Privacy policy

Personal data processing notice

Notice pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003

1. Purpose of this notice
This notice is provided pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003, the Personal Data Protection Code (the “Code”), to persons who interact with the Web services of ZEC S.p.A. (“ZEC”), accessible via the Internet at the address (the “Website”). This notice is provided for the Website and for all other directly linked websites attributable to ZEC. This notice does not extend to any other websites to which the user is redirected from the Website but which are not attributable to ZEC and for whose content or privacy procedures ZEC is not responsible.

2. Data controller
Data concerning identified or identifiable users may be processed following consultation of the Website. The Data Controller for the processing of such data is ZEC S.p.A., Via Lungolorno 11, 43052 Colorno (PR), Italy, taxpayer identification number, VAT registration number and Parma Companies Register number IT01720400348 and REA (Economic and Administrative Index) number PR - 173914.

3. Place of processing of data
Processing relating to consultation of the Website will take place at the Data Controller's offices and will be carried out solely by data processors or possibly by parties tasked with occasional maintenance operations.

4. Types of data processed
Browsing data
In the course of their normal operation, the IT systems and software procedures responsible for the functioning of the Website may obtain some personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. Such data (“browsing data”) is used solely to derive anonymous statistical information on the use of the Website and to monitor that it is functioning properly. Such data may also be used to determine responsibility in the event of cybercrimes against the Website.

Data voluntarily provided by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on the Website entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary to respond to the customer/user's requests. Concise, specific notices are provided on the pages of the Website that concern particular on-demand services.

5. Cookies
Use of cookies
Cookies may be used by this Website, e-mail messages, online services, advertisements and interactive applications to optimise our services.

What is a “cookie”?
A “cookie” is a small file, normally formed of letters and numbers, that we send to the cookies file of your browser on your computer's hard drive through our Web server. For example, cookies allow our Website to recognise a user's device once a connection has been established between the Web server and Web browser. The main purpose of cookies is to allow our Web server to provide users with customised Web pages, making the experience of visiting ZEC's website more personal and better suited to each user's specific needs.

What types of cookies does this Website use?
ZEC uses two types of cookies on this Website:
• session cookies:
these are temporary cookies stored in your browser's cookies file until your browser session is ended. These cookies are mandatory for the proper functioning of this Website, for certain applications or functions.
• persistent cookies:
we may use persistent cookies to improve the user experience (e.g. to provide optimised browsing). These cookies remain in your browser's cookies file for a longer period. The length of this period will depend on how you decide to configure your Web browser. Persistent cookies allow information to be transferred to a Web server whenever you visit the site. Persistent cookies are also known as “tracking cookies”.
There are many online publications about cookies for further information. For example, see:
Third-party cookies
ZEC may rely on third-party advertisers for advertisements and to optimise its marketing-related communications. Third-party advertisers use cookies to estimate the efficacy of advertisements and customise advertising content. The information gathered by third advertisers may include geolocation information (obtained from IP addresses) or addresses such as e-mail addresses when they are obtained through this Website.

6. Optional nature of provision of data
Except as indicated above with regard to browsing data, ZEC collects personal data such as first names, surnames, e-mail addresses, country of residence and other information spontaneously provided by the users of the Website, which is used to provide the information and services requested, answer questions asked by users and pursue advertising, sale and product development goals. ZEC collects personal data such as first names, surnames, e-mail addresses, country of residence and other information, spontaneously provided by the users of the Website, which is used to provide the information and services requested, answer questions asked by users and pursue advertising, sale and product development goals. In particular, the information contained in voluntarily submitted curricula vitae will be used by the Human Resources Department in accordance with the reasons for which it has been provided, for recruitment purposes. The user is free to provide the personal data presented in the registration forms. Failure to provide such data may render it impossible to provide the requested services. In some cases, the Italian Personal Data Protection Authority may request data and information pursuant to Articles 157 et seq. of the Code to monitor the processing of personal data. In some cases, it is mandatory to respond, on pain of an administrative penalty.

7. Processing methods
Your personal data will be processed using IT instruments, for the time strictly necessary to achieve the aims for which it has been collected. Your personal data will be used solely by ZEC and will not be disclosed to third parties or circulated. Specific security measures are put in place to prevent loss, illegal or improper use or unauthorised access to data.

8. Data subject's rights
The data subject may contact the Data Controller to exercise the rights provided for in the Code (Article 7, reproduced in its entirety below), and in particular the rights to access data, to request that data be corrected or updated and to object to the processing of data for legitimate reasons. Additional information about rights and how to exercise them is available from the Italian Privacy Authority's website (


Article 7 of Legislative Decree No. 196/03
Right of access to personal data and other rights

1. The data subject is entitled to confirmation of the existence or non-existence of data concerning him or her, even if such data has yet to be recorded, and to receive the data in intelligible form.
2. The data subject is entitled to be informed of:
a) the source of his or her personal data;
b) the purposes and methods of processing;
c) the logic applied in the event of processing with the aid of electronic instruments;
d) the identification details of the data controller, data supervisors and designated representative pursuant to Article 5 (2);
e) the parties or categories of parties to whom the personal data may be disclosed or who may come into possession of such data as designated representatives in Italy, data supervisors or data processors.
3. The data subject is entitled to obtain:
a) the updating, correction or, where there is an interest in so doing, the supplementation of the data;
b) the deletion, transformation into anonymous form or freezing of data processed in violation of the law, including data the retention of which is not necessary for the purposes for which the data has been collected or subsequently processed;
c) certification that the parties to whom the data has been disclosed or circulated have been informed of the operations set out in points a) and b), including with regard to the content thereof, unless so doing proves impossible or entails the use of resources manifestly disproportionate to the right protected.
4. The data subject is entitled to object to the following, in whole or in part:
a) the processing of personal data about him or her, even where pertinent to the purposes for which the data has been collected, for legitimate reasons;
b) the processing of personal data about him or her to send advertising or direct sales material or to carry out market research or commercial communication.

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