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Effective Date: October 2, 2019

I understand the value of data and the importance of protecting it. This is why I will be transparent about the data I collect and how I store and process it.

Privacy Policy

I am delighted that you have shown interest in my website and my activity. I set up this page to explain in the most transparent way how I collect information and general data on my website. My goal is to create understandable content on this website, so the following lines explain the terminology used:

  • 1.1 What is a cookie?

    Taking a step further from the culinary area, cookies are text files stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Cookies are unique to your account or browser.

    By means of cookies, the information on my website can be optimised with the user in mind and personalised according to each visitor’s  choice and browser settings. Cookies also support relevant information about how the website is used.

  • 1.2 Controler 

    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

  • 1.3 Personal data

    Personal data contains any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, also called “data subject”.

  • 1.4 Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • 1.5 Third party

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Collection of general data and information

Through the use of cookies, I collect the further information:

  • The browser types and versions used

  • The operating systems used by the accessing systems

  • The website source from which user is accessing PIA website

  • The sub-sites

  • The date and time of your website visit

  • The Internet protocole address

  • The Internet service provider

  • Additional data and information that may be used in the event of attack on the information technology systems

This website collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or an automated system calls up the site.

  • 2.1 Functionality: these cookies enable you to surf through the existing content on the PIA website, use all the features and choose your language preferences.

  • 2.2 Performance and analytics: this type of cookies help me analyse traffic and activities on PIA site. The information I collect this way help me understand visitors’ interests and allow me to create further content according to your requests.

  • 2.3 Marketing: cookies and other technologies record your online behaviour on PIA website. Once again, this is useful to me as:

    • It helps me create more relevant website content for my visitors
    • It allows me to create other types of communication and advertising materials designed to provide solutions to your requests and questions.

Rights of the data subject

  • 3.1 Right of confirmation

    Each data subject subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact me at the following address: [email protected]

  • 3.3 Right of access

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

    o the purposes of the processing;

    o the categories of personal data concerned;

    o the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

    o where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

    o the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;

    o the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

    o where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;

    o the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

  • 3.3 Right to rectification

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her.

    Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact me at the following address: [email protected].

  • 3.3 Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    o The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

    o The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.

    o The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are

    no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.

    o The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

    o The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

    o The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the PIA, he or she may send me a request at [email protected] and I shall promptly ensure that the demand is compiled immediately.