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The Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research – hereinafter referred to as the Institute, or the Holder, is the data processing agent underArticle 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR. As you are the person concerned - the ‘user’ - information is provided here on the types and purposes of computer cookies employed by the Institute, and how to select and deselect single cookies.

The Institute’s Privacy Policy – outlining its conduct regarding privacy – applies to the website www.marionegri.it(hereinafter referred to simply as the ‘Site’) and sets out how personal data are treated when someone visits the Site, and the users’ interactions with the Site services and function.  The Privacy Policy was drafted to comply with the measures established by the Privacy Shield, dated 8 May 2014 and gives information to those concerned under i) Art. 13 of the ItalianLegislative Decree (D.Lgs) of 30 June 2003, no. 196 (known as the "CodicePrivacy"  Privacy Code), (ii) EU Regulation2016/679regarding the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data - GDPR,art. 13 and14,  and  (iii) D.Lgs. 10 August 2018, no. 101, specifying how national regulations should be adapted to comply with GDPR.

The information given here only refers to the official website of the Mario NegriResearch Institute, and does not apply to any other websites, which the user can consult using the appropriate link.

 1.  Data Controller and Protection Officer

The Data Controller, who manages the means and aims of personal data processing, is based in the Mario Negri Institute, via La Masa 19, CAP 20156 Milan.  Tel. 0039 02390141.  Fax 0039 023546277. e-mailinfo@marionegri.it

The Data Protection Officer is Daniele Gervasio, Assoc. Prof, Bergamo University. Partner in the firm of Studio Cattaneo Dall’Olio & Partners.

e-mail gervasio@cattaneodallolio.it.  Tel. 0039035.3889611

2.  Categories of personal data

The Site collects the user’s data in two ways.

Data given voluntarily:

The Site may collect data when the user employs its services voluntarily; these may include communication tools (e.g. contact forms, comment boxes) and will be used solely to provide the service requested, for which the Site gives details on the relative page.

Data collected automatically:

Navigation data

In the course of their normal operation, the informatic systems and software running the Site collect some personal data implicitly transmitted during the use of internet communication protocols.  These details are not collected for any particular identified user but can, by their nature, through processes and associations with data held by third parties, enable the user to be identified.

In addition, while the user is browsing the Site the following information may be collected:  these are only a few examples of details that will be hosted on the website server:

- internet protocol address(IP);

- type of browser;

- details of the means employed to connect with the site;

- name of the internet service provider(ISP);

- date and time of the Site visit;

- web pages from which the visitor came (referral)and on which s/he left;

- sometimes also the number of clicks.  

This information is employed for statistical purposes and analysis, only in aggregate form.  The IP address is required solely for security purposes, and is not crossed with any other data.

Cookies

This internet site employs what are called ‘cookies’, in order to make it work as efficiently as possible, and simple to use. Cookies are small amounts of data for comparing new and old visitors and understand how they navigate the site.  The data collected in the cookies will offer you, the user, experience reflecting your interests and preferences, to facilitate your access to the site services.

Cookies do not record any personal information about a user, and do not memorize any data that might identify you.  If you want to disallow the use of cookies, you must personalize your computer settings to disable all the cookies, or prompt you when cookies are memorized.  If you do not need to modify the cookies application, you have only to carry on browsing, or visitAboutCookies.org for more information and to see how cookies affect your experience on the site.

The site uses the following categories of cookies.

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies

These are essential if you want to navigate all the sites and make full use of their features, for instance entering protected areas.  Without these cookies some basic operations –for example, completing a form for a competition – are not possible.

‘Operational’ cookies

These collect information on how you use a website – what pages you visit most, or whether you receive error messages from web pages. They do not collect any information permitting a user to be identified; all the information gathered is aggregated, so it becomes anonymous.   The data only serves to make the website function better. Users consulting our site consent to these cookies being installed on their own computer.

‘Functional’ cookies

These are cookies that enable the site to remember the users’ choices – like their name, what language they use, or where they come from. They provide advanced personalized functions.  They can be used, for instance, to remember changes made to the size of a text, the fonts used, and other parts of a webpage that can be personalized.

They are also used to respond to your requests –to watch a video, or enter comments on a blog.  This type of cookie collects information that can be anonymized so your browsing on other websites cannot be monitored.

If you use the Institute website, you consent to these cookies being installed on your computer.

Third party cookies

The Institute site acts as an intermediary for third party cookies, setup in websites different from this one, that offer visitors more services and functions and improve the use of the site.  Examples are keys to link you to social media, or to videos.   The Institute site has no control over third party cookies, which are totally managed by their owners.  This means that the information on the purposes of these cookies and how to use them – and how to disable them – is provided directly by the third parties concerned.  The Mario Negri Institute website uses the third party cookies listed below.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is an analytical web service run by GoogleInc. It uses cookies consisting of text files on your computer to allow the Google website to see what use users make of it. The information generated by these cookies (including your anonymous IP address) are transmitted and stored in theGoogle server in the USA.  Google can then examine how you use the website, reporting on the activity for its managers and providing other services relating to the site and internet use.Google may transfer this information to third parties – where this is legal – or to whoever processes the information for Google.  Google will never combine your IP address with any other information the company owns.

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, but – careful! – this may lock you out of some of the functions of the Institute site.

By using this website you consent to Google processing your data for the purposes outlined above.  You can stop Google generating these cookies when you access this website (including your IP address) and processing the data by downloading and installing this plugin for the browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Managing preferences on cookies

Consent to the use of cookies is given by continuing surfing the site, moving to another part of it or selecting something from that page.

 How to change theCookies setting

Check whether the settings on your computer or smartphone accept cookies. You can set your browser so that it prompts you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them automatically.  However, if you do this you will not have access to all the site features.

For more information on the settings, use the Help button on the browser.  If you use different computers in different places each browser must be set up to respect your preferences about cookies.The list below shows how to manage cookies on the following browsers.

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

MicrosoftEdge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it-IT&hlrm=fr&hlrm=en

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/it-IT/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

For more information on cookies and how to manage your preferences for third party cookies, you will find it useful to consult http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Purposes

The data collected on the site is processed for various purposes.

–Statistics (analysis)

Data are collected only aggregate form, so they remain anonymous, to check that the site is working properly. None of this information is related to the user as a person, who cannot be identified in any way. Consent is not needed. 

– Security

Data are collected in order to ensure the security of the site - applying measures such as antispam filters, firewall, and virus detection – and of the user, to prevent or detect fraud or other abuse likely to damage the website.

All information is recorded automatically and may in some cases include personal data (IP address) that may be used – in compliance with current law sand regulations – to block any attempts to damage the site or harm other users, or any other harmful or criminal activities.

The information is never used to identify or profile the user, and is deleted periodically. Consent is not needed.

- Other purposes

Data may have to be communicated to third parties who have to do technical, logistic or other work for the Institute.  Suppliers of these services have access only to the personal data needed for their task, and undertake not to use the information for any other purposes.  They are obliged to treat personal data in compliance with current regulations.

 

Legal base

The site mainly processes data with the user’s consent.  Consent is given using the banner at the bottom of the page, or by simply using or consulting the site, and terminating the access.

The use and consultation of the site implies the user’s acceptance of thePrivacy Policy and agreement to the processing of personal data in relation to the modalities and purposes outlined there, including transmission to third parties if necessary for the provision of a service.

Forms for communication or requests for services serve to collect any further consent needed for each specific service.

Providing your data

Providing your data and consent to collect and process it is voluntary You can deny consent, or withdraw it at any time (using the banner at the bottom of the page or the browser settings for cookies). However, denying consent may prevent you having access to some services, and navigating the site will be limited.

 

Where your data will be processed

Processing connected to this website is done at the Mario Negri Institute, only by technical staff of the Processing Office, or by personnel responsible for occasional maintenance. 

Where are personal data likely to be communicated  ?

TheInstitute communicates users’ personal data respecting the limits and employing the methods specified in the Privacy Policy and the information published when the data was provided. This will always be done in full respect of the consent you gave when the data was collected, when required by the Privacy Code.

TheInstitute may call on third parties for certain specific services.   These third parties will only be given the information necessary for those services and they will process your personal data for the purposes for which it was collected.

Your data will be accessible within the Institute only to the people who need it for their work, and those responsible for processing, for replying to any queries you have made, and for sending information when requested.

Your personal data will never be transmitted to third parties for promotional purposes and/or profit, and will not be spread in any way. 

Data processing methods

Personal data will be processed automatically for the time strictly necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. Specific security measures are employed to prevent the loss of data, illicit or improper use or access by unauthorized persons.

 Data storage

The data collected from the site are stored for the time strictly necessary for their use.  On expiry the data will be deleted or anonymized, unless there are further purposes to which it will be put to use.  The data (IP address) used for the security of the site (attempted blockade or other harm)is kept for 30 days. 

Transfer ofdata to countries outside the European Union 

The site may share some of the data collected with services outside the EU, particularly Google, Facebook and Microsoft (LinkedIn) using social media plugins and Google Analytics. Transfers are authorized under specific EU decisions, and by the Privacy Shield particularly Decision 1250/2016 (Privacy Shield). No further consent is therefore required.  The companies listed above all guarantee their compliance with the Privacy Shield.

 

Rights of the data subject

As the subject of the data being processed you may, in respect of the methods and limits of current legislation, exercise the following rights:

-       to request confirmation of the existence of your personal data (right of access);

-       to request information on where it came from;

-       to receive a readable communication;

-       to receive information on the logic, modalities and aims of the processing;

-       to request updating, rectification, integration, erasure, anonymization, blockage of any data processed unlawfully, including any no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected;

-       for data processed with consent, you may receive, at only the cost of the support it is provided on, a portable copy of the data collected by a processor, in a common format;

the right to present a complaint to the national PrivacyShield ; and, in general, all the rights allowed under current law. 

Updatings

In view of the technical developments in this field and the tools available to ensure privacy on the web, the Institute will periodically update this document, which constitutes the site’s Privacy Policy.

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