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Privacy and Cookie Policy of

At SMMLAB, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our
visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is
collected and recorded by SMMLAB and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at
or by writing to
Prof. Stefano Zapperi, Department of Physics, University of Milan, via Celoria 16. 20133 Milan

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a
Data Controller of your information.

SMMLAB legal
basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this
Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific
context in which we collect the information:


  • SMMLAB needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given SMMLAB permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in SMMLAB legitimate interests
  • SMMLAB needs to comply with the law

retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the
purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your
information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations,
resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a
resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection
rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you
and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain
circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:


  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Log Files

follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when
they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting
services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet
protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date
and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These
are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose
of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking
users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are
small files containing a string of characters which we store on your computer
or mobile device when you visit the Sites. When you visit the Sites again, the
cookies allow us to recognise your browser. Cookies may store your preferences
and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie
files created by other sites.

Cookies set
by a website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties
other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party
cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or
through the Sites (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).
Third parties that place cookies on the Site control the personal data they
collect about you and are likely to be considered “data controllers” under
European law. You are encouraged to read their privacy policies to understand
their data processing activities, policies and procedures.

The cookies we use

We use
cookies for a variety of reasons. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to
and use the Sites during visits. The aggregate information collected permits us
to analyze traffic patterns and target the interests of our users. This helps
us provide you with a better experience by improving the content and making our
Sites easier to use.

We use the
following categories of cookies:

Necessary Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our
Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure
areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

or Customization Cookies. These cookies collect information about how users
access and move through the Site. We use this information in either aggregate
form to help us to improve the way our Site works, or to personalize our Site
to your interests.

Social Media
Cookies. These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our
Site and may also be used for advertising purposes.

Children’s Information

Another part
of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We
encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and
guide their online activity.

not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under
the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information
on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will
do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

Our Privacy
Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our
website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in SMMLAB.
This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via
channels other than this website.

By using our
website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.