Good Day to You!

Seeing as you are here, this must mean you value your privacy. We understand this perfectly well, hence we have for you this document, outlining how we handle personal data and manage cookie files related to our website: https://rebelaway.com/

Some formalities first – Krzysztof Nodar Ciemnołoński is this page’s administrator.

In case of any queries relating to our privacy policy, you can contact us at any time at all, writing to the following email address: chris@rebelaway.com.

Summary – Key Information

I value both your data and your time, which is why I have prepared this summary version of the key policies relating to the ways in which we protect our guests’ and users’ privacy.

  • By signing up to receive our newsletter, commenting on blog posts or simply contacting me, you supply me with your personal data, which I guarantee will remain confidential, secure and will not be shared with any third parties without your explicit consent.
  • I only entrust personal data to persons who have been authorized and those parties who handle services directly related to personal data management.
  • I use Google Analytics, which gathers data about the time you spend on our page, the individual pages you clicked on, the time you spent on them, or the time spent switching between sub-pages. In this we use cookie files by Google LLC related to Google Analytics services. In this respect, we gather demographic data, as well as information related to personal interests. You can choose whether you are happy for us to do this or not.
  • We use marketing tools, such as Facebook Pixel, in order to direct your way personalized ads on Facebook. This involves use of Facebook company cookie files. In terms of setting up cookie files access you can decide whether you agree to my using Facebook Pixel in your case, or not.
  • We allow the facility of using social media functions, such as allowing content to be shared across social media platforms, and subscriptions to social media profiles. Use of these functions can involve cookie files being accessed by social media site administrators, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN.
  • We embed YouTube videos on our website, making use of Google LLC cookies related to YouTube. Cookie files are only loaded once the video file is played.
  • We use our own cookie files to ensure the website works with optimum efficiency. If the above data is insufficient for your needs, you will find more in-depth information below.

Personal Data

Krzysztof Nodar Ciemnołoński will be your Personal Data Administrator, responsible for personal data policies.

The aims, reasons and terms of personal data usage depend on the causes and ways the data is to be used (see: description of the individual aim descriptions below)

Authorizations.  RODO gives you the following potential authority related to the handling of your personal data:

  • the right to access personal data,
  • right to clarify and correct personal data,
  • right to remove personal data,
  • right to refuse for personal data to be used,
  • right to share data,
  • right to raise complaints with relevant authorities,
  • right to withdraw agreement for personal data to be used, if this was given in the first instance.

The rules related to these rights have been described in detail in art. 16-21 RODO. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with this text. We also believe it is necessary to clarify that the above authorizations are not exhaustive nor binding in all cases of the functions in which your personal data is stored and handled. For your convenience, we have made efforts to clarify the rights applicable in a range of different operations.

It is worth stressing that one right you always have is – if you think your personal data has not been handled responsibly in line with relevant policies, you have the right to raise a complaint with the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection.

You can also contact us and request copies of all the data we hold on you, and the ways in which it has been used. It is enough for you to contact us, via email chris@rebelaway.com. Even so, we have made all possible efforts to comprehensively present you with all the relevant data in this Privacy & Cookie Policy. Please feel free to use the above email address for any other queries relating to personal data.

Safety & Security. I guarantee all the personal data at our disposal will be handled securely. All possible steps have been take to ensure data safety and security, as required by the relevant legislation. We store personal data with great care, ensuring it is protected from being accessed by parties not authorized to do so.

Data Access. Your personal data can be handled by our subcontractors, agencies whose services we use when handling data and providing you with relevant services:

  • H88 S.A. Based in Poznan, at the following address: Franklina Roosevelta 22, 60-829 Poznań – to store data on secure servers.
  • The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000 Atlanta, GA 30308 USA – for emailing services.
  • Accounts Bureau Radosław Król, ul. Główna 67, 05-502 Bobrowiec – for our accounting services.
  • Partners who provide relevant services to us and our clients.
  • Partners offering services involving tech and IT.

