Introduction

karolinakoziel.com is run and owned by Karolina Koziel.

One of my main priorities is the privacy of my visitors. This Privacy Policy page contains types of information that is collected and recorded by karolinakoziel.com and how it is being used. If you have additional questions or require more information about the website’s Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me. This policy applies only to my online activities and is valid for visitors to my website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in karolinakoziel.com.

Consent

By using my website, you hereby consent to my Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information I collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point I ask you to provide your personal information. If you contact me directly, I may receive additional information about you such as your name and email address, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send me, and any other information you may choose to provide.

Under no circumstances is your data ever sold or rented to a third-party.

How I use your information

I use the information I collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain my website
  • Improve, personalise, and expand my website
  • Understand and analyse how you use my website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails

 

How long do I keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Log Files

karolinakoziel.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites across all devices. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This section describes what information they gather, how I use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How I Use Cookies

I use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies I Set

Email newsletters related cookies

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Surveys related cookies

From time to time I may offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand my user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Forms related cookies

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, I provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, I need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, I also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so I can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third-party analytics may be used to track and measure usage of this site so that I can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

From time to time I test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When I am still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

I also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, will set cookies through my site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

I would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that I correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that I complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that I erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to my processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that I transfer the data that I have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact me

More Information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you, however, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact me by visiting this link: karolinakoziel.com/contact.