Privacy and Cookies Policy
As a Foundation, we emphasise respecting the privacy of users visiting our websites.
We try not to identify our users, and the data collected in logs are used only to administer the website. We also declare that the sole data controller, including personal data on the Foundation’s websites, is the Polish British Community Foundation with its seat in Peterborough.
If you have questions or complaints related to our services, please contact us: office (at) pbcf.org.uk
In the above matters, you can also contact us by post to the following address:
Polish British Community Foundation, PE7 8HQ, 389, Peterborough.
For what purpose do we process the data
Like most websites, we store HTTP queries directed to our server. The browsed resources are identified by URL addresses.
We do not combine the above data with specific people browsing the website. Log files can be analysed, among others, to determine the frequency of visits to particular websites and find and identify potential errors.
Personal data is obtained only when the user provides them during registration, by sending them by e-mail, by completing the form, by placing orders for products or services, and in inquiries addressed to the Foundation. In similar situations in which the user has decided to provide information to the Foundation, e.g., consent to send marketing information in a newsletter.
We can collect personal data automatically via cookies in a strictly defined scope. These are small text files saved on the user’s devices while browsing websites. These files are used, among others, to use various functions provided on a given website or to confirm that a given user has seen certain content from a given website. Among the cookies, there are those that are necessary for the operation of the Foundation’s websites. Cookies belonging to this category are used to ensure:
maintaining the user’s session;
saving the state of the user’s session;
enabling authorization using the login service;
monitoring the availability of services.
Another category of cookies is files that facilitate the use of websites. They are used to enable:
restore the last visited view the next time you log into the product;
remembering the user’s choice to stop displaying a selected message or display it a certain number of times;
restoring the user’s session;
checking if the saving to cookies is functioning correctly;
adjusting the content of products to the preferences of users;
display of the last selected sort parameter.
monitoring traffic on our websites;
collecting statistics to understand how users use our websites and allow us to adjust our websites and products to the needs of visitors;
use of a communication tool;
integration with social networks;
The mechanisms that you will be able to find on our pages are:
Google Analytics (more information at: google.com/analytics/);
Facebook and Pixel Facebook (more information at: facebook.com);
Hotjar (more info at hotjar.com);
Instagram (more information at: Instagram.pl);
Pinterest (more information on the website: Pinterest.pl);
Twitter (more information at: Twitter.pl);
LinkedIn (more information on the website: LinkedIn.com);
Youtube (more information on the website: www.youtube.com);
GetResponse (more information at www.getresponse.pl);
Esri (more information at: www.Esri.pl);
PayU (more information at: payu.pl);
PayPal (more information at: paypal.pl);
FirstData (more at: firstdata.com);
eBay (more info at: ebay.com);
Amazon (more information on Amazon.com);
Surfshark (more info at surfshark.com);
Wise (more info at wise.com);
Cookies used on the Foundation’s websites do not store any personal data collected from users.
The level of protection against cookies is set in each browser until cookies are completely blocked. You can find out how to change cookie settings in individual browsers on this website https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/. This increases the level of security and data protection but may also prevent or hinder the use of certain website functions.
Your device’s browser settings that allow you to save files mean that you consent to these files being saved on your device.
Who do we transfer your data to?
The recipient of your personal data may be the Foundation’s subcontractors in the scope of their services, including IT services, in accordance with the signed contracts. They are not allowed to use your data for their own purposes.
When the user’s data is transferred to data recipients to perform the service or deliver the product or for other purposes for which the authorization has been granted by the user, technical and organizational measures are used that ensure strict compliance with the relevant legal provisions on data security.
Your data remains with us. We store them in special data processing units or on servers of companies acting on our behalf and responsible to us. The Foundation does not disclose the user’s personal data to data recipients in an unlawful manner.
We do not transfer your data to other countries or international organizations.
How long do we process your data?
The duration of the processing of your data depends on the purpose for which you provided it to us. We specify these times in our information clauses, including when collecting data. The logs will be stored by us for an indefinite period of time and will support the website’s administration, among others, by generating statistics. Their content will be disclosed only to persons authorized to administer the server.
The Foundation will exercise due diligence to adequately secure the personal data provided, particularly against disclosure to unauthorized persons.
You have the right to access your data and rectify, delete, limit processing, the correct transfer data, the right to object, and the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing of the data was processed based on consent; otherwise, the processing will be completed based on other provisions.
You have the right to complain to the supervisory body (Information Commissioner’s Office – ICO) when you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the provisions of the general regulation on the protection of personal data.
Is the provision of data obligatory?
Providing data is voluntary, but you must remember that in many cases, we will not be able to provide you with certain services if you do not provide us with the necessary data. Providing a specific data set is essential, for example, to send the newsletter.
Automated processing and profiling
Your data (in the form of cookies) allow us to reach you with personalized information related to the activities of the PBCF Foundation, while some of your data is automatically processed during the payment (status, transaction id, card hash) and orders (status, date).
All content and photos, graphics, diagrams, charts, etc., posted on the website and sent in the form of a newsletter are subject to the Foundation’s rights. They are protected by copyright and intellectual property.
Please do not copy, distribute, publish or process the website’s content in whole or in part. You must obtain our written consent to use the content and other materials.
Links to other sites
We suggest that you read the privacy policies of those websites after switching to other websites.