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Epidemiologia e prevenzione delle malattie cerebro e cardiovascolari


The Progetto Cuore

Privacy policy

Today, cardiovascular disease burden, being the first cause of mortality and the principal cause of morbidity and invalidity in our country, constitutes a top priority issue.

The assessmnet of cardiovascular risk using the risk chart and the individual risk score id an useful way to prevent the disease. The chart and the score are tools which allow the physician to suggest possible preventive actions to be taken in order to achieve the desirable risk levels, to prevent occurrence of cardiovascular disease and to delay its onset, thus lessening the damaging outcomes.


Many advantages for individuals and for the population as a whole exist. Large-scale measurement and processing of collected epidemiological data will enable the sanitary system to evaluate the efficacy of the strategies adopted over time with the aim of constantly improving public health interventions.

Data sending
In compliance with privacy norms, data collected by general practitioners will be sent to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, to be used for the epidemiological and institutional purposes set forth in the current legislation. The large-scale measurement and processing of data, exclusively collected in aggregate form, will enable the sanitary system to evaluate the efficacy of the strategies adopted over time with the aim of improving public health interventions.

Collected data are anonymous (name and surname are automatically replaced by an ID code) and are used for future elaboraztion of surveys and statistics. Information is sent as e-mail attachment: in this way users can save a copy of the e-mail to the 'sent-mail' folder and view original data content anytime.

General data treatment
With regard to the “cuore.exe” website and software management methods, and in relation to the customers' personal data , a briefing that is given also in accordance to the article 13 of legislative decree n. 196/2003 entitled "Rights of access to personal data and other rights”, is provided to those who interact with the Cuore website, accessible from the following address:

This briefing is not valid for other websites, which are accessible via links from Cuore website.

The briefing is based on Recommendation n. 2/2001 which European Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, assembled in the Group instituted by art. 29 of Directive No. 95/46/CE, adopted on 17 May 2001 in order to characterize some minimum requirements for the collection of personal data on-line, and, in particular, the modalities, the times and the nature of the information that the holders of the treatment must supply to the customers when these are connected to web pages, independently from the scopes of the connection.

As a result of consulting this web site, data relating to an identified or identifiable natural persons can be treated.
The holder of data treatment is the coordinator of the CUORE Project.


Data treatments connected to this web site services are handled only by technical personnel of the National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, who is also in charge of the management of the software “cuore.exe”.

Data deriving from the web site service is not communicated or diffused.

Navigation data

Informational systems and software procedures set up to run this website acquire, in the course of their normal operation, certain personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of internet communications protocols.

This information, while not collected for association with identified data subjects, by its very nature could enable identification of users through processing and association with data held by third parties. This category includes data referring to IP addresses or domain names used by users visiting the websites, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of resources requested, time of request, method utilised in submitting the request to the server, size of files obtained in reply, numeric code indicating status of the response provided by the server and other parameters regarding the operating system and the user’s IT environment. All these data are used with the sole aim of compiling anonymous statistical data on the use of website and to check their correct functioning.

In the software “cuore.exe”, cookies are not used for the management and transmission of information of a personal nature.

Optional nature of providing data
Optional, explicit and voluntary provision of information by means of e-mail to addresses indicated in the website leads to subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to reply to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the request.

Data treatment methods

Personal data are processed with automated equipment for the time strictly required to complete the purpose for which they were gathered.

Specific security measures are observed in order to prevent the loss of data, illegal or improper uses, and unauthorzied access.

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