Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Villa del Gattopardo Suites & Spa, (hereinafter Villa del Gattopardo) jointly with its group companies, direct and indirect, and all separate legal entities which manage suites, on its behalf (collectively “Villa del Gattopardo”, “we”, “us”, “our”), takes seriously the protection of the privacy of its users. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes what information we collect about our guests, visitors, website and mobile application users, gift voucher purchasers, subscribers, individuals who contact us with inquiries, business contacts and all other persons from time to time (each referred to as “guest”, “user”, “she” and related pronouns).
The data controller is:
PRINCIPE OF LAMPEDUSA s.r.l. in the person of its pro-tempore Administrator
Registered office: Via Dei Quartieri 104, 90146 Palermo (PA)
PEC address:
VAT number: 06626930827
Villa del Gattopardo offers a variety of luxury products and services for leisure and related activities, such as stays in suites, an area for events and congresses.
If the user agrees to receive commercial announcements, we will send him communications from the group to which Villa del Gattopardo belongs, relating to news, offers, products and services provided by us and our partners that may be of interest to the user, as described later, sent by email and other commercial channels. The user can change the preferred commercial channels by following the link in the registration confirmation email sent following the registration request or by following the procedure indicated in paragraph 4.
We will be happy to welcome you to our suites and facilities. However, our services are not intended directly for minors, and should only be used by them with the supervision of an adult.
We invite you to read this Information carefully. By visiting our website, using our services, or otherwise interacting with us, you agree to the data processing activities described in this Privacy Policy. Please note that any websites linked to from our site are subject to their own terms and privacy policy. If this policy is amended, your continued use of our website and services will imply your acceptance of the amended policy.
In case of questions about this information, the user is invited to write to the email address or to the address of our office located in Via Dei Quartieri 104, 90146 Palermo. Villa del Gattopardo receives requests for information during observed office hours in Italy and responds as soon as reasonably practicable.
This version of the Privacy Policy was updated in August 2020.

What data can we collect about you?
We may process the following data about you:
• Data provided by the user.
The user can provide us with information about himself, even partial, by filling in the forms, registering for newsletters and other services, making or canceling a reservation, sending a request for information on one of our hospitality solutions, using our contact form or by contacting us in a personal or business capacity by email, telephone or otherwise. Such data may include: name, e-mail address, billing address, room preferences or special requests, telephone number, information on deposits and deposits to guarantee a reservation, content of e-mails sent to us and any other similar data. You are under no obligation to provide us with such data but, without it, we may not be able to respond to you and provide you with the services, content or information you request.
• Data collected during the guest’s stay.
Villa del Gattopardo records the justified expenses of the guest and the other expenses charged to his room. Particular data relating to your stay, such as requests for services, special preferences or health-related requests, may also be stored. The specific data on the guest’s stay is stored in our IT systems. It is possible that images of the user are captured if they are present in controlled areas with a closed circuit TV protection system.
• User data collected by Villa del Gattopardo
In relation to your visits to our website and your use of the application, we may collect:
– data that does not reveal your personal identity, for example, the type of destination on which the user seeks information. We use this data mainly to ensure the relevance of communications and we may link it to your name or address. zzo e-mail;
– technical data, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, login credentials, browser type and version, time zone setting, date and time of access to our website, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, platform and similar information;
• Data provided by people who make a reservation on behalf of the guest.
A third party acting on behalf of another person guarantees that they are authorized by this person to provide personal data about you and that the data provided is correct. If you breach this warranty, the representative will be liable for any loss or damage suffered by us as a result.
• Data relating to the user received from third party sources.
We may receive data from credit reference agencies, online travel agencies you use to make a reservation or for inquiries and from other service providers who will inform us, for billing purposes, whether our guests have used certain services and other third parties.
Information on the use of cookies
What exactly are cookies?
We may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies on our website and applications to collect some of the data described in this statement. A cookie is a small text file downloaded to the user’s browser and stored on his device. First-party cookies are sent by the website that the user is visiting. Third-party cookies are sent by third parties, such as Google. For more information on cookies, the user is invited to visit the following website:
Cookies sent through the Villa del Gattopardo website
We use the following cookies:
• Essential Cookies. These first-party cookies are essential to allow the user to navigate the website and use its functions. Without them, it is not possible to provide the requested services. They are deleted when you close your browser.
• Analytical cookies. These first party cookies collect information about how visitors use our website and applications. They allow visitors to be recognized and counted, to observe how they navigate the website when they use it and to identify the regions from which they connect.
• Functional cookies. These first-party cookies allow the website and applications of the user to remember his choices (for example, the user name, the language or the region in which he is located) and to provide improved and personalized features.
• Data analysis. Villa del Gattopardo can use third-party data analysis services, such as Google Analytics and others. Your IP address and other data will be collected by automated means to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, identify user habits and provide related services. These providers may retain and use aggregated data from our users in relation to their activity, including to improve their products and services. For more information on how Google Analytics uses user information click here. Furthermore, authentication and tracking logs will be used for the elaboration of user statistics.
• Targeting or advertising cookies. These cookies allow us and our advertisers to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you, your interests and demographic profile, and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies memorize that the user has visited our website, the duration of the visit, the advertisements viewed and other information, thus contributing to the definition of the user’s “usage profile”. They are permanent cookies that remain on the user’s device until they expire or are manually deleted. As a result, you may see our advertising on other websites that participate in advertising networks operated by third-party vendors, such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Yandex, Facebook and others.
• Social media cookies. These cookies allow the user to easily use their social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. They are permanent cookies that remain on the user’s device until they expire or are manually deleted. If the user uses these features, the plug-in and its content are loaded directly from the servers of the social media providers and included in the website by the user’s browser. If the user accesses his social media account while interacting with the plug-ins of this platform on the Villa del Gattopardo website, the social media provider in question will link this information to the user profile it has. Villa del Gattopardo is not able to influence the type of personal data that the provider of the social platform will welcome on the user. For more information, see the Privacy Policy of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others.
We may combine data from cookies and other technologies with other user data.
Consent to cookies
Villa del Gattopardo assumes that the user is in favor of installing cookies on his device. When the user arrives on the Villa del Gattopardo website, he sees a pop-up message asking him for consent to the installation of advertising cookies on his device. To give consent, the user must click on “I accept” or continue browsing the site. Once consent has been given, the message will not be displayed on subsequent visits.
How do we use user data?
We may process your data in accordance with the law where necessary in order to:
(a) respond to and process your questions, comments, complaints and requests;
(b) process the user’s reservations or cancellations, provide the services, products or content requested by him, send him service communications, if he has decided to do so;
(c) provide you, new or old, with superior service, including customer service before, during, and after your stay. For these purposes, we may send you emails which will allow us to improve the quality of our services;
(d) display content on the Websites and Applications, such as stories, product reviews, observations and photos, that you provide;
(e) allow our suppliers and service providers to perform certain functions on our behalf, including hosting our websites, applications and booking platforms, verification and technical, logistical or other functions;
(f) send you personalized commercial communications, alerts and newsletters through our commercial channels, and send personalized advertising to your devices, with your explicit consent or as permitted by law;
(g) administer our business, including financial operations, credit checking and debt collection;
(h) ensure the safety of the guest, our premises and facilities and our business, for example by monitoring areas outside the rooms with closed circuit TV protection systems; verify your identity, where required; implement and implement our general company terms and conditions or any other agreements we have entered into with you;
(i) perform data and trend analysis of user activity, user comments or other contributions to develop and improve our website, products and services and to ensure the effectiveness of our business efforts;
(j) comply with legal requests. Villa del Gattopardo is required to record data to comply with financial obligations and information on guests’ identity as prescribed by local laws (for example, passport number or other identification document, name of all occupants of a room, including children and partners) and promptly communicate them to the competent Authorities.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by Villa del Gattopardo for the purposes described above usually includes:
• the processing necessary to fulfill a contract, for example, the conditions governing the website or the reservation, between Villa del Gattopardo and the guest, including the processing for the purposes indicated in paragraphs (a), (b ), (c) and (d);
• processing necessary for our legitimate interests or for those of a third party, such as the processing specified in paragraphs (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), which is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests in order to ensure the security of our company and the data of our users, and to ensure the correct and efficient administration of our company, except where consent is required for the above treatments according to the applicable law.
• the user’s consent, for example in the case of processing for the purposes indicated in paragraphs (f);
• the treatment necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which Villa del Gattopardo is required, such as for example in the case of treatment for the purpose indicated in paragraph (j);
• and other grounds applicable from time to time for processing.
