Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy extended notice for Historia Vivens Web

At Historia Vivens Web we care to offer a free, informative, user-friendly and privacy-sensitive website. We believe in being open, clear and honest about everything we do, including the privacy of the visitors - whether recurrent or occasional - to our website.
We value privacy and we are fully committed to respect and safeguard it in a secure and responsible way, at the best of our possibilities, handling with extreme diligence all personal information according to the principles of lawfulness, fairness and transparency.



This privacy policy includes the following clauses:

01 Introduction

02 Definitions

03 Legal references

04 Cookies and similar technologies and their management

4.1 Cookies definition and usage

4.2 Your cookies settings choices

05 Third-party web services and their respective privacy policies

5.1 Displaying third-party content from external platforms

5.2 Interacting with social networks

5.3 Measuring this website usage through analytics services

5.4 Providing advertisements through third-party advertising services

06 Data collection, processing and disclosure by this website

6.1 Data collection: types of data, ways and purposes of its collection

6.2 Data processing procedures and place

6.3 Data retention time

6.4 Data integrity and security

6.5 Data disclosure procedures

07 Data subjects’ rights

08 Further provisions about the data collection and processing

09 Online privacy policy only

10. Links to other websites

11 Updates and changes to the privacy & cookies policy

12 Consent, additional information and contact

01. Introduction

This privacy & cookies policy notice (hereinafter “this Document”) sets out the measures taken by the Historia Vivens team to protect your privacy when browsing our website and define the basis on which we will process any information eventually collected from you, or that you freely submit. This Document provides also an insight into the usage of third-party cookies as well as your cookies management choices.

This Document, as updated by us from time to time, explains in particular:

• what information we may collect from you through our website;
• how and for which purposes the information collected is used;
• how and where the information collected is stored;
• how long the information is kept;
• whom the information may be eventually shared with;
• which are your rights regarding your personal data;
• the use of third-party cookies and equivalent technologies on our website.

This Document regards exclusively the website Historia Vivens Web, which is located at the web address (hereinafter “this Site”), and not any other third-party websites that our visitors may access and browse through the links provided on or through this Site. We encourage you to check such third-party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their own privacy and cookies practices.


02. Definitions

(with reference also to the EU GDPR data protection and privacy glossary)

Please find here below (in alphabetical order) the definitions of the terms you will see displayed through this Document:

Browsing and usage data
Any information about the users collected from a website, including the IP addresses or domain names of their devices, their country of origin, the features of their browsers and operating systems, as well as details about the pages they visited and the time they spent on each, the path followed within the website and the sequence of the pages visited.

Communication of personal data
Any disclosure of Personal data to one or more specific entities (other than Data subject, Data controller, and Data processor) by making the data available or accessible

Consent to personal data processing
Any freely-given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the Data subject's wishes by which he/she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of the Personal data relating to him/her.

Cookies and equivalent technologies
Cookies are a simple and harmless piece of data in the form of very small “text files”, that can be easily read by using basic text editors, and contain an identity code, typically made of letters and numbers. Contrary to some popular belief, cookies are not programs, therefore not harmful, and cannot introduce viruses in computer systems or extract personal information from the hard-disks. Cookies are downloaded on to the web users’ devices (e.g. a desktop, a tablet, a smartphone etc.), when they visit a certain website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit to recognise the specific browser/computer combination and customise the web experience. Cookies are important in the provision of many online services nowadays.

When cookies are not available/applicable, other equivalent technologies are used for storing such information: Locally Stored Objects (commonly referred to as “Flash Cookies”), HTML5 Local Storage, Silverlight, Java, web beacons, pixel, and anything else designed to hold small amounts of data about the visitors of a website. For brevity and simplicity these technologies are all referred to as “cookies”.

Data breach
A breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed in connection with the provision of this Site.

Data controller
The natural and/or legal person with the right, alone or jointly with others, to process the Personal data in compliance with this Document, making decisions about the purposes, ways and means of the data collection and processing. In this context, unless otherwise specified, the Data controller is the owner(s) of this website.

Data processing
Any operation or set of operations performed on Personal data or on sets of Personal data, whether by automated means or not, such as collecting, recording, organising, structuring, storing, adapting, retrieving, consulting, using, disclosing, disseminating, or otherwise making available, erasing, destructing among the others.

Data processor
The natural and/or legal person designated by the Data controller to process the Personal data on behalf of him/her and in compliance with this Document and the law provisions.
In this context, unless otherwise specified, the Data processor is the Data controller.

Data subject
The natural and/or legal person to whom the Personal data refers, i.e. whose personal data is being collected, stored and processed.

Dissemination of personal data
Any activity aimed to make the Personal data known to the public at large and/or to an indefinite amount of entities, for instance in a daily newspaper or on a web page.

Document, or This Document
This privacy & cookies policy extended notice, as amended from time to time, describing in detail which kind of Personal data is eventually collected and stored by this Site, for how long it is kept, and for which purposes and by which means it is processed and used.

A hyperlink is a reference to data that the reader can directly follow either by clicking or by hovering. A hyperlink points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document. The term refers to the technique whereby users can browse through different webpages on websites or on the Internet, simply by clicking on the text, icon, button or indicator which contain the link.

Hypertext is text with hyperlinks, i.e. a text displayed on any electronic devices with references (hyperlinks) to other text which the reader can immediately access, or where text can be revealed progressively at multiple levels of detail. The hypertext pages are interconnected by hyperlinks, typically activated by a mouse click, keypress sequence or by touching the screen. Hypertext is the underlying concept defining the structure of the Web enabling an easy-to-use and flexible connection and sharing of information.

Identifiable natural person
Any living individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Information notice
A concise and user-friendly information about the Data collecting and processing practice(s), purpose(s) and mean(s), whether the Data subject is obliged to provide the data or not; what consequences may result from a refusal or failure; who the data may be communicated or disseminated to; what rights are afforded to the Data subject; the identity and contact details of the Data controller and processor.

The Internet is a global system of interconnected private, public, academic, business, and government computer networks using the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (www), electronic mail, telephony, and peer-to-peer networks for file sharing.

Internet protocol (IP) address
Every device connected to the Internet is assigned a number, known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address, that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network devices on the Internet. These numbers are usually assigned in geographic blocks.

Internet service provider (ISP)
An organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet to companies, families, and mobile users. The web services usually provided by ISPs include: Internet access and transit, domain name registration, and web hosting among the others. Data may be transmitted using several technologies, including dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless or dedicated high-speed interconnects.

