Terms and conditions of use
“Cooperativa Sociale Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e il Controllo dei Tumori e delle Malattie Ambientali Bernardino Ramazzini Società Cooperativa Sociale”, known as “Istituto Ramazzini Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS” (The Ramazzini Institute Non-Profit Social Cooperative or IR), is the owner of the website. IR may, at its sole discretion, amend or correct these terms and conditions of use at any time, updating the text of this page.
The aim of this website is:
to spread awareness of the Ramazzini Institute’s research in the oncological field and into diseases of environmental origin;
to disclose the results of the Ramazzini Institute’s studies and its work in the clinical field on the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of tumours;
to spread news of the scientific events, socio-cultural activities and fund raising organised by the Ramazzini Institute, Members and Sections in support of research and prevention in the field of oncology, the protection of health and of the environment;
to spread information about environmental and occupational carcinogenic risks.
The website is intended for all members of the public: patients and their families, medical-scientific personnel, public and research institutions, students, teachers, members, volunteers and anyone interested in information about tumours and diseases of environmental origin.
The Director of the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Centre is responsible for coordinating and updating the content of the “Research Centre” section of the website. The Medical Director of the Outpatient Clinic is responsible for coordinating and updating the content of the “Outpatient Clinic” section of the website.
The information on the IR website cannot be regarded as professional opinions in place of medical intervention. It is only a resource that aims to spread some knowledge, in particular linked to progress in research relating to oncology and environmental diseases, as well as the results achieved.
Advertising and sources of financing
The www.ramazzini.org website is entirely financed by Istituto Ramazzini Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS. The site is not funded (using banners or advertising space) by public or private companies. The website does not accept advertising by external companies, whether public or private.
Fundraising and online donations
Through the website, IR collects donations to be used for scientific research into cancer and diseases of environmental origin. The collection method is that of online donation by credit card or PayPal account. The website also provides information about how to donate through other channels such as the 5×1000 (% of tax that can be allocated to not-for-profit organisations on your tax return), bank transfer, postal current account, cash, goods and real estate, or by leaving us a legacy gift in a will. IR does not appoint anyone to collect funds on its behalf.
Processing of personal data
Personal data, in particular that supplied by website users in the online registration form for new members, is processed in accordance with art. 13 of Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30 June 2003, Personal data protection code (known as the Privacy Code). The data controller is Cooperativa Sociale Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e il Controllo dei Tumori e delle Malattie Ambientali Bernardino Ramazzini Società Cooperativa Sociale, with registered office in Bologna, Via Libia 13/a. For more information, see the IR website Privacy section.
Copyright and Creative Commons
The website’s content, documentation, images, graphics, videos, software, code and forms belong to the legitimate owners and are used in compliance with Italian Copyright Law and, in particular, in compliance with art. 70, paragraphs 1 and 1-b, of Law 633/1941 and subsequent amendments and additions. Istituto Ramazzini Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS, which for years has worked to provide top quality, open scientific knowledge, took the decision to release some of the website content, in particular, the content of the pages on carcinogenic agents, with licence Creative Commons 3.0 BY-NC-ND (Attribution – Non-Commercial – No Derivative Works). The pages released by the IR website with the Creative Commons licence are marked with the symbol.
Use of the logo
Use and reproduction of the IR logo without specific written authorisation is prohibited. Reproduction of the company logo of IR on websites is subject to written approval by Istituto Ramazzini Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS.
Link to third party websites
If the website includes links to third party websites, IR declines responsibility for their content, products and services offered. IR does not verify or control the updating and truthfulness of the content published on websites for which links may be present. IR also declines responsibility for the methods and aims of personal data collection and processing by said subjects.
Right not to proceed with publication
In the case of content that is self-published or relates to online initiatives in which the user may send text or images, IR reserves the right to approve and, if necessary, modify or delete it. By accessing this website and using the tools provided, the user implicitly accepts the above terms and conditions.