Privacy & Cookie Policy


This page is published at and can be retrieved by clicking on the link at the bottom of  the first visited page of “Sicilian Origins”, or through the links in the FAQ section, in the request of estimate’s form and in the order form.

The aim of this document is to describe about how, when, in what way and the nature of information the Data Controller has to provide to the User at the time of connection to “Sicilian Origins” web pages, regardless of the purpose of connection itself.

These Privacy Statements is also valid for the purposes of the code in the field of personal data protection (Art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003) and applies to all persons that interact with “Sicilian Origins” web page, accessible via internet at the link:

These Statements are valid only on regard of “Sicilian Origins”. These Statements have no effect on any other website external to “Sicilian Origins” and to which “Sicilian Origins” content may point. Those websites are ruled by their own Privacy Policy and “Sicilian Origins” is not to be held accountable for any of their actions.

This Policy is drafted in fulfilment of the following laws:

  • Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Italian personal data protection legislation);
  • 10 and Art. 29 of Directive No 95/46 EC on personal data protection;
  • Directive No 2002/58 EC, as updated by Directive No 2009/136 EC, on the usage of cookies.



Among the personal data collected by this Application, either independently or through third parties, there are: name, email, technical cookies and anonymous usage data.

This application and any possible third-party service used by it, may collect, for operation and maintenance, system logs – files that record interactions and may also contain Personal Information, such as the IP address of the User.

Personal data can be voluntarily entered by the user via the contact form, by sending an email, or collected automatically when using the site (e.g. by using social networks sharing buttons).

Possible use of cookies or any other tracking tool by this application or the owners of the third-party services used by this application, is aimed at improving User’s experience and the provision of the requested Service, unless otherwise stated.

The User takes on responsibility for personal data of third parties that are published or shared through this application and guarantees that he/she has full right to communicate or disseminate them, relieving the Data Controller of responsibility towards third parties.



The User’s data are collected to allow the Owner to provide his services, as well as for the following purposes: Contact the User, Payments Management, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Management of comments from the Users, Statistical Services. Different kind of Personal Data used for each purpose are indicated in the specific sections of this document.

User’s data shall also be used to meet legal and contractual requirements, and to fulfil all the tax and accounting obligations. The User declares to be aware that the Controller may be required to disclose the data at the request of public authorities.



User Contacts

Contact Form

By filling the contact form with his/her own data, the User consents to their use for answering to information, estimate or order requests, or to requests of any other nature indicated by the form.

Collected User-related data include: Full Name, Email Address, Country (full Address and Social Security Number or VAT Registration Number are required at the time of order).

Personal Data collected about User’s ancestor: all the data that may be needed to identify the ancestor.

The User is free to provide his/her data in the Request Forms to the various Services offered by this website; failure in obtaining obligatory data shall result in the impossibility to provide the Service.



The explicit and voluntary sending of emails to the addresses provided in this website, implies the acquirement of User’s Email Address, necessary to answer the requests, and any other data the User has voluntarily written in the email.


Payment Management

Depending on the payment method selected in the order, this Application may transmit User’s email to Paypal to complete the payment.

All data needed for payment are acquired directly by the Payment Service and are not treated in any way by this Application.

Some of these services may send automatic messages to the User, such us emails delivering the invoice or payment notifications.



Paypal is a payment service provided by Paypal Holdings Inc. It allows the User to make payments online through a Paypal account.

Personal Data collected: various data, according to Paypal’s own Privacy Policy. 



Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This service allows interactions with social networks or other external platforms, directly from the pages of this Application.

The interactions and information gathered from this Application depend on the User’s privacy settings for each social network.

If an interaction service with social networks or other third-party platforms is installed (e.g. Facebook’s like or share button), it is possible that, even in the case the User doesn’t use it, the service itself may collect traffic data related to the pages in which it is installed.


+1 Button and Google+ social widgets (Google Inc.)

The +1 button and Google+ social widgets are interactive services with the Google+ social network, provided by Google Inc.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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Button Likes and Facebook social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The button “Like” and Facebook social widgets are interactive services with the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

The Tweet button and Twitter social widgets are interactive services with the social network Twitter, provided by Twitter, Inc.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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Youtube (Google)

Youtube is video streaming service owned by Google Inc. Youtube allows to incorporate contents in this website.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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Vimeo (Vimeo, LLC)

Vimeo is video streaming service owned by Vimeo LLC. Vimeo allows to incorporate contents in this website.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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User comments management


Disqus is a service that allows Users to write comments on this webpage. The service is provided by Big Heads Labs Inc.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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Statistics Services

Google Analytics with anonymous IP (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses Personal Data to evaluate the use of this application, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google. Google may use this personal information to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own network. Google Analytics acquires your IP address anonymously. The anonymization is done by shortening the IP address within the borders of the EU Member States or other countries participating in the agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, IP address may be sent to Google’s servers and shortened within the US borders.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

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Mode and place of processing of the collected data

Processing Modalities

The Data Controller processes the User’s Data taking all necessary security measures to prevent access, disclosure, alteration or unauthorized destruction of those data.

