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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196, 30 June 2003.

Data protection code

With this note, Vist intends to inform users visiting the website “" (hereinafter the "Website") of the Policy adopted regarding Personal Data Protection, emphasising its commitment and focus on protecting the privacy of visitors to the Website.

Visitors may browse the website freely and are not obliged to register, except in certain areas of the same, in which the user can freely and expressly provide a series of personal data in order to access services for which their specific consent is required. Where visitors intend to provide personal data to access these services, they will be expressly informed, pursuant to 13 Lgs. Decree no. 196, 30 June 2003, Data protection code, stating (for example) the aims and method of data use by Vist S.r.l., as well as the right to request the deletion of said data or the updating of same at any time.

Information on personal data protection


Vist hereby provides the following information, pursuant to and by effect of Legislative Decree no.196/2003 "Personal data protection code" (hereinafter the “Code”).

1. Data Controller and Supervisor

The Data Controller is Vist, with headquarters in Milan Italy (hereinafter referred to as "Vist"). The Data Supervisor, with regard to the management of the website, is the current Sales Director. You may request to be notified of the name of the Data Supervisor, and receive a full list of the Data Supervisors by writing to the addresses indicated at point 7.

2. Types of personal data processed

You do not need to be registered to access the website. However, some sections in the Website do require you to register, or use a username and password (e.g. to complete the on-line purchasing process).There are also certain services for which you must provide your data should you wish to use them (e.g. your data may be required if you wish to access the Newsletter services, contact us, share your “Wish List” with a friend, etc.).

Should Vist acquire information and personal data about users, it will notify the same in advance, pursuant to Art.13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, of the purposes for which said data are required and of the procedures engaged for their use. If necessary, Vist will arrange to acquire the user’s specific consent for the relative use of the data. For example, personal data such as the user’s name and surname, telephone number, email address and other information that the user consents to provide may be requested to enable the user to access the services of the Website, and these must be provided by filling in a specific registration form. Vist will only use the personal data collected on-line for the purposes indicated during registration.

The data relative to the user’s connection to and browsing on the Website (such as the 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 given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relative to the user’s operating system and IT environment) are only collected for the purpose of gathering anonymous statistical information about the use of the Website and to check that it works correctly, and these are erased immediately after processing. Data may be used to ascertain responsibility in cases of hypothetical computer crimes against the website, with the exclusion of these possibilities, these data will be deleted after the useful time for the provision of the services illustrated on the website.

With reference to the data relative to the user’s browsing within the website, please also see point 6 below regarding the Profiling tools used by the website.

3. Optional nature of the user’s decision to provide personal data

Whether the user provides the personal data is generally an optional decision. Only in certain cases, failure to confer the data can prevent the user from accessing specific services and obtaining the object of the request (e.g. registration is required to proceed and purchase products online).

4. Data processing procedures and field of communication

The data can be processed both electronically and in paper form. Vist guarantees that the personal data provided via the website will be processed lawfully and correctly, in full compliance with the legislation in force, and will maintain the strictest confidentiality regarding the data provided during registration. All the information collected is sent via a protected connection to prevent it being intercepted by third parties. The safety of the Website is guaranteed and certified by a leading company in the provision of services regarding Internet security.

Data will not be communicated or disseminated to third parties except within the limits and under the conditions expressly indicated in the note provided to the user from time to time, and only upon receipt of authorisation from the same.

5. Links to other sites

This note is only applicable to the Website and is not valid for any other websites that may be consulted by the user via links on the same. Vist cannot be held responsible for the personal data provided by the users to external parties or to any other websites that may be linked to this site.

6. “Profiling” and/or customisation tools

Vist does not carry out any promotional communication and/or advertising activities without the user’s prior explicit consent.

The website uses “Cookies”: these are text files which are sent from a web server (which is the computer on which the Website visited is running) to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and memorised in the hard disk of the user’s computer when they visit the Website. The cookie allows the Website to identify the user’s PC by way of the information memorised therein each time that the user reconnects to the Website using the same PC.

By using cookies we can make it easier for the user to browse the Website.

