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Privacy & Cookie Policy

The website www.synergyinternational.eu uses cookies.

The term “cookies” refers to small text files that websites send to the terminal utilised by a user (normally a web browser). Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. While visiting a website, cookies of other websites or webservers may be stored on the visitor’s computer (so called “third-party” cookies); this happens because the visited website may contain elements as images, maps, sounds, specific links to websites of other domains, which are hosted on different servers than the one where the visited website is hosted.

Cookie management procedures differ according to the browser used; please refer to the Help section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie settings.
Changing the cookie settings of a browser will affect only a specific browser or computer; please remember that in order to keep the same settings on other devices, it is necessary to repeat the same operation also in the browsers used on those devices.

The website www.synergyinternational.eu has a push bar (or banner) containing a summary of its cookie policy. By clicking on accept, closing the push bar (or banner) or continuing browsing the website, you are agreeing to the storage of technical cookies and profiling/social cookies of third parties on your device.

As Data controller and Owner, in compliance with articles 13 and 122 of legislative decree no. 196/2003, SYNERGY INTERNATIONAL ITALY Srl(with its registered office in P.za di Sant'Andrea della Valle n.3, Rome) hereby informs you that this website may store on your device two types of cookies:

1. Technical cookies;
2. Profiling and social cookies of third parties.

1. Technical cookies
Cookies related to activities that are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of the website or the provision of its services. Technical cookies do not require a consent and, therefore, they are automatically stored on a device when accessing a website. There are two types of technical cookies: session and persistent ones.
The use of so-called session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user’s computer and are deleted when the web browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identification numbers (random numbers generated by the server), which are necessary for browsing the website safely and efficiently.
Persistent cookies (which are stored permanently on the user’s computer) are sent back to the server and are available also during the subsequent visits of the user.
Synergy International reserves the right to use both types of cookies.
2. Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics) are used for statistical purposes only; these cookies gather information which is used in an aggregate form to monitor and analyse the visits to the different sections of a website. Third-party cookies include also social cookies, which are used to share content on social networks.
a. Google Analytics (Google)
b. Social Cookies (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

The Data controller is not obliged to ask for the User’s consent to use technical cookies, because they are strictly necessary for the provision of services.
According to current law, Users may give their consent to the use of other types of cookies through the settings of their browsers, software or devices. These settings must be easy and simple to use and change. The Data Controller reminds Users that they can change their cookie settings at any time. Furthermore, Users may block cookies completely in their browsers, even though this operation may prevent Users from accessing some parts of the website.
Pursuant to the second paragraph of article 122 of legislative decree no. 196/2003, Users may agree to the use of cookies also by using the specific settings that they can freely choose in their web browsers, notwithstanding the fact that they may at any time communicate to the Data controller their concerns about the data processed by means of the cookies that the web browser has accepted.
This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users
Types of Data collected
Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage data, Name, Phone number, VAT identification number, Company name, Profession, Country, Email address, and ZIP code. Any other Personal Data collected may be explicitly described in other sections of this privacy policy or in other documents showed contextually when the data is collected. The Personal Data may be voluntarily provided by the User or collected automatically during the use of this Application. Any use of Cookies – or other tracking tools – by this Application or by the providers of third-party services used by this Application, unless stated otherwise, has the sole purpose of identifying Users and recording their preferences for purposes strictly linked to the provision of the service requested by the User. If the User should decide not to provide some of the Personal Data required, the Application might fail in delivering its services. Users are solely responsible for the publication or sharing through this Application of Personal Data belonging to third parties and confirm that they have the right to communicate and circulate the Personal Data provided, thus relieving the Data controller of all responsibility towards third parties.
Methods of processing
The Data controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and takes all appropriate security measures to prevent an unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or destruction of Personal Data, which is processed by using computers and/or IT enabled tools and by following organisational procedures and measures that are strictly related to the stated purposes. In some cases, in addition to the Data controller, access to the Data may be granted to the parties involved in the management and organisation of the website (administrative and commercial staff, marketing personnel, lawyers, system administrators) or external parties (suppliers of third-party technical services, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communication agencies), who - if necessary - may be appointed as Data processors by the Data controller. An updated list of the names of Data processors may be requested from the Data controller at any time.
Place The data is processed in the operating offices of the Data controller and in any other place where the parties involved with the processing of data are located. For further information, please contact the Data controller.
Retention time The data is kept for the time needed to provide the service requested by the User or for the time needed to achieve the purposes outlined in this document. Users may request at any time the suspension of the processing of data or its destruction.
Personal Data is collected to allow for the provision of the Application’s services, as well as for the following purposes: Content commenting, Contacting the user, Interaction with social networks and external platforms, Analytics. The types of Personal Data used for each purpose are listed in the specific sections of this document.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and by using the following services:
Content commenting:
These services allow users to write and publish their comments on the content published in this Application. Depending on the settings decided by the Data controller, Users may publish their comments also anonymously. If Users should provide the Data controller with their email address, it may be used to send notifications about the publishing of other comments on the same content. Users are solely responsible for the content of their comments. If such a service is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where it is used, even when users do not avail themselves of this service.
Disqus (Disqus)
Disqus is a content commenting service provided by Big Heads Labs Inc. Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt out
Interaction with social networks and external platforms:
These services allow for the interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application. The interaction and information collected by this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings on each social network. If such a service is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where it is used, even when users do not avail themselves of it.
AddThis (AddThis Inc.)
AddThis is a service provided by Clearspring Technologies Inc. It provides a widget that allows for the interaction with social networks and external platforms and the sharing of the content published in the Application. Depending on its configuration, this service can display widgets belonging to third parties, e.g. the management applications of the social networks where interactions are shared. In this case, also the providers of the widget will collect information on the interaction and the Usage Data concerning the web pages where this service is installed. Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy
Tweet button and Twitter social widgets (Twitter) The tweet button and Twitter social widgets are interaction services with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter Inc. Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Contacting the user:
Contact form (This Application)
By filling in the form with their Personal Data, Users give their consent to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes, or any other kind of request as indicated in the heading of the form. Personal data collected: ZIP code, Email address, Country, Name, Phone number, VAT identification number, Profession, Company name, and Other types of Data.
Analytics:
The services listed in this section allow the Data controller to monitor and analyse the web traffic data and keep track of the User behaviour.
Google Analytics (Google)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the Personal Data collected in order to track and analyse the use of this Application, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google. Google may use the Personal Data to contextualise and customise the ads of its advertising network. Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Data processing place: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Out
How to block cookies in different browsers
Currently, the majority of web browsers automatically accept cookies. Nevertheless, Users can change the browser settings to block, restrict or delete cookies. It is possible to block cookies at any time by changing the browser settings, nevertheless this operation may slow down or block completely the access to some sections of the website. To help you in the configuration of your browser, here comes a summary of the operations needed to change the cookie settings in the most popular browsers:

Chrome

1.         Click the Chrome menu icon.

2.         Select Settings.

3.         At the bottom of the page, click on Show advanced settings.

4.         In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button.

5.         Select Block sites from setting any data.

6.         Select Finish.

Internet Explorer

1.         Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

2.         Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

1.         Click on the menu button and choose Preferences.

2.         Select the Privacy panel.

3.         To block cookies; remove the check mark from “Accept cookies from sites”.

Opera

1.         Preferences > Advanced > Cookies

2.         Never accept cookies

Safari
1.         Go to 'Safari' in the toolbar and click on it.

