Privacy Statement

As the controller within the meaning the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”), DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Guiollettstrasse 44-46, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, (“the DFL”) collects, processes and uses personal data that is collected and stored during visits to and use of the websites www.bundesliga.de and www.bundesliga.com (hereinafter collectively the “Website”), in compliance with the data privacy regulations applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany, particularly the GDPR and the BDSG. This Privacy Statement sets out which personal data regarding visitors to the website (hereinafter: “Users”) is collected and how this data is processed.

 

1. Data collection and processing during visits to the Website

Every time a User accesses the Website, the User’s web browser automatically transfers the following data to the DFL’s web server for technical reasons:

 

  • IP address of the requesting device
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the page accessed
  • Quantity of data transferred
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used on the User’s device
  • Name of the User’s internet service provider
  • Website from which the access takes place

 

The collection, processing and use of this data occur for the purposes of enabling the use of the Website (establishing a connection), system security and the technical administration of the network infrastructure. The data will not be compared with other sets of data or passed on to third parties either in whole or in part.

 

The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The DFL’s legitimate interest is based on the aim of providing the Users a secure and functioning Website.

 

Additional reference is made to Clause 5 with regard to the collection and processing of data for analysing the use of the Website and its content as well as the optimisation of the Website through web analytical services.

 

2. Data collection and processing in the context of services offered on the Website

The use of certain services on the Website, particularly the use of a Bundesliga account and the official Bundesliga Fantasy Manager as well as subscriptions to the Bundesliga Newsletter and other newsletters containing product information and other information from the partners and licensees of the DFL, requires prior registration which includes the entry of personal data (name, e-mail address, country of residence, etc.) by the User.

 

The collection and processing of this personal data takes place exclusively for the purpose of being able to offer the User the desired information and services and is carried out only in the manner and to the extent which the User has expressly consented to in advance.

 

Apart from this, any further use of this personal data for the purpose of delivering additional offers for products or services, particularly by the cooperation partners of the DFL, takes place only if the User has expressly consented to this beforehand. The User can revoke this consent at any time with future effect.

 

The basic principles of data processing for the services subject to registration are explained in the following: 

 

2.1 Registration and login

The DFL uses the customer identity management platform provided by Okta, Inc., 101 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA, (“Okta”) for the registration for Bundesliga accounts and the other services offered through them (e.g. Official Bundesliga Fantasy Manager, Bundesliga Newsletter) and for the Bundesliga account login.

 

Okta stores and manages this data in Germany, but in some cases relies on international support teams from Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Japan as well as the US in the context of support requests. Insofar as a level of data protection comparable to the EU is not available in these countries and the possibility of security agencies accessing stored personal data exists, particularly in the US, Okta secures this data transfer by means of EU standard contract clauses. Further information can be found in Okta’s privacy policy.

 

The data will be used only for the operation and management of the services subject to registration and to establish, implement, or terminate the underlying agreement with the User on participation in the service(s) he/she has selected. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR, provided the User has given his/her consent to the processing (which can be revoked with future effect at any time), and Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b) GDPR.

 

2.2 Social logins

The social login function, which is also provided via Okta (see Clause 2.1), allows the User to register for services on the Website using his/her social media account with Facebook, Google or Apple.  If the User chooses to use one of these social logins, the relevant social media provider will establish the User’s identity and transfer the data about the User outlined below to the DFL.

 

No usage data (pages visited, fields activated) is transferred to the respective provider, since the DFL has implemented the social logins using OAuth (Open Authorization).

 

The legal basis for the transmission of data is the User’s consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR, which the User grants by choosing to use a social login. The User can revoke this consent at any time with future effect. The DFL will then process the transferred data for the purposes of establishing, implementing, and terminating the user agreement in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b) GDPR.

 

The following privacy information regarding data transfer apply to social logins; see also Clause 6 on sharing content and Clause 8 for the official social media accounts of the Bundesliga.  

 

2.2.1 Facebook

If the User logs in via Facebook, the following types of data transmission from Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, (“Facebook”) to the DFL will be initiated:

 

  • The transmission of certain information from the User’s Facebook account to the DFL with the consequence that in addition to the usage data outlined in this Privacy Statement (e.g. IP address), the following information will be transmitted to the DFL:
  • Profile picture
  • Full name, as well as
  • E-mail address

 

IF THE USER DOES NOT WISH DATA TO BE SYNCHRONISED IN THIS WAY, THE USER MUST USE ONE OF THE OTHER AVAILABLE LOGIN OPTIONS.

 


 

2.2.2 Google

If the User logs in via Google, the following types of data transmission from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”) to the DFL will be initiated:

 

  • The transmission of certain information from the User’s Google account to the DFL with the consequence that in addition to the usage data outlined in this Privacy Statement (e.g. IP address), the following information will be transmitted to the DFL:
  • Profile picture
  • Full name, as well as
  • E-mail address

 

IF THE USER DOES NOT WISH DATA TO BE SYNCHRONISED IN THIS WAY, THE USER MUST USE ONE OF THE OTHER AVAILABLE LOGIN OPTIONS.

