Effective as of 2018, May 25


Protecting your private information is our priority

This Statement of Privacy, together with our Terms and Conditions and our Cookie Policy, indicates how we collect and manage the personal information of users who visit our website (also through redirection from the domain and those who sign up to our newsletter.

We will review this Statement constantly, to make sure it is always up to date. In case of changes, we will publish the most recent version here. In case of significant changes, we will inform you during your subsequent access to our services or through further communication. We kindly request all users of this website to review this Statement from time to time, in order to remain constantly updated.

This Statement is an English translation of our official Privacy Policy available here. For any controversy that may arise on the interpretation of the present document, the Italian version will prevail.


The Cantine Barbera website is a winery news, product information and e-commerce site.
By using our website, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement.


Ownership and responsibilities regarding handling of personal data

The personal data holder is:
Azienda Agricola Barbera s.s. di Marilena Barbera & C.
Registered office: Contrada Torrenova SP 79 - 92013 Menfi (AG)
Fiscal Code and VAT number: 02121430843
email: info @
The person in charge of the processing is Marilena Barbera, who can be contacted via e-mail at marilena @ or at + 39 0925 570442.



Provision of personal data

The visit to our website, with the exception of cookies, is completely anonymous and you are not required to provide any personal data to use the information published here. However, for the use of some specific services (for example, to subscribe to our newsletter), or to respond to a contact you have established, you may be asked to provide us with some personal data.

The data we can ask you to provide are as follows:
- Company name (in the case of a legal person);
- Name and surname;
- Correspondence language (Italian or English);
- Address (street, city, province, state);
- Telephone, Fax, Email, pec, website;
- IP address, computer domain names, parameters related to the operating system and the type of browser: data automatically collected through cookies. For more information on how our systems use cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.


Third party data provided voluntarily by the user

In the use of specific services, we may need to process third party data that you voluntarily provided. It may happen, for example, if you ask us to ship wines to an address that is different from your residence.

In all these and similar situations, you will act as the data holder and you will take on all the consequent legal obligations and responsibilities. In this sense, you hereby grant us the widest indemnity with respect to any objection, claim, and request for compensation, etc. that we may receive by third parties whose personal data have been processed through your use of our services in violation of the applicable rules on the protection of personal data.
In any case, if you provide us or otherwise process personal data of third parties, you guarantee that this particular hypothesis of treatment is based on the prior acquisition - on your part - of the third party consent about his or her personal data processing operations.



Our company does not process personal data of minors under the age of 18. If you believe that you have communicated information on minors by mistake, or if you find out that a minor has communicated his/her personal data, please contact us in order to proceed immediately with the deletion of such data.



Optional nature of data provision

We are committed to guarantee and respect the privacy of our customers, suppliers and newsletter subscribers and, in general, of all our website visitors.

We declare that your personal data, which you voluntarily share with us by visiting our website, by subscribing to our newsletter or by any other means (for example by email, by phone, and / or by fax) will be processed in full compliance with the GDPR - EU Regulation 2016/679 and the Italian Law. However, we would like to inform you that in case you refuse to communicate your personal data, such failure to provide, or the lack of consent to its processing, could prevent our company to supply the services and / or information you requested.


Purposes and legal basis of data processing

We will process your personal data only if the processing can satisfy at least one of the following conditions:

  1. You have freely given your consent: for example, through our newsletter sign-up form;
  2. It ensures contractual (or pre-contractual) performance: for example, in case you have requested a personalized offer or have purchased wine from us or want to book a wine tasting;
  3. It ensures our compliance with a legal obligation under EU law or the laws of a Member State: applicable in accounting, tax, social security, etc.;
  4. It protects our legitimate interests; examples of our legitimate interests are the following:
    • identifying and preventing fraud;
    • enhancing the security of our network and information systems;
    • improving our services and communications for the benefit of our customers by sending out information about our wines and our business activities;
    • maintaining cordial relations with our customers, and increasing the customer satisfaction or our brand awareness.

However, you can always ask us to clarify the concrete legal basis of each treatment and in particular to specify whether the treatment is based on the law, is required by a contract or is necessary to conclude a contract, or it is needed to protect our legitimate interests.


Data processing methods

We are committed to taking all appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or destruction of your personal data.
With regard to the above-mentioned purposes, the treatment is carried out through manual processing, computerized or telematic tools, with a logic that is strictly connected to the indicated purposes.


Transfer of personal data

In addition to the Data Holder, in some cases other subjects belonging to our company (administrative and commercial staff, marketing department, system administrators) or external subjects may have access to your data.

For example, your personal data may be shared with:
- People, companies or professional firms that provide assistance and advice to our company in accounting, administrative, legal, tax and financial matters;
- Banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and brokers;
- Transport companies;
- Web hosting providers and companies providing IT services.

Apart from the aforementioned hypotheses, we will not disclose your data except to subjects, bodies or Authorities to whom the communication is mandatory under the provisions of law or regulation or orders of the same Authorities.

Some of your personal data may be shared with recipients outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. In this regard, we assure you that the processing of your personal data by these recipients is in compliance with the GDPR - EU Regulation 2016/679 and is based on their adherence to the US-EU Privacy Shield.

Never and under no circumstances, will we sell or rent your data to third parties.



Storage of personal data

We will keep your personal data only for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data were collected. In any case, we are obliged to keep your data for the time requested by all applicable legislation.

Your rights as a data subject and how to exercise them
Under the data protection laws, you have a number of rights in relation to our processing of your data.

In summary these are:

• Right to request access to your data as processed by BU and information about that processing [“subject access request”]
• Right to rectify any inaccuracies in your data
• Right to request erasure of your data from our systems and files
• Right to place restrictions on our processing of your data
• Right to object to our processing of your data
• Right to data portability: where we are processing data that you have provided to us, on the basis of consent or as necessary for the performance of a contract between us, you have the right to ask us to provide your data in an appropriate format to you or to another controller.

Most of these rights are subject to some exceptions or exemptions, depending on the purposes for which data is being processed.
If you have any questions or concerns about our processing of your data, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights as outlined above, please contact us via e-mail at marilena @ or at + 39 0925 570442

We will always aim to respond clearly and fully to any concerns you have about our processing and requests to exercise the rights set out above. Your request will be taken care at no costs for you and as soon as possible, in any case within a month.
However, as a data subject, if you have concerns about our data processing or consider that we have failed to comply with the data protection legislation, then you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Supervisory Authority on personal data protection or act in Court.

Please remember that, should your data be processed for direct marketing purposes, you can oppose the processing without giving us any explanations. In this case, as already specified above, you can tell us your wish not to receive any further communication from us simply by unsubscribing from our newsletter or by sending an email to marilena @ 


Security of your personal information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our website.
However, we cannot guarantee that data transmission over the Internet is always secure. As a result, despite our utmost commitment to ensuring security, we cannot ensure and guarantee the security of information transmitted to us via the Internet, also in consideration of circumstances and systems that are not under our direct control. The transmission is therefore at your sole risk, but once data transmission is completed, we take responsibility for its security.

The use of our website implies your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, of our Terms and Conditions and of our Cookie Policy, including third parties cookies. Azienda Agricola Barbera s.s. di Marilena Barbera & C. reserves the right to change or update this information at any time.
Thanks for your attention.


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