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Navigating this Website ( or sending requests by e-mail, fax or telephone implies that some of the Users’ personal data may be collected and processed.

In this page we inform you about the modalities for managing the personal data of Users who navigate the web pages of this Website starting from the URL, or who send requests to the Renzo Piano Foundation.

The following information is provided in compliance with Article 13 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 – Italian Privacy Code.

The Renzo Piano Foundation instead has no control on external websites, to which it is possible to access from the links present in this Website: this information is therefore provided only for this Website and not also for the other websites of third parties, possibly consulted by the User through the links present in these web pages.


a) Navigation data
The systems and the IT procedures relied upon to operate this Website collect, during their normal functioning, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
Such information is not collected in order to be related to identified data subjects; however, owing to its very nature, it may make it possible to identify Users through processing and association with data held by third parties.
In this data category are included IP addresses, the domain names of the computers used by the Users who connect to the Website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used for submitting the request to the server, the dimension of the file obtained in return, the numerical code indicating the server response status (successfully performed, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the User's operating system and computer environment.
These data are used by Renzo Piano Foundation to the sole purpose of extracting anonymous statistical information on the use of this Website and to check its proper functioning. The data may be used to establish liability in case possible crimes are committed against the Website and its content.

The use of session cookies (which are not permanently stored in the User’s computer and disappear upon closing the browser) is strictly limited to the transmission of session ID’s (consisting of server-generated casual numbers) necessary to allow secure and effective navigation of this Website. The session cookies used in this Website do not allow the acquisition of the User’s personal identification data.
The files made available to the User in this Website may sometimes contain DRM (Digital Rights Management) Systems for the identification, tracking or protection of the file which are also based on the collection and processing of some personal data of the Users to whom the file is made available.

c) Data provided by the User
The discretionary and voluntary sending of e-mail, fax or telephone calls to the addresses mentioned in this Website implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary in order to reply to requests, as well as of possible other personal data contained in the message.


Except for what is specified in the following, the provision of data is in any case discretionary and the failure to process them normally does not compromise in any way the navigation in this Website.
As concerns navigation data (as of letter a above), the data are collected by the systems and by the IT procedures relied upon to operate this Website; in case the User does not wish to provide such data, he/she shall not navigate this Website.
As concerns cookies (as of letter b above), the User may decide at any time not to enable or to disable their use though the options provided by his/her navigation software; the failure to provide the data collectable through cookies does not compromise the correct functioning of this Website.
As concerns DRM (as of letter b above), in some cases the failure to provide the data which can be collected through the use of DRM may make the file not correctly accessible (and thus completely useless for the User).
As concerns the data provided directly by the User (as of letter c above), the failure to provide data has no prejudicial consequence for the User, except that it may in some cases be impossible to process the request.


Personal data are processed with automated means for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they have been collected.
To carry out its activity, Renzo Piano Foundation avails itself of its employees and collaborators, as well as of external subjects who are responsible for the processing of personal data for the above-mentioned purposes. The updated list of the subjects appointed as data processors is made available upon request, which the data subject may send to the data controller indicated for the reply to requests in case of exercise of the rights foreseen by Article 7 Privacy Code.


The data subjects (the people to whom personal data refer) are entitled at any moment to exercise the rights foreseen by Article 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy Code), among which to ask for confirmation of the existence or non existence of the personal data concerning them, to obtain their communication in intelligible form, to be informed of their origin, the logic and the purposes of the processing, as well as obtain their integration, the updating or the correction; the data subject may object to the processing of his/her personal data for the sending of advertising or direct sale material or for market researches or commercial communications.
The User can obtain more information concerning the rights granted by the Privacy Code by connecting to the institutional website


The “data controller” of the processing is Renzo Piano Foundation - Via Rubens 30A, 16158 Genova, Italy, to which the User may address in case of exercise of the rights foreseen by Article 7 Privacy Code.

This page with the information about privacy is subject to revisions. Users are therefore invited to periodically visit this page to verify its content.