Synthetic Data Protection Policy

International Journalism Festival (IJF):
 – does not publish advertising banners, does not use personal data for advertising purposes or in any other wayto profile the users;
uses third-party services for specific features of the site, where does third parties may collect personal data and use it for advertising purposes, such as: social buttons to allow users to share posts on their preferred social media sites, and YouTube videos that enrich the news, where the no-cookie option (that does not use tracking cookies) is generally activated;
– consent to the use of personal data is conferred through the banner at the bottom of the page, and in some cases through the contact forms or request services, and is revocable at any time. 

The processing of your personal data, including processing connected to the planning and participation in the Festival, is covered in further detail below. 


Detailed Data Protection Policy

In compliance with the obligations deriving from European legislation (General Regulation for the protection of personal data n. 2016/679 or GDPR) regarding the protection of personal data, this site respects and protects the privacy of visitors and users, implementing every reasonable and proportionate effort not to infringe on users’ rights. This privacy statement also concerns the activities connected to the organization of the annual Festival event. In specific cases, further and more detailed information is provided when necessary

Subjects of the processing

 The Data Controller is “Il Filo di Arianna S.r.l.”, which can be contacted at the email or or at the address via Assisi 93 (06089) Torgiano (PG), Italy.

Data we collect

Data collected automatically

The software automatically gathers some information, including the IP address, the type of browser, the Internet service provider, the date and time of the visit, the amount of time spent on the website, the referring page, and the exit page. Other data are gathered via cookies or similar technologies (read the section on “Cookies and third-party services”).

Additional data are collected during use of the Mobile App:
– type of device used to install the App;
– name of the Internet service provider (ISP);
– date and time of visit;
– app cards consulted;
– possibly the number of events with actions in the App.

These data do not enable the physical identification of the User and are only used for statistical purposes. The IP address is only used for security purposes; no other data is combined with it.

Data provided voluntarily by the User

Other data are collected in case of voluntary use of services by users, and are provided voluntarily by the User at the time of requesting the contact and communication service, at the time when it is proposed as a speaker, staff, volunteer or member of the press for the annual festival, or directly during the stay at the Festival: 
– general information, such as name and surname, date and place of birth, biography;
– tax code and copy of identity documents;
– contact details, such as telephone number and email address (used in particular for communication related to events);
– address of physical residence;
– image, photograph or avatar (used for the publication of the participation in events on the site);
– social profiles;
– reproductions of the image, such as photographs and videos, in particular during the Festival events;
– dates and times of arrival and departure (communicated to hotels and possibly to taxis);
–  personal data contained in the green certification Covid-19 (Green Pass) (the provision of this data is mandatory to access the facilities for events). 

This personal data is used exclusively for the provisione of the requested service and is processed only for the time necessary to provide the service.

Data collected from public sources

Some data, such as information about the biography of the Festival participants, are also collected from public sources, such as the Internet or various publications.

How we use the collected data

IJF takes care of the realization of the annual cultural event dedicated to journalism, and of all related initiatives. To best perform this task we need to have an optimized and functional website, to allow you to obtain news relating to events, meetings, debates and interviews quickly and easily. The personal data we collect is used for the following purposes:

Statistics (analysis)

We collect data in an exclusively aggregated and anonymous form in order to verify the correct functioning of the site, and the use by users to make it easier and faster to consult. None of this information is related to the physical person-user of the site, and does not in any way allow identification.


We collect data in order to protect the security of the site (spam filters, firewalls, virus detection) and Users. The data are recorded automatically and may also include personal data (IP address) that could be used, in accordance with applicable laws, in order to block attempts to damage the site itself or to harm other Users. These data are never used for the identification or profiling of the User and are periodically deleted.

