privacy & cookie policy


This document provides you with information regarding the types of data collected during your browsing of the websites,,, as well as the purposes of collection and processing. It also outlines the rights you can exercise, such as the right to request deletion.

This privacy policy is provided in accordance with Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy Code) and EU Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) and applies to the data collected through the websites,,

Since this policy may undergo changes at any time, it is recommended to visit this page frequently to ensure you stay updated.


Giorgio De Pasquale

Address: Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy. 


If you require further information beyond what is provided in this policy, you can contact me via email at the address mentioned above.


The data is primarily processed at Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy, or at the locations where I am located when accessing the website.

Some personal data may be transferred to recipients located outside the European Economic Area. These transfers are based on a decision of adequacy by the European Commission. For more information, refer to the specific details regarding the processing of personal data for each service.


I process personal data such as name, surname, phone number, email address, and other data voluntarily provided by you when contacting or communicating with me through different methods and services offered by third parties. Failure to provide these data may prevent me from fulfilling your request.

If you contact me via email or leave a comment on my profiles listed below, I will use your data to respond to you.

Email contact

If you write to me using the email address provided on the website, I use your data to respond to your request. Your data is voluntarily provided and remains stored in my email archive and backups. Only I have access to the email address


I use LinkedIn to stay in touch and exchange information, ideas, and opinions with my connections and people who choose to follow my profile or the page dedicated to the Smart Structures and Systems Laboratory. If you contact me, request a connection, or leave a comment on the indicated profile or page, your name, surname, and other data shared with the platform are immediately visible. I will use this data to contact you or provide you with the requested information. Please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy. Only I have access to the LinkedIn profiles mentioned.


On some pages of my website, I may embed videos from YouTube, which installs profiling and statistical cookies on users' browsers. You can find the relevant privacy policy here. Additionally, I use YouTube to share research and scientific dissemination activities. If you use this platform to follow me and interact with the channel, such as leaving a comment or contacting me, I may use the data you provide to respond or provide you with information. Only I have access to the YouTube channel.


I use the ResearchGate profile to share publications and research activities and stay in touch with industry experts. Only I have access to the profile. You can find the relevant privacy policy here.

Google Analytics

I also collect essential usage data, which means only the data that allows me to anonymously and statistically analyze user traffic on the platform.

I do this through plugins like Google Analytics. Specifically, during your browsing, Google Analytics collects data such as:

This information is collected anonymously and allows me to assess the performance of my website, for example, by measuring the number of people who have visited the platform within a defined time frame. For more information, click here.


I process your data in compliance with the principles of lawfulness, fairness, and transparency, in accordance with the current regulations (Art. 13 GDPR). I collect your data for the following purposes and based on the legal bases indicated below:

You can request information about the legal basis on which I have processed your data at any time.


I process and retain your data for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. In particular:


Among the recipients of the data, other than the data controller, there may potentially be individuals and/or legal entities working on behalf of the data controller under specific contractual obligations.

Your rights

If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data, you can revoke it at any time, in addition to exercising the rights provided for in Articles 7, 15-22 of the European Regulation 679/2016. This free choice does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before your revocation. You can do so for one or more of the purposes mentioned in this information by writing to:

By doing so, your data will no longer be subject to processing unless there is a legal basis other than your freely given consent (such as the existence of a legal obligation).

If you have any doubt and want to confirm whether or not your personal data is being processed (and, if so, access the data), you can access your data and request the following information:

In addition to requesting the correction or rectification of your data, you can object to the processing, including requesting a restriction.

Among your rights is also the right to request and obtain the erasure of your data.

You can also request data portability, which allows you to receive your data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

If you believe that your data is not being processed in compliance with applicable regulations, you can contact me at this email address:, while retaining your right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali –


By using the websites,,, you consent to the use of cookies.

The websites,, use Google cookies for the provision of their services and traffic analysis. Therefore, information about your use of the websites is shared with Google. For further information on how Google uses cookies, click here.


A cookie is a text string sent to your device by the websites you visit. This string is stored by your browser. On each subsequent visit to the website, the cookies stored on your device are sent back to the originating website (first-party cookies) or to another website or social media that recognizes them (third-party cookies).


The purpose of cookies is to make your browsing experience more convenient by automating certain procedures and, at the same time, analyzing your use of the website. Depending on their function, there are different types of cookies:

Technical cookies 

These are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, such as navigation and functionality cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website. These cookies allow you, for example, to access restricted areas without having to authenticate or to view the website in Italian without having to set the language each time. The duration of these cookies is limited to the session, and their use does not require your consent.

Third-party cookies 

The websites,, utilize functionalities provided by third parties to enhance their performance, for which your consent is required. Among the website functionalities, there is the possibility of interacting with social networks such as LinkedIn and YouTube. These social networks utilize cookies to function. This means that the information collected by this website is subject to your privacy settings regarding these social networks. The social networks collect traffic data related to the pages where this functionality is installed. Consequently, some personal information may be acquired and collected by these platforms. Your consent is necessary for the use of this type of cookie. To provide you with complete information, below you can find the cookie policies of the sharing platforms present on the website:

Analytical cookies 

To gather valuable information for understanding which content is effective and which is not, the website employs Google Analytics. Through Google Analytics, information such as the language spoken by website visitors, their country of origin, the device (PC/mobile or tablet) they are using, the browser and operating system installed, and popular themes can be known.

Google may transfer this information to third parties if required by law or to allow third parties to process this information on behalf of Google.

Here is the privacy policy of Google regarding the processing of personal data.

Your rights

Your explicit consent is also necessary for the use of this type of data.

Here is the link to the cookie policy of Google Analytics. If you wish to disable the action of Google Analytics, you can do so through the opt-out option available at this link.

Where are these pieces of information stored?

The information collected by Google Analytics remains within the availability of Google Analytics. This means that I will not store this data, neither digitally nor on paper. The only way I access this information is through the Google Analytics account.

Who can access this data?

At present, only I possess the login credentials for the Google Analytics account.


By accepting and deciding to continue browsing and using third-party services that involve the installation of cookies, after reviewing the brief information provided in the dedicated banner, you have freely expressed your consent to the use of these cookies.


To manage the cookie usage, including rejecting the use of some cookies, you can visit the page at

Unlike technical cookies, other cookies can be deactivated. You can avoid the installation of cookies by keeping the relevant banner visible or using the appropriate functions available in your browser. Below are the links explaining how to disable (opt-out) cookies for the most popular browsers:

Disabling cookies through browser settings will result in the inability to access certain services on the website.


Most servers that enable the functioning of the web are located in the United States. Therefore, I inform you that some of your Personal Data may be transferred to recipients located outside the European Economic Area. The electronic and paper processing of your Personal Data by the recipients complies with the Applicable Regulations. Transfers are based alternatively on an adequacy decision or on the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission. This transfer is based on an adequacy decision by the European Commission.


The collected data is processed using computer tools. Appropriate security measures are observed to prevent data loss, unlawful or incorrect use, and unauthorized access. To ensure the secure input of your personal data, this site has an SSL certificate and uses the HTTPS protocol. This way, online browsing and any data sharing occur with maximum security, ensuring the confidentiality of transmitted information.


If you need clarifications or further information regarding the processing of personal data carried out by this website, you can contact the Data Controller at any time using the provided contact information. In case one or more of the above-mentioned links are not functioning, you can directly access the relevant regulations from the respective website referred to by the link.

Privacy policy and Cookie policy updated in May 2023.