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Personal Data Protection Policy

This Privacy Policy governs and informs about the manner in which the Foundation for the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) – FIOR, processes personal data collected from participants of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML), abstracts’ authors and other contact persons, in order to provide our services in the best way possible. This statement explains how and why we are processing personal data.

Which personal data we collect

Depending on the type of services you use from us, we collect the following personal data:
1)    Name, gender, age, profession,
2)    institute/organization/company of employment and professional address, phone number, e-mail address,
3)    passport details  if you request an invitation letter to apply for a visa to enter Switzerland,
4)    pictures, curriculum vitae, disclosure of conflict of interest  if you are asked and you agree to be a member of ICML Advisory Board
5)    disclosure of conflict of interest  if you submit an abstract,
6)    VAT (Tax Identification Number)  if you request an invoice,
7)    technical meta data (IP address, browser version, operating system).
The collected data is only used for the respective purpose.

Private address is optional. No health, government or other kind of more sensitive information are collected.

Why we process personal data

ICML Registration

In order to process your ICML registration we need 1, 2, 3 and 6 information. 

We do not process your credit card information. This is handled by Six Payment Services SA. 
For further information on their privacy policy, you can refer to their website.


If you attended ICML and/or you submitted an abstract to ICML in the past, we think you may be interested in the next ICML (2-3 mails in one year) and about the AACR meetings on lymphoma, organised in collaboration with ICML. You can ask not to receive these messages anytime by clicking the corresponding link in the e-mails we send you or by getting in touch with us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract Submission

In order to submit an abstract publication you have to create a designated account on The abstract submission system is hosted by Microsoft Azure.

If you create an abstract submission account and submit an abstract, we store 1, 2 and 5 information about first author and co-authors. We store also the abstracts content and, after the reviewers’ evaluation and on the basis of the Organizing Committee decisions, we pass it to our publisher (John Wiley and Sons Ltd) to be included in the Abstract Book.

Website policy

By visiting our homepage your web browser automatically sends some non-personal identification information to our server, such as: type and version of the web browser, name of your operating system, referrer URL, the address of the page you are visiting.
The web server is located in Switzerland and provided by Infomaniak.


To make our website work properly, we may place small data files called cookies on your device. Our cookie policy can be found in the official website (

Google Analytics

We make use of Google Analytics to gather statistics about the usage of our homepage in order to improve the usability and the content we serve.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of our homepage, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Third Parties

Registration for ICML implies that the participants agree to be contacted by ICML Secretariat at any time for future communication about the Lugano event. 
On the basis of their partnership agreement, ICML Secretariat and AACR mutually advertise their events and may provide each other with full contact information of participants.
 Website users can refuse to provide us with personal information. In this case, the registration procedure will not be completed and the participation in ICML will not be possible.

 ICML Secretariat may share contact details of participants with affiliated external partners (e.g.: travel agencies, hotels, transports) involved in ICML and for reasons related to organization. However, the participants have the possibility, during the registration procedure, to opt out from an ICML external partner mailing list.

Photographs and videos
ICML reserves the right to photograph and videotape the congress and participants and to use such photographs and videos in any internal and external communication referring to ICML (website, Preliminary Program and Call for Abstracts or other publications). By registering, consent to such uses is assumed.


Prof. Dr. Med. Franco Cavalli                                                                Cristiana Brentan                         
Foundation for the IOR (FIOR) and ICML President                                ICML Secretary

Foundation for the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR)
International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML)

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