Privacy Policy EN

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This Application collects personal data from its visitors.

Data Controller and Owner

Associazione ScienzaSocietàScienza-via Liguria, 9   09121 Cagliari  – C.F.92233830923,

Types of data  collected

Among the types of data collected by this application, autonomously or through third party services, there are: cookies, usage data, first name, last name, email address, web site, and various types of data.

Other personal data collected are reported in other sections of this privacy policy or via other informative texts visualized together with the data collection process.

Personal Data can be voluntarily provided by the user or collected automatically when accessing this application.

This Application or the controller of other third party services used by this Application – unless otherwise specified- uses cookies and other tracking devices to identify users and record their preferences in relation to the services requested. Failure to provide the requested Personal Data may result in the impossibility of obtaining the requested service.

The user takes full responsibility for third party Personal Data edited or shared via this Application and guarantees he has the right to communicate or disseminate them releasing any responsibility of the Data Controller towards third parties.


Collected Data processing methods and places

Data Processing methods

Suitable security measures are observed by the Data Controller for preventing unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the Personal Data provided by the user.

Personal Data is processed with automated tools using methods and for objectives strictly connected with the achievement of the goals for which they have been collected. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data could be accessed by employees in charge of the website organization (administrative staff, sales and marketing personnel, legal representatives, system administrator) or external parties (providers of technical services, couriers, hosting providers, IT companies, media agencies) that are appointed by the Data Controller as Person in Charge for Data Processing.  The updated list of these parties can be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

Data Processing Places

Data is processed at the Data Controller operating headquarters and in any other place in which the parties involved in the data treatment are located. For further details, contact the Data Controller.

Conservation Time

The Data is treated for the period strictly necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or for the achievement of the goals described in this document. The User can request, in any moment, the Data Controller for the suspension of the treatment or the cancellation of the data.

Purposes of the Treatment of Collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Data controller to provide its services with the following purposes: interaction with social networks and external platforms; content visualization from external platforms; content commenting; statistics; social features and protection from spam. Different types of Personal Data is processed for any of the above goals, as outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Detailed information on the treatment of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Content Commenting: these services allow the User to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Application. Depending on the settings established by the Data Controller, Users can also leave their comments anonymously. If there is an email address among the required personal data provided by the User, it could be used to send notifications of comments on the same contents. The Users are fully responsible for the content of their own comments.

If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

Content commenting service directly managed by this Application. This Application manages its own content commenting system. Personal Data collected is: complete name, email address, name and website address.

Social purposes: Invite and Suggest new friends  (This Application)

This Application can use the provided Personal Data to allow Users to invite their friends – using, for instance, their telephone book, if authorized access is provided- and to suggest new friends or connections.

Personal Data collected: various types of data.

Interaction with social networks and external platforms

This service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application.

The interaction and information obtained by this Application is always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.

If a service enabling interaction with social networks is installed, it may still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.


Button +1 and Google+ social widgets (Google Inc.)

The button +1 and Google+ social widgets are services allowing social interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc.

Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Spam Protection

This type of service analyses the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and contents that are considered SPAM.

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)

Akismet is Spam fighting service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal data collected: various types of Data according to what is specified in the privacy policy of this service.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy


The services contained in this section enable the Data Controller to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User’s behavior.

Google Analytics with IP Anonymization (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

This integration of Google Analytics makes anonymous your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within Member States of the European Union or in other States complying with the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the USA.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Out

WordPress Stat (Automatic Inc.)

WordPress Stats is a service of analysis provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Displaying contents from external platforms

This type of services allows the User to view contents hosted on external pages directly on the pages of this Application and interact with them. If a service of this kind is installed, it may still collect traffic data on the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Maps Widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps Widget is a map visualization service managed by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate contents of this type on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Google Fonts (Google Inc.)

Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Youtube video widget (Google Inc.)

Youtube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Further details on Personal Data

Contact Form

Provider: this Application;

Purposes: to contact the User;

Personal Data Collected: First Name, Last Name, Gender, Telephone Number, Address, Fax Number, Province, Region, Email Address, Town/City, Affiliation Institution, Type of Affiliation Institution, Description of Affiliation Institution.

Privacy Policy:

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Application to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the contact form heading.

Cookie Policy

This Application uses cookies. To learn more and for further details, you may refer to the Application Cookie Policy.

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related services.

The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional Communications

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System Logs and Maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record System Logs, that is files recording the interactions that may also contain Personal Data, such as the user’s IP Address.

Information not contained in this policy

More details related to the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested to the Data Controller at any time by using the contact information.

Users’ Rights

At any time, Users have the right to know whether their Personal Data has been stored by the Data Controller; they can ask to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be completed, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any personal data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests of this type should be sent to the Data Controller.

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third party services involved applies the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

  • Changes to this privacy policy

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. Users are recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. Users, objecting to any of the changes to this Policy, have to cease using this Application and can request the Data Controller to remove their Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

Information about this privacy policy

The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy, prepared starting from the modules provided by Iubenda and hosted on Iubenda’s servers.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Personal Data is any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.

Usage Data

Usage Data is the information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the Users of this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and of the operating system used by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent visiting each page within the Application) and the details related to the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and the User’s IT environment.


The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Subject

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Supervisor)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise stated, is the Owner of this Application.

This Application

The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected.


Small piece of data stored inside the User’s device.

Legal information

Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application.

Latest update; 28 February 2021