Research activity at the INFN is carried out at two complementary types of facilities: the divisions and the national laboratories. The 19 divisions are based at university departments, providing a direct link between the INFN and the academic world. The four laboratories — in Catania, Frascati, Legnaro, and at Gran Sasso — house major facilities and infrastructures which are available to the national and international scientific community. The INFN workforce includes about 2,000 of its own employees, almost 2,000 university employees involved in its research projects, and 1,300 young researchers, including undergraduate and graduate students and research fellows. This information is provided pursuant to art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30th June 2003, for those interacting with web services of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics which can be accessed from a computer at the addresses of infn.it and ts.infn.it. The INFN will only process personal data for purposes instrumental to carrying out its activity. This information is provided exclusively for the INFN website and not for any other website which may be consulted by users via the links.
Personal data are processed legally and fairly, using automated instruments for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they are collected. Data are processed in accordance with art. 11 and in consideration of art. 100 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 196/03. Specific security measures are observed to prevent the loss of data, their unlawful or incorrect use and unauthorised access.
The Data Controller is the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics, Via E. Fermi, 40, Frascati, Rome (Italy). The parties responsible for processing data are those specified by INFN Executive Board Resolution No. 8335/03.
Browsing data. The information technology systems and the software procedures for operation of the website acquire, as part of their normal functions, various items of personal data of which the transmission is implicit in the use of internet communications protocols. This information is not gathered in order to be linked to identified parties, but by its very nature it could, through processing and combination with data held by third parties, enable the identification of users. These data are used solely for the purposes of gathering anonymous statistical information on use of the website and to monitor its correct operation. Data may be used to ascertain liability in the event of potential information technology offences or actions committed to the detriment of the website; except for this eventuality, data on website contacts are not currently archived for longer than is necessary to carry out the controls in order to ensure the constant security of the system. Data supplied voluntarily by the user. Data provided optionally, explicitly and voluntarily may only be acquired, recorded and stored insofar as necessary and relevant to the activity of the INFN.
With the exception of browsing data, the provision of personal data is always optional. However, failure to provide such information may result in access to the services offered being denied.