Privacy Policy


„Association of Lithuanian Karaim Culture“, registration number 191963726, address Pylimo 10 – 4, 01117, Vilnius (further on „we“). Website:

We are happy you have visited our website and we hope you will find all the information you were looking for. While you are browsing in this website we may collect a certain information relating to you that will allow us to identify you among other browsers. We may also collect and manage data that you will submit to us as you might decide to contact us using the website forms. In order for you to feel safe while browsing through our website or while sharing your private data with us through other means, we have prepared this private policy that will allow you understanding how your data is dealt with.

Policy content:

  • Main facts and objectives
  • Your rights
  • When do we need your private data?
  • How do we collect information relating to you?
  • With whom are we allowed to share this information?
  • Final statements

Main facts and objectives:
We will deal only with that private data of yours to which we have a legal right. This right for the above mentioned objectives consists of the following:

  • You agreed that we will manage your private data (i.e., if you have registered your account under the website „“);
  • Data management is necessary for our legally justified activities (such as handling of IP addresses in order to avoid, detect and/or take responsive actions against abusing our website and/or to collect additional information for your identification, in case you would lose the access to your account);
  • Data management is necessary to ensure our legal engagements except for cases, where your interests or data protection rights („legitimate interest“) is more important than those engagements; or
  • At certain particular cases to deal with your data having your agreement for this („agreement“).

In many cases the legal background is set according to the agreement, legitimate duties or our legitimate interest. In some cases your agreement is needed for data management, in these cases we will ask for your agreement to deal with certain data before starting any data management activities.
If you have questions on data protection issues please contact us at any time via this e-mail:

Your rights:
According to relevant data protection legislation in force you have the right to get information on when and how your private data is being used. In some cases you also have a right to review your data or to move it, change or delete.

Right to use the data
You have the right to get the information about the data relating to you that we possess (a copy of records) free of charge. Your signed request to obtain such an information must be submitted in writing. We draw your attention to the fact that we will disclose only the information that, as we well know, belongs to you. We cannot disclose any information that damages the rights of other people. Please send your request to the address indicated below. Please mention on the envelope ‘Data protection’.
„ Association of Lithuanian Karaim Culture“, registration number 191963726, address Pylimo 10 – 4, 01117, Vilnius
In order to secure that the copy of your records will be sent to the correct person, it will be sent to the address that you indicated in your request.

Rigth to get the information corrected
We try to secure the correctness of your data and it being up-to-date. If we find mistakes or missing information, we try to correct them or delete.
If your data is being corrected according to your request, we need to inform about it those persons with whom we agreed to share that corrected information. This will not be applicable, if this action will be considered impossible or it is too complicated for us. Your right to familiarize with your data gives you the right to know with whom we share your data.

Right to delete
While we are managing your data, you have the right to ask us to delete it. We are obliged to delete your data in the following cases:

  • If the data previously used to the defined objectives is not any longer needed for them
  • If the data was managed with your agreement and you have cancelled it
  • If the data is being used for a direct marketing and you don’t agree to its management this way
  • If you don’t agree to the data management, that is being done according to the legitimate interest and there are no other legitimate interests that would exceed your interests
  • If the data is managed illegally
  • If the deletion is needed to fulfill a legal obligation

If we need the private data agreement concluded with you for implementation or if we have a legitimate requirement to save your private data, in these cases we cannot delete them.
If we delete the data following your request, we are obliged to inform about it those with whom we share that data. However, this is not applicable if this activity is considered to be impossible or if it is too complicated for us. You also have the right to have the information on those with whom we share your private data.

Right to limit the data management
In some cases you have the right to limit your private data management. This limitation means that your private data will be marked in a way to allow us to manage it for some cases of a limited use.
This right to limitations is applied when, for example, according to you your information is not correct and you are asking to correct it. In these cases you can also ask to limit the management, until the information is being verified.
You will be informed accordingly, when this limitation will terminate.