Operating system (OS)
The system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Examples of operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, etc.

Personal data
Any information relating to a Data subject able to identify, directly or indirectly, a specific individual, such as first and last name, home and e-mail address, phone number or other contact details, and anything else about a person allowing to locate him/her in context.
To find out more please check the following links
European Commission Data Protection Reform
P3P Harmonized Vocabulary Specification

Sensitive personal data
A category of Personal data requiring special precautions because of its nature as relating to racial or ethnic origins, confidential medical facts (i.e. physical or mental health or condition), political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, sexuality, memberships (parties, trade unions and/or associations), criminal offences and other similar information.

Site, or This Site
The domain name Historia Vivens, which is made available to the general audience at the web address:

Site owner(s), we, us
The owner(s) and manager(s) of this Site, i.e. the legal or natural person(s) owning the relevant web domain(s) and in charge for processing the editing and maintenance of this Site. In this context: Historia Vivens Web is owned by Paolo Papili, who can be reached via e-mail at: webmaster(at) (n.b. (at)=@).

Terminal equipment, or Device
The computer or mobile device (e.g. tablet or smartphone) used to access and surfing the Internet and browsing this Site.

Uniform resource identifier (URI)
A string of characters used to identify a name of a resource. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network, using specific protocols. Schemes specifying a concrete syntax and associated protocols define each URI. The most common form of URI is the uniform resource locator (URL).

Uniform resource locator (URL)
A reference (a web address) to a resource on the Internet specifying the location of that resource on a computer network, typically the World Wide Web, and a mechanism for retrieving it. Web browsers usually display the URL of a webpage in a dedicated address bar. URL’s typical components are: the protocol identifier and the resource name, and eventually the name of a specific webpage.

User(s), or You
Any individual(s) using a public electronic communications service (a computer or other devices) to browse this Site and whose personal data may be collected and processed.

Web (World Wide Web)
The information access system, which is configured by way of web pages, documents and other web resources made with HTML or similar language, and programming mechanisms like java, JavaScript, PHP etc. These web resources are identified by URIs, interlinked by hypertext links and can be accessed via the Internet.

Web browser, or Internet browser
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

Web search engine
A third-party software system designed to search for information on the World Wide Web, through which users can submit queries and obtain clickable results, that are generally presented in a line of results. Examples of web search engines include Google, Bing, Yahoo,, among the others.


03. Legal References

Since this Site is EU-based and Italy-headquartered, this Document has been set under the provisions of the European and Italian laws that create obligations for websites owners to give their visitors information about their use and sharing of Personal data, as well as about the use of cookies and equivalent technologies, and to obtain a prior informed consent for storage or for access to information stored on the web users’ devices.

The EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of Personal data and on the free movement of such data, which is known as the “Data Protection Directive” and was in force until May 24, 2018.
Please find out more at:

The EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal data and on the free movement of such data. In force since May 25, 2018, and known as “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR), it repealed the Directive 95/46/EC.
Please find out more at:

The EU Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of Personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications), which is known as “e-Privacy Directive” and is in force since July 31, 2012.
Please find out more at:

The EU Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of Personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, and Regulation EC No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws. In force since December 18, 2009, and known as “Cookies Law”, this new directive covers the use of cookies and equivalent technologies for storing information, and accessing information stored on the devices of the web users.
Please find out more at:

A new e-Privacy Regulation (ePR) covering the electronic communications and the right of confidentiality is destined to replace the former e-Privacy Directive, but still in development at the moment. In the intentions of the EU legislator the ePR and GDPR, being designed to work together, were both planned to be enforced at the same date: May 25, 2018. However due to different reasons ePR got delayed, most likely to 2019 or even 2020. Once in force the ePR will be lex specialis (a law that deals with a more specific subject matter) to the GDPR as lex generalis (a law governing only general matters), so that wherever ePR and GDPR overlap, the ePR overrides the GDPR.

Italy’s Personal Data Protection Code, Legislative Decree no.196 of 30 June 2003, which came into force on 1 January 2004, brings together all the various laws, codes and regulations relating to data protection since 1996. The code applies to all processing within the State and its territories, affecting as well outside organisations that make use of equipment located in Italy, including e.g. PCs and other computer-based systems.
Please find out more at:

On May 08, 2014, the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) published the “Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies”, the official instructions for websites on how users should be informed about cookie usage.
Please find out more at:


4.0 Cookies and similar technologies and their management

Managing a website and providing services on the Internet means to make the web surfing easy, useful, safe, enjoyable and reliable for the visitors. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on their devices: cookies and other equivalent technologies.

Cookies are a core component of today Internet helping websites to work better, improving their security and speed, enhancing the web processes and usability. Cookies make the web surfing a smoother and more personalized experience for everyone. Disabling them may prevent the web users from fully enjoying the websites they visit.

In this section we provide information on what cookies are, which ones are eventually used on this Site, the purposes for which they are used, how the Users can manage them, and finally also some useful links for further reading on the subject.

4.1 Cookies definition and types

Cookies are small text files created by a web server, delivered through a web browser, and stored on a device as explained in the Definitions section of this Document. Cookies are created when a web browser loads a website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. The device used for web surfing accepts then the cookie and stores it on the hard drive. Every time the visitors go back to the same website, the cookie is retrieved, allowing their computer to be recognised, thus making the web experience accordingly customised and more personal. Each cookie is unique to the users’ web browser and has an identifiable owner: the domain specified in the cookie itself.

Today cookies are being widely used by nearly all websites, providing practical benefits to web users, developers and operators. Although cookies help webmasters to measure the use and effectiveness of their websites and services, providing precious information about the users’ behaviours (e.g. estimating the audience size and usage pattern), actually they are more helpful and beneficial to the users themselves.

Cookies in fact let the visitors surf websites efficiently, remembering their preferences and settings during and between visits (i.e. text size, font, colour scheme, layout etc), allow them to customise the parts of a website that can be personalized, such as the content according to their own interests, speed up their searches, ease their log-in to protected areas, keep them logged in while moving to other webpages, help them to register for online services, conduct online transactions, or share contents with social media.

Additionally, cookies help to deliver better targeted advertising to the web users while they are surfing, ensuring that advertisements are more relevant to the Users and their specific interests, thus the marketing more efficient and enjoyable.

Not all cookies are considered Personal data according to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but only those that can identify an individual in context: “cookie identifiers or other identifiers that may leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and other information received by the servers, may be used to create profiles of the natural persons and identify them” (GDPR recital no 30).

