1. Terms and Conditions
1.1. A. Disclaimer
The User acknowledges and agrees that the use of this website is exclusively at his own risk.
The user agrees that the website and all its contents, including services that may be offered, are provided "as is" and "with all faults".
Therefore, the Department of the Treasury makes no guarantee of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such content, including, without limitation, the lawfulness, right of ownership, the convenience or fitness for any particular purpose or use.
The Department of the Treasury does not guarantee the compatibility of the website with the user’s equipment nor that it is free from faults or viruses, worms or trojans. The Department of the Treasury shall bear no responsibility for any damage suffered by the user caused by such destructive elements. The User acknowledges and agrees that the Department of the Treasury, its staff or suppliers shall not be responsible for:
- damage caused by negligence on the part of the Department of the Treasury, its staff, subcontractors, suppliers or damages in any case deriving from this website, as well as for loss of earnings due to losses, incidental or consequential damages or for any other direct or indirect, partial or total damage;
- malfunctions in the use of the materials or services of this website caused by the user’s computer or equipment. The Department of the Treasury shall bear no responsibility for the content and services found on websites that you may access through this website.
When you access another website, remember that it is independent from this website and that this website has no control over the content of other websites. Moreover, the existence of a link to another website does not imply approval or acceptance of responsibility by the Department of the Treasury, even partial and/or indirect, for the content or the use of the site. In addition, the Department of the Treasury shall bear no responsibility for the working order of the servers you use to connect to the network and reach the website and benefit from the services it offers. The Department of the Treasury shall in no way be held liable for the continuous availability of the telephone lines and equipment that the user uses to access this website. The Department of the Treasury reserves the right to inhibit or prohibit or suspend access to this website and the related services, at any time and without prior notice.
1.2. Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, without limitation, in the case of negligence, shall the Department of the Treasury, its suppliers or contributors be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage linked to the use of this website or other websites connected to it by a hypertext link, including, without limitation, damages such as loss of profits or turnover, interruption of business or professional activity, loss of programs or other data located in the user’s computer system or other system. This includes cases in which the department of general administration of the staff and the services had been expressly made aware of the possibility of such damages. This Disclaimer is not intended to avoid compliance with the legal requirements in force, nor to exclude liability for cases in which it may not be excluded under applicable legislation.
The contents of the website - script code, graphics, texts, tables, images, sounds, and any other information available in any form - are protected under the legislation on intellectual property.
Each product or company mentioned on this website are trademarks of their respective owners and may be protected by patents and/or copyright granted or registered by the relevant authorities.
The use, copying and distribution of the documents and related images available on this website for the purposes of profit is subject to obtaining prior written permission (or permission equally valid for legal purposes) from the Department of the Treasury, without prejudice to any rights under the law. The notes of copyright, the authors, where indicated or the source itself must in all cases be cited in the publications in whatever form they are made and disseminated.
Where included by third parties, any form of link to this website must not harm the image and activities of the Department of the Treasury. Deep linking, i.e. the non-transparent use of parts of the website on third party websites, is forbidden. Anyone breaching these provisions, except with explicit written authorisation, shall be prosecuted through the appropriate civil and penal courts of law.
The processing of personal data found on the website is performed according to the provisions and within the limits established by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and used exclusively for institutional purposes.
3.1. Type of data processed
The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but by its very nature it could, through processing and associations with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified. This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the users who connect to the website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the operating system and the computer environment of the user. These data are used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the website and to check its correct functioning and are deleted immediately after processing. The data may be used to ascertain liability in the event of computer crimes against the website: with the exception of this eventuality, the data shall be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.
Data provided voluntarily by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this website involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the email. Specific summary information will be progressively shown or viewed on the pages of the website designated for special services on request.
Cookies are small text strings that websites visited by the user send to its terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored to be retransmitted in the future to the same websites upon the next visit by the same user. In the course of navigation on a website, the user may also receive on his terminal cookies that are sent from different websites or web servers ( "Third Party"), which can contain certain elements (such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) found on the website that the user is visiting.
