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General terms of service


The goal of ResearchItaly is to provide timely and accurate information on Italian research. In case of errors or inaccuracies in the content, users can request their correction by sending an e-mail to the editorial staff (redazione.researchitaly@miur.it). The editorial staff does not guarantee correctness, completeness or updating of information contained in linked external websites over which it has no direct control and it assumes no responsibility or liability for any problems deriving from the use of information accessible from the portal. Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. For laws, decrees and regulations, users are invited to refer only to the texts published in the paper editions of the Official Journal of the Italian Republic or of the European Union and in any case of their respective official sources.



All contents published, with the exception of those describing the research system in general, include the source and/or the author’s name and are therefore subject to copyright. 
Except where otherwise stated, downloading and reproduction, for personal use or for further non-commercial dissemination, of documents or information available on this website are authorized, subject to the condition that due acknowledgement is given to all references to the author, source ("from www.researchitaly.it"), copyright information, trademarks and other restrictions.
Any feedback or requests relating to the copyright for the material published on ResearchItaly can be addressed to the editorial staff (redazione.researchitaly@miur.it).


Technical issues, usability and accessibility

The ResearchItaly staff is committed to reduce technical problems to a minimum.
However, due to the fact that part of the data and information stored in the portal might have been structured in archives and formats not exempt from errors, the service might face disruptions. Any dysfunction or technical issue can be reported to the following address: researchitaly@cineca.it.
ResearchItaly has been developed keeping into consideration the main standards of usability and accessibility, in order to make it usable by everyone. If the user should encounter any accessibility and/or usability problem, we would be grateful to receive an email at the following address: accessibilita.researchitaly@cineca.it.



1) Data processing purposes

Any personal information that you transmit will only be used for the following purposes:

  • enable your use of the Website and the Services required;
  • enable you to carry out research, economic and statistical analysis, and enable us to send you information material and updates on initiatives and programmes of the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

2) Types of data

  • Navigation data

    During the normal activities of this web site, the information systems and the software procedures acquire various data (log files) whose transmission is directly implied by Internet communication protocols.
    This kind of information is not collected to be associated with identified profiles. Nevertheless, after suitable elaboration and in conjunction with other data, possibly provided by third-parties, this information could allow for user identification.
    IP addresses and domain names of computers from which users connect to the site are examples of this kind of data, as well as URI (uniform resource identifier) addresses, timestamp and submission method of each request to the server, downloaded file size, numeric code representing the exit status of the server response (success, error, etc.), and parameters related to the operating system and software environment of the user.
    All these data are used for the sole purpose of collecting anonymous statistics about utilization of this site, and for monitoring its correct working. In case of possible cyber crimes against this site, these data could be used for responsibility assessment, and will be provided to competent authorities upon explicit request.
  • Data voluntarily provided by users

    Personal data contained in email messages intentionally and voluntarily sent to addresses related to this site are acquired, as well as the email address of the sender, to answer email requests.
    Specific summary information will be progressively reported or displayed on web pages dedicated to particular services on request.
  • Cookies

    No user personal data is acquired by the site by means of browser cookies.
    Cookies are not used to exchange personal information, and no tracing systems are employed to identify users.
    The use of so called session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user’s computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to transmitting session identifiers (i.e. random numbers generated by the server), necessary to allow for a safe and efficient browsing, and used for statistical purposes only (to assess the number of unique or frequent visitors per-month).
    The so-called session cookies used on this site avoid the use of other techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of the users and do not allow the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

3) Processing methods

Personal data processing refers to the collection, recording, organization, storage, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, dissemination, deletion or destruction, or the combination of two or more such operations.
Personal data processing is done, for the above purposes, pursuant to Article 11 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003, either on paper, IT or telecommunications, by means of electronic and automated means, in compliance with the confidentiality and security required by exiting laws. Data will be stored for a period of time not exceeding the time period necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently processed in accordance with existing legal requirements.

4) Nature of personal data and consequences of a refusal to respond

Providing personal data is optional. Any refusal to provide such information may make it impossible to use the site and its services. Optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mail messages to the addresses listed on this site involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender e-mail address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.

5) Data communication and dissemination

Data may be disclosed, in accordance with local regulations, to external providers engaged by the Ministry of Education, University and Research to carry out various services, such as site maintenance and assistance as well and related services. Personal data are not subject to disclosure.

6) User rights

The user has the right to obtain confirmation of the presence or absence of his/her personal data, even if not recorded yet, and their notification in intelligible form. The user has the right to ask for the following:

  1. Origin of personal data;
  2. Purposes and methods of data processing;
  3. Logic applied in case of processing with the aid of electronic instruments;
  4. Identification details of the owners, people responsible and representatives appointed under article 5, paragraph 2;
  5. Subjects or subject categories to whom personal data can be communicated or who can have access to this information due to their role of representatives in the State territory, responsible or entrusted people.

You have the right to obtain:

  1. Updating, amendment or, where this is of interest, integration of data;
  2. The deletion, conversion into anonymous form or blocking of data processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which the data had been collected or subsequently processed;
  3. The certification that the operations, including their content, under a) and b) have been notified to those to whom data were communicated or disclosed, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves the use of methods manifestly disproportionate to the protected right.

The user has the right to object, fully or partly:
for legitimate reasons to the processing of his/her personal data, even if pertinent to the purposes of data collection, to the processing of his/her personal data for the sending of advertising materials, for direct sale, or for carrying out market surveys or commercial communication.

7) Owner and person responsible for data processing

Owner of data processing is the Ministry of Education, University and Research, Viale Trastevere 76 / A, 00153, Rome, which you can contact to exercise your rights under Article 7 of the above-mentioned Legislative Decree and/or to receive an updated list of all people responsible for data processing.