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This privacy policy and its subpages draw on, with edits and adaptations, the [https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy].
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This privacy policy and its subpages draw on, with edits and adaptations, the '''[https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy]'''.<br />
== Introduction ==
 
This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information.
 
  
* We collect very little personal information about you.
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The Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University, in its role of GATE administrator, commits itself to protect GATE users privacy and personal information collected according to the "Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali" (D.Lgs. 196/03). This policy concerns just the GATE site (gate.unigre.it/mediawiki/index.php) and not other websites reached by users through links.
* We do not rent or sell your information to third parties.
 
  
By using GATE, you consent to this Policy.
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== Introduction ==
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This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information. By using GATE, you consent to this Policy.
  
 
We do not sell or rent your nonpublic information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make GATE more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun.  
 
We do not sell or rent your nonpublic information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make GATE more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun.  
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We recognize that only a minority of you are familiar with technical terms like “IP” and “cookies” used in the Privacy Policy. Whether you are brand new to privacy terminology or you are an expert who just wants a refresher, you might find our [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms|Glossary of Key Terms]] helpful.
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We recognize that only a minority of you are familiar with technical terms like “IP” and “cookies” used in the Privacy Policy. Whether you are brand new to privacy terminology or you are an expert who just wants a refresher, you might find our '''[[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms|Glossary of Key Terms]]''' helpful.
  
 
=== What this Privacy Policy does cover===
 
=== What this Privacy Policy does cover===
Except as explained below, this Privacy Policy applies to our collection and handling of information about you that we receive as a result of your use of GATE. This Policy also applies to information that we receive from our partners or other third parties. To understand more about what this Privacy Policy covers, please see below.
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Except as explained below, this Privacy Policy applies to our collection and handling of information about you that we receive as a result of your use of GATE. This Policy also applies to information that we receive from third parties. <br />
==== Examples of what this Privacy Policy covers ====
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For the sake of clarity, this Privacy Policy covers, regardless of language:
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This Privacy Policy covers, regardless of language:
 
*  All GATE contents including user pages, discussion pages, and noticeboards.  
 
*  All GATE contents including user pages, discussion pages, and noticeboards.  
*  Emails and notifications from us or sent to us from you.  
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*  Emails and notifications from us or sent to us from you.
  
 
== Use of info ==
 
== Use of info ==
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You are not required to create an account to read GATE contents. If you want to contribute you must sign in; to sign in you must ask for an account to GATE administrators. No edits are possible without signing in.
 
You are not required to create an account to read GATE contents. If you want to contribute you must sign in; to sign in you must ask for an account to GATE administrators. No edits are possible without signing in.
  
If you want to create an account, we will send to your email a username and a temporary password. Your username will be publicly visible. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. Your [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Internet Protocol Address|IP address]] is also automatically submitted to us, and we record it temporarily to help prevent abuse. No other personal information is required, such as date of birth and credit card information.
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If you want to create an account, we will send to your email a username and a temporary password. Your username will be publicly visible. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. No other personal information is required, such as date of birth and credit card information.
  
Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely (although you can usually hide the information on your user page if you choose to). This is because your public contributions must be associated with their author (you!).  
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Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely (although you can usually hide the information on your user page if you choose to). This is because your public contributions must be associated with their author (you!).
  
 
====Information related to your use of GATE ====
 
====Information related to your use of GATE ====
We may use common technologies to collect information about how you use GATE.  
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We may use common technologies to collect information about how you use GATE. We use this information to enhance your user experience and to develop new features. We want to make GATE better by learning more about how you use it. Examples of this might include how often you visit GATE, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to GATE and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We keep information related to your use of GATE confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
 
 
We use this information to enhance your user experience and to develop new features.  
 
 
 
We want to make GATE better by learning more about how you use it. Examples of this might include how often you visit GATE, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to GATE and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We keep information related to your use of GATE confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
 
  
 
=====Information we receive automatically=====
 
=====Information we receive automatically=====
Like other websites, we receive some information about you automatically when you visit GATE. This information helps us administer GATE and enhance your user experience.
 
 
 
Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit GATE. This information includes the type of device you are using, the type and version of your [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Browsers|browser]], your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Operating System|operating system]], in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to GATE, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to GATE.
 
Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit GATE. This information includes the type of device you are using, the type and version of your [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Browsers|browser]], your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Operating System|operating system]], in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to GATE, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to GATE.
 
   
 
   
 
Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with GATE. For example, we use this information to administer the site, provide greater security and fight vandalism; understand how users interact with GATE, track and study use of various features and analyze trends.  
 
Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with GATE. For example, we use this information to administer the site, provide greater security and fight vandalism; understand how users interact with GATE, track and study use of various features and analyze trends.  
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=====Information We Collect=====
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=====Information we Collect=====
 
We use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to understand how you use GATE, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more personalized experience for you.
 
We use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to understand how you use GATE, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more personalized experience for you.
  
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We use third-party cookies (Google Analytics) to make your experience with GATE better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with GATE, and to generally improve our services.
  
Depending on which technology we use, locally stored data can be anything from text, pictures, and whole articles (as we explain further below) to personal information (like your [[Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Internet Protocol Address|IP address]]) and information about your use of the Wikimedia Sites (like your username or the time of your visit).
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We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. You can change your browser cookies settings following these guides:
 
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* [https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en Chrome]
We use this information to make your experience with the Wikimedia Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the Wikimedia Sites, and to generally improve our services. We will never use third-party cookies, unless we get your permission to do so. If you ever come across a third-party data collection tool that has not been authorized by you (such as one that may have been mistakenly placed by another user or administrator), please report it to us at [mailto:privacy@wikimedia.org privacy@wikimedia.org].
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* [https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Cookies-and-cache/Enable-and-disable-cookies-that-websites-use-to-track-your/ta-p/2784 Mozilla Firefox]
 
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* [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies Interner Explorer] or [https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy Microsoft Edge]  
Locally stored data, JavaScript, and tracking pixels help us do things like:
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* [https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US Safari]
 
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You also can block analytics software by using browsers extensions like [https://www.ghostery.com/ Ghostery].<br />
* Provide you with a personalized experience, such as using cookies to know your language preference, to remember the user preferences you set so we can provide you with the customized look and feel that you want, and to tell you about interesting Wikimedia issues and events in your area.
 
* Deliver more relevant content to you faster. For example, we may use local storage to store your most recently read articles directly on your device, so they can be retrieved quickly. Also, we may use cookies to learn about the topics searched so that we can optimize the search results we deliver to you.
 
* Understand how you use the Wikimedia Sites, so that we know what works and what is useful. For example, we might use cookies to learn about the list of articles you are following on your watchlist so that we can recommend similar articles that you may be interested in.
 
* Understand how you use the Wikimedia Sites across different devices, so that we can make our varied Wikimedia Sites more efficient and effective for you.
 
* Make the Wikimedia Sites more convenient to use, such as by using cookies to maintain your session when you log in or to remember your username in the login field.
 
 
 
 
 
Want to know even more? You can read more about some of the specific cookies we use, when they expire, and what we use them for in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#cookieFAQ|FAQ]].
 
 
 
We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. You can learn more about some options you have in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#limitstorageFAQ|FAQ]]. While locally stored data may not be necessary to use our sites, some features may not function properly if you disable locally stored data.  
 
  
While the examples above concerning information about you collected through the use of data collection tools are kept confidential in accordance with this Policy, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through [[Privacy_policy/FAQ#publiclogsFAQ|public logs]] alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on a Wikimedia Site along with the dates that other accounts were created on a Wikimedia Site. Information available through public logs will not include personal information about you.
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While the examples above concern information about you collected through the use of data collection tools, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through public logs alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on GATE along with the dates that other accounts were created on GATE. Information available through public logs will not include personal information about you.
  
 
=====Emails=====
 
=====Emails=====
 
Your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you.  
 
Your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you.  
  
