Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Privacy Policy of

This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by
itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies,
Usage Data, first name, last name, phone number, address, various types of
Data, email address, company name and website.

Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in
the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts
displayed prior to the Data collection.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage
Data, collected automatically when using this Application.

Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by this Application is
mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this
Application to provide its services. In cases where this Application
specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to
communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the
functioning of the Service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are
welcome to contact the Owner on

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Application or
by the owners of third-party services used by this Application serves the
purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other
purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained,
published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the
third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized
access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT-enabled
tools, following organisational procedures and modes strictly related to the
purposes indicated.

In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to
certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this
Application (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or
external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail
carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed,
if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these
parties may be requested from the Owner at any time on

The legal basis of processing Data

The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the
following applies:

  • Users have given their consent for one or more
    specific purposes. Note: Under some legislation, the Owner may
    be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such
    processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of
    the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the
    processing of Personal Data is subject to European data protection law;
  • provision of Data is necessary for the
    performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual
    obligations thereof;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a
    legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;
  • processing is related to a task that is
    carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority
    vested in the Owner;
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of
    the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.

In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal
basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision
of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement
necessary to enter into a contract.


The Data is processed at the Owner’s operating offices and in any other
places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Depending on the User’s location, data transfers may involve
transferring the User’s Data to a country other than their own. To find out
more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check
the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.

Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers
to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization
governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such
as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard
their Data.

If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking
the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the
information provided in the contact section.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the
purpose they have been collected for.


  • Personal Data collected for purposes related
    to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be
    retained until such contract has been fully performed.
  • Personal Data collected for the purposes of
    the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to
    fulfil such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the
    legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of
    this document or by contacting the Owner.

The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period
whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent
is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data
for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal
obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted.
Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification
and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of
the retention period.

The purposes of processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide
its Services, as well as for the following purposes: SPAM protection, Analytics
and Registration and authentication.

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of
processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the
respective sections of this document.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the
following services:

Contacting the User

Contact form (this Application)

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorises this
Application to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes
or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Data collected: address, company name, email address, first
name, last name, phone number, various types of Data and website.

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other
external platforms directly from the pages of this Application.
The interaction and information obtained through this Application are
always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages
where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing
interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy
. Privacy Shield participant


The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and
analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Analytics collected directly (this Application)

This Application uses an internal analytics system that does not involve
third parties.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc.
(“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of
this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with
other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualise and personalise the
ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy– Opt
. Privacy Shield participant.

 Registration and authentication

By registering or authenticating, Users allow this Application to
identify them and give them access to dedicated services.
Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide
registration and authentication services. In this case, this Application will
be able to access some Data, stored by these third-party services, for
registration or identification purposes.

Direct registration (this Application)

The User registers by filling out the registration form and providing
the Personal Data directly to this Application.

Personal Data collected: address, company name, email address, first
name, last name, phone number and website.

 SPAM protection

This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application,
potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it
from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)

Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the
privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external
platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages
where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Fonts (Google Inc.)

Google Fonts is a typeface visualisation service provided by Google Inc.
that allows this Application to incorporate the content of this kind on its

Personal Data collected: Usage Data and various types of Data as
specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy
. Privacy Shield participant.

Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that
allows this Application to incorporate the content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy
. Privacy Shield participant.

Managing contacts and sending messages

This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email
contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with
the User.
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when
the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with
it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to
    withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the
    processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to the processing of their Data. Users have the right to
    object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on
    a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the
    dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to
    learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding
    certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to
    verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under
    certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this
    case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than
    storing it.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise
    have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of
    their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to
    another controller. 
    Users have the right to receive their Data in
    a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if
    technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without
    any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is
    processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the
    User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on
    pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Should you have a complaint
    please contact us through Users have the right to bring
    a claim before their competent data protection authority. We will
    endeavour to answer all your questions quickly and transparently, though
    if you are not satisfied you have the right to complain to the Information
    Commissioners Office (ICO) about our handling of your requests about the
    protection of your data.  Follow the link below to report a concern
    to the ICO:

Details about the right to object to the processing

Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise
of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the
legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing
by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the

Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed
for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time
without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing
Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant
sections of this document.

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner
through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be
exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as
possible and always within one month. Please email  

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in
Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper
use of this Application or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal
personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User’s Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this
Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information
concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal
Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any
third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this
Application (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for
this purpose.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data
may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information
at the beginning of this document.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honour the
“Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at
any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within this
Application and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a
notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly
recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last
modification listed at the bottom. 

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis
of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where

Data Breach Procedure 

We will ensure breaches are detected, reported and monitored
consistently, any incident will be analysed and
improvements will be made to ensure it does not happen again. For our full data
breach procedure or any concerns please contact our DPO by using the contact us

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other
information — including a personal identification number — allows for the
identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through this Application (or
third-party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP
addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this
Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the
request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of
the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the
server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the
features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the
various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the
Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application
with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters
about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.


The individual using this Application who, unless otherwise specified,
coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other bodies
which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this
privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other bodies
which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the
processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation
and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified,
is the Owner of this Application.

This Application

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and


The service provided by this Application as described in the relative
terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to
the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and
the European Economic Area.


Small sets of data stored in the User’s device.

Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple
legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data
Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application, if not stated
otherwise within this document.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements