Michalina Ossowska

PRIVACY

By using the website www.wirtualna-asystentka.com, you accept the following terms of the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

Good morning!

If you’re here, it’s a sure sign that you value your privacy. We understand this perfectly, which is why we give you a document in which in one place you will find the rules for the processing of personal data and the use of cookies and other tracking technologies in connection with the functioning of the website https://www.wirtualna-asystentka.com  and  https://www.ossowska.net.

Formal information at the beginning – the administrator of the website is MICHALINA OSSOWSKA conducting business activity under the name WIRTUALNA ASYSTENTKA MICHALINA OSSOWSKA; entered into the register of entrepreneurs CEDiG at Tadeusza Kościuszki 9, 44-200 Rybnik, NIP 6422845496, REGON 242891827; e-mail:  michalina@ossowska.net

This privacy policy has been structured in the form of questions and answers. The care dictated the choice of such a form for transparency and legibility of the information presented to you. Below you will find a table of contents of this policy that corresponds to the questions we answer in turn.

§ 1: Who controls your data?

The administrator of your personal data is MICHALINA OSSOWSKA running a business under the name WIRTUALNA ASYSTENTKA MICHALINA OSSOWSKA; entered into the CEDiG Register of Entrepreneurs at Tadeusza Kościuszki 9, 44-200 Rybnik, NIP 6422845496, REGON 242891827; E-mail: michalina@ossowska.net

§ 2: Who can you contact regarding the processing of your data?

As part of the implementation of personal data protection in our organization, we have decided not to appoint a personal data protection officer because it is not mandatory in our situation. In matters related to the protection of personal data and broadly understood privacy, you can contact us at the e-mail address michalina@ossowska.net

§ 3: What information do we have about you?

Depending on the purpose, we may process the following information about you:

  •     name and surname,
  •     Address
  •     business address,
  •     NIP number,
  •     e-mail address,
  •     telephone number
  •     data contained in correspondence addressed to us,
  •     bank account number,
  •     IP address,
  •     image (profile picture),
  •     products you have viewed,
  •     details of orders placed,
  •     details of abandoned carts,
  •     activity concerning messages sent as part of the newsletter,
  •     information about the operating system and the web browser you are using,
  •     browsed bystanders,
  •     time spent on the site,
  •     transitions between individual subpages,
  •     clicks on individual links,
  •     the source from which you go to our site,
  •     the age range you are in,
  •     Your gender,
  •     Your approximate location is limited to the locality,
  •     Your interests are based on your online activity.

We have described the scope of the processed data precisely in relation to each purpose of processing. Information regarding this can be found later in this policy.

§ 4: Where do we get your personal data?

In most cases, you give them to us yourself. This happens when:

  •     you register a user account,
  •     you place an order,
  •     you send complaints or withdraw from the contract,
  •     subscribe to the newsletter,
  •     You add a comment or opinion about the product,
  •     you contact us.

In addition, some information about you may be automatically collected by the tools we use:

  •     the mechanism of the website and the newsletter system collect your IP address,
  •     the website mechanism collects information about the products you have viewed, the details of the orders placed, including the unfinished ones,
  •     the tool of the newsletter system gathers information about your activity concerning the content sent to you as part of the newsletter, such as opening messages, clicking on links, etc.,
  •     Google Analytics collects a range of information about how you use our website.

§ 5: Is your data safe?

We care about the security of your data. We have analyzed the risks associated with individual processes of processing your data and then implemented appropriate security and protection measures for personal data. We monitor the state of our technical infrastructure on an ongoing basis, train our staff, look at the procedures used, introduce the necessary improvements. If you have any questions about your data, we are at your disposal at michalina@ossowska.net

§ 6: For what purposes do we process your data?

There are more than one of these goals. Below is a list of them, followed by a more detailed discussion. We have also assigned the respective legal bases for the processing to individual purposes.

  •     registration and maintenance of a user account – Article 6(1)(.b) of the GDPR,
  •     order handling – Article 6(1)(.b) of the GDPR,
  •     handling complaints or withdrawal from the contract – Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR,
  •     sending the newsletter – article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR,
  •     handling comments or opinions about the product – Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR,
  •     handling correspondence – Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR,
  •     fulfillment of tax and accounting obligations – Article 6(1)(.c) of the GDPR,
  •     creating an archive for a possible need to defend, establish or pursue claims – Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR,
  •     own marketing – Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR,
  •     analysis, statistics, and optimization – Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

USER ACCOUNT DETAILS

When creating a user account, you must provide the data necessary to create an account: e-mail address and password. Providing data is voluntary but necessary to set up an account.

As part of editing account data, you can provide your more far-reaching data, particularly data that can be used when placing orders, such as name and surname, address of residence or place of business, NIP number, telephone number.

In addition, our system handles user accounts records your IP number, which you used by registering a user account.

What’s more, we use the integration of Google Analytics with the user account mechanism. In this way, the data collected by the Google Analytics tracking code about your use of our website is assigned to your user account. This includes information such as:

  •     information about the operating system and the web browser you are using,
  •     browsed bystanders,
  •     time spent on the site,
  •     transitions between individual subpages,
  •     clicks on individual links,
  •     the source from which you go to our site,
  •     the age range you are in,
  •     Your gender,
  •     Your approximate location is limited to the locality.
  •     Your interests are based on your online activity.

We analyse such information about you in order to optimise our websites for user experience, effectiveness, and conversion, which constitutes our legitimate interest as referred to in Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

You can modify the information you have provided to us in connection with the registration of your user account at any time.

The data provided by you in connection with the creation of an account are processed in order to provide you with an electronic service consisting in providing you with the opportunity to use your user account. This service is provided on the basis of a contract concluded on the terms described in the regulations, which means that in this respect, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Article 6(1)(.b GDPR.

The data will be stored for the duration of the user account. You can decide to delete your account at any time, but this will not result in the deletion of information about your orders placed using your account from our database. Data on orders are stored in our archive until the expiry of the limitation period for claims under the contract / for the entire period of operation of the website due to ensuring the possibility of identifying the returning customer, restoring his purchase history, discounts granted, etc., which is our legitimate interest referred to in Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

ORDERS – DETAILS

When placing an order, you must provide the data necessary to complete the order. Depending on the details of the order, the data catalog may be different. For example, if you order physical products, we need to know the address to which the order will be delivered to you. If you ask for a VAT invoice to be issued to a company, we need to know the NIP number and the address of the business activity. Providing data is voluntary but necessary to place an order.

Each order is saved in our database, which means that your personal data assigned to the order is also accompanied by information about the order, such as the ordered products, the selected method of payment, the selected method of delivery, the date of payment.

The data collected in connection with the order are processed in order to perform the contract concluded by placing an order (Article 6 (1) (.b GDPR), issuing an invoice (Article 6 (1) (.c GDPR in conjunction with the provisions governing the issue of invoices), include the invoice in the accounting documentation and perform other tax and accounting obligations (Article 6 (1) (letter .c of the GDPR in connection with the provisions governing tax and accounting obligations) and for archival purposes n and the need for the possible need to defend, establish or pursue claims, as well as to identify the returning customer, which is our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR).

Data on orders will be processed for the time necessary to perform the order and then until the expiry of the limitation period for claims under the concluded contract. Please also remember that we are obliged to keep accounting records, which may contain your personal data, for the period required by law.

COMPLAINTS AND WITHDRAWALS FROM THE CONTRACT – DETAILS

If you submit a complaint or withdraw from the contract, you provide personal data contained in the content of the complaint or statement of withdrawal from the contract, which includes name and surname, address of residence, telephone number, e-mail address, bank account number. Providing data is voluntary but necessary to submit a complaint or withdraw from the contract.

The data provided to us in connection with the submission of a complaint or withdrawal from the contract are used to implement the complaint procedure or the procedure of withdrawal from the contract, and then for archival purposes, which is our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR).

The data will be processed for the time necessary to carry out the complaint procedure or the withdrawal procedure. Complaint documents will be stored until the expiry of the warranty period. Statements of withdrawal from the contract will be stored together with accounting documentation for the period required by law.

