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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

PRIVACY POLICY (GDPR EU 2016/679 Regulation)

This information on the protection of personal data of natural persons (i.e. all data, also pseudonyms which, following a combination with other information, can lead to the identification of a natural person) explains what information is collected by the Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile as part of its activities and how the Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile uses this information.

The Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile recognizes that your privacy is very important to you and that it is your right to control your personal information. The Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you share with us.

This document explains the following issues:

– What information is collected

– How we use the information collected via the Web

– Data Protection Officer (DPO)

– Data security

– Third parts

– Children under 16 and privacy

What information is collected

When you browse our website, you do it anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you want the site to remember your login and password (where required). We do not collect personally identifiable information through cookies or other means unless you have given us explicit permission to do so. It is possible to disable cookies at any time.


Registration and use information

When you register to use our services by establishing an account, we will collect the personally identifiable information necessary to offer and satisfy the requested services. In particular, we will record any information that can be used to identify a person, including, but not limited to, name and surname, e-mail address, home or other physical address, other contact information, gender, personal interests and other pieces of information or what is necessary to provide the requested service. The amount and type of information collected may vary depending on the type of service or enrollment in courses, events, etc.


How we use the information collected via the Web

The Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile uses personally identifiable information for various general purposes: to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you updated on the latest announcements of the Academy or other information that we think you would like to know from us, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. In any circumastances, we do not share personal identification information relating to individual users outside the Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile.

The cookies we use have defined expiration times; unless you visit our site or use our services within this period, cookies are automatically disabled and the stored data are deleted.

The Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile contacts only those who have provided a clear and explicit consent by e-mail or other traceable means. We are fully committed to ensuring that the rights and obligations set out in the GDPR are respected.

Therefore, if you change your mind and do not want to continue receiving information, or if you want to carry the right to access your data, to their portability, to object, to limit or correct them or to be forgotten, you can forward your request by e-mail at

Data Protection Officer

The DPO (Data Protection Officer), responsible for the treatment and protection of personal data is Dr. Enrico Biagi.

You can contact him at the following addresses: or Fondazione Accademia Italiana Marina Mercantile, Via Oderico 10 – 16145 Genova, to the attention of the Data Protection Officer.

Remember that you always have the right to send a complaint to the national supervisory authority as required by the GDPR.


Data security

The Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile stores your information on secure servers protected by firewalls, including those of third parties located in secure European structures. These technological and security features, in addition to strict internal guidelines, are designed to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information from unauthorized access or improper use. Access to personal information is granted only to personnel of the Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile authorized for such access or to personnel in charge of third parties. Adequate measures are carried out in order to reduce the risk of information loss through the use of cloud, mirroring or backup of servers located in protected structures. Public clouds are not used.

While we strive to protect your personal information that we receive and store, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit to us via wired network or radio (e.g. Wi-Fi), therefore we invite you to take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.

Change your password often (if required) or we recommend using an appropriate length passphrase and make sure you are using a secure browser, updated to the latest version.

Links to third party sites

The website of the Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile may, in certain periods, contain links to other websites of other companies. The Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile does not share personal information with these websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of these companies.

Even though we carefully choose our partners, the Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites managed by third parties that may be linked to our site. Once you have left our website, you should check the relevant privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will manage all the information they collect from you.


Third-party cookies and data collection

We use third-party analytical technologies and through our website and the collection of personally identifiable information about you we can understand how you use our website and services. It is necessary to provide a clear and explicit permission for the use of these cookies and it can be renounced at any time.


Third party advertising

We use third party vendors like Google Ad Grants to deliver the most relevant ads to you. Google Ad Grants uses cookies to serve ads based on previous visits to our website or other websites. Google use of advertising cookies allows the latter and its partners to publish advertisements to their users based on their visit to their sites and / or other sites on the Internet. You can disable personalized advertising by following the instructions at


Children under 16 and privacy

In accordance with article 8 of the GDPR, our website is not targeted, it is not intended for minors under the age of 16, and it does not consciously solicit personal information from minors under the age of 16.