Privacy policy

General information
1. The operator of the website is the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 15 Poniatowskiego St., 40-055 Katowice.
2. The website collects information about the users and their behaviour in the following way:
a) through information entered voluntarily in forms,
b) by saving cookies in end devices,
c) by collecting web server logs held by the website operator.
Information contained in forms
1. The website collects information that is voluntarily provided by the user.
2. Furthermore, the website may save information concerning connection parameters (time stamp, IP address).
3. The data provided in forms shall not be made accessible to third parties other than with the user's consent.
4. The data provided in forms are processed for the purpose resulting from the function of a specific form, e.g. to contact the concerned party.
Information about cookies
1. The website uses cookies.
2. Cookies are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored on the end device of the website user and are intended for using the website pages. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, the storage time on the end device and a unique number.
3. The entity storing cookies on the end device of the website user and accessing them is the website operator.
4. Cookies are stored for the following purposes:
a) to create statistics which help to understand how website users use websites, which in turn enables improvement of their content and structure,
b) to profile the user to show them tailored content on advertising networks, in particular the Google network.
5. The website uses two basic types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on the user’s end device until the moment the user leaves the website or shuts the software down (closes the web browser). Persistent cookies are stored on the user's device for a period specified in the cookies parameters or until they are deleted by the user.
6. The software for browsing websites (web browser) usually allows cookies to be stored on the user's end device by default. Website users may change the settings in this respect. The web browser allows you to delete cookies. It is also possible to automatically block cookies. Browser support or documentation provide detailed information in this respect.
7. Restrictions on the use of cookies may affect some functionalities available on the website.
8. Cookies stored on the website user's end device can also be used by advertisers and partners cooperating with the website operator. We recommend reading the privacy policies of those companies to learn about the rules of using cookies applied in statistics: Google Analytics Privacy Policy.
9. Cookies may be used by advertising networks, in particular the Google network, to display advertisements tailored to the way the user uses the website. For this purpose, they may store information about the user's navigation path or time spent on a specific page.
10. Regarding information about user preferences collected by the Google advertising network, the user may view and edit the information resulting from cookies using the following tool:
Server logs
1. Information about certain behaviours of users is subject to logging in to the server layer. These data are used solely to administer the website, to ensure the most efficient operation of the hosting services provided, and to analyse behaviour on the website.
2. The browsed resources are identified by URLs. Moreover, the following information may be saved:
a) time of receiving the inquiry,
b) time of sending the response,
c) the user's station name – identification via HTTP protocol,
d) information about errors that occurred during execution of the HTTP transaction,
e) URL address of the page previously visited by the user (referrer link) – if the website was accessed via a link,
f) information about the user's browser,
g) IP address information.
3. The aforementioned data are not associated with specific visitors.
4. The above-mentioned data are used for server administration and website behaviour analysis.
Data sharing
1. Data shall only be made accessible to external entities within the limits of the law.
2. Data enabling the identification of a natural person are only made available with the consent of that person.
3. The operator may be required to provide information collected by the website to authorised authorities based on lawful requests to the extent resulting from the request.
Managing cookies – how to give and withdraw consent in practice?
If the user does not wish to receive cookies, they may change their browser settings. We reserve that disabling the cookies necessary for authentication processes, security, maintaining user preferences may impede, and in extreme cases even prevent, the use of websites.
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