Privacy policy

This privacy policy is only intended to describe how we collect and use personal data through this web site (“Web Site”). For any information on collection and processing of personal data carried out through other websites linked to this Web Site, we encourage you to visit the privacy policy available on such websites, if any.


EASTIN Association (The Global Assistive Technology Information Network), having its premises in Milan, Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 6, Italy, is the data controller (hereinafter, the “Controller”, “our” or “us”).

You can contact us at any time by sending an email to



In some events you may provide voluntarily your personal identification data (e.g. name, surname) and contact details (including e-mail address), e.g. when you submit a request for information or submit a request to include a product on the Web Site. Providing such data is essential to allow us, or our contacts, to send you the requested information or to verify the submission of a product and to manage it.

Providing your personal data is optional, however missing your personal data we cannot follow up your request or manage your submission of new products. The processing of personal data for the purposes above does not require your specific consent as it is necessary to respond to your request.


You can browse the Web Site and use its tools without any prior registration to the Web Site.

The information system and software used to operate this Web Site may collect personal data connected with the use of Internet protocols. Information may include the following:
- the IP addresses, the domain names that you use when you connect to the Web Site,
- URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) of your queries,
- the time of such queries, how you submit your queries,
- the size of the files that you obtain in return,
- the code number associated to the status of the answer from the server (e.g. error, succeeded, etc.) and
- any other parameter related to the operating system and the used IT environment.

We do not collect this information for combining it with your personal data. However, due to its features, this information could lead to your identification as a user of this Web Site if the information is processed or combined with other information available to third parties.


This Web Site uses cookies, i.e. the cookie used by “Google Analytics” to analyze information about the use of the Web Site solely for statistic purposes by collecting aggregated information. Installing this type of cookies does not require your consent. Please find below a list of cookies used by the Web Site:

User session cookie
Storage period: Time of the session

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Storage period: 2 years from set/update

Used to throttle request rate.
Storage period: 10 minutes

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Storage period: 30 mins from set/update

Operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit
Storage period: End of browser session

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Storage period: 6 months from set/update

Used to verify that Cookie Banner has been correctly displayed to the user.
Storage period: 10 years

You are free to change your preferences regarding the use of cookies setting your browser accordingly. If you use any of the following browsers, you can follow the "do not track" feature activation or deactivation guidance available here:

Google Chrome:

Internet Explorer:

Mozilla Firefox


Samsung Internet




Personal data are processed only by identified and authorized personnel who is bound by confidentiality obligations and have been properly instructed.

In some cases, for the pursuit of the purposes described above, we rely on third party service providers. In such cases, we ensure that these providers offer sufficient guarantees on compliance of their processing with the requirements under the applicable law.

Our hosting provider (Fondazione Don Gnocchi ONLUS) provides us with hosting services at their premises in Milan, via Capecelatro 66, Italy, as data processor.

If you submit a request or a product, your identification and contact details will be made available to the relevant contact points in the country(ies) to which the request or the submission of the product refers, who will contact you directly to follow up the request/submission of the product. A list of contact points in the different countries is available in the “About us” section. If the country relevant for the submission is outside the European Economic Area, unless that country already offers adequate guarantees in the opinion of the European Commission, we ensure that the transfer is made under adequate guarantees, being understood that such transfer is necessary to comply with your request.

The contact point that will address your request or submission will act as autonomous controllers; therefore we encourage you to read their privacy policy to learn how they can process your personal data.

Personal data may also be disclosed to the competent authorities, upon a lawful request, for prosecution of crimes or in cases provided by the law.


The personal data collected in order to respond to requests/submission of products will be deleted immediately after we have processed your request and passed your data to the relevant contact point.

For the storage of cookies, please refer to point 3.

Personal data may be stored for longer periods of time where necessary to exercise or defend legal rights, or to comply with a legitimate request by a public authority. In any case, personal data will be kept for the time strictly necessary to pursue these purposes.


You may exercise your rights as listed under 15-21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679), where applicable, including the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of your data in our database, to access your personal data and to obtain information relating to the processing of your personal data (right of access), to rectify or to update your personal data (right to rectification), to ask for erasure of your personal data (right to erasure), to request the restriction of processing of the data (right to restriction), to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format, to transfer those data to another controller (data portability) and to object to the processing at any time, for reasons related to your situation (right to object).

To exercise these rights and to obtain additional information on how we process your personal data, please contact EASTIN (our administrative office) at the following address:

EASTIN Association
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
via Capecelatro 66, 20148 Milano, Italy
Phone +39 0240308283
Fax: +39 02 4048919

If you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with the data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.