I. Legal Basis and Purpose of this Privacy Policy; Data Controllers
For the drafting of this policy, special consideration was given to the provisions of
Act CXII of 2011 on the Right to Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of
Information, the provisions of Act VI of 1998 regarding the “Convention for the
Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data” of
28 January 1981, enacted in Strasbourg, and the recommendations of the ‘ONLINE
This Privacy Policy and all data protection issues therein shall be governed by Polish
law, and any legal disputes arising in any data protection context shall fall under the
jurisdiction of Polish courts of law, stipulating the exclusive jurisdiction of Polish
courts of law that have competence for the relevant area according to the postal code
of the Data Controller’s or Controllers’ registered seat.
The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to secure in the territory of each Party for every
individual, whatever his nationality or residence, respect for his rights and
fundamental freedoms, and in particular his right to privacy, with regard to automatic
processing of personal data relating to him (“data protection”) for the full range of
our services.
II. Definition of personal data related terms
“personal data” means data which can be traced back to a given natural person
(hereinafter “data subject”) and inferences drawn from such data in regard to the data
subject. Personal data shall have the above definition throughout data processing as
long as it can be linked to the data subject;
“sensitive data” means personal data relating to the data subject’s racial or ethnic
origin, nationality, political opinion or party affiliation, religious or other beliefs,
physical or mental health or condition, addictions, sexual life and criminal
“data management” means the collecting, recording and storing, processing, using
(including forwarding and public disclosure) and deleting of personal data, regardless
of the process being used. Data management also includes modifying personal data or
preventing any further use thereof;
“data processing” means executing data management operations and technical tasks,
regardless of the method and devices used to execute such operations, and regardless
of the location in which they are used;
“data transfer” means making data accessible to a third party;
“publication” means making data accessible to anyone; “data controller” means the
natural or legal person or unincorporated organisation who or which decides the
purpose of personal data management, makes and implements decisions regarding
data management, and is entitled to delegate execution to the data processor. In the
case of mandatory data management, the purpose and terms of data management as
well as the data controller are governed by an act or municipal decree requiring data
“data processor” means the natural or legal person or unincorporated organisation
who or which processes personal data on behalf of data controller;
“erasure of data” means rendering data unrecognisable by making it unrecoverable;
“automated data file” means any set of data undergoing automatic processing;
“automatic processing” includes the following operations if carried out in whole or in
part by automated means: storage of data, carrying out of logical and/or arithmetical
operations on those data, their alteration, erasure, retrieval or dissemination.
III. Basic Principles of Data Management
1. personal data shall be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully;
2. personal data shall be stored for specified and legitimate purposes and not used in
a way incompatible with those purposes;
3. personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the
purposes for which they are stored;
4. personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
5. personal data shall be preserved in a form which permits identification of the data
subjects for no longer than is required for the purpose for which those data are
6. personal data revealing racial origin, political opinions or religious or other
beliefs, as well as personal data concerning health or sexual life, may not be
processed automatically unless domestic law provides appropriate safeguards.
The same shall apply to personal data relating to criminal convictions,
7. appropriate security measures shall be taken for the protection of personal data
stored in automated data files against accidental or unauthorised destruction or
accidental loss as well as against unauthorised access, alteration or dissemination.
IV. Additional Safeguards for Data Subject Any person shall be enabled:
1. to establish the existence of an automated personal data file, its main purposes, as
well as the identity and habitual residence or principal place of business of the
controller of the file;
2. to obtain at reasonable intervals and without excessive delay or expense
confirmation of whether personal data relating to him are stored in the automated
data file as well as communication to him of such data in an intelligible form;
3. to have such data corrected or erased for reasonable cause in the simplest
possible manner and as soon as possible;
4. to have a remedy if a request for confirmation or, as the case may be,
communication, rectification or erasure as referred to laws is not complied with.
At data subject’s request, data controller shall provide information on the data
managed by data controller or processed by data controller’s authorised data
processor, on the purpose, legal grounds, time period of the data management, on
data processor’s name, address (registered seat) and data management activities,
and on the identity of the person(s) receiving the data and on the purpose such
data were received. Data controller shall provide the requested information in
writing in intelligible form at the earliest possible time upon receipt of data
subject’s request, but within no later than 30 days. In case of any violation of its
rights, data subject may lodge a formal complaint against the data controller in a
court of law. Data controller is liable to pay compensation for any damage caused
to another party by its unlawful handling of data relating to data subject or by
breaching technical data protection requirements. Data controller is also liable to
pay compensation to data subject for any damage caused by its data processor.
Data controller is exempt from liability if it can prove that the damage resulted
from unavoidable causes outside the scope of data management. No
compensation is payable if damage is caused by the injured party’s deliberate or
grossly negligent conduct.
Personal data may be processed on condition that
1. data subject has given its consent thereto, or
2. data processing is required by law or by a decree of a local municipality acting by
its mandate granted by law and strictly within the scope defined by the law in
question. Personal data may be required by law to be disclosed for purposes of
public interest, specifically by outlining the scope of data to be disclosed. In all
other cases personal data may be made public strictly only with data subject’s
consent, and sensitive data may be disclosed only with data subject’s written
consent. In case of any doubt, the assumption must be that data subject did not
consent to the disclosure. Data subject’s consent shall be deemed given in
relation to any information disclosed by data subject during a public appearance
or disclosed by it with the intention of being published.
