Policy version 2.2, 5 July 2011
Your continued use of this web site constitutes your acceptance of this policy.
Website of Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki
This statement relates to our privacy practices, legal disclaimers, and copyright notices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites, which are linked to from this site. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this section.
We fully respect your right to privacy, and we will not collect any personally identiﬁable information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to us will be treated to as high as is reasonably possible standards of security and conﬁdentiality, strictly in accordance with the Irish Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any other third parties, with the exception of PayPal, in cases that you have requested their services through this site. All information provided by you is used only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.
Other than the above mentioned personal information, we collect your technical data (see below) which is anonymised and used for statistical analysis purposes.
Requests Regarding Data Supplied via this Website
On request, we supply copies of your personal data which you may have supplied via this website, as long as it has not been already deleted from our systems. If you wish to obtain such copies, you must e‑mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form available on this site. You should include any personal identiﬁers which you supplied earlier via the website, such as your name, or an e‑mail address. Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process. If you discover that we hold inaccurate information about you, you can request that we correct that information. Such a request must be in writing or via e‑mail. In certain circumstance you may also request that data which you have supplied via the website be deleted. If you wish to request a deletion, you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which we processes the data concerned, however each case will be given the full beneﬁt of doubt subject to the technical feasibility of such a request.
Complaints About Data Processed via this Website
If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to the attention of the Oﬃce of the Data Protection Commissioner at: Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland, or email email@example.com. If you do not mind, we would appreciate if you also shared your complaint with us, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection and Use of Technical Information
This website uses only one, optional, first-party cookie. It is used to remember the visitor’s language preference (English or Polish). You are welcome to delete that cookie at any time.
As we value your privacy, we do not use any cross-site tracking technologies, such as Google Analytics, etc. We analyse web site visits using a self-hosted installation of Matomo. No information is collected that could be used to identify website visitors, and the collected data in anonymised at the time of being collected, or it is deleted permanently after a short period of time. The technical details logged are conﬁned to the following items:
- an immediately anonymised IP address of the visitor’s browser (anonymisation is performed by replacing the ﬁnal digits of the IP address with a zero, so leaving only those numbers that identify the group of addresses owned by the visitor’s ISP),
- a non-anonymised IP address of the visitor’s browser, which is retained for up to 90 days in our servers’ system logs, for the sole purpose of helping us maintain server security, web attack and fraud prevention, and overall reliability,
- the city and the country of the visitor,
- the previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used,
- click sequence data which shows the traﬃc of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded),
- the time spent on the web site,
- the type of web browser used by the website visitor, including its technical capabilities and screen resolution.
Please note that due to the way the Internet operates, the technical details in connection with visits to this website may also be logged by your, by our, or by any intermediate Internet or network service providers, and this, unfortunately, is entirely outside of our control.
Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by us, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes, notably for the purpose of improving the site’s design and its services. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identiﬁable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Irish Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003.
Glossary of Technical Terms
web browser — The piece of software you use to read and display web pages (for example: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Navigator and Opera).
IP address — The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.
cookies — Small pieces of information, stored in simple text ﬁles, placed on your computer by a web site by means of your browser. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing preferences on the web page, or a unique identiﬁcation number so that the web site can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identiﬁed, unless you have furnished such information to the web site. First-party cookies are those that are created by the actual web you visit (in this case Rafal.Net) rather than shared or created by some other web sites.
server — a computer system accessible from the Internet that provides services, and, in particular, that serves web pages and cookies requested by the visitor’s web browser.
Because the world is the way it is, we are obliged to make a number of boring but sadly rather important legal disclaimers.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Some of the information on this web site is provided by Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, photographs, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
Majority of the information provided on this web site is a personal opinion or a comment by Mr Rafal Lukawiecki and personal comments by other visitors to Mr Lukawiecki’s personal blog. Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki acts only as a publisher of those comments and is not responsible for the content of any of those comments.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or proﬁts arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website or any products or services oﬀered, sold, exchanged, gifted, or otherwise provided by us. If you do not agree with this limitation of liability you must disconnect, and cease to use, or otherwise beneﬁt from this web site. Your statutory rights are not aﬀected or limited by us in any way.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every eﬀort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to issues beyond our control.
Legal Identity of Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki
Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki is a registered business name, registration number 436587 (Registration of Business Names Act, 1963), belonging to Project Botticelli Ltd, which is a registered Irish limited-liability company, registration number 455555, VAT registration IE 9682700P, which is under the control of Mr Rafal Lukawiecki. Directors: R Lukawiecki (Polish), R Molloy. All legal correspondence should be sent to: 51A Dawson St, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Notwithstanding the option to mutually agree otherwise, it is implied that the laws of the Republic of Ireland will apply in case of a dispute.
This website and its content, with the exceptions of: the photographs and their web reproductions, and the personal comments contained on this site, is copyright of Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki. © Photographs by Rafal Lukawiecki 2012. All rights reserved.
All photographs, both the original prints and their web reproductions contained in the images shown on this site (the Works), and all personal comments made by Mr Lukawiecki, are copyright of Rafal Lukawiecki. © Rafal Lukawiecki 2012. All rights reserved. Further, the right of Rafal Lukawiecki to be identiﬁed as the Author of the Works and his comments has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1998 of the United Kingdom.
Visitors to this site, who leave comments on it, retain their copyright to and ownership of their own comments. However, if by the act of using this web site you submit and so publish your comments you necessarily grant us a worldwide, royalty-free right to use, distribute, translate, and publicly display your comments to the reasonable extent that is necessary for this web site to operate. The purpose of this license is only to allow us to display a web page on this site without breaking Irish or international laws — to put it simply, if you leave a comment, we need the right to display it.
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents, including the images, in any form is prohibited, other than you may: print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only, link to the web site’s entire pages with attribution, and trackback or pingback to the pages and postings. Direct linking to the images contained on this web site in a way that places them on other web sites or systems without showing the original page on which they have been shown on this web site is expressly prohibited. We would be happy to oﬀer you a suitable license to use our images if you desire one, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss your needs.
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system with the exception of the aforementioned cases.