Privacy Policy

1.) General information:

 The privacy of our Website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it. This Policy explains what we do with your personal data when:

  1. you visit the Administrator’s Website;
  2. you use the contact form via the Website;
  3. you use the option to make a donation via the Website;
  4. you use the newsletter.

The Administrator protects your personal data in accordance with the requirements of the currently applicable law (including Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, i.e. the GDPR)).

Consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy during your first visit to our Website allows us to use cookies during each subsequent visit on our Website.

The Website is understood as website, which provides information on the activities carried out by the Administrator. The Website contains a special form through which you can request from the Administrator detailed information on matters handled by the Administrator.

The wording “personal data” for the purposes of the Privacy Policy means any information that enables the identification of a natural person.

The User is understood as any person who uses the services provided by the Administrator through the Website.


2.) Personal data administrator:

The Administrator of your personal data is SAVE – Wildlife Conservation Fund based in Komorniki, Polna 7, 55-300 Środa Śląska; NIP: 9131614606; KRS: 0000399896; REGON: 021751112; represented by the Management Board; e-mail

The Administrator can be contacted by letter to the address indicated above or by e-mail at:


3.) Purpose of personal data processing:

Personal data sent to us through our website will be used for the purposes set out in this Policy. We may use your personal data for the purposes of:

  1. administering our website;
  2. personalizing our website for you;
  3. receiving online donations;
  4. sending our e-mail newsletter if you have requested it (you can inform us any time if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter);
  5. responding to inquiries and complaints made by you or concerning you in relation to our website;
  6. ensuring the security of our website and preventing fraud;


4.) Categories of personal data that we process:

The Website confines the collection and use of information about Users to the minimum necessary to provide them with services at the desired level. The data is collected actively (i.e. data provided by the User himself, voluntarily) or passively (i.e. data automatically saved by the server).

Providing personal data by Users of the Website is voluntary, but necessary to use the services through the Website.

The following types of personal data may be collected, stored and used:

  1. Information about a computer, including: IP address, date and time of website visits, geographic location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  2. Information about your visits and use of this Website, including: referral source, length of visit, page views, and site navigation paths;
  3. The personal data that we collect from you when you want to order the newsletter service is: your name and e-mail address;
  4. Personal data that we collect when you send a message from our Website that is: name, surname and e-mail address, as well as information contained in all correspondence sent to us by e-mail or through our Website;
  5. The personal data we collect when you make an online donation is: name, surname, home address (street, building/apartment number, city, zip code), e-mail address, payment card number, CVV code, a month of a card validity, year of a card validity;
  6. Information that is generated when you use our Website, including when, how often and under what circumstances you use it;

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.


5.) The legal basis for the processing of your personal data, depending on the purpose for which the personal data was obtained:


5.1. Art. 6 sec. 1 (b) GDPR – processing is necessary to perform the contract or to take action at the request of a person whose data is concerned, before concluding the contract, in relation to the transaction consisting in making a donation to the Administrator;

5.2. art. 6 sec. 1 (f) GDPR – due to the reasoned interest of the Administrator, i.e. defence, determination and pursuit of potential claims in relation to answering your questions related to the services provided by the Administrator, handling requests that you address to the Administrator, as well as conducting an analysis on how to use the Administrator’s Website or its parts, and the possibility of development or improvement of the Website;

5.3. Art. 6 sec. 1 (a) GDPR – consent of the person whose data is concerned: in relation to the processing of personal data for the purpose of sending you a newsletter;

5.4. Art. 6 sec. 1 (c) of the GDPR – in order to fulfill the legal obligations imposed on the Administrator in connection with the archiving of documentation for accounting/tax purposes.


Whenever the basis for the processing of personal data is your consent, we would like to inform you that the consent is voluntary, and the consent may be withdrawn at any time. However, the lack of consent or its withdrawal will result in the inability to provide services in the form of sending a newsletter.


6.) Disclosure of personal data

We may disclose your personal data:

  1. to the extent required by law;
  2. in connection with any ongoing or potential legal proceedings;
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention);
  4. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of such personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority is reasonably likely to order disclosure of such personal information;
  5. entities supporting the Fund in the provision of electronic services, i.e. those that provide payment services, entities providing IT services and legal services to the Administrator (prospectively to public authorities acting against fraud and malpractices).


Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose the User’s information to third parties.


7.) International data transfers

  • A transfer of personal data to third countries will only take place:
  • in the context of the use of Google Analytics on the basis of the adequacy decision of the European Commission on the EU-US Privacy Shield pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR.
  • in the context of the activation of the Youtube videos, if you have consented in accordance with Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The servers of some of the service providers we use are located in the US and other countries outside the European Union. Companies in these countries are subject to a data protection law that generally does not protect personal data to the same extent as is the case in the Member States of the European Union. If your data is processed in a country that does not have a recognized high level of data protection such as the European Union, this is done on the basis of the adequacy decision of the European Commission on the EU-US Privacy Shield according to Art. 45 GDPR or the EU standard contract 2010 pursuant to Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR conjunction with the decision of the European Commission dated 05.02.2010 (2010/87/EU) or according to Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Personal information that you publish on our Website or submit for publication on our Website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

8.) How long do we store your personal data?

