Privacy Policy

This document contains the rules for collecting, processing and using the personal data of the Users of the website of the Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies.

  1. Use of this website signifies your acceptance of collecting and using your personal data in the manner described below.
  2. The Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies with its seat in Warsaw, ul. Foksal 17 (00-372), entered into the Register of Cultural Institutions under entry no. 97/2016, NIP [Taxpayer Identification Number]: 525 266 02 30, is the data controller.
  3. This service uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol as a communication tool.
  4. This service uses cookies. They identify the User’s browser and enhance the functioning of the service. You may disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings, but in effect some service functions might not work properly. Cookies do not contain any personal data.
  5. When the User is visiting the Center’s website, the servers collect the following data: IP address, domain name, browser type, operating system type. Moreover, the following anonymous data about the Users is collected: number of visitors, country, browser type, duration of the visit etc. The solutions of external providers: Google Analytics and PIWIK, are used in the process of analysis of these data. Such information might be used for developing the demographic profile of our Users and for creating statistics of the website traffic and the characteristics of the usage of the Center’s website.
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  7. If the User wishes to contact us through the provided on-line form, the following personal data must be entered: name and surname, e-mail address. The personal data collected by the forms are used for contact purposes only.
  8. The User who filled in the contact form has the right to access his or her personal data, and the right to review, amend or delete them.
  9. Clicking on the link on the Center’s website will direct the User to another website. The data controllers of the websites to which the links are provided on the Center’s website are responsible for the privacy policy of these websites. The Center is responsible solely for the data collected by the website it controls.
  10. The controller reserves the right to change the above described privacy policy by publishing the updated version on the website at the same location.

All documents in the repository of the Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies come from the holdings of the Institute of National Remembrance (their originals are stored in the Institute of National Remembrance archive) and are made available to the public under the provisions of the Act of 18 December 1998 on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation.

The repository features the depositions of witnesses who, after World War II, testified about crimes committed by the Germans during the occupation of Poland from 1939 to 1945. The depositions were held by the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland and its legal successors.

The testimonies record the experience of Polish victims of Nazi terror. Many testimonies contain graphic details, and therefore minors should use them under adult supervision.

Documents available in the repository should be interpreted in accordance with the methods and tools of historical research. The contents of the depositions were affected by the circumstances in which they were made as well as by the various intentions of interviewers and witnesses. Sometimes human memory also proved fallible. Not all cases in which witnesses were heard ended in conviction.

We welcome all your comments and remarks regarding the material published in the repository. We wish to obtain detailed information about the people and events mentioned in the testimonies in question. We also want to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of all relevant source material recording the experience of Polish victims of Nazi terror. All the remarks should be sent to the following address:

Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies Foksal 17 00-372 Warszawa
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