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Privacy and Cookie Policy


Privacy Policy Welcome to our babbi.com web site!

We kindly ask you to read our Privacy Policy carefully that applies each time you visit our site, surf through our pages or use our services, regardless of whether you purchase any products.  

Notice pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 – integration of notices published on www.babbi.it   Data controller   The data controller of the information collected through this website is BABBI SRL società unipersonale soggetta a direzione e controllo di BABBI GROUP SpA, with registered office in Italy at Via Caduti di Via Fani n.80, 47032 Bertinoro (FC), business register number, tax code and VAT number 04149040406 (hereinafter "Babbi"): Babbi independently establishes the purposes and methods of data processing and the implementation of security procedures to guarantee the privacy, integrity and availability of such data.   Communication of personal data   Communicating your personal data to Babbi when requested in any of the many instances where personal data is collected through the site may be essential in order to achieve the purposes set down by the communication itself, or not prejudicial in this regard. The compulsory or optional nature of the data provision is specified each time – with reference to the specific data requested – at the point of input for each data collection, by marking compulsory information with an asterisk (*).

If you refuse to communicate the information marked as compulsory to Babbi, it will be impossible to achieve the main purpose of the specific data collection, for example it might became impossible for Babbi to fulfill the product sale agreement on babbi.it or provide the other services available on babbi.it like Babbi Newsletter and others.   Communicating additional data to Babbi, other than those marked as compulsory is optional and will not produce any consequences with regard to the main purposes of the collection (such as using the web site and its services).   Personal data supervisors   Currently the data supervisors charged with processing your personal data are the following:   Technical Partners (Websolute S.r.l. and other technical partners that may be used by Babbi from time to time) to processes the data required to manage and maintain the Babbi servers and databases;   Your rights   You are entitled, at any time, to obtain confirmation from Babbi that your personal data is or is not being processed, even if not yet registered. You are also entitled to obtain information from Babbi about the source of your personal data, the purposes and methods of data processing that apply to your personal data; the type of logic applied when electronic instruments are used for data processing; full identification of the data controller and data supervisors; the names of the persons or categories of persons to whom personal data may be communicated or who may become privy to personal data while performing their duties as, by way of example, the data supervisors. All this information is included in this Privacy Policy.   In addition, you may always be entitled to obtain from Babbi:   Cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form or the blocking of your personal data if processed in violation of the law, including the data deemed unnecessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or subsequently processed in the first place; Updating, correction and integration of your personal data; Certification that the operations described at letters a) and b) have been notified, even with regard to their contents, to the persons to whom your data has been communicated or disseminated, except in those instances where such certification turns out to be impossible or would require a clearly disproportionate deployment of means compared to the right protected.   You do, in any case, have the right to totally or partially oppose: lower-alpha processing of your personal data, for valid reasons, even if pertinent to the purpose of collection; the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertisement or direct marketing mailings, or if used for the purposes of market surveys or commercial communications.   You may freely exercise your rights at any time by sending a written request to Babbi – to the mailing address or to the e-mail address [email protected] - and we will reply promptly.

To ensure that your personal data is always exact, up to date, pertinent and complete, please advise us of any variations by writing to [email protected].   Art. 130, paragraph 4, Legislative Decree 196/2003   We wish to inform you that the law regulating protection of personal data permits Babbi – without any obligation to obtain your prior consent – to use your data for direct selling activities involving products similar to those you have already purchased, unless you refuse to allow such use of the e-mail address you communicate to us.   Italian Privacy Authority Provision of 19 June 2008 on simplification of requirements for processing operations for administrative or accounting purposes   We also wish to inform you that the Italian Privacy Authority's provision permits Babbi to use your postal address for sending you - with administrative and accounting documents - adverts about products similar to those you have already purchased, unless you refuse to allow such use of the postal address you communicate to us.   Our privacy policy in brief   The principles on which our privacy policy is based are listed below:   Ensure that data processing is conducted fairly and legally, protecting user privacy and implementing appropriate measures for security and protection of the privacy, integrity and availability of the data provided by users. Process data exclusively for the purposes and according to the methods illustrated in the notice presented to users at the time of its collection; Answer all requests for cancellation, variation and integration of personal data, opposition to data processing for the purpose of sending commercial information and advertising; Make data available to third party companies only for purposes that are strictly necessary to provide the requested service(s) and only where monitored by a data supervisor; not communicate, cede or transfer data to third parties for purposes exclusive to the third party unless the users have received prior warning and have granted their consent; Use data for other purposes, with respect to those specified at the time of collection, only where the user has expressed its express consent to such use;   Processing your personal data   Personal data processing is conducted primarily by means of information systems and electronic devices by Babbi and other parties who, selected with care for their reliability and competence, conduct operations that are essential in order to achieve the purposes strictly related to the use of the web site, its services and sale of products via the web site (see below, ‘Parties who may process your personal data’).

