Privacy policy

Effective Date: 24 July 2018

Welcome to the PDHA - PATIENTS' DIGITAL HEALTH AWARDS website, an initiative of the Digital Health Academy consortium in partnership with MSD, data controller based in Piazza Abate Conforti, snc - 84121 Salerno.

Your privacy is very important to us, that's why we want to tell you how we collect and use information about you. Our Company has always paid particular attention to the processing and protection of personal data of its Customers, Users, Suppliers, Collaborators and all those with whom it has relations. For this reason, in order to ensure the fullest compliance with EU Regulation 2016/679, PDHA has adopted a suitable Privacy Organizational Model.

The Code and the Regulation in force provide that whoever carries out the processing of personal data is required to inform the person concerned, on which data are processed and on certain elements qualifying the processing: it must be done with correctness, lawfulness and transparency, protecting your privacy and your rights. In accordance with the provisions of Articles 13 and 14 of EU Regulation 2016/679, we provide you with the following information.


This page describes how our site is managed in relation to the processing of personal data of users who visit it. This information is provided to those who interact with the PDHA web services, accessible electronically from the address: The information is provided only for the PDHA website and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user through links. The information is also based on Recommendation no. 2/2001 that the European authorities for the protection of personal data, gathered in the Group established by art. 29 of Directive no. 95/46/EC, adopted on 17 May 2001 to identify certain minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online, and, in particular, the manner, timing and nature of the information that data controllers must provide users when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purpose of the connection.


Navigation data

The IT systems and software procedures used to ensure the functioning of this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but 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 IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the site, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit 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 computer environment of the user. This data is used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning, and is deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the site.


What are cookies

A cookie is a small text file containing a certain amount of information exchanged between a website and your terminal (usually your browser) and is normally used by the website operator to store the information necessary to improve navigation within the site or to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when surfing the web. When you visit the same site or any other site again the user's device verifies the presence of a recognized cookie, so that it can read the information contained in it. The different cookies contain different information and are used for different purposes (efficient navigation in the pages of the same site, profiling in order to send targeted promotional messages, analysis of the number of visits to the site). During navigation, the user may also receive cookies sent by different sites or web servers (so-called third parties) on his terminal, which may contain certain elements (e.g. images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site the user is visiting. More generally, some cookies (called session cookies) are assigned to the user's device only for the duration of access to the site and expire automatically when the browser is closed. Other cookies (called persistent cookies) remain on your device for an extended period of time. The specific purposes of the different types of cookies installed on this site are described below. You can disable cookies by following the information below.

Characteristics and purpose of cookies stored by the site

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that you are notified when cookies are sent or so that you can refuse cookies. You can also delete cookies that have already been installed on your device. If you want to restrict or block cookies that are already installed on your device, you can do so through your browser settings: the "Settings" function in your browser should tell you how. For more information about cookies and how to manage them, you can visit which contains detailed information on how to work with different types of browsers. If you disable cookies, you may lose some of the site's functionality.

How do we use cookies?

Following you will find the required information to locate the cookies installed, their function and their duration on your device.

Technical Cookies

This type of cookie allows some sections of the Site to function correctly. They are of two categories: persistent and session:

  • persistent: once closed the browser are not destroyed but remain until a preset expiration date;
  • Session: are destroyed every time the browser is closed.
  • These cookies, always sent by our domain, are required to display the site correctly and in relation to the technical services offered, will therefore always be used and sent, unless users change the settings in their browser (thus affecting the display of the site pages).

Analytical Cookies

Cookies in this category are used to collect information about the use of the site. Digital Health Academy will use these information for anonymous statistical analysis in order to improve the use of the Site and to make the content more appealing and relevant to users' needs. This type of cookie collects anonymous data about user activity and how the user reached the Site. Analytical cookies are sent by the Site itself or by third party domains.

Third-party service analysis cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about the use of the Site by anonymous users such as: pages visited, time of stay, traffic origin, geographical origin, age, gender and interests for marketing campaigns. These cookies are sent by third party domains outside the Site.

Cookies to integrate third-party software products and features

This type of cookie integrates features developed by third parties within the pages of the Site such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share Site content or to use third party software services (such as map generation software and additional software offering additional services). These cookies are sent by third party domains and partner sites that offer their functionality between the pages of the Site.

Profiling cookies

These are those cookies needed to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user within the pages of the Site.

Third party websites and services

The Site may contain links to other websites that have their own privacy policies which may be different from those adopted by the Digital Health Academy and which is therefore not responsible for these sites.

Cookies used by

Systems Cookies

The site uses cookies to guarantee the user a better browsing experience; these cookies are essential for the correct use of the site. You can disable these cookies from your browser by following the instructions in the dedicated paragraph, but you will compromise your experience on the site and we will not be liable for any malfunctions.

Google Analytics

These are tracking cookies to generate statistics on site usage. Google Analytics uses cookies which do not store any personal data and which are stored on your computer to enable the website operator to analyse how users use the website.


These are persistent or non-proprietary tracking cookies used to improve the user experience when visiting our website, offering personalized services to the visitor, both on this site and other multimedia tools.

Cookies released by Youtube

These are third party cookies released in case of access to videos on Youtube. Web sites often collect information about how users interact with them. This information may relate to which pages users visit most often and any error messages they receive from certain pages.

Facebook remarketing

The site uses facebook remarketing for remarketing activities. This is a service offered by Facebook Inc., which involves the installation of cookies and pixels used to propose ads more relevant to the user's interests. These tools are used by PDHA for remarketing activities.

Information about cookies

Information about cookies released by Google Analytics can be found at the following link:

Information about cookies released by Mailchimp can be found at the following link:

Information about cookies released by YouTube can be found at the following link:

Information about cookies released by Facebook can be found at the following link:


How to give or revoke consent

PDHA, according to current legislation, is not required to request consent for technical and analytics cookies, as they are necessary to provide the requested services. For all other types of cookies, consent may be expressed by the User in one or more of the following ways:

  • Specifically configuring the browser used or the relative computer programs used to navigate the pages that make up the Site.
  • Changing settings when using third-party services
  • Both of these solutions may prevent you from using or viewing parts of the Site. Consent to the use of cookies is given initially, when the popup appears, by continuing to browse our site, and may be revoked at any time in accordance with the above.


Do not allow the use of Google Analytics cookies


How to disable cookies by configuring your browser

If you would like to learn more about how your browser stores cookies while you are browsing, please follow these links on the websites of their respective suppliers.


Your rights and the data processors

We remind you that you have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of such data and to know its content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration or updating, or correction. You also have the right to request cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, and to oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their processing. Requests must be made:

  • by e-mail
  • or by post, to Digital Health Academy, Piazza Abate Conforti, snc – 84121 Salerno


Data provided voluntarily by the user

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated on this site or the completion of special forms, involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address and personal data required to respond to requests and / or provide the services required, as well as any other personal data included in the message (and attachments to the same) or forms. The data will be processed by computer and telematic systems in order to respond to requests and/or provide the required service.


We collect such Information for the following purposes:

  • Respond to your requests;
  • Send you our Newsletter;
  • Providing and Managing Services;
  • Further develop, customize and improve our Services, according to the common or personal preferences, experiences and difficulties of the Visitors and Users;
  • Consider the submitted job applications;
  • Compliance with legal obligations.



PDHA may share your Information with third parties (or otherwise grant them access) only in the following ways and in the following cases:

Third party services

PDHA cooperates with a number of selected service providers, whose services and solutions integrate with ours, facilitate and improve them. These include hosting and server co-location services, communications, IT security services, billing and payment processing services, marketing services, fraud detection and prevention services, web analytics, newsletter distribution and monitoring services, session registration and remote access services, content providers and our legal and financial advisors. Such Third Party Services may receive or otherwise have access to our Users' Personal Information, in whole or in part, depending on their particular roles and purposes for facilitating and improving our Services and may use them only for such purposes.

Fulfilment of legal obligations

PDHA may disclose or otherwise grant others access to Your Personal Information under a legal obligation, such as a subpoena, court order, search warrant, court order, or under applicable law, if it believes in good faith that such conduct is required by law, with or without prior notice to You.

Social Media Features

Our site may include certain social media features and widgets, such as the "Like Facebook" button, the "Share" button or other interactive mini-programs. These Social Media Features may collect information such as your IP address or the page you are visiting on our Site and may set a cookie to allow it to function properly. Social Media Features are hosted by third parties. Your interactions with these third parties are governed by their policies and not ours.

Companies related to Digital Health Academy

We may share Personal Information internally with our group companies for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, in the event of a change in the corporate control structure of Digital Health Academy or one of its affiliates, for example through a merger, acquisition or purchase of substantially all of its assets, your Personal Information may be shared with the parties involved in such an event. If we have a good faith belief that such change in our control structure could materially affect your Personal Information stored with us, we will notify you by email and/or give you explicit notice on our Site of this event and the choices available to you regarding your Personal Information.


Promotional messages

By subscribing to our newsletter and providing us with your email address or other contact information, you expressly agree to receive promotional content by email. If you do not wish to receive such promotional messages, you may notify PDHA at any time or follow the instructions to unsubscribe contained in the promotional communications you receive.

Service and billing messages

PDHA may also contact you if there is important information regarding the Services or your use of the Services. For example, we may send you a notice (through one of our channels) if a particular Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance; respond to service requests or e-mails; send reminders or notices regarding upcoming payments or payment delays for current or future contracts; or notify you of material changes to our Services. You may not choose to opt out of receiving such Service and Billing Messages.


We may retain your Personal Information as long as necessary for the provision of our Services. We may continue to retain such Personal Information after termination of your use of any particular Service, to the extent reasonably required to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes concerning our Users, prevent fraud and abuse, comply with contracts entered into and/or protect our legitimate interests.


We remind you that you have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or not of personal data concerning you processed by us and to know the content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration or updating, amendment. You also have the right to request cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, as well as to request the limitation or oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their processing. Requests must be made:

  • by e-mail
  • or by post, to Digital Health Academy, Piazza Abate Conforti, snc – 84121 Salerno