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Privacy policy

Cookie information policy

This website does not publish advertisements, does not use data for sending advertisements, but uses third-party services in order to improve the use of the website; such third parties may gather the user’s data and use them to send customised advertisements to other websites. In any case, this website shall put in place every possible effort to protect the user’s privacy and to reduce to the minimum the gathering of his personal data.

This website uses cookies, text files saved on the user’s computer or allowing the access to information saved on the user’s computer. The cookies allow storing information about the user’s preferences, which are used to check the correct functioning of the website and to improve its functionality by customizing the pages content on the basis of the browser used, or to simplify browsing the website by automating the procedures (e.g. login, website language), and finally to analyse the use of the website by visitors.

Types of cookies

Based on the characteristics and use of cookies, different categories can be identified:

Technical cookies

The technical cookies are used only for “allowing the communication over an electronic network, or to the extent strictly needed by a service provider to get the information requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are usually directly installed by the website’s owner or operator. They can be divided into: navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website; analytics cookies, equal to technical cookies when directly used by the website’s operator to gather information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and the way they visit the website; functionality cookies, allowing the user to navigate according to a series of criteria in order to improve the service provided to him. Any prior user’s consent is required to install such cookies, being understood the obligation to provide him with the information policy pursuant to art. 13 of the Code; it shall be provided by the website’s operator in the way he deems most suitable.

Profiling cookies

The profiling cookies are aimed at creating user’s profiles and are used to send advertisements in line with the preferences expressed by him while surfing the web. Pursuant to art. 122 of the Code “the storage of information on a contractor or user’s computer or the access to information already stored shall be only allowed if the contractor or user has given his consent after having been informed according to the simplified procedures referred to in article 13, paragraph 3 “(art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). This website does not use profiling cookies.

Third parties’ cookies

By visiting this website the user may receive cookies from websites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is represented by the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, or systems displaying embedded (integrated) multimedia contents such as YouTube, Flickr. These items are directly generated by the aforementioned websites and embedded into the web page of the host website visited. The presence of these plugins involves sending cookies to and from all websites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the related information policy the user may refer to.

For greater transparency and convenience, the user may refuse the use of cookies and he may revoke at any time the consent already provided. Since the cookies are related to the browser used, they may be directly disabled from the browser or from the banner at the bottom of the page, thus refusing/withdrawing the consent to their use.

Disabling cookies may prevent the perfect use of some website functions; namely the services provided by third parties may not be accessible and therefore may not be viewable:

  • YouTube videos or other video sharing services;
  • social networks buttons;
  • Google maps or others.

The instructions for disabling cookies are available on the following web pages:

Chrome
Edge
Firefox
Safari

Third parties’ cookies

This website also operates as intermediary for third parties’ cookies (such as social networks buttons), used to provide additional services and features to visitors and to simplify the website use, or to provide personalized advertisements. This website has no control over cookies entirely managed by third parties and cannot access the information gathered through these cookies. The information about the use and the purpose of these cookies, as well as about the procedure to disable them, is directly provided by third parties on the pages mentioned below.

The user’s tracking does not usually involve his identification, unless he is already registered for this service and he is also already logged in; in this case it is understood that the user has already given his consent directly to the third party when subscribing a service (e.g. Facebook).

This website uses the following third parties’ cookies:

Google Ireland Ltd

For information about the use and processing of data by Google Ireland ltd, refer to Google’s privacy policy and to Google’s data processing policy when using partners’ websites or apps.

Google Analytics

Used to analyse the use of the website by visitors, to fill in reports about the website activities and the user’s behaviour, to check how frequently the user visits the website, how the website is tracked and which pages are more visited. This information shall be matched to that collected from other websites in order to compare the use of the website to other websites of the same category.

Collected data: browser identification, date and time of use of the website, page of origin, IP address.

Place of data processing: European Union, where the service is anonymous.

The collected data do not allow the user’s identification and cannot be matched to other information about him. They are treated in aggregate and anonymous form (cut on the last octet).

Further information about Google Analytics’ cookies can be found on the page Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

The user may disable (opt-out) in selective way the collection of data by Google Analytics by installing a suitable component provided by Google (opt out) on his browser.

YouTube

Google-owned platform for video sharing. The cookies are set when accessing the page containing the embed, and when the videos are played, and do not allow the user’s identification unless he is already logged in his Google profile.

The “advanced privacy (no cookie)” option is available for videos which are on the website, in order to ensure that YouTube does not store the visitors’ information unless they voluntarily play the video.

Data collected: number and behaviour of the service users, IP address, information connecting the visits to the website with the Google account of users already logged in, preferences about the videos.

Place of data processing: USA.

Social network plugin

This website also embeds plugins and/or buttons in order to allow the easy sharing of contents on the user’s favourite social networks. When the user visits a page of our website containing a plugin, his browser will directly connect to the server of the social network where the plugin is loaded. This server may track his visit to our website and, if necessary, match it to his social media account, namely if he is logged in during the visit or if he has recently browsed a website containing social plugins. If the user does not want the social network to record the data about his visit to our website, he shall log out from his social media account and delete the cookies it has installed on his browser.

