. You can also configure your browser to disable the use of cookies. This, however, may limit your access to some of the features of this or other websites.

You can also delete the cookies stored on your computer. To do so, check your Internet browser's user manual.

8. User’s Obligation

You agree to guarantee the accuracy and veracity of the data you provide through the LACNIC website.

9. Exercise of Rights

LACNIC shall guarantee you can freely exercise your rights to access, rectify, delete or include the personal data you submit, under the terms of Act No. 18,331, its amendments and regulatory decree.

Notwithstanding the above, to maintain the integrity of its registration services, LACNIC must maintain records of certain essential information regarding the aforementioned registration services.

The forms on this website that request personal information will include information on how and where you can exercise these rights. If you do not recall this information, please contact us at

10. Modifications

LACNIC reserves the right to modify this privacy policy, which will be published along with the date on which it was last updated.