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Privacy & Cookies Policy

Your privacy is important, that is why we have made this statement regarding the figures involved, the purposes and methods of processing personal data in accordance with Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter, the “Regulation“). We encourage you to read this page carefully to learn about our privacy and cookie use policies and to contact us, by writing to privacy@etifor.com, to report any problems or ask for information.

Data Controller

Etifor S.r.l. Benefit Company, with registered office at Piazza Alcide De Gasperi 41, 35131 Padua, Italy (hereinafter, the “Company” or the “Data Controller“), as ResAlliance consortium member and manager of the website of the project “Landscape resilience knowledge alliance for agriculture and forestry in the Mediterranean basin” (the “Project”), funded by the EU under Grant Agreement no. 101086600.

Type of Data Processed 

The user’s personal data acquired by the Data Controller during the use of this web site are as follows:

  • browsing data (the transmission of which is implicit in the use of internet communication protocols, about which more information is available in the special section on Cookies);
  • personal and contact data, as well as any additional personal data included in the communication, in the event that the user voluntarily decides to send messages to the Data Controller through the contact forms present in various sections of the web site and/or via e-mail or in the event that the user decides to subscribe to the newsletter.

It should be noted that the Data Controller is not responsible for the processing of any personal data that may be and voluntarily sent by the user to e-mail addresses, although present on the website, but pertaining to organizations and/or third parties.

Purpose of processing, legal basis and data retention period

We will process browsing data to enable the user to use web services. Processing for the aforementioned purpose does not require the user’s consent. These data are kept for the time strictly necessary to achieve this purpose. More information is available in the Cookie policy section below.

We will process any personal data of users, spontaneously sent by them to the Data Controller to acknowledge any requests. This type of processing does not require prior consent in accordance with Article 6 sub. 1 lett. a) of the Regulation. These data are kept for the time strictly necessary to respond to the user’s request.

It should be noted that in the event that any spontaneous request from the user is aimed at registering for an event organized by the Data Controller, the user-applicant is hereby made aware of the fact that as part of such events, photos and/or videos may be taken and/or made by the Data Controller and/or parties appointed by the Data Controller and/or partners involved in the organization of the event, having as their object the event and for purposes of promoting it and the activities of the Data Controller and/or partner, mainly within the social channels and websites of the latter. Such photos and/or videos will not have as their object the publication of images of people in the foreground. 

The legal basis for such processing is the legitimate interest of the Owner and/or third parties (the partners involved in the organization of the event and/or to whom the Company has a contractual obligation having to do with the event).

Since these will be group images from which it will not be possible to extrapolate and/or delete the image of the individual, the user is invited, as of now, not to register for the event where he/she does not wish to be portrayed, albeit within the scope of images and/or videos, precisely, of the group and which do not depict him/her in the foreground.

The aforementioned data will be kept for the period deemed strictly necessary for the above purpose.

Only with the user’s consent, we will also process his/her data for marketing purposes, i.e., for our Company to send newsletters, information and promotional communications by e-mail, concerning the Project and services, offers, as well as notification of events, including networking events, organized by the Company. The data will be kept for 36 (thirty-six) months, without prejudice to the possibility of revoking previously given consent at any time.

Provision of data and consequences in case of failure to provide data

With the exception of what has been specified with reference to browsing data and/or data in case of user participation in events organized by the Data Controller  and/or its partners, the user is free to provide his or her data for the purposes mentioned in the previous paragraph. However, in case of failure to provide it, it will not be possible to follow up on his/her requests.

The provision of data for marketing purposes is always optional. Failing this, the user will not receive promotional communications and will not be informed of new events or initiatives promoted by the Data Controller .

Recipients of the data

  • employees and/or collaborators in any capacity whatsoever of the Data Controller, adequately trained and authorized for processing;
  • subjects the Data Controller uses to carry out activities instrumental to the achievement of the above-mentioned purposes (by way of example only: suppliers of IT and application services, consultants, etc.) or to whom the Data Controller is required to communicate the data under legal obligations. These subjects will process the data as autonomous data controllers or as data processors, duly appointed by the Company.

In addition, data may be disclosed to Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency as well as to Etifor’s partners in the Project, in their capacity as coordinating and/or further associated beneficiaries.

