PRIVACY POLICY  (latest update 04.16.2018)


This privacy policy is addressed to all the users of the web site and it is given only for this web site and not for any other one the user can look up by using a link. It describes how we collect, use, file and protect the users’ personal information, meaning for ‘personal information’ any data that can be used to identify or contact a single person (for example through a number or a pin). All these data will be used in compliance with Italian Legislative Decree nr. 196/2003 (the so called “Privacy Code”) and, according to the article 13 of the Privacy Code, we give to the user all the following information.


The data controller and data processor

The data controller is the ‘Istituto superconduttori, materiali innovativi e dispositivi del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (P.I. 02118311006), with legal head office in Genova (post code 16152) 24, Corso Ferdinando Maria Perrone, e.mail:, as owner of the mentioned website, while the data processor is Dr. Carlo Ferdeghini (e.mail


What we collect and how we use your personal information

The data treated by the ‘Istituto superconduttori, materiali innovativi e dispositivi del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche’ (hereafter only the Institute) are the user’s name, mailing address, phone number, contact preferences, email address, and possibly the username and password.

The data are collected and used by the Institute only for purposes strictly connected to the use of the website and of its services or in accordance with any duty prescribed by a law, by a regulation or by European law and to defend rights in the courts. In any case the Institute takes the security of your personal information very seriously.

We also collect data during the registration to the website through which the users provide information such us first name and surname, country of residence, address, email address, username and password, etc, in order to publish on the website their abstracts.

According to the present Privacy Policy, the Institute may share the personal information (such as the name or the mailing address) with those subjects that assist the Institute itself in any connected service (i.e. (a) people, companies or professional services firms that provide various type of assistance to the Institute as accounting, auditing, tax, financial advice, risk management and consulting; (b) people or companies designated by the Institute for all those activities even partially connected to the services given by this website; (c) any other external partner to whom the disclosure of the data is necessary for the correct fulfilment of the obligations with the users).

In any case the user is protected by the rights stated by the article 7 of the Legislative Decree 196/2003 and he can exercise them by sending an application to Dr. Carlo Ferdeghini at the following email:


Privacy for mobile devices

This Privacy Policy is also referred to all the other type of access to our website (i.e. through any mobile device) and it rules also those cases.


E.mail form

The web site allows the interested users to apply for extra information about the services offered and for any other information connected to the project and to its purposes throughout the page “Contact us”, where the user can fill up a form with his information such us name and e-mail address. These data will be treated by all those people or service providers designated by the Institute only to answer to all the user’s requests, even by using IT tools. The personal information we collect through the e-mail form allows us to keep you posted on the Institute’s latest announcements and to offer a better service to the user. If you want us to delete your personal information, you can send at anytime an application to the following e-mail address:


Security measures

The Institute uses all the appropriate security measures to protect the information the users give. However, even if we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, you accept that no Internet data transmission can be guaranteed to be secure from access by unintended recipients and agree that the Institute is not responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence.

For this reason, we kindly invite the user to make sure that his computer or mobile device used to access to the website is equiped with all the necessary softwares to protect both incoming and outcoming information sent through the web, such us updated antivirus programmes.


Retention and update of your personal information

The Institute will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and in compliance with any duty prescribed by a law, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by the law itself.

You can help ensure that your personal information are accurate, complete, and up to date by informing the Institute of any change or mistake emailing Dr. Carlo Ferdeghini to the following address:


How to delete your personal information

The Institute will delete the personal information of the user who applies by emailing to the following address:

It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for the Institute to disclose your personal information.


Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

The Institute may change or update, totally or partially, this Privacy Policy, even in compliance with updates of laws and regulations regarding the protection of personal information and of the users’ rights. Any change or update will be notified to users by means of a notice on the home page of and it will be binding from that moment. We encourage all the users to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.



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