Privacy policy of The Lithuanian Culture Institute

The budgetary institution The Lithuanian Culture Institute (further – The Lithuanian Culture Institute) considers all personal data provided to it valuable and is committed to processing such data lawfully and with fairness, according to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of The European Parliament and of The Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) and the national data protection law.

Personal data means any information that alone or in combination with other information identifies an individual or relates to an identifiable individual as defined under applicable Data Privacy Legislation, primarily, individual’s name, family name, email, phone number, etc.

If you do not agree with personal data processing as outlined in this Privacy Policy, you have the right to refuse to provide your personal data to the Lithuanian Culture Institute. Also, in cases when we rely on your consent as our legal basis for processing some of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us using contact details below and in other ways outlined in this Privacy Policy. It will not override the lawfulness of our consent-based processing of your personal data prior to the withdrawal of consent.

With the growth of its sphere of activity and services, the Lithuanian Culture Institute may need to update this Privacy Policy. Because of that, the Lithuanian Culture Institute recommends that you regularly visit its website, where you will always find the updated version of this Privacy Policy.

If the Lithuanian Culture Institute makes some significant amendments to this Privacy Policy, it will inform you in advance by announcing it on its website

I. Personal data controller

Budgetary institution The Lithuanian Culture Institute
Company number: 301505599
Address: Z. Sierakausko g. 15, LT-03105 Vilnius
Phone: +370 52312639

II. Personal data collected

2.1. When you visit the website, run by the Lithuanian Culture Institute (further – website), the Lithuanian Culture Institute collects, uses and processes the personal data that is necessary for ensuring high-quality access to the content provided on the Lithuanian Culture Institute website (the purpose for personal data processing). The legal ground for the Lithuanian Culture Institute processing any individual’s personal data is the data subject’s consent to process their data. 

2.2. We collect personal data about:

2.2.1. website automatically collects personal data of its visitors (please see „Cookies“ sections);

2.2.2. social network users who follow the Lithuanian Culture Institute profiles on such social networks as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. The Lithuanian Culture Institute can get information about users who reach out to the Lithuanian Culture Institute via the above listed social networks or who are active on these networks through third parties that provide the service of these social networks

2.3. The Lithuanian Culture Institute does not purposefully collect any information about children under 14. Special note for children under 14: if you are younger than 14, the Lithuanian Culture Institute recommends that you discuss it with your parents or those with parental responsibility to you and secure their approval before providing the Lithuanian Culture Institute with your personal data. Special note for parents of children under 14: we recommend that you check and follow how your children use the services of the Lithuanian Culture Institute in order to ensure that your children do not provide the Lithuanian Culture Institute with their personal data without your approval.

III. How The Lithuanian Culture Institute uses and stores the collected personal data

3.1. The Lithuanian Culture Institute uses personal data for the following purposes:

3.1.1 where there is consent provided, for distributing its newsletter and other information related to the activity of the Lithuanian Culture Institute;

3.1.2. where visitors had agreed with the usage of cookies, for analysing how the website is used and for improving its functioning and providing content in a high-quality way.

3.2. The collected personal data is protected against data loss, unauthorised use and modification, complying with all physical and technical measures created for the protection of all data collected for providing services outlined in section 3.1. Please be reminded that even when complying with all the appropriate steps for data protection, no website, action completed via the internet, computer network or wireless connection is entirely safe.

3.3. All the collected personal data is stored only for as long as necessary in accordance with the applicable legal requirement of personal data processing, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation and the national data protection law. When we no longer need to keep personal data, we will dispose of it in such ways which make it impossible to retrieve it and preventing any harm to its confidentiality.

3.4. The Lithuanian Culture Institute does not share your personal data with Third Parties.

IV. Cookies and addresses

4. 1. When you use website, the Lithuanian Culture Institute may collect the visitors’ IP addresses. An IP address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. It can be used to identify a visitor to the website in order to collect various demographic information. Your computer’s IP address is only stored while you are browsing our website, after which it is deleted or anonymised in abbreviated form. The remaining data is stored for a limited time.

4.2. An HTTP cookie is a small piece of alphanumeric data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer or hard disk drive by the user’s web browser, with the website visitor’s consent. Cookies send an anonymous identification code which the user’s computer or other mobile device stores in order to recognise the user the next time and make browsing the website easier for them. Cookies can also be used to measure audiences indicators, to calculate the traffic to a website and the time the visitors’ spend browsing a website.

4.3. The following cookies are used on

4.3.1. Essential cookies are cookies that help ensure the proper functioning of the website. They collect general (anonymous) information about your use of the Website.

4.3.2. Analytical / performance cookies – these cookies are used to collect data about how many visitors use the website, what content they choose to browse and other information needed to improve the website’s functionality. By using statistics cookies, which collect anonymous information and report on it, website owners can find out how visitors interact with the site.

4.3.3. Functional / setting cookies are cookies used to identify a visitor who re-uses the website. They help you personalize the content on your site, save your preferences, such as your preferred language or region.

Please note: Visitors using browsers to access the content of the Lithuanian Culture Institute website can configure browsers to accept all cookies, block all cookies or be informed when cookies are sent. Visitors should be advised that they can change their browser settings by reviewing their browser menu and that they can install additional cookie controls in operating systems of their computers or other mobile devices. Visitors who do not wish for cookies to be used for collecting information can disable cookies through a simple procedure available on the majority of browsers. For more information on how to manage cookies, please visit <>.

4.4. Some services on the website may be designed to operate with cookies only, and therefore if visitors disable those cookies, they may not be able to access those services or parts of those services.

4.5. The website may contain live links to other individuals’ and legal entities’ websites which visitors can access by clicking on such links. The Lithuanian Culture Institute is not responsible for the content of such websites or their privacy protection principles.

V. Service users’ rights

5.1. According to the GDPR, individuals whose personal data is processed and stored by the Lithuanian Culture Institute, have the right:

5.1.1. to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data, as well as where, how and for what purpose that data is processed;

5.1.2. to request from the Lithuanian Culture Institute to complete your personal data if it is incomplete, correct it or update it;

5.1.3. to request for their personal data to be erased or its processing to be terminated;

5.1.4. to request the restriction or suppression of the processing of their personal data, when there is a lawful reason for that;

5.1.5. to request to transfer their personal data;

5.1.6. the right of other regulations of individuals’ personal data protection, as outlined in the GDPR and the national data protection law.

5.2. If you would like to use any of your rights outlined in section 5.1 or if you have any questions related to the processing of your personal data or this Privacy Policy, please contact the Lithuanian Culture Institute by email or phone provided earlier in this document and on our website.

5.3. The Lithuanian Culture Institute is committed to dedicating all the necessary efforts to reply to your enquiries on time and free of charge, except in instances when that would require unreasonably high efforts. The Lithuanian Culture Institute may ask you for a reasonable payment in cases when requests are evidently groundless, repetitive or excessive. In some cases, before completing your request, the Lithuanian Culture Institute may ask you to prove your identity. That will be asked for security purposes, seeking to prevent disclosing your personal data to individuals who do not have the right to access it.

5.4. If you are not satisfied with a response regarding you exercising your rights or if you believe that your personal data is being processed in an unlawful way, you may always submit a complaint to the State Data Protection Inspectorate (address: A. Juozapavičiaus g. 6, 09310 Vilnius, phone: (8 5) 271 2804, 279 1445, email: or, where applicable, to other relevant institution.