Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Why these information

In accordance to art. 13 of Regulations (UE) 2016/679 about the protection of personal data, this page describes the treatment of personal data:

  • about users who visti the ASTRI Mini-Array web site at URL;
  • about users who want to use our online service, that is in our case the access to online reserved area.
  • about users who leave comments.

This information does not concern other web sites or pages and online services reachable via hypertext links in our web site that refer to external resources and have their own Privacy Policy.

Treatment owner

National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), Viale del Parco Mellini n. 84, IT-00136, Roma (PEC:, switchboard +39 06.355339). INAF is the Italian National Authority for Astronomy and Astrophysics Research. INAF was established on July, 23 1999 by Legislative Decree n.296. It was subsequently reorganized on June, 4 2003 by Legislative Decree n.138. INAF is under supervision by the University and Research Ministry.

Data protection Officer

Contacts for INAF Data Protection Officer (DPO)

  • Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica – Responsabile della Protezione dei dati personali, Viale del Parco Mellini, 84, IT-00136, Rome;
  • Email:
  • PEC:

Purpose and legal framework of treatment

Personal data regarding services given through this web site are treated by the Responsible only for INAF Institutional purposes, for public interest or for legal fulfillment.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it



Navigation Data

The technical procedures of this web site obtain, through usual Internet Transfer Protocol exchanges, a number of personal data:

computer IP address or domain used by the user accessing the site, the URI/URL (Uniform Resource Identifier/Locator) of requested resources, the time of the request, the server submission method for request, the response file dimension, the server digital code for response (successful, error, etc.) and other user parameters about the operating system and computing environment of the user.

We treat these personal data, needed for the good performance of the site, also to:

  • obtain statistical information about our services (visited pages, number of users, etc.);
  • check the correct mode of operation of our services.

However, given their nature, these data could be used to identify the users through elaboration in common with third parties’ data. This would be the case e.g. when investigating about computer crimes committed against this web site.


When visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, together with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies and other tracking device

So-called session (non-persistent) cookies are used exclusively to the extent this is necessary to enable secure, efficient browsing. In particular, our website uses the Google Analytics service.

No sensitive data is exchanged via cookies.

The cookies created by us do not store personal data that allow to trace and / or know directly the identity of the user and that do not represent a risk to the privacy or integrity of the devices and systems used to access the network or the website.

The user can at any time disable the use of cookies from her/his browser; this choice could cause difficulties in navigating the site.

See below for more information about cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Transfer of personal data outside the EU

The personal data shall not be transferred outside the EU.

How long we retain your data

The personal data shall be processed even through automated means by the Data Controller, by the Data processor and/or by persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data, in compliance with the aforementioned legislation.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Rights of data subjects

Data subject have the right to obtain from INAF, where appropriate, access to their personal data as well as rectification or erasure of such data or the restriction of the processing concerning them, and to object to the processing (pursuant to Articles 15 to 22 of the Regulation).

Please contact the INAF’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) to lodge all requests to exercise these rights.

Right to lodge a complaint

If a data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her as performed via this website infringes the Regulation, he or she has the right to lodge a complaint with the “Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali”, pursuant to Article 77 of the Regulation, or else to bring a judicial proceeding against the INAF pursuant to Article 79 of the Regulation.

Data recipients

Data may be transmitted to companies, organizations or associations expressly appointed as data processors by INAF pursuant to Article 28 of the Regulation.

Personal data may also be disclosed to persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

Personal data collected as above are also processed by staff from the INAF ASTRI project, acting on specific instructions concerning purposes and arrangements of such processing.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Information on cookies

Cookies: use and definition

Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by users send to their devices, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same websites on the next visit.

Cookies are used for different purposes: device authentication, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc.

By using this website, the following types of cookies could be generated:

Technical cookies

Our website uses analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies as they are used for statistical purposes only to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website.

Google Analytics is the free web service we used to analyse in depht-detail about our visitors.

We don’t use Advertising Features.

The plugin we used to implement Google Analitycs is MonsterInsights.

For Google Analytics Privacy Policy go to the URL: Privacy information

For these cookies, the user’s prior consent is not required (ref. Provision of 8 May 2014 from the Italian Data Protection Authority “Identification of simplified procedures for information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies”).

The data generated from these cookies (including IP addresses) are processed by the INAF ASTRI project acting as website manager, exclusively for web-statistics.

Session cookies also enable the use of certain functions, e.g. authentication to restricted areas.

The use of these cookies does not allow the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

Third parties cookies

By using this website, the user could receive on his device also cookies sent from different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which certain elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, chats, specific links to pages of other websites).

The following third parties cookies are used on this website:

– Google privacy policy
– Google product privacy guide
– Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on 

Management of cookies

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can refuse them. If you do not wish to receive or store cookies, you can change the settings of the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.).

Each browser has different procedures for managing settings. Please refer to your browser’s Help function for information on how to change your cookie settings and delete cookies.

Warning: rejection of technical cookies could compromise the use of the websites functions for registered users.




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