Privacy Policy

Pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003

Personal data protection code

With this note, Northwave s.r.l. intends to informs users visiting the website "www.northwavesnow.com" (hereinafter the "Website") of the Policy adopted regarding Personal Data Protection, emphasising its commitment and focus on protecting the privacy of visitors to the Website.

Visitors may browse the Website freely and are not obliged to register, except in certain areas of the same, in which the user can freely and expressly provide a series of personal data in order to access services for which their specific consent is required. Therefore, in cases where the visitor intends to provide their personal data in order to access those additional services, pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003, Personal data protection code, they will be expressly informed that this is required and (by way of example) of the purposes and methods for and with which the data will be used by Northwave s.r.l. in addition to the right to request that the data provided be erased or updated at any time.

Information on personal data protection 

Northwave s.r.l. hereby provides the following information, pursuant to and by effect of Legislative Decree no.196/2003 "Personal data protection code" (hereinafter the “Code”).

1. Data Controller and Supervisor 

The Data Controller of the personal data is Northwave S.r.l , con sede in Via Levada 145 31040 Onigo di Pederobba (TV) - Italy, (di seguito “Northwave S.r.l”). 

The Data Supervisor, with regard to the management of the Website, is the head of the Northwave s.r.l.. You may request to be notified of the name of the Data Supervisor, and receive a full list of the Data Supervisors by writing to the addresses indicated at point 7.

2. Types of personal data processed 

You do not need to be registered to access the Website. However, some sections in the Website do require you to register, or use a username and password (e.g. to complete the on-line purchasing process). There are also certain services for which you must provide your data should you wish to use them (e.g. your data may be required if you wish to access the Newsletter services, contact us, share your “Wish List” with a friend, etc.). 

Should Northwave s.r.l. acquire information and personal data about users, it will notify the same in advance, pursuant to Art.13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, of the purposes for which said data are required and of the procedures engaged for their use. If necessary, Northwave s.r.l. will arrange to acquire the user’s specific consent for the relative use of the data. For example, personal data such as the user’s name and surname, telephone number, email address and other information that the user consents to provide may be requested to enable the user to access the services of the Website, and these must be provided by filling in a specific registration form. Northwave s.r.l. will only use the personal data collected on-line for the purposes indicated during registration.

The data relative to the user’s connection to and browsing on the Website (such as the URI-Uniform Resource Identifier addresses of the 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 response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relative to the user’s operating system and IT environment) are only collected for the purpose of gathering anonymous statistical information about the use of the Website and to check that it works correctly, and these are erased immediately after processing. The data could be used to verify the responsibility in the case of alleged IT crimes damaging the Website: with the exclusion of this hypothesis, the data is erased after the period of time required to provide the services illustrated in the Website. 

With reference to the data relative to the user’s browsing within the Website, please also see point 6 below regarding the Profiling tools used by the Website. 

3. Optional nature of the user’s decision to provide personal data 

Whether the user provides the personal data is generally an optional decision. Only in certain cases, failure to confer the data can prevent the user from accessing specific services and obtaining the object of the request (e.g. registration is required to proceed and purchase products online). 

4. Data processing procedures and field of communication 

The data can be processed both electronically and in paper form. Northwave s.r.l. guarantees that the personal data provided via the Website will be processed lawfully and correctly, in full compliance with the legislation in force, and will maintain the strictest confidentiality regarding the data provided during registration. All the information collected is sent via a protected connection to prevent it being intercepted by third parties. The safety of the Website is guaranteed and certified by a leading company in the provision of services regarding Internet security. 

The data will not be communicated or disseminated to third parties except within the limits and under the conditions expressly indicated in the note provided to the user from time to time, and only upon receipt of authorisation from the same.

5. Links to other sites 

This note is only applicable to the Northwave s.r.l. Website and is not valid for any other websites that may be consulted by the user via links on the same. Northwave s.r.l. cannot be held responsible for the personal data provided by the users to external parties or to any other websites that may be linked to the Northwave s.r.l. Website.

