Privacy & Cookie

Privacy Policy

In compliance with the obligations deriving from national legislation (Legislative Decree 30 June 2003 No. 196, Code for the protection of personal data) and Community, (European Regulation for the protection of personal data No. 679/2016, GDPR) and subsequent changes, this site respects and protects the privacy of visitors and users, putting in place every effort possible and proportionate to not infringe the rights of users.

Your privacy is very important to Fondazione Volterra Ricerche Onlus (“we” or “us”). With that in mind, we have established and implemented information-handling practices for WWW.FONDAZIONEVOLTERRARICERCHE.ORG ("site") that we believe are consistent with the standards of organizations on the Internet. This privacy policy ("policy") describes the practices that apply to our site, including, specifically, the information we collect about you, when and how we collect and process that information. We have prepared a detailed policy so that you can make an informed decision about the extent you provide your information to our site. Please do not use our site if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy.

Simply put:

  1. we will not collect personally identifiable information like your name, email, mailing address or telephone number ("Personal Information") in a manner inconsistent with this policy;
  2. we will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties except as described in this policy, or unless you have authorized us to do so in advance;
  3. we will allow you to view, correct or remove your Personal Information and other information that is accessible to you as part of your guest account and
  4. we will take reasonable steps to protect the security of the Personal Information we collect from you. The remainder of this policy describes our information handling practices in detail.


We collect, process and use your personal information in order to provide the services requested by you, in particular to process your requests and donations and to communicate with you in relation to the above listed purposes. The refusal to provide personal information for the aforementioned purposes could affect our ability to fulfill contractual obligations or provide the services, information and / or materials requested by the user. With your consent, we may also use your personal information in order to provide you with advertising and promotional material relating to us or other third parties using automated means (such as e-mail or fax.), As well as paper mail and the operator – assisted telephone calls.


Personal Information

If you decide to register with us or make a donation to this site, we will collect personal information about you, such as your name, email and mailing address, telephone number, credit card information, which you voluntarily share with us. We process personal information mainly through electronic and automatic means. Personal information can also be processed in paper form. We collect personal information necessary to enable us to offer you the services offered on our site. When you browse through our site, such information may be provided to suppliers or third parties involved to fulfill your requirements, subject to the conditions described in the section “Sharing and transferring personal information” below.

Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information

For the purposes described above, we may transfer and share your information, in accordance with applicable data privacy laws and based on knowledge needs, with third parties including contractors, agents or data processors, some of which may be outside your national jurisdiction, to allow these parties to provide services and improve our service offerings. We will establish the appropriate contractual terms or other protections to adequately safeguard such data.

Storage of Personal Information

The Personal Information you provide will be transferred and stored in a jurisdiction that may not provide an adequate level of protection to Personal Information equivalent to that provided by your home jurisdiction. We have engaged as our data processor the a service provider with a european GDPR certification: Aruba SpA – Via San Clemente, 53 – 24036 Ponte San Pietro (BG), IT – Policy Privacy of Aruba SpA.

Required Disclosures

In addition to the circumstances described above, Fondazione Volterra Ricerche Onlus may disclose information you have provided if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by any government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect the rights or properties of Fondazione Volterra Ricerche Onlus when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.

Data Security

We maintain technical, electronic, and organizational security procedures to maintain the security of Personal Information, and safeguard Personal Information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental or unlawful loss, alteration, disclosure or access. Our security procedures include contractual terms with any contractors, agents or data processors that require such entities to protect the security and confidentiality of Personal Information in accordance with our standards.

It is your responsibility to safeguard any email or password that you have created or used in connection with this site, and to notify us if you ever suspect that the security and confidentiality of such email or password has been compromised in any way. You are solely responsible for any use of this site via your email and password.

Retention of Personal Information

We will maintain Personal Information for as long as we are required to do so by applicable law(s), or for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) described above for which it is processed. We will delete Personal Information when it is no longer needed and, in any case, upon expiration of the maximum storage term set forth by applicable law.


What are Cookies?

When you visit our site, open our e-mails, or view our services online, we or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files located in your browser directory that may be placed on your computer, laptop, mobile phone, tabled or other device. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on your device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are extremely common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number). For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit or

Why are Cookies useful?

Cookies allow a website owner to do useful things; for example, a cookie would permit a website owner to find out whether a device (and probably its user) has visited the website previously. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. Cookies help to make a website work more efficiently, enable extra functionality, and provide website owners with additional information about your visit to a website. Cookies also allow a website owner to track overall site usage and determine areas that users prefer. Cookies help make the user’s visit to a website easier by recognizing the user upon return and providing a customized experience.

First Party and Third Party Cookies

Our sites may place first party cookies and allow third parties to place cookies on your device. The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party who serves the cookie. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the site that created them. Their use enables us to operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behavior of visitors to the site. Third party cookies, on the other hand, are placed on your device by a third party (i.e., not by Fondazione Volterra Ricerche Onlus). While we may allow third parties access to the site to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor do we retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party in accordance with their respective privacy policy.

Session and Persistent Cookies

Our sites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.

Linking of Cookie data with other data

Information gathered through usage of a cookie is not linked to any direct personal identifiers (e.g., your name or e-mail address), unless you register with the site or make a donation via the site. Once you submit personal data on our sites (e.g., by registering or making a donation) we may link such personal data with cookies or other data that are associated with your visit(s) to our sites. Before we do so, we will notify you of this fact and seek your consent or grant you a right to object, if required by the law.

Disabling, Deleting, or Opting Out of Cookies

If you do not want to have cookies placed on your device by third parties, many of them offer ways to opt out. Where possible, we have provided a link in the table above that explains how to opt out of that third party serving you cookies.

In addition, most web browsers allow at least some control of most cookies through browser settings. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser to decline cookies. You may also delete existing cookies through your browser. Please visit the following websites to learn more (depending on the browser you use): Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.

However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.

You may also disable JavaScript at any time. Please remember: some features of our websites may not function properly unless cookies and JavaScript are enabled, and some areas of our websites may not function at all.

You may visit the following links from our third-party partners to opt-out of their tracking and learn about their privacy practices:

Notification of Changes

We may change this policy from time to time. If we decide to change this policy in a material way (for example, a change regarding disclosure of Personal Information), we will post notice of the change on our site. Your continued use of our site after we make changes to this policy is deemed acceptance of those changes. If any proposed change is unacceptable to you, you may request to that we remove your Personal Information (and/or that of other individuals for whom you made your donotaions) from our records.

Your Rights

You have the right to access, review, correct, change or delete your Personal Information that you have provided to us by written request. You can also object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes, or, for legitimate reasons, for other purposes, by contacting us at  or by writing to us, Attn: Fondazione Volterra Ricerche Onlus – Indirizzo: Borgo San Lazzero – 56048 Volterra Italy

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about (a) access to Personal Information, (b) the collection, use, management or disclosure of Personal Information, (c) this policy or our information handling practices, or (d) with whom your Personal Information is shared, or if you need further assistance with respect to our Privacy Policy, you may contact Fondazione Volterra Ricerche Onlus as indicated below. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.

Mailing Address:

Borgo San Lazzero – 56048 Volterra Italy

This privacy statement concerns this site only

Last modified: 12nd January 2019