Sensitive data may be processed on condition that
1. data subject has given its consent in writing thereto, or
2. in respect of data relating to racial origin, nationality, ethnic minority identity,
political opinion or party affiliation, religious or other philosophical creed and
trade union membership, the processing of such data is required based on an
international convention, is necessitated by the enforcement of a fundamental
constitutional right or is required by law in the interests of national security,
prevention of crime or fight against crime;
3. is otherwise required by law.
Policies regarding data management and protection of personal data of visitors apply
only to natural persons having regard to the fact that personal data can be interpreted
in relation only to natural persons (in accordance with Act CXII of 2011 on the Right
to Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information), therefore, this
Data Protection Policy has a binding force strictly to the management of personal
data of natural persons registering on the website.
Purpose-Bound Data Management:
Personal data can be managed strictly only for a specific purpose, to exercise a right
and to meet an obligation. Data management must meet this objective in every step of
the way. Personal data can be managed only insofar as it is essential for satisfying the
purpose of data management, it is adequately suited to satisfying that purpose, and its
scope and duration is limited to achieving the objective. Purpose of data
management: to provide a dating service and, in regard to that service, to meet
contractual rights and obligations, to generate website traffic statistics, to make data
accessible to other users, i.e. to ensure that the service is efficient and meets the
highest standards, further, by user consent, to use such data for marketing purposes,
to send newsletters (commercial offers), to generate direct business leads, and, also
by user consent, to show user’s location to other users.
“Scope of Data Managed” means any personal data provided by User on the website
during registration or thereafter, and User’s IP address.
Data Controller may send users system messages in connection with operating the
website and in conjunction with its services. By registering, User agrees that Data
Controller may process its voluntarily provided data and that Data Controller may use
such data for its advertising purposes in a data format specified by applicable laws.
Data Transfer, Linking Data Management Operations:
Data Controller may also use personal data provided during user registration for
promoting its own sales and direct business lead generation, as well as those of other
member companies within Data Controller’s group and their partners in connection
with promoting its products, provided that User has specifically agreed to receiving
newsletters. By completing his registration on the website, by providing personal data
and by expressly agreeing thereto by clicking on the registration hypertext link, User
agrees to being contacted by Data Controller on the contact details provided by it.
User may be contacted electronically, by phone or by post.
Data Controller may send users system messages in connection with operating the
website and in conjunction with its services. By registering, User agrees that Data
Controller may process its voluntarily provided data and that Data Controller may use
such data for its advertising purposes in a data format specified by applicable laws.
Data Security:
Data Controller and, within its own scope of operations, Data Processor shall keep
data under their management secure, and adopt technical and organisational measures
and formulate procedural policies as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of
the Data Protection Act as well as other data and confidentiality regulations. Data
shall be protected especially against unlawful access, alteration, publication or
erasure, as well as against damage or destruction.
V. Data Protection Principles
Data Controller shall give its users clear, noticeable and unambiguous warning before
capturing, recording or handling any of their data (privacy statement) to provide them
with information on the method used for capturing their data, for what purposes and
in accordance with what principles. Furthermore, Data Controller shall call User’s
attention to the voluntary nature of data disclosure. Data Subject shall be informed
about the purpose of data management, as well as the identity of the person(s) who
manage and process the data. Data Controller’s entire staff and senior officers are
entitled to the access data managed by Controller. The requirement to provide
information on data management is also deemed fulfilled when applicable laws
govern data to be captured by transfer from an already existing data management
pool or by linking existing databases.
Whenever Data Controller intends to use provided data for purposes other than
determined when the data was originally captured, it shall inform User of those
purposes accordingly and obtain User’s prior express consent; Data Controller shall
also ensure that User may opt to prohibit use of its data for such other purposes.
Data Controller shall, without fail, adhere to the restrictions stipulated under Basic
Principles when capturing, recording and managing data, and it shall keep Data
Subject informed of its activities via electronic correspondence, at Data Subject’s
request. Data Controller shall refrain from imposing any sanctions against users who
decline to provide requested non mandatory information.
Data Controller shall keep data under its management secure and adopt technical and
organisational measures and formulate procedural rules as may be necessary for
ensuring that the data captured, stored and managed is protected; Data Controller
shall prevent destruction, unlawful use and unlawful alteration of data under its
management. Data Controller shall notify any third party to whom it may transfer or
disclose data, as the case may be, of their obligations to the above.
Whereas LUX Style is currently not offering any services designed specifically for
individuals aged under 18, it represents and warrants that it does not collect or handle
personal data on individuals aged under 18.
As a general rule, users visiting our website are not obligated to disclose their identity
and provide personal data of any kind. When providing their name and email address,
users may, as a matter of course, opt not to enter their real name but provide an alias
Data and information suitable for personal identification shall be construed as
personal data of natural persons that can be used to identify an individual, to
communicate with them or to identify their physical location, including but not
limited to name, residential address, postal address, phone number, fax number and email
Anonymous information collected by eliminating personal traceability does not
constitute personal data as it cannot be linked to a natural person, neither does
demographic data constitute personal data when it is collected without linking it to
personal data of identifiable individuals, and therefore no connection can be made to
natural persons.
