Thursday, 30 Mar 2023

Privacy Policy

This information is intended to inform the user about the methods of processing personal data concerning him pursuant to art. 13 of the Privacy Code, in particular about the adjustments introduced by the legislative decree n. 101/2018, and by articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 concerning the protection of individuals, with regard to the processing of personal data as well as the free circulation of such data for those who interact with the website. in line with the Legislative Decree 196/2003 (hereinafter "Privacy Code"), with the adjustments introduced by Legislative Decree no. 101/2018 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter "GDPR"), intends to guarantee the confidentiality and security of the personal data of each visitor in accordance with the provisions of this Notice. This privacy policy applies exclusively to the online activities of the website (hereinafter "Site"), is valid for visitors / users of the site and does not apply to information collected through different channels.

This Policy only applies to the “” website and does not cover any online websites, pages or services that may be linked to or from that website but relate to external resources.

Privacy policy 09/01/2022

Data Controller and Protection Officer

Data are managed by “”. The Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be contacted at this email address:

Legal basis for processing

Legal basis for processingLegal basis
To ensure the correct functioning of the web pages and their contents, and in compliance with the laws in force on the subject, in order to block attempts to damage the site itself or to damage other users or activities that are harmful or constituting a crime. These data are never used for user identification or profiling, but only for the purpose of protecting the site and its users. The treatments put in place for these purposes are based on a legitimate interest of the Data Controller.


Types of processed data and purposes of the processing

  • Browsing data
  • During their normal operation, the IT systems and software procedures used to run this website acquire personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. Such data are not collected to be associated with any identified data subject but could, by their very nature and as a result of processing and association with information held by third parties, allow users to be identified. This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used to access the website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of such requests, the method used to submit a request to the server, the size of the response file, the numerical code identifying the server response status (e.g., successful, error) and other parameters related to the user’s operating system and computer environment. Such data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the usage of the website and verifying its correct functioning, and are deleted immediately after processing. Data could be used to identify those responsible for any cybercrime targeting the website.
  • Data provided voluntarily by the user
  • Optionally, explicitly and voluntarily sending messages to the addresses listed on this website, sending private messages to institutional profiles/pages on social media (where this option is available), and filling in and sending forms available on the pages of the website will result in the acquisition of the sender’s contact details, which are needed to respond to their requests, and of all personal data included in the communications. Failure to provide such information may make it impossible to process the requests.

Redirection to external sites

From this website it is possible to connect through specific links to other third party websites. declines any responsibility regarding any request and / or release of personal data to third party sites.

Data retention

  • The data relating to the navigation logs will be used:
  • for security purposes (blocking attempts to damage the site) they are kept for 12 months.
  • to clarify or demonstrate the concrete violations of the law highlighted are kept for 12 months.
  • for statistical purposes, anonymised and stored for a period of 3 months.

Buttons for sharing content on social networks

The buttons that allow the sharing of content from this site on the visitors' social profiles do not install cookies, do not collect personal data, usage data and navigation data, as long as users actively proceed with the sharing by clicking on them. With their action, users connect directly to the servers of the social network which begins to track their visit. Below are the connected social networks on which it is possible to directly share contents of this site and the relative privacy policy.

Cookies and other tracking devices

Visitors are informed that this website directly uses technical cookies.

Pople’s page metrics links

Within the people page, for each of the researchers, links are available that refer to the Social network services for scientists and to the metrics of personal academic literature. These buttons do not install cookies, do not collect personal data, usage data and navigation data, as long as users actively proceed by clicking on them. With their action, users connect directly to the server of the queried portal which begins to track their visit.

Below is the list of portals and the relative privacy policy.

Data security

This site processes user data in a lawful and correct manner, adopting appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of data. The processing is carried out using IT and / or telematic tools, with organizational methods and with logic strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the owner, in some cases, categories of employees involved in the organization of the site (administrative, marketing, commercial, legal, system administrators) or external subjects such as (as suppliers of third party technical services, postal couriers) may have access to the data, hosting provider, IT companies).

Rights of data subjects

The data subject has the right to request from the Data Controller, where appropriate and by sending an email to , access to and rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data, as well as the right to object to such processing (articles 15 - 22 of the Regulation).

The data subject has also the right to lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, located in Rome, Piazza Venezia 11, 00187, at the addresses specifically provided on the Authority’s website (

Changes to this policy

From time to time we make changes to this Policy. This may be in relation to changes in the law, best practice, changes in our services or treatment of your personal information. Where necessary, we will notify you of these changes. We will always display clearly when the privacy policy was last amended on the website.

previous privacy policy 06-02-2021