Privacy

All personal information made available to HLT will be handled in strict compliance with the Italian provisions in force, governing processing of personal data.

HLT's Privacy Policy

When requested to provide its professional services Italian law firm Hofer-Loesch-Torricelli, will need to process clients' personal data.

Processing of all personal information will be performed in compliance with the provisions of the Italian Privacy Code (Legislative Decree no. 196 of June 30th, 2003) for the purposes and through the means indicated in the following.

1. Personal data submitted by clients will be handled and stored both, electronically as well as manually and will be subject to the requirements laid down in the firm's specific (and periodically updated) Data Security Program and Guidelines. The provisions of the Ethic Code for Italian Lawyers will also apply.

2. Clients' data and documents will be stored for the time necessary for delivering the services assigned and for the additional period eventually established by local statute law for fulfilling legal or fiscal requirements.

3. Processing of client's personal information will occur for the following purposes: (a) performance of administrative, accounting and billing procedures, tax declarations (inclusive communication to external consultants acting on the firm's behalf in such proceedings or declarations), (b) fulfilment of obligations and duties established by local law, and (c) compliance with the prescriptions on prevention of the use of the financial system for money laundering, as set by Legislative Decree no. 56 of 2004 (and amendments).

4. Data's diffusion and communication to third parties will occur exclusively for: (a) uses relating to the performance of the assigned mandate, (b) administrative, accountancy or fiscal purposes, and (c) compliance with requirements or obligations set by local law.

5. Submission of personal data is not compulsory, but its denial will not allow our firm to accept and perform the proposed services.

6. Controller of the collected personal data will be the law firm Studio Legale Associato Hofer Loesch Torricelli, located in Firenze (50132), via Giambologna, no. 2/R. Processor of the data will be the lawyer whom the mandate is assigned to. Subjects in charge of (and allowed to) the collected data's processing will be the staff, the associates and the trainees cooperating with the Processor.

7. Data subject's rights are listed in detail in Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 2003. The text of the specific provision may be found below.

(Unofficial translation)

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION CODE

Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003

Section 7 (Right to Access Personal Data and Other Rights)

1. 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, as well as communication of such data in intelligible form.

2. A data subject shall have the right to be informed of: (a) the source of the personal data; (b) the purposes and methods of the processing; (c) the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out through electronic means; (d) the identity of data controller, of data processors and of the representative designated as per Section 5/2; (e) the entities or categories of entity to whom personal data may be communicated and who may get to know said data in their role as designated representative(s) in the State's territory, as data processor(s) or as person(s) in charge of the processing.

3. 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 illegally processed data, including those 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,  also with respect to their content, to the entities to whom the data were communicated or diffused, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a patently disproportionate effort compared with the right meant to be protected.

4. 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 promotional materials or of direct selling or for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.

(Original - and legally binding - Italian Text)

Decreto legislativo 30 giugno 2003, n. 196

Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali

Articolo 7 (Diritto di accesso ai dati personali ed altri diritti)

1. L'interessato ha diritto di ottenere la conferma dell'esistenza o meno di dati personali che lo riguardano, anche se non ancora registrati, e la loro comunicazione in forma intelligibile.

2. L'interessato ha diritto di ottenere l'indicazione: (a) dell'origine dei dati personali; (b) delle finalità e modalità del trattamento; (c) della logica applicata in caso di trattamento effettuato con l'ausilio di strumenti elettronici; (d) degli estremi identificativi del titolare, dei responsabili e del rappresentante designato ai sensi dell'articolo 5, comma 2; (e) dei soggetti o delle categorie di soggetti ai quali i dati personali possono essere comunicati o che possono venirne a conoscenza in qualità di rappresentante designato nel territorio dello Stato, di responsabili o incaricati.

3. L'interessato ha diritto di ottenere: (a) l'aggiornamento, la rettificazione ovvero, quando vi ha interesse, l'integrazione dei dati; (b) la cancellazione, la trasformazione in forma anonima o il blocco dei dati trattati in violazione di legge, compresi quelli di cui non è necessaria la conservazione in relazione agli scopi per i quali i dati sono stati raccolti o successivamente trattati; (c) l'attestazione che le operazioni di cui alle lettere a) e b) sono state portate a conoscenza, anche per quanto riguarda il loro contenuto, di coloro ai quali i dati sono stati comunicati o diffusi, eccettuato il caso in cui tale adempimento si rivela impossibile o comporta un impiego di mezzi manifestamente sproporzionato rispetto al diritto tutelato.

4. L'interessato ha diritto di opporsi, in tutto o in parte: (a) per motivi legittimi al trattamento dei dati personali che lo riguardano, ancorché pertinenti allo scopo della raccolta; (b) al trattamento di dati personali che lo riguardano a fini di invio di materiale pubblicitario o di vendita diretta o per il compimento di ricerche di mercato o di comunicazione commerciale.