Privacy Policy

The Sun Temples Project is a research project hosted by the Instytut Kultur Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych of the Polskiej Akademii Nauk. This is the privacy policy of the Sun Temples Project website. Here it will be explained how our project uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

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What data do we collect?

The Sun Temples Project collects the following data:

  • Visitor’s personal identification information (Name, email address, etc.)
  • Visitors’ views, preferences and locations (selections, IP, etc.)
  • Visitors’ sharing rates of our contents through social media (social buttons selections).

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide the Sun Temples Project with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.
  • When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
  • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

How will we use your data?

Our Company collects your data so that we can:

  • Perform statistics on this website’s views and sharing rates through social media.
  • Disable comments and prevent spam.
  • Display a GDPR Cookie Compliance banner/window.

lf you agree, the Sun Temples Project will share your data with third party for the analysis of the statistics aforementioned and for the spam detection.

How do we store your data?

The Sun Temples Project securely stores your data in its Aruba Hosting Domain, protected by an https protocol.

The Sun Temples Project will keep your data for three years, unless you request otherwise.

Where we send your data?

Because the Sun Temples Project website adopts plugins and cookies from third parties working worldwide, we cannot ensure that the information about you, that we process when you use the site in the EU, will not be be used, stored, and/or accessed outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

What are your data protection rights?

The Sun Temples Project 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 the Sun Temples Project for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that the Sun Temples Project correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request the Sun Temples Project to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that the Sun Temples Project erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that the Sun Temples Project restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the Sun Temples Project’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that the Sun Temples Project transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

lf you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. lf you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email:

Email us at:

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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How do we use cookies?

The Sun Temples Project uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Improve the quality of our contents

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – If you visit this website and share contents on social media through the social buttons we will collect information (IP, location, type of social media, etc) so that we can perform statistics and analyses on the website’s views and sharing rates. These could include what language you prefer.
  • Interaction – If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
  • Access – If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Sun Temples Project website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Changes to our privacy policy

The Sun Temples Project keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 01 April 2022.

How to contact us

lf you have any questions about the Sun Temples Project’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at:

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that the Sun Temples Project has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the lnformation Commissioner’s Office and check the European General Data Protection Regulation.