Privacy Notice

(GDPR – Art. 13, Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subject)

AREA respects your privacy. This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected online and how that information is used. This statement is readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every AREA Web page. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact AREA using the contact information included at the end of this statement.

Sites covered by this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to all AREA-owned websites and domains, except that a privacy policy or statement posted on AREA websites specific to a particular AREA program or service will apply instead of this Privacy Statement. Links to non-AREA websites:
The AREA website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the AREA website. AREA does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from AREA’s practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by the AREA Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

Who we are
The data controller is the Board of Directors of AREA S.p.A. with its registered office in MXP Business Park, Via Gabriele d’Annunzio 2, 21010 Vizzola Ticino (VA) – Italy (Ph. ITA +39 0331 710 000, Ph. ENG +39 0331 710 001, Fax +39 0331 710 100).

The data controller may be contacted by writing to the following e-mail address / , to exercise the rights under Article 15 “right of access”, in addition to those provided for in articles art. 16 “right of rectification”, art. 17 “right to erasure”, art. 18 “right to restriction of processing”, art. 20 “right to data portability”, art. 21 “right to object” of the EU Regulation 2016/679.

The Data Protection Officer may be contacted by writing to the following e-mail address, Ph +39 0331710 115, Fax +39 0331 710 008.

Nature of personal information collected
To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, AREA collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.

For example, when you request information, subscribe to marketing or support materials, register yourself, enter contests or participate in surveys, or apply for a job at AREA, we will ask you to provide personal information to complete these transactions. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include contact information such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address; and other unique information such as user IDs and passwords, product and service preferences, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data.

How we use personal information
The information AREA collects to understand your requests and interests, helps AREA deliver a consistent and personalized service. For example, AREA may use your information to:

  • communicate with you about products and services;
  • provide service and support;
  • update you on new services and benefits;
  • select content to be communicated to you;
  • personalize AREA website;
  • allow you to participate in contests and surveys.

AREA will maintain the rights to decide about your information requests, according to the company security policies.

Legal basis for processing personal data

Area deals with data in the course of its processes based on different legal grounds: consent, contract, legitimate interest, and legal obligation, according to the GDPR requirements.

The interested party can withdraw or manage the consent by communicating at any time his will to Area, using the provided contact details.

How we share your information

AREA will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others except as described in this Statement. AREA shares personal information in the following ways:

Except as described in this Statement, AREA will not share the personal information you provide to AREA with non-AREA third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of AREA or its subsidiaries; or (iv) protect the personal safety of AREA employees and third parties on AREA property.

 How do we secure personal data

AREA takes seriously the trust you place in us.

The AREA’s approach to data security is achieved by implementing procedures to protect personal information. Specifically, Area has implemented appropriate measures and has obtained the ISO 27001 certification by an authorized external body, in order to:

  • protect data against accidental loss
  • prevent unauthorised access, use, destruction or disclosure
  • ensure business continuity and disaster recovery
  • restrict access to personal information
  • conduct privacy impact assessments in accordance with the law and business policies
  • train staff and contractors on data security
  • manage third party risks, through use of contracts and security reviews

In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, AREA utilizes appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences

AREA gives you the opportunity of receiving some information that complements our products and services. For example, you can receive our newsletters forwarded by email. AREA will maintain the rights to decide, for each registered user, the content of the communications. You can make or change your choices about receiving either subscription or general communications by using the methods, which are listed in the following sections.

This option does not apply to communications primarily for the purpose of administering contracts or other administrative and transactional notices as the primary purpose of these communications is not promotional in nature.

The email communications that you receive from AREA will be provided in accordance with this statement. Subscription communications include email newsletters, software updates, etc. that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive.

AREA general communications provide information about products, services, and/or support. This may include new product information, special offers, or invitations to participate in market research.

Rights in relation to personal data

According to the GDPR, AREA respects your right to access and control, correct, delete and obtain the portability of your personal data.

Considering the right to be forgotten, after you request such communications, you may opt out of receiving them by using one of the following methods:

  • select the email “unsubscribe” link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each subscription communication.
  • write to the AREA Data Protection Officer. Be sure to provide your name, email and postal address, and specific relevant information about the AREA subscriptions that you no longer wish to receive.

Access to and accuracy of your information

AREA strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to help maintain data accuracy. AREA provides individuals with reasonable access to personal information that they provided to AREA and the reasonable ability to review and correct it, blockage, or deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to AREA you can return to the Web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that Web page, or contact the AREA Data Protection Officer.

Duration of personal data retention

The length of time AREA will keep the information for in relation to each processing purpose, according to the GDPR requirements, is proportionate to the type of data and anyway no longer than reasonably necessary. For subscription communications, AREA will use the data you have provided, until you will complete the “unsubscribe” procedure.

With regard to ensuring the correct candidates data retention, according to the privacy policy, AREA guarantees a data processing and retention in its archives not exceeding one year.

The criteria AREA will apply to determine how long to keep the data for are also based on local laws and contractual obligations.

Changes to this statement

If we change our privacy statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date.

Contacting us

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our privacy statement, or for any report or request concerning personal data, please contact the AREA Data Protection Officer:

Data Protection Officer
Via Gabriele d’Annunzio, 2
21010 Vizzola Ticino (VA) – Italy
Ph. +39 0331 710 115
Fax +39 0331 710 008
Rev. May 2018

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