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Collection and Use of Personal Data

Committee 16th IBMAC (from now onwards “the Committee”) guarantees that the management of data, which may be received via e-mail or electronic registration forms, is in compliance with what stated by the norms about privacy. All personal information provided in order to use the services offered by Committee 16th IBMAC will be treated in compliance with d.lgs. June 30, 2003, n. 196 concerning the Code in matter of personal data protection.

Personal data is information that identifies you, such as your name, affiliation, e-mail or postal addresses. The Committee does not collect personal data from you except when you specifically provide such data (e.g. when subscribing as participant of the conference or when subscribing to e-mail newsletters) and consent to its use.

The Committee stores, uses, or transfers your personal data only accordingly to your consent and to the extent – with respect to content and time – needed in each specific case, e.g. to respond to your questions or concerns, to fulfil your requests or to give you updated information about the event and the submission and registration procedure.

In order to do this, it may be necessary for the Committee to transfer personal data to external service providers for further data processing (e.g. webmaster). The Committee requires that these parties agree to process personal data based on our instructions and in compliance with this data protection notice.

According to IBMAC statutes, the Committee is bounded to provide participants’ data to the organisers of the following 4 editions of the conference, in order to facilitate the organisation of the future events.

Any other transfer of your personal data, for example the transfer of logon data from our websites to a third party’s social community website or web service, requires your explicit prior consent. The Committee guarantees that it will not sell or lease your personal data to a third party. The Committee may, however, diffuse those data for among participants and supporters of the conference (e.g. publication of the attendees list). Moreover, the Committee may have to disclose information about you if required to do so by law or in response to enforceable governmental requests.

Use of Personal Data for advertising or marketing purposes

If you expressly agree to the use of your personal data for advertising or marketing purposes, your personal data will also be stored and continuously used for such purposes (e.g. for sending you newsletters), via e-mail or any other communication channel you consented to.

Withdrawal of consent

You may withdraw your consent to use your personal data completely or partly at any time with future effect. The Committee will erase your data upon receipt of the withdrawal.

Right to Information

Upon request, the Committee will promptly inform you which of your personal data, if any, was collected during your visits to our website.

Automatically Recorded Information (Non-Personal Data)

When you access website, general information that is not related to your person are automatically collected (e.g. the name of the internet service provider, or – with company networks – the name of your firm), the website you visited before ours, information on our website you called up, date and time of the call up and the operating system and browser version in use. This information is collected and analysed in anonymous form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website. It is not processed any further nor is it transmitted to third parties.


To facilitate the use of the website, “cookies” are used. Cookies are small units of data stored on the hard drive of your computer by your browser that are necessary for using the website. Cookies are used to better understand how the website is used and to allow improved navigation. Cookies help determining, for example, whether a page on the website has already been viewed. Cookies may also tell whether you have visited the website before or whether you are a new visitor. Used cookies in do not store any personal data or otherwise collect personally-identifiable information. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

The types of used cookie in

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • Performance cookies
    These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. By using the website, you agree that these types of cookies can be placed on your device.
  • Functionality Cookies
    These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using the website, you agree that these types of cookies can be placed on your device.

How to manage cookies on PCs
If you want to allow cookies from website, please follow the steps below:

Google Chrome
1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
2. Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
3. Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’

Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Mozilla Firefox
1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
2. Then select the Privacy icon
3. Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to set cookies’

1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
2. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’
3. Click ‘Save’

How to manage cookies on Macs
If you want to allow cookies from website, please follow the steps below:

Microsoft Internet Explorer on OSX
1. Click on ‘Explorer’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’ options
2. Scroll down until you see ‘Cookies’ under Receiving Files
3. Select the ‘Never Ask’ option

Safari on OSX
1. Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
2. Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’
3. Select the ‘Only from site you navigate to’

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
1. Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
2. Scroll down until you see cookies under ‘Privacy & Security’
3. Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’

1. Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’
2. Then select ‘Preferences’, select the ‘Advanced’ tab
3. Then select ‘Accept cookies’ option

Data Security

The Committee has implemented technical and organizational measures to protect your data from loss, modification, theft or access by unauthorised third parties.

Location of the server

All personal data object of processing will be stored on servers located in Italy.

Updates and Changes

The Committee may change or update portions of this data protection notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the notice. The effective date of the notice will be indicated.

Data Controller

The Data Controller is the Committee 16th IBMAC, in the name of the Chair Prof. Claudio Modena, registered office Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova (PD) Italy. For the exercise of rights or for any information concerning the processing of data made by the Committee, please write to

Data Privacy Statement for Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymised IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can prevent Google from detecting a cookie that is generated because of and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) as well as processing of these data by downloading and installing this browser plugin:

Advice from the Committee

Any advice or communication given by the Committee is in good faith and to the best of our knowledge at the time.