This website is being realized in the framework of the “Call for contributions” to the SESS Report 2020, financed by the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) under Contract – SIOS reference number: 2020_002.

The National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research is in charge of the specific contribution, entitled: terrestrial Photography ApplicationS on Snow covEr in Svalbard, and is also in charge of the website hosting.

The term ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website, National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, whose registered office is [Via Madonna del Piano, 10 – 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI) – Italy]. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

By using the website or by providing us with your personal data, whether or not in connection with an event, you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the website, do not sign up and do not provide us with personal data.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you directly by email and by means of a notice on the homepage. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us at


Protection of personal data

We attach great importance to your privacy. We, therefore, ensures that the laws on the protection of privacy and the secrecy of telecommunications are observed. Most of the information on the website is available without providing any personal data.

However, in those cases where we ask you to provide personal information, your data will be handled in accordance with Italian law and with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the European Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter “GDPR”).

Your personal data will only be collected and processed if you give your express permission and if you voluntarily submit it when signing up for our services.

This applies to the following:

  • when you actively (and voluntarily) enter your data into a contact form in order to contact us. We shall exclusively use the personal data transmitted to us in this way for the purpose for which you have provided us with these data when contacting us. Disclosure of this information is expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. If this involves information concerning communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you via this communication channel in order to respond to your request. No further use, storage, or transfer of data to third parties shall be made.

  • When we directly ask you to provide the personal data by filling out an (online) form or a document to be attached to a form. In principle, we will not request personal data from other authorities or third parties, but where it does need to request such data, it will do so in accordance with the provisions of the above-mentioned privacy regulation.

We will not share your personal data with third parties that want to use your data for direct marketing purposes unless you have expressly consented to such use. We may share your personal data with third parties, but only in the following cases:

  • We may call on service providers, representatives or contractors to provide services on our behalf , for example, as part of a project or the like, including the provision of the website and the services available to you. For the provision of such services, the above-mentioned external parties may gain access to or be required to process your personal data.

  • With any such external parties, which may be established in a country other than the country where you use the site or service, we have a written agreement under which they are required to observe all relevant data protection legislation and security requirements with regard to your personal data and the rules set out in this privacy policy.

Finally, we reserve the right to disclose your personal data if we are required to do so by law or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes or to respond to any claims.

We will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes, taking into account our need to answer questions and resolve problems, improve services and offer new services, and to ensure compliance with legal requirements.

This means that we may keep your personal data for a reasonable period of time after your last interaction with the project, event or with us. When we no longer need your personal data for the performance of the requested tasks, we will permanently delete it.