PRIVACY & COOKIES

Privacy policy

Our privacy commitments
  • We only ask for information that is necessary to carry out the services you choose to engage us for, i.e. to enquire about or to book our holiday rental property.

  • We will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it has been provided.

  • We do not sell your information to third parties or purposely allow it to be used in any way other than that originally intended.

  • We keep your information safe and take security seriously.

  • If you want to know what personal data we have about you, please ask us.

  • If you opt to receive marketing material from us, such as blog updates or newsletters, we will keep your contact information in a database so that we can contact you in the future. If you don't want this, please tell us and we'll remove your name.

  • Your personal data will only be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose for which it has been collected.

  • We may disclose personal data in order to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

What personal data do we collect and how do we use it?

We do not collect any personal information about users of this website except to the limited extent through the use of cookies, which is described below. However, there are circumstances in which you may choose to give us personal information. The information we collect includes your name, email address and phone number.

 

The purpose for which we use your personal data is to contact you regarding your enquiries, provide information about our services, and to process your booking of our rental property. After you have booked Casalone, we will contact you as appropriate to help plan your stay, to arrange to meet you on arrival, to support you during your visit if required, and to follow up with you after your holiday for your feedback.

 

We may also use data to improve the website, for statistical and research purposes, to contact you for marketing purposes if you have agreed to this, or to otherwise respond to any requests, queries or comments submitted to us by you.

 

We may contact you by any of the methods you have provided details of, i.e. email, telephone, text messages or postal mail.

Sensitive personal data

We do not collect any sensitive personal data or 'special categories of data', such as racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, political affiliations, etc. However, you may choose to share physical health information with us if this is necessary for the purpose of establishing the suitability of the property for you or a member of your party. 

How do we store your personal data?

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to market our services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

Your rights

You (the 'data subject') have the following rights under EU data protection laws:

  • the right of access to personal data relating to you

  • the right to correct any mistakes in your information

  • the right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing

  • rights in relation to automated decision making (note: we do not make any automated decisions about you so this right does not apply)

  • the right to restrict or prevent your personal data being processed

  • the right to have your personal data ported to another data controller (e.g. if you decide to contract with a different service provider), and 

  • the right to erasure.

We will respond to any rights that you exercise within one month of receiving your request.

Links to other websites

From time to time, we may link to third party websites that are not governed by this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these third party websites and/or for third party advertisers, nor for the way in which information about their users is treated. In particular, unless expressly stated, we are not agents for these third party websites or advertisers, nor are we authorised to make representations on their behalf.

Privacy policy updates

This policy is dated 26 September 2019. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

Questions

If you have any comments, queries or concerns about the use of your personal data, or if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us by emailing barclay@casaloneinchianti.it.

Definitions, useful words and phrases

Personal data means any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information, allows for the identification of a living individual. This includes information such as telephone numbers, names, addresses and e-mail addresses.

Sensitive personal data or special categories of data means any information relating to:

  • racial or ethnic origin

  • political opinions or affiliations

  • religious or philosophical beliefs or beliefs of a similar nature

  • trade union membership

  • physical or mental health or condition

  • sexual life, or

  • genetic data or biometric data

User and data subject mean the person to whom the personal data relates.

Processing means virtually anything anyone can do with personal data, including:

  • obtaining, recording, retrieving, reviewing, consulting, storing or holding it;

  • organising, adapting or altering it;

  • disclosing, disseminating or otherwise making it available; and

  • aligning, blocking, erasing or destroying it.

Data processor means any person who processes the personal data on behalf of the data controller.

Data controller means any person who determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any personal data is processed and unless otherwise specified is the owner of this website.

This website means the method by which the personal data of the user is collected and processed.

Service means the service provided by this website.

EU data protection laws means the laws which govern the handling of data in all current member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookies mean small pieces of data stored in the user's device.

Usage data means information collected automatically through this website (or third-party services employed in this website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilised by the users who use this website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilised to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilised by the user, the various time details per visit (e.g. the time spent on each page within the application) and the details about the path followed within the application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the user's IT environment.

 

Cookie policy

What are cookies, how are they used and how are they managed?

Cookies are small text files that contain letters and numbers and are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs. 

In certain jurisdictions, including the European Union, websites must obtain consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.

'Strictly necessary' cookies are those that enable you to browse a site and are necessary for security reasons. 'Functional cookies'

 on the other hand remember your preferences and browsing behaviour to improve the user experience and can be controlled by you in your browser settings.

 

There are also 'first party' cookies, used by the platform the website runs on (in this case Wix) and 'third party' cookies, which are used by third party services such as Google Analytics. Details of the cookies used on this site are set out below.

There are two types of cookies:

1. Session cookies - these are created temporarily and do not collect information from your computer. They last only for the duration that your browser is open and are erased when your browser is closed. Their purpose is to allow the website to link the actions of a user while browsing. They are encrypted, do not store users' identifiable information and are essential in order to navigate the site.

2. Persistent cookies - these remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are stored on your hard drive until they expire (as a set expiration date) or until you delete them. They are used to collect information such as your web browsing behaviour, preferences for a specific site (e.g. language or currency), or your login details so that you don't need to enter them each time you visit that site.

You can control and remove cookies via the settings in your web browser. Many browsers provide information regarding cookies through their 'Help' menu and additional information can be found online (see below). Be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of a website. Many of the interactive functions offered by websites are dependent on cookies and disabling or blocking cookies can prevent these services from working or reduce their usefulness.

 

Different web browsers may use different methods for managing cookies. Please follow the instructions from the web browser manufacturers directly, to configure your browser settings:

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit the All About Cookies website

First-party cookies used on this website

Strictly necessary:

Functionality:

Third party cookies used on this website

Third Party Applications

Google Analytics

Cookies are used by Google Analytics to remember what individual users do on the website and record it in an aggregated manner. Access to this information helps us understand the collective usage of the website in order to improve it. The information collected is not personally identifiable. The Google Analytics cookie belongs to Google LLC and has its own privacy policy associated to it. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Google Maps

Google Maps is a maps visualisation service provided by Google Inc. that allows the website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages. This service may collect web traffic data even when users do not use it.

Comments plugin

To enable visitors to comment on blog posts without having to log into this website, we've installed the Comments plugin provided by CodeMagic LTD and Kodio LTD, both incorporated in Israel. Please read their Privacy Policy for full details of the information they collect.

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