Privacy policy

Privacy policy


This informative note is provided in accordance with Article 13 of the EU 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation and applicable national legislation or regulations ("Regulations" or "GDPR") relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, to those who interact with the services and the website at (hereinafter also "Site") and describes how to manage and process the relevant personal data.
The informative note is provided only for the use of the services provided by A.T.S. S.r.l. directly or through the Site and not for other services or websites that may be accessed by users through links.
A.T.S. S.r.l. reserves the right to change all or part of this GDPR Informative Note and the respective Cookie Policy. All changes will be effective as a result of the publication of the GDPR Informative Note and of the updated cookie policy on the website. The use of the Site or the use of the services after the policy change implies the acceptance of such changes.  


Data controller

A.T.S. S.r.l., with head office in Via del Mangano, 4/A - 40023 Castel Guelfo di Bologna (BO) Italy, mail, VAT No. 00824841209 (hereinafter "Data Controller").


Type of data processed

data provided by the user through the Site such as name and surname, date and place of birth, address, telephone, Tax Code and/or VAT no., email, identity document, profession and/or qualification and data relating to services activated or requested;

browsing data: the computer systems used to operate the Site acquire some personal data transmitted through secure protocols. This collection is not in any way aimed at identifying the user but this could be done through processing and association with data held by third parties. This category of data includes IP addresses, browser identification, addresses in URI form (Uniform Resource Identifier) of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used when submitting the request to the server, the numerical code indicating the status of the reply given by the server (for example successful, error) and other parameters concerning the operative system and the IT environment of the user. These data are used only for statistical purposes and to monitor correct operation.


Purpose of processing

Provision of the requested service
The personal data provided by users who use the services of the Site (newsletter subscription, filling out forms) are used only to perform the service requested. 

The basis of legitimacy of the processing is the execution of a specific request and/or contract or, the legitimate interest of the Data Controller. The provision of data is mandatory and failure to enter the information indicated as mandatory will not allow you to take advantage of the service requested through the Site.

Direct marketing
With your explicit consent A.T.S. S.r.l. may process your data for the performance of marketing activities, including those of specific interest relating to its own products or services or those of its partners, market research or studies and the sending of the newsletter. In the case of subscription to the newsletter, data may be processed through profiling activities based on the area of origin or according to your specific areas of interest in order to send communications based on preferences.

In this case the basis of legitimacy of the processing is consent, which is optional in nature with the consequence that the lack of consent does not affect the execution of the contract or of the specific request.

Without prejudice to the right to opt out and unsubscribe, the Data Controller may in any case process the data for sending e-mail communications and promotions of products or services similar to those previously purchased.


Communication method

The personal data collected will be processed only by staff who need to know them in relation to their activities or by external parties who perform services on behalf of the Data Controller (for example, the management of the computer system, communication agencies and companies) or who collaborate with the data controller and who may act as data processors or autonomous data controllers.


Processing method

The processing of personal data is carried out by means of IT tools suitable for guaranteeing the security and confidentiality of the data and in compliance with the security measures deemed adequate by the Data Controller pursuant to art. 32 GDPR, through secure communication protocols with SSL encryption algorithms.

The data may be processed electronically, even automatically, with or without the use of electronic means (including e-mail, fax, telephone and any other remote communication technology) according to principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency.

The data could be transferred to a third country on the basis of the adequacy decisions of the European Commission or on the basis of adequate guarantees provided by current legislation. The personal data collected will not be disclosed.


Storage period

The personal data collected will be kept for a period of time not exceeding that necessary to achieve the purposes for which they are collected and for the maximum time required by law (10 years in the case of purchases of services on the Site).

Data used for marketing purposes will be processed and stored (except for opt-out or revocation) for a period of time commensurate with the interest expressed by the person to whom the data refer in the initiatives of the Data Controller, who will periodically check that the interest remains effective.

With regard to the technical data managed by the Site, such as cookies, the storage period is defined by the technical characteristics of the cookies themselves.


