Privacy Policy

Information on the processing of personal data pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, this page describes the terms and conditions for the processing of personal data of users consulting the website of the STARLIGHT project, accessible at and hosted by

This information does not concern other sites, pages or online services that can be reached through hypertext links on the site but which refer to resources outside the subdomain.


Following consultation of the website, data relating to identified or identifiable physical persons may be processed.

The data controller is Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, con, based in Viale del Parco Mellini n. 84, IT-00136, Roma (PEC: inafsedecentrale at, telephone switchboard +39 06.355339).


The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is available at the following address: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Viale del Parco Mellini n. 84, IT-00136, Rome, email:


The personal data indicated on this page are processed by STARLIGHT exclusively for the achievement of its institutional purposes or for the exercise of public interest tasks, including the purposes of scientific research and analysis for statistical purposes.


Navigation data

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this site acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data; their transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain name of computers and terminals employed by users, the URI/URL (Uniform Resource Identifier/Locator) 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 relating to the user’s operating system and IT environment.

These data, necessary for the use of web services, are also processed in order to

  • obtain statistical information on the use of the services (most visited pages, number of visitors by time slot or day, geographical areas of origin, etc.)
  • checking the proper functioning of the services offered.

Data communicated by the user

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of messages to the contact addresses of INAF implies the acquisition of the sender’s contact data, necessary to reply, as well as all the personal data included in the communication.

Specific information will be published on the pages of the INAF website ( set up for the provision of certain services.

Cookies and other tracking systems

No cookies are used for user profiling, nor are any other tracking methods employed.


The parties concerned have the right to obtain from INAF, where applicable, access to their personal data and the rectification or cancellation of said data, the restriction of their processing, or to object processing (Art. 15 et seq. of the Regulations). The appropriate request to the Institute is made by contacting the Data Protection Officer at INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica – Responsabile della Protezione dei dati personali, Viale del Parco Mellini n. 84, IT-00136, Rome, email:


Data subjects who believe that the processing of personal data performed by this site violates the provisions of the Regulation have the right to lodge a complaint with the DPO, as provided for in Article 77 of the Regulation, or to take legal action (Article 79 of the Regulation).

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

Documents and forms