Privacy & Cookie Policy

LEGAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE USE OF PERSONAL DATA
COOKIE POLICY & PRIVACY POLICY
EU Reg. 2016/679 “GDPR”

We have always considered the protection of our users’ personal data to be of fundamental importance by ensuring that the processing of personal data, carried out in any way, whether automated or manual, takes place in full compliance with the protections and rights recognized by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 27 April 2016, relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, as well as to the free movement of such data (commonly called GDPR and hereinafter the “Regulation”) and the additional applicable rules regarding the protection of personal data.

This Privacy & Cookie Policy (hereinafter the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to describe how the exploringemirates.com website is managed, with reference to the processing of personal data of users/visitors who consult them pursuant to the Regulation.

The Data Controller, in accordance with the applicable regulations, intends to guarantee the protection and security in the processing of each visitor’s personal data, also in relation to internet access made from abroad, in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Unless otherwise specified and regulated by a specific privacy statement pursuant to article 13 of the Regulation, this Privacy Policy must also be understood as a document aimed at providing specific indications referred to in articles 13 and 14 of the Regulation to those who are browse the Internet sites and interact with the data controller through the services offered by the same website.

It should be noted that this Privacy Policy is applicable exclusively to this website and does not refer to additional websites that may be consulted by the user during their navigation by clicking on links and/or banners present on any page of this website.

Users/visitors are invited to carefully read this Privacy Policy before forwarding any type of personal information and/or filling in any electronic form on the site itself.

This site, in accordance with EU GDPR Regulation, automatically blocks non-essential cookies and data tracking, until the user has expressed his explicit acceptance of the use of cookies.

Users who decide to continue browsing the site and explicitly accept the use of cookies, express their consent and acceptance regarding this Privacy Policy.

Information regarding the website you are visiting and the Data Controller of this Website

This is the Privacy & Cookie Policy of the exploringemirates.com website.

The owner of this website (hereinafter “Management”) is a natural person, Italian citizen and subject to Italian and European laws, and can be reached at: infoexploringemirates.com

This website is to be considered a personal blog dedicated to sharing the passion for travel and information that can be useful for travelers. Website Management cannot be held responsible for direct or indirect damage caused to the user’s equipment when accessing the site and cannot also be held responsible for indirect damages (such as for example a loss of market or loss of a chance) resulting from the use of the website.

TYPE OF DATA PROCESSED AND PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING

1. Web browsing data

During normal operation, the IT systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire some personal data which are implicitly transmitted in the use of Internet communication protocols. This is information that is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but due to its technical nature it could, through processing with data held by third parties, allow users / visitors to be identified (e.g. IP address, type of browser, etc.).
These data are used only for statistical information (therefore they are anonymous) and to check the correct functioning of the website and are deleted immediately after processing, except for any investigations of computer crimes against the site.

2. Cookies

2.1 General information on cookies
Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by users send to their terminals (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the same sites on each subsequent visit through the same terminal. In addition, each site can allow the transmission of the so-called “third party” cookies, ie those generated by websites other than the one the user is visiting (through objects present in it such as banners, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains).
Depending on their duration, they are divided into session cookies (i.e. temporary cookies and automatically deleted from the terminal at the end of the browsing session, closing the browser) and persistent cookies (i.e. those that remain stored on the terminal until their expiry or cancellation by the user).

Cookies have different purposes. They are primarily used for the transmission of the communication or to provide the service requested by the user; more precisely, they allow you to enable and optimize the functioning of the website, perform IT authentications and prevent abuse, monitor sessions, improve the browsing experience of users, for example by keeping active the connection to reserved areas while browsing through the pages of the site without the need to re-enter User-Id and password and storing specific information regarding the users themselves (including preferences, the type of browser and computer used).

The aforementioned cookies are called “technical” (user consent is not required for their use), as without them some of the aforementioned operations could not be performed or would be more complex and/or less secure.

Otherwise, if the cookies are used for other purposes, typically for analysis of the behavior and sending of personalized promotional-advertising messages (so-called “profiling” cookies) or even just to obtain, through third party services, information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site (so-called “analytics cookies”), the user’s consent is required. In fact, before sending these cookies on the terminal, in accordance with current legislation, at the moment when you access the home page or other page of the site, a banner is immediately shown in the foreground with a first summary information on the use of the cookies and on the collection of consent, which the user can provide by continuing to browse by selecting an element below the banner or by closing the banner itself.

In any case, cookies can be read or modified only by the website that generated them; they cannot be used to retrieve any data from the user’s terminal and cannot transmit computer viruses. Some of the cookie functions can also be performed by other technologies; therefore, in the context of this web privacy policy, the term “cookie” refers to cookies and all similar technologies.

2.2 Use of cookies on this site
This website can use technical cookies. The types of cookies directly generated by this website are called “technical” cookies, used to correctly provide access to the website and a better and faster display of content.

2.3 “Third party” cookies
This Site also allows the transmission of third-party cookies to the user’s terminal, with which the Website Management collaborates or which services it uses. The Website Management limits itself, as a technical intermediary, to send these cookies, but does not manage their operation (therefore it does not have control and access to the information provided/acquired) since their operation is the responsibility of the third parties set off.

For these cookies, it is possible to access the information and the third party consent forms, by visiting the links below.

The third parties are:

a) Social Media, which typically manage cookies to allow, through plug-ins, the sharing of content between the “logged in” members of the same social network. These subjects are:

Facebook
Cookies: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
Privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter
Cookies: https://help.twitter.com/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies
Privacy: https://twitter.com/privacy

YouTube
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Pinterest
Privacy: https://policy.pinterest.com/privacy-policy

Instagram
Privacy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

b) Subjects whose services the Website Management uses to collect aggregate information/statistics on the users who visit this Site. The Google Analytics service (https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites) provided by the company Google and Yandex Metrica (https://metrica.yandex.com/about/info/privacy-policy) provided by the company Yandex are used.

c) Subjects whose services the Website Management uses to protect the pages of the Site from SPAM comments. Specifically, the Akismet plugin provided by the Automattic company is used, whose privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/

2.4 Management of cookie choices
You can manage your cookie preferences directly within your browser and prevent third parties from installing them. Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete the cookies installed in the past, including the cookie in which consent to the installation of cookies by this website is eventually saved. It should be noted that by disabling all cookies, the functioning of this website could be compromised.

You can find information on how to manage cookies in your browser at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer.

In the case of services provided by third parties, you can also exercise your right to object to tracking by informing you through the third party’s privacy policy.

We inform you that you can also take advantage of the tools provided by Your Online Choices. Through this service it is possible to manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. We recommend that you use this tool in addition to the additional ones indicated in this Cookie Policy.

2.5 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to allow the website to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website automatically anonymized will be transmitted and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of examining your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google can also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can refuse to use cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, but please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google for the methods and purposes indicated above.

You can prevent the processing of such data by downloading and installing this browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

3. Data provided voluntarily by users/visitors

If users/visitors, by connecting to this site, send their personal data to access certain services, or to make requests via e-mail, this entails the acquisition by the Website Management of the sender’s address and/or of any other personal data that will be processed exclusively to respond to the request, or for the provision of the service.

The personal data provided by users/visitors will be communicated to third parties only if communication is necessary to comply with the requests of the users/visitors themselves.

METHOD OF TREATMENT
The treatment is carried out through IT tools and/or manually (e.g. on paper) for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data were collected and in any case, in accordance with the current regulatory provisions on the subject.

PROVIDING DATA IS OPTIONAL
Apart from what is specified for navigation data, users/visitors are free to provide their personal data. Their absence can only make it impossible to obtain what is requested.

RIGHTS OF THE INTERESTED PARTIES
Users/visitors have the right to access their data at any time and to exercise their other rights (ask for the origin of the data, request correction or updating or integration of inaccurate or incomplete data, request the cancellation or blocking for those processed in violation of the law, or oppose their use for legitimate reasons) provided for in articles 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 and 21 of GDPR by writing to the e-mail address: infoexploringemirates.com

Last Update: December 2020.

Notwithstanding that in any case the Data Controller does not carry out processing operations other than those expressly authorized and/or requested by each User, this information may be subject to changes to comply with new legal provisions, with the changed processing policies of the data by the Owner and/or changes in the characteristics of the Site and/or the Service.

Each updated version of this information will be made available on the Site in the dedicated section: the Owner therefore invites all Users to periodically consult the Site to be informed of the latest version loaded.