Privacy Policy

1 – About The Black Sea

The Black Sea uses Matomo, an open source web analytics platform, to measure, collect, analyse, and report visitors’ data for purposes of understanding and optimising our website.

2 – Purpose of the processing

The Black Sea does not sell advertising or provide any of your information to any third party. It uses Matomo to analyse the behaviour of website visitors to identify potential pitfalls: 'not found' pages, search engine indexing issues, which contents are the most appreciated. Once the data is processed, Matomo generates reports for website owners to take action, for example changing the layout of the pages, publishing some fresh content, etc.

Matomo processes the following personal data:

  • Cookies
  • IP address
  • Location of the user
  • Date and time
  • Title of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
  • Screen resolution
  • Time in local timezone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded
  • Link clicks to an outside domain
  • Pages generation time
  • Country, region, city
  • Main Language of the browser
  • User Agent of the browser

The processing of personal data with Matomo is based on legitimate interests

3 – The legitimate interests

The Black Sea uses cookies to help identify what works and what does not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not and how we can organize the structure of the website better. Our team is benefiting from the processing of your personal data, and they are directly acting on the website. By processing your personal data, you can profit from a website which is getting better and better.

Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.

4 – Recipient of the personal data

The personal data received through Matomo are sent to:

  • Our company.
  • Our web hosting provider: DigitalOcean LLC, 101 6th Ave, New York, USA.

5 – Details of transfers to third country and safeguards

The Black Sea data is hosted in Frankfurt, Germany.

6 – Retention period or criteria used to determine the retention period

The Black Sea keeps personal data captured within Matomo for an unlimited time.

7 – The existence of each of the data subject’s rights

Since The Black Sea processes personal data on legitimate interests, you may exercise the following rights:

  • Right of access: you can ask us at any time to access your personal data.
  • Right to erasure: you can ask us at any time to delete all the personal data we are processing about you.
  • Right to object: you can object to the tracking of your personal data by using the opt-out form at the bottom of this page.

8 – The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you think that the way we process your personal data with Matomo analytics is infringing the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

9 – Whether the provision of personal data is part of a statutory or contractual requirement; or obligation and possible consequences of failing to provide the personal data

If you wish us to not process any personal data with Matomo, you can opt-out from it at any time using the form at the bottom. There will be no consequences at all regarding the use of our website.

10 – The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and information about how decisions are made, the significance and the consequences

The Black Sea is not doing any profiling.