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Types of cookies

There are different categories of cookies, based on their characteristics and use.

Technical cookies. Technical cookies are used for the sole aim of "carrying out the transmission of communication on an electronic communications network, or, in only the narrowest measure necessary, to the service provider of a company which was explicitly requested for information by a subscriber or by a user, in order to carry out that service" (see item 122, comma 2 of the Code). These cookies are not used for any other aims and are usually installed directly by the data processor or controller. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website; cookie analytics, which are assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the data controller to collect consolidated information on the number of users and how they are visiting the site; and functional cookies, which allow users to navigate according to a series of selected criteria in order to improve the services offered to them. The user's prior consent is not required to install these cookies, whereas it is required that an informative report be provided according to item 13 of the Code. When only those devices are used, the data processor can provide this report in whatever way he/she deems most suitable.

Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are intended to create user profiles, and are used with the aim of sending advertising messages which are consistent with the preferences manifested by the user while he/she navigates online. Due to the particularly invasive nature which these devices can have regarding the user's private life, European and Italian law foresee that the user must be adequately informed on their use and must express his/her consent. This is referred to in item 122 of the Code, in which it is foreseen that "storage of information on the end device of a contracting party or user or access to information which has already been stored are allowed only on the condition that the contracting party or user has expressed his/her consent, after having been informed through simplified methods according to item 13, comma 3" (item 122, coma 1, of the Code). This site ( does not use profiling cookies.

Cookies analytics

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Cookies duration period

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Managing cookies

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Privacy Policy

Privacy disclosure (item 13, L.D. 196/03)

There are several recurring terms in this text, which we shall refer to as follows:

This website, refers to the Tattoo Life Production brand whose owner is the Mediafriends Srl Company, which shall be defined in this text as "the Company" or "our Company".

The above mentioned site, identified as "", or "", or "" shall be defined in this text as "the Site" or "our Site".

The data controller is Tattoo Life Production, acting as Mediafriends S.r.l., which has its legal headquarters in Corso Lodi 18, 20135 Milan, Italy, VAT number IT12877390158, which shall be defined in this text as "the Data Controller".

The data processor is Tattoo Life Production acting as Mediafriends Srl, which has its operative headquarters in viale Papiniano 49, 20123 Milano, VAT number IT12877390158, which shall be defined in this text as "the Data Processor".

The corporate email address is "", which shall be defined in this text as "the Company's email address".

In accordance with and in effect of Italian Law n. 196 of 30 June 2003 ('Privacy Protection Code'), as the Data Controller of your personal data, the Company hereby informs you that the cited law foresees the protection of personal information regarding persons and other subjects, and that the handling of such information will be characterized by the principles of honesty, full legitimacy, transparency and protection of their privacy and rights. Any personal information will be handled according to the legislative regulations of the above-cited law and to the obligations regarding privacy foreseen therein.

Purposes for data treatment

In particular, your personal information will be handled for purposes linked to the carrying out of compliances related to legal or contractual obligations (for example, subscribing to the German Tattoo Artists Yearbook) and to compliances which are obligatory by law in the fiscal and accounting fields. Handling functional data in order to carry out these obligations is necessary for the correct management of the relationship, and their conferment is obligatory in order to carry out the aims cited above. Furthermore, the Data Controller hereby declares that if any obligatory information is not communicated or is communicated incorrectly, this could make it impossible for the Data Controller to guarantee the adequate handling of said data.

Any email addresses which are voluntarily provided, through the specific contact request form and/or through the specific "Contacts" section of the Site and/or subscription to the publishing product "German Tattoo Artists Yearbook" by way of a signed contract, can be used to send informational communications such as newsletters, DEM, promotions, etc…., which solely regard the Company's activities.

Spread of data

Your personal information will not be spread in any way, except for cases in which this is expressly requested by the Law.

Rights regarding the handling of data

Users have the right to obtain from the Data Controller the cancellation, communication, updating, variation and integration of their personal information, and in general can exercise all the rights foreseen by item 7 of the Privacy Code which is provided (extracted) here below:

Legislative Decree n.196/2003 Art. 7: the right to access personal information and other rights

1. The interested party has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or not of personal data regarding him/her, even if it is not yet registered, via communication provided in an intelligible manner.

