Privacy policy

according to art. 13 Reg. (EU) 2016/679

(“Privacy & cookie policy”)

Dear guest,

according to art. 13 of the Regulation EU 2016/679 on the protection of personal data (“GDPR”), this Privacy Policy describes the personal data collected or generated (processed) when you use website (“Site”). It also explains how your personal data is used, shared and protected, what choices you have relating to your personal data and how you can contact us.

This Privacy Policy, therefore, concerns only this Site and does not apply to other websites that may be visited by the user through hyperlinks accessed on the Site.


The Controller is VIRO S.P.A. A SOCIO UNICO, P.IVA. 01833121203, with registered office in Via Garibaldi, 4 - 40069 - Zola Predosa (BO), tel.: 051 6176511, e-mail: PEC: (“Controller”).

 1. Navigation data

The information systems and software procedures used to the operation of this web site acquire personal data as part of their standard functioning. Such information is not collected in order to relate it to identifiable data subjects, however, it may allow User identification after being processed and matched with data held by third parties.

This data category includes the: IP addresses or names of computer domains used by visitors who access the website; URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources; time of request; method used to submit the request to the server; size of the file obtained in response; numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server and other details relating to the operating system and the information environment of Users.


This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistical information about the website and to check its correct functioning.

 Legal base

Our legitimate interests in running a business through the Site which do not impact on your rights or interests.

Retain period

Navigation data are deleted immediately after processing. This data may also be used to ascertain responsibility in the case of possible computer crimes against the website. Excepting this, data on web contacts is not stored for more than seven days.

 2.    Applications to job positions

You can voluntarily provide your data to submit your application for open job positions, by sending a specific communication to the e-mail address you can find on the Site, so you authorize us to process your data for this particular purpose.

The provision of data is mandatory only for the purpose of submitting an application for a job position; therefore, the sending of his/her own curriculum vitae is left to the candidate’s will and any failure to provide such consent will prevent to use the service, without further consequences.

According to art. 111bis of D.lgs. n. 196/2003 and to art. 9, par. 2, b), of GDPR, your express consent is not required when the data processing regards your CV you voluntarily send us to examine whether the conditions for hiring and/or starting a working partnership are met. Before the interview, we will provide you all the information concerning the processing of your personal data.


Analyze your application and respond to your request.

 Legal bases

Perform a contract and provide the service you ask for.

 Retain period

The data will be stored for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected, and you can always ask us to cancel your data, except in case of establishment of a working relationship.

 3. Data supplied voluntarily by the User (messages)

The voluntary and explicit sending of communications by e-mail to the contact addresses or using the contact forms you may find on this website will entail the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s data, including his e-mail address, and the consent to receive replies to his request.


Responding to the submitted requests.

 Legal base

Perform a contract and provide the service you ask for.

 Retain period

The data will be stored for the times required to properly answer to your questions and for the times prescribed by law.

 4.    Data supplied voluntarily by the User (advertising materials and/or quotes)

Users can voluntarily provide personal information to Viro S.p.A. in the context of a product they requested by it. Such provided data may be used to send e-mail communications relating to products similar to those previously required by the user, pursuant to art. 130, paragraph 4, of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/2003, without the need for express and prior consent (“soft spam”). Each message includes a notice that its recipient can at any moment revoke his/her consent without formalities to such processing of personal data. Data subject can request the Data Controller to delete or anonymize his/her personal information.


Sending marketing communications and promotions about Viro products and services.

 Legal base

Previous purchases and/or your express consent.

 Retain Period

Each message includes a notice that its recipient can at any moment revoke his/her consent without formalities to such processing of personal data. Data subject can request the Data Controller to delete or anonymize his/her personal information.

 5.    Data supplied voluntarily by the User (“Your ideal product” and “Strange but Viro” sections)

The voluntary and explicit access by the User using the specific forms find on this website sections will entail the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s data and the consent to receive replies to his request and use the services required.


Responding to the submitted requests.

 Legal base

Perform a contract and provide the service you ask for.

 Retain period

The data will be stored for the times required to properly answer to your questions and provide you the services required and for the times prescribed by law.

