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Privacy Policy

pursuant to Art. 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

Pursuant to EU Regulation 679/2016 (‘GDPR’) and legislation (including national regulations) on the protection of personal data for the time applicable (‘Privacy Regulations’), ARGOS SRL, with registered office in Via delle Industrie, 20 – 20040 Cambiago (Milan) – Italy, VAT number 05074180158, acting as Data Controller (hereafter ‘Data Controller’), hereby informs you that your data will be processed in the manner and for the purposes described below.

1. PROCESSING SCOPE

The Data Controller processes the personal identification data (hereinafter, ‘Personal Data’ or even ‘Data’) communicated by you when browsing the Data Controller’s website www.argos-st.com (hereinafter, ‘Site’) and, in particular:

  • email address, name, surname and any other data provided by you, e.g. when requesting contact via web forms, quotes, requests for newsletters, signing the contract with the Data Controller;
  • navigation data such as IP addresses or domain names of the computers used to connect to the Site, addresses of the requested resources in URI (uniform resource identifier) notation, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server response (successful, error etc.) and other parameters related to the operating system and the user’s computer environment. This information is collected through the cookies described in the Site Cookies Policy, to which reference is made.

2. PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

Your Personal Data is processed without your prior express consent for the following ‘Service Purposes’ and based on the following legal bases:

  • Stipulation of the contract and/or fulfilment of pre-contractual commitments, in particular:
    • use of the Website and any technical assistance;
    • management of a contact request from you relating to our products/services;
    • management of submitted applications
  • Fulfilment of legal obligations by the Data Controller, such as:
    • compliance with the obligations provided for by law, regulations or national and EU legislation, or imposed by the competent authorities;
    • the compilation and processing of tax returns and related obligations >;
    • accounting and related obligations.
  • The pursuit of legitimate interests by the Data Controller, in particular:
    • management and maintenance of the Site: the interest of the Owner corresponds to the need to ensure the correct operation of the Site;
    • only if you are our customer: sending updates on major news relating to our products/services. Each email provides the opportunity to refuse further emails. The interest of the Data Controller lies in the general interests of promoting the above-mentioned updates and is considered legitimate under national legislation on the protection of personal data.

Your Personal Data is also processed, only with your consent, for additional purposes, such as:

  • Only if you are not our customer: ‘Communication Purposes’, i.e. sending updates relating to our products/services and initiatives organized by the Data Controller by ordinary letters, phone calls, emails, newsletters;
  • ‘Statistical Purposes’, carried out through the analytical cookies described in the Site Cookies Policy, to which reference is made. In this case, consent is given by accepting the banner cookie.

3. PROCESSING METHODS

Your Personal Data is processed with electronic and paper methods, by means of collection, registration, organization, storage, consultation, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, cancellation and destruction of data.

4. DATA RETENTION

The Data Controller will process your Personal Data for the time necessary to fulfil the purposes referred to in §2 above and for no longer than:

  • 5 years, and nevertheless for the period prescribed by law, from the collection of Data for Service Purposes;
  • 2 years, and nevertheless for the period prescribed by law, from the collection of the Data for Communication Purposes;
  • the storage time described in the Site Cookie Policy for statistical activities aimed at optimizing and improving navigation on the website without identifying the navigator.

5. ACCESS TO DATA

Your Data may be made accessible for the above Purposes to:

    • Employees and/or collaborators of the Data Controller acting as data processing officers and/or data processors and/or system administrators;
    • Third parties (e.g. credit institutions, professional firms, IT suppliers, etc.) who conduct activities on behalf of the Data Controller in their capacity as data processors

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6. COMMUNICATION OF YOUR DATA

Your data may be communicated, even without your consent, to control bodies, law enforcement agencies, tax agencies, ministerial bodies and competent authorities, local authorities (regions, provinces, municipalities) or regional and provincial tax commissions at their express request. These entities will process your data as independent data controllers for institutional purposes and/or by virtue of the law during investigations and controls.

Your Data may also be communicated to third parties (e.g. companies belonging to the Group, partners, professionals, etc.) acting as independent data controllers to conduct activities instrumental for the above purposes.

7. TRANSFER OF YOUR DATA

The Personal Data you provide will not be transferred to countries outside the EU. If it is, to ensure adequate protection of your Personal Data, the transfer will take place pursuant to the adequacy decisions approved by the European Commission or the Data Controller’s adoption of the Standard Contractual Clauses prepared by the European Commission.

8. PROVISION

Your Data must be provided for Service Purposes (with the exception of data items not marked with an asterisk). A failure to do so means it will not be possible to respond to your requests and you will not be allowed to use the Data Controller’s services.

The provision of Data for additional purposes is optional. A failure to provide such Data does not prevent you from using the Data Controller’s services.

If you decide not to provide your Personal Data, however, you will not be able to receive communications relating to initiatives and offers and we will not be able to carry out statistics on the use of the Site.

9. YOUR RIGHTS

You may assert your rights as expressed in Articles 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 of the GDPR by contacting the Data Controller. You have the right to ask the Data Controller to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing or transfer your data at any time. You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data based on consent and/or legitimate interest.

You may exercise these rights at any time by:

  • sending a registered letter with return receipt to the Data Controller’s address;
  • sending an email to nickel@argos-st.com;
  • phoning +39 02 9505101.

Except for any other administrative or judicial remedy, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority (Supervisory Authority www.garanteprivacy.it).