(ex artt. 13-14 Reg. UE 2016/679)

Owner and Data Controller 

Owner: The Advanced Design Unit (ADU) is part of the Department of Architecture at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. The primary objectives pursued by ADU are research and teaching, which are inseparable activities in the pursuit of critical awareness, open to dialogue and cultural interaction. 

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website. 

Data Controller: Data Protection Officer at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (DPO) (registered office: via Zamboni 33, 40126 – Bologna, Italy; e-mail: dpo@unibo.it; certified e-mail: scriviunibo@pec.unibo.it). 

Further informations about Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna privacy policy: https://www.unibo.it/it/ateneo/privacy-e-note-legali/privacy/informativa-generale-sul-trattamento-dei-dati-personali 


What data do we collect? 

ADU collects the following data: 

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, company)
  • Case studies data useful for research purpose.

Personal Data may be freely provided by the User or, in the case of Usage Data, automatically collected during the use of this Application. 

Unless otherwise specified, all Data requested by this Application are mandatory. If the User refuses to communicate them, it may be impossible for this Application to provide the Service. In the cases in which this Application indicates some Data as optional, the Users are free to refrain from communicating such Data, without this having any consequence on the availability of the Service or its operation. 

Users who may have doubts as to which Data is mandatory are encouraged to contact the Data Controller. The possible use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Application or by the owners of third party services used by this Application, unless otherwise specified, has the purpose of providing the Service requested by the User, in addition to the further purposes described in this document and in the Cookie Policy, if available. 

The User assumes responsibility for the Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and guarantees to have the right to communicate or disseminate them, freeing the Owner from any liability towards third parties. 

How do we collect your data and why? 

You directly provide ADU with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you: 

  • Register online to attend a live event or subscribe to a newsletter. 
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies 
  • Register to the website in order to access special contents. 


How do we store your data? 

ADU (the Owner), takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Application (administration, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time. 

The Owner will keep your Personal Data as long as research activities keep going or you request your personal data to be removed.  


Third party services 

We use Auth0 to manage the login process. Here you can find how the service handles data. 


What are your data protection rights? 

(Reg. UE 2016/679: Art. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2) 


ADU would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following: 

The right to access – You have the right to request ADU for copies of your personal data.  

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that ADU correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request ADU to complete the information you believe is incomplete. 

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that ADU erase your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that ADU restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to ADU’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that ADU transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. 


If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: 

Write to us at da.osservatoriopack [@ ] unibo.it  


This privacy policy is written on the basis of multiple legislative orders, including Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.  

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology 

How do we use cookies? 

ADU uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including: 

  • Keeping you signed in 

What types of cookies do we use? 

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses: 

Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user. 

Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in. 

Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited. 


How to manage cookies 

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. Users can, for example, find information on how to manage Cookies in some of the most popular browsers at the following addresses: 

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge

Privacy policies of other websites 

The ADU website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy. 

Changes to our privacy policy 

ADU keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 19 October 2021.