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Information on the protection of individuals with reference to the processing of personal data

Information on the protection of individuals with reference to the processing of personal data

(General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/17, art. 13)

The processing of personal data required for the purpose of registration as a user of the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. will conform to the principles of lawfulness, correctness and transparency in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals.

To this end, the following information is provided:

1. The Data Controller is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) of the Italian Republic which, in this specific case, operates via the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C.   (mailing address: 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone: (202) 518-0998, e-mail:

2. For inquiries or complaints, interested parties may contact the MAECI Data Protection Officer / DPO [in Italian, Responsabile Protezione Dati / RPD (mailing address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Piazzale della Farnesina 1, 00135 ROMA, telephone: 0039 06 36911 (switchboard), email:, certified email [pec]:

3. Personal data collected will be entered into a database for the following purposes: invites to cultural events, promotion of the Italian language and culture.

4. Processing of data entered into the database is based on consent. Any refusal to provide the requested data will prevent users from accessing services.

5. Data processing, performed by specially appointed IIC personnel and by Mad Mimi, a service company affiliated of GoDaddy LLC (Data Processor), will be carried out in automated format. Mad Mimi is subject to the requirements of the GDPR ( Mad Mimi may be contacted at Office of the Data Protection Officer, 14455 North Hayden Road, Suite 219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA, phone: (480) 505-8877, email:

6. Data provided by interested parties during registration will only be processed by the Data Controller and by the Data Processor and will not be divulged to third parties.

7. Every 5 years following registration or renewal, the Institute will request users to confirm, electronically, their continued interest in the service and will delete personal data of any who do not provide it, either by a non-reply or by explicit denial.

8. Interested parties may request access to their personal data and the correction of the same. Without prejudice to any consequences on accessibility to services, they may also request the cancellation of such data, as well as limitation of – or opposition to – data processing. In these cases, interested parties must submit a specific request to Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and notify MAECI DPO of the same.

9. If you believe your rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the MAECI DPO. Alternatively, you may contact the Italian Data Supervisory Authority [in Italian, Garante per la Protezione dei Dati personali]   (mailing address: Piazza di Monte Citorio 121, 00186 ROMA, telephone: 0039 06 696771 (switchboard), email:, certified email [pec]:

I hereby declare I have read this statement, and give my consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes indicated above.