Privacy Policy

Who we are is owned and administered by the International Sándor Ferenczi Network (ISFN)

ISFN Registered Office: c/o Studio Landi, via Masaccio 256, 50132 Firenze, Codice Fiscale 06627670489
ISFN Mailing address: Borgo Pinti 87, 50121 FIRENZE, Italy

ISFN Website address:
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The ISFN collects data on from website users. This data may include email addresses for ISFN newsletter subscriptions and information collected by data cookies. Also collected is information which may be disclosed within the embedded data of media items (images, PDF content) and tracking information used for website and newsletter analytics. Third-party software within the website may also collect information by using data cookies, described below.

Contact and Newsletter Subscription Forms

This website utilizes newsletter subscription forms to collect information for the purpose of email newsletter marketing. The data from submissions is kept and used by the ISFN only and is never shared with or sold to third parties. Please note: newsletter subscriptions are collected via MailChimp, a third-party email client tool, and ISFN subscribers may opt-out at any time via unsubscribe links included in our periodic email newsletters.


Cookies are small data files stored on the computer/tablet/phone of a website visitor. They are used to remember useful information that allows certain functions of websites to work better and enhance the user experience of a website visitor. For example they can remember that you have logged in to a website or if you have items in a checkout cart for shopping. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and all cookies expire after a period of time. You are able to control whether you will accept cookies to computer and for how long via the browser settings on your device.

If you have a website account and you log in to the site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Cookies may also be set within your browser from the ISFN website by other third-party software or embedded content from other websites such as Google Analytics, MailChimp and Facebook.


All media items submitted to this website for publication may include embedded location data. If you submit images to the website, you should avoid sending images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website may download and extract any location data from images or media items on the website.

Embedded Content from other Websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content sourced from other websites (e.g. Facebook widgets, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website utilizes Google Analytics tracking to monitor website traffic and interactions. This aids the ISFN in monitoring the performance of so we can provide the best website experience to our visitors. Google Analytics specifically states that no personally identifiable information may be collected via the Google Analytics software. For more information on how Google protects personal data please visit:

The ISFN stores newsletter subscription lists and sends email newsletters via MailChimp, a third-party email client. MailChimp provides tracking information of how recipients have interacted with our newsletters (what links they clicked or if they have shared the newsletter, for example). MailChimp Privacy Policy –

Who we share your data with

The personal data collected by the ISFN is used by the ISFN only and solely for the purposes of

  • managing the membership process of the ISFN
  • managing events hosted by the ISFN
  • delivering news about the ISFN to subscribers
  • managing the content of the website of the ISFN.

ISFN newsletter subscriber information and tracking analytics is stored via MailChimp. Other data may be collected by our third-party provider Google Analytics.

How long we retain your data

The ISFN evaluates the data collected periodically to determine whether it is current and still needs to be retained. Some data may be retained for longer periods of time to comply with the legal requirements for our organization.

Newsletter subscription information will be retained for as long as the subscriber agrees to receive our email newsletters.

All website users with login accounts can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Users who have an account on our website, or who have left comments, can request to receive an exported file of the personal website data we hold about them, including any data provided to us. They can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Newsletter subscribers are able to opt out of receiving our newsletters via the unsubscribe link appearing at the bottom of every newsletter communication.

Where we send your data

The ISFN is an international organization with board members around the globe. Your personal information may be shared outside of the European Union for the purposes of administering the ISFN. Additionally, the administrator of operates outside of the European Union and therefore accesses our website data internationally.

Our contact information

Our mailing address:
Borgo Pinti 87, 50121 FIRENZE, Italy

By email:
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Secretary –