Politecnico di Torino


Privacy Policy

Last revised on 07/09/2020


Please read this privacy policy carefully so that you fully understand how we collect, use and store information about you. In case you accept this privacy policy, we assume that you understand and agree with its conditions. We may update this privacy policy occasionally, so please kindly visit our website to always find the latest version, and rest assured we will contact you in case there are important changes.


  1. Introduction

Politecnico di Torino, a public university, with registered address at Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino (further as ‘the Data Controller’ or ‘we’) protects your information and your privacy and processes your personal data (further as ‘data’) following the requirements provided by the relevant laws.

This privacy policy (further as ‘the Privacy Policy’) describes how do we process your data and shall help to understand:

  • which data of yours do we process;
  • what are the purposes of this processing;
  • what are the legal bases for your data processing;
  • what are our legitimate interests to process your data;
  • for how long we keep your data;
  • whether you have any obligation to provide us your data and what are the possible consequences in case you would choose not to do so;
  • who else can receive your data;
  • how do we secure your data;
  • what are your rights with regard to processing of your data.

In case you would have any questions or concerns, you will always find our contacts as well as the contacts of the data protection officer and the supervisory authority below.


  1. Which data do we process, why and for how long?
Why do we process data Which data do we process Why are we allowed to process your data For how long we keep it
We may collect your data on the website https://www.pimcity-h2020.eu/ through the use of cookies for statistical purposes. The website address from which you visited us from (if any), the parts of our website that you visit, the date and duration of your visit, your pseudonymised IP address (only the first 16 bits of the address in a A.B.0.0/16 format), information about the device (device type, operating system, screen resolution, default language, and web browser type) you used during your visit, and the country you are visiting from –derived from your IP address. We are allowed to process it in case you give us a consent (on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation). 1 month.
Even though it is less likely, we may also process your data for processing queries, requests or complaints submitted by you in order to handle them, as well as to engage in legal proceedings related to  you.


Name, surname, e-mail address, query, request or complaint, our correspondence and documents that are necessary for handling the particular query, request or complaint or for engaging in legal proceedings related to you. We are allowed to process it on the basis of legitimate interests, Art. 6(1)(f) of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. 5 years.


  1. Do you have an obligation to provide your data?
  • You have no obligation to provide a consent for cookies that would be used for statistical purposes. Rest assured that in case you do not give a consent for these cookies, it will not have any negative impact on your experience on our website.
  • In case you would like to submit a complaint, query or request, you may need to provide us with your data that is necessary to handle these inquiries of yours. In case you would not provide us with such data, we may be not be able to handle your inquiries.


  1. Is your data shared with anyone else?
  • No, we do not share your data with any third parties. In case you give a consent for the use of cookies for statistical purposes, we process the data collected through the use of these cookies ourselves, using Matomo Analytics that is installed in our servers hosted in our premises.
  • We will not disclose your data to any third parties without obtaining your prior explicit consent unless that would be necessary and permitted by law. For example, we may share your data to courts and other institutions or subjects in case it is required by law.


  1. How do we secure your data?
  • We host the website in our premises, and we manage it ourselves. We do not use any third-party cookies and services.
  • We take appropriate administrative, technical and organisational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of any data or its accidental loss, destruction or damage, access, disclosure or use.
  • In the event of and following discovery or notification of a breach of the security of the data, or access by an unauthorised person, we will notify you in case the breach is likely to affect your privacy.


  1. How do we manage cookies?
Cookie name and category Cookie purposes Cookie expiry term
_pk_ses.1.0340 Opt-in analytics 30 minutes
_pk_id.1.0340 Opt-in analytics 1 month
cookie_notice_accepted Opt-in analytics 1 month
PHPSESSID necessary to provide with a website access session


Cookies are small text files sent by the website server to your browser, which are automatically saved on your computer. Some of the cookies are necessary to make this website work properly and for this purpose your consent is not necessary. These cookies are not permanently stored in your computer and they are deleted when you close your browser. Disabling these cookies may partially affect your experience on the website. When we are asking for your consent to process your data through the use of cookies, we are asking it for other cookies, in particular for those which are used for statistical purposes (see in section 2) and for which your consent is necessary.


We will not use cookies for which your consent is necessary without your consent.

Please remember that you can always configure your browser to decline all or some cookies as well as to accept them.


  1. What are your rights?
  • You can ask us whether we process any data of yours and, if yes, you can request access to that data.
  • You can ask us to correct the inaccurate data about you.
  • You can ask us to delete the data about you and the data shall be deteled in case there are no legal bases for us to process it.
  • You can ask us to restrict the processing of your data (i) in case you contest the accuracy of the data, (ii) in case the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of it, (iii) in case we no longer need the data but they are required by you for the legal claims, or (iv) in case you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override those of yours.
  • You can object the rocessing of your data in case it is processed for third party’s or our interests.
  • You can ask to transfer (receive) your data which is processed automatically and is provided to us by your consent or under the contract.
  • You can withdraw your consent given to us regarding processing of your personal data.
  • You have a right to complain to a supervisory authority (please kindly find contacts below) and to seek a judicial remedy.


If you have any questions or complaints with regard to the process of your data, please send an email to our Data Protection Officer team:



The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali)
Piazza Venezia, 11
00187 Roma
Tel. +39 06 69677 1
Fax +39 06 69677 785
Email: protocollo@gpdp.it
Website: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/


Data Controller

Politecnico di Torino, a public university, with registered address at Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino

Email: dpo@polito.it
Website: https://www.polito.it/privacy/


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