Privacy and Cookie policy

ECOPOTENTIAL’S PRIVACY POLICY

Updated! 24/09/2019

Thanks for accessing to ECOPOTENTIAL’s newsletter website and / or for subscribing to ECOPOTENTIAL’s newsletter. This policy explains how and why we use the information we collect when you use our services. We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never distribute to others, nor least of all sell, any personal detail that we may collect through this website.

Important information and who we are

When we say “we,” “us,” and “Ecopotential,” we’re referring to the management board of the H2020 Ecopotential project, funded by the European Union and legally represented by Dr Antonello Provenzale (Coordinator), Director of the Institute of Geoscience and Earth Resources of the National Council of Research, Italy. 
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how we collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

1. Definitions

“Services”: the delivery of information via the ECOPOTENTIAL newsletter website related to the EU-funded ECOPOTENTIAL Project.
The services are offered through the website: http://ecopotential-newsletter.igg.cnr.it/

“Subscriber”: a person that actively subscribe to the newsletter and searches for information on the newsletter’s website or that actively provides us electronic information about the access to ECOPOTENTIAL’s newsletter website.

While providing the services, we may collect personal information about a subscriber (see Par. 6: “Information We Collect”).

“Data Controller”: it is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by the European Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by the European Union or Member State law.

“Data processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller;

“GDPR”: REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

“Privacy Bill”: D. Lgs. 30 June 2003 n. 196 as modified by D. Lgs. 10 August 2018 n. 101. This law is the integration made by Italian Parliament to the GDPR for personal data processing performed on Italian territory.2. Changes

2. Changes

If there is any material change to this Privacy Policy, we’ll post it on the ECOPOTENTIAL’s newsletter website. Any change will be effective as of the date we post it on the Website. Subscribers may object to Privacy policy changes within 20 days after they’re posted on our website. If they object to changes in our Privacy Policy, we’ll have to terminate their subscription.

3. Data Controller and DPO

The Data Controller is: National Research Council of Italy – Piazzale Aldo Moro n. 7 – 00185 Rome PEC: protocollo-ammcen@pec.cnr.it, whose contact point is the Director of the Institute of Geoscience and Earth Resources of CNR.
The contact details of the Data Protection Officer are: E-mail: rpd@cnr.it; PEC: protocollo-ammcen@pec.cnr.it at the National Research Council – Piazzale Aldo Moro n. 7 – 00185 Rome. 
Our servers and offices are located in Italy, member of the European Union and will be compliant to European Legislation in terms of privacy. Data collected from sources outside EU will anyway be treated with the same regulations adopted for EU member states.

4. Scope and Purpose of Data Processing

This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to any data that we have collected, or collect, about and/or from subscribers.
We process personal data only in order to provide services offered through the website: http://ecopotential-newsletter.igg.cnr.it/
Data will be processed until you withdraw your consent; we will anyway delete any personal information after Dec 31st, 2020, when any active dissemination activity about ECOPOTENTIAL will end.

5. Means of processing

Data will be processed both manually and automatically, accordingly with requirements imposed by art. 32 of GDPR about security measures. The processing will be performed by specially appointed personnel as stated by art. 29 of GDPR and art. 2-quaterdecies of Privacy Bill, who will act directly under the authority of the Data Controller end/or one of the appointed Data Processor.
Data are stored in a secure server located at the Institute of Geoscience and Earth Resources of the National Council of Research of Italy (CNR), Pisa.

6. Information We Collect

  1. Information You Provide to Us: When you use the services, send us an email, visit our website, or communicate with us in any way, you’re giving us information that we collect.
  2. That information may include your IP address, country, date of visits; name and email address are collected only if you actively contact us or subscribe to the newsletter. By giving us this information, you consent to your information being collected, used, stored by us, as described in this Privacy Policy.
  3. Cookies and Tracking: When you use our Services, we may store “cookies”, which are strings of code, on your computer.
  4. We use those cookies to collect information about subscribers’ visit and about the use of our Website or services. Subscribers may turn off cookies that have been placed on their computer by following the instructions on their browser, but if they block cookies, it may be more difficult (and maybe even impossible) to use some aspects of the services.
  5. Web Beacons: When we send emails to subscribers, we may track behaviour such as who opened the emails and who clicked the links. We do that to measure the performance of our newsletter and to improve our features for specific segments of subscribers. To do this, we include single pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in emails we send. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when subscribers open the email, their IP address, browser or email client type, and other similar details.

7. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

We may use and disclose your Personal Information only as follows:

  1. To send System Alert Messages. For example, we may let Subscribers know about temporary or permanent changes to our Services, like planned outages, new features, version updates, releases, abuse warnings, and changes to our Privacy Policy.
  2. To communicate about subscribers’ account and provide customer support.
  3. To enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and applicable law. This may include developing tools and algorithms that help us prevent violations.
  4. To protect the rights and safety of subscribers
  5. To meet legal requirements like complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
  6. To provide information to representatives and advisors, like attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
  7. To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
  8. To provide, support, and improve the services we offer. This includes aggregating information from subscribers’ use of the services and sharing such aggregated information with third parties.

We’ll retain personal data we process as long as needed to provide services to subscribers or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements and by no means after Dec 31st, 2020.

8. Public Information and Third Parties

  1. Social Media Platforms and Widgets. Our Newsletter and Website does not include social media features, like the Facebook Like button.
  2. Links to Third-Party Sites. Our Newsletter’s posts may include links to other websites, whose privacy practices may be different from ECOPOTENTIAL’s one. If you visit and submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage subscribers and visitors of our newsletter’s website to read carefully the privacy policy of any other website they visit from our platform.

9. Email Distribution List

The ECOPOTENTIAL’s Newsletter Distribution List is stored on a secure server. Only authorized employees have access to view the Distribution List. We’ll use and disclose the information in the Distribution List only for the reasons listed under the paragraph “Use and Disclosure of Personal Information”.
We may derive Aggregate Information from the Distribution List and will use that information as described in Section 7. If we detect abusive or illegal behaviour related to the Distribution List, we may share it or portions of it with anti-spam organizations.

10. Accuracy of Data, Transparency, and Choice

We do our best to keep subscribers’ data accurate and up to date, to the extent that they provide us with the information we need to do that. If data changes (like a new email address), then subscribers are responsible for notifying us of such changes.
We’ll retain subscribers information for as long as their account is active or as long as needed to provide the services. We may also retain and use their information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements.
We’ll give subscribers an individual access to any personal information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request this information from us by contacting us here: privacy@ecopotential-project.eu.  Unless it’s prohibited by law, we’ll remove any personal information about an individual subscriber from our servers at their request. There is no charge for an individual to access or update her or his personal information.

11. Enforcement

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. If we receive a written complaint, we’ll respond to the person who made it. Subscribers may contact our Privacy Officer at privacy@ecopotential-project.eu. We will work to resolve any complaint that we can’t resolve with our subscribers directly.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about ECOPOTENTIAL’s Privacy Policy, and thanks for trusting us to handle your email address.

At any moment you can ask for enforcement of your user’s rights. Specifically you have the right to:

  • ask if we are processing and or storing any personal data about you
  • obtain clarifications about:
    • the purpose of data processing;
    • categories of personal data stored and or processed;
    • categories of recipients who we send or we will send your personal data;
    • the period for which the personal data will be stored or the criteria used to determine that period;
  • obtain the modification, correction or (if possible) cancellation of your data;
  • ask for a restriction of processing;
  • obtain data portability so to obtain the data in a structured format of common usage, readable from automatic devices in order to transfer them to another data controller;
  • object the processing at any time;
  • object to any automated individual decision-making process;
  • withdraw your consent to the data processing of your data;
  • lodge a complaint with the Italian supervisory authority (in our case the Garante Per la Protezione dei Dati Personali: https://www.garanteprivacy.it/) and seeking a judicial remedy.

The contact point for data protection at CNR is rpd@cnr.it.
If you have any question or comment, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact us at privacy@ecopotential-project.eu


ECOPOTENTIAL’S COOKIE POLICY

Updated! 24/09/2019

Cookies usage on this web site

This web site uses technical cookies in order to enhance user experience and to provide services to users. Tracking and third party ss may be used too when content from third party sites (like YouTube, Google Maps, etc…) are used embedded in this web site.

It is possible to limit or disable cookies by modification of your web browser settings, anyway without cookies some of the web site functionality could not work properly or not work at all.

