This information, provided pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter “Regulation”), describes the methods of processing the personal data of users who consult the websites of the Cineca Consorzio Interuniversitario (Cineca from now on) accessible electronically at the following web addresses:

  • www.cineca.it
  • trasparenza.cineca.it
  • visitlab.cineca.it
  • eventi.cineca.it
  • corsi.cineca.it
  • www.hpc.cineca.it
  • www.quantumcomputinglab.cineca.it
  • www.leonardo-supercomputer.eu

This information is provided solely for those who access and interact with the Cineca sites listed above and not for all other websites that may be consulted by the user through any hypertext links on the site, for which Cineca is not responsible.


The “Owner” of the processing of personal data processed following consultation of our site and any other data entered voluntarily by the user when filling out the information request form or use of our services, is the “CINECA – Interuniversity Consortium – Via Magnanelli n. 6/3 chap. 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO) – Tel. Switchboard 051 6171411 “e-mail: [email protected]


The Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be reached at the following address: Cineca Consorzio Interuniversitario – via Magnanelli 6/3 email: [email protected]


The legal basis of the processing is represented by the pursuit of the legitimate interest of Cineca, pursuant to Article 6 paragraph f) of the Regulations, in the publication on the Web of its institutional sites aimed at disseminating the activities and initiatives of the consortium.

The provision of personal data provided voluntarily when filling in forms accessible from Cineca sites or by sending an e-mail is optional. Any refusal to provide them may make it impossible to use the requested services. The data requested are those strictly necessary to respond to user requests (contact details).



The personal data provided directly by users by filling in web-based forms (registration / registration of courses; sending curriculum vitae, etc.) or by sending e-mail messages to the e-mail addresses published on the Cineca website, will be used to allow the sending of the requested information material (newsletters, responses to requests for information, sending the “Cineca Magazine” publication) and for the sole purpose of activating the service or provision requested and are communicated to third parties only in the event that this is necessary to achieve these purposes.

In the event that to access any online services it is necessary to register the user for access to the service, the personal data of the users (e.g. e-mail address of the sender and other personal data entered in the form), choice of service, will be processed for the purposes connected and / or functional to the chosen service. Specific summary information will be reported on the pages of the site set up for particular services on request.


The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some data whose transmission is inherent 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, addresses in URI notation (Uniform Resource Identifier: it is a string that uniquely identifies a generic resource that can be a web address, a document, a file, etc.) 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 (browser used by the user).

The system, on the other hand, does not allow to collect the identity of the user who connects.

These data are used only on an aggregate and never personalized basis, to statistically analyze user behavior in order to understand how visitors use the site and to measure the interest found in the different pages that make up the site. This allows Cineca to improve the content of the site and to simplify and make consultation more efficient.

These data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning and are kept for the period necessary for the purposes defined in this statement. The data in question could be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of any computer crimes against our site, in compliance with the guarantees imposed by law. It should be noted that the use of navigation data and cookies is in no way aimed at “user profiling”, that is, a technique aimed at collecting information on consumers to better target promotional campaigns and sales offers.


While browsing, each user’s browser communicates the IP address of the browser to the Cineca web server. The IP address is a number automatically assigned to each computer while browsing the web.

The Cineca web server is configured in such a way as not to allow identification of the user (username) associated with the IP address or other personal identity information, therefore the user remains anonymous while visiting the site.


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The recipients of the data collected following the consultation of the sites listed above or the compilation of forms or sending e-mails are the Data Controller (Cineca) and any Data Processors appointed by the Data Controller, as well as the natural persons within the Cineca authorized to process data for the above purposes.

The navigation data (IP address, site of origin, browser used, S.O used, pages visited, time spent on individual pages, etc.) on the pages of the Cineca sites are only transmitted to the Google company that provides Cineca with the service called Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics/): this is a statistical processing service for accesses to the site, which are used only by personnel authorized to process Cineca to analyze the use of our site by of users with a view to improving the service offered and to make the use of the site quicker and easier to access.

These data are in no way processed to define the profile or personality of the data subject, or to analyze consumption habits or choices for commercial purposes.

Your personal data will not be disclosed.


Except in the case in which the interested party does not express a request for the cancellation of their personal data, the data collected will be kept as long as they are necessary with respect to the legitimate purposes for which they were collected.


It should be noted that with reference to your personal data provided, you are the owner of the following rights:

access to your personal data;
to obtain the correction or cancellation of the same or the limitation of the treatment that concerns him;
to oppose the treatment;
to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Guarantor for the protection of personal data)

To exercise the above rights, you can contact the Data Controller at the following address: Cineca Consorzio Interuniversitario – via Magnanelli 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO) or at the e-mail address: [email protected] for the attention of “Responsible for the protection of personal data”. In order to facilitate compliance with the terms of the law, it is advisable to include in the request the words “Exercise of rights pursuant to art. 15 and ss. of the European Regulation n. 679/2016 “.

The Data Controller is required to provide you with an answer within one month of the request, which can be extended up to three months in case of particular complexity of the request.


All rights on the creative and original contents that make up the Cineca website (by way of example, texts, graphics, original photographic works and the architecture of the Site) are reserved in accordance with current legislation (copyright law protecting the contents, having character of creativity and originality, which make up the multimedia work)

The contents of the pages of the Site cannot (unless otherwise indicated included in the documentation to be used), either totally or in part, be copied, reproduced, transferred, uploaded, published or distributed in any way without the prior consent of the Cineca, without prejudice to the possibility of storing them on your computer or printing extracts from the pages of this Site solely for personal use.

Any form of link to this Site if inserted by third parties must not damage the image and activities of Cineca

The so-called “deep linking” (deep link or direct link) is prohibited, ie the operation of inserting a hypertext link within a page of an external site to a specific internal page of the Cineca site, thus bypassing the Cineca home page and all the intermediate pages. Deep linking may be allowed, if previously agreed with Cineca, and provided that the creation of the link allows the user to clearly identify the ownership of the page displayed.

It is also forbidden to use “framing”, as a way of creating deep linking, which, thanks to the use of frames within the calling site, could deceive the user-navigator leading him to think that the content of the linked page belongs to the starting site.