Legal info

A few lines of boring legal stuff. Read them carefully, if you can stand it!

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Website, copyright

The site is made by Carlo Piana, who holds the copyright of its contents.

The contents are either generally available under the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike 3.0, which allows to reuse and modify them by mentioning the original author and putting them under the same license, or the copyright is entirely waived. These terms can vary locally.

The site has been made with WordPress CMS, which is Free Software. Thus it is freely reusable and modifiable by anybody, also for commercial scopes, under the conditions of making the source code available and that all derivatives or incorporating works are released with identical license.

Nothing in this website constitutes legal advice. Any legal information posted or linked on this website is only informative and must be assessed by a practicing lawyer to be validated according to the reader’s needs.

Privacy – Data Protection

This notice is relevant for Italian Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003).

The data processor is Carlo Piana, individually acting as a practicing lawyer, with offices in Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 15, 20122 Milan – Italy. Any request for information can be directed via email or fax to the references in the “contacts” page. Data are kept in electronic as well as paper form.

With reference to usage of this website, basic information limited to the IP number are kept for security auditing purposes, no data are transferred to other entities.

This website only uses session cookies, which are only used for technical purposes. No tracking is performed.

With reference to data conferred to Carlo Piana during professional instructions, data are kept according to the relevant Bar rules and with the confidentiality connected to the law profession. Administrative data can be communicated to tax authorities and the like. Data contained in invoices and other tax relevant documents can be communicated to chartered accountants and auditors. Data pertaining to the received instructions can be shared with other lawyers and professionals on a need-to-know, case-by-case basis and with assurance of confidentiality. The client is usually informed prior to this communication, except in case of temporary substitution in court or when urgency does not allow prior notification.

You have the rights contained in Section 7 of the Data Protection Code, an English version of which can be found at the Data Protection Authority’s website. The relevant section, copied from said website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Legal profession

I am a member of the Bar of Milan. I am admitted to practice before all Courts in Italy and the European Court of Justice, and also registered as a Trademark Representative with the Community Trademark office in Alicante. I am practicing in such capacity as a single professional. I am member of various formal and informal groups of lawyers, but always acting as an independent lawyer.

Section 7 of the Data Protection Code

(Right to Access Personal Data and Other Rights)

1. A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data
concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in
intelligible form.

2. A data subject shall have the right to be informed

a) of the source of the personal data;

b) of the purposes and methods of the processing;

c) of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic

d) of the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the
representative designated as per Section 5(2);

e) of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be
communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated
representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.

3. A data subject shall have the right to obtain

a) updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;

b) erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully,
including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected
or subsequently processed;

c) certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as
also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or
disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate
effort compared with the right that is to be protected.

4. A data subject shall have the right to object, in whole or in part,

a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though
they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;

b) to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the
purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.