Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy extended notice for Historia Vivens Web

At Historia Vivens Web we work hard to offer you an informative, user-friendly and privacy-sensitive website. We believe in being open, clear and honest about everything we do, including the privacy of our users and occasional visitors.

We consider privacy an extremely important issue and we are fully committed to respect and safeguard it in a secure and responsible manner at all times, handling with extreme diligence all personal information the visitors may provide through our website.

 

Index

 

This privacy policy includes the following clauses:

01 Introduction

02 Definitions

03 Legal references

04 Data collection, use, processing and disclosure

4.1 Types of data we may collect, ways and purposes of its collection

4.2 Cookies and similar technologies

05 Cookies usage on this Site. Users’ cookies management choices

5.1 Users’ cookies management choices

06 Third-party web services and their respective privacy policies

6.1 Displaying third-party content from external platform

6.2 Interacting with social networks

6.3 Measuring the web usage through analytics service

6.4 Providing advertisements through third-party advertising services

07 Data use, processing and disclosure by this Site

7.1 Data processing procedures

7.2 Place of data processing

7.3 Data retention time

7.4 Data integrity and security

7.5 Data disclosure procedures

08 Data Subjects’ rights

09 Further provisions about the data collection and processing

10. Online privacy policy only

11. Links to other websites

12. Updates and changes to this privacy & cookies policy

13. Consent, additional Information and contact

 

01. Introduction

 

This privacy & cookies policy notice (hereinafter “this Document”) sets out the measures taken by us to protect your privacy when browsing our website, and define the basis on which we will process any information we collect from you, or that you freely submit to us. 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 by us;
  • whom the information may be eventually shared with;
  • which are your rights regarding the personal information you provide to us;
  • the use of third-party cookies and similar technologies on our website.

This Document regards exclusively the website Historia Vivens Web, which is located at the web address http://www.historiavivens.eu (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.

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02. Definitions

 

Please find here below the definitions of the terms you will see displayed through this Document:

 

This Site

The domain name Historia Vivens, which is made available to the general audience at the web address: http://www.historiavivens.eu

 

This Document

This Privacy & Cookies Policy extended notice, as amended from time to time, describing in detail which kind of data is eventually collected and stored by this Site, and for which purposes it is processed and used.

 

Owner(s), “We“ or “Us”

The publisher(s) or the manager(s) of this Site, i.e. the legal or natural person(s) owning the web domain and in charge for processing the editing and maintenance of the website itself. In this context: Historia Vivens Web is owned by Paolo Papili, E-mail: webmaster(at)historiavivens.eu (n.b. (at)=@)

 

User(s), “You”

Any individual using a public electronic communications service, in this context the individual(s) using a computer or other devices to browse the Internet and use this Site.

 

Terminal equipment / Device

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

 

Operating system / Platform

The platform is the system on which operating systems and programs operate. The platform is the computer and the operating system together. Examples of platforms/operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, etc.

 

Web (World Wide Web)

The World Wide Web, today simply known as the Web, describes the information access system, which is configured by way of webpages, 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.

 

Internet 

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 or Web 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.

 

Internet Protocol (IP) address

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

 

Hyperlink

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 terms refers to the technique whereby a 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 

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 sometimes used to describe tables, images and other presentational content forms with hyperlinks. Hypertext is the underlying concept defining the structure of the World Wide Web enabling an easy-to-use and flexible connection and sharing of information over the Internet.

 

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

The acronym URL is a reference (an address) to a resource on the Internet, i.e. a web address, that specifies 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. A URL has typically two main components, the protocol identifier and the resource name, and eventually the name of a specific webpage. For example for the URL “http://www.example.com/index.html”, the protocol identifier is “http”, the resource name is ”www.example.com“, while “index.html” identifies the specific webpage.

 

Uniform resource identifier (URI)

In computing, a uniform resource identifier (URI) is 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).

 

Search engine

A third party website, through which visitors can submit queries and obtain clickable results.

 

Website visitor tracking (WVT)

The analysis of visitors’ behaviour on a certain website and/or across multiple websites. Such analysis may be used to provide them with further options or content relating to their implied preferences, either during a visit or in the future.

 

Personal Data

(Personal Identification Information, Personally Identifiable Information, PII)

Any information that, either directly or indirectly, could potentially identify a specific individual personally, such as first and last name, home and email address, phone number or other contact details, age, gender, or anything else about a person allowing to contact, locate or identify a single person in context.

Please find out more at: http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-P3P10-harmonization-19980330 

 

Sensitive Personal Data (Sensitive Personal Information, SPI)

A particular category of personal data consisting of information relating to racial or ethnic origins, confidential medical facts (i.e. physical or mental health or condition), political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, sexuality, criminal offences or record of an individual.

 

Data Subject or “You”

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

 

Non-personal Identification Information

This category includes the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about people’s means of connection to the Internet, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider (ISP). As a rule, Non-personally identifiable information is anonymous and not used to identify a specific person. 

 

Cookies and equivalent technologies

Cookies (also referred to as “http cookies”) are a simple and harmless piece of data in the form of a very small text file containing an identity code, typically made of letters and numbers. Cookies are downloaded on to 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, for recognising the specific browser/computer combination, so to distinguish each web user from the others and make the web experience accordingly customised. Cookies are therefore important in the provision of many online services, they are not harmful, and cannot introduce viruses or extract personal information from the users’ hard-drive. Most web browsers today support cookies and provide dedicated tools to manage cookies, so that the users can set their own browsers to refuse cookies partially or completely, as well as delete cookies whenever they like.

