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Please note: in case of divergences of interpretation between the different language texts, the Italian text shall prevail.

The following discloses the privacy practices for this Website (, thereinafter the “Website”) with reference to any information collected regarding users’ personal data in case they browse the Website or make any use made of services provided by the Website. Pursuant to section 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 (“Privacy Code”), this privacy policy only applies to data processing that takes place through this Website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other web sites accessed by any links carried on our Website.


The Data Controller of this site is the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. (“Italy in US”), domiciled at 3000 Whitehaven St. NW – 20008 Washington, D.C. (the "Data Controller").


Pursuant to Article 29 of the Privacy Code, the Data Controller has appointed a Data Processor among the individuals performing auxiliary services to the activities and services provided through this Website.

To request an updated list of Data Processors, please write to the Data Controller, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, or send an email to


In order for you to subscribe to our newsletter, or to receive information from Consulates and Cultural Institutes in the United States (hereinafter "Services"), the Data Controller needs to know and treat some of your personal data such as, for example (but not limited to), your full name and e-mail address (hereinafter "data”).

If you wish to merely browse the website, please review the following information regarding the types of data processed and specific information on so-called "cookies".


The computer and software systems used to operate this Website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data the transmission of which is implicit in the use of internet communication protocols.

This information is not collected specifically to be associated to identified data subjects but, because of its very nature, could - by means of processing and integration with data held by third parties - allow to identify users.

This category includes the IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users to connect to the Website, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) of requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the reply provided by the server (done, error, etc.) and other parameters concerning the user operating system and computer environment.

This data is used by the Data Controller solely to obtain anonymous statistical information concerning the use of the site and to check that it is functioning correctly. This data may be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of computer crimes against the website: with the exception of this possibility, at this time contact data collected on the website is not stored for more than seven days.


The optional, direct and voluntary dispatching of e-mails to the addresses listed on this website entails the subsequent acquisition of the senders’ e-mail addresses, which is necessary to answer users’ requests, and of any other personal data included in the e-mail message.

Any future specific summary information will be progressively displayed on the dedicated web pages for special request services.


Cookies are small text files that a website sends and saves on your computer or mobile device (ususally to the browser) when you visit the site, so that they can be remembered for your further visits to the same website.

These can be:

  • “Technical cookies”, strictly connected to the functionality of the website which sends them and which are used, by way of example, to recognize and keep track of users login information, to monitor sessions and memorize the specific information of users accessing the server.
  • “Profiling cookies” used to create user profiles to send custom advertisements based on user preferences which have emerged in surfing the Internet.
  • Finally, while surfing websites, users may receive so-called “third party” cookies on their devices from different sites or web servers. This occurs because on the visited website there may be elements such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages in other domains that reside on servers other than the website visited. In other words, third-party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are currently on.

A list of all the cookies used on this Website by category is set out below, as well as the appropriate steps users can easily take to choose if and how their personal data is to be treated by this type of technology.


This Website uses technical cookies, which are small text files with information exchanged between the Website and your device (or rather, the browser of your device), which enable the correct functioning, and use, of the website. Technical cookies, for example, enable you to access your personal account.


This Website uses so-called analytical cookies, which are created and made available by third parties, in particular by Google Analytics. This is for the sole purpose of obtaining statistical information on the use of the Website, to improve the site and simplify its use, as well as to ensure its correct operation. In any event, the Data Controller has adopted the most appropriate tools to minimize the identification power of this kind of cookie. Please find Google Analytics policy on cookies here (Italian only). You can selectively disable the Google Analytics installed on your browser by downloading and installing the opt-out component provided by Google on your browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the following link.


This site does not use the so-called “profiling cookies", as the Data Controller does not intend to create user profiles in order to send custom advertising messages based on user online activity.


In addition to the previously-mentioned analytical cookies created and made available by Google Analytics, this site also uses "widgets", i.e. elements of interaction in a graphical user interface of a third-party program, to improve, and make more effective, navigation and the sharing of information. The site uses, in particular, AddThis, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Google Maps widgets. If you choose to use them, the widget will send one or more cookies out on behalf of the chosen platform. The Data Controller has no control over widget content and the data processing. Specific cookie policies follow: AddThis Inc., click here; Facebook, click here; Twitter, click here; YouTube, click here and here; Pinterest, click here; Google+ and Google Maps, click here.


Cookies can be removed through your browser settings. However, we must point out that altering the cookie settings might make the site unusable, should essential cookies for our services be removed. Each browser has different settings to disable cookies. Instructions for the most common browsers follow:


The Data Controller only comes into possession of the personal data you supplied while browsing the Internet, or using the services offered by the Data Controller. Your data will be used exclusively to allow you to benefit from the services offered by the Data Controller through this site and, if you give your direct consent, to receive information from the Italian Embassy, Consulates and Cultural Institutes in the USA.

Data will be collected by “Italy in US” directly from your person and will be kept for a period not exceeding the purposes for which the data was collected and subsequently processed.

Personal data processing will be carried out primarily, although not exclusively, by electronic or computerized instruments, in strict compliance with the minimum security measures envisaged by the Technical Regulations on minimum security measures - Annex B of the Privacy Code, and exclusively for the purposes mentioned above.

Your data may be stored on computer media - paper and on any other type of appropriate support - for processing and will be kept a period not exceeding the purposes for which the data was collected.


Providing your personal data for the purposes related to the use of services offered by “Italy in US” is optional, but your refusal to provide any of the requested data, or any incomplete transfer or untruth of the same, could lead to the impossibility, for “Italy in US”, to provide the services you requested.


Personal data will not be diffused. The following third parties may however have access to your data, in compliance with the above-mentioned purposes.

  • Third parties that can access the data under the provisions of the law, international / community regulations, within the limits set by these rules;
  • Our employees, provided that they have been previously qualified as Data Managers or Data Supervisors, or as the System Administrators;
  • Those who perform, completely independently and as separate Data Controllers, or as dedicated External Data Processors specifically appointed by Italy in US, purposes ancillary to the activities and services provided, and/or the companies that provide support services and consultancy, as well as design and development of software and / or websites, postal, shipping and delivery agencies, law firms, companies or consultants engaged to provide specific services to the data controller, always within the limits of the purposes for which the data was collected.

Furthermore, any transfer or communication of such data shall occur in compliance with legal provisions concerning the protection of personal data, including those relating to the minimum security measures.


Pursuant to Art. 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 - "Personal Data Protection Code", and in relation to the processing of your personal data, as an interested party you have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of such data, and to know its content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration, updating, or correction. At the same time, and in accordance with the same Article, you have the right to request the cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form, or blocking of unlawfully processed data and, for legitimate reasons, to oppose its processing.

To exercise the above rights, you may contact the Data Processor at 3000 Whitehaven St. NW - Washington, D.C. 20008, or send an email to

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