Privacy policy
This Privacy Policy sets out the principles governing the processing of all information of a personal data nature collected by Water Science and Technology Institute H2O Scitech with its registered office in Wrocław in connection with the Users’ use of the information and services available through the website operated under the domain https://www.h2o-scitech.eu

Personal data controller
The Controller of the personal data of the Users of the website is the Water Science and Technology Institute H2O Scitech with its registered office at ul. Tarasa Szewczenki 24, 51 – 351 Wrocław, entered in the register of associations, other social and professional organisations, foundations and independent public healthcare establishments, kept by the District Court for Wrocław – Fabryczna in Wrocław, VI Economic Division of the National Court Register, under KRS:0000807098.

Contact person for data protection issues
For all matters relating to the processing of personal data and the exercise of your rights in relation to such processing, please contact directly the data protection contact person on the Controller’s side, i.e.: Katarzyna Pala, e-mail: kasia@h2o-scitech.eu

Principles of personal data processing
The Controller processes the personal data of the users in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27.04.2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) and other generally applicable legislation.
The Controller attaches great importance to the protection of privacy and confidentiality of the personal data of the users of the website, and with due care selects and applies appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection and processing of personal data.
Users’ personal data is processed on servers that ensure its security. The Controller shall take special care to ensure that the data is processed in accordance with the purpose and scope of the use of the services available through the Service, including sub-sites, applications and other functionalities provided by the Controller, so as to make the use of the Service as safe and convenient as possible for the users.

Scope and purpose of data processing
The data will be processed for purposes related to the use of the website and the services provided through the website in the form of answering questions asked by users through the website.
Personal data of service users is collected directly from the data subjects, i.e. by the user filling in the data when submitting an enquiry via the service. The provision of additional data that is not necessary for the provision of the service is voluntary and requires the service user’s express consent to its further processing.
The provision of data is voluntary, however, failure to provide such data may make it impossible to obtain an answer to a question, as the specific nature of the services provided by the service means that their provision in the form of an answer to a question cannot be anonymous.

Legal grounds for processing personal data
The controller under the provisions of the GDPR is entitled to process your personal data in the following circumstances: 1. the user consents to the processing of their personal data; 2.the processing of the User’s personal data will be necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation incumbent on the Controller; 3. when necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller or by third parties.

With whom personal data may be shared
On the basis of the provisions of the DPA, your data may be entrusted to other entities for the performance of certain services performed on behalf of the data controller, in particular hosting services exclusively on the basis of an entrustment agreement.
Entities entrusted with the data are obliged to apply technical and organisational measures to secure the data.

Period of retention of personal data
Period of retention of personal data: 1. cookies: for 30 days after the user has given his/her consent; 2. analytical data: where consent has been given, until revocation, restriction or other action by the user restricting that consent; 3. other data: for the period of time necessary to process your enquiry and answer your question. The User has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of the data provided by the User at any time. If the Controller becomes aware of the withdrawal of consent, it will immediately take action to delete the stored data.

Data subjects’ rights
The user has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, the President of the Data Protection Authority, if he/she considers that the processing of his/her personal data violates data protection regulations.

The user also has the right to:
1. access to the content of the personal data provided (Article 15 GDPR);
2. to request the rectification of personal data (Article 16 GDPR);
3. request the erasure of your personal data (Article 17 GDPR) the so-called “right to be forgotten”;
4. request the restriction of the processing of your personal data (Article 18 GDPR);
5. request the transfer of their own personal data in a commonly used format to another Data Controller designated by them (Article 20 GDPR);
6. to object to the processing of personal data (Article 21 GDPR);
7. to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data insofar as the processing is carried out on the basis of previously given consent (Article 7 GDPR).

Profiling and targeting and cookie policy
Website traffic data are used for profiling and targeting of advertisements on external services – Facebook, Google, Instagram. These are based on non-specific criteria, making it impossible to identify an individual user.

Cookies are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored on the end device of the user of websites and applications. Cookies usually contain the domain name of the website they come from, the time they are stored on the end device and a unique number. Cookies are not used to identify the user and the user’s identity is not established from them. The publisher’s website may place a cookie on the browser if the browser allows it. Importantly, the browser only allows the website to access cookies placed by that website and not those placed by other websites.

The entity placing information in the form of cookies and other similar technologies on the user’s terminal equipment (e.g. computer, laptop, smartphone, Smart TV) and accessing them is the Water Science and Technology Institute H2O Scitech with its registered office in Wrocławand the above-mentioned data recipients, i.e. entities cooperating with the Controller, e.g. partners providing analytical services, advertisers, application developers, network advertising agencies. The websites of the Controller’s partners linked to the site are subject to their own privacy policies (including the use of cookies).

What are the purposes of processing cookies?
The use of cookies and other similar technologies is necessary for purposes:
1 to adapt the content of websites and applications to the user’s preferences and optimise the use of websites; e.g. cookies allow, in particular, the recognition of the user’s device and the appropriate display of a website adapted to the user’s individual needs;
2 to create statistics that help us understand how users use the websites and applications, so that we can improve their structure and content;
3 the presentation of advertisements, e.g. in a manner that takes into account the User’s interests or place of residence (individualisation of the advertising message) and with the guarantee of excluding the possibility of repeated presentation of the same advertisement to the User;
4 the implementation of the surveys – in particular to avoid presenting the same survey to the same audience more than once and to present the surveys in a way that takes into account the interests of the audience.

What types of cookies are used?
Due to the lifespan of cookies and other similar technologies, the Controller uses two main types of these files:
1 session files – temporary files stored on the user’s terminal equipment until the user leaves the website and application or the software (web browser) is switched off;
2 permanent – stored on the user’s terminal equipment for the time specified in the parameters of the cookies or until they are deleted by the User.

Due to the purpose of cookies and other similar technologies, the Controller uses the following types of cookies:
1 necessary for the operation of the service and applications- enabling the use of our services, e.g. authentication cookies used for services that require authentication;
2 security cookies, e.g. used to detect authentication fraud;
3 performance – enabling a collection of information about how websites and applications are used;
4 functional – enabling “remembering” the User’s selected settings and personalising the User’s interface, e.g. with regard to the User’s chosen language or region of origin, font size, appearance of the website and applications, etc;
5 advertising – to provide Users with advertising content more tailored to their interests;
6 statistical – used to count statistics about websites and applications.

Browser settings management
In many cases, the web browsing software (web browser) allows information in the form of cookies and other similar technologies to be stored on the user’s terminal equipment by default. However, the user can change these settings at any time. Failure to make changes means that the aforementioned information may be placed and stored on your terminal device and that we will therefore store information on your terminal device and access this information. It is possible, for example, to manage cookies yourself from the browser you are using. In the most popular browsers, it is possible, among other things to:
1 accept the use of cookies, which allows the user to take full advantage of the options offered by the websites;
2 manage cookies at the level of individual sites selected by the User;
3 specify settings for different types of cookies, for example accepting permanent cookies as session cookies, etc;
4 block or delete cookies.

Comprehensive information is available in your software (browser) settings. Details for those using individual web browsers, among others:
Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Opera etc.

Please be advised that restricting or disabling the use of cookies and other similar technologies may affect some of the functionality available on our websites.

Additional information on cookies and other technologies can be found, among other things, at wszystkoociasteczkach.pl or in the Help section of your browser menu.