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Privacy & Cookies Policy

Last updated: 25 March 2024

Section 1: Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the way the owner(s) of the Italics Magazine – Free Consultation on Italian Citizenship website (hereinafter also defined “Italics Magazine”, “we” or “us”) collect and use personal information, as well as how you can exercise your privacy rights.

What personal data we collect and how

We collect full name, e-mail address, country, plus other personal data voluntarily provided when users fill out the contact form in the Homepage, send an e-mail to the address displayed in the website’s footer, or fill out the external module created through the Meta Ads Manager.

Why we collect personal data

Italics Magazine collects this information for the purpose of communicating with users and responding to users’ requests and enquiries. Moreover, Italics Magazine shares the personal data collected via contact form or e-mail with the third-party partners Italian Citizenship Assistance and B.P. SERVICES (hereinafter also collectively defined “our business partners”) for marketing purposes. Our business partners will subsequently reach out to users whose personal data have been collected through this website to propose a free online consultation on obtaining the Italian citizenship or residency carried out by their staff and/or external consultants, which, upon the user’s request, will be followed up by a tailored proposal for the purchase of their services. We don’t have direct control on the way our business partners will handle and store your personal data, so by accepting this Privacy & Cookies Policy, the users acknowledge that they must refer to our business partners for any enquiry, request, or claim on their data storage, processing, retention & security processes. By accepting the Privacy Policy, you also acknowledge our Terms & Conditions. For more information, please check our Terms & Conditions page.

Data storage, processing, retention & security

Methods of storage

We store personal data by using third-party providers such as e-mail accounts and other computers/IT tools according to the default procedures and configurations foreseen by these third-parties, and exclusively for the purposes laid out in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. In particular, we make use of the storage services provided by the following third-parties: WordPress (CMS), Matomo (web analytics), Google (Gmail, AdSense), MailChimp (newsletter) and SiteGround (web hosting), etc.; which might transfer to and store data on their servers located in the EU and in the United States of America.

With the exception of these third-party providers and our business partners, we will not directly sell or share your personal information to any other third party without seeking your consent, except in limited circumstances as described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. We require such third parties to use the personal information we transfer to them only for the purpose for which it was transferred.

Data processing

We may process personal data only for the purpose(s) for which users granted explicitly their consent. We may also process and disclose personal data for the following: (1) to comply with applicable law, regulation, court order or other legal process; (2) to enforce any agreements with us, including this Privacy & Cookies Policy; or (3) to respond to claims that your use of the website and related services violates any third-party rights.

Retention time

We will retain your personal data with us for as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected as detailed in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. We may need to retain certain information for even longer periods such as record-keeping / reporting in accordance with applicable law or for other legitimate reasons like enforcement of legal rights, fraud prevention, etc. Residual anonymous information and aggregate information, neither of which identifies you (directly or indirectly), may be stored indefinitely.

Security

The security of your information is important to us and we will use reasonable security measures to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of your information under our control. However, given the inherent risks, we cannot guarantee absolute security and consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Rights over your data

Depending on the law that applies, you may have a right to access and rectify or erase your personal data or receive a copy of your personal data, restrict or object to the active processing of your data, ask us to share (port) your personal information to another entity, withdraw any consent you provided to us to process your data, a right to lodge a complaint with a statutory authority and such other rights as may be relevant under applicable laws.

To exercise these rights, you can write to us at info@italicsmag.com. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable law.

You may opt-out of direct marketing communications or the profiling we carry out for marketing purposes by writing to us at info@italicsmag.com.

Do note that if you do not allow us to collect or process the required personal information or withdraw the consent to process the same for the required purposes, you may not be able to access or use the third-party services for which your information was sought.

Other terms & conditions

Image disclaimer

Italics Magazine uses public domain or CC licensed images as found on the Internet. If you are the owner of an image and you do not wish for it to appear on this website, or if images with other licenses have been unpurposedly uploaded on the website, please contact us to let us know and it will be promptly removed.

External links

We provide links to other websites. By clicking on an external link you are subject to that website’s privacy & cookies policy. Webpages and articles on this website may also include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. By interacting with embedded content you are subject to that website’s privacy & cookies policy.

Section 2: Cookies Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see the Privacy Policy section above.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in the Privacy Policy section above.

Your consent applies to the following subdomains: ica.italicsmag.com

What are cookies?

We do use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information and data. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories: necessary, functional, analytics, performance, advertisement, other.

You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” button of our cookie bar and enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences.

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Manage consent” icon to the bottom-right of your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, the following links may be helpful.

Cookies settings in Internet Explorer

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Cookies settings in Safari web and iOS

Section 3: Data Owner & Controller

Riccardo Venturi, Owner of the Italics Magazine – Free Consultation on Italian Citizenship (ica.italicsmag.com) website

Contact email: riccardo@italicsmag.com

Please reach out to the contact email above for more information on the business registration’s data.

Section 4: Changes to Privacy & Cookies Policy

By accepting the Privacy & Cookies Policy you also acknowledge that we may modify this Privacy & Cookies Policy at any time without any prior notice to you and will post the revised Privacy & Cookies Policy on this same webpage. We therefore recommend that you periodically review this page after accepting the Privacy & Cookies Policy.