How we deal with your data values the users of our website (the “Website”). Your privacy and trust are very important to us.

We also respect the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us.

Why we value your privacy

We are sticklers for privacy; we are committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We’re uncomfortable with the information that companies, governments, and other organizations keep on file. We’ll never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and we’ll never give anyone access to it unless we’re forced to by law.

How we collect information

When you email us you voluntarily give us contact information including your name and email address so that we can reply to your inquiry.

We collect your email address when you sign up for our newsletter.

Our website software doesn’t use cookies or scripts that were designed to track the websites you visit.

When you visit Martha’s Italy Site, we, our advertisers, and our service providers acting on our behalf automatically collect certain data using tracking technologies like cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. By themselves, cookies do not identify you specifically. Rather, they recognize your web browser.

What information we hold

When you contact us by email or through our website, we collect your name and email address and any other information you voluntarily supply.

If you sign up for a newsletter, we only collect your email address. You have the option to unsubscribe from these communications and we won’t send them to you again.

Information That Is Automatically Collected When You Visit Wandering Italy

When you access Martha’s Italy, our web host and third-party partners and vendors may automatically collect certain information from your device or web-browser about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other data collecting and tracking technologies to help us understand how our users use the Sites and to target advertising messages to you. Our partners and service providers may also collect and track information about your online activities over time and across different websites, applications. The information collected automatically when you visit the Site may include your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Site, unique device identifiers, and other details that generally are not considered personally identifiable.

If you don’t want to expose your IP address, you can protect your IP using the Tor browser bundle, or a VPN.

You can see what information your browser is sharing by visiting

Where we store your information

When you contact us by email or through our website, we store your your information in an offline email program. If you sign up for a newsletter, your email address is stored in Mailchimp, which is the marketing and newsletter platform we prefer. We chose Mailchimp partly for their commitment to security.

What we tell others about you

We do not furnish to third parties the information that we gather or that you provide to us unless we are legally required to do so.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites, including those produced by other organizations. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any outside sites.

Who’s responsible for your information at Martha’s Italy?

James Martin, Webmaster and Privacy Champion, is responsible for the security of your information. It’s a very small site with servers in the United States of America.

Who has access to information about you

When we store information in our own systems, only Martha Bakerjian and James Martin has access.

The steps we take to keep your information private

The computers we use are protected by a passcode. Our mobile devices are also protected by a fingerprint recognition.

How to complain

We take complaints very seriously. If you have any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact James Martin: Email Us

If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.


In general, cookies store small amounts of data on your computer when you visit a Web site. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. While Martha’s Italy site software itself does not use cookies (the site will work fine if you choose to block them using your browser controls), our advertisers and affiliates may use cookies to store information, particularly when you click on an advertiser’s link.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser, usually using tools falling under the “privacy” label.

Google uses a particular type of cookie that enables it to serve ads based on visits to this site and other sites on the internet. You can learn more by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

This post may contain affiliate links to sites I believe are of benefit to travelers. There is no cost to you but the small amount of revenue helps defer the cost of bringing you this free information.

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Privacy originally appeared on , updated: Aug 11, 2020.