Privacy Policy


This Website collects some Personal Data from its Users.







Users may be subject to different protection standards and broader standards may therefore apply to some. In order to learn more about the protection criteria, Users can refer to the applicability section.


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Owner and Data Controller


Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Building B, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Types of Data collected


Among the types of Personal Data that this Website collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies; Usage Data; first name; last name; gender; country; email address; various types of Data; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); geographic position; language.


Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection.

Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Website.

Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by this Website is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Website to provide its services. In cases where this Website specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.

Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Website or by the owners of third-party services used by this Website serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.


Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this Website and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.


Mode and place of processing the Data


Methods of processing


The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Website (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.


Legal basis of processing


The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:



  • Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations the Owner may be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Data is subject to European data protection law;

  • provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;

  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;

  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;

  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.


In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.


Place


The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.



Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.


If broader protection standards are applicable, Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.



If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.


Retention time


Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.


Therefore:



  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.

  • Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.


The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.



Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.


The purposes of processing


The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Service, comply with its legal obligations, respond to enforcement requests, protect its rights and interests (or those of its Users or third parties), detect any malicious or fraudulent activity, as well as the following: Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Traffic optimization and distribution, Contacting the User, Infrastructure monitoring, Content commenting, Analytics, Remarketing and behavioral targeting, Hosting and backend infrastructure, Location-based interactions, Interaction with support and feedback platforms, Displaying content from external platforms, SPAM protection, Tag Management, Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties and Managing contacts and sending messages.


For specific information about the Personal Data used for each purpose, the User may refer to the section “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data”.


Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data


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


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.


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 processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) (Facebook, Inc.)


Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Website. The Facebook pixel tracks conversions that can be attributed to ads on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Flurry Analytics (Flurry, Inc.)


Flurry Analytics is an analytics service provided by Yahoo! Inc.

This service is designed for mobile apps analytics and can collect various information about your phone, highlighted in the Flurry Analytics privacy policy.

If the User chooses to opt-out, Flurry will stop tracking data for the device identified by the provided MAC address and/or device identifier going forward. The analytics service tracking will stop across all applications within the Flurry network.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Google Ads conversion tracking (Google Inc.)


Google Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google Ads advertising network with actions performed on this Website.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


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 processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Google Analytics for Firebase (Google LLC)


Google Analytics for Firebase or Firebase Analytics is an analytics service provided by Google LLC.

In order to understand Google's use of Data, consult Google's partner policy.


Firebase Analytics may share Data with other tools provided by Firebase, such as Crash Reporting, Authentication, Remote Config or Notifications. The User may check this privacy policy to find a detailed explanation about the other tools used by the Owner.


This Website uses identifiers for mobile devices and technologies similar to cookies to run the Firebase Analytics service.


Users may opt-out of certain Firebase features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or by following the instructions in other Firebase related sections of this privacy policy, if available.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: identifiers; internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Twitter Ads conversion tracking (Twitter, Inc.)


Twitter Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects data from the Twitter advertising network with actions performed on this Website.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


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 processed: country; email address; first name; gender; last name; various types of Data.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: identifiers; biometric information; internet information.


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.


Disqus (Disqus)


Disqus is a content commenting service provided by Big Heads Labs Inc.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt out.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


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.


Google Fonts (Google Inc.)


Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.


Personal Data processed: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)


Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Issuu widget (Issuu, Inc)


Issuu is a digital content visualization service provided by Issuu, Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)


YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


YouTube video widget without cookies (Google Inc.)


YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

This widget is set up in a way that ensures that YouTube won't store information and cookies about Users on this Website unless they play the video.


Personal Data processed: Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Hosting and backend infrastructure


This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable this Website to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of this Website. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.


Firebase Cloud Functions (Google LLC)


Firebase Cloud Functions is a hosting and backend service provided by Google LLC.


Personal Data processed: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


Infrastructure monitoring


This type of service allows this Website to monitor the use and behavior of its components so its performance, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting can be improved.

Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and mode of implementation of these services, whose function is to filter the activities of this Website.


Crashlytics (Google Inc.)


Crashlytics is a monitoring service provided by Google Inc.


Personal Data processed: geographic position; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: identifiers; internet information; geolocation data.


Firebase Crash Reporting (Google Inc.)


Firebase Crash Reporting is a monitoring service provided by Google, Inc.


Personal Data processed: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties


This type of service allows Users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of this Website for the purpose of saving and reusing data.

If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service.


JotForm widget (JotForm Inc.)


The JotForm widget is a service for interacting with the JotForm data collection platform provided by JotForm Inc.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


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.

It is recommended to log out from the respective services in order to make sure that the processed data on this Website isn’t being connected back to the User’s profile.


AddThis (Oracle Corporation)


AddThis is a service provided by Oracle Corporation, which displays a widget that allows interaction with social networks and external platforms as well as sharing the contents of this Website.