This Document refers also to other equivalent technologies used for storing information, when cookies are not available/applicable, such as Locally Stored Objects (commonly referred to as “Flash Cookies”), HTML5 Local Storage, Silverlight, Java, web beacons (including transparent or clear gifs), 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 usually referred to as “cookies”.

 

Browsing and Usage Data

Information collected automatically from a website, including the IP addresses or domain names of the users’ devices, their country of origin, the features of their browsers and operating systems, as well as details about the pages visited and the time spent on each, the path followed within the site with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the operating system and the users' IT environment.

 

Consent

Any freely given specific and informed indication of the Users’ wishes.

 

Data Controller (or Data Owner)

The natural and/or legal person with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to process the Personal Data in compliance with this Document, making decisions about the purposes and the methods of the processing, and the relevant means used. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Site.

 

Data Process (or processing)

Any activity that involves use of Personal Data, such as obtaining, recording or holding the Personal Data, as well as carrying out any operation or set of operations on the data itself, like organising, amending, retrieving, using, disclosing, erasing or destroying it.

 

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural and/or legal person designated by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this Document. In this context the Data Processor is the Data Controller.

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03. Legal References

 

Since this Site is EU-based, this Document has been set in fulfilment of the obligations under the provisions of the EU “Data Protection Directive” n. 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing and free movement of Personal Data, and the EU “e-Privacy Directive” 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic Communications, which is concerned with the protection of privacy in the electronic communications field. The latter has been then revised by the EU “Cookie Directive” 2009/136/EC on the subject of cookies and similar technologies (formally known as the EU ePrivacy Law), which covers the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information, and accessing information stored on the devices of the web users. This new EU Directive introduced an amendment to the previous e-Privacy Directive, requiring specific consent for storage or access to information on the users’ terminal equipment.

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4.0 Data collection, use, processing and disclosure

 

We explain here below how your information is eventually collected, processed and used when you visit this Site, including your Personal Data and any private information that identifies you personally.

We provide as well information on what cookies are, which ones are used on this Site, the purposes for which they are used, how you can manage them, and finally also some useful links for further reading on the subject.

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 our Users, improving its quality, accessibility and usability, while seeking to ensure that its contents are presented in the most effective manner for the Users and their devices.

 

4.1 Types of data we may collect, ways and purposes of its collection

Among the data that this Site may collect, by itself or through third parties, there are various types of Personal and Non-personal Identification Information.

 

Personal Identification Information (PII)

We do not intentionally capture any Personal Data from our Users, unless the Users themselves provide us with such information by contacting us directly, or through features or resources made available on this Site for their own convenience.

The Personal Data this Site may collect is the one voluntarily submitted by the Users themselves, such as email account, address, name, telephone, and any other information that they freely decide to send to us, when contacting us by email or through our “contact centre”, or using the dedicated submission forms for reporting living history events, historical groups and artists, heritage sites, as well as any issues and queries related to the Site management and functioning.

We may keep a record of the correspondence, but we do not collect the content of the emails exchanged.

The Personal Data collected may regard both the Users as well as the third parties whose data the Users provide. The Users are responsible for any third parties’ Personal Data published on, or shared through, this Site, and they certify that all data provided is true, truthful and relevant to the purpose it is collected, and that they have the right to communicate or disseminate such data, i.e. they have the third parties’ consent to submit such data to the Owner of this Site.

The information submitted to this Site will be exclusively used for the purpose for which it is provided, e.g. to reply to emails, publish materials, answer and process the requests of correction and updating etc. The Users’ Personal Data may be further used in ways and for purposes required for the maintenance and functionality of this Site.

 

Non-personal Identification Information collected automatically

This category of data includes certain data that your web browser sends whenever you visit any websites, including information about your device and your navigation and download activity, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, the domain name of the device used to connect to the Internet, the geographical location, the browser type and version, the operating system, as well as the referral source, the date and time of visits, the page(s) visited, the return visits etc.

Such Non-personal Identification Information may be collected for analytics purposes by third-party analytics services, and processed in an anonymous aggregate way, which does not identify the Users personally, but is only aimed to obtain anonymous statistical information concerning the use of this Site in order to check its operation, help diagnose problems, identify the number of unique and returning visitors and their preferences.

 

4.2 Cookies and similar technologies

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

Cookies are small text files created by a web server, delivered through a web browser, and stored on a device. Cookies are created when a web browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. The device 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 their web experience accordingly customised.

Cookies are not something quite recent... as they “were originally developed in 1995 by the Netscape Communications Corporation. The word “cookie” comes from “magic cookie”, a term in programming languages for a piece of information shared between co-operating pieces of software. The choice of the word cookie appears to come from the American tradition of giving and sharing edible cookies”. (source: http://www.aboutcookies.org/).

 

Today cookies are being widely used by nearly all websites in some way or another, providing practical benefits to both users and website developers and operators. Although cookies help webmasters to measure the use and effectiveness of their websites and services, providing them with precious information about the users behaviours on their webpages (e.g. estimating the audience size and usage pattern), actually they are more helpful and beneficial to visitors in the provision of many online services and functions.

