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Privacy & Data Protection Policy

1. Statement on personal data protection

Your privacy is important to me and I want you to feel safe when visiting my site. Below I will inform you about the purposes for which I collect and use your personal data and how you can monitor these procedures and exercise your rights. You can access and print my privacy statement at any time.

My information systems are protected by technical and organizational measures from unauthorized access, modification, or dissemination of your data, as well as from loss or deletion.

goranstimac.com uses the so-called “Cookies”. In the text below you can learn more about cookies, how we use them and how you can control them.

By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies in accordance with my cookie notice. If you do not agree to the use of cookies, please disable them by following the instructions in the part of this document that describes the opt-out process, in order to stop cookies from this website from being stored on your device.

During your visit to the goranstimac.com website, I collect certain types of information, which may include the name of the operating system you use, the name of the browser, the type of device through which you visit my site, etc. I use this information to improve my site and user experience and for the purposes of marketing. I do not forward data. Also, the information you provide to me on my contact page is secure.

The processing is performed in accordance with the General Regulation on Data Protection and Croatian laws and regulations.

3. Basic contexts in which processing is performed

The central database of people who contacted me through the website

Cookies and web analytics

Direct marketing

4. The central database of people who contacted me through the website

I store your personal data in my central database when you make an inquiry, request an offer, or engage in certain activities on my site. Depending on the type of activity, you usually share information with me, such as name, surname, e-mail address, telephone number, or some other type of contact.

I process this information as necessary for the purpose of concluding or executing a contract with you and fulfilling your other requirements. The data is also processed based on my legitimate interest to improve the business, according to the instructions explained below.

5. Cookies and web analytics

I use necessary and functional cookies on my website in order to enable certain technical features and thus provide you with a positive user experience. I use analytics cookies that allow me web analytics, ie analysis of the use of my site, which I perform to improve the quality and content of services offered, and I use marketing cookies for the purpose of re-marketing on display networks and advertising on social networks.

I use Google Analytics to process this data for analytical purposes. In accordance with the agreement with me, Google does not use this information for any other purpose and acts as a processor solely on my behalf. In accordance with its membership in the so-called  Privacy Shield program of cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA), Google takes all necessary measures to protect data. The service provider is:

Google LLC
1600 Amphitheater Pkwy Mountain View,
California 94043, USA

6. Which cookies I use and for what purposes

On my website, I use the necessary and functional cookies to enable certain technical features and thus provide you with a positive user experience. I use analytics cookies that allow me web analytics, ie analysis of the use of our site, which we perform to improve the quality and content of services offered, and marketing cookies for the purpose of re-marketing on display networks and advertising on social networks.

7. How you can manage cookies

In your internet browsers, you can delete cookies and manage general settings for saving cookies, links to instructions of popular browsers FirefoxChromeSafari.

Delete and manage in browser settings

Most web browsers allow a complete ban on cookies or a third-party cookie ban. If you disable all cookies in your browser, many of the sites you visit on the Internet will not function adequately. By banning third-party cookies, you increase the protection against tracking on the Internet, while it is possible to limit the availability and quality of external content, but there will be no difference on my website.

Web analytics domain .goranstimac.com and opt-out capability

Analytical cookies and web analytics, or statistical reports that enable me, help me to make my pages and content better.

If for any reason you object to the use of cookies for these purposes, you may use Google tools to unsubscribe from Analytics. Learn more

8. Direct marketing and goranstimac.com

Direct marketing is a form of information and advertising that address directly to my immediate and general public through various channels, such as mail or e-mail, as well as to a potential client who has previously expressed interest in my products or services. I use information that you have shared with me as part of a previous collaboration or that you have provided to me to receive my newsletter.

I base the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes on my legitimate business interest, all as explained below.

As part of direct marketing, I send you information for the following purposes and through the following channels:

I send all my subscribers to the goranstimac.com newsletter information about the services I offer, news, or invite them to workshops and conferences that I organize or in which I participate.

Information about your e-mail, and the name and surname to which I send the newsletter, I received from you when you filled out the newsletter form on my website or when participating in one of the workshops, lectures, or conferences that I organized or participated in. You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data for these purposes, or to cancel the receipt of my newsletter in the ways described below.

