Cookies & Privacy Policy

Cookies Policy

Our websites use the following cookies (small text files sent by the web server and stored by the browser software): (a) necessary cookies enabling the use of services available as part of the website, (b) cookies used to ensure security, and (c) performance cookies enabling the collection of information on the use of website pages. The information collected is anonymous and does not identify you. You can disable or restore the option of collecting cookies by changing the settings in your browser.

Privacy Policy

Who is the administrator of your personal data? A nonprofit organization: Laka Foundation (KRS: 0000639902, EU VAT No. PL6381817438, Fabryka Porcelany, Porcelanowa 23, 40-246 Katowice, Poland). The registration files of the Laka Foundation are run by the District Court Katowice-Wschód (Commercial Department VIII of the National Court Register).

How can you contact the Laka Foundation?  Write to us at, or send a traditional letter to Laka Foundation, Fabryka Porcelany, Porcelanowa 23, 40-246 Katowice, Poland

Where did we get your data from? We received it from you during your registration for one of the services we offer (e.g., our newsletter) or during participation in our programs (e.g., the Design Educates Awards).

Why are we processing your personal data? It is necessary to perform the contract concluded with you when providing the services and products you have purchased, including to handle your requests. In addition, we are obliged by the law to process your data for tax and accounting purposes (if you have used our paid services).

What is the legal basis for the processing of personal data? The processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of the contract (according to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR) whose party you are, or processing is necessary for legally legitimate interests carried out by us (in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, e.g., to contact you in order to present additional opportunities to promote your projects submitted to our programs).

Is it necessary to provide your personal data to us? Within Laka’s services, we ask you to provide only the data that are necessary for us to be able to perform the contract with you.

What are your rights related to the data processed by us? We ensure that all your rights arising from the GDPR are met, i.e., the right to access data and rectify, delete, or limit processing; the right to object; and the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory body. If you decide that your data are being processed unlawfully, please contact us. You can also submit a complaint to the supervisory body (to the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection: If you want to use your personal data rights or have any questions about personal data and how we process them, please contact us at

Who do we share your personal information with? In the course of implementation of statutory activities, we cooperate with the following entities, whose activities are necessary for the implementation of our services. These entities operate on the basis of contracts for the entrustment of personal data or authorizations and in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR: accounting office; provider of hosting services; entities supplying goods; payment system providers; software provider needed to provide our services; mailing system platform provider; and relevant public authorities, to the extent that we are obliged to provide them with data. We do not provide your data for marketing purposes, and we do not share it with third parties other than those that are associated with the direct implementation of our services.

How long do we keep your personal data? We will store personal data provided by you until you withdraw your consent to their processing or complete the implementation of the statutory activities of the Laka Foundation. Otherwise, in case of your participation in projects with registration fees and under the provisions of the Act of August 29, 1997, Tax Ordinance (Article 86 § 1), we will store such data for five years counting from the end of the calendar year in which the payment date of the tax on offer has expired.

Do we transfer your data to third countries or international organizations? In order to implement our services, we cooperate with entities that process personal data (e.g., hosting service providers, entities carrying out international deliveries of our products, etc.; we list them in the question, “Who do we share your personal data with?”). These entities operate under contracts regarding the entrusting of personal data or authorizations and in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR to provide adequate security for these data (in accordance with Article 46(1) of the GDPR).

Do we process your personal data automatically in a way that affects your rights? We do not process your personal data in an automated manner that would affect your rights (including the profiling of data referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR).