Cookie Policy

 

Knoll International S.p.A. (“Knoll”) is aware of the importance of protecting the personal data and, in its quality of Data Controller, informs that www.knoll-int.com website uses cookies to make navigation easier and that personal data acquired through these tools will be processed in compliance with European and Italian legislation. When using the services offered by the site (filling out contact forms, etc.) the user will receive specific information regarding the further processing of personal data made by Knoll.

Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) no. 2016/679 (“Regulation”), Knoll provides the following information.

1.    Types of data collected: cookies.

Cookies are small text file that a website sends to the device (usually the browser) of the users who have visited it. Cookies will be stored in such device before being re-sent to the website when the user visits it again. 
 

Types of cookies used by www.knoll-int.com.

a. Technical and analytical cookies.

Technical cookies are cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network,  as strictly necessary in order to provide an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service. The legal basis that legitimises the processing of personal data for this purpose is to be found in the hypothesis provided for by art. 6 par. 1 lett. b) of the Regulation, as to allow the user to use the service requested.

The technical cookies used by the site are:

 
Cookie Name
Cookie Type - Duration
Type of data processed
Category
Function
JSESSIONID
Session/1 day
Anonymous and unique random string of alphanumeric (including symbols) characters.  No data is encoded in the JSESSIONID
Strictly necessary
Used as a unique identifier. It helps your browser remember your preferences when on our website
Knoll-basket
Persistent/7 days
URL-encoded, comma-separated list of product ID's
Performance
 Used to keep the information of the products you added to the wish list
Cookies-accepted
 
When present, this cookie only contains the value "yes".
Strictly necessary
Used to record if you have accepted the use of cookies on the website
 

b. Analytical Google cookies with limited identifying potential. To revoke the consent to their installation and disable them click here.

Analytical cookies are used instead to analyse and measure the use of the website by users. Analytical cookies are assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site. The legal basis that legitimises the processing of personal data for this purpose is to be found in the hypothesis provided for by art. 6 par. 1 lett. b) of the Regulation, as to allow the user to use the service requested.

The analytical cookies used by the site are:

 
Cookie Name
Cookie Type - Duration
Type of data processed
Category
Function
_ga
Persistent/2 years
anonymous data for the service with partially obscured IP addresses
Performance/Analytics
Used to distinguish users
_gat
Session/1 day
anonymous data for the service with partially obscured IP addresses
Performance/Analytics
Used to throttle request rate
_gid
Persistent/2 days
anonymous data for the service with partially obscured IP addresses
Performance/Analytics
Used to distinguish users
NID
Persistent/6 , months
anonymous data for the service with partially obscured IP addresses
Preferences/Analytics
Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember user preferences and other information, such as user’s preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results user wishes to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not user wishes to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on
CONSISTENT
Persistent/20 years
anonymous data for the service with partially obscured IP addresses
Preferences/Analytics
unclassified
 

 For more information visit Google Privacy Policy.

c. Third-party profiling cookies. To revoke the consent to their installation and disable them click here.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same during the online surfing. This is a processing activity that will not under any circumstances discriminate or have negative effects on data subject. This activity also allows the controller to evaluate his services, allowing him to improve them, making them more efficient and usable by third parties. The legal basis that legitimises the processing of personal data for this purpose is to be found in the hypothesis provided for by art. 6 par. 1, lett. a) of Regulation, as the user has expressed his consent to the installation of profiling cookies.

The third-party profiling cookies used by the site are the ones set by AddThis (a popular toolbar for integrating various Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). Notably:

Cookie Name
Cookie Type - Duration
Type of data processed
Category
Function
bt2
Persistent/9 months
String of characters encoding data pertaining to portions of the site visited.
Targeting
Used to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site
di2
Persistent/2 years
Encrypted encoded data pertaining to expiration dates of other AddThis cookies
Targeting
Keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the social sharing platform
loc
Persistent/2 years
Encrypted geolocation data
Targeting
Used to determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level)
mus
Persistent/1 year
When present, this cookie only contains the single numeric character '0'
Targeting
Unclassified
na_id
 
Timestamp
Targeting
Unclassified
na_tc
Persistent/2 years
Single character - either 'Y' 
Targeting
Unclassified
um
Persistent/1 year
Encoded/encrypted string of characters
Targeting
Register the user's sharing of content via social media
uvc
Persistent/13 months
Numeric value representing count of pages shared via AddThis
Targeting
Updates counter on a website's social sharing function
__atuvc
Persistent/2 years
Numeric value representing count of pages shared via AddThis
Targeting
Updates counter on a website's social sharing function
__atuvs
Session/1 day
Alphanumeric string of characters which encode the  AddThis unique identifier for the site and unique page count id.
Targeting
Makes sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page with AddThis social sharing
 

 For more information visit AddThis Privacy Policy.

Deactivating cookies.

All modern browsers allow users to decide whether to block the installation of cookies on their terminal and to delete those already installed. This also applies to cookies installed as a result of browsing this site. In this case browsing the site may be difficult or even impossible.

The ways to disable the installation of cookies on the most modern browsers are listed below:

Google Chrome

- Select the Chrome menu icon.

- Select “Settings”. At the bottom of the page, select “Show Advanced Settings”.

- In the “Privacy” section, select “Content settings”.

- Select Prevent sites from setting data.

- Select “Finish”.

For more information visit this page.

Internet Explorer

- Click on the “Tools” button and then on “Internet Options”.

- Click on the Privacy tab and in the Settings section, move the slider up to block all cookies or down to allow them and click OK.

For more information visit this page.

Apple Safari

- Visit the Preferences page.

- From the Privacy panel choose the option to block cookies.

- To delete already stored cookies, press the “Remove all website data” button.

For more information visit this page.

Apple Safari for mobile devices

- Touch the Settings> Safari> Block cookies button.

- Choose the option “Always allow”, “Allow only from websites I visit”, “Allow only from current website” or “Always block”. In IOS 7 or older versions, choose “Never”, “Third party and advertisers” or “Always”.

For more information visit this page.

Mozilla Firefox

- Click on the menu button and select Preferences.

- Select the Privacy panel.

- Under History settings: select use custom settings.

- To activate cookies, mark Accept cookies from sites; to turn them off, remove the mark from the item. If you are having problems with cookies, also make sure that the option Accept third-party cookies is not set to Never.

-Choose how long cookies can remain stored: (i) keep them until they expire: cookies will be removed when they reach the expiry date (date set by the site that sends cookies); (ii) keep them until Firefox closes: cookies stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed; (iii) keep them until ask each time: displays a warning every time a website tries to set a cookie and asks the user if he wants this cookie to be saved.

- Close the page. Any changes made will be automatically saved.

For more information visit this page.

Opera

- Go to Preferences area.

- Select the “Advanced” area and enter the “Cookies” section.

- To disable cookie storage by the browser, select the “Never accept cookies” setting.

For more information visit this page.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Controller informs that the User can use Your Online Choices. Through this service it is possible to manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. The Data Controller, therefore, recommends using this resource in addition to the information provided in this document.

 

2. Data retention period.

Personal data collected and processed following the navigation of the site www.knoll-int.com will be retained for the entire period of service delivery and then immediately canceled. The cookies installed through the site are temporary and are automatically deleted at the deadline indicated in this policy. The data collected through services related to Google will be retained for a period of 14 months.

3. Modalities for data processing.

The collected data will be stored and processed with electronic tools and will be saved both electronically and on paper, organised in a database, and on any other type of appropriate support. Specific security measures are followed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorised access. The processing of personal data carried out by Knoll does not involve automated decision-making processes.

4. Reporting and providing data.

The provision of navigation data is a necessary requirement for the provision of the requested service (navigation on the site) and therefore mandatory for this purpose: the failure to communicate or provide personal data by the data subject, will result in the impossibility for Knoll to allow navigation on the site www.knoll-int.com. The provision of data for further purposes is optional: failure to communicate or provide data, in such cases, will not affect the data subject. The installation of technical, analytical and third-party cookies from the www.knoll-int.com website is optional (it can be prevented through the browser settings), but could result in the uselessness of the site or some of its services.

5. Entities to whom personal data may be disclosed.

Personal data may be disclosed to: subjects who are entitled and have the interest to access personal data by law or secondary and / or community legislation; Controller’s internal staff; companies, associations or professional offices that provide services and activities on behalf of the Controller as Data Processor for the fulfilment of legal obligations, as well as for every organisational and administrative need necessary to provide the services requested. The details of the Data Processors are listed in an updated list available at Knoll (to be requested at the addresses indicated in point 9). Personal data will not be disseminated.
 

6. Data transfer abroad or to international organisations.

Personal data gathered as a result of web-surfing and usage of the services in the website www.knoll-int.com could be stored in the United States.

7. Link to sites or services of third parties.

This policy is provided only for the processing of personal data made through this site or the tools provided by the same, and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user through connection, whose managers operate as independent data controllers. Users are therefore invited to read their privacy policies carefully, before accessing the services of third parties.

8. Data subject’s rights.

In relation to the above-mentioned personal data processing, the data subject has the right to exercise at any time the rights provided by the Regulation, including, for example, to obtain the indication of: (i) data source; (ii) purposes and methods of processing; (iii) logic applied in case of processing carried out with the aid of electronic instruments; (iv) identifying details of the controller, of the processor, of the managers and the appointed representative.
Data subjects have the right to obtain: (i) access, updating, correction or integration of data; (ii) deletion, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law; (iii) the limitation of data processing; (iv) copy of their data in standard format.
Data subjects are also entitled to object, in whole or in part:
- for legitimate reasons to the processing of data concerning them, even if pertinent to the purpose of the collection;
- to the processing of personal data concerning them carried out pursuant to art. 6 par. 1 of the Regulation, let. e) (“processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller”) or f) (“processing is necessary for the pursuit of the legitimate interest of the data controller or third parties”) including profiling on the basis of these provisions;
- to the processing of personal data concerning them for the dispatch of advertising or direct sales material or for the conduction of market research or commercial communication (direct marketing), including profiling in so far as it is connected to it.

Data subjects have, finally, the right to revoke their consent to processing, when this is based on the hypothesis by art. 6, par. 1, lett. a) ("the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes"), or by art. 9, par. 2, lett. a) (“the data subject has explicitly consented to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes”) of the Regulation, at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of the treatment based on consent given prior to the revocation.
If the processing is in violation of the legislation in force, Data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the Member State in which they normally reside, work or where the alleged violation has occurred. The Italian Supervisory Authority can be reached at the addresses on its website.

 

9. Data controller - Contact details.

The Data Controller is Knoll International S.p.A., Piazza Bertarelli 2, 20122 – Milano, Italy, in the person of the legal representative pro tempore. To exercise the rights listed above, the data subject may make a request using the e-mail account privacy@knolleurope.com.
Knoll retains the right to update this personal data processing policy.