Protection of personal data
We collect and process your personal data only when it is absolutely necessary.
We will never sell, rent, distribute, or publicize your personal data in any way.
If you are under 16, you MUST have the consent of your parents before using the services of this website.
Along with our company’s internal IT systems, this website is designed to comply with the protection of users’ personal data with the following laws/regulations:
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
2018 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Personal information this website collects and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
Website visitor tracking
Like most websites, this one uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user activity. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our webpages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, web browser, and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to identify you, but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor who is compliant with EU legislation.
Contact forms and email links
In case you choose to contact us using a contact form or an email link, none of the data you provide will be stored by this website or be transferred or processed by any third-party data processors as defined below in the section “Our third-party data processors”. Instead, those data will be sent to us in an email through the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by a security protocol TLS (sometimes known as SSL), meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is decrypted by our local computers and devices.
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. MailChimp is a third-party data processor (see below section “Our third-party data processors”). The email address that you submit will not be stored in this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain in the MailChimp database for as long as we continue to use their email marketing services or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by using the unsubscribe link contained in the email newsletters that we send to you. While your email address remains in the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately once a month) email newsletter from us.
What is a cookie?
The term “cookie” refers to a small data file consisting solely of a series of information in text form, which a website transfers to the web browser located on your computer’s hard drive, either temporarily for the duration of your visit, or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform various functions (for example, they differentiate you from other visitors to the same site or remember certain things about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to improve your experience as a user of them.
Each cookie is unique to your browser and contains some anonymous information. A cookie usually contains the name of the field from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated unique number).
Types of cookies
The main types of cookies that websites may use are described below:
These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your device’s browser only during your visit and are deleted when you close the browser.
These remain in the cookie file of your device’s browser even after the browser is closed, sometimes for a year or more (the exact length of stay depends on the lifespan of each cookie). Persistent cookies are used when the website administrator might need to know who you are for more than one visit (e.g., to remember your username or your preferences for website customization).
These are cookies installed in the browser and/or on the hard drive of your device by the website you are visiting. This includes assigning a unique identification code to you in order to monitor your navigation on the site. Website administrators often use first-party cookies for visit management and for identification purposes.
These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits to various websites where they advertise. The website administrator has no control over these third-party cookies.
Cookies on this website and how to manage them
Following are information about the third-party cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the impact of disabling on the website’s operation. If you want more information about how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to check or delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Google Analytics cookies
The Google Analytics service cookies are analysis/performance recording cookies that allow us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. These cookies can inform us about how many visitors use the site, the time and duration of access, while also providing information about the navigation of visitors at various points of the site. This information helps us improve the way our website works. They are anonymous information and do not contain personal data.
For more information about Google Analytics service, please click here.
You can disable tracking from Google Analytics service by clicking here.
If you disable these cookies, your use of the site will not be counted, nor used in the statistical data we collect to improve the services we provide through the website. The website’s operation will not be affected.
Cookies from video service providers (Google, Vimeo, Daily Motion, etc.)
These providers may place cookies on your device if you watch videos on our site that they provide as an external service.
If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to view the embedded videos from our site.
Social Network Cookies
Third-party social networks can place cookies on your device if you choose to share material from our website with them by clicking one of the embedded “Share” buttons. If you disable these cookies, the “Share” function will not be available.
About the server of this website
All internet traffic (file transfer) between this website and your browser is encrypted and transmitted via the HTTPS protocol using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
Our third-party data processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data for us. These entities have been carefully selected to comply with the legislation referred to in this text.
All necessary measures will be taken to secure any personal information stored in our database. We will report any unlawful breach of this website’s database or any third-party data processor’s database to all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable form have been stolen.