Privacy policy


Welcome! We are glad that you decided to visit the website belonging to IDG POLAND S.A. (hereinafter referred to as the Administrator or IDG).

We care about your privacy and the information you provide to us, so we want you to understand how we use and protect the information we collect about you. IDG respects the right to privacy and applies best practices in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations, including the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals 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).

This Privacy Policy governs the collection and processing of personal information about IDG's current and potential customers, including visitors to websites in the United States of America, Europe and the entire network IDG Communications Publishing Network. This Policy applies to the processing of your personal information in various services, tools, applications, websites, portals, (online) sales promotions, marketing campaigns, sponsored social networking platforms, etc. that are provided or operated by us or on our behalf. This Policy contains general principles and explanations. It is complemented by separate information requirement clauses on these specific services, tools, applications, websites, portals, (online) sales promotions, marketing activities, sponsored social networking platforms, etc. The information obligation clauses will be communicated to you when your personal data is processed in the course of the aforementioned activities (e.g. via websites, portals, individual communication services, newsletters, reminders, surveys, offers, events, etc.).

Protection of the privacy of minors

This website and related events and publications of IDG and IDGC provide products, content and services to professional and consumer users and are not intended for persons under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect or store personal information from persons under the age of 16.

Minors should not send any information, place any orders or subscribe to the services provided by our site without the knowledge and consent of their parents or guardians.

If you are a resident of the European Union, please note that this Privacy Policy contains certain provisions that apply only to you. IDG respects your privacy. Regardless of whether you are a customer, consumer, person interested in our services and products, etc. in your relationship with IDG, you have the right to the protection of your personal data.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect your personal information, why we collect it, what we do with your personal information, to whom we share it, how we protect it, and what choices you can make about your personal information.

This document describes:

  1. What kind of data we collect
  2. How we collect them
  3. How we protect your personal data
  4. What we do with the personal data we collect
  5. Legal basis for the processing of your personal data
  6. When and how we share your personal data with others
  7. How long we keep your personal data
  8. What rights you have
  9. Changes to and updates of the Privacy Policy
  10. How we can help you Stay in touch with us

I. What kind of data we collect

IDG collects your data that are limited to the type of information that can be found on a typical business card: name, surname, position, employer/company name, business address, business email address, and business phone number. In some cases, we may ask you to provide additional business information, such as the size of the company you are working for and the type of industry you are in.

To improve and/or update the information you provided, we may combine it with other information or personal information that we collect from external sources. The personal data referred to in this document are the personal and professional data that you provide, as well as information that we obtain from external sources, which we usually combine as a single user record.

This website collects and stores certain information automatically by means of cookies and similar technologies, including IP addresses, region or general location of your computer or Internet access device, browser type, operating system, browsing history and other usage information. For more information, please visit our Cookie policy.

However, to the extent that any cookie can uniquely identify your computer, mobile device or tablet ("Device") or the person using that Device and since you are an EU resident according to the GDPR, this is considered personal data. Therefore, this privacy policy applies to such personal information collected by IDG.

II. How we collect them

We may collect your personal information when you register to receive any product, content or service offered by IDG or its third party partners ("Affiliates"), such as publications, subscriptions, contests, newsletters, membership, premium content, webcasts, videos, documents, online seminars, conferences and events.

What happens if you do not provide personal data?

In order for us to be able to provide you with the products, content or services you have requested, we need your personal data. Therefore, unless you provide us with such personal information, we will not be able to provide you with products, content or services.

IDG Communications Publishing Network

This website is one of many that support IDG and a group of companies, all of which are collectively referred to as IDG Communications Publishing Network. IDG also belongs to this group. Where permitted by law, we may share the personal information we collect about you with another company that is part of IDG Communications Publishing Network so that we can provide you with information about products, content and services that may be of interest to you, and for internal analytical and business purposes. Click here to view a list of online and printed publications from IDG Communications Publishing Network members.

III. How we protect your personal data

Security of your personal data

Taking into account the state of technical knowledge, the cost of implementation, nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing and the risk of violation of rights or freedoms of natural persons with different probability of occurrence and risk weight, IDG applies appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of the personal data processed, commensurate with the risks and categories of data to be protected; in particular, IDG protects the data against unauthorized disclosure, interception by unauthorized persons, processing in violation of applicable laws and regulations, as well as alteration, loss, damage or destruction; we require third parties with whom we have entered into a contract to support IDG's business operations in order to use reasonable security measures.

We update and test our security features on an ongoing basis and restrict access to personal information to those who need to receive it in order to provide IDG's products, content or services.

Making information on applied technical and organizational measures ensuring protection of processing available outside may weaken their effectiveness, which threatens the proper protection of personal data.

Storing your personal data

We may store your personal information using our own secure IDG servers or other internally supported technology. Your personal information may also be stored by third parties through cloud services or other technology with which IDG has contracted to support business operations

These third parties do not use or have access to your personal information other than cloud storage and retrieval, and require them to apply at least the same level of security as we use to protect your personal information.

IV. What we do with the personal data we collect

We use the personal information we collect to communicate with you, deliver what you request, improve our services, and provide other information and offers that may be of interest to you.

Communicating with you

We may use your personal information to send you important notices, such as registration information, transactions and changes in terms, policies, policies and/or other internal IDG purposes.

Delivering what you asked for

We may use your personal information to deliver to you the requested products, content or services. If you decide to participate in a lottery, contest or similar IDG promotion, we may use your personal information to administer such promotion.

Improving our services

We may use your personal information for auditing, data analysis and research to improve the products, content and services provided by IDG.

Presenting offers which may be of interest for you

We may contact you to offer you additional IDG products or services or products, content or services of our Partners that may be of interest to you.

V. Legal basis for processing of your personal data

GDPR requires data collectors such as IDG to inform customers about the legal basis for the use of personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section applies to any such personal information collected by IDG. The processing of your personal data is based primarily on the need to perform the contract to which you are party or to take action at your request before entering into the contract (Article 6(1)(b) of GDPR). This applies primarily to personal data provided in the form when registering an Account on the website, concluding a sales contract in the online store SKLEP IDG KIOSK, as well as when subscribing to the Newsletter. Also in the case of personal data provided to us in connection with your complaint, the legal basis for their processing is the need to perform / handle the contract of sale of the advertised goods / services.

In the case of data processing operations for the aforementioned marketing purposes, with the exception of those conducted as part of the Newsletter, which operates on the basis of the internal rules, the basis for such processing is the compliance with the purpose stated as the legitimate interests of IDG or its Partners (Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR), in which case the partners do not participate in the processing of your data, unless you have given your consent

To the extent that IDG Partners may also have direct access to this information, the legal basis for such processing is your voluntary consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). Furthermore, presentation, creation, granting, and implementation of advertisements, offers or promotions (discounts) dedicated to you, which are based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, tailored as much as possible to your preferences and which may significantly influence your decisions, is based on the Customer's voluntary consent (Article 6(1)(a) of GDPR).

For other (other) purposes, your personal data may be processed on the basis of:

  1. voluntary consents, e.g. of persons enrolling for competitions (Article 6(1)(a) of GDPR);
  2. regulations in force: when such processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation of IDG, e.g. when, pursuant to tax or accounting regulations, IDG performers clearing of concluded sale agreements (Art. 6.1.c) GDPR);
  3. for purposes other than those specified above resulting from legally justified interests of IDG or of a third party, in particular to establish, enforce or defend claims, conduct correspondence with Clients, including contact forms (including responding to Clients' messages), market and statistical analyses (Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR).
When and how we share your personal data with others

IDG may share your personal information in order to provide content and services from our websites, affiliates and third party services that may interest you, including sponsored content and events, for business purposes and to comply with applicable legal procedures.

If you are an EU citizen, IDG will share your personal data with third parties outside the IDG Communications Publishing Network only with your consent.

Regarding content and services that may be of interest to you or that you asked for

As stated above, your personal information may be shared within the IDG Communications Publishing Network to provide you with information about products, content and services that may be of interest to you and for internal analytical and business purposes (see "IDG Communications Publishing Network" above). We may also share personal information with third parties for the purpose of providing sponsored content or other services you request (see "Content and events sponsored by independent users" below).

For business operations

We may also share personal information with third parties with whom we have an agreement to support IDG's business operations, including delivery, implementation, payment processing, email implementation, management of a Robinson list, i.e. a list of individuals who have revoked their consent to processing of their personal information and data.

For sponsored content and third party events

IDG works with Partners to provide our users with a large library of content such as documents, professional events (live or online) and other services or offers. In exchange for access to such offers, we may ask you to provide personal data as part of your registration.

We may use your personal information to send you the offer you have requested. In addition, your personal information may be shared with the Partners in order to contact you about the offer, as well as additional products, content or services that may be of interest to you. Please note that when your personal information is shared with a Partner, the Partner's privacy policy, including the opt-out, will apply to your personal information.


Your personal data may be disclosed if permitted by law and/or if they are necessary to comply with a legal obligation of IDG.

In case of a new owner

If part or all of IDG or any of its products or services is sold or transferred, your personal information will be transferred to the new owner.

International data transfer

Therefore, this section applies to any such personal information collected by IDG from EU residents.