 

2.2.3 Apple

If the User logs in via Apple, the following types of data transmission from Apple Inc., One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA, (“Apple”) to the DFL will be initiated:

  

  • The transmission of certain information from the User’s Apple account to the DFL with the consequence that in addition to the usage data outlined in this Privacy Statement (e.g. IP address), the following information will be transmitted to the DFL:
  • Full name, as well as
  • E-mail address

 

IF THE USER DOES NOT WISH DATA TO BE SYNCHRONISED IN THIS WAY, THE USER MUST USE ONE OF THE OTHER AVAILABLE LOGIN OPTIONS.

  

2.3 “Keep me logged in” function

If the User selects the “Keep me logged in” function when logging in, the User’s login details (e-mail address and password) will be saved. The User will only need to log in again once the session has expired (because the User has logged out, deleted his/her browser history, or cleared his/her cache), after 14 days of inactivity, or after six months at the latest. To prevent unauthorised account access, the User should not choose this function on any device also used by other individuals. If the User does not select this function, the User will be logged out automatically after three hours of inactivity or after 24 hours at the latest.

 

The information regarding whether the User has used the “Keep me logged in” function is stored locally in the User’s browser using the okta-cash-storage and okta-token-storage keys and through the use of cookies (see Cookie Policy for details) and is deleted as soon as the User is required to log in again in accordance with the time periods specified above. More information can be found via the following link.

 

2.4 Special provisions for individual services subject to registration

2.4.1 Newsletter

The User is given the option of subscribing to newsletters of the DFL (Bundesliga Newsletter and Game Updates) on the Website.

 

If the User chooses to subscribe during the registration of a Bundesliga account (see Clause 2.1), the registration for the subscription is processed via Okta. If the Bundesliga Newsletter is subscribed to separately, the DFL uses the service of Mapp Digital Germany GmbH (Germany) for this; the same generally applies for the dispatch of newsletters and the associated management of User data.

 

The DFL will place what is known as a tracking pixel in the HTML code of the respective newsletter and assign a user ID to the User to determine the time at which the respective newsletter was opened and which links or functions were activated from that newsletter. This tracking takes place for the purpose of internal optimisation of the respective newsletter. This data will not be passed on.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR. If the User does not want this tracking to take place, he/she can unsubscribe from the respective newsletter (e.g. via the unsubscribe link in each newsletter or through the account settings).

 

2.4.2 Official Fantasy Manager

The User agrees that in the event that he/she wins, the DFL may, at its discretion, publish the User’s first name, the first letter of the User’s surname and the User’s country of residence through the official DFL tele media and/or social media accounts, while the User’s first name and the first letter of the User’s surname will also be made publicly accessible on the Official Fantasy Manager rankings, on the Website. Processing for this purpose is permitted on the basis of the User's consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR and the User may revoke this consent at any time with future effect.

 

2.4.3 Newsletters from partners and licensees

If the User has declared consent for this, the DFL will provide the his/her data (salutation, full name, e-mail address, and country, as well as time and date stamp of the registration and its confirmation via “double opt-in”) to certain partners and licensees so that they can provide the User with information on products and other services via e-mail. Users currently have the option of registering for the newsletters of the following partners and licensees:

 

  • TIPICO Services Ltd. (the DFL only provides TIPICO Services Ltd. with the data of Users who have voluntarily entered their date of birth during registration and for whom this data indicates that they have reached the age of 18 years),
  • Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG
  • Topps Europe Holdings Ltd.

 

The DFL has no further knowledge in regard to how the partners/licensees in question process this data, and refers to the respective data protection provisions of the partners and licensees specified above.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR. The User can revoke such consent with future effect at any time (e.g. by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter in question or by contacting the respective partner/licensee directly via the contact details specified in the legal information (imprint)).

 

3. Data collection and processing in the context of web analysis

3.1 Analysis of the use of the Website and its content

3.1.1 Web analysis with Google Analytics

The DFL uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC (USA) (“Google”), on the Website. Google Analytics uses cookies. More details about the cookies used can be found in the Cookie Policy.

 

The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of the Website by a User is normally transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

 

However, the DFL has expanded Google Analytics with the “gat._anonymizeIp();” code in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded in anonymised form (“IP masking”). This means that the IP addresses of Google users inside European Union Member States or other countries which are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be shortened. The full IP address is only transferred to Google servers in the US and shortened there in exceptional cases.

 

On the DFL’s behalf, Google will use this information to analyse the use of the Website by the Users in order to compile reports on Website activity and to perform further services related to Website and internet use for the DFL. In addition, Google will also use the transferred information for its own purposes as an independent data controller under data protection law and potentially aggregate it with other information. Further information on this subject as well as the terms of use and privacy can be found in the Google Analytics Terms of Use or Google Analytics Overview.

 

The User can prevent the storage of cookies with a corresponding setting in their browser software. The User can additionally prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and pertaining to their use of the Website (including their IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plugin available at the following link and installing it. The User can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie which prevents the future collection of the User’s data when visiting the Website will then be installed: