Privacy policy

The Vatican Observatory and The Vatican Observatory Research Group consider it absolutely important to treat the data you provide with care and confidentiality.

Information you enter in this website of the Vatican Observatory online contact forms will only be kept for as long as necessary to complete each form; the data will then not be passed on to other parties.

You can request access at any time to the information we collect about you, or have it corrected or removed, via an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For questions or requests about the privacy policy of The Vatican Observatory or is something wrong on vovatt.org? Send your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is easiest if you send a screenshot.

Who we are

The Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG) operates the 1.8m Alice P. Lennon Telescope with its Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility, known together as the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT).
Our website address is: http://www.vovatt.org
Our address is: Vatican Observatory Research Group
Steward Observatory
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA
Phone: +1 (0)520 621 3225

What personal information we collect and why we collect it

Contact Forms

The Vatican Observatory Research Group keeps track of all form submissions for a specified period for direct communication purposes, but we do not use or share the information provided to them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you visit this website (vovatt.org), we set a temporary cookie (session cookie) to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and will be deleted when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

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

Articles on this site may contain embedded content (for example, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as when the visitor has visited the other website.

Social Media

The Vatican Observatory Research Group may also allow third parties to place their own cookies within your browser in order to serve you with relevant advertising online, to help us measure traffic, to provide you with access to social media networks, functionality and services, and to allow us to conduct any surveys and research in which you agree to participate. For instance, Facebook, Google and Twitter place their cookies on this website to support social network integration and functionality and for use according to their respective privacy policies.

Analytics

To keep track of how many visitors we have on our website and to understand their behavior, for example which route on the website they choose, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics places various cookies to collect this data.

Read more about analytics cookies in our cookie policy

Who do we share your information with?

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The Vatican Observatory Research Group ensures that your submitted data (contact details) is and will be stored safely in our computer and not stored in the database of this website

How long we save your data

We keep only your contact details to further communication purposes.

What rights do you have about your data?

If you wish to have a control on cookies, you need to modify the options in the cookie consent-box. Even after getting valid consent, there is an option to change your mind and you always be able to return to the consent-box to adjust your cookie preferences.

How we protect your data

The entire website system is protected via a powerful firewall against hacking attacks. Visitors’ personal data are not placed in the database of this website.

Changes to the privacy statement

It is quite possible that our privacy and cookie policy will be extended or changed in the near future. We reserve the right to change this privacy statement. Changes will be published on this website. We therefore advise you to regularly check back on this page to see if changes have been made. If these changes are very far-reaching, we will ensure that they are communicated in a clear and striking manner.

Contact details of the Vatican Observatory

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Vatican Observatory Research Group
Steward Observatory
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA
Phone: +1 (0)520 621 3225

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