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Details about the information processed
Nature of work – Travel Blog
Description of processing
- The following is a broad description of the way this organization/data controller processes personal information. To understand how your own personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, check any privacy notices the organization has provided or contact the organization to ask about your personal circumstances.
Reasons/purposes for processing information
We process personal information to enable us to provide a travel blog information service, to maintain our own accounts and records and also to support and manage our collaborators.
Type/classes of information processed
We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:
- personal details; name and email address
- goods and services you have inquired about by contacting us by email or via the website
We DO NOT process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:
- family details
- lifestyle and social circumstances
- financial details
- employment and education details
We DO NOT process sensitive classes of information that may include:
- racial or ethnic origin
- physical or mental health details
- religious or other beliefs
- trade union membership
- sexual life
- offenses and alleged offenses
Who the information is processed about
We process personal information about:
- website users, customers, and clients
- advisers, consultants
- complainants, enquirers
Who the information may be shared with
We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themselves and also with other organizations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organizations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.
Where necessary or required we share information with:
- service providers (our web service provider logs IP addresses for security purposes, they do not record your name)
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DISCLOSURE ABOUT CONTENT
This website is owned by Celia Abernethy, you may contact me at email editor[@]italytravelandmore.com.
ItalyTravelandMore.com is a personal, lifestyle and travel website with blog entries written and edited by Celia Abernethy. Some collaborators and guest post authors also contribute. I and all contributing, guest writers adhere to this disclosure policy.
ItalyTravelandMore.com is an affiliate of Viator.com and Booking.com tours and listings have been aggregated legally with the affiliate API and all pages with affiliate links have a disclosure statement. If for any reason you are in doubt, you may contact me.
I want to give true, honest reviews and only the things I think will enhance my readers’ experience on the site. The majority of my posts are independent reviews and comments. Occasionally, I am asked to attend events or to review products, restaurants, hotels or other, but this does not guarantee coverage on the website.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are personal opinions and experiences of my own (or of contributing authors). Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Sponsorship & Promotion
As owner of ItalyTravelandMore.com I sometimes accept forms of monetized advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation or commissions from affiliate programs. I abide by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content using a label or tag ad or adv. Organizations that may have an impact on the content of this site:
- Tours booked via Viator.com
- Hotels booked via Bookings.com
- Banner ads managed via Google.com
- Tours booked via LakeComoFoodTours.com
- Sites managed by Celia Abernethy are Milanostyle.com, LakeComoStyle.com, and Italytravelandmore.com
If I endorse a product or service, it’s because I believe it will be of use to my readership.
I believe the reader should get real, honest information. As a user myself, I don’t like wasting time and I don’t think my readers do either. If I promote a product or service, it’s because I believe it will be of use.
I appreciate you taking time to read ItalyTravelandmore.com disclosure agreement.
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