Right to move the data
The data subject in some cases has the right to acquire its own data and use it for other purposes (move of data). The data manager needs to facilitate this move of your private data. The condition of data movability states that data manager is pursuing its activities in accordance with your agreement or while implementing a contract concluded with you, and that it is applicable only to the data that was provided by yourself.

Right to contradict
The data subject has the right to contradict to the way of data management.
The right to claim the contradiction is applied in cases when the private data is dealt with following our legitimate interests.
If the data subject is objecting to the data management, data manager doesn’t have to deal with the private data any more, except for cases when the manager proves the obligatory justification for data management that are exceeding the interests of data subject, rights and freedom or while determining, implementing or defending the legitimate requirements.
The person has always the right to object to his/her private data management for the purposes of direct marketing. This objection can be expressed any time. If the data subject is objecting to his/her data management for the purposes of direct marketing, his/her private data won’t be managed for these purposes.

If you consider that your data is managed in contradiction to legal regulation for data protection in force, please inform us about it as soon as possible. You can also refer directly to the State inspection of data protection of the Lithuanian Republic and submit a complaint.

Compensation and responsibility
Any person that experienced a material or non-material harm because of the breaching of data protection regulation, has a right to receive a compensation from the data manager(s), that was engaged to the process of his/her data management.
A person can require a data manager to compensate the harm or make a claim for compensation of this harm to the court.

When do we need your private data?
We need your private data in the following situations:

  • When you register to our website
  • When you contact us through the contact form presented in the website
  • When you browse in our website
  • When you respond to the surveys published on our website.

Registration to the website
For registration to our website we ask you to share with us your private data (name, family name, e-mail address and your postal address). We need this data for the purpose to identify you and to confirm your participation to the website and network of our community. Your email address is needed for the purpose of sending you a link to reset your password in the relevant cases or for the purpose of sending some information to the users of our website that is relevant only for registered users.

Also we use Google Inc. solution – reCAPTCHA to prevent mallicious software to register to our web site. The reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes.

We will protect your private information during the entire period of data management until the registered user will delete his/her account from the website or until he/she would claim to delete all his/her data from the database of the website.

Users’ contacts
When you will contact us through the website contact form, we will ask you to let us know your email address. We need it for the purpose of answering to your question.

Also we use Google Inc. solution – reCAPTCHA to prevent mallicious software to register to our web site. The reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes.

Your message will be kept in our postal server for 3 months.

Browsing in our website
In the website we use cookies – tools that manage data analytics. It is done for the purpose of distinguishing our website browsers from other browsers. This way we can assure more pleasant experience for those that browse our website and to improve the website itself.

For our website visitors these cookies can be registered to his/her computer (or to another device). The data subject (or a visitor) can screen which cookies the website is registering and is able to delete part of them or all of registered cookies. Data subject, while agreeing to the privacy policy, agrees that in his/her computer (or another device) the cookies that are listed in the privacy policy, will be registered. The data subject can decline this agreement any time by changing his/her internet browser settings. But in this case some features of can be disabled. While blocking cookies, for technical reasons some parts of the website cannot work properly or cannot work at all.

In the website the following cookies may be used:

YSCSessionThis cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
IDE1 year 24 daysUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
test_cookie15 minutesThis cookie is set by The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE5 months 27 daysThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
pll_language1 yearThis cookie is set by Polylang plugin for WordPress powered websites. The cookie stores the language code of the last browsed page.
ugid1 yearThis cookie is set by the provider Unsplash. This cookie is used for enabling the video content on the website.
CONSENT16 years 6 months 18 days 15 hoursThe cookie is used to remember the user’s consent to the use of cookies on the website.
viewed_cookie_policy11 monthsThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional11 monthsThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance11 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics11 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others11 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Other”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary11 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement11 monthsThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Advertisement”.
The listed cookies may be used in our website

The above mentioned cookies are dedicated to transmit the information through the electronic connection’s net. While using your browser settings you can delete or block all or part of these cookies, but in that case a part of features of can be disabled. Moreover, the cookies serve the purpose to collect information to count the visitors (to collect statistical information), to show the content that corresponds the interests of data subject and to save the visits’ history.