Your right to opt out
If you want Villa del Gattopardo to stop sending you commercial communications, you can use the Unsubscribe link in our commercial communications or change the application settings. Villa del Gattopardo receives requests for information during observed office hours in Italy and responds as soon as reasonably practicable.
If you wish to withdraw your consent to cookies at any time, the user, or another person who uses his disppositive, you have the ability to accept or block cookies by changing your browser settings. If you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to fully use the interactive features of the website, the contents and services of Villa del Gattopardo.
For more information on the types of cookies that can be installed on the user’s device and on how to refuse, access the DAA tools here, Your Online Choices here or NAI here. You can opt out of Google Analytics here. In some cases, when the user opts for cancellation, a new cookie (rejection cookie) is installed in his browser, which informs the third-party provider to stop collecting data from the user’s browser and prevents the receipt of advertisements.
Disclosure of User Information
We may disclose your data in accordance with the law for the purposes listed above to third parties, including:
• our branches, affiliates, subsidiaries or associated offices through access to our systems, such as the property management system, or otherwise;
• associated hotels and suites that Villa del Gattopardo manages on behalf of third party owners. Villa del Gattopardo may share reservation data with such third-party owners where it is necessary for the purposes of the reservation or for legal purposes or obligations. In addition, it may share data related to health and safety or data about preferences in order to improve the guest experience. Note that, when the management of a specific structure or service ceases, the personal data strictly necessary for the fulfillment of the regulatory and/or legal obligations will be retained;
• the public, where you have posted data in our blogs, forums and discussion groups;
• our external suppliers and service providers, consultants, our customer relationship management and communication and advertising partners;
• online travel agencies used by the user to make a reservation or request information;
• legal persons, temporarily or permanently, in relation to collaborations,
• public authorities, where required by law;
• and any other third party, subject to your consent.
Transfer of user data abroad
Villa del Gattopardo may transfer user data outside the country in which it was collected (including countries where it owns hotels under construction or already operational) for the purposes and to the parties specified above. Villa del Gattopardo’s core business systems, including property management systems, are located in data processing centers located throughout the European Economic Area. The user who is in the European Economic Area can contact Villa del Gattopardo to receive a copy of the safeguards adopted to protect personal data, or download it directly from the website of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).
User data security
Villa del Gattopardo works to protect user data. Unfortunately the security of your data may be compromised by unauthorized use, hardware or software failure, events beyond our control or other factors, but we will do our best to meet our obligation to implement technical measures and appropriate organizational structures to ensure a level of security of personal data adequate to protect against the risk of violation of the same. We keep guest data in a secure place and take measures to ensure that only designated persons have access to this data. When the user logs in to complete or modify a reservation, his online interaction with Villa del Gattopardo is protected from interceptions thanks to encryption technology based on the browser used by the user. Credit card data, if sent through booking portals provided by third parties, are transmitted and stored in encrypted format and it will be the portal’s task to carry out what is necessary for debiting the payment or guaranteeing future stays. As regards the data relating to the credit card for the reservation of rooms sent via our website, they will be transmitted following the partial transmission with a double transmission channel (a part of the credit card numbers will be sent via email or fax and a part via WhatsApp, Telegram or SMS) and stored in encrypted format in the billing and accounting program and the paper part that is no longer needed will be immediately destroyed
It is important to note that communications via e-mail are not secure: this is an inherent risk of using e-mail and it is recommended that you do not enter confidential information when using it. To protect the user, Villa del Gattopardo never includes confidential information when replying to e-mails.
As much as you is user data retained?
Personal data will be kept for the time necessary to pursue the aforementioned purposes or as required by applicable law. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, you can contact us for more details on our retention periods in relation to your personal data. By virtue of a legitimate and lawful interest, Villa del Gattopardo may keep the user’s personal data in an anonymous form and no longer referable to the user, for statistical purposes and without time limits.
Data relating to minors
We will ask parents and guardians for information about their minors, such as name, age, so that we can recognize all of our customers. When minors use our services, such as WiFi, we will receive information about them. Minors may also be filmed by our security cameras. We have a legitimate interest in processing this data, as explained in paragraph 3.
