ANSA News agency (hereinafter referred to as "ANSA") expresses its commitment and attention to the processing of personal data of those using the website (hereinafter referred to as the "Site") by adopting a personal data confidentiality policy that complies with the regulations of the current personal data protection code (hereinafter referred to as the "Privacy Code") contained in Legislative Decree No. 196 dated 30 June 2003.

This page describes the methods used for processing of personal data of users who consult the Website, through a specific disclosure that is made, pursuant to article 13 of the Privacy Code, to all to all those who interact with web services provided by ANSA, accessible electronically from the address: corresponding to the official home page of the Website.
The information applies solely to the Website and not to other websites eventually consulted by the user through links accessible from the site.

The information provided on this page also takes into account Recommendation No. 2/2001 that the European authorities for the protection of personal data, gathered in the Group established by Article 29 of European Directive No. 95/46/EC, adopted on 17 May 2001 to identify minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line, such as, in particular, the manner, timing and nature of the information that data controllers must provide users with when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purpose of the link.

Additional information from the user can be acquired through the Processing Register established with the Protection Authority, which is recognized by ANSA through appropriate notification dated 2 May 2004.

Information under Article 13 of the Privacy Code concerning the processing of data related to navigation of the Website

Type of data processed and purpose of the processing
Navigation of the Website is free and does not require registration by the user except in cases where the collection of personal data is needed to achieve certain objectives such as, but not limited to: providing paid services, asking for commercial information regarding ANSA services, enabling forum participation, sending of a resume or sending e-mails to the addresses indicated on the Website.

Therefore, during access to the Website, it is possible to distinguish the data from the single user navigation and data voluntarily provided by the user in relation to certain purposes.

Data deriving from the user's browsing
During normal operation, computer systems and software procedures acquire some personal data whose transmission is implicit when using Internet communication protocols.
This information is not collected to be associated with identified individuals, but, due to its very nature and through processing and association with data held by third parties, could identify users. ANSA never commissions or has third parties carry out the processing and association of data.

This category of data includes IP addresses or the domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the Website, Uniform Resource Identifier addresses of resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the reply given by the server (successful, error, etc.) as well as other parameters relative to the operating system and the user's computing environment.

This data is used by ANSA exclusively in anonymous form for statistical purposes related to the use of the Website and its proper functioning. The data could be used and stored in case of suspected computer crimes against the Website, for which ANSA reserves the right to resort to the competent authorities to ascertain any liability.

Data provided voluntarily by the user
Personal data provided voluntarily by users who interact with the Website by giving their personal data to ANSA for the attainment of certain services (paid services, sales inquiries, forum participation, sending of resumes, sending of e-mails, etc.) are used solely to provide the service or provision requested, and are communicated to third parties only when strictly necessary for the performance of the service (shipment of materials provision of assistance, etc.).

Specific summarized information will be reported or displayed in the pages of the Website dedicated to on-demand services in order to draw the attention of the party for which the personal data will be processed.
Apart from the information specified above regarding navigation data, the transfer of personal data is optional, although functional to the provision of certain services; therefore, in these cases, failure to provide data may impair or prevent the provision of service.

Application software may contain "cookie" technology. Cookies are primarily used to facilitate user navigation. Cookies may provide information about navigating within the Website and enable the provision of specific services requiring identification of the user path through different Website pages. Any cookies present in application software are anonymous and cannot be traced back to the user's personal data. Any access to the portal, irrespective of the presence of a cookie, records the type of browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape), the operating system (e.g. Macintosh, Windows), the host and the URL of the visitor as well as data on the requested page. Nevertheless, the user can set its browser to notify when a cookie is received and can decide to delete it. Further information regarding cookies can be found on the websites provided by the browser.

"Cookies are divided into "session" and "persistent"; once the first type of cookies are downloaded, they are deleted when the Browser is closed, and the "persistent" cookies are stored on the user/visitor's hard disk until they expire. Persistent cookies are mainly used to facilitate site navigation, to understand which sections of the site have generated a number of pages and users and also for the delivery of advertising formats. ANSA advertising, as well as most of the competing sites, uses cookies generated by other sites to deliver advertising formats. On the other hand, session cookies are mainly used during authentication, authorisation and navigation of services that are accessed via registration".