All the partners I work with guarantee personal data will be accordingly secure, in line with relevant legislation and laws.

In order to use the MailChimp service, your data may be forwarded onto the United States of America (USA). The  MailChimp service provider has signed up to the Privacy Shield program and thus ensures the relevant grade of data security demanded by European legislation.

 

Data Handling Purposes and Processes

Newsletter. If you wish to sign up for our newsletter, you have to provide me with your email address when filling out the newsletter online form. This is a voluntary decision, but essential in order to sign up for the newsletter.

Data provided to us when signing up for the newsletter is used to send you the newsletter, with your express consent (art. 6 clause 1 let. a RODO) given when signing up to the newsletter.

Your data will be handled while the newsletter is being produced, unless you decide to remove your name from the mailing list, thereby removing your data from the database.

You can amend your data details at any time, as well as requesting to have them deleted, should you choose to remove yourself from the newsletter mailing list. This involves data transfer processes covered by art. 20 RODO.

Email contact. By contacting me using electronic email, including questions asked via our online forms, you automatically provide me with your email address as the person sending the message. In addition, you can include other personal data in the message. Providing this data is voluntary, but essential in making contact.

Your data is then used to make contact with you, based on art. 6 clause 1 let. a RODO, your permission arising from you making contact with me. The legal basis for data processing once the contact is concluded is justified for the purpose of archiving correspondence for reasons of internal business (art. 6 clause 1 let. c RODO).

Our correspondence can be archived and we are not able to now indicate how long this might be stored for. You have the right to request copies of previous correspondence (if it has been archived), as well as to request it be deleted, unless data storage is justified due to overriding interests, such as potential litigation processes.

Comments. The blog connected to our page can be commented upon. If you wish to add a comment, you have to fill out the relevant form, providing your email address, signature and facultatively a website address. The data you provide will be used to process comments. Your comments along with a defined signature will be shown on our website. The legal framework for handling your personal data is in this case art. 6 clause 1 let. a RODO, your consent being the fact that you are commenting on a post.

Your data will be processed as long as the comments system is in operation. At any time, you can insist your comments be removed, which will result in these being removed from our database.

Cookie Files and Other Tracking Technologies

Our webpage, like most other online sites, use cookie files.

Cookies are small packets of text, stored in your device (such as computer, tablet, smartphone), which can be read by my Information and Communications Technology (ICT) system (own cookies) or the ICT system of our partners (third party cookies).

Some of the cookies at our disposal are deleted once the browsing session is concluded, such as when a browser window is closed (session / short-term cookies). Other cookies are stored in your own device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site (long-term cookies).

More detailed information is provided below.

Agreeing to cookies. When you first visit our website, you are given information about how we use cookies, allowing you to manage cookie files from the site. In addition, you can always alter the cookies setting in your own browser, or else completely have them removed. Browsers use cookies in a range of ways. You can find instructions relating to cookie settings in the help section of the browser of your choice.

Do remember that limiting or blocking cookie use can cause complications in the way you use our site, as well as many other websites which use cookies.

Personal cookies.  We use personal cookies in order to ensure optimum functioning of our website.

Third party cookies. Like most modern websites, our webpage uses functions which are provided by third parties, involving the use of cookie files handled by third parties. The use of these sorts of files has been described below.

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. I do this I accordance with legally justified interests, involving the production of statistics and their analysis, with the express aim of improving our services.

Google Analytics automatically gathers data about the way you use our website. Information gathered in this way is most often stored in a Google server based in the USA. Due to my use of an anonymous IP address, your IP address is shortened before it is passed on. It is only in rare cases that the full IP address is forwarded to a Google server in the USA and only there shortened. The anonymized IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is generally not linked to other Google data.

Considering the fact that Google LLC is based in the USA and uses technical infrastructure based there, it has joined the EU-US-Privacy Shield Program in order to ensure personal data security, as required by European legislation. In terms of the agreements between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has settled upon a required level of protection for personal data relating to companies issued with the EU-US-Privacy Shield certificate.

