Privacy policy, disclaimer and general terms

Company details

Katia Waegemans (The Venice Insider)
Blauwe gaanweg 47
9150 Bazel, Belgium
Company registration 0640.935.220
VAT number BE 0640.935.220

Our website address is:


The Venice Insider provides information, opinions, and general advice on various topics related to Venice. While we strive for accuracy, the information provided here may change over time. We do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of any content. Readers should verify facts independently. Readers are responsible for their own actions based on the information presented. The blog owner and authors are not liable for any consequences resulting from the use of this content.

Privacy policy

The Venice Insider, found at (“website”) is governed by the following privacy policy. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used and to govern the manner in which The Venice Insider collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of the website. This document applies to the website and all products and services offered by The Venice Insider.


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience 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.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

Third party use of personal information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information. Additionally, the website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  We have anonymised our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

MailChimp – this service is used for our newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications that you have opted-in to receive. Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

WordPress – this service is responsible for operating the website platform.

Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

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

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.

Affiliate links  

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, which implies that we might receive an advertising fee if you decide to buy through this link. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie may be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Clicking on an affiliate link will however not change the final price that you pay for the products or services. The Venice Insider is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Affiliate Program.

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.