Meridiana fly S.p.A. promotes and upholds national and international legislation in regard to security and handling of personal details.
Meridiana fly S.p.A. has adopted various strategies in order to guarantee customer transaction security. Security Software SSL (secure Socket Layer) is present on the Meridiana fly S.p.A. website server, and provides the highest standard for the protection of economic transactions. SSL Software processes secure transactions from any PC using a browser without the need to download additional software, enabling the transmission of secure information. This procedure offers the maximum possible security, purchase protection and customer confidentiality. In order to guarantee trustworthy transactions, Meridiana fly S.p.A. has joined the Verisign Scheme, a certification Authority and market leader.
Meridiana fly S.p.A., which manages the website www.meridiana.com, intends to accurately describe the management of the processing of personal data of users of the same, and to provide, moreover, Information Notes, pursuant to Art. 13 of D.L. [Legislative Decree] 196 of 30 June, 2003, ("Privacy Code"). The Information Notes do not apply to other websites eventually accessible through links present on the website, of which the company is not in any way liable.
Information Notes ex Art. 13 of L. D. 196/2003
Under Article 13 of the Privacy Code, we inform you that following consultation of this site, data relating to identified or identifiable persons can be processed. The processing of your personal data will be handled at the registered offices of Meridiana fly S.p.A by automated instruments for the period of time necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are taken to prevent data loss, illicit or improper use and unauthorized access.
In a general sense, it should be noted that through the present website, various types of data collection are carried out and for different purposes:
a) necessary and automatic collection of data of the browser inherent to interaction with the website;
b) processing correlated to data collection, voluntarily entered by the browser, by registration, by filling out the appropriate form included on the website pages;
c) processing correlated to sending e-mails to the addresses listed to contact the owner or for the calls to the C all Centre dedicated to the management of passenger bookings, ticket sales and ancillary services;
d) processing correlated to the receipt and management of curriculum vitae submitted voluntarily by the parties concerned (Area Jobs & Training), or for participation in prize contests;
e) processing correlated to the acquisition of data necessary to perform its contractual obligations assumed with regard to its own users and resulting from the booking and purchase of passenger travel tickets.
This processing is effectuated also for the purpose of complying with obligations dictated by law, regulations and/or community and international legislation (eg. obligation to transfer PNR data to U.S. authorities ), for maintaining accounts and management of receipts and payments, to verify the quality of service provided or to send additional information to the user/passenger.
The sending of e-mails to the addresses listed on this website involves the successive acquisition of the sender's address needed to respond to the request, as well as any other personal data included in the message.
The making of telephone calls to the phone numbers of the Call Centre listed in the respective web page involves processing of personal data of the user aimed at providing replies to requests for information, to purchase the flight tickets as requested by the passenger (also using their data from credit cards), to make changes or substitutions in the ticketing, refunds, special assistance and purchase of services complementary to the flight, etc.
The processing related to the services on this website are handled only by staff charged with processing. Personal data voluntarily provided by users who submit requests for information or for the sending of informational material or suggestions of various kinds, are used only to perform the services or activities requested and are communicated to third parties only in the case where such is necessary to meet the desired end and after informing the person concerned. The user is free to provide personal data on the application forms included on the website or to request the sending of any informational material or other communications or to subscribe to the services available on the website. The failure to confer the same can result in the impossibility to obtain that which has been requested.
The present Information Notes relate exclusively to the processing operations performed on data collected as described above. It does not refer, therefore, to the processing done through other websites of partners to Meridiana fly services, to which the user might access via links from the website www.meridiana.com. For such processing, there must be provided, on the part of the respective owners, autonomous Information Notes.
It is be noted, therefore, that processing of data conferred by accessing third-party sites, accessible through the links posted on the website in specified areas (insurance, tour operators, banks, etc.) are effected by subjects other than Meridiana fly S.p.A.
Personal data provided can be communicated by Meridiana fly S.p.A. to collaborators and employees engaged for this purpose (within the realm of their duties) or to subjects assigned to perform the activities necessary for the execution of transportation and exclusively for that purpose; in particular, such data can be communicated to companies subsidiary to or associated or affiliated with Meridiana fly S.p.A., (as, for example, companies in the Meridiana Group), to companies of airport terminals for check-in services, police forces or judiciary authorities in the realm of investigations or enquiries by judiciary police for the purposes of prevention, ascertainment or repression of crimes, etc., or, in any event, to third parties for which it is deemed necessary and indispensible (or however, functionally) for the carrying out of the activities of Meridiana fly S.p.A.
The users/passengers are recognised as having the rights set forth in Article 7 of the Code, in particular, they may at any time:
- obtain the confirmation on the part of the carrier of the existence or not of your personal data, even if not yet registered, and their communication in an intelligible form, (for the said request, where the existence of data that concerns the enquiring passenger is not confirmed, the carrier may ask for a contribution to expenses not exceeding the costs actually incurred by the said carrier);
- ask for confirmation of the existence, at the registered offices of the carrier, of your personal data (for this request, if the existence of data pertaining to the requesting passenger is not confirmed, the carrier may request a contribution to expenses not exceeding the costs actually sustained by the said carrier);
- obtain from the carrier the indication of the origin of personal data, the purposes and methods of their processing, as well as information on the logic applied in the circumstances of processing of personal data effectuated with the aid of electronic means;
- at the same time, you can obtain the identification of subjects and categories of subjects to whom the personal data may be communicated or who might become cognisant of it;
- obtain the updating, correction and integration of personal data;
- request the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or the blocking of the data if processed in violation of laws, including those for which there is no necessity for conservation in relation to the scope for which the data has been collected or successively processed, as well as to obtain the attestation that these operations have been brought to the attention of those to whom the data has been communicated or diffused, excepting in the case in which such fulfilment is shown to be impossible or involves the use of resources manifestly disproportionate with respect to the protected right;
- object to the processing of his/her personal data for legitimate reasons or if the data is used for sending advertising materials or direct selling or for carrying out market surveys or commercial communications and, similarly, to be informed at the moment in which the data are communicated and disseminated, of the possibility of exercising, without charge, this right.
The owner of the data processing for flights and services provided through this website is:
Meridiana fly S.p.A.
Centro direzionale Aeroporto Costa Smeralda
07026 Olbia, Italy
Tel. (+ 39) 0789 52600 – Fax (+39) 0789 52974
Organizzazione & Compliance is the company operation responsible for replying to interested parties and can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full list of those responsible for the processing of personal data related to this website is available at the request of the interested party at the company’s Organizzazione & Compliance service which can be contacted at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Location of data processing
Processing related to the web services on this website takes place at the registered offices of Meridiana fly S.p.A. and is handled exclusively by technical staff of the offices in charge of processing or others charged with occasional maintenance operations. No data from the web service will be communicated or disseminated.
The personal data provided by users who submit requests for the sending of informative material are, however, used only to perform the service or activity requested and will be communicated to third parties only where this is necessary for that purpose.
Types of data processed
The computer systems and software procedures in control of operation of this website acquire, during the course of their normal operation, various personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of internet communication protocols; the data involved is not collected to be associated with identified, interested parties, but by their very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, permit the users to be identified (in this category of data, the IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users to access the site, the URI - Uniform Resource Identifier are included), of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response by the server and other parameters of the operating system and computer environment of the user). These data are used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the website and to check its correct functioning and they are deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of computer crimes against the site. In any case, the data on web contacts are not kept for more than seven days. It should be noted that the navigational data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of IT crimes against the Portal: www.meridiana.com, according to procedures established by the competent authorities.
Data provided voluntarily by Users
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated on this website involves the consequent acquisition of the sender's address, necessary for responding to requests, as well as any other data included in the message. For the purchase of flight tickets and for signing up for services or loyalty programmes, the data provided by the user will be used for the inclusion of the personal data of the passenger in the company IT data base in order to provide the transportation service requested, to credit the benefits connected to the loyalty programme you choose, to send a regular newsletter, to promote the new offers fly Meridiana SpA (Including those related to the preselected loyalty programme) and eventually for statistical activities for internal use, with processing methods used with regard to the data being such as to prevent tracing back to the single individual concerned.
Specific Information Notes will be progressively reported or displayed on web pages dedicated to the varied and special services on request. special services on request. It is necessary to specify that the processing effectuated through the various pages of the website relate exclusively to common personal data: the user is asked, therefore, not to post data revealing racial and ethnic origin, religious, philosophical, or other type, beliefs, political opinions, membership in political parties, trade unions, associations or organisations of a religious, philosophical, trade union character, nor personal data disclosing the state of health and sexual orientation, or for information however classified as "sensitive data" pursuant to Art. 4, Paragraph 1, Letter. d) of the Privacy Code. Otherwise, the related message will be immediately destroyed. This will make it impossible to provide whatever has been requested.
If in any case, data of a "sensitive" nature (i.e. contents of a curriculum vitae) is intended to be sent to the owner, please submit the relevant message by fax to the following number: + (39) 0789 52974, with the specific declaration of authorisation for the processing of the sensitive data it contains. Please note that, in the absence of such a declaration, the message eventually received will be destroyed. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions in relation to CVs containing sensitive data, it is still possible to send CVs, if they contain only common data, by this link.
What are the cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are set on the user’s computer, smartphone, tablet when accessing a website, and allow the owner of such website to store or recover specific information on the relative browsing experience. Therefore, cookies are used to facilitate website consultation, improve the browsing experience, perform IT authentications, transmit advertising messages, acquire static information concerning users’ navigation, monitor sessions and store specific information concerning users that access the server, etc.
Which are the cookies used and how do they work?
Information on different types of cookies and relative uses:
1. Cookies and management
Own (first party) cookies: they are cookies that belong to the website that created them and they are set on the user’s terminal by website meridiana.it.
(Third party) cookies: they are set on the user’s terminal by Meridiana partners that process data obtained through the cookies. The application, block and uninstallation of the cookies comply with the conditions and specific procedures of the single partner.
Only Meridiana, in quality of Data Controller, can access first party cookies installed by its website www.meridiana.it. Third party cookies installed through Meridiana website can be accessed only by third parties, which cover the role of independent data controllers (in this case, Meridiana is simply a technical intermediary between the user and third parties).
2. Cookies and duration
Session cookies: they are used to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. These cookies are stored in the user’s terminal until the end of the browsing session.
Persistent cookies: with this type of cookies, data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie manager, that could range from a few minutes to various years.
3. Cookies and function
Technical cookies: they allow the user to browse the website or another platform and to use different options or services found in it, such as for example, check the traffic and data communication, identify the session, access sections with limited access, use safety features during browsing. They are session and persistent cookies. This type of cookies include “browsing or session cookies” and “performance cookies” that guarantee regular browsing and exploitation of the website, and improved experience of the service offered (allowing for example to purchase a flight or provide authentication details to log in reserved areas), “functionality cookies” that allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. remember specific operations performed by the user such as language, currency, selected flights for purchase, etc.) and Meridiana website to work properly; these cookies are also able to recognise the Country from which the user is connecting.
Statistic cookies (or “cookie analytics”): They allow collecting information on how the user browses the website, for example, which are the most frequently visited pages, and they monitor the operation of the same website (in particular, they are only used by Meridiana to analyse website browsing activities). They belong to the category of technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information in aggregated form, and they are third party cookies since the web analytics service is supplied by Google ( Google Privacy - Google- types of cookies used ).
Advertising cookies: they allow creating profiles concerning the user in order to transmit commercial messages according to the preferences shown when visiting the website or improve the browsing experience. These are third party commercial cookies, also used to show Meridiana advertisements on other websites. This activity is called “retargeting” and varies according to the user’s actions on Meridiana website, like the products he/she searched for and/or displayed and prices shown. In order to use these types of cookies, it is necessary to previously acquire the user’s consent; therefore, if the parameters are not modified when browsing, it is assumed that the user grants his/her consent to receive these cookies from Meridiana website.
The user can select his/her preferences with regards to the installation of third party profiling cookies at the aforementioned links or through control panel “Manage cookies”. As specified in the banner containing the brief informative policy, the user can grant his/her consent in simplified form through “scroll”, through the accept button or X or by clicking one of the internal links found on the pages of Meridiana website (by continuing browsing and thus accessing the contents of Meridiana website from the home page or any other landing page). Meridiana does not boast any control or access to third party cookies or information contained in them. Third parties manage all the information collected through the cookies installed by them, in compliance with their specific privacy policies. The user can disable third party cookies also by following the procedures indicated in paragraph How to block cookies.
Use of third party cookies
Third party cookies – among which the aforementioned advertising cookies – are set by different companies other than the one that owns the visited website. This occurs because features may be present on every website (images, specific scripts, links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than the visited one. Therefore, if a user visits a website and a different company sends information exploiting that website, he/she will experience third party cookies. For example, the website also avails itself of the following third party services:
- Google Analytics:
- Google (Youtube cookie):
Social network cookies (Social plug-in):
The website uses social networks plug-in and buttons to allow social network users to share links with social networks or favourite contents with their “friends” (and propose other related functions such as publishing comments) or log in through the selected social network. These plug-in do not set a cookie, but if this is already present on the user’s computer, they are able to read and use it according to the setting. The collection and use of information by third parties are regulated by the relative informative policies to which reference is made. Moreover, it is reminded that by clicking on these links, these websites could input cookies when connecting to their services. Social cookies are not necessary for browsing and, as set forth by the Italian Data Protection Authority, if these belong to profiling cookies, the user’s consent must be granted to install said cookies on his/her device. However, in the specific case, these are simple links to third party websites that do not install profiling cookies. In particular, Meridiana website uses Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram and YouTube plug-in. For additional information on social cookies, it is possible to consult the relative privacy policies concerning the sites to which they belong, such as: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
Registration and authentication:
4.How to block cookies
Most browsers are configured to access, control or perhaps disable cookies trough settings. However, we remind you that disabling browsing or functional cookies may compromise the optimal operation of the website and/or limit the service that we offer. The user can therefore accept, block or eliminate cookies set in his/her terminal, configuring the options of his/her internet browser or modify his/her preference from the “Manage cookies” function. In case cookies cannot be installed in the browser, it may not be possible to access certain services and the user’s experience on the website may be less satisfactory. All the information you need to configure or disable cookies for each browser is found at the following links:
For additional information on cookies and to manage your preferences, please also visit www.youronlinechoices.com. To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics to collect data concerning your browsing activity, download the additional browser component to disable Google Analytics.
To receive assistance or explanations on how to grant your consent/ selective refusal or how to delete cookies from your browser, the user can contact the Organisation & Compliance Manager of Meridiana Fly S.p.A., Management Centre Costa Smeralda Airport, 07026 Olbia, Italy, Tel. (+ 39) 0789 52600 – Fax (+39) 0789 52974, email firstname.lastname@example.org; you can exercise your rights pursuant to art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 at the same address or transmit claims /notifications concerning cookie operation. Update: June 2015
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