While browsing in our website, a data subject (website visitor) is being informed that in his/her device the above mentioned cookies are registered. If the data subject continues browsing through the website, he/she by his/her conclusive actions is giving his/her tacit agreement to these conditions.

The main purpose of cookies is to remind data subject’s choices, i.e. a chosen preferred language of the website. Cookies also facilitate recognising the data subject when he/she is back to the same website. Cookies help to adapt the website to the private needs. Cookies cannot be used to implement programmes or to spread viruses to the computer. Cookies are dedicated only to the data subject and they can be read only by the network server of the domain that has sent out the cookies to data subject.

Cookies can be different and their usage varies. Cookies can be divided to categories according to their purpose, time limitations and their place on the website. Cookies and their data management cannot in any direct or indirect way help identifying users’ identity.

When data subject turns on the electronic website, an automatic message is generated informing the user about the use of cookies. Data subject can accept the use of cookies and continue browsing in the website. If the data subject does not agree to the use of cookies, he/she has the right to deactivate the website (turn it off) and the data will not be collected. If the data subject doesn’t mark his agreement and continues browsing in the website in a passive way (without agreement), the electronic system collects the data on data subject and treats it as if the agreement to the use of cookies was given by the conclusive actions (as it is stated in the Civil codex 6 of the Lithuanian Republic, art. 173).

In our website the following technical cookies are used: We are trying to present to the users an advanced and easy to use website, that is automatically adapting to their whishes and needs. For this purpose we use technical cookies that permit to correctly see the website and empowers its proper functioning. The website is functioning properly only thanks to the technical cookies.
Cookies are being kept not longer than 26 (twenty six) months after the last visit of the data subject.

If you wish, you can always control and (or) delete cookies. More information can be found under and Adds settings for marketing that are handled by „Google“ can be set

You can delete all cookies from your computer, and set the browsers in a way that cookies won’t be registered. But in this case you will need to change certain settings manually every time when you will visit the website, and some services and functions might not work properly.

If you use any other browser, you can look for information on how to prevent accepting cookies or delete them in the directory of your browser or in the producer’s manual.

How do we collect information about you?
We get the information about you when you are registering to our website, when you are sending us a message through the contacting form on the website. We ask you to provide us with your following contact details: name, family name, e-mail address, postal address.

When you are browsing in our website, we can collect your following private data:

  • Information about your interaction with us (how do you use our website, including the time for page reactions and sending errors)
  • Information about your computer or mobile device (i.e., IP address, languages, browser settings, timeline, operational system, platform and your screen resolution)

We do not collect any confidential information (any details about your race or nationality, political views, religious or philosophical convictions, membership to the trade unions, any private data on your health or sexual life).

With whom can we share this information?
We will never sell your private data to any third party without your prior consent. We will neither share your private data with any third party for marketing purposes without your prior consent.

We have the right to share your collected private data free of charge with Statistics Lithuania with the purpose of conducting a statistical survey of the Karaim community in Lithuania and compiling a list of respondents.

Final statements
You can read the Privacy policy or print it out any time on our website The visitors of the website will always be informed about any changes in this Privacy policy or amendments by publishing its new version on-line in the website

We do not bear any responsibility for the internet connection problems that might prevent visitors or any other person to reach our website.

We cannot fully guarantee that the website will function without disruption and without any errors, that this website will be fully protected against the viruses or harmful components. The user needs to be fully aware that any information which he/she is reading, downloading or accessing in other ways through our website, is being accessed by the discression and risk of the visitor. And the visitor himself/herself is responsible for the harm done to him/her and to his/her computer system.

Visitors can send their questions, comments or suggestions related to the Privacy policy per e-mail