Based on the provisions of Article 13 of Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 (Code regarding the protection of personal data), the CNR-ISTEC, as Controller of personal data, provides the following information:

  • Processing of personal data is aimed solely at the performance of the services offered by the site;
  • The data provided may be processed by the Controller and by the employees assigned according to the service requested;
  • The data will not be disclosed to third parties;
  • For the identification of those responsible for the processing of personal data contained in the databases existing in the various organizational structures in which the CNR is organized, to which ISTEC refers to the “Manual for the security and correct processing of personal data in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche” (legislative decree no. 196/2003);
  • For the identification of the type of sensitive and legal data processed by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, reference is made to the Regulation issued with provision no. 18 of the CNR President (Prot. 0002676 of 12/04/2007);
  • The processing of data is carried out by CNR-ISTEC employees specifically appointed or by parties acting on behalf of the CNR-ISTEC itself, appointed as data processors or managers, using computerized procedures, able to protect and guarantee confidentiality of the data provided, and in the ways and limits necessary to pursue the aforementioned purposes;
  • Interested parties may make use of the rights referred to in Article 7 of the aforementioned Code and in particular the right to obtain confirmation of the processing of their personal data, to request rectification, updating and cancellation, if incomplete, erroneous or collected in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for legitimate reasons, addressing the requests to the Controller.

Legal notices
The following legal notes have been prepared in accordance with the 2011 Web site Guidelines of the Minister of Public Administration and Simplification

The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dei materiali Ceramici (ISTEC) has created the official website with the aim of optimizing the information assets of the Institute and making information on-line for their collaborators, the research community, citizens, businesses, schools, national and international research institutions and other administrations rapidly available on the web.

Copyright and rules for the use of downloadable materials

All contents on this site are protected under the laws on copyright, patents and Intellectual Property. Any trademarks of products or services present in this site are cited based on the authorization of the respective right holders in the field of trademarks, patents and/or copyrights; the web editorial staff is in any case available to regularize, with the appropriate references, any errors that go out of the editorial control.

Use of the site

The CNR-ISTEC takes the utmost care in the quality and updating of the information published. Nevertheless, in relation to the great variety of sources used, internal and external to the CNR-ISTEC, and to the large number of pages available, it is good to keep in mind that as time goes by, the information could lose its validity and reliability. It is therefore advisable to view, where present, the date of last update published on the page consulted.

Under no circumstances can the CNR-ISTEC be held liable for damages of any kind caused directly or indirectly by access to the site, by the use of interactive tools, by the inability or impossibility of accessing it, by the use of the information contained therein. The CNR-ISTEC reserves the right to modify the contents of the site at any time and without notice.

Reporting errors

The site editor of the CNR-ISTEC works with the aim of promptly updating any information: any errors, faults or malfunctions, both on the institutional presentation pages and in the other sections can be reported in writing directly to: . The site editor will correct them as soon as possible.

Re-forwarding to external sites

The CNR-ISTEC assumes no responsibility for the content of sites that can be accessed through links within the site, provided as a simple service to users. Their presence does not imply either the approval of the contents presented there nor any form of insurance regarding the quality of the services or products available there.


The files on this site available in download mode (for example technical documentation, regulations, forms, etc.), unless otherwise indicated, are freely and freely accessible under the conditions established by the owner.


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Extended information on cookies
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Technical cookies
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Activities strictly necessary for operation
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Other types of cookies or third-party tools that could make use of them

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If among the tools indicated below there were services managed by third parties, these could – in addition to what is specified and also without the knowledge of the owner – perform tracking activities of the User. For detailed information, it is suggested to consult the privacy policy of the services listed.

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