This information notice, provided pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Regulation’), describes how the personal data of users consulting the Cineca HPC website will be processed.

This information is provided solely for those who access and interact with the HPC website and not for all the other websites that may be consulted by the user through hypertext links that may be present on the site, for which Cineca is not responsible.

Identity and contact data of the Data Controller

The “Data Controller” is Cineca Consorzio Interuniversitario based in Casalecchio di Reno (BO) in via Magnanelli 6/3 – postal code 40033, in the person of Consortium Chairman with mandate as regards the subject of personal data protection.

You can contact the Data Controller by writing to or sending an email to the following email address:

Contact data of the Data Protecion Officer

Cineca has a data protection Officer, appointed pursuant to art. 37 of Regulation EU 2016/679. The data protection officer can be contacted at the following email address:

Legal basis of the Processing

The legal basis of the processing is represented by the pursuit of Cineca’s legitimate interest, pursuant to article 6, paragraph f) of the Regulations, in the publication on the HPC Website aimed at disseminating the consortium’s activities and initiatives.

Purpose of Data Processing and type of Processed Data


The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, certain data whose transmission is inherent in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified subjects, but by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified. This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the site, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier: a string that uniquely identifies a generic resource that can be a web address, a document, a file, etc.. ) of the requested resources, 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 response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and computer environment (browser used by the user).

On the other hand, the system does not allow the identity of the user connecting to be collected.

This data is used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct operation and is kept for the period necessary for the purposes defined in this policy. The data in question could be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of any computer crimes to the detriment of our site, in compliance with the guarantees imposed by law. Please note that the use of navigation data and cookies is by no means aimed at “user profiling”, i.e. a technique aimed at collecting information on consumers to better target promotional campaigns and sales offers.


While browsing websites, each user’s browser communicates the surfer’s IP address to the Cineca web server. The IP address is a number automatically assigned to each computer while surfing the web.

Cineca’s web server is configured in such a way as not to allow user identification (username) associated with the IP address or other personal identity information, therefore the user remains anonymous while visiting the site.

Use of Cookies and other Tracking Systems

Please refer to the Cookie Policy.

Recipients of Data

The recipients of the data collected following consultation of the HPC site are the Data Controller (Cineca) and any Data Processors appointed by the Data Controller, as well as any individuals within Cineca authorised to process the data for the purposes indicated above.

Your personal data will not be subject to dissemination.

Data Retention

Unless the data subject expresses a request for deletion of his or her personal data, the data collected will be kept as long as it is necessary in relation to the legitimate purposes for which it was collected.

Comunication of Data

Personal data can be communicated to all those subject as it is necessary to achieve the purposes described in section 1.
The data will not be circulated.

Rights of the Data Subject

Please note that regarding your personal data, you have the following rights:

    • to access your personal data

    • to obtain the rectification or erasure of the data or the restriction of the processing concerning you

    • to object to the processing

    • to lodge a complaint with the Italian supervisory authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali)

To enforce the above rights, you may contact the Data Controller at the following address: Cineca Consorzio Interuniversitario – via Magnanelli 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO) or at the e-mail address:, to the “Personal Data Protection Officer”.  To facilitate compliance with the terms of the law, we recommend that the request be marked “Exercise of rights pursuant to Art. 15 et seq. of European Regulation no. 679 /2016”.

The Data Controller is obliged to provide you with an answer within one month from the request, extendable up to three months in case of particular complexity of the request.

Copiright Notes

All rights to the creative and original contents that make up the HPC website (by way of example, texts, graphics, original photographic works and the architecture of the Site) are reserved pursuant to current legislation (law on copyright that protects the contents, having the character of creativity and originality, that make up the multimedia work).

The contents of the pages of the Site may not (unless otherwise specified within the documentation to be used) in whole or in part, be copied, reproduced, transferred, uploaded, published or distributed in any way without the prior consent of Cineca , except for the possibility of storing them in your own computer or printing extracts of pages from this Site solely for personal use.

Any form of link to this site if inserted by third parties must not damage the image and activities of Cineca.

So-called “deep linking” is prohibited, i.e. the operation of inserting within a page of an external site a direct hypertext link to a specific internal page of the Cineca site, thus bypassing the Cineca home page and all intermediate pages. Deep linking may be allowed, if agreed in advance with Cineca, and provided that the creation of the link allows the user to clearly identify the ownership of the displayed page.

Also prohibited is the use of “framing”, as a way of realising deep linking, which, thanks to the use of frames within the calling site, could mislead the user-surfer into thinking that the content of the linked page belongs to the source site.

Embedded content from other web pages

Articles on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor had visited that website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with them, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to those websites