This online privacy policy is designed to tell you about how we collect and use information so that you (“User” or “you”) can make an informed choice about using the website identified by the URLs and (the “Website”). The website respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you register to use our website and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Purpose of this privacy notice
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how the website collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you register.

Contact details
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the details set out below.
Your rights can be exercised free of charge by email:

Third-party links
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.
We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

The data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
When you undertake to register yourself on this website, we ask for your email address, and your full name, company, job title and address, and telephone number (“Personal Data”).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Data includes [family name, given name, username or similar identifier, age group and gender].
  • Contact Data includes [postal address, email address, skype address, web address and telephone numbers].
  • Technical Data includes [internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website].
  • Profile Data includes [your username and password, stage of career, country you work in, workplace, role, workgroup affiliation and main field of interest].
  • Usage Data includes [information about how you use our website, products and services].
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes [your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences].
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity and Contact Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, and email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you create an account on our website or give us some feedback.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
    • Technical Data from the following parties:
    • analytics providers [such as Google based inside or outside the EU];
    • search information providers [such as Google based inside or outside the EU].
    • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services [such as based inside or outside the EU].

Purposes for which we will use your personal data
The Personal Data we collect is used to provide you with the service that you have requested or to respond to an inquiry that you have made. We use certain third party service providers to assist us in providing these services to you, for example, email alerting, web casting and hosting.
It will not be used in ways to which you have not consented. The Personal Data we acquire will not be used for marketing purposes. We will not sell, rent or loan any Personal Data or identifiable information collected on this Website.
The information collected from this Website could be stored for as long as is required for the uses stated.

Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long will you use my personal data for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Cookies Policy
This Cookie Policy is provided by ISZB as Owner of the navigation data processing on the website and (hereinafter the "Website") pursuant to Articles 13 of the 2016 European Regulation /679 (hereinafter "GDPR") and 122 of Legislative Decree n.196/2003, as updated by Legislative Decree 101/2018 (hereinafter "Privacy Code") taking into account (i) Provision of the Guarantor Authority of 8 May 2014 "Identification of simplified procedures for the information notice and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies" (Published in the Official Gazette no. 126 of 3 June 2014) and (ii) the latest indications provided by the Authority Guarantor for the protection of personal data, updating the provisions of 2014 and 2015, which implement the indications provided by the Committee composed of the European Supervisors (EDPB) in the Guidelines of 4 May 2020.

Cookies banner displayed to website user on first access
When the User accesses the Site for the first time, a specific banner is displayed through which he/she can view details of the cookies installed by the site and choose which type of cookies they wish to accept, by ticking the box. This type of choice never involves the so-called "necessary cookies" i.e. cookies that allow only the technical functioning of the website, only third-party, marketing and profiling cookies. The User can modify the choice made at any time without affecting the legality of processing carried out before this modification.

What are "cookies" and why are they used?
Cookies are pieces of information (small strings of text) entered into the user's browser when the website is visited. They perform various and important functions within the network (execution of IT authentications, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc.). While browsing, the user may also receive cookies from different sites (so-called "third-party" cookies), set up directly by the operators of said websites and used for the purposes and according to the methods defined by them.

Type and list of cookies used by this website
There are different types of cookies that contain different information and perform different functions (e.g. execution of computer authentication, session monitoring, memorization of preferences for sending targeted advertising messages, etc). Each cookie, in turn, contains various data (e.g. the name of the server from which it comes, a numeric identifier, etc.). Such data may remain on your device for various periods of time - a browser session, a few hours, several days or longer periods.

Technical cookies
These are necessary to enable the safe and efficient navigation of the sites; they are session or persistent cookies, in general domain cookies, such as user preference and monitoring cookies. The use of technical cookies is done in such a way as to avoid the use of other computer techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of user's browsing, as they do not allow the acquisition of personal data identifying the user.

Cookie analytics [Google]
In order to collect information about the number of users and how they visit the site and to process general statistics about the service and its use, UPO's institutional site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. To analyze the points of greatest interest on the sites visited by the user, Google Analytics uses cookies for statistical purposes and collects information in aggregate form only, without associating the user's browsing IP address with any other data held by Google itself. Tools have been adopted to reduce the identifying power of cookies by masking significant portions of the IP. In addition, appropriate Google Analytics settings have been enabled so that Google does not cross-reference the collected data with other information it already has. A privacy policy can be found on the Google Analytics website. The use of thìs service may also result in data being stored in countries outside Europe, and in particular in the United States, whose data protection legislation does not "adequately" guarantee the rights of European data subjects.

Method of processing
Processing is carried out with automated tools of the Data Owner. No sharing or communication of data is carried out.

Provision of data and consent
Exception of technical cookies that are strictly necessary for normal browsing, the provision of data is left up to the interested party who decides to browse the site after having read the brief information notice contained in the appropriate banner, and to use the services involving the installation of cookies.

How to disable cookies (opt-out)
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can reject them. If you do not wish to receive or store cookies, you can change the security settings of your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Opera, etc...). Each browser has different procedures for managing settings.
Normally, it is necessary to access the "options/settings/advanced preferences" section of the browser and here access a section entitled "Privacy/Security/Data." Depending on the browser, you can block all cookies, choose to block only third-party cookies, or even have the cookies deleted when you close the browser.

Your legal rights
You have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of your personal data.
  • Request erasure of your personal data.
  • Object to processing of your personal data.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data.
  • Request transfer of your personal data.
  • Right to withdraw consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.