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Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your personal information online, the Casa Balthasar provides this privacy notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your personal information is collected and used.

The Casa Balthasar is a non-profit entity which exists under the care of the civil juridical person of the Lubac-Balthasar-Speyr (LBS) Association. The LBS Association was founded on February 18th, 1991, and first acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of the Interior on September 29th, 2006. Our website address is and our contact details are available below.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy notice or our collection and use of personal information, please write to us using the contact details set out below.


  1. How do we collect information

  2. What information do we collect

  3. Why do we collect this personal information

  4. Lawful bases

  5. Storage and accuracy of personal information

  6. Who do we share this personal information with

  7. Data Security

  8. Donor Privacy

  9. Our use of cookies

  10. Other websites

  11. Your rights

  12. Contact details

  13. Changes to this Notice


The personal information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Age/Date of birth

  • Gender

  • IP address

  • Browser and domain information

  • Site traffic patterns


We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. Some such channels include:

  • A request for information

  • A donation

  • A website registration form

  • An event registration

  • An email, phone, or message inquiry

In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. 


We may use your personal information in a number of ways including:

  • Provide you with information you request

  • Provide you with information relating to the Casa Balthasar, including information you express an interest in, such as news, events, resources, and services

  • Contacting you to seek donations or gifts

  • Contacting you as part of stewarding our relationship with you where you are an existing supporter

  • Help you use our website

  • Provide or administer activities relating to our services

  • Maintain our organizational records

  • Check the security and resilience of our website

  • Analyze use of our website


Under certain laws, we are required to rely on one or more lawful grounds to collect and use the personal information that we have outlined above. We consider the grounds listed below to be relevant:

a. Legal obligation

Where the processing of your personal information is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject e.g. because we have to provide information to tax authorities.

b. Contractual relationship

Where it is necessary for us to use your personal information in order to perform a contract to which you are a party (or to take steps at your request prior to entering a contract).

c. Legitimate interests

We rely on this basis where applicable law allows us to collect and use personal information for our legitimate interests and the use of your personal information is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact your rights. For instance, it is in our legitimate interest to use personal information to protect our website from any attacks and to ensure appropriate security.

When we process your personal information to achieve such legitimate interests, we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. We will not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, for example where use would be excessively intrusive (unless, for instance, we are otherwise required or permitted to by law).

d. Consent

We may obtain your consent to use your personal information in certain circumstances e.g. to send you email marketing. We will ensure that when we obtain your consent you are free both to give it and to decline to give it. Additionally, you may always withdraw your consent at any time without any further detriment to you.


We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary:

  1. To comply with any statutory or regulatory requirements we are subject to under applicable law;

  2. To fulfill the purposes for which the personal information was collected; or

  3. To defend our or a third party’s legal rights.

If you have any questions about our retention periods for personal information, please contact us.

We strive to keep any personal information we hold up-to-date and accurate. If you have any changes to your personal information that you would like to inform us of, please contact us using the contact details below.


We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete requested transactions and as set out in this Privacy Notice. Please note that we may legally be required to disclose your personal information if required to by law enforcement agencies or for regulatory reasons.


We place great importance on the security of your personal information and will always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it, both online and offline.

Our site is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

Wherever we collect more sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and passed securely through our payment processing providers who meet the required Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards. You can verify that a webpage is secured by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to protect your personal information and all personal information is stored in a secure database. The computers/servers in which we store personal information are kept in a secure environment.

Despite all of our precautions however, no transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information which you disclose to us online or otherwise and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.

We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by the public. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with any email message sent by you to us or by us to you.


Except as set out in this Privacy Notice, the Casa Balthasar will not disclose, trade, sell, or share any donor or visitor’s personal information nor solicit any donor or visitor on behalf of another organization.



We use “cookies” and other tracking technologies on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive that, by tracking your use of our website, enables us to improve your access to the site. Cookies function anonymously and enable us to learn things like what areas of the site visitors are navigating to most frequently, how much time they spend on different webpages, and how they came to the site, among others. All of this information helps us to improve our website and enhance user experience.

a. Types of Cookies

Cookies can be necessary for site navigation and performance, or used for targeting or advertising. We almost exclusively use only those that are essential for users to move around our website, and those that allow us to collect information about site usage – not those related to targeting or advertising. These types of cookies do not collect information that identifies users.

b. Additional website analytics

The Casa Balthasar’s website uses Google Analytics to gather information about website usage. This information is anonymized, but is stored by Google on servers in the US and is used by us and them to evaluate our website activity and inform enhancements. Google may transfer this information to third party processors or when required to by law, but will not associate an IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using this website, you are consenting to the processing of this kind of data by Google. For more details please refer to Google Analytics’ article, “Safeguarding your data.”

c. Changing your preferences

In most web browsers it is possible to change cookie settings through the “Help” or “Preferences” menus. Options include getting notifications when you receive a new cookie, or disabling cookies altogether.

Google also offers a browser add-on that enables you to opt out of Google Analytics.



Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Casa Balthasar has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such websites as their policies may differ.


Please note that we will honor your requests to exercise your rights to the extent possible and required under applicable law. 

You have the right to:

  1. Ask us for confirmation of what personal information we hold about you, and to request a copy of that information. If we are satisfied that you have a legal entitlement to see this personal information, and we are able to confirm your identity, we will provide you with this personal information.

  2. Withdraw your consent at any time if we have relied on consent as the lawful ground to use your personal information.

  3. Request that we delete the personal information we hold about you, as far as we are legally required to do so.

  4. Ask that we correct any personal information that we hold about you which you believe to be inaccurate.

  5. Object to the processing of your personal information where we: (i) process on the basis of the legitimate interests ground; or (ii) use the personal information for statistical purposes.

  6. Ask for the provision of your personal information in a machine-readable format to either yourself or a third party, provided that the personal information in question has been provided to us by you, and is being processed by us: (i) in reliance on your consent; or (ii) because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party; and in either instance, we are processing it using automated means.

  7. Ask for processing of your personal information to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate use.

Please note that you also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority (if applicable) about how we use your personal information. Please always consider raising your concern with us first by contacting us using the contact details below.


You can contact us via the following:

Casa Balthasar

Via Nomentana 236

00162 – Rome


(+39) 06 86 328 193




We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or wish to access and/or request corrections, amendments, or deletion of your personal information, please email us.

Date: 4/7/2019

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