2.         Select 'Preferences'.

3.         Click the 'Security' tab in the preference panel.

4.         Select 'Always' from the 'Block cookies' section.

Additional information about the processing of Data

Legal action
The Data controller reserves the right to use the User’s Personal Data for legal purposes or during the preparatory stages leading to possible legal action due to the improper use of this Application or its related services by the User.
The User declares to be aware that the Data controller may be required to reveal Personal Data upon request of public authorities.
Additional information notes
In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, the User may receive from this Application additional and contextual information regarding specific services or the collection and processing of Personal Data.
System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and its third-party services may create system logs, i.e. files that keep track of the interaction with this Application and that may contain also Personal Data such as the User’s IP address.
Information not mentioned in this policy
More details concerning the processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data controller at any time by using the contact information provided in this document.
Changes to this privacy policy
The Data controller reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, notifying the User of any changes on this web page. Therefore, it is recommended to periodically check this page, referring to the Latest Update date showed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes made to this policy, the User must cease immediately to use this Application and ask the Data controller to remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to the Personal Data collected up to date on which the privacy policy has been changed.
Information about this privacy policy
The Data controller is responsible for this privacy policy.
Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data)
Any information regarding a natural person, which is or can be identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.
Usage Data
Information collected automatically from this Application (or third-party services employed by this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilised by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilised to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilised by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g. the time spent on each page) and the details about the path followed within the Application, with special reference to the sequence of page visited, and other parameters about the operating system and the IT environment used by the User.

User
The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorised by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Subject
The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organisation authorised by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data, in line with this privacy policy.
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organisation with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions about the purposes and the methods of processing of Personal Data, as well as the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.
This Application
The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of Users is collected.
Cookie
Small piece of data stored in the User’s device.


Legal information
Notice to European Users: this privacy policy has been prepared in fulfilment of the obligations under article 10 of Directive no. 95/46/EC and in compliance with the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies. This privacy policy relates solely to this Application.

The rights of Users

The subjects to whom the Personal Data refers have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about the content and origin of the Personal Data, to verify its accuracy or ask for the integration, deletion, update, modification, transformation into anonymous format or restriction of any data held or processed in violation of the law, as well as to appeal with legitimate reasons against the processing of Personal Data. These requests should be submitted to the Data controller. This Application does not support “do not track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honour “do not track” requests, please refer to their privacy policy statements.

Data subjects may assert their rights as set out in article 7 (you can find an extract of the article below), 8, 9, and 10 of legislative decree no. 196, dated June 30, 2003, by addressing their requests to the Data controller.
Article 7 – Rights of access to personal data and other rights.
Concerning the processing of personal data, data subjects have the right:
a) to obtain the confirmation of the existence or non-existence of their personal details, even if not yet registered, which must be communicated in an intelligible form;
b) to obtain information on the origin of personal data, the purposes and ways in which data is processed, as well as the methods used in the case of processing systems based on electronic tools;
c) to obtain information about the identity of data controllers and data processors;
d) to obtain information about the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data may be communicated or those who may obtain access to the personal data as data processors or appointed data managers;
e) to obtain the update, modification, and, as applicable, integration of the data;
f) to obtain the deletion, transformation into anonymous form, or restriction of data used in breach of the law, including also the data that are not stored for achieving the purposes for which the personal data has been collected or processed;
g) to obtain a declaration that certifies that the dispositions laid down in letters “e” and “f” have been communicated and fully understood by the parties to whom the Personal Data has been released or circulated, except in cases where such operation would prove impossible or require the use of overtly disproportionate means vis-à-vis the right that must be safeguarded;
h) to object, wholly or in part, for legitimate reasons, to the processing of personal data, even if this operation is carried out in line with the purposes of collection;
i) to object, wholly or in part, to the processing of their personal data carried out with the purpose of sending advertising materials, executing direct selling campaigns, or carrying out market surveys or commercial communication campaigns.

Data controller and Owner
SYNERGY INTERNATIONAL ITALY Srl P.za di Sant'Andrea della Valle n.3 00186 Roma ITALY | ITALY- VAT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 13611501001 - info@synergyinternational.eu
Privacy and Cookie Policy. Latest update: June 2015