The specific purposes for which your personal data is processed are summarized each time you communicate your personal data, in the notice presented in compliance with art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003. In general, data is processed in order to provide the following services available to those who visit our site:   registration on the site, to enjoy the services we offer; subscription to Babbi Newsletter and sharing its content, inviting your friends to join the Babbi world, making yourself known to other users by sending us your comments and eventually your picture; handling of your requests: be they technical, commercial, concerning progress reports on your orders and generally speaking all information requests; contacting us.   For this reason we have set up the site in such a way as to reduce use of your personal data to the absolute minimum: therefore, your personal data is not processed when the purpose of the specific activity can be achieved by using anonymous data (such as market surveys intended to improve services) or by means of other methods that make it possible to identify the person involved only if strictly necessary or at the request of authorities or the police (such as site traffic data, the time you spend visiting our site or your IP address).  

In some cases, as expressly cited in the notice, your personal data will be processed, if you expressly grant your consent, to create a user profile based on your preferences and your purchases, so that we can send you information that is pertinent to your needs and interests. With the exception of the case specified at art. 130, paragraph 4, of Legislative Decree 196/2003 (authorizing the data controller to use your data to send you advertising e-mails about products and services similar to those you have already purchased, unless you refuse your consent for such use), Babbi may use your personal data to send you advertising about its products and services only if you grant your consent.   Your personal data will be communicated to third parties only with your express consent, except for the cases when such communication is obligatory by law or is required for purposes envisaged by the law, for which the person’s consent is not required; in these cases the personal data may be made available to third parties who will process the data autonomously and exclusively for such purposes (for example, in reply to a request from police or the courts or other competent authorities).

Any other type of processing, other than related to the specific purpose for which you have communicated your personal data will be indicated in the information notice and will be carried out by Babbi only if you have expressly granted your consent. There are, however, instances of data processing for which the law established that your consent is not required: for example, we wish to inform you that Babbi can process your personal data without your consent if this is necessary to comply with the provisions of the law or whenever this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations it may have entered into with you (for example, when you have bought products or have requested specific services through our web site). Finally, we wish to inform you that your personal data will not be transferred abroad to countries that do not belong to the European Union that do not provide a sufficient level of privacy protection.

If such a transfer should be necessary to provide you with the services or to conclude a contract with Babbi for purchasing our products, we wish to assure you that your personal data will not be transferred to countries that do not belong to the European Union and do not provide a sufficient level of privacy protection unless specific agreements are concluded by Babbi with such parties, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. It could happen that Babbi may find itself processing personal data of third parties, communicated directly to Babbi by its own users, such as when a user has bought a product to be delivered to a friend, or when the person who pays for a product is different from the addressee, or again, when a user wishes to inform a friend about a service or the sale of a specific product on babbi.it. In these circumstances, Babbi will deliver the notice pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 to the third party, when the personal data of the same is registered in its archives, it is however your own responsibility to obtain consent from this person before communicating his/her personal data to Babbi and to inform him/her about this Privacy Policy, because you will be the sole person responsible for communication of information and data about third parties without them having granted their consent or in the event that such data be used in an illicit or improper way. We wish to inform you that the consent of these persons is not required when their data is communicated to Babbi in order to conclude a contract with Babbi in their favor.

Babbi reserves the right to eliminate accounts and all related data if illicit contents is discovered that is harmful to the image of Babbi and/or its products or those of third parties or, in any case, may be considered offensive, may be seen to promote illegal or libelous activities, includes pornographic material, incite to violence, or promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion or sexual preferences.   Parties who may process your personal data   Babbi has chosen to call on other companies for processing your personal data, for certain specific activities. The companies that conduct such operations have been carefully selected and are experienced, capable and trustworthy, and offer sufficient guarantees that they abide by the applicable laws and regulations that regulate data processing, including the security profile of such data. These companies have therefore been appointed data supervisors, and they conduct their activities according to the instructions and under the control of Babbi. We verify on a regular basis that they have fulfilled the duties assigned to them and that they continue to offer sufficient guarantees of compliance with the provisions that govern the protection of personal data. Your personal data is also processed by our employees assigned to specific services; the categories of employees involved in these activities depend on the purposes for which the data was communicated and are always specified in the notice displayed when you communicate your personal data.   Cookies   Our site uses automatic systems to collect data that is not directly communicated by the user, such as cookies. A cookie is an application transmitted to the user’s hard disk; it does not contain any comprehensible information but associates the user with the personal information registered on the web site. Cookies are stored on our server and no one has access to the information they contain.

