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This page describes how the www.modiano.com site manages the processing of personal data, pursuant to Art. 13 of EU Regulation no. 679/2016 – GDPR, of users who consult the site and those who interact with the web services accessed telematically from the address www.modiano.com, which corresponds to the homepage of the official website of MODIANO & PARTNERS.

This information notice applies only to the www.modiano.com site, and it does not cover other websites that the user might consult by clicking on links. The information notice is also the result of Recommendation no. 2/2001 which the European authorities for the protection of personal data, assembled in the Working Party set up by Art. 29 of EC directive no. 95/46, adopted on 17 May 2001 in order to identify certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data online, and, in particular, the methods, times, and the nature of the information that the owners of the processing have to provide to users when they connect to web pages, independently of the reasons for the connection.
As a result of consulting this site, data relating to persons identified or identifiable may be retained.

THE “OWNER” OF THE PROCESSING
The “owner” of the processing of this data is Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, with headquarters in Italy, in Via Meravigli no. 16, Milano.

PLACE OF PROCESSING OF THE DATA
The processing related to the web services of this site take place at the aforementioned headquarters of Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA and are supervised only by the technical staff of Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, or by persons who may be engaged for occasional maintenance operations and are designated by Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA.

TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED
Internet data
The computer systems and software procedures used for the operation of this website acquire, as part of their normal use, certain personal data, the transmission of which is implied in the use of internet communication protocols.
This is information that is not collected in order to be associated with identified persons, but which by its nature may, through processing and association with data held by third parties, make it possible to identify users.
This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the users who connect to the site, addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and to the user’s computer environment.
This data is used only to extract anonymous statistical data about use of the site and to check its correct operation, and it is deleted immediately after processing.
Data provided voluntarily by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of personal data, including via email, to the addresses given on this site entails the subsequent and necessary acquisition of the address of the sender, in addition to any other data entered in the message, in order to respond to requests.
The user is free to provide the personal data requested in forms, and failure to provide this data may result in the impossibility of fulfilling the request.
No data is communicated or distributed except in order to carry out the service or the performance requested or in order to send newsletters and/or information relating to the protection of intellectual property. To respond to emails sent by the user, please note that the data are kept by the staff of the offices responsible, who are tasked with processing the personal data. The user is free to provide his or her personal data in the request forms. Failure to provide the data may result in the impossibility of fulfilling the request.

COOKIES
Cookies are used on the website www.modiano.com and in the emails sent, in order to offer users a better service and experience. The site uses analytics cookies and technical cookies to analyze the models of traffic of users who visit the website, so as to improve the site’s usability. Technical cookies, for example, make it possible to recall any actions performed by the user (such as completing a form) when the user returns to the previous page of a session.
Analytics cookies are used to monitor use of the site by the users, in order to optimize the site and obtain information about the use of the website and emails and to notify any errors. These cookies also enable us to obtain detailed technical information, such as the last page visited, the number of pages visited, whether an email has been opened, what parts of the website or of the email are clicked on by users, and the time elapsed between one click and the next. This information can be associated with user details such as their IP address, domain name, or browser; however, these details are analyzed together with other people’s information so as not to identify any given user with respect to another.
In such case these cookies are used to analyze and improve the performance and design of the site and of the emails, and to track the errors that occur on the site, in order to improve the service and handle any complaints.

METHOD OF PROCESSING
Personal data are processed with automated instruments for the time strictly necessary to carry out the tasks for which the data has been collected.
Specific security measures are in place to prevent the loss of data, illegal or incorrect uses, and unauthorized accesses.

RIGHTS OF AFFECTED PARTIES
Parties to whom the personal data refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of said data and to know its content and origin, to verify it is correct or ask for it to be completed, limited, updated, or deleted, to oppose its processing, or to rectify it pursuant to Regulation (EU) 679/2016 – GDPR.
Requests should be sent to Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, Via Meravigli no. 16, 20123 Milano, Italy, or by email to the following address: info@modiano.com.

RIGHT TO LODGE A COMPLAINT WITH THE DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY
The affected party may lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, via the following website: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/.
The affected party can exercise their rights free of charge.
If the party who provides the data is less than 18 years of age, this processing is lawful only if and to the extent that the consent is given or authorized by at least one of the guardians of parental responsibility, for whom identification details and copy of an identification document have been obtained.

NEWS
January 19, 2022
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欧洲议会公布关于放弃COVID-19疫苗专利的决议

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