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Privacy Policy

Below you will find a description of the ways in which the site is managed with regard to how users' personal data is processed.

This policy is required in accordance with Article 13 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 ( Data Protection Code) for anyone who interacts with the company's web services, which can be accessed via the Internet at:www.coccinelle.comwhich is the home page of our official site.

The policy applies to this site only and does not include other sites that may be visited by the user via links.

Moreover, this policy draws on Recommendation no. 2/2001, which the European personal data protection authorities, along with the Group established under Article 29 of European Directive no. 95/46/EC, adopted on 17 May 2001 in order to identify certain minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online, including the methods, timescales and nature of the information in particular, which data controllers must notify to users when they visit web pages, regardless of the purpose of their visit.

Data controller

The data "controller" is Coccinelle S.p.A in the person of its legal representative.

Location of data processing

Any data regarding the web services of this website shall be processed at company headquarters or the offices of specifically authorised "external contractors" and processed by the technical staff of the department assigned with processing or by any employees in charge of occasional maintenance operations.

No data from the web service shall be distributed.

Personal data supplied by users requesting the sending of information materials (bulletins, CD-ROMs, catalogues, price lists, responses to queries, various acts, etc.) shall be used exclusively for the purposes of providing such service or the requested actions.

Purposes of processing

Coccinelle processes user data for the following purposes:
• operational management of navigation on the online store;
• security management of the online store;
• fulfil legal obligations and regulations;
• exercise rights in court;
• manage sales and transactions made on the online store;
• manage orders, sales and deliveries of products;
• manage returns and guarantees and other activities needed for the sale of products via the online store.

Types of data processed

Cookie Usage

For information on how cookies are used, please see the specific "extended cookie policy" highlighted above and also published on this site, drafted based on the Provision issued by the Data Protection Authority on the 8 May 2014, which supplements and completes this document.

Browsing data

During their ordinary course of operations, the IT systems and software procedures used to run this website will acquire certain personal data. This acquisition is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This information is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects. However, by its very nature, it could identify users through processing and cross-referencing with data held by third parties.

This data category includes the IP addresses or domain names of computers of users who visit the website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the computer environment of the user.

This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on site usage and to check its correct functioning and are immediately deleted after processing. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the site. Except for this circumstance, the data on web contacts is not held for more than seven days.

Data Supplied Voluntarily by the User

The elective, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses posted on the website entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary to answer any requests, as well as the acquisition of any other personal information included in the message.

Specific summary information dedicated to particular services on request will be gradually provided or displayed on the pages of the website.

Optional provision of data

Apart from what has been specified for browsing data, the user is free to decide whether to provide personal data.

Failure to provide it may render the provision of the services requested impossible.

Data processing methods

Personal data is processed with automatic instruments for the time strictly required to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected.

Specific safety measures are in place to prevent loss of data, illegal or improper use and unauthorised access.

Rights of the data subjects

The subjects to whom the personal data refers are entitled to receive, at any time, confirmation of the existence or non-existence of the data, information on the content and source, to verify the correctness of the data or request data integration, update or correction (for completeness sake, please see Article 7 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).

Pursuant to the same Article, data subjects have the right to request the cancellation, anonymisation or blocking of any data being processed illegally. They are also entitled to reject any processing of their data on legitimate grounds.

Requests must be sent to the Data Controller or the person responsible for answering the parties concerned, Mr. Juri Torreggiani (please see below).

This document constitutes the "Privacy Policy" of this site and may be subject to change.

List of Data Processors for Privacy (Article 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003)

The subsequent list of Data Processors for Privacy at Coccinelle S.p.A is published in accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1, letter f, of the "Data Protection Code" (Italian Legislative Decree No. 196/03), so that all the concerned parties can be informed about the persons assigned to personal data processing within this company.

List of Internal Data Processors:
1. Person responsible for replying to concerned parties: Mr Juri Torreggiani, based at Via Piccard 16/G,Reggio Emilia, Italy, tel. +39 0522/30.11.69 – fax +39 0522/38.79.96;
2. "Privacy" Manager: Mr Juri Torreggiani, based at Via Piccard 16/G,Reggio Emilia, Italy tel. +39 0522/30.11.69 – fax +39 0522/38.79.96;

Article 7 of Italian legislative decree 196/2003. Rights of the interested party

1. The data subject has the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him/her exists, even if it has not been registered yet, and the communication of such data in intelligible form.
2. The data subject has the right to obtain indications on:
a. the source of the personal data;
b. the processing purposes and methods;
c. the method applied in the case of processing carried out with the aid of electronic means;
d. the identifying information of the data holder, of those responsible for processing and of the representatives designated pursuant to article 5, paragraph 2;
e. of the subjects or the subject categories to whom the personal data can be communicated or whom can gain knowledge as designated representatives of the State, processing officers, or processors.
3. The data subject has the right to obtain:
a. the update, correction or, when they are interested, additions to the data;
b. the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or the blocking of data that has been processed in breach of the law, including any data whose conservation is not necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or subsequently processed;
c. confirmation that the operations referred to in paragraphs a) and b) have been brought to the attention of those whom the data was communicated or disseminated, except where this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate means compared to the protected right.
4. The interested party has the right to object, in whole or in part:
a. to the processing of their personal data, for legitimate reasons, even if pertinent to the purpose for which it was collected;
b. the processing of personal data which pertains to them for the purpose of sending advertising or direct sales materials or to carry out market research or commercial communications.

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Personal Data Processing Policy

Pursuant to the applicable laws, Coccinelle S.p.A., an Italian company, provides you with the following information concerning the collection, use, communication and processing of your personal data.

A. Processing Purpose

The personal data you provide in the registration form will be collected, used, communicated and processed for the Coccinelle newsletter registration.

By requesting to be registered for the newsletter by clicking on the button at the end of the registration form, you are consenting to the collection, use, communication and processing of your personal data.

B. Data Provision

You are required to provide your email address in order to complete the registration process for the Coccinelle newsletter. Any failure to provide the data will prevent you from being subscribed to the Coccinelle newsletter. There is a risk of loss or unauthorised use of personal data, however, Coccinelle S.p.A. has put various security measures in place in order to protect your personal data that is processed with the aid of electronic or automatic tools.

C. Data Processing and Storage Means

Collected data will be processed and stored in both paper form and with the aid of automated tools. Data collected for newspaper registration purposes will be saved until the user requests to unsubscribe from the newsletter. When the above-mentioned storage period ends, or in the instance that the Data Controller becomes insolvent and cannot continue to process your personal data, the data will be deleted.

D. Transfer, Communication and Dissemination of Data. International Sphere

Data will be processed by:
• employees or contractors of the Data Controller assigned as being responsible or in charge of processing; • third parties established in the European Union and also outside of the European Union that are responsible for processing of whom the Data Controller makes use for newsletter posting services, IT management and maintenance and other company IT systems in particular.

The complete list of data processors assigned by the Data Controller can be obtained by writing to the following address: Your personal data may also be communicated to third parties, independent data controllers, especially freelance professionals and other companies that provide consultancy and legal or tax assistance. Your personal data will not be disseminated in any other way.

E. Rights of the Interested Party

As pursuant to applicable law, it is your right to request, at any time, information concerning your personal data that has been processed by the Data Controller, as well as request any integration, correction or deletion and object to its processing and revoke your consent. To exercise your rights as listed above and/or submit questions or complaints, you can send a request to the Data Controller by writing to the following address: You can also decided to cancel your newsletter subscription at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of all communications.

F. Data Controller

The data controller is Coccinelle S.p.A., based in Via Lega dei Carrettieri, 6, Sala Baganza (PR), Italy.

G. Data Processor

The data processor is: the Digital Marketing & Communication Manager. The complete list of appointed data processors can be obtained by writing to