Cookie and Privacy Policy

Privacy policy for History Walks Venice, which offers bespoke, private walking tours in Venice with a professional historian, with focus on the less obvious.

The TL;DR of our privacy policy is that we don''t actively collect and keep information about you, unless you contact us. In that case the information will be stored on our computers and servers.

The site do use Google Analytics for statistics, and Google will store one of more cookies.

Who we are

"History Walks in Venice" is owned and run by René Seindal, who is also the Data Controller of your information, as per the GDPR.

Our website address is:

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

"History Walks in Venice" legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • "History Walks in Venice" needs to perform a contract with you;
  • You have given "History Walks in Venice" permission to do so;
  • Processing your personal information is in "History Walks in Venice" legitimate interests;
  • "History Walks in Venice" needs to comply with the law.

"History Walks in Venice" will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to withdraw consent.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments and contact forms

When visitors leave comments on the site or contact us through contact forms 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

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.


This web site uses Google Analytics for visitor statistics. Google's privacy policy document is here.

Log Files

"History Walks in Venice" follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Who we share your data with

The data you send us will not be shared with anybody whatsoever, unless necessary to comply with Italian law, especially with regard to invoicing, bookkeeping and tax declarations.

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 we send your data

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

The data necessary for invoicing, bookkeeping and tax declarations will be available to our accountants and the Italian tax authorities.

Contact information

You can contact us at