The cookies do not collect information that directly identify the user. Vist cannot track any personal information that directly identifies the user using the cookies (e.g. name, surname) unless this is directly provided by the user. Moreover, another Website cannot use a cookie sent by the Website to access other information contained in the user’s computer. Once saved in the computer, the cookie can only be read by the Website that created it.

What type of cookies does the Website use?

Technical cookies

These are cookies used to guarantee browsing and therefore, the remote transmission of data over the network or strictly necessary for the supply of services as provided by the Website. These cookies are usually temporary, the so-called “session cookies”, and they are issued by the Website on the user’s computer during browsing but are only memorised for the duration of the browsing session. This means that when the user closes their browser, the cookies are erased automatically and disappear, and are not stored on the computer. They are formed by random numbers generated by the server and are used to help ensure that the Website can be browsed safely and efficiently.

Using these cookies it is possible to make browsing easier for the user on the Website, for example, remembering data provided by the user when completing forms on the Site (so-called user input cookies), to recognised the user after they have completed the log-in process on the Website (so-called authentication cookies), to customize the website interface according to the user’s preferences, to collect information in aggregate form with regard to the number of visitors to the Website and to the most visited pages (so-called analytics cookies used with partial block of IP), etc.

These cookies do not require prior express consent from the user since they are strictly necessary for the provision of the service required by said Website user (as per art. 122, comma 1, of the Privacy Code).

Profiling cookies

These are cookies that create a user profile, for example, to send advertising messages in line with the user’s preferences: these cookies are issued by the Website onto the user’s computer during browsing and are stored even past the duration of the browsing session and until such time as they expire or are deleted by the user (so-called “permanent cookies”).

The use of this kind of cookie requires the explicit and informed consent of the user (ex art. 122, section 1, of the Code). The user, by accessing the Home Page (or other page) of the Website, viewing the policy statement banner about cookies and reading the information provided, and then proceeding to browse through the website (e.g., clicking on the website page or on one of its links), provides specific consent to the use of cookies. If the user has set their Internet Browser (e.g. Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera) to accept the use of cookies, this is also valid as a form of user consent (ex art. 122, section 2, of the Code).

We inform you that your consent will only be requested the first time you access the Website: then, due to the use of a technical cookie, we will store your consent to allow you to access the Website pages directly when you return (this does not affect your right to deactivate/activate or delete cookies (see section 6.2) at any time: in this case, the Website will require your consent to the use of cookies when you return).

No other tools are used to profile users on this Website (e.g. spyware).

Moreover, should the user register on the Website and specifically authorise their browsing to be monitored, the data relative to the browsing session on the Website may be associated with their personal data.

6.1 Information about the cookies issued by the Website

We are pleased to provide the following information regarding the cookies used in the Website:

1) The domain name from which the Website server transmits the cookies is:

2) Purpose: cookies are used for the purposes of (i) allowing quicker, easier browsing on the website or to carry out anonymous statistical analyses/checks of site use (technical cookies); (ii) improving the browsing experience by recommending products and special offers based on the browsing history (profiling cookies).

3) Data collected: the following information is stored: the 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 given by the server (successful, error, etc.), and other parameters relative to the user’s operating system and IT environment).

In technical terms, the cookies (transmitted by the domain contain the following information: a numerical ID that provides unequivocal identification of Vist and a numerical ID to identify the user (browsing within the Website), both of which are stored on our database; a numerical ID that unequivocally identifies the browsing (so-called “record”) of the user on our database; a pseudo-casual alphanumerical ID for the session, which is deleted by the browser on its closure (session cookies).

4) Cookie expiry: the Website uses session cookies (or cookies that are automatically erased when the browser is closed), and permanent cookies (or cookies that are kept until they are erased by the user, if applicable), which do not in any case last for more than six months.

5) Necessity to accept cookies: accepting cookies is not mandatory but some contents and functions may be blocked if they are deactivated, although it will still be possible for the user to browse the Website.

6) Data communication: the information collected via cookies is confidential and is not communicated to third parties.