The personal data we process will not be kept longer than it is necessary for this purpose or these purposes, i.e.:

  • for the purpose of answering your questions through the contact form: the personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of the request made by you;
  • for the purposes for which we obtained them;  if the basis for processing is your consent (newsletter) – no longer than until it is withdrawn;
  • to perform contractual obligations, i.e. for the period necessary to register the transaction;
  • for the purpose of archiving accounting records for a period of 5 years.

Regardless of the above periods, your personal data may be processed by the Administrator for the purposes of establishing or pursuing claims by the Administrator as part of its activity, as well as defense against such claims – for the relevant limitation periods for such claims, i.e. in principle no longer than 6 years from the event giving rise to the claim.

As soon as your personal data is no longer required, it will be deleted or anonymized to the extent possible.


9.) Security of personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of the User’s personal data.

We will store all personal information you provide on our secure servers (firewalls, data encryption, physical access restrictions to our data centers, and permission controls to access data).

All electronic financial transactions made through our website will be protected by encryption technology.

The User acknowledges that the transmission of information over the Internet is potentially dangerous and the security of the data transmitted in this way is not guaranteed.

10.) What are your rights towards the Administrator in the scope of processed data?

We guarantee the fulfillment of all your rights under the general data protection regulation, i.e. the right to access, rectify and delete your data, limit their processing, the right to transfer them, not to be subject to automated decision making, including profiling, and the right to object to processing your personal data.

You can exercise these rights:

  • in relation to the request for data rectification: you will notice that your data is incorrect or incomplete;
  • in relation to the request to delete data: your data will no longer be requisite for the purposes for which it was collected by the Administrator; you will withdraw your consent to the processing of data; you will object to the processing of your data; your data will be processed unlawfully; data should be deleted in order to fulfill the obligation in accordance with the law;
  • in relation to the request to limit the processing of data: you will notice that your data is incorrect – you can request the restriction of the processing of your data for a period that allows us to check the correctness of this data; your data will be unlawfully processed, but you will not want it to be deleted; your data will no longer be necessary for us, but you may need it to defend or pursue claims; or you object to the processing of data – until it is determined whether the legitimate grounds on our side override the grounds for objection;
  • in relation to a request for data transfer: the processing of your data takes place on the basis of your consent or a contract concluded with you and when this processing is carried out automatically.

You have the right to file a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by us to the supervisory body, which is the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection [Generalny Inspektor Ochrony Danych Osobowych] (address: Generalny Inspektor Ochrony Danych Osobowych, Stawki 2, 00-193 Warsaw).

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data when:

  • the processing of your personal data takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest or for statistical purposes, and the objection is justified by your particular situation.


11.) Automated decision making, including profiling:

Your personal data will be processed in an automated manner (including in the form of profiling); however, it will not have any legal effects on you or similarly significantly affect your situation. Profiling of personal data by the Administrator consists in the processing of your data (also in an automated manner) by using it to evaluate certain information about you, in particular, to analyze or predict personal preferences and interests.


12.) Cookies

Our Website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a sequence of letters and numbers) that is sent by the webserver to the web browser and stored by the browser. The identification data is sent back to the server each time the browser sends a request to open a page on the server. On our Website, we use the following types of cookies: essential, which are absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of our Website, and performance cookies, which are used to ensure a high level of website functionality; without the settings stored in the cookie file, the functionality of the Website may be reduced, but it should not prevent the full use of the Website. Cookies can be “temporary” or “session” cookies: temporary cookies will be stored by your web browser and will remain valid until the expiration date you set unless you delete them before the expiration date; the session cookie expires at the end of the User’s session when the web browser is closed. Cookies typically do not contain any information that identifies you, but the personal information we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. We use both session and temporary cookies on our Website.

  • The names of the cookies that we use on our Website and the purposes for which they are used are set out below:
  • We use Google Analytics, Google Adwords Conversion Tracking, Google AdSense and Doubleclick on our Website to recognize the computer when the User visits the website/track Users while browsing the Website / improve the usability of the Website / analyze the use of the Website / administer the Website / manage the Website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the Website / personalize the Website for each User/target advertisements that may be of particular interest to specific users;
  • Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies – for example:
  • in Internet Explorer (version 10), you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and then “Advanced”;
  • In Firefox (version 24), you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
  • In Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by opening the “Customize and control” menu, clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings”, and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the heading “Cookies”.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on your ability to use many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features of our Website.

  • You can delete cookies already stored on your computer – for example:
  • in Internet Explorer (version 10), one can manually delete cookies (instructions can be found at;
  • In Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies” and then clicking “Delete all cookies “; and
  • In Chrome (version 29), one can delete all cookies by opening the “Customize and control” menu, clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings”, and “Clear browser data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and data of other pages and plugins” before clicking” Clear data browsing “.
  • Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

13.) Changes to the Policy:

We may periodically update this Policy by publishing a new version on our Website. You should check this page from time to time to make sure you understand any changes to this Policy.