Privacy Policy

1. Data Protection at a Glance

General information

The following information provides you with a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data which allows you to be personally identified. You can find more detailed information regarding data protection from our privacy policy beneath this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is the controller in the collection of data on this website?

The website operator carries out data processing on this website. You can find their contact details in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way of collecting your data is that you provide it to us. This can, for example, be data which you provide in a contact form.

Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This primarily concerns technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time at which the website was accessed). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of your data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of our website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What are your rights when it comes to your data?

You have, at any time, the right to free access to information on the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. Furthermore, you also have a right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time with regards to this, as well as with regards to other matters concerning data protection, using the address provided in the imprint. In addition, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Furthermore, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. For details concerning this, please see “Right to restriction of processing” in the privacy policy.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done by means of cookies and so-called ‘analysis programs’. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find more detailed information about this in the privacy policy below.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you of your possibilities surrounding objection in this privacy policy.

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, as well as with this privacy policy.

Different personal data is collected when you use this website. Personal data is data which allows you to be personally identified. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purposes this is done.

Please note that data transmission over the internet (e.g. in the case of communication via email) may have security vulnerabilities. It is impossible to fully protect the data against access by third parties.

Information on the controller

The controller for data processing on this website is:

Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne

Telephone: +49 221 / 49 82 6115
E-Mail: esport@dshs-koeln.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawing your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw the consent already granted on a previous occasion at any time. To do so, addressing an informal email to us is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing which was carried out based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

When data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time based on grounds which relate to your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. You can find the respective legal basis on which data is processed within this privacy policy. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data which is affected by this, unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the purposes of the establishment, exercising or defence of legal claims (objection according to Art. 21(1) GDPR).

Should your personal data be processed for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for such marketing purposes at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as this is associated with such direct marketing. If you file an objection, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purposes of direct marketing (objection according to Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the case of violations of the GDPR, the data subject is entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of their regular residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data we process automatically on the basis of your consent, or for the fulfilment of a contract, delivered to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Insofar as you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be carried out insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content which you send to us as the website operator, such as orders or enquiries, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line in the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

When the SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be accessed by third parties.

Access, blocking, erasure and rectification

Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right of free access to information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, and, if applicable, the right to the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data at any time. You can contact us with regards to questions concerning personal data at any time at the address provided in the imprint.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • If you contest the accuracy of your personal data which is stored with us, we generally need time to verify this. You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data for the duration of this verification.
  • If the processing of your personal data was / is performed unlawfully, you can demand restriction of the data processing instead of erasure.
  • If we no longer require your personal data but you require them for the establishment, exercising or defence of legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
  • If you have filed an objection under Art. 21(1) of the GDPR, we have to balance your interests against ours. So long as it has not yet been determined whose interests take precedence, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

Where you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such personal data may, with the exception of their storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercising or defence of legal claims, for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a member state.

3. The Collection of Data on our Website

Cookies

Some of the web pages make use of so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.

The majority of cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. These are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser upon your next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being placed and to only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, to refuse cookies in certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted if you deactivate cookies.

Cookies that are required for the carrying out of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain features requested by you (e.g. the shopping cart feature) are saved on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the saving of cookies for the technically smooth and optimised provision of their services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are saved, these will be dealt with separately within this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called ‘server log files’ which your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:

  • browser type and version
  • the operating system used
  • the referrer URL
  • the host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free display and optimisation of its website – it is for this purpose that the server log files must be saved and retained.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store your data from the enquiry form, including the contact data specified there by you, for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in case any follow-up questions arise. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This means that the data which you have entered in the contact form will only be processed based on your consent (Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, addressing an informal email to us is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing operations which were carried out based on consent before its withdrawal.

The data which you have entered in the contact form will remain with us until you ask for it to be erased, until you withdraw your consent to its storage, or until the purpose for the data storage expires (e.g. after the completed processing of your enquiry). Imperative legal provisions—retention periods in particular—shall remain unaffected.

4. Analysis Tools and Marketing

Google Analytics

This website makes use of functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’. These are text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is saved.

The Google Analytics cookies are saved and this analysis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both their website and their advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within European Union member states or other states which are part of the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the internet to the website operator. IP addresses which Google Analytics transmits from your browser will not be merged with other data of Google.

Browser plug-ins

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their fullest extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data regarding your use of the website which is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to the collection of data

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This places an opt-out cookie which prevents your data from being collected on future visits to this website: [deactivate-google-analytics].

Please see Google’s privacy policy for more information regarding the handling of user data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Commissioned data processing

We have concluded a contract on the processing of data with Google, and implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

5. Plug-ins and Tools

Google web fonts

For the uniform display of fonts, this website makes use of so-called ‘web fonts’ from Google. These Google fonts are installed locally. This does not involve a connection to Google’s servers.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The aim of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data entry on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a person or by an automated program. In order to do so, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the visitor to the website based on different characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the visitor to the website enters the website. reCAPTCHA evaluates various pieces of information as part of its analysis (e.g. IP address, the duration of the visit to the website or the mouse movements carried out by the user). The data collected during this analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Visitors to the website are not made aware of the fact that an analysis is taking place.

The processing of data takes place on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in protecting its website against disallowed automated spying and SPAM.

You can find out more information on Google reCAPTCHA, as well as Google’s privacy policy, at the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

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