Terms of service

Access to this website by visitors is subjected to the following conditions. This site is regulated by existing Italian legislation.

The site’s contents, including all the sub-pages, the different categories of resources and attachments displayed by BEWEB, are copyrighted by Chiesacattolica.it/beweb, the cross portal of cultural ecclesiastical of the National Office for the Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage and buildings of worship of the Italian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CEI), except where specified below.

Only the following categories of resources are available on the public domain Creative Commons Zero (CC-0): cataloging pages of Persons, Families, Cultural Institutes, according to the statute of the public domain and related principles, international guidelines and recommendations.

This site is developed with the utmost care and attention; however, Chiesacattolica.it/beweb will not be held liable regarding the presence of any mistake, the accuracy and/or constant update of information and data contained therein. Furthermore, it reserves the right to change its contents, services and/or revoke access to pages at any moment in time and without any prior notice. The use of some services can be subjected to additional conditions that may be indicated in the space dedicated to the service itself. Personal data that might be acquired while browsing this site, or following its voluntary sharing in order to use specific services, is processed in compliance with existing law. Please read the information found in the Privacy section.


This site’s contents are protected under Italian and international copyright laws. Logos, graphic elements, trademarks and software used to operate this site and published and/or reproduced in this site are owned or in authorized use by Chiesacattolica.it/beweb . It is forbidden to change, copy, reproduce, distribute or modify them without prior written authorization, unless otherwise specified. Information, data, images, including the catalogue’s document photographs and other contents that are different from the ones mentioned above, if allowed by law and without any prejudice to third parties, can be reproduced, disseminated and used for the specific purposes of ecclesial bodies (e.g. dioceses and ecclesiastical cultural institutes), for training and educational purposes, excluding any commercial and/or profit making purpose, except for Persons, Families, Cultural Institutes contents expressly made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC-0). For all contents not made available in CC0 (therefore different from Person, Family, Cultural Institutes tabs), Users ensure that such contents will be disseminated, reproduced and/or used in their integral form and, whenever this is not possible, fully complying with their original form, without any manipulation and/or distortion. They also pledge to indicate copyright information, sources (including links) and authors, if they are present. Users will immediately delete, modify and/or rectify contents used in violation of existing legislation when requested to do so by Chiesacattolica.it/beweb. Some images or contents in this site are accessible but might be subjected to third-party copyright.


In designing and developing this site, particular attention was devoted to accessibility and usability features. Chiesacattolica.it/beweb encourages any indication or suggestion that might help to improve site accessibility. Any communication regarding these aspects can be sent to beweb@chiesacattolica.it


Chiesacattolica.it/beweb cannot be held in any way liable for possible direct or indirect damage caused by access to this site or by the impossibility to access this site and/or by its use amongst which infections from electronic viruses, that visitors’ equipment might suffer following access/interconnections with this site or from content downloads. Hypertext links included in this site can direct visitor searches to webpages found in other sites. In this case, be aware that Chiesacattolica.it/beweb has no control whatsoever on these websites and therefore will not be held liable in relation to contents published in these sites and the use that third parties might make of them.


If, through this website’s pages or other services and initiatives, the possibility is given to add data or materials of any kind (e.g. discussion Forums, images etc) users pledge to:
  • provide their real identification data, which will not be published in the website;
  • refrain from adding illegal, offensive, indecent material, that would not be suitable for publication;
  • verify, as much as possible, that such material does not contain any virus or any other damaging or destructive element;
  • accept that such material might be removed from site pages at any time and without prior notice;
  • accept that such material might be published free of charge, expressly renouncing all claims also by third parties in relation to such publication;
  • release Chiesacattolica.it/beweb from any liability, also with respect to third parties, in relation to added materials.