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of transmitting information via an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of a service of the information company to deliver the service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. They have no purposes beyond the above, and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into:
- browser cookies or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, authentication to access reserved areas);
- analytical cookies, classed as technical cookies in that they are used directly by the operator of the website to gather information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how these users visit the website;
- functional cookies, which allow the user to navigate using a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
The installation of these cookies does not require the prior consent of users, though the obligation remains to provide adequate information on the processing of personal data that concern them.
The cookies used by the portal of the Department of the Treasury are used to improve the services offered to users, such as:
- enabling a service to recognise the user’s device, avoiding having to enter the same information multiple times for the same activity;
- calculating how many users are using the services, in order to facilitate operation and ensure the necessary capacity for speedy navigation.
Session cookies These cookies (which are not stored persistently on the user’s computer and disappear when the browser is closed) are used strictly for the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow safe and efficient browsing on the website. Using these cookies avoids having to use other computer techniques potentially prejudicial to the confidentiality of user navigation and does not acquire personal data identifying the user.
Google Analytics is an analysis tool that provides information on how visitors interact with the contents of a website. A specific IP address anonymisation function has also been implemented in order to make it impossible to trace analytics data back to a physical person. More information on:
Google CSE - Search Engine
The advanced search function is based on Google Custom Search.
How to disable and delete cookies. Technical information on browser settings.
In some browsers, you can set rules for managing website cookies according to the individual website, which gives you more precise control over privacy. This means you can disable cookies for all websites except for trusted websites. You can check your preferences on the following pages, depending on the browser.
- Windows Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/safari
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?redirect=no
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/
You can also set your browser so that a code is sent to the website telling it that you do not want to be tracked ("Do Not Track” option). For more information:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track
- Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11952
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/
- For browsers other than those listed above, please refer to the relative support page to find out how to manage cookies.
3.2. Purpose of the processing
The personal data your provide will be processed only for the following purposes:
- purposes closely related and necessary to use of the website and the services requested;
- purposes of research, economic and statistical analysis, sending information and updates on initiatives and programmes of the Department of the Treasury.
3.3. Processing methods
The processing of personal data consists of the collection, recording, organisation, storage, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, dissemination, deletion and destruction of these data, including the combination of two or more of these operations. The processing of personal data is undertaken for the purposes referred to above, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force, either on paper, computerised or telematic support, by means of electronic or automated instruments, in compliance with the regulations in force on confidentiality and security. The data shall be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or subsequently processed according to legal requirements.
3.4. Nature of the provision of personal data and the consequences of refusing to provide personal data
The provision of personal data is optional. The refusal to provide such data may make it impossible to use the website and benefit from the related services. The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this website involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the email.
3.5. Disclosure and dissemination of data
The data referred to in para. 1 may be disclosed, in compliance with the legislation in force, to external companies assined by the Treasury Department to perform services of varying nature, such as website maintenance and support and related services. Personal data are not subject to dissemination.
3.6. Rights of the data subject
The persons to whom the personal data refer have the right to ask the Data Controller for access to personal data and the rectification or erasure of these data, or the restriction of processing of personal data that concerns them or the right to object to their processing, in addition to the right to data portability (Articles 15 et seq. of Regulation EU/2016/679).
3.7. Data Controller
The Ministry of Economy and Finance, according to the provisions of Art. 25, paragraph 1 of Legislative Decree no. 330/1999 and subsequent amendments and additions and of Presidential Decree no. 227 of 2003 and subsequent amendments and additions, is the Data Controller.
Data Protection Officer
The Ministry of Economy and Finance, pursuant to Art. 37 of Regulation EU 2016/679, has appointed Dr Marialaura Ferrigno, second-level general government manager, as Data Protection Officer.
The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:
Some of the modules of the website have been implemented using Open Source software.