Cookie Policy and Privacy

Website Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify the present Privacy Policy occasionally as we add new services, or to keep pace with developments in the law. Therefore, please check back periodically for updates.

On this page, you will find our policy for managing site-user personal information. We provide this in part to comply with Article XIII of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 (June 30, 2003) entitled “Privacy Act,” for those who use the “Achilli, S.R.L.” website, available at www.achilli.com (home page.)

This policy applies solely to the “Achilli, S.R.L.” site – it does not apply to any sites accessed via link by the user. The policy is based on Recommendation #2/2001 which European Privacy Officials, during their congress as established by Article XXIX from the #95/46/CE Directive, adopted on May 17, 2001. In their recommendation, they identify minimum requirements for the online collection of personal information, and in particular, the methods, retention period, and the nature of the data which the personal-information controller must provide to users when they access webpages, regardless of the purpose of the user’s visit.

Personal-Information Controller

As you browse our website, we may obtain data associated with identified or identifiable persons. “Achilli, S.R.L.”, Via Montescudo 148 – 47924 Rimini (Rn), Italy is the “Data Controller.” The company’s legal counsel, who may be reached at the same address, is responsible for privacy compliance.

Privacy Compliance Officer

As established by the comment to Article XIII, Section 1(f) of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 (June 30, 2003) “When a Data Controller has designated more than one Compliance Officer, the Data Controller will likewise be a Compliance Officer, and will provide notice on the website of the communication network, or the means by which one may easily obtain an updated list of Compliance Officers.” To comply with that provision of law, all Compliance Officers responsible for data processing will kept in an updated list. For a copy, please write to info@achilli.com or send a fax to +39-0541-389058.

Personal-Information Processing Location

Personal-information processing related to the web-based services on this site takes place at the above-mentioned offices of the Data Controller. They will only be processing by appropriately designated technical personnel for the company, or in some cases by contractors providing maintenance support. No personal information obtained through the provision of web-based services will be disclosed or disseminated.

Personal information provided by users who also request informational material to be sent to them will only be utilized to carry out the stated purpose, and will note be disclosed to third parties. Users who supply personal information to obtain promotional materials (flyers, brochures, quotes, etc.) are used solely to carry out the stated purpose, and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Types of Personal Information Processed

Browsing History

The IT systems and software applications which allow this website to run properly collect – during the normal course of operations – some items of personal information whose transmission is implicit in the use of internet-communication protocol (domain; IP protocol; browser type; operating system; date; time; time spent on the site; pages viewed; the search engine, if any, which brought you to the site).

These types of data are not intentionally gathered to be associated with identified individuals, but by their very nature – whether by using analytics or in association with third-party held data – may permit an individual to be identified.

Falling into this category of data are: IP addresses and domain names of a user’s computer when connecting to the site; Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) notation on the resources requested, the time requested, the method used to transmit the request to the server, the file dimension obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the response from the server (completed / error / etc.) and other parameters relevant to the operating system and to the user’s IT environment. These data will only be used to gather anonymous statistics on site use, and to ensure the proper functioning of the same. These are deleted immediately once finished. Automatically gathered data may be used by “Achilli, S.R.L.” to identify parties responsible for cyber-crimes, or damages to the website itself; for statistical purposes; and to improve website navigation and content). With the exception of identifying persons responsible cybercrimes and other damages, data on web contacts will be retained no longer than required by law.

User-Provided Information

By voluntarily emailing us at any of the email addresses listed on this website, you consent to our storing your email address as well as any personal information contained within the body of the email, so that we may reply to the same. Please note that personal and/or company data entered into the forms available on www.achilli.com will be handled by “Achilli, S.R.L.” and used to reply to user inquiries, to provide the information requested. They may also be used to contact the user with services offered, or for promotions and sales.

Opt-in / Opt-out Policy

Except as noted for web-navigation data, the user may choose whether to provide personal data in the information-request forms directed to “Achilli, S.R.L.”. Personal-data submission – and the use agreement related to the same – is required to access services on this site. Should you not provide your consent to our privacy practices, or should you later withdraw your consent, your request will be deleted entirely and with it, access to the services offered on the site.

Methods of Personal-Information Handling

Personal information is processed via automated means only so long as strictly necessary for the intended use. Specific security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse, or unauthorized use of data. Please note that to ensure greater service, we provide links to other companies’ websites. We will not be responsible for errors, content – immoral, unlawful or otherwise – advertising, banners, or files which do not comply with the law, or with Privacy regulations, on the part of any site managed by other companies.

Use of Cookies

First of all: what are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small text file (comprised of just a few bytes) exchanged between a website and your browser. Usually, these are utilized by websites to memorize information that serves to improve navigation within the site.

Can they be disabled or modified?

The most common and popular web browsers accept cookies by default. You can change this option by changing the options on the browser, either by disabling them entirely, or at least by requesting your consent prior to accepting a “cookie.”

Are cookies used on this site as well?

On the Achilli S.R.L. site, cookies are associated with your device, rather than with the end-user. Furthermore, some cookies – temporarily stored during your browsing session – may be associated with you if you are a registered user. Cookies are used to make your experience on our site easier, faster, and more personalized, as well as to restrict access to services to properly registered users. It is also used to gather anonymous statistics on site use. If you decide to disable these cookies, you will lose a broad range of our site’s personalized services, and some services may be entirely unavailable.

Site Usage Analytics

1) Your navigation habits will be used by Google Analytics in an aggregate, and absolutely anonymous, form.

2) These habits may, at any rate, be marked “do not track” by blocking cookies using your browser settings

“This site uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer to allow websites to analyze how users utilize the site. Data generated by the cookies on your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to – and stored within – Google servers located in the U.S. Google will use these data to track and examine your use of the site, to create reports on website activity for the website owners, and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet use. Google may also transfer these data to third parties when required by law, or where those third parties are used by Google to process such data. Google will not associate your IP address to any datum in Google’s possession. You can refuse to use cookies by selecting the appropriate option in your browser; however, in doing so you may be unable to use this website fully. By using this website, you consent to Google’s use of your personal data in the manner and for the purposes listed above.”

Communication of Personal Information

Personal information supplied may be:

  • Disseminated to public entities as required by EU laws, regulations, and norms;
  • Transferred overseas, provided the user has given consent, and within the limits defined by Articles XLII and XLIII of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196.

Your Rights

Persons supplying their personal data have the right, at any time, to determine whether their data has been obtained, and to know the content and source of the same, at which point they may verify their accuracy, and ask that any omissions or errors be supplemented, updated, or corrected (Article VII of Italian Legislative Decree #196/2003 – provided in its entirety).

In accordance with the above-referenced Article, you have the right to ask for data to be deleted, rendered anonymous, or to block any illegally obtained personal information entirely, as well as to object, for legitimate reasons, to their being processed. Such requests should be directed to the Data Controller as indicated above.

With regards to the data processing mentioned above, the user may exercise rights under Article VII of Legislative Decree #196/2003, the full text of which we copy below:

“ 1. You have the right to be notified whether any of your personal data has been obtained, even if not yet registered, and to have them communicated to you in an intelligible form.

2. You have the right to know:

a) the source of the personal data;

b) why and how the data will be used;

c) the logic used to process data electronically;

d) contact information for the Data Controller, the Privacy Compliance Officer, and the Data Protection Officer designated in accordance with Article V, Section 2;

e) those entities, or categories of entities to whom personal data may be disclosed or who might have access to them in their role as Data Protection Officer in the Italian State, Compliance Officers, or assigned personnel or contractors.

3. You have the right:

a) to have the information updated, corrected, or if desired, supplemented;

b) for the data to be deleted or transformed into an anonymous version, or to have any illegally obtained data – including data whose retention is unnecessary given the stated purposes for collecting and processing the same – blocked;

c) a certification that the Data Controller has provided notice of the procedures as well as the content described in points a) and b) to all parties to whom the data has been disclosed or disseminated, except where such an obligation would be impossible or would require means wholly disproportionate to the right sought to be protected.

4. You may object, in whole or in part:

a) for legitimate reasons, to how your personal information is processed, including how the information was obtained;

b) to your personal data being used for direct marketing or sales, or for use in market research.

Uses of “Cookies” and Related Technology

Achilli S.R.L. or its partners may use cookies or other types of identifiers for a series of reasons, including:

  • To provide access to password-protected areas (in which case the cookies are labeled “technical” and are use to maintain the navigation session and/or to facilitate access on return visits).
  • To track user preferences regarding site navigation, or for services, whether related or connected to the site itself.
  • To offer site visitors tailored ads and relevant content (only third-party cookies).
  • To analyze statistics (analytics) on site usage, or on the use of integrated services.
  • To carry out research to improve Achilli, S.R.L.’s content, products, and services, as well as those of its partner companies.

Achilli, S.R.L. does NOT directly use any profile cookies: the only cookies generated and managed directly by Achilli, S.R.L. are the so-called “technical cookies” (which are used exclusively to properly offer the public its services) and – in extremely limited fashion – analytic cookies (which are used to count the number of webpage readings and/or for other statistical purposes). Please note, however, that you may generate third-party cookies as you navigate our site. (See: “Other Companies’ Cookies).

Other Companies’ Cookies

Achilli, S.R.L. incorporates third-party services into its webpages. These may place and use their own cookies or similar technologies. The use of such cookies or similar technology by these companies is regulated by their own privacy policies, and is not covered by this Privacy Policy, because Achilli S.R.L. has no control whatsoever of the tools used to collect or process the data, or content obtained by the same. We provide a representative list of the companies who may utilize cookies while you brown the Achilli S.R.L. network:

For questions or concerns about cookies, contact us here..

Disable Cookies

You may configure your browser to accept or reject either all cookies, or certain types (for example, third-party cookies). You may also choose, alternatively to be notified every time a cookie is being utilized inside your computer. Please note that disabling all cookies may keep you from fully utilizing those Achilli, S.R.L. products and services that require a username and password. All of those services, in fact, need cookies to work properly and therefore, blocking cookies will make it possible to use them. Please find below a list of instructions for managing cookies on common web browsers.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    • Click “Tools” at the top of your web-browser window;
    • Select “Internet Options;”
    • Click the “Privacy” tab;
    • To allow cookies, you must set your Privacy level on “Medium” or lower; setting Privacy any higher will disable cookies.
  • Mozilla Firefox
    • Click “Tools” at the top of your web-browser window;
    • Select “Options;”
    • Select the “Privacy” icon;
    • Click “Cookies”;
    • Mark your selections on whether to “Accept Website Cookies” and “Accept Third-Party Cookies;”
  • Google Chrome
    • Click the “Menu” icon;
    • Select “Settings;”
    • Select “Show Advanced Options” at the bottom of the page;
    • Select “Content Settings” in the “Privacy” section;
    • Select “Block Cookies” or leave unchecked.
  • Apple Safari
    • Click the “Safari” button at the top of your web-browser window;
    • Select the “Preferences” option;
    • Click “Privacy;”
    • Mark your preferences under “Cookies and Data from Other Websites”

Unfortunately, we cannot provide a fast way to delete third-parties cookies because – technically – it requires clearing your browser’s cache.