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Privacy policy

Guitar Planet Magazine shows its commitment and attention to the processing of the personal data of website users by the adoption of a policy of privacy for personal data, in compliance with the guidelines of the current Code for the protection of personal data (hereafter the "Privacy Code"), stipulated in Legislative Decree of 30 June 2003, number 196 and subsequent modifications.

This page describes the methods of processing the personal data of users who consult the website, by means of an informative note which applies, in compliance with article 13 of the Privacy Code, to anyone who interacts with the web services provided by Guitar Planet Magazine , accessible telematically from the domain

This informative note applies solely to the website and not to other websites which the user may consult by following links from the site.

The information provided on this page also takes into account Recommendation number 2/2001 adopted by the European authorities for the protection of personal data, acting as the Group instituted by article 29 of directive no. 95/46/CE, on 17 May 2001, to identify certain minimum criteria for the online collection of personal data, such as, specifically, the time and the nature of the information that service providers must supply to users when the latter connect to web pages, regardless of the purpose of the connection.


Subsequent to the consultation of this site, data regarding persons identified or identifiable may be processed.

The controller of this data processing is Gourdain Patrick, Via 2 Giugno 4B - Caraglio (CN) - Italy.

By consenting to this declaration on data protection, Guitar Planet Magazine is authorised to collect, elaborate and use personal data in compliance with the laws regarding data protection.

If the user wishes to refuse consent for the collection, elaboration and use of personal data, or to refuse consent to individual points, a declaration to this effect should be sent to one of the following:


The company Marene Online S.n.c. has been appointed as data processor under the terms of article 29 of the Code regarding the protection of personal data, and is responsible for the technical applications of the website.


The term personal data refers to information given in response to objective or personal situations made by a specific person or an identifiable person. This could be, for example, name, telephone number, address and any data given during the action of registration. Statistical data collected, for example, when a user visits our website, cannot be traced directly to the person, and is therefore not counted as personal data.

Data processing related to web services available on the site is carried out by technical staff with a specific responsibility for data processing, using digital or manual instruments. No data deriving from web services is communicated or passed to third parties without the consent of the user, except in cases where this is strictly functional for the purpose of providing a service requested by the user.


Browsing data
Digital systems and software procedures responsible for the functioning of the website acquire, during their normal operation, certain data, whose transmission is inherent in the use of internet communication protocols. This information is not collected in order to associate with identifiable users, but it may, by its very nature, allow the identification of users through processing and association with data held by third parties. Such data processing and association activities are never carried out or commissioned by Guitar Planet Magazine to third parties.

This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of computers used by individuals to access the site, addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) form of services requested, time of request, method used to relay the request to the server, size of the file obtained in response, numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters regarding the operating system and the user's computer use. This data is used exclusively by Guitar Planet Magazine , anonymously and for statistical purposes linked to use of the website and its correct functioning. The data may be used and stored in the event of suspected IT misdemeanour to the detriment of the site, in which case Guitar Planet Magazine reserves the right to request investigation into responsibility by the appropriate authorities.

Data provided voluntarily by the user
The collection of the user's personal data can happen voluntarily, through the sending of emails to addresses found on the website or the sending of electronic forms present on it.

Sending an email involves the collection by the Controller of the sender's email address, which is necessary in order to respond to the request, as well as potential other personal data contained in the communication. Personal data collected in this way will be used by the Data Controller solely for the purpose of responding to the electronic message received and any subsequent related communication.

The sending of a newsletter necessitates the collection by the Controller of surname, first name and email address.
This personal data is used solely for the purpose of carrying out the requested service and is communicated to third parties only if this is strictly necessary for the provision of the service.
Specific information summaries are shown and can be viewed on the web pages intended for that purpose, in order to draw users' attention to the processing of their personal data.


With the exception of the aforementioned browsing data, the provision of personal data by users is optional, though it is essential for the provision of certain services; in these cases, a failure to provide data may compromise or prevent the provision of services.


Cookies are tiny strings of text which websites visited send to the user's terminal (usually the web browser), where they are memorised and subsequently retransmitted to the same website the next time the user visits the site. During navigation on a website, the user's computer may also receive cookies sent by websites or servers (third parties) which may contain elements (e.g. images, maps, links to other pages and domains) included on the site being visited.

Cookies can be grouped into two main categories, technical and profiling. The former are those used exclusively for the transmission of a communication on a digital communications network, or when strictly necessary to the service provider of the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user for the provision of that service. The second type, however, are used to create a profile of the user, and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences suggested by the user's web browsing.

Directive 2009/136/CE introduced the obligation to acquire the prior and informed consent of users only for the installation of cookies used for purposes other than solely technical.


The cookies used on this site and managed directly by the data controller (cookies managed by the publisher) are used primarily to facilitate navigation for the user. Cookies may provide information about navigation within the site and allow the functioning of certain services requiring the identification of the user's route through various pages of the site itself.

This site uses session cookies, which are automatically deleted by the user's hard disk as soon as the browser is closed, and used only to ensure safe and efficient consultation of the website.

The website also uses persistent cookies, which are memorised by the user's computer, and make it possible to remember the user's preferences or actions. These cookies are used to make navigation as effective as possible during subsequent visits to the site.

This site uses cookies which are provided and managed by controllers other than the website visited by the user, in other words, third party cookies. These cookies fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of their controllers, and Guitar Planet Magazine is in no way responsible for the policies adopted by them for the processing of personal data, or their use.

"Third party" cookies used on this website fall into the following main categories:

Services provided by Google Inc: for example, the site uses Google Analytics and Google Maps. Information on privacy and use of personal data can be found at the following link:

Further information on privacy and the use of plugins can be found on the relative websites, at the links indicated below:

How can I avoid data being saved by cookies?
The browser allows users to accept cookie saving on request only. If you are happy to accept cookies from Guitar Planet Magazine , but not cookies from our partners and service providers, you can select "block third party cookies" in your browser.

In the help section of your web browser menu, you can find out how to reject new cookies or deactivate existing ones.

In the case of shared computers set up to accept cookies, we advise users to disconnect completely after use.


In accordance with article 7 of the Privacy Code, users have the right to obtain:

  1. confirmation of the existence or otherwise of personal data concerning them, even if not yet registered, and whether the data is communicated in intelligible form;
  2. information about: a) the origin of the personal data; b) the purposes and methods of processing; c) the logics applied in the event of processing with the aid of electronic tools; d) the identity of the data controller, processors and appointed representative in accordance with article 5, clause 2, of the code; e) the individuals or categories of individuals to whom the personal data may be communicated or may come across it in the capacity of appointed state representative;
  3. a) the updating, rectification, or, where appropriate, integration of data; b) the deletion, anonymising or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, including data whose storage is not necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently processed; c) confirmation that the operations referred to in a) and b) above, and any content, have been brought to the knowledge of the parties to whom the data has been transmitted or communicated, except in cases where such compliance is impossible or involves the use of methods which are clearly disproportionate to the right in question;
  4. users have the right to oppose, partly or wholly: a) for legitimate reasons, the processing of personal data which may regard them, even if pertinent to the purposes for which it has been collected; b) the processing of personal data for the purpose of sending publicity or direct sales material or for use in market research or commercial communications.

All the aforementioned rights stated in article 7 of the Privacy Code may be exercised by the user, by contacting Guitar Planet Magazine in writing at the following addresses: