1. Purpose of this disclosure note and of the processing.

This note on privacy and safety of your personal data and on cookies (hereinafter the “Privacy Disclosure Note”) is given to you to describe the purposes and goals of data collection through the web-site (hereinafter “Site”), and to describe the processing methods applied by Northwave S.r.l. (hereinafter “Northwave”).

This Privacy Disclosure Note concerns only those personal data that Northwave collects through the Site and processes.  Personal data collected through any web-site other than the Site, although a hyperlink to said site may be contained in the Site itself, and processed by entities other than those spelled out under § 2 and 4 below, do not fall within the scope of this Privacy Disclosure Note.

This Privacy Disclosure Note complies with the relevant national legislation, which in turn has enforced in Italy EU legislation.

Through the Site Northwave collects, stores and processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • To grant you access to the private sections of the Site, and to allow you to purchase products;
  • To provide you with the newsletter service and/or to allow you to receive promotional materials via e-mail (should you so request). In this latter case you have a right to revoke your request at any time through the cancellation procedure which is specifically provided for in the e-mails we may send you, or by sending us a request to said effect to the following address;
  • To provide you with our customer care services and to respond to any request you may have;
  • To carry out surveys for either tax or other purposes such as, by way of example and not by way of limitation, the assessment of time spent by the users on the Site’s pages;
  • To meet any obligation stemming from sales of products through the Site.


2. Data controller

The data controller for your personal data will be Northwave S.r.l., a company headquartered in Onigo di Pederobba, Italy at Via Levada no. 145 (telephone: +39.0423.2884 – Fax: +39.0423.288500 – E-mail:

Northwave hereby undertakes to respond to any reasonable request pertaining to your personal data, and to correct, amend or cancel any possible inaccuracy.  Any question or comment on Northwave’s privacy policy shall be sent to the afore-mentioned address.


3. Type of data

Through the Site we collect the following type of data: fiscal and personal data, as well as other data you provide us with in order to use the Site and purchase our products through the Site.

You are free to provide us with your persona data, as requested from time to time, it being understood that your failure to fully provide us with said data may impair (fully or partially) our capability of making the services of the Site available to you.

The type of data that we collect, process and store in compliance with the applicable laws are listed below.


Navigation data

The information technology systems and software protocols that govern the Site’s functioning will acquire, through their ordinary operation, some personal data (so-called “log files”), the transferring of which is implied in the use of Internet communication protocols.

The above includes the following type of data: IP addresses and domain name of computers used by the Site’s users, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses relating to the requested resources, the Internet provider (ISP)’s identity, reference pages and last pages visited by user before leaving the Site, the time of any request made, the method used to submit any such request to the server, the dimension of the file received in response to any such request, the numeric code describing the response the server gave to any request (success, error, etc.), as well as other parameters relating to the operational system and the user’s IT environment.

Northwave will not match these information, which are automatically collected, to any personal data; data are collected for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous analytics on how the Site is used, and to check on its proper functioning.  Collected data may be used in order to assess liabilities should any cyber-crime be perpetrated (or allegedly perpetrated) to the Site’s detriment, and may be shown to the competent judicial authorities if so requested by these latter.


Data which the user knowingly provided

Your unsolicited, unequivocal and voluntary decision to send us e-mail messages to the addresses listed on the Site shall result in our recording the e-mail address of the sender, which is necessary for us to reply to your requests.  We shall also store any other personal or fiscal data you fill-in the registration form with, as well as those you added to your account (in the private section of the Site) or to the order request.


4. Data processing method

Those personal data of yours which we collect are registered with our data-base at Northwave’s headquarters and through the platform (on which the Site is developed).  We abide by specific security measures in order to prevent data loss, unlawful processing of data and unauthorised access.

Your data are processed solely for the purposes mentioned under § 1 above, and processing is made either manually or through electronic devices.

Your providing us with your data is necessary for us to process the order you made through the Site.  Your failure to provide us with your data, or your providing us with incomplete data, shall prevent Northwave from dispatching the order confirmation and, ultimately, from delivering the product you chose.

Your data may be transferred to our employees, interns, consultants, suppliers within the context of the specific task they are entrusted with, which is related to sales of products through the Site.

No data is communicated to third parties, or otherwise disclosed, unless Northwave is ordered to do so by virtue of a lawful request to that effect made by the judicial or administrative authorities.

Your data will be stored for as long as it is necessary in order to carry out the service you requested through the Site.  In any event, your data will be stored for a 10 year period in order to comply with all legal, fiscal and administrative obligation.  After they are used, your data will be deleted entirely.


5. Rights of the interested parties

Pursuant to article 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (as subsequently amended) the following rights are granted to you:

  • The right to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of your personal data, whether or not said data have been registered yet, and to receive said data in an intelligible form;
  • The right to have indications regarding: the source; the processing purpose(s) and methods; the logic applied to processing; the identity of the data controller and of the other subjects to whom the data in question may be communicated.
  • You have the right to obtain an update of the data, an amendment thereof or the insertion of additional data, their cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or the blocking of illegally processed data, including data the storage of which is unnecessary to attain the goals for which the data were collected and subsequently processed;
  • You also have the right to oppose, either fully or partially, to the processing of your personal data, albeit such processing is consistent with the purpose of collection, provided that said opposition is legitimate;
  • You have the right to oppose, either fully or partially, to the processing of personal data for purposes of sending advertising materials or direct selling or for carrying out market surveys or commercial communication.

You may exercise your rights hereunder by sending an e-mail to that effect to the address spelled out under § 2 above.


6. Cookie disclosure note

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which the computer saves when the user accesses a web-site.  The text stores information that the web-site may read at a later time.  Some of these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the web-site, others are handy to the user, in that they can safely remember, by way of example, usernames or language preferences. The advantage of having cookies installed on your computer is that you no longer need to fill-in the same information whenever you access a web-site you have already visited.

Why does Northwave use cookies?

Northwave uses cookies in order to provide its users with a navigation experience that is tailor-made to their preferences and habits as much as possible.  By using cookies Northwave makes sure that, whenever you visit the Site, you need not receive or provide the same information.  Cookies are also used to enhance performances of the web-site, as they make easier both the purchasing process and a swift research of specific items and products on the Site.  In order to protect personal data, and prevent any loss thereof, as well as any unlawful data processing, Northwave has implemented suitable technical and organizational measures.

Types of cookies that Northwave uses

Cookies released by the platform, through the Site, are technical cookies – both relating to session and navigation – which are used in order to allow navigation through the Site.

Namely, the platform makes use of the following:

  • Session cookies

PHPSESSID: the PHP coding language was used to create the Site. The PHPSESSID cookie is necessary for the PHP code to properly function.

ROUTEID: To grant the user the best navigation experience we use more than one server, so that navigation is possible even in heavy traffic conditions.  This cookie is necessary to re-direct the connection to the correct server. It does not contain personal data.

  • Navigation cookies

AcceptCookie: this cookie is released when the user, after having seen the banner with the short cookie disclosure note, goes forward with his navigation and accepts the cookies.  This cookie serves the purpose of not showing to any such user the banner again.  This cookie stores information on the date when the user expressed his consent.

  • Third party cookies

Facebook: Facebook’s social plug-ins are managed by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.  Facebook’s plug-ins consist of the Facebook logo or the “Like” button which are on the Site’s pages.  An overview on Facebook’s plug-ins is available here:

These plug-ins are used for sharing the Site’s contents.  Facebook supplies a cookie to use said plug-ins.  When you visit some pages of the Site which contain the plug-in in question, this latter creates a direct connection between the browser and Facebook’s server.  Hence, Facebook receives notice that you visited the Site, together with the IP address you had during said visit.  If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you may link the content of the Site’s pages to your Facebook profile. Thus, Facebook may match the visit to the Site with the Facebook account of the user.  If you do not want Facebook to do so, you need to log out of your Facebook account before accessing the Site.  Please be advised that we do not know what data are transferred to Facebook, and neither do we know what use Facebook makes of any such data.  For any additional information you may need, please visit Facebook’s privacy disclosure note: and the following link:

Google: the Google+ social network plug-ins are operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America). The Google plug-ins consist of the Google logo, as depicted in the pages of the Site. When you visit a page of the Site that contains said plug-ins, your browser connects directly to Google’s servers. The plug-in’s content is sent directly by Google to your browser, which then incorporates it in the Site. We therefore have no control over the data that Google collects through the plug-in.  If you do not want Google to match your visit to the Site with your Google account, you should log out of your account before accessing the Site. The purpose and scope of Google’s data collection, as well as the processing and use of any such data by Google, a summary of your rights on these topics and an outline of the available setting for privacy protection are published in Google’s guidelines on data protection concerning plug-ins:

Google analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America).  The purpose of said service is to provide information on the chronology of visits, their count and navigation statistics.  The information and privacy disclosure notes relating to the functioning and to the cookie use consent are available at the following links:

Note on “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps”:

Google Analytics’ cookies disclosure note:


To reject Google Analitycs’ cookies you need to download and install the browser plug-in which is available here:

General disclosure note on Google’s services:

Twitter: Twitter’s social plug-in is managed by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA).  An in-depth description of the individual plug-ins is available at the following link:

Whereas Twitter’s privacy policy note is available here:

Pinterest: Pinterest’s social plug-ins are managed by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”).  The various logos containing the plug-in (e.g., the “Pin it” button or the “P” button) may be found here:

When pages of the Site that contain said plug-in are recalled, your computer is connected to Pinterest’s servers and the plug-in is displayed on the web page as communicated to your browser.  In order to do so, both your IP address and the information on the pages of the Site you visited are communicated to Pinterest in the United States of America.  This is true regardless of whether you are registered with Pinterest.  Information are communicated even for non-registered users.  If you are a Pinterest registered user when you use the plug-in, then the information collected during your visit to the Site are matched with your Pinterest account and made available to other users.  If you do not want Pinterest to match your data with your Pinterest account, you should log out of your account before accessing the Site.  Additional information are available at the following address:


How can I disable cookies?

You may always consent, block or delete cookies installed in your computer, tablet, smartphone through the options section of the browser you use on any such device.

Warning: blocking and deleting cookies may prevent you from accessing and browsing through the Site, and may also prevent you from purchasing products through the Site.

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