Transfer of data outside the European Union

In carrying out its ordinary activities, the Data Controller may make use of some providers (mostly IT services, e.g. e-mail provider mail server) operating outside the European Union. We specify that, in any hypothesis of transfer outside the European Union, the guarantees provided by the Regulation in Articles 44 et seq. of the Regulation will be adopted.

Moreover, some data collected with reference to the Project could be shared among the ResAlliance project consortium members located outside the EU. The latter are requested to respect any relevant EU standard in the field of privacy and data protection and the General Data Protection Regulation Number (EU) 2016/679.

Users’ Rights

The user will be able to access, correct, remove or export his/her personal data. The user will also have the right to restrict the processing of his/her own personal data. Where collection or processing is based on consent, he/she may withdraw his/her consent at any time. In addition, he/she will be able to receive his/her personal data in a commonly used, machine-readable structured format and ask us to transmit such data to another data controller where technically feasible. He/She may object to the processing of his/her personal data when the processing is based on the legitimate interest of the Data Controller (or third parties) and if his/her personal informations are used for direct marketing purposes. Finally, the user may lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority (www.garanteprivacy.it.) if he/she believes that his/her rights have been violated.

If the user wishes to exercise any of these rights, he/she may send an e-mail to privacy@etifor.com.

Changes to this policy

The Data Controller   reserves the right to make changes to this policy and any changes will be made available through this website.


This website makes use of cookies to ensure the user’s proper enjoyment of the web site and a better browsing experience.

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small text files stored on users’ terminals by the server of the website they are visiting. They contain information related to the user’s browsing that can be read by the server that sent them in subsequent browsing sessions.

Types of cookies

Technical cookies: are used to perform computer authentication, session tracking, and storage of specific information about users accessing a web page.

These cookies are often useful, because they can make it faster to navigate and enjoy the web, because they intervene to facilitate certain procedures.

Function cookies: they allow the web site to remember the choices made by the users (for example, the language or the geographic area in which they are located) and repropose them at subsequent accesses in order to provide better and personalized services (for example, they can be used to propose content similar to that previously requested by the user).

Profiling cookies: used to monitor and profile users during browsing, study their movements and web browsing or consumption habits, including for the purpose of sending targeted and personalized service advertisements. 

Depending on the entity that installs cookies on the user’s terminal, cookies are distinguished into first-party” cookies orthird-party” cookies. 

First-party cookies are installed directly by the web site operator itself. 

Third-party cookies, on the other hand, are cookies managed by a web site other than the one on which the user is browsing but linked to it, for the management of particular types of content. These are usually images, sounds, links or other elements that reside outside the web site being visited.

Description of how to consent to the installation of cookies

When first accessing this web site, the user will find a banner with a short information notice that contains a link to this extended information notice. In this extended policy the user will find more information about the description and characteristics of the different categories of cookies installed by the Data Controller and third parties.

Cookies used on this website

This website uses the following cookies:


cookieyes-consent – CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.


ga* – Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.

_fbp – Facebook sets this cookie to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the website.

_ga – This cookie is set by Google Analytics 4. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data anonymously for the sites analytics reports.

How to remove cookies from the terminal

It is possible for the user to set the Internet browser software (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome) in a way that does not accept cookies, including technical cookies, by enabling so-called anonymous browsing, and in this case, no data will be processed through these systems.

The guidelines of the browser you use to browse contain all the information to enable or block cookies. Below are some quick links to obtain them:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it

Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265

Effects of deactivating cookies

Should you decide to disable cookies, it is a good idea to take into account their characteristics, to avoid incurring in unwelcome changes to the navigation of the site. In particular, the deactivation of technical cookies may prevent the use of certain features of the site.

Social network buttons

Social buttons are the “buttons” on the site that depict social network icons and allow the user to interact with a “click” directly with social platforms. 

The links are provided where the user can view the privacy policy regarding data management by the social networks to which the buttons refer:



External Links

Although this website includes only quality external links (clickable text/banner/image links to other websites) it is advisable to adopt a policy of caution before clicking on any external links mentioned on this website. 

The owner of this website cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website despite its best efforts. This website and its owner cannot be held responsible for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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For any further information and/or to exercise any of the rights granted to you under the Regulation (as mentioned above), please send an e-mail to: privacy@etifor.com.

Last update: November 2023.