Privacy Policy

This Information Notice of Massimo Simbula Law Firm (the “Firm”) performs the duty of information to data subjects in compliance with Section 13 of the “Personal Data Protection Code” set forth by Legislative Decree of June 30, 2003, n. 196 (the “Code”); it is drafted in compliance with the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party’s Opinion no. 2/2001 of May 17, 2001, on certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line in the European Union.

Data controller
Massimo Simbula Law Firm, Via Sassari, 3, 09123 – Cagliari, e-mail address: msimbula@studiolegalesimbula.com

Definition of “personal data”
For purposes of this Information Notice, “personal data” shall mean – pursuant to Section 4 of the Code – “any information relating to natural or legal persons, bodies or associations that are or can be identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information including a personal identification number”.

This Information Notice is applied only to personal data collected through the website www.studiolegalesimbula.com or by any other means explicitly mentioned herewith. This Information Notice is not applied to all data collected through other websites belonging to third parties, even if those websites can be reached by means of a link on the Website.

Data provided voluntarily by users
The Firm collects some personal data (name, surname, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, etc.) voluntarily provided by users by means of ad-hoc registration forms filled on-line or sent by e-mail.

Netsurfing Data
Computer systems and software procedures in charge of the correct functioning of the Website may collect, during their normal activity, some personal data, whose transmission is implicit in internet communication protocols. These type of information are not collected in order to be linked to identified subjects, but for their own nature, through processing
and in combination with third party’s data, they might be able to identify users. Such category of data includes, among others: IP addresses relating to the computer used to access the Website, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, time of the request, procedure used to forward the request to the server, the size of the answered file, the numeric code that points the condition of the server’s answer (successful, error etc.) and any other parameter relating to the user’s operating system. This type of data are used with the only purpose of gathering statistic and anonymous information on the usage of the Website and to assure its correct functioning and are immediately erased after the processing. The above mentioned data could be used to determine eventual criminal liability arising from computer crimes to the Website’s prejudice.

Use of cookies
The Firm can arrange, through the Website, for the storage of some of the user’s personal data on his/her own computer. These type of files are text files called cookies, which allow the Firm to ease the user’s net surfing on the Website. The Website uses the so-called “session cookies”, which are not saved on the user’s computer in a persistent way and are erased with the closure of the internet browser. Their use, anyway, is limited to the transmission of session identification data which are necessary to grant the safe and efficient exploration of the Website. They do not allow the acquisition of the user’s identification data. The Firm uses cookies also to keep the user’s preferences with regard to language, and to store data, such as user name and password, necessary to access to the blog available on the Website. Almost all internet browsers grant the possibility to verify the presence of cookies on the hard drive, to stop the cookies and receive a notice whenever a cookie is installed. Nevertheless, in some cases, not installing the cookie may compromise the usage of some sections of the Website.

Purposes of data processing
The Firm processes the above mentioned personal data only in relation to:

      1. requests of articles, newsletters, invitation to events, seminars or enlisting concerning the same, etc.;

 

      2. request of information concerning the Firm and of contacts;

 

    3. forwarding personal data in relation to job or offers for collaboration.

Providing personal data – Not Binding
Without prejudice to paragraph on netsurfing data, the user has faculty to provide or not to provide his/her personal data in the registration forms on the Website or through e-mail. Not providing the Firm with such data may have the following consequences:

      1. in cases (a) and (b) of the precedent paragraph, it will make impossible for the Firm to send articles, newsletters and the requested information;

 

      2. in case (c) of the precedent paragraph, it will make it impossible for the Firm to consider job and collaboration submissions.

 

    3. Communication and dissemination of personal data

Users’ personal data, collected through the Website by the Firm, will be collected and retained on servers localized in Italy and abroad also outside the European Union and shall be available to Firm’s staff and consultants formally designated as data processors or persons in charge of the processing. Some of data can be communicated to third parties, in anonymous and aggregated form, for statistical purposes. In any case, such data shall not allow the identification of users. With the exception of cases allowed by the law, or provided in this Information Notice, personal data shall not be communicated or disseminated without data subjects’ consent.

Users’ rights with regard to their personal data
Personal data processed by the Firm are protected by means of the security measures set forth by the Code.
Users who have provided their personal data according to this Information Notice may request the data controller and/or the data processor to enforce their rights according to Section 7 et seq. of the Code. At any time, data subjects shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them exist, to be informed of the content and source of personal data, to check the accuracy or ask for updating, rectification, or integration of thedata according to Section 7 of the Code. According to the same Section, users shall have the right to obtain erasure, anonymization, or blocking of data that has been proceeded unlawfully, as well as to object, in any case, on legitimate grounds, to the proceeding of their personal data. All communications shall be sent to the data controller.

Amendments to the Information Notice
The Firm can amend this Information Notice in order to comply with national and/or European law, as well as to keep up with technology innovations and other similar reasons. Possible amended versions of this Information Notice will be mentioned on the Website.

The user is invited to read carefully this Information Notice and to check periodically if there have been any amendments or revisions.

Exercise of users’ rights and request for information
To exercise his/her rights and for any questions or requests concerning the processing of his/her personal data by the Firm, the user may contact us at the following e-mail: msimbula@studiolegalesimbula.com

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