Privacy Policy

Hello!

If you have come here, it is a sure sign that you value your privacy. We understand it perfectly, and for that reason we are providing you with a document in which you will find, in one place, the rules of personal data processing and the use of cookies and other tracking technologies related to the functioning of the website at https://frontendgamedev.com.

A formal notice to start with – the website administrator is Szymon Kabelis, conducting economic activity under the business name Usługi Informatyczne Szymon Kabelis, address: ul. Adama 30/13, 40-467 Katowice, Poland, NIP (tax ID number): 9542777273.

If you have any doubts related to the privacy policy, you can contact us at any time by sending a message to the following address: szymon@frontendgamedev.com.

Who is the controller of your personal data?

The controller of your personal data is Usługi Informatyczne Szymon Kabelis, address: ul. Adama 30/13, 40-467 Katowice, Poland, NIP (tax ID number): 9542777273.

What information about you do we have?

Depending on the purpose, we may process the following information about you:

  • name and surname,
  • address of residence,
  • business address,
  • NIP (tax ID number),
  • email address,
  • telephone number,
  • data contained in correspondence addressed to us,
  • bank account number,
  • IP address,
  • image (profile photo).


We have precisely described the scope of the data processed in relation to each purpose of processing. Information in this regard can be found further in this policy.

Where do we get your personal data from?

In most cases, you provide them to us yourself. This happens when:

  • you subscribe to the newsletter,
  • you add a comment or product review,
  • you contact us.

In addition, some information about you may be automatically collected by the tools we use:

  • the website and newsletter system mechanisms collect your IP address,
  • the mechanism of the newsletter system collects information about your interaction with the content sent to you as part of the newsletter, such as opening messages, clicking on links, etc.,
  • Google Analytics collects a range of information about how you use our website.

For what purposes do we process your personal data?

There are more than one of these purposes. Below is a list of them, followed by a more detailed explanation. We have also assigned the relevant legal grounds for processing to particular purposes.

  • sending the newsletter – Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR,
  • handling of comments or product reviews – Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR,
  • handling of correspondence – Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR,
  • fulfilment of tax and accounting obligations– Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR,
  • creating an archive in case it is necessary to defend, establish or exercise claims, and in order to identify a return customer – Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Newsletter – details


By subscribing to the newsletter, you provide us with your first name and e-mail address. Providing the data is voluntary, but necessary to subscribe to the newsletter.

In addition, our newsletter system saves your IP number that you used when subscribing to the newsletter, determines your approximate location and the e-mail client you use, and tracks your actions taken in connection with messages sent to you. Therefore, we also know which messages you have opened, in which messages you clicked on links, etc.

The data you provided to us in connection with subscribing to the newsletter are used for the purpose of sending you the newsletter, and the legal basis for their processing is your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR) expressed when you subscribed to the newsletter. As for the processing of information that does not come from you but has been collected automatically by our e-mail marketing system, we rely in this respect on our legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) in analysing the behaviour of newsletter subscribers for the purpose of optimising e-mail marketing activities.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the dedicated link provided in each message sent as part of the newsletter, or simply by contacting us. Despite unsubscribing from the newsletter, your data will still be stored in our database in order to identify a returning subscriber and to defend any claims related to sending the newsletter to you, in particular to prove your consent to receiving the newsletter and the moment of its withdrawal, which constitutes our legitimate interest referred to in art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

You can modify your data provided for the purpose of receiving the newsletter at any time by clicking on the relevant link displayed in each message sent as part of the newsletter, or simply by contacting us.

Comments and product reviews – details

If you want to add a comment on the blog, you need to fill out a form where you provide your e-mail address and first name. Providing the data is voluntary, but necessary to add a comment.

The data provided in connection with adding a comment or review will be processed for the purpose of publishing the comment or review on the website. The basis for processing is your consent (Article 6(1)(a)) expressed by sending the form designed for publishing comments or reviews. You can withdraw your consent at any time, requesting the removal of your comment or review.

Your comment or review will be publicly available on the website as long as it is available on the Internet, unless you request removal of the comment or review earlier. At any time, you can also modify the content of the comment as well as the data assigned to it as information on the person who added the comment or review.

Handling of correspondence – details

By contacting us, you naturally provide us with your personal data contained in the correspondence, in particular your e-mail address, name and surname. Providing the data is voluntary, but necessary to make contact.

In this case, your data are processed for the purpose of contacting you, and the basis for the processing is art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, i.e. our legitimate interest. The legal basis for processing after the contact ends is also our justified purpose, i.e. archiving correspondence to secure the possibility of proving certain facts in the future (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR).

The content of the correspondence may be archived, and we are not able to clearly specify when it will be erased. You have the right to request the history of correspondence with us (if it was archived), as well as request its erasure unless its archiving is justified by our overriding interests, e.g. protection against any claims that may be made by you.

Tax and accounting obligations – details

If we issue an invoice for you, it is included in the accounting documentation, which will be stored for the period of time required by law. In this case, your personal data are processed for the purpose of fulfilling our tax and accounting obligations (art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR in connection with the provisions governing tax and accounting obligations).

Archive – details

In the descriptions of the particular purposes of personal data processing set out above, we have indicated the periods of storage of personal data. These periods are often related to the archiving of some data by us for the purposes of securing the possibility of proving certain facts in the future, reconstructing the course of cooperation with a client and the correspondence exchanged, as well as defence, establishment or exercise of claims. In this regard, we rely on our legitimate interest, referred to in art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

How long will we store your personal data?

Data storage periods have been indicated separately for each purpose of processing. You will find this information in the detailed sections dedicated to each separate purpose of processing.

Who are the recipients of your personal data?

We will venture to say that modern business cannot do without services provided by third parties. We also use such services. Some of these services are related to the processing of your personal data. External service providers involved in the processing of your personal data are the following:

  • zenbox sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Częstochowa, Poland, address: ul. Dąbrowskiego 7 lokal 6, 42-202 Częstochowa, NIP (tax ID number): 9492191021 – for the purpose of storing personal data on the server,
  • GetResponse sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Gdańsk, Poland, address: ul. Arkońska 6, A3, 80-387 Gdańsk, NIP (tax ID number): 9581468984 – for the purpose of using the e-mail marketing system in which your data are processed if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • other subcontractors who gain access to data if the scope of their activities requires such access.

Your personal data may also be transferred to tax offices to the extent necessary to fulfil tax, settlement and accounting obligations. This includes, in particular, any returns, reports, statements and other accounting documents in which your personal data are contained.

In addition, if necessary, your personal data may be made available to entities, authorities or institutions authorised to gain access to the data under provisions of law, such as police services, security services, courts, prosecutor’s offices, etc.

What is more, we use tools that collect a range of information about you related to the use of our website. This applies, in particular, to the following information:

  • information about the operating system and web browser you use,
  • subpages viewed,
  • time spent on the website,
  • navigation between particular subpages,
  • clicks on particular links,
  • the source from which you go to our site,
  • the age range you are in,
  • your sex,
  • your approximate location limited to the town.
  • your interests specified on the basis of your online activity.

This information itself does not constitute, in our opinion, personal data. As this information is collected by external tools that we use, it is also processed by the tool providers on the terms arising from their T&Cs and privacy policies. As a rule, this information is used to provide and improve services, manage them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertisements, protect against fraud and abuse, as well as personalise the content and advertisements displayed on particular websites and in particular services and applications. We have tried to describe the details further in this policy, in the explanations dedicated to individual tools.

What rights do you have in relation to the processing of your personal data?

The GDPR grants you the following potential rights related to the processing of your personal data:

  • the right to access your data and receive their copy,
  • the right to have your data rectified (corrected),
  • the right to have the data erased (if, in your opinion, there are no grounds for us to process your data, you can request that we erase them),
  • the right to request restriction of data processing (you can request that we restrict the processing of data only to their storage or to performance of activities agreed with you if, in your opinion, we have inaccurate data or there are no grounds for the processing),
  • the right to object to data processing (you have the right to object to data processing if the basis for this processing is a legitimate interest; you should indicate a particular situation that, in your opinion, justifies our termination of the processing to which you object; we will stop processing your data for these purposes unless we prove that the grounds for our processing of the data override your rights or that your data are necessary for us to establish, exercise or defend claims),
  • the right to data portability (you have the right to receive from us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, personal data that you have provided to us based on a contract or your consent; you can request us to send these data directly to another entity),
  • the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data if you previously gave such consent,
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (if you find that we are processing data unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint about that with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office or another competent supervisory authority).

The rules related to the exercise of the above-mentioned rights are described in detail in Art. 16 – 21 of the GDPR. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with these provisions. On our part, we consider it necessary to explain to you that the above-mentioned rights are not absolute, and they will not be available in relation to all activities in respect of the processing of your personal data.

