Protection of personal data
We collect and process your personal data only when absolutely necessary.
We will never sell, rent, distribute, or in any way disclose your personal data.
If you are under 16 years old, you MUST have your parents' consent before using the services of this website.
Along with our internal IT systems, this website is designed to comply with the laws/regulations regarding the protection of users' personal data:
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
Personal information this site collects and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following purposes:
Website traffic monitoring
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 websites, and to see their journey through the site. Although GA records data such as your geographic location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information makes you personally known to us. GA also records your computer's IP address, which could be used to identify you, but Google does not provide us with access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data controller which is compliant with the requirements of European law.
Contact forms and email links
Should 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 transferred or processed by any third party data processor, as defined below in the section "Our third party data processors". Instead, this data will be sent to us by an email message via the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) security protocol, which means that email content is encrypted before it is sent over the internet. Email content is decrypted by our local computers and devices.
If you choose to participate in our email newsletter, the email address you submit to us will be forwarded to MailPoet who provides us with marketing services for our email. MailPoet is a third party data processor (see below under "Our third party data processors"). The email address you submit will not be stored in the database within the website or in any of our internal IT systems.
Your email address will remain in MailPoet's database as long as we continue to use its services for our email marketing or until you explicitly request to be removed from the list. You can do this using the unsubscribe link contained in all email newsletters we send you.
As long as your email address remains in the MailPoet database, you will periodically (approximately once a month) receive email updates from us.
What is a cookie?
The term "cookie" refers to a small data file consisting solely of a series of textual information that the website transfers to the web browser located on your computer's hard drive, either temporarily throughout your visit or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform various functions (for example, they distinguish you from other visitors to the same website or remember certain things about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to improve your experience as their user.
Each cookie is unique to your browser and contains certain anonymous information. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie came, 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
Visit cookies (session cookies)
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.
Persistent cookies (persistent cookies)
These remain in the cookie file of your device's browser even after you close the browser, sometimes for a year or more (the exact retention period depends on the lifetime of each cookie). Persistent cookies are used when the website administrator may need to know who you are for more than one visit (e.g. to remember your username or your preferences regarding website customization).
First-party cookies (First-party cookies)
These are cookies that are installed in your browser and/or on the hard drive of your device by the website you are visiting. This involves assigning a unique identifier to you in order to track your browsing of the website. Website operators often use first-party cookies to manage visits and for identification purposes.
Third-party cookies (Third-party cookies)
These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits to the various websites on which they advertise. The site administrator has no control over these third party cookies.
Cookies on this site and how to manage them
Below is information about the third-party cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the effect of disabling them on the operation of the website. If you would like more information on how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to control or delete them, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org .
Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics cookies are analytics/performance tracking cookies that allow us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. These cookies can tell us about how many visitors use the site, the time and duration of access, and also provide information about how visitors navigate to different parts of the site. This information helps us to improve the way our website works. It is anonymous information and does not contain any personal data.
For more information regarding Google Analytics, please click on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
You can disable tracking by Google Analytics by clicking on the https://tools.go ogle.com/dlpa ge/gaoptout?hl =en=GB
If you disable these cookies, your use of the website will not be counted, nor will it be used in the statistics we collect to improve the services we provide through the website. The functionality of the website will not be affected.
Cookies from video service providers (Google, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc.)
These providers may place cookies on your device if you watch videos on our website that they provide to us as an external service.
If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to view embedded videos from our site.
Cookies from social networks
Third-party social networks may place cookies on your device if you choose to share material from our website with them by clicking on 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 web traffic (file transfer) between this website and your browser is encrypted and transferred 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 operators have been carefully selected to comply with the legislation referred to in this document.
For any personal information stored in our database, all necessary measures will be taken to safeguard it.
We will report any unlawful breach of the database of this website or the database of any third party data processor to any and all parties directly concerned as well as to the authorities within 72 hours of the breach, if it is obvious that personal data stored in an identifiable form has been stolen.