GOOGLE ANALYTICS DISCLAIMER
Last updated: 2020-07-10
Most of the websites you surf on the web collect data from your entry in order to make statistics on the use of that website. On this website we use Google Analytics (GA). GA has a strict privacy guideline and only collects data anonymously. When you enter this website (as well as many others) GA robot gets your IP (to control if you are a new user or not) and gets information about where you are, what pages you visit and for how long. It also gets information about the browser and operative system you're using, your screen resolution, colours configuration, version of flash (if any) and connection speed. All this information that Google gets may also help the webmaster to know what kind of technology the users have, so that he can adapt the features on his website to better meet their needs. But in no way it is possible to find out what person used the website, because no personal information can be collected and the IP address changes all the time for most people. So the only thing GA can tell is that at a certain time, a certain computer with certain characteristics logged onto this website and visited certain pages for a certain period of time. Besides, all that data goes to a statistics chart and you can find out, for example, how many people entered your website using Windows or Linux, and how many people are using Firefox or IE, and how many people logged in from the area of Rome or Toronto. But it is not possible to see all the data from one single connection. Moreover, to secure your privacy still more, we have implemented the IP Anonymization offered by GA so your IP is truncated to keep your privacy still more.
The text above is just an explanation in plain English but is not a legal document. The official disclaimer written by Google is as follows:
Google Analytics Disclaimer
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.