Essay Contest – Privacy Policy

Dear participant,

Metropolitan City of Turin is part of the Horizon 2020 research project MATILDE, coordinated by the University of Eastern Finland.

MATILDE (Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Areas) is a 3 years research project that aims to assess the social and economic impacts of migration on local development and territorial cohesion, considering in particular European rural and mountain regions. The project considers “Third Country Nationals” (TCNs) as non-EU citizens, who reside legally in the European Union and who are the target of EU integration policies. The assessment is based on the hypothesis that foreign immigration is an important driver of social and economic development, affecting also the nexus between urban and rural/mountain areas.

In accordance with EU Regulation No. 2016/679 – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with the national legislation, hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Applicable Law”, this policy statement addresses the subject of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data of users of the online web services

Pursuant to legal provisions, MATILDE guarantees that the processing of personal data will be performed in consideration of fundamental rights and freedoms as well as the dignity of the data subject, and in accordance with the legislative provisions of the Applicable Law and the confidentiality clauses included therein. In particular, the processing of personal data will be carried out in accordance with the principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency, accuracy, purpose and storage limitations, data minimisation, integrity and confidentiality.

The content of this privacy policy may be amended or updated to conform to legal and regulatory obligations with respect to data protection, to allow for technological advances on the webpage that could impact the modalities of processing and to reflect organisational modifications that affect the privacy structure.

1) Data Controller and Data Protection Officer

Data Controller: Support to Life (STL), with headquarters at Cenap Sahabettin Sok.

No:42 34718 Koşuyolu Mah. Kadikoy-Istanbul / Turkey, in the person of the legal

representative pro tempore.

You can contact the Data Protection Officer under the following e-mail Address: [email protected]

2) Types of Personal Data Subject to Processing

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (the “Data Subject). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. The personal data that may be processed includes browsing data, data provided voluntarily by the data subject and cookies.

By participating in the MATILDE Students smash the scene, the Participant acknowledges that they have read and accepted this privacy statement and the terms and conditions outlined here.

Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, photo, video, post, essay and email address (“Personal Data”) may be:

  • collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by the Data Controller, or any party authorized by them for the purposes of communication activities of the MATILDE project related to essay contest, conducting and administering the competition.
  • use of materials (photo, video, post or essay, it is not required for the child to appear in the output; if you choose to submit the output where your child is visible, this will be treated as personal data according to the terms specified in this PrivacyPolicy) for events or publications related to the competition itself and for activities related to institutional or promotional purposes within the project “MATILDE”, in any case without the purpose of profit.
  • personal data, essay, post, video and photographs are processed and published only with the express consent by the data subject or the parents/guardians of the data subject, if they are minors. Failure to consent determines the non-disclosure of such data relating to the subject concerned or the obscuration of the images with techniques, such as pixelation, to make the person not recognizable.
  • used by the Data Controller to verify a Participant’s identity, e-mail address in the event a Participant qualifies for any applicable Prizes as well as to deliver the applicable Competition Prize(s).
  • used to fulfill additional terms of the Competition or to contact a Participant in response to any question submitted by such Participant.
  • shared by the Data Controller or any party authorized to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on Data Controller, and to protect and defend Data Controller’s rights or property.
  • winners’ entries and names may be published online in the official website of the MATILDE project ( and in our social media.

Additionally, we kindly ask that The Participant note:

  • Through the online registration form the Data Controller collects personal data (participant e-mail, name, etc) and the IP address, website data, location, and browser generated information.
  • For the purpose of displaying the outputs (entries of participants who have registered and accepted to take part in the Students smash the scene), on, Data Controller will collect registered participants’ personal data: – Social media user name/ID, IP address, browser cookie, browser user agent, timestamp.
  • Your personal data will remain in MATILDE website database until the results of the competition have been published and usefully exploited. Personal data will be deleted, at the latest, one (1) year after the last action in relation to the competition.
  • The collected personal data and all information related to the evaluation/study will be erased by the Data Controller at the latest six months after the end of the contract.
  • Participant has the rights listed below:
  • Right of access
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object
  • Right to data portability
  • The participant may withdraw their consent to electronic communication, and to the delivery of documents, to the update of contact information, at any time by contacting the Data Controller as set forth in these Rules. The Data Controller will send the Participant a confirmation notice once we have processed the change request.
  • The Participant has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement of the GDPR.
  • The Participant who requests that their details be deleted or who withdraws their consent during the course of the Competition accepts that this will automatically terminate their participation in the Competition, since they may not be included in the list of Participants without their details being recorded.
  • To exercise such rights, the Participant may send a request to: [email protected]

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