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Information on the protection of personal data


Information on the protection of personal data

Information on the protection of individuals with reference to the processing of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/17, art. 13)

The processing of personal data required for the purpose of registration as a user of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco will conform to the principles of lawfulness, correctness and transparency in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals.

To this end, the following information is provided:

1. The Data Controller is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) of the Italian Republic which, in this specific case, operates via the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (601 Van Ness Ave Ste F, 415 788-7142,,

2. For inquiries or complaints, interested parties may contact the MAECI Head of Personal Data Protection (RPD) (mailing address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Piazzale della Farnesina 1, 00135 ROMA, telephone 0039 06 36911 (switchboard), email:, certified email [pec]:

3. Personal data collected will be entered into a database for the following purposes: invitation to cultural events organized by the IIC, sharing of cultural newsletters, promotion of Italian language courses, use of library.

4. Processing of data entered into the database is based on consent. Any refusal to provide the requested data will prevent users from accessing services.

5. Data processing, performed by specially appointed IIC personnel, will be carried out in manual and automated format.

6. Data provided by interested parties during registration will only be used by the IIC and will not be divulged to third parties.

7. Every five years following registration or renewal, the Institute will request users to confirm, electronically, their continued interest in the service and will delete personal data of any who do not provide it, either by a non-reply or by explicit denial.

8. Interested parties may request access to their personal data and the correction of the same. Without prejudice to any consequences on accessibility to services, they may also request the cancellation of such data, as well as limitation of – or opposition to - data processing. In these cases, interested parties must submit a specific request to the Italian Cultural Institute, and notify MAECI RPD of the same.

9. If you believe your rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the MAECI RPD. Alternatively, you may contact the Garante per la Protezione dei Dati personali [Data Protection Authority] (Piazza di Monte Citorio 121, 00186 ROMA, telephone 0039 06 696771 (switchboard), email:, certified email [pec]: .