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Copyright

All text, photographs, graphic elements, maps, gps files published on DiscoverTuscany.com, VisitFlorence.com and Chianti.com are property of WebPromoter Snc, unless specifically indicated and are protected by copyright. It is forbidden to copy, distribute or use this material by any means without express written authorization by WebPromoter Snc.

Privacy and Personal data

Information sent to DiscoverTuscany.com, VisitFlorence.com and Chianti.com with personal details such as name and email address are maintained in electronic format by WebPromoter Snc. Anyone that has sent this information can request the deletion of this data at any time by writing to us through the "contact us" form on this site asking for either the update or deletion of their information. WebPromoter commits to using this information only to complete the service or furnish the information requested and will never for any reason share this information with a third party.

Ads by Google on our Website

We use third-party advertising companies to serve the ads you see when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. This policy page is valid for the websites DiscoverTuscany.com, VisitFlorence and Chianti.com and explains in detail the cookies we use and how these allow us to offer our website visitors a better browsing experience.

If you continue to browse through our website, this implicitly means you accept our use of cookies through your browser.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a brief text file sent by the website you have visited to your browser. A cookie allows the website to receive feedback on your site activity, such as your default language and other settings. This can make a successive visit to our site easier, and increases the utility of the website in your favor. Cookies have an important role. Without them, navigating the Web would be a more frustrating experience.

There are various types of cookies and ways of using them. Cookies can be distinguished by the function they play, their length of existence and who adds them to a website.

How are cookies used?

Our website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies

Some cookies are indispensable for the correct operation of our website, since they allow the loading of the web page and the correct operation of all of the essential functional aspects of the website. Other technical cookies add functions and help or personalize the overall experience of your browsing activity on our website.

  • Static cookies by third-parties

These are the cookies that allow us to monitor and analyze the behavior of all users of our sites. Through these cookies, we are able to monitor how navigation occurs within the website and we can create profiles of the types of users on our site in order to make improvements based on the analysis of this data. These cookies (offered by third parties) give us fully anonymous/aggregate data on site activity which means we cannot identify any single user.

In particular, Google Analytics, an analytical system offered by Google Inc., uses cookies that are saved on your computer which then make it possible to analyze how you navigate through a website. The information generated by these cookies on the use and navigation of a site are then sent to Google’s servers in the United States. Google uses this information to monitor and examine how each user goes in and around a website, creating reports on the activity on the website and to offer services tied to the activity of the website. Users who don’t want these types of cookies on their computer can actually opt-out from having them saved on their computers by installing the plug-in “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” offered by Google here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. To activate this add-on, which blocks your computer from sending any information about your visit to Google, you have to follow instructions on the page, then restart your browser.

Read this page to learn how to refuse or delete cookies installed by Google: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Read this page to read Google’s privacy policy: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

  • Profiling cookies by third-parties

We use various providers on our website that can install cookies directly to make sure their services work correctly. If you wish to have more information on which ones are present and how to disable/uninstall them, keep reading and follow the links in this section.

In addition, by going to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/, you can find information about how behavioral advertising works and have the possibility of turning on or off specific companies among the list of providers listed who work with website providers to collect and use information to provide online behavioral advertising.

These cookies memorize the information based on browsing activity to deliver advertising that reflects these interests.

We also utilize Google Adwords tools and remarketing lists for ads in the Display network of Google Adwords. We use cookies installed by Google (separate ones for Google Analytics and Google Adwords) and other third-party cookies (including ones by DoubleClick) combined together to inform, optimize and publish ads based on previous visits to our website. This means that providers (such as Google) then publish our promotional material on other websites that the user visits across the Web.

Some of our cookies work to create a user profile while others offer anonymous statistical data on browsing activity on our website; this function can be disabled through your browser.

These cookies (third-party advertising services) are used to publish personalized ads and content based on browsing activity on our site. Below you can find the privacy pages for each service and the opt-out option where it is possible to disable the use of third-party profiling cookies.

Google Adwords (Remarketing and Conversion Campaigns/ Remarketing and Conversion Cookies) - Doubleclick - Privacy Policy - Opt-out option

Addthis - Privacy Policy - Opt-out option

Social Media Cookies

These third-party cookies are used to integrate various tools used by main social media platforms within the website. In particular, they permit you to register and login on our site with your own Facebook account (on our Forum).

Facebook - Privacy Policy

Facebook offers sponsored ads based on your own browsing activity on Facebook as well as interests. For further details: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies?ref_type=sitefooter

Web beacons

We use Web beacons; these elements are images found on a page or email whose function is to monitor the online activity of users that visit our site or that receive our newsletter.

The objective of using this technology is to monitor user activity, identifying the pages visited within the site and time spent browsing/reading.

HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES ON YOUR BROWSER

All of the main web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies automatically. The user can modify these settings to block cookies or to receive an alert message when cookies are sent to your device. There are various ways to manage cookies. The user should refer to instruction manuals or the help sections of their browser to learn how to regulate or change their browser settings.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookies

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookiess

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookiess.html

Safari: https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/it/cookies/

If you use any other browser not listed above, check your browser settings for a tab that lets you manage cookies.

Between today’s many devices (from computers to smartphones to tablets), the user will have to check their web browser and settings on each device to ensure they are all aligned to reflect your own preferences as far as cookies go.

Please keep in mind that a full block of profiling cookies does not mean you are blocking ads from appearing on your web browser, you are simply ensuring that they are no longer personalized based on your browser activity.

If you want to learn more about cookies, check out www.allaboutcookies.org

Data Controller

Our data controller is the legal representative of WebPromoter Snc.

For any communication related to the handling of data and the use of cookies, the user can address their concerns to the data controller at the following address: Via GB Vico 32, 50136, Florence, Italy or by sending a PEC at webpromoter@registerpec.it. In order to learn of updates or changes to the current policies, upon further changes in laws, it is best if users consult this page periodically.

Rights of interested data parties

Please be advised that Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/03 offers specific rights to data subjects who share their personal data. In particular, the subject can request at any time that the data controller or processor confirm the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or corrected (Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003). The above Section also provides for the right to request erasure, anonymization or blocking of any data that is processed in breach of the law as well as to object in all cases, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of their data.