Privacy Policy

Advisory Notice provided as laid down by Article 13 of [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 to persons using Compab srl's web services available via the internet on the company's site The Advisory Notice is applicable exclusively to Compab srl's website, and not to any other websites that the user might consult by following any links it might contain.

In accordance with the provisions of [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30 June, 2003 ('Personal Data Protection Code'), please be informed that Compab srl, with registered offices in Viale Lino Zanussi 9, 33070 Maron di Brugnera (PN) Italy, as the data controller, will process any personal data which has been freely provided by the user/visitor to the site in accordance with current legislation.

Specifically, such processing shall be based on the principles of propriety, lawfulness and transparency as set forth in Article 11 of [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003: the data shall not be excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are collected or subsequently processed, and shall be collected and registered exclusively for the purposes described in paragraph 1; the data shall be conserved for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently processed.

Type of data processed and purpose of processing

1.1. Navigation data

During the course of their normal utilization, the information systems and software procedures designed for the functioning of this website acquire a quantity of personal data whose transmission is implicit in the Internet communication protocols. These data are not collected for association with the data subjects identified, but by their very nature may, by processing and associations with data held by third parties, allow the identification of users/visitors.

These data shall be utilized exclusively in order to gather anonymous statistical information concerning the use of the site and to control its correct functioning, and will be deleted immediately after their processing. The data may be utilized in order to ascertain any responsibility in the case of possible cyber crime committed against the site: with the sole exception of this possibility, navigation data shall not be retained for more than seven days.

1.2. Data provided voluntarily by the user/visitor

The elective, explicit and voluntary transmission of messages or electronic mail to the addresses shown in this site shall result in the acquisition of the sender's address and of any other data contained in the transmission, which shall be processed exclusively in order to reply to the request. The user/visitor may at any time exercise their rights, in relation to the data controller, pursuant to Article 7 [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003.

1.3. Cookies

Web tracking systems such as cookies or javascript code may be utilized in the Site. These are small files transmitted by a web server to the user's computer and used for future identification of their computer in the case of subsequent visits to the same web site. These tools help to facilitate the analysis of web traffic, ensuring that the Site functions correctly and allowing web applications to send information to individual users. The user may at any time delete cookies from their system by following procedures which differ according to the browser used, or may configure their browser to refuse cookies and disable javascript. In this case, however, the correct functioning of all the tools available from the website cannot be guaranteed.

The site utilizes Google Analytics, a web traffic analytics service offered by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses “cookies” – text files stored on your computer – in order to allow the Site to analyze information relative to the way in which the user interacts with the site. The information generated by the cookies relative to your utilization of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored in Google's servers in the United States. Google will utilize this information in order to track and analyse your use of the Site, to compile reports relative to the activities on the Site for Best Western and to provide other services relative to activities on the Site and the utilization of the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if so required by current legislation or if said third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other information held by Google.

You may refuse to use cookies by configuring your browser appropriately, but this may prevent you from utilizing all the Site's functions. By utilizing this Site, the User expresses their consent to the processing of their data by Google in the manner and for the purposes referred to above. Google's privacy notice relative to the Google Analytics service may be consulted by visiting To examine Google's privacy policy, please visit the site

1.4. Photographs and audio-video clips

During the course of events such as conventions, conferences, seminars, training courses and public meetings, Compab srl and/or third party subjects so assigned may take photographs and/or make audio-video films, recording images and films inside and outside the Company's premises for information and communication concerning its activities and initiatives.

1.5. Purposes of processing of personal data

Personal data shall be processed in order to achieve the corporate purposes of Compab srl – in accordance with the purposes described in the corporate statute – which comprise essentially research, development and technological innovation.

In the event of the stipulation of agreements or contracts, personal data shall be processed in order to ensure compliance with or fulfilment of the obligations contained therein. With the exception of the Company's legal obligation to conserve data (e.g. for fiscal aspects), said data shall be deleted upon expiry of such agreements or contracts.

Processing methods

The data may be processed either in non-automated mode or with the use of electronic means or IT or telematic devices, but only for the period of time that is strictly necessary in order to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. The method of processing must be such as to guarantee the security and confidentiality of the data as laid down in Article 31 of [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 describing the "minimum security measures" for the processing of personal data.

The data collected shall not be divulged – with the exception of those communications required by current legislation – nor disseminated, except as described in paragraph 1.4, except in anonymous and aggregate form, for statistical purposes and the promotion of Compab srl's activities.

Subject exclusively to the express consent of the interested party, the requesting party's e-mail address may be utilized in distributing communications concerning Compab srl's commercial initiatives, such as conventions, events, training courses etc. relative to subjects including the transfer of technology, patents and the protection of intellectual property rights in general, which might be considered as being of interest to the requesting party.

In the processing of the data, all the technical, informational, organizational, logistic and procedural security measures set forth in Schedule B to [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 shall be adopted in order to guarantee the minimum security protection measures contemplated by current legislation.

The security measures referred to above are designed to guarantee that the data are accessed exclusively by the persons assigned to their processing by Compab srl as specified in paragraph 4.

Voluntary nature of providing the requested data

Except as specified for navigation data, all users/visitors provide their personal data voluntarily.

Failure to provide such data shall result only in the impossibility of obtaining the service requested. The provision of personal data may, however, be necessary in order to fulfil the obligations contained in any contract or agreement. In such case, the refusal to assent to the processing of such data shall preclude the possibility of stipulating the relative contract/agreement or to fulfil the obligations contained therein.

Data controller and data processors

The data controller is Compab srl with registered offices in Viale Lino Zanussi 9, 33070 Maron di Brugnera (PN) Italy, VAT code 01274190931. The user's data shall be processed by employees, collaborators and/or suppliers appointed by the data controller; said persons shall act as appointees or processing supervisors as specifically appointed by the data controller.

The data processor is Alessandro Polesello, who may be contacted at the following numbers/addresses: Tel. +39 0434 624920, Fax +39 0434 624679, e-mail:

Rights of the interested parties

Users and/or visitors may exercise their rights in accordance with Article 7 of [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 by contacting the data processor.

The text of Article 7 of [Italian] Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 – "Right to Access Personal Data and Other Rights" – is reproduced in full below:

A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in intelligible form.

A data subject shall have the right to be informed

a) of the source of the personal data;

b) of the purposes and methods of the processing;

c) of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means;

d) of the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the representative designated as per Section 5(2);

e) of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.

A data subject shall have the right to obtain

a) updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;

b) erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed;

c) certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.

A data subject shall have the right to object, in whole or in part

a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;

b) to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.