Privacy Policy


Our website address is: This privacy statement applies to all personal data processing by the organisation of the 36th ICMART International Congress on Medical Acupuncture: Past, Present & Future.

Handling of your personal data

We care about your personal data and handle it with as much safety and security as possible. Your data are collected and recorded in order to

  • provide the services you have requested, in particular the registration of the  36th ICMART International Congress on Medical Acupuncture: Past, Present & Future;
  • keep you updated on congress regulations with respect to COVID-19;
  • meet legal obligations (bookkeeping and accounting) and fulfil contracts (mandatory);
  • provide you with newsletters upon your request.
According to safety and security protocols, data will be stored digitally in the EU. Collected data will not be shared or stored outside the European Union. According to the European law, precautionary and safety measures for personal data processing and storage are in place. 

Data will be transferred upon receipt of your consent to proceed and will be stored for 7 years, starting from the end of the 36th ICMART International Congress on Medical Acupuncture: Past, Present & Future.

Professionals working with us on a freelance basis, and involved in processing personal data, always comply to GDPR, stated in a contract.

The NAAV is the company collecting, processing and handling the data, and are responsible for compliance with data protection rules. 

 Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights: 

  • The right to be informed: you have the right to know how your data are collected, processed, stored and for what purpose, even before data collection starts;
  • The right to access your personal data: after data collection, you have the right to access them and know how they are processed, stored, and for what purpose;
  • The right to rectification: you have the right to request that any information you believe is inaccurate or incomplete be corrected;
  • The right to erasure: you have the right to request that your personal data be erased forever, unless legal requirements prevent us from doing so, for example if we have to submit reports to institutions;
  • The right to restrict processing: you have the right to request that processing of your personal data be restricted or stopped;
  • The right to data portability: you have the right to transfer or copy your personal data;
  • The right to object to processing: you have the right to object to our company’s processing of your personal data without your consent;

Our PRIVACY POLICY is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) EU 2016/679

 Comments and Cookies

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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

 If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where your data is sent

 Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.