Privacy policy document for the INFN ILDG IAM service

Name of the service

INFN Identity and Access Management Service

Description of the service

The International Lattice Data Grid (ILDG) was started in 2002 by research groups around the world, including the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, and Australia, with the aim of making the basic data sets from Lattice QCD simulations available to the international scientific community.

The data sets stored in ILDG are ensembles of gauge field configurations. They consist of a set of metadata and binary files. The metadata is available as XML documents which conform to the XML schema developed by the ILDG metadata working group. The metadata is searchable via the metadata catalogue (MDC) web service.

ILDG has defined standardized metadata and data formats, as well as interfaces to data access services by using Grid technologies to enable a number of widely distributed data repositories (organized within regional grids) to function as a global federated data repository.

Data Controller

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

Via E. Fermi n. 54, 00044 Frascati (Roma)



Data Protection Officer


Contact Person


Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, 40127 Bologna Italy



IT-RM Italy Rome

Processed data

The ILDG Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a service used to manage identities and authorization policies related to ILDG deployments.

The following personal information is requested from the Identity Provider server of your home organisation every time you log in to the service:

  • Name (givenName, surname)
  • Email address
  • Unique ID used to identify the user (eduPersonPrincipalName or eduPersonUniqueId/eduPersonTargetedID)
  • Affiliation (eduPersonAffiliation, eduPersonScopedAffiliation)

Purpose of the processing of personal data

Personal data and log files are used for:

  • User authentication and authorization at the service or at trusted ILDG services
  • Automated sending of email messages necessary for use of the service
  • Statistics and development of the service
  • Integration testing

Regular disclousure of personal data to third parties

Personal data is not regularly disclosed to third parties.

Data retention

Personal data is stored until the user asks to be removed from the service by interacting with the contact person for the service. Access logs are deleted after 12 months.

Transfer of personal data outside the EU or EEA

Personal data shall not be transferred outside the European Union or the European Economic Area.

How to access, rectify and delete the personal data

Get in contact with the contact person for the service. To rectify the data released by a Home Organisation, contact that Home Organisation's IT helpdesk.

Data protection code of conduct

Personal data will be protected according to the Code of Conduct for Service Providers, a common standard for the research and higher education sector to protect the user's privacy.

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