1. This Note

This information note is aimed at making users aware of the way in which the website www.noahproject.eu will use their personal data before accessing the various sections of the site and before entering their data.

This information is provided – also in pursuance of Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 -to any entity having to do with the web-based services that are made available via electronic networks as from the following address: www.noahproject.eu

The information provided only applies to our web site and does not concern any web sites that may be visited by an user via external links.

2. Data controller

Visiting this site may result into the processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons. The data controller is University of Parma – Parco Area Delle Scienze 181/a 43124 -Parma ( PR), Italy.


The processing operations related to the web-based services that are made available via this website are carried out at the office of the Company exclusively by technical staff in charge of processing. No data resulting from web-based services is either communicated or disseminated.


4.1  Navigation Data

The information systems and software procedures relied upon to operate this web site acquire personal data as part of their standard functioning; the transmission of such data is an inherent feature of Internet communication protocols. These data are only used to extract anonymous statistical information on website use as well as to check its functioning.

4.2  Data Provided Voluntarily by Users

Sending e-mail messages to the addresses mentioned on this website, which is done on the basis of a freely chosen, explicit, and voluntary option, entails acquisition of the sender’s address, which is necessary in order to reply to any request, as well as of such additional personal data as is contained in the message(s). Specific summary information notices will be shown and/or displayed on the pages that are used for providing services on demand.


This website uses cookies to guarantee correct operation of systems and improve the users’ experience of some applications. This document provides information on the use of cookies and similar technology on this website, their purpose and the way users can restrict or block cookies.

5.1  What are cookies

Cookies are small text files sent by a server to the user’s device (usually to the Internet browser) when they access a website page. Cookies enable the web server to save information that will be used during the same visit (session cookies) or during subsequent visits (persistent cookies). Cookies facilitate website navigation, enable storage of pages visited and other specific information, such as the most frequently visited pages, connection errors, etc.

Cookies are stored, based on the user’s preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are often set to automatically accept cookies. However users can change the default setting in order to turn off or delete cookies; the consequence of doing this, however, will be that optimal use of some areas of the website could be prevented. Therefore for optimal use of this website, users should set their browser to accept cookies.

During navigation, users may also receive on their terminal cookies from other website (so called “third party” cookies) directly set up by the controllers of the websites and used for the purpose and in the manner defined by them.

5.2 Cookie types

Based on the characteristics and use of cookies, we can define the following categories.

a) Technical cookiesthese are cookies needed for navigation of a website and use of its functions, such as to enable correct display of pages or access to reserved areas. Therefore disabling this type of cookies will prevent such activities.

They are not used for other purposes and can also be subdivided into:

  • navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website;
  • function cookies, which enable user navigation according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language) to improve the service provided to users.

b) Performance cookies: these collect information on the efficiency of a website’s response to users’ requests in an anonymous form, with the only aim of improving the functionality of the Internet site; for example, which pages are visited most frequently by users, whether there were errors or delays in the provision of web pages.

c) Profiling cookies: these are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by users during web navigation. This website does not use profiling cookies.

5.3 Third-party cookies

When visiting our website www.noahproject.eu  users could receive on their device cookies managed by other organizations (third party cookies): this occurs because the site may contain elements such as images, maps, specific links to website pages or web services.

These cookies can be sent to the users’ browser by third companies directly from their websites, which can be accessed by navigating the www.noahproject.eu website.

For information transparency, we are listing below the third party services present on our website, the purpose and links to the information pages of the various services:cies/privacy

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service supplied by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service is used to gather statistical data that allow us to improve the users’ experience of our website. Google Analytics users “cookie” to gather and analyse information relating to the users’ method of interaction with the website in an aggregated form (for example most visited pages, visitors’ geographic origin, etc.). Google stores the information gathered on their servers in the United States.

The data generated by Google Analytics are stored by Google as indicated in their Privacy Information through the following link https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=it

To read the Privacy Information of Google Inc., independent controller of data related to the Google Analytics service, see the website http://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Users can opt out of Google Analytics by installing on their  browser an additional opt-out  tool supplied by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout   

Google Maps

Some pages contain interactive maps provided by Google, who could install cookies to get information and preferences related to this service.  For more information on the Google’s use of cookies, see their privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy

5.4  Cookie management

Users can decide whether to accept or reject cookies using their  browser settings.

The following links take you to the information pages of the main browsers

Do bear in mind that if you choose to block cookies, this could affect or prevent website functions.

5. 5 Other information

For more information on the use of cookies and on how to block them, you can visit the following websites


Subject to the specifications made with regard to navigation data, users are free to provide the personal data for requests for information or services provided on the website. Failure to provide such data may entail the failure to be provided with the items requested.


Personal data will be processed mainly electronically through software strictly related to the above uses,  for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected. Specific security measures are implemented to prevent the data from being lost, used unlawfully and/or inappropriately, and accessed without authorization.


Data subjects are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003.

The above Section also provides for the right to request erasure, anonymisation or blocking of any data that is processed in breach of the law as well as to object in all cases, on legitimate grounds, to processing of the data.

The request can be addressed to:

University of Parma
Parco Area Delle Scienze 181/a
40124 Parma, Italy
ph: + 39 0521 905858
e-mail info@noahproject.eu