Privacy Policy

Who we are

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Gathering of Informations

When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary, but may include, among other things, user information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting a registration or application—including when signing up for a paid subscription or event—you may submit your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information), user information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and user information that our third party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so or are otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Voluntary submission

We may collect user information (including personal information) that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for user information, such as your email address, when you register to become a member of the Site or register for a produced live event. You may also provide user information to The Digital Wine in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page and public profile URL (for example, if you choose to add content to your comment, such as photos, videos or other information about you and your interests), to enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion.

In the event you order something from the Site, or if you sign-up for a paid subscription (or a free trial of a paid subscription), we may request additional user information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the order. You may also provide us with other information at the same time, such as your choice of subscription term or type of subscription. Where you sign-up for paid subscriptions as a gift option (e.g., on behalf of a friend or colleague, the gift recipient), you may provide us with this information on behalf of the gift recipient.

You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services, such as paid subscription content. If you wish to provide user information to us about a third party, such your friend or colleague, in connection with a referral, gift subscription, recommendation, nomination (e.g., Under 30 list nomination), or other purpose, please only do so if you have the permission of that third party. When you register or become a member of the Site or provide information to The Digital Wine in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Information that we collect automatically

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device. In some territories, including California, the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the United Kingdom (the EEA and the United Kingdom, together “Europe”), and China, this information may be considered personal data or personal information under applicable data protection laws.

Specifically, the user information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g., country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect user information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site, where they come from, and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our business and commercial purposes, including internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site to our visitors. With respect to any content that is subject to a paywall, we also use this information to notify users via a notice on the Site when they have read their quota of “free” content (and would need to purchase a subscription to continue reading additional articles).

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below.


A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect user information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to your user information, so our use of these cookies may allow us to better understand how you use our Site, or to serve you with personalized advertising.

In particular, we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies on the Site for our business purposes of personalizing and optimizing your browsing experience and the Site by:

  • providing you with tailored content and advertisements (see below for more information),
  • enabling social media features,
  • safeguarding against spam and malware,
  • analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior,
  • administering the Site, including triggering paywalls for certain content as appropriate,
  • gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole,
  • tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites,
  • remembering your preferences and voluntarily-submitted information (e.g. custom video playlists, preferences, job title, story ratings, membership status),
  • performing location-related functionalities and analytics,
  • participating in market research (e.g., Site ratings), and
  • educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements.

These cookies live for 1 year; if you get access to login page, the web site will turn on a temporary cookie to verify if your browser accepts cookie. It don’t contain personal data and it’s canceled when you close the browser

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies. Please do review your web browser settings if you want to use your web browser to control our cookies.

Log’s files

The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used for our business purpose of internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Site.

Third Parties

We use third parties for a number of business purposes, including to provide credit card processing, to provide email services and to host services on the Site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your user information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your user information for any other purpose. With respect to credit card processing, we do not collect, store, or process any credit card information. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.

The Site may contain links to other Web sites that have their own privacy policy which may be different from the one adopted by The Digital Wine, and therefore not responsible for these sites.

In addition, if you provide any user information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your user information to that advertiser. Similarly, we may share certain attendee user information with sponsors of our live events (e.g., attendee name, title, company name), subject to applicable law.

Who we share your data with

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. Similarly, The Digital Wine does not share any personal data with anyone.

What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive a file exported from the site with the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that all personal data concerning you be deleted. This does not include any data we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Spam control

Visitor comments are checked through an automatic spam detection service; The Digital Wine uses the Akismet service (see below)

How we protect your data

The Digital Wine is hosted on the hosting platform of Netsons, an Italian hosting. You can read on their website the characteristics of their privacy policy and what they do to protect your data


We collect information about visitors who comment on the site and who use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information collected depends on how the user has set up Akismet, but normally the information includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information provided directly by the user who comment, such as name, username, email address, and the text of the comment itself).

This site, The Digital Wine blog, uses technical cookies like all sites in the world, and you do not need to accept them or not, because they will be installed anyway. It’s your browser that does it for you, and you don’t have to worry. You can decide not to install them. Then there are other cookies, the analytical ones, which are used by me to know how many visitors (for example) read this site, and from which area of ​​the world they come. Your IP address is not written on it, just a count.
Then there are third-party cookies, for example those of AdSense or Amazon advertising banners (you will only find these types of banners on this site. If you add more, you will find it written here).
The responsibility of those cookies is theirs, it cannot be mine, as the European legislation also says (at the bottom of the page there are legislative references).

List of trackers

To give you complete information, I will also insert trackers, i.e. those plugins such as the Facebook or Twitter button, which take into account your login to their platforms to allow you, when you share an article, to do so without having to log in every time.
If this solution is not to your liking, you can always decide to browse not connected to Google or other social platforms, and use the anonymous browsing version available on most browsers.
It may be a little inconvenient, but you certainly won’t be tracked by trackers.
Datalogix: a third party advertising tracker, such as Facebook or Twitter
Facebook Connect: third-party cookie, is the fB social widget
Google AdSense: advertising cookie
Google Ajax Search: it is the technical cookie of your searches on the site
Google Tag Manager: is a cookie that manages tags and searches on Google Analytics
Gravatar: it is the cookie that allows you to insert a graphic avatar in your comments (here it is disabled)
Iubenda: a tracker that allows Iubenda to know which site you come from by clicking on their banner
OpenX: the tracker used by the VinoClik banners
ShareThis: the ShareThis plugin’s tracker


Third-party cookies cannot be blocked by the site you are connected to. In other words, by visiting The Digital Wine and immediately after checking the cookies installed on your pc, you may find a certain number of them. This is because only your browser settings can block the download of cookies on your computer or mobile device. On The Digital Wine there is a plugin that can do only one thing: prevent those cookies, if you don’t want them, from being sent to the server that generates them. Therefore, a Google AdSense cookie may be installed on your computer, but the information will never reach Google, which therefore will not be able to track your information.
Collection of information, registration for services, cancellation
Rolando Mucciarelli (hereinafter The Digital Wine), as Data Controller, informs you that the e-mail address that was requested of you when registering for the newsletter or when you used the Contact form, will be processed , with your consent, for the sole purpose of sending you the requested newsletters and any other directly requested service. Under no circumstances does The Digital Wine collect your “sensitive” data (state of health, religion, etc.), even if you communicate them to me yourself. You can of course cancel your subscription to the newsletter and other non-paid services offered at any time with a simple click from the unsubscribe link for the newsletter or with an email to As regards any existing or future contracts signed with The Digital Wine, any data provided will be used exclusively to execute the contracts in the manner provided by them.

Questa pagina è visibile, mediante link in calce o dal menù in tutte le pagine del Sito ai sensi dell’art. 122 secondo comma del D.lgs. 196/2003 e a seguito delle modalità semplificate per l’informativa e l’acquisizione del consenso per l’uso dei cookie pubblicata sulla Gazzetta Ufficiale n.126 del 3 giugno 2014 e relativo registro dei provvedimenti n.229 dell’8 maggio 2014.

This page is visible through the link at the bottom or from the menu on all pages of the Site pursuant to art. 122 second paragraph of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 and following the simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies published in the Official Gazette 126 of June 3, 2014 and related register of measures no. 229 of May 8, 2014.


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