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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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.


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 visit our login page, 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 your data is sent

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

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use At the Venice Review, safeguarding your privacy is paramount. This Privacy Statement outlines how we collect and utilize your personal information. This policy applies to all Venice Review platforms, publications, and services. Information Collection and Use We collect information primarily to manage your subscription or service requests effectively. Additionally, we may use this information to notify you of special offers, product updates, or promotions. On occasion, we may share your data with trusted partners or third parties. Legal Rights Pertaining to the Website All digital content associated with the Venice Review is copyrighted. Reproduction or duplication of any material without explicit written consent is prohibited, except for brief excerpts for review purposes. Unauthorized use is a violation of copyright laws. Privacy Concerning Children Our online platforms are not intended for users under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 on any Venice Review websites. Disclaimer Regarding the Website While we strive for accuracy, the Venice Review and its affiliates make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the information provided on this website. Limitation of Liability The Venice Review and its affiliates are not liable for any incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of information provided on this website. Advertising Our website may feature advertisements, clearly marked as such. Paid endorsements are not accepted, and advertising does not influence our impartial review process. Email Communication By providing your email address, you may receive relevant communications from the Venice Review. If you wish to opt-out of electronic newsletters, please follow the unsubscribe instructions included in our emails. Security Measures We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information, including encryption for sensitive data transmission. However, no method of data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. Cookies & HTML5 Web Storage We use cookies and HTML5 Web Storage to enhance user experience and analyze website usage. Third-party cookies may also be utilized to tailor advertising content. Social Media Sites The Venice Review collects personal information through our Social Media Pages. Please refer to the respective social media platforms for their privacy policies. Log Files Like many websites, we collect log file data for analytical purposes. This data includes IP addresses, browser type, and user interactions to improve website performance. Sharing of General Information Aggregate demographic information may be shared with partners and advertisers, ensuring individual user privacy is maintained. Links to Third-Party Websites Links on our website may direct users to third-party sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external websites. Notification of Changes Any changes to our privacy policy will be communicated through our website. Users will be notified via email if their personal information usage changes. Privacy Officer For inquiries about website security or privacy concerns, please contact: Email: privacy@venicereview.org Effective Date: September 23, 2017 Last Updated: July 11, 2022