6.2 Third-party cookies

The Website uses “third-party cookies” (specifically, Google Analytics and Social Network cookies), i.e., cookies issued and controlled by parties other than Vist, for their own purposes.

To allow users to make a free and informed choice, we have listed the following information below: (i) the type and identification of the cookies, (ii) the characteristics and purposes of the cookies and a link to detailed policy statements concerning these cookies:

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the personal data collected for the purpose of tracking and examining the use of this Application, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google. Google may use personal data to contextualised and customise ads on its own advertising network. Location of processing: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Out

Facebook: The “Like" button and social widgets on Facebook (Facebook, Inc.) are services for interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc. Location of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Instagram: May use cookies and similar technologies, such as localization and web beacons to collect information about how the customer uses Instagram.

Twitter: uses cookies and other similar technologies to collect further data concerning the use of the app and to improve the services offered.

Google plus: uses data for various purposes such as to store preferences for SafeSearch, to show ads that are more pertinent to client tastes, or to count the number of visitors received on each page.

6.3 Deactivation/deletion of cookies via web browser

It is possible to deactivate/activate or delete cookies at any time using the settings on your web browser. In particular, if you prefer not to receive cookies you can set your browser to warn you when a cookie is present so that you can decide whether to accept it or not; it is also possible to automatically refuse all cookies, by activating the appropriate option in the browser. It is also possible to delete specific cookies that have already been stored by the browser or to block cookies from being stored on your computer by specific websites, or to block third-party cookies.

Each browser has its own type of cookie management; in the settings or preferences panel it is possible to edit/control the parameters and proceed to delete cookies as required.

The disable the use of all or just some cookies, it is necessary to edit the browsing settings on your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.).

To do this, you must consult the information reported in your browser’s User Manual (Help Page) or click on one of the following links:

  • Internet explorer
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera.

7. Location of data processing

The data relative to the services provided by the Website are processed in the legal offices of Vist, as stated in point 1 above by those appointed for this purpose by the Trade Marketing Management and E-commerce Division. Your data may be made known to staff or management of the Information Technology Management of the company Progressive Element Inc., appointed outside Data Controller, as per Art. 29 of the Code.

8. Rights of the interested parties

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Code, you have the right to obtain, from the Data Supervisor, information concerning the processing of your data, including: 1) to obtain, without delay, confirmation of the existence of your personal data[…]; 2) obtain: a) information on the source of the personal data, the purposes and methods of the processing, the logic applied to the processing carried out with the help of electronic means, the identification data of the data controller, data processors and the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who may be made aware of said data in the capacity as data processors or persons in charge of the processing; have the data updated, amended or integrated, should you so wish; b) obtain the erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully; 3) oppose, fully or partially the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising, disseminating advertising materials, direct sale, market research or market communication.

You may exercise your rights at any time, sending notice of same to Vist at: or using the form at

Your right to obtain a copy/portability of your data remain unaffected, as do your rights to obtain limits to the processing of data or to withdraw your consent to same at any time, or to submit a complaint concerning this processing to the Privacy Authority for the protection of personal date (

9. Applicable law

This Privacy Policy is regulated by Italian law and specifically, by Lgs. Decree 196/2003 of the Data Protection Code which governs the processing of personal data - including data held outside Italy - by anyone established in Italy or performed using means located in Italy. The Code guarantees that the processing of personal data will be carried out in compliance with the fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as the dignity of the data subject, with specific reference to confidentiality, personal identity and to the right to protection of personal data.

10. Review clause

Vist reserves the right to review, edit or simply update its current Privacy Policy, either wholly or in part, at its excusive discretion, in any way and/or at any time, without any need to submit advance notice, including in consideration of amendments to laws or regulations concerning the protection of personal data. Amendments and updates to the Privacy Policy will be made known to users on the Home Page of the website as soon as they enter into force and will become binding as soon as they are published in this section of the website. Therefore, you are kindly reminded to access this section regularly to check the publication of the most recent, updated Privacy Policy.

The full text of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 can be consulted on the website of the Italian Data Protection Authority