Why we are sending this notice
This page describes the management methods of the site with reference to the treatment of the personal details of users who are visiting it.
It is an informative note that has been applied through art. 13 of the Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 – A code related to the protection of personal details of those who interact with the web services of the Guarantor for the protection of personal details, which can be found at the following address: http://www.DiscoveryGuidedTours.com which corresponds to the initial page of the Authority’s official site.
The informative note is only available for the Guarantor’s website and not for other sites which may be consulted by the user through links.
The informative note is based on the Recommendation n. 2/2001 adopted by the European authorities for the protection of personal data, combined in the Group created by art. 29 of the regulation n. 95/46/CE, on 17th May 2001 to identify some minimum requirements for the collection of personal details on-line and, in particular, the methods, times and nature of the information that the bearers must provide to users when they visit web pages, regardless of the reason for having visited such web pages.
The Recommendation and a brief description of its objectives are indicated in other pages in this site.
The “Bearer” of the treatment
Following consultation of this site, details related to identified or identifiable individuals may be used.
The “bearer” of treatment is the Guarantor for the protection of personal details, based in Trevignano Romano – Rome – (Italy), Via Della Vaccheria 21.
Area of treatment of details
Treatment related to the web services of this site are located in the above mentioned head office of the Guarantor and are only handled by technical personnel of the Office in charge of handling personal details, or by any other employees in charge of one-off maintenance operations.
No details deriving from the web service will be transmitted or diffused.
The personal details provided by users who request information and materials (bulletins, digital media, newsletters, annual reports, answers to questions, acts and regulations, etc.) are used with the sole objective of providing the service requested and will only be transmitted to third parties if this is necessary to achieve such objective (delivery service of publications made by the Guarantor handled by the Presidency of the Board of Ministers – Department of Information and Publishing).
Type of details handled
Internet search details.
During normal use, the computer systems and software procedures used in this web site acquire some personal details, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of the communication protocols of Internet.
This information is not collected to be associated to identified individuals, but who due to their nature may, through elaborations and associations with information held by third parties, allow for the identification of users.
IP addresses or the dominion names of the computers used by users that connected to the web site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the dimension of the file achieved as an answer, the numerical code indicating the state of the answer given by the server (successful, errors, etc.), and other parameters related to the operative system and to the computerized environment of the user may be classified in this category.
These details are used with the sole objective of extracting anonymous statistics on the use of the web site and to control the correct operation and they are cancelled immediately after use. The figures may be used to ascertain responsibility in the case of possible computer crimes that may damage the web site: apart from this possibility, the details on web contacts are not saved for more than seven days.
Details provided voluntarily by the user.
The optional, explicit and voluntary transmission of e-mails to the addresses indicated in this site result in the subsequent acquisition of the address by the sender, which is required in order to answer the request, as well as any other personal data included in the request.
Specific summary information will be progressively indicated or visualized in the pages of the site available for special services, upon request.
No personal details of the user will be acquired by the site.
Cookies are not used to transmit information of a personal nature, and so-called persistent cookies are not used, that is to say systems to identify users.
The use of so-called session cookies (that are not stored in the users computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to transmission of session identification (made up of numbers generated by the computer) required to allow for safe and efficient exploration through the site.
The so-called session cookies used in this site avoid the need to use other technical information which may compromise the privacy of user navigation and which do not allow for the acquisition of personal details which may identify the user.
Possibility of conferring details
Besides the indications provided for navigation, the user is free to provide his personal details indicated in the application form to the Guarantor or in any case indicated in contacts with the Office in order to chase up any material or other communications.
Non assignment may lead to the impossibility of acquiring the material requested.
For the sake of completion, it is important to point out that in some cases (not subject to the ordinary management of this site) the Authority may request news and information in accordance with article 157 n. 196/2003, related to the control of the treatment of personal details. In these cases an answer is obligatory, otherwise an administrative sanction will be applied.
Methods of treatment
The personal details are used with computerized instruments for the amount of time required to achieve the objectives for which they have been collected.
Specific safety measures are applied to prevent the loss of details, illegal or incorrect uses and unauthorized access.
Rights of the individuals involved
The individuals that own the personal details, will have the right at any time to receive confirmation of the existence or non existence of the same details and to know about the contents and origin, check the accuracy or request an integration or update, or modification (art. 6 of the Legislative Decree n. 196/2003).
In accordance with the same article, the individual will have the right to request cancellation, anonymous transformation or block the details treated in violation of the law, as well as oppose their treatment, for legitimate reasons.
Requests are made to the Guarantor.