# 1 What personal data are processed?
No personal data is processed on this site. I do not need it for anything. End and period.
Cookies are small text information stored on your terminal device (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone), which can be read by my ICT system (own cookies) or third-party ICT systems (third-party cookies). Cookies may record and store certain information, which ICT systems can then access for specific purposes.
Some of the cookies I use are deleted when the browser session ends, i.e. when you close it (so-called session cookies). Other cookies are retained on your terminal device and allow me to recognize your browser the next time you visit the site (persistent cookies).
If you want to learn more about cookies as such, you can read, for example, this material: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.
With regard to your consent to cookies, I accept the option that you give such consent through the settings of your Internet browser or additional software that supports the management of cookies. I accept that you agree to all cookies used by me that are not blocked by your browser or additional software you use.
# 4: Can you disable cookies?
Yes, you can manage your cookie settings within your web browser. You can block all or selected cookies. You can also block cookies of specific sites. You can also delete previously saved cookies and other site and plug-in data at any time.
Web browsers also offer the possibility to use incognito mode. You can use it if you do not want information about the sites you have visited and the files you have downloaded to be saved in your browsing and download history. Cookies created in incognito mode are deleted when you close all windows in this mode.
Browser plug-ins are also available to control cookies, such as Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com). The option to control cookies may also be provided by additional software, in particular antivirus packages, etc.
In addition, there are tools available on the Internet that allow you to control certain types of cookies, in particular to collectively manage behavioral advertising settings (e.g. www.youronlinechoices.com/, www.networkadvertising.org/choices).
# 5: For what purposes do I use my own cookies?
Own cookies are used to ensure the proper functioning of the various mechanisms of the site.
# 6: What third-party cookies are used?
The following third-party cookies operate on my site:
- Google Analytics,
- Google Tag Manager,
- Google Ads,
- Facebook Custom Audiences,
Details of individual third-party cookies are described below.
Google Analytics – details
I use the Google Analytics tool provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. I carry out activities in this regard based on my legitimate interest to create statistics and analyze them in order to optimize my websites.
Google Analytics automatically collects information about your use of my site. The information collected in this way is mostly transmitted to Google’s servers, which may be located around the world and stored there.
Due to the IP address anonymization activated by me, your IP address is truncated before being passed on. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to Google’s servers and only shortened there. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is, as a rule, not combined with other Google data.
I emphasize that within the framework of Google Analytics I do not collect any data that would allow you to be identified. Therefore, the data collected within the framework of Google Analytics does not have the character of personal data for me. The information I have access to within Google Analytics is, in particular:
- information about the operating system and the web browser you use,
- the sub-pages you view within the website,
- time spent on the site and on its subpages,
- transitions between subpages,
- the source from which you go to my site.
In addition, I use the following Advertising Functions within Google Analytics:
- demographic and interest reports,
- ad reporting functions, user-ID.
I do not collect personal information within the Advertising Functions either. The information I have access to is, in particular:
- your age range,
- Your gender,
- Your approximate location limited to your locality,
- Your interests as determined by your online activity.
Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360 services have been certified to the independent security standard ISO 27001. ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognized standards in the world and certifies that the systems operating Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360 meet the relevant requirements.
If you are interested in more details related to Google’s use of data from sites and applications that use Google services, I encourage you to read this information: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
Google Tag Manager – details
I use the Google Tag Manager tool provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and allows me to manage tags, which are small pieces of code through which I am able to control user traffic and behavior, collect information about the effectiveness of ads and take action to improve the site. Google Tag Manager does not collect any personally identifiable information about you, however, this tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data.
Google Ads – details
I use remarketing features available within the Google Ads system operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. I perform activities in this regard based on my legitimate interest in marketing my own products or services.
When you visit my website, a Google remarketing cookie is automatically left on your device, which collects information about your activity on the website. With the information collected in this way, I am able to display ads to you within the Google network depending on your behavior on my site. For example, if you display a certain product, this information will be noted by the remarketing cookie, which will make it possible for me to target you with an ad for that product or any other ad I deem appropriate. This advertisement will be displayed to you within the Google network when you use the Internet, browse other websites, etc.
I emphasize that I, using Google Ads, do not collect any data that would allow you to be identified. The possible compilation of data in such a way that it acquires the character of personal data may be carried out on Google’s part, but to this extent I am no longer responsible for it, since Google performs these activities on the basis of the agreement concluded with you as a user of Google services.
I, using Google Ads, am only able to define the audience groups I would like my ads to reach. Based on this, Google decides when and how it will present my advertising to you.
Further processing of information takes place only if you have given your consent to Google to link your browsing history to your account and to use information from your Google account to personalize the ads that are displayed on the websites. In such a situation, Google will use your data to create and define target group lists for remarketing purposes on different devices. For this purpose, Google temporarily combines the collected information with other data it has in order to create the target groups.
If you do not want to receive personalized ads, you can manage your ad settings directly on Google’s website: https://adssettings.google.com/.
If you are interested in details related to Google’s use of data from sites 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 system provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, I use the Custom Audiences feature to target specific groups of users with targeted advertising messages. I perform activities in this regard based on my legitimate interest in marketing my own products or services.
In order to target you with ads personalized to your behavior on my site, I have implemented the Facebook Pixel within my site, which automatically collects information about your use of my site. The information collected in this way is mostly transmitted to Facebook’s servers, which may be located around the world, 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 me to identify you. Depending on your activity on my pages, you may end up in a certain audience, but I do not in any way identify individuals belonging to these groups.
Hotjar – details
I use the Hotjar tool to better understand your needs and to optimize my website for your user experience, which is my legitimate interest. The tool is provided by a third party entity, i.e. Hotjar Limited, Level 2, St Julian’s Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta.
Hotjar records every visitor to my site and allows me to play a video recording of their traffic on my site, as well as generate so-called heat maps. Within the Hotjar tool, I do not have access to information that allows me to identify you, as Hotjar does not record the process of filling out forms. The information I have access to within Hotjar is, in particular:
- information about the operating system and web browser you use,
- the sub-pages you view within my service,
- time spent on my site and on its subpages,
- transitions between different subpages within my site,
- the source from which you go to my service,
- the places where you click your mouse.
# 7: Do I track your behavior taken within my site?
Yes, I use Google Analytics, Google Ads, Hotjar and Facebook Custom Audiences tools that involve collecting information about your activities on my site. These tools were described in detail under the question on third-party cookies, so I will not repeat that information here as well.
Information about the names and domains searched and checked is not saved or sent anywhere.
# 8: Do I target you with targeted ads?
Yes, I use Facebook Ads and Google Ads, where I can target ads to specific groups defined based on various criteria such as age, gender, interests, profession, job, activities previously undertaken on my site. These tools are described in detail within the question on third-party cookies, so I will not repeat that information here as well.
# 9: How can you manage your privacy?
- cookie settings within your web browser,
- browser plug-ins that support cookie management, e.g. Ghostery,
- additional software that manages cookies,
- incognito mode in your web browser,
- behavioral advertising settings, e.g. youronlinechoices.com,
- Google Analytics Opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout,
- Google Ads Settings: https://adssettings.google.com/,
- Facebook Ads Settings: https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings,
- HotJar Opt-out: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out
# 10: What are server logs?
Using the site involves sending queries to the server where the site is stored. Each request made to the server is recorded in the server logs.
The logs include, among other things, your IP address, the date and time of the server, information about your web browser and the operating system you are using. The logs are saved and stored on the server.
The data stored in the server logs are not associated with specific individuals using the site and are not used by me to identify you.
The server logs are only support material for the administration of the site, and their contents are not disclosed to anyone except those authorized to administer the server.
# 11: Is there anything else you should know about?