Valid from: November 23rd, 2020
Last updated: November 23rd, 2020
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Valid from: November 23rd, 2020
Last updated: November 23rd, 2020
OWNER AND DATA CONTROLLER
Owner: Krista Plociennik
INFORMATION COLLECTION, PURPOSE, AND USE
While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to name, email address, cookies, and usage data.
We may use your personal information to:
Reply to your comments or questions
Give you user’s support
Measure ads on site
Protect, investigate, and discourage illegal and non-authorized activities
Send you our newsletters regularly or from time to time
Ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
Provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us which may be of interest to you
Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
Interact with external social networks and platforms
Allow registration and authentication
Allow access to third party services’ accounts
Manage hosting and back-end infrastructure
Interact with live chat platforms
Display content from external platforms
Carry out commercial affiliation
Interact with support and feedback platforms
Manage user database
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site.
This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze this data.
Cookies are text files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier.
Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s or tablet device’s or mobile device’s part of the hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to recognize, collect, and/or track information about, and relevant to, your usage of the site.
These cookies are known as “first-party cookies”. We may also recognize, collect, and/or track information through cookies set by third parties.
Third-party cookies are used to perform tasks related to advertising, and analytics, and to enable interactive features such as sharing or commenting. Some third parties collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the user.
The information that our first-party cookies or third-party cookies recognize, collect, and/or track may include information about your devices, browsing actions, and patterns, such as among others, the type of computer you use, your internet service provider, your browser type, your location, your IP address, the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, and your traffic pattern through the site.
WHAT COOKIES WE USE
We use the following categories of cookies on the site:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies collect information about your use of the site, such as for instance, browsing actions, and patterns, the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, and your traffic pattern through the site.
Through the collection of this information, we are able to monitor and analyze web traffic to the site. User behaviours may be recognized, collected, and/or tracked.
We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze web traffic to the site. Google utilizes the data recognized, collected, and/or tracked on the site to prepare reports on traffic activities.
This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address.
Google may use the information recognized, collected, and/or tracked to personalize the ads of its advertising network and may share the information recognized, collected, and/or tracked with other services.
These cookies allow the site to save information and details such as your username to optimize your experience on the site and provide personal features.
Social Media Cookies and Pixels
These cookies allow you to share your activity on the site on social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, or other external platforms directly from the site.
Cookies may still be recognized, collected, and/or tracked on the pages where buttons, widgets, or other applications are installed, even when you do not actively use it.
The interaction and information recognized, collected, and/or tracked through the site are always subject to your privacy settings for each social network and external platform.
Facebook Like Button and Facebook Social Widgets
The Facebook Like Button and Facebook Social Widgets are applications allowing interaction with the Facebook social network.
Social Media Pixels
Facebook Pixel connects the activity performed on the site with the Facebook advertising network, including Instagram and audience ads.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These cookies record your browsing actions and patterns on the site, such as among others, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. The information recognized, collected, and/or tracked by these cookies is used to make our site and the advertising displayed by way of links or banners on the site more relevant to your interests. For the same purpose, this information may also be shared with third parties.
HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
Strictly necessary cookies may not be rejected since they are essential to enable you to browse the site and use its features.
Should you reject cookies, you will still be able to use the site although certain features and functionalities may not be available to you and/or certain areas may be restricted.
Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of cookies by this site.
You can find information about how to manage cookies in the most commonly used browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer) on the website of the browser of choice.
Your personal data may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
LAWFUL BASIS OF PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
We may process personal data relating to users if one of the following applies:
Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes
Provision of data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the user and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject
Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party
We process and store your personal data for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
Personal data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between us and the user will be retained until such contract has been fully performed
Personal data collected for the purposes of our legitimate interests will be retained as long as needed to fulfil such purposes
We may be allowed to retain personal data for a longer period whenever the user has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn
We may be obliged to retain personal data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
The website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.
Affiliate Program Participation – The website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Newsletters – On the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
Fully complying with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the Brazilian General Data Protection Act (LGPD in Portuguese) users have the right to do the following:
Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their personal data.
Object to processing of their data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.
Access their data. Users have the right to learn if data is being processed by us, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the data undergoing processing.
Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
Restrict the processing of their data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their data. In this case, we will not process their data for any purpose other than storing it.
Have their personal data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their data from us.
Receive their data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any undue delay.
Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection supervisory authority.
You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at or through our Contact Form.
Access/Know – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to or through our Contact Form.
Amend – You may contact us at or through our Contact Form to amend or update your personal information.
Delete – You may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to or through our Contact Form.
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at or through our Contact Form.
We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by us as soon as possible and always within 14 days.
IDENTITY AND AGE REQUIREMENTS
We agree to users visiting our site anonymously.
For the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The site is intended for individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
The site is not intended for children under 13 years of age.
By visiting and using the site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements.
We do not specifically market to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.
If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use the site or provide any information on the site, including your name, screen name, username, address, telephone number, email address, and payment details.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 years of age without verification of consent from a parent or guardian, the personal information collected or received shall be deleted with no delay.
If you believe we might have any information concerning a child under 13 years of age, please contact us at and we will endeavour to delete such information without delay.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will immediately remove such information from our records.
The security of your personal information is important to us.
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, or enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of their personal information.
Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet is completely secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.