Data Privacy Statement

for the official Bundesliga APP ("APP") of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH (the "DFL").

The User declares that the User has understood this Data Privacy Statement and agrees with it. If the User does not agree, the User is prohibited from using the APP.

1. Personal data

The DFL stores, processes and uses personal data which are collected and stored when installing and using the APP in accordance with applicable provisions on data protection law in the Federal Republic of Germany.

All data containing information about the personal or other circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person constitute personal data. This includes e.g. the name, personalized email addresses, residential address, telephone number or the date of birth.

2. Data collection, processing and use, authorizations

The following data are automatically protocolled on the server of the DFL each time the User accesses the APP:

  • date and time of access
  • name of accessed page
  • transferred data volume
  • access status (data file transferred, data file not found etc.)
  • recognition data for the used operating system and the User's end device
  • name of the User's internet service provider

The collection, processing and use of these data occur for the purpose of enabling the use of the APP, system security as well as technical administration of the network infrastructure. A comparison with other data sets or communication to third parties, including in excerpts, does not take place.

Additional reference is made to Clause 4 with regard to the collection, processing and use of data with Google Analytics.

3. Authorizations, location data

The APP uses the respectively current GPS position of the User's end device (the "Location") for the GEO blocking function of the videos. At the point in time when the User clicks on a video, the APP determines the countries in which the relevant video can be played and compares this to the current location of the User's end device. The APP then checks whether the video can be played in the country in which the User's end device is then located or whether this cannot occur due to legal reasons. The location data remain in the end device only for the duration of this examination and are then deleted; the location data are otherwise not stored or forwarded to a backend system.

In addition, the APP uses the geo location for the function “Locate Me“ under the tab in the APP "TV Partners". This function "Locate Me" is only carried out if the User clicks on the corresponding button. This function is also only used once at the time of the click in order to select the appropriate country from the list of countries. This information about the country is then locally stored in the User's end device as a setting until the User again changes this or deletes the APP. This occurs for the purpose of directly forwarding the User to the broadcaster with whom the User can watch the Bundesliga live with the User's end device in the country in which the User is then located. This information is not transmitted to the servers of the DFL or to third parties. Aside from this, the location data and movement data of the User are not stored with this function.

4. Google Analytics 

The DFL also uses Google Analytics with its APP, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text data files which are stored on the User's computer and make it possible to analyze the use of the APP by its users.

The information about the use of this APP by a User produced by the cookie is normally transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. However, upon activating the IP anonymization on this APP, the IP addresses of users of Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other States which are a party to the Convention on the European Economic Area are first shortened. The full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional situations.

Upon request of the DFL, Google will use this information in order to analyze the use of the APP by the users for the purpose of compiling reports about the activity with the APP and to provide additional services to the DFL which are related to the use of the APP and internet use. Google does not combine the IP address of a User's browser with other data under Google Analytics. The User can prevent the storage of cookies with a corresponding setting on the User's browser software. However, the DFL hereby informs the User that in this case it is possible that the User cannot completely use all functions of this APP.

The User can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by opting-out below or in the settings sections of the APP. Opting-out prevents the future collection of the User's data when visiting this APP.

Further information about the terms and conditions of use and data protection are available and at

The DFL also hereby informs the User that Google Analytics was expanded on this APP with the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to assure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

5. Sharing of content

5.1 Use of social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp

The DFL provides users of the APP with the opportunity to share this APP's content on social media services provided by Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp.

The use of these plugins will normally result in the transfer of data to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or WhatsApp with each content visited, without the user's explicit permission. Along with the web address of the content visited, an identifier will also be transmitted which enables a direct connection to be made between the User and his/her profile on the respective platform.The platform operators do not pass on any specific details pertaining to what other data is transmitted. The platform providers are moreover constantly developing their services and make available information as to how the accompanying data is used. The currently valid data protection regulations of the platform providers can be found here: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp.

In order to prevent any unwanted transmission of Users' data to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp and to give Users a choice as to whether they wish to use social media services, the DFL only offers social sharing links. This ensures no data will be transferred to third parties without the express permission of the User. Only when the User activates the social media services, therefore consenting to connect with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp, the contact with their services will be established and the social sharing links provided.

5.2 Email forwarding

The User can also share content of this APP via email by clicking on the email logo button or recommend this content. The email addresses of the recipients entered in by the User will not be used, processed or stored by the DFL.

5.3 Android and iOS

In case an User uses an android or iOS device and clicks on the share button, the APP will - in addition to the aforementioned social media platforms - show all applications which are installed on his device and which offer a share function.

6. Limited purpose for processing and using personal data 

All processing or use of personal data of the Users of the APP occurs only for the purposes mentioned in this declaration about data protection and to the extent necessary to achieve the respective purpose.

Personal data are not published by the DFL or disclosed to unauthorized third parties.

Transmissions of personal data to government agencies and public authorities occurs only in accordance with mandatory national provisions in the law or if the disclosure is necessary in the case of attacks on the network infrastructure in order to pursue rights and for purposes of criminal prosecution.

7. Storage and deletion of personal data 

All stored personal data and pseudonymized usage data are deleted immediately and permanently as soon as the data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or the User demands this unless the DFL is required by law to do preserve the data. If the DFL is required on the basis of provisions in the law to preserve the data, the stored personal data and pseudonymized usage data will be permanently deleted upon expiration of the time periods for preserving data required by law.

8. Security 

The DFL uses technical and organizational security measures in order to protect personal data of the Users against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continuously adapted in accordance with technological developments.

9. Right to information, correction, blocking or deletion of data 

The User has a right of information with regard to the stored personal data of the User, and the User also has a right to have incorrect data corrected and to have data blocked and deleted. The User can contact the DFL at

10. Applicability, validity and timeliness of the Data Privacy Statement

The Data Privacy Statement is current and is dated as of 10 August 2016. The DFL reserves the right to amend the Data Privacy Statement at any time with effect for the future, especially for the purpose of adaption to a further development of the APP or application of new technologies.