Besides, it is important to remember that cookies by themselves pose no risk, since they cannot be used to spy the users’ devices and cannot harm their devices in any way as they do not contain viruses. In this regard there is an important distinction to be made between cookies and spyware or viruses.

Cookies contain only data in form of small text files, and not compiled pieces of code. Therefore, they do not run programs, cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again. Not being able to perform such functions, they immediately fall outside the standard virus definition.

Cookies are browser dependent and cannot access the users’ hard drives to gather any Personal data saved on them (such as password, e-mail address, credit cards details etc). Cookies are just interested in the actions and preferences of the web users not in their identity. Spyware, on the contrary, is aimed to harvest sensitive information across the Web and send it out from the web users’ devices.

Cookies come into three main categories according to their source, duration and purpose. Here below we will provide a quick insight into the main types of http cookies.

Depending on which website or domain is placing and owning the cookies, there are:

First-party cookies
First-party cookies are set by the same website the users purposely visit (i.e. the website displayed in the URL window), and their contents can be read and retrieved only by that very website. Some cookies are necessary to the functionality of the website itself, others provide information which is analysed to monitor and improve the surfing experience.

Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are set by a website other than the one users purposely visit, and are commonly related to analytics services, advertising networks, embedded media (such as YouTube videos), social media sites and “plug-ins” (such as the Facebook “Like” button). The data stored in these cookies can be accessed only by the third-party website, and not by the hosting website, which does not have control at all over those cookies.

According to their lifespan (i.e. duration and expiration time), there are:

Session cookies
Session cookies, or “transient cookies”, are stored in the temporary memory during a browsing session and immediately deleted from the users’ devices when the browser window is closed. When the users restart their browser and go back to the same website that created the session cookie, the website will not recognize them and will treat them as completely new visitors, and a new session cookie will be generated. Many websites use session cookies to allow a safe and efficient website surfing, to remember what the users have put in their shopping basket, or to facilitate their use of webmail among the others.

Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies, or “permanent cookies”, are stored on the users’ device in between browser sessions, and set with a defined expiration date specified in the cookie itself. Such cookies stay stored until they expire, and the browser consequently deletes them, or the users delete them manually via their browser’s “clear cookie” function. Persistent cookies are used to remember the users’ preferences (e.g. language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, bookmarks etc.), choices and actions, among the others.

By their purpose, the role and importance they play for the websites maintenance and operation, there are:

Functionality cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to the underlying operation of a website and the provision of certain basic features and services, supporting important functionality such as the shopping baskets, e-billing, log-in to secure areas and other similar standard technical operations. Such cookies are essential to enable the users to surf a certain website, enjoying its features and the provision of the services they are interested in.

Experience cookies
These cookies are set to provide the users with enhanced and personalised features, allowing a website to remember the options and preferences selected by the users, such as their user-name, language, region of origin, as well as the changes they make to text size, fonts, colours and other customisable areas and features of a certain website. This category may include also cookies used for behavioural targeting and advertising.

Performance cookies
These cookies are used for internal purposes in the management of websites and include customer surveys and web analytics recordings. Such cookies do not collect information that may identify the users personally, as all information concerning the web pages visited by them is aggregated and therefore anonymous, and solely used to improve how a certain website works to better meet the wishes and expectations of the users themselves.

Further categories of cookies-like technologies include:

Flash cookies
Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver videos, games and other media content. If users have Adobe Flash installed on their device, small files may be stored on it containing small pieces of information and are known as Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSOs). These files provide a cookie-equivalent functionality, such as recording preferences or tracking the users. Flash Cookies are set and accessed by the browser application Adobe Flash through a Flash plug-in. Flash Cookies store information on the users’ devices, like cookies do, although in a different location on the hard drive. Sometimes they may store information specific to Adobe Flash Player software.

Log files
Log files are files, mostly in a plain text format, that contain a list of events, which have been "logged" by a computer. Log files are generated either during software installations to record what files were installed by a specific program, or by web servers to record data about website visitors, such as the Internet protocol (IP) addresses, the browser type and version, the Internet service provider (ISP), the domain name, the language, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, number of clicks etc. Log files are used to manage and improve websites by analysing trends and preferences not to identify the users personally.

Web beacons
Web beacons usually take the form of a small (about 1x1 pixels) transparent image gif file, that is embedded in a webpage or an e-mail. Whenever the users open that page or e-mail with a graphical browser or e-mail reader, the image is downloaded. Since this download requires the browser to request the image from the server which is storing it, as a result the server is informed of when that webpage or e-mail have been viewed. This technology is implemented to improve the surfing experience of the web users by gaining a better understanding of how they browse certain websites and make use of their features.

4.2 The use of cookies on this Site. Users’ settings choice.

This Site allows third-party cookies to be set by analytics and web editing services, social media networks, content platforms and advertising companies. Without the knowledge we gain from the third-party systems that use cookies, we would not be able to run and maintain this Site the way we do.

You can change your cookies settings at any time by checking or unchecking this box:

I agree with Cookie Policy

You can also manage cookies through the settings of your preferred web browser. Modern versions of the mainstream web browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Opera) support cookies and provide several cookies security controls thanks to built-in privacy settings which allow the Users to set their own devices to accept or block all cookies, to selectively allow/reject only specific cookies and/or from certain websites, as well as to delete cookies whenever they like.

We recommend anyone wishing to take better control over their online privacy to devote some time familiarising themselves with the controls in their preferred web browser. Since each browser works in a different way, and some offer more fine-grained control than others, please always refer to the instructions provided by the web browser manufacturer, which are usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility.

Please be aware that disabling cookies partially or completely will worsen your Internet browsing experience, seriously limiting the functionality of the websites you visit, making them impossible to surf or to provide their usual services, including multimedia contents, personalised features and other customized settings.

The real threats for web surfers today are represented not by cookies, but by spyware and viruses. Blocking cookies will not protect you from the effects of spyware and viruses but will just limit the functionality and usability of the websites you usually enjoy. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you should run anti-spyware and anti-virus software on your devices to make the web surfing both safe and user-friendly for you.

To find out more:
“How to Control Your Online Privacy with Software” by Attacat digital marketing agency:

If you are determined to disable cookies, before you proceed, make sure your web browser is updated, and, if needed, upgrade it to the latest version. We do not accept any responsibility or liability if you fail in setting your cookies preferences on your web browser.

