Processing of the personal data of website users

The methods with which the website is managed with regard to processing personal data of users who consult it and use its services are described on this page. This information is also being rendered to those who interact with Consob's web services pursuant to art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, the personal data protection code.


Data regarding identified or identifiable people may be processed subsequent to consulting this website. CONSOB, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa, with registered offices in Rome, via G.B. Martini, 3, is the data controller of the personal data.


The processing connected with the web services of this site is done at the above-mentioned offices of CONSOB and is performed only by personnel of the office in charge of processing or, if necessary, by people charged with occasional maintenance operations.
No data derived from the web service is communicated or circulated.
The personal data provided by users who forward requests for informative material to be sent (bulletins, newsletters, annual reports, answers to queries, deeds and regulations, etc.) are used only to carry out the service or work requested and are communicated to third parties only if it is necessary for this purpose.


Navigation data
The computerised systems and software procedures used for the functioning of this website acquire some personal data during their normal operation, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but owing to its nature might allow users to be identified through processing and associations with data held by third parties.
The IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by those users who connect to the website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation addresses, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the computer environment of the user fall within this data category.
These data are used only in order to get anonymous statistical information about use of the website and to check that it functions properly. The data might be used for ascertaining liability in the case of hypothetical computer crimes committed to damage the website.

Data provided voluntarily by users
Sending communications optionally, explicitly and voluntarily through the Integrated System for External Users, or to the electronic mail addresses indicated on this website, entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address necessary for replying to the requests, and any other personal data entered into the request.


No personal data of the users is intentionally acquired from the website. Cookies are not used for transmitting personal information, and neither are so-called persistent cookies of any type, namely systems for tracking users, used.
Using session cookies (which are not persistently stored on the user's computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random server-generated numbers) necessary for permitting safe and efficient navigation of the website.
The session cookies used in this website prevent resorting to other IT techniques potentially detrimental for the confidentiality of user navigation and do not allow identifying personal data of the user to be acquired.


Besides what is specified for the navigation data, the user may be requested to provide optional and/or mandatory personal data carried in the Integrated System for External Users forms or in any case indicated in contacts with the CONSOB offices for sending/requesting data and information. Failure to provide them may involve the impossibility to obtain what is requested.
For the sake of completeness, you are reminded that in some cases (not part of the ordinary management of this website) CONSOB may request data and information pursuant to art. 157 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 in order to monitor the processing of personal data. In these cases the reply is mandatory under pain of administrative penalty.


The personal data are processed with automated tools for the time strictly necessary for achieving the ends for which they are collected.
Specific security measures are observed to prevent the loss of data, illegal and improper users and unauthorised accesses.


The parties to whom the personal information refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of whether or not their data exist and to take cognizance of their content and origin, check that they are accurate or ask that they be added to, updated or be corrected (art. 7 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003).
Pursuant to this article, the interested party is entitled to ask that the data processed in infringement of the law be deleted, converted into anonymous form or be blocked, and in any case object to their processing for legitimate reasons.
The requests must be sent to CONSOB, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa, whose registered offices are in Rome, via G.B. Martini, 3.