Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing this site or using it and sending me any personal data, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

  Please note that by leaving this page (eg by going via a link to a page in another domain), the user goes to an area where this Privacy Policy does not apply. Piotr Madej is not responsible for the privacy policy of websites operated by other entities.

  The following privacy and cookies policy describes the rules for dealing with personal data and the use of cookies on the website

  I reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy.


The law

On 25 May 2018, the EU regulation on the protection of personal data will become applicable – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 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 data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (referred to as “GDPR”).


Privacy information


  • The data controller is Piotr Madej with its registered office in Mackowa Ruda 3A, 16503, Poland. Data protection is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the generally applicable law, and their storage takes place on secured servers. Contact with the website administrator is possible via the contact form

  • The service provider is also the administrator of people subscribed to Mailchimp newsletter.

  • Personal data is processed: a. in accordance with the provisions on the protection of personal data, b. in accordance with the implemented Privacy Policy, c. to the extent and for the purpose necessary to establish, shape the contents of the Agreement, change or to resolve it and to properly implement the Services provided electronically, d. to the extent and purpose necessary to fulfil legitimate interests (legitimate purposes), and the processing does not violate the rights and freedoms of the data subject: to the extent and purpose consistent with the consent expressed by you if [for example] you subscribed to the newsletter.

  • Every data subject has the right to access data, rectify, delete or limit processing, the right of opposition, the right to file a complaint to Piotr Madej. 

  • Contact with the person supervising the processing of personal data in the organisation of the Service Provider is possible by electronic means via the contact form

  • I have the right to process your data after the termination of the Agreement or withdrawal of consent only to the extent of the need to seek possible claims before the court or if national or EU regulations or international law oblige us to retain data.

  • The Service Provider has the right to share personal data of the User and other his data with entities authorised under the applicable law (eg law enforcement authorities).

  • The removal of personal data may occur as a result of the withdrawal of consent or filing a legally admissible objection to the processing of personal data.

  • Personal data is processed only by persons authorised or processed by us, with whom we work closely

  • I direct and update my websites. I have created all the content.

  • I am the GDPR Data Protection Officer

  • There is no management board etc – I am a sole trader.

  • This GDPR Policy was originally created on 14th November 2018

  • This policy is reviewed at least once a month.

  • I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of all my website users, anyone contacting me or subscribing to my newsletter.


 Piotr Madej ensures the security of personal data through appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent unlawful data processing and their accidental loss, destruction 
and damage.

  Piotr Madej makes special care that personal information is processed in accordance with the principles of personal data processing specified in art. 5 GDPR, i.e .:

  • Principle 1 – legally, reliably and transparently,

  • Principle 2 – collected for specific and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner inconsistent with these purposes;

  • Principle 3 – adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed;

  • Principle 4 – correct and updated as necessary;

  • Principle 5 – stored in a form that permits the identification of the data subject for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data are processed;

  • Principle 6 – processed in a manner that ensures adequate security of personal data;

  • Principle 7 – in a manner that ensures the implementation of the rights of data subjects;

  • Principle 8 – not transferred without adequate protection to countries outside the European Economic Area or international organizations.

   GDPR requires security of storage as well as transmission of personal data. If you have a contact form, then an SSL certificate is required. Without going into the technological details one can say that SSL encrypting data ensures the privacy of transmitted data. Personal data can be viewed only by your browser and the final recipient, thanks to which it is not possible to overhear and decrypt data from such transmission.

  • I respect the right to privacy and I care about data security. For this purpose, among others, secure communication encryption protocol (SSL) is used.

   I use Anti-spam software – software that protects your computer from spam, which is unwanted or unnecessary e-mail. Advanced software also protects against phishing. There are many anti-spam programs on the market. Such programs will work on hand computers in the entertainment selection.


Server logs

  • The use of the Site involves the transmission of queries to the server on which the Site is stored.

  • Each query addressed to the server is saved in the server logs.

  • Logs saved and stored on the server, data stored in the server logs are not associated with specific people using the Site and are not used by the Administrator to identify the User.


   Consent of the child to data processing – it is lawful to process personal data of a child over 16 years of age. If the child is under the age of 16, such processing is lawful only in cases where the consent has been expressed or approved by the person having parental authority or custody of the child and only in the scope of expressed consent.

  • I thus have no Facebook friends who are under the age of 16

  • I will NOT accept friendship requests from children under the age of 16 UNLESS they have parental consent to be Facebook Friends with me.


   The Privacy Policy does not apply to websites and companies whose contact details are provided on the websites.


Summary of actions taken


  • I have created my website to comply with GDPR legislation. This includes:

    • A banner at the first page of the website informing the user about the use of cookies and Privacy Policy. It also allows the user to disable cookies use. This is achieved with the use of Cookiebot service which is GDPR Compliant.

    • A message that is integrated into subscription form on this website: “By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data on this website.”

    • A message that is integrated into contact form of this website: "To be GDPR Compliant, filling this form is a declaration that you agree with the terms of my Privacy Policy."

    • Ensuring that the only way to contact me is via the contact form 

  • I have minimized the use of Google Analytics to the minimum needed to be able to create an effective marketing plan. The only information I use from Google Analytics is information how the user arrived in the website, what is user's nationality and if the user has decided to click the link to buy my book on Amazon. To make sure that no other data is collected, the website is connected to Cookiebot.

  • I have minimized the use of Facebook Pixel to the minimum needed to be able to create an effective marketing plan. The only information I use from Facebook Pixel is information how many users entered the website from Facebook. To make sure that no other data is collected, the website is connected to Cookiebot.


Risk analysis

This section details the risk of data-leaks after the implementation of GDPR.

  • In terms of website safety: This website is extremely secure – (please read the section above on security). There is an extremely low risk of a personal data breach as calculated by HR-ON

  • In terms of my computer: My computer requires a unique password to open it

  • In terms of my office space (where personal data is kept): My house has two locks and its protected by a dog.

  • The last and MOST important point – I am a Sole Trader and I think it is extremely unlikely anyone would want to steal my data.

  • The risk of a breach of data is thus effectively ZERO


Privacy Centre

At the bottom of this page, you will find the Privacy Centre. This includes tools on:

  • Your right to be forgotten

  • Copyright infringements

  • Contacting the Data Protection Officer

  • Data Rectification

  • Media Credits

  • Requesting a copy of all your personal data used on this website

  • Privacy Settings

  • Terms and Conditions

  • Subscribe and unsubscribe



  • Privacy Policy is a document whose content must comply with the provisions of the GDPR

  • The acronym “GDPR” refers to General Data Protection Regulation

  • The words “I”, “me”, “my” and “myself” refer to Piotr Madej

  • The phrase “Public profiles” can refer to a short description of me in a short article on an external website such as Facebook etc.

  • My website is

  • For the purposes of better acceptance of the Privacy Policy, the term “User” has been replaced with the terms “You”, “Administrator” – “We”.

  • The term “RODO” means Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 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 the repeal of Directive 95/46 / EC


Cookies Q&A

  This section summarises the main GDPR key questions and answers in terms of Cookie data…


What information is being collected by the Cookies?

  • Please see the declaration at the bottom of the page

Who is collecting it?

  • Please see the declaration at the bottom of the page

How is it collected?

  • Declaration at the bottom of the page shows that information is collected by cookies

Why is it being collected?

  • Declaration at the bottom of the page shows that there are four main reasons: Strictly Necessary, Unclassified, Statistics and Marketing

How will it be used?

  • Please see the declaration at the bottom of the page

Whom will it be shared with?

  • Please see the declaration at the bottom of the page

What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?

  • Users can also change their cookie settings in the browser they are using. Information on how this can be done can found here: All about Cookies

  • This website does use Google Analytics tools only at the minimum, however Cookiebot frame allows the user to make a prior consent to use of different types of cookies.

  • This website’s use of Cookies has been identified and verified independently by Cookiebot.

  • The results from Cookiebot scan are shown at the bottom of the page.


Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?

As a result of the above-mentioned points, users can change their cookie settings, switch them off in a browser or accept this website’s use of them. The individuals using website thus have FULL CONTROL of their personal data. They thus have no reason to object or complain.


Cookies on this website:


The complete list is at the bottom of the page.



Newsletter and Marketing


From 25th May 2018, all Marketing, Promotions, and Newsletters from me require

  • Your consent through a positive opt-in.

  • Your consent must be given freely

  • You to withdraw consent and/or change the way you subscribe easily


If you are interested in receiving my Newsletters and/or promotions, please do contact me.



Personal Data

  • The user can use my contact form to transfer his personal data to me

  • Providing personal data is always voluntary. You do not have to provide it. It is your choice.

  • The administrator (Piotr Madej) guarantees the confidentiality of all personal data provided to him.

  • Personal data is collected with due diligence and properly protected against access by unauthorized persons.

  • The user has the right to request access to, rectify, delete or limit processing; the right to object to the processing; the right to transfer data; the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data for a particular purpose, if the User previously gave such consent; the right to file a complaint with Piotr Madej

  • As a writer, I collect the data from my reader to contact them about my activities, such as sailing projects or upcoming books


How long the data is kept


  • If a user requests personal data to be deleted, I will do so immediately. No one has ever done so – but under the new GDPR regulations, I must now offer this service.

  • Data can be kept for up to 26 months in the case of Google Analytics. A mailing list will be kept for as long as I continue to write following parts of the series, hopefully at least 2-3 years more.


Privacy centre




Please visit the contact page and use the form to send an email to DPO (Data Protection Officer)





Please visit the contact page and use the form to change your personal data.


Please visit the contact page and use the form to submit a request to erase your personal data.

Please visit the contact page and use the form to subscribe or unsubscribe to my newsletter.

Most pictures on this website have been created or transformed by me. Those that weren't, have media credits written underneath. Please contact me for more information.

Please click this box to visit DCMA website to report a copyright infringement or alternatively contact me via the contact form.

Please click this box to visit 'All about cookies' website to learn how you can change your cookies settings within your browser.





Please visit the contact page and use the form to submit a request to get a copy of your personal data stored by this website.


© 2018 By Pazzo Pirata.  All rights reserved. This website is GDPR Compliant.

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