As provided for by art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 related to the protection of the physical people with respect to the treatment of personal data (hereinafter for the brevity “Regulation” or “GDPR”) and by the legislation, also national, on the protection of personal data, we provide below the information required by law relating to the processing of your personal data.

The present privacy policy applies exclusively to online activities of the Website It is valid only for visitors/users of the website.

It does not apply to information collected through different channels other than this website.

This information also concerns personal data sent by the visitor user at the time of filling in the contact form.

We inform you that the data voluntarily given on the form will be transformed into an email that may be kept in the site owner’s incoming mail system.


The data controller is: Fondazione COMITANS headquartered in Rome, Via Dandolo 86, 00153. Tax Code: 970890906589, in person of the legal representative pro tempore, e-mail PEC


Data provided voluntarily by the user

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person such as their name, surname, gender, email address, telephone number, birthdate, postal address.

Navigation data

The software systems and procedures required for the smooth functioning of this website will log certain personal data which require internet communication protocols before being transferred. This kind of information is not acquired for purposes directly linked to identifiable data subjects but could, by virtue of its very nature, be processed and aggregated with the data held by third parties, in such a way as to make user identification possible. The kind of data involved includes IP addresses, domain names of users connecting to the website and time of visits, the addresses in the notation of URI (Uniform Rescue identifier) of the resources required, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the numerical code indicating the status of the response provided by the service (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and IT environment


The browsing data are acquired by the computer systems and by the software procedures of this website for its normal operation. This kind of information is not acquired for purposes directly linked to identifiable data subjects but could, by virtue of its very nature, be processed and aggregated with the data held by third parties, in such a way as to make user identification possible. This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the internet, and to check its correct functioning. Furthermore, Data may be used to determine liability in case of hypothetical computer-based violations damaging the website.

These data are collected on the basis of the consent expressed by the user through the persistent navigation on the site (conclusive behavior).

The data that you submit will be used for the purpose of responding to the contact request made through the contact form of the site, to process any of your requests contained in the message sent through the aforementioned form, and if necessary, to contact you (legal basis for such processing is the pursuit of the legitimate interest of the controller) and, to send you
information or promotional material and our newsletter, in this case the legal basis of the processing is your express consent.

For the sake of completeness, please note that, pursuant to Article 7 of Regulation 679/2016, the interested party has the right to withdraw his consent at any time. Consent can be revoked as easily as it was granted


Personal data is processed with automated means for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected, and for a maximum period of 24 months. Specific security measures are implemented in order to prevent the loss of data, illegal or improper data use and unauthorized access.

Personal data is only handled by technical staff employed for this purpose and, occasionally, by persons as well as by third parties and external service providers, acting on behalf of the COMITANS Foundation, duly appointed as Data Processors and who will process the data in compliance with the purpose for which the data was originally collected.

The list of persons processing personal data is available by making a request to the Data Controller.

No personal data is transferred to third countries.

The data may also be communicated to all persons to whom the communication is due because of legal obligations.


Apart from that specified for navigation data, the provision of personal data in the contact form by Users is optional, however any refusal to provide them, or the failure to consent to their treatment, will make it impossible to obtain the requested service.


You are always entitled, pursuant to the articles 15 to 22 of the Regulation, to the following rights and obtain (if applicable):

  1. to access, obtain a copy or delete any of your personal data;
  2. to obtain the modification and updating of your personal data (for instance, if you think that your personal data are not correct, you can ask to correct or to modify them, except where the information is required for storage in its original format under any applicable laws and regulations);
  3. to obtain the limitation or termination of any further use of your personal data;
  4. to receive the personal data you have voluntarily provided to us in a common and readable structured format;
  5. to object to the processing of data for reasons related to your particular situation;
  6. to withdraw your consent at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing based on consent given before revocation;
  7. to lodge a complaint with the Guarantor for the protection of personal data, headquartered in Rome, (Italy) Piazza di Monte Citorio n. 121, official website of the Authority:

Please note that these rights are not absolute and requests are subject to any applicable legal requirements, including legal and ethical regulations or document retention obligations.
We may also rectify, restore or remove incomplete or inaccurate information any time and at our discretion, in accordance with our internal policies


Cookies are small files stored on your device. Cookies can be used to determine whether a connection has already been made between your device and our pages. Only the cookie stored on your device is identified. No personal data is stored in the “Cookies” folder. This site uses technical cookies, direct or third party, aimed at ensuring the proper functioning of the site, without which the same navigation would not be possible; analytics cookies are also used, in order to collect information on the number of users and how to navigate the website. So-called technical cookies are stored on the user’s device with the “Stay logged-in” function, which prevents the user from having to log in again during subsequent visits to our website. This function is not available if the user has disabled the storage of such cookies in your browser settings. The above described cookies are all gathered and analyzed in aggregate and anonymous form. The use of profiling cookies is excluded in every form. However, we invite you to read carefully our cookie policy for further information on cookies and similar devices we use, on their respective purposes and other relevant information.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at anytime. We will provide notice of substantial changes of this Privacy Policy sending you an e-mail to the e-mail address that you volunteered.Such substantial changes will take effect seven (7) days after such notice has been provided


If you have general questions about the information we collect and how we use it, we kindly ask you to contact us at email or writing a letter to Fondazione COMITANS, Via Dandolo 84,00153 Roma

 If you are not satisfied with our answer, you can also contact the local data protection authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali).

Piazza di Monte Citorio, 121 – 00186 Roma

Telefono: + 39-06-6967 71 / + 39-06-6967 72917