Legal notes

These legal notes were drafted in compliance with the 2011 Guidelines for PA websites issued by the Ministry for Public Administration and Simplification.


All contents (including but not limited to images, text, audio, files, metadata, website contents, material organisation, script codes, graphics, texts, tables, images, sound, podcasts, videos) on the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna website are protected in accordance with the current Copyright laws. The contents are made accessible and available in compliance with the intellectual property rights of the legitimate owners.

Reproduction of the website contents is subject to the prior consent of the holders of the rights, without prejudice to any contents issued under Creative Commons licence. In the event of reproduction of any website contents, the source must be cited.

The personal data on the website (e.g. e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers) may be used by website users only for the purposes of institutional teaching and research activities and administrative procedures. It is forbidden to use the data published for marketing and commercial purposes without the prior consent of the party concerned, or for spamming. Any breaches will be reported to the competent authorities.

To request information or clarifications concerning the published contents and relative user rights, please send an e-mail entitled "copyright" to the address.

Use of the University Website

The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna website supports the university's institutional purposes and makes information available and accessible to its users, promptly updating its contents. Visitors are in any case invited to report any imprecisions, obsolete information of service dysfunctions by sending an e-mail to The office will send a reply as soon as possible.

The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna declines all responsibility for any problems deriving from the use of this website and any external websites connected thereto.

Patronage of the University and its Departments, Schools and Campuses, and relative use of the Institutional Brand

For information on the use of the Institutional Brand and patronage, please consult the specific section, The University Image, Identity and Institutional Brand.

Access to linked external websites

The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna shall in no way be held directly or indirectly responsible for the contents, services or programmes of external websites connected via links to the University Website or their relative use by users. The University of Bologna has no power or control over the contents, quality or completeness of the information in external websites and therefore all responsibility lies directly with the relative website owners.


The objects, programmes and products (including but not limited to documentation, software etc.) that can be downloaded from the website are protected under the applicable copyright in and industrial property right laws. The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna therefore invites you to check the conditions of use laid down by the legitimate owners of the download and declines all relative responsibility.

The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna does not guarantee the safety and compatibility of the programmes and products available via downloads with the systems in use and declines all relative responsibility.


For information on the processing of personal data for all parties providing their own personal data to the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, also via the web applications made available by the University, consult the specific section, Information note on the processing of personal data.

Social media policy

Consult the ‘University of Bologna social network spaces user policy’ for the terms and conditions of use of the University of Bologna's institutional social spaces.


(Legal notes updated on 16/12/2013)