The privacy and cookie policy of this website

Purpose of this notice

This page describes how to manage the site with reference to the processing of personal data of users.
The information is provided pursuant to art. 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council of 27 April 2016 and of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 - Code regarding the protection of personal data (hereafter the Privacy Code) to those who interact with the web services of the University of Eastern Piedmont, at The information is provided only for the website of the University of Eastern Piedmont "A. Avogadro" and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user via links.

The Data Controller

After using these websites, data may be processed belonging to identified or identifiable individuals.

  • The Data Controller is the University of Eastern Piedmont in the person of the Rector; to contact him: (PEC)
  • The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Avv. Stefano Ricci; to contact him:

Place of data processing

The processing connected to the web services of this site take place at the offices of the University of Eastern Piedmont "A. Avogadro" and are handled only by personnel in charge of processing.
No data deriving from the web service is communicated or disseminated, except as required by laws or regulations.

Type of data processed

Browsing data

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 is information that is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but which by their very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.
This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the site, the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation 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 response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's IT environment.
The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of any eventual computer crimes against the site.

Optional provision of data

The user is free to provide the personal data required in the online service forms. Failure to provide such data may make it impossible for the user’s request to be satisfied.
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated on this site involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.

Data provided voluntarily by the user

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated on these websites or the compilation of forms for registering for events or newsletters entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data inserted in the message or form.

Processing methods

Personal data is processed with automated tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected.
Specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorised access.

Rights of the interested parties

The subjects to whom the personal data refer enjoy the right of access to personal data; rectification; in the cases provided for by law, the right to data cancellation ( ‘right to be forgotten’), the right to limitation of data processing, the right to data portability, the right to oppose processing activities; in case of treatment based on consent, the possibility of revoking it at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of processing based on previous consent. The user can ask to exercise these rights by contacting the data controller and data protection officer. In relation to processing that the user considers not compliant with the law, the user can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority which, for Italy, is the Guarantor for the protection of personal data. Alternatively, you can lodge a complaint with the Guarantor Authority of the EU State in which you reside or usually work, or in the place where the alleged violation occurred.

This document constitutes the "Privacy Policy" of this website, which will be subject to updates.

Cookies Policy

This Cookie Policy is provided by the University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro", VAT no. 01943490027, Fiscal Code 94021400026, headquarters of the Rectorate in Via Duomo, n. 6 - 13100 Vercelli. (hereinafter referred to as the "University" or the "Company") as Owner of the navigation data processing on the website (hereinafter the "Website") pursuant to Articles 13 of the 2016 European Regulation /679 (hereinafter "GDPR") and 122 of Legislative Decree n.196/2003, as updated by Legislative Decree 101/2018 (hereinafter "Privacy Code") taking into account (i) Provision of the Guarantor Authority of 8 May 2014 "Identification of simplified procedures for the information notice and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies" (Published in the Official Gazette no. 126 of 3 June 2014) and (ii) the latest indications provided by the Authority Guarantor for the protection of personal data, updating the provisions of 2014 and 2015, which implement the indications provided by the Committee composed of the European Supervisors (EDPB) in the Guidelines of 4 May 2020.

Cookies banner displayed to website user on first access

When the User accesses the Site for the first time, a specific banner is displayed through which he/she can view details of the cookies installed by the site and choose which type of cookies they wish to accept, by ticking the box. This type of choice never involves the so-called "necessary cookies" i.e. cookies that allow only the technical functioning of the website, only third-party, marketing and profiling cookies. The User can modify the choice made at any time without affecting the legality of processing carried out before this modification.

What are "cookies" and why are they used?

Cookies are pieces of information (small strings of text) entered into the user's browser when the website is visited. They perform various and important functions within the network (execution of IT authentications, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc.). While browsing, the user may also receive cookies from different sites (so-called "third-party" cookies), set up directly by the operators of said websites and used for the purposes and according to the methods defined by them.

Type and list of cookies used by this website

There are different types of cookies that contain different information and perform different functions (e.g. execution of computer authentication, session monitoring, memorization of preferences for sending targeted advertising messages, etc). Each cookie, in turn, contains various data (e.g. the name of the server from which it comes, a numeric identifier, etc.). Such data may remain on your device for various periods of time - a browser session, a few hours, several days or longer periods.

Technical cookies

These are necessary to enable the safe and efficient navigation of the sites; they are session or persistent cookies, in general domain cookies, such as user preference and monitoring cookies. The use of technical cookies is done in such a way as to avoid the use of other computer techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of user's browsing, as they do not allow the acquisition of personal data identifying the user.

Cookie analytics [Google]

In order to collect information about the number of users and how they visit the site and to process general statistics about the service and its use, UPO's institutional site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. To analyze the points of greatest interest on the sites visited by the user, Google Analytics uses cookies for statistical purposes and collects information in aggregate form only, without associating the user's browsing IP address with any other data held by Google itself. Tools have been adopted to reduce the identifying power of cookies by masking significant portions of the IP. In addition, appropriate Google Analytics settings have been enabled so that Google does not cross-reference the collected data with other information it already has. A privacy policy can be found on the Google Analytics website. The use of thìs service may also result in data being stored in countries outside Europe, and in particular in the United States, whose data protection legislation does not "adequately" guarantee the rights of European data subjects.

Cookie analytics [Matomo]

In order to facilitate site navigation and the way visitors reach it, the site uses Matomo, an open source web analysis software that guarantees full compatibility with European data protection laws. To analyze the points of site greatest interest by the user, Matomo uses cookies for statistical purposes and collects information exclusively in aggregate form, without associating the user's browsing IP address with any other previously collected data. Tools have been adopted mask significant portions of the IP. The privacy policy can be consulted on the Web Analytics Italia website.

Third-party profiling cookies

These are able to monitor the browser and create a profile of the visitor's interests. This may affect what is displayed when browsing other sites. These cookies may also result in data being transferred to countries outside Europe and, in particular, to the United States.
Updated links to the cookie policies are listed below, also in order to be able to disable the relevant cookies installed and know in detail the retention times.

Method of processing

Processing is carried out with automated tools of the Data Owner. No sharing or communication of data is carried out.

Provision of data and consent

Exception of technical cookies that are strictly necessary for normal browsing, the provision of data is left up to the interested party who decides to browse the site after having read the brief information notice contained in the appropriate banner, and to use the services involving the installation of cookies.

How to disable cookies (opt-out)

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can reject them. If you do not wish to receive or store cookies, you can change the security settings of your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Opera, etc...). Each browser has different procedures for managing settings.
Normally, it is necessary to access the "options/settings/advanced preferences" section of the browser and here access a section entitled "Privacy/Security/Data." Depending on the browser, you can block all cookies, choose to block only third-party cookies, or even have the cookies deleted when you close the browser.

Third party websites

Third-party sites that can be accessed through this website are not covered by this policy. The University declines all responsibility in relation to them. The categories of cookies used and the type of personal data processing by these third parties are regulated in accordance with the information notices provided by these third parties.