PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

  1. This Privacy and Cookie Policy defines the terms of gathering, processing and using personal data of the Users of the web-based Service available under the following web address http://sphere-engine.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”). Controller of the personal data shall use best efforts to ensure that the privacy of Users of the Service is respected and that the personal information they disclose is protected.

  2. The Controller of the personal data and Administrator of the Service is Research Labs Limited (Sp. z o.o.) with its registered office in Gdynia, registered within the National Court Register held by the Regional Court for Gdańsk – North in Gdańsk, 8th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under KRS no. 0000316381, VAT no. (NIP) 5862219354, REGON 220631894, with share capital of 70,300 PLN (hereinafter referred to as “SRL” or the “Controller”).

  3. Controller of the personal data declares that they process the Users’ personal data only within the scope allowed by the current provisions of the law, particularly the Act of June 29 1997 on personal data protection (as per Journal of Laws of 2015, item 2135) and the Regulation of 29 April 2004 by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration as regards personal data processing documentation and technical and organizational conditions which should be fulfilled by devices and computer systems used for the personal data processing (Journal of Laws no. 100, item 1024).

  4. SRL gathers only the personal data which the User provides voluntarily.

  5. The following information is gathered by the Service:

    1. first and last name,

    2. residence address,

    3. e-mail address,

    4. telephone number,

    5. tax identification number (NIP).

  6. Providing the data listed above is necessary if:

    1. The User wants to Register within the Service and use the Service,

    2. The User wants to subscribe to the newsletter.

  7. Controller of the personal data processes personal data of Users only for the purposes mentioned in item 6 above.

  8. The User may agree for their personal data to be processed by the Controller of the personal data for marketing and commercial purposes. Although it is not a condition for using the Service.

  9. Each User of the Service may choose if and in what scope they want to use the Service and share their personal information.

  10. Personal data of Users is not disclosed to any third parties. Controller of the personal data does not store the Users’ confidential personal data such as credit card numbers or information allowing access to their bank accounts.

  11. Controller of personal data shares personal data of Users necessary to distribute the newsletter with an external entity on the basis of a written personal data sharing agreement.

  12. Controller of personal data shares personal data of Users necessary to create accounts within the Service (hosting) with an external entity on the basis of a written personal data sharing agreement.

  13. The User has the right to correct, update, rectify, or request for their personal data to be removed. For this purpose, the User should use the correct tabs within the Service or send an e-mail message to the contact address indicated on the web site of the Service.

  14. The Service does not automatically collect any information except for the information included in the cookie files.

  15. With respect for the provisions of the law and the Act on personal data protection, Administrator of the Service ensures security and maintains confidentiality of the obtained personal data.

  16. Cookie files (the so called cookies) are information files, particularly text files, which are stored on the device of the end User of the Service with the purpose of making it possible to use the Service. Cookies usually include the name of the website which they originate from, information regarding the period for which they are to be stored on the User’s device and a unique number.

  17. The entity which places cookie files on the end User’s device and which gains access to those files, is the operator of the http://sphere-engine.com Service – Service is Research Labs Limited (Sp. z o.o.) with its registered address in Gdynia.

  18. Cookie files are used for the following purposes:

    1. to adapt the content of the Service website to the preferences of the User and to optimize the process of using those websites; particularly, the files allow for the User’s device to be recognized and for the website to be displayed properly, in accordance with the User’s individual preferences;

    2. to gather statistical data, which helps us understand how Users browse through websites, which makes it possible for those websites to be improved in terms of their structure and content;

    3. to maintain User sessions within the Service (after logging in), so that the User does not have to log in again on each sub-page of the Service using their username and password.

  19. There are two basic kinds of cookie files generated by the Service: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary files, which are stored on the end User’s device until the user logs our, leaves the website or closes the browser window. Persistent cookies are stored within the end User’s device for a defined period of time, which is indicated within the parameters of the cookie file, or until they are removed by the User.

  20. The Service utilizes the following types of cookie files:

    1. “required” cookies, which make it possible to use the Service, e.g. authorization cookies used for the services which require authorization within the Service;

    2. cookie files which have the purpose of providing security, e.g. they are used to detect any malicious activity within the scope of authorization within the Service;

    3. performance cookie files, which help in the process of gathering information regarding the way the websites of the Service are used;

    4. functional cookie files, which make it possible to store the User’s selected settings and information regarding personalization of the User interface, e.g. in the scope of the selected language or region, where the User is located, size of the font, design of the web site etc.;

    5. advertising cookie files, which make it possible to present Users with advertising content more suitable to their preference.