Cookies in fact let the users 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 the Web, thus making the marketing more efficient and enjoyable by ensuring that the advertisements the users see are more relevant to them and their interests.

In a few words cookies are a core component of today Internet, as they represent an extremely common technology for remembering anything about the visitors of a certain website, thus helping the website itself to work better, improve its security and speed. In a few words cookies really make the web surfing a smoother and more personalized experience for everyone. As cookies play a key role in enhancing the web processes and usability, disabling them may prevent the users from fully enjoying the websites they visit.

 

Nevertheless many people concerned about online security still worry about cookies. But it is important to remember that cookies by themselves pose no risk, since they cannot be used to spy the users’ devices, identifying them personally, 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, and cookies and viruses.

First, and contrary to some popular belief, cookies are not programs, but essentially simple “text files”, which you can easily read by simply using the “notebook” program on your own device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser, and has an identifiable owner (the domain specified in the cookie itself). Since cookies only contain data, and not compiled pieces of code, 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.

Spyware is aimed to harvest sensitive information (such as password, e-mail address, credit cards details etc) about the users across the Web, and send this information out from their devices. On the contrary cookies are not used to gather and transmit personal information, as they are browser dependent, and cannot access the users’ hard drive to read other information saved on it. Cookies simply collect information about the users on the website which has set them. In a few words we can say that cookies in themselves do not identify individual users, but only the computer used, being interested in the actions and preferences of the people while browsing the Web, not in their identity.

 

Types of cookies

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 them (i.e. the domain to which cookies belong), two categories of cookies can be distinguished: “first and third-party” cookies.

First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are set by the same website you are currently visiting (i.e. the website displayed in the URL window). Their contents can be read and retrieved only by that website. Some cookies are necessary to the functionality of the website itself, others provide information that are analysed to monitor and improve the surfing experience.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one you are currently visiting. Third-party cookies are commonly used by analytics services, advertising networks, search engines, social media sites and “plug-ins” (such as the Facebook “Like” button working on websites other than Facebook’s), and embedded media (such as YouTube videos). The data stored in these cookies can be accessed only by the third-party website, and not by the owners of the website hosting them, who do not have control at all over those cookies.

 

According to their lifespan (i.e. duration and expiration time), there can be “session and persistent” cookies.

Session Cookies

A session cookie, also called “transient cookie”, is stored not on the hard-drive but only in the temporary memory during a browsing session, and is immediately deleted from your device at the end of the surfing session, i.e. when the browser is closed. In basic terms such cookies “live" only from when you open the browser window to when you exit the browser. So, when you restart your browser and go back to the same website that created the session cookie, the website will not recognize you and will treat you as a completely new visitor, and a new session cookie will be generated. Many websites use session cookies for essential functions, to allow a safe and efficient website surfing. Session cookies may be used also to remember what the users have put in their shopping basket, or also for security reasons when the users are accessing Internet banking, or to facilitate their use of webmail.

Persistent Cookies

A persistent cookie, also called a “permanent cookie”, is stored on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie itself in between browser sessions and is not deleted when you close the web browser. Persistent cookies are set with a defined expiration date: they stay stored in the hard drive until they expire and the browser consequently deletes them immediately, or you delete them manually via your 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, and for other purposes such as analytics and advertising. The preferences you select during your visit are remembered, thanks to persistent cookies, the next time you visit the same website.

 

By their purpose, the role and importance they play for the websites maintenance and operation, cookies are classified in: functionality, experience and performance cookies.

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. In a few words such cookies are essential in order to enable the users to surf a certain website, using its features and obtaining the provision of the web services they are interested in.

Site experience cookies

These cookies, which include options and preferences selected by the users, are set to provide them with enhanced and personalised features, allowing a website to remember the choices its users make, 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 also include 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 webpages visited by the users is aggregated and therefore anonymous, and solely used to improve how how a certain website works, tailoring its contents and services to 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 you have Adobe Flash installed on your device, small files may be stored on it. These files contain small pieces of information and are known as Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSOs). They 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.

 

Log Files

Log files are files to which a computer system writes a record of its activities, including the navigation. They are used for operation and maintenance purposes, and may contain also data, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address, the browser type and version, the Internet service provider (ISP), the domain name, the language, the date and time, the referring and exit pages etc. Such information is used to manage and improve a website, by analyzing trends and preferences, as log files allow to get a prcious insight where visitors come from, how often they return, and how they navigate through a certain website. Log files help also to understand the activities of complex systems and to diagnose operating problems. Log files are not used to identify the users of a website personally, since their IP addresses and other such data are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

 

Web beacons

A web beacon is an object, usually taking the form of a small (about 1x1 pixels), transparent image gif file, which is embedded in a webpage or an e-mail. Whenever you 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 particular technology is often implemented to gain an understanding of how the users browse a certain website and process its content and functions, with the purpose of improving their surfing experience.

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5.0 Cookies usage on this Site. Users’ management choices

 

Due to their flexibility and utility cookies are a standard part of the today Internet, as they help to save time and make the interaction with the web users faster and easier, thus the whole browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable for everyone.

We do not make use of first-party cookies. We eventually use third-party cookies 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.

