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Introduction

Your privacy and trust are important to us and this Privacy Statement Statement provides important information about how SIAL and the Charity La Scuola Italiana a Londra handle personal information. This Statement applies to any SIAL website, application, product, software, or service that links to it (collectively, our “Services”).

Please read this Statement carefully and contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about our privacy practices or your personal information choices. It is important that you check back often for updates to this Statement. If we make changes we consider to be important, we will let you know by placing a notice on the relevant Services and/or contact you using other methods such as email.

 

1 – Personal information

SIAL is committed to the responsible handling and protection of personal information. Personal information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person. We collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store personal information only when needed to provide our Services and for our operational and business purposes as described in this Statement. We want to be clear about our privacy practices so that you can make informed choices about the use of your information, and we encourage you to contact us at any time with questions or concerns.

 

2 – The types of personal information we collect

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We may collect personal information from you, for example, if you register for an event or request information. We may ask you to provide information such as your name, address, and email address.

In addition, our servers, logs, and other technologies automatically collect certain information to help us administer, protect, and improve our Services; analyse usage; and improve users’ experience. We share personal information with others only as described in this Statement, or when we believe that the law permits or requires it.

Occasionally we collect and process what may be considered sensitive personal information.

For example, if you make a donation to us, we will collect payment information, such as financial or bank card information, and other information necessary for us to process the transaction. Some of our Services may ask you to share your precise geolocation so we can customize your experience and increase the accuracy of the Service. Information that is considered sensitive under applicable law will be handled in accordance with such laws.

For the cookies policy, please refer to our Cookies Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics for the collection of analytical navigation data.

 

3 – How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

4 – What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

5 – When we share personal information

SIAL shares or discloses personal information when necessary to provide Services or conduct our business operations as described below. When we share personal information, we do so in accordance with data privacy and security requirements. We may occasionally share non-personal, anonymized, and statistical data with third parties. Below are the parties with whom we may share personal information and why.

Within SIAL: All of our employees and contractors are required to follow our data privacy and security policies when handling personal information.

Our business partners: We occasionally partner with other organizations to deliver Services, provide content, or to host events, conferences, and seminars. As part of these arrangements we and our partners may collect and share information about you. SIAL and our business partners will handle personal information in accordance with this Statement.

Mailing list or newsletter

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Website. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to this Website or after making a purchase.

Personal Data collected: Cookies, email address and first name.

 

Displaying content from external platform

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.

This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

 

Interaction with external Social Networks and Platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Website.

The interaction and information obtained through this Website are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.

This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

 

Facebook like button and social widgets (Facebook, inc.) 

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

6 – How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of cookies

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies.

Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website.

Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With regard to Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

 

7 – How we secure personal information

SIAL takes data security seriously, and we use appropriate technologies and procedures to protect personal information. Our information security policies and procedures are closely aligned with widely accepted international standards and are reviewed regularly and updated as necessary to meet our business needs, changes in technology, and regulatory requirements.

 

8 – How long we keep personal information

SIAL has implemented policies and rules relating to the retention of personal information. We only retain personal information for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. In determining data retention periods, SIAL takes into consideration local laws, contractual obligations, and the expectations and requirements of our customers. When we no longer need personal information, we securely delete or destroy it.

 

9 – Your right to access and correct your personal information

We respect your right to access and control your information, and we will respond to requests for information and, where applicable, will correct, amend, or delete your personal information.

Access to personal information: If you request access to your personal information, we will gladly comply, subject to any relevant legal requirements and exemptions, including identity verification procedures. Before providing data to you, we will ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interaction with us so that we can locate any relevant data. We may also charge you a fee for providing you with a copy of your data (except where this is not permissible under local law).

Correction and deletion: In some jurisdictions, you have the right to correct or amend your personal information if it is inaccurate or requires updating. You may also have the right to request deletion of your personal information; however, this is not always possible due to legal requirements and other obligations and factors. Remember that you can update your account information by getting in touch with us

Marketing preferences: To opt out of email marketing, you can use the unsubscribe link found in the email communication you receive from us or visit the applicable email preference center. For other marketing preferences, you can use the “Contact Us” option within the relevant Service.

Filing a complaint: If you are not satisfied with how SIAL manages your personal data, you have the right to make a complaint to a data protection regulator.

 

Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this Website cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by this Website.

 

DEFINITIONS AND LEGAL REFERENCES

PERSONAL DATA (OR DATA)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

USAGE DATA

Information collected automatically through this Website (or third-party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

USER

The individual using this Website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

DATA SUBJECT

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

DATA PROCESSOR (OR DATA SUPERVISOR)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

DATA CONTROLLER (OR OWNER)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.

THIS WEBSITE (OR THIS APPLICATION)

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

SERVICE

The service provided by this Website as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

EUROPEAN UNION (OR EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

COOKIES

Small sets of data stored in the User’s device.

LEGAL INFORMATION

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Website, if not stated otherwise within this document.

PRIVACY POLICY OF WWW.SIAL.SCHOOL

This Website collects some Personal Data from its Users.

POLICY SUMMARY

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES AND USING THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

        • ADVERTISING
          • DIRECT EMAIL MARKETING (DEM)
          • Personal Data: email address
          • GOOGLE ADSENSE
          • Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
        • ANALYTICS
          • GOOGLE ANALYTICS, DISPLAY ADVERTISING EXTENSION FOR GOOGLE ANALYTICS, GOOGLE ADWORDS CONVERSION TRACKING AND WORDPRESS STATS
          • Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
        • BACKUP SAVING AND MANAGEMENT
          • BACKUP ON GOOGLE DRIVE
          • Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
        • COMMERCIAL AFFILIATION
          • AMAZON AFFILIATION AND AWIN
          • Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
        • CONTACTING THE USER
          • CONTACT FORM
          • Personal Data: email address and first name
          • MAILING LIST OR NEWSLETTER
          • Personal Data: Cookies, email address and first name
      • DISPLAYING CONTENT FROM EXTERNAL PLATFORMS
      • GRAVATAR
      • Personal Data: email address and Usage Data
      • INTERACTION WITH DATA COLLECTION PLATFORMS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES
      • CONTACT FORM ACTIVE CAMPAIGN
      • Personal Data: email address and first name
      • INTERACTION WITH EXTERNAL SOCIAL NETWORKS AND PLATFORMS
          • FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN LIKE BUTTON AND SOCIAL WIDGETS
          • Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
        • MANAGING CONTACTS AND SENDING MESSAGES
          • ACTIVECAMPAIGN
          • Personal Data: email address
        • SPAM PROTECTION
          • AKISMET
          • Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
        • USER DATABASE MANAGEMENT
          • ACTIVECAMPAIGN
          • Personal Data: email address and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

    • OWNER AND DATA CONTROLLER
    • Scuola Italiana a Londra is registered in England and Wales under company number 6046404 and have its registered office at 156 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH.
    • We are a Charity and our Charity number is 1119966.
    • Owner contact email: info@sial.school

 

DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

  • ADVERTISING
  • This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this Website, possibly based on User interests.
  • This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
  • Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside this Website. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.
  • In addition to any opt out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
  • DIRECT EMAIL MARKETING (DEM) (THIS WEBSITE)
  • This Website uses the User Data to propose services and products provided by third parties or unrelated to the product or service provided by this Website.
  • Personal Data collected: email address.
  • ANALYTICS
  • The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
  • GOOGLE ANALYTICS (GOOGLE INC.)
  • Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
  • Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.
  • DISPLAY ADVERTISING EXTENSION FOR GOOGLE ANALYTICS (GOOGLE INC.)
  • Google Analytics on this Website might use Google’s Interest-based advertising, 3rd-party audience data and information from the DoubleClick Cookie to extend analytics with demographics, interests and ads interaction data.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.
  • GOOGLE ADWORDS CONVERSION TRACKING (GOOGLE INC.)
  • Google AdWords conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google AdWords advertising network with actions performed on this Website.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.
  • WORDPRESS STATS (AUTOMATTIC INC.)
  • WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.
  • BACKUP SAVING AND MANAGEMENT
  • This type of service allows the Owner to save and manage backups of this Website on external servers managed by the service provider itself. The backups may include the source code and content as well as the data that the User provides to this Website.
  • BACKUP ON GOOGLE DRIVE (GOOGLE INC.)
  • Google Drive is a service to save and manage backups provided by Google Inc.
  • Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.
  • COMMERCIAL AFFILIATION
  • This type of service allows this Website to display advertisements for third-party products or services. Ads can be displayed either as advertising links or as banners using various kinds of graphics.
  • Clicks on the icon or banner posted on the Application are tracked by the third-party services listed below, and are shared with this Website.
  • For details of which data are collected, please refer to the privacy policy of each service.
  • AMAZON AFFILIATION (AMAZON)
  • Amazon Affiliation is a commercial affiliation service provided by Amazon.com Inc.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.
  • AWIN (AWIN AG)
  • Awin is a commercial affiliation service provided by AWIN AG.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: Germany – Privacy Policy.
  • CONTACTING THE USER
  • CONTACT FORM (THIS WEBSITE)
  • By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Website to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.
  • Personal Data collected: email address and first name.
  • MAILING LIST OR NEWSLETTER (THIS WEBSITE)
  • By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Website. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to this Website or after making a purchase.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies, email address and first name.
  • CONTENT COMMENTING
  • Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Website.
  • Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.
  • If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

 

  • DISPLAYING CONTENT FROM EXTERNAL PLATFORMS
  • This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.
  • This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
  • GRAVATAR (AUTOMATTIC INC.)
  • Gravatar is an image visualization service provided by Automattic Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
  • Please note that if Gravatar images are used for comment forms, the commenter’s email address or parts of it may be sent to Gravatar – even if the commenter has not signed up for that service.
  • Personal Data collected: email address and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

 

 

  • INTERACTION WITH EXTERNAL SOCIAL NETWORKS AND PLATFORMS
  • This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Website.
  • The interaction and information obtained through this Website are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
  • This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
  • FACEBOOK LIKE BUTTON AND SOCIAL WIDGETS (FACEBOOK, INC.)
  • The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.
  • Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

  • MANAGING CONTACTS AND SENDING MESSAGES
  • This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User.
  • These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
  • ACTIVE CAMPAIGN (ACTIVECAMPAIGN, LLC.)
  • ActiveCampaign provides a marketing platform that allows clients to reach their customers, to understand how their customers interact with those communications and other content, and to customize marketing based on their customers’ interests.
  • Personal Data collected: email address.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

 

  • SPAM PROTECTION
  • This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Website, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
  • AKISMET (AUTOMATTIC INC.)
  • Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.
  • Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

 

  • USER DATABASE MANAGEMENT
  • This type of service allows the Owner to build user profiles by starting from an email address, a personal name, or other information that the User provides to this Website, as well as to track User activities through analytics features. This Personal Data may also be matched with publicly available information about the User (such as social networks’ profiles) and used to build private profiles that the Owner can display and use for improving this Website.
  • Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails based on specific actions performed on this Website.
  • ACTIVECAMPAIGN (ACTIVECAMPAIGN, LLC.)
  • ActiveCampaign is a User database management service provided by ActiveCampaign, Inc.
  • Personal Data collected: email address and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
  • Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

THE RIGHTS OF USERS

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

DETAILS ABOUT THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO PROCESSING

Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.

Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.

HOW TO EXERCISE THESE RIGHTS

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.