Data protection

vip-sportstravel.com is the website of VIP Sportstravel GmbH, Geneststr. 5, 10829 Berlin (“VST”).

The sensitive and conscientious handling of data protection is, in particular in connection with the use of our website, of high importance to VST. Therefore we would like to inform you about the importance of data protection and about the handling of your personal data on www.vip-sportstravel.com (If for reasons of readability, the male form is used with personal names in the following only, the female form is also always intended.)

Data protection on www.vip-sportstravel.com

In principle, the user can visit the website www.vip-sportstravel.com and access the information provided, without leaving personal data. In order to use functions and/or added values of this website, which are clearly marked and which are located in a specially set up customer and/or user portal (“user area”), the interested customer/user (“user”) has to register and therefore state his personal data. Personal data is all information about your person which would allow one to draw inferences about your identity, e.g. your name, your address or your telephone number.

If VST collects personal data within the user area, the data provided will be stored and processed in accordance with the applicable data protection laws (in particular “Bundesdatenschutzgesetz” and “Telemediengesetz”).

In the context with his registration the user gives his explicit consent to the processing of his data for the purpose defined above. Apart from that VST does not pass any of the user’s personal data on to third parties, unless the user has given his explicit consent. Furthermore the user gives his explicit permission to VST within the registration, allowing VST to send him information about future events in a newsletter to the e-mail address provided during registration.

 

Data security

VST protects its servers with modern firewall systems. These and other organizing measures guarantee reliable protection of the user’s personal data.

 

Non-personal data

Non-personal data, i.e. those, that are transmitted to VST by the user’s server (e.g. browser type/version, number of website-visits, used operating system, referrer URL (regarding the previously visited website), IP address), are collected automatically as well as by the use of cookies and Google Analytics, as described below.

 

Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally in the cache of your internet browser. Cookies allow the recognition of the internet browser, which enables us to provide content quicker and more precise during future visits of our website.

In order to protect the user’s privacy, the cookies used by VST contain a randomly generated number, but no personal data. Depending on the settings the used internet browser might accept cookies automatically. The user can change his browser settings and therefore prevent cookies from being saved at any time. However, we would like to point out that restrictions with regard to the usability of the website www.vip-sportstravel.com might occur, if the saving of cookies is prevented.    

 

Google Analytics

Moreover our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies (see section “Cookies” above), which allows an analysis of the use of the website by the user.

The information generated by a cookie about the use of our website (including the therefore used IP address) is transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, in order to produce reports about website activities for their operators as well as to provide other services, which are connected with the use of the website and the use of the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google link the user’s IP address to other data of Google.

By use of our website, the user gives his consent to the processing of the collected data by Google in the way described above, for the purposes stipulated above.

Detailed information about Google Analytics can be found under www.google.com/intl/de/policies. The user can object to the collection and use of his IP address by Google Analytics at any time and with immediate effect for the future. Specific information in this regard can be found under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymezelp” to ensure an anonymized acquisition of the IP addresses.

 

Social plugins of social networks

Along with our website we use so-called social plugins from the social networks Google+, Facebook, Xing and LinkedIn. These social plugins can be identified by the corresponding network logos.

The connected social plugin-buttons are integrated in the website and usually transmit data to the operator of the corresponding operator automatically, i.e. without any action on your part. Besides the URL of the visited page, an additional identification might be transmitted which, at least with regard to users already registered in the respective social network, will be linked with the person. This way the network operators are able to create complete surfing profiles of their members.

If you activate one of our websites pages, which has a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the social network’s servers. The content of the social plugins is transmitted directly from the social network to your browser and is then embedded into the website.

By integration of the plugins, the social networks obtain the information that you have activated the relevant page of our website. If you are logged in to a social network at the same time, this social network can associate your access to our website with your corresponding account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, if you activate the “Like”-button or enter a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly from your browser to the social network and will be stored there.

Details about the purpose and scope of the data acquisition as well as information about the way in which the data is processed and used by the social networks, your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the data protection regulations of the respective social network

www.google.com/intl/de/privacy/privacy-policy.html

www.facebook.com/about/privacy

www.xing.com/privacy

de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Links referring to other offers  

On the website www.vip-sportstravel.com you have several links to the websites of third parties. Since VST has absolutely no influence on the contents of linked websites and therefore is not responsible for them, the user is recommended to enquire information about data protection on these websites. You will recognize the redirection to websites of third parties by the fact that a new browser window opens and a new web-address is shown in the browser line. VST does not take any responsibility for the contents of the linked websites.