User rights
Where the user is interested in knowing how his personal data is processed, he can exercise his rights by sending us a request by e-mail to
• Right of the interested party to request access (subject access request, SAR) Data subjects can request a copy of their personal data in writing. Where possible, we will allow our users to access their data.
• Compliance with SARs is subject to certain limitations and exemptions and respect for the rights of others. In each request, you must clearly specify that you are submitting a SAR. Where applicable, the data subject may be asked to present proof of identity and to make a payment. Villa del Gattopardo will make every effort to respond to the SAR within one month or as required by law.
• Right to rectification. Data subjects may request rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data.
• Right to withdraw consent. Data subjects may at any time withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data by us based on their previous consent. This revocation does not affect the legitimacy of the treatment based on the consent previously given. The user who revokes her consent may not be able to use certain services for which the processing of personal data is essential.
• Right to object to processing including profiling. We will comply with valid objection requests, unless there is an overriding and compelling legal basis for the continuation of our processing or there is another legitimate reason to refuse your request. We will promptly process all valid unsubscribe requests in connection with commercial communications. Villa del Gattopardo aims to respond to any other request within 72 hours. However, it may take up to 7 days for the user’s profile to be deleted from all Villa del Gattopardo systems
• Rights related to automated decisions about the user. Decisions based solely on automated processing are not made.
• Restriction. Data subjects may request that we restrict our processing of their personal data in a variety of circumstances. We will comply with your request, unless we have a legal reason not to, such as a legal obligation to continue to process your personal data in a particular way.
• Right of cancellation. The interested party can request the cancellation of personal data on her account, to which Villa del Gattopardo will provide unless impediments of a legal nature. For example, there may be an overriding legitimate reason for retaining your personal data, such as a legal obligation that Villa del Gattopardo is required to comply with, or if continued retention of your personal data may be essential for compliance by of Villa del Gattopardo of its legal obligations.
• Right to data portability. Under certain circumstances, data subjects may ask the controller to provide a copy of their personal data in a structured, commonly used and electronic format and to have it transferred to another provider of the same or similar services. To the extent this applies to our services, we will comply with such a transfer request. Please note that the transfer to another provider does not imply the deletion of personal data.
• Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. We encourage data subjects to contact us if they have any questions or complaints about how we handle their personal data. However, each data subject has the right to directly contact the relevant supervisory authority european sion. To view a list of supervisory authorities, click here.
Rules for guests
Check-in is from 15:30 to 20:30, unless otherwise agreed.
Check-out takes place from 07:30 to 11:00, unless otherwise agreed.
For arrivals before the check-in time or departures after the check-out time, the luggage storage service is available.
For arrivals after check-in times, a supplement of € 20.00 may be requested, to be agreed with the structure.
We recommend that you communicate the time of arrival at the facility in advance, especially if this falls outside the normal reception hours.
Reception acceptance
Upon arrival, guests must provide, by national provision, a suitable document to certify their identity. If they do not have one, the operator must refuse hospitality (art.109 PS laws as amended by art.7 point 2 of Law 203/95).
Accepted documents: identity card, passport or driving licence.
The manager will also present, to each arriving customer, a declaration form of personal details which he must fill in and sign (P.S. Law as amended: by article 7 n.4 of Law 203/95).
Minimum age to rent a room: 18 years.
Cancellation of withdrawal
The reservation can be canceled without any penalty if requested within 7 days of the arrival date, only in the case of a refundable rate reservation.
For cancellations of non-refundable bookings, or less than 7 days from the arrival date, a penalty equal to the entire booking amount will be applied.
In the event of cancellation due to force majeure, the management reserves the right to grant the customer a voucher for the amount of the reservation, to be used in other periods, compatibly with the availability of the hotel, in the same current season or possibly in the ‘New Year.
There is no partial refund for early departures or late arrivals.
Pets are not allowed.
Room regulations
Each accommodation can only be occupied by the number of people indicated for that specific housing unit. Children up to 2 years are accepted without supplement in bed with parents.
For reasons of Public Safety, guests are not allowed to let other people access the accommodation at any time.
It is forbidden inside the premises: to smoke, to use drugs, to speak loudly, to shout, to slam doors or windows, to keep the television at a volume that could disturb the other guests of the structure.
Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 09:30.
Room cleaning is done from 09:00 to 13:00.
It is recommended to respect the time slots from 11.00 pm to 8.00 am and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, hours in which rest is foreseen.

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