Rights of the data subjects

By sending an e-mail to the address all the rights provided for by the Regulations may be exercised, including i) knowing the origin of the data, the purposes and methods of processing and communication; ii) rectification (to update and correct the data); iii) deletion of the data (right to be forgotten); iv) limitation (to limit processing); iv) portability (to receive the data provided and transmit them to another data controller); v) revocation of the consent given and opposition to processing.

In case of processing in violation of the EU Regulation, you can make a complaint to the Data Protection Authority. The contact details of the Data Protection Authority are available at the following address


COOKIE POLICY - extended informative note

Upon first access to the Site, the user will be informed of the use of cookies and of this policy, which must be accepted in order to continue browsing. Acceptance of this cookie policy and browsing the Site without deactivating cookies implies the user's authorisation to use this type of cookie. This policy will always be available on the Site.

Below, you will find information about "cookies", what type of cookies are used, how to disable them and how to disable third-party cookies.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send to his device (smartphone, computer, tablet) where they are stored and can then be transmitted again to the same sites at the next visit in order to improve the access experience.

Cookies may also be from websites or web servers other than the one on which you are browsing (so-called "third party" cookies) in the presence of links (including through images or sounds) to web pages of other domains.

Depending on their characteristics and use, cookies can be divided into different categories: technical, profiling, own, third party.


What cookies does A.T.S. S.r.l. use?

Technical cookies (for which no consent is required):

  • Session or navigation cookies that allow access to the services available for each type of user and to upload any customisations of the interface and functionality of the site.
  • Analytical cookies (used directly by the site operator and/or app to collect information, analytical data, in anonymous and aggregate form, on how users use the sites and monitor the performance of the same).
  • Functional or customisation cookies (cookies that are used to recognise and remember your preferences and allow you to access a version of the site that is based on certain predefined criteria such as the language used).
  • Web Beacons: These are small images, also known as "pixel tags" or "transparent GIFs", that the owners may include in their site, services, apps, messages and tools. They generally work with cookies to identify users and their activities.
  • Analytical cookies: the Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytic service that uses cookies to analyse how users use the Site. The information generated by these cookies will be transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information to track and review your use of the Site, to compile reports on Site activity and to provide other services related to Site activity. Google may also transfer this information to a third party, to the extent that this is allowed by law and when the third party uses this data on Google's behalf. Google will anonymise the user’s IP address and will not associate it with any other data held by Google. For more information, please consult the following link: The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on their browser the opt-out component provided by Google:

Third-party profiling cookies

By browsing the Site, the user may receive third-party cookies, including profiling cookies. These cookies are used to track the user's web browsing and create profiles in order to send promotional messages in line with the preferences expressed previously by the user. For further details or to deny your consent to third party cookies, you can click on the links in the following sections.


Social Plugin: these are the cookies installed by social media buttons (Facebook, Twitter, etc...). Their use is optional. When the user uses one of the above mentioned plugins, by pressing the reference icon button, the Site will contact, through the user's browser, the servers where the social sharing services are managed, communicating to them the data that the user intends to publish and share through his social profile (for which the user remains solely responsible) and informing them (the servers) of the pages that the user has visited. Remember that, to exclude this possibility, the user must avoid sharing content by using the buttons of the plugins listed above. For further details on the use and collection of data via social media plugins and to find out how the data collected and transmitted are processed (and for what purpose), please consult the privacy and legal information issued by the owners of the services in question.


Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies "survive" the closing of the browser and are also available on the user’s subsequent visits. These are called persistent cookies and their duration is fixed by the server at the time of their creation. By browsing through the pages of the Site, you may interact with sites operated by third parties that may create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.


Managing cookies

You can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using your browser settings. The total or partial disabling of cookies may impair the use of the Site's functions, but not prevent the Site from being navigated. The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Below are the web resources that illustrate how to proceed for each of the main browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari. For an overview of how to act for the most common browsers, you can visit cookiepedia.

Further information can be requested by writing to the Data Controller at the e-mail address

Publication date: 02/07/2019

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