Privacy Policy

Pursuant to Article 13 of the European Regulation 679/2016/EU

With this note, OVS S.p.A. 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 are invited to register. Where visitors intend to provide personal data to access these services, they will be expressly informed, pursuant to 13 of the European Regulation 679/2016/EU, European Regulation on the protection of personal data (hereinafter the “Regulation”), with specification (by way of example) of the purposes and methods of use of the data by OVS, as well as of the rights established pursuant to articles from 15 to 22 of the Regulation.

Information on personal data protection 

Pursuant to and by effect of the Regulation, OVS S.p.A. provides the following information.

1. Data Controller and Supervisor 

The Data Controller is OVS S.p.A., with headquarters in Mestre (Venice), at via Terraglio, 17, post code 30174, (hereinafter “ OVS ”). 

The Data Supervisor, with regard to the management of the We bsite is    Seedble srl with headquarters in  Roma (RM) at Via Prisciano 72 post cod 00136 Roma 

2. Types of personal data processed 

You 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 or 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 OVS acquire information and personal data about users, it will notify the same in advance, pursuant to Art.13 of the Regulation concerning the purposes for which said data are required and of the methods applied for their use. If necessary, OVS will arrange to acquire the user’s specific consent for the use of said 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. OVS 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. The Data may be used to ascertain responsibility in cases of potential cyber 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 specified 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 disclose the data may prevent the user from accessing specific services and obtaining the object of the request (e.g. filling out of specific fields such as name and surname is required to purchase products online). 

4. Data processing procedures and field of communication 

The data can be processed both electronically and in paper form. OVS 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 OVS Website and is not valid for any other websites that may be browsed by the user via links on the same. OVS 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

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

The Website makes use of “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. Indeed, OVS 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 OVS 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 OVS use? 

Temporary cookies

These are the so-called "session cookies." and they are transferred 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 his/her browser, the cookies are erased automatically and disappear, and do not remain memorised 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.

This kind of cookies make it easier for the user to browse the Website, for example by remembering the data the user has provided when filling in forms on the Website (so-called user input cookies), recognising the user after they have logged into the Website (so-called authentication cookies), customising the interface of the Website based on the preferences indicated by the user etc.

These cookies do not require the user’s prior, explicit consent as they are mandatory data needed for the purposes of supplying the service requested by the user of the Website.

Permanent cookies

These cookies are issued by the Website on the user’s computer during browsing, and are also memorised beyond the duration of the browsing session, until they expire or are erased by the user.

The use of this kind of cookies requires the explicit and informed consent of the user. When users visit the Home Page of the OVS Website, if they view and acknowledge the banner with a note on the cookies present therein, they are specifically authorising the use of these cookies. If the user has set his/her Internet Browser (e.g. Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) to accept the use of cookies, this is also valid as a form of user consent.

Moreover, should the user register on the Website and specifically authorise his/her browsing to be monitored, the data related to the browsing session on the Website may be associated with the user's personal data.

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

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

2)  Purpose of the collection : the cookies are used to (i) make browsing on the Website easier and quicker, (ii) improve the browsing experience by suggesting the best products and promotions based on the user’s browsing history.

3)  Data collected : The following information data are 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 related to the user’s operating system and IT environment. 

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

5)  Requirement for cookie acceptance : 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)  Deactivating and clearing cookies : cookies can be deactivated or cleared at any time. To do this, you must consult the information reported in your browser’s User Manual (Help Page). 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.

7)  Provision of data : the information collected via cookies is confidential and is not disclosed to third parties. The cookies (transferred by the domain include the following information: a numeric ID code that uniquely identifies OVS and a numeric ID code that identifies the user (browsing the Website), both stored in our database; a numeric ID code that uniquely identifies the browsing session (the so-called “record”) of the use in our database; a semi-random alpha-numeric session ID automatically cleared by the browser at closing (session cookie). 

7. Rights of the interested parties
In accordance with current legislation (articles 15 to 22 of the Regulation) you have the right to obtain access to your information (Article 15), its correction or integration (Article 16), its cancellation (the so called right to be forgotten, Article 17), the limitation of processing (Article 18) the right to the portability of your data (Article.20), the right to object to the processing of your data for special reasons (Article 21) and not to be subjected to an automated decision-making process (Article 22); furthermore, we remind you that you are always entitled to lodge a complaint with the Privacy Protection Authority for the processing of personal data ( 
To exercise said rights, you may write via e-mail to or use the Contact us form, or write to OVS S.p.A, via Terraglio No.17, 30174, Mestre (VE), to the attention of the General Manager of the OVS Brand.
You shall have the right to revoke your consent if you provided it for the profiling activity. You shall also have the right to revoke at any time, in full or in part, your consent for the performance of the contact activities related to advertising/promotional communications. In this case, you will no longer be the recipient of any type of electronic or snail mail communication. Instead, if you wish to do so, you may revoke your consent only for the receipt of communications via email, sms, mms, etc., continuing to receive commercial communications only by snail mail or personal phone call, if applicable.

8. Data Protection Officer 
OVS has appointed a Data Protection Officer (aka DPO). Should you wish to contact our Data Protection Officer, you can do so by: (i) sending your notification to OVS S.p.A., via Terraglio n.17, 30174, Mestre (VE), to the attention of the Data Protection Officer, or (ii) via e-mail to the address, as well as (iii) by phone to 041 239 7500.

9. Review clause
OVS reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time.
The latest version of the Privacy Policy is always available on the Website. 
The integral text of Regulation can be consulted on the website of the Italian Data Protection Authority