This policy covers the personal data that soccerwatch collects whenever you interact with us, including when you use our websites, when you make orders or when you correspond with us. It explains what information we may collect about you, how we may use it, and the steps we take to ensure that it is kept secure. We also explain your rights in respect of your personal data.
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No visitor on our websites will be individually identifiable from the aggregated and/or anonymized information and statistics described below. However, when you interact with our digital platforms, we may automatically collect the following information about your visit. This is primarily to help us better understand how our fans use our digital platforms to enable us to create better content and more relevant communications:
We may also generate, use, and disclose aggregated and/or anonymized information and statistics about our website and digital platform visitors for marketing and strategic purposes.
Purpose of the data processing is our goal to provide you a convenient and fluent visit on our website. The data processing is necessary for our legitimate interests listed above (Art. 6 Abs. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case collection of the data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended. The log files will be deleted automatically. Other data will not be stored. This data processing is necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object.
If you are interested in our systems and contact us, we will only collect personal data to the extent that you provide us with the information in the contact form. Your e-mail address will only be used for the processing of your inquiry. Your data will be deleted unless you have agreed to further processing and use. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a) GDPR and Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purpose of improving advertisements and the acquisition, retention, and care of customers.
On our website, we offer the opportunity to register by providing personal data. When you create a user profile, you provide the following personal data using an input mask:
This registration is free of charge. The data you provide is stored in our system. The legal basis for this processing is the contract concluded between you and us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b) GDPR. You may provide additional personal data in your user account voluntarily, such as favorites. The processing of data on our website for the purpose of analysis and personalization is based on your consent, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
During the registration process, the following data is also stored:
The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in being able to verify and prevent cases of abuse, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
The data is stored for as long as it is necessary to provide the respective services or to achieve the purpose of their collection.
Registered members may use the (live) chat/comment function. In addition to your comment, information about the time of the comment entry and the user/chat name you selected will be stored and published on our website. The legal basis for this processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a) GDPR. In addition, your IP address, including date and time, will be logged and stored. The legal basis for the recording of the IP address and the date and time is our legitimate interest in being able to verify and prevent violations of third-party rights or unlawful content, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR. To be able to get in contact with you in such a case, we need your e-mail address. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.
If you would like to use our services, the following data must be provided for the proper processing of your order:
The information marked with * is mandatory. The provision of further data is voluntary. You can revoke the voluntarily given data at any time without giving reasons.
The legal basis for this data processing is the contract that is concluded between you and us, Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b) GDPR. The legal basis for the data processing, which are not necessarily to be indicated in the order process, is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its data processing, e. g. if the data is no longer necessary for the performance of the contract. Even after the conclusion of the contract, however, it may still be necessary to store personal data of you as a contractual partner to comply with our contractual or legal obligations.
We use various external payment service providers to process our contractual relationships and orders placed via our website. With the exception of the payment methods direct debit and on account, you will be forwarded to the website of the respective external payment service provider for the processing of the payment, in whose payment form you must then enter your data. We only receive an automated feedback that the payment amount we sent to your selected payment service provider has been paid or that a payment has been rejected. We do not receive any additional data, especially not your bank details. Since we have no influence on the data collected by our external payment service providers and how they process it, you must note the respective data protection notices of the payment service providers.
In case of payment by invoice or direct debit, we receive information about your account details (account number, IBAN, BIC, bank institute and account holder if indicated) to execute the payment.
This data processing is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract concluded with you. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Payment data stored by us will be encrypted and stored anonymously and will be deleted after the contractual relationship has been settled, considering statutory retention periods.
When you enter one of our competitions, you provide us personal information (including your first and last name, e-mail address, and any other information specified in the competition terms and conditions). We process this data solely for the purpose of the proper execution of the competition and, if applicable, for contacting you in the event of a win. The legal basis for the data processing is the competition agreement in accordance with Art. 6 s. 1 s. 1 lit. b) GDPR. You cannot take part in the competition without providing the data. Your data will be deleted after the end of the competition and, if applicable, after you have been contacted as the winner, unless legal or statutory obligations require further storage.
During the recording of amateur football matches by soccerwatch cameras at sports facilities personal data (audiovisual recordings of players and viewers) is collected, stored, and distributed. These audiovisual recordings may be accompanied by advertising and are made available live or on demand via the platform www.soccerwatch.tv or other media platforms (including social networks) in full length or in excerpts.
The audiovisual recordings of the players will be made available to registered members in the password-protected area - unless the interests of the players shown are obviously opposed to this in the individual case. These audiovisual recordings can be accessed, edited and, if necessary, publicly played by registered members for the purpose of game preparation and game analysis without time limit.
This processing is carried out for the purpose of documentation, transmission and making the sporting event accessible, as well as for the exploitation and marketing of the recordings. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to enable appropriate reporting on amateur soccer and is based on the aforementioned commercial purposes.
Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners, which we need to process the contractual relationship. We ensure that these are selected and controlled in accordance with the statutory provisions and are also obliged to comply with the statutory data protection regulations. Beyond that, your data will not be passed on. In particular, there will be no transfer to a non-EU country.
It is possible to share or embed the recordings of the games on external websites. When sharing/embedding the game recordings on external websites, personal data, i.e., the audio-visual recordings of the players and viewers, is transferred by us. The sharing is done for the purpose of broadcasting and making the sporting event accessible.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to enable appropriate reporting on amateur soccer.
We do not use any profiling technologies to analyze your personal data.
You can register for our newsletter with your e-mail address. In this case we process your data exclusively for the purpose of submitting the newsletter. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address, and its use for submitting the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the respective newsletter. Your e-mail address will then be deleted from the mailing list.
We do not store your data longer than necessary and only within the scope of the legal storage and retention obligations. Regarding all data processing based on your consent (e.g. newsletter), we delete your data as soon as you have withdrawn your consent. Regarding data processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR, we delete the data as soon as you exercise your right of objection under Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can prove compelling reasons for further data processing (e. g. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims).
On a legal basis, you have various rights as a so-called data subject through whom personal data is collected:
In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details of such data.
In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you can immediately request the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your personal data stored with us.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Under Art. 18 GDPR, you can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have lodged an objection to the processing under Art. 21 GDPR.
In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you may also receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common, and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another responsible party.
According to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you can revoke a consent that you once gave to us at any time. Please use the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. As a result of you revoking this right, we are not allowed to continue the data processing that was based on this consent after that point.
If the processing of your personal data takes place on the legal basis of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing. In this case, we ask you to inform us of the reasons for which you wish to object to the processing. You can also object to the processing of your data for the purpose of contacting existing customers without giving reasons.
According to Art. 77 DS-GVO you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our headquarters in Essen.
Webpages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. The data processing in this context is based on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest includes our advertising interests, as well as our claim to constantly improve our products, range, and service and to offer you a user-friendly website.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. You may also prevent the collection of the data referring to you that are generated by the cookie (including your IP address) in relation to the use of the Website and the subsequent transfer to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
You can change the way your data is collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit the website.
We have concluded a contract with Google for data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
We use the "IP anonymization activation" feature on this website. However, this will cause your IP address to be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
Plugins of the social network Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" ("Like") on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings
Our pages use functions from Google+. Anbieter ist die Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button allows you and others to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave for a +1 content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 may be displayed as a notice along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web.
Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you must have a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name you chose for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our sites using your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to track your visit to our site to you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our pages use buttons of Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our websites with a Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the amount of data that Tumblr collects and transmits using this plugin. According to the status, the user's IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.