Pivacy and cookies policy

This document details our privacy policy, in compliance with our obligations under national (Legislative Decree n. 196 of 30 June 2003, Code on the protection of personal data) and European Community law (EU General Data Protection Regulation n. 2016/679, GDPR) and subsequent amendments. The present website respects and protects the confidentiality of visitors and users, and makes all possible and proportionate efforts not to violate the rights of users.

This privacy policy applies exclusively to online activities on this website, and is valid for the website’s users and visitors. It does not apply to data collected through channels other than this website, which is available at the following address https://indbiotechlab.unimib.it.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to provide as much transparency as possible on the data collected by the website and the way it is used.

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Legal basis of data processing
The present website processes data on the basis of consent. By using or consulting this website, visitors and users explicitly approve and consent to the processing of their personal data in the ways and for the purposes described below, including the sharing of said data with third parties if necessary to provide a service.
The conferring of personal data and consent to their collection and processing is optional. Users can deny consent, and may at any time revoke consent they have previously given. Nevertheless, denying consent may make it impossible to provide certain services and may hinder the navigation of the website.
Types of data collected and purposes

The personal data provided through the website shall be processed for the following purposes:

  • Gathering anonymous statistical information about website use and to monitor its function
  • Carrying out educational activities related to the courses offered by the university
  • Compilation of data collection forms for recieving newsletter or email communications

The website uses log files which store data collected in an automated manner during user visits. The data collected can include the following:

  • Internet Protocol address (IP)
  • Browser type and parameters of the device used to connect to the website
  • Date and time of the visit
  • The websites visited immediately prior (referral) and next to the visit

The above-mentioned data is processed in an automated, anonymous manner to ensure the proper functioning of the website and for security reasons. The same data may be processed, in compliance with existing regulations, to block attempts to damage the website itself or other users, or to prevent any other harmful or illegal activities.

Should the website allow user comments, or in the case of specific services requested by the user, the website automatically detects and records some of the user’s identification data, including his or her email address. This data is understood to be voluntarily provided by the user upon their request for the service in question. By adding a comment or any other information, the user confirms having read the privacy policy, and specifically provides their consent for sharing the content inserted with third parties.
The data that website users shall accept to make public through the services and the tools made available by the latter are provided by the users willingly and knowingly, exempting the present website from any liability in case of violations of the law. The user is responsible for making sure they have the necessary permission for inserting the personal data of third parties or content protected under national and international law.
The data collected by the website during its functioning are used exclusively for the above-mentioned purposes, and stored for the period of time strictly necessary for carrying out the above-mentioned activities, which normally amounts to 180 days.


Cookies are small text files that a website visited by a user sends to that user’s browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome), where they are stored in order to be re-sent to the same websites during browsing or upon the user’s next visit.
This website uses cookies. The cookies sent by the website are used exclusively for technical reasons, such as allowing authenticated access to reserved areas (since cookies save session data for each user).
Session cookies are fundamental for the proper functioning of the various components present in the website and they make the entire web ecosystem accessible, by activating basic functions such as page navigation. The website cannot function properly without cookies.
By using the website, visitors give their explicit consent to the use of cookies.

Rights of the user

Pursuant to EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) and national laws, users can exert the following rights within the limits and according to the modalities established under existing laws:

  1. The right to access his or her own personal data;
  2. The right to obtain rectification or erasure of said data and limits on their processing;
  3. The right to data portability (applicable only to data in electronic format), as disciplined by art. 20 of regulation UE 2016/679;
  4. The right to object to data processing;
  5. The right to file a claim with the Italian Data Protection Authority.

Requests must be addressed to the data controller.

Exercising user rights

To exert the above-mentioned rights, users may contact the website administrator at the following email address: indbiotechlab@unimib.it. The legally defined data controller can be contacted at the following email address: rettorato@unimib.it or at the following certified email address: ateneo.bicocca@pec.unimib.it.
The website administrator or the data controller must reply within one month of receipt of the request, which deadline can be extended up to three months for particularly complex requests.

Data controller

Pursuant to existing laws, the data controller is Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, in the person of its legal representative Professor Giovanna Iannantuoni.

Contact information

mail: rettorato@unimib.it
pec: ateneo.bicocca@pec.unimib.it
tel. +39 02 64 48 60 11 – 02 64 48 82 67

Data protection officier

Contact info

mail: rpd@unimib.it
pec: rpd@pec.unimib.it


The present privacy policy was last updated on 08 January 2022 and is derived from the privacy policy of University of Milano Bicocca, available at https://en.unimib.it/node/192.

Last modified on 08/01/2022