Disclamer / Privacy Policy


This website is maintained by:

Photoconsortium, International Consortium for Photographic Heritage

via della Bonifica 69, 56037 Peccioli, Italy

ph. 0039 0587 630207


Photoconsortium is recognised as a legal person by the Pisa Prefecture, territorial office of the Italian government.

Unless otherwise indicated, the content in this website is licensed with Creative Commons – Attribution, ShareAlike (BY-SA), and may be changed without notice. Images in the posts are individually licensed. Photoconsortium reserves the right to make any modifications to the website that we may deem fit, including the way in which web content is presented and located on our website.

Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website or any external linked websites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers, e-mail addresses or any other individual data for marketing purposes is prohibited.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Photoconsortium takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


1. An overview of data protection


The following Privacy Policy is intended to give you an overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. This Privacy Policy is applicable to visitors of the website as well as the subscribers to the newsletter mailing list and project’s events. This Privacy Policy describes how we process personal data concerning the visitors of the website. This Privacy Policy may be updated if required in order to reflect the changes in data processing practices or otherwise.

Data collection on the website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Photoconsortium is the controller of the data processing described in this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us (registration to the newsletter mailing list, to project’s events, etc). Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data is collected automatically as soon as you use our website.

What do we use your data for?

We process your personal data to send you public newsletters from the project. In any case, we use only aggregated, non-personally identifiable data. When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using Google analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data.

2. General information

Data protection

Photoconsortium takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the current data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

3. Your rights

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. Withdrawing a consent may lead to fewer possibilities to use the services proposed on the website (e.g. registration to the newsletter mailing list, registration to project’s event etc). The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. In case website visitors consider our processing of personal data to be inconsistent with the applicable data protection laws, a complaint may be lodged with the supervisory authority for data protection.

Rights to access, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You can contact us at any time using the address given herein if you have further questions on the topic of personal data. Website visitors have the right to have incorrect or incomplete personal data we have stored corrected or completed. Website visitors may also ask us to erase their personal data from our systems. We will comply with such request unless we have a legitimate ground to not delete the data.

Right to object

Website visitors may object to the processing of personal data if such data is processed for other purposes than purposes necessary for the performance of the Photoconsortium website. In case we do not have legitimate grounds to continue processing such personal data, we shall no longer process the personal data after your objection. We will not use your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

4. Data security


We use administrative, organizational, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the personal data we collect and process. Measures include for example, where appropriate, firewalls and access right systems. Our security controls are designed to maintain an appropriate level of data confidentiality, integrity, availability, resilience and ability to restore the data.

Should despite of the security measures, a security breach occur that is likely to have negative effects to the privacy of website visitors, we will inform the relevant website visitors and other affected parties, as well as relevant authorities when required by applicable data protection laws, about the breach as soon as possible.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletters, we require a valid e-mail address as well as confirmation that you agree to receive the newsletters.

You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletters at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” option in the e-mails sending the newsletters. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

5. Personal data recipients


We do not share personal data with third parties outside of Photoconsortium, except the use of third-party services for the management of the newsletter.

Analytics and advertising

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

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Photoconsortium, International Consortium for Photographic Heritage

Via della Bonifica 69, 56037 Peccioli, Pisa, Italy



Photoconsortium is recognised as a legal person by the Pisa Prefecture, territorial office of the Italian government.


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