Taking care of soils since 1924

Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The protection of your personal information is a matter of great importance for us. Therefore, your data will only be processed if there is a legal basis to do so (GDPR, Telecommunications Act 2003, Data Protection Act). On these pages you will find information about the most important aspects of data processing in connection with the use of our website.  

Contacting us

If you contact us via e-mail, the personal data you provide will only be used for the purpose of handling your request. Your data will be stored for six months to enable us to deal with any follow-up queries in case they arise. We will not transfer your data unless you have given us your explicit consent.

Liability disclaimer

This website contains links to external websites which have been provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the content of these external websites and therefore do not accept any liability for the content of these websites. Responsibility for the linked pages lies with the providers or operators of the external websites. While we make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided on the linked sites is accurate, we cannot always guarantee the accuracy of information provided on the sites unless there is concrete evidence of an infringement. If we become aware of any such infringement, we will immediately remove such links.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites. They do not cause any damage to your computer, tablet or mobile device.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some of these cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device for a specified period. They enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit, and to restore your settings automatically.

If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser so that it informs you before cookies are saved, and allow cookies to be stored only in individual cases by clicking on this link manage your cookie settings. You can find out how this works with common browsers via the links below.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=de

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-at/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen

Please remember that if you choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.


You can use our website to subscribe to our newsletter called IUSS Alert. In this case, we need your name and your e-mail address and a confirmation of your consent to receiving our newsletter requested by email.

You may cancel your newsletter subscription at any time. Please unsubscribe in the newsletter. Your details will be removed from our mailing list immediately.

YouTube Content

Some YouTube content from our YouTube channel is linked on the website of the IUSS. When you follow such a link by clicking it, your IP address is transferred to YouTube and a cookie is stored in your browser. Please refer to the “Cookies” section of this privacy statement for information on how you can prevent or influence the storage of cookies.

Your rights

You have the right to be informed, to have data rectified or erased, to restrict processing, the right to data portability and the right to object and withdraw your consent. If you think that the processing of your data is in breach of the data protection law, or that your legal claims under the data protection law have been breached in any other way, you can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. If you wish to exercise your right to object or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data in connection with this website, please send a short e-mail to iuss.secretariat@crea.gov.it


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