Bogliasco Foundation Privacy Policy


The Bogliasco Foundation takes your privacy and the protection of your personal data seriously and also 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 when you use this website. While our website is operated by the Bogliasco Foundation in the United States, the personal data we collect (through the website) may also be used by any of our parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and employees in compliance with the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Therefore, when we refer to Bogliasco Foundation in this Privacy Policy, we include all Bogliasco Foundation offices. 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, or 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. You can read our cookies policy by clicking here. 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, we need to collect basic personal data (such as your email address, first and last name) 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. This personal information may include an applicant’s name, address, year of birth, education and work experience and information about their citizenship. All personal data captured by the Bogliasco Foundation on the application site has been submitted voluntarily by applicants. We also collect IP addresses as well as browser and operating system information when applicants register to apply for the sole purpose of helping us debug any 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, and residency reports. They can also submit news and event information for publication on our website. All such information collected by the Bogliasco Foundation via the alumni portal is published on our website and is 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 only sends us confirmation of payment.

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 acknowledgments 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:

  • E-mail you newsletters and other information about programs, fellowships, initiatives, and events;
  • your requests to register on the website;
  • review, evaluate and administer Fellowships;
  • process your Fellowships program;
  • communicate with you, respond to inquiries and fulfill requests;
  • analyze Site usage and enhance the operation of the Site;
  • troubleshoot, resolve disputes, accomplish administrative tasks, detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal.

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 below:

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 belief 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 and Location

We store your data with appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. 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. 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; (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the US as indicated above; and (iii) the application of US laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Regulation concerning the protection of natural persons in regards to the processing of personal data. Therefore, if you are located within the EEA or if your personal data is collected or processed in connection with Foundation’s activities within the EEA, the following information applies:

Date Controller: Data Controller, in accordance with the Reg. (UE) 2016/679, is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the Data Controller is the Bogliasco Foundation Inc. The Foundation’s contact details are: 1 East 53rd Street (8th Floor) New York, NY 10022 USA Tel +1 212 486-0874, e-mail [email protected].

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 (see the paragraph "What information does the Bogliasco Foundation collect, and for what purpose?"). We process personal data for the purposes indicated above on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Bogliasco Foundation is subject; and (3) 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. In this case, legitimate interests means the interest of the Bogliasco Foundation in conducting and managing our organization and fulfilling our mission to support the Arts and Humanities by providing residential Fellowships.

Obligatory or voluntary nature of providing the requested data: The provision of your personal data is voluntary, but any refusal to provide such data shall carry with it the impossibility to process the information.

Recipients of Personal Data: We may share your basic personal data with our employees and/or affiliates as well as our outsourced service providers we collaborate with. Basic information (e.g. first and last name, discipline) about Bogliasco Fellows who have been in residence at the Study Center may be publicly available to anyone who visits "The Directory of Fellows" of our website. In the same way, if you submit photographs, comments, residency reports or other information to the "alumni portal" or "Testimonial" webpage, such submission may be made publicly available to anyone who visits those areas of our site.

Data Retention: We retain your personal data for as long as is necessary in order to fulfill our Mission and in accordance with applicable law.

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 appropriate safeguards as described in Article 46 of the GDPR By using our website, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Individual Rights: If you are located within the EEA, you are entitled to the following rights pursuant to articles 15 to 22 of the General Data Protection Regulation. 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.

  • The right to access. You have the right to obtain information about our processing of personal data and a copy of your personal data that we store.
  • The right to rectify your data. You have the right to request that we update your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to request data erasure. You have the right to have your data erased from our Services if the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, you withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exists, or you believe your fundamental rights to data privacy and protection outweigh our legitimate interest in continuing the processing.
  • The right to restrict or object to our processing. You have the right to restrict or object to our processing if we are processing your data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest as an exercise of official authority (including profiling); using your data for direct marketing (including profiling); or processing your data for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.
  • The right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal when the processing is based on consent.
  • The right to lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with your data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.

How you can contact us?

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or 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 that 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: [email protected].

Updating privacy policy

The Bogliasco Foundation reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to it, we will provide you with the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. Otherwise, we would recommend that you periodically review this Privacy Policy to be aware of any other revisions. If you object to any changes, you may opt-out of the Bogliasco Foundation’s communications.