Casa Valdese Roma
Via Alessandro Farnese, 18 00192 Roma
Tel. +39 06 3215362 Fax. +39 06 3211843
DEFINITION OF “PERSONAL DATA”
For the purposes of this policy, “personal data”, as specified in article 4 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 (hereinafter abbreviated as D.Lgs 196/2003), means “any information regarding a physical person, a legal person, an institution or an association, identified or identifiable, directly or indirectly, via reference to any other information, including a personal identification number”.
The Data Controller is entitled to gather the following personal identification data about you for processing from this web site: name, surname, address, e-mail address, clusters of information for statistical purposes only during the process of consulting the web site or portal, other information provided voluntarily by the user during the online registration procedure or compilation of specific fields or modules, and information intended to improve and facilitate navigation of the web site.
THE DATA CONTROLLER
The Data Controller considers the privacy of its users to be fundamentally important and guarantees that the processing of personal data through its Internet web site is conducted in respect of the rights, fundamental liberties and the dignity of each data owner, with specific reference to confidentiality, personal identity and the right to protection of personal data.
The Data Controller is the “Commissione Sinodale per la Diaconia” (hereinafter, CSD), with registered office in Torre Pellice (Province of Turin, Italy) at Via Angrogna no. 18.
The Data Supervisor is Ms Francesca Serra. The email address for contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLACE OF DATA PROCESSING
The processing related to the web services of this web site is conducted at the aforementioned registered office of the CSD and are handled only by technical personnel of the office designated to handle the processing, or by external providers (outsourcers or external supervisors) for the execution of occasional or periodic technical operations (such as database maintenance).
No data deriving from web services is communicated or diffused.
The personal data provided by users who send in requests for information and notices (bulletins, CD-rom, newsletters, annual reports, answers to questions, etc.) are used solely for the purpose of providing the service or supply requested and are communicated to third parties only if necessary for the same purpose.
METHOD OF DATA PROCESSING
Users can access a variety of web site sections without releasing any personal information. The Data Controller treats and gathers personal data online through its web site or its own email address.
Such processing is executed in the following, prevalently automated, modalities:
1) Data released voluntarily by users.
The Data Controller gathers the personal and other data entered on registration forms, in the fields of the web site module or sent in by email. Such data may regard information that is necessary to provide services requested by the data owner (such as making reservations or subscribing to a newsletter) and/or to contact the same (name, street address, email address, telephone number, user ID and password) and also the date of birth, professional credentials, hobbies and interests of the user.
2) Navigational data gathered by electronic instruments.
The electronic systems and software procedures dedicated to the functioning of the web site of the Data Controller acquire, in the normal course of operations, a series of personal information the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communications protocols (for example, IP addresses, dominion names of the computers used by users to connect to the site, URI [Uniform Resource Identifier] addresses of requested resources, time and date of requests, the modality of submitting requests to the server, the dimension of the file obtained in response, the numerical code that identifies the status of the server response [successful, error, etc.].
This data is used solely to extrapolate anonymous statistics regarding web site use and to monitor correct web site functioning, and is cancelled immediately following elaboration. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in the case of potentially criminal electronic activity to the detriment of the web site. Aside from this possibility, at the present time, data regarding web contacts does not persist for more than seven days.)
The web site and/or portal of the Data Controller uses cookie technology and analogous software to gather and/or transmit users’ personal data.
PURPOSE OF DATA PROCESSING
Data is gathered to allow the web site owner to provide its services and similarly for the following purposes: to offer products and services, to control the system of authorized access to monitor data safety, to contact users, to interact with social networks and external platforms, for registration and authentication, for social applications, payment management, interaction with support and feedback platforms, to monitor infrastructure, manage addresses and sending email messages, and to visualize content on external platforms.
The aforementioned Data Controller acquires the data necessary to execute the contractual obligations assumed with customers and deriving from reservations operations.
Only at the specific request of data owners, by means of the online subscription module, will the Data Controller submit commercial offers and promote marketing initiatives through its own newsletter.
The personal data gathered from compilation of modules on the web site of the Data Controller is treated for the following purposes:
- to grant you access to the services provided by the web site/portal reserved for registered users, to contact you at your request to provide specific information and assistance that you need or for which you have requested our intervention;
- with your express consent, to send you commercial information and for marketing activities in automated modality (such as email, fax, SMS, MMS, etc.) and non-automated modality (such as surface mail, telephone call with operator, etc.) regarding products and services of the web site owner and/or its commercial partners;
- with your express consent, to use electronic instruments to conduct profiling, analysis of purchasing choices and market research to improve the offering of services and commercial information, configuring these to better match your interests.
This policy can be integrated by further conditions made known at the time of requesting specific services.
COMMUNICATION AND/OR DIFFUSION OF PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is accessible to the bodies and employees of the Data Controller that are formally designated employees or Data Supervisors.
The Data Controller may also be required, by order of judiciary authorities, to release information about users, or in conformity with local or international laws, regulations or mandates.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
In conformity with the principle of necessity as sanctioned in article 3 of D.lgs 196/2003, the Data Controller guarantees that processing with electronic instruments reduces the use of personal and identification data to the minimum, limiting recourse to the cases in which it is strictly necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they were gathered. The Data Controller also guarantees the adoption and observance of specific safety measures to prevent loss of data, illicit or improper use of data and unauthorized access. The Data Controller as identified above will archive the data of each user until a cancellation order is received from the data owner, including data for which conservation is not necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was gathered, in observance of the rights sanctioned by article 7 of D.lgs. 196/2003, to be implemented by the means set out in the paragraph below entitled “Rights of data owners”. Each designated individual user is responsible for guaranteeing the ownership and custody of the password and codes for access to the web resources.
