Apel Privacy Policy

Like most website operators, APEL s. z o.o collects data about visitors to our website at www.apelsoft.eu. This helps us understand how useful the website is and how to improve it.

Apel s. z o.o data collection practices are governed by the following Privacy Policy, which tells you what data APEL s. z o.o collects, how we use that data, and who has access to it.

You have many rights that you can use to control your privacy. Apel s. z o.o respects those rights. We want to help you exercise your rights, so you will find details on how to do so below.

Please take your time to read this policy and contact Apel s. z o.o if you have any questions or feedback regarding our privacy policy.

Your data controller

APEL s. z o.o, hereinafter referred to as “Apel,” is the controller of your personal data. Contact information of the Apel office can be found at www.apelsoft.eu/contact-us.

Your APEL s. z o.o data protection officer can be contacted via email privacy@apelsoft.eu.

What data does Apel collect and how is it used?
Website browsing statistics

Apel is constantly improving its website and aims to make the use of it as easy as possible. For this purpose, Apel needs to know what information is the most relevant to website visitors, how often they connect, what browser and device they use, what content is mostly read, what region visitors come from, and similar demographics and statistics.

Apel collects this information by using an automated tool called Google Analytics. This allows it to record and analyze how visitors use the website.

You can learn more about how Google Analytics works and the information it allows us to collect and analyze .

Apel uses this data on the basis of our legitimate interest as a business in improving our understanding of client needs and preferences in order to constantly enhance our services and improve client access to information that Apel publishes.

You may at any time disable collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described here.


The server that hosts the Apel website may also record requests you make to the server, such as the web address you open, the device and browser you use, your IP address, date and time of access. This data is used only for technical purposes — that is, to ensure the proper functioning and security of the website and to investigate possible security incidents.

The basis for collecting and using such data is Apel’s legitimate interest in ensuring the technical availability and security of the Apel website.


A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. A cookie enables the website to remember your actions and preferences — such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences — over a period, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How does Apel use cookies?

The Apel website uses cookies to collect your IP address and browsing information, such as the websites you have visited or the time you have spent on each page, and allows the Website to remember your system and preferences.

Other cookies allow Apel to track website traffic and users’ interaction with the website — Apel uses this data to analyze visitors’ behavior and improve visitors’ experience. These cookies are placed and used by the Google Analytics tool.

Cookies are placed on your device only if you consent, unless cookies are required for strictly technical functioning of the website. However, note that if you do not consent to the use of cookies, certain functions of the website may not function properly or may not function at all.

The legal basis for the use of cookies is Apel’s legitimate interest in ensuring the technical functionality of the website. When cookies are used to remember your choices or for statistical purposes, the legal basis is your consent.

How to control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish — for details, read here. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. But if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, while some services and functionalities may not work.


If you subscribe to the Apel newsletter via the Apel website or otherwise provide Apel with your business contact details, Apel may send you updates, newsletters, or alerts which may be of interest to you.


Apel may use website visitor statistical data to analyze trends and demographics of its visitors. However, Apel does not assign each visitor an individual profile.

Who may access your data

Statistical data about Apel’s visitors may be accessed by employees in our marketing and IT departments who are responsible for analyzing that data and for improving our website.

Apel partners who provide Apel with website content management tools or who host the Apel website may have access to technical log files.

The Google Analytics tool provided by Google Inc. (a US company) has access to statistical data collected by that tool. Google Inc has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield principles EU – US Privacy Shield list, which confirms that what we have provided complies with mandatory EU privacy standards. Contractual obligations to ensure privacy are also applied to this provider, which you may read here.

How long does Apel store data?

Apel uses collected statistical data for analysis for up to three years.

Cookies are usually valid for a short term (a day, a week, or a month), though in some cases they may remain valid for up to a year.

Your rights and how you may exercise them

By contacting Apel via e-mail at privacy@apelsoft.eu, you may exercise your right:

  • to require access to your personal data;
  • to require rectification of your personal data;
  • to require erasure of your personal data;
  • to withdraw consent to processing of your personal data, where applicable.

In some cases you may have a right to request a restriction on processing your personal data or to object to processing of your personal data.

You may exercise your rights in line with the requirements of applicable EU and local laws.

If personal data is erased at your request, Apel will only retain such copies of the information as are necessary to protect our or third-party legitimate interests, comply with governmental orders, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, or enforce any agreement you have entered into with Apel.

To learn how to disable cookies in your browser settings, read here and here.

Right to lodge a complaint

If you think your privacy rights have been breached, you may lodge a complaint with an authority of the EU country of your habitual residence. Contact information for these authorities can be accessed at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/about-edpb/members_en.