Privacy Policy

Using this site may result in the processing of data potentially capable of revealing people’s browsing habits. This page describes how users’ personal data are processed, pursuant to Art. 13 of the Italian Privacy Code (Legislative Decree No. 196 of 2003).

The term “data processing” refers to the collection, registration, organisation, storage, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, dissemination, cancellation, distribution, interconnection of data, and anything else that enables us to deliver our services, including the combination of two or more of these operations.

The information is provided only for the site of the Consorzio Nazionale per la Gestione, Raccolta e Trattamento degli Oli Minerali Usati (National Consortium for the Management, Collection, and Treatment of Used Mineral Oils – and not for any other website that may be visited by the user via links. This information is based on, and is in compliance with, the guidance provided by the European Union on the subject.

The Data Controller is the Consorzio Nazionale per la Gestione, Raccolta e Trattamento degli Oli Minerali Usati (hereinafter CONOU) with registered office in Via Ostiense 131, L – 00154 Rome. Data Processors are the persons appointed by CONOU who carry out the aforementioned functions under its direct supervision.

The location in which the data connected to the use of web services of this site are processed is the headquarters of the CONOU or of those appointed by CONOU to carry out this function.

Type of data processed

Navigation data

During normal operation, the computer systems and software procedures used to run this website will record certain items of personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This data category includes IP addresses, or domain names, of the computers used by users to connect to the website, URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) addresses of the requested resources, the time the request was made, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the server response status (successful, error, etc.), and other parameters pertaining to the user’s operating system, and IT environment. The data may be used to determine culpability if cyber-crimes are committed against the website.

Data submitted voluntarily by users

The optional, explicit, and voluntary emails sent to the addresses given on this website necessarily entail the acquisition of the sender’s address, which is required to reply to requests, and any other personal data included in the messages. Any registration for services provided by the site (e.g., newsletter, private account, etc.) involves the acquisition of the information provided during the registration process.

Voluntary provision of data

Apart from what is specified as browsing data, the user is at liberty to provide personal data requested in forms or provided in messages to request information or other items. If this personal data is not provided, it may be impossible to respond to the request.

Processing methods

The personal data provided by users who submit requests for informational material (newsletters, promotions, answers to questions, enrolment in courses, participation in selections, etc.) are used for the sole purpose of enabling the service or provision requested. The personal data are processed by automated methods and only for the time strictly necessary to fulfil the objectives for which they were collected. In no case are the collected data used to profile users and record their browsing habits, and none of the collected data is redistributed or disseminated externally, except in anonymous and aggregate form. Specific security measures are in place to prevent the loss of data, the illicit or incorrect use thereof, and unauthorised access.

Rights of interested parties

At any time, data subjects have the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or non-existence of the data itself, to be informed of its content and origin, to verify its accuracy, and to request that it be supplemented, updated, or corrected (Article 7 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003). Pursuant to the same article, data subjects have the right to request the deletion, transformation into anonymous form, or blocking of any data processed in violation of the law, and in all cases, to oppose the processing of such data for legitimate reasons.

For any information or requests concerning this matter, please email

Further details are provided in the text of Art. 7 of the Privacy Code below:

Art. 7 – Right to access personal data and other rights

1. The concerned party has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or non-existence of personal data concerning them, even if they have not yet been recorded, and are entitled to receive such data in an intelligible form.

2. Moreover, the person concerned has the right to know:

a) the source of the personal data

b) the purposes and methods of processing

c) the logic applied if processing is carried out using electronic means

d) the identifying data of the controller, processors, and the designated representative under Article 5, paragraph 2

e) the entities or groups of entities, as designated representative(s) in the country’s territory, data processor(s), or person(s) in charge of processing, to which the personal information may be transmitted or disclosed.

3. The concerned party has the right to obtain:

a) the updating, editing or, when requested, the integration of the data

b) the deletion, anonymisation or blocking of unlawfully processed data, including data that does not need to be stored for the purposes for which they were collected or subsequently processed.

c) evidence that the operations covered by sections a) and b), including their content,  were brought to the attention of those to whom the data have been communicated or disclosed, except in the case where such fulfilment proves to be impossible or requires the use of means which are disproportionate with respect to the protected right.

4. The concerned party has the right to object, in whole or in part:

a) for legal reasons, to the processing of his/her personal data, even if the data is relevant to the purpose of their collection.

b) the processing of personal data for the purpose of sending advertising material or for direct sales, or for conducting market research or business communications.

Cookie Policy

Cookies contain data created by a server and stored in text files on the hard disk of the user’s computer. They enable this website to function efficiently, to provide a specific functionality explicitly requested by the user, or can be used to improve the operation of the site. Cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies), or of a limited duration (session cookies). This website uses both persistent and session cookies. Session cookies are not permanently stored on your computer and are deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies help customise the browsing experience, depending on the device used by the user (computer, tablet, smartphone). They can be third-party cookies, which are used to analyse site access (e.g. Google Analytics) and make it possible for users to share the site’s content on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+). These cookies are stored permanently on your computer and have a variable duration.

The site uses the following cookies in particular:

Cookies for interacting with Social Networks

These services allow you to interact with social media networks or other external platforms, directly from the pages of the website. The interactions and information acquired by the Controller are, in all cases, subject to the user’s privacy settings for each social network. If a service for interacting with social networks is installed, it may still collect traffic data for the pages it is installed on, even if the users do not use the service.

Cookies for the statistical analysis of access to the site

The services in this section enable the Data Controller to monitor and analyse traffic data and are used to keep track of the user’s browsing behaviour.

Cookies for viewing content on platforms external to the site

These services allow you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this website and interact with them. If this type of service is installed, then it is possible that the service itself will still collect data traffic for the pages in which it is installed, even if the users do not use this service.

The user can manage the cookie preferences directly within the browser, including completely blocking cookies from third parties. Cookies saved in past browsing sessions can also be deleted. For information on the management of cookie preferences for your browser, refer to the respective guides: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple SafariMicrosoft Windows Explorer. Please note that by disabling all cookies, the functionality of this website may be compromised.

Any specific reference to the methods of operation of third-party cookies is to be considered as guidance only, and the user is requested to consult the privacy policies of the individual third-party services listed above for further details and more exhaustive information.