Privacy policy

The controller for personal data, which are processed according to the policy laid out below, is the Stefan Batory Foundation with its registered office at ul. Sapieżyńska 10a, 00-215 Warsaw (the “Controller”, “we”). We can be contacted by writing to the address given above, or by e-mail at [email protected].

1. Data collected via the Active Citizens Fund – National programme website

We set great store by respect for the privacy of visitors to our webpage. We only collect data necessary to manage our website efficiently and this is the sole purpose for which the data are used.

Our webpage collects certain types of user data automatically, such as IP address, type of browser, type of operating system and the name of the domain from which our website is entered. These data are collected in order to make the website as safe as possible, and thus by extension to ensure maximum safety for users as well.
We use data to generate website use statistics (using Google Analytics, which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy). This helps us with efficient administration of the website, to ensure high quality factual content, and analyse whether there are any errors in the website structure, etc. This is a legitimate interest, which is the administration of and ensuring high quality of the website. At the same time, if the data collected enable a user to be identified, they are processed because we have a legitimate interest in doing so (art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR).

The collected data are not associated with specific individuals browsing our website. Users can use our website anonymously, we do not seek to identify them, and no registration is required. We will only process personal data for the period necessary to achieve the goals for which the data are processed, but for no more than one year from the day on which they are collected.

We do not provide other entities with any data collected by the website, and we do not disclose the data to anyone, unless asked to do so by competent public institutions on the basis of the relevant laws, in which case disclosure is on the basis of art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR.

The policy described only applies to our website and the websites of the programme operators: the Stefan Batory Foundation, the “Shipyard” Centre for Social Innovation and Research Foundation, and the Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation. We cannot be held responsible for privacy policies on other webpages to which links are posted on our website.

2. Data of persons in communication with the programme on social media

Facebook and Twitter are the controllers of their users’ personal data and process those data according to their own internal regulations. When you interact with us via Facebook or Twitter, (by clicking on ‘like’, becoming a follower of the website, responding to posts, forwarding/retweeting, posting comments and private messages) the Stefan Batory Foundation also becomes a controller of your data, in addition to Facebook and Twitter. We process data such as name/nick, image, public profile and other information provided in messages or comments on the basis of legitimate interest, which is maintaining our profile and using it to advise of the Controller’s activities and building and maintaining a community with the Controller, and for the purpose of communicating via the portal’s available functionalities, i.e. to respond to comments and messages, maintain relations with persons who interact with us, and also to analyse communication effectiveness. A user’s personal data are therefore processed according to legitimate interest of the Controller (art. 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR).

As a rule, we do not combine your interactions with us on Facebook with information that you provide us with by other means, such as e-mail, unless this is required in specific circumstances, for example if you send us a private message on Facebook, in which you give your e-mail address and ask us to contact you at that address. We do not provide anyone with your personal data. Please note that as portal administrators, Facebook or Twitter, as the case may be, have access to all of the information about you. Please also note that information released on the portal can be accessed by other users.

3. Rights of data subjects

The people whose data we process are entitled to do the following:

1. request access to their personal data and to be provided with a copy of those data;
2. have their personal data rectified and to have their data erased;
3. have processing of their data restricted or to object to the data being processed.

Anyone can lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office (ul. Stawki 2, 00-193 Warsaw). If you think that your data are incorrectly processed, please contact us using the contact details above to resolve any concerns and so that further measures can be taken to prevent wrongdoing of this kind (if necessary).

4. Cookies

The webpage uses cookies, for instance, to modify the website to accommodate users’ needs and for statistical purposes. We use cookies to collect information about how our website is used and to configure it correctly, but also to save user settings such as language, font size, etc. We use cookies for viewing figures analysis, research, and audit, and in particular to create anonymous statistics that tell us how users of the site make use of the webpage This information enables us to improve the structure and content of our webpage.

Cookies are also used by websites that we refer to when we show multimedia, for example.

Cookies settings can be adjusted on an internet browser to prevent the information described above being collected. By leaving cookies settings unchanged, you consent to the cookies used on our website.

Information about how to block and restrict installation of cookies using your browser settings or by using one of the many systems available free of charge can be found at

This privacy policy was updated and came into effect as of 27 December 2019.

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