We may occasionally send you emails about important information.
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We use your email address to let you know about things such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about GATE site or policies, and alerting you when there has been a change to an article that you have decided to follow.  
 
 
You may choose to opt out of certain kinds of notifications.
 
 
 
We use your email address to let you know about things that are happening with the Foundation, the Wikimedia Sites, or the Wikimedia movement, such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about the Wikimedia Sites or policies, and alerting you when there has been a change to an article that you have decided to follow. Please note that if you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and any other information you provide us, so that we can process and respond to your request.
 
 
 
You can choose to limit some of these kinds of notifications, like those alerting you if an article changes. Others, such as those containing critical information that all users need to know to participate successfully in the Wikimedia Sites, you may not be able to opt out of. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences. You can learn more about email and notifications and how to change your preferences in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#emailsFAQ|FAQ]].
 
 
 
We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive such an email, please let us know by sending it to [mailto:privacy@wikimedia.org privacy@wikimedia.org], so we can investigate the source of the email.
 
 
 
Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through Wikimedia Foundation systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.
 
 
 
======IP Addresses======
 
 
 
When you visit any Wikimedia Site, we automatically receive the [[Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Internet Protocol Address|IP address]] of the device you are using to access the Internet, which can be used to infer your geographical location.
 
 
 
 
 
Finally, when you visit any Wikimedia Site, we automatically receive the [[Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Internet Protocol Address|IP address]] of the device (or your [[Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Proxy Servers|proxy server]]) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to [[Privacy policy/FAQ#inferlocationFAQ|infer your geographical location]]. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy. For example, if you make a contribution without signing into your account, your IP address used at the time will be publicly and permanently recorded. If you are visiting Wikimedia Sites with your mobile device, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas. We use IP addresses for research and analytics; to better personalize content, notices, and settings for you; to fight spam, identity theft, malware, and other kinds of abuse; and to provide better mobile and other applications.
 
 
 
== Sharing ==
 
 
 
===When May We Share Your Information?===
 
 
 
We may share your information when you give us specific permission to do so.
 
 
 
====With Your Permission====
 
 
 
We may share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree. You can find more information in the list of examples in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#permissionexamplesFAQ|FAQ]].
 
 
 
====For Legal Reasons====
 
 
 
We will disclose your information in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid. We will notify you of such requests when possible.
 
 
 
We may access, preserve, or disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your personal information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.
 
 
Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third party's request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.
 
 
 
For more information, see our [[Privacy policy/Subpoena FAQ|Subpoena FAQ]].
 
  
====To Protect You, Ourselves & Others====
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You can choose to limit some of these kinds of notifications, like those alerting you if an article changes. Others, such as those containing critical information that all users need to know to participate successfully in GATE, you may not be able to opt out of. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences.
  
We, or users with certain administrative rights, may disclose information that is reasonably necessary to:
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We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive such an email, please let us know by sending it to gate@unigre.it, so we can investigate the source of the email.
* enforce or investigate potential violations of Foundation or community-based policies;
 
* protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or
 
* prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person.
 
  
We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, may need to share your personal information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our [[wmf:Terms of Use|Terms of Use]], this Privacy Policy, or any Foundation or user community-based policies. We may also need to access and share information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions.  
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Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through GATE systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.
  
Wikimedia Sites are collaborative, with users writing most of the policies and selecting from amongst themselves people to hold certain administrative rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the Wikimedia Sites. These various user-selected administrative groups have their own privacy and confidentiality guidelines, but all such groups are supposed to agree to follow our [[m:Access to nonpublic information policy|Access to Nonpublic Information Policy]]. These user-selected administrative groups are accountable to other users through checks and balances: users are selected through a community-driven process and overseen by their peers through a logged history of their actions. However, the legal names of these users are not known to the Wikimedia Foundation.
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=====IP addresses=====
 
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Finally, when you visit GATE, we automatically receive the [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Internet Protocol Address|IP address]] of the device (or your [[GATE:Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Proxy Servers|proxy server]]) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. Your IP address is taken through third parties analytics (Google Analytics), however we decided to kept it confidential using an IP masking technique which hides the last part of any IP address anonymizing your navigation on GATE.
We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your personal information if we believe that it's reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns. (Check out the list of examples in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#investigateuseFAQ|FAQ]] for more information.)
 