Only Babbi processes the information collected through cookies, only in anonymous and aggregate status, in order to optimize our services and our site in relation to the specific requirements and preferences of our users. We have set up cookies, for example, connected to catalogue browsing. Internet browsers have a function that makes it possible to cancel cookies after each session. The browser provides instructions on the cancellation procedure. Familiarize yourself with it. Acceptance of automatic data collection and use of cookies are both necessary to make use of the site and its services, including online sales. If you have activated cookie cancellation, Babbi cannot guarantee that you will have access to full visualization of certain web pages, or be entitled to obtain certain services, such as for example the memorization and visualization, on given web pages, of the products you have selected during the process of online buying.   Security measures   We adopt security measures that are sufficient to reduce the risks of destruction or loss of data – even if accidental – to a minimum, to impede unauthorized access, illicit types of processing and processing that is not in accordance with the purposes of collection as indicated in our Privacy Policy. However, Babbi cannot guarantee its users that the security measures adopted to protect the site, data transmission and information on the site, limit or exclude any risk whatsoever of unauthorized access or dispersion of data via user devices: we advise you to ensure that your computer is equipped with appropriate software to protect data transmission on the network, both incoming and outgoing (such as up to date antivirus systems) and that your Internet service provider has also adopted adequate security measures to protect network data transmission (such as a firewall and antispamming filters).  

Links to other web sites   Our site includes links to other web sites that may have no relation to us. Babbi does not control or monitor such web sites or their contents. Babbi may not be held responsible for the contents of such sites and the rules they apply, even with regard to your privacy and processing of your personal data during your navigation on their pages. We therefore invite you to be careful when you enter these sites via links on our site and to read their privacy policy and conditions of use very carefully. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to the web sites of other companies. Our site provides links to these sites exclusively to facilitate our users in their research and navigation and to facilitate hypertextual links to other sites on the Internet. Such links do not represent any sort of recommendation or promotion of access or navigation by Babbi, or any guarantee of their contents, or the services and goods they may offer or sell to Internet users.   Contacts   If you wish to receive more information about how Babbi processes your personal data, please write a message and send it by e-mail to [email protected].   Jurisdiction  

This Privacy Policy is regulated by Italian law and, in particular, by the code governing protection of personal data (Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30 June 2003), which regulates treatment of personal data – including data stored abroad – effected by anyone who resides or has a business office in Italy. The code guarantees that the processing of personal data must be conducted in accordance with the fundamental rights and liberties as well as the dignity of the person, with particular reference to confidentiality, personal identity and the right to protection of personal data.   Babbi Companies Babbi operates on the Internet, through babbi.it, in countries other than Italy – even outside of the European Union – by means of subsidiaries that belong to the Babbi. Your personal data will not be communicated to these companies without your consent or the existence of equivalent requirements.

These companies also adopt – with reference to the provision of services to their users and sales of products through the www.babbi.it web site – their own privacy policies that are, in any case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We do wish to remind you, however, that Italian law applies to all cases of personal data processing conducted by anyone who uses devices situated in Italian territory, even if not electronic devices (unless they are used exclusively for transit through the territory of the European Union), regardless of whether they may be located in another country, even if not a member of the European Union. Whenever companies of the Babbi Group process your personal data, they nominate Babbi as their representative on the Italian territory, for the purposes of applying the Italian provisions that regulate processing of personal data.   Variations and updates of the Babbi Privacy Policy   Babbi may modify or simply update this site Privacy Policy, in part or completely, even owing to variations of the laws and regulations that govern this matter and protect your rights. Such variations and updates of the Privacy Policy will be notified to users on the Home Page as soon as they are introduced and will be binding as soon as published on the web site. We therefore invite you to visit this section often to read the most recent and updated version of this Privacy Policy.

Cookie Policy


What is a cookie and what is it for? A cookie is a small string of text that a site sends to the browser and saves on your computer when you visit Internet sites. Cookies are used to allow the website to operate more efficiently and improve its performance, but also to supply the site’s owner with information. What kind of cookies we use and why? Our site uses various types of cookies, each of them with a specific function, as described in the table below:  
Navigation cookies These cookies enable the site to function correctly and are used to gather information about how visitors use the site. This information is used to compile reports and help us to improve the site. Cookies gather information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors came from and the pages they viewed.
Analytical cookies These cookies are used by Google Analytics, for example, to produce statistical analyses of the way users navigate the site (using computers or mobile devices), the number of pages viewed, or the number of clicks made on a page during navigation of a site. Click here for a general view of the Google privacy policy
Third-party cookies These cookies are used by outside companies. The use of these cookies does not normally imply the processing of personal data.Third-party cookies derive from flags for other sites, such as advertising messages, present on the website viewed. They may be used to record use of the website for marketing purposes.
How can I disable cookies? Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) are configured to accept cookies. However, most browsers allow you to control and also disable cookies using the browser settings. All the same, please remember that disabling navigation or functional cookies may cause the site to malfunction and/or limit the service offered. To change the settings, follow the procedures provided by the various browsers, in the “Options” or “Preferences” menus.