Privacy policy

Dear User,

Within the realm of international standards regarding privacy, which stem from and conform to the regulatory system contained in the EU Directive 1995/46/CE, adopted within Italy by means of the Personal Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003 – which substituted the Law n.675/1996), we would like to inform you that all information regarding your person will be processed on the basis of principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency and protection of your privacy and your rights.

The herein website is the property of Area Qualità srl, Via Comelico 3, Milan, which is responsible for all matters regarding the management of data and the website. WebEndoscopy® is neither an individual nor a legal entity, but is a registered trademark, which nobody can copy and/or use without specific approval by Area Qualità srl.

The aim of WebEndoscopy® is to permit the exchange and comparison of professional experiences concerning Digestive Endoscopy on an international scale, allowing specialists from this sector to interact through the study, analysis and sharing of real-life clinical cases shown in pictures and videos. All users registered on the website can view the website contents without limitations and can also publish links to pages within the areas, where permitted, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+; the same link can be sent via email or copied and published in other websites. Non-registered users, who access content from outside WebEndocopy®, can read the texts, view the first 30 seconds of videos, but cannot enter the photogallery, cannot share and/or access profiles that are reserved to registered users.

Pursuant to article 13 of the Legislative Decree 196/03 (formerly article 10 of Law 675/96), we are herein providing you with the following information.

We gather your personal information in the following modes:
a) by registration: in order to become a user with unlimited access to the website, it will be necessary to provide the following personal details: username, password, e-mail, professional category, gender, title, first name and surname, date and place of work. This information is mandatory for the creation of an account and to be able to access the website for all uses stated for registered users;
b) by entering additional information: once you have become a user, you can enter additional information to your profile, such as a personal photograph, your profession, your specialisation, endoscopic techniques, your position in a healthcare institute, a short description of your current job and relevant work experience;
c) By using the website: we receive information from you when you use the WebEndoscopy® website.
d) through cookies and log files: like most websites, we use cookies and log files to track site use and trends, in order to improve the quality of our services, to personalise your experience on WebEndoscopy®, to avoid having to register again. Generally speaking, cookies can facilitate navigation on the WebEndoscopy® site, but we would like to inform you that you can remove or block the cookies through your browser settings. In some cases, removing the cookies may affect your possibility to use WebEndoscopy®. One type of cookie, known as “permanent” is sent to WebEndoscopy® the first time you connect via your account, and this will allow you to be recognised as a registered user the next time you visit the WebEndoscopy® website.
With regard to log files, we would like to inform you that in accordance with Internet communication standards, when you visit the WebEndoscopy® website, Area Qualità srl automatically receives the URL of the site that you arrive from and the URL of the site that you visit after you leave the WebEndoscopy® website. From the WebEndoscopy® website, Area Qualità srl receives information about your computer’s protocol, internet address (IP) (or that of the proxy server that you use to access the World Wide Web), the operating system and the browser that you are using on your PC, the email management system, that you normally use, your mobile device and the operating system installed on the latter, and also the name of your ISP or your mobile phone operator, and more generally, Area Qualità srl can receive data about you via devices the automatically send the URL.

We would also like to inform you that personal details which may reveal race and ethnic group, religious, philosophical or other beliefs, political opinions, membership of political parties or trade unions, religious, philosophical, political or trade union associations and personal data which may reveal state of health and sex life are classified as sensitive data. This data, together with judicial information, spontaneously provided by you will determine your explicit consent to the handling of your details by Area Qualità srl.

You have the right to decide whether to make you profile public or not, and in the former case, which details may be shared with the other registered users. The list of public profiles will also be visible to non-registered users; in this way it will be possible to search for profiles via external search engines, such as Google, for example. The public list will only contain the following details: name, surname, place, country. Using the link “Search colleagues by name”, it will also be possible to search for other registered users on the website and request their “friendship” or “connection”, as also happens on other websites/social networks such as Facebook and Linkedin.

Area Qualità srl will store your data with or without the aid of electronic or automatic media, and solely for the purposes described above, to allow all registered users to navigate the website correctly, to allow professionals in the Digestive Endoscopy sector to contact each other, to allow comparisons and consultations as specified above and to send necessary communications. Personal details will not be used to send advertising, promotional or similar material, without your explicit prior consent for such purposes.

You have the right to access, modify, correct and request the removal of the details provided to Area Qualità srl at any time. These rights may be exercised by writing to the WebEndoscopy® users’ helpdesk (webmaster@webendoscopy.com).

Area Qualità srl will store your information for the entire period that your account remains active and the information required to satisfy our legal obligations will remain in the Area Qualità srl archives.

Users use the website under their own responsibility. Area Qualità srl is not responsible for any damages caused by the use of the website WebEndoscopy® by the users or by third parties. Users who send data, texts, photographs and videos are directly and personally liable for the above, both regarding publication rights and for any kind of authorisation for use of the above according to the laws of the country they come from and are used in. Generally speaking, however, all intellectual property rights which may belong to third parties must be observed.
Users are banned from publishing or divulging information in any other way that may be considered to be offensive, violent, racist or xenophobic or which may in any way violate the aim and spirit of WebEndoscopy® and its community of users.

The personal information that you provide will be stored according to industrial standards and technologies. In acknowledging the fact that Internet is not a 100%-safe environment, Area Qualità srl cannot assure and guarantee the security of any information that you may send to WebEndoscopy®. There is no total guarantee that such information is inaccessible, or that it may be revealed, altered or destroyed further to the violation of one our protection systems, either physical, technical or managerial by third parties who have not been authorised by Area Qualità srl such as, for example, but not only, hackers.
You are obliged to maintain the secrecy of your unique password, the information regarding your account and to constantly check access to your email communications.

The data controller for the data you have provided is Area Qualità srl – Via Comelico 3, 20135 Milan (ITALY).

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