Privacy Policy

 

  1. General Information 
    1. The subject of this Privacy Policy is the use of Athletbook and the sites, functions and performances offered as part of Athletbook, regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices (e.g. desktop or mobile) on which Athletbook is carried out.
    2. The Provider and data processor of Athletbook is Innovative Systems UG (with limited liability), Rhönstr. 1B, 63743 Aschaffenburg, Germany (hereinafter also referred to as “Provider”). “You” and “your” refer to you, as a user of the Application. “We”, “us”, and “our” refer to the Provider.
  2. General Information on Data Protection
    1. We will collect, process and use personally identifiable data beyond the scope already permitted by law and without your required further consent only to the extent necessary for the conclusion and execution of a contractual relationship, performing requests or for billing purposes.
    2. Usage data, such as information regarding start and end dates and the scope of the use of certain services and/or communication data will only be collected, processed and used if this is necessary to make available and invoice such services.
    3. To protect your personally identifiable data collected and processed by us from unauthorized access and abuse, we have put a number of technical and organizational security measures in place. These security measures are monitored on a regular basis and updated according to technical progress as necessary.
    4. As provided for by applicable provisions we are entitled to disclose and submit data for criminal prosecution and risk prevention purposes.
    5. During every visit of our website information about IP address, referring URL, date/time, browser version and operating system is stored in the web server log files due to technical and security reasons.
  3. Collection, Processing and Use of Personally Identifiable Data
    1. Your personal data are used for the following purposes:
      • The provision of our services and within them the acceptance, processing and execution of your orders.
      • Ensuring an efficient customer service and / or technical support for your products. When you contact us your details will be stored in order to process the enquiry and in case additional questions arise.
      • Notification concerning technical information, the community or our service.
    2. Should a user establish contact with the Service Provider (via the contact form or e-mail), the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for the event that follow-up questions arise.
  4. Registration and termination
    1. We collect and process your personal data within the scope of your registration and our service. your name, your address details, email address and your password.
    2. In particular, this may involve storing the following information:
      • Your Username
      • Your email address (it won’t be disclosed to other users)
      • Your password (it will be stored in encrypted form)
      • Your profile name
      • Your sports/ disciplines
      • Country of origin
      • City
    3. You can voluntarily enter additional personal data when you set up an extended user account.
    4. After termination of your account, we are allowed to delete your profile data. Posts and comments, their content and other comparable content will remain within Athletbook out of consideration for other users if this is required, for example, to ensure that the meaning of conversations or advice or the like is not lost or inverted. Such content can be removed individually on request.
  5. Registration with third-party Authentification Services
    1. Athletbook uses third-party authentication services (each, an “Authentication Service”) for account registration and credentialing purposes.
    2. A prerequisite for the third authentication is that users are registered with the respective third-party service and enter the required credentials. The authentification will be handled by our server, the actual application process will be performed directly by the third party.
    3. Within the scope of the authentification process we receive a user ID with the information that the user is logged under this user ID. We also receive a user handle which is an user ID that is only suitable for authentification purposes. Other data we receive depends on the used authentification service and the user’s chosen permissions. Usually this is the username and the email address. In the case of Facebook, the accessible data encompasses the so-called “public information” which everyone can see. These include your name, gender, username, user ID (account number), profile picture, cover photo and networks (if you choose to add these).
    4. Your third-party password is neither visible to us nor will it be stored by us.
    5. Please note that your data may be synchronized with the third-party Authentication Service’s data, but it can’t be granted. Especially if your email address has changed, we ask you to changed it within your Athletbook user account.
    6. If users want to disconnect the link between the third-party Authentication Service and Athletbook they will have to cancel this connection within their user account with the third-party.
    7. Users are advised to consider that in the context of the use of third-party Authentication Services in addition the terms of use and data usage policies of the third-party apply. These could be in particular: Twitter (https://twitter.com/tos, https://twitter.com/privacy, Google (http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/legal/).
  6. Newsletter
    1. Newsletters and emails that are not service-related, are not fulfilling our duties to perform our service and contain advertisement will only be send to you, if you have given us your prior consent.
    2. The content of the newsletter or email follows from its respective description. If no description is available, the content sent comprises information about us and our services, as well as information on our events or third party information and events.
    3. If you no longer want to receive our newsletter you can opt to stop receiving it at any time.
    4. You also give us the consent to store your IP addresses as part of the sign-up process. We are legally bound to record the log-on process so as to be able to verify that logging on is done in accordance with regulations.
  7. Server Log-Files
    1. During every visit of our website information about IP address, referring URL, date/time, browser version and operating system, amount and state of transferred data is stored in the web server log files.
    2. We use the log data without any other personal or pseudonymous profiling as required by law only for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of our service.
  8. Incorporation of third party services and content
    1. Third party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds and graphics from other services, for example, can be incorporated on Athletbook.
    2. This always presupposes that the provider of this content (hereafter referred to as the “third party provider”) always uses the user’s IP address. This is because without the IP address, they cannot send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is thus required for displaying this content.
    3. We endeavor only to use content of which the respective provider uses the IP address only for distributing the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third party provider saves the IP address for other purposes, such as statistical purposes, for example. If we are aware of this, we will clarify this in the following paragraphs.
  9. Cookies
    1. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing the website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. We use Cookies in order to improve the usability of our services as well as for analyzing and personalizing purposes.
    2. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may some features of our site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly.
    3. Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
    4. You may opt-out from many ad-serving cookies by using the services provided by http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ for users form the European Union.
  10. Google Analytics
    1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
    2. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
    3. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
    4. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
    5. As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website domain in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.
  11. Use of Facebook Social Plugins
    1. Our website uses Social Plugins (“Plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The Plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all Social Plugins please see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
    2. When you visit a page of our website that contains a social Plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the Plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the Plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
    3. The embedded Plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the Plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the Plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
    4. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
    5. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off from Facebook and delete all Facebook related cookies in your browser before entering our website.
  12. Use of Google’s +1 Button
    1. This website uses the “+1″-Button provided by the social network Google+, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (“Google”). The button is identifiable by a Google “g” logo with a “+1”. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a +1 Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. Google directly transfers the +1 Button’s content to user’s browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Google to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider has no influence on the data gathered by Google and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Google the +1 Button doesn’t collect any personally identifiable data on users unless they are members of the Google+ Network. If you are a Google+ member and do not want Google to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Google, please log off from Google+ and delete all Google related cookies in your browser before entering our website.
    2. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Google, as well as user’s rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user’s privacy please visit Google’s privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy.
  13. Use of Twitter Buttons
    1. This website uses Twitter-Buttons (e.g. “Twitter this”, “Twitter”, “Follow @twitter”) provided by the service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Twitter-Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the Twitter-Button’s content to user’s browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Twitter and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Twitter, its buttons doesn’t collect any personally identifiable data on users. If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Twitter, please log off from Twitter and delete all Twitter related cookies in your browser before entering our website.
    2. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user’s rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user’s privacy please visit Twitter’s privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.
  14. Service and Notices
    1. In compliance with legal requirements we will at any time provide you with information on your personally identifiable data stored by us, free of charge and without undue delay.
    2. Furthermore, you are free to revoke the approvals granted by confirming this Privacy Policy, at any time and with future effect. If you wish to do so, please feel free to contact us. Contact information is provided in Number 1 in this Privacy Policy.
  15. Amendments of this Privacy Policy
    1. We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy with view to the provision of new services, if and to the extent necessary. The same applies if the current Privacy Policy is found to contain any gaps.
    2. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any new personally identifiable information.