Why A Privacy Policy?

This page will describe management of our website as regards processing the personal data of users that visit us. This information is provided - also in pursuance of Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 - to any entity having to do with the web-based services that are made available by DPT via electronic networks as from the following address:, which corresponds to the home page of DPT Corporate official website.
The information provided only applies to the aforementioned website and does not concern any websites that may be visited by a user via external links present on websites owned by DPT, which is not in any way responsible for third-party websites.
The information provided is also based on the guidelines contained in Recommendation no. 2/2001, which was adopted on 17 May 2001 by the European data protection authorities within the Working Party set up under Article 29 of European Directive 95/46/EC in order to lay down minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online - especially with regard to arrangements, timing and contents of the information to be provided by data controllers to users visiting web pages for whatever purpose.
The information provided is also based on the Regulation EU 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, in view of a full implementation of it in all EU countries by May 25, 2018.

1. Data Controller

Visiting this site may result into the processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons. According to art. 28 of EU General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is DPT, located in Bologna (BO – Italy), viale Masini 12, c/o Regus, 40126. Pursuant to art. 29 of EU General Data Protection Regulation, the person in charge is Monica Gavina. Personal data processing is conducted primarily by electronic and computer systems.

2. Place Where Data Is Processed

The processing operations related to the web-based services that are made available via this website are carried out at the operative office of DPT, Bologna (BO – Italy), viale Masini 12, c/o Regus, 40126, exclusively by DPT staff, or else by persons tasked with such maintenance activities as may be necessary from time to time. No data resulting from web-based services is either communicated or disseminated. Any personal data that is provided by users requesting to be sent information materials such as bulletins, CD-ROMs, newsletters, annual reports, answers to questions, decisions and sundry provisions, etc. is only used to provide the service and/or discharge the tasks requested and is disclosed to third parties only if this is necessary for the said purposes, in the cases provided by the law and, however, in the ways provided by the law itself.

3. Categories of Processed Data


The information systems and software procedures relied upon to operate this website acquire personal data as part of their standard functioning; the transmission of such data is an inherent feature of Internet communication protocols. Such information is not collected in order to relate it to identified data subjects, however it might allow user identification per se after being processed and matched with data held by third parties. This data category includes IP addresses and/or the domain names of the computers used by any user connecting with this website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of such requests, the method used for submitting a given request to the server, returned file size, a numerical code relating to server response status (successfully performed, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user's operating system and computer environment. These data are only used to extract anonymous statistical information on website use as well as to check its functioning; they are erased immediately after being processed. The data might be used to establish liability in case computer crimes are committed against the website; except for this circumstance, any data on web contacts is currently retained for no longer than seven days.


Sending e-mail messages to the addresses mentioned on this website, which is done on the basis of a freely chosen, explicit, and voluntary option, entails acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary in order to reply to any request, as well as of such additional personal data as is contained in the message(s). Specific summary information notices will be shown and/or displayed on the pages that are used for providing services on demand.


No personal data concerning users is acquired by the website in this regard. No cookies are used to transmit personal information, nor are so-called persistent cookies or user tracking systems implemented. Use of the so-called session cookies – which are not stored permanently on the user's computer and disappear upon closing the browser – is exclusively limited to the transmission of session ID's – consisting of server-generated casual numbers – as necessary to allow secure, effective navigation. The so-called session cookies used by this website make it unnecessary to implement other computer techniques that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of user navigation, whilst they do not allow acquiring the user's personal identification data.

4. How we use information that we collect

The data voluntarily provided by filling in the data collection form will be processed for the following purposes, subject to opposition by the party concerned:
A) sending required information (for example, quotes) and for administrative-accounting activities in general;
B) sending newsletters;
C) sending commercial, advertising and promotional (marketing) information about DPT products via e-mail and through specific platforms for managing mailing lists.

5. Optional Data Provision and Consequences of Refusal

Subject to the specifications made with regard to navigation data, users are free to provide the personal data either to be entered in the application forms submitted to DPT or referred to DPT to request delivery of information materials and other promotional communications. Failure to provide such data may entail the failure to be provided with the items requested or to proceed with the services for which collecting personal information is preordained.
Providing information is necessary for the fulfilment of contractual and pre-contractual obligations, etc. and the failure to provide it may entail the impossibility of fulfilling our contractual obligations.

6. Processing Arrangements

Personal data are processed with automated means for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected and, in any case, in accordance with the relevant regulations in force.
As far as the state-of-the-art of technology allows, specific security measures are implemented to prevent the data from being lost, used unlawfully and/or inappropriately, and accessed without authorisation.

7. Scope of communication and dissemination

The data processed will not be disclosed, except within the limits stated, and may be disclosed to companies contractually linked to DPT, abroad within the European Union, in accordance with and within the limits of art. 42 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003.
Personal data may be transferred abroad to non-EU countries in accordance with and within the limits set forth art. 43 and 44 letter b) of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, in order to comply with the contracts or related purposes. Data may be disclosed to third parties belonging to the following categories:
- persons providing services for managing the IT system used by DPT and the telecommunications networks (including e-mail);
- firms or companies providing assistance and consultancy;
- competent authorities for the fulfilment of obligations under law and/or provisions of public bodies, upon request.
Any further communication or dissemination will only take place with the explicit consent of the person concerned. It is also stated that the law provides for cases where there is an obligation to communicate data collected to third parties; in such cases, data may be made available to third parties who will deal with them independently and solely for the aforementioned purposes (for example, in the case of a request from the police or the judiciary or other competent bodies).

8. Data Subjects' Rights

Data subjects are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified (Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003). The above Section also provides for the right to request erasure, anonymization or blocking of any data that is processed in breach of the law as well as to object in all cases, on legitimate grounds, to processing of the data by clicking on the unsubscribe link or following the instructions at the bottom of each Newsletter email or by sending a request via e-mail to or sent to DPT operative office, located Bologna - Italy, viale Masini 12, c/o Regus, 40126, in the person of Monica Gavina.

9. Changes to the privacy notice

DPT may modify or simply update, even in part, the Privacy Policy of the website, also in view of the amendment of the law or regulations governing this matter. It is important therefore to regularly access this section to check the publication of the latest and up-to-date Privacy Policy. In order to facilitate this verification, the information will contain the indication of the date of update.

Last updated: May 8, 2018
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