Privacy policy

This privacy policy refers to the website of the METID Learning Innovation task force (“METID”) of Politecnico di Milano (“Polimi”).


This page describes how the METID website is managed under the provisions of Article 13 and Article 14 of European Union GDPR – General Data protection Regulation (679/2016/EU) in relation to the processing of the personal data of its users.

This privacy policy provides information to those who interact with the METID website, which can be accessed electronically and pertains to the domain: This privacy policy is issued solely in relation to the METID website.

Purpose of the personal data processing

  • Purposes related to monitoring, analyzing and assessing the use of the website;
  • purposes related to the dissemination of METID projects.

Data processing procedure

In relation to the stated purposes, the data processing is carried out with digital tools. In any case the protection is ensured by password.

Data Controller: Politecnico di Milano – Directorate General upon authorisation of the pro-tempore Rector 
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 – 20133 Milan Italy 
Phone +39 0223992243 

Data Protection Officer: – phone: +39 0223999378

Information that METID collects from you (including personal information)

METID directly collects information when you:

  • enter you data in the online contact form on METID website;
  • send email messages to the contact email of the METID website.

Data supplied voluntarily by the user

The optional, express and voluntary sending of emails to the addresses indicated in this website implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, which is required to answer his/her requests, and any other personal data included in the message. Any personal data supplied voluntarily by users will be processed to execute the Politecnico di Milano – METID activities, subject to the limits laid down in laws and regulations and in accordance with the general principles of transparency, fairness and confidentiality.

How your information is used

Your data is processed in accordance with Polimi policies; METID uses information, including Personal Information, to carry out the following purposes:

  • improve METID service;
  • communicate with you;
  • track METID website usage against goals and mission.

METID may also seek your consent for additional uses of information, including Personal Information, and will use it only for the purpose described to you. All use of Personal Information is subject to applicable law.

How your information is shared

METID may share information, including Personal Information, only as needed to fulfill the relevant purpose(s), with the following third parties:

  • staff authorised to process personal data;
  • subjects that provide outsourcing services or acting as technicians operating the METID equipment and service programs;
  • entities / authorities for issuing public key certificates.

How to manage your personal information

Delete Personal Information

To request deletion of your Personal Information, you should send a request to Because deletion on the METID system is a permanent action and cannot be reversed, METID may ask you to complete a process that aims to confirm your authority to manage data affected by your request.

Polimi will permanently remove you from METID email lists.

Polimi will permanently delete your Personal Information from the METID website.

METID will retain and use Personal Information as necessary to comply with its legal obligations, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Data retention

METID will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed to provide you with services. Your Personal Information may be retained for a maximum of 2 years.

Storage & security

METID stores information, including Personal Information, on its own servers located at Polimi. Polimi controls its own copy of information collected through the METID website and has an information security program designed to protect information in its possession or control. This is done through a variety of privacy and security policies, processes, and procedures. Polimi uses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information that it collects, receives, stores, or transmits. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; and therefore, Polimi cannot guarantee its absolute security. While Polimi works hard to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, Polimi cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining information.

Cookies and tracking technologies on the METID site

METID uses cookies (small data files that are stored on user’s computer when user accesses the website or parts thereof) and other common tracking technologies (web beacons, clear gifs, pixels, and similar technologies that are unique identifiers used to track your online activity but are not stored on your device) on the METID website to help METID better understand your use and needs of the METID Site, and how METID can improve. For example:

  • based on your cookie settings, METID tracks information indicating, among other things, which pages of the METID Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used;
  • METID may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software (including mobile use and device type when you use native or mobile apps) you used when accessing the METID Site, and Politecnico di Milano – METID may be able to determine from an IP address your Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of your point of connectivity;
  • Tracking is performed via Google Analytics based upon anonimyzation of IP addresses.

METID uses Cookies and other Tracking Technologies for the following purposes:

  • when necessary for system administration, security, and integrity to ensure the METID Site works properly for you. Without these technologies, the METID Site may not function correctly;
  • to enable analytics, performance and functionality, to help Politecnico di Milano – METID gather information about how visitors use the METID Site and monitor METID Site performance, and to enhance your experience by recognizing and remembering whether you have visited the METID Site before and may have any personal preferences.

You have some options for managing Cookies and other Tracking Technologies. These include modifying your browser settings: You should be able to control how and whether your web browser accepts Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to receive notification of new Cookies, and how to disable existing Cookies. If you reject METID’s Cookies, many functions and conveniences of the METID Site may not work properly.

Third party cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to help the web team analyse how Users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of a IP-anonymisation (and METID falls under this case), Google will reduce your IP address within the member states of the European Union and other member States to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP-address will be transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and be reduced there. In assignment of the operator of this website Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. 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 your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also deactivate Google Analytics by installing a so called browser-input-group-addon, which is provided by Google under the following address:
Please note that this website extended Google Analytics for the code “gat._anonymezlp();” to ensure an anonymised recording of IP-addresses (IP masking).

More information on Google Inc. and Google Analytics can be found here:
This website also use YouTube, another service by Google, to provide you video lectures and YouTube can collect additional cookies. Google’s privacy policy can be found here:

Privacy Policy updates

This privacy policy will be reviewed and updated from time to time. When changes are made, the privacy policy will be labeled as “Revised (date),” indicating that you should review the new terms, which will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the METID Site after any changes have been made, you accept the modified privacy policy and any changes contained therein. In case you miss the notification referenced above, be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this privacy policy.

Contact information

If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the Personal Information that METID maintains about you, please contact the Data Protection Officer at or phone +39 0223999378.

If you consider the answer provided to be unsatisfactory, you may lodge, free of charge, a complaint with the Italian Authority for Data Protection – Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (

Effective date: March 22, 2019