Policy

Last updated on May 9th, 2018 at 12:48 pm

PRIVACY POLICY & GDPR COMPLIANCE

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An American in Rome is GDPR compliant.

Any data gathered on An American in Rome is only used to give a personalized experience when browsing An American in Rome. Cookies are used to tailor ads to the reader, as well as to track Google analytics (i.e. your location and any other data that you have previously consented to share).

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An American in Rome does not and will not sell (or buy) personal data.

If you are an EU resident and wish to have your comments taken down, please get in touch with An American in Rome and the comments will be permanently deleted. Third parties are not and will not be sold any of your personal data. When you leave a comment on a post, you will never be contacted without permission and your information will not be shared. Your name and email are requested in order to prevent spam comments on the site. They are not used in another manner, and the email address is never displayed publically.

DISCLAIMER

The information you will find on An American in Rome is all correct at the time of writing and is intended for general informational purposes. Natalie writes about places and experiences that she has personally tried. While posts are regularly confirmed and updated, An American in Rome cannot guarantee that all hours, prices, or other information is correct at all times. Your reliance on solely the information found on An American in Rome is at your own risk and the site owner will not be held liable for any changes that negatively impact your travel plans as a result.

All photos are the property of An American in Rome unless otherwise stated. Any photo not directly attributed to another source remains the property of An American in Rome and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the site owner.

While we are on the subject of copyright: post content found on An American in Rome may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, without the prior written permission of An American in Rome either.

Any comments left on An American in Rome must be approved first. Only comments that are abusive or self-promotional will remain unpublished. Having said that, An American in Rome reserves the right to delete any comment without prior notice or warning.

DISCLOSURE: AFFILIATES & SUBSIDIZED EXPERIENCES

Note that An American in Rome has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this blog, which are always disclosed in the actual blog post. An American in Rome may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located in those posts and generate sales for the said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised. We have always tried to merchant’s services ourselves before including them on the site.

An American in Rome is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to recommended products on Amazon.com and affiliated sites. If affiliate links are used, this is always disclosed in the post itself. Unless otherwise stated, all the products suggested have been personally purchased by Natalie and are a direct recommendation. Affiliate links do not cost anything for the user, they simply support this blog if and when you purchase. Whenever possible, recommendations for where to buy the product locally in Rome are also included.

When and if products or experiences were received in kind, posts were sponsored, or discounts were applied, that information is made clear in the post itself. Even so, all opinions expressed, of which there are many, are those of An American in Rome and no one else. If Natalie attends an event or tries a service that she would not recommend, then you will never read about it on the blog. We sometimes accept offers to try out tours or accommodation options and accept because we wouldn’t normally take tours of our own hometown.

A note on food, because we love it and eat out a lot: if Natalie is invited to a press dinner, you won’t see it on this site. Why? Because bad meals are a personal pet peeve. If the press preview was good, she will go back as a paying customer. If it is still good, then you might see a post about the restaurant. In summary, posts only show up on An American in Rome if the quality of the experience is worth your time, energy and funds, because all of those things are pretty sacred, no?

Unless expressly otherwise stated, travel/products written about on An American in Rome have been paid for with Natalie’s very own cold hard cash.

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