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  1. Information on the processing of personal datai
  2. Information on the use of cookies

1. Information on the processing of personal data

This page describes how the indire.it site is managed as regards the personal data of users who consult it.
This is information given pursuant to Art. 13 of Leg. Dec. no. 196/2003 (Data Protection Law) to those  who interact with the Portal’s web services for personal data protection, accessible via data communication starting from the address www.indire.it, which corresponds to the first page of INDIRE’s site.
This information refers only to the new indire.it site and not to any other websites that may be consulted by users through links.

Person/s responsible for the processing. After consulting this site, data relating to persons, identified or not identified, may be used.
The body responsible for processing the data is: INDIRE – Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 10 – 50122 Florence, Italy. For any requests or questions concerning information on the use of cookies or the information on privacy, please contact our staff by e-mail at the following address: segreteriadirettore@indire.it.

Rights of the interested party
Pursuant to Art. 7 of Leg. Dec.. 30 June 2003 no. 196 – Privacy Law, at any moment the interested party has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of data concerning him/her and to know its content and origin, to check on its accuracy and ask for it to be supplemented, updated, or corrected. He/she also has the right to ask for its cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form, or blocking when processed illegally, as well as opposing the processing of data concerning him/her for legitimate reasons. Such requests must be made to the body responsible for processing shown above.
For further information, see: Legislative Decree of 30 June 2003 no.196

Collection of data
The site has been designed mainly to supply information on the activities of INDIRE. In general therefore, the site does not collect personal data. When it becomes necessary to collect personal data – which the user is always at liberty not to provide – appropriate information is drawn up in compliance with Italian and EU law that underlines the specific purposes for the data collected, amongst other things.
We strongly recommend reading these notices before providing your data.

The place where data is processed
Processing to do with this website takes place at INDIRE’s head office in Florence at Via M. Buonarroti 10, where the server that physically contains the data is managed. Personal data are only handled by the Institute’s technical staff specifically in charge of processing, or by those responsible for occasional maintenance activities. No data obtained from the web service will be communicated or disclosed to third parties. Personal data provided by users forwarding  requests for information (newsletters,  answers to questions, brochures, documents, etc.) is only used to carry out the requested service and is only disclosed to third parties if necessary for said purpose.

INDIRE guarantees that the processing of data – whether this has been acquired by email, from electronic forms, or in another way – is in compliance with the data protection laws. Cf. www.garanteprivacy.it.

The kind of data processed

Navigation data
During the ordinary course of operations, the IT systems and software procedures for running this website acquire some personal data whose transmission is implied in the use of the communication protocols of the Internet.
It concerns information that is not collected to be associated with specific individuals, but by its very nature could, through the processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified. This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the site, URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier) of requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc..) and other parameters related to the operating system and the users. This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the site and to check its correct functioning and is kept for the minimum period demanded by the regulations in force.
This data could eventually be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes to the detriment of the site.

Data provided willingly by users
During the ordinary course of operations, the IT systems and software procedures for running this website acquire some personal data whose transmission is implied in the use of the communication protocols of the Internet. Specific summaries of information relating to particular services on request will be provided or displayed on the website pages.

The processing procedures
Personal data is processed through automated systems for the time strictly necessary to attain the purposes for which it has been collected. Specific safety measures are in place to prevent loss and unlawful or improper use of data subject to processing, and to avoid unauthorised access to said data.

The optional nature of the provision of data
Ignoring what has been specified for navigation data, the user is free to provide the personal data requested on the forms or in the contacts for the Institute to request the sending of information or other communications. Please note that failure to provide personal data may make it impossible to obtain the service requested.

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2. Information on the use of cookies

Information on Cookies, pursuant to Articles 13 and 122 of Leg. Dec. 196/2003 (“Privacy Law”) and the General Measures of the Italian Data Protection Authority of 8 May 2014.

What cookies are
Cookies are small text files that are sent by the web server to the user’s device (a PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) to allow the use of our services. Cookies also enable us to gain information to enhance our site and our technical infrastructure, thereby improving the navigation experience.

Cataloguing of cookies

  • Technical Cookies, essential for the correct functioning of the website and to provide the service offered and requested by a user;
  • Profiling Cookies, used to create user profiles based on personal choices and preferences, in order to send adverts in line with the profile created.

Cookies used by this site and their purpose

  • Anonymous Analytical Cookies;
  • Third-party Cookies;

We use the data collected by the cookies to offer users the best possible experience on our site (Cookies for Site Performance). The cookies generated by navigation are used exclusively for statistical purposes (Anonymous Analytics Cookies), and do not allow identification of particular individuals.

It is also possible that on some of the site’s pages third parties may insert their own anonymous cookies (Third-party Cookies), in order to monitor the functioning of their own app, or to personalize it, adapting it to the user’s tastes and preferences. INDIRE cannot access these cookies. Merely as an example, www.indire.it allows the sharing of its contents on the main social networks, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and SlideShare, when a user clicks on the dedicated icon: on doing this, the social network that created the icon will record the user’s action.

To analyse use of the site we employ Google Analytics, a web service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google (independent data controller) will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Our site does not use profiling or advertising cookies
These are cookies required to create user profiles to send advertising in line with the preferences expressed by a user on the page of a site in accordance with current legislation, (Directive 2009/136 which modified the E-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC) and the provision-identification of simplified procedures to give information and obtain consent to use cookies – 8 May 2014.) Our site is not obliged to request consent for technical and analytics cookies, since these are necessary to provide the services requested.

Denial of consent
Allowing or blocking cookies
It is possible to allow or block cookies on your PC, however, this website works best when all types of cookies are allowed. The cookie settings can be controlled and modified from your browser’s “Preferences”.

Select the browser you use below for information on how to modify cookie settings.

If you wish to block the installation of cookies generated by our site it is necessary to personalize the settings of your PC or other device by blocking all the cookies, where permitted, or by activating a warning message when cookies are stored.
Visit the site http://AboutCookies.org for further information on cookies and on how they affect your navigation experience. It is important to remember that disabling cookies can stop you using some, if not all, of a site’s functions or sections.