in accordance with art. 13 GDPR 2016/679
In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter "Regulation"), this page describes the methods of processing personal data of users who consult the website of the Carnevale di Acireale foundation, hereinafter referred to as the foundation, accessible at the address
This information does not concern other sites, pages, or online services that may be accessed via hyperlinks possibly published on the sites but referring to resources external to the foundation's domain.

Data Controller and Data Protection Officer
Following the consultation of the website, any data acquired, always and in any case in compliance with the applicable regulations, will be processed for institutional purposes connected and/or instrumental to providing access to the website
The data controller is the Carnevale di Acireale foundation, VAT number 04835980873, located at Via Lancaster n. 13, 95024 Acireale (CT), email
The data processing officer is the legal representative, Dr Venerando Ardita, reachable at the email address
Data will not be transferred to third countries in any way.

Types of Data Processed and Purposes of Processing
The computer systems and software procedures used for the operation of this site acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers and terminals used by users, URI/URL addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier/Locator) of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user's operating system and computer environment.
These data, necessary for the use of web services, are also processed for the purpose of:

  • obtaining statistical information on the use of services (most visited pages, number of visitors by time or day, geographical areas of origin, etc.);
  • checking the proper functioning of the services offered.

Navigation data do not persist for more than seven days and are deleted immediately after their aggregation (except for any need for the investigation of crimes by the authorities).

Data Storage and Criteria Used
Navigation data do not persist for more than seven days and are deleted immediately after their aggregation (except for any need for the investigation of crimes by the authorities).
The Carnevale di Acireale Foundation uses personal data to the extent necessary and only for the purpose of pursuing the aforementioned objectives. Once the purpose is achieved, the Carnevale di Acireale foundation undertakes to delete personal data unless their storage is required by law, at the national, European, or international levels.

Location of Data Processing
The processing related to the web services of the website takes place at the headquarters of the Carnevale di Acireale foundation, except for explicit exceptions, and is handled only by technical personnel in charge of processing. The hosting service of the site is provided by operators in the sector who guarantee compliance with the current regulations to the extent of their competence.

Legal Basis for Processing
The data controller processes personal data related to the user if one of the following conditions exists:

The user has given consent for one or more specific purposes;Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the user and/or for the execution of pre-contractual measures;

  • Processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the data controller is subject;
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller;
  • Processing is necessary for the pursuit of the legitimate interests of the data controller or third parties.
  • User Rights

Data subjects have the right to obtain from the foundation, in the cases provided for, access to personal data and the rectification or erasure of the same, or the restriction of processing concerning them, or to object to processing (Articles 15 and following of the Regulation). The relevant request to the foundation is submitted by contacting the data protection officer at

Further Information on Processing
Legal Defense. The user's personal data may be used by the data controller in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action for defense against misuse in the use of this application or related services by the user. The user declares to be aware that the data controller may be obliged to disclose the data by order of public authorities.
System Logs and Maintenance. For operation and maintenance needs, this application and any third-party services it uses may collect system logs, i.e., files that record interactions and may also contain personal data such as the user's IP address.
Right to Lodge a Complaint
Data subjects who believe that the processing of their personal data through this website violates the provisions of the Regulation have the right to lodge a complaint with the foundation.

Cookies – Information about Cookies

What are Cookies
A "cookie" is a text file saved on the user's computer when they access a website with the purpose of providing information every time the user returns to the same site. It is a sort of reminder of the visited web page. With the cookie, the web server sends information to the user's browser and will be read and updated every time the user returns to the site. In this way, the website can automatically adapt to the user. During navigation, the user may also receive cookies from different sites on their terminal (cookies from "third parties"), set directly by the managers of those websites and used for purposes and in the manner defined by them.
Depending on their duration, cookies are distinguished into session cookies (temporary and automatically deleted from the terminal at the end of the browsing session by closing the browser) and persistent cookies (those that remain stored on the terminal until their expiry or deletion by the user).
Based on their function and purpose of use, cookies can be divided into technical cookies and profiling cookies.

Technical Cookies
Some cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring, and storage of specific information about users accessing a web page. These, called technical cookies, are often essential to enable navigation on a website and use all its features. Technical cookies are those whose use does not require the user's consent.
This category also includes analytics cookies. These are cookies that collect information about how a user uses a website and allow improving its operation. For example, analytics cookies show which pages are most frequently visited, allow verifying recurring patterns of use on a website, and help understand any difficulties that the user encounters in using it.

Profiling Cookies
Other cookies may be used to monitor and profile users during navigation, studying their movements and browsing habits, even for the purpose of sending targeted and personalized advertising. In this case, we are talking about profiling cookies. The use of these cookies requires the prior acquisition of the user's free informed consent pursuant to Article 7 of Regulation EU 2016/679.

Third-Party Cookies
It may also happen that a web page contains cookies from other sites and content in various elements hosted on the same page. These cookies are set directly by website managers or servers different from this website. In these cases, we talk about so-called third-party cookies, which are usually used for profiling purposes. The use of these cookies requires the prior acquisition of the user's free informed consent.
Types of Cookies Used by Our Site
The main functions of the cookies installed by are technical, and they are used to constantly improve the service. The use of cookies is strictly aimed at facilitating the functions of the server during the service's navigation.
The site also allows the sending of the following third-party cookies. These cookies are not owned by us, so for more information, it is possible to access the information and consent acquisition forms of third parties by clicking on the links provided.

Managing Cookies
Users can manage their preferences regarding cookies through the features present in common browsers that allow deleting/removing cookies (all or some) or changing the browser settings to block the sending of cookies or limit it to specific sites (compared to others).
Therefore, it is possible to deny the use of cookies by following the disabling procedure provided by the browser.

Social Network Plugins
The website also incorporates plugins and/or commands for social networks to facilitate the sharing of content on your favorite social networks. These plugins are programmed not to set any cookies when accessing the page to safeguard users' privacy. Cookies are set, if provided by social networks, only when the user actually and voluntarily uses the plugin. Please note that if the user browses while logged into the social network, they have already consented to the use of cookies transmitted through this site at the time of registration with the social network.
The collection and use of information obtained through the plugin are governed by the respective privacy policies of the social networks, to which reference is made.