This page describes how the Polisocial website is managed in relation to the processing of the personal data of its users.
The information provided is also based on the guidelines contained in Recommendation no. 2/2001, which was adopted on 17 May 2001 by the European data protection authorities within the Working Party set up under Article 29 of European Directive 95/46/EC in order to lay down minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online – especially with regard to arrangements, timing and contents of the information to be provided
by data controllers to users visiting web pages for whatever purpose.
As a result of the use of this website, data relating to identified or identifiable individuals may be processed.
The Data Controller is the Politecnico di Milano – Directorate General, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 – Milan.
PLACE OF DATA PROCESSING
The processing connected with the web services of this website takes place at the Politecnico di Milano and / or at the offices of external providers offering specific services to the Politecnico di Milano, including entities/authorities for the issuance of public key certificates and entities/companies that analyse data on website usage.
The personal data supplied by users requesting information material are used solely to execute the service or performance requested and are communicated to third parties only where it is necessary or required by laws or regulations.
Such personal data may be communicated to external, public or private parties solely for purposes connected with Polisocial activities.
TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED
The IT systems and software procedures that ensure the functioning of this website, acquire personal data, in the course of their ordinary operations, whose transmission is implied in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This information is not collected to be associated with identified interests; yet, by reason of its nature, it may lead to the identification of users when processed and associated with third party data.
This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers of users connecting to the website, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the number code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other data relating to the operating system and IT environment of the user.
These data are used solely to obtain anonymous statistical information on website usage and to control its correct operation. Such data may be used to establish liability in case of potential computer crimes to the detriment of the website.
DATA SUPPLIED VOLUNTARILY BY THE USER
The optional, express and voluntary sending of emails to the addresses indicated in this website implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, which is required to answer his/her requests, and any other personal data included in the message.
Any personal data supplied voluntarily by users will be processed to execute the Polisocial activities, subject to the limits laid down in laws and regulations and in accordance with the general principles of transparency, fairness and confidentiality set out in Legislative Decree no. 196/03.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
The management of the Polisocial website uses a specific technology called “cookies”. These are small text files that are stored on the user’s computer when s/he accesses the website or parts thereof.
Cookies provide information on which section of the website is the most popular, on users’ website navigation experience and length of visit. Cookies are used to examine website traffic in order to improve website performances and meet the interests and preferences of website visitors. Cookies are also used by websites that provide counters to our website. Recording and track/route management activities are performed in such a way as to make data not identifiable.
Cookies may also be used to recognize the user’s computer every time the user visits the website. This allows users to save time, e.g. visitors are not required to register every time they visit the website or they are helped to customize their Internet settings.
Our website may use web beacons. This technology is used to understand which visitors click the key features (e.g. links or images) of a webpage or email.
Web beacons are usually used together with cookies.
If the user does not intend to accept cookies, these can be disabled following the instructions given by his/her browser producer; however, this might prevent the user from fully using the website.
METHOD OF DATA PROCESSING
Personal data will be processed via automated means for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes of their collection.
Specific security measures are taken to prevent the loss of data, the unlawful or incorrect use of data and any unauthorized access thereto.
OPTIONAL SUPPLY OF DATA
Apart from the above points on navigation data, users may freely supply their personal data included in the forms available on the Polisocial website or otherwise provided when contacting us, in order to request information material or other communications or to have access to specific services.
Non-supply of data may prevent the user from enjoying the service.
RIGHTS OF THE PERSONS CONCERNED
The persons whom the personal data refer to may ask at any time to have confirmation as to the existence of such data and to know about their content and origin, to check their accuracy or ask for their integration, update or rectification (Article 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).
In accordance with the same article, the person concerned may ask for the cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form or block of data processed against the law, and may in any event object to their processing for legitimate reasons.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Some pages of the Polisocial website may include links to other websites that are not managed by the Politecnico di Milano. The Politecnico di Milano does not exchange personal data with these websites.
The Politecnico di Milano is not responsible for the content, security or privacy measures taken by other websites and will not be held liable therefor.