NEWSLETTER – DETAILS

By subscribing to the newsletter, you provide us with your name and email address. Providing data is voluntary, but necessary to subscribe to the newsletter.

In addition, our newsletter system records the IP number that you used when subscribing to the newsletter, determines your approximate location, the mail client you use to handle e-mail, and tracks your actions in connection with the messages sent to you. Therefore, we also have information that messages you have opened, within which messages you have clicked on links, etc.

The data provided to us by you in connection with the subscription to the newsletter are used to send you the newsletter, and the legal basis for their processing is your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR) expressed when subscribing to the newsletter. When it comes to the processing of information that does not come from you and has been collected automatically by our mailing system, we rely in this respect on our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR) consisting in analyzing the behavior of newsletter subscribers in order to optimize mailing activities.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the dedicated link in each message sent as part of the newsletter or simply by contacting us. Despite the resignation from the newsletter, your data will still be stored in our database in order to identify the returning subscriber and possibly defend claims related to sending you the newsletter, in particular, to demonstrate the fact that you have given your consent to receive the newsletter and the moment of its withdrawal, which is our legitimate interest referred to in Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

You can modify your data provided for the purpose of receiving the newsletter at any time by clicking on the appropriate link visible in each message sent as part of the newsletter or simply by contacting us.

COMMENTS AND OPINIONS ABOUT PRODUCTS – DETAILS

When you add a comment or review about a product, you must provide at least the username that will be assigned to the comment or review (the name may contain personal information, such as your name) and your email address. Providing this data is voluntary but necessary to add a comment or opinion. You can also add your avatar (it can contain your image, e.g., a photo) and provide the address of your website, but this is not mandatory.

The data provided in connection with the addition of a comment or opinion will be processed in order to publish a comment or opinion on the website. The basis for processing is your consent (Article 6(1)(a)) resulting from sending a form for publishing a comment or opinion. You can withdraw your consent at any time by requesting the removal of a comment or review.

Your comment or opinion will be publicly available on the site for as long as it is available online unless you request that the comment or review be removed beforehand. You can also modify the content of the comment at any time, as well as modify the data assigned to it as about the person who added the comment or opinion.

CORRESPONDENCE HANDLING – DETAILS

By contacting us, you naturally provide us with your personal data contained in the content of the correspondence, in particular your email address and name, and surname. Providing data is voluntary but necessary to establish contact.

In this case, your data is processed in order to contact you, and the basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, i.e., our legitimate interest. The legal basis for processing after the end of contact is also our legitimate purpose of archiving correspondence for the purpose of ensuring that we can prove certain facts in the future (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR).

The content of correspondence may be subject to archiving, and we are not able to clearly determine when it will be deleted. Therefore, you have the right to request the history of correspondence you have had with us (if it was subject to archiving). As well as to request its deletion unless its archiving is justified due to our overriding interests, e.g. defense against potential claims on your part.

TAX AND ACCOUNTING OBLIGATIONS – DETAILS

If we issue an invoice to you, it is part of the accounting documentation, which will be kept for the period of time required by law. In such a situation, your personal data is processed in order to fulfill our tax and accounting obligations (Article 6(1)(.c) of the GDPR in conjunction with the provisions governing tax and accounting obligations).

ARCHIVE – DETAILS

As part of the description of the individual purposes of personal data processing, which are located above, we have indicated the deadlines for storing personal data. These deadlines are often related to the archiving of certain data by us in order to ensure that we can prove certain facts in the future, reconstruct the course of cooperation with the client, exchanged correspondence, defense, determination, or redress. In this respect, we rely on our legitimate interest referred to in Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

ANALYSIS, STATISTICS, OPTIMIZATION – DETAILS

We collect statistical information about the behavior of users when browsing our websites, such as clicks on links, transitions between subpages, time spent on individual pages, etc. We analyse this information in order to optimise our websites for user experience, effectiveness, and conversion. In most cases, the information processed in this way is not personal data. The exception is when you are a registered user. We may then combine this information with your other data collected in your user account.

We carry out the activities described above based on our legitimate interest in Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, consisting of optimizing our websites.

§ 7: How long will we keep your personal data?

Data storage periods have been indicated separately in relation to each purpose of processing. Therefore, you will find this information within the details of each separate purpose of processing.

§ 8: Who are the recipients of your personal data?

We will venture to say that modern business cannot do without services provided by third parties. We also use such services. Some of these services involve the processing of your personal data. External service providers that are involved in the processing of your personal data are:

  •     hosting provider, which stores data on the server,
  •     a provider of cloud computing services in which backup copies are stored, which may contain your personal data,
  •     the provider of the mailing system in which your data is stored, if you are a newsletter subscriber,
  •     supplier of the invoicing system in which your information is stored in order to issue an invoice,
  •     an accounting office that processes your data visible on invoices,
  •     provider of the payment system mElements Spółka Akcyjna with its registered office in Warsaw (00-850) at 18 Prosta Street, entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the m.st of Warsaw in Warsaw, XII Commercial Division of the National Court Register under the number: 0000590484, NIP: 5223047892;  REGON number: 363203696, with a share capital of PLN 7 500 000, paid in full, being a national payment institution entered in the register of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of payment service providers under ip47/2019; https://static.paynow.pl/docs/polityka_prywatnosci_w_melements.pdf
  •     a law firm that gains access to the data, if it is necessary to provide legal assistance to us,
  •     a maintenance service provider that gains access to the data if the technical work carried out concerns areas where the personal data are located,
  •     other subcontractors who access the data if the scope of their activities requires such access.

Personal data may also be transferred to tax offices to the extent necessary to fulfill tax, settlement, and accounting obligations. This applies in particular to all declarations, reports, reports, and other accounting documents in which your data isis contained.

In addition, if necessary, your personal data may be made available to entities, bodies or institutions authorized to access the data based on legal provisions, such as police, security services, courts, prosecutors.

What’s more, we use tools that collect a range of information about you related to the use of our website. In particular, the following information shall be provided:

  •     information about the operating system and the web browser you are using,
  •     browsed bystanders,
  •     time spent on the site,
  •     transitions between individual subpages,
  •     clicks on individual links,
  •     the source from which you go to our site,
  •     the age range you are in,
  •     Your gender,
  •     Your approximate location is limited to the locality.
  •     Your interests are based on your online activity.

This information in itself does not, in our opinion, have the character of personal data. However, since this information is collected by external tools that we use, it is also processed by tool providers based on their terms and conditions and privacy policies. Generally, this information is used to provide, manage, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize the content and advertisements displayed on individual services, websites, and applications. We have tried to describe the details in this regard later in this policy as part of the explanations devoted to individual tools.  

§ 9: Do we transfer your data to third countries or international organizations?

Yes, part of the processing of your personal data may involve transfers to third countries.

We transfer your personal data to third countries in connection with tools that store personal data on servers located in third countries, particularly in the USA. The providers of these tools guarantee an adequate level of protection of personal data through appropriate compliance mechanisms provided for by the GDPR, particularly through standard contractual clauses.

The storage of personal data on servers located in third countries takes place as part of the following tools:

  •     Google services as part of the G-Suite package, whose provider is Google Poland Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw (00-113), Emilii Plater 53 Street – in the scope of all data that are processed as part of Google services, including those data that are contained in files subject to synchronization with Google Drive.

We also remind you here that we use external tools that may collect anonymous information about you. We have already mentioned this several times in this policy, including in response to the previous question. The providers of these tools often store the information they collect on servers located worldwide, particularly in the United States of America (USA).

§ 10: Do we use profiling? Do we make automated decisions based on your personal data?

We do not make decisions about you based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that would have legal effects on you or significantly affect you.

Yes, we use tools that I can take certain actions depending on the information collected as part of the tracking mechanisms, but we believe that these actions do not have a significant impact on you because they do not differentiate your situation as a customer, do not affect the terms of the contract you can conclude with us, etc.

We emphasize that we do not have access to information that would allow you to be identified as part of the tools we use. The information we are talking about here is, in particular:

  •     information about the operating system and the web browser you are using,
  •     browsed bystanders,
  •     time spent on the site,
  •     transitions between individual subpages,
  •     the source from which you go to our site,
  •     the age range you are in,
  •     Your gender,
  •     Your approximate location is limited to the locality,
  •     Your interests are based on your online activity.

