Privacy Policy

CityOpenSource collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws. The protection of your personal data is of utmost concern to CityOpenSource. In the following, we explain what information we collect and how it is used.

Data collection

We receive and store any information you enter via our services, or provide us in any other kind. To use our services with all features you must first register, stating the personally identifiable information (e-mail address and username or register via an external service (Facebook, Twitter). In addition, you can add a profile picture of yourself, your bio and places, liked to your social profile and website.

We also collect log-related data such as your IP address, operating system, browser type and cookies in our protocol servers, for system administration and monitoring purposes, in particular to combat SPAM or malware.

This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns. We will use this data anonymously to improve and evaluate our range of services.

When using location-based services by CityOpenSource we collect and process information about the location of your receiving device. This is used in particular to improve and personalize our service.

Data Controller: Ilaria Vitellio,
Data Processor:

Use of data

We use the information collected with CityOpenSource for the provision, maintenance, protection and to improve these services and develop new services.

If we have your a permission of the user, we may disclose your personal data to third parties.

We will use your personal data to:

  • Verify your identity and validate your registration.
  • To enable you to log-in and access or contribute to Maps.
  • To ensure that you receive feedback and responses to matters that you have raised.
  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

When you register as a user of CityOpenSource, we seek your consent to the processing of your data as outlined above. We rely on this consent as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data.

Your rights

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have a right to free information about your stored data, and a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of data.

For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of personal data, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data please contact:

Your Account may be linked to third party services. For this, you must provide us your user name and / or user identification, with which we may initiate the authorization process at the desired services. We point out that we don't ask for passwords require those services, nor those received.

Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

Cookie Statement - Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer and make it possible for your use of website to be analyzed. The information which the cookie generates on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and is saved there. Before being saved, your IP address will be shortened by the removal of the final digits, making it impossible to clearly allocate it to a person. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the site in order to compile reports on website activities for the website operators and provide additional services associated with the use of the website and the internet. In addition, Google may potentially transfer this information to third parties, if doing so is required by law or if the third parties in question process said data on Google’s behalf. Google will not link your IP address with other Google data under any circumstances.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by using a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, be advised that you may not be able to make full use all of this website’s functions in such case. By using this website, you consent to Google’s processing of the data collected on you in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.

External service - Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see:

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.