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Privacy policy in accordance with Art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003

With the entry into force of Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30 June 2003, 'Personal Data Protection Code' laying down provisions for the protection of persons and other subjects with regard to the processing of personal data of those who interact with the web pages of the site accessible by telematic means from the address, corresponding to the home page of the site, the Editor of the site informs visitors of the following:

Data controller
The Data Controller is the Site Editor Dr. Salvatore Cuccomarino (hereinafter referred to as 'Editor').
The data are physically stored in servers located in facilities specifically dedicated to this purpose (datacentres), by means of suitable security systems that guarantee their confidentiality in compliance with the provisions of the law and the confidentiality obligations that have always inspired the Editor's activities.

Purpose and modalities of data processing
Personal data are processed in the normal course of the Editor's business and for the following purposes:
1. Purposes strictly connected and instrumental to the management of relations with the interested party (e.g. acquisition of updated and validated health information, booking of specialist medical examinations, dissemination of scientific publications produced by the Editor or by third parties who have given the Editor specific authorisation)
2. Purposes connected with the obligations provided for by laws, regulations, EU rules, provisions issued by Authorities empowered to do so by law or by supervisory and control bodies.
3. Purposes functional to the Editor's activity; the following activities fall into this category: dissemination of medical information, booking of specialist medical examinations.
The provision of data is not compulsory, but refusal to provide it may prevent, in relation to the relationship between the data and the services requested, the performance of the service. If the person concerned decides to provide his or her personal data, he or she declares that he or she accepts and consents to its processing by the act of sending it.

Categories of persons to whom the data may be disclosed
To carry out the bulk of its activities, SICCR also relies on external companies and intermediaries to.
- carrying out work necessary for the execution of orders received from users (scheduling of medical examinations, etc.)
- the management of any paid services (e.g. teleconsultations). A similar faculty could be exercised with regard to the communication of data to primary external companies, in order to allow them to offer their information to each user.
Subjects belonging to the categories to which the data may be disclosed will use the data as "Data Controllers" within the meaning of the law in full autonomy, being unrelated to the original processing carried out at the Editor. A detailed list of these subjects is available from the Editor.

Rights of the data subject
If you would like more information, please contact the Editor at
Any request to exercise the rights under Article 8 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 will be promptly dealt with. By the same computerised means, you can access your personal data, to check their use or, if necessary, correct or update them, or to cancel them or oppose their processing. In the event that this should actually occur, you can use the form on the website for all this, addressing it, duly completed, to the Editor.


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The site may use the Google Analytics service to generate statistics on access to the site pages and for internal traffic analysis.

The data provided by Google Analytics does not allow in any way to identify the individual user who interacts on the pages of the site, but it does report aggregated information about the dynamics of navigation within the site, the number of unique users and the number of pages viewed. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at the following address:

Types of Cookies

Session' cookies - These are cookies that expire at the end of navigation, e.g. when you close the site page.
Permanent' cookies - They remain in the browser even after you have finished browsing the site (unless you delete them).
Performance purpose' cookies - They collect specific information, for instance which pages are visited most and whether you receive error messages from certain web pages. This type of cookie does not collect information that can identify a specific visitor, since it is only aggregated information. Performance cookies are used to improve the way a website works and to provide more feedback to the site.
Functional' cookies - They allow the site to remember visitors' choices, for example changes made to text size, fonts or other parts of web pages in order to personalise them. They can also be used to provide requested services, such as watching a video or posting comments on a blog.
Third-party cookies - When visiting a website, one can receive cookies both from the site visited ('owners') and from sites operated by other organisations ('third parties'). A notable example is the presence of 'social plug-ins' for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by these sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is for the purpose of sharing content on social networks.

Third-party websites

The Site contains links to other websites that have their own privacy policies. These privacy policies may differ from the one adopted by the Editor, who is therefore not liable for third-party websites. Pursuant to Art. 122, second paragraph of Legislative Decree 196/2003, consent to the use of such cookies is expressed by the person concerned through the individual settings that visitors freely choose for the browser used to navigate the site, without prejudice to the user's right to communicate at any time to the Data Controller his or her will regarding data managed through cookies that the browser itself has accepted.

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