We do not compare the information indicated above with your personal data, which are in our databases. This information is anonymous and does not allow us to identify you. This information is stored on the servers of the providers of individual tools, and these servers can most often be located around the world.

An exception to the anonymous nature of the information referred to above is when you have a user account. This information can then be combined with your data stored in your user account. However, we do not make decisions using this information based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that would have legal effects on you or similarly significantly affect you. For example, we believe that targeting you with ads depending on your activity on our website and taking optimization measures do not significantly affect you. Therefore, in this respect, we rely on our legitimate interest referred to in Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

§ 11: What rights do you have in connection with the processing of your personal data?

The GDPR grants you the following potential rights related to the processing of your personal data:

  •     the right to access your data and receive a copy thereof,
  •     the right to rectify (correct) your data,
  •     the right to delete data (if in your opinion there are no grounds for us to process your data, you can request that we delete it),
  •     the right to limit the processing of data (you can request that we limit the processing of data only to their storage or the performance of actions agreed with you if, in your opinion, we have incorrect data or we process them unjustifiably),
  •     the right to object to the processing of data (you have the right to object to the processing of data based on a legitimate interest; you should indicate a special situation that in your opinion justifies the cessation of the processing covered by the objection; we will stop processing your data for these purposes, unless we demonstrate that the grounds for processing your data are superior to your rights or that your data is necessary for us to establish, exercise or defend claims),
  •     the right to data portability (you have the right to receive from us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format personal data that you have provided to us based on a contract or your consent; you can instruct us to send this data directly to another entity),
  •     the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data, if you have previously given such consent,
  •     the right to complain with the supervisory authority (if you find that we process data unlawfully, you can submit a complaint in this matter to the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection or another competent supervisory authority).

The rules related to the exercise of the rights mentioned above are described in detail in Articles 16 – 21 of the GDPR. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these regulations. For our part, we consider it necessary to explain to you that the rights indicated above are not absolute, and you will not be entitled to all activities of processing your personal data. 

We would like to emphasize that you always have one of the rights indicated above – if you consider that we have violated the provisions on the protection of personal data when processing your personal data, you have the option of lodging a complaint with the supervisory body (President of the Office for Personal Data Protection).

You can also always ask us to provide you with information about what data we have about you and for what purposes we process it. All you have to do is send a message to michalina@ossowska.net.  However, we have made every effort to ensure that this privacy policy comprehensively presents the information you are interested in. You can also use the e-mail address provided above in case of any questions related to the processing of your personal data.

§ 12: Do we use cookies, and what exactly are they?

Our website, like almost all other websites, uses cookies.

Cookies are small text information stored on your end device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone) that can be read by our ICT system (own cookies) or third-party ICT systems (third-party cookies). In addition, cookies may store certain information, which ICT systems CAN then access for specific purposes.

Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the web browser session, i.e., after closing it (so-called session cookies). Other cookies are stored on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit the website (persistent cookies).

If you want to learn more about cookies as such, you can read, for example, this material: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

§ 13: On what basis do we use cookies?

We use cookies based on your consent, except when cookies are necessary for the proper provision of electronic services to you.

Within the scope of your consent to cookies, we accept the variant according to which you give such consent through your web browser settings or additional software supporting the management of cookies. We assume that you agree to all cookies used by us that are not blocked by your browser or additional software that you use.

Please note that disabling or restricting cookies may prevent the use of some of the functions available on our website and cause difficulties in using our website and many other websites that use cookies. For example, if you block cookies from social plug-ins, buttons, widgets, and social features implemented on our website may not be available to you.

§ 14: Can you disable cookies?

Yes, you can manage cookie settings within your web browser. For example, you can block all or selected cookies. You can also block website-specific cookies. You can also delete previously saved cookies, other websites, and plug-in data at any time.

Web browsers also offer the ability to use incognito mode. You can use it if you don’t want information about the pages you’ve visited and the files you’ve downloaded to be saved in your browsing and download history. Cookies created in incognito mode are deleted when all incognito windows are closed.

