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Privacy and Copyright

PURSUANT TO LEGISLATIVE DECREE no. 196 of june 30, 2003

Legislative decree no. 196 of June 30, 2003, namely "Code on the protection of personal information  and data" (hereinafter referred to as the "Law"), aims at ensuring that treatment of personal information and data (hereinafter referred to as "Data") be carried out in compliance with fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as people's dignity, with specific reference to the right to privacy and confidentiality, personal identity and protection of personal data and information .
Pursuant to article 13 of the Law we wish to inform You of the following:

Aims of data collection and treatment
The Treasury Department of the Ministry for Economy and Finance collects and treats all the Data provided by You only with a view to performing the required service and for study and statistical purposes.
The Data and information collected are used and kept only for said purposes and in compliance with the principles and the rules laid down under the privacy regulations.
The Data and information provided by You belong to the group of ordinary data and are different from the sensitive data for the treatment of which the lawmaker sets specific conditions, as is the case with judicial data.
Indeed sensitive data and information regard racial or ethnic origins; religious, philosophical or other kinds of beliefs; political opinions; membership of parties, trade unions, religious, philosophical, political or trade union associations or organizations; health conditions; sexual habits (article 4, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph d, of the Law).

Ways to collect and treat Data
Data will be treated in such a way as to ensure security and confidentiality. Data and information can be treated through manual, computerized or telematic tools, which are suitable to treat them in compliance with the security rules envisaged by the Law and/or internal rules and regulations. In particular, Data and information will be treated by comparing and classifying them, as well as by drafting lists.
Data and information will be kept for a lapse of time not exceeding the time needed to reach the goals for which they were collected and subsequently treated as provided for by law.
With a view to reaching said goals, the Treasury Department of the Ministry for Economy and Finance reserves its right to wholly or partially outsource Data treatment or entrust its management to third parties.

Nature of data provision and consequences entailed by any possible refusal to provide data
The provision of Data is not compulsory. However, failure to provide data in order to fill in the so-called "mandatory parts" makes it impossible to perform the services requested.

Scope of disclosure and dissemination
Data and information are strictly confidential and hence they cannot be disclosed and disseminated.
Data can be disclosed to individuals, companies, professionals or law firms that provide consultancy services or assistance to the Treasury Department of the Ministry for Economy and Finance in order to reach the above stated aims.

The Treasury Department of the Ministry for Economy and Finance, located in Rome, Via XX Settembre no. 97, is responsible for data treatment and can be addressed to exercise the rights envisaged by article 7 of the Law, which is hereafter fully quoted.

Article 7 of the legislative decree 196/2003 - right of access to personal data and other rights
1. The person concerned has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data and information regarding him/her - even though not recorded yet - and their disclosure under an intelligible form. 
2. The person concerned is entitled to be informed of:
a) the origin of personal data and information;
b) data treatment purposes and ways;
c) the logic followed in the event of data treatment being carried out with electronic tools;
d) the details to identify the owner, the persons in charge and the representative appointed under article 5, paragraph 2;
e) the people or groups of people to whom personal data and information can be disclosed or who may come to know them in their capacity as representative appointed in the State territory or persons in charge.
3. The person concerned has the right to obtain:
a) updating, correction or - where interested in this process - supplementation of data;
b) cancellation, turning into anonymous data or the block of data treated by infringing the law, including data and information which need not be kept in relation to the purposes for which data and information were collected or subsequently treated;
c) a certificate stating that the operations under sub-paragraphs a) and b) - including their content - have been communicated to those to whom data and information were provided or disclosed, except the case when this proves to be impossible or entails the use of such an amount of means which is overtly non commensurate with the right which is protected.
4. The person concerned has to right to wholly or partially refuse:
a) treatment of personal data and information regarding him/her for legitimate reasons, even though they are relevant to the aim of collection;
b) treatment of personal data regarding him/her for the purposes of sending advertising material, direct sale or performance of market studies or commercial communications.


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Finally - for laws, rules and regulations, in particular - no guarantee can be provided that the documents which can be consulted in this web site reproduce the official texts exactly; hence the effectiveness of the original texts remains unchanged.


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