– Festival organization and management

We collect data to organize the movements and accommodation of the participants in the Festival, to organize the Festival itself and to ensure its proper performance, to ensure the physical and IT security of both people and telematic infrastructures, to promote the Festival before during and after the events. In addition, the data are used for the management of employment and voluntary relations, with reference to staff and volunteers, for the fulfillment of the obligations imposed by the law on health and safety, as well as for the administration of the company Data Controller, for the constitution and maintenance of the historical archive of the festival editions, including database of images and videos, statistical and market analysis related to the event. Please click here to read the full policy applicable to staff, speakers and volunteers.
On request, we will use your personal data to send further communications about the Festival, like press releases. 

Accessory activities

We communicate data to third parties (consultants, lawyers, shippers) who perform functions necessary or instrumental to the operation of the service, and to allow third parties to perform technical, logistical and other activities on our behalf (eg mailing, analysis data etc …). Suppliers have access only to personal data that are necessary to perform their duties, they undertake not to use the data for other purposes, and are required to process personal data in accordance with the regulations in force.

On what basis we process the data

 IJF processes the data according to the following legal bases.

Legitimate interests of the Controller

– the data of the participants in the Festival events (speakers and other subjects), consisting of audiovisual images and images, in all situations relating to the organization and dissemination of events, and the promotion of the Festival. The events of the Festival are notoriously public and open not only to the participation of anyone, but also widespread and promoted as much as possible to allow everyone, even those who are not present at the event, to follow them. In this sense it is undisputed that events must also be disseminated via the Internet.
– data relating to the transport and accommodation of Festival participants (identification data, document data and arrival and departure dates), as well as the reference data for the organization (email, name and surname), and those necessary for the reference taxi company (identification data, arrival and departure data).
– data for site security and for the prevention of abuse and SPAM, as well as data for the analysis of site traffic (statistics), in aggregate form, are processed on the basis of the legitimate interest of the Owner to protect the site and of users.


– data collected via the website or the Mobile App. With the use or consultation of the site, and with the installation and compilation of the Mobile App form, Users approve the privacy policy and consent to the processing of their personal data in relation to the methods and purposes described below, including any online publication (eg donations) if necessary for the provision of a service.

– data collected via email or directly from you at the press accreditation desk to receive more communications about the Festival (like press releases).

The consent is collected through the banner at the bottom of the page, or via the appropriate buttons set up with the activation modules of the various services (eg contact form), or through the installation of the Mobile App.

The provision of data and therefore the consent to the collection and processing of data is optional, the User can refuse consent, and may revoke at any time a consent already provided, through the browser settings for cookies, through the appropriate link prepared in the e-mails of the newsletter, or by sending a request to the Owner through the contact link at the bottom of the page. However, denying consent may make it impossible to provide certain services.

Contractual obligation

– data on work and / or collaboration services performed by staff and volunteers.

Legal obligation

– the data necessary to fulfill specific obligations regarding the security of events and public order.

To whom the data can be communicated

 In carrying out our activities we may have to transfer some data to third parties who perform specific tasks instrumental to those of the site, for security reasons both with reference to the Festival events and to the website, or for the provision of a specific service requested by Users (eg hotel booking or means of transport, shipments), or for a legitimate request by the judicial authority only in the cases provided by law.

The third parties have access only to personal data that are necessary to perform their duties, can not use the data for other purposes and are required to process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the appropriate instructions provided by the Controller by contract or binding act, and in accordance with applicable regulations on the protection of personal data.

The third parties to whom the data can be communicated are:
– each hotel hosting accommodation for the annual event (hotels are independent data controller);
– taxi company (logistics);
– Mango Mobile Solution srl (Mobile App);
– Google Inc. (Docs platforms, YouTube);
– Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., LinkedIn, Instagram, Soundcloud, Flickr (social sharing);
– Aruba Spa (web hosting). 

The data relating to green certifications (green pass) are not communicated or disseminated in any way.

Extra EU / EEA transfers

 We may have to share some of the data collected with services located outside the EEA (European Economic Area) area. In particular to Google, Facebook and Microsoft (LinkedIn) through social plugins, to the service of Google Analytics.

