Published on: May 10, 2019


The purpose of the privacy policy is to provide maximum transparency regarding the information collected and used by the website.

In compliance with the obligations deriving from national regulations (Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003, Personal Data Protection Code, and subsequent amendments) and European regulations (European Regulation for the protection of personal data no. 679/2016, GDPR), this website respects and protects the confidentiality of visitors and users, making every effort to be not detrimental to the rights of users.

This website does not publish advertisements, nor it uses data for sending advertisements, but it makes use of third party services in order to improve the use of the website; these third parties may collect data from users and use them to send personalized advertisements on other websites. However, this website makes every effort to protect your privacy and minimize the collection of personal information. For example, the website sometimes uses YouTube videos, which are set to not send cookies (and therefore, not collect data) until you start the video. Indeed, you can see that there is only one placeholder instead of the video. The website also uses social plugins to make sharing articles on social networks easier. These plugins are configured so that they only send cookies (and, possibly, collect data) after the user has clicked on the plugin.
For more information, read the complete information below.

Full information

Processing subjects

In accordance with the laws in force, the data controller is the website administrator, Ovinus Secretariat, which can be contacted through the CONTACTS section.

Legal basis of the processing

This website processes data primarily on the basis of the consent given by the users. The consent is given through the banner at the bottom of the page, or through the use or consultation of the website, as a conduct. By using or consulting the website, visitors and users agree to this privacy policy and consent to the processing of their personal data in relation to the methods and purposes described below, including any disclosure to third parties if necessary to provide a service. Further consents related to the specific purpose of the service are collected through the communication or service request forms.

The provision of data and, therefore, consent to the collection and processing of data is optional. The User can deny consent and/or revoke a consent he/she had already given at any time (via the banner placed at the bottom of the page or the browser settings for cookies, or the link Contacts). However, denying consent may make it impossible to provide certain services and the experience of browsing the website would be compromized.

The data for the security of the website and for the prevention of abuse and SPAM, as well as the data for the analysis of site traffic (statistics) in aggregate form, are processed on the basis of the legitimate interest of the Data Controller in the protection of the website and the users themselves. In such cases, the user has always the right to object to the processing of data (see section User rights).

Purpose of data processing

The processing of data collected by the website, in addition to the purposes related, instrumental and necessary to the provision of the service, is aimed at the following purposes:

– Statistics (analysis)

Collection of data and information in exclusively aggregate and anonymous way in order to verify the proper functioning of the website. None of this information is related to the natural person-user of the website and it does not allow for its identification in any way. No consent is required.

– Security

Collection of data and information to protect the security of the website (spam filters, firewalls, virus detection) and users and to prevent or expose fraud or misuse of the website. The data is automatically recorded and may include personal data (IP address) that could be used, in accordance with applicable laws, in order to block attempts to damage the site or to cause damage to other users, or otherwise harmful activities or constitute a crime. Such data are never used for the identification or profiling of the user and are periodically deleted. No consent is required.

– Ancillary activities

Communication of data to third parties that perform functions necessary or instrumental to the operation of the service (eg comment box), and to allow third parties to perform technical, logistical and other activities on our behalf. Suppliers have access only to personal data that are necessary to perform their duties and undertake not to use them for other purposes; they are also required to process personal data in accordance with applicable laws.

Collected data

This website collects user’s data in two ways

1. Automated data collection

While browsing, the following information may be collected and stored in the server log files (hosting) of the website:
–Internet protocol (IP) address;
–browser type;
–parameters of the device used to connect to the website;
– name of the Internet service provider (ISP);
– visit date and time;
– visitor’s web page of origin (referral) and exit;
– possibly the number of clicks.
These data are used for statistical and analytical purposes, in aggregate form only. The IP address shall be used for security purposes only and shall not be cross-referenced with any other data.

