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Privacy policy

Your privacy is very important to Paolo Petrocelli and to protect you as best we can, we provide these notes in which you will find information on the type of information collected online and the various possibilities you have to intervene in the collection and use of such information on the site.

This is a disclosure made pursuant to Art.13 of EU Regulation No. 2016/679 (so-called “GDPR”) of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 “on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)” to those who interact with the web services of Paolo Petrocelli, accessible electronically from the address: corresponding to the home page of the official website of Paolo Petrocelli.

The information is provided in accordance with the art. 13 of the GDPR.

The information is provided only for Paolo Petrocelli’s site and not also for other Web sites that may be consulted by the user through links.

The notice also presents, as a specific regulatory reference, the provision of the National Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data No. 229 of May 8, 2014 “identification of the simplified procedures for information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies – May 8, 2014”, as published in the Official Gazette No. 126 of June 3, 2014 and related clarifications.

The purpose of the measure being to identify certain minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online, and, in particular, the manner, timing and nature of the information that data controllers must provide to users when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purposes of the connection.

The Data Controller

As a result of consulting this site, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed. The Data Controller is Paolo Petrocelli, in the person of the Legal Representative, who can be contacted through written communication to the addresses at the bottom of each page of the site

Types of data processed

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this Web site acquire, in the course of their normal operation, certain personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

In this category of data are the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the site, the addresses in URI notation (c.d. “Uniform Resource Identifier”) of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and computer environment.

These data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes to the detriment of the site only at the request of the supervisory bodies in charge.

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this site involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.

Fulfillment of data provision

Apart from what has been specified for navigation data, the user is free to provide the personal data reported in the request forms to Paolo Petrocelli or however indicated in contacts to solicit the sending of informative material or other communications. Failure to provide them may result in the impossibility of obtaining what was requested.


In accordance with Article 8 of the GDPR, no person under the age of 16 years, without prior consent of his or her parents or legal guardian, may submit information to this website, nor may he or she make purchases or perfect legal acts at this website without such consent, unless permitted by applicable law.

Manner of processing

Personal data are processed by automated means for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. In accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, unlawful or incorrect use and unauthorized access.

Rights of data subjects

Subjects to whom personal data refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or non-existence of the same data and to know its content and origin (ref. art.15, GDPR “data subject’s right of access”), verify its accuracy or request its integration or update, or rectification (ref. art.16, GDPR “right of rectification”). Under the GDPR you also have the right to request the deletion or transformation into anonymous form (ref. art. 17 “right to erasure”) or the restriction or blocking (ref. art. 18 “right to restrict processing”) of data processed in violation of the law, as well as to revoke (ref. Art. 7(3) “conditions for consent”) or to object in any case, for legitimate reasons, (ref. Art. 21 “right to object” and Art. 77 “right to complain to the supervisory authority”) to their processing.

Whoever may have doubts regarding the compliance with the privacy policy adopted by Paolo Petrocelli, its application, the accuracy of their personal data or the use of the information collected may contact the Data Controller through written communication to the addresses at the bottom of each page of the institutional website

Disclosure of personal information

Except in the cases described in this policy, personal information will never be disclosed.

What are Cookies

Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even for long periods (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone). Similar technologies can be used to collect information about user behavior and use of services.

In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies using simply the term “cookies”.

What are the main types of Cookies

Based on the characteristics and use of cookies we can distinguish different categories:

Strictly necessary cookies or technical cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the proper functioning of our site and are used to manage login and access to restricted functions of the site, in general to speed up, improve or customize the level of service to users. The duration of the cookies is either strictly limited to the working session (closed the browser they are deleted), or of longer duration, aimed at recognizing the visitor’s computer. Their deactivation may affect the use of services accessible by login, while the public part of the site remains normally usable.

Analysis and performance cookies. These are cookies used to collect and analyze site traffic and usage anonymously and in aggregate. These first- or third-party cookies, while not identifying the user, allow, for example, detection of whether the same user returns to log in at different times. They also make it possible to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. Deactivation of such cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.

Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and non-anonymously) the user’s preferences and improve the user’s browsing experience, in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when browsing the web. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices can have within the private sphere of users, European and Italian regulations provide that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express his valid consent.

Third-party cookies. By visiting a website, one can receive cookies either from the site visited (owner or publisher) or from sites operated by other organizations (third parties) through the former. One example is the presence of “social plugins” (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of information collected by third parties is governed by the relevant disclosures to which please refer.