Browser plug-ins are also available to control cookies, such as Ghostery(https://www.ghostery.com). The option of managing cookies may also be provided by additional software, particularly antivirus packages, etc.

In addition, there are tools available on the Internet that allow you to control certain types of cookies, particularly to collectively manage behavioral advertising settings (e.g., www.youronlinechoices.com/, www.networkadvertising.org/choices).

Please note that disabling or restricting cookies may prevent the use of some of the functions available on our website and cause difficulties in using our website and many other websites that use cookies. For example, if you block cookies from social plug-ins, buttons, widgets, and social features implemented on our website may not be available to you.

§ 15: For what purposes do we use cookies?

First-party cookies are used to ensure the proper functioning of individual website mechanisms, such as maintaining a session after logging in to the account, remembering the last viewed products and products added to the basket.

Own cookies also store information about the cookie settings defined by you made from the mechanism for managing cookies.

First-party cookies are also used to support the mechanism of recovering abandoned carts.

§ 16: Which third-party cookies are used?

The following third-party cookies operate as part of our website:

  •     Google Analytics,
  •     Google Tag Manager,
  •     Google AdWords,
  •     Google AdSense,
  •     Facebook Custom Audiences,
  •     Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest (social tools cookies),
  •     YouTube.

Details of individual third-party cookies are described below.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS DETAILS

We use the Google Analytics tool provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We carry out activities in this area based on our legitimate interest, consisting of the creation of statistics and their analysis to optimize our websites. 

In order to use Google Analytics, we have implemented a special Google Analytics tracking code in the code of our website. The tracking code uses cookies from Google LLC for Google Analytics. You can block the Google Analytics tracking code at any time by installing the browser add-on provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google Analytics automatically collects information about your use of our website. The information collected in this way is most often transmitted to Google’s servers, which can be located around the world and stored there.

Due to the IP anonymization activated by us, your IP address is shortened before forwarding. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to Google’s servers and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is generally not merged with other Google data.

We emphasize that we do not collect any data that would allow you to be identified as part of Google Analytics. Therefore, the data collected as part of Google Analytics is not personal data for us. The information to which we have access within the framework of Google Analytics is, in particular:

  •     information about the operating system and the web browser you are using,
  •     subpages that you browse as part of our website,
  •     time spent on our website and on its subpages,
  •     transitions between individual subpages,
  •     the source from which you go to our site.

In addition, we use the following Advertising Features as part of Google Analytics:

  •     demographic and interest reports,
  •     remarketing,
  •     ad reporting features, user-ID.

As part of the Advertising Features, we also do not collect personal data. The information to which we have access is, in particular:

  •     the age range you are in,
  •     Your gender,
  •     Your approximate location is limited to the locality,
  •     Your interests are based on your online activity.

Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360 have been certified as an independent security standard ISO 27001.ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognized standards globally and certifies that systems that support Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360 meet the relevant requirements.

If you are interested in the details of Google’s use of data from websites and applications that use Google services, we encourage you to read this information:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

GOOGLE TAG MANAGER DETAILS

We use the Google Tag Manager tool provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, and enable the management of tags, i.e., small pieces of code, thanks to which we can

control user traffic and behavior, collect information about the effectiveness of advertisements and

take actions to improve our website. Google Tag Manager

does not collect any personally identifiable information about you. However, this tool triggers other tags that may, in turn, collect data.

GOOGLE ADWORDS DETAILS

We use the remarketing functions of the Google AdWords system operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In addition, we carry out activities in this area based on our legitimate interest, consisting of marketing our own products or services. 

When you visit our website, a Remarketing cookie from Google is automatically left on your device, which collects information about your activity on our website. Thanks to the information collected in this way, we are able to show you ads within the Google network depending on your activity on our website. For example, if you view a product, information about this fact will be recorded by a remarketing cookie, which will enable us to direct you to advertising about that product or any other advertisement that we consider appropriate. This ad will be shown to you within the Google Network when you use the Internet, browse other websites, etc.

We emphasize that when using Google Ads, we do not collect any data that would allow you to be identified. Of course, any compiled data takes on the character of personal data and can be used by Google. In this respect, we are no longer responsible for this because Google performs these activities based on a contract concluded with you as a user of Google services. 

