Legal references

Directive 95/46/EC of 24th October 1995 concerning the “protection of natural persons with reference to the processing of personal data, as well as to the free circulation of such data”.

Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the “processing of personal data and protection of private life in the sector of electronic communications”.

Italian Legislative Decree n. 196 of 30th June 2003 – “Personal Data Protection Code”.

Data controller

While this website is visited, the data concerning identified or identifiable persons can be processed. The Data Controller is MedaVita S.p.A. – via Staffora, 26 -20090 Opera (Milano) (Italy) and legal head office in Via F.lli Ruffini, 10 – 20123 Milano (Italy).

Data processing place

The processing connected to the web services of this site takes place in the seat of the Data Controller and is carried out only by the technical staff in charge of the processing, or by other operators in case of occasional maintenance actions.

Kind of data processed

  • Surfing data

The information systems and the software procedures of this web site, within their normal running, acquire some personal data whose providing is implicit in the use of Internet communications protocols. This information is not gathered to be connected with identified interested parties, but for its nature could allow to identify the users. To this category of data belong the IP addresses or the domain names of the personal computers used by the users who connect to the site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation addresses of the required resources, the time of the request, the method used to send the request to the server, the dimension of the file obtained as an answer, the number code identifying the status of the answer given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters concerning the operating system and the user’s IT environment. These data are used only to obtain anonymous statistical information concerning the use of the web site and to check that it works correctly and are cancelled immediately after their processing. Moreover, the data could be used to verify responsibilities in case of possible cybercrimes damaging the web site.

  • Data provided freely by the user

The discretionary, explicit and voluntary providing of personal data by the user to the contacts present on this web site entails the subsequent acquisition of the data provided by the sender. Such data will be processed by the Data Controller mainly with electronic means, in order to follow up the user’s request.

  • Cookie

Cookies are small text files that are deposited on the user’s personal computer by the web sites he/she visits. Their main task is allowing the web site to work and operate in a more efficient way, as well as providing information to the web site owners.

The web site makes use of technical cookies, to the extent strictly necessary to use and visit the web site. In particular, the use of session technical cookies is limited to the transmission of sessions identifiers (made by random numbers generated by the server) needed to allow the safe and efficient visit of the web site. Such cookies avoid having recourse to other information techniques potentially prejudicial for the secrecy of the users’ surfing and they don’t allow the acquisition of personal data that could identify the user. Users’ personal data aren’t acquired by the web site for this purpose. No cookie is used to transmit information of a personal nature, nor is any type of so-called persistent cookie used, i.e. user-tracking systems. In case the user doesn’t wish to receive any kind of cookie in his/her personal computer, either from this web site or from other ones, he/she can elevate the protection level of privacy of his/her browser thanks to the special function.

The web site makes use also of the functions offered by Google Analytics, that use the cookies to gather and anonymously analyse the information concerning the behaviours while using the web sites. Such information (including the user’s IP address) is gathered by Google Analytics, that process it in order to make a report for the web site manager concerning the activities on his/her web site/s. Google doesn’t connect the IP address to any other datum it owns, nor tries to connect an IP address with the user’s identity. Google can also communicate this information to third parties, in case it’s provided by the law or in case these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. A more detailed explanation can be read below.

Here is a detailed list of the cookies used.






2 years from set/update

Third Part

This cookie in assocated with Google Universal Analytics and used to distinguish users


10 minutes

Third Part

This cookie in assocated with Google Universal Analytics and used to throttle request rate

In addition to the cookies listed in the above table, we should refer to the so-called session cookies (for example the cookie cdnpred, OVHCDN), i.e. those cookies that are not stored in a persistent manner on the user’s computer and disappear when his browser is closed. Their use is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) which are necessary to allow the use of a given service and the secure and efficient exploration of the Website. The so-called session cookies used in this Website do not use other computer techniques that may prejudice the confidentiality of the users’ navigation and do not allow for the acquisition of the users’ personal data.

  • Cookie management

For more information about Google Analytics’ privacy cookie policy:

In case the user doesn’t wish to receive any kind of cookie in his/her personal computer, either from this web site or from other ones, he/she can elevate the protection level of privacy of his/her browser thanks to the special function. The site manager reminds that, pursuant to Article 7 of Italian Legislative Decree n. 196 of 30th June 2003, people are granted the right of asking to those who use such solutions to cancel the information gathered through the cookies in any moment.

Cookies processing

We remind you that the total or partial disabling of the so called technical cookies can compromise the use of the web site functions. Anyway, users can decide whether to accept the cookies or not, by modifying the safety settings of their browser.

Link to other web sites

This site could contain links or references to access other web sites (i.e. the social network Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). The company doesn’t control either the cookies or the monitoring technologies of other web sites to which this Policy doesn’t apply.

Discretionary nature of the data providing

Apart from what has been specified concerning the surfing data, users are free to provide their personal data or not. However, the non-providing can entail the impossibility of obtaining what they asked.

Processing methods

Personal data are processed also thanks to automated tools, for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they have been gathered. Specific safety measures are observed in order to prevent the loss of data, the illegal or wrong use of them and any unauthorized access. MedaVita S.p.A. took all minimum safety measures provided by the law and inspiring to the main international standards he/she took further safety measures in order to minimize the risks concerning secrecy, availability and integrity of the personal data gathered and processed.

Data sharing, communication and dissemination

The gathered data can be transferred or communicated to other companies for activities strictly connected and instrumental to the efficiency of the service, such as the management of the information system. The personal data provided by the users who ask for literature (brochure, leaflets, etc..) are used solely to carry out the service or performance required and are communicated to third parties only if it’s needed for such purpose (companies that take care of packaging, labelling, shipment). Apart from these cases, personal data won’t be either communicated or granted to anybody, unless it’s provided by the agreement or authorized by the subjects. In this case, personal data could be sent to third parties, but only in case: a) there’s an explicit consent to share the data with third parties; b) the information must be shared with third parties in order to carry out the service required; c) it’s needed to meet requests by the Judicial Authority or Public Security. No data deriving from the web service will be spread.

Rights of the Data Subject

The subjects to which the personal data refer have the right to obtain the confirmation of their existence and to know their content and origin, to verify their correctness or to ask their integration, update or amendment (article 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196 of 30th June 2003) at any moment. Pursuant to this article, they have the right to ask the cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form or blockage of the data processed in breach of the law, as well as to oppose in any case to their processing for legitimate reasons.

Modifications to this privacy policy

MedaVita S.p.A. verifies the privacy and safety policy at regular intervals and revises it if needed according to regulatory or organizational changes or to the ones derived from the technological evolution. If the policy should be changed, the new version will be published in this page of the web site.

Questions, claims and suggestions

If you are interested in obtaining more information, providing suggestions or sending claims or objections concerning the privacy policy or the way our Company processes the personal data, please write MedaVita S.p.A. – via Staffora, 26 -20090 Opera (Milano) (Italy).