Information on QS Survey - Employers

in accordance with art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, in fulfillment of the obligations set forth in article 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 ("Regulation"), gives you information regarding the processing of your personal data for the purpose of inviting you to take part in the QS (QS Quacquarelli Symonds) survey, which is aimed at evaluating Universities and include them in the QS international ranking. 

1) Data controller

The data controller is Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with headquarters in Dorsoduro n. 3246, 30123 Venice (VE), legally represented by the Rector. 

2) Data Protection Officer

The University has appointed the "Data Protection Officer", who can be contacted by writing to the e-mail address or to the following address: Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Data Protection Officer, Dorsoduro n. 3246, 30123 Venice (VE).

3) Personal data categories, purposes and legal basis of data processing  

The University will process your personal data (name, surname and email address) to send you an email inviting you to take part in the QS (QS Quacquarelli Symonds) survey. QS is an international consulting company specialised in the sector and it evaluates the effectivess of the education provided by the Universities around the world. Your involvement in the survey may help the QS evalutation - made by companies - of the Universities effectiveness. 

You can opt out from receiving further emails related to QS by clicking the link ‘cancel the subscription’ at the bottom of each email or by sending an email to:

The legal basis for this processing activity is art. 6.1.e) of the Regulation ("execution of a task of public interest or connected to the exercise of public powers").
The processing of personal data is based on the principles of fairness, lawfulness and transparency and the protection of the privacy and rights of the data subject, as well as the additional principles established by art.5 of the Regulation.

4) Means of data processing

The processing of personal data will be carried out by authorised parties (in compliance with the provisions of Article 29 of the Regulation and art. 2-quaterdecies of D.lgs. 196/2003), with the use of computerized procedures, adopting appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect them from unauthorized or illegal access, destruction, loss of integrity and confidentiality, even if accidental in nature. 

5) Data retention

Personal data will be stored for 5 years. 

6) Recipients and categories of recipients of personal data

For the purposes set out above, in addition to specifically authorized employees and collaborators of the University, personal data may also be processed by those who execute outsourced activities on behalf of the University, in their capacity as data processors. You can find an updated list of the University’s external processors here.

7) Data subject rights and how to exercise them

As a data subject, you have the right to obtain from the University, in the cases provided for by the Regulation, access to personal data, their rectification as well as integration, their cancellation or processing limitation or to object to the data processing itself (articles 15 and following of the Regulation). The request can be submitted, without any particular formal procedures, by contacting the Data Protection Officer directly at or by sending a communication to the following address: Ca' Foscari University Venice - Data Protection Officer, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice. Alternatively, you can contact the Data Controller, by writing a PEC (certified email) to
If you believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the provisions of the Regulation, you  have the right to file a complaint to the Data Protection Authority, as provided for by art. 77 of the Regulation itself, or to take appropriate legal action (Article 79 of the Regulation).


Last updated: 12.12.2019

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