2. Data provided voluntarily

The website may collect other data in case of voluntary use of services by users, such as comment services, communication services (contact forms, comment boxes), and will be used exclusively for the provision of the requested service:

Company name.
VAT or ID.
Legal representative.
Technical contact person.
Company information sheet.

Place of data processing

Data are processed at the Data Controller headquarters and at the datacenter of the web Hosting (Aruba S.p.A). The web hosting (Aruba S.p.A – Ponte San Pietro (BG), Via San Clemente no. 53 ), is the Data supervisor, processing the data on behalf of the Controller. Aruba S.p.A. is an Italian company with registered office in Italy: the personal and administrative data are managed in Italy, in compliance with Italian and European laws.

Data retention period

The data collected by the website during its operation are stored for the time strictly necessary to carry out the specified activities. On expiry, the data will be deleted or anonymized, unless there are other reasons for their storage.
The data (IP address) used for website security purposes (blocking attempts to damage the website) are kept for 30 days.
The data for analytics purposes (statistics) are stored in aggregate form for 24 months.

Data transfer to third parties

The data collected by the website are generally not provided to third parties, except in specific cases: legitimate request by the judicial authorities and only in the cases provided for by law; when it is necessary for the provision of a specific service requested by the User; for the execution of security checks or website optimization.

Data transfer to NON-EU countries

This website may share some of the collected data with services located outside the European Union. In particular, with Google, Facebook and Microsoft (LinkedIn) through social plugins and the Google Analytics service. The transfer is authorized by specific decisions of the European Union and the Data Protection Authority, in particular decision 1250/2016 (Privacy Shield – here, the information page of the Italian Data Protection Authority), for which no further consent is required. The above-mentioned companies guarantee their adhesion to the Privacy Shield.

Security measures

We process visitor/user’s data lawfully and fairly and take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or destruction of data. We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information when it is sent using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information in transit. The processing is carried out through computerized means, with organizational methods and with logic strictly related to the specified purposes. In some cases, in addition to the Data Controller, categories of employees involved in the organization of the website or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, hosting providers) may have access to the data.


This website uses cookies, text files that are recorded on the user’s computer or that allow access to information on the user’s computer. Cookies are used to store information about visitors’ preferences, to verify the correct functioning of the website and to improve its functionality by personalizing the content of the pages according to the type of browser used, or to simplify browsing by automating procedures (e.g. login, website language), and finally to analyze the use of the website by visitors.

This website uses the following categories of cookies:

– technical cookies, used for the sole purpose of transmitting an electronic communication, to ensure the correct visualization and browsing of the website. In addition, they allow to distinguish between the various connected users in order to provide a requested service to the right user (Login), and for reasons of security of the website. Some of these cookies are deleted when you close your browser (session cookies), others have a longer duration (such as the cookie required to store the user’s consent in relation to the use of cookies, which lasts 1 year). No consent is required for these cookies;

– Analysis cookies, used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the website. They are considered technical cookies if the service is anonymous.

– profiling and marketing cookies, used exclusively by third parties other than the controller of this website to collect information on user behavior while browsing, and on interests and consumption habits, also in order to provide personalized advertising.

By clicking OK on the banner displayed on the first access to the website or by browsing the website, the visitor expressly consents to the use of cookies and similar technologies and, in particular, to the registration of such cookies on his/her computer for the above-mentioned purposes, or to the access to information on his/her computer through cookies.
How to disable cookies

The user can reject the use of cookies and revoke a consent he/she had already given at any time. Since cookies are linked to the browser used, they may be DIRECTLY DISABLED FROM THE BROWSER, thus refusing/revoking consent to the use of cookies, or through the banner at the bottom of the page.
IF USERS DISABLE COOKIES, THIS ACTION MAY PREVENT THE CORRECT USE OF ANY FUNCTIONS OF THE WEBSITE, in particular the services provided by third parties may not be accessible and, therefore, users could not view:

– YouTube videos or other video sharing services;

– social network buttons;

Instructions for disabling cookies can be found on the following web pages:
Mozilla Firefox – Microsoft Internet Explorer – Microsoft Edge – Google Chrome – Opera – Apple Safari

Third-party cookies

This website also acts as an intermediary for third-party cookies (such as social network buttons), used to provide additional services and functionality to visitors and to simplify the use of the website, or to provide personalized advertising. This website has no control over their cookies, which are entirely managed by third parties, and has no access to the information collected through these cookies. Information about the use of these cookies and their purpose, as well as how to disable them, is provided directly by the third parties on the following pages.

Please, note that usually the tracking of users does not involve their identification, unless the User is already registered with the service and is already logged in, in which case it is understood that the User has already given his/her consent directly to the third party at the time of registration to the relevant service (eg Facebook).

This website uses cookies of the following third parties.

– Google Inc. 
For information on how Google uses and processes your data, please refer to Google’s privacy policy and the methods used by Google to process your data when using partner websites or apps.

– Google Analytics: has the function of analyzing the use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and user behavior, verifying how often users visit the website, how the site is tracked, and which pages are visited more frequently. The information is combined with information collected from other websites in order to create a comparative picture of the use of the website compared to other websites in the same category.
Collected data: browser identification, date and time of interaction with the website, page of origin, IP address.
Place of data processing: European Union, since the service is anonymized.

The collected data do not allow the personal identification of users and are not cross-checked with other information about the same person. They are processed in aggregate and anonymous form (cut at the last octet). A DPA prohibits Google Inc. to cross-check such data with data obtained from other services.

Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found on the Google Analytics Cookie Usage page on Websites.

Users can disable (opt-out) data collection by Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser.

– Youtube: platform owned by Google for sharing videos. Cookies are set at the access of the page containing the embed and at the start of the video, and do not allow the identification of Users unless they are already logged in the Google profile.
For the videos on the website, the “advanced privacy (no cookie)” option has been enabled, which means that YouTube does not store information about visitors unless they voluntarily play the video.
Collected data: number and behaviour of users of the service, IP address, information linking visits to the website to the Google account for already logged in users, preferences for viewing videos.
Place of data processing: USA.

Social Network plugins

This website also incorporates plugins and/or buttons to allow easy sharing of content on your favorite social networks. When you visit a page on our website that contains a plugin, your browser connects directly to the social network servers from where the plugin is loaded. This server can track your visit to our website and, if appropriate, associate it to your social account, especially if you are logged in at the time of your visit or if you have recently browsed one of the websites containing social plugins. If you do not want the social network to record your visit data on our website, you must log out of your social account and probably delete the cookies that the social network has installed in your browser.

This website contains plugins with advanced privacy features that do not send cookies or access cookies on users’ browsers when the page is opened, but only after clicking on the plugin.

The collection and use of information by such third parties are governed by their respective privacy policies to which users are requested to refer.

Facebook (cookie information link)

Twitter (cookie information link)

LinkedIn (cookie information link)

Google+ (cookie information link)
User rights

Pursuant to European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR), the User may exercise the following rights in the manner and within the limits provided for by current legislation:

–oppose the processing of personal data concerning him/her, in whole or in part, on legitimate grounds, for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys;

– request confirmation of the existence of his/her personal data (right of access);

– know the origin of the data;

–receive an intelligible communication;

–have information about the logic, methods and purposes of processing;

– request the updating, rectification, integration, cancellation, transformation into anonymous form, blocking of data processed in violation of the law, including those no longer necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected;

–in cases of processing based on consent, the user can receive his/her data provided to the Controller, at the cost of the support, in a structured form readable by a data processor and in a format commonly used by an electronic device;

–the right to submit a complaint to the Control Authority (Data protection Authority –link to the relevant page);

–as well as, more generally, the user can exercise all the rights that are recognized by the current provisions of law.

Requests should be addressed to the Data Controller.


This privacy policy is updated as of May 10, 2019.