Privacy and cookie policy privacy policy 

By contacting us via e-mail, you give us your personal data that are necessary for us to answer your question. 

The website also uses cookie files – small text files saved and stored on your device during your visit for the purpose of ensuring the proper operation of the website, as well as for statistics and marketing purposes.  

Please read our personal data processing notice (Part I) and our cookie policy (Part II).

I. Personal data processing notice for Users

1. Controller 

The controller of your personal data is the SGH Warsaw School of Economics with its registered office at al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, hereinafter referred to as “the Controller” or “SGH”.

2. Data Protection Officer

The Controller designated a Data Protection Officer, Katarzyna Janczewska, who you may contact via e-mail at:

3. Purpose, legal basis, retention period. Your personal data may be processed:

3.1    for us to answer your message sent to our address provided in the footer – pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, i.e., based on your consent for processing your personal data expressed by sending a message to us;

3.2    for promotional purposes – for market research as well as to examine User behaviour and preferences (e.g. analysis of information about User activity obtained thanks to cookies) – pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, i.e., based on your consent for processing your personal data expressed by marking consent for statistics and marketing cookies;

3.3    for us to administer the website, ensure its proper operations and security (i.a. by processing performance data, e.g. on the start point, end point and scope of service use) – pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the Controller consisting in ensuring the proper operations of the portal) in conjunction with GDPR provisions.

4. Recipients of personal data

4.1.    Your personal data will not be disclosed to other entities, except those authorised by law.

4.2.    Where the Controller uses the services of external entities, personal data may be disclosed to them on the basis of personal data processing contracts and those entities will be required to protect the personal data processed.

5. Personal data processing period

5.1.    For personal data processed solely based on consent, the data will be processed until the consent is withdrawn. 

5.2.    Personal data processed in connection with the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller will be processed for the time necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims subject to relevant limitation periods.

6. Voluntary provision of personal data

For data provided for purposes which are achievable based on your consent, provision of your data is voluntary and not required for you to use the portal.

7. Rights in relation to personal data processing

7.1.    You have the right to access your personal data, right to rectification, restriction of processing, data portability, and erasure where stipulated for under law.  

7.2.    For personal data processed based on your consent (Items 3.1 and 3.2), you may withdraw your consent for processing your personal data at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.   

7.3.    For personal data processed for the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller (Item 3.3), you have the right to object to the processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. 

7.4.    No decisions referred to in Article 22 GDPR, i.e., such that are based solely on automated processing, will be taken based on your personal data. 

8. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority – the President of the Personal Data Protection Office – if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.

II. Cookie policy

1. Types of cookie files

Cookie files (so-called “cookies”) constitute IT data, especially text files, which are stored on your end device. Cookies usually contain the name of the Internet website they originate from, the duration of their storage on the end device, and a unique number. 

The following types of cookies may be used on our portal:  

1. Necessary cookies – to ensure proper operations of such essential functions as: 

  • logging in, setting privacy preferences or ensuring security (proper user authentication);  

  • remembering such information as language preferences or geographic area; 

  • making content available via external social media platforms, as well as allowing accounts on such platforms to be linked with our website and its functionalities. 

2. Statistics cookies – to collect information concerning the frequency of users’ visits and their use of the website. 

3. Marketing – to conduct market research and study User behaviour and preferences. 

Information obtained via necessary, statistics, and marketing cookies may also be used by the operators of the respective cookie files for their own purposes or for the purposes of their business partners. This cookie policy concerns only the portal of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.  

For more information about cookie files (purpose, operators, and their privacy policy), please consult the table available at:

2. Cookie consent and changing preferences

You can consent to statistics and marketing cookies via the selection window that appears on your first visit to the website. The window may appear again if you clear your browser history, causing the removal of data on your decision, or after a certain time elapses from your last visit.  

You may change your cookie preferences by clicking the icon in the bottom left corner of the page.  

You may also set your cookie preferences by changing your browser settings. For more information, please consult your web browser manual.