In this information we will illustrate the purposes and methods with which the Data Controller collects and processes personal data, which categories of data are being processed, what the rights of the data subjects are and how they can be exercised.
The information is provided exclusively for this site, therefore IMSOGB assumes no responsibility for the other websites that may be consulted through hypertext links present on the website itself.
Users, using this site, accept this information and are therefore invited to read it before providing personal information of any kind.
The use of this platform is allowed only to those who claim to be over 18 years old.
1. Categories of Personal Data
a. Navigation Data
The IT systems and the software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This is information that is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but which by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.
This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the site, the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's computer environment.
These data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning and are deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the site.
b. Data provided voluntarily by the user and data acquired in concomitance with the use of the services
Except as specified above in relation to navigation data, IMSOGB will acquire the personal data you may have provided through the Site to access certain services (e.g. by filling out the contact form or subscribing to the newsletter), or to make requests by e-mail. By way of example, the Site will acquire personal (ordinary) data such as name, surname, e-mail, gender, province, city, year of birth, or, only if the user intends to access the "Join US" of the portal, the data relating to the registration to the General Medical Council and to the Health and Care Professions Council (including VAT number and data shown on the General Medical Council card and tax and bank data).
The Data Controller may also acquire some personal data on the occasion of your use of the specific services offered by IMSOGB through the Site.
The personal data indicated above will be processed by the Data Controller exclusively for the purposes and within the limits indicated in the following paragraph.
c. Special categories of data pursuant to art. 9 GDPR
With his explicit consent, the Data Controller will also acquire sensitive data or data belonging to the particular categories referred to in art. 9 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (for example, health data) that the user had to voluntarily communicate to the Website through online chat or when requesting specific advice requested by email or through the Website.
2. Purpose and lawful basis for the data processing
a. For the provision of the requested services
The data indicated in paragraph 1 lett. b) will be processed by the Data Controller to allow navigation on the Website and the use of the services specifically connected to it and to comply with the user’s requests.
The provision of such data is necessary for the purposes of executing the legal relationship that will be established with the Data Controller following the request.
b. Based on express consent
The data indicated in paragraph 1 lett. c) will be processed by the Data Controller only with the user’s explicit express consent when registering on the Website. In case of lack of consent to the processing of the data referred to in art. 9 GDPR it will not be possible to render the requested service and/or the service connected to the release of such data.
The consent given can be revoked at any time by writing to the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain, 1 Princes Street, London W1B2AY or to the e-mail address:
3. Categories of individuals to whom the personal data can be communicated and purposes of the communication
The Data Controller may communicate, for the same purposes, some personal data of the user also to third parties, who will process personal data as Data Processors. The list of data processors can be requested from the Data Controller at any time. The list of data processors can be requested from the Data Controller by writing to
Furthermore, the Data Controller will not be considered the Data Controller nor will it be involved in any way in the processing of the data acquired following the possible establishment of a medical assistance relationship between the user and one of the health professionals registered on this Website.
In this case, the professional (doctor) following the establishment of the assistance relationship, will be considered independent owner.
4. Data retention period and duration of the data processing
User data will be kept to follow up on requests and, in the event of a contractual relationship being established, for the entire duration of the contractual relationship with the Data Controller; following the termination of the relationship, for any reason, the data will be kept for a limited period (10 years), exclusively for the protection of the rights of the Data Controller and for the fulfillment of legal obligations.
All other personal data will be deleted after 12 months from the acquisition.
5. Rights of the interested parties
We inform that, in accordance with current legislation, you have the following rights: articles 15 - "Right of access of the interested party", 16 - "Right of rectification", 17 - "Right to erasure", 18 - "Right of limitation to processing", 20 - "Right to data portability" of the 2016 EU Regulation / 679 within the limits and under the conditions provided for by art. 12 of the Regulation itself.
Such requests can be addressed to the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain, 1 Princes Street, London W1B2AY or to the e-mail address:
In accordance with the current legislation, the user can propose any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data to the Guarantor for the protection of personal data.
All the services provided by the Website are intended for an adult audience. Pursuant to art. 8 of EU Regulation no. 2016/679, if the interested party is a minor, the data processing referred to in this statement is to be considered lawful only if and to the extent that the consent is given or authorized by the holder of parental responsibility.
7. Data Controller
The Data Controller is Italian Medical Society of Great Britain, 1 Princes Street, London W1B2AY or at the e-mail address: .
8. Officer for the protection of personal data
We inform that the Data Controller has appointed a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted at .
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Advertising. This category includes the cookies used to advertise within a site. Google, Tradedoubler fall into this category,
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The Data Controller will install on his device and, in particular, in his browser or will let third parties install some cookies that are necessary for us to acquire or have our partners acquire anonymous and aggregate statistical information relating to his browsing on the pages of the Website.
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The user can also manage cookies directly through the browser settings. However, deleting cookies from the browser could remove the preferences he has set for the Group's sites. For this reason it would be advisable for him to periodically visit this page to double check his preferences.
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