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Privacy policy

Gdańsk University of Technology (PG) respects the privacy of users of the websites operating in the domain By using these services, you provide us with your data. We make every effort to ensure the security of your data and give you control over it. This policy explains what data we collect, for what purpose, and how you can manage it.

We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy. Visitors to our pages or users of our services are bound by the currently applicable version of our Policy, available on our websites.

General Information

  1. This privacy policy is informative in its purpose and includes information about the use of cookies and analytical tools on our services, as well as the processing of personal data by Gdańsk University of Technology on our websites. It covers the basis, purposes, and scope of personal data processing, as well as the rights of individuals whose data is processed.
  2. By using our services, you accept this Privacy Policy.
  3. Data (including personal data) used in the services may be collected through the following actions:
    1. information provided by you or on your behalf in forms on the services,
    2. information collected automatically when using the services, such as:
      • information automatically saved in server logs, e.g., IP address, user-requested page, date and time of the request, browser type, browser language, device data, operating system type,
      • "cookies" files - text files sent by the service to your device (e.g., computer, smartphone).
  4. Information collected automatically is used to achieve goals related to the quality and security of our services, including:
    1. customizing services to your needs,
    2. ensuring the provision of specific services,
    3. maintaining user sessions,
    4. administering of the services,
    5. ensuring the security of services and data protection,
    6. creating statistics on the viewership of individual services,
    7. optimizing and improving the services provided.


  1. Cookies (definition on on our services are used for the following purposes:
    1. ensuring the proper functioning of service websites in the user's browser,
    2. facilitating user the use of the services and adapting them to user needs,
    3. remembering individual user settings and preferences,
    4. creating statistics of our pages to understand user expectations and develop our pages and services to facilitate access to the most sought-after information,
    5. delivering personalized ads to users based on the pages they have visited before and analyzing the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
  2. Web browsers usually allow the storage of "cookies" files on the user's device by default.
  3. Cookies used on our services:
    1. Own cookies - generated by the pages of our websites, and external cookies - belonging to external entities (other than Gdańsk University of Technology),
    2. Session cookies - temporary data placed in the browser's memory, stored for the duration of the browser session (until the browser is closed) - files of this type are necessary for the correct functioning of many web applications. Also, permanent cookies - data placed in the end device's memory for a strictly defined time, as defined by the parameters of a given cookie file or until manually deleted by the user's device,
    3. Functional cookies - data placed in the browser cache and usually remain there for a longer time (unless intentionally deleted). They have a tool character, i.e., they remember selected user settings or consents, allow hiding repetitive elements of the interface, or manage the visual appearance of the site. This data is transferred from the user to the server with each visit to a given website or application. They can be essential files that enable the proper functioning of the site, preference files that allow customization of the site to user requirements, analytical, marketing, and advertising cookies.
  4. Users have the option to configure their web browser to completely or partially disable the storage of cookies on their device. Disabling the storage of cookies may cause some features of our services to not work correctly.
  5. In most web browsers, you can: delete cookies from the hard drive of your computer (from the browser settings), block all sent cookies, or set a warning before saving them to the hard drive.
  6. It should be noted that changes to cookie settings that limit their use may affect some functionalities available on websites that use them, e.g., preventing logging into the account of an online service.
  7. When using our services, some of your data may be automatically collected and processed by tools we use that are provided by external entities. For statistical purposes, we use the Google Analytics (GA) tool provided by Google. This tool helps us conduct statistics and analyze traffic on our websites. This data is aggregated in nature. We collect data such as sources and mediums of acquiring visitors to our services, information about devices and browsers used to visit the site, IP and domain, geographic data, demographic data (age, gender), interests, user categories, and non-personal identifiers. Google Analytics operates based on its own cookies. Google's Privacy Policy is available at: By consenting to the use of cookies for analytical purposes, you must be aware that information about your browsing sessions (e.g., time spent on visited subpages) and identifiers of the Google Analytics service will be transmitted to Google servers located in the USA. Due to the lack of relevant safeguards applied by Google, this data may be disclosed to US authorities upon their request.
  8. Our services use the Hotjar tool, provided by an external entity, Hotjar Limited, Level 2, St Julian’s Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta. Hotjar records visitors to our pages, their movements on the site, and allows the replay of video recordings of this movement. This tool also allows the generation of heat maps based on clicks on individual elements of the site. Within the Hotjar tool, we do not have access to information that allows us to identify you, as Hotjar does not record the process of filling out forms. To use Hotjar, we have implemented Hotjar's code in the code of our site, which uses cookies from Hotjar Limited. The information collected through cookies is stored by Hotjar as part of a pseudo-anonymous user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we use this information to identify you. You can disagree with the use of Hotjar by not giving consent to storing analytical cookies on your device.
  9. Materials from other websites, such as social media services Facebook, including Instagram, YouTube, etc., may be embedded on our sites. These services have their own policies and may provide their own cookies, including those used for profiling, depending on user preferences.
  10. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of external entities, including the services to which we provide links. Users are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the rules applicable to these entities.
  11. We strive to protect our services along with the processed data from unauthorized access by implementing physical, organizational, and technical security measures.
  12. Gdańsk University of Technology has implemented a consent management mechanism for cookie files. Users can change their preferences at any time by accessing the consent management settings or by using the button below:
    Change your consent
  13. A detailed, up-to-date list of cookies used on our websites is available from the cookie consent management panel or in the table below:

Personal Data

  1. The administrator of data processed in connection with the use of our services, excluding data collected by external entities as mentioned in Cookies - item 7 of the Privacy Policy, is Gdańsk University of Technology with its registered office in Gdańsk (G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk).
  2. Personal data is processed by the Administrator in accordance with applicable legal regulations, in particular, in accordance with 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) - hereinafter referred to as "GDPR." Full text of GDPR.
  3. The use of our services, and thus the provision of personal data by users of our internet services, is voluntary, subject to situations where the user is bound by a contract with us or the use of our services and the processing of personal data resulting from the legal obligations of the Administrator.
  4. Personal data of users collected for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy will be processed for the period necessary to achieve the given purpose based on:
    • our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) – using our services, ensuring their proper functioning, conducting statistics, analyzing traffic,
    • consent given by users of our services (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) – marketing our services - informing about events organized by Gdańsk University of Technology, subscribing to newsletters and informational bulletins, analyzing the functioning of our websites (including user interaction with the website).
  5. Personal data may be transferred to entities processing data on our behalf in connection with the provision of services to us. The use by the Administrator of Google Analytics tools results (subject to the user's consent to analytical cookies) in the transfer of data regarding the use of our services to the service provider, i.e., Google LLC, outside the European Economic Area. The data transfer takes place to the United States, where, under certain national security programs, US public authorities may access your data.
  6. Users of our services have the right to:
    • request from the Administrator access to their personal data, their rectification, deletion, or restriction of processing, and the right to object to processing, as well as the right to data portability (according to Articles 15-21 GDPR),
    • withdraw consent at any time – a person whose data is processed by the Administrator based on the given consent (based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) has the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal,
    • to file a complaint with the supervisory authority – a person whose data is processed by the Administrator has the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority in the manner and procedure specified in the provisions of the GDPR and Polish law, in particular, the Personal Data Protection Act. The supervisory authority in Poland is the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection,
    • object – a person whose data concerns them has the right to object at any time – for reasons related to their particular situation – to the processing of their personal data based on Art. 6(1)(e) (public interest or public tasks) or f) (legitimate interest of the administrator), including profiling based on these provisions.
  7. To exercise the rights mentioned in this section of the Privacy Policy, you can contact the Administrator by sending a relevant message in writing or by email to the Administrator's address provided at the end of the Privacy Policy.
  8. Information and contact details regarding personal data processed in Gdańsk University of Technology services:
    • The administrator of personal data is Gdańsk University of Technology, located in Gdańsk at Narutowicza 11/12, postal code 80-233,, email:
    • Contact details for the Data Protection Officer: Data Protection Officer, Gdańsk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, email: