Privacy Policy

General information about Privacy Policy

The Venice International Film Critics’ Week (hereinafter SIC) aims to inform users of the website www.sicvenezia.it of the policy adopted for the processing of Personal Data through the site, and to highlight its commitment and attention to safeguarding their privacy. This statement is also provided pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU2016/679) and the Italian Privacy Code (DL 196/2003). In accordance with the provisions of the GDPR, the processing operations will comply with the principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency, purpose and retention limitation, data minimization, accuracy, integrity and confidentiality.

Data Owner and Controller

Data Owner and Controller for SIC is Eddie Bertozzi, Palazzo del Cinema, Lungomare Marconi, 30126 Lido di Venezia (VE), Italy. Email: sivenezia@gmail.com.

Types of data collected and purposes of processing

According to the GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to users and that identifies them personally, either alone or in combination with other information. When you visit this website, SIC only collects and stores personal data if you actively communicate it via multiple sources: forms, email, social media and other means. Notwithstanding the above basic conditions, however, the server of this website’s host automatically registers information about accesses to the website (Browsing or Usage Data). Among the types of Personal Data that this site collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: First name, Last name, Email, various types of data as Usage Data, and Cookies. SIC does not require, or collects, any sensitive personal information, that is, according to the provisions of the GDPR (Art. 9), personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, data concerning health or sexual orientation.

Browsing data

This site collects non-sensitive browsing data by automatic means in order to enable and improve user navigation (e.g., IP address, date/time of the visit and its length, any referring URL, the pages visited on the site, the device used and other information). The processing of such information allows you to access the site and fully enjoy its features and services. Furthermore, browsing data may be used to verify that the site is functioning properly. From time to time, browsing data are processed anonymously for statistical purposes. Browsing data are stored only temporarily in compliance with the applicable law. In particular your IP address will be processed during the connection process so that we can make our website available to you. It is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. SIC’s legitimate interest is in the stated purpose. Browsing data could be also used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical crimes against the site.

Data provided voluntarily

The optional, explicit and voluntary submission of personal data through this site involves the subsequent acquisition of your provided data, necessary for the provision of the requested service. 

Contact form

SIC offers you the possibility to contact it by means of an online form. To do this, you must provide SIC with your name, e-mail address and a specific messate, so that it can respond to your request. When you contact SIC at the email address provided on this website, at least provide it with your email address and any other information you may provide in your e-mail. In order to be able to process your request, SIC must process this data. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. SIC’s legitimate interest lies in the purpose just mentioned.

Newsletter

When you register for SIC’s newsletter, your email address and your permission is saved and is used exclusively for its own information purposes until you request to stop receiving the newsletter. SIC use Mailchimp for newsletter campaigns, the world’s biggest marketing automation platform, GDPR compliant. You can unsubscribe at any time contacting SIC, or using the link inlcuded in the newsletter emails. Find Mailchimp terms of service and privacy here.

Payment methods

To submit a film to the selection process of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week, you can pay the submission fee online. The data you provide are processed directly by Paypal, the payment gateway that allows and handles the transaction. For more information, review Paypal’s Privacy Policy.

Cookies

Information relating to the cookies used on this website can be found at the following link: Cookies Policy.

Connection to third-party websites or platforms

The site may contain links to other third-party websites or platforms, such as social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and others. SIC cannot control the usage of cookies or other monitoring technologies of such websites to which this Policy does not apply, so SIC cannot be held responsible for their conduct with respect to privacy law. You are encouraged to read their privacy policies to verify how they collect and process personal information.

Retention of Personal Information

Personal information collected by this site will be kept – for each type of data processed – only as long as it is needed to provide you with the required services or to meet legal or tax obligations or for the minimum period prescribed by the law. In order to determine the appropriate retention period for personal information collected and stored by the site under your consent, SIC will take into account multiple factors to ensure that personal information is not stored for longer than the necessary or appropriate period, including:
— the purpose for which the site holds personal information;
— legal, tax and regulatory obligations in relation to that personal information;
— any specific request in relation to the deletion of personal information;
— legitimate business interests. 

SIC will promptly delete or anonymize personal information that is no longer needed or retained according to the law.

Legal basis of processing

The legal basis of the processing of Personal Data is art. 6 of the GDPR, if one of the following applies:
— the consent has been given for one or more specific purposes;
— provision of data is necessary for the performance of an agreement and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
— processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation;
— processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;
— processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests.

Mandatory or optional nature of processing

You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide SIC with personal information. So, apart from what is specified for browsing data, you are free to provide personal information optionally, explicitly and voluntarily, according to the above-mentioned purposes. However, failure to provide them may make it impossible to complete the request.

Processing methods and security measures

Personal information is processed with IT, automated and electronic tools and, in limited cases, by using documentary means, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In accordance with the GDPR, SIC applies all industry standard security measures to protect your personal information as is available to SIC within the hosting services, software, plugins and addons it uses. Specific security measures have been implemented to prevent data loss, unlawful or improper use, and unauthorized access, including plugins that enable firewall against common types of attacks, and protect the site from known security vulnerabilities, hacks and malware. While SIC adopts primary security measures, at the same time it cannot exclude the safety risks that are naturally involved by online transmission of data. You accept the inherent risks of providing personal information over the internet and will not hold SIC responsible for any breach of security, unless this breach is due to negligence or willful default.

Place of processing

Personal Data are processed at SIC’s operating office in Venice (Italy) and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Communication and transfer of data

Personal Data are processed by SIC’s internal staff duly authorized to do so under their respective job duties. Whenever necessary and/or instrumental to the above-mentioned purposes, they may also be processed by third parties, appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors: companies and consultants firms providing assistance and/or consulting or performing related services on behalf of SIC, e.g. hosting, maintenance of IT systems, updating of the website. SIC will not transfer any personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless you have explicitly authorized such transfer or the transfer of personal information outside the EEA is allowed by the GDPR on another legal basis. Personal Data shall not under any circumstances be disseminated to unknown persons.

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Specific information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested at any time. Please see the contact information above. 

System logs and maintenance

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

“Do Not Track” requests

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 and other specific sections in this statement.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This statement has been effective since May the 25th 2018. You are encouraged to read this Privacy Policy frequently to check for any future updates or changes.

Affected rights

Under the GDPR you are entitled to receive confirmation as to whether SIC holds any personal information about you. If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to SIC, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact SIC by writing at sicvenezia@gmail.com. SIC will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from SIC’s database or otherwise let SIC know what limitations you would like to put on the use of your Personal Information. In any case, you will always be entitled to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (the Italian Data Protection Authority, www.garanteprivacy.it), pursuant to art. 77 of the GDPR, if you believe that the processing of your data violates applicable law.