University Library System
University Library System

Privacy Policy

Notice pursuant to articles 13 and 14 of (EU) Regulation 2016/679
Under Article 13 and 14 of (EU) Regulation 2016/679, containing provisions on data protection, we inform you that the personal information voluntarily provided by you to the University of Padua will be treated by the same by adopting suitable measures to guarantee security and confidentiality, in compliance with the above regulation.

1. Purposes and modalities of data processing

1.1. Navigation data

The computer systems used to operate the sites with the domain and automatically acquire, in their daily operation, some personal data that is implicitly transmitted in the use of web communication protocols. This is data that, if processed with data held by third parties, may identify users/visitors. This includes, for example, IP addresses and names of the computer domains employed by the users/visitors connecting to sites with the domain: and These data are normally collected for statistical analyses, operated anonymously and used to facilitate navigation in sites with the domain and

1.2. Online services and platforms

Single Sign-On (SSO). Access to online platforms and services made available by the University is through institutional credentials provided by the University and protected by the centralized access control system called Single Sign-On (SSO), using the same credentials (login and password) generated for the management of the University mailbox ( or The technology used for the Single Sign-On service is Shibboleth. Users' credentials cannot be accessed, not even in encrypted form, by service providers and web and mobile applications, since the identification process always takes place within the University's authentication system, based on the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol.

1.3. Cookies

Sites with the domain and use tracking cookies, short text strings that are sent from the site server to the browser of the user/visitor and are automatically saved on the user/visitor's PC. The aim is solely to carry out statistical analyses to improve services and therefore it is advisable to configure your browser to accept them. Most browsers are set to accept cookies, but the user/visitor can independently change the configuration of the browser and block cookies (see section 1.2.2 "How to disable cookies (opt-out)").

1.3.1. Tracking cookies

Tracking cookies can be disabled without any consequences for navigation on sites with the domain and Sites with the domain and may make use of the Google Analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google") for the generation of statistics on the use of websites; Google Analytics uses cookies that do not store personal data. The information derived from cookies on the use of the website by users (including IP addresses) is transmitted from the user's browser to Google, with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, and stored in the company's servers.

According to the terms of service in place, Google, as the owner of the processing, will use this information for the purpose of evaluating website use, compiling reports on website activity for use by website operators and providing other services relating to website activity, to connections (mobile, PC, browser used, etc.) and to search mode and loading of pages with the site domain and Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate IP addresses with any other data held by Google.

To consult Google’s privacy policy on the Google Analytics service, please visit the website

To learn about the Google Privacy Policy, we invite you to visit

By using sites with the domain and you consent to the processing of data by Google according to the above-mentioned modalities and purposes.

In addition to the Google Analytics service, sites with the domain also use another service that stores cookies on the user/visitor's computer, Matomo (Piwik), our internal statistics system.

To learn about Matomo (Piwik)’s privacy policies, see
The IPs are anonymised and data collected via Matomo (Piwik) are directly managed by the University of Padua in order to improve their service.

1.3.2. How to disable cookies (opt-out)

You can refuse consent to the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Below we provide links that explain how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers (for other browsers which might be used, we suggest looking for this option in the software’s help system, normally available through the F1 key):

Google Chrome:
Mozilla Firefox:
Internet Explorer:
Apple Safari:

Alternatively, you can disable Google Analytics cookies by using the add-on to opt-out which is provided by Google for major browsers.

You can disable cookies for Matomo (Piwik) as per below. Note: if in the browser settings you have chosen "Do not want to be tracked", Matomo (Piwik) will not track your visits.

1.3.3. Other services
Google reCAPTCHA is a spam protection service preventing spambot messages.
Collected personal data: cookies and usage data.
Cookie policy and Privacy policy. Opt-Out: see 1.3.2.

1.4. Purpose and data retention

Collected data are processed for statistical analysis for the sole purposes of improving services; therefore, they will be stored for the minimum time needed to perform a service.

1.5. Data processing

Processing will be carried out either manually or with the aid of electronic or automated means, including, in accordance with the limits and conditions imposed by the General Regulations on Data Protection 2016/679, collection, recording, organisation, storage, consultation, processing, editing, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, dissemination, communication, cancellation and destruction of data.

For more information on the processing of user data, please read the Informativa sul trattamento dei dati personali (ITA).

1.6. Data deletion

Users can ask for data deletion by sending an email to

2. Communication and dissemination of data

The data collected will not be released to third parties, except in cases noted in this notice and/or by law and, in any case, in the manner permitted by law.

The data may be disclosed to controllers and processors, within their respective functions and in accordance with instructions received, only for the achievement of the specific purposes specified in this notice.

3. Rights of the concerned party

In relation to these data, you can exercise all the rights defined in the General Regulation on Data Protection 2016/679 by sending an email to

4. Data controller

The data controller is the University of Padua, with the registered office in Padua, via VIII Febbraio n. 2. The full list of Supervisors is available at the office.

5. Contact details for the Supervisor of Data Protection

You can contact the Supervisor of Data Protection at the University of Padua by email at:


Last update: April 12, 2023.