Who we are

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information submitted through the contact forms on our site are sent to our company email.

While we keep these submissions for customer service purposes they are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select «Remember Me», your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Website browsing statistics

We constantly improving website and aims to make using it as easy as possible. For this purpose, needs to know what information is most relevant to website visitors, how often they connect, what browser and device they use, what content is mostly read, what region visitors come from, and similar demographics and statistics.

Collects this information by using an automated tool called Google Analytics. This allows to record and analyse how visitors use the website.

You can learn more about how Google Analytics works and the information it allows us to collect and analyse here — https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012034?hl=lten&ref_topic=6157800

We use this data on the basis of our legitimate interest as a business in improving our understanding of client needs and preferences in order to constantly enhance our services and improve client access to information that we publish.

You may at any time disable collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described here —https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Logs

The server that hosts the website may also record requests you make to the server, such as the web address you open, the device and browser you use, your IP address, date and time of access. This data is used only for technical purposes – that is, to ensure the proper functioning and security of the website and to investigate possible security incidents.

The basis for collecting and using such data is our legitimate interest in ensuring the technical availability and security of the website.

COOKIES

Like many websites, we use cookies to improve the way the site functions for its visitors and to provide the website with information.

The cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer (or telephone or on any other device connected to the internet) when you visit a website. Cookies are saved by the browser on the visitor’s computer in the scope it is specified in settings of the browser of the visitor’s computer, each time, when the visitor visits the website.

We use the data from cookies on the basis of our’s legitimate interest — to ensure the technical functionality of the website. When cookies are used to remember your choices or for statistical purposes, the legal basis is your consent.

Cookies are placed on your device only if you consent, unless cookies are required for strictly technical functioning of the website. However, note that if you do not consent to the use of cookies, certain functions of the website may not function properly or may not function at all.

Types of cookies

There are two different types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies are only stored temporarily during the time you visit the website. Session cookies will disappear when you log off the website or close your browser.

Persistent cookies store a file on your computer for a certain period of time. The web site uses persistent cookies in order to monitor your navigation on the website and to collect statistical data.

Some of these persistent cookies are third party cookies from web analytics companies and other third parties engaged in order to monitor your navigations on the website.

We use an automated tool called Google Analytics. This allows us to record and analyse how visitors use the website. You can learn more about how Google Analytics works and the information it allows us to collect and analyse here — https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012034?hl=lten&ref_topic=6157800

The right to disable cookies

If you do not accept cookies, you can change the security settings of your browser. You can change the settings that you are warned when a cookie is sent to your computer or you can block all cookies.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. But if you do this you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, while some services and functionalities may not work.

You may at any time disable collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described here —https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

The duration of the data processing

We use collected statistical data for analysis for up to three years.

Cookies are usually valid for a short term (a day, a week or a month), though in some cases they may remain valid for up to two years.

Data subject’s rights

By contacting us via e-mail, you may exercise your right:

to require access to your personal data

to require rectification of your personal data

to require erasure of your personal data

to withdraw consent to processing of your personal data, where applicable.

In some cases you may have a right to request a restriction on processing your personal data or to object to processing of your personal data.

You may exercise your rights in line with the requirements of applicable EU and local laws.

If personal data is erased at your request, we will only retain such copies of the information as are necessary to protect our or third party legitimate interests, comply with governmental orders, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, or enforce any agreement you have entered into with us.

You may disable cookies by your browser settings, or by visiting here:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/

https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/