The transfer is authorized on the basis of specific decisions of the European Union and of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data. In the absence of adequacy decisions by the European Commission, the Data Controller shall endeavor to ensure the adoption of adequate guarantees, by signing standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission with the foreign company receiving the data. These clauses guarantee a level of data protection corresponding to that established by European legislation.

Where the data are processed

The data collected by the site are processed at the headquarters of the Data Controller, and at the web hosting datacenters (in Italy). The web hosting Aruba S.p.A., which is responsible for processing data on behalf of the Controller, is located in the European Economic Area and acts in accordance with European standards.

For how long data are processed

 The data are stored for the time necessary for the purposes for which they were collected, and in any case not later than the time prescribed by law. Upon expiry, the data will be deleted or anonymised, unless there are additional purposes for the conservation of the same, as a legal protection purpose.

To determine the correct retention period, IJF takes into consideration the quantity, nature and sensitivity of personal data, the risk deriving from unauthorized use or sharing, the purposes for which they are processed, if it is possible to reach them without processing personal data and possible needs dictated by law.

The collected data are processed for the following periods: 
– purposes of statistics and analysis: the data are processed in aggregate form and therefore substantially anonymous;
– security purposes: 30 days;
– online publication: the data (image and name) are published online (subject to consent or based on the legitimate interests of the owner) for the promotion time of the event, and then for about 1 year until the occurrence of the next event. 

Security measures

 IJF process personal data in a lawful and correct manner, adopting the appropriate security measures to prevent access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of data. Processing is carried out using IT and / or telematic tools, with organizational methods and with logic strictly related to the purposes indicated. Third parties that process your personal data do so only according to our instructions and only after having guaranteed their confidentiality and security.

Cookies and third-party services

IJF uses the following cookie categories:

technical cookies, used for the sole purpose of transmitting an electronic communication, to ensure the correct display of the site and navigation within it. Moreover, they allow to distinguish between the various connected users in order to provide a service requested by the right user (Login – WordPress cookies -), and for reasons of site security. Some of these cookies are deleted when the browser is closed (session cookies), others have a longer duration (such as the cookie necessary to keep the user’s consent in relation to the use of cookies, which lasts for 1 year). For these cookies, no consent is required;

analysis cookies, used to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site. They are assimilated to technical cookies being the relative anonymized service.

profiling and remarketing cookies, used exclusively by third parties other than us to collect information on user behavior during navigation, and on consumer interests and habits. Possibly third parties can use them to provide personalized advertising on their partner sites (IJF does not host advertising), but these functions can be disabled directly by users (see details of individual services).

How you consent to the use of cookies

By clicking OK on the banner present at the first access to the site, or browsing the site, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies, and in particular to registering these cookies on your device for the purposes indicated above, or to access through the cookies to information on your device.

How you can refuse or revoke consent to cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies and at any time you can revoke a consent already provided. Since cookies are linked to the browser used, you can disable them directly from the browser, thus refusing / withdrawing consent to the use of cookies.

The disabling of cookies could prevent the correct use of some functions of the website, in particular the services provided by third parties may not be viewable: 
– YouTube videos or other video sharing services;
– social button social networks;
– Google maps.

The instructions for disabling cookies, and for the possible elimination of cookies already present on the User’s device, can be found on the following web pages: Google Chrome – Mozilla Firefox – Microsoft Edge – Opera – Apple Safari

Third-party services

This site acts as an intermediary for third-party cookies, used to provide additional services and features to visitors and to improve the use of the site, such as buttons for social networks or Youtube videos. This site has no control over the cookies of third parties, and how to use the information collected, as a result of this information on the use of these cookies and their purposes, as well as on how to disable them, are provided directly by the third parties to the pages indicated below.

It is recalled that generally the tracking of users does not involve identification of the same, unless the User is already registered for the service and is not already logged in, in which case it means that the User has already expressed his consent directly to the third party when registering for the relevant service (eg Facebook).

In particular, IJF uses services of the following third parties:

– Google Ireland Ltd.

The Data Controller is Google Ireland Ltd (hq: Gordon House Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). Information on the use of data and their processing by Google, it is recommended to read the Google privacy policy. And to the page on how to use data by Google when using sites or apps of partners.

Google Analytics: used to analyze the use of the site by users and their behavior on the site. The collected data do not allow personal identification of users. They are treated in an aggregate and anonymised form (truncated to the last octet). Under the appropriate agreement, Google Inc. is prohibited from crossing this data with data obtained from other Google services.
Data collected: browser identification, date and time of interaction with the site, page of origin, IP address.
Place of data processing: European Union being active the anonymization of the service. e

You can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the appropriate component provided by Google on the browser (opt out):

Youtube: platform, owned by Google, for video sharing. Cookies are set when accessing the embed page, and when the video starts, and do not allow the identification of the User unless it is already logged into the Google profile. For some videos on the site has been activated the “advanced privacy (no cookie)” option that does not provide for storing visitor information unless they voluntarily reproduce the video.
Data collected: number and behavior of service users, IP address, information linking site visits to the Google Account for users already logged in, preferences on displaying videos.
Place of data processing: USA.

Google Maps: Google service that offers road maps and localization for urban businesses. Set cookies on map pages.
Data collected: number and behavior of the users of the maps, information on the page displayed, preferences on the display (zoom level, etc …).
Place of data processing: USA.

Google Firebase e Fabric by Google: development, analysis and tracking service platforms for Mobile App.

Social network plugins

IJF also incorporates plugins to allow easy sharing of content on your favorite social networks.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of the social network from where the plugin is loaded, which server can track your visit to our website and, if necessary, associate it with your social account, particularly if you are connected at the time of the visit or if you have recently navigated one of the websites containing social plugins. If you do not want the social network to store the data relating to your visit to our website, you must exit your social account and, probably, delete the cookies that the social network has installed in your browser.

The collection and use of data by these third parties are governed by the respective privacy policies to which reference is made.

Facebook: privacy policycookie policy
Twitter:  privacy policy; cookie policy
LinkedIn privacy policy; cookie policy


– Meta Platforms Ireland Limited

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbor Dublin 2, Ireland) provides the services for Facebook, and processes the data on the basis of a specific written agreement (Data Processing Addendum). For information on the processing you can read: Privacy policyCookie policyData Processing AddendumAppendix on the Data Controller;  Data Transfer Addendum (based on Standard Contractual Clauses): You can object to the processing of Facebook data on the page for Data Management

– Fanpage
Fanpage on Facebook through which the Data Controller allows Meta Platforms Ireland Limited to place cookies on the devices of the users of the fanpage (therefore not users of the website only), at the same time obtaining demographic data from Facebook (Page Insights) relating to the Fanpage audience, for which we are joint controllers of the processing, together with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited. The data accessed by the Data Controller are in aggregate form, while Meta Platforms Ireland Limited also has access to identification data which will also be used for the purpose of sending personalized advertising. Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is the Data Controller of its own processing. Any request for information on processing by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited must be sent to the latter.

Other third-party services

Knight Foundation: non-profit organization that promotes journalism and media innovation (privacy policy)

Rights do you have regarding your data  

 According to the European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR), as Data Subject you can exercise the following rights:
– withdraw consent at any time;
– object in whole or in part, for legitimate reasons, to the processing of personal data concerning you;
– request confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning you (right of access), know its origin and receive intelligible communication;
– have information about the logic, the methods and the purposes of the processing;
– request the updating, correction and integration of data; – request cancellation, transformation into anonymous form, blocking or limitation of data processed in violation of the law, including those no longer necessary for the pursuit of the purposes for which they were collected;
– in cases of treatment based on consent, receive only the cost of any support, a copy of your data provided to the holder, in a structured and readable form by a data processor and in a format commonly used by an electronic device, or get them transfer directly to another Holder if technically feasible;
– file a complaint with the Supervisory Authority (more info);
– as well as, more generally, exercise all the rights that are recognized by the current provisions of the law.

Requests should be addressed to the Data Controller.

Policy Updates

This privacy statement was revised on March 1, 2023.