Privacy Policy

Taste of Italy's Privacy Policy

In order to conform to the European Union’s ART. 13-14 of the GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION) 2016/679 we hereby specify what information we collect from you, who handles it, for what reasons and for how long.

About Us

In this Privacy Policy, references to “we” or “us” are to Taste of Italy and Maribel Agullo, a cooking teacher based in Bologna, Italy who will be the controller of any personal data processed as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about the personal information we gather, please write to [info at taste-of-italy dot com]. The email address should read like this:

Collection of Information

We request personal information from you in order to provide you with a service.

To register for a lesson, we ask for your name and email address, the names of anyone else in your group. We also ask for a way to contact you in the event of an emergency.

When you pay for the lesson, PayPal or Unicredit, our payment service providers, will also collect and process your credit card or other payment details.

If you write to us, we may also keep a record of that correspondence.

The Use of Your Personal Information

We use the information you provide to us solely to:

(a) provide a price quote;

(b) to fulfill any contractual agreements between you and us;

(c) to tailor our services to your needs (food issues, skill level);

(d) to comply with legal, accounting and regulatory requirements;

(e) to contact you in case of emergency;

(f) to make the service more friendly;

(g) We may use your email address to send you a newsletter in the future. In that event, you will be asked for your consent to receive such newsletters and will receive the addendum to the Privacy Policy.

Storage of Information

All information is stored on our secure servers.

Legal Basis for Processing Your Information

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only
(a) where we have your consent to do so,
(b) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or
(c) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights.
In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as the possible consequences if you do not provide your information).

Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell or trade your personal information to third parties.

We only disclose your personal information, as permitted by law to our payment services provider, PayPal or Unicredit, when you process your payment via PayPal or paying via bank transfer or bank wire.

These suppliers’ use of your personal data may be subject to their own privacy policies, which are available on their websites, and which we suggest you familiarize yourself with in the relevant circumstances set out above.

Data Storage

We store personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or encrypt it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your Rights

You have the following data protection rights:

You can edit your personal details by contacting us at the email address listed above whenever you wish.  We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your personal information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us.

In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.

You may also email us to access, correct, delete or update your personal information on our systems. We will answer every email as promptly as possible.

You can exercise these rights by contacting us at the email address listed above whenever you wish.

Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information on the basis of your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us at the email address listed above.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.  For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.


We believe in protecting the privacy of children. The EU law requests parent's to consent and provide any information relating to their children. We request name and age only to provide a price quote and to greet the child in a warm and friendly manner while the service is being rendered. After the service is rendered, the personal information of the child is deleted.
We do not store personal information from any persons under 16 years of age, and no part of the Website is directed to persons under 16 years of age.
We will take appropriate steps to delete any personal information of persons less than 16 years of age that may have been archived.


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Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, to comply with law or to meet our changing business requirements. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Website.

Contacting Taste of Italy

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email : [info at taste-of-italy dot com]. The email address should read like this:

This page was last updated on 26 May 2018.