Privacy policy

Who we are

Our website address is: The owner of the site and holder of data is:

Aldo Latino
Location: Augusta (SR) Italy

The owner can be contacted via email at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The only personal data are collected using the comment form when they leave a comment on a page. The platform used for managing the site is WordPress, which by its nature involves the interaction and exchange of ideas between the author and readers by leaving comments. To make this possible, it is necessary to leave some data before submitting a comment:

  1. name (required);
  2. email address (required);
  3. website address of the user (optional).

The system, at the time the comment, also records the following data, associating them with the previous:

  1. IP address;
  2. date and time;
  3. browser and operating system used.

Nothing prevents you may enter false data (not your real name and email address that does not exist), but that does not allow a fruitful interaction between author and user, in the case of exchange of tips: in fact the system allows the user to receive email notifications about the presence of new comments in response to the article that had commented. On the contrary, the data collected automatically by the system can not be controlled by the user and are recorded for the sole purpose of preventing abuses or to document any harassing actions against the site.


When visitors leave comments on the site we 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Cookies are text files that allow a correct interaction between the user of the site and the site itself. They are useful, for example, when you sign up in a site to use its services or when, visiting a blog, you want to adapt the look to your needs (if the blog/website provides this possibility). Cookies can also be used to extend a user profile in order to show, for example, targeted advertising, according to his preferences. To learn more about cookies you can visit the Cookie page on Wikipedia.

If you leave a comment on our site 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

This site makes use of the following types of cookies:

  1. Technical Cookies. These cookies are used for registered users and to maintain open the login session, so you do not need to authenticate each time you visit the site. For these cookies, we do not require the prior consent of the user.
  2. Third-party cookies. These cookies are used for some integrated services within the site, for example, a YouTube video or a Scribd PDF embedded in a page, a button for interacting with social networks, etc. For these cookies, we ask your consent before storing them in your computer. The third party sites are:

You can also find the Privacy Policies of Third Parties in Your Online Choices, where you can disable their profiling cookies.

Set your browser preferences

Although this site can be surfed in an anonymous way using the capabilities of “anonymous surfing” of modern browsers and in order to help the user to change the options of your browser, here are indicated the links to the pages of the manufacturers of the most common browser on how to delete cookies already installed and to setup the automatic rejection of cookies both of first party and third parties:

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.


This site uses the services offered by Google Analytics with anonimization of the IP address.

Who we share your data with

User data are not shared with anybody, excluding data automatically shared as described in the paragraph “Embedded content from other websites”.

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 (if any), 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.

Where we send your data

All these data are stored in the MySQL database of the author’s website and will never be disclosed to third parties for any reason, except for the judicial authorities in the cases provided by law. The database is stored in the web farm of Serverplan, the company hosting this site.

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

How to contact the owner of this site

Aldo Latino
Location: Augusta (SR) Italy

The owner can be contacted via email at

How we protect your data

As explained in the paragraph “Where we send your data”, user data are stored in the webfarm of Serverplan, according to their Tutela della privacy (in Italian).

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of data breach the procedure follows these steps:

  • Understand what happened and why;
  • Close the breach;
  • Inform the user of the breach;
  • Report the breach to the competent authorities.

Date of this Privacy Policy: January 20th, 2019.
Previous versions:
– January 19th, 2019
– January 01st, 2019
– December 08th, 2018;
– August 25th, 2018;
– May 19th, 2018;
– March 04th, 2018;
– May 24th, 2015.