Privacy policy

Privacy Policy 


INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS 
WHO IS THE DATA CONTROLLER FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US

The Data Controller for your personal information is Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Gdańsku, with registered office in Gdańsk, Poland at 238A Grunwaldzka avenue. 
If you have any questions concerning how your personal information is used and what you are entitled to with respect to this information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at iod@wsb.pl

WHY WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, HOW LONG WE WILL DO IT, AND WHAT LAWS APPLY
Marketing purposes
Your personal information will be processed for marketing purposes for a period 5 years beginning on September 1 of the year in which your consent was given. Based on your consent, we will be able to provide you with information on our products and services as well as on events and promotions that may be relevant to you. 
Alumni career tracking
Your personal information will be processed for alumni career tracking for a period 5 years beginning on September 1 of the year in which you completed your course or program. Based on your consent, we will be able to find out if you are satisfied with our services and what effect your education has had on your career. This feedback allows us to continuously improve and update our products and services. 
Performance of an education service and post-completion data archiving
In the performance of educational services and for post-completion data archiving of your university records, your personal information will be processed under the provisions of our educational services contract and in compliance with the Law on Higher Education.
Your personal information will be kept for a period of: 

  • 50 years pursuant to Art. 4(2) of the Regulation by the Minister of Science and Higher Education on higher education student records,
  • 5 years for student records in postgraduate courses and MBA programs,
  • time specified in regulations applicable to other types of educational services (e.g. training seminars),
  • 6 months from the enrollment closing date, in case you have not effectively commenced a degree program.

WHO IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SHARED WITH 
To provide you with top-quality services each time, we work with a number of business partners. If necessary, your personal information may be conveyed to them. This is usually the case with specific service providers (e.g. providers of data storage services) or subcontractors (e.g. marketing agencies) that we cooperate with on a permanent basis. When this occurs, those companies are not allowed to process the data except for the purpose and to the extent that has been expressly indicated. At any event, our responsibility as the Data Controller is not waived and we remain fully responsible to ensure your data is protected. 
Your personal information may be also disclosed to public authorities, as long as they are privileged to request access to them by applicable laws. 
WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND THE WAY WE USE IT 
You have the right to:

  • access the content of your personal information,
  • modify the data,
  • request removal of your personal information from our records in the event: 

- you withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information,
- your personal information is no longer necessary for the purposes that it was collected or processed for,
- file an objection to our processing of your personal information for marketing purposes,
- file an objection to the processing of your personal information in customizing our services to your preferences,
- your personal information is used unlawfully,

  • place a restriction on our use of your personal information,
  • file an objection to our processing of your personal information,
  • move your personal information,
  • withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent does not affect any instances of data handling performed prior to the withdrawal. 

In addition, you may file a complaint to the supervisory body, should you deem the way we use your personal information infringes on applicable data protection laws. 
Submission of personal information for marketing purposes or for use in alumni career tracking is voluntary. 
In the performance of an education service, as well as for the purpose of post-completion data archiving, submission of personal information is mandatory by law and is required when entering into an educational service contract. Should you refuse to provide relevant information or provide false information, we will be unable to deliver the service to you. 

HOW WE CUSTOMIZE OUR SERVICES TO YOUR NEEDS AND PREFERENCES 
The processing of personal information collected for marketing purposes is automated and primarily involves data profiling. This means that we conduct analyses on your data that enable us to tailor our offer to your specific needs. 
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COOKIE POLICY
Cookies policy 
This policy concerns the use of cookies and relates to the websites operated by Centrum Rozwoju Szkół Wyższych TEB Akademia spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością [TEB Akademia Higher Education Development Center], headquartered in Poznań, Poland, at 2 Niepodległości avenue, entered into the register of entrepreneurs of the KRS National Court Register at number 0000096209 by the 8th Commercial Department of the District Court for Poznań – Nowe Miasto i Wilda, NIP Tax Identification Number: 778-13-41-402, REGON National Official Business Register code: 631249751, with capital stock of PLN 1,200,000 paid up in whole, being the founder of the WSB Universities and hereinafter referred to as the Operator.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data packets, typically text files, stored on users’ terminal devices when they are viewing a particular website. These diminutive data sets make it possible to identify a user device and hence display a website view that is customized to the user’s individual preferences. Most cookies contain the designation of the originating website, their expiry date, and a unique number. 
Why do we make use of cookies?
We use cookies to:

  • customize the content of our website to users’ preferences and to optimize user experience; in particular, such cookies enable us to identify users’ devices and display personalized views tailored to their individual needs 
  • generate statistics that help us understand how our website is used and make improvements to its structure and contents 
  • extend your session (once you log in) to avoid the need to key in your user name and password repeatedly on accessing each service available in our website.

What kinds of cookies do we use? 
There are two basic types of cookies that can be found in websites: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when the user logs out, leaves the website or shuts down the software (web browser). Persistent cookies remain on the user’s system for a specified period of time or until the user manually erases them.
 
The following types of cookie are used in websites: 

  • “essential” cookies on which the use of some services available in the website is dependent, such as authentication cookies employed by services that require the user to log in
  • "security” cookies that are instrumental in increasing the security of a website, e.g. in detecting authentication abuse
  • “performance” cookies that help gather information on how a website and its resources are used
  • “functional” cookies that make it possible to record user settings and thus personalize user experience, e.g. adjust the interface to the user’s language and country or region of origin, preferred font size, site appearance, etc. 
  • “advertising” cookies that enable advertisers to better target commercial content, delivering users just what best appeals to them
  • “analytical” cookies that help us learn about how users interact with our website, allowing us to refine its structure and layout. They gather information on how our website is used, where website traffic originates (the type of website that a user was redirected from), how many visitors our website has over a period of time, and on how long it is viewed. The cookies do not record any specific user’s personal information but are only employed to generate aggregate statistics that enable us to track and analyze web traffic using Google Analytics. 

The following third-party cookies may be present in the Operator’s websites: 

  • Google Analytics – cookies gathering information on website usage: how the website is used, the types of websites that users are redirected from, how many visits there are to the website, and how long it is viewed. No personal information is recorded, the data are only used to produce aggregate website traffic statistics. 
  • YouTube – websites maintained by the Operator contain video content, or links to such content, powered by YouTube. As a result, when viewing a website with embedded or linked YouTube content, users may encounter cookies issued by YouTube or other related services. 

More details are available at youtube.pl

  • Adobe Flash Player – the Operator’s websites use animated content powered by the Flash technology. Flash Player software employs shared local objects or Flash technology cookies to enable the use of such functions as auto-recovery or saving user preferences. Flash technology cookies are stored on the user’s device just like any other cookie would but are managed differently by web browser software. For further details, go to www.adobe.com

Do cookies record personal information?
Personal information collected via cookies may be used solely in delivering certain functionalities or performing specific actions for an individual user. The data are encrypted to prevent unauthorized access by a third party. 
How to remove cookies from your system
By default, web browsers typically allow cookies to be placed on terminal devices. However, you can modify the default setting to disallow cookies or to be notified each time a website wishes to set a cookie on your computer. Detailed information on how to disable or restrict the use of cookies can be found in your web browser settings. 

Please note that disabling cookies may affect some of the functionalities available in the website.
 
What protections are used in WSB Universities’ websites?
The Operator’s websites are secured by protections that are designed to prevent the loss of data as well as their illegitimate use or modification. We are committed to protecting whatever information is disclosed to us by our customers and conform to all applicable data security and privacy standards. 
The Operator of WSB websites permits users to opt out of receiving advertising content and sign out from its newsletters. The Operator allows users an option to have their data removed from its databases and to discontinue receiving e-mail communications.