Privacy Policy

Last updated on March 30th, 2020

Welcome to website. website (, this “Site” or “”) is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. Please read the following terms of use and disclaimers carefully before using the site.

Personal information (e-mail address) collects information you choose to voluntarily provide, such as your email or postal address. uses personal information you provide only for purposes consistent with the reason you provided it, in particular in order to manage the communication activities (personal e-mail messages and the Newsletter). protects their confidentiality with all the instruments available to ensure the best privacy policy and will never publish or share such information with other people or companies at all. registered users have provided certain contact and account information in order to access the database section. Recently (12/2007), the registration process has been removed and the database section of the Site is completely open.

Non-personal information (navigation data) collects non-personal information such as browser type, operating system, and Site’s web pages visited to help manage the Site. uses such information only for internal statistical purposes and protects their confidentiality with all the instruments available to ensure the best privacy policy.

Your Rights and Choices

You have the right to have a copy of the personal information you provide, and to correct or update your personal information. You may instruct to remove your e-mail address from our private Contact list. You have the right to remove your e-mail address from the Mailing list you have subscribed to by using the unsubscribe button provided in the Site’s home page.

European Cookie Law

According to the European Directive No. 2009/136 (the so called “Cookie Law”), the privacy of users who navigate through Web sites must be preserved and it is necessary that sites allow users to decide whether cookies may or may not be installed in their browsers. uses third party cookies by Google Analytics in order to collect aggregate, non-personal information on the number of users and how they visit the site.

Visitors have the option to disable such cookies using the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on“.

Third-party links

As a useful resource to our visitors, website provides links to other sites considered convenient to users of our site. These third party sites – characterized by a domain name different from – are covered by their own privacy policies. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

If you have any questions about Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Copyright, Authorship, and Ownership statements

All text and images of this page are copyright ©️ unless otherwise stated - please see individual cases for authorship and copyright details. The specimens pictured are from the authors' or other collaborators' personal collections and from the collections of various museums. Unless otherwise specified, the whole content of this web site is for personal, non-commercial, scientific, and educational purposes given proper accreditation to the page from which they were derived are provided, and under Terms and Conditions.

For citation purposes

Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2024) Privacy Policy, in: website. Interim version 18 July 2024, URL: