Bogliasco Foundation Privacy Policy


The Bogliasco Foundation takes your privacy and the protection of your personal data seriously and acts in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This Privacy Policy explains how personal information is collected, used, stored and disclosed by the Bogliasco Foundation. By visiting or using the Bogliasco Foundation website, you are consenting to us gathering and processing information about you in accordance with this Policy.

What information does the Bogliasco Foundation collect, and for what purpose?

The Bogliasco Foundation collects the basic personal data that you provide to us, either as a visitor to our website, a subscriber to our e-newsletter, a donor, an applicant or alumnus of our Fellowship program. In addition, via website analytical tools like Google Analytics, the Foundation may collect basic computer and connection information as detailed below.

The Bogliasco Foundation does not share, rent or sell your information with any third party, except as specified below.


Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:

When anyone interacts with our website, certain information about your use of our site is automatically collected. This information includes computer and connection information, such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our website, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, and device identifiers. This information also may include how you search for our site, the websites you click on from our website, and your browsing activities across other websites. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device. The tracking technologies employed when you use our Site may be first-party or third-party.

The third-party website analytics tools that collect automated information about visitor traffic on our Site include Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., on our Site. Google Analytics uses cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with and use the site, compile reports on the site’s activity, and provide other services related to the site’s activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. You can learn how Google collects and processes data and how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, by clicking here.

Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. At this time, the Bogliasco Foundation does not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.

Other links on our website:

Our Site contains links to other websites. These websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, which you should read. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by other websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and read the third party privacy policies to understand how the third parties collect, process, share and store your information.


For subscribers to the Foundation’s e-newsletter or social media sites, we need to collect basic personal data to provide you with communications about our activities. You must opt-in to our different communications channels, and have the right to subscribe, unsubscribe or update your subscription preferences at any time.


The Bogliasco Foundation requires more detailed personal information from applicants to our Fellowship program in order to evaluate and award Fellowships in accordance with our mission. All personal data captured by the Bogliasco Foundation on the application site has been submitted voluntarily by applicants.

We collect IP address, browser and operating system information when applicants register to apply for the sole purpose of helping us debug any issues technical issues a registrant may have.

Applicants are asked to pay an application fee, which is processed via the payment portal (see below for security information), and which is used to defray the cost of processing the applications.

Via the alumni portal, alumni from our Fellowship program are able to provide us with updated contact information, photographs, residency reports, plus submit news and event information for publication on our website. All such information collected by the Bogliasco Foundation via the alumni portal, and published on our website, has ben submitted voluntarily by alumni Fellows from our program.


The Bogliasco Foundation does not process or store credit card information. The Foundation’s donation portal, where donors and applicants go to submit personal data and credit card information, is automatically connected to a third party online payment platform, Stripe, which processes the interaction information and sends us confirmation of payment only.

For PKI compliance, the payment data applicants and donors submit is never located on the Bogliasco Foundation’s website. The Foundation’s donation portal uses SSL encryption to ensure your data is always safe when transmitting to Stripe.

The Foundation does store the names, addresses, and phone numbers of donors and applicants in our proprietary contact and donor database in order to keep track of financial information for audit purposes, and to generate acknowledgements and payment receipts regarding tax deductibility in compliance with IRS regulations.

How We Use and Share Information

We use the information you give us to:

A note about third party service providers

The Bogliasco Foundation makes use of third party service providers for our e-newsletters, social media communications, and donation/payment portal. By consenting to use our donation/payment portal, or to receive communications through our third party service providers, you are subject to their individual privacy policies, and the Bogliasco Foundation does not take any responsibility for how such third parties may use any personal data they collect. You can view the Privacy Policies of our third party service providers here:

Mail Chimp Privacy Policy 
Facebook Data Policy 
Twitter Privacy Policy 
Instagram Privacy Policy 
Stripe’s Privacy Policy

Additional Information About our Data Collection and Sharing Practices

We may change our ownership or entity organization. If that happens, we may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.

We may use or disclose information about you if required to do so by law or on the good-faith believe that such sharing is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our Site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Site, or our users; or (c) act to protect the personal safety of our employees and agents, other users of the Site, or members of the public.

Data Storage, Location, and Duration

We store your data in a secure manner in a restricted-access database.  However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION IN ANY FORM.  Similarly, we disclaim liability for personal information submitted through our Site and you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States.  If you are outside of the US, you may be located in a region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use or disclosure that differ from US laws, which do not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your data you consent to: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the US as indicated above and the application of US laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Users in the European Union (EEA) and Switzerland

If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, the following information applies.

Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: As explained above, we process personal data in various ways depending upon your interaction with the Bogliasco Foundation. We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; and (2) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the Services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedom related to data privacy.

Right to lodge a complaint: Users that reside in the EEA or Switzerland have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory authority concerned. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.

Transfers: Personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities.The laws in the U.S. regarding the collection, use, and storage of data may be different from the laws of your state or country. Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law. By using our website, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Individual Rights: If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you are entitled to the following rights pursuant to the General Data Protect Act. Please note:In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the personal data the Bogliasco Foundation captures about you is incorrect, you can contact the Bogliasco Foundation to request the information be amended or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint about the way the Bogliasco Foundation has handled your personal data, you can contact us at:

The Bogliasco Foundation reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy, and if we make material changes to it, will provide you with the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may opt-out of the Bogliasco Foundation’s communications.