 

Cookies are not harmful, and cannot introduce viruses on or extract personal contact information from your hard-drive. But, if you wish to control which types of cookies to accept, or you do not want any cookies at all to be stored on your computer, you can control and delete cookies through your Internet browser settings. Modern versions of the mainstream web browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera) provide in fact several cookies security controls thanks to built-in privacy settings. By simply adjusting their browser settings, the Users can set their devices to accept or block all cookies, to selectively allow/reject only specific cookies and/or from particular websites, as well as to clear all cookies when they close the browser.

 

We recommend anyone wishing to take better control over their online privacy to devote some time familiarising themselves with the controls in their browser. As 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 browser manufacturer (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility).

Before you proceed, 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 to make the web surfing both safe and user-friendly for you.

To find out more please read “How to Control Your Online Privacy with Software”:

http://www.attacat.co.uk/resources/cookies/how-to-control-your-online-privacy

However, if you are still determined to disable cookies, before you proceed, make sure your web browser is updated, and, if needed, upgrade it to the latest version available. We are not liable or in any way responsible if you fail in setting your cookies preferences through your web browser.

Here below we provide a quick overview how to manage cookies on some of the most common web browsers, as well as links to their respective websites:

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Click the "Tools" icon in the top right hand corner (or the gear icon), and choose "Internet options". From the drop down menu select the "Privacy" tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings, choosing from a number of security settings including “Accept All Cookies”, “Block All Cookies”, and intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent. Under the Internet Options in the General tab you also have a tick box that you can set to delete your browsing history when you close your browser.

Support website: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835

How to change your cookie settings in IE9: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9

How to change your cookie settings in IE7 and 8: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

 

Google Chrome

Google Chrome provides quite a good level of control over cookies. Click on the wrench (spanner) in the top right hand corner on the browser toolbar and select "Settings" menu. Under “Advanced Settings” you can find a section dedicated to “Privacy”, which has several settings options including being able to clear your browsing history, and deleting all your cookies. You can also use Chrome to send a “Do Not track” signal to the websites you visit, while the “Content Settings” button also gives access to further controls including the ability to list all cookies and delete them individually.

Support website: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

How to change your cookie settings in Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

 

Mozilla Firefox

From the drop down menu in the top left hand corner select "Options". On the pop-up window select the "Privacy" tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings. With Firefox you can also activate the “Do Not Track” functionality and set your preferences for what Firefox will record of your browsing history, including the way it treats cookies. In particular you can also see a list of all the cookies saved and either delete them all or delete just the ones you do not want manually. You also have the option of deleting all cookies either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the “Permissions” tab.

Support website: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox 

How to change your cookie settings in Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

 

Safari (OS X and iOS)

To change the cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier:

from the settings drop down menu in the top right hand corner select “Preferences”, then the “Security” tab where you can adjust your cookie settings and then “Accept Cookies”. You can choose from “Always”, “Only from sites you navigate to” or “Never”;

To change the cookie settings in Safari in Safari 5.1 and later:

go to “Preferences”, “Privacy”. In the “Block cookies” section choose “Always”, “Never” or “From third parties and advertisers”.

How to change your cookie settings in Safari 5.1 (OS X): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US

In iOS 7 or earlier, choose “Never”, from third parties and advertisers, or “Always”.

How to change your cookie settings in Safari (iOS) on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

 

Opera

To manage your cookie settings go to the Main menu and select “Settings”, then “Preferences”. In the ”Advanced” tab, choose “Cookies” from the menu on the left and select one of the given options. Click OK to save your settings.

Support website: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/

Cookies preferences: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/en/cookies.html

 

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is a newly launched privacy concerned web browser, which is still under development. Vivaldi helps users to delete these cookies site by site. To do this please just open the “Settings” window, go to the “Privacy” tab and delete cookies site by site.

Support website: https://vivaldi.com/

 

Android

If using the native web browser on your Android device, click the "Menu Items" button on your device. Select "Settings" and then "Privacy and Security". Be sure that "Accept Cookies" is not check marked. If using Google Chrome as your web browser click the "Menu Items" button on your device. Go to the "Settings" option, select "Content Settings", go to "Accept Cookies". Be sure that "Accept Cookies" is not check-marked

Support website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

How to change your cookie settings in Android:

http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//help/hc/pdfs/mobile/AndroidUsersGuide-40-en.pdf?hl=en&rd=3

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.

 

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

Website: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser%27s-Cookies

All about cookies

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

Website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

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 web browsers.

Website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Microsoft cookies guide

Website: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx 

HTTP cookie on Wikipedia

Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

 

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: http://donottrack.us/ 

 

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, since not all main web browsers provide the ability to remove them. Adobe has made changes in Flash to discourage Flash Cookies recreation and has provided information on their website about Flash Cookies management. The company has also partnered with the major browsers to make it possible for the Web surfers to manage Flash Cookies through the web browser settings with an additional application program interface (API).

Please be aware that deleting Adobe Flash Cookies may require you to re-enter verification information on your preferred websites on your next visit. As it also happens with any http-cookies, restricting Flash Cookies may adversely affect the use of some Web features.

Adobe support website: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/flash-player.html 

Abode website storage settings panel: 

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html 

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06. Third-party web services and their respective privacy policies

 

This Site, like many others today, may display contents and provide services from other websites and external platforms (e.g. videos, images, advertisements, analytics etc), embedding plug-ins or scripts from third parties, thus allowing such third parties to set their own cookies and similar technologies on the Users’ devices.