Depending on the configuration, this service can display widgets belonging to third parties such as the managers of social networks where interactions are shared. In this case, also the third parties that provide the widget will be informed of interactions and Usage Data on the pages where this service is installed.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


YouTube button and social widgets (Google Inc.)


The YouTube button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the YouTube social network provided by Google Inc.


Personal Data processed: Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Interaction with support and feedback platforms


This type of service allows Users to interact with third-party support and feedback platforms directly from the pages of this Website.

If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service.


GetSatisfaction Widget (Get Satisfaction)


The GetSatisfaction Widget is a service for interacting with the GetSatisfaction support and feedback platform provided by Get Satisfaction Inc.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Location-based interactions


Geolocation (this Website)


This Website may collect, use, and share User location Data in order to provide location-based services.

Most browsers and devices provide tools to opt out from this feature by default. If explicit authorization has been provided, the User’s location data may be tracked by this Website.


Personal Data processed: geographic position.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: geolocation data.


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.


OneSignal (Lilomi, Inc.)


OneSignal is a message sending service provided by Lilomi, Inc.


OneSignal allows the Owner to send messages and notifications to Users across platforms such as Android, iOS, and the web. Messages can be sent to single devices, groups of devices, or specific topics or User segments. Depending on the permissions granted to this Website, the Data collected may also include precise location (i.e. GPS-level data) or WiFi information, apps installed and enabled on the User's device. This Website uses identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID or Advertising Identifier for iOS, respectively) and technologies similar to cookies to run the OneSignal service.


The Data collected may be used by the service provider for interest-based advertising, analytics and market research. In order to understand OneSignal's use of Data, consult OneSignal's privacy policy.


Push notifications opt-out

Users may in most cases opt-out of receiving push notifications by visiting their device settings, such as the notification settings for mobile phones, and then changing those settings for some or all of the apps on the particular device.


Interest-based advertising opt-out

Users may opt-out of OneSignal advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones. Different device configurations, or updates to devices, may affect or change how these indicated settings work.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; email address; geographic position; language; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt out.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: identifiers; internet information; geolocation data; inferred information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Remarketing and behavioral targeting


This type of service allows this Website and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this Website by the User.

This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.

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.


Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)


Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; email address.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: identifiers; internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)


Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Twitter Remarketing (Twitter, Inc.)


Twitter Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Twitter advertising network.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Twitter Tailored Audiences (Twitter, Inc.)


Twitter Tailored Audiences is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Twitter advertising network.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; email address.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: identifiers; internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


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.


Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.)


Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc.

The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google privacy policy and terms of use.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


Tag Management


This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on this Website in a centralized fashion.

This results in the Users' Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.


Google Tag Manager (Google LLC)


Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google LLC.


Personal Data processed: Usage Data.


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


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Traffic optimization and distribution


This type of service allows this Website to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.

Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this Website and the User's browser.

Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.


Cloudflare (Cloudflare)


Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.

The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through this Website, i.e., communication between this Website and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from this Website to be collected.


Personal Data processed: Cookies; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Category of personal data collected according to CCPA: internet information.


This processing constitutes a sale based on the definition under the CCPA. In addition to the information in this clause, the User can find information regarding how to opt out of the sale in the section detailing the rights of Californian consumers.


Further information about Personal Data


Push notifications


This Website may send push notifications to the User.


The rights of Users


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


Users entitled to broader protection standards may exercise any of the rights described below. In all other cases, Users may inquire with the Owner to find out which rights apply to them.


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.


Applicability of broader protection standards


While most provisions of this document concern all Users, some provisions expressly only apply if the processing of Personal Data is subject to broader protection standards.


Such broader protection standards apply when the processing:



  • is performed by an Owner based within the EU;

  • concerns the Personal Data of Users who are in the EU and is related to the offering of paid or unpaid goods or services, to such Users;

  • concerns the Personal Data of Users who are in the EU and allows the Owner to monitor such Users’ behavior taking place in the EU.


Cookie Policy


This Website uses Trackers. To learn more, the User may consult the Cookie Policy.


Additional information about Data collection and processing


Legal action


The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Website or the related Services.

The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.


Additional information about User's Personal Data


In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Website may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.


System logs and maintenance


For operation and maintenance purposes, this Website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Website (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.


Information not contained in this policy


More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.


How “Do Not Track” requests are handled


This Website does not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.


Changes to this privacy policy


The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by notifying its Users on this page and possibly within this Website and/or - as far as technically and legally feasible - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.



Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.


Information for Californian consumers


This part of the document integrates with and supplements the information contained in the rest of the privacy policy and is provided by the business running this Website and, if the case may be, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates (for the purposes of this section referred to collectively as “we”, “us”, “our”).


The provisions contained in this section apply to all Users who are consumers residing in the state of California, United States of America, according to "The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018" (Users are referred to below, simply as “you”, “your”, “yours”), and, for such consumers, these provisions supersede any other possibly divergent or conflicting provisions contained in the privacy policy.


This part of the document uses the term “personal information“ as it is defined in The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).


Categories of personal information collected, disclosed or sold


In this section we summarize the categories of personal information that we've collected, disclosed or sold and the purposes thereof. You can read about these activities in detail in the section titled “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data” within this document.


Information we collect: the categories of personal information we collect


We have collected the following categories of personal information about you: identifiers, biometric information, internet information, geolocation data and inferred information.


We will not collect additional categories of personal information without notifying you.


How we collect information: what are the sources of the personal information we collect?


We collect the above mentioned categories of personal information, either directly or indirectly, from you when you use this Website.


For example, you directly provide your personal information when you submit requests via any forms on this Website. You also provide personal information indirectly when you navigate this Website, as personal information about you is automatically observed and collected. Finally, we may collect your personal information from third parties that work with us in connection with the Service or with the functioning of this Website and features thereof.


How we use the information we collect: sharing and disclosing of your personal information with third parties for a business purpose


We may disclose the personal information we collect about you to a third party for business purposes. In this case, we enter a written agreement with such third party that requires the recipient to both keep the personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose(s) other than those necessary for the performance of the agreement.


We may also disclose your personal information to third parties when you explicitly ask or authorize us to do so, in order to provide you with our Service.


To find out more about the purposes of processing, please refer to the relevant section of this document.


Sale of your personal information


For our purposes, the word “sale” means any “selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic means, a consumer's personal information by the business to another business or a third party, for monetary or other valuable consideration”.


This means that, for example, a sale can happen whenever an application runs ads, or makes statistical analyses on the traffic or views, or simply because it uses tools such as social network plugins and the like.


Your right to opt out of the sale of personal information


You have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information. This means that whenever you request us to stop selling your data, we will abide by your request.

Such requests can be made freely, at any time, without submitting any verifiable request, simply by following the instructions below.


Instructions to opt out of the sale of personal information


If you’d like to know more, or exercise your right to opt out in regard to all the sales carried out by this Website, both online and offline, you can contact us for further information using the contact details provided in this document.


What are the purposes for which we use your personal information?


We may use your personal information to allow the operational functioning of this Website and features thereof (“business purposes”). In such cases, your personal information will be processed in a fashion necessary and proportionate to the business purpose for which it was collected, and strictly within the limits of compatible operational purposes.


We may also use your personal information for other reasons such as for commercial purposes (as indicated within the section “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data” within this document), as well as for complying with the law and defending our rights before the competent authorities where our rights and interests are threatened or we suffer an actual damage.


We will not use your personal information for different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without notifying you.


Your California privacy rights and how to exercise them


The right to know and to portability


You have the right to request that we disclose to you:



  • the categories and sources of the personal information that we collect about you, the purposes for which we use your information and with whom such information is shared;

  • in case of sale of personal information or disclosure for a business purpose, two separate lists where we disclose:


    • for sales, the personal information categories purchased by each category of recipient; and

    • for disclosures for a business purpose, the personal information categories obtained by each category of recipient.



The disclosure described above will be limited to the personal information collected or used over the past 12 months.


If we deliver our response electronically, the information enclosed will be "portable", i.e. delivered in an easily usable format to enable you to transmit the information to another entity without hindrance – provided that this is technically feasible.


The right to request the deletion of your personal information


You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information, subject to exceptions set forth by the law (such as, including but not limited to, where the information is used to identify and repair errors on this Website, to detect security incidents and protect against fraudulent or illegal activities, to exercise certain rights etc.).


If no legal exception applies, as a result of exercising your right, we will delete your personal information and direct any of our service providers to do so.


How to exercise your rights


To exercise the rights described above, you need to submit your verifiable request to us by contacting us via the details provided in this document.


For us to respond to your request, it’s necessary that we know who you are. Therefore, you can only exercise the above rights by making a verifiable request which must:



  • provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative;

  • describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.


We will not respond to any request if we are unable to verify your identity and therefore confirm the personal information in our possession actually relates to you.


If you cannot personally submit a verifiable request, you can authorize a person registered with the California Secretary of State to act on your behalf.


If you are an adult, you can make a verifiable request on behalf of a minor under your parental authority.


You can submit a maximum number of 2 requests over a period of 12 months.


How and when we are expected to handle your request


We will confirm receipt of your verifiable request within 10 days and provide information about how we will process your request.


We will respond to your request within 45 days of its receipt. Should we need more time, we will explain to you the reasons why, and how much more time we need. In this regard, please note that we may take up to 90 days to fulfill your request.


Our disclosure(s) will cover the preceding 12 month period.


Should we deny your request, we will explain you the reasons behind our denial.


We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable request unless such request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. In such cases, we may charge a reasonable fee, or refuse to act on the request. In either case, we will communicate our choices and explain the reasons behind it.


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.


 


Latest update: 6 November 2020