Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice Pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree N. 196/03 (Privacy Code)

This Privacy Policy describes management of this web site as regards processing the personal data of users that visit it. This information is provided – also in pursuance of Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 – Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali (Code regarding the protection of personal data) to any entity having to do with the web-based services that are made available by Design Diffusion World Srl via electronic networks as from the following address: http://www.designdiffusion.com/. 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 – especially with regard to arrangements, timing and contents of the information to be provided by data controllers to users visiting web pages for whatever purpose. The information provided only applies to the aforementioned website and does not concern any other website that may be visited by an user via external links. The website http://www.designdiffusion.com/ belongs to DDW SRL and is managed by DDW srl which guarantees the compliance with the regulations regarding personal data protection (Legislative Decree no. 196/2003). Web users and visitors must read carefully this Privacy Policy before sending any personal information and/or filling in any electronic form posted on this website.

A) DATA CONTROLLER

Visiting this site may result into the processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons.

The data controller is Design Diffusion World Srl, with registered office in Milan (Italy), Via Lucano 3 – 20135.

B) DATA PROCESSOR

DDW srl is the designated data processor in accordance with Section 29 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, as it is tasked with the technical maintenance of this website.

C) PLACE WHERE DATA IS PROCESSED

The processing operations related to the web-based services that are made available via this website are carried out at the aforementioned office of Design Diffusion World Srl exclusively by technical staff in charge of said processing. If necessary, the data related to the newsletter service may be processed by the company tasked with the technical maintenance of this website, Paolo Russo (data processor in accordance with Section 29 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003) at the registered office of the same company.

D) CATEGORIES OF PROCESSED DATA

In order to provide the personalized services of its website, Design Diffusion World Srl, as the data collector, has to process some identifying data that are necessary to provide these services.

  • Navigation Data

The information systems and software procedures relied upon to operate this website acquire personal data as part of their standard functioning; the transmission of such data is an inherent feature of Internet communication protocols.

Such information is not collected in order to relate it to identified data subjects, however it might allow user identification per se after being processed and matched with data held by third parties.

This data category includes IP addresses and/or the domain names of the computers used by any user connecting with this website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of such requests, the method used for submitting a given request to the server, returned file size, a numerical code relating to server response status (successfully performed, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user’s operating system and computer environment.

These data are only used to extract anonymous statistical information on website use as well as to check its functioning; they are erased immediately after being processed. The data might be used to establish liability in case computer crimes are committed against the website; except for this circumstance, any data on web contacts is currently retained for no longer than seven days.

  • Data Provided Voluntarily by Users

At different points on this website the user has the possibility to send personal data information (e.g. e-mail address, name, postal address, other personal data information) and any other data. The sending of these data is done on an optional, explicit and voluntary basis, and entails the acquisition of the user’s e-mail address, needed to answer his/her requests, and of all the other data necessary to provide the services required.

The personal data will be recorded and stored on electronic media protected and processed with appropriate security measures also by associating and integrating them with other databases.

The data will not be disclosed but may be communicated, wherever necessary for service provision, to companies working on behalf of Design Diffusion World Srl on technical or organizational tasks essential for providing the requested services.

Only with the user’s express consent the data can be used to carry out statistical analysis, market researches and send commercial information about products and promotional initiatives of Design Diffusion World Srl and/or third companies.

Communications for market researches or commercial information on products and promotional initiatives may be carried out by mail, e-mail, telemarketing, SMS, MMS.

Always with the user’s consent the data may be used for the purpose of profiling, which can be carried out by a) processing, in automated mode, of the personal data information of the authenticated users in connection with the use of the service for forwarding and receiving e-mail messages; (b) crossing of personal data information collected in connection with the supply and the use of several different features available to the user; (c) use of other identifiers necessary to profile specific, identified or identifiable subjects, with specific recurrent actions or behavioral patterns in the use of the provided features.

Lastly, with the user’s explicit consent, data may be disclosed to companies working in the following fields: publishing, finance, insurance, automotive industry, consumer goods, humanitarian and charity organizations, which may contact the user as controllers of independent initiatives – the updated list may be required by the user to the data processor using the address below – to carry out statistical analysis, market researches and send commercial information about products and promotional initiatives.

In accordance with current legislation, the user will be asked to express consent for data processing by ticking the “Accept” box in the appropriate registration form. It is understood that consent refers to data processing other than what is needed for the services and operations requested.

After registration for the service requested, in case the user intends to request/use other services provided by the same company or other companies as previously mentioned (Design Diffusion World Srl or subsidiaries or affiliate companies), he/she shall use the same credentials (user name / e-mail / password) used when first registering.

Where necessary, additional data may be required in order to provide the additional services required.

At any time the user can re-read the information and edit the consent previously provided, verify and/or change the status of active services and request additional services.

The user assumes responsibility for the personal data of third parties published or shared through this website and declares to have the right to communicate or broadcast them, thus relieving the data controller of all responsibility.

Data provision is optional, except for those listed as mandatory to access the services provided. The user is entitled to know, at any time, what his/her personal data are and how they are used. The user is also entitled to update, supplement, correct or delete the data, to request blocking and object to processing. 

  • Cookies

Cookies are small text files used while a visitor is using a website in order to track the visitor’s activity on the website and collect anonymous data, in order to enhance usability and website processes.

This website uses technical cookies only to make browsing possible and allow users to use its functions. Some technical cookies are necessary to offer an optimal browsing experience or allow users to log on to the website, e.g. to access a restricted area (referred to as browsing cookies). Browsing cookies are session cookies, which means they are automatically disabled once the browser is closed. Installation of these cookies does not require the user’s consent.

Furthermore, the website uses analytical third-party cookies that, by obtaining information on how visitors interact with the contents of the website (most visited pages, browsing time, etc.), provide useful statistics to optimize the website and enhance its use. For this type of cookie it is not necessary to collect the users’ consent, as the company provided both to hide a significant portion of the users’ IP addresses and to conclude agreements that commit the third party not to use the collected information for purposes other than statistical analysis and not to cross them with other data in their possession.

Furthermore, where permitted by the user, the website may make analysis of the choices (profiling), in compliance with the guarantees and necessary measures prescribed by the legislation concerning the protection of personal data.

Should the user however wish to disable cookies already installed, he/she can disable this function within his/her browser settings. Please note, however, that in this case malfunctioning of the website or some of its functions may occur. The procedure varies according to the browser used. Further information can be obtained from the links of the browser used:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/kb/196955

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie?redirectlocale=enUS&redirectslug=Cookies

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html

Safari iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch): https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265

Should the used browser not be in this list, please visit the website www.aboutcookies.org or select the “Help” function in your browser.

  • Web Beacons

Some designdiffusion.com Web pages and HTML-formatted e-mail newsletters use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1×1) or clear GIF.

Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a visitor’s computer, such as a visitor’s cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. It is possible to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies.

E) CATEGORIES OF POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS OF DATA

Design Diffusion World Srl may want to disclose a user’s personal data to another entity as part of its regular business activity and/or for the purposes outlined in point d) above. In that regard, the following entities could be potential recipients of said data:

1. Third-party companies not affiliated with Design Diffusion World Srl. Disclosure of this sort may only occur after obtaining the user’s specific consent to do so. In that case, the data could be disclosed to other companies that are not affiliated with Design Diffusion World Srl, for the purpose of advertising their products and/or services. Such companies may work in the following fields: publishing, consumer goods and retail, distance selling, interior decoration, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, automotive industry, politics and humanitarian and charity organizations.

2. Public bodies. Personal data may be disclosed to public bodies or law enforcement agencies when required, in order to prevent or fight a crime.

F) DATA PROCESSING: PURPOSES AND PROCEDURES

Design Diffusion World Srl may have to use software tools or paper-based methods to process one or more of the kinds of personal data listed in point D), for the purposes listed below:

1. Purposes related to and in support of submitted requests

This category includes all operations related to the provision of the specific service or activity that has been freely requested through filling in a form, sending an e-mail or making a phone call. When filling in a form, all data provided in the fields marked with an * (asterisk) and any answers provided to questions marked with an * (asterisk) are required in order to carry out the request. Should this data not be provided, it will not be possible to fulfill the request.

2. Purposes related to advertising and/or marketing

This category includes all operations carried out in order to advertise products and/or services that are associated with or related to the product categories of the website and/or Design Diffusion World Srl and/or companies related to it . Advertising services can also be tailored to third-party individuals or companies, in this case without disclosing data. Any personal data collected with the consent of the data subject may be disclosed to third-party companies for these same purposes, and said third-party companies shall act as independent controllers thereof (in this regard, please see paragraph e) “Categories of potential recipients of data”).

3. Purposes related to customer profiling, market research and statistical analysis

This category includes all activities associated with or related to profiling the data subject, with the aim of identifying personal tastes, preferences, habits, needs and consumer choices. In this way, Design Diffusion World Srl and/or the companies related to it can enhance the services that they provide.

G) OPTIONAL DATA PROVISION

Subject to the specifications made with regard to browsing data, users are free to provide the personal data either to be entered in the application forms submitted to Design Diffusion World Srl or referred to in contacting Design Diffusion World Srl to request delivery of newsletter, information materials and other communications.

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

For completeness’ sake, it should be pointed out that in some cases – which are not the subject of the standard management of this website – the Authority may request information pursuant to Section 157 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 to supervise the processing of personal data. In these cases it is mandatory to comply under penalty of administrative penalties.

H) 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.

I) 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).

Should the data subject withdraw his/her previously-granted consent to the use of personal data for the purposes of marketing, profiling or disclosure to third-party entities, then the processing of said data shall be discontinued accordingly.

Should a data subject wish to withdraw previously-granted consent to receiving advertising e-mails, it will be enough to click on “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the e-mail in order to stop receiving notices via other channels as well (SMS, MMS, mail, fax, phone calls).

All requests should be

  • E-mailed to: digital@ddworld.it

  • faxed to: +390254121243

  • or sent to Design Diffusion World Srl, Via Lucano 3, 20135 Milano (Italy).

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