This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website or app?

When registering or ordering from our online shop on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.


When do we collect information?

We collect information when you register on our directory or on our job board, place an order from our online shop (if/when appropriate), subscribe to our newsletter or enter information on our site.We never ask for credit card numbers. Payments are dealt with third party providers (e.g. PayPal, etc.).


How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To publish your business page in our directory
  • To register you on our job board
  • To quickly process your transactions
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To email you with news and/or promotions/advertising on a monthly basis (from us or third parties)


How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers (e.g PayPal).

We use Siteground servers which follow the new European GDPR.

We use Mailchimp to manage your contact details and sending you emails, in the respect of the GDPR.


Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.


We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
  • For Ads Remarketing campaign with Google and Facebook.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Read here for more info on our Cookies.


Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

You may sometimes receive emails from The Italian Community, from Idea188 lts (creators of The Italian Community) or some trusted companies or institutions who wish to divulgate some interesting/important communications to the Italian community, including commercial emails, including email marketing for commercial purposes.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be directly provided to any other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Third-party links

Our directory include or offer third-party products or services. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites and/or  companies in general, that are listed in our directory.



We analyze the user behavior using tools like Google Analytics and Hotjar.



Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We may use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We may sometimes implement the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.


Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information or delete them anytime:

  • By emailing us
  • By logging in to your account (for directory and job board)
  • By Unsubscribing from the relevant link on each footer of our Newsletter


Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.



The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Subscribe your business to our directory
  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders (if/when pertinent).

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  •  Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

The Italian Community

London, United Kingdom

Tel: 004402088347045



The Italian Community accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused to any person as result of any error, omission or misleading statement in the information on this website, or due to using the website or relying on that information.

Any reference or information to any specific product, process or service by manufacturers and suppliers does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by The Italian Community.

The Italian Community is not responsible for the contents or reliability of businesses present within this website.

The Italian Community is not responsible for any negative or positive rating present in the directory.

Linked websites shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The Italian Community does not guarantee that links will work all the time and has no control over the availability of linked pages.

Each Paid Subscriptions (Green and Red Packages) will automatically continue monthly through PayPal recurring payment, unless prior communication from the customer at the end of every 12 months. After 12 months, if you do not wish to continue, you will only need to tell us by sending an email to or suspend your monthly recurring payment directly from your Paypal’s control panel.



The Italian Community Shop is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and

The Italian Community Shop makes a small commission for purchases made through its shop.

Prices are exactly the same for users who purchase through our Amazon affiliate links or trough non-affiliate link or through Amazon directly.

Users will not pay more by clicking through each product’s link and by purchasing through The Italian Community Shop.

The Italian Community Shop is not responsible for customer service/support for products purchased through our online shop. This responsibility falls entirely on and and customers should interact with them directly for any inquiries regarding purchased products (defective, broken, damaged, expired, etc.) or/and regarding  shipments (missed, delayed, postponed, etc.) or/andregarding any other kind of assistance for problems arose through the shopping experience of our online store.




Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.


Last edited – April 2018