Privacy policy

The English versions of the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Declaration contained in this site are provided to help comprehension but have no legal value whatsoever in terms of access and use of the Methodist and Waldensian Cultural Heritage portal. The Italian version alone of the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Declaration are to be considered legally valid.

Latest update: April, 4th 2016

Carefully read the Privacy policy described below.

These pages describe the website management methods as related to the processing of users' personal data. This policy is provided as set forth in Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (Code regarding the protection of personal data) to those who interact with the Waldensian Board’s web services, which can be accessed on-line at the address (the website).

Data Controller
Visiting this site may result in the processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons: the Data Controller is the Waldensian Board, located in Torre Pellice (TO), Via Beckwith, 2.

Data processing location
The processing operations related to this website’s web-based services are carried out at the above-mentioned office of the Waldensian Board exclusively by authorized staff or by persons appointed, if necessary, to perform occasional maintenance operations. No data acquired through web services is divulged. Furthermore, the personal data provided by users via e-mail is used exclusively to contact the person concerned who requested it and/or to carry out the requested service.

Categories of Processed Data
A) Navigation Data
The information systems and software procedures used in the operation of this web site acquire personal data as part of their standard functioning; the transmission of such data is an inherent feature of Internet communication protocols. Such information is not collected in order to relate it to identified data subjects; however, by its very nature, it might allow user identification after being processed and matched with data held by third parties.
This data category includes IP addresses or the domain names of the computers used by the users connecting with this web site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of such requests, the method used for submitting a given request to the server, the size of the file received in response, a numerical code indicating the server’s response status (successfully performed, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user's operating system and computer environment.
This data is only used to extract anonymous statistical information on website use as well as to check its functioning. The data may be used to establish liability in case of hypothetical cyber-crimes committed against the website.

B) Data Provided by Users Voluntarily
Sending e-mail messages to the addresses mentioned on this website, which is done on the basis of a discretional, explicit, and voluntary option, inherently results in acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary in order to reply to any request, as well as of such additional personal data as is contained in the message. Even partial failure to provide the abovementioned data could compromise the company’s ability to reply to the message sent by the person concerned and to satisfy their requests.
This policy explains how the abovementioned Waldensian Board gathers, archives and uses your data and the choices you can make regarding the collection and use of your personal data. By using the website or checking the pertinent boxes in the consent Form during initial registration, you will accept this policy.
Data processing procedures
Personal data is processed using computerized instruments for as long as is strictly necessary to achieve the objectives for which it was collected. Specific security measures are followed to prevent the loss of data, its illicit or incorrect use, and unauthorized access.

Cookies are a small packet of data, often containing a unique anonymous identification code, that is sent to your browser (the software which allows you to browse online) by a Web server and which is later saved on your computer’s hard disk. The cookie is then re-read and recognized by the website which sent it on every following visit. This simplifies your recurring visits, and increases the site’s usefulness to your benefit. Cookies are important, as they allow a quicker and more immediate browsing among various websites. There are several types of cookies, such as those used for user profiling, for collecting statistical data, or for sending commercial offers based on acquired information.

No user’s personal data in regards to this is acquired by the website.

No persistent cookies (user-tracking systems) of any kind are used by this website. We exclusively use so-called “technical” cookies, meaning those which are used “only to carry out the transmission of a message on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide said service."
The so-called “session” cookies (which are not memorized permanently on the user’s computer, as they disappear when the browser is closed) that we use avoid using other computer techniques which could potentially be detrimental to the users’ browsing privacy, and do not permit the acquisition of identifying personal data. The website also gathers Google Analytics cookies with anonymized IP, that can therefore be assimilated to technical cookies. Google Analytics’ personal data processing policy is available at this address:

In accordance with current policy, Waldensian Board is not required to ask for consent for the technical cookies used by the website, as they are necessary to provide the services requested.

Furthermore, we remind users that for every other type of cookie they can express their consent through one or more of the following methods:

• by specifically setting the browser or of any computer applications used to browse the pages that make up the website.

• by modifying the settings concerning third-party service use. Either of these solutions might prevent the user from using or accessing parts of the website.

The user can block or limit the reception of cookies through their browser’s settings. A browser plug-in that deactivates Google Analytics’ JavaScript, to prevent Google Analytics from using your personal data, is available at this address

Moreover, brief instructions and links to the developers’ complete instructions on how to disable cookies through browser settings for the main available browsers are provided below.

Internet Explorer
Click on the “Tools” button in Menu bar, then on “Internet Options”. Lastly, access “Privacy” settings to modify your preferences regarding cookies.

In Firefox, click on the “Tools” button in the Menu bar, then on “Options”. Lastly, access “Privacy” settings to modify your preferences regarding cookies. i cookie

Google Chrome
Type “chrome://settings/content” in the address bar (without quotation marks) and modify settings regarding cookies as desired.

Select “Preferences”, then “Privacy”. In the Block Cookie section specify in which way Safari should accept cookies from websites.

iPhone / iPad
If you are using Safari on a portable device, such as an iPhone or iPad: go to “Settings” on your device and find “Safari” on the left-hand menu. From here, under “Privacy and security”, you will be able to manage Cookie options.

To disable external service cookies, you must modify their settings:

Use and processing of users’ sensitive personal data
Data gathered may be used for user profiling activities, marketing, market research to analyze users’ activities and preferences, as well as to provide and personalize our services, to supply our products and/or services and to manage the resulting contractual obligations, to allow you to participate in the activities included in the magazines, to notify you if you have won a contest, to inform you of the prizes you have won, and to send you newsletters and information on other interesting events in the world of Methodist and Waldensian cultural heritage and on products and services offered.

