Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal data is being used online. Personal data, as used in Italian privacy law, is any information relating to natural or legal persons, bodies or associations that are or can be identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information including a personal identification number.

This information is provided – also in pursuance of Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and in compliance with articles 13 and 14 of Regulation UE 2016/679 - to any entity having to do with the web-based services that are made available by the University of Torino, via electronic networks as from the following address:, which corresponds to the home page of our official web site.

The information provided only applies to our web site and does not concern any web sites that may be visited by an user via external links.

The information provided is also based on the guidelines contained in Recommendation no. 2/2001, which was adopted on 17 May 2001 by the European data protection authorities within the Working Party set up under Article 29 of European Directive 95/46/EC in order to lay down minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online – expecially with regard to arrangements, timing and contents of the information - to be provided by data controllers to users visiting web pages for whatever purpose.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal data in accordance with our website.

Data Controller

The data controller is the University of Torino, headquartered in Turin, via Verdi n. 8.

Data Processor

Agroinnova, Center of Competence for Innovation in the Agro-environmental Field, University of Torino, located in Grugliasco (TO), Largo Paolo Braccini n. 2, is designated as data processor.

Place Where Data Is Processed

The processing operations related to the web-based services that are made available via this website are carried out on a dedicated server provided by Up Provider S.r.l., with a registered office in Turin, via San Paolo n. 60, exclusively by technical staff in charge of said processing, or else by persons tasked with such maintenance activities as may be necessary from time to time.
No data resulting from web-based services is either communicated or disseminated.

Categories of Processed Data

Navigation Data
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you are asked to enter your name, last name, Country, email address, Pubblication name or other details to help you with your experience.

When logging in reserved area, the information systems and software procedures relied upon to operate this web site acquire, with your express consent, personal data as part of their standard functioning, included IP addresses and/or the domain names of the computers used by any user connetting with this web site, the date and the time of such requests, the method used for submitting a given request to the server, information about file’s upload/download, and other parameters related to the user's operating system and computer environment.

Such information is collected in order to relate it to identified data subjects.
These data are used to extract statistical information on website use as well as to check its functioning.

Data Provided Voluntarily by Users
Sending e-mail messages to the addresses mentioned on this website, which is done on the basis of a freely chosen, explicit, and voluntary option, entails acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary in order to reply to any request, as well as of such additional personal data as is contained in the message(s).

Newsletter registration
This website offers electronic newsletter to which you may voluntarily subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. Your email address will be used solely for sending emails, exclusively from this source, concerning the Emphasis Project. Neither your email address nor your identity will be sold, leased, rented or disclosed to individuals or organisations outside University of Torino.
You may remove yourself from the electronic newsletter's mailing list at any time by following instructions for unsubscribing found at the end of every newsletter or by emailing to [email protected].

This website uses third party analytical cookies, for which the third party has undertaken to use the cookies only to supply the service, and to keep them separately without cross-referencing them with any other information it may have.

In particular, it uses the Google Analytics service, an analytical tool owned by Google, Inc. which allows the University of Torino to obtain anonymous and aggregated statistics, used to optimise the websites and offered services. The University of Torino has set up a technical tool, suggested by the third party, to assure the masking of the IP address and allow all user IP addresses to be anonymised. IP masking and anonymising takes place as soon as the data is received by the Google Analytics collection network, before the data is stored or processed to generate statistics on the use of the web portal. Google Analytics anonymises the address as soon as this is technically feasible, in the passage upstream from the network on which the data is collected. For further information, consult the IP anonymisation section of Google Analytics or visit the web page Security and privacy overview.

Analytical cookies can be disabled without affecting navigation on the portal: to disable them, refer to the next section, “How to disable cookies". We may use the YouTube service to host video content and embed YouTube's player in our web pages to allow you to watch the video without leaving our website. This service may set cookies in your browser. We have no direct control over YouTube's use of the data stored in this object. For more information, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy (

The Lawful basis for processing Data

The lawful bases for processing are set out in Article 6 of the GDPR. At least one of these must apply whenever you process personal data:

  1. Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
  2. Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract you have with the individual, or because they have asked you to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  3. Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for you to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
  4. Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life.
  5. Public task: the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
  6. Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests. (This cannot apply if you are a public authority processing data to perform your official tasks.)

To lawfully process your personal data, Agroinnova relies upon legitimate interest or consent.

How to disable cookies

To disable all cookies
You can deny consent to using cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser: all the functions of website will in any case be available during non-authenticated navigation. The links below explain how to disable the cookies for the most common browsers (for any other browsers used, we advise you to look for this option in the software help services).

Internet Explorer:

Google Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox:


Apple Safari:

To disable third party cookies
To disable only the Google Analytics cookies, it is possible to use the additional opt-out component provided by Google for the most common browsers. This way, you will be able to use all the on-line services of the website. To find out more about the Google privacy rules, consult the website

To delete memorised cookies on your device/PC
Even if you deny authorisation for using external cookies, before doing so the cookies may already have been memorised on your device/PC. For technical reasons it is not possible to delete these cookies, however your browser allows you to delete them using the privacy settings. In the browser options you will find a "Delete navigation data" option, which can be used to delete cookies, website data and plug-ins.

Optional Data Provision

Users are free to provide the personal data either to be entered in the application forms submitted to the University of Torino or to Agroinnova or referred to in contacting the University of Torino or Agroinnova to request delivery of information materials and other communications.

Failure to provide such data may entail the failure to be provided with the items requested.

Processing Arrangements

Personal data is processed with automated means for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected.

Specific security measures are implemented to prevent the data from being lost, used unlawfully and/or inappropriately, and accessed without authorization.

Data Subjects Rights

Data subjects are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified (Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).

The above Section also provides for the right to request erasure, anonymisation or blocking of any data that is processed in breach of the law as well as to object in all cases, on legitimate grounds, to processing of the data.

In accordance with Regulation UE 2016/679, the data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  1. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  2. the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
  3. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  4. the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 of Regulation UE 2016/679 pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject's consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

A data subject who has obtained restriction of processing pursuant to paragraph 1 shall be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.The right to restrict processing

The data subject shall have the right to data portability that allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data across different services (art. 20 of Regulation UE 2016/679).

The data subject shall have the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests, or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling); direct marketing (including profiling); and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics (in according with art. 21 of Regulation UE 2016/679).

All requests should be emailed to [email protected]
faxed to +39 011 6709307
or sent to Agroinnova – Center of Competence for the innovation in the agro-environmental field – University of Torino, Italy – Largo Paolo Braccini 2 – 10095 Grugliasco (TO) - Italy

This Privacy Policy shall be subject to updates.

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