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Titular of handling
After this site has been visited data relative to identified or identifiable persons may be handled.
The “Titular” of the handling is the Associazione di Terra Santa (henceforth Holy Land Association – ATS), with its headquarters in Rome (Italy), via Boiardo n. 16.
Types of data handled
The informatics systems and the software procedure employed in the functioning of this site acquire, in the course of their normal exercise, certain personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet protocols of communication.
The information in question has not been gathered in order to be associated with identified interests, but by its very nature it could, through elaboration and association with data held by third parties, allow the identification of the users.
In this category of data belong the IP addresses or the computer domain names utilised by users who connect to the site, addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notations of the resources requested, the timing of the request, the method employed to extract the request from the server, dimensions of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the reply given by the server (satisfactory conclusion, mistake, etc.) and other parameters relative to the operational system and to the informatics environment of the user.
This data is used with the sole purpose of extracting anonymous statistical information about the use of the site and to supervise its correct functioning and it is removed immediately after elaboration. The data may be used for the assignment of responsibility in case of hypothetical informatics offences to the detriment of the site.
Data provided to the user
The facultative, explicit and voluntary dispatch of electronic post to the addresses indicated on this site entails the consequent acquisition of the address of the sender, necessary for a reply or to deal with queries, along with other possible personal data included in the communication. Informative specifics are retrieved or visualised in the pages of the site set out for particular services by request.
Place where data is handled
Handling connected to the web service navigation data of this site takes place at the Jerusalem head office of ATS and is carried out only by technicians responsible for the handling, or by specialists responsible for maintenance operations.
No personal data on users is deliberately acquired by the site. Cookies are not used for the transmission of information of a personal nature, nor are permanent c.d. cookies of any type used, or systems for tracing users.
The use of c.d. session cookies (that are not memorised permanently on the computer of the user and that disappear with the closing of the browser) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identification (constituted by casual numbers generated by servers) necessary to allow the secure and efficient exploration of the site.
The c.d. session cookies used in this site avoid recourse to other informatics techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of the navigation of the users and do not allow the acquisition of personal data that may identify the user.
If, however, the user does not desire to receive any type of cookie on his own system, whether from the ATS site or from any other, he can raise the level of privacy protection of his own browser during the relevant operation.
Holy Land Association notes that on the basis of article 7 of the legislative Decree of 30 June 2003, n. 196, there exists a right to ask anyone carrying out such functions to remove the information gathered through cookies at any time.
Facultativity of the Provision of Data
Apart from what is specified by navigation data, the user is free to provide the personal data contained in the inquiry forms or however indicated, and to ask for the dispatch of informative material or for other communications.
Failure to provide such data may entail the impossibility of obtaining what is asked for.
Modality of handling
Personal data are handled with computerised tools for the time strictly necessary for the accomplishment of the aims for which they have been gathered.
Specific security measures are observed to prevent the loss of data, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorised access. Holy Land Association has adopted all the minimum security measures laid down by the law and, basing itself on the principal international standards, has, moreover, adopted further security measures to minimise potential risks affecting the privacy, availability, and completeness of the personal data gathered and handled.
Sharing, communication, and diffusion of data
The navigation data collected may be transferred or communicated to third parties for closely connected activities that are instrumental in the goals for which the data have been collected (such as the operation of the internet service, the administration of the informatics and telematics system, or for efficient handling by the offices themselves for their purposes).
The personal data provided by users who submit requests for the dispatch of informational material or other information communications are utilised for the sole end of fulfilling such requests and are communicated to third parties only in the case in which this is necessary for the accomplishment of the purpose in question (companies that provide packaging, labelling, and dispatch services).
Other than in these cases, data will not be communicated or conceded to anyone apart from the case where (i) there is an explicit consent for data to be shared with third parties; (ii) there is a necessity that information be shared with third parties for the purpose of providing the service requested; (iii) it is necessary in order to meet the requirements of Judicial Authorities or Public Security. No data deriving from the web service will be published.
Handling of sensitive data
In the case where sensitive personal data is sent (data relating to an individual’s state of health, political, religious, or trade union opinions (or membership of movements or organisations of such a nature), judicial data or data relating to racial or ethnic origins) without explicit written consent to the handling of such data, such consent will be requested explicitly and in writing. In the absence of a reply within 30 days, the data in question will be definitively removed.
The rights of interested parties
The subjects to whom personal data relate have the right at any moment to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of the data in question and to know their content and origins, to verify their accuracy or to ask for their supplementing or updating, or indeed rectification (art. 7 del Decreto legislativo 30 giugno 2003, n. 196).
According to the same article there is a right to call for the removal, transformation into an anonymous form, or blocking of data handled in violation of the law, and indeed for legitimate reasons to refuse consent to their handling as such.
Questions, claims, and suggestions
Anyone wanting further information or wanting to contribute with their own suggestions or to put forward claims or objections in the light of the privacy policies of the organisation or the way that Holy Land Association handles personal data, may do so in writing to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org