You can object at any time to the processing of your data for some or all of my direct marketing channels. The objection may be raised as described below. Additionally, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

For the delivery of newsletters, as well as for the management of recipient lists and records of complaints (ie unsubscribe), I use the Mailchimp platform and services of the company “The Rocket Science Group, LLC” from the USA, which is in accordance with the contract with me our account and takes all necessary measures for data protection in accordance with its membership in the “Privacy Shield” program of cooperation between the EU and the US.

The service provider is:

The Rocket Science Group LLC
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA

By using external links on my websites, such as social networks or YouTube, you will be redirected to external domains that may use cookies, over which I have no influence. I do not obtain data collected with the help of cookies and similar technologies in these domains from their owners or managers.

For more information about the cookies used and management options, please check the cookie statements and policies on the domains you visit.

10. The period in which personal data will be stored

I store your data while there is a purpose for storage and processing:

Personal data entered in the comment form: until the data owner requests deletion

Inquiries for potential collaboration, support, internship information, or job inquiries: until the data owner requests deletion

If the same data is used for different purposes, I keep it until the end of the later storage period; however, I cease to use them for other purposes for which the (shorter) retention period has expired. After the data retention period has expired, your data that is no longer needed is either irreversibly anonymized (and anonymized data can be retained) or deleted/destroyed in a secure manner.

11. Rights of respondents

Regarding the collection and processing of your personal data, I provide you with the following rights:

  • Right of access
  • Right to correction
  • Right to erase (“right to forget”)
  • The right to limit processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object

Right of access

You have the right to receive confirmation from me whether personal data relating to you are processed and, if such personal data are processed, you have the right to access personal data and the following information: the purpose of processing, categories of personal data concerned, recipients or categories of recipients personal data, the period in which personal data will be stored, information about your rights and data sources if they have not been collected from you.

If your data is transferred and processed outside the EU, you have the right to information on appropriate safeguards.

When possible, you can obtain a copy of the personal data being processed.

Right to correction

You have the right to obtain from me the correction of incorrect personal data relating to you, which I am obliged to carry out without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to supplement incomplete personal data, including by giving an additional statement.

Right to erase (“right to forget”)

You have the right to obtain from me the deletion of personal data relating to you, without undue delay, if there is no legitimate reason for further processing of this data by me (for example, if the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed). If such a legitimate reason still exists, I will inform you in detail as part of the response to your request for deletion.

The right to limit processing

You have the right to obtain from me a restriction on the processing of your personal data in the following situations: if you dispute the accuracy; if the processing is not lawful and you object to the deletion; if you are looking for them to set, realize or defend legal claims, and I do not need them for processing; if you have lodged a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data and are awaiting confirmation.

The right to data portability

You have the right to receive the data relating to you and provided to me in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and transfer them to another service provider, ie the data processing manager, if the following conditions are met: the processing is based on your consent or contract and in addition, it is carried out in an automated way.

When exercising your rights to data portability, you have the right to transfer data directly from me to another controller if technically feasible.

The right to object

If the processing of your personal data is based on the realization of my legitimate interests, you have the right at any time to object to such processing of personal data to the extent that the processing relates to your data. If you make such an objection

  • related to direct marketing - I will not further process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing;\
  • in relation to other cases of legitimate interest - I will not further process your personal data for the purpose to which the complaint relates, unless I prove that there are compelling legitimate reasons for processing that go beyond your interests, rights, and freedoms or if necessary to post, realization or defense of our legal claims

12. Contacts: how you can exercise your rights

As a user of my services and a visitor to my website, you have the right to receive information about the handling of your personal data and make requests to exercise your rights.

For basic information, corrections, or other questions regarding your personal data, you can contact me by e-mail at info@goranstimac.net.

I will process your inquiries and requests without undue delay and in accordance with legal obligations, and will inform you about the measures I have taken.

13. Amendments and modifications

This data protection statement may be amended from time to time to bring it into line with the actual situation and legal regulations. In the event of significant changes, I will take appropriate measures to notify you in a timely and appropriate manner of any such amendments.

Date last modified: Apr 15, 2021

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