We, using Google AdWords, can only define the groups of recipients we would like our ads to reach. On this basis, Google decides when and how it will present you with our advertisement.

Further processing of information only takes place if you have given your consent to Google to link your browsing history to your account and use the information from your Google account to personalize the ads displayed on the websites. In this case, Google will use your data to create and define lists of target groups to remarket across devices. For this purpose, Google temporarily combines the collected information with other data it has to create target groups.

If you do not want to receive personalized ads, you can manage your ad settings directly on the Google website: https://adssettings.google.com/

If you are interested in the details of Google’s use of data from websites and applications that use Google services, we encourage you to read this information:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

GOOGLE ADSENSE DETAILS

We display advertisements on our pages as part of the Google AdSense network operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We carry out activities in this area based on our legitimate interest, consisting of monetization of the content published by us.  

In connection with the display of advertisements on it within the AdSense network, our website contains ad tags that instruct your web browser to send a request for advertising content from Google’s servers. Along with the advertising content, the server also sends a cookie. Cookies are used to display advertisements based on your previous visits to our website or other websites. AdSense also uses cookies to improve the quality of advertising. Common uses include m.in targeting your ads based on topics that interest you, improving campaign performance reports, and skipping ads you’ve already seen.

When using Google AdSense, we emphasize that we do not collect any data that would allow you to be identified. Any compilation of data in such a way that it takes on the character of personal data can be made on the part of Google. Still, in this respect, we are no longer responsible for this because Google performs these activities based on a contract concluded with you as a user of Google services. 

Further processing of information only takes place if you have given your consent to Google to link your browsing history to your account and use the information from your Google account to personalize the ads displayed on the websites. In this case, Google will use your data to create and define lists of target groups to remarket across devices. For this purpose, Google temporarily combines the collected information with other data to create target groups.

If you do not want to receive personalized ads, you can manage your ad settings directly on the Google website: https://adssettings.google.com/

If you are interested in the details of Google’s use of data from websites and applications that use Google services, we encourage you to read this information:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

FACEBOOK CUSTOM AUDIENCES DETAILS

As part of the Facebook Ads advertising system provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, we use the Custom Audiences feature to target targeted advertising messages to specific groups of users. We carry out activities in this area based on our legitimate interest, consisting of marketing our own products or services.

To target you with advertisements that are personalized to your behavior on our website, we have implemented a Facebook Pixel within our website, which automatically collects information about your use of our website. The data collected in this way is most often transmitted to Facebook’s servers, located worldwide, particularly in the United States of America (USA).

The information collected as part of the Facebook Pixel is anonymous, i.e., it does not allow us to identify you. Depending on your activity on our Pages, you may reach a specific audience, but we do not identify individual people belonging to these groups in any way.

However, we inform you that Facebook may combine the information it collects with other information you gathered as part of your use of Facebook and use it for its purposes, including marketing. Such facebook activities are no longer dependent on us, and you can search for information about them directly in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. You can also manage your privacy settings from your Facebook account. Here you will find helpful information:  https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings.

SOCIAL TOOLS DETAILS

Our website uses plug-ins, buttons, and other social media tools, from now on collectively referred to as “plug-ins such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest.

When you display our website containing a plug-in for a particular social network, your browser sends information about your visit to the administrator of that social network. Furthermore, since the plug-in is a part of the social network embedded in our website, the browser sends information about the request to download the content of the respective social network to our website.

The plug-ins collect certain information about you, such as your user ID, the website you visit, the date and time, and other information about your web browser.

Social media administrators use some of this information to personalize the viewing experience of our site. For example, when you visit a page with a “Like” button, the social network administrator needs information about who you are to show in addition, which of your friends also like our site.  

The administrators of social networks can use the information collected by the plug-ins for their purposes, such as, improving their products, creating user profiles, analyzing and optimizing their activities, targeting ads. We have no real influence on how the administrators of the social networks use the collected data. In this respect, you can look for details in individual social networking sites’ regulations and privacy policies.

