Privacy Policy

PERSONAL data provided by users are acquired, stored and processed in compliance with the GDPR (which replaces Legislative Decree 196/03 as of 25 May 2018).
The owner of the data may at any time request confirmation of its existence, modification or cancellation by writing to

By filling in the contact form and sending information to the editorial office you declare that you have read and approved the above.

In order to post a comment, on the other hand, it is necessary, in addition to the e-mail address, to enter a first and last name, which may also not be published together with the comment posted by the user. The opinions and comments posted by users and the information and data contained therein will not be used for any purpose other than their publication on the site; in particular, they will not be aggregated or selected in specific databases.

Any processing for statistical purposes that the site may intend to carry out in the future will be conducted exclusively on an anonymous basis. While the dissemination of the user’s personal data and those detectable from posted comments is to be understood as directly attributable to the user’s initiative, we guarantee that no other hypothesis of transmission or dissemination of the same is, therefore, envisaged.

In any event, the user has the possibility of exercising his or her rights under the GDPR at any time.

About us

The address of our website is:
Data Controller
Ferruccio Parri National Institute
via F. Confalonieri, 14
20124 Milan
Tel 02.66823204
Fax 0266101600

Since the installation of Cookies and other tracking systems operated by third parties through the services used within this site cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific reference to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties is to be considered indicative. For complete information, please consult the privacy policy of any third party services listed in this document.
In view of the objective complexity associated with the identification of Cookie-based technologies and their very close integration with the operation of the web, Users are invited to contact the Controller if they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies themselves and on any use of the same – for example by third parties – carried out through this site.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comment form in addition to the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

An anonymised string created from your email address (otherwise known as a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. They are used for your convenience so that you do not have to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit the login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies will be set to save your login information and screen display options. Login cookies last for two days while screen option cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will persist for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data, but simply indicates the ID of the article you have just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with them, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to those websites.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This is how we can automatically recognise and approve any subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except their username, which they cannot change). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file from the site with the personal data we hold about you, including the data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete all personal data about you. This does not include data that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data

Visitor comments can be checked via an automatic spam detection service.