By registering on the website, you may receive marketing information. By giving us consent, you authorize us to use the data you have provided to offer you our products and services, to offer you third-party services, to transmit the data to other companies we collaborate with in co-branding activities, as well as to other carefully selected third parties, who will be authorized to contact you directly for marketing activities. Your participation in our marketing activities, as well as all other aforementioned personal data processing purposes (with the exception of the management of contractual obligations), is discretionary, and you will be able to modify your preferences at any time. The information necessary to modify your preferences is provided below. If you do not give consent or do not modify your preferences, it may be difficult to provide some of our services.

To be sure of your interest in the offered marketing activities, we will use your data gathered through (i) various technical procedures, such as cookies and web beacons (for further information, see “Use of cookies”); (ii) data gathered by census; (iii) your replies to our messages; (iv) your interactions with the website; some of the information you provide when you register to one of the websites; (vii) consumer surveys.

This information may be used worldwide by the Waldensian Board. We guarantee that your data will always be processed with the appropriate protection.

The Methodist and Waldensian Cultural Heritage office’s personnel will have access to your personal data, acting either as supervisor or as representative, in compliance with the corporate structure and in compliance with applicable local legislation.

We will share your data with third parties in the following cases:
If you unambiguously expressed your consent when it was collected or during registration;
if we have entrusted the task to other companies that act on our behalf, for example for home-delivery of our products. In this case, the appointed companies will be permitted to use your personal data exclusively for that purpose;
if we sell one of our company’s activities to another company or in the case of a merger. In this case, the buyer can use your data only in compliance with the terms established in the present policy;
if we have reason to believe that sharing your data is necessary in case of legal procedures or in case of public authority provisions (within the limits allowed by law). We can also share our subscribers’ data if we believe – in good faith – that it is required by laws and /or regulations in effect, or that revealing it might prevent a crime, facilitate a public security investigation, protect the safety of whoever uses our website (especially children), or to protect the safety and integrity of our websites, within the limits allowed by law;
if we use external managers to handle and process the data provided pursuant to the objectives laid out and communicated in the present policy, for example hosting activities connected to the use of our websites. Furthermore, some data may be shared with third parties (such as, for example, auditors or legal counselors) to obtain their professional opinion. This treatment will be regulated by an agreement in accordance with the law, so as to safeguard personal data protection rights.

Rights of concerned parties
We inform you that Article 7 of D. Lgs. n. 196/03 allows concerned parties to exercise specific rights. Specifically, concerned parties can obtain confirmation of the existence or lack of personal data, and have such data communicated to them in intelligible form by the Data Controller. Concerned parties also have the right to obtain information on the origin of personal data, on the purposes and procedures of its processing, on the logic applied in the event of processing performed using electronic tools, on the identification data of the owner and data processing managers, as well as of the subjects or categories of subjects to whom personal data may be communicated or who may learn of it.
Concerned parties also have the right to have their data updated, corrected or, if so required, integrated, cancelled, converted into anonymous form or blocked subsequent to infringement of law, as well as to obtain attestation that said operations have been made known to the persons to whom such data has been communicated or divulged. Lastly, concerned parties have the right to object, for legitimate reasons, to the processing of data concerning them and to the processing of personal data concerning them for the purpose of sending advertising material or for direct sales or for market research or commercial communications.
Concerned parties may, for all these purposes, contact the undersigned company as the owner of the data processing system directly by letter, fax or e-mail.

Guide lines for minors
If the user is a minor (and therefore is not old enough to legally consent to the collection and processing of personal data) and wishes to access our website’s services, they must use their parents’ or guardian’s account and not send information via e-mail to without their parent’s or guardian’s consent.

Guide lines for registration. How to eliminate or correct your personal data
If you are under 18 and desire to access our website’s services, you must use your parents’ or guardian’s account. Do not send information via e-mail to without your parents’ or guardians’ consent.

How to register and how to eliminate or correct your personal data
Once you have registered to our website, depending on the country you’re in, you will receive either a confirmation message or a message asking you to confirm your registration. You can ask us to correct or eliminate your personal data from one or all of our mailing lists at any time, by clicking on the link “Register” or on the other links provided on the website, in the “Participate” menu. We will send you electronic messages only if you have given us explicit consent. Furthermore, you can cancel your subscription to our e-mail communications by using the convenient “Cancel subscription” links provided in the messages themselves.

The Waldensian Board informs you that the personal data you provide by filling out the form found on the company’s website will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, with the assistance of both paper and computer tools, and will not be communicated or shared with third parties. Providing this data (which will be used exclusively to contact you and respond to your requests) is optional; however, failing to do so might make it impossible to satisfy said requests. The data controller for the collected data is the Waldensian Board, located in Torre Pellice (TO), via Beckwith, 2; the internal manager is SPECIFY_MANAGER. The complete list of managers can be requested directly to the Waldensian Board, via telephone, fax, or e-mail. The concerned person can, at any time, exercise the rights established in art. 7 D.Lgs. 196/3 and, specifically, request that their data be rectified or removed from our archives, free of charge, though an ordinary message to the company.

Changes to the present policy
The present policy may be subject to changes, and terms and conditions may vary; we will take it upon ourselves to always publish the most recently updated version of the policy on the Methodist and Waldensian Cultural Heritage’s Portal. We ask that you check the date of “Last update” at the top of this page to know when our policy was last revised. Any variation to the present policy will come into force when said policy is published on the website or through it.

If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal data, you can send an e-mail to