Please find here below some online references about cookies management on different web browsers:

Chrome by Google
How to change your cookie settings on Google Chrome:

Edge by Microsoft
How to change your cookie settings on Microsoft Edge:

Internet Explorer by Microsoft
How to change your cookie settings on Internet Explorer:

Firefox by Mozilla
How to change your cookie settings on Firefox:

Safari by Apple
How to change your cookie settings on Safari:

Opera by Opera Software
How to change your cookie settings on Opera:

In case you use any other web browser not listed above, please revert to the respective manufacturer’s instructions to learn how to adjust your preferred cookies settings.

Further resources about cookies and their management

Several websites provide detailed information about cookies on the Internet, including how to control your cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers, or to delete cookies on your hard drive. Among the others you may find useful the following links:

wikiHow - how to clear your browser’s cookies (on desktop and mobile)

All about cookies is a free resource to help marketers and consumers understand the issues surrounding the use of cookies.

About cookies
About cookies is a guide provided by Out-Law, part of international law firm Pinsent Masons, containing comprehensive information on how to manage cookies on browsers.

Microsoft cookies guide

How to clear your cookies in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari or Opera

HTTP cookie on Wikipedia

Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting
Many web browsers today offer the so-called “Do Not Track” feature, which was designed to limit tracking cookies across different websites and services. Precisely once enabled, this feature sends a request (in form of a signal) to websites not to track your web browsing. To check if your current browser also supports DNT, and in case how to enable it, please visit:

Managing Adobe Flash cookies
Flash cookies are stored in a dedicated Adobe file and may have to be managed and deleted separately through the Adobe Flash player settings and/or the Adobe website. Adobe provides online information about Flash cookies, and partners with web browsers to allow the Flash cookies management through the browser settings with an additional application program interface (API). Please be aware that deleting Flash cookies may require you to re-enter verification information on your preferred websites on your next visit, while restricting Flash cookies may adversely affect the use of some web features.
To find out more:
Adobe Privacy Policy:
Adobe Flash Player Privacy:
Adobe Website Storage Settings panel:


5.0 Third-party web services and their respective privacy policies

This Site relies on third-party partners to display and provide many of the features made available, such as videos, images, advertisements, analytics, social interaction etc. These third parties may set cookies and equivalent technologies on the Users’ devices. This happens for example when the Users visit a page with embedded content from a third party (e.g. Facebook widgets, Vimeo or YouTube videos), or use buttons to share and link to social network platforms (e.g. Google+ links, or AddToAny share links).

Third-party cookies are allowed on this Site for the following purposes:
• displaying content from third-party web content platforms;
• easing the interaction with social media networks;
• measuring the Users’ experience of this Site to assess its performance and appeal;
• serving third-party advertisements in form of banners, text links and other means.

Such cookies are set by the third parties themselves and not directly by this Site. Besides, we do not have any direct access to them, and their naming and installation is out of our control. Any eventual specific references in this Document to cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered merely indicative.

We strongly recommend the Users to check the third parties’ privacy and cookies policies for more details also about their own data collection and processing practices. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of the third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

5.1 Displaying third-party content from external platforms

This Site uses embedded content from third-party websites and dedicated platforms to support the accuracy and completeness of the information provided, and to improve the surfing experience. These services allow the Users to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Site and interact with them. When the Users visit pages containing such embedded content, third-party cookies may be set on their device.

We do not have access to or control over such cookies which are set directly by these third-party content platforms. The third parties usually have their own opt-out functionality, which is accessible via their respective privacy policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of the third-party web content platforms.

For convenience, we provide here below (in alphabetical order) a list of these third-party partners which may set cookies through this Site with links to their own privacy policies where you can find more information about their use of your data.

This list may be updated from time to time as we add or remove third-party partners.

Facebook Page feed
The Facebook Page feed is a service provided by Facebook Inc. and allowing to embed and promote aspects of any public Facebook pages directly onto websites through a dedicated plug-in. The visitors of a website can like and share the related Facebook page without leaving the website itself, just like being on Facebook. We use the Facebook Page feed to enrich the information and ease the social interaction on this Site.
Facebook may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Facebook Privacy Policy:

Flickr is an image and video hosting service owned and provided by SmugMug Inc. allowing websites to share and incorporate content of this kind on their pages. We use Flickr to host images that we display on some pages of this Site.
Flickr may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Flickr (SmugMug Inc.) Privacy Policy:

Google Maps
Google Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping service developed by Google LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., and offering satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning. We use Google Maps to complete the information on pages about historical and folk events and heritage sites by adding the relevant maps.
Google Maps may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Google Privacy Policy:
How Google uses information from sites or apps that use its services:

Vimeo video
Vimeo is a video hosting and sharing service owned by the InterActiveCorp (IAC) network and allowing websites to incorporate content of this kind on their pages. We use Vimeo to provide videos on some pages of this Site.
Vimeo may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Vimeo Privacy Policy:

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sound, and other media files, part of the umbrella project of the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. We use Wikimedia Commons to provide images and other contents on some pages of this Site.
Wikimedia Commons may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Wikimedia Privacy Policy:

YouTube video
YouTube is a video hosting and sharing service provided by Google LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., and allowing websites to incorporate content of this kind on their pages. We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of this Site.
YouTube may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Google Privacy Policy:
How Google uses information from sites or apps that use its services:

Cookie consent by Cookie-Script
Cookie-Script is a cookie-consent service provided by Lithuania-based Objectis Ltd. and allowing to show a warning message (in form of a JavaScript based cookie-info banner) to let the visitors know about privacy policy and cookies usage upon their first visit, collecting their explicit consent to such use in compliance with the international regulations.
Cookie-Script set a first-party cookie called “CookieScriptConsent” in JSON encrypted form. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Cookie Script Privacy Policy:

5.2 Interacting with social networks

We allow third-party cookies from several social networks for enhancing the Users’ experience and friendliness of this Site and easing their interaction with social media directly from the pages of this Site’s thanks to dedicated plug-ins, which inevitably use cookies to work. For example, when the Users interact by clicking on a “Like” or “Share” button, a cookie may be set on their devices by the respective social media network.

The privacy implications of such social interaction obtained through this Site vary from a social media to another, according to their own terms of use, privacy & cookies policies, and to the specific privacy settings the Users have chosen for each of them.

We can neither read, verify and in any way manage those third-party cookies, nor control the content of such third-party services. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of the third-party social media networks.

