Site Privacy Policy


This page details the treatment of any personal data aquired of users in interaction with the website of Santa Lucia Foundation IRCCS, The information applies solely to this domain and not to other unrelated Internet sites that may be accessible through hyperlinks (links) contained in it.

This information is provided pursuant to Article 13 of the Italian Code regarding personal data protection (Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003) and with full respect to the Recommendation 2/2001 on certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line in the European Union.


Ownership and Control of Personal Data

Pursuant to Article 28 of the Italian Personal Data Protection Act (Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003), the Owner and Manager of the data is the President of the Santa Lucia Foundation, Adriana Amadio, who maintains an office in via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome.


Situs of the Personal Data

The processing connected to this site's web services are based at the headquarters of the Santa Lucia Foundation (via Ardeatina 306 - 00179 Rome). The information is processed exclusively by technical staff of IT Services of the Foundation. For the Newsletter service and other informational activities and the public promotion of Santa Lucia Foundation, personal data may be processed in accordance with Article 29 of the Code on Personal Data Protection Act (Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003). Requests, with the consent of the person concerned, may be submitted to the Communications Management of Santa Lucia Foundation, (Director: Mr. Stefano Tognoli), which maintains an office on via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome.


Types of Data

Navigation Data – The computer hardware and software systems and procedures involved in the websites operation may acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data, whose transmission is implicit in the effective use of Internet communication protocols. In this category are such data elements as: IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users connecting to the site, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) of requested resources, time of request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters regarding the operating system and computer environment. This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistics on site usage and to check its correct functioning. It is not collected to be associated with identified subjects, and is deleted immediately after processing. They can be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against this website. Unless the latter case, these data are not available to the Santa Lucia Foundation for more than seven days.

Voluntarily Disclosed Data – Optional service based activity such as email and electronic forms may involve the acquisition of personal data as necessary to respond to requests. Specific summary information will be reported or displayed on web pages dedicated to particular services on request.


Cookie Policy

This website uses the following types of cookies to constantly improve functionality for users:

Technical cookies – are essential for the proper functioning of the website and to facilitate the use of specific content (eg language or region of origin, user preferences, etc.). They are temporary and remain in the folder to the user's browser cookies only for the duration of the navigation session. For this type of cookie you are not asked to consent.

Analysis Cookies – collects and analyzes anonymous traffic data generated by users who browse the website and any operating errors. By using this website, you agree that this type of cookie is installed on your Internet navigation device.

Anonymous Statistical Cookies This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., which uses cookies to analyze the anonymous users' surfing behavior (example: the most visited pages on the site, consultation times, etc.). Google may also transfer this information to third parties that deal with the information on its behalf or where required by law. By using this website, you agree that this type of cookie is installed on your Internet navigation device.

You may refuse to use cookies, selecting the appropriate settings on your browser:

Disabling cookies in Internet Explorer

Disabling cookies in Chrome

Disabling cookies in Safari

Disabling cookies in Firefox


Security of Personal Data

Personal data are processed by automated tools only for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are in place to prevent the loss of data, via illegal or unlawful use and/or unauthorized access.


Voluntary Disclosure

Notwithstanding as specified above for navigation data, the user may elect not to provide personal data as requested in electronic forms and other sections of this website or indicated in opportunities for contact with the Santa Lucia Foundation for use of services, informational requests and other communications. The absence of certain data may make it impossible for the Santa Lucia Foundation to process the user's request for information or service.


User Rights

Owners of personal data have a legal right pursuant to Italian law (art. 7, DL 196/2003) to obtain confirmation of the existence or not of any data, to know its content and origin, to verify accuracy, request updating or rectification, erasure, anonymization or blocking of data processed in violation of the law. Requests should be sent to the email address:



This privacy statement is read automatically by newer browsers that implement the P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences Project) proposed by the World Wide Web Consortium. The Santa Lucia Foundation is committed to improving the automatic privacy control mechanisms since current technology does not assure freedom from error or malfunction. It should be noted that this document, in the original Italian Language version, is the official Privacy Policy of the Internet site of the Santa Lucia Foundation ( and may be subject to update and revision.