top of page



This document (hereinafter “Privacy Policy”) provides information about the processing of the data collected by Holy Cross Church (hereinafter “Provider” or “Controller”) through this website (hereinafter “Website”) and it is therefore the policy intended for the concerned parties in compliance with the applicable regulations and the provisions in Article 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter "Regulation").

Data Controller identity and contact information

The Data Controller is Associazione Chiesa d'Inghilterra with registered office address at Via del Babuino 153, 00187 Rome, Italy.

Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) contact information

You may contact us via the contact form

Which data we process 
We may process any ordinary personal data provided by you when you are interacting with the Website functions including browsing data, or when you request the Website services (registration to any reserved areas and other initiatives, use of any Apps, requests for information or reports including through contact forms, and more), as well as the data collected through the cookies as specified in the Cookie Policy.


Why we process your personal data and how 
With your consent the Provider may process your ordinary personal data to allow the use of Website services and functions and optimise its functioning, to run statistical analysis on the visits, to manage requests and reports received through the Website, to register to any reserved areas or initiatives. Also, with your optional consent, ordinary personal data may also be used to send institutional communications (newsletters included) or perform promotional activities (marketing). Finally, your general and/or sensitive data may be processed by the Provider to defend its rights in trials. Personal data is processed using both automatic and non-automatic tools according to the very purpose of the processing and, in any case, with methods and procedures that guarantee the safety and confidentiality of the data.


Compulsory and optional processing 
The forms to be filled in on this Website contain data that is essential to handle your communications and requests - marked with a [*] - which, if not entered, will prevent your requests from being processed, as well as optional data, which is not essential to process the request by the person concerned. Failing to enter this data will have no consequences.


Browsing data 
The processing of personal data of users who visit the Website only (meaning those who do not send communications or use any of the services/functions available) will be limited to browsing data, which means personal data which need to be transferred to the Website in order for the IT systems that manage the Website and the Internet communication protocols to work. For example, this category includes IP addresses, or the domain of the computer use to browse the Website and other parameters related to the operating system used by the user to access the Website. The Provider collects this and other data (such as the number of visits and time spent on the Website) for statistical purposes only and anonymously in order to check the Website operation and improve its functions. This information is not collected to be combined with other information about the users and to identify them; however, given its nature, this information may allow for the identification of users by processing and combining it with data controlled by third parties. Browsing data is normally erased after anonymous processing but may be stored and used by the Provider to investigate on and identify the perpetrators of any cybercrime committed against the Website or through the Website. Without prejudice to this circumstance and the provisions in the Cookie Policy section, the browsing data above is temporarily kept in compliance with the applicable regulations.

Links to other websites 
The Website may contain links to other websites (so-called third-party websites). The Provider has no access to and has no control over the cookies, web beacons and other user tracking technologies used by third-party websites which you can access to from the Website; the Provider has no control over the contents and materials published by or obtained through third-party websites, or the way they process your personal data, and expressly does not accept any responsibilities on this. You must check out the privacy policy of the third-party websites you visit through the Website and to get information about the conditions applicable to the processing of your personal data. This Privacy Policy applies to the Website as defined above only.

How we store data and for how long 
In compliance with the provisions set out by Article 5.1.(c) of the Regulation, the way the IT systems and programs used by the Provider are set up allows to minimise the use of personal and identification data; this data is processed only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes specified in this Policy; the data will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes that are actually pursued and, in any case, the criteria used to determine the storage duration comply with the terms allowed for by the applicable laws and the principles of data minimisation, storage limitation and rational records management. In order to determine the right retention period for the personal data stored by the Website upon your consent, the controller also considers the following criteria: the specific purposes described in the policy for which the website stores the personal data; the type of current relationship with you (how frequently you log in to your account; if you submit requests using the contact form; if you continue to receive newsletters or commercial communications; how regularly you browse the website, etc.); any specific request to erase your data or consent withdrawal by you; the data controller’s legitimate business interest.

How we guarantee safety and the quality of personal data 
The Provider commits to protect the safety of your personal data and complies with the applicable safety provisions to prevent data loss, unlawful or illegal use of and any unauthorised access to the data, with special but not exclusive reference to Articles 25-32 of the Regulation. The Provider uses multiple advanced safety technologies and procedures to protect the personal data of users; for example, personal data is stored in safe servers located in places with access control and protection measures in place. You can help the Provider update and keep your personal data correct by communicating any change to your address, qualification, contact information, etc.

Who can access data 
Personal data will only be made available to those who may need it because of their tasks or positions held in the Provider and any related or affiliated entities of the Provider. These subjects, whose number will be as low as possible, will be trained appropriately in order to prevent losses, destruction, unauthorised access to or unauthorised use of the data. About the transfer of data to a third Country, including Countries that may not guarantee the same level of protection set out by the applicable regulations, the Controller informs that the processing will still occur in compliance with one of the methods allowed for by the Regulation, such as the user’s consent, the adoption of Standard Clauses approved by the European Commission, the selection of subjects which have joined international frameworks for the free movement of data (e.g. EU-USA Privacy Shield) or operate in Countries the European Commission considers safe.

Rights of users 
The users to whom the data refers have the right to obtain the confirmation as to whether their personal data exist or not and to know its content and the source, check that it is correct or ask for it to be integrated or updated, or rectified, erased or restricted, or to oppose against its processing, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 15 of the Regulation. Additionally, pursuant to Articles 7, 15, 16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 77 of the same Regulation, each user has the right to ask for information about the collection and use of their personal data, to access it, rectify it, erase it (right to be forgotten), restricted processing, the notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, data portability, the anonymous transformation or the block of data processed against the law, as well as the right, in the cases set out by the law, to oppose to its processing, to lodge complaints regarding the collection and processing of personal data with the competent Supervisory Authority, to withdraw the consent to the processing of personal data at any times, without prejudice to the legitimate processing performed until then based on the consent withdrawn. If you have any requests about personal data processing by the Provider, to exercise the rights recognised by the applicable regulations, as well as to know about the updated list of subjects who can access the data, you can contact the Controller and/or the DPO using the contact details above.

Changes to this Privacy Policy 
If any changes are made to this Privacy Policy, the updated version will be published on this Website. The Provider will inform you about those changes as soon as they are made and will be enforceable as soon as they are published on the Website. So, the Provider invites you to check out this section regularly to learn about the latest and most recently updated version of the Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was updated on the 16th September 2020.

bottom of page