We at the Taormina Film Festival respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, and protect your personal data when you visit our website.

Information We Collect

When you visit our website, we may collect certain information about you, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, and the pages you visit on our website. We may also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name and email address when you sign up for our newsletter or contact us through our website.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you to:

  • Provide you with the services and information you request from us.
  • Send you marketing communications about our events, news, and other updates.
  • Improve our website and the services we offer.
  • Comply with our legal obligations.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Sharing Your Information

We may share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as website hosting, email marketing, and data analytics. We will only share your personal data with these third-party service providers to the extent necessary for them to perform their services for us.

We may also disclose your personal data to third parties if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, property, or safety, or that of our users or others.

Your Rights

You have the right to access, correct, and delete your personal data that we hold about you. You also have the right to object to our processing of your personal data and to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details provided below.


We take the security of your personal data seriously and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage.

However, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes to this privacy policy.

Popular Jury Voting

Users of the website have the opportunity to vote on the films presented during the festival. To cast a vote, it is required to provide a name and email address. This information will be used solely for statistical purposes, to check for duplicate or non-compliant votes, and in general to collect votes and prevent automated votes by bots. The personal data collected will be processed in compliance with the current data protection legislation.

Cookie Policy

This Website uses cookies, small text files placed by the site on your computer or mobile device, which automatically collect some information that you do not directly provide. uses cookies to make its Website function more efficiently and simply. Further information on the use of cookies by is provided below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer when you visit certain websites. While browsing, you may also receive cookies sent by different sites or web servers (hereinafter referred to as “Third Parties”), on which some elements present on the site may reside. Please be aware that if you decide to disable or refuse cookies, some parts of the site may be inaccessible or not function properly. Cookies are not harmful to your devices.

Technical Cookies

  • Navigation Cookies: These cookies are essential to allow you to navigate the site and use its features; they are used to manage login and access to the site’s reserved functions. Without cookies, some functionalities might be inaccessible or not work properly. They are also related to activities of saving preferences (e.g., products added to the cart, setting navigation language, currency, purchase method, etc.);
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies are used directly by the site manager to monitor performance and aim to improve the site. These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated in anonymous form and used solely to improve the functionality of the site.

Profiling Cookies

  • Analysis Cookies: These cookies are used for analytical purposes, such as counting the unique number of visitors to the site; cookies are used by third parties (e.g., Google Analytics).
  • Third-Party Cookies for Marketing/Retargeting

List of Third-Party Cookies

  • GOOGLE MAPS: Used to provide geolocation services. For more information, visit Google Maps Privacy Policy.
  • GOOGLE ANALYTICS: Used to statistically analyze access or visits to the site. For more information, visit Google Analytics Privacy Overview.
  • LINKEDIN: Used to provide sharing services for activities sponsored by the company. For more information, visit LinkedIn Cookie Policy.
  • FACEBOOK: Used to provide sharing services for activities sponsored by the company and “Like” features. For more information, visit Facebook Privacy Policy.
  • INSTAGRAM: Used to provide sharing services for activities sponsored by the company and “Like” features. For more information, visit Instagram Help.

How to Disable Cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. To do this, follow the instructions from the links below for different browsers:

Remember that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies, you may not access some sections or functionalities of the site.


The data controller reserves the right to make changes to the Site and this Web Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time. Users must always refer to the text published online as the current version. Changes will become effective when published on the Site. The continuation of the use of the Site by the user following a modification will be considered as acceptance of such changes. All users can check the latest updated version of the Web Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time by connecting to the Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, or if you would like to exercise your rights with respect to your personal data, please contact us at [email protected]