Legal Notice

The information of this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice, rules related to personal data protection (privacy policy) and to the cookies policy use.



The Consorzio I.E.S., as responsible project partner of the HoB – House of Brains Consortium, maintains this website to enhance public access and the dissemination of information on the development of the project activities and relevant outputs. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However the Consorzio I.E.S. accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.
At the same time, given that the HoB project and the present website accordingly, have been set up in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, cofinanced by the European Commission. This website reflects only the project partners’ and authors’ view. The Commission is not responsible for the use that may be made of the information it contains.
This information is:
•    of a general nature and relevant to the HoB project activities only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
•    not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
•    sometimes linked to external sites over which the Consorzio I.E.S. has no control and for which the Consorzio I.E.S. assumes no responsibility;
This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the Consorzio I.E.S. in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Copyright notice
© HoB Project, cofinanced by Erasmus+,, 2014-2017
All the resources are shareable and reuse of the information is authorised, provided the source is  acknowledged.


Privacy Policy – Personal Data Protection

The Consorzio I.E.S. is committed to user privacy.
The policy on “protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Consorzio I.E.S.” is based on the relevant Italian Legislative Decree  No.196/2003.

Although you can browse through most of this Web Site without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the e-service you requested.
In this respect:
•    For each specific e-service, Consorzio I.E,S. and/or one of the HoB Consortium partners determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and ensures conformity of the specific e-service with the privacy policy;
•    Within each Partner Institution, a Data Protection Policy ensures that the provisions of the Regulation are applied and a responsible person advises the responsible controller on fulfilling their obligations.
The HoB Project domain, provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.
What is an e-service? 
An e-service on is a service or resource made available on the Internet in order to enhance the communication between the Project Partners and the general public on the one hand and to provide training and improve communication to the targeted public (academia, businesses and higher education graduates and graduate students) on the other hand.
How do we treat e-mails you send us?
Through the Hobplatform “sign up” form, which activates your e-mail software and invites you the ask for information and send your contact details to a specific functional mailbox. 

When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to the project Lead Partner or to another Project Partner. (You will be informed, via e-mail, about which partner your question has been forwarded to).

If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.



To make this site work properly, this website uses cookies, i.e. small data files, or similar technologies on your computer or mobile device.


How Do We Use Cookies

Here you can find precise information on the use is made of cookies or of similar technological devices by the Consorzio I.E.S. and on how you can control them.


What Are Cookies. Definitions.

A cookie is a small text file (letters and/or numbers) that a website saves on your computer (e.g. on the client-browser) or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website (server web) to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time (persistent cookie) or during the same session (session cookie) so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookies are stored according to the users preferences, by the individual browser on the used device (computer, tablet, smartphone…).

Similar technologies, such as, for example web beacon, clear GIFs (web bugs) or any kind of local storage device that has been introduced, by making use of HTML5, can be used to collect information on the user’s behaviour and on the use of the services.

From now on, in this document, we will always refer to cookies and to all the similar technologies by using the word “cookie”.


Type of Cookie

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs or the use is made of it. Such as the following:

Type of Cookie Use / Aim
Strictly Essential Cookie This kind of cookie are essential and necessary for allowing the correct website performance. They are placed to manage the login and other reserverd website functions. The lifespan of this kind of cookie is strictly limited to the work session duration (they are erased when the user closes the browser). Except for, when the user chooses the “Rember me” function, which is featured in the login form. In this case, the cookie have a longer lifespan (expiry date, one year) and are aimed at recognizing, within this limited timeframe, the user’s computer – by means of an alphanumeric code, which is being generated during the first access session. This allows the user to bypass the login phase, thus having direct access to the reserved pages section. By disabling this cookie, the use of the services made accessible through a login, can be compromised. However, the public sites of the website remain usually accessible.
Analysis and Performance Cookie This kind of cookie is placed to collect and analyze the traffic and the use of the website, anonymous. For example, these cookie allow, without having to identify the user, to measure whether the same user reconnects again to the website. They allow also to monitor the system’s performance and usability, hence to improve it, the case given. By disabling these cookie the website functions keep unchanged.
Profile Cookie These are permanent cookie used to identify (anonymous and not) the user’s preferences and to improve your surfing experience. Our website does not make use of this kind of cookie.


Cookies by Third Party

By surfing a website you can receive cookie from both, the visited page’s domain (“first-party origin”) and page’s domains (websites) managed by other organizations (“third-party origin”). A typical example is, when you encounter the “social plugin” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. These are sections of the visited page’s domain, which are generated by these same “third parties” websites, being integrated into the hosting site. The main use of the social plugins relates to content sharing on social network platforms.

Yet, the placement of these plugin, results in the passing of cookie from and to all third party managed websites. The managing of the information collected by these “third party” is subject to the relevant information rules, which you are kindly requested to check yourself. In order to support you and to guaranteeing further transparency, below you can find the relevant links to the most common websites’ addresses and pages, featuring the relevant cookie policy and control.
Facebook information:

Facebook (Settings): access to your own account. General Account Settings / Privacy.

Twitter information:

Twitter (Settings):

Linkedin information:

Linkedin (Settings):

Google+ information:

Google+ (Settings):


Duration of Cookies

Some cookies (“session cookie” ) are erased when the user closes the browser or when executing the log out command. Other cookies “survive” after the browser’s shutdown and are available to users’ for the next visits.

These cookies are called “persistent cookies”, which remain on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time. In some cases under a fixed expiry date; in others for an unlimited period of time.

Consorzio I.E.S. does not make use of persistent cookies, except for those technical cookies which are enabled when the users when enabling the “Remember me” option in the log in form. Nevertheless, these cookies can be erased by flagging the relevant “Forget me” button in the log out form.

However, when surfing on this page’s domain, you can interact with third-party managed websites, which can set up or modify permanent and profiling cookie.


Control of Cookies

The user can decide whether to accept or refuse cookie by using the own browser’s setting options.

Attention: for those registered users, by partially or totally desabling technical cookies, the using of the website functionalities can be compromised. On the contrary, the usability of the public contents of the website is always available, even when cookies are totally disabled.

By disabling third-party cookies the surfing on the website is never undermined.

The setting can be customised according to the specific website/domain and web apps. Furthermore, the most excellent websites allow you to customise the settings according to when they are “first-party” or “third-party” cookies.

As an example, the Firefox browser, by makin use of the toolbar options Tools->Options->Privacy you can access a control bar where you can enable or disable different kind of cookies and proceed with their removal.





Internet Explorer:



Updating of the Information

Consorzio I.E.S. Soc. Coop. Soc. will update the present privacy and cookie policy on a regular basis. The “Date of Last Revision” featuring at the end of this page, shows the date when the information has been updated. It is Consorzio I.E.S. Soc. Coop. Soc.’s duty to take care of and publish the relevant updated information.

Date of Last Revision: June 19, 2015

Responsible Data Controller.  Consorzio IES Soc. Coop. Soc. Via Werner von Siemens 23 39100 Bolzano, Italy

The Rights of Users. Pursuant to Article 7 of the consolidated Italian Personal Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree no. 196/2003), users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data have been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller Consorzio I.E.S. to the following e-mail address: