Polskie Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne S.A. (PWE) regards the protection of personal data as one of crucial aspects of its activities. We feel responsible for the safety of personal data we process within the scope of our operations. It is our firm intention to keep you properly informed about any matters related with the processing of personal data, especially with respect to the contents of legal provisions concerning the protection of personal data, including the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (UE) 2016/679 of 27.04.2016 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”). In this document we inform you about legal bases for personal data processing, methods of their collection and use, as well as on the related rights of personal data owners.
What are personal data and what is meant by their processing?
Personal data means information about any identified or identifiable individual. Processing of personal data is, basically, any activity performed on personal data, no matter whether automated or not, including their collection, storing, archiving, ordering, modifying, reviewing, using, transmitting, restricting, deleting or destroying. PWE processes personal data for various purposes with different methods of their collection, legal bases for processing, using, disclosing, and differing period of storing being applied, depending on a particular purpose.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne Spółka Akcyjna (Polish Economic Publishers Joint Stock Company) having its seat in Warsaw, at Podwale 17 app. 2, entered into the register of entrepreneurs kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw, in Warsaw, 12th Commercial Department of the National Court Register with the number KRS 0000031954, REGON 010686685, NIP 526-10-05-453.
It is our ambition to maintain transparency in the area of methods of and legal bases for personal data processing, as well as purposes for which PWE processes personal data. Each time we care to indicate essential information in this area to any individual whose personal data we process as data administrator. In our pursuit of achieving as clear an explanation of those issues as possible, below we present a complete list of operations involving personal data processing.
We would like to emphasise that whenever we process personal data on the basis of a legally justified interest of the data administrator, we do our best to analyse and balance our interest with a potential influence upon the person to which the data pertain (both positive and negative) and to take proper account of such person’s rights resulting from legal provisions on the protection of personal data. We refrain from processing personal data where we reach a conclusion that such influence upon the person involved would overweight the importance of our interests (in such cases we may process personal data if we have a relevant approval for that or where this is required or allowed by appropriate provisions of law).
Processing of personal data of visitors browsing through web pages operated by PWE or users of our web store. General information
Individuals browsing through PWE’s web pages or users of services provided by PWE via digital means (such as the Internet-based PWE Online Book Store), hereinafter jointly referred to as “Services”, always retain control over personal data they provide us with. Services restrict collection and use of information on their users to the absolute minimum, essential for provision of services on a desirable level, pursuant to Article 18 of the Act of 18 July 2002 on the Provision of Services via Digital Means.