At Explore-Italian Culture, we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy. We know how important our own privacy is to us, and we protect yours as if it were our own.
This policy 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 that information. This can help you to make a proper decision about whether or not to share your personal information with us at all.
Explore Italian Culture strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in everything we do. That's why we are dedicated to protecting our online visitors' privacy when you're on the site.
A cookie in this sense is a string of information that Explore Italian Culture stores on your computer, which your own browser provides each time you return to the site. We use this information to help us identify and track visitors to see how they are using the website, and how they prefer to access information.
All this helps us to provide you with a better experience while you're here.
We use Google Analytics (GA) to analyse how people use this website. GA collects data about demographics and interests, and it generates statistical information about how the site is used. It does this by using cookies. These cookies remain on your computer.
Explore Italian Culture uses information from GA to track how many people visit this site, but no personal information which could identify you is collected. We use the information GA provides to create reports about how people are using the site, what they like and what we could do better.
This allows us to keep the site updated, and improve our visitors' experience.
If you would rather Google did not collect this information, you can prevent it by adding an opt-out tool to your browser - download it by clicking here.
You can opt out of seeing personalised ads fro over 125 different ad networks by clicking here.
Adsense: Some of these third party ads are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the internet. You can opt out of personalised ads by visiting the Google ads opt out page, here.
If you'd like to know more about how Google manages data, you can find out at this link.
For your information, here are links to the privacy policies of each affiliate we use on this website.
Explore Italian Culture uses retargeting ads, which require the setting of cookies in your browser. We also use Facebook pixels to assess the effectiveness of some Facebook ads. You can change your FB ad settings here.
You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or to let you know when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the way you use our site, but it may mean you can't use all its interactive features.
Explore Italian Culture may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
We collect personally identifiable information in different ways including (but not only) when you visit this site, register for our newsletter, fill out a form, or in connection with a range of other activities we make available.
Specifically, if you sign up for our newsletter, we need to ask for your first name and email address so we can send it to you.
If you fill in a form (for example to ask us something) we again need your name and email so we can reply, and we need to know what your request is (obviously!).
If you fill in one of our forms to submit, for example, a story to us, we again ask for your details. Photos, or other details you include, may identify you personally. Be sure that's OK with you before you submit anything.
If you fill in any of our Facebook comments sections, Facebook stores your comments and may publish them on your timeline, depending on your settings.
This site also allows you to share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. Below are the links to their privacy policies, so you know what information they collect and how they use it.
If you're not happy with that, that's fine - don't share anything.
If we make any changes to the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on this site.
And finally, we never, never use personal information for any purpose other than the one you supply it for. We do not sell it or in any other way provide it to anyone else.
Explore Italian Culture has links to other websites which we think may interest you. But once you click on those links and leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website, so we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide when you visit them.
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian provide consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
If we sell Explore Italian Culture, 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 so that the service provided to you may continue.
Should that happen, 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.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers, by clicking on this link.
We would encourage you to review this policy periodically, so you'll always have up to date information about the information we collect, and how we collect and use it.
Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of hits policy in its entirety.
Last reviewed and updated: 29 July 2021.
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