Data treatment is carried out by IT tools and/or manual tools, with organizational methods and logic strictly related to the purposes above stated. In addition to the Owner of the website, User’s Data may be accessed by external officers involved in the organization of the website (administrative officers, legal officers, system administrators) or external parties (such as third-party technical services, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies) appointed, if necessary, by the Owner. An updated list of entities with access to Personal Data can be requested from the Data Controller at any time.



The data are processed at the place of business of the Data Controller, and in any other place where those involved in the treatment are located. For more information, please contact the Owner.



The Data are kept for the time necessary to carry out the request of the User, or for the time required by the purposes described here. The User can ask the interruption of treatment or deletion of data at any time.



Fabio Cardile – via Nebrodi 2 – 95030 Mascalucia

Email address of the Controller:

The Owner is also the Data Controller for this website.



Data Subjects have the right (according to Art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003) at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of the Data at the Data Controller, to know the content and origin, to verify its accuracy or request their completion, deletion, update, rectification, conversion into anonymous form or the blocking of any data processed in violation of the law, and in any case, for legitimate reasons, to object to the processing. Requests should be addressed to the Owner. 



Use of cookies

This Site uses cookies to improve User’s experience and to make navigation through the webpages simple and efficient.

By visiting the Website, the User will enter a minimum amount of information on the devices he/she is using, whether they are computers and/or mobile devices, in small text files called “cookies”, stored in the directory of User’s browser.

There are several types of cookies, some used to make use of the Site more efficient, others used to enable certain functions.

In details, our cookies allow to:

  • store User’s preferences;
  • analyze the use of the services and content provided by to optimize the browsing experience and services offered.


Cookie types

Technical cookies

This kind of cookies allow the proper function of some sections of the website. They are divided in two categories:

  • persistent: even when the browser is closed, they are not destroyed but remain up to a preset expiration;
  • session cookies: they are destroyed every time the browser is closed

These cookies are always sent from our domain, and are needed to display the site properly, as well as for technical services. Cookies shall therefore be stored and used every time, unless the User sets the browser to prevent their storage (which may result in a compromised experience).


Analytical cookies

This type of cookies is used to collect information on how the site is used. Owner will use this information for anonymous statistical analysis, in order to improve the Site and provide more interesting and relevant content for the User.

This type of cookies tracks anonymously the User’s activity on the site and how he/she reached it. Analytical cookies are stored by this website or by third-party domains.


Third-party analysis service cookies

These cookies are used to collect anonymous information for commercial purposes on how the Site is used, such as viewed page, time spent on each page, origin of the traffic, provenance of the User, age, gender and interests. These cookies are stored from third-party domains, external to the Site.


Cookies used to embed third-party products and software functions

This type of cookies embeds in the pages of this website features developed by third parties, such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks, and may be used to share the content provided by this site or to use third-party software services. These cookies are stored by third-party domains and partner sites that provide the functionalities of this website’s pages.


Profiling cookies

These are cookies that create Users’ profiles in order to show personalized ads, in line with the preferences expressed by the User within the web pages.

According to the current regulations, is not obliged to seek authorisation for technical and analytical cookies, as they are required to provide the service.

For the other types of cookies, consent can be expressed by the User through one or more of the following modes:

  • by setting the browser or any program used to browse the pages of this site;
  • by adjusting the settings in third-party services


Disabilitation of Cookies

If the User blocks the use of cookies, his/her experience on the website may be altered and/or limited.  The User can decide to block cookies from this website at any moment, by selecting the appropriate settings in his/her browser.

Here is an overview of the main browsers:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari 8 on Yosemiti

Safari on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch



The Owner of this website reserves the right to modify and update this document at any moment without notice. The User accepts to be bound by this Privacy Policy and any future update, and therefore commits to visit this page on a regular basis, in order to be aware of any modification. This document was last updated on the 04/11/2018 to meet the most recent legal requirements.