Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of PPM Industries SpA
Please read our Privacy Policy carefully, applying to visitors of our website who decide to browse it and use the services.

Notice pursuant to Art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 — supplementary to the notices on the site
In accordance with Italian Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30 June 2003 (Privacy Act) as amended, we are informing you about processing of the personal details you provide, specifically concerning the purpose and manner in which your personal data will be processed, and concerning disclosure and diffusion of the same, the nature of the information in our possession and supplying it.

This document concerning the policy of the company PPM Industries SpA as regards privacy of personal information aims to describe in detail the manner in which the personal details of users and visitors to the site are managed.

This notice does not apply to any other website you can visit by clicking on the links on the Internet sites of the Data Controller, since it is not responsible in any way for the Internet sites of others. This notice is also provided in accordance with Art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 — Personal Data Protection Act. This notice also draws inspiration from Recommendation No. 2/2001 European Data Protection Authorities, in the group formed by Art. 29 of Directive 95/46/EC adopted on 17 May 2001, for deciding the minimum requirements for
the collection of personal information on-line and the manner, timing and nature of the information Data Controllers should provide to users when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purpose of connection, as well as the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC, concerning cookies and the provisions of the Measure of the Data Protection Authority dated 8 May 2015 “Finding Simple Ways for Providing the Notice and Obtaining Consent to Use Cookies“.

Data Controller
Pursuant to Article 28 of the Privacy Act, the Data Controller of the data collected on this site is PPM Industries SpA, in the person of its legal representative in office, with address Via G. Terzi, S. Agata 23, Brembate di Sopra (BG), Italy, with EEC VAT Reg. No. IT02099620169 (hereinafter “PPM”). It independently decides on the aims and processing method and security procedures to apply to guarantee confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data.

Data processor
Pursuant to Article 29 of the Privacy Act, the Data Processor is the Marketing Manager.

Type of data processed
Personal and identifying details.
Personal details are any information related to an individual, identified or identifiable even indirectly by reference to any other piece of information, including a personal identification number. Identifying data are personal details which allow for directly identifying the data subject (such as first name, surname, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number, etc.).

Browsing data
During normal operation computer systems and software procedures responsible for keeping this site working collect some personal information whose transmission is implicit in use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but given their nature could allow for identifying users when processed and associated with data kept by others. Falling in this category of data are IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilised by users who connect to our site, URI addresses of requested resources, the time of the request, the method used for submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user’s operating system and computer environment.

Defence in court proceedings
The personal details of the user can be utilised for defence of the Data Controller in court or in preparatory stages to any lawsuit, from abusive use of the same or related services by the user. Personal information could be used for verifying responsibility in case of computer crimes committed at the expense of the site.

The user’s personal details can be processed by additional methods and for aims tied to maintenance.

Data supplied voluntarily by the user
Voluntarily choosing to submit email messages to the addresses given on this site and completing forms means that the sender’s address, necessary for answering his request, as well as any other personal details entered have been collected.

Specific notices
Specific notices could be printed on web pages in relation to particular services or processing of the data supplied by the user

For more information on the cookies utilised by this website, read our Cookie Policy
Processing and storage of your data
Personal information is mostly processed electronically and by using screen-based methods by PPM and by other subjects, which duly selected for their reliability and competence, perform useful operations that are strictly necessary for pursuing the aims connected to using the website and its services. The data will be kept for no longer than the time necessary for achieving the purpose they were collected for.

Purpose of processing your personal data
The specific ends for which data are processed are summarised each time in the notice under Art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, which is displayed for the user when he enters his personal details.

In general, personal information provided voluntarily is processed for the following purposes, unless any
objection is made:

  1. A) — for browsing this Internet site;
    — to ask for information you requested to be sent to you;
    — for completing forms in dedicated areas;
    — for administrative and accounting tasks in general. For the aims of application of the dispositions on personal data protection, processing carried out for administrative and accounting purposes is connected to performing tasks of an organisational, administrative, financial and bookkeeping nature, regardless of the nature of the information processed. Specifically, internal organisational tasks, functional tasks to fulfilling contractual and pre-contractual obligations, and providing notices pursue such aims.
  1. B) — prior consent for subscribing to the newsletter service of PPM for receiving promotional emails and commercial messages from PPM and for other direct marketing activities for receiving through automated mail services, traditional post or other means of communication of informative and promotional, commercial and advertising materials related to goods and services offered and events to be held by PPM;

Optional or obligatory nature of giving your data
Apart from what is specified for browsing data, the user is free to provide his personal information.

Providing your personal details for the purposes referred to in point A) is optional but necessary for using theservices you ask the Data Controller to use and for using specific features. Not providing your data can make it impossible to obtain what you requested or to use the services of the Data Controller.

In contact areas or in areas dedicated to completing forms providing personal information in the fields marked with an * is optional but necessary for submitting the contact request form, for completing registration or for other specific features. Not providing such information can make it impossible to obtain what you requested or to use the services of the Data Controller. On the other hand, entering your personal information in fields not marked by an * is optional and not completing these fields has no negative consequences on using the service
provided by the Data Controller.

Consent to data processing for the purposes indicated in B) — meaning for promotional purposes, for commercial and marketing communications in general by PPM — is always optional. Without it the Data Controller can still provide the services referred to in point A) and the user can still use other features and the services provided by the Data Controller — point A) (e.g. sending contact request, etc.)

