Cookie policy

This website, as is common for websites, uses cookies, small text files that allow storage of information about the user’s preferences, improvement of the website’s functionality, simplification of navigation, automatic procedures (e.g. log-in, languages) and site analytics.

Session cookies are essential to distinguish between connected users and are useful to avoid giving a requested functionality to the wrong user, in addition to safety reasons like  avoiding cyber attacks on the websites. Session cookies contain personal data and last only for the active session, that is until the browser is closed. For those cookies, consent is not required.

Functionality cookies used by the website are strictly necessary to the use of the website, and they are connected to a direct functionality request from the user (such as log-in), for which consent is not required.

By using the website, the user expressly consents to the use of cookies.

How to disable cookies

Cookies are connected to the used browser and CAN BE DISABLED DIRECTLY FROM THE BROWSER, this way refusing/revoking consent for the use of cookies. Keep in mind that disabling cookies could prevent the proper functioning of the website.

Instructions on how to disable cookies can be found in the following pages:

Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Internet Explorer - Microsoft Edge - Google Chrome - Opera - Apple Safari

 

Third-party cookies

This website works also as intermediary for third-party cookies, used to offer additional services and functions to visitors and improve the use of the website, like social network buttons or videos. This website has no control over third-party cookies, which are completely managed by third-parties. Consequently, information on the use of the abovementioned cookies, their scopes and the possible disabling process are offered directly by the third-parties on the web pages hereafter indicated.

This website uses cookies from the following third-parties.

  • Google Analytics: is one of Google’s analysis tools that, through the use of cookies (performance cookies), collects anonymous navigation data (IP cut off at the last 8 digits) and unites them with the sole purpose of examining the user’s use of the site, fills reports on the site activities and offers other information, including the number of visitors and the number of pages visited. Google can also transfer this information to third parties when imposed by the law or when third parties have negotiated the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the IP address to any other data owned by Google. Data transmitted to Google are going to be deposited in Google’s Servers in the United States. Based on a specific agreement with Google, designated as responsible for data processing, they commit to processing data based on the Owner’s requests (see the end of the disclosure), issued through the software settings. With these settings, advertisement options and data sharing are disabled. Additional information on Google Analytics can be found on Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites. The user can selectively disable data collection by Google Analytics installing on their browser the specific Add-On provided by Google (opt out).
     

  • YouTube: a platform owned by Google for video sharing that uses cookies to collect information about users and their navigation devices. The videos uploaded on the website do not convey cookies at the access page, thanks to the setting "privacy enhanced mode (no cookie)" that does not allow YouTube to store information about the visitors unless they voluntarily reproduce the video.

For additional information on the use of data and their processing by Google please look at the information section in the Google Privacy Policy page, and on the page on How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services. 

Social Network Plugins

This website integrates social network plugins and/or buttons to allow easy sharing of content on your favorite social networks. These plugins are set to avoid cookies when accessing the page, to safeguard the user’s privacy. Cookies could be set, if anticipated by the social network, only when the user voluntarily and effectively uses the plugin. Keep in mind that if the user navigates while being logged in the social network, the she/he has already accepted the use of cookies transferred to this website when she/he signed up for the social network.

Please refer to the privacy policies of each social network for regulation on storing and usage of information gained through plugins

Facebook - (cookie policy link )
Twitter - (cookie policy link )
LinkedIn - (cookie policy link )
Google+ - (cookie policy link ). 

Data transfer outside EU countries

The website could share some of the collected data with services located outside the European Economic area. Especially Google, Facebook and Microsoft (LinkedIn) through social plugins and Google Analytics. The transfer is authorized on the basis of specific decisions made by the European Union and the Italian Data Protection Authority, specifically the  1250/2016 decision(Privacy Shield - here is the information page of the Italian DPA), for which additional consent is not necessary. The aforementioned companies guarantee their acceptance of the Privacy Shield.

Safety Measures

The website processes user’s data in a legal and appropriate manner, adopting the necessary safety measures aimed at avoiding non-authorized access, spreading, editing or destruction of data. The processing is carried out through telematic and/or IT tools, with management and reasonings directly related to the previously mentioned objectives. In addition to the data controller, in some cases categories of employees involved in website management might have access to the data (administration, marketing department, legal department, system admins) or external subjects (such as third party technical support suppliers, postal couriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communication agencies).

Users’ rights

In accordance with the European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) and the national law, the User can, according to use and with the limits envisaged by the current law, exercise the following rights:

  • To request confirmation of existence of personal data about him (right of access);

  • To know the origin;

  • To access and receive communication in an intelligible form;

  • To receive information about the reasoning, uses and processing objectives;

  • To request updates, rectification, integration, erasure, anonymous transformation, or restriction of processed data that is unlawful, including those not necessary for the pursuit of the objectives for which they were collected;

  • In case of processing based on consent, the data supplied by the data controller is to be received, only with the potential supporting party cost, in a structured and legible form from a data processor and in a commonly used format for an electronic device;

  • the right to file a complaint to the Regulating Authority (Italian Data Privacy Authority - link to the Italian Authority page);

  • as well as, more in general, all the rights that are recognized by the existing laws.

 

All requests need to be addressed to the Data Controller.

In case the data is processed based on legitimate interest, the rights of the persons concerned by the processing are nonetheless granted (excluding the right to portability which is not anticipated in the law), in particular the right to oppose the processing that can be exercised by sending a request to the Data Controller.

Data Controller

The Data Controller in accordance with the current laws is the administrator of the website, (CONTER S.r.l., Viale Europa 12, 26855 Lodi vecchio, Lodi  (MI), email privacypolicy@sodalisgroup.com, telephone (+39 03714621), which shall be reachable through the CONTACT section.

Updates

This cookie policy has been updated on the 23/05/2018