As a general principle, whenever we ask our visitors for personal information, they
are free to decide whether they want to provide the requested information after
having read and interpreted the necessary written information. However, it must be
noted that, if an individual decides not to share their personal data, they may not be
able to use a service that is conditional on the disclosure of personal data.
This Privacy Policy is in regard to protecting the personal data of visitors provided to
Data Controller, i.e. not in regard to their data intended for the public domain. Should
an individual voluntarily decide to make all or some of his personal details public,
then such information would not be covered by the scope of this Privacy Policy.
On we always make it clear which information fields are ‘mandatory’ to
complete during the registration process, and for what purpose and under what terms
and conditions such information will be used. The term ‘mandatory’ in this case
refers not to the mandatory nature of providing the requested data but indicates that
there are certain records without the completion of which registration will not be
successful, in other words, leaving certain fields blank or not completing them
properly may lead to rejected registration.
Without authorisation, under no circumstances shall we transfer to third parties any
personal data provided by our users. If service provider is requested by any
competent authority to provide any personal data in line with applicable laws (e.g.: in
connection with a suspected crime, or under an official court resolution ordering the
confiscation of data), Data Controller will hand over requested and available
information in accordance with its statutory obligation. Whenever our users make
available to us their personal data, we shall take all necessary measures to keep those
personal data safe both during the course of network communication (i.e. online data
management) and during the course of data storage and safekeeping (i.e. offline data
It is Data Controller’s responsibility to ensure that visitors can access, correct and
supplement their own personal data through the same communication channels and
by using the same means through which they shared their personal data with us in the
first place. This is meant to ensure that the personal data of our users are always upto-date,
accurate and current. Should any of our users ask us to remove their personal
data from our systems, we shall promptly oblige (on the understanding that
thenceforth that user will, in some cases, no longer be able to use the service to which
the data was relevant, or not in the same way as before). The period of data
management starts at the completion of registration and ends at the time when the
data is erased.
VI. Within this framework, Data Controller shall apply the following rules during the
course of data collecting:
Information automatically logged by our servers. Our servers automatically register
our users’ IP-addresses, the type of their operating system and browser program as
well as some other information. We use such information exclusively in an
aggregated and processed form in order to correct certain errors in our services, if
any, to improve their quality and for the purpose of generating statistics. We do not
link these data to other data provided by our users in any way whatsoever.
Cookies. Data Controller places a unique identifier, also known as ‘cookie' on user’s
PC. Refusal to accept cookies will not prevent user from using our services. The only
exception is when Data Controller otherwise informs user in advance. Personal data
provided during registration. In order to access certain services, our users have to
complete a registration questionnaire. We will treat information generated during the
registration process with the utmost care and in the strictest confidence in order to
prevent any unauthorised access to such data. We request information from our users
partly to ensure that our services meet the highest possible standards and partly to
generate statistical information about our client base. Their help enables us to further
improve our services to achieve the best possible match with their personal
preferences and interests. We may transfer some information to our selected partners
at our discretion in an aggregated and processed form in order to ensure that our
partners may improve their services to better suit our users’ preferences and interests.
We may make certain information public in the form of statistical data in order to
provide information to interested parties on how ours services work. We shall never
ask for sensitive information to be provided in a ‘mandatory’ fashion in order for a
registration to be successful. Providing any such information is entirely dependent on
the user’s decision and we shall keep such information on record strictly with user’s
written consent.
Data suitable for contacting individual users. We shall use data suitable for contacting
individual users (for example e-mail addresses) strictly for purposes authorised by
user in advance and we shall, under no circumstances, disclose them to third parties
without user’s prior written consent, unless stipulated otherwise by applicable laws.
Data suitable for physically contacting individual users. We shall use data strictly
only for purposes authorised by user in advance and we shall, under no
circumstances, disclose them to third parties, unless stipulated otherwise by
applicable laws.
Open communication options. Open communication channels that are part of our
service (e.g. forums) may be used at each individual user’s own risk. Individual users
are the copyright owners of their own posts but LUX Style is entitled to quote and
circulate multiple copies of such posts without limitation. Third parties may print,
download and disseminate postings strictly for their own personal use only, and may
use them exclusively with LUX Style written consent. Users are reminded that
comments posted on open communication channels are governed by separate laws
regulating public communications. We are committed to handling data suitable for
individually contacting users accessing communication services with outmost care
and in the strictest of confidence; no unauthorised access to those data is possible, and
such data will not be disclosed to third parties, unless stipulated otherwise by
applicable laws.
Links. Our services include a large number of links to the websites of other service
providers. Data Controller shall not accept liability for the data and information
protection practices of such service providers.
Detailed statutory provisions pertaining to legal redress and Data Controller’s
obligations are stipulated by Act CXII of 2011 on the Right to Informational SelfDetermination
and Freedom of Information.