In the following, the list of third parties cookies with links to related management policies.

Google Analytics
Neodata – Cookie di profilazione
4w MarketPlace for Publishers

For further information and to disable the third parties cookies please follow the link:

Location and methods of data processing
Processing connected to the Website services will take place at the ANSA headquarters, and are carried out by technical staff specifically employed for the processing of data through manual or automated instruments for the time strictly needed for the purposes for which the data were collected. Data originating from the web service is not communicated or disseminated to third parties without the consent of the individual concerned except in cases where this is strictly functional to rendering a service requested by the interested party (e.g. Postage, maintenance, etc.).

User rights
Pursuant to article 7 of the Privacy Code, the user has the right to: 1) confirmation of the existence or otherwise of his/her personal data, even if not yet recorded, and its communication in intelligible form; 2) indication of: a) the origin of personal data; b) the purpose and method of processing; c) the logic applied in case of processing with the help of electronic instruments; d) the identity of the owner, manager and the representative appointed under article 5, paragraph 2 of the Code; e) the subjects or categories of subjects to whom the personal data may be communicated or who can become aware of it as appointed State representative, managers or agents; 3) a) updating, rectification or, when interested, integration of data; b) the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is not necessary for the purposes in respect of which the data was collected or subsequently processed; c) certification that the operations in letters a) and b) have been brought to knowledge, as also related to their contents, to those to whom the data was communicated or disseminated, except where this requirement proves impossible or involves the use of means manifestly disproportionate to the protected right. 4) The interested party has the right to fully or partially oppose: a) for legitimate reasons to the processing of personal data, pertinent to the collection purpose; b) the processing of its personal data for the sending of advertising, direct sales or for carrying out market research or commercial communication.

All rights referred to in the above mentioned article 7 of the Privacy Code can be exercised by the user by contacting ANSA writing at the following address:
ANSA Soc.Coop. News agency - Legal Affairs Department - Via della Dataria No. 94, 00187 - Rome.

Processing of data for journalistic purposes
All personal data contained within the information contents of the Website and present on the Website for the purposes of news reporting (news, photos, videos, etc.) are processed in accordance with the regulations laid down by Title XII of the Privacy Code and in particular by articles 136 (Journalistic and other intellectual work purposes), 137 (Applicable provisions), 138 (Professional secrecy) and 139 (Ethical code related to journalistic activities).

Data controller, processor and officers
The Data controller of personal data processed by ANSA is:
ANSA - National Associated Press Agency - Cooperative Company
Registered office: Via della Dataria No. 94, 00187 - Rome
Tax Code and enrolment in the Register of Companies of Rome No. 00391130580
Economic Administrative Index of Rome No. 127596
VAT No. 00876481003
Registered in the Registry of Cooperative Companies under No. A100573
ANSA, as the Data controller, has, through its pro tempore Chief Executive Officer, nominated the following Data processors, all domiciled at the registered office of the Company:

  1. GIANNETTO BALDI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the Journalistic Executive Board and underlying central and local editorial structures in his capacity as Secretary of Editors
  2. ALESSANDRO BARBERI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "Personnel Management and Services", of which he is currently the Managing director
  3. MASSIMO BLASI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "Human Resources and Support to Editors”, of which he is currently the Managing director
  4. ANDREA FOSSATI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "Deputy General Management", of which he is currently the Managing director 
  5. STEFANO GAMBIOLI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the activities carried out such as the Internal Medicine Manager pursuant to Law 81/2008 
  6. ANGELO MARRARA, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "IT Technologies", of which he is currently the Managing director 
  7. The Lawyer, SUSANNA PEDRI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "Legal Affairs", of which she is currently the Managing director 
  8. STEFANO TOMMASOLI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "Administration and Accounts", of which he is currently the Managing director
  9. GIAN LUCA ZINGONI, as Data processor of personal data processed in connection with the ANSA Agency company function referred to as "Management Control", of which he is currently the Managing director

Within the Company, personal data have processed by the employees of the corporate functions that respond to the Data processors listed above. These employees act as Representatives under the direct authority of those responsible for the data processing.
Any inquiries relating to privacy or any questions about this informative note may be forwarded in writing to the following address:
Agenzia ANSA, Legal Affairs, Via della Dataria, No. 94, 00187 - Rome.