We would like to emphasise that one of the rights indicated above is always available to you – if you believe that we have violated personal data protection laws while processing your personal data, you have the possibility of lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority (the President of the Personal Data Protection Office).

You can also always request us to provide you with information on what data about you we have and for what purposes we process them. All you need to do is send a message to the following address: szymon@frontendgamedev.com. However, we have made every effort to ensure that the information you are interested in is comprehensively presented in this privacy policy. You can also use the email address provided above if you have any questions related to the processing of your personal data.

Do we use cookies, and what are they actually?

Our website, like almost all other websites, uses cookie files.

Cookies are small pieces of text information stored on your end device (e.g. computer, tablet or smartphone) which can be read by our ICT system (own cookies) or ICT systems of third parties (third party cookies). In cookies, specific information can be saved and stored, and then accessed by ICT systems for certain purposes.

Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after the browser is closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies are stored on your end device and enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website (persistent cookies).

If you would like to know more about cookies as such, you can read, for example, this material: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

On what basis do we use cookies?

We use cookies on the basis of your consent, except when cookies are necessary for the proper provision of services to you by electronic means.

As far as your consent to cookies is concerned, we assume the variant in which you express such consent through the settings of your web browser or additional software supporting the management of cookies. We assume that you consent to all cookies used by us that are not blocked by your browser or any additional software you use.

Please remember that disabling or limiting cookies may prevent you from using some of the functions available on our website and cause difficulties in using this website, as well as many other websites where cookies are in place. For example, if you block cookies of social media plug-ins, the buttons, widgets and social functions implemented on our website may not be available to you.

Can you disable cookies?

Yes, you can manage cookie settings in your web browser. You can block all or selected cookies. You can also block cookies from specific websites. You can also delete previously saved cookies and other website and plug-in data at any time.

Web browsers also offer the option of using the incognito mode. You can use it if you do not want information about visited pages and downloaded files to be saved in your browsing and download history. Cookies created in the incognito mode are deleted the moment all incognito windows are closed.

There are also browser plug-ins available that make it possible to control cookies, such as, e.g., Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com). The option to control cookies may also be provided by additional software, in particular anti-virus packages, etc.

In addition, there are tools available on the Internet that allow you to control certain types of cookies, in particular as regards collective management of behavioural advertising settings (e.g. www.youronlinechoices.com/, www.networkadvertising.org/choices).

Please remember that disabling or limiting cookies may prevent you from using some of the functions available on our website and cause difficulties in using this website, as well as many other websites where cookies are in place. For example, if you block cookies of social media plug-ins, the buttons, widgets and social functions implemented on our website may not be available to you.

For what purposes do we use our own cookies?

We use our own cookies to ensure the proper functioning of the website, ordering process as well as pop-ups and forms.

What third party cookies are used?

The following third party cookies are used on our website:

  • Google Analytics,
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest (cookies of social media tools),
  • Disqus


Details of particular third party cookies are described below.

Google Analytics – details

We use the Google Analytics tool provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We carry out activities in this area based on our legitimate interest in the creation of statistics and their analysis in order to optimise our websites.

In order to use Google Analytics, we have implemented a special Google Analytics tracking code in the code of our website. The tracking code uses Google LLC cookies related to the Google Analytics service. You can block the Google Analytics tracking code at any time by installing the following browser add-on provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google Analytics automatically collects information about your use of our website. Information collected in this way is most often transferred to Google servers, which may be located all over the world, and stored there.

We would like to emphasise that as part of Google Analytics, we do not collect any data that would allow your identification. Therefore, we do not consider data collected via Google Analytics as personal data. The information we have access to as part of Google Analytics includes, in particular:

  • information about the operating system and web browser you use,
  • subpages you browse on our website,
  • time spent on our website and its subpages,
  • navigation between particular subpages,
  • the source from which you go to our website.

We also do not collect personal data as part of Advertising Features. The information we have access to includes, in particular:

  • the age range you are in,
  • your sex,
  • your approximate location limited to the town,
  • your interests specified on the basis of your online activity.

The Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360 services have been certified as meeting the independent ISO 27001 security standard. ISO 27001 is one of the most recognised standards in the world and certifies compliance with the relevant requirements of systems that support Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360.

If you are interested in details of Google’s use of data from websites and applications that utilise Google services, we encourage you to read the following information: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

Social media tools – details

Our website uses plug-ins, buttons and other social media tools, hereinafter jointly referred to as “plug-ins”, provided by social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIN, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

By displaying our website with a plug-in of a given social networking site, your browser sends information about the visit to the administrator of this social networking site. Since the plug-in is a part of the social networking site embedded in our website, the browser sends information about the requested download of content from the social networking site to our website.

Plug-ins collect certain information about you, such as the user ID, website visited, date and time, and other information about the web browser.

Administrators of social networking sites use some of this information to personalise the viewing conditions of our website. For example, when you visit a page with a “Like” button, the administrator of the social networking site needs to know who you are to show you which of your friends also like our page.

The information collected by plug-ins may also be used by the administrators of social networking sites for their own purposes, such as improving their own products, creating user profiles, analysing and optimising their own activities, targeting advertising, etc. We have no real influence on how the information collected by plug-ins is then used by the administrators of social networking sites. You can look for details in this regard in the T&Cs and privacy policies of particular social networking sites.

Social media plug-ins collect and transfer information to the administrators of these sites even when you browse our website without being logged in to your account on a given social networking site. However, the set of information sent by the browser is more limited in that case.

If you have logged in to one of social networking sites, its administrator will be able to directly assign a visit to our site to your profile on the social networking site.

If you do not want social networking sites to assign the data collected during your visit to our website directly to your profile on a given social networking site, you must log out of this site before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent loading of plug-ins on the website by using relevant extensions for your browser, e.g. script blocking.

Furthermore, the use of some plug-ins may entail the publication of certain information within your social media profiles. For example, information about clicking the “Like” button may be available on your Facebook timeline. Of course, if you share some content on your social media with the use of plug-ins embedded on our website, this instance of sharing will naturally be visible in your profile.

As for the details related to the processing of information collected via plug-ins by the administrators of social networking sites, in particular the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of the data by the administrators, as well as contact options, your rights in this regard, and the possibility of adjusting settings to protect your privacy, you can find everything in the privacy policies of particular service providers:

Disqus – details

Our website uses the Disqus commenting system operated by an external entity, i.e. Disqus, Inc., 717 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When you view a page containing comments powered by Disqus, Disqus sends one or more cookies to your device to identify your web browser. Disqus cookies are responsible for the proper functioning of the commenting system, and in particular, they improve the login process. Disqus cookies also collect information on how you use our website (e.g. subpages you visit and links on which you click) to analyse your activity and personalise the content displayed to you within the Disqus system, including advertisements.

If Disqus displays advertisements, it uses technologies that support this process, such as Google, Polymorph, ServeBid, etc., which can set up cookies for the purposes of personalising marketing, linking advertisements with subsequent activities and limiting the frequency of displaying individual advertisements to you.

Please remember that you use the Disqus commenting system as its own user under the terms of service and privacy policy of Disqus. Disqus is a self-standing entity, independent from us, which provides you with services by electronic means. Details of the rules of using the Disqus system, including privacy protection, can be found in the documents made available directly by Disqus:

Do we track your behaviour on our website?

Yes, we use Google Analytics tools that involve collecting information about your activity on our website. These tools are described in detail under the question about third party cookies so we will not repeat this information here.

How can you manage your privacy?

The answer to this question can be found in many places of this privacy policy where individual tools, behavioural advertising, cookie consent, etc. are described. However, for your convenience, we have gathered this information once again in one place. Below you will find a list of possibilities of managing your privacy.

  • cookie settings in the web browser,
  • browser plug-ins supporting the management of cookies, e.g. Ghostery,
  • additional cookie management software,
  • the incognito mode in the web browser,
  • behavioural advertising settings, e.g. youronlinechoices.com.

What are server logs?

Using the website involves sending queries to the server on which the website is stored. Each query directed to the server is saved in server logs.

The logs include, i.a., your IP address, server date and time as well as information about the web browser and operating system you use. The logs are saved and stored on the server.

The data saved in server logs are not associated with specific persons using the website and are not used by us to identify you.

Server logs are only auxiliary material used to administer the website, and their content is not disclosed to anyone except those authorised to administer the server.

Is there anything else you should know?

As you can see, the issues of personal data processing, use of cookies and management of privacy in a broad sense are quite complicated. We have made every effort to ensure that this document provides you with as much knowledge as possible on issues which are important to you. If anything is unclear to you, or if you want to know more or just talk about your privacy, please write to us at szymon@frontendgamedev.com