Privacy Police

Who we are

Our website address is: https://italy-trails.com/

Personal data collected

What personal data do we collect and why do we do it? We explain everything in detail.
When visitors leave comments on the site, WordPress 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.


When we upload an image to our site, we make sure that the EXIF value is cleared from the information. In this way, the download of the images will not contain any details on the geolocation.

Contact forms

On our site there are content forms to allow users to get in touch with the staff of https://italy-trails.com/ The boxes provide for the insertion of various customer data, such as name and surname, email address and message (mandatory), country of origin, telephone number (optional).
Users must give their consent to the processing of data, as required by the following legislation, by selecting the appropriate box at the end of the form. The collected data will be used to get in touch with customers in the subsequent stages and only for the intended purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site https://italy-trails.com/ 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.

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.


To ensure a better user experience for our surfers, we usually collect data relating to the pages visited and the most popular areas of our portal. The collected data provide for geolocation and are used to ensure the correct functioning of the site.

Who we share your data with

We do not resell your data to any external service. However, to offer our users an optimal browsing experience, we usually use third-party plugins. The portal was created with the Elementor theme and is created in WordPress. Our hosting is Kinsta.

How long we retain your data

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 https://italy-trails.com 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, 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. Please, send your request to info-privacy@italy-trails.com

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

The person in charge of data processing is Adriano Ceccarelli. If you have doubts about how your data is managed, you can send a message to this email address: infoprivacy@italy-trails.com

On the other hand, if you want to request the deletion of the data you entered in the forms and newsletters owned by us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data every day and make sure we use the best technology to keep our site safe. In addition to the infrastructures provided by our hosting (Kinsta) and WordPress, we use external services to protect your browsing to the maximum. Access to the site and changes to files are regulated by Wordfence. You can read on their Privacy Policy page how they use your data.

What third parties we receive data from

On our site https://italy-trails.com we adopt various third-party plugins to guarantee the user a pleasant browsing experience between our pages. The installed plugins are listed below:

WPML uses cookies to identify the visitor’s current language, the last visited language and the language of users who have logged in.
While you use the plugin, WPML will share data regarding the site through Installer. No data from the user itself will be shared.
WPML Media Translation
WPML Media Translation will send the email address and name of each manager and assigned translator as well as the content itself to Advanced Translation Editor and to the translation services which are used.
WPML String Translation
WPML String Translation will send all strings to WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor and to the translation services which are used.
WP Form : Data Collection
WP Form stores a record of all form submissions. Your data may be deleted by the site administrator. You may request a report of saved data related to your email address.
WP Form stores data only briefly for each submission.