 

6. “Profiling” and/or customisation tools 
Northwave s.r.l. does not carry out any promotional communication and/or advertising activities without the user’s prior explicit consent. 
The Website uses “Cookies”: these are text files which are sent from a web server (which is the computer on which the Website visited is running) to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and memorised in the hard disk of the user’s computer when they visit the Website. The cookie allows the Website to identify the user’s PC by way of the information memorised therein each time that the user reconnects to the Website using the same PC. 
By using cookies we can make it easier for the user to browse the Website. 
Policy on cookies
Since May 2011 a new privacy law was approved by the European parliament on the obligation for websites to request permission to users to use cookies. The law, denominated EU Cookie Law ( http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:337:0011:0036:IT:PDF ), is a fine web, on Personal data and privacy protection. Italy has approved the law by Legislative Decree 69/2012 and 70/2012 and is effective from 1 June 2012.
As for cookies, Italian jurisdiction passes by a regulation officially opt out them liberalized without discrimination, to an opt-in, which requires the user to give a consent, without which cookies can not be activated , unless the use of these is necessary to provide the service requested, as described in Article 2 n. 5 of the Directive. Every website that uses cookies, if not necessary to meet a specific request, must first obtain permission of the user.
The law is directed to all community sites, that is, whose organization / person falls under the jurisdiction of the European regardless of where it is located on your server.
News Law - Updated January 31, 2013
In the update, the ICO (the body responsible for the implementation of the EU Cookie Law) recently wrote an article stating that you no longer have the express consent of cookies on websites, as previously stated (http: //www.ico.org.uk/news/current_topics/changes-to-cookies-on-our-website). Although this change is not yet in force and the law can not be defined canceled, is the de facto end of its importance for all the insiders of the web.
Unlike before, the Italian law is now more permissive, and allows the use of cookies with informed consent expressed also with "specific configurations of computer programs or devices", then select settings in browsers used to navigate.
Since you clearly refers to article 13, the existence of cookies must be communicated from the sites, by means of a notice or other, indicating the use and putting in condition navigator read the disclosure perhaps through a link in site.
We have prepared the following Policy to describe the types of cookies used on our website and on our platform, and to describe the reasons and conditions of their use. Please note that we can not offer our Site and our services to your device without sending some of our cookies. Therefore, You authorize us to use them when you use our site and our services.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text strings, not necessarily within the computer file, sent by a server to a client, then from a website to the visitor, and then sent back to the reading from the server. Every time the user returns to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends the file to the site server. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the operation of the website and the user experience using the same, for example, through automatic authentication, storing the language, size and type of text, location, or information for statistical purposes, because in itself webpages have no "memory".
Cookies are not viruses, and use a plain text format. They can not make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to run and replicate again.
No personal user data is acquired from the site. We do not use cookies to transmit information of a personal nature, nor are systems for tracking users.
If you have not already done so, you'll want to set your browser to automatically update, in order to eliminate security gaps caused by outdated browsers. These may in fact be exploited by malicious people to manipulate cookies and acquire private information without your consent.
If you share access to your computer, you should always delete browsing data every time you close your browser. This increases security by eliminating sensitive data after your browsing session.
Cookies Part
We may send cookies to your device through our website. These cookies, which belong to the site that created them, are defined in Part Cookies. They are constantly enabled and are required to run the site's features.
Session Cookies
Session Cookies are essential to enable a safe and efficient site (Essential Cookies). They disappear when the browser is closed, and its associated data is deleted from the system within one hour. For this type of cookie is not mandatory to acquire the prior informed consent from the user, as they are subject and readable only domino that created them.
Cookies Domain are designed to recognize the registered user at his return to the site once they have been authenticated personal credentials. Allow for example to fill the cart, easily perform payment transactions, resolve security issues and ensure compliance with applicable law. These Cookies are part of the group session, as user and password are never stored on our Site after your exit and you must include them every time you want to access the site.
Persistent Cookies
We also use Cookies for Customizing, which allow us to store your preferences, such as your spoken language, as font size or the geographic area from which you visit us. They modify the behavior and appearance of the site according to your needs, improving your navigation. These cookies store information even after the browser is closed, and are called Persistent Cookies.
Cookies Performance
The Performance Cookies collect anonymous information about the use that is made of the site and allow us to improve its functioning. For example show us which pages are most frequently visited, allow us to see which are the recurring patterns of use of the Site, help us to understand all difficulties you encounter when using and shows the efficiency of the advertising that is published on the site.
Third Party Cookies
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. We do not allow the third party to use the cookies for purposes other than those listed above, but we use Google Analytics.
Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a free web analysis provided by Google, which sends cookies to your device. The information generated by your use of the website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google and stored on its servers. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the Site, prepare reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf. However Google will not associate your IP address with any other data that Google owns.
In particular, the following are the cookies used by Google Analytics:
Name Cookie Duration
_utmc Session
_utmv 2 years
_utmb 30 minutes
_utma 2 years
_utmz 6 months
For more information about Google Analytics, you can consult: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage and its privacy policy http: //www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy. html.
Social Media
If you have previously interacted with social as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google Plus, your browser sends information about these cookies to Social when you visit a page in our site with the “like” button or another plug-in capital. These cookies are used by the Social Network to provide you with a personalized experience on our site, to maintain and improve the service and to protect both you and the site from malicious activity.
We can host such content to YouTube, if we believe that this can improve your experience. You can share content you like through Facebook or include content taken from Twitter.
For the privacy policies, related to:
• https://www.facebook.com/help/206635839404055/
• https://twitter.com/privacy
• http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/ehttp://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/
Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies are created and subject to external domains to our site, and are the true goal of this legislation. Advertisers and others use their own cookies to collect information about your activities or on advertisements on which you clicked. This information could be used by them to present adverts which they believe can be more interesting for you. Advertisers may also use them to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns. We have no control over these cookies.
How to block cookies
If you do not wish to receive cookies on your device, you can manage the enabling cookies by going to the "Settings" or Tools "menu of the main browser. This allows you for example to disable cookies for all sites, except those you trust.
Please note that disabling our cookies, you will not have access to many features that make the site more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. Also, because the cookies are used to identify products in the basket during the transmission procedure of the purchase order, you can not place orders.
You can choose to turn off third-party cookies, without compromising the proper functioning of our site. This may result, however, the viewing of advertising messages that are not of interest. Please note that this exclusion by third parties is not subject to our control.
To help you better understand how you can change your privacy settings, you point out a series of links that might be useful:
• INTERNET EXPLORER: http: //windows.microsoft.com/it-IT/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
• FIREFOX:http://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
• CHROME: https: //support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647? Hl = en
• SAFARI: http: //www.apple.com/it/privacy/use-of-cookies/
Another feature of most browsers is the Incognito Mode. You can browse in Incognito mode when not want your website visits or your downloads are recorded in your browsing and download. All cookies created in Incognito mode are automatically deleted when you close all browser windows.
Alternatively, your browser options contain the "Clear browsing data". You can use it to delete cookies, data site and plug-ins, including the data stored on your device from Adobe Flash Player (Flash Cookies).

See these sites for more information, or select "Help" from your browser to have a guide online.
• http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
• http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Anyway each user can choose not to accept any cookie she does not desire by modifying her browser preferences, for instance:

No other tools are used to profile users in this Website (e.g. spyware).

7. Location of data processing

The data relative to the services provided by the Website is processed in the legal office of Northwave s.r.l. indicated at point 1 above by those appointed for this purpose by the Marketing Management Division.  

8. Rights of the interested parties 

Pursuant to Article 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 you have the right to request information on how your data is processed from the Data Supervisor, including1) obtaining, without delay, confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you exists[…]; 2) obtaining: a) information on the source of the personal data, the purposes and methods of the processing, the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means, the identification data concerning the data controller, data processors and the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and to whose knowledge said data may come in their capacity as data processors or persons in charge of the processing; having the data updated, amended or integrated; b) the erasure, anonymisation or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully […].; 3) fully or partially opposing the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising, disseminating advertising materials, direct sale, market research or market communication.

9. Right to review

Northwave s.r.l. reserves the right to review its current "Privacy Policy" at its excusive discretion, in any way and/or at any time, without any need to submit advance notice.

You may exercise your rights as per Art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 at any time contacting Northwave s.r.l. from the form Contact Us.

The integral text of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 can be consulted on the Website of the Italian Data Protection Authority www.garanteprivacy.it/.



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