Internet privacy policy (including cookies)

Ericsson has always adopted policies aimed to manage the security of the information, by laying down protection measures at logical, physical and procedural level, applicable to, in addition to the involved company premises, the products and services made available to the public.

As for this web site, at Ericsson we understand that privacy is an important issue for visitors, and for this reason we provided the following information to help you understand what information we collect from our web site, and how we handle and use such information.

Information collection and use
Fondazione Lars Magnum Ericsson (Ericsson) is the controller for the collection and subsequent processing of the information voluntarily provided by the visitors of this site.
Ericsson may collect information, voluntarily provided by the visitors, at several different points on this website.

Cookies
This site uses cookies to ensure the proper functioning of procedures and improve the use experience of its online applications. This section provides detailed information about cookies, how they are used by Ericsson and how to manage them.
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the visitor’s computer by the visited web sites for the purpose of managing capabilities in connection with web navigation (managing sessions, allowing the selection of specific web site functions such as the text’s language, aggregated analysis about the number of users and how they visit the web sites, profiling cookies for the purpose of marketing,….). Cookies are stored according to user preferences on the single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Cookies on this web site

Technical cookies
This web site uses technical cookies, that is cookies used exclusively for the purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service”. (Section 122(1) Legislative Decree no. 196/03).

Practically they are cookies used to allow the browsing or for providing a service requested by the visitor, they are not used for other purposes and are installed directly from the web site owner.

Cookies used by this web site are:
Session cookies, which expire when the visitor closes the browser window.
Technical cookie “DisplayCookieConsent” which is initialized only after the user has clicked “Ok” in the banner about cookies. This technical cookie lasts a year, it has the value “yes” and it is used only to prevent the info banner displaying again when the user had previously chosen “OK”.

Analytics cookies

Google Analytics
This website includes components transmitted by Google Analytics. It is third-party cookies (Google) collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie).

Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of using this site. This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to prepare reports for Ericsson concerning the activities on the website itself. This website does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to track or collect personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or seek to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google can also communicate this information to third parties unless required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

For more information, please refer to the link below:
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

Third Party cookies
Visiting a website you may receive cookies from the visited website (“first part”), both from websites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). In the case of this website there are “social plugins” of Facebook. They are part of the visited  page, directly generated by that website and integrated in the host site. The most common use of social plugin is aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. Cookies managed by the third party can involve user’s profiling.

The management of the information gathered by “Third Parties” is governed by the relevant privacy policy, to which you are required to refer.

For more information, please refer to the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies?ref_type=sitefooter

Choosing which specific cookies to be authorized or not

Warning: cookies are important for the proper functioning of the web site, removing the authorization for one or more of the cookie used herein it will result in the impossibility to use the full functionality of the web site itself. Instead denying the  authorization for other type of cookies does not prejudge in any way the navigability of the website.

The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore the best browsers allow you to define different settings for cookies “owners” and those of “Third Parties”.

For example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options -> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can specify whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and remove them.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT

For removing / enabling the authorization for any cookie used by this web site, make your choice as described here below:

Choosing to delete cookies from your browser
The visitor can choose to automatically or manually remove one or more cookies from your computer via the functions for removing and deleting data in the current browsers. For information on how to proceed, please refer to the guidelines of the browser installed on your computer. See also descriptions reported here below.

Choosing to modify the authorizations for cookies via web browser
Visitors can make their own choices about the cookies used by this web site through the settings of your browser: browsers available on the market allow to refuse or accept cookies through specific settings, typically accessible from functions called “Options “or” Preferences “or by clicking on the spanner symbol.

You can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on your browser . To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

In general for Third Party cookies please refer to the relevant options made available by Third Parties themselves, see hyperlink in the previous section Third Party cookies.

Subscriptions and un-subscriptions
If a user wishes to subscribe to an Ericsson information service made available on this web site, only the e-mail address will be requested, in order to send the chosen information.

Ericsson will use this e-mail address only to send the requested information; we will not send other unsolicited information.
Users may cancel subscription(s) at any time by sending an e-mail to the address:ericsson.ufficio.stampa@ericsson.com specifying which subscriptions need to be deleted.

Orders
In the order form, Ericsson requests the information strictly necessary to manage the order itself:

  • Contact information such as name and eventual shipping address
  • Financial information such as credit card number and expiration date

In case of troubles in processing an order, Ericsson will use the contact information to get in touch with the user.
Ericsson may use third parties in order to provide specific services, available on this web site.
Therefore the contact data provided by the user in the order form can be shared between Ericsson and involved third parties, exclusively for what concerns and is necessary for the correct provision of the ordered service.
Ericsson does not allow these parties to use any personal information except for the purposes specified and necessary to provide the service.

Surveys and contests
From time to time Ericsson through this site may request information from users via surveys or contests and possible events.
In this case the information requested may include data necessary to contact the person (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information and interests (such as gender, age, level of education, interest in free time or intellectual).
Ericsson confirms that the participation is completely voluntary. Contact information will be used to notify the winners of eventual contests in connection with the surveys issued.
For the execution of these surveys and the management of eventual contests, Ericsson may use third parties, thus the contact data voluntarily provided by the participants may be shared with these parties, exclusively for what concerns the necessary executions and managements.

External links
This site may contain links to other sites.
Please take note that Ericsson is not responsible for the security and privacy policies of such other sites, and encourages the visitors to read the privacy statements of those sites.
This privacy statement is valid and applies solely to this site: in no way it may be considered extended, valid and applicable to external sites accessible via the links here available.

Changes to Ericsson’s Internet privacy policy
Ericsson may, from time to time, make changes to this policy.
We recommend the users of this site to always read this web page.

Comments and questions about Ericsson privacy policy and exercise of rights
Comments and questions about Ericsson privacy policy are always welcome, they can be sent to:ericsson.ufficio.stampa@ericsson.com

With regards to the data processing described in this Information, for the exercise of rights set out in Section 7 and followings of Legislative Decree no 196/03, send an email to:ericsson.ufficio.stampa@ericsson.com