Cookies are small piece of information stored in your web browser by visited web sites. Web sites use cookies to store data about web site navigation , user preferences, to guarantee access to reserved areas. Web site owners and third parties that own cookies resident on a web site can only access cookies stored in your web browser. On Wikipedia you can find more information about cookies. Here more information about cookies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

Cookies can be classified accordingly to the following categories:

TECHNICAL COOKIES

These cookies are necessary in order to provide the web site services: for example to store information provided by the user during its navigation or to handle user authentication.

TRACKING COOKIES

These cookies store the information necessary for the web site usage and for providing personalised information to users.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Third party cookies are stored by web sites different from the one that is currently visited. Third party cookies can be stored because of the content hosted on the web site, but they are provided by other servers. For example, cookies can be sent to web browsers when you visualize YouTube videos, Facebook or Twitter boxes, Google Maps and the like. These cookies can be used by those third parties for marketing and advertising purposes.

COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE

Here you can find a list of cookies that can be used on this web site, categorized as described above:

Cookies

THIRD PARTY

Aim

Type

_ga

 

This cookie is used by Google Analytics services to build web site usage statistics but doesn’t track single user behaviour. It does contain a unique random number or character string to identify the web browser, date and hour of the visit, marketing tools and web pages used by the browser to land on this web site.

TECHNICAL

_gat

 

This cookie is used by Google Analytics services to measure the requests frequency for a given page during a unique visit but doesn’t track single user behaviour. It does contain a unique random number or character string to identify the web browser, date and hour of the visit, marketing tools and web pages used by the browser to land on this web site.

TECHNICAL

aip_magazine_issue

 

This cookie is stored by our web site to optimize the web site navigation, but information gathered are not stored in order to track user behaviour.

TECHNICAL

__utma

 

This cookie is used by Google Analytics services and is written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

TECHNICAL

__utmb

 

This cookie is used by Google Analytics services to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.

TECHNICAL

__utmc

 

Historically, this cookie by Google Analytics services operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. It will expire when the user exits the browser.

TECHNICAL

__utmt

 

This cookie by Google Analytics services is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The utmt cookie passes the information provided via the _setVar() method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. This cookie is only written if you have added the_setVar() method for the tracking code on your website page.

TECHNICAL

__utmz

 

This cookie by Google Analytics services stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.

TECHNICAL

PREF

GoogleMore info on Google Privacy Policy page:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Google stores cookies like PREF, NID e SID to track user’s behaviour and customize ads visualization in Google’s pages, like its Search Page. For example we store the single user most recent searches, previous reaction and interaction with a given advertiser ads, previous search results, previous visits to our advertisers pages. This information allow us to show you customized ads.

TRACKING

NID

GoogleMore info on Google Privacy Policy page:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Google stores cookies like PREF, NID e SID to track user’s behaviour and customize ads visualization in Google’s pages, like its Search Page. For example we store the single user most recent searches, previous reaction and interaction with a given advertiser ads, previous search results, previous visits to our advertisers pages. This information allow us to show you customized ads.

TRACKING

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube (Google)More info on Google Privacy Policy page:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

YouTube sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a YouTube video. The VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE is classified by http://www.onlinecookieaudit.com/cookieinfo/VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE/12/ as a technical cookie and its used to estimate bandwidth usage and optimize YouTube user experience. This cookie doesn’t gather information that identifies a user.

Technical

YSC

YouTube (Google)More info on Google Privacy Policy page:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

YouTube sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a YouTube video. As explained on http://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookie/11564737 the YSC cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

TRACKING

PREF

YouTube (Google)More info on Google Privacy Policy page:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

YouTube sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a YouTube video. The PREF cookie is used to store user’s preference and other kind of information, as, for example, the preferred language, the number of results to be showed in a search result page and settings about Google Safe Search settings

TRACKING

GEUP

YouTube (Google)More info on Google Privacy Policy page:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

YouTube sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a YouTube video. The GEUPcookie is used to store user’s preference and other kind of information, as, for example, the preferred language, the number of results to be showed in a search result page and settings about Google Safe Search settings

TRACKING

How to limit or disable cookies

Every single web browser offers its own tools for managing cookies. For more information please read the proper links:

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari