This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and cookie policy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with Italian national laws and requirements for user privacy and to GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation.

This page illustrates Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy for this website.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website  Climate Services IBE and served by CNR – IBE and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.


This page describes the management procedures of the Drought Obeservtory CNR-IBE website in relation to the processing of the personal data of its users. This policy is also provided pursuant to GDPR for the protection of personal data to those that interact with the services of CNR-IBE, that are accessible electronically and related to the domain:

The disclosure is provided for the website only and not for other websites that may be accessed by the user through links.

This website is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Contact us at if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you.

By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Data as described in this Privacy Policy.


Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Child – a natural person under 16 years of age.
We/us (either capitalized or not) – or CNR-IBE.

Data Protection Principles

We promise to follow the following data protection principles:

Data Subject’s rights

The Data Subject has the following rights:

  1. Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  2. Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  3. Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
  5. Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
  6. Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
  7. Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
  8. Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
  9. Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
  10. Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
  11. Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.

Data we gather

Information user could provide
This might be e-mail address and  name. At present this website does not collect any personal data. If this approach will change you will be asked to give your explicit consent prior to give you personal data.

Information automatically collected 
This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. This information is used to improve your user experience. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged.
At present this website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy. These cookies do not collect personal data and analytics are IP Anonymised. By accepting, you agree to the use of cookies. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please do not accept the cookie policy or refer to your browser settings. Not accepting cookies could not allow the access to some content published on this website.

Publicly available information
We might gather information about you that is publicly available.


We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.

Cookies and other technologies we use

We use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyse user behaviour, administer the website, track users’ movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to enhance your experience with us.

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies or not accept our cookies policy through the banner displayed entering our website, or at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies through the Cookie Settings in the Cookie Consent Pop-up.

We use Matomo Analytics (IP Anonymized) to measure traffic on our website to ensure a safe browsing for our users.

Browsing data

The IT systems and software procedures for the operation of this website acquire, during normal operation, some  data the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This is information that is not collected to be associated with identified parties concerned, but that by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow identifying users. This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users that connect to the website, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters regarding the operating system and the user’s IT environment. This data is only used to obtain anonymous, statistical information regarding website use and to verify its correct operation. The data may be used to ascertain liability in the event of hypothetical computer crimes against the website.

Site Security

To ensure a good level of security, and to prevent hackers’ attacks, this website uses a security function managed by a specific pluginiTheme Security  This protection system allows banning malicious users blocking their IP address. This plugin uses also blacklists lists.

Spam Protection

This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages, and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)
Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.
Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Matomo Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Matomo Analytics with anonymized IP 

In order to correctly analyse how the Site is used, the Data Controller uses the Matomo web analysis service on its own web server located in the European Union. Matomo collects information on how Users use the Site, which is then transmitted by the User’s browser directly to our server and is not shared with third party services.

Matomo uses this information for the purpose of evaluating the User’s use of the Site and to return reports that are useful to the Data Controller in order to better understand the User’s preferences. This information may be transmitted to third parties where required by law or where such third parties are expressly authorised to process the information on behalf of the Owner.

We do not use profiling cookies

No profiling cookies are used. Cookies are not used for either personalised or non-personalised third-party advertising.

Google Map

Google Maps (Google Inc.)
Google Maps is a map visualization service managed by Google Inc. it allows maps to be integrated within site pages.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy


This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)
YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate the content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Interaction with social media

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application. The interaction and information obtained through this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Itheme Security

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

How we share your data

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Data Retention & Sharing

Security logs are retained for 60 days.
This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

WP Smush

Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.


Akismet (Automattic Inc.)
Akismet is an anti-SPAM service provided by Automattic Inc.
Through the Akismet WordPress plugin, different types of data are collected, as specified within the privacy policy of the service. US – Privacy Policy

Google font

Provider: Google Ireland Limited
Purpose: Displaying content from external platforms

Personal Data collected
Usage data
Various types of data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Privacy Policy
Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Ireland Limited that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Other Third party Services

Flipsnack, Data Wrapper, ArcGIS Online.

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Linked Websites

This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware this Application is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave this website and to read the privacy statements of each website they visit that collects personal information. While we carefully choose the websites to link to, this Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on this website.


We very much welcome and actively encourage your feedback on this site. The site is being constantly developed, so we encourage you to provide feedback to ensure that future iterations meet your needs. This project is seen by us as a collaborative one between CNR-IBE and yourselves so do get in touch and help shape future direction. We will not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Contact Information

Via Madonna del Piano, 10
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italia | P.IVA 02118311006 – C.F. 80054330586


CNR – Data Controller, Data Processor, Data Protection Officer

The data controller is Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche is in the person of its legal representative pro tempore, the President. CNR is based in Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – Roma.
DPO/RDP: dott. Giuliano Salberini, CNR , Roma –
Data Processor: Director of the IBE, Istituto di BioEconomia, CNR.

For any communication, request and other data subjects, please contact the person in charge of processing personal data at the e-mail address

For more information or updates on privacy, please visit the site of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances if any, we will share it with other parties. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy and adopt the necessary measures in order to be compliant with GDPR.
Last modification was made 18th of July 2022.