WEB SITE PRIVACY POLICY http://www.backgrounditalia.it

This information is provided also in pursuance of Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003

The following is a description of the web site management procedure regarding the processing of the personal data of users who consult it.
This information only applies to the Web site http://www.backgrounditalia.it, not to other Web sites that users may consult via external links.

DATA CONTROLLER

Following consultation of this site, data regarding identified or identifiable persons may be processed.
The data controller is Background Italia S.r.l.

CATEGORIES OF PROCESSED DATA – Navigation Data

During normal operation, the IP systems and software procedure involved in this Web site’s operation acquire some personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
Such information is not collected in order to relate it to identified data subjects, however it might allow user identification by means of processing and matching with data held by third parties.
This data category includes IP addresses and/or the domain names of the computers used by any user connecting with this web site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of such requests, the method used for submitting a given request to the server, returned file size, a numerical code relating to server response status (successfully performed, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user’s operating system and IP environment.

These data are only used to extract anonymous statistical information on website use as well as to check its correct functioning; they are erased immediately after being processed. The data might be used to establish liability in case computer crimes are committed against the website.
No data resulting from the Web service is disseminated.

PROCESSING METHODS AND RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

Personal data are processed with automated means for the time strictly necessary to carry out the aims for which it has been collected.
Processing connected with the Web services of this site is carried out by members of Background Italia S.r.l. staff, or by people responsible for occasional maintenance work.
Specific security measures are taken to prevent the loss of data, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access.
No data resulting from the Web service is disseminated.
Personal data provided by users who send requests to receive informative material (newsletters, replies to questions, etc.) are only used to provide the service requested and are only communicated to third parties should it be necessary for this purpose.

RELEASE OF DATA

Apart from what is specified for navigation data, users are free to provide the personal data requested during navigation to apply for the sending of informative material or other communications.
Failure to release these data may result in it being impossible to obtain the requested material or information.

DATA VOLUNTARY RELEASED BY THE USER

When users visit any part of the Web site that requires the collection of personal data, they are always provided a link to this notification and, if necessary, their consent is requested.
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to addresses appearing on this site leads to the successive acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to reply to his or her request, as well as any other personal information included in the message.
Specific notifications follow regarding the pages of the site dedicated to particular services available on request or by means of which it is possible that further personal data are acquired.

DATA PROCESSED FOLLOWING TO A CONTACT REQUEST

Personal data voluntarily released by interested parties via the contact area:
1. are processed by mainly automated means to:
a. ensure a certain and rapid reply and satisfy interested parties’ requests,
b. comply with obligations laid down by law, rules and community regulations; compliance with provisions issued by Judicial Authorities/Courts,
c. develop the system for acquiring knowledge of the public, necessary to control, improve and therefore plan a service that is increasingly efficient and suited to the demand
2. they may be processed by commercial staff, staff responsible for the maintenance of the IP systems that has the task of ensuring the systems’ functionality, data security and backup operations, other employees within the limits of the assignments received and whatever is foreseen by company procedure and other subjects who provide services for purposes that facilitate meeting interested parties’ requests, within the limits that are strictly necessary for carrying out their work;
3. they may be communicated or made available:
– to subjects who can access the data due to legal provisions, rules or community regulations or other regulations, within the limits foreseen by the regulations in question,
– to other subjects who provide services for purposes connected with meeting interested parties’ requirements, within the limits that are strictly necessary for carrying out their work,
– to connected (subsidiary – parent) companies, again for current administrative/accounting purposes connected with meeting interested parties’ requirements.
Compilation of the fields marked with (*) is compulsory, in absence of the requested data it will not be possible to answer interest parties’ requirements.

Lastly, it is specified that the law requires consent to be obtained for processing judicial data and data defined as “sensitive” (i.e. data “able to reveal racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, philosophical or other beliefs of a similar nature, political opinions, membership of political parties, trade unions, associations or organizations of a religious, philosophical, political or trade union nature, as well as personal information able to reveal physical or mental health conditions or sexual life”); THIS KIND OF DATA MAY BE PROCESSED WITHOUT A SPECIFIC CONSENT (Section 26 C. paragraph 4) <> including data that are processed to establish or defend a judicial claim and/or to carry out defence investigation (5b Code of Practice Applying to the Processing of Personal Data Performed with a View to Defence Investigations).
According to the above scenario, considering that the data subject could communicate information included in these cathegories when proceeding with the request, in compliance with Section 26 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, a consent will be required, in absence of which the data subject request cound not be processed.

DATA SUBJECTS’ RIGHTS

Data subjects are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified (Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).
According to this same article, data subjects have the right to request the cancellation, anonymization or blocking of any data processed in breach of the law, as well as opposition for legitimate reasons to their processing.
All requests should be sent to Background Italia S.r.l. using the “Contact” area of the Web site http://www.backgrounditalia.it.

COOKIES

What Cookies are
A cookie is a small quantity of data, often containing a unique anonymous ID code, which is sent to a browser by a Web server and then stored on the hard disc of users’ computers. Each cookie is read and recognized exclusively by the Web site that sent it every time users visit the Web site in the future.
The browser is the software that enables to navigate the Web by displaying and transferring the information to users’ devices’ hard discs. If the browser’s preferences are set to accept cookies, any Web site can send its cookies to the browser, but – in order to protect users’ privacy – it can only ”see” those sent by the site itself, not those sent to the browser by other sites.
In any case, cookies cannot cause damage to users’ computers/devices.

ALTERNATIVES FOR SETTING COOKIES

Users’ privacy is essentially guaranteed by the fact that AT ANY TIME WHATSOEVER they can:
> configure their browser in order to accept all cookies, refuse them all, or receive an alert message whenever one is sent,
> cancel one, some or all cookies.
Every browser has its specific settings, so it is necessary to remember to consult the “Help” section of the browser used to have the most information on how to modify its preferences.

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-IT/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Bloccare%20i%20cookie?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Blocking+cookies

Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=it-IT&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Apple Safari http://www.apple.com/it/privacy/use-of-cookies/

COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE

We do not use permanent cookies or other techniques to transfer users’ personal data.
The session cookies used on this site avoid resorting to other IP techniques potentially prejudicial for the privacy of users’ navigation and do not allow the acquisition of users’ personal ID data.
Cookie cannot damage users’ computers/devices, and we take particular care to accurately select all third-party providers who can set cookies for their own purposes.