 
 
====To Our Service Providers====
 
 
 
We may disclose personal information to our third-party service providers or contractors to help run or improve the Wikimedia Sites and provide services in support of [[wmf:Mission statement|our mission]].
 
 
 
As hard as we may try, we can't do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve the Wikimedia Sites for you and other users. We may give access to your personal information to these providers or contractors as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy. (Check out the list of examples in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#thirdpartyshareexamplesFAQ|FAQ]].)
 
 
 
====To Understand & Experiment====
 
 
 
We may give volunteer developers and researchers access to systems that contain your information to allow them to protect, develop, and contribute to the Wikimedia Sites.
 
 
 
We may also share non-personal or aggregated information with third parties interested in studying the Wikimedia Sites.
 
 
 
When we share information with third parties for these purposes, we put reasonable technical and contractual protections in place to protect your information consistent with this Policy.
 
 
 
The open-source software that powers the Wikimedia Sites depends on the contributions of volunteer software developers, who spend time writing and testing code to help it improve and evolve with our users' needs. To facilitate their work, we may give some developers limited access to systems that contain your personal information, but only as reasonably necessary for them to develop and contribute to the Wikimedia Sites.
 
 
Similarly, we may share non-personal or aggregated information with researchers, scholars, academics, and other interested third parties who wish to study the Wikimedia Sites. Sharing this information helps them understand usage, viewing, and demographics statistics and patterns. They then can share their findings with us and our users so that we can all better understand and improve the Wikimedia Sites.
 
 
When we give access to personal information to third-party developers or researchers, we put requirements, such as reasonable technical and contractual protections, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with the principles of this Policy and in accordance with our instructions. If these developers or researchers later publish their work or findings, we ask that they not disclose your personal information. Please note that, despite the obligations we impose on developers and researchers, we cannot guarantee that they will abide by our agreement, nor do we guarantee that we will regularly screen or audit their projects. (You can learn more about re-identification in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#reidentifiationFAQ|FAQ]].)
 
 
 
====Because You Made It Public====
 
 
 
Information that you post is public and can been seen and used by everyone.
 
 
 
Any information you post publicly on the Wikimedia Sites is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on your talk page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. And if you edit without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose personal information on your user page or elsewhere.
 
 
 
== Protection ==
 
 
 
===How Do We Protect Your Data?===
 
 
 
We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
 
 
 
We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your personal information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).
 
 
 
===How Long Do We Keep Your Data?===
 
 
 
We only keep your personal information as long as necessary to maintain, understand, and improve the Wikimedia Sites or to comply with U.S. law.
 
 
 
Once we receive personal information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the Wikimedia Sites, and our obligations under applicable U.S. law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely. (Check out the list of examples in our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#datatimeexamplesFAQ|FAQ]].)
 
 
 
Please remember that certain information is retained and displayed indefinitely, such as your [[Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms#Internet Protocol Address|IP address]] (if you edit while not logged in) and any public contributions to the Wikimedia Sites.
 
 
 
== Important info ==
 
 
 
'''For the protection of the Wikimedia Foundation and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Wikimedia Sites.'''
 
 
 
 
 
===Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals===
 
We do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited.
 
 
 
We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.
 
 
 
We are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information with third parties. In particular, we do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited (including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms), nor do we share your information with any third parties for marketing purposes. Under this Policy, we may share your information only under particular situations, which you can learn more about in the "[[#sharing|When May We Share Your Information]]" section of this Privacy Policy.
 
 
 
Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.
 
 
 
For more information regarding Do Not Track signals and how we handle them, please visit our [[Privacy policy/FAQ#DNTFAQ|FAQ]].
 
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===Contact Us===
 
 
If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at [mailto:archivio@unigre.it archivio@unigre.it].
 