This happens for example when you visit a page with embedded content from a third party (e.g. Twitter widgets, Vimeo or YouTube videos), or that uses buttons to allow sharing and linking to social network platforms (e.g. Google+ links, or AddThis share links).

Actually the Users’ information are being collected by third-party cookies through this Site for the following purposes:

  • web content platforms: displaying content from third-party platforms;
  • web interaction with social media: sharing contents easing the interaction with social networks;
  • web analysis services: measuring Users’ experience of this Site to assess the performance and appeal of this Site;
  • web advertising services: serving advertisements from external websites in the form of banners, text links and other means

These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies. Such third-party cookies are not set directly by this Site but by the third parties themselves. We do not include here the details of such third-party cookies since we do not have direct access to them, and their naming and installation is out of our control. For the same reason any eventual specific references to cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered merely indicative. 

Therefore we strongly recommend you to check the third parties’ privacy and cookies policies for more details about their own data collection and processing practices, including how they process and use the Personal Information voluntarily submitted by you or eventually collected by their cookies whilst visiting their websites.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

 

6.1 Displaying third-party content from external platform

This Site uses embedded content from third-party websites and dedicated platforms (such as YouTube, Wikimedia Commons and Flickr, just to mention a few) to support the accuracy and completeness of information, as well as to improve the surfing experience of our Users. These services allow the Users to view content hosted on external platforms directly from this Site’s pages and interact with them.

As a result, when you visit a page containing such embedded content, third-party cookies may be set on your device. Usually these third-party content platforms provide their own opt-out functionality, which is accessible via their respective privacy policies. For your convenience here below we provide the direct links to the privacy policies of the third parties which may set cookies through this Site.

 

YouTube video

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows websites to incorporate content of this kind on their pages. We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of this Site. YouTube sets cookies on your device when you visit one of these pages.

Provider: Google

Purpose: displaying content from external platforms / tracking visitor views of YouTube videos embedded in other webpages and usage of its services. 

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Google Privacy Policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

How Google collects and processes data when you use their partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ 

YouTube’s embedding videos information page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

 

Vimeo video

Vimeo is a video content visualization service part of the InterActiveCorp (IAC) network that allows websites to incorporate content of this kind on their pages. We use Vimeo to provide videos on some pages of this Site. Vimeo sets cookies on your device when you visit one of such pages.

Provider: Vimeo

Purpose: displaying content from external platforms / tracking visitor views of Vimeo videos embedded in other webpages and usage of its services.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Vimeo Privacy Policy: http://vimeo.com/privacy

 

Flickr

Flickr is a photo management and sharing service provided by Yahoo Inc. that allows websites to incorporate content of this kind on their pages. We use Flickr to display images on some pages of this Site. Flickr may set cookies on your device when you visit one of these pages.

Provider: Yahoo

Purpose: displaying content from external platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Yahoo Privacy Policy: https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/privacy/products/flickr/index.htm

 

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons, part of the umbrella project of the Wikimedia Foundation Inc, is a repository of freely licensed photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text, video clips, and media of all sorts. We use Wikimedia Commons to provide images and other contents on some pages of this Site. Wikimedia Commons may set cookies on your device when you visit one of these pages.

Provider: Wikimedia Foundation

Purpose: displaying content from external platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Wikimedia Privacy Policy: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

 

Google Maps

Google Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping advertising service developed by Google Inc. We use Google Maps to provide maps on some pages of this Site. Google Maps may set cookies on your device when you visit one of these pages.

Provider: Google

Purpose: displaying content from external platforms / enabling traffic analysis to Google Maps.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 

How Google collects and processes data when you use their partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/

 

Timeanddate (clock)

Time and Date AS, a private, limited liability company based in Norway, offers free time and date related information and services for desktop and mobile devices through the portal timeanddate.com which is accessible at the url: http://www.timeanddate.com/. This Site uses a html code to display a clock with date on its pages.

Provider: Time and Date AS

Purpose: displaying content from external platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies.

Place of Processing: Norway

Time and Date Privacy Policy: http://www.timeanddate.com/information/privacy.html

Time and Date disclosure of their information gathering and dissemination practices for the “Free Clocks for Your Website” services: www.timeanddate.com/clocks/privacy.html

 

6.2 Interacting with social networks

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

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

Since we can neither read, verify and in any way manage those third-party cookies, nor control the content of such third-party services, we are not responsible for their privacy and cookies practices.

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

 

Facebook buttons and social widgets (Facebook)

The Facebook buttons (e.g. “Like”, “Share”) and social widgets are services allowing the interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook Inc. Facebook may set cookies on your device when you visit pages with these features.

Provider: Facebook

Purpose: interaction with external social networks and platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Facebook Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

 

Twitter buttons and social widgets (Twitter)

The Twitter buttons (e.g. “Tweet”) and social widgets are services allowing the interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter Inc.

Twitter may set cookies on your device when you visit pages with these features.

Provider: Twitter

Purpose: interaction with external social networks and platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Twitter Privacy Policy: http://twitter.com/privacy

 

Google+ buttons and social widgets (Google)

The Google+ buttons and social widgets are services allowing the interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc. Google+ may set cookies on your device when you visit pages with these features.

Provider: Google

Purpose: interaction with external social networks and platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

Google Privacy Policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 

How Google collect and processes data when you use their partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/

 

AddToAny

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 variety of services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, and over 100 other services

Purpose: interaction with external social networks and platforms.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device and log information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: USA

AddToAny Privacy and Data Policy: https://www.addtoany.com/privacy

 

6.3 Measuring the web usage through analytics service

Many websites today undertake some form of analytics activity thanks to third-party dedicated tools, which allow them to monitor and analyze their own traffic by collecting and aggregating anonymous Non-personal Information from their visitors to carry out measurement and statistical analysis for the purpose to understand how people use websites and web services.

To perform such functions these analytics services rely on cookies. The analytics cookies set by the third parties allow 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 browsing it (e.g. how they move around it, what they do and click on it, how long they stay on it, what pages they look at and in which order), and finally where visitors go when they leave the website.

Here are some examples of analytics information collected by a website from its visitors:

  • 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”, and it gives the owners and webmasters of any websites a real understanding about how people use their website, which are the most/least popular pages, and how this changes over time, thus enabling them to improve their own websites and customise contents, layouts and the range of the products or services offered. Please note that the data collected cannot be used to identify any visitor personally, as the analytics cookies are not capable of tracking or storing any Personal Information (e.g. names or addresses).

This Site also uses web analytics tools from a trusted third party, which may set its own dedicated cookies on the Users’ devices. We do not have access to these third-party analytics cookies, therefore we are not liable or responsible for any issues arising from those third-party privacy and cookies practices.

For more details about these cookies, including how to opt-out, we kindly ask you to always refer to the third-parties’ privacy policies. Please find here below details of our web analytics service provider:

 

Histats

Histats is an analytics service provided by Wisecode S.r.l. allowing to monitor and analyze the web traffic. Histats uses only first-party cookies and JavaScript codes that records Non-personally identifiable data reporting anonymously and in aggregate 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, like any other provider in the fields of web analytics, stores IP addresses for the only purpose of geolocating the Users’ devices. IP anonymization: in order to ensure better privacy protection, Histats anonymize all IP addresses, with the last three digits of the IPv4 being deleted immediately, and the last 64 bits on IPv6.

Provider: Wisecode

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.

Personal data collected: cookies and similar technologies, device information, browsing and usage data.

Place of Processing: Italy

Histats Privacy Policy: http://www.histats.com/?act=5   

Opt-out function: http://www.histats.com/optOut.php

 

6.4 Providing advertisements through third-party advertising services

Advertising keeps many of the websites and services online free of charge. Many websites today use third-party advertising services to serve tailored advertisements to their visitors.

The third-party advertisers may use anonymous cookies and other equivalent technologies to collect and process aggregated, Non-personally identifiable information about the web users, including their IP address, geo-location, browser type and language, the date and time of their access etc. This is generally done to optimise and personalise the provision of advertisements about goods and services, making such advertisements more relevant to the web users’ real interests, thus more engaging and more effective.

These cookies make the advertising campaigns more valuable to web advertisers, allowing them to better monitor their effectiveness and performance, with the final aim to personalize the advertisements displayed to the web surfers based on their own interests, thus avoiding to display the same advertisement all the time. These cookies are anonymous and just interested in what the web surfers do online rather than who they are.

Please consider that without such advertising practices smaller websites, which rely on the advertisements delivered by the big advertising networks for revenue, could be adversely affected, especially if such advertising networks are the only way they can target their advertisements.

 

Behavioural advertising practices

Today the web advertisements are usually measured and targeted automatically via cookies collecting data about the web behaviour across multiple websites. This way “behavioural profiles” of web surfers are created and used then to display advertisements tailored to their interests and likes over time. This practice is widely spread and known as “onsite behavioural targeting” or “behavioural retargeting technique”. It is important to note that the tracking system is anonymised, and the advertisers do no attempt in any way and at no time to identify the web surfers individually.

To know more about this advertising practice, how behavioural advertising works and how you can protect your privacy on the Internet, please visit the web portals of 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: http://www.iab.net/

EU website: http://www.iabeurope.eu/

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.

Website: http://www.networkadvertising.org/

 

You have the choice to opt-out of interest-based advertising, but opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit. It just means that the advertisements you see will not be matched to your interests. However if you are determined to opt-out, there are various organisations that provide information and help.

Here below we provide some more useful links:

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.

Website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/

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. 

Website: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

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.

Digital Advertising Alliance

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.

Website: http://www.aboutads.info/

Digital Advertising Alliance EU

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance is the organisation responsible for enacting key aspects of the self-regulatory initiative for Online Behavioural Advertising across Europe.

Website: http://www.edaa.eu/

Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page

Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioural Advertising

Consumers specific info: http://www.aboutads.info/consumers

Consumers choices page: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

EU consumers: http://www.edaa.eu/edaa-for-users/

 

Conversions tracking cookies

Another use of cookies in the advertising field is to track “conversions” from a given source such as a website, a blog, a social media platform etc. Precisely 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 are collected by conversion cookies, and they persist for a limited time only.

 

Third-party advertisements on this Site (advertising and commercial affiliation)

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 you. In doing this such third-party advertisers may set on your device cookies and similar technologies that store only Non-personally identifiable information about your 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, you will never see pop-up advertisements or advertisements containing malware, promoting counterfeit goods or misusing your personal information.

We try 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 you to consult the third-parties’ respective privacy policies for more detailed information, including eventually instructions about how to opt-out of certain advertising practices.

For your convenience we provide here below a full list of our actual advertising partners and the links to their respective privacy policies:

 

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a web advertising service provided by Google Inc. And headquartered in the USA, that allows publishers in the Google Network of content websites to serve third-party automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements targeted to the websites’ content and audience. Within these advertisements, that are administered, sorted, and maintained directly by Google itself, Google may set cookies and web beacons on the web users‘ devices to collect information, that is then transferred to a Google server in the USA and processed there.

 

DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) (Google Inc.)

The advertisements seen on this Site are precisely served by the third-party advertising provider DoubleClick, a Google subsidiary specialised in online advertising services that allow to run advertising campaigns in conjunction with external advertising networks that the Data Controller, has no direct relationship with. This application can be used as an ad server but it also provides a variety of useful features for managing the sales process of online ads using a publisher's dedicated sales team.

DoubleClick uses DART cookies to monitor the effectiveness of the advertisements and make them more relevant to the web users. DART cookies store only “Non-personally identifiable information”, and do never track personal information about the Users (such as name, email address, physical address, telephone number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers etc.), but just their online behaviour concerning advertisements, products and services offered. The Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookies by clicking on: google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout?hl=en. To find out more the Users are recommended to visit the “Google ad and content network privacy policy” at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA

To find out more about Google advertising practices, please check the following links:

Google privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google's partner privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ 

Google Advertising website: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/

Google AdSense website: www.google.com/adsense/start/

DoubleClick website: http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx 

How Google collects and processes data when you use their partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/

 

Amazon.co.uk (England retail website)

Amazon is an electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in the USA and has separate retail websites for the several countries, including United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern-Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. The products suggested in the advertisements are based on the Users' browsing history. The Users may opt out of the use of cookies by visiting the “Opt-out of Personalized Ads” at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/dra/info

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA / UK

To find out more about Amazon advertising practices and cookies usage, please check the following links:

Amazon UK privacy notice: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/276-4757111-6996704?ie=UTF8&nodeId=502584

Amazon UK advertising preferences: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/dra/info

Amazon US internet based ads info: http://www.amazon.com/b/?&node=5160028011

 

Booking.com

Booking.com is an online booking website launched in 1996, based in the Netherlands, and since 2005 owned and operated by United States based The Priceline Group, a provider of online travel & related services to consumers and local partners in over 200 countries and territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. You can easily erase all cookies Booking.com uses from your browser any time you want to. To find out more about Booking.com advertising practices and cookies usage, please refer to their dedicated privacy & cookies policy page.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA / Netherlands

Web: http://www.booking.com/content/privacy.html?sid=f9ee2a55044c564cfda74fe71b672ce6;dcid=4

 

HotelTravel

HotelTravel.com, one of the travel industry leader in discounted hotel online reservations, founded in 1999 and based in Phuket, Thailand, is a wholly owned subsidiary of MakeMyTrip Group (MMYT), India’s most popular travel portal. HotelTravel.com is also a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). HotelTravel.com delivers travel and accommodation rates and promotions in major destinations worldwide with a strong focus on Asia and Australia. To find out more about HotelTravel.com advertising practices and cookies usage, please refer to their dedicated privacy & cookies policy page.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: Thailand / India

Web: http://www.hoteltravel.com/network/policy.htm

 

Karwansaray Publishers

Karwansaray is an independent publishing house located in the Netherlands and specialized in non-fiction books covering a wide range of periods and topics, from the ancient world to the Napoleonic era, as well as magazines with a historical focus, including “Ancient Warfare”, "Ancient History Magazine”, “Medieval Warfare”, “Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy”. Please refer to Karwansaray Publishers’ dedicated privacy & cookies policy to find out more about their advertising practices and usage of cookies.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing: Netherlands

Web: http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/pw/privacy-policy/

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07. Data use, processing and disclosure by this Site

 

This section clears the ways how this Site may eventually collect and process the Users’ data. For any other data collection carried out by third parties (e.g. analytics and advertising services, social media networks etc), as described in the previous sections of this Document, we warmly recommend you to always refer to the respective third-party privacy and cookies practices.

The Users’ Personal Data eventually collected by this Site is the one voluntarily submitted by the Users themselves (e.g. email account, address, name, telephone, and any such information), when contacting us directly on various subjects, either by email or the online contact form, as well as for reporting living history or similar historical and cultural events, historical reenactors, artists and craftsmen, as well as heritage sites through the dedicated submission forms made available online.

The information submitted to this Site about the Users or other Data Subjects will be always exclusively used for the purpose for which it is submitted, such as:

  • carrying interactive communications, i.e. managing contacts and sending messages to reply to the Users’ emails, 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 their requests of correction and updating;
  • developing this Site according to the likes, wishes and feedback from our Users, i.e. improving the quality of its contents and of the services offered, and generally ensuring that contents and layouts are presented in the most effective manner.

The use of Personal Data for any other additional purposes by this Site, may in some cases, and for legal purposes, require specific consent by the Users or Data Subjects. Please also 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. Therefore, by browsing this Site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of data in this way.

 

7.1 Data processing procedures

Personal Data is stored and processed in compliance with the applicable EU and international laws, and in accordance with the rights of the Data Subjects, including the right of a reasonable access to their Personal Data, rectification, cancelation and opposition as further detailed.

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 that the data are really 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 in order 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, paper and telecommunication means, or any other means that guarantee the safety of the data itself.

 

7.2 Place of data processing

This provision refers exclusively to the eventual data collection and processing carried out by this Site. For what concerns the data collection and processing practices of the third parties, as previously detailed in this Document, we strongly recommend you to refer to their respective privacy and cookies policies.

This Site is based in Italy, and all the data eventually collected by this Site is hosted in that country. The data is processed at the operating office of the Data Controller, and in any other places where the Data Controller is eventually located.

The information eventually collected is materially stored at the dedicated servers at the BT Italia S.p.A. server farm of our web services provider, Register.it S.p.A., which grants top standards of physical an computer security safeguards. Register.it S.p.A. is part of the DADA Group, a company ranking among the top groups in Europe in the area 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 is legally obliged to protect your information in full compliance with the international law provisions and the Data Subject’s rights.

Please find their privacy & cookies policy at: http://www.register.it/index.html?chglng=eng 

 

7.3 Data retention time

The data directly collected by this Site is generally kept only for as long as necessary for the purposes outlined in this Document. Some Personal Information you provide us directly via email or through the contact form on this Site may be stored for a longer time or also indefinitely. The Users can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data collected and stored.

 

7.4 Data integrity and security

We are committed to keep the Users’ Personal Data collected by this Site safe and confidential, protecting them 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, according to dedicated managerial procedures and strict internal guidelines, and using the advanced technologies and security features provided by our web services provider.

The data is processed by the means of the Data Controller’s devices with restricted 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. Besides backups are regularly run to prevent loss of information, while the Internet servers are housed in secure facilities.

Access to the devices and the data is restricted internally with the following exceptions:

  • third-party personnel requiring access to servers for the purpose of routine or emergency technical maintenance;
  • law enforcement or government bodies in order to comply with local laws and regulations;
  • companies specifically authorized to perform monitoring, technical, analytical or diagnostics services or tasks on web servers and or other equipment.

We believe to have implemented reasonable security and made every effort to ensure that your 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 Identification Information may have been breached.

 

7.5 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 will not be disclosed to third parties (e.g. companies, organizations, individuals or clients) without their explicit permission. We do not sell, trade, rent, transfer, communicate, distribute, exchange or otherwise disclose our Users’ contact information (e.g. name, email address etc), or their personally identifying information, to any third party for marketing purposes.

We reserve the right to eventually disclose your Personal Information to third parties without prior user notification and/or consent 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 (including prospective legal 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 the purpose of 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.

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08. Data Subjects’ rights

 

The Data Subjects have the right, at any time, to know whether any 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, and to block any data unlawfully submitted by the Users.

Precisely the Data Subjects have the following rights:

  • to obtain confirmation of the data collection and storage, and to know its provenance and the purpose of its processing;
  • to receive a copy of their data or to directly access it, whenever possible;
  • to request the correction of any eventual inaccuracies;
  • to request the updating or integration of their data;
  • to request the transformation into anonymity of their data, the cancellation and destruction of their data;
  • to oppose certain treatment and processing of their data for legitimate reasons.

It is 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 we have put in place for the purpose. 

The Data Subjects should send to the Data Controller a written and signed request or an email at the address privacy(at)historiavivens.eu (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 ten (10) business days. Eventual requests of data updates and changes will then be implemented as soon as is reasonably practicable, usually within five (5) business days after the request is received.

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09. Further provisions about the data collection and processing

 

Language

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. 

 

Email Policy

This Site do not collect, sell, rent, or otherwise distribute email addresses or any other Personal Information of the Users. We do not solicit or collect any emails unless you make a request for reuse of our content or advertising enquiries or other general enquiry.

 

Spamming

This Site is not engaged in spamming, and does not authorize the use of the Personal Information of the Users for commercial or advertising purposes by third parties, except with their explicit consent.

 

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 any of their Personally Identifiable Information, it is the responsibility of each parent or guardian to supervise them. Parents or guardians believing that any Personally Identifiable Information of children under the age of 18 is published or in any way stored by this Site, are urged to contact us immediately via email at privacy(at)historiavivens.eu (n.b. (at)=@), and we will promptly remove such information from our database.

 

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). 

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10. 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 this Site (i.e. submitted by the Users), and not to any other information collected offline or via different third-party websites. 

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11. Links to other websites. 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 webistes. Browsing such third-party websites is at your own risk.

 

Internet and personal data awareness

Please be aware that solely you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy and accuracy of your Personal Information. 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. 

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12. 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 contained in this Document at any time, and for any reason in our sole discretion, maintaining the same - or a 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. Minor and routine changes will be effective immediately upon posting them online, while in case of substantial changes, i.e. that affect the way how we handle your Personal Data, an effective date will be indicated, and we will highlight the changes by placing a prominent notice on the homepage of this Site, giving the Users a thirty (30) days’ notice in advance of the policy taking effect. 

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 url: http://historiavivens.eu/2/privacy_cookies_policy_706925.html 

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. 

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13. 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 to any of the provisions contained in this Document, or to 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 email us at: privacy(at)historiavivens.eu (n.b. (at)=@). Please provide your name and email 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: October 30, 2015.

This Document is effective as of: October 30, 2015. 

Previous versions of this Document: July 01, 2015, May 17, 2013.  

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