Privacy policy

 

General information

This website under the domain name forte.com.pl (the “Portal”) is operated by FABRYKI MEBLI „FORTE” S.A. of Ostrów Mazowiecka (07-300 Ostrów Mazowiecka, ul. Biała 1) entered in the register of enterprises of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw in Warsaw, 14th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under number KRS 0000021840, with a share capital of PLN 23,930,769, paid up in full, holding a tax id. no. NIP 7590005082, statistical id. no. REGON 550398784 (the “Company”).

 

The Portal includes the following services:

 

The Privacy Policy defines the rules for:

 

Personal data may be obtained from users through the Portal as follows:

 

Rules for processing personal data by FABRYKI MEBLI “FORTE” S.A.

Respecting the right to privacy of persons whose data have been obtained by FABRYKI MEBLI “FORTE” S.A. in connection with business activities caried out by the company, please be informed that the data are processed in compliance with national and European laws and in conditions that ensure their safety.

In order to ensure the transparency of its processing operations, FABRYKI MEBLIKI “FORTE” S.A. presents the principles of personal data protection, established on the basis of 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 (“GDPR”):

Purpose of processing Legal basis and data storage period
If you contact us – handling enquiries:

– made by customers or potential customers,

– for financial assistance,

including through contact forms available on the Portal.

Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in responding to requests and enquiries.

Personal data will be stored for the time of preparing a response and responding to message addressees, however, no longer than for 3 years.

If you have entered into a contract with us or are preparing to enter into a contract with us – entering into and performing a contract with a customer or contractor. Article 6(1)(b) GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Personal data will be stored for the duration of the contract, and after its termination, until the expiry of the deadlines for claims arising from the contract, in principle 3 years, maximum 6 years.

If you are an employee, associate of our contractor or supplier and your data have been made available to us in connection with the performance of the contract. Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in handling the contract.

Data are then acquired from your employer.

Personal data will be stored for the duration of the contract, and after its termination, until the expiry of the deadlines for claims arising from the contract, in principle 3 years, maximum 6 years.

If you want to make a complaint or report a damage caused by the product. Article 6(1)(b) GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Personal data will be stored for 1 year after the expiry of the warranty period or settlement of the complaint.

If you are a job applicant and you are responding to our recruitment advertisement. Article 6(1)(c) GDPR – compliance with a legal obligation to which the employer as personal data controller is subject.

Article 6(1)(a) GDPR – your consent to the processing of personal data beyond the scope described in the Labour Code.

Personal data will be stored for 3 months from the end of the recruitment process understood as signing a contract with one of the candidates, unless you have consented to the processing of your data for future recruitment purposes – then the period will be 1 year from the end of the year in which the application documents were submitted.

More on this subject can be found in each job advertisement.

If you are a student and you are applying for an internship with us. Article 6(1)(b) GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Personal data will be stored for the duration of the contract, and after its termination, until the expiry of the deadlines for claims arising from the contract, in principle 3 years, maximum 6 years.

If you are our employee or associate. Article 6(1)(c) GDPR – compliance with a legal obligation to which the employer as personal data controller is subject.

Article 6(1)(a) GDPR – your consent to the processing of personal data beyond the scope described in the Labour Code.

Article 6(1)(b) GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

In accordance with applicable laws requiring the archiving of employment documents, i.e. personnel files for 50 years, in some cases for 10 years. A 10-year storage period for employment related documents and employee personnel files will apply to all employees hired after 1 January 2019. For employees hired after 31 December 1998 and before 1 January 2019, employment related documents and employee personnel files will be kept for 50 years from the date of termination or expiry of the employment relationship, unless the employer declares its intention to provide information reports for all employees and contractors hired during that period and actually submits the reports.

The civil law contracts will be stored until the expiry of limitation periods for claims arising from them.

The Controller uses the image only on the basis of the consent of employee/associate.

If you visit our social media and interact with us, e.g. by posting a message or leaving a comment. Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in communicating with users of social networks.

Personal data will be stored for the time you follow our social networks and, if you ask a question, for the time it is answered and then until the claims are time-barred.

If we are in dispute or enforcing a claim. Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in pursuing or defending against claims.

Personal data will be stored for the duration of proceedings regarding the pursued claims, i.e. until they are finally concluded, and in the case of enforcement proceedings, until the pursued claims are finally satisfied.

If you enter our premises, i.e. access control, including monitoring on the premises of the data controller for the purpose of increasing the safety of persons staying on the premises, protecting property and keeping information confidential. Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in carrying out access control for persons staying on the controller’s premises.

Personal data will be stored until an objection is raised, no longer than one year.

Video recordings are processed only for the purpose for which they are collected and stored for a period not exceeding 3 months from the date of recording, unless the recording constitutes evidence in proceedings, then until the proceedings are finally concluded or until an objection is raised.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter / we conduct marketing activities towards you. Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in conducting marketing activities – including sending a newsletter.

Personal data will be stored until an objection is raised.

If you participate in competitions, promotional activities or events that we organise. Article 6(1)(f) GDPR – the pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interest in running competitions, promotional activities or organising events.

Article 6(1)(c) GDPR for competitions and promotional activities that are liable to tax.

Personal data will be stored until an objection is raised. In terms of compliance with legal obligations – 6 years.

If you use the b2b.forte.com.pl website. Article 6(1)(b) GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Personal data will be stored for the duration of the contract, and after its termination, until the expiry of the deadlines for claims arising from the contract, in principle 3 years, maximum 6 years.

 

 

 

 

Server logs

Information about certain activities on the Portal is stored on the Company’s server in the form of log files. Data collected in this way are used only to administer the Portal.

Data collected in the manner described in this section do not allow for identification of specific persons.

Viewed content is identified by URL addresses. It is also allowed to save information about the user’s browser, IP address and date and time of entry.

 

Cookies

We respect your privacy.

This Portal uses cookies. Details about the cookies we use and the rules for their use can be found below.

Forte attaches great importance to security and data protection issues. Our Portal uses technology that allows us to securely collect information in order to improve our products and performance of our websites. Among other things, the cookies we collect allow us to remember your actions and preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them when you visit our sites. We use cookies for a variety of purposes, so we encourage you to read the following information on how we use cookies.

 

What are cookies? How to manage them?

Cookies are IT data (small text files) saved and stored by a web browser on your device. Cookies have many different functions, such as remembering your preferences, improving your experience of the website and helping us offer you the best products.

 

We use two types of cookies:

 

When accessing our Portal, only necessary cookies are automatically installed.

We need your voluntary prior consent to install analytical or marketing files. You can change your cookie preferences at any time by changing the settings of your web browser or via a special panel.

 

Cookie preference settings:

Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/pl/kb/blokowanie-ciasteczek

Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=pl&answer=95647

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/pl-pl/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Linux/9.22/pl/cookies.html

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

You can also change your cookie preferences on our website by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” tab.

 

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies we use are safe for your device. No viruses or other unwanted software or malware may enter your device while using these files.

 

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation or access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

 

Service: www. forte.com.pl Provider Purpose Expiration Date Type
CookieConsent Forte Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year http Cookie

 

Website: https://company.forte.com.pl/ Provider Purpose Expiration Date Type
CookieConsent Forte Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year http Cookie
PHPSESSID Forte Preserves user session state At the end of the browser session HTTP Cookie
t3D; tADe; tADu; TAE; tC; tMQ; tnsApp; tPL; tTDe; tTDu; tTE; tTf Forte This cookie is part of a package of cookies that are used to deliver and present content. These files maintain the correct state of the font, blog / photo sliders, color themes and other site settings. Constants HTML

 

Website: https://kariera.forte.com.pl/ Provider Purpose Expiration Date Type
CookieConsent Forte Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year HTTP
elementor Forte Used in the context of the site’s WordPress theme. This cookie enables the website owner to implement or change the content of the website in real time. Constants HTML
wordpress_test_cookie Forte Determines whether the user’s browser supports cookies. Until the end of the browser session HTTP

 

Preferences

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name: https://company.forte.com.pl/ Provider Purpose Expiry Type
pll_language Forte Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website 1 rok HTTP

 

Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

All names Provider Purpose Expiry Type
_ga Google Registers a unique identifier that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website. 2 years HTTP Cookie
_ga_# Google Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of visits to the website by the user and the dates of the first and last visit. 2 years HTTP Cookie
_gat_# Google Used by Google Analytics to limit the speed of requests 1 day HTTP Cookie
_gid Google Registers a unique identifier that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website. 1 day HTTP Cookie
_fbp Facebook Registers a unique identifier to track visits to subpages 3 months HTTP Cookie

 

 

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Service: https://company.forte. com.pl/ oraz forte.com.pl Provider Purpose Expiration date Type
_fbp Forte Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertising products such as real-time auctions from third party advertisers. 3 months HTTP
ads/ga-audiences Google Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors who are likely to convert into customers based on their website behavior. Until the end of the browser session Pixel
tr Facebook Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertising products such as real-time auctions from third party advertisers. Until the end of the browser session Pixel

 

 

Tracking pixels

The Portal also uses tracking pixels.

A pixel is a software code that allows an object, usually a pixel-sized image, to be embedded on a page, which allows to track user behaviour on the websites where it is placed.

Optimal pixel performance can be combined with the use of own cookies (first party cookies) or external cookies (third party cookies).

Once the appropriate consent has been given, the browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the server storing the pixel, therefore the processing of data collected by the pixel takes place as part of the data protection policy of the partner who administers the above mentioned server.

Last updated on: 06.05.2022