For more information about these third-party cookies, please read their respective privacy policies as listed here below (in alphabetical order):

AddToAny Share Buttons and Icons - universal sharing
AddToAny is a social bookmarking platform that can be integrated into a website with the use of a web widget. Once installed, visitors to the website can share or save an item using a wide variety of services. AddToAny may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they use it while visiting pages on this Site with these features.
To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
AddToAny Privacy and Data Policy:

Facebook buttons and social widgets (Facebook)
The Facebook buttons (e.g. “Like”, “Share”) and social widgets are services provided by Facebook Inc. and allowing the interaction with the Facebook social network.
Facebook may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site with these features. To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Facebook Privacy Policy:


5.3 Measuring the website usage through analytics services

Websites today undertake some form of analytics activity thanks to third-party services, which allow them to monitor and analyse the web traffic by collecting and aggregating anonymous information from their visitors, whether recurring or occasional, for the purpose to understand how they use and surf the websites.

These analytics services rely on cookies to perform their functions. Third-party analytics cookies allow in fact to collect and store anonymous aggregated information about where the visitors come from (i.e. their country of origin), how they reach a given website (i.e. whether directly, or from another website, or a search engine), whether they have visited the website before, how they interact with the website while surfing it, in other words how they move around it, what they do on it and where they go when they leave the website.

Here are some detailed examples of analytics information collected by a website:
• the device type, brand, and model;
• the monitor resolution settings;
• the operating system;
• the browser type, plug-ins, version and language;
• the Internet protocol (IP) address;
• the general location (based on IP address);
• the date and time of access and the page entered;
• the referring site URL (in case the visitors come from another website);
• the keywords used while searching (if coming from a search engine);
• the number of the unique and returning visitors;
• the pages viewed, the number of visits to each page and the time spent on it;
• the links clicked on while surfing a website;
• the point of exit from the website.

Aggregating and processing such data is a practice known as “web analytics” which gives the owners and webmasters a real understanding about how their website is used, which are the most/least popular pages, and how this usage changes over time, thus enabling them to improve their websites and customise contents, layouts, products, services etc. Please note that the data collected cannot be used to identify any visitor personally.

We allow on this Site a web analytics tool provided by a trusted third party, which may set its own cookies. We do not have access to or control over such analytics cookies. We kindly recommend the Users to refer to the third-party privacy and cookies policy for more details, including how to opt-out. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any issues arising from the privacy and cookies practices of the third-party analytics services.

Please find here below details of our web analytics service provider:

Histats is an analytics service provided by Wisecode S.r.l. and allowing to monitor and analyse the web traffic. Histats uses only first-party cookies and JavaScript codes that records non-identifiable data, reporting anonymously and in aggregate form on visitors to this Site, including, but not limited to, the pages they access, how long they stay on each page, how do they get to this Site, what content they click on while browsing it etc.
Histats stores IP addresses for the only purpose of geolocating the Users’ devices, and to ensure better privacy protection anonymizes all IP addresses, with the last three digits of the IPv4 being deleted immediately, and the last 64 bits on IPv6.
Provider: Wisecode S.r.l.
Purpose: evaluating the use of a website by visitors, compiling reports, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for website operators.
To find out more about the Personal data eventually collected through cookies and similar technologies, the data processing procedures and place please refer to:
Histats Privacy Policy:
Histats Opt-out function:

5.4 Providing advertisements through third-party advertising services

The information you find on this Site is offered free of charge without membership forms, pay per view or subscription models. We wish to be able to keep this approach also in the future for the benefit of the general audience. Content is being given to all visitors free also because of the advertisers. That’s why we may allow third-party advertising services to serve occasionally advertisements on this Site.

Please consider that, without such advertising practices, quality websites which rely on self-funding and eventually also on the little revenue advertisements delivered by the big advertising networks, could be adversely affected and threatened in their development and even livelihood, and unable to provide contents free and available with no limits every day.

We believe to be attentive and reasonable about displaying advertisements on this Site, not allowing auto playing video advertisements, or advertisements that may obscure contents, or be distracting, intrusive, inappropriate, deceitful or malicious. We care very much neither to interfere with, worsen or even interrupt the Users’ browsing experience, nor to make them feel their online privacy to be in any way threatened.

We do not show anti ad-blockers messages to our Users implementing ad-blocking checks that prevent them partially or fully from accessing contents on this Site whenever an installed ad-block is detected. We kindly ask the Users to whitelist this Site on their ad-blockers thereby allowing advertisements to load as a little way to support our web project.

The third-party advertisers may use anonymous cookies and other equivalent technologies to collect and process aggregated information about the visitors, including their IP address, geo-location, browser type and language, the date and time of their access etc.

Cookies allow the advertisers to better monitor the effectiveness and performance of their campaigns, and eventually to personalize the advertisements displayed to the web surfers based on their own interests, thus to avoid displaying the same advertisement all the time. Cookies are just interested in what the web surfers do online rather than who they are.

Behavioural advertising practices

Web advertisements today are usually measured and targeted automatically via cookies collecting data about the web users’ behaviour across multiple websites. This way “behavioural profiles” are created and used then to display advertisements tailored to the users’ interests and likes over time. It is important to note that the tracking system is anonymised, and the advertisers do no attempt to identify the web surfers individually.

You can opt-out of interest-based advertising at any time. Be aware that opting-out will not remove the advertisements from the web pages you visit, but it just means that these advertisements will not be customised anymore to you and your interests and therefore may be less relevant to you.

There are various organisations that provide information and help about the behavioural advertising, such as the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). The NAI and IAB members adhere to industry standards and codes of conduct and allow you to opt out of the behavioural advertising.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
The Interactive Advertising Bureau is an advertising business organization aimed to develop industry standards, conduct research, and provide legal support for the online advertising industry.
US website:
EU website:

The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)
The Network Advertising Initiative is an association of online advertising companies committed to develop self-regulatory standards for online advertising in compliance with responsible business and data management practices.

To opt out of an NAI or IAB member's behavioural advertising programme, simply check the box that corresponds to the company from which you wish to opt out.

Your Online Choices by IAB
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: “Your Online Choices website”, a guide to online behavioural advertising and online privacy.

Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising by NAI
The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) has provided a site where you can control third-party online advertising.

Here below you can find some further online resources:

Digital Advertising Alliance (USA)
The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) is a consortium of the leading national advertising and marketing trade groups who together deliver effective, self-regulatory solutions to online consumer issues.
Consumer choice tool:

Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
The Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (DAAC) is a consortium of the leading national advertising and marketing trade associations.
Opt-out tool:

Australian Digital Advertising Alliance
The Australian Digital Advertising Alliance (ADAA) created the Best Practice Guideline for Online Behavioural Advertising to help participants manage online behavioural advertising in a way that creates consumer confidence.
Ad Choices tool:

European Digital Advertising Alliance
The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) is the organisation responsible for enacting key aspects of the self-regulatory initiative for Online Behavioural Advertising across Europe.
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool for web:

Conversions tracking cookies

Another use of cookies in the advertising field is to track eventual “conversions” from a given source, such as a website, a blog, a social media platform etc. A conversion occurs when a specific advertisement results in a behaviour by the web users that is valuable to the advertisers: i.e. when a click on the advertisement leads directly to an action, such as a purchase, a download, a newsletter sign-up, an inquiry for more information etc.

Conversions give advertisers a precious insight into how the performance of their advertisements impact their business and which keywords and campaigns are the most successful. This helps then the advertisers themselves to plan better their future advertising campaigns. Only anonymous data is collected by conversion cookies, and they persist for a limited time only.

Third-party advertisements on this Site

This Site allows third-party advertising companies and services to display advertisements on it in the form of banners, text links and other advertising means, about goods and services that might interest the Users. In doing this such third-party advertisers may set on the Users’ devices cookies and similar technologies that store only non-identifiable information about their visits to this Site and other websites.

We care that advertisements on this Site are safe and lawful, unobtrusive and as relevant as possible. For example, we forbid pop-up advertisements or advertisements containing malware or promoting counterfeit goods. We try also to avoid at our best that third-party advertisers display on this Site advertisements related to:
• illegal products or services of any kind;
• alcoholic beverages;
• tobacco products or cigarettes;
• drugs, illegal substances, and any related products or services;
• prescription pharmaceuticals;
• weapons, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, or any other violent products or services;
• sexual or adult content;
• dating sites;
• ringtones;
• illegal downloads of software, media, or other copyrighted content;
• online gambling;
• hate or violent text advocating against any individual, group, or organization;
• bulk marketing products;
• multi-level marketing programs, scams, or pyramid schemes;
• inflammatory religious or political content.

The third-party advertising cookies are directly managed by the third-party advertisers that set them, and we have neither control over these cookies, nor access to the information collected by them. Therefore, we are not liable or responsible for any issues arising from those third-party advertising practices, and we strongly recommend consulting the third-parties’ respective privacy policies for more detailed information, including eventually instructions about how to opt-out of certain advertising practices.

For convenience, we provide here below a list (in alphabetical order) of our advertising partners at the date of this Document and the links to their respective privacy policies. BV is a Netherlands-based travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations, which is owned and operated by Bookings Holding (formerly known as The Priceline Group), a US-based provider of online travel & related services to consumers and local partners in over 200 countries worldwide. may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site that display advertisements. To find out more about privacy policy, cookies usage, and advertising practices, please refer to: website: privacy & cookies policy page:

Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a web advertising service provided by US-based Google LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., allowing publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are administered, sorted, and maintained directly by Google. Google may set cookies and equivalent technologies on Users’ devices when they visit pages on this Site that display Google AdSense advertisements. To find out more about Google AdSense privacy policy, cookies usage, and advertising practices, please refer to:
Google AdSense website:
Google privacy policy:
Google's partner privacy policy:
Google ad and content network privacy policy:


06. Data collection, processing and disclosure

This section is devoted to clear how the Users’ information is eventually collected, processed and disclosed when they visit this Site. The final aim of any data collection and processing eventually carried out is represented by the development of this Site based on the likes, wishes and feedback from the Users themselves.
We try to improve the quality, accessibility and usability of this Site, and to ensure that the contents are presented in the most effective manner for the Users and their devices.

For the data collecting and processing carried out by any third parties (e.g. analytics and advertising services, social media networks etc.), as described in the previous sections of this Document, we warmly recommend the Users to always refer to the respective third-party privacy and cookies practices.

Please note that the Internet is a global environment and using it to collect and process data may involve the transmission of data on an international basis.


6.1 Data collection: types of data, ways and purposes of its collection

This Site is not aimed to intentionally capture Personal data from the Users, unless the Users themselves provide such information by contacting us directly, or through features or resources made available on this Site now and in the future for their own convenience.

The Personal data eventually collected is represented by the information freely submitted and shared by the Users themselves (e.g. e-mail account, address, name, telephone, and any such information), when they contact this Site directly on various subjects, send an enquiry, or report historical and cultural events, historical reenactors, artists and craftsmen, or heritage sites and venues by email, via social media, or through the dedicated submission forms made available on this Site.

The Personal data may refer both to the Users themselves as well as to any third parties whose data the Users provide, and for which they take full responsibility, certifying that the information provided is true, truthful and relevant to the purpose it is collected, and that they have the third parties’ explicit consent to submit such data.

The information submitted about the Users or other Data subjects will be always exclusively used by us for the purpose for which it is provided, such as:
• carrying interactive communications, i.e. managing contacts and sending messages to reply to the Users’ e-mails, submissions, or questions;
• dealing with the Users’ requests related to the maintenance and functionality of this Site, i.e. publishing the materials the Users submit, processing corrections and updates;
• developing this Site according to the likes, wishes and feedback from our Users, i.e. improving the quality of the information and graphics, and generally ensuring that contents and layouts are presented in the most effective manner.

Data including information about Users’ devices and their navigation activity, such as the IP address, the device used to connect to the Internet, the geographical location, the browser type and version, the operating system, the referral source, the date and time of visits, the page(s) visited etc., may be collected for analytics purposes by third-party analytics services, and processed in an anonymous aggregate way to check the website operation, identify the number of unique and returning visitors and their preferences.

The same data may be collected for advertising purposes by third-party partners to deliver more relevant advertising, making it possible to provide personalized pages for visitors, avoid the same advertisements being repeatedly served to the same visitor, help advertisers learn which advertisements are of interest to their customers etc.

This Site hosts a variety of photographs, illustrations, drawings, artworks and graphics that are to be intended purely for illustration and information purposes. All such images are the exclusive property of the owner(s) of this Site or the credited third parties.

The photographs from living history and re-enactment events, or heritage sites and venues may be published on this Site, social networks and web content platforms having a minimal privacy impact on the individuals/groups, and according to the reasonable and legitimate use of providing a complete and enjoyable information to the general audience, promoting events, groups, sites and venues for their own benefit and convenience.

The photographs we shoot are essential to us in the running of our web project, and are our exclusive property, therefore protected by copyright and intellectual property law. The photographs are stored both on password encrypted hard drives locked in our house and bank safety deposit box, as well as online on the servers of our web services provider.

The Users who reasonably believe that this Site contains images infringing any copyright and intellectual property law, or privacy rights, should immediately notify us by e-mail, reporting the correct credits to be published, or detailing the reasons (invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity, or defamation) to remove the allegedly unauthorized images.
Please check our Terms of Use for more details.

6.2 Data processing procedures and place

This provision refers exclusively to the data collecting and processing eventually carried out by us on and through this Site.

For any third-party data collecting and processing practices, we strongly recommend the Users to refer to the third-party respective privacy policies.

Personal data is stored and processed in compliance with the applicable laws and in accordance with the Data subjects’ rights, including the right of a reasonable access, rectification, cancelation and opposition as further detailed in the dedicated section.

In processing the Personal data eventually collected we endeavour to respect and apply the following principles:
• to process the data fairly and lawfully, i.e. in line with the law provisions and the rights of the Data subjects;
• to obtain the data only for specific and lawful purposes;
• to check the data is adequate for its intended use, accurate and complete;
• to retain the data for no longer than necessary for its usage purposes;
• to safeguard the data with the aim to prevent unauthorised processing and accidental loss, damage or destruction;
• to not disclose or in any way transfer the data to third parties or other jurisdictions where these core principles cannot be granted.

The data processing is carried out with the help of electronic and paper means, as well as any other means that guarantee the safety of the data itself.

This Site is based in Italy, and all the data eventually collected is hosted in that country. The data is processed at the headquarter of the Data controller, and in any other places where the Data controller may be located. The information eventually collected is materially stored at the dedicated servers housed in secure facilities at the BT Italia S.p.A. server farm of our web services provider, S.p.A., which grants top standards of physical and computer security safeguards. S.p.A. is part of the DADA Group, a GDPR compliant company ranking among the top groups in Europe in the field of Internet domain registration, hosting, online presence management for individuals and businesses, virtual and dedicated servers, brand protection and advertising services on the Web. This company protects personal data in full compliance with the international law provisions and the Data Subject’s rights. full privacy & cookies policy:

6.3 Data retention time

The data eventually collected by us is kept only for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes of this Site functioning and maintenance as outlined in this Document.

Some information the Users provide us directly via e-mail, social media, or through the dedicated submission forms for reporting living history events, historical groups and artists, heritage sites etc. may be stored for a longer time as further detailed here below.

The Personal data of the Users contacting us for general information or in regard with issues and queries related to this Site management and functioning will be kept for the time necessary to process the requests (e.g. to reply to e-mails, publish materials, answer and perform corrections and updates etc.), and cancelled immediately afterwards.

All data related to living history and reenactment events, special initiatives and projects, promotional or funding campaigns, and any other historical and cultural happenings, as well as heritage sites, historical groups and artists, whether collected from public domain sources or submitted by the Users themselves, will be kept for as long as the dedicated web pages/sections will stay published on this Site, and always maintained as accurate and updated as possible.

Historical events will be checked every year to keep the calendar updated. Historical groups, artists, and heritage sites every five years unless we receive an update request earlier.

The Personal data of the Users who submit living history events, historical groups and artists, heritage sites through the dedicated submission forms, will be kept for the time necessary to publish or update the web pages and cancelled the following year.

The Users can always request that the Data controller correct, update, suspend or remove the data collected and stored as further detailed in the dedicated paragraph.


6.4 Data integrity and security

We are committed to keep the Personal data eventually collected safe and confidential, protecting it against the risks of accidental loss and damage, unauthorized access and processing, theft and any other improper and unlawful use.

We take reasonably necessary and adequate technical and organizational measures to ensure that all Personal data submitted by our Users will be processed securely, within the law, and in compliance with this Document and the applicable laws, according to dedicated managerial procedures and strict internal guidelines, and using the advanced technologies and security features offered by our web services provider.

The data is processed by the means of the Data controller’s devices with restricted and protected access. Computer and Internet security hardware and software are in place, including physical security of the devices storing the data and computer-based protection in the form of passwords, encryption, signed certificates, firewalls and other state-of-the-art safeguards. Back-ups are regularly run on password encrypted hard drives to prevent loss of information. As already mentioned, all information is materially stored at the dedicated servers housed in secure facilities at the server farm of web services provider with top standards of physical and computer security safeguards.

The access to the Data controller’s devices and the data is restricted internally with the following exceptions:
• third-party personnel for routine or emergency technical maintenance;
• law enforcement or government bodies to comply with local laws and regulations;
• companies specifically authorized to perform monitoring, technical, analytical or diagnostics services or tasks.

We believe to have implemented reasonable security and made every effort to grant that the Users’ information is secure on this Site and our hardware and software.

Nevertheless, no technological system is fully exempt from the risk of manipulation or sabotage, and no provision of personal data, whether this is done personally, by telephone or over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent unauthorized third parties, such as hackers, from obtaining or accessing your information.

Any online transmission of personal data done by you is at your own risk. As best practice, we strongly recommend that you keep running an anti-virus programme on your device and on all material downloaded from the Internet.

In the unfortunate event of a data security breach, we will immediately notify the Users whose Personal data may have been breached.

6.5 Data disclosure procedures

We consider our Users’ Personal data absolutely private and keep it secure from any third parties. The personal information provided by our Users is treated confidentially and is used exclusively internally and only to perform the above-mentioned aims and never disclosed to any third parties (e.g. companies, organizations, individuals or clients) without the Users’ explicit permission. We do not sell, trade, rent, transfer, communicate, distribute, exchange or otherwise disclose any Users’ Personal data to any third party for marketing purposes.

We reserve the right to eventually disclose your Personal data to third parties without prior user notification and/or consent only in the following events:
• when we are required to do so by law (e.g. law enforcement agencies and any competent governmental, statutory or public authority/body);
• when necessary in connection with any judicial proceedings, search warrant, subpoena, or court order, as well as to comply with any other legal obligation;
• when in the good-faith we believe that such disclosure is necessary to conform to applicable legislation;
• to enable us to comply with the maintenance and functionality needs of this Site and especially in case of emergency technical maintenance;
• to establish, exercise or defend the legal rights of ourselves, as well as to protect the rights, property, or safety of our Users and the general public;
• if we reasonably believe that our system has been attacked and the information disclosure is necessary to describe the attack and deal with it.

In case the materials submitted by the Users for being published on this Site include some Personal data of the Users themselves or of any other third parties, please be aware that such data, once posted online, will remain available to any other Users. The Users are responsible for any Personal data of third parties they provide to this Site and certify that such data is correct and relevant to the purpose it is collected, and that they have the third parties’ consent to disclose their data.

Please remember that we cannot be held liable in the event that Personal data is stolen, hacked or otherwise obtained due to circumstances beyond our control.