If IDG shares your personal information with IDG Communications Publishing Network or any other third party in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and your personal information is transferred to a country that is not a member state of the European Union or the EEA, or is deemed sufficient by the European Commission, IDG (as controller / data exporter) will carry out such transfer (to the data processor / data importer) if there are adequate safeguards in place, such as binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses, an approved Code of Conduct or an approved certification mechanism. For more information, contact the IDG or IDGC Data Protection Officer (contact details below).

VII. For how long we will store your personal data

Personal data may be stored for as long as you use the SKLEP IDG KIOSK online shop and the SKLEP IDG KIOSK Internet services, and in case of marketing activities - until you file an objection; if they are related to cookies and similar technology, depending on the technical issues, until these files are deleted using the browser/machine settings (however, deleting files is not always tantamount to deleting personal data obtained through these files, hence the possibility of objection).

If the processing of your personal data is dependent on your consent, your personal data may be processed until it is revoked.

In every case:

  1. Personal data will be stored even if legal regulations (e.g. accounting or tax regulations) oblige IDG to process them;
  2. We will retain your personal data for longer if you have any claims against IDG, for the purpose of asserting claims by IDG or for the purpose of pursuing or defending against third party claims, for a statute of limitations specified by law, in particular the Civil Code.

Depending on the scope of the personal data and the purposes for which they are processed, they may be stored for different periods of time.

VIII. What rights you have

We want our actions to be as transparent to you as possible so that you can make reasonable choices about how we use your personal information. If you inform us that you want your personal data deleted (if you are an EU citizen) or that you do not wish us to communicate with you for marketing purposes or otherwise restrict the processing of your personal data by IDG, we may retain basic information to avoid sending unsolicited material in the future and keep a record of requests and responses.

Your personal data

You can always contact us to find out what personal information we have about you and its origin. In certain circumstances, you have the right to receive a copy of the personal data you provide to us in a commonly used, structured machine-readable format or to request the transfer of your personal data to any third party of your choice.

To confirm that IDG processes your personal information, or accesses, updates, or corrects personal information held by IDG about you, or to obtain copies for reuse for its own purposes, send an email to the following address:

Your corrections

If you find an error in your personal data or if you find that it is incomplete, outdated or incorrect, you can request that we correct or supplement it.

Your request for limitation

You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data is limited (e.g. if you question the accuracy of your personal data, when your personal data are not needed for the purpose of processing).

If you wish to otherwise limit the processing of your personal data by IDG, please send an e-mail to the following address

Your concerns

You may object to the use of your personal data on the basis of the legitimate interest of the Administrator (we will cease processing your data for this purpose unless there are legitimate grounds for processing specified in law, or where processing is necessary to establish, enforce or defend claims).

You may also object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes or to the sharing of your personal data with third parties for the same purpose.

Right to withdraw your consent

You can withdraw your consent to the further processing of your personal data at any time. Withdrawal of consent is possible by contacting us at the address:

To opt-out of receiving commercial communications by electronic means

If you want IDG to stop communicating with you for marketing purposes, please send an e-mail to the following address:

Right to erasure of personal data ('the right to be forgotten')

In addition, you have the right to request that we erase your personal information (except in certain cases, for example to prove a transaction, to pursue or defend a claim or where required by law).

If you want to have your personal data erased, send an e-mail to the address:

Your right to complain

Please also note that you have the right to lodge a complaint against IDG as a Data Controller with the relevant data protection authority ("Data Protection Authority President").

IX. Changes to and updates of the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy in the event of changes in law, guidelines from data protection authorities, the technology we use to process personal data (in so far as such change affects the wording of this document), and the ways, purposes or legal basis on which we process personal data

We will notify you of any changes or additions by posting relevant information on our website and, in the event of material changes, we may also send you separate notifications to the e-mail address you have provided.

X. How can we be of help? Stay in touch with us

Questions, concerns or complaints:

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about IDG's personal data policies or this cookie policy, we encourage you to contact our designated Data Protection Officer. If you believe that you are harmed by IDG or IDGS violating your rights under this Privacy Policy, and IDG or IDGS has not dealt with your complaint in a reasonable manner, any EU citizen may also file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority.

Contact details for the IDG Poland S.A. data protection inspector are as follows:

Mr Rafał Chrzanowski
IDG Poland S.A.
ul. Grzybowska 2/44
00-131 Warszawa

The contact information for the IDGC Data Protection Officer is:

Mr Shane Lyster
c/o IDG Direct
Millennium House
Great Strand Street
Dublin 1

IDGC has also appointed a representative in the EU:

IDG Communications Media AG
Lyonel-Feininger-Strasse 26
Munich 80807

Your opinion is important to us, so we would like to hear your ideas, opinions and comments about the services offered by IDG.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or how we should interact with you, please send your comments to:

International Data Group Poland SA
ul. Grzybowska 2/44 00-131 Warszawa

The current version of the Policy has been adopted and is effective as of 28 May 2018.