Privacy Policy

About this statement
This statement describes the way in which the website of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile is managed with regard to the processing of the personal data of users visiting it. It is an informative statement also provided pursuant to Art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196 dated 30 June 2003 (hereinafter the Privacy Code) to persons interacting with the web services of Almaverde Bio, accessible online at the address of www.almaverdebio.it, which corresponds to the home page of the sites of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile.
This informative statement is provided only for the websites of Almaverde Bio, and not for any other websites that may be consulted by users by means of links.

This informative statement complies with Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009, amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, aiming to identify a series of minimum requirements for the online collection of personal data, and in particular procedures, times and the types of information that data processing supervisors must provide to users when they visit web pages, regardless of the purpose of their visit.

The data processing supervisor
Following visits to this site, data regarding identified or identifiable persons may be processed. The supervisor for the processing of this data is ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile, which has its registered office at 400 Viale della Cooperazione - 47522 Pievesestina di Cesena (FC) - Italy.
When data processing is performed in various sections of the website, the respective controllers responsible for data processing are indicated.


Location of data processing 
Data processing procedures associated with the web services of this site are carried out at 400 Viale della Cooperazione - 47522 Pievesestina di Cesena (FC) - Italy, and are performed only by personnel of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile assigned to data processing. No personal data deriving from the web service are disclosed. Personal data provided by users is used for the sole purpose of providing the services requested, and are communicated to third parties only if necessary for this purpose.


Types of data processed
Navigation data
During their normal activity, the information technology systems and software procedures used for the operation of this website acquire various kinds of personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of the Internet, which is based on the TCP/IP protocol.

These data are not collected to be associated with the interested parties identified, but by their very nature the data could make it possible to identify navigating users by means of processing and association with data held by third parties.

This category of information includes IP addresses or the domain names of computers used by users accessing the site, the addresses of the resources requested in URI format (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the web server, the dimensions of the file obtained as a reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the reply given by the web server (accepted, error, etc.) and other parameters regarding the operating system and the computer environment of the user. These data are used solely for the purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on use of the website of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile and to monitor its correct operation. It must be noted that the aforesaid data could be used for the ascertainment of responsibility in case of information technology crimes to the detriment of the website of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile.

Data supplied voluntarily by users
Requests for the sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated in the specific sections of the website of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile imply the subsequent acquisition of certain personal data of the person making the request, including the e-mail address of this person, which is necessary to reply to the request. Specific informative summaries will be provided or displayed progressively in the pages of the website assigned for these special services on request.


COOKIES


OUR POLICY FOR COOKIES AND PRIVACY PROTECTION
(We inform visitors that personal data provided for the Website registration, as well as for the supply of services available through the Website will be treated according to the law by decree n.196 dated 30 June 2003 by ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile. We inform also about the fact on this website was published the complete information according to art. 13 od the same law by decree N°196/03. The present Policy provides some explanations related to our cookies and methods for the Protection of Visitors Privacy during use of our Website.)

1. TYPE OF DATA PROCESSED / LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile is committed to respecting your “Privacy.” On this Website ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile collects the personal data you decide to provide and the information obtained with cookies, as better explained below. This Website can also contain links to other websites of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile or to third party websites, such as those of our retailers, authorised applicators and other subsidiary companies, or to the websites of social media. When you click on the link to the other websites of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile or of third parties, consider that said websites have their own privacy policies. It must be said that ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile shall not be liable for third party websites.

2. COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
If you provide personal data to ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile, we shall store and process said information for the purposes specified in the privacy notice. Moreover, to enhance our Website accessibility to users in terms of system performance, usability and supply of useful information about our products and services, we shall automatically store the information on log files on your computer. These include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser and language setting, operating system, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and date/time of registration.
We shall use this information to ensure efficient Website management, improve knowledge of our Website user categories, analyse trends and collect demographic data on our overall users. The information collected can be used for our marketing and advertising services and communications (e.g., to enhance and improve the user experience by making more attractive offers and special services), in compliance with the laws in force on the subject. When we make use of non-personal data along with personal data, the information in question will be processed as personal data for the entire period during which it is combined.

3. THE USE OF COOKIES
This Website, e-mail messages, online services, advertising and interactive applications can make use of “cookies” to optimise our services.
What is a “cookie”?
A “cookie” is a small file that generally includes letters and numbers, which we send to the browser file that contains cookies on the hard disk of your computer through our Web server. For instance, it allows our Website to recognise the device of a user once the connection has been created between the Web server and the Web browser. The principal purpose of a cookie is to allow our Web server to present custom-made pages to the user, studied to make the experience of the visit to ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile's Website more personal and consistent with the needs of individual users.

What are the cookies used on this Website?
ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile can use two types of cookies on this Website:
• session cookies: they are temporary cookies that are stored in the cookie file of your browser until your browser session is ended. These cookies are mandatory for certain applications or functions that are necessary for the correct function of this Website.
• persistent cookies: we can use persistent cookies to improve the user experience (e.g. provide optimised navigation).
The cookies in question will remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period of time. The length of said period will depend on your choice in terms of your Web browser settings. Persistent cookies make it possible to transfer information to a Web server whenever you visit the website. Persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.

There are several online publications on cookies where you can learn more about them. See, for example: http://www.allaboutcookies.org

4. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile can resort to third party advertisers for advertisements and to optimise the related marketing communications. Third party advertisers make use of cookies to estimate the efficacy of advertisements and to customise the advertising content. Information collected by third party advertisers can include geolocation data (obtained from the IP address), or the e-mail address when it is obtained from this Website.

5. TRACKING AND ANALYSIS
To ensure ongoing optimisation of marketing-related communications, ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile uses the analytical software “Google Analytics” by Google Inc. It allows to monitor online behaviour in terms of time, geographical location and use of this website. The information in question is collected through tracking pixels and/or cookies. The information obtained through tracking pixels and/or cookies is anonymous and will not be associated with personal data. All information required for this analysis is stored on servers based in Italy. ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile will not share said information with third parties for independent use.

6. ENABLING AND DISABLING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
If you accept cookies, you can later refuse them by changing your Internet browser settings. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer 8.0, you must follow the instructions below:
1. select the item 'Tools' and, then, 'Internet Options'
2. click on the Privacy Sheet
3. use the cursor to choose the desired settings.
For other Web browsers, refer to your browser instructions for more information about how to change your browser settings or delete cookies.

Note that some features and complete function of this Website will not be available when you disable cookies.

7. AMENDMENTS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
Any future amendment to this Policy will be reported on this page. We suggest regularly checking our Policy to check for updates or changes, if any.

Services used by the website

Google Analytics (Google)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google") that uses cookies to collect personal data from users. These data are then transmitted to the servers of Google in the United States for storage. Google uses this information to trace and analyse use of a website, to compile reports on the activities of the website for its operators, and to provide other services relating to the activities of the website and Internet usage. Google does not associate the IP addresses of users with any other data held by Google. Any refusal to accept cookies by selecting the appropriate browser settings, may make it impossible to use the functionality of this website.

Google Adsense (Google)
Google Adsense is an advertising service provided by the user that indexes all or part of the data present on a site and inserts it into the memory cache, also using automated systems like webs spiders or crawlers. The processing procedures expressly require the user to accept the Google privacy policy to allow its partners to insert, read and use cookies on the browser of its own users, or to use web informers to collect information during the period in which adverts are displayed on the site. The purpose of data collection is to compile statistics on use of the site and the reaction of users to the adverts, products and services offered.

Social Widgets/Buttons
Services that allow users to interact with social networks directly inside other websites.

Facebook social buttons/widgets (Facebook)
A service operated by Facebook Inc., a company participating in the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Framework, guaranteeing personal data processing in compliance with European security standards. The service allows the user to interact with the social network through this website. Facebook, after the user click, acquires data on the user’s visit to the site. Facebook does not share information or data in its possession with the site or the data processing supervisor. For further details on the use of personal data by Facebook Inc. please consult this link: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.

Twitter social buttons/widgets (Twitter)
A service operated by Twitter, a company participating in the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Framework, guaranteeing personal data processing in compliance with European security standards. The service allows the user to interact with the social network through this website. Twitter, after the user click, acquires data on the user’s visit to the site. Twitter does not share information or data in its possession with the site or the data processing supervisor. For further details on the use of personal data by Twitter please consult this link: http://twitter.com/privacy.

Optionality of communication of personal data 
Apart from the indications given on navigation data, users are free to provide the personal data shown in the specific electronic request forms in the section of the website assigned for special services on request. It must be noted however that failure to provide these personal data may make it impossible for requests to be satisfied.

Processing methods and security measures
Personal data are processed with automated and non-automated methods, and only for the time strictly necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are applied to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect uses and unauthorized access.

Rights of the interested parties
The parties that are the subject of any personal data that may have been collected in the aforesaid specific sections have the right at any moment to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of these data and to be made aware of their content and origin, to verify their accuracy or to request their supplementing or updating, or to correct them, pursuant to Art. 7 of the Privacy Code. Interested parties have the right to request the cancellation of data or their transformation into anonymous form, or to oppose their processing for legitimate reasons. Any requests must be addressed to:

ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile
Viale della Cooperazione 400 - 47522 Pievesestina di Cesena (FC) 
Tel. 0547 414111
Fax. 0547 414166

Underage users
ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile does not knowingly use its website to request data from persons under the age of 18 years.

Versions of the Privacy Policy
Given that the state of perfection of automatic checking systems does not make them currently free from errors and malfunctions, it is specified that this document constitutes the “Privacy Policy” of the website of ALMAVERDE BIO Srl – Società Consortile, and that it will be subject to periodic updates (the various versions of the policy will however be made available).