07. Data subjects’ rights

The Data subjects have the right, at any time, to know whether any Personal data about them has been collected, its content and origin, as well as to verify its accuracy, request any correction, update, cancellation or transformation into anonymous format, or to block any data unlawfully submitted by the Users.

Precisely the Data subjects have the following rights:
• information: to be informed if their Personal data is being collected and stored, and know its provenance and the purpose of its processing;
• access: to receive a copy of their data or to directly access it, whenever possible;
• rectification: to get their data corrected from any eventual inaccuracies, including the update or integration of their data;
• erasure: to request the cancellation and destruction of their data;
• restrict processing: to limit the way their Personal data is processed and used;
• objection: to oppose certain -or all- treatment and processing of their data in some circumstances for legitimate reasons;
• portability: to get their Personal data in a way that is accessible.

It is the responsibility of the Data subjects to verify that their Personal data is accurate and updated, and to notify this Site wrong, incomplete or obsolete data.

The Data subjects can exercise the above-mentioned rights by following this “off-line” access procedure that we have put in place for the purpose. The Data subjects should send to the Data controller an e-mail at the address privacy(at) (n.b. (at)=@), attaching a copy of their personal identity document (such as a government/state issued photo id, a passport, a drivers’ license, a military ID etc), and specifying the type of their request in the object.

Once the request is received, the Data controller will check the identity of the contacting Data subjects. For this purpose, the Data controller may ask them to provide further information. After having properly verified the identity of the Data subjects, the Data controller will confirm that the request meets all the admissibility criteria and will be further processed. The Data controller will gather information in this Site’s database and release a report back to the Data subjects within thirty (30) business days. Eventual requests of data updates and changes will then be implemented as soon as is reasonably practicable, usually within ten (10) business days after the request is received.


08. Further provisions about the data collection and processing

Please note that this Document has been drawn up in the English language and shall be interpreted in such language. Whenever this Document or any part of it are translated into any other languages different from English, and a conflict in meaning should arise between the various translated versions, this English language version shall prevail in all respects.

Law and Jurisdiction
This Site processes the data directly submitted by the Users according to the EU and Italian Data Protection Law. All our staff is obliged to comply with the data secrecy and protection provisions and is instructed accordingly. The interpretation and enforcement of this Document are governed by Italian law. The Court of Milan, Italy, has the exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute in any way connected to the provisions of this Document.

E-mail Policy
This Site do not collect, sell, rent, or otherwise distribute e-mail addresses or any other Personal data of the Users. We do not solicit or collect any e-mails unless you make a request for reuse of our content or advertising enquiries or other general enquiry.

This Site is not engaged in spamming and does not authorize the use of the Users’ Personal data for commercial or advertising purposes by third parties.

Children's online privacy protection
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online, specially of those under the age of 18. We are strongly committed to protecting the online privacy of children and we encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to monitor and guide their use of the Internet. Whenever children are sharing online their Personal data, it is the responsibility of each parent or guardian to supervise them. Parents or guardians believing that any Personally data of children under the age of 18 is published or in any way stored by this Site, are urged to contact us immediately via e-mail at privacy(at) (n.b. (at)=@), and we will remove such information from our database within five (5) days after the request is received.

Terms of Use
We kindly recommend you to visit also our “Terms of Use” section, which establishes the rules, provisions, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of this Site (to access the relevant page please click here).


09. Online privacy policy only

This Document and all the relevant privacy and cookies provisions contained or referenced in it, apply only to the data eventually collected by us (i.e. submitted by the Users), and not to any other information collected via different third-party websites and organisations. 


10. Links to other websites. Online personal data awareness

This Site may include links to other websites, which are owned and operated by third parties (including commercial organisations), therefore outside our control and not covered by the provisions of this Document.

Please be aware that if you decide to access any of those third-party websites by clicking on the links provided on or through this Site, you definitely leave this Site and enter a completely different web environment. The operators of those third-party websites may then collect information from you and use it in accordance with their own privacy policy, which may substantially differ from ours. We do not take any responsibility for the privacy and cookies practices of such third-party websites, as well as for the content and links on their pages. Browsing such third-party websites is at your own risk.

Internet and personal data awareness

Please remember that solely you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy and accuracy of your Personal data. We encourage you to be very attentive, responsible and mindful with such information, and to carefully check the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit before submitting them any information about yourself and/or other people. Whenever you voluntarily post information about yourself in forums or any public areas of the websites you browse and use, you should be aware that such information can be accessed by the general public and may in turn be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. Please exercise discretion in deciding what information you provide at any time and in any web environments. 


11. Updates and changes to this privacy & cookies policy

In the ongoing development of this Site, its contents and services, this Document may be revised to reflect any eventual updates and changes. We reserve the right to update, amend or otherwise change any of the terms and conditions of this Document at any time, and for any reason, in our sole discretion, granting the same - whenever not higher - level of Personal data protection. Please note that we will never reduce your rights under this Document without your explicit consent.

If our privacy and cookies practices change in the future, an updated version of this Document will be made available on this Site. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting them online. In case of substantial changes and/or full revision, an effective date will be indicated in this Document, and a relevant notice will be added on the homepage of this Site.

The Users are encouraged to periodically check this Site to review the privacy & cookies policy in effect. The date of the most recent revision will appear listed at the bottom of this webpage, which will be available at any time at:

The Users consequently acknowledge and agree that it is their responsibility to review this Document periodically and become aware of any modifications. Any use of this Site following the posting of any changes and/or after the date we say the changes are effective, shall constitute full acceptance by the Users of such revised Document and their agreement to be bound by it as a whole. 


12. Consent, additional Information and contact

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance and consent to be bound by all the provisions of our privacy and cookies policy. If you do not agree with any of the provisions contained in this Document, or any of the future changes to it, please stop using this Site. Your continued use of this Site now and after the posting of any changes to this Document, will be deemed as your acceptance of any such changes.

If this Document does not provide the information you were looking for, or if you require any more information or have any questions, comments, suggestions or complaints regarding this Document, please feel free to e-mail us at: privacy(at) (n.b. (at)=@). Please provide your name and e-mail address and indicate your specific issue in the object line. The Data controller will respond to all reasonable concerns or inquiries within ten (10) business days of their receipt.

Thank You!
Thank you for reading this Document. We hope you enjoy using this Site and appreciate your collaboration and feedback in improving it constantly.

This Document was last updated and is effective as of: August 29, 2018.

Date of previous update of this Document: May, 25, 2018. 



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