Privacy Policy

Privacy and cookies

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU, intends to inform the user that this site may store or retrieve information from the browser, especially in form of cookies.

This information may concern the user, his preferences or the device for accessing the Internet and are mainly used to adapt the operation of the site to the user's expectations, offering a more personalized browsing experience and memorizing the choices made previously.

If you want you can prevent the saving of some or all cookies . In this case, however, the use of the site and the services offered could be compromised.
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What are cookies

From the website of the privacy guarantor ( ):

Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites on the next visit. Cookies of the so-called "third parties" are, however, set by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than the site visited. A website can set a cookie on the browser only if the preferences configured for the latter allow it. It is important to know that a browser can allow a specific website to access only the cookies set by it and not those set by other websites: there is no risk for your privacy in this regard.

What are cookies for?

Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc.

What are "technical" cookies?

These are cookies that are used to make browsing or to provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner of the website.
Without the use of these cookies, some operations could not be completed or would be more complex and / or less secure, such as the activities of home banking (viewing the statement, bank transfers, bill payment, etc.), for the which cookies, which allow you to maintain and maintain the user's identification during the session, are essential.

What are "profiling" cookies?

These are the cookies used to track the user's browsing on the web and create profiles on his tastes, habits, choices, etc. With these cookies, advertising messages can be transmitted to the user's terminal in line with the preferences already expressed by the same user in the online navigation.

What data we collect and why we collect them

Authentication form download cards and articles

If you decide to download a card or an article, we collect some data about your request (name, surname, email, username, password, type of subscription and number of items downloaded monthly) that are necessary to be able to process it. These data are provided to us directly by the Italian Geological Society and are connected to your registration with SGI. For security reasons, this site does not collect or store sensitive data on credit cards or other data subject to privacy.


If you have an account and access this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if the browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is deleted when you close the browser.

Content embedded by other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). The embedded content of other websites behave in exactly the same way as the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites can collect data about you, use cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking, and monitor interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are connected to that site web.

For how long we keep your data

Only the data relating to the SGI members in good standing with their registration fee are kept on this site and are kept for the sole purpose of being able to secure the download as required by your subscription to the Italian Geological Society.
The updates of our personal data are carried out with the complete cancellation and rewriting of the information in our possession once a month and in an automated form through a direct connection with the secretary of the Italian Geological Society.

What rights do you have on your data?

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive a file with the personal data we have about you. You can also request the cancellation of all personal data concerning you. This does not include data that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Comments or visitors' downloads can be checked via an automatic spam detection service.

Cookies of other companies integrates, within its pages, third-party services that may set and use their own cookies and / or similar technologies. The use of such cookies and similar technologies by these companies is governed by the privacy policies of these companies and not by this information being this site totally unrelated to the management of such tools and the processing of data deriving from them .
We provide below a comprehensive list of partner companies that may use cookies while browsing this Network:

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In case of doubts or warnings regarding the use of cookies you can contact us .

How to disable cookies through your browser

This website works best if cookies are enabled.
You can still decide not to allow cookies to be set up on your computer; to do so, access the "Preferences" of your browser.

For information on how to change cookies settings, select the browser you are using below:

Chrome - Firefox - Internet Explorer - Opera - Safari

If you disable cookies, you may disable some features of the site.
Even with all cookies disabled, your browser will continue to store a small amount of information, necessary for the basic functionality of the site.

Waiver of cookies

In case of concerns about the use of cookies, you can prevent the setting by changing the browser configuration.
For detailed information on the necessary procedure, you can consult the browser guide. For an overview of the most common browsers, visit:
Advertising companies also allow you to opt out of receiving targeted ads, if desired. This does not prevent the setting of cookies, but interrupts the use and collection of some data by these companies.For more information and cancellation options, visit:

Data controller

Personal data are processed with automated tools for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access.
The data controller for is: Center for GeoTechnologies of Siena University - Via Vetri Vecchi 34 - 52027 - San Giovanni Valdarno - Arezzo.
For any information you can contact .

How we protect your data

This site adopts security measures appropriate to the type and sensitivity of the data being archived (from cryptography to integrated security programs). As with any Internet-enabled system, there is always the risk of unauthorized access: it is therefore extremely important to protect your password and to report any suspicions of unauthorized access to your account. adopts appropriate security measures to ensure protection against unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or destruction of personal data that collects and stores. Your password is an important part of our security system and it is your responsibility to protect it : do not share your password with third parties and, if you believe that this or your account has been compromised, change it immediately and write to for expose your case.

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