When it comes to football and data protection: fairness first!
The protection and security of your personal data is of the utmost importance to the Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. and DFB GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter together the “DFB”). To ensure that you can feel safe with us when it comes to data protection, the DFB and its contracted service providers use your personal data in strict compliance with data protection regulations.
It is only fair that you know at all times which personal data is collected during your visit to our online services and when you use our services and offers, and how we use it afterwards. The following information is intended to provide you with this information and also to inform you how we protect your personal data from manipulation, loss, destruction or misuse.
If you have any further questions about data protection, please feel free to contact the DFB data protection officers by e-mail.
Responsible for the processing of personal data are respectively the
DFB e.V., DFB-Campus, Kennedyallee 274, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, represented by the President Bernd Neuendorf and the treasurer Stephan Grunwald, email@example.com, Telefon: 069-67 88 0, Telefax: 069-67 88 266
DFB GmbH & Co. KG, DFB-Campus, Kennedyallee 274, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, the shareholder authorized to represent the company is the DFB-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, DFB-Campus, Kennedyallee 274, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, represented by the managing directors Dr. Frank Biendara, Dr. Holger Blask, Manuel Hartmann, Telefon: 069-67 88 0, Telefax: 069-67 88 266
hereinafter referred to as the "DFB“.
The data protection officers of the DFB companies can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When visiting our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends infor-mation to the server of our website. We process your IP address and the information transmitted by your browser (type of browser used, operating system used) to deliver the data you have requested. In addition, this information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is recorded and stored until automated deletion:
The collection of data for the provision of online services and the storage of data in log files is mandatory for the operation of our website. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the delivery of the Internet pages to your respective terminal device. The storage in log files takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. A comfortable use of our online services shall be guaranteed to you. In addition, the data is used to ensure the security and stability of our information technology systems as well as for other administrative purposes. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the aforementioned purposes of data collection.
We make our streaming platform DFB Play available to you. Users of DFB Play can watch current DFB matches live or recorded. In order for us to be able to offer the stream, we need to process personal data
In order to organize, conduct surveys, and carry out our activities, it is sometimes necessary to register in advance or to submit certain information. For this purpose, we use the offer of Microsoft Forms ("MS Forms"). The data is processed exclusively for the purposes specified in the form/survey. The Data processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR or for the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b GDPR.
The following data is collected in the course of conducting the survey:
A transfer of your personal data to third parties does only take place to service providers acting on our behalf and on our exclusive instructions, whom we have carefully selected (Art. 28 para. 1 GDPR) and with whom we have concluded a corresponding contract for order processing (Art. 28 para. 3 GDPR), which obliges our contractor, among other things, to implement appropriate safety measures and grants us comprehensive control powers.
Further exceptions may apply if:
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. We use these cookies on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The aforementioned technologies have various functions. Many technologies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other technologies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising. Technically necessary technologies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the use of these technologies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services.
Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) is obtained for technologies that are not technically necessary. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent. The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Further information on cookie consent can be found in chapter 6.1.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. You can find out about this option for the most commonly used browsers via the following links:
This website uses the Consent Management Platform (CMP) from Usercentrics to enable data protection-compliant use of certain cookies, scripts or embedded content. In particular, various technologies can be integrated via Usercentrics and managed on the basis of a legitimate interest or consent. Information on the technologies used on our websites can also be integrated via Usercentrics.
The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, website: https://usercentrics.com/de/ (hereinafter "Usercentrics").
When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics:
a) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web tracking service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The purpose of our use of the tool is to enable the analysis of your user interactions on websites and in apps and to use the statistics and reports obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.
We collect the interactions between you as a user of the website and our website primarily with the help of cookies, device/browser data, IP addresses and website or app activities. Google Analytics also collects your IP addresses to ensure the security of the service and to provide us as the website operator with information about the country, region or location from which the respective user originates (so-called "IP location determination"). For your protection, however, we naturally use the anonymization function ("IP masking"), i.e. that Google truncates the IP addresses by the last octet within the EU/EEA.
Google acts as an order processor and we have concluded a corresponding contract with Google. The information generated by the cookie and the (usually shortened) IP addresses about your use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and processed there. For these cases, Google has, according to its own information, imposed a standard on itself that corresponds to the former EU-US Privacy Shield and has promised to comply with applicable data protection laws in the international transfer of data. We have also agreed to so-called standard contractual clauses with Google, the purpose of which is to ensure compliance with an appropriate level of data protection in the third country.
The legal basis for the collection and further processing of the information (which takes place for a maximum of 14 months) is your given consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The revocation of your consent is possible at any time without affecting the permissibility of the processing until the revocation. In apps, you can reset the advertising ID under the Android or iOS settings. The easiest way to revoke your consent is via our Consent Manager or by installing the Google browser add-on, which can be accessed via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en/.
b) Adobe Analytics
We use the web analytics service Adobe Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website and to make it more interesting for you as a user. We perform reach analyses, a performance measurement of our online marketing measures as well as test procedures, e.g. to test and optimize different versions of our online offer or its components.
The collected data is stored and analyzed pseudonymously. Cookies are stored on your computer for this analysis. This website uses Adobe Analytics with the settings "Before Geo-Lookup: Replace visitor's last IP octet with 0" and "Obfuscate IP-Removed", which shortens your IP address by the last octet and replaces it with a generic IP address, i.e. one that can no longer be assigned. A personal reference can thus be ruled out. The legal basis for the use of Adobe Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The information collected in this way is stored on Adobe servers, including in the USA. For these cases, Adobe has, according to its own statements, imposed a standard on itself that corresponds to the former EU-US Privacy Shield and has promised to comply with applicable data protection laws in the international transfer of data. We have also agreed to so-called standard data protection clauses with Adobe, the purpose of which is to maintain an adequate level of data protection in the third country. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the permissibility of the processing until revocation. The easiest way to revoke your consent is to use our Consent Manager or to click the "Unsubscribe" button at www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html.
Third-party vendor information: Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, Ireland, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland; email@example.com; privacy notice: www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policy.html.
As data subject, you have the right to,
To exercise your rights as a data subject, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your personal data is processed on the basis of a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, you have the right at any time to revoke your consent without giving reasons. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future. However, the revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing which took place on the basis of your consent up to the time of revocation.
If you would like to exercise your right of withdrawal, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com.
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation. If your objection is di-rected against direct advertising, you have a general right of objection; a justification is not necessary in these cases.
If you would like to exercise your right to object, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can recognise whether a page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. We continuously adapt our security measures in line with technological developments.
This data protection declaration is dated September 2022 and may be amended as a result of further development of our website and offers or due to changes in legal or official requirements. You can print out the current data protection declaration as shown on this webpage at any time.