Information pursuant to General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR (European Parliament and Council of European Union Regulation (EU) 2016/679). All personal data you provide in Chiesacattolica.it/beweb forms shall be processed in order to ensure the highest possible data protection level, to respect the trust you have shown to us. We wish to inform you that GDPR provides for the highest protection of rights, fundamental freedoms and dignity of persons with particular reference to privacy and personal identity, through the use of suitable security systems, pursuant to and for the purposes of art. 13 of European Regulation (EU) n. 679/2016.

The following information is provided only for the Chiesacattolica.it/beweb site and not for other websites that may be consulted by the User via links.

Data controllerThe data controller is the National Office for the Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage and buildings of worship of the Italian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, to which Chiesacattolica.it/beweb, the portal of ecclesiastical cultural heritage of the Italian Episcopal Conference, refers.

Data processing

Personal data

We only process personal data you have entrusted to the data controller or requested in order to provide our services.The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses on this site or provided by our staff entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message. Specific summary information will be progressively displayed on the site’s pages set up for particular services on request

Browsing data

The systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.This kind of informations are not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but could allow to identified Users by processing in association with data held by third parties.This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of user devices, addresses in the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) notation of the requested resources, time of the request, method used to submit the request to the server, size of file obtained in response, numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's computer environment.These data are used only for the 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 ascertain responsibility in the event of hypothetical computer crimes against the site; except for this eventuality, the data themselves are kept for the time defined by the relevant legal legislation for the time strictly necessary to provide the requested services and to guarantee the transmission of the communication.


The use of the so-called session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user's computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow safe exploration and efficient site. Session cookies used on this site avoid the use of other IT techniques that are potentially prejudicial to the confidentiality of users' navigation.

Purposes and methods of data processing

Personal data are processed with automated tools, as well as with manual and paper means, for the time strictly necessary to exclusively achieve the purposes related to the service powered by Chiesacattolica.it/beweb.In particular, the data provided may be used for the insertion of personal data in data controller’s databases and archives and to ensure activation, maintenance and assistance on the services provided and information and communications on the same servicesData processing may consist in collection, registration, organization, storage, processing, rectification, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, erasure of data including the combination of two or more of the aforementioned activities.Specific security measures are observed to guarantee data retention, prevent loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access. The procedures and security measures adopted may provide for updates and changes, in compliance with legal obligations and the balancing principle, to adapt them to the needs and services requested.

Data communication

Personal data will not be disseminated and are not disclosed to third parties; Any managers and persons in charge of processing, who will in any case be employees of the owner, and subjects such as Chiesacattolica.it/beweb entrust the technical management of the site may become aware of your data.


Data subjects can obtain at any time confirmation of the existence or otherwise of the data concerning them and to know its content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration or updating, or rectifications. In particular, the data subjects can obtain the following indications:
  1. origin of personal data;
  2. purposes and methods of processing
  3. logic applied in case of electronic processing
  4. identification details of the owner, managers and designated representative
  5. subjects or subject’s categories to whom the personal data may be communicated or who can learn about them as appointed representative in the State, managers or agents
  6. data subjects also have the right to obtain:
    1. updating, rectification or, when interested, integration of data
    2. erasure, transformation into anonymous form or blocking data processed in violation of the law, including those not necessary to keep for the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently processed
    3. attestation that the operations referred to in points I and II have been brought to the attention, also as regards their content, of those to whom the data have been communicated or disseminated, except in the case in which this fulfillment proves impossible or involves the use of means that are manifestly disproportionate to the protected right
    4. finally, data subjects have the right to oppose, in whole or in part:
      1. for legitimate reasons, to the personal data processing concerning you, even if pertinent to the purpose of the collection;
      2. to the personal data processing concerning you for the purpose of sending advertising or direct sales material or for carrying out market research or commercial communication.

We kindly ask you to fully read all your rights under Articles 15 and following of the Regulation (EU) n. 679/2016 clarifying that you can exercise all these rights:
  • by sending a letter by registered mail to the National Office for the Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage and buildings of worship of the Italian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CEI) in Rome (Italy) Via Aurelia, 468
  • by sending an e-mail to beweb@chiesacattolica.it