OPTIONAL NATURE OF DATA CONFERRAL
The Data Controller as identified above treats the data of its users and customers solely with their consent. However, if a user does not consent to data processing or requests cancellation of personal data, it will not be possible to access the reserved areas of the web site.
In addition to the specified navigation data, the user is free to supply or withhold the personal data listed on the module of request and/or registration of the Data Controller’s web site, as identified above. Failure to confer the data may make it impossible to obtain what is requested. For completeness, in some cases (not pertinent to the ordinary management of this web site, authorities can request notice and information pursuant to article 157 of D.lgs 196/2003 for the purpose of controlling personal data processing. In these cases, failure to respond is penalized by an administrative sanction.
RIGHTS OF DATA OWNERS (article 7 of D.lgs 196/2003)
Web site users are entitled to contact the Data Controller and/or Data Supervisor at any time to exercise their rights as set out in article 7 of D.lgs 196/2003, which provides as follows:
- A data owner is entitled to obtain confirmation or denial of the existence of his/her own personal data, even if not yet recorded, and to have communication of such data in an intelligible form.
- A data owner is entitled to obtain the indication:
- of the origin of the personal data;
- of the purposes and modalities of processing;
- of the logic applied in the case of processing with the use of electronic instruments;
- of the identification data of the Data Controller, Data Supervisor and the designated representative pursuant to article 5, clause 2;
- of the parties and categories of parties to which personal data can be communicated or which can acquire knowledge of it in the roles of designated representative on State territory, Data Supervisors and designated employees.
- A data owner is entitled to obtain:
- updating, correction or, if interested, integration of the data;
- cancellation, transformation into an anonymous format or blockage of data processed in violation of the law, including data for which conservation is not necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was gathered or successively processed;
- a declaration that the operations at letters a) and b) were made known, including the relevant content, to those to whom the data was communicated or diffused, except in the case that such a fulfilment is evidently impossible or would require adoption of manifestly disproportionate means with respect to the protected right.
- A data owner is entitled to oppose, totally or in part:
- processing of his/her own personal data, even if pertinent to the purpose of collection, for legitimate motives;
- processing of his/her own personal data for the purpose of sending advertising, making direct sales, conducting market research or commercial communications.
Furthermore, information supplied after the first registration can be modified or cancelled, changing the settings previously indicated on the registration form published on this web site.
Requests must be addressed to the Data Supervisor as identified above in the “DATA CONTROLLER” paragraph.
Cookie technology is used to obtain information about the user’s experience on the web site/portal and to allow functioning of some services that require identification of the user’s passage on the various pages.
This site does not make use of profiling cookies but only those of a technical nature as listed below:
- access to reserved areas
- sharing contents on social networks
- registration of navigational statistics for the portal using Google analytics
- sharing video files (youtube, vimeo, etc.)
WHAT COOKIES ARE
A cookie constitutes an information sent from a server to a browser and allows the server to collect information from the browser and viceversa. The cookie helps the web site to recognize your device if you visit the site again. Cookies have many functions. For example, they can help us recall your username and preferences, analyse the performance of our web site and even allow us to suggest content that may be of interest to you.
Our cookies are normally anonymous and are not linked to the user’s personal data.
The cookies in use on the web site/portal are of various types:
Session cookies These are temporary files that are retained in memory until the user leaves the web site or the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies These files are archived and retained even after user leaves the web site or the browser is closed. They are eliminated only after the expiry date indicated in the cookie itself.
Proprietary cookies These files are installed on the user’s device directly by the web site on which the user is navigating. No use is made of these cookies on this web site.
Third party cookies These are files installed by external web sites through code integrated in the page of a web site on which the user is navigating. Examples of third party cookies are those installed by social plug-ins (for sharing content) or the cookies that analyse the visits. In general, third party cookies are not indispensable for navigation, so you can refuse them by default by applying specific options in your browser as described below. From time to time, depending on the content concerned, third party cookies may be present, but not for the purpose of profiling.
Technical cookies These are usually used to execute digital authentications, to monitor sessions and to memorise specific information about users who access a web page.
Analytics cookies These are used to collect information in aggregate form about the number of users on a web site and how they visit the web site itself, and then to elaborate general statistics about the service and its use.
Social widgets Some widgets made available by social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, etc.) make use of their own cookies, that is third party cookies. Disactivating them will not limit use of the web site except in sections where widgets may be installed (for example, to integrate videos or maps) and, in some cases, the option for rapid content sharing or to comment some areas of the web site.
Advertising cookies This web site does NOT make use of this type of cookies.
SOCIAL NETWORK WIDGETS AND BUTTONS
To allow web site visitors to share the contents on social networks, instruments (widgets) made available by the social networks themselves can be included on the web site pages.
These instruments (usually blocks of code inserted in the pages of the host web site) can collect the third party cookies installed by the social networks (such as Facebook,Twitter, YouTube, etc.). This web site does not share any information with such widgets.
For more information about the cookies of the main social networks, visit the web sites:
- Facebook Privacy
- Twitter Privacy
- Google Privacy
- LinkedIn Privacy
- Pinterest Privacy
To disable the cookies of external services that may be included on individual pages, it is necessary to set their configuration:
- Google Services