Privacy & Cookie Policy

Following the surfing of this web site, data concerning identified or identifiable persons can be processed. The Data Controller is Fellows of Politecnico di Milano.US, Inc., based in 11 E 44th st, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017, email:

Browsing data
The information systems and the software procedures needed for the operation of this web site acquire, during their normal exercise, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of the Internet communication protocols.
Such data are not collected to be associated with identified Data Subjects, but due to their nature, they could allow to identify the users, through processing and association with data held by third subjects.
This category of data include:

  • IP addresses of devices used by users;
  • date and time at which the request was received;
  • the addresses in URI/URL (Uniform Resource Identifier/Locator) of the requested resources;
  • the numeric code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.);
  • the size in bytes of the response;
  • URI/URL address of the originating page (referrer);
  • browser recognition string (user agent).

This data will not persist for more than 15 days. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the website. With the exception of the latter scenario, the data are anonymized to obtain aggregate statistical information on the usage of the website and to check its proper performance and are deleted immediately after being processed.

Data voluntarily supplied by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary supply of personal data by sending messages to the contact addresses of FELLOWs OF POLITECNICO DI MILANO.US, INC., as well as filling and forwarding of the forms on the website entail the acquisition of the sender’s contact data necessary to respond to requests, as well as all personal data included in the communications.
Specific privacy policies are displayed on the pages of the web site created for the provision of certain services.

Cookies are small text files containing a certain amount of information exchanged between a website and the user’s device (usually the browser). They are mainly used for the purpose of making websites function and operate more efficiently, as well as for the purpose of providing information to the owners of the website. Cookies can be either session or persistent. Session cookies remain stored in the terminal for a short period of time and are deleted as soon as the user closes the browser. Their use is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to enable secure and efficient exploration of the site. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain stored in the user’s terminal until a pre-determined expiration date. Since they are not erased immediately when the browser is closed, these cookies allow to remember the choices made by the user on the website as well as to collect information about the browsed pages, the frequency of the browsing of the website, and identifying the users’ browsing path, in order to improve the experience on the website. Cookies, whether session or persistent, can finally be first-party or third-party depending on whether the subject installing the cookies on the user’s device is the owner of the website (first-party cookies) or a different subject (third-party cookies).

Cookies used on this website
This website relies on both first and third party cookies as detailed below:
_stripe sid (Third-party Functional – Expiration: 30 minutes). Description: This cookie is linked to the
Stripe donation processing platform used by the website, and it’s used to provide fraud
_stripe mid (Third-party Functional – Expiration: 1 year). Description: This cookie is linked to the
Stripe donation processing platform used by the website, and it’s used to provide fraud

In addition to the cookies within the table, this site may also make use of additional session cookies,
which are those cookies that are not stored persistently on the user’s device and disappear when the
browser is closed. Their use is strictly limited.

Managing Cookies
Normally, web browsers allow the control of most cookies through the settings of the browser itself. Please note, however, that the total or partial disabling of so-called technical cookies may affect the website’s functionality. In any case, if you do not wish to receive any type of cookies on your device, either from this website or others, you can raise the level of privacy protection by changing the security settings of your browser:

Mozilla Firefox:  

Google Chrome:

Microsoft Edge:

Safari on Mac:

Safari su iPhone, iPad, o iPod touch:

You can also change your choices through the settings that can be reached at this link

By visiting a website, you may receive cookies from websites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). Third-party cookies are required by widgets to use services provided by third-party websites such as Google Calendars, Google Maps, embedding of videos uploaded on YouTube.
The Data Controller does not monitor any cookies or other tracking technologies of these websites for which this Privacy Policy does not apply.
The management of personal data collected by third parties is regulated by the respective policies available on their websites:

For any personal data freely provided by the user through the services offered within the website, the Data Controller is legitimized to process the data as the processing is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures requested by the user, or is legitimized as the user has given consent to a certain activity. Additionally, the Controller may process the user’s data where required by a legal obligation to which the Controller is subject, such as a request for information about online activities from the competent authorities. More information on the legal basis of the processing activities will be provided within specific privacy policies.
The purposes of the Data Controller for the usage of the website:

  • showcase and promote the vision and initiatives of Politecnico di Milano in the United States of America;
  • FELLOWS OF POLITECNICO DI MILANO.US, INC. aims to bring innovations in human-centered planning, sustainable innovation and emerging technologies, while promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing and empowering our next generation. Fellows of Politecnico di Milano.US, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is recognized as a public charity.

Besides what is specified for browsing data, the user is free to provide their own personal data. However, not providing them may result in the impossibility of obtaining what has been requested.
It is not mandatory to acquire the user’s consent to use only technical cookies or third-party or analytical cookies assimilated to technical cookies. Their deactivation and/or denial of their operativity will result in the impossibility of proper navigation on the website and/or the impossibility of using the services, pages, features or content available therein. For all other types of cookies (e.g. marketing and profiling), the Data Controller will require specific consent.
Special categories of personal data will not be processed.

Personal data are also processed through automated tools. Specific security measures are implemented to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access. The Data Controller has adopted all appropriate security measures required by law and is following the main international standards, in addition the Data Controller has adopted additional security measures to minimize risks related to confidentiality, availability and integrity of personal data collected and processed.

Personal data are processed through automated tools for the period of time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Data collected for purposes of statistical analysis are anonymized. In all cases, the processing activities comply with the principles of data minimization and retention limitation, and data will be processed for the period of time strictly necessary. More information on the retention time of personal data will be given in the specific privacy policies.

Data collected through the website will not be divulged. The data collected may be transferred or communicated for activities strictly related and instrumental to the services to qualified and contracted parties according to the applicable and most protective legislation for the data subject (professionals, consulting and service companies, hardware and software support companies, companies with technical and organizational tasks on the website). Your data will also be processed exclusively by individuals authorized to process them, operating under the direct authority of the Data Controller (employees and collaborators in various capacities), who are instructed accordingly.
The data provided by users who forward requests for the sending of informative material (brochures, informational material, etc.) are used for the sole purpose of performing the service or provision requested and are communicated to third parties only if this is necessary for that purpose. Outside of these cases, personal data will not be communicated unless provided for by contract or law, or unless specific consent is requested from the person concerned.
In this regard, personal data could be transmitted to third parties, but only and exclusively in the following cases:

  1. there is explicit consent to share the data with third parties;
  2. it is necessary in order to provide the requested service;
  3. it is necessary in order to comply with requests from the Judicial or Public Security Authorities.

More information on the parties to whom The Controller may communicate personal data is provided within specific privacy policies.

The Data Controller avails itself of the collaboration of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, duly appointed as Data Processor pursuant to Article 28 of the GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), located in Europe. The transfer of your data will take place in accordance with the GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

The legislation for the protection of personal data expressly provides for certain rights of the subjects to whom the data refer (so-called “data subject”). In particular, data subjects have the right to obtain confirmation that personal data concerning them is being processed, the origin, purposes and methods of processing, updating, rectification, integration as well as erasure of data processed in violation of the law, to request the portability of data as well as to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority.

The Data Controller periodically reviews its privacy and security policy and, where appropriate, it will be reviewed in relation to regulatory, organizational or technology-driven changes. If the policies are changed, the new version will be posted on this page of the website.

Anyone interested in more information, to contribute with their own suggestions, or to make complaints or objections regarding the privacy policies, how personal data are processed, as well as to assert their rights under the data protection regulations, may contact the Data Controller writing to Fellows of Politecnico di Milano.US, Inc., based in 11 E 44th st, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017, email: