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Notice of Privacy Practises in accordance with art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/03

INTRODUCTION

Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A (hereafter CSM), with head office in Via di Castel Romano, 100 - 00128 Rome, is an organization dealing with industrial research with the aim of transferring innovation and technological improvements to the field of materials and related production, design and application technologies, for the improvement of clients' and shareholders' competitiveness in their industrial achievements.

CSM works respecting its ethical code.

CSM is committed to confidentially, carefully handle and safeguard all collected information according to the Italian law D. Lgs. no. 196/2003 "Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali" (Dlgs. n.196/2003), as described in the following paragraphes.

The body responsible for handling personal data is CSM S.p.A.
Handling of data related to website services takes place at the above-mentioned head office of CSM in Via di Castel Romano, 100 - 00128 Rome.


TREATMENT

No information deriving from web services is released or communicated.

The personal information provided by users who request material to be sent to them is used only in order to provide the service or to carry out the request.

DATA HANDLING SYSTEM

Personal information entering the system is handled by automated tools for the period of time strictly required to carry out the operations requested.

Specific security measures are employed to prevent loss of data, illicit or incorrect usage, and access by unauthorised users.

In any event CSM is not responsible for the loss or disclosure of the transmitted information when caused by system failures.

TYPES OF DATA AND AIMS OF HANDLING

Navigation Data

During normal operations, the computer systems and the software procedures used for the website acquire items of personal data from users who connect to the site; the flow of such data is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

These items of information are not collected in order to identify the people involved, but by their very nature they might make it possible to identify such users, through processing and association with data held by third parties.

This category of data includes IP addresses or the dominion names of the computers used to access the website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier) 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 reply, the numerical code showing the status of the reply given by the server (OK, error, etc) as well as other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's computer.

These data are used only to obtain anonymous statistics on the use of the site, and to check that it is working properly. Such data might be used to investigate responsibility in cases of illegal computer operations which damage the site; except for this possibility, the current policy is not to retain web-contact data for more than six months.


Details provided voluntarily by users

Sending emails to the addresses shown on this website leads to the acquisition of the sender's address, which is required for the reply, as well as any other items of personal information included in the message.

Specific warning notices are shown or displayed on the website pages which are made available for requesting particular services (i.e. CV).
Cookies
No personal information about users is deliberately acquired by the website.

Cookies are not used to transmit data of a personal type, nor are persistent cookies of any type used - in other words, systems for tracing users.

The use of what are known as session cookies (not memorised permanently on the user's computer since they vanish when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to transmitting session identifiers (made up of random numbers generated by the server) required to make site navigation secure and efficient.

The session cookies used on the website make it possible to avoid using other computer techniques (which might compromise the user's privacy during website navigation) and do not allow acquisition of personal data identifying the user.

PROVIDING INFORMATION IS OPTIONAL

Except for navigation data, users are free to provide or not provide personal details in their contacts with CSM in order to request material or other communications, or to make use of the services available on the site.

However, not providing such information may make it impossible to meet the request.

USERS' RIGHTS

Those people to whom the personal data refer, are entitled, at any time, to obtain confirmation of the existence, or otherwise, of such data with the body responsible for data handling, and to find out the content and the origin, to check the exactness of the data or to request integration, updating or rectification (article 7 of Decree no. 196 of 2003).

According to the same article, users are entitled to request cancellation, transformation in anonymous form, or to block data which has been obtained illegally, and they can refuse, for legitimate reasons, to allow such data to be processed.