The plug-ins of social networks collect and transmit information to the administrators of these services even when you browse our website without being logged in to your social media account. Then, however, the browser sends a more limited set of information.

If you have logged in to one of the social networking sites, the website administrator will directly assign your visit to our website to your profile on the respective social network.

Suppose you do not want social networks to associate the data collected during your visit to our website directly with your profile on the respective website. In that case, you must log out of this website before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent plug-ins from loading on the website by applying appropriate extensions for your browser, e.g., script blocking.

In addition, the use of certain plug-ins may involve the publication of certain information within your social media profiles. For example, information about clicks on the “Like” button may be available on your Facebook timeline. Finally, if you share some content in your social media using plugins embedded on our website, this will naturally be visible in your profile.

As for the details related to the processing of data by the administrators of social networking sites, data collected by the plug-ins, particularly about the purpose and scope of data collection, their further processing and use by the administrators, as well as the possibility of contact and your rights in this respect and the option of using settings to ensure the protection of your privacy, you can find everything in the privacy policies of individual service providers:

GOOGLE RECOMMENDATIONS DETAILS

Our website uses a comment system https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/3448398?hl=pl

YOUTUBE DETAILS

YouTube widgets are embedded on our pages that allow you to play recordings available on YouTube directly from our pages. Google LLC operates YouTube.

Videos are embedded on the page in privacy mode. Based on the information provided by YouTube, this means that no cookies are stored on your device, and Google does not collect any information about you until you play the recording.

When you play a recording, YouTube saves cookies on your device and receives information that you played the recording from a specific website, even if you do not have a Google account or are not logged in. However, if you have logged in to your Google account, this service provider will be able to associate your visit to our website with your account directly. The purpose and scope of data collection and their further processing and use by Google, as well as the possibility of contact and your rights in this respect and the option of using settings to ensure the protection of your privacy, are described in Google’s privacy policy. 

If you don’t want Google to associate the data collected during video playback directly with your profile, you’ll need to log out of your account before playing the video. You can also completely prevent plug-ins from loading on the website by applying appropriate extensions for your browser, e.g., script blocking.

The information collected as part of cookies related to YouTube videos embedded on our websites is used by Google to ensure the proper and safe functioning of the widget, analysis, and optimization in the scope of services provided by YouTube and personalization and advertising purposes.

Remember that by playing recordings available on YouTube, you are using services provided electronically by Google LLC. Google LLC is an independent entity that provides electronic services to you. You can look for details about YouTube’s policies, including privacy protection, in documents shared directly by YouTube:

§ 17: Do we track your behaviour on our website?

Yes, we use Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Facebook Custom Audiences, which collect information about your activities on our website. These tools have been described in detail as part of the question on third-party cookies, so we will not repeat this information here either.

§ 18: Do we target targeted ads to you?

Yes, we use Facebook Ads and Google Ads. We can target specific target groups based on various criteria such as age, gender, interests, profession, job, activities previously undertaken on our website. These tools have been described in detail as part of the question on third-party cookies, so we will not repeat this information here either.

§ 19: How can you manage your privacy?

The answer to this question can be found in many places in this privacy policy when describing individual tools, behavioral advertising, consent to cookies, etc. Nevertheless, for your convenience, we have collected this information once again in one place. Below you will find a list of ways to manage your privacy.

§ 20: What are server logs?

The use of the website involves sending queries to the server on which the website is stored. Each query addressed to the server is saved in the server logs.

The logs include, m.in, your IP address, the date and time of the server, information about the web browser and the operating system you are using. Logs are saved and stored on the server.

The data stored in the server logs are not associated with specific people using the website and are not used by us to identify you.

Server logs are the only auxiliary material used to administer the site, and their content is not disclosed to anyone except persons authorized to administer the server.

§ 21: Is there anything else you need to know about?

As you can see, the subject of personal data processing, the use of cookies, and the management of privacy, in general, is quite complicated. We have made every effort to ensure that this document provides you with the most far-reaching knowledge in matters important to you. If anything is unclear to you, you want to learn more, or just talk about your privacy; please write to me at michalina@ossowska.net.

Date of publication of the Privacy Policy: 01-09-2020