Privacy Policy

Last modified and effective: 7 December 2023.


This Privacy Policy describes My policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

I use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Parts of this Privacy Policy were generated by TermsFeed Privacy Policy Generator.

The data administrator is Michał Kamil Piotrowski (39 Augusta Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2RT, United Kingdom). You can contact Me in writing at Remember that by contacting Me via e-mail you make Me aware of Your e-mail address.

I do my best to keep Your data safe.


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Country” refers to the United Kingdom.
  • Consumer“, for the purpose of the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), means a natural person who is a California resident. A resident, as defined in the law, includes (1) every individual who is in the USA for other than a temporary or transitory purpose, and (2) every individual who is domiciled in the USA who is outside the USA for a temporary or transitory purpose.
  • Cookies” are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
  • Data Controller“, for the purposes of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), refers to Me as the legal person which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.
  • Device” means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cell phone or a digital tablet.
  • Do Not Track” (DNT)” is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.
  • I” (referred to as either “I”, “Me” or “My” in this Agreement) refers to Michał Kamil Piotrowski. For the purpose of the GDPR, I am the Data Controller.
  • Personal Data” is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. 
    For the purposes of GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to You such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
    For the purposes of the CCPA, Personal Data means any information that identifies, relates to, describes or is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with You.
  • Sale“, for the purpose of the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), means selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a Consumer’s personal information to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.
  • Service” refers to the Website.
  • Service Provider” means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by Me to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on My behalf, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analysing how the Service is used. For the purpose of the GDPR, Service Providers are considered Data Processors.
  • Usage Data” refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Website” refers to ‘SomeCoolWords – Michał Kamil Piotrowski – Poet and poetry teacher’, accessible from
  • You” means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable. Under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), You can be referred to as the Data Subject or as the User as you are the individual using the Service.


Personal Data:

I collect the following data: personal identification information: name (first name) and contact data (email address); demographic data (city).

Usage Data:

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyse traffic. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, together with performance and security metrics, to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics and to detect and address abuse.

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of My Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, I may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

I may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit My Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.


You directly provide me with the personal identification data I collect. I collect data and process data when you voluntarily complete the newsletter submission form.

I also get information by recording how you interact with the website, using technologies like cookies.


I collect your data so that I can email you with news about my activities I think you might like. I also use it to analyse website traffic.

I may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain My Service, including to monitor the usage of My Service.
  • To contact You: to contact You by email.
  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which I offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Me.
  • For other purposes: I may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of My promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve My Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

I may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: I may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of My Service, and to contact You.
  • When required by law.
  • With Your consent: I may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.


I will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. I will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with My legal obligations (for example, if I am required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce My legal agreements and policies.

I will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of My Service, or I am legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

I securely store your Personal Identification Data in the MailPoet database on WordPress. MailPoet servers are placed within the EU (Germany and Finland).

I will keep your Personal Identification Information till 31 December 2026. Once this time period has expired, I will delete your data. 

I may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend My rights or property
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at My premises and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

I will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.


I use third-party service providers:

  • HOSTINGER to host the website. (HOSTINGER, UAB, private limited liability company, organized under the laws of the Republic of Lithuania, code 302710386, legal address at Europos av. 32-4, LT-46326 Kaunas, the Republic of Lithuania)
  • Google Analytics by Google LLC to analyse website traffic (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043, United States of America)
  • MailPoet to send newsletter emails (Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Grand Canal Dock, 25 Herbert Pl Dublin, D02 AY86, Ireland)
  • PayPal to process payments (S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg)

These third-party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Data at MailPoet is not shared with or sold to any third party.


I only keep your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection, namely until you unsubscribe from the newsletter list. To unsubscribe, you can:

  • email me at and ask for your personal data to be removed from the newsletter database, or
  • visit and unsubscribe there, or
  • follow the unsubscribe link in the welcome email you have received, or
  • follow the unsubscribe link in any of my newsletters.

Appropriate action will be taken within 7 days of receiving the request.


I would like to send You information about products and services of Mine that I think You might like. If You have agreed to receive marketing, You may always opt-out at a later date. 

You have the right at any time to stop Me from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If You no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please let me know at and I will delete Your data from my databases. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe on

Please read My full Newsletter Policy on


This website uses cookies as many others do. Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor’s browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site. During the first visit to the website, information about the use of cookies is displayed. If You do not change Your browser settings, You consent to their use. You can find more information about cookies that I use in My Cookie Policy.


I do not recognise or respond to Do Not Track signals initiated by Your browser. Google Analytics, a third-party that I am using on My website, isn’t following the Do Not Track setting.


I use analytics – tools that collect anonymous information about visits to this Website, such as time spent on it. This Website uses the following tracking technologies: analytical and marketing tools (such as Google Analytics).


I place audiovisual materials from YouTube on My Website. For this purpose, cookies from Google LLC are used. Cookies are generated automatically when playing audiovisual materials from the above-mentioned Website. If You do not agree to this, please do not play the video material.


Using the website involves sending queries to the server on which My Website is located. Each query directed to the server is saved in the server logs, which include, for example: IP address, server date and time, information about the web browser and the operating system You use. The data stored in the server logs are not associated with specific people using the Website and are used as auxiliary material for administrative purposes. Their content is not disclosed to anyone except those authorised to administer the server.


I may process Personal Data under the following conditions:

  • Consent: You have given Your consent for processing Personal Data for one or more specific purposes.
  • Performance of a contract: Provision of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with You and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Legal obligations: Processing Personal Data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject.
  • Vital interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary in order to protect Your vital interests or of another natural person.
  • Public interests: Processing Personal Data is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in Me.
  • Legitimate interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Me.


I would like to make sure You are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following: 

  • The right to access – You have the right to request Me for copies of your personal data.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that I correct any information You believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request from Me to complete information You believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that I erase your Personal Data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your Personal Data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to My processing of Your Personal Data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that I transfer the data that I have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions. 

If You make a request, I have 30 days to respond to You. If You would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Me at My email: You can also request Your data to be anonymised which I will do within 30 days. While I will do everything I can to keep my Service secure, in the event of a data breach or misuse, I will inform My users of what happened and what I have done to rectify it within 30 days.


This privacy notice section for California residents supplements the information contained in My Privacy Policy and it applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California.


I collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular Consumer or Device. The following is a list of categories of personal information which I may collect or may have been collected from California residents within the last twelve (12) months.

Please note that the categories and examples provided in the list below are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of personal information were in fact collected by Me, but reflects My good faith belief to the best of My knowledge that some of that information from the applicable category may be and may have been collected. For example, certain categories of personal information would only be collected if You provided such personal information directly to Me.

  • Category A: Identifiers.
    Examples: A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
    Collected: Yes – name and email address.
  • Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
    Examples: A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.

    Collected: Yes – name and city.

  • Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.

    Examples: Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).

    Collected: Yes (age).

  • Category D: Commercial information.
    Examples: Records and history of products or services purchased or considered.

    Collected: Yes.

  • Category E: Biometric information.
    Examples: Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.

    Collected: No.

  • Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
    Examples: Interaction with My Service or advertisement.

    Collected: Yes.

  • Category G: Geolocation data.
    Examples: Approximate physical location.

    Collected: Yes.

  • Category H: Sensory data.
    Examples: Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.

    Collected: No.

  • Category I: Professional or employment-related information.
    Examples: Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

    Collected: No.

  • Category J: Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).

    Examples: Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.

    Collected: No.

  • Category K: Inferences drawn from other personal information.
    Examples: Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

    Collected: No.

Under CCPA, personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records
  • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information
  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as:
  • Health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data
  • Personal Information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994


The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. If You are a resident of California, You have the following rights:

  • The right to notice. You have the right to be notified which categories of Personal Data are being collected and the purposes for which the Personal Data is being used.
  • The right to request. Under CCPA, You have the right to request that I disclose information to You about My collection, use, sale, disclosure for business purposes and share of personal information. Once I receive and confirm Your request, I will disclose to You:
    • The categories of personal information I collected about You
    • The categories of sources for the personal information I collected about You
    • My business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information
    • The categories of third parties with whom I share that personal information
    • The specific pieces of personal information I collected about You
    • If I sold Your personal information or disclosed Your personal information for a business purpose, I will disclose to You:
      • The categories of personal information categories sold
      • The categories of personal information categories disclosed
    • The right to say no to the sale of Personal Data (opt-out). You have the right to direct Me to not sell Your personal information. To submit an opt-out request please contact Me.
    • The right to delete Personal Data. You have the right to request the deletion of Your Personal Data, subject to certain exceptions. Once I receive and confirm Your request, I will delete (and direct My Service Providers to delete) Your personal information from My records, unless an exception applies. I may deny Your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for Me or My Service Providers to:
      • Complete the transaction for which I collected the personal information, provide a good or service that You requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of My ongoing business relationship with You, or otherwise perform My contract with You.
      • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
      • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
      • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
      • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
      • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if You previously provided informed consent.
      • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on Your relationship with Me.
      • Comply with a legal obligation.
      • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which You provided it.
    • The right not to be discriminated against. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of Your consumer’s rights, including by:
      • Denying goods or services to You
      • Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties
      • Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to You
      • Suggesting that You will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services


I will never sell Your Personal Information.

My Website does not display ads, including personalised ads.


I do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 16 through My Service, although certain third party websites that I link to may do so. These third-party websites have their own terms of use and privacy policies and I encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and instruct their children to never provide information on other websites without their permission.

If You have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 (or 16) has provided Me with personal information, please contact Me with sufficient detail to enable Me to delete that information.


My Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Me with Personal Data, please contact Me. If I become aware that I have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, I take steps to remove that information from My servers.

If I need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, I may require Your parent’s consent before I collect and use that information.


Under California Civil Code Section 1798 (California’s Shine the Light law), California residents with an established business relationship with Me can request information once a year about sharing their Personal Data with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

If you’d like to request more information under the California Shine the Light law, and if You are a California resident, You can contact Me using the contact information provided below in the ‘HOW TO CONTACT ME’ section.


California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 allows California residents under the age of 18 who are registered users of online sites, services or applications to request and obtain removal of content or information they have publicly posted.

My Website doesn’t allow its Users to post any type of content on the Website.


My website contains links to other websites. My Privacy Policy applies only to my website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.



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I keep my Privacy Policy under regular review and place any updates on this web page. The date of the last update of this Privacy Policy is available on top of this page. Changes to this Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Your continued use of my Services after the revised Policy has become effective means you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Privacy Policy.

Data Processing Agreement

I can provide You with a signed Data Processing Agreement by email request ( You’ll need to return a signed copy of this agreement if You would like to have a valid Data Processing Agreement contract with Me.


If you have any questions about My Privacy Policy, the data I hold on You, or You would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact Me. 

Email Me at:


Should You wish to report a complaint or if You feel that I have not addressed Your concern in a satisfactory manner, You may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. The contact details are available on the website: For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.