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Privacy Policy

Italy with an Italian found at https://italywithanitalian.com/ is governed by this privacy policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. 

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used.

By visiting and using the website, you accept and agree to be bound by this privacy policy.

Collected Information

This website might collect the following personal information:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


This site uses Google Analytics to to track website usage. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, and any other information in line with Google Privacy Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How is your data used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

– To operate and maintain the Website;
– To respond to your comments or inquiries; – To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve this website;
– To track and measure advertising on the Website; – For any other purpose with your consent;
– To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

How long we retain your data

We’ll only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site (if any), or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third Party Use of Personal Information

This Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. We have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. Neither are we responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions. 

This Website may include links to other websites and information from other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. Any information provided from a third-party website will be clearly marked by classifying it as an Advertisement or through the use of the other website’s name and/or branding. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Sensitive Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Advertising Cookies

This Website may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

GDPR Compliance

GDPR protection means you have the right to be informed regarding how your data is collected and used; access data about yourself; ask that data about you be changed; ask that data about you be deleted; ask that Italy with an Italian ceases to send you newsletters (if applicable).

Italy with an Italian is GDPR compliant.

Any data gathered on this Website is only used to give a personalized experience when browsing www.italywithanitalian.com. Cookies are used to tailor ads to the reader, as well as to track Google analytics (i.e. your location and any other data that you have previously consented to share).

Italy with an Italian does not and will not sell (or buy) personal data.


The information you will find on Italy with an Italian is correct at the time of writing and is intended for general informational purposes. Your reliance on solely the information found on this Website is at your own risk and the site owner will not be held liable for any changes that negatively impact your travel plans as a result.

Any photo not directly attributed to another source remains the property of Italy with an Italian and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the site owner.

Post content found on Italy with an Italian may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used without the prior written permission of the site owner, Alessia Spampinato.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me at info [at] italywithanitalian [dot] com.