2. The interested party has the right to obtain indications regarding:

a) the origins of his/her personal data;

b) the aims and methods of data treatment;

c) the logic applied in cases of treatment carried out through the use of electronic devices;

d) the personal information of the controller, processors and designated representative according to item 5, comma 2;

e) the subjects or categories of subjects to whom one's personal data can be communicated, or who might learn about said data, as a designated representative in the country, or managers, or appointed individuals.

3. The interested party has the right to obtain:

a) the update, rectification or, if interested, the integration of personal information;

b) the cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or the blocking of data which was treated in violation of the law, including data which does not need to be saved due to the aims for which it was gather or later handled;

c) a declaration that the operations described in letters a) and b) were made known, including everything regarding their content and the individuals to which the data was communicated or spread, apart from cases in which that operation is impossible, or involves the use of means which are clearly disproportionate with regard to the protected right.

4. The interested party has the right to object, whether entirely or in part:

a) to the handling of his/her personal data for reasons which are legitimate, even if it is pertinent to the reason for gathering it;

b) to the handling of his/her personal data for motives involving the spread of advertising material of direct sales or for carrying out market research or commercial communications.

The Data Controller and Data Processor, as well as the Company's email address which you can use to contact them, are indicated at the beginning of this text.

Location of data treatment

Any handling of data connected to the navigation of this Site is located at the Company headquarters and will be communicated solely to those individuals who are responsible for carrying out the services needed for the correct management of work relations, with the protection of the individual's rights guaranteed. Data will only be handled by personnel who have been specifically authorized by the Data Controller.

Any data obtained from the web service will not be communicated or spread.

The personal information provided by users who submit requests for instructional material to be sent and/or other requests, such as requests for information, will be used solely for the purpose of carrying out any requested services or assistance.

Types of data handled: navigation data

During the course of normal functioning, the IT systems and software procedures which have been designated for the operation of this website acquire some data whose transmission is implicit in the use of internet communication protocols. This kind of information is not gathered in order to be associated with identified individuals. Included in this category of data are the IP addresses of the computers utilized by users who connect to the site (made anonymous – see the section related to "Google Analytics" below), the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the number code which indicates the state of the answer given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the operating system and to the user's IT environment. This data is used with the sole aim of gathering anonymous statistical information about the use of the site and to check that it is being used correctly. Data could be used in order to ascertain responsibility in hypothetical cases of any IT crime which damages the site, but only if requested by appropriate surveillance authorities.

Option to provide personal information

Except for what is specified regarding navigation data, if the user wants to request that informational material or other communications be sent to him/her, he/she is not obligated to provide the Company with any personal information requested on the Site's request forms, or which is in any case indicated in the contacts section. If the user decides not to provide said information, this could impede him/her from receiving what he/she requested.

Data provided voluntarily by the user

Choosing to send an email, in an explicit and voluntary way, to the addresses indicated on this Site, or through email forms which can be found on the Site, involves the acquisition of the sender's email address - which is needed in order to respond to any requests - as well as any other personal information which was voluntarily provided by the user in the message. Any email addresses which are voluntarily provided when making a request to participate in the German Tattoo Artists Yearbook may be used to send informational communications such as newsletters, DEM, promotions, etc…., which are solely linked to the Company's activities.

The rights of interested parties

Individuals who provide any personal information have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or not of said information, to be made aware of its content and origin, verify its exactitude, request to integrate or update it, or request an amendment (Item 7 of L.D. no. 196/2003). According to item 7 mentioned here, one has the right to request the cancellation, transformation in an anonymous form or the blocking of data which has been handled in violation of the law, as well as to oppose, in any case and for legitimate reasons, the treatment of one's data. Should there be any doubts regarding whether the privacy protection policy adopted by the Company has been respected or applied correctly, or any questions about the accuracy of your personal information or the use of gathered information, you can contact the Company via its email address (see above).


For any questions regarding cookies, users can refer to the explanations given in the specific paragraph, "Cookies".

Issues regarding minors

Without the prior consent of his/her parents or guardians, no one under the age of 18 years can send information to this Site, participate in the German Tattoo Artists Yearbook and/or perform legal actions on this site without consent of the above-mentioned, unless it is allowed by current laws.

Changes to the Site

The Data Controller reserves the right to modify the contents of this Site at any time, without prior notice. Users must accept the possibility for any changes and future revisions, and are therefore responsible for periodically visiting the Site in order to stay informed about any variations.

Changes to this page

The Data Controller has the authority to make changes to this page. Users must accept the possibility for any changes and future revisions, and are therefore responsible for periodically visiting the Site in order to stay informed about any variations.