Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

LaMarcia.Com is a website that aims to spread the discipline of race walking, news and related information. It was born in 2000 with the name debenedictis.net on idea of Giovanni De Benedictis (20Km Olympic bronze in Barcellona ’92), and since October 1, 2006 it acquires the current name.

LaMarcia.Com (including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube profiles):

– is a non-professional website of direct expression of its creator and manager Stefano La Sorda and racewalking friends who collaborate with him from time to time, freely and without any kind of subordinate relationship.

– has always been defined as “Independent space for sharing ideas and news about racewalking”, and in fact is freely accessible to all.

– is not a direct business activity and therefore does not bring any profit to its managers or to others. Possible fundraisers, sales or paid advertising campaigns are carried out by specifically mentioned initiatives or for financial support for the costs of website maintaining.

– does not represent a editorial product as it is a website that is updated without any periodicity, so it can not therefore be considered an editorial product under the italian law n.62 of march 7, 2001. The site manager is not responsible for what posted by readers in comments to each post. Naturally, comments that are deemed offensive or damaging the image or the integrity of third parties, spam message, racist or any personal data that does not comply with the Privacy Policy, will be deleted.

– while not being an editorial product, it is committed to respecting and enforcing the authors who publish on the website to respecting the principles of the “Unique text of italians journalist’s duties (italian language)

– is not responsible for the linked websites or their content that may be subject to variations over time.

The contents of LaMarcia.Com are selfproduced and therefore intellectual property is of their respective authors. However, they can be used on condition that the source, author and any related sources is mentioned with a specific wording and link.

The graphic layout of LaMarcia.Com is a realization of Stefano La Sorda which therefore holds its copyright and intellectual property. The only exception is background image of the pages (sequence of racewalker steps) which is a drawing made from Ron Laird (former US racewalker, gold medalist on 20Km in 1967 Pan American Games) for his many books dedicated to racewalking technique; this design is very popular as often used in technical publications about racewalking.

LaMarcia.Com may contain some texts or images taken from the internet, so considered public domain contents; in these cases is always citing the source or the author. If publication of these external content violates any copyright, please send email to redazione [@] lamarcia.com and will be immediately removed.


Your privacy is very important to LaMarcia.Com and to safeguard it at best, we provide you with these notes where you will find information about the type of online information collected and the various possibilities you have to intervene in collecting and using this information on this website.

This is an information that is also made under italian law “art.13 del D.Lgs. n° 196/2003 del Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali” to those interacting with the LaMarcia.Com web services, accessible via telematics starting from the address http://www.lamarcia.com

The information is only made for the website www.lamarcia.com property of Stefano La Sorda, and not for other web sites that the user may consult through links.

The information is also inspired by the Recommendation n. 2/2001 that the European authorities for the protection of personal data, gathered in the group set up by the art.29 of the European Directive N.95/46/CE, adopted in May 17, 2001 to identify some of the minimum requirements for collecting personal information online, and in particular, the modalities, times and nature of the information that the data holders must provide to users when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purpose of the connection.

Following the consultation of this site, data relating to identified or identifiable persons can be processed. The data holder is Stefano La Sorda based in Via Cascina Arcissa n.2, 22070 Montano Lucino (COMO – ITALY) . The manager of the treatment is Stefano La Sorda with operations for carrying out the assignment at the headquarters based in Via Cascina Arcissa n.2, 22070 Montano Lucino (COMO – ITALY)

Treatment related to this website take place at the offices based in Via Cascina Arcissa n.2, 22070 Montano Lucino (COMO – ITALY) and are handled only by technicians responsible for the treatment, or by any person in charge for occasional maintenance operations. No data from the web service is communicated or spread to other. Personal information provided by users who submit requests for contact or sending information material (such as newsletters, etc.) are used by LaMarcia.Com or partner sites for the sole purpose of performing the service or performance required and to inform the user in future about other events and initiatives proposed by LaMarcia.Com and partners.


Navigation data
The informatic systems and the software procedures for the operation of this web site acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of internet communication protocols.
These are information that is not collected to be associated with identified individuals but which by their very nature could, through elaborations and associations with data held by third parties, allow to identify the users. This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the site, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) of the required 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 numeric code indicating the state of the response given by the server (OK, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the operating system and the user’s computer environment.
This data is used only for the purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of website and to check its correct functioning. The data could be used for the detection of liability in the event of hypothetical cybercrime for damage to the website and others only at the request of the supervisory bodies.

Data provided voluntarily by the user
Optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mail (Direct emails or user-filled forms) email addresses on this site involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender address, necessary to respond to requests, and any other personal data included in the message.

No personal user data is acquired from the site by cookies. No cookies are used for the transmission of personal information, not even are they used persistent cookies of any kind, or systems for tracking users. The use of session cookies (which are not permanently stored on the user’s computer and vanish when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to enable safe and efficient website browsing. Session cookies used on this website avoid the use of other potentially damaging computer techniques for the privacy of user browsing and do not allow the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

Excluding from what is specified for the navigation data, the user is free to provide personal data contained in the request forms to LaMarcia.Com or otherwise indicated in contacts to solicit the sending of information material or other communications. In their absence can make it impossible to fulfill the request or access certain services provided by LaMarcia.Com.

The personal data are processed by automated tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are observed to prevent the loss of data, illegal or incorrect use and unauthorized access.

Subjects to whom personal data are referenced, have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of whether or not the same data exist and to know its content and source, to verify its accuracy or to request its integration or updating, or rectification (italian law art.7 by D.Lgs. n.196/2003). According to the same law the user have the right to request the cancellation, transformation into anonymous or the blocking of the data processed in violation of law, as well as to oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, their treatment. Anyone who has any doubts regarding compliance with the privacy policy adopted by LaMarcia.Com, its application, the accuracy of him personal information, or the use of information collected, can contact us by e-mail at the address privacy [@] lamarcia.com