Both the content and the graphics on this site are protected by UK copyright laws and international treaties, and may not be copied or reproduced without our express written permission as the copyright owners.
Wherever possible, the images we have used on our website are our own. However, some are used with the knowledge and permission of the copyright owner and others have been purchased under licence.
We have no objection to our own images (not content) being used by other people, as long as we are given credit and there is a clear link back to this website.
It will not be clear to you as our readers which images belong to us and which do not. If you download and use either content or images from this site without contacting us, you will therefore be in breach of either our own or someone else's copyright. This constitutes an illegal act.
We are proud of our images and will be delighted if you wish to use one, as long as we receive due credit.
If you wish to use one of our images please do the following :
Use our 'Get in touch' page to write to us, detailing which image you would like to use and the name of the page it appears on. Please be as precise as you can so that we can help you quickly.
If it is an image to which we do not hold the copyright, we will let you know where to find the image and how you can legally use it.
If it is one of our own images, we will send you a large, high
resolution version of the image which you will be able to change to meet your own needs. We do not require any payment for this service but we do ask that you provide an acknowledgement of your use in the following words :
and a link back to this website.
You are welcome to link to this site from your own website or blog without our permission.
This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use this website, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
Explore-italian-culture.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness, equality and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
This policy does not cover information collected on sites linked to or from our website, over which we have no control.
It is the goal of our website to bring you information tailored to your individual needs and, at the same time, we wish to protect your privacy. The following is a summary of the various ways we treat the information you provide while using this site.
Explore-italian-culture.com will never collect personal information without your knowledge. Furthermore, personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.
We collect personally identifiable information from visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. The information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number. This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, sign up to join our email list or blog, or request some other service or piece of information from us.
The information collected is only looked at by us and we only use it to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor enquiries. Once we have done that we either discard the information or store it in our files. If we make any material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site.
A web beacon is used to monitor your journey around the website or collection of sites. We use beacons to monitor traffic and use them together with cookies to understand how visitors use the pages and content on our site.
No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them so they cannot personally identify you with the information available to them on our site. The kind of information they collect would be your browser type, operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, advertisements viewed, and other "clickstream" data.
Although there is not, and never will be, anything which is intentionally offensive on this site, it is not intended for use by children, particularly those under the age of 13. We operate in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
Minors between the ages of thirteen and seventeen must get permission from a parent or guardian before making any purchase or asking questions on this site.
If you're worried about your children's activities or their privacy on our site, please e-mail us through our 'Get in touch' page.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
We only use information you supply through the website to provide you with the service you have requested. For example, if you make a purchase from our website, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you the product order. We do not sell or in any way share users' e-mail addresses or other information with any affiliates or companies.
The only time you receive an e-mail from us is when you ask a question, place an order or request to be put on a web newsletter. We may need to allow access to the database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services.
If you choose to purchase items through features on the site, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment.
There are also times when you provide information about yourself in areas of the site that are managed or participated in by third parties, such as Google Ads or shopping areas (links that take you to another website selling goods). In such cases, the information may be used by us and by such third parties, each pursuant to its own policies.
We may also provide your information to our advertisers (such as Google AdSense), so that they can serve ads to you that meet your needs or match your interests. While we will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, we cannot bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.
In the unlikely event of explore-italian-culture.com being sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you continues. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honours any opt-out requests you might make of us.
If you have any particular worries, questions or comments about this policy, please use our 'Get in touch' page to let us know
and we will do our best to reassure you.