Some plugins with advanced privacy functions for users are installed on this website; they do not send cookies or access cookies on the User’s browser when the page is opened but only after clicking on the plugin.

The collection and use of information by third parties are governed by their respective privacy policies. Please refer to them for further information.

Cookies duration

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or until the log out. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available during the user’s following visits. They are called persistent cookies, and their duration is set from the server when they are created. In some cases they have an expiry, in other cases their duration is unlimited.

Cookies management

The user may decide whether to accept the cookies or not, by using his browser settings.

Warning: the total or partial disabling of the technical cookies could compromise the perfect use of the website.

Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect browsing in any way.

The setting can be differentiated according to the websites and web applications. In addition, the browsers allow differentiating the settings for “first-party” and “third party” cookies. The instructions for setting the cookie management rules can be easily found on the Internet.

For more information about the processing of personal data, see the complete information policy below.

Further privacy rules

The data about the website safety and the prevention of abuses and SPAM, as well as the data about the analysis of the website traffic (statistics) in aggregate form, shall be processed on the basis of Data Controller’s interest to protect both the website and its users. In such cases, the user shall always have the right to object the data processing (see par. about the user’s rights).

The data provided for providing professional advice or for performing professional tasks shall be processed pursuant to a contract and pursuant to a legal obligation. In such cases, specific information shall be provided.

Purpose of the data processing

The processing of the data collected by the website, further to the related purposes, serving as means and necessary for providing the service, is aimed at the following purposes:

Statistics (Analysis)

Collection of data and information only in aggregate and anonymous form, in order to check the correct functioning of the website. None of this information is related to the person- website’s user, and allows identifying him in any way. His consent is not required.

Security

Collection of data and information in order to protect the security both of the website (anti-spam filters, firewalls, virus detection) and of the users and to prevent or discover any fraud or abuse to the website. The data are recorded automatically and may also include personal data (IP address) which could be used, in accordance with the laws in force, in order to block any attempts of damaging the website or other users, or any harmful activities or potential crimes. These data are never used for the user’s identification or profiling and are periodically deleted. His consent is not required.

Further activities

Data communication to third parties performing activities necessary or serving as means to perform the service (e.g. comment boxes), and to allow third parties to carry out technical, logistical and other activities on our behalf. The suppliers may access only to personal data necessary to perform their duties, they undertake not to use data for other purposes, and they shall process the personal data in accordance with the current legislation.

Professional advice and assignments

In the event of spontaneous sending of data to request professional advice or assignments, they shall be used for the sole purpose of assessing the assignment and its performance. In such cases, specific information shall be provided.

Collected data

Automatic data collection

During the user’s browsing, the following information may be collected and kept in the log files (hosting) of the website server:

  • internet protocol address (IP);
  • browser type;
  • parameters of the device used to connect to the website;
  • name of the internet service provider (ISP);
  • date and time of the visit;
  • web page of origin of the visitor (referral) and of exit;
  • eventual number of clicks.

These data are used for statistical and analysis purposes, in an exclusively aggregated form. The IP address is used exclusively for security purposes and is not crossed with any other data.

Data provided on voluntary basis

The website may collect other data in the event of voluntary use by the users, such as comments, communications (contact forms, comment boxes); such data shall be exclusively used for providing the requested service:

  • name;
  • e-mail address;
  • any further data spontaneously provided by the user.

Place of data processing

The data shall be processed at the Data Controller’s headquarters, and at the Web Hosting’s datacenter (Kukua srl). The web hosting (Kukua srl) shall be responsible for data processing on behalf of the owner. The data processing shall take place in Europe in compliance with the European standards.

Data retention period

The data collected by the website during its operation shall be kept for the time strictly necessary to carry out the activities mentioned. Upon expiry, the data shall be deleted or made anonymous, unless there are further purposes for keeping them.

The data (IP address) used for the website security (such as blocking any attempts to damage the website) shall be kept for 30 days.

The data collected for analytics purposes (statistics) shall be stored in aggregate form for 24 months.

Transfer of collected data to third parties

The data collected by the website shall be usually not provided to third parties, with the exception of specific cases such as: legitimate request by the judicial authority and only in the cases provided for by law; for providing a specific service requested by the User; for performing security checks or for improving the website performance.

Transfer of data to non-EU countries

This website may share some data with services located outside the European Union, namely with Google, Facebook and Microsoft (LinkedIn) through social plugins and Google Analytics. This data transfer shall be authorized by specific resolutions of the European Union and of the Guarantor for data protection, namely resolution 1250/2016, for which no further consent is required.

Security measures

The visitor/user’s data shall be processed in lawful and fair way, in compliance with suitable security measures aimed at preventing any unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or destruction of data. We are committed to protect personal data when sending it, by using the software Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts all the information sent. The data are processed by IT and/or telematics tools, with organizational methods and procedures strictly related to the mentioned purposes. Apart from the Data Owner, in some cases persons in charge for the website organization or external persons (such as third party technical service providers, hosting providers) may access the data.

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