Subjects your data can be disclosed to
Your information shall be disclosed to third parties only with your consent, except for disclosure required by law or necessary for the purposes provided by law not requiring the consent of the data subject. In that case your data can be made available to third parties who will process them independently solely for the above-mentioned purposes (for instance if asked by the Police Force or the judiciary or other concerned entities or for fulfilling obligations arising from the contract concluded with you). Your data will not be diffused in any way.

Subjects that can process your personal information
PPM has decided to use third parties for processing your personal information for certain tasks. The third parties carrying out these operations have been carefully selected and have experience and skill and are dependable and provide adequate guarantee of their full compliance with applicable data processing provisions, including from the data security standpoint.
Such subjects perform their service by following the instructions given by PPM and under its supervision. Periodically we verify that data processors have promptly carried out the tasks assigned and continue to provide adequate guarantees of full compliance with personal data protection provisions. Your information is processed by our delegates responsible for individual services. The workers carrying out these tasks depend on the purposes for which the data have been conferred and are always indicated in the notice displayed when you provide your personal information.

Security measures
PPM takes adequate security measures for limiting the risk that data are destroyed or lost, even accidentally, and limit unauthorised access or processing or not within the aims of collection specified in our Privacy Policy.

Nevertheless PPM cannot guarantee the users of this site that the security measures taken on this site and for transmission of data and information to the site reduces or counteracts the risk of unauthorised access or loss of data saved on the user’s devices: We recommend that you make sure your PC has adequate software for protection of network data transmission, both inbound and outbound (such as updated antivirus systems) and that your Internet service provider has taken adequate security measures for network data transmission (such as firewall and anti-spam filters).

Links to other websites
Our site has links to other websites that can have no connection to us.
PPM does not control or monitor such websites or their contents. PPM cannot be held responsible for the contents of these sites or their rules, including as regards your privacy and processing of your personal data while browsing. Please be careful when you connect to these sites after clicking on links on our site and carefully read their conditions of use and privacy policies. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to the websites of others. Our site provides some links to these sites only for facilitating the user’s searches and for facilitating the hyperlink to other sites on the Internet. These links do not mean that PPM is recommending that you visit or browse these sites or making any warranty as to their contents, services or the goods supplied or sold to Internet users.

The rights of data subjects
You can exercise your rights pursuant to Articles 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30 June 2003, by contacting the Data Controller, PPM Industries SpA, Via G. Terzi di S. Agata 23, Brembate di Sopra (BG), Italy, in the person of its legal representative in office, or the appointed Data Processor, the Marketing Manager, by sending an email to the address

An updated list of the names of Data Processors is kept at the registered office of PPM Industries SpA. Via G. Terzi di S. Agata 23, Brembate di Sopra (BG), Italy

You have the right at all times to obtain confirmation as to whether there is any data on file about you and to know the content and source, verify their accuracy and ask for data to be added, updated or corrected (Article 7
of the Personal Data Protection Act). In accordance with the same article you have the right to ask for cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed against the law, and to object to processing of your personal data if you have justified reasons.
If you contact the data controller, please provide your email address, name, address and/or telephone number so your request can be handled correctly.
To ensure that your personal data are always accurate, updated, pertinent and complete, please send any changes to us at the address

Social plugins and social networks
Our web pages may contain social network plugins (e.g. LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and so on). If you open one of our web pages with one of these plugins, your Internet browser connects directly to social network servers and the plugin is displayed on your screen, thanks to the connection with your browser. If a user of a social network visits our web pages while he is logged into his social network account, his personal information could be associated with his social network account. If he also utilises features of the plug-in, his information will be associated with his social network account. Additional information on collection and use of data by social networks in general, and on the rights and ways for protecting the privacy of users in these situations can be found on data protection pages of social networks. If a data subject does not want his visit to our website to be associated with his social network account, he should log out of his social network account before visiting our site.

Details on personal data processing and on services provided by third parties

Personal information is collected for the following purposes by using the following services: Interaction with social networks and external platforms. These services allow for interacting with social networks and other external platforms. At any rate interactions and collected information are subject to the user’s privacy settings for each social network. If a social networking interaction is installed, it is possible that even if users do not use the service it still collects traffic data related to the pages on which it is installed.

Contact Us
If you wish to receive more information about how PPM processes your personal information, please send an email to our email address

To find out about your rights and always be updated on personal data protection legislation, we advise you to go to the website of the Data Protection Authority with address:

Applicable Law
This Privacy Policy is regulated by Italian law, specifically the Privacy Act (Italian Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30 June 2003), other Measures of a general nature and by Requirements of the Italian Data Protection Authority regulating the processing of personal information, including information processed abroad, by anyone living in Italy or businesses registered in Italy.

The Privacy Act guarantees that personal data are processed by respecting the fundamental rights and freedoms as well as the dignity of the data subject, particularly as regards confidentiality, personal identity and the right to protection of personal information.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy
PPM can change or update this Privacy Policy wholly or partially in relation to changes in the rules of law and regulations on this subject protecting your rights. Notices of any changes and updates of this Privacy Policy shall be provided on our home page as soon as they are adopted and shall take effect upon publication on our website. So please check this section regularly to see if a more recent Privacy Policy has been published.

Date of last update 10 March 2016