PURPOSE AND METHODS OF DATA PROCESSING
NATURE OF DATA PROVISION AND CONSEQUENCES OF A REFUSAL
Consent to the processing of personal data is mandatory to fully use the Web Site; a refusal to data processing may prevent the use of the Web Site with full functionality. More broadly, the User is properly informed for each specific case, but can consult in any case the Web Site, even denying the consent to the personal data processing, where requested; in such a case, some features of the Web Site may be disabled.
As a result of use of the Web Site and its services, personal information concerning identified or identifiable people may be collected and processed. The data controller responsible for the protection of this personal data is whitesteel, with its registered office in: Germany
Register entry : Entry in the commercial register.
Register court: Cottbus
Register number: HRB 14054 CB
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PLACE WHERE DATA IS PROCESSED
The data processing involved in the provision of services relating to this Web Site is carried out at the headquarters of whitesteel. and, except to explicit cases, is only handled by its technical personnel involved in data processing. Data collected via the Web Site, or otherwise arising from the provision of services through the Web Site, may be disclosed to key partners whose collaboration is necessary for the provision of services required by Users/visitors/customers. whitesteel will, in any event, ensure compliance with the legislation in force.
CATEGORIES OF PROCESSED DATA/ SPECIFIC PROCESSING
Different types of personal data may be processed and treated differently, depending on the provided services. Cookies are processed in accordance with the information provided below.
What is a cookie? Cookies are information stored by the browser when you visit a Web Site using a PC, smart phone or tablet. Each cookie contains several pieces of data (e.g. the name of the server from which it originates, a numeric identifier, etc.). Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of a session (until the closing of the browser), or for long periods, and may contain a unique identifier.
What are they used for? Cookies are used for different purposes, depending on their type: some are strictly necessary for the correct function of the Web Site (technical cookies), whereas others optimize performance in order to provide the User with a better experience while they are visiting the Web Site. In addition, cookies allow Web Site usage statistics to be obtained, such as cookies analytics; others are for the purpose of displaying advertisements (in some cases advertisements are targeted based on cookie profiling).
How can you disable them? You can disable cookies either through your browser settings (paragraph 5.4 “How to disable cookies?”), or through the mechanisms made available by a third party (paragraph 5.3 “Specific types of cookies used on the site”).
5.2 General types of cookies used on the Web Site
Technical cookies (first party): these are essential for the proper operation of this Web Site.
Analytics cookies (third-party): are used to create User profiles in order to send advertising messages in accordance with the preferences expressed by the User during the browsing, by using a third-party service.
5.3 Specific types of cookies used on the Web Site
First party cookies: only technical cookies are used and only for the purpose to store User’s consent (duration: 12 months);
Youtube (Google Inc.): http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/ and
Google Analytics (Google Inc.):
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (to disable – opt-out);
http://www.google.com/settings/ads (in order to disable profiling based on Google ads);
DoubleClick (Google Inc.):
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/, https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090 and
http://www.google.com/settings/ads (in order to disable profiling based on Google ads).
5.4 How to disable cookies
Control via browser: The browsers commonly used (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) accept cookies by default, but this setting can be changed by the User at any time. This applies to both PCs and mobile devices like tablets and smart phones, and it is a function generally and widely supported.
Therefore, cookies can easily be disabled or turned off by accessing the browser’s options or preferences, and in general third-party cookies can also be blocked. As a general rule, these options will only have an impact on that browser and on that device, unless there are active options to synchronize the preferences on different devices. Specific instructions can be found on the Options page or Help page of the browser itself. Disabling technical cookies, however, may affect the full and/ or proper functioning of different sites, including this one.
Normally, browsers used today:
offer the “Do not track” option, which is supported by some websites (but not all). Thus, these websites are no longer able to collect certain navigation data;
offer the option of anonymous surfing or incognito mode: in this way, data will not be collected in the browser and browsing history will not be saved, but the navigation data may still be acquired by the operator of the Web Site that was visited;
allow the deletion of cookies stored in whole or in part, but after visiting a Web Site again they are usually installed, where such possibility is not blocked.
Below are links to the support pages for the most popular browser (with instructions on how to disable cookies on these browsers):
Internet Explorer (http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
Safari (iOS)( https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265 );
Chrome (desktop: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it; Android e iOS https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392971?hl=it).
Third-party cookies: these may be disabled either using the methods described above, or by referring to each third party (following the links listed in the previous paragraph).
On-line tools: You may note that from http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ you can not only learn more about cookies, but also check the installation of numerous cookies on your browser and/or device and, if supported, also disable them.
RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS
Requests should be addressed:
– via email to [email protected]; or
– via mail to white Steel GmbH, Freiheitstraße 124/126 15745 Wildau.
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