Italy Chronicles’ Privacy Statement

Please note that was formerly known as

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how’s visitors use its website. From time to time, may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. does not use such information to identify its visitors however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to’s website choose to interact with in ways that require to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who use my commenting system to provide a name and email address. In each case, collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Advertising uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this 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.

Please note that is part of the Google Adsense advertising program which means that Google and/or its partners collect some information about visitors to Italy Chronicles.

You may read more about the information collection system used here:  DoubleClick DART cookie:

Please also note the following information relating to advertising displayed on via the Google Adsense advertising program.

  1. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site.
  2. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
  3. Visitors to who are concerned about privacy issues may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Aggregated Statistics may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. However, does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on’s behalf or to provide services available at’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a website and have supplied your email address, may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with and our products. I primarily use my blog to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via an email or via the commenting system), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. uses cookies to help identify and track visitors in order to reduce levels of unsolicited email. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using’s website, with the drawback that certain features of’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Italy Chronicles’s Seasonal shops

Italy Chronicles incorporates, from time to time, a shop which is run in affiliation with and

Although Italy Chronicles decides the contents of both of its shops, payment and delivery are handled through and or related partners.

To read about Amazon’s privacy policy, please go here.

Amazon Affiliation is affiliated to and which means this web site earns commission on sales of products listed on and

Italian Privacy Laws

The personal data of the involved party will be processed by Alex Roe the holder of the domain, using automated means and other means, in compliance with the provisions of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196 dated June 30th, 2003 – Privacy Law, for the following purposes:

(i) for performing any and all activities relating to the relationship with the involved party and providing all information, assistance and services requested by the involved party. To that end your personal data may in very rare circumstances be provided to third parties having a contractual relationship with Alex Roe, even if such parties are incorporated outside the European Union, and will be communicated to the persons or entities responsible for or in charge of the personal data treatment nominated by the owner of the domain Alex Roe;

(ii) for promotional, commercial, and information activities regarding the involved person. To that end your personal data may be provided in rare circumstances by domain holder Alex Roe to companies having a contractual relationship with domain holder Alex Roe, even those incorporated outside European Union, and will be communicated to the persons or entities responsible for or in charge with the personal data treatment appointed by said companies.

The personal data will not be propagated.
The provision of your data for the purposes stated in paragraph (i) is optional. Should such data be withheld, you will not be allowed to receive the assistance, information and/or services requested. The provision of your data for the purposes stated in paragraph (ii) is optional. Should such data be withheld, you will not be allowed to receive information about the commercial and/or promotional activities organized by Alex Roe and his partners.

As involved party, you have the rights expressed in art. 7 of the D.Lgs. June 30, 2003, n. 196. Regarding the expression of these rights, including knowing which persons responsible for personal data treatment have been appointed by Alex Roe, the involved party may send a written communication to contactATitalychroniclesDOTcom.

Your online shopping can support has agreements with independent online retailers that enable visitors to to purchase books, and other merchandise mentioned on through third party sites. A portion of that revenue is designated to

Purchases made through these third party sites are subject to the policies and procedures of those sites. Order fulfilment and customer service relating to orders placed at any of those third party sites, including the collection of applicable sales taxes, are the sole responsibility of such sites. Any concerns regarding order fulfilment, customer service, privacy policies or other issues relating to these third party online retail sites should be directed to the Webmaster or site administrator of the site.

How do these relationships work? has agreements with multiple online retailers to offer a wider variety of merchandise through links on our site. Purchases made through these links result in a portion of your total purchase being given to, called a revenue share. These funds are used to support online. only receives this money if you shop through one of the special links on on Once you’ve entered the third party site, receives a revenue share from all products you purchase during that visit.

Why shop through

The links provided on are specially coded to designate you as an supporter. This is the only way to ensure that your purchase goes to supporting

What happens to my personal information?

When shopping at one of the third party retail sites with which has a relationship, you are subject to that site’s privacy and security policies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in’s sole discretion. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.