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Privacy policy and declaration of consent to personal data processing under art. 13 and 14 of EU Regulation no. 679/2016 of 27 April 2016

This policy is issued under art. 13 of Regulation EU 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and in respect of the regulations on personal data processing, as well as on the free movement of such data.

This policy refers to the AMBITION - AMBassadors for the sustaInable transiTION learning platform ("AMBITION"), offered by Politecnico di Milano ("Polimi") and aimed at carrying out learning activities in a blended learning setting which includes in person and online activities by means of this platform. This privacy policy is for the AMBITION learning platform ("platform") and provides information to its users by electronic means and belongs to the domain.

Data Controller

Politecnico di Milano - Director General, delegated by the pro-tempore Rector – e-mail:

Data Protection Officer and contacts

Dr. Vincenzo Del Core - - Ph.: 02-23999378.

Purposes and legal basis of data processing, categories of data and data storage period

Under the relevant European and national legislation (EU Reg. 679/2016, hereafter, Regulation), we inform you that your personal data will be used for the following purposes:

Personal data processing purposes Processing legal basis Personal data categories Personal data retention period

Purpose 1

Access to the online activities on the platform
Public interest (Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter e) of Regulation EU)
  • Identification data
  • Personal details
For the period strictly necessary to carry out these activities

Purpose 2

Participation in the AMBITION online learning activities
Public interest (Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter e) of Regulation EU)
  • Identification data
  • Personal details
  • Career data
For the period strictly necessary to carry out these activities

Purpose 3

Maintenance and monitoring of the online platform, system administration of data
Public interest (Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter e) of Regulation EU)
  • Identification data
  • Personal details
  • Career data
For 5 years

Purpose 4

Statistical purposes, retention and archiving
Public interest (Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter e) of Regulation EU)
  • Identification data
  • Personal details
  • Career data
For the period strictly necessary to carry out these activities

The processing of administrative data complies also with the students’ career privacy policy at:

Nature of the data

The provision of data is mandatory.

Refusal to provide the data makes it impossible to use the AMBITION learning platform.

Processing methods

The data processing for the purposes indicated above may be carried out on digital media, manually and/or with electronic tools.

Duly authorised persons are entitled to access the data acquired for the aforementioned purposes.

Categories of recipients

For the above purposes, the data may be communicated to Italian or international public or private entities, companies or persons that provide services on behalf of the Controller:

  • partners of the EU-funded AMBITION project;
  • other entities collaborating with Polimi to the AMBITION platform;
  • parties providing outsourcing services or acting as technicians operating on AMBITION ’s equipment and programs;
  • bodies/authorities for issuing public key certificates.

Transferring data to non-EU Countries or international organisations

Personal data will not be transferred in any way to countries outside the EU or any international organisation.

Data subject rights

As the data subject, you may request from the Controller:

  • confirmation of the existence or otherwise of personal data concerning you;
  • access to your personal data and related information;
  • correction of inaccurate data or completion of incomplete data;
  • deletion of your personal data (under one of the conditions indicated in Art. 17, paragraph 1 of the Regulation and in respect of the exceptions envisaged by paragraph 3 of that Article);
  • the restriction of processing of your personal data (in the presence of one of the circumstances indicated in Art. 18, paragraph 1 of the Regulation), the transformation into anonymous form or block on data processed in violation of the law, including data whose storage is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.

As data subject, you have the right to partly or fully object:

  • on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal data, even if it is relevant for the purpose for which the data was collected;
  • to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of sending promotional material on training initiatives and Politecnico di Milano’s events.

These rights may be exercised by contacting

If you believe that your rights have been violated by the data controller or a third party, you can lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority, or another relevant supervisory authority under the Regulation.



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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to the AMBITION - AMBassadors for the sustaInable transiTION platform (“Website”), which can be accessed electronically pertains to the domain // and managed by Politecnico di Milano - METID, C.F. 80057930150 P.IVA 04376620151.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small strings of text sent to the user of the website visited which are stored on the user’s device and allow the website to recognize users and store certain information about them. Cookies can be retrieved during subsequent visits.

Cookies can be divided into the following categories:

  • Technical cookies: these are used for purposes strictly related to the proper functioning of the website; in particular for: “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide such service” (see Article 122, paragraph 1, Privacy Code); the Italian Data Protection Authority in its "Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools" (Measure no. 231 of 10 June 2021, published in the Italian Official Gazette on 9 July 2021) specifies that: “for the use of cookies and other technical identifiers, by virtue of the function performed and within the limits and conditions referred to, the data controller will be subject only to the obligation to provide specific information, even possibly included within that of a general nature, falling within a codified hypothesis of exemption from the obligation to acquire the consent of the person concerned”.
  • Profiling cookies: these allow information to be obtained about the user and may be used for unsolicited purposes, such as the display of advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing. Article 122 of the Privacy Code states that: “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user or access to information already stored shall be permitted only on condition that the contracting party or user has given his or her consent after having been informed in the simplified manner referred to in Article 13(3)”.
  • Analytics cookies: these are comparable to technical cookies and other identifiers if: “they are only used to produce aggregate statistics and in relation to a single website or a single mobile application; at least the fourth component of the IP address is masked in the case of third parties; third parties refrain from combining analytics cookies, thus minimised, with other types of processing (customer files or statistics of visits to other websites, for example) or passing them on to other third parties. However, third parties are permitted to produce statistics with data from multiple domains, websites or apps that are attributable to the same publisher or business group” (see “Guidelines on the use of cookies and other tracking tools - Summary Sheet”).

In addition, cookies are divided into:

  • First-party cookies: these are transmitted directly by the website visited;
  • Third-party cookies: these are transmitted by third-party companies present on the website visited by means of special codes that have been included to integrate additional functionalities into the website.

Cookies used by this site

This website uses exclusively technical first-party cookies which are essential for the functioning of the session on the website, and not profiling cookies.

Specifically, below is a list of the main cookies used on the website and their descriptions and functions, including their duration.

1) Type of cookie First party - Functional

Origin: Politecnico di Milano - METID

Purpose: Maintains settings and outputs when using the Developer Tools Console on current session.

Cookie duration: session

2) Type of cookie First part - Functional

Origin: Politecnico di Milano - METID

Purpose: Registers whether the user is logged in. This allows the web site owner to make parts of the web site in accessible, based on the user’s log-in status.

Cookie duration: persistent

Managing cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your settings to disable this function. It is possible to block all types of cookies or agree to receive only some and disable others. The "Options" or "Preferences" sections in the browser menu allow you to prevent the use of cookies and other user tracking technologies, and to obtain notifications from the browser when these technologies are being implemented. Alternatively, you can also consult the "Help" section of the toolbar present in most browsers.

You can select the browser you use from the list below and follow the instructions:

  • Microsoft Edge;
  • Chrome;
  • Safari;
  • Firefox;
  • Opera.

From a mobile device:

  • Android;
  • Safari.

Below are links explaining how to manage or disable cookies for the most popular Internet browsers:

For more information on cookies and their general functions, visit a helpful website such as or

Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the website and prevent you from taking full advantage of its features and services.

Privacy contact point: