Privacy Policy

The policy

This privacy policy notice is for this website; and served by Chiara Brambilla and governs the privacy of those who use it.

The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing/using this website.

Policy key definitions:
• “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to Chiara Brambilla.
• “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
• GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
• PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
• ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
• Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR we control and/or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

• We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we are only processing personal data for the core business purposes.

Lawful basis: Consent

  • The reason we use this basis: For the processing of your information when you explicitly consent to subscribe to our email mailing list, or our subscription forms, and when you explicitly contact us – i.e. through email, contact form.
  • Data retention period and how we process your information: This information is stored securely until the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled, or until you no longer wish to be contacted and unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time through a link in any subscription confirmation email or marketing message we send to you
  • Type of information retained: email, name, surname (optional), website, Skype Id (in case you contact us thorugh Skype).
  • Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

Lawful basis: Contract

  • The reason we use this basis: to provide you with details about our services, supplying a quote or estimate, and for billing and delivery purposes.
  • Data retention period and how we process your information: This information is stored securely until the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled, unless we are required to keep it longer for legal purposes.
    No payment information will be taken on our website. For payment to be taken, you will be redirected to the PayPal or Udemy website where payment will be taken securely. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy and Udemy Privacy Policy for more information.
  • Type of information retained: email, name, surname (optional)
  • Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

Lawful basis: Legal obligation

  • The reason we use this basis: to fulfill tax obligations.
  • Data retention period and how we process your information: This information is stored for 10 years for reference only by us for the purposes of self-assessment tax returns.
  • Type of information retained: email, name, surname, address
  • Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

Security and Protection of Your Information

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe. All remote access to is conducted over HTTPS, an encrypted web link secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Moreover, we regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Even though we try our best, we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify the appropriate authorities if we experience data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests.

We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.


We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies and are usually used to provide you with a better user experience.

Cookies allow to:

  1. remember settings and information, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page;
  2. measure how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device/computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

According to the type of organisation which administers them, cookies are divided into:

  • First party cookies: installed by our own website.
  • Third party cookies: installed by websites which don’t belong to us. For example, where we use buttons users can use to share content on social networks or where we use affiliate links. We don’t these third party cookies and so you must review the cookie policies of these other websites for further information.

According to the length of time they remain active in the user’s system, cookies are divided into:

  • Session cookies: they last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: they expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

According to the purpose for which data are collected through the cookies, cookies we use are divided into:

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website usually cannot function properly without these cookies.

_CFDUID: It is a session cookie and is used by the content network Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic. More information can be found here.

Social sharing cookies are used to enable you to share our pages on social media websites

UVC: It is a third party cookie and is used to update the counter for the website’s social sharing features. More information can be found here.

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

_GA, _GID: They are third party cookies used to identify unique users. A unique, randomly generated string – Client ID – is stored in the browsers cookies, so subsequent visits to the same site can be associated with the same user.

_GAT: It is a third party cookie used to throttle the request rate

More information on _GA, _GAT and _GID cookies can be found here:

Transparent Privacy Explanations

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners, or are self served through our own means. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However we do not control the actual adverts seen/displayed by our advertising partners.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL, as a titled text link or as image link. Website url and titled text links are usually used in Blog posts while Image links are usually used in the right side bar.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website in the Cookie section above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Amazon affiliate disclosure statement

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties (.com,, .ca, etc.) and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.

In the future, we may add other affiliate programs, or use other monetization strategies we notify you about on this page.

Email marketing messages & subscription

If you have opted-in to any email marketing message or subscription, you should know that those emails are sent through a plugin, Email subscribers & newsletters.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons/tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages.

Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe).

Contact Information

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