Privacy & Cookies Policy

1. Introduction 

This information is supplied in compliance with art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 – personal data protection law – to those interacting with the web services supplied by Purple Home, accessible through the web addresses:

  • http://www.purple-home.com
  • http://www.purple-home.it
  • http://www.purplehome-apartments.com

This information is only restricted to the Purple Home websites and not to other websites consulted by users through possible links. This information has no value for external sites that are not controlled by Purple Home, even though linked to this website. This information is also inspired by Recommendation no. 2/2001 on safeguarding personal data, adopted on 17 May 2001 by European Authorities grouped together as established by art. 29 of Directive no. 95/46/EC. The Recommendation gives some minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line, and, specifically, mode, time and nature of information that data owners must give users linking to web pages, no matter why they link up. The Recommendation and a synthetic description of its purpose can be found in the Privacy Guarantor website (http://www.garanteprivacy.it). 

2. TREATMENT "OWNER" 

After consulting our websites, data concerning identified or identifiable people may be handled. The data treatment owner is Purple Home, with headquarter in Piazza S. Jacini 30, 00191 Rome, Italy; VAT number: 13120501005. 

3. PLACE WHERE DATA IS HANDLED 

Data handling connected to our websites takes place in the offices of Purple Home and is handled by specialized technical staff in the data treatment office or by those charged with periodical maintenance operations. No data coming from the web services is communicated or put in circulation. Personal data supplied by users sending in requests for information (commercial requests, newsletters, answers to questions, etc.) is only used to carry out the service requested and only communicated to third parties if it is necessary to provide the service. We receive and store personal data completed on our website or that you provide us by any other means. Those data are: your personal information, your contact information, your transport mode, the time of request, and your opinion on the quality of our services. Please note that we do not have access to your credit card details, those data are managed directly by our online payment partner. Most of the information requested on our website is mandatory in order for you to book an apartment. Mandatory information is indicated with an asterisk (*). If you use any social media featured on our websites, we will have access to the information stored by this media, i.e. name, gender, picture and other information you have chosen to make available. 

4. USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA 

We use your personal data in order to provide you with the apartment booked on our websites, to create your personal account, to manage your booking, to fix any issue related to our service, to communicate with you, to inform you about our offers, and to get your opinion on our websites and services. You may receive from us newsletters or emails presenting offers that might interest you. If you do not wish to receive those emails, you can indicate it to our customer service, easily reachable from our “Contact us” website section. To know your rights, please read the paragraph no. 7 below “Interested party rights”. 

5. SHARING OF YOUR DATA 

Personal information we collect is shared with: 

  • Purple Home employees, in order to best manage your bookings, to answer your potential questions and to send you our commercial offers, only if it is part of their duties. 
  • Property owners or their representatives, to best organize your arrival and your stay in the apartment (number of guests, babies, arrival time, etc.). 
  • Serviced apartment and villas we reference on our website, if you have made a booking in their residence. 
  • Legal organizations, when required by law or to investigate illegal or fraudulent activities. 

6. PROVIDING DATA IS OPTIONAL 

Besides what is stated above regarding navigation data, the user is free to supply personal data in request forms to Purple Home or provided in contact to speed up the process of sending information or other communications. However, not providing the data, means that the above information cannot be sent. 

7. INTERESTED PARTY RIGHTS 

Those providing their personal data can at any time request confirmation that said data exists or not and check that it is correct or request it be integrated, updated, rectified or deleted (art. 7 of legislative Decree no. 196/2003). In compliance with the above article, they have the right to ask for said data to be cancelled, made anonymous or blocked if handled in violation to the law and oppose it being handled, for legitimate reasons. All the above requests must be sent by mail to Purple Home, Piazza S. Jacini 30 00191 Rome, Italy; or by e-mail to info@purple-home.com 

8. COOKIES 

According to European legislation currently in force, the use of cookies within a website is subject to detailed regulation. 

9. WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES IS USING THIS SITE?

On this site are used technical, session state and Google Analytics third-party cookies. 
Session cookies store information while the user accesses the Web. 
Analytics cookies allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information gathered through such cookies is used in measuring the activity of web, application or platform sites and the profiling of user navigation of these sites, in order to make improvements to the service and functionality for users. These cookies do not send private information. For a more complete dissertation about the policy related to these type of cookies, please refer to the following link → 
All cookies used on this site do not send any personal information to the site manager. 

10. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a text string that websites send to the browser for various purposes. According to the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante), cookies can be classified in technical and profiling cookies.
The first category includes cookies sent from the website itself for purposes strictly related to the navigation. They could be either navigation or session cookies which allow a normal web surfing and the use of the site; or analytics cookies, which gather information about the number of users visiting the website or the way they visit the site; or functionality cookies, used to enhance the vision of the site according to certain criteria (such as language).
For this kind of cookies, prior user’s consent to their installation, nor communication to the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) are required, but it is necessary to make this statement.

The second category (advertising cookies) includes cookies used to profile users in order to provide them targeted advertising based on their surfing habits. These cookies are not used on this website. 

11. WHO DOES SEND COOKIES?

Cookies can be sent from the site itself or by third party services that the site may rely on. The site administrator is liable for cookies sent directly, while for those sent by third parties it should be given the origin and the reference link regarding the Policy. Within third parties and technical cookies there are also Google Analytics cookies which collect anonymous information about web surfing. 

12. CAN I DISABLE COOKIES?

By default cookies are enabled in every browser. Browsing the web without them limit user’s experience and sometimes prevent to access the website or part of it.
However, you can disable cookies by entering on the advanced settings of the browser. You can click on the following links for detailed instructions on removing and control cookies (listed links are external websites to this site). 

Aboutcookie.org →
Google Chrome - Delete cookies → 
Google Chrome - Block cookies →
Windows IE - Eliminate and manage cookies →
Firefox- Delete cookies →
Firefox- Blocking cookies →
Safari- Lock and cookies →
Operations Manage Cookies →

It is also possible to disable Google Analytics cookies in your browser. To achieve this, you need to download and install an add-on for the browser used (if you use multiple browsers the installation must be done on each of them). This component can be downloaded from Google's servers in this link →

For more information, please contact the site administrator at the following email address: info@purple-home.com 

13. MODIFICATION OF THE PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY 

We may update the Privacy and Cookie Policy according to current Italian laws. It is the responsibility of the user to read this Policy on a regular basis.