  
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If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please contact us [[Special:Contact|using this form]].

Latest revision as of 11:51, 20 March 2017

This privacy policy and its subpages draw on, with edits and adaptations, the Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy.

The Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University, in its role of GATE administrator, commits itself to protect GATE users privacy and personal information collected according to the "Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali" (D.Lgs. 196/03). This policy concerns just the GATE site (gate.unigre.it/mediawiki/index.php) and not other websites reached by users through links.

Introduction

This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information. By using GATE, you consent to this Policy.

We do not sell or rent your nonpublic information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make GATE more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun.

Definitions

When we say... ... we mean
"GATE" / "we" / "us" / "our" Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University that maintains and manages GATE.
"you" / "your" / "me" You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using GATE or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.
"this Policy" / "this Privacy Policy" This document, entitled the "GATE Privacy Policy"
"contributions" Content you add or changes you make to GATE.
"personal information" Information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you.
"third party" / "third parties" Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by GATE.

We recognize that only a minority of you are familiar with technical terms like “IP” and “cookies” used in the Privacy Policy. Whether you are brand new to privacy terminology or you are an expert who just wants a refresher, you might find our Glossary of Key Terms helpful.

What this Privacy Policy does cover

Except as explained below, this Privacy Policy applies to our collection and handling of information about you that we receive as a result of your use of GATE. This Policy also applies to information that we receive from third parties.

This Privacy Policy covers, regardless of language:

  • All GATE contents including user pages, discussion pages, and noticeboards.
  • Emails and notifications from us or sent to us from you.

Use of info

Types of information we receive from you, how we get it, & how we use it

Your public contributions

Whatever you post on GATE can be seen by everyone. When you make a contribution to GATE, including on user or discussion pages, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username. We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how GATE is used.

Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to GATE, including personal information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people.

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However all contributions to GATE are released using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License that should protect users contributions from not authorized uses by third parties. In any case, we recommend to do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your complete name or location in your contributions.

Account information & registration

You are not required to create an account to read GATE contents. If you want to contribute you must sign in; to sign in you must ask for an account to GATE administrators. No edits are possible without signing in.

If you want to create an account, we will send to your email a username and a temporary password. Your username will be publicly visible. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. No other personal information is required, such as date of birth and credit card information.

Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely (although you can usually hide the information on your user page if you choose to). This is because your public contributions must be associated with their author (you!).

Information related to your use of GATE

We may use common technologies to collect information about how you use GATE. We use this information to enhance your user experience and to develop new features. We want to make GATE better by learning more about how you use it. Examples of this might include how often you visit GATE, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to GATE and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We keep information related to your use of GATE confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

Information we receive automatically

Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit GATE. This information includes the type of device you are using, the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to GATE, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to GATE.

Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with GATE. For example, we use this information to administer the site, provide greater security and fight vandalism; understand how users interact with GATE, track and study use of various features and analyze trends.

Information we Collect

We use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to understand how you use GATE, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more personalized experience for you.

We use third-party cookies (Google Analytics) to make your experience with GATE better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with GATE, and to generally improve our services.

We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. You can change your browser cookies settings following these guides:

You also can block analytics software by using browsers extensions like Ghostery.

While the examples above concern information about you collected through the use of data collection tools, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through public logs alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on GATE along with the dates that other accounts were created on GATE. Information available through public logs will not include personal information about you.

Emails

Your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you.

We use your email address to let you know about things such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about GATE site or policies, and alerting you when there has been a change to an article that you have decided to follow.

You can choose to limit some of these kinds of notifications, like those alerting you if an article changes. Others, such as those containing critical information that all users need to know to participate successfully in GATE, you may not be able to opt out of. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences.

We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive such an email, please let us know by sending it to gate@unigre.it, so we can investigate the source of the email.

Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through GATE systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.

IP addresses

Finally, when you visit GATE, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. Your IP address is taken through third parties analytics (Google Analytics), however we decided to kept it confidential using an IP masking technique which hides the last part of any IP address anonymizing your navigation on GATE.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please contact us using this form.