You can stop data being held by cookie files related to your use of our website through Google, as well as the the processing of this data by Google, by installing the following plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you are interested in the detailed processes of how your data is handled by Google Analytics, do visit the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

Facebook Pixel. I use marketing tools available as part of the Facebook service, offered by  Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. We use these to provide targeted ads on Facebook, as is my legal right in terms of marketing our services and products.

In order to provide you with personalized ads on our website, we utilize Pixel Facebook, which automatically gathers information about how you use our online services and view our website. Information thus gathered is most often sent to the Facebook servers in the USA and kept there.

Data collected via Pixel Facebook is anonymized, and does not allow us to identify individuals. We only know the activity users perform on our website. It is worth knowing that Facebook can link this info with other data about you collected in terms of your use of Facebook itself and use these for Facebook’s own marketing purposes. This is beyond our control, though you can learn more by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. You can also control your own personal settings via your Facebook profile and account.

Considering Facebook is based in the USA and uses technical infrastructure based there, it has joined the EU-US-Privacy Shield Program in order to ensure personal data security, as required by European legislation. In terms of the agreements between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has settled upon a required level of protection for personal data relating to companies issued with the EU-US-Privacy Shield certificate.

You can adjust your own cookie settings to decide if you agree to me using Pixel Facebook in your regards or not.

Social media tools. We use social media plugins made available by the social media service providers, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, LinkedIN.

By displaying our website, featuring such plugins, your browser will directly connect with the servers of administrators of these social media networks (service providers). The contents of these plugins are directly sent by the service provider to your browser and integrated with the site. Thanks to this integration, service providers receive information about your browser displaying our website, even if you do not have an account with the given service provider or are not currently logged into such. This information (along with your IP address) is sent by your browser automatically to the service provider servers (some in the USA) and stored there.

If you have logged into a given social media service, its provider will be able to assign this visit on our website to your profile in a given social media site.

If you use a given plugin, such as clicking on an “I like” or “Share” button, relevant information will also be sent directly to the servers of a given service provider and stored there.

In addition, this data will be published on a given social media service and will be shown to persons added by you as contacts. The aim and reach of this data usage and their management by service providers, as well as contact with you and your rights in this respect, including your ability of adjust settings in order to protect your privacy, have been outlined on the following sites.

  • Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy,
  • Instagram – https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content,
  • Twitter – https://twitter.com/en/privacy,
  • Google – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=pl,
  • LinkedIN – https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

If you do not wish social media sites to assign data collected during visits on our website directly to any profile you might be logged into, before visiting my page you have to log out of that service. You can also completely stop the loading of plugins using relevant expansions on your browser, such as script blocking.

Video. We embed Youtube videos on our website, using cookie files belonging to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA relating to YouTube. Cookies are loaded only once playback begins. If you do not agree to their use, do not playback videos.

Playing videos allows Google to receive information about this, even if you do not have a Google account or are logged out of yours. Such information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to the Google servers (some of which are in the USA) and stored there.

If you have logged into Google, this service provider can directly assign the playback of videos on our website to your social media profiles. The aim and range of data collection, including their further management and usage by Google, as well as the possibility of making contact and your rights in this respect and the opportunity to manage settings protecting your privacy are described in Google’s privacy-policy.

If you do not wish for Google to manage data gathered while videos are playing on our site directly via your Google profile, please log out of this service. You can completely disable the loading of plugins using expansion programs in your browser, such as script blocking.

Do check the Google privacy-policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

Server Logs

Using our site involves sending queries to our server, the one our page is stored on. Each request is logged on our servers.

Logs include your IP address, date and server time, info about browsers and the operating system used by our guests. Logs are recorded and stored on our servers.

Data stored in the server logs is not associated with individuals visiting our website and is not used to identify anyone in particular.

Server logs are only additional records used to administer the webpage, details of which are not revealed to anyone apart from persons authorized to manage the server.