It is provided pursuant to Regulation 2016/679/EU (General Data Protection Regulation - hereinafter GDPR), Article 122 of the Personal Data Protection Code (Italian Legislative Decree 196/03, the Privacy Code) and the General Provision of the Italian Data Protection Authority of 8 May 2014 on cookies, as supplemented by the Italian Personal Data Protection Authority Guidelines of 10 June 2021 on cookies and other tracking tools, for those who connect to the site www.tisparkle.com of Telecom Italia Sparkle.
The above website is owned and managed by Telecom Italia Sparkle.
Telecom Italia Sparkle ensures compliance with legislation regarding data protection, in line with the provisions of the Telecom Italia Group Code of Ethics.
Type of data processed and purpose of processing
1. Browsing data, information for accessing authenticated areas and the storage thereof
The computer systems and the software procedures used to operate this Site, during their normal operation, acquire some data that are implicitly transmitted when using Internet communication protocols.
This data is not collected in order to be associated with identified data subjects, but by its nature it could, even through processing data held by third parties, allow users/visitors to be identified (e.g. IP address, domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the Site, identifier, brand and model of the device and other parameters relating to the operating system of the device, the code indicating the status of the response given by the server, type of browser, the identifier of the individual session with timestamps of the beginning and the end of the browsing session, possible identifier of the account and of the activities carried out on the Site, etc.).
This data is only used for statistical purposes and to check that the Site is working properly. The data itself is stored for a maximum of six months, without prejudice to further storage for any investigation of computer crimes against the Site or to meet specific regulatory obligations.
No data from the web service will be disseminated.
2.1 General information on cookies
Cookies are small text strings (file) that websites visited by users send to their devices (usually to browsers or smartphones), where they are stored and then transmitted back to the same sites each time they visit using the same device. In addition, each website may allow the transmission of third-party cookies, i.e. cookies generated by websites other than the one the user is visiting (through objects on it such as banners, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains).
Depending on their duration, a distinction is made between session cookies (i.e. cookies that are temporary and automatically deleted from the device at the end of the browsing session by closing the browser) and persistent cookies (i.e. cookies that remain stored on the device until they expire or are deleted by the user).
Cookies serve several purposes. They are primarily used to carry out the transmission of a communication or to provide the service requested by the user. More specifically, they enable and optimise the operation of the website, perform computer authentication and prevent abuse, monitor sessions, improve the user's browsing experience, for example by maintaining the connection to reserved areas while browsing through the pages of the site without having to re-enter the User ID and password and storing specific information about the users themselves (including preferences, type of browser and computer used). They may also be used (anonymously, if third-party) to carry out aggregate analysis on the operation of the site, the number of users and how they visit the site.
The above-mentioned cookies are called technical cookies (their use does not require the user's consent), since without them some of the operations mentioned above could not be carried out or would be more complex and/or less secure.
2.2 Use of first-party cookies on this Site
This Site may use session cookies and persistent cookies.
The types of first-party cookies generated and transmitted by this Site are:technical" cookies, used for: a) customisation of the user interface (e.g. to record the preferences expressed by the user such as language, currency, page display format, connection area); b) better usability of the site and its audio-visual content.
2.3 Third-party cookies
This Site also doesn’t allows the transmission to the user's device of third-party cookies.
2.4 Cookie coding criteria and retention times
2.5 Managing your cookie preferences
Cookies can be managed by the user through their browser or from this Site.
A) Browser settings
The user/visitor can manage cookie preferences through the functionalities present in common browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari), which allow users to delete/remove cookies (all or some) or to change the settings of the browser itself in order to block the sending of cookies or to limit it to specific sites (as opposed to others). It is possible to find out how to configure the browser settings (usually accessible from the 'Tools' bar) by going to the 'Support' web pages of the providers of these browsers (which can also be found using a common search engine).
Disabling cookies does not in itself preclude the use of the Website's services; however, if all cookies, including technical ones, are deleted/blocked, some operations cannot be performed or will be more complex and/or less secure, such as, performing activities within the website's Restricted Areas (in fact, cookies make it possible to carry out and maintain user identification during the session).
3. Data provided voluntarily by users/visitors
If users/visitors connect to this Site and send their personal data in order to access certain services, or to make requests by e-mail or filling out web-forms, this involves the acquisition by Telecom Italia Sparkle of the sender's address and/or any other personal data, which will be processed exclusively for the purpose of responding to the request, i.e. for the provision of the service.
Personal data provided by users/visitors will only be disclosed to third parties if such disclosure is necessary to fulfil the requests of users/visitors.
Processing is carried out by means of automated and telematic tools and/or manually for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data were collected and, in any case, in accordance with the relevant legislation in force.
Optional provision of data
Apart from what is specified for browsing data, users/visitors are free to provide their personal data. Failure to provide said data may only result in the impossibility of obtaining what has been requested.
Data Controller, Data Protection Officer and categories of persons authorised to process data at Telecom Italia Sparkle
The Data Controller is Telecom Italia Sparkle with registered office in Via di Macchia Palocco, 223 - 00125 Rome Italy. Telecom Italia Sparkle has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the person of the DPO of Telecom Italia Group, who can be contacted at TIM by writing to the following address: via Gaetano Negri, 1 - 20123 Milan, Italy; or by sending an email to DPO.TISPARKLE@TELECOMITALIA.IT. An up-to-date list of the Data Protection Officer’s contact details can be found at www.tisparkle.com.
The data of users/visitors of this Site will be processed by employees of Telecom Italia Sparkle, who have been appointed as persons authorised to process personal data and have received appropriate operating instructions in this respect.
Rights of the data subjects
Users/visitors have the right to access their data at any time and to exercise the other rights provided for in Articles 15 to 22 of the GDPR (e.g. to request the origin of the data, rectification of inaccurate or incomplete data, restriction of processing, erasure or the right to be forgotten, data portability, as well as the right to object to the use of the data for legitimate reasons), by sending an e-mail to the following address to email@example.com or e-mail to the following address: ADMINPEC@TISPARKLE.TELECOMPOST.IT.
Finally, users/visitors have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.
Telecom Italia Sparkle
Edition: June 5, 2023