Privacy policy in accordance with Legislative Decree 196/2003

Last updated: May 10, 2018

Please read the Privacy Policy below carefully

This page describes how the site is managed in relation to the processing of personal data of users who consult it. This is also a disclosure made pursuant to Art. 13 of Legislative Decree. 196/2003 (Personal Data Protection Code) to those who interact with

Data controller

As a result of consulting this site, data relating to identified, or identifiable, persons may be processed: the holder of their processing is Fondazione Centro Culturale Valdese, with headquarters at Via Beckwith 3 – 10066 Torre Pellice (TO).

Place of data processing

Processing related to the web services of this site takes place at the headquarters of the undersigned activity Fondazione Centro Culturale Valdese and is handled only by authorized personnel or persons who may be assigned to occasional maintenance operations. No data acquired through the web service is disseminated. Personal data provided by users by email are, moreover, used for the sole purpose of contacting the data subject who has requested it and/or to perform the requested service or performance.

Types of data processed

1. Navigation data
The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, in the course of their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified. This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users connecting to the site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation addresses of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the user’s operating system and computer environment. This data is used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information about the use of the site and to check that it is working properly. The data could be used to ascertain liability in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the site.

2. Data voluntarily provided by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this site entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, which is indispensable for responding to the requests of the interested party, as well as any other personal data included in the message sent. Failure to provide even part of the aforementioned data may result in the company’s inability to respond to the message sent by the interested party and to fulfill their requests.


A cookie is a small amount of data, often containing an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser (the software that allows you to surf the Web) by a Web server and is then stored on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie is then re-read and recognized by the website that sent it whenever you make a subsequent connection. This facilitates your recurring visits, and increases the usefulness of the site to your benefit. Therefore, cookies are important, and they make navigating between sites faster and more immediate. There are different types of cookies, ranging from user profiling, to collecting statistical data, to using information to send commercial offers. No personal data of users is acquired by the site in this regard.

Persistent cookies of any kind, i.e., systems for tracking users, are not used on this site. We use only so-called “technical” cookies, i.e., used “for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service.”

The so-called “session” cookies (which are not stored persistently on the surfer’s computer, since they vanish when the browser is closed) used avoid the use of other computer techniques potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of users’ browsing and do not allow the acquisition of personal data identifying the user. The site then collects Google Analytics cookies with anonymized IP, so they can be assimilated to technical cookies. The Google Analytics privacy policy is available at this address.

Under current regulations, the Valdese Cultural Center Foundation is not required to seek consent for technical cookies placed on the Site, as they are necessary to provide the services requested.

We remind for completeness that for all other types of cookies, consent can be expressed by the user in one or more of the following ways:

  • Through specific configurations of the browser used or the related computer programs used to navigate the pages that make up the Site.
  • By changing settings in the use of third-party services. Either of these solutions may prevent you from using or viewing parts of the Site.

Users can block or limit the receipt of cookies through their browser options. To prevent Google Analytics from using your data, a browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics JavaScript is available at this address.

Collection of personal data carried out online – Optional provision of data

In relation to the collection of data carried out directly on the website, it should be noted that the essential information on the processing by this route operated is provided in the context of the collection (e.g.: at the end of each registration form/service request), while it is always possible to access the web page containing the privacy policy made in a more articulated form. Providing the requested data is optional, but it may be strictly necessary in order to be contacted by Valdese Cultural Center Foundation and benefit from its services. Failure to provide them may, therefore, result in the impossibility of obtaining what has been requested. It should be noted, however, that the optional and voluntary sending of electronic mail to any email address of the Valdese Cultural Center Foundation (domain entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the communication sent.

Methods of data processing

Personal data are processed by automated means for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use, and unauthorized access.

Rights of data subjects

We inform you that Art. 7 of Legislative Decree. n. 196/03 grants the person concerned the exercise of specific rights. In particular, the data subject may obtain from the owner confirmation of the existence or non-existence of his or her personal data and that such data be communicated to him or her in an intelligible form. The interested party also has the right to obtain information on the origin of the personal data, the purposes and methods of processing, the logic applied in the case of processing carried out with the aid of electronic instruments, the identification details of the data controller and managers as well as the subjects or categories of subjects to whom the personal data may be communicated or who may become aware of them. The interested party has, also, the right to obtain the updating, rectification or, if there is interest, the integration of data, the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the regulations as well as the certification that these operations have been brought to the attention of those to whom the data were communicated or disseminated. Finally, the data subject has the right to object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of data concerning him or her and to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for the purpose of sending advertising or direct sales material or for carrying out market research or commercial communication. You may contact, for all of the above, the undersigned company, Data Controller, with simple communication by letter, fax or email.

Disclosure for forms of data collection through forms

Valdese Cultural Center Foundation informs you that the personal data you provide by filling out the form posted on the company’s website will be treated confidentially, using both paper and computer tools, and that the same will not be communicated or disseminated to third parties. The provision of the above data (which will be used solely for the purpose of contacting you and acknowledging your requests) is optional; however, without it, it may not be possible to fulfill your requests. The data controller of the data collected is the Waldensian Cultural Center Foundation, located at Via Beckwith 3 – 10066 Torre Pellice (TO). The full list of responsible persons can be requested directly from the writing Company, by phone, fax or email. The interested party may, at any time, exercise his or her rights under Art. 7 of Leg. 196/03 and, in particular, request free of charge the rectification of their data or the cancellation of the same from our archives, with simple communication to the undersigned company.

Amendments to this Notice

This Notice may be subject to change and the terms and conditions may change. Please see the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page to find out when our Policy was last revised. Any changes to this will take effect at the same time as it is posted on or through the Site.


If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please send an e-mail to: