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Pursuant to Art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 - Personal Data Protection Code,
Table of contents
Area subject to the communication of personally identifiable information
Sharing data on Venezia Unica
Use of data provided by Venezia Unica
Prohibition on spamming, spyware or counterfeit e-mail
Protection of the account
Access, control and changes to personally identifiable information
These privacy regulations describe the procedures for handling personally identifiable information for our services on the Venezia Unica websites. In general, these rules apply to the site www.veneziaunica.it, its associated contents and other correlated sites in which these rules appear at the foot of the page. Some Venezia Unica websites or other websites managed by us may be subject to other privacy regulations published therein. The rules applicable to the various sites will always be those that appear at the foot of the page of the associated website.
Personal data are processed with procedures suitable to protect User’s privacy and consisting of collection, recording, organization, storage, consultation, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, distribution, deletion or destruction of the data including the combination of two or more of the above activities.
The procedures regarding privacy adopted by our associate companies, affiliates and joint ventures are similar to those described in these privacy regulations. Without prejudice to the law in force, we undertake to provide a series of standards valid for the entire community of Venezia Unica service users. By accepting the privacy regulations and the Agreement with users, whenever a user registers with the site, he or she expressly gives his or her consent to the use, storage and divulgation of his/her personally identifiable information. These privacy regulations shall remain valid after their acceptance and shall enter into force on 20th August 2013. [back to top]
By making use of Venezia Unica services you also agree to the following terms and conditions:
Vela S.p.A. (with registered office in Venice, Isola Nova del Tronchetto n.21 - Italy) hereinafter referred to in this document as "Venezia Unica", is the data controller of personally identifiable information and, furthermore, may transfer such data to the Municipality of Venice (with registered office in Venice Italy, Ca'Farsetti - S.Marco 4136 - Italia) for statistical processing, while the other companies that belong to the project will only receive data on users’ names and surnames.
Vela S.p.A. handles the personally identifiable information of users for the purpose of performing Venezia Unica services, pursuant to the Agreement with users, pursuant to these privacy regulations and in compliance with the principles set out therein. [back to top]
It is possible to navigate our sites without revealing your identity or other personal particulars. However, after providing personally identifiable information, the user is no longer anonymous for us. If he or she chooses to provide personally identifiable information, he or she agrees to the collection and use of such information as described in these privacy regulations .
Venezia Unica may collect and store the following personally identifiable information:
• Name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth and occasionally financial information such as, for example, the user’s credit card number;
• Information on transactions based upon activities carried out by users on the websites (such as, for example, purchases and contents correlated to the account);
• Information acquired from interactions with our websites, services and contents, including information on computers and connections, statistics on the number of contacts, traffic from and towards websites, IP address and standard information on Internet access;
• Additional information that we may request in order to verify the authenticity of a user's identity, or if we believe the user is infringing the rules of the website; alternatively Venezia Unica may have recourse to other lawful procedures for the collection of information for the purpose of verifying a user's identity;
• Information acquired by other companies, such as, for example, demographic and navigation dates;
• Additional information provided by the user, including the explicit and voluntary sending of e-mail messages to the addresses specified in the "Contacts" page of this website and the filling in of data collection forms that involve the subsequent acquisition of the sender/user’s e-mail address and personal information which is required to reply to the requests.
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Venezia Unica does not sell personally identifiable information or transfer it against payment to third parties for marketing purposes without the user’s explicit consent. We can associate his or her data to information that we collect from other companies and use that data to improve and personalise our services and content. [back to top]
Venezia Unica makes provision to collect personally identifiable information in the first place for the purpose of offering you a secure, easy-to-use, efficient and personalised service. The user may authorise Venezia Unica to make use of his or her personally identifiable information for the following purposes:
• providing services and assistance to customers at his/her request;
• settling disputes, collecting tariffs and defining problems;
• preventing potentially illicit or prohibited activities and enforcing our Agreement with users;
• personalising, analyzing and improving our services and contents;
• providing information to our service users and those of other companies, sending them communications on service updates and promotional offers;
• Comparing the exactness of the data and verifying them with third parties.
- disclose data to Companies that are strictly related to or instrumental in the performance of the Service and/or to those Companies that maintain databases accessible to Third Companies for credit protection purposes
- forward data to Subsidiaries and Associates and/or to those Companies strictly related to or instrumental in the performance of the Service also outside the territory of the European Union.[back to top]
Area subject to the communication of personally identifiable information
Venezia Unica has the right to divulge personally identifiable information in order to comply with legal requests, enforce our rules, answer claims alleging that third-party rights have been infringed or to safeguard the rights, property or security of all parties.
Venezia Unica may share the user's personally identifiable information with:
• Service providers with whom we have a contractual relationship and who cooperate in our business activities (as, for example, investigating frauds, collecting invoice payments, affiliation and incentive programmes and co-branded credit cards);
• Other third parties towards whom the user has expressly requested that Venezia Unica forward his or her personally identifiable information (or about whom he or she has otherwise received express communication and to whom he or she agrees when using a specific service);
• The police or other officers of a public authority, in order to meet requests concerning penal investigations or presumed unlawful activities. In these cases Venezia Unica will divulge the information and data necessary to facilitate the investigation, such as, for example, name, city, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, user’s username chronology, IP address;
• Other companies, in the event of a merger or an acquisition between Venezia Unica and the company in question (in this case, Venezia Unica will require that the new company handle the user’s personally identifiable information in compliance with these privacy regulations . In case the user's personally identifiable information could not be handled in a manner compatible with these rules, he or she would receive prior notice to this effect).
Without prejudice to the foregoing, in order to respect the user's privacy and maintain our capacity to prevent access to his or her personally identifiable information by ill intentioned persons, we shall not divulge his/her personally identifiable information to the police, officers of public authorities or other third parties without first ascertaining the existence of a summons or an order issued by a court or substantially similar legal procedures, except for those cases in which we, in good faith, consider that the divulgation of the information is necessary to prevent imminent physical violence or financial loss or notify suspected illicit activities. [back to top]
User’s consent to the processing of personal data is optional. In compliance with Art. 7 of Italian Legislative decree No. 196 of 30 June 2003, Data Subjects – i.e. individuals, entities, institutions or associations – are entitled to object, at any time, in whole or in part, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data and shall, in accordance with the procedures and limits set by the laws in force in Italy: obtain confirmation of the existence of such data and an indication of the its origin; receive intelligible information as to the methods and purposes of and the logic applied to the processing; request updating, changing, integration, cancellation, anonymous transformation or blocking of data treated in violation of the Law, including data non longer necessary for the purposes for which it was provided; and, in general, exercise all rights granted by the laws in force in Italy. [back to top]
Sharing data on Venezia Unica
The user's username is displayed throughout the entire Venezia Unica website (and therefore it is available to the public) and it is connected to all your activities on the site. Other persons may see votes cast, the forum postings, the files (images, videos and documents) uploaded onto the site and all associated comments.
If a user accesses our sites from a public computer or a computer in an Internet point, some of his or her information may be visible to others who make subsequent use of the computer. After using a public computer we suggest you disconnect from Venezia Unica and eliminate the cookies. [back to top]
Use of data provided by Venezia Unica
Venezia Unica allows the user to share his/her personally identifiable and financial information, obtained through the websites, for the purpose of completing transactions and obtaining information on services offered by the site. We encourage users to communicate the procedures adopted on questions of privacy and to respect the privacy of other users. Venezia Unica is unable to guarantee the privacy or the security of shared data, therefore, we advise you to evaluate the rules on privacy and security before performing these operations and opting to share personal information. [back to top]
Venezia Unica uses "cookies" (small files stored on the hard drive) in some web pages in order to analyse access to the web pages, personalise its services and content and guarantee trust and security.
Here is some important information on the cookies:
• Venezia Unica offers functions that can only be provided through cookies;
• You are always free to refuse the cookies but in this case you will be prevented from using someVenezia Unica services and sites. [back to top]
Prohibition on spamming, spyware or counterfeit email
Venezia Unica and its users do not tolerate spamming, i.e. the undesired and unrequested receipt of commercial and advertising material and information. The user is not authorised to include the address of a Venezia Unica user in address lists (email or postal) without his or her express consent. We invite users to notify Venezia Unica of all cases of spamming or counterfeit email. The sending of commercial and/or advertising email is prohibited as also of contents that violate our Agreement with users. Venezia Unica carries out automatic verifications of messages and can use manual filters to verify the presence of spamming, viruses, and attempts to acquire personally identifiable information, carry out illicit activities or transmit illicit or prohibited contents, but it will not store messages sent through such instruments permanently. Emails sent to an address indicated by Venezia Unica will not be stored permanently, and the email address will not be used for marketing purposes and nor will it be transferred or sold. [back to top]
The password is the only "key" that will allow the user to access his or her Venezia Unica account. We advise you to use long numbers, letters and special characters and never to disclose your password. If the user decides to divulge his/her password or personal information to third parties, he/she will be responsible for all the acts performed through the use of his/her account. If a user loses the control of his/her password, he or she may no longer be able to control the use to which it may be put and become subject to legally binding actions carried out on his/her behalf. Therefore, if for any reason your password is found to be compromised, we advise you to notify a Venezia Unica and change it immediately. [back to top]
Access, control and modification of personally identifiable information
The user can see, check and modify at any time part of the data saved. We advise the user to immediately rectify data in the event of variations or inaccuracies. After transmission, it is impossible to modify or remove published messages. Venezia Unica will close an account and eliminate personally identifiable information as soon as reasonably possible upon receipt of a reasoned application made to Venezia Unica on the basis of the activities on his/her account and in conformity to the law in force. Venezia Unica will retain the personally identifiable information associated with an account closed in order to comply with the law in force, prevent fraud, collect any outstanding fees, settle disputes and problems, offer assistance in the event of any investigations, enforce the Agreement with users of Venezia Unica and undertake other actions pursuant to law. The user may address any other requests to customer service. [back to top]
Your data are stored on our servers in Venice. Venezia Unica handles such data as if they were property to be protected and makes use of various tools (cryptography, physical level password protection, etc.) to safeguard your personally identifiable information from unauthorised access and divulgation. However, please be aware that third parties may illegally intercept or access private transmissions or communications between users and may use personally identifiable information gathered from the website in an illegitimate and improper manner. We undertake to make every effort to protect your privacy, but we cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information or your private communications will always remain confidential. [back to top]
With the exception of some cases expressly indicated in these privacy regulations, this document refers exclusively to the use and divulgation of data provided directly from users. If personally identifiable information is communicated to other websites, the use and the divulgation of such data could be subject to other rules. Venezia Unica does not control the privacy regulations of third parties and users are subject to the privacy regulations of such third parties, where applicable. We advise users to acquire appropriate information before divulging personally identifiable information to others. [back to top]
Venezia Unica may modify the content of these privacy regulations at any time by publishing the new version on its website. All the new terms and conditions will come into force after the lapse of 30 (thirty) days from the publication date. If our help pages do not correspond to any questions concerning the privacy regulations, please write to the data controller at the following address: