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The consultation of this website implies the processing of personal data of the users who access it, therefore the information below describes how the Masticationpedia Charity (hereinafter also "Charity") behaves in the processing of personal data of users.

This information is provided only for the Charity's websites and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user through links.

This page is served in multiple languages, but its only official version and the only one legally relevant is the one in English language.


  • The data controller is the Masticationpedia, the Charity based in Covent Garden (London - UK)
  • The Pro-tempore Director of the Charity is the Acting Data Controller.


The treatments connected to the web services of this site take place at the headquarters of the Charity for the institutional purposes of the Charity itself, and are handled by internal personnel (authorized to the treatment) that operates with the collaboration of third parties designated as Data Processors.

No data deriving from the web service is disclosed.

The personal data provided by users who access the web services available in the interactive areas of the site, will be used only for the previously indicated purposes.


  •  Navigation data
    • During their normal operation, the IT systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire some personal data, transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
      This information is not collected to be associated with identified interests, but by its very nature it could theoretically, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow to identify users.
      These data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site (typically in aggregate form), or to check its correct functioning, and are deleted immediately after processing.
      This category of data includes:
      1. the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the site,
      2. the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the requested resources,
      3. the time of the request,
      4. the method used to submit the request to the server,
      5. the size of each file obtained in response,
      6. the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.), as well as
      7. other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's IT environment.
  • Data voluntarily provided by the user
    (none of the following communications are mandatory or required from those who visit the site without registering an account)
    • Sending e-mail (an optional, explicit and voluntary action) to any addresses indicated on this site entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.
    • The validation of the reference email address for each user account involves the acquisition of the sender's address, necessary to respond to the validation request and to allow access to some functions of the software.
    • The use of the services contained in the specific sections of the site may involve the collection of user data in order to provide the requested service.
(NB: in the example cases cited above, this refers to the "acquisition" of said data even if in reality the treatment is mostly automatic and unattended, in practice, the data remaining buried among the software automatisms)


This site does not use cookies for the transmission of personal information, nor are cookies used to track users.

This site uses the scripts of managers of statistical data processing services (for example, but not only and not necessarily, "Google Analytics"), specifically anonymizing the IP address of users; therefore, the related cookies (which do not allow any profiling), are to be considered merely "technical".

The use of so-called session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user's computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow safe exploration, smooth and efficient site.
The so-called session cookies used on this site avoid the use of other IT techniques, that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of user navigation, and do not allow the acquisition of the user's personal identification data.


With the exception of what is specified in relation to browsing data, the user is free to provide the personal data required to join the web services present in the interactive areas of the site (e.g. requests to send newsletters); their absence may however make it impossible to obtain what is requested.

Users' contacts (e.g. e-mail address) may be used, only with explicit consent by the latter, for sending information communications of the kind of service news and for updating on the activities of Masticationpedia by the Charity. The communications may contain, by way of example and not exclusively, information on research, therapeutic innovation and practical applications in the clinical field, as well as on fundraising initiatives promoted by the Charity.


The personal data collected are processed with automated tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected.

Specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use, as well as unauthorized access and in order to guarantee their confidentiality, integrity and availability.


The subjects to whom the personal data refer have the right at any time to:

  • ask the Data Controller for access to personal data, rectification, integration, cancellation of the same, limitation of the processing of data concerning him or to oppose the processing of the same if the conditions require it;
  • exercise the rights referred to in letter a) by writing to the Charity, based in Covent Garden, London - UK, to the kind attention of the Head of the Press Office, whose manager has been appointed as Data Processor for this purpose;
  • propose a complaint to the competent data protection authorities.

We also inform you that the Charity has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who can be contacted at the email address info@masticationpedia.org