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Privacy Policy for site visitors

Update: 13 April 2021

This Privacy Policy aim to describe the management of this site, with reference to the processing of personal data of users/visitors who consult it.

This is an information that is also refers to article 13 of Legislative Decree 196/03 - Personal Data Protection Code - to those who connect to the corporate website of Malescorto - International Short Film Festival and take advantage of the relative web services starting from the address

The information is provided only for the sites mentioned above and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user through special links.

The website is owned and managed by Malescorto - International Short Film Festival which guarantees compliance with the law on the protection of personal data (Legislative Decree 196/03).

Users/visitors must read this Privacy Policy carefully before submitting any personal information and/or filling in any electronic form on the site.

Type of data processed and purpose of the processing

1) Navigation data

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this site acquire, in normal operation, some personal data that are then implicitly transmitted in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This information isn’t collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but they could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users connecting to the site, the addresses in the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit 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 (success, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's computer environment.

These data are used for the only purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning and are deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used to establish the liability in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the site: other than that, the data on web contacts do not persist for no more than seven days.

2) Data provided voluntarily by users/visitors

If users/visitors, connecting to this site, send their personal data to access to certain services, or to make requests in e-mail, this involves the acquisition by Malescorto of the address of the sender and/or other personal data that will be processed exclusively to respond to the request, or for the provision of the service.

Personal data provided by users/visitors will be communicated to third parties only if the communication is necessary to comply with the requests of the users/visitors themselves.

3) Cookies

We do not use cookies to transmit information of a personal nature, nor are used c.d. persistent cookies of any kind, or systems for tracking users.

The use of c.d. session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user's computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is closely limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow safe browsing and efficient site.

The c.d. session cookies used on this site avoid the use of other technologies that could compromise the privacy of users' browsing and do not allow the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

Method of treatment

Personal data are processed with automated tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected.

Specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access.

Optional provision of data

Apart from that specified for navigation data, users/visitors are free to provide their personal data. Failure to provide such data may entail the impossibility of obtaining what is requested.

Place of data processing

The processing operations connected to the web services of the sites indicated above take place at the company headquarters of the Data Controller and/or at the headquarters of the hosting company and/or management of the website and are only processed by technical staff of the Office in charge of the treatment, or by persons in charge of occasional maintenance operations.

No data from the web service is communicated or disseminated.

The personal data provided by users who request the sending of informative equipment are used only to perform the service or provision requested and are communicated to third parties only if this is necessary for that purpose.

Data controller

The owner of the processing of personal data is Malescorto - International Short Film Festival based in Via Conte Mellerio, 54 – 28854 Malesco (VB) – tel. +39 0324.92444 - email:

Rights of the interested parties

The subjects to whom the personal data refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of the same data and to know its content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration or updating, or rectification (Article 7 of Legislative Decree 196/03).

According to the same article, you have the right to request cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, as well as to oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their treatment.

Third-party services on the site

Our website is based on the Wix platform that allows its development and proper functioning. The data necessary for navigation, provided automatically by users of our site, are not in any way shared with Wix, and remain in the exclusive availability of the owner of the treatment. 
There are also some Google services.


  • Google Analytics (to track and examine the use of the website, which we use with anonymized IPs and with the sharing and advertising options turned off).

Cookie policy

Cookies are short text fragments (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the browser to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after a few days (persistent cookies).
Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (the period between the User opening a browser window and closing it) or they can be stored for a longer period of time.
Session cookies are those that allow websites to link a User's actions during a browser session.
Session cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, are stored on the user's device between browser sessions, for varying periods of time, and allow you to store your preferences or actions with respect to a website.
Technical cookies, are those used by the owner of a site for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service.
Profiling cookies, on the other hand, are aimed at creating profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same as part of web browsing.

Third-party cookies

When a user uses the sites, it is possible that some cookies are stored that are not controlled by Malescorto.
This happens, for example, if the user visits a page that contains content from a third-party website.
As a result, the user will receive cookies from these third-party services.
On third party cookies our company has no control over the information provided by the cookie and has no access to such data. This information is fully controlled by the third party companies as described in their respective privacy policies.

If you do not wish to receive third party cookies on your device you can, via the links below, access the policies and consent forms of those third parties and opt out of receiving them.
Our website uses both technical and third party cookies.

The use of technical session cookies is for the sole purpose of making the exploration of the site safe and efficient. These cookies do not in any case allow the acquisition of personal data identifying the user.

Our site does not use persistent cookies, trojans, spyware, web bugs, or systems for tracking users.

The use of c.d. session cookies (which are not permanently recorded on the user's computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is only intended to make the exploration of the site safe and efficient. These session cookies do not allow in any case the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

On our site there are cookies from Google Analytics, a web analysis service that allows you to examine and track the use of the site, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google, as well as provide other information such as the number of visitors and pages viewed.

According to the settings imposed by the data controller, this analysis service is used anonymously, with partial IP addresses that cannot be associated with other personal data. Likewise, the sharing and advertising options of this tool are deactivated by the data controller.
 For any further information, we refer you to the privacy policy of Google Inc.:

You can accept or refuse the use of cookies by following the instructions in the banner that will appear when you first access our site, or change the navigation settings of your browser to disable cookies completely.

Our site does not use any automated tracking or profiling tools.
The navigation data collected, only in anonymous form, are used to obtain statistical information on the use of the site and its proper functioning.

How do cookies work and how do I delete them?

The way it works, as well as the options for restricting or blocking cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings on your internet browser.
Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change these settings to block cookies or to be notified whenever cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies, so please refer to your browser's instruction manual or help screen to see how to adjust or change your browser settings.
In fact, the user is allowed to modify the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently) by setting the highest level of protection.
Below is the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:

If you use different devices to view and access the Sites (e.g., computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you should ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences.
To delete cookies from your smartphone/tablet's Internet browser, you should refer to your device's user manual.

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