Privacy Policy

Information for the processing of personal data of users of the MPU website.

The General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council of 27 April 2016) from now on GDPR, provides for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data as a fundamental right.

This information is provided only for the institutional site of the MPU and has no value for other websites that may be reached through links on the pages visited by users, pursuant to article 13 of the GDPR.

Data Controller

The data controller of your personal data voluntarily disclosed or acquired automatically by the website of the MPU is the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, located in Florence, Piazzale delle Cascine 28, 50144, Firenze (Italy) – phone +39 055 2755863+39 055 2755861 – email

Purposes of the procession and legal basis

In compliance with the principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency, adequacy, relevance and necessity as per art. 5, paragraph 1 of the GDPR the MPU, as Data Controller, will process the personal data automatically collected during your navigation on the website or voluntarily disclosed, for the following purposes:

  • navigation data, that is information that includes IP addresses, domain names of computers used by the user who connects to the site; the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the file size obtained in response from the server, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error); other parameters relating to the operating system and the user’s computer environment, are collected for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning. These data, although they are never collected to be associated with identified individuals, through processing and association with data held by third parties, could still allow the identification of the user. Finally, these data can be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the websites.
  • data provided voluntarily by the user, i.e. information, personal and identification data collected to allow the user access to certain services requested by the user him or herself, such as non-institutional email address, personal telephone numbers, any personal and judiciary data entered voluntarily by the user during the use of online services or by sending requests to published e-mail addresses, are processed for the performance of activities for institutional purposes only and in the interest of the person requesting the service. The data processing and retention times are different for each online service and are described in detail in the specific information contained in the subscription pages.

Categories of data users and possible data discosure

The data processed for the purposes mentioned above will be communicated or will in any case be accessible to employees and collaborators assigned to the competent offices of the MPU, who, in their capacity as data protection officers and/or system administrators and/or persons in charge of processing, will be adequately trained for this purpose by the Controller.

MPU can disclose the personal data under its control to other public administration offices if these must process the data for any proceedings falling under their own institutional competence as well as to all those public entities to which, in the presence of the relevant prerequisites, the communication is mandatory according to EU provisions, laws or regulations.

The management and conservation of personal data collected by the MPU takes place on servers located within the MPU and/or on external servers provided by of suppliers of a number of services necessary for the technical-administrative management of data. Such suppliers, for the sole purpose of the requested service, may have access of your personal data and in such cases they will be duly appointed as Data Processors pursuant to art. 28 of the GDPR.
The data collected will not be transferred to countries outside the EU.

Data retention time

The automatically collected navigation data is kept only for the time necessary (24 hours) to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning and are deleted immediately after processing.

Your rights

You have the right to request from the MPU, as the data controller, pursuant to articles 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 21 of the GDPR:

  • access to personal data and to all the information referred to in article 15 of the GDPR;
  • correction of incorrect personal data and the integration of incomplete personal data;
  • cancellation of personal data, except for those contained in documents that must be compulsorily kept by MPU and unless there is a legitimate overriding reason to proceed with the processing;
  • the limitation of processing where one of the hypotheses referred to in article 18 of the GDPR occurs.

You also have the right to:

  • oppose the processing of personal data, without prejudice to what is necessary with regard to the need and compulsory treatment for the purpose of establishing the relationship;
  • revoke any consent given for non-mandatory data processing, with no prejudice to the lawfulness of the process based on the consent given before the revocation.

How to exercise your rights

You may exercise all the above rights by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address: phymed(at)


You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Guarantor Authority for personal data protection pursuant to art.77 of the GDPR. (

Compulsoriness of data disclosure

Besides what mentioned above concerning navigation data, disclosure of personal data is optional. Some data disclosure may be necessary in order to use certain online services.


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Technical cookies in this website

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