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    Last update: September 17, 2021.

    INTRODUCTION

    This Cookies Policy („Policy”) applies to the website www.wlaw.pl, which is operated and made available by Wołoszański i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k., holding its registered office in Warsaw (00-105), at ul. Twarda 18, entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register maintained by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, 12th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under number: 0000521890 (hereinafter: „WLAW” or „the Firm”)

    The information collected from cookies on this website will be used by WLAW, only in the ways stated in this Policy and the Privacy Policy. Below, you will find information about how WLAW uses the data collected from cookies, for what purposes it is used, and with whom it is shared.

    You can change your cookie settings by clicking the “Cookies settings” button on the website homepage.

    I. COOKIES

    What are cookies?

    The main purpose of cookies is to speed up users’ access to selected services. In addition, cookies make it possible to customise the services offered by the website, by providing interesting or potentially interesting information to users, depending on their use of the services. WLAW uses cookies to understand how users use the www.wlaw.pl website and to improve their user experience. Cookies are stored in the form of text and numeric files on the computers of website users.

    II. TYPES OF COOKIES

    WLAW uses cookies in various ways, depending on their intended use:

    a) Functional/basic cookies:

    Functional/basic cookies enable you to use the services available on the website. For example, authentication cookies are used for services that require authentication on the website, to improve the performance of the website.

    b) Technical cookies:

    Technical cookies are intended to optimise the website with regard to the devices and browsers that are most frequently used by its visitors, so that your computer or mobile device can display the website correctly. They are also used to remember the original settings that you used on the website, such as whether you consented to specific actions or the display of specific content on the website.

    c) Analytical cookies:

    WLAW uses analytical cookies to improve the functionality of the website and to measure, without identifying your personal data, the effectiveness of the information collected by the Firm through various communication channels. Using these types of cookies, WLAW creates statistics and user profiles to customise the website according to your preferences. This allows WLAW to understand what potential clients of the Firm expect and how they find out about its services and arrive at the website.

    d) Marketing/advertising cookies:

    The purpose of marketing/advertising cookies is to create a profile of you, based on your viewing preferences, so that we can tailor content for you on your subsequent visits to our website.

    The Firm stipulates that, if you do not allow the use of technical cookies or certain functional cookies, the website may malfunction in part or in whole.

    III. DURATION OF USE OF COOKIES

    WLAW distinguishes between two types of cookies, depending on how long they will remain on a user’s device:

    1. Session cookies – they remain on the user’s device until the user leaves the website or switches off the web browser;
    2. Permanent cookies – they remain on the user’s device for a specified period of time or until they are deleted manually.

    IV. COOKIES AND PERSONAL DATA

    Not all cookie data collected by WLAW will be personal data. However, if the data allows sufficient identification of the user to give it the meaning of personal data, it will be processed as per the requirements of Article 6 (1) para. 1 (b), (f) or (a) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) („GDPR”). Cookies are collected through automated means. WLAW uses technical information to improve its systems, enhance your experience of the website, and to ensure its security. Data is collected from cookies only to the extent necessary for the proper functioning of the website or to serve the legitimate interests of the Firm. WLAW will collect other personal information only with your consent.

    Data from cookies as well as personal data will be automatically deleted after the purposes for which they were collected have been fulfilled or if you withdraw your consent to their processing. More information on the processing of your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy.

    V. DEFAULT STORAGE OF COOKIES BY BROWSERS

    WLAW would like to emphasise that storing cookies on a user’s terminal device is also allowed by default by web browsing software (web browsers). The cookie settings of the www.wlaw.pl website can be changed at any time. They can be changed to prevent the automatic handling of cookies in the web browser’s settings or to inform about their placement in the website user’s end device each time. Each user can verify on their own, the information regarding the handling of cookies, which is available in the settings of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox.

    VI. SECURITY

    WLAW has up-to-date security measures in place to protect users against the loss, misuse, and alteration of data, including personal information. Security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed, improved, and updated as necessary, and access to personal information is granted only to authorised members of the Firm. While WLAW cannot ensure or warrant that there will never be a loss, misuse, or alteration of information, it takes every reasonable effort to prevent it.

    VII. PARTNERS

    1. Google

    Tag Manager

    Google Tag Manager is a solution operated by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA [“Google”]), which allows users to manage tags used on a website through an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain that does not record any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which may in turn record data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not have access to this information. If recording has been disabled at the domain or cookie level, this setting will be applied for all tracking tags deployed in Google Tag Manager.

    Analytics

    We also use Google Analytics, which analyses your use of the website using a special type of cookie. These cookies are generated, stored, and transferred from your device, in the form of permanent or temporary files. This tool is offered by Google Ireland Limited and the data collected is usually stored for up to about two years on Google servers in the European Union or the United States. These files are transmitted to the servers in the form of an anonymised-abbreviated version of your IP.

    These cookies are used to analyse your activity on the website and your use of the website. Based on these cookies, Google Inc. compiles anonymised reports on user traffic to the website on our behalf. We use these reports to understand more about your needs in relation to the services provided by our website. Google Ireland Limited does not collect data for the purpose of personally verifying you, nor does it combine the collected information to allow you to be identified.

    As this is a third-party service, we have no influence on the processing of your data by Google. The purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the relevant data protection notices at https://www.google.de/intl/pl/policies/privacy/.

    VIII. DATA RETENTION AND CANCELLATION

    The Firm aims to keep its processing activities of user data, including personal data, as limited as possible. User data will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected and, where appropriate, for as long as required by statutory retention requirements.

    Once again, the Firm points out that users may disallow the processing of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser. However, it should be remembered that if this is done, full functionality of the website may not be available.

    XIX. CONTACT

    Please direct any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this Policy or any requests regarding cookies and personal data to the Data Protection Officer of the Firm, Ms. Marta Solarska. She can be contacted in the following e-mail address: data.protection@wlaw.pl or through a letter addressed to the Firm.

    X. CHANGES TO THE COOKIE POLICY

    We review and update this Cookies Policy on an ongoing basis and as necessary. The current version of this Policy has been adopted and is effective as of September 17, 2021.