 6.    Newsletter

We send our newsletter by e-mail to those who explicitly request it, by filling out the appropriate form on the Site and authorizing us to process their personal data for the aforementioned purpose. The data collected will be processed with IT tools and/or automated means; specific security measures are adopted to prevent loss, unlawful use or to prevent unauthorized access to the Site. In order to stop receiving the newsletter, you simply have to select the link for removal at the end of each e-mail or send a specific request to our e-mail address. Please contact us if you have any technical problem with the service.


Sending you periodical communication and news about us.

 Legal base

User’s express consent.

 Retain Period

You can always revoke your consent. When you stop the service, we retain only your subscription’s data for the times required by the law.

 7.    Cookies

See Section F below (“COOKIES”).



Personal data is accessed by our duly authorized and trained personnel. 

Other subjects who have access to personal data have been appointed as Data Processors. A list of the subjects to whom the Data Controller discloses the personal data collected can be requested at the contact points shown at Par. A (“Data Controller”).



In any moment, as stated by the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain from Viro S.p.a.:

-       confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data (art. 15 GDPR);

-       correction of his or her personal data if it is incomplete or inaccurate (art. 16 GDPR);

-       obtain the erasure of personal data (right to be forgotten) (art. 17 GDPR);

-       deletion or restriction of personal data in certain circumstances provided by applicable law (art. 18 GDPR);

-       an electronic copy of personal data (portability) (art. 20 GDPR);

-       the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time (art. 21 GDPR).

To exercise your rights, you can contact the Controller at the addresses write above (Par. A).



You also have the right to lodge a complaint to the Italian Data Protection Supervisory Authority - (art. 77 GDPR) and to take legal action before the competent Authority (art. 79 GDPR).



Cookies are information stored by the browser when you visit a Web Site using a PC, smartphone or tablet. Each cookie contains several pieces of data (e.g. the name of the server from which it originates, a numeric identifier, etc.). Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of a session (until the closing of the browser), or for long periods, and may contain a unique identifier.


Cookies are used for different purposes, depending on their type: some are strictly necessary for the correct function of the Web Site (technical cookies), whereas others optimize performance in order to provide the User with a better experience while they are visiting the Web Site. In addition, cookies allow Web Site usage statistics to be obtained, such as cookies analytics; others are for the purpose of displaying advertisements (in some cases advertisements are targeted based on cookie profiling).

 Legal base

Technical and analytic cookies: our legitimate interests in running this Site properly and getting better performances.

Profiling cookies: your express consent.

 Retain period

It changes referring to different type of cookies and their purposes: please see below, “Cookies policy” section.

 General types of cookies used on the Site

Technical cookies (first party): these are essential for the proper operation of this Site (i.e. to allow authentication to the web site and facilitate the use of services).

 Specific types of cookies used on the Site 

First party Cookies: there are used only technical cookies for the proper functioning and operation of the Site to memorized users consent to the use of cookies (retain: 12 months).

How to disable cookies?

Control via browser: The browsers commonly used (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) accept cookies by default, but this setting can be changed by the User at any time. This applies to both PCs and mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, and it is a function generally and widely supported.

Therefore, cookies can easily be disabled or turned off by accessing the browser’s options or preferences, and in general third-party cookies can also be blocked. As a general rule, these options will only have an impact on that browser and on that device, unless there are active options to synchronize the preferences on different devices. Specific instructions can be found on the Options page or Help page of the browser itself. Disabling technical cookies, however, may affect the full and/ or proper functioning of different sites, including this one.

Normally, browsers used today: 
- offer the “Do not track” option, which is supported by some websites (but not all). Thus, these websites are no longer able to collect certain navigation data;  
- offer the option of anonymous surfing or incognito mode: in this way, data will not be collected in the browser and browsing history will not be saved, but the navigation data may still be acquired by the operator of the Web Site that was visited;  
- allow the deletion of cookies stored in whole or in part, but after visiting a Web Site again they are usually installed, where such possibility is not blocked.

Below are links to the support pages for the most popular browser (with instructions on how to disable cookies on these browsers):

Firefox (;

Internet Explorer (;

Safari (iOS) (;

Chrome (desktop:; Android e iOS 

Third-party cookies: these may be disabled either using the methods described above, or by referring to each third party (following the links listed in the previous paragraph).

On-line tools: You may note that from you can not only learn more about cookies, but also check the installation of numerous cookies on your browser and/or device and, if supported, also disable them.