Information concerning the protection and use of personal data
1. Purpose of the statement
This statement is submitted according to Art. 13 of Italian Leg. Decree no. 196/2003 – Code on personal data protection (hereinafter, the “Code”) – to all those interacting with the web services of The Hotel Couture S.p.a. which can be accessed via the Internet from the address: www.thehotelcouture.com (hereinafter, the “Site”).
The statement is submitted for the Site and for any other website attributable to The Hotel Couture S.p.a. to which users are taken by direct link. The statement does not on the other hand concern any other websites to which users are redirected from the Site, which are not attributable to The Hotel Couture S.p.a. and for which this latter is not responsible for neither contents nor for the procedures relating to privacy.
2. Data controller
While surfing the Site, data concerning identified or identifiable users may be processed. The data Controller is The Hotel Couture S.p.a., having its registered office in Via Marco Polo, 2, 60012 – Trecastelli (AN) – Italy.
3. Data processing place
Data processing concerning Site consultation is carried out at the Data Controller HQ and are handled solely by the staff members in charge of processing, or possibly by people appointed to carry out occasional maintenance operations.
4. Type of data processed
Computer processing systems and all software procedures used to operate the Site – during normal operation – acquire some personal data whose transmission is implied in the use of Internet communication protocols. These types of data (referred to as browsing data) are used only to obtain anonymous statistic information about the use of the Site and to check its correct operation. These data may be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of hypothetical computer processing violations.
Data provided voluntarily by the user.
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses specified on the Site involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, required to reply to the customer’s/user’s requests. Summary information statements are specified on the pages of the Site dedicated to special optional services.
5. Optional nature of data provision and purposes of the treatment
Aside from the provisions concerning browsing data, La Bottega collects personal data including the name, surname, e-mail address, country of residence and other information, provided by the Site users spontaneously; these data shall be used to provide the information and services required, to answer questions which the users have asked, as well as for advertising, sales and product development purposes. Users are free to provide the personal data specified in the registration forms. Failure to provide such data may make it impossible to provide the services required. In some cases, the Data Protection Authority may request news and information in accordance with Article 157 and subsequent Articles of the Code, for personal data processing control purposes. In these cases, the answer is obligatory, on pain of administrative fines.
6. Processing methods
Personal data are processed using computer processing tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Personal data shall be used only by La Bottega and shall not be disclosed to third parties or disseminated. Special safety measures have been adopted to prevent data loss, misuse or non-allowed use and unauthorised access.
Information regarding the cookies used by La Bottega can be found in the statement present on the Site.
8. Rights of the person concerned
The person concerned may contact the Data Controller to exercise all the rights envisaged by the Code (Article, 7, stated in full at the foot), and, in particular, to access the data, request that they be modified or updated, or to object to their processing for lawful reasons. Further information about the rights and the methods of exercising such rights can be obtained from the Privacy Protection Authority website
Article 7 of Italian Leg. Decree 196/03
Right of access to personal data and other rights
1. The party concerned has the right to obtain confirmation about the presence or absence of his/her own personal data – even if not recorded yet – and their intelligible communication.
2. The party concerned has the right to ask for the following:
a) the origin of personal data;
b) the purposes and methods of data processing;
c) the logic applied if the processing is carried out using electronic tools;
d) the identification of the data controller, the supervisors and the representative authorised in accordance with article 5, paragraph 2;
e) the individuals or categories of individuals whom personal data can be disclosed to or who could be informed about them, being charged representatives in the area of the Country, persons in charge or charged with data processing.
3. The party concerned has the right to have:
a) the data updated, amended or added to where this is of interest;
b) the deletion, conversion into anonymous form or freezing of the data processed in breach of the law, including that which does not have to be kept for the purposes for which the data had been collected or subsequently processed;
c) the declaration that the operations, including the contents, referred to in letters a) and b) were brought to the awareness of those to whom the data was disclosed or disseminated unless this proves to be impossible or would involve the employment of methods that are clearly out of proportion to the right protected.
4. The party concerned can object, fully or partly:
a) for lawful reasons, to the processing of his/her own personal data, even if they are pertinent to the purpose of data collection;
b) to the processing of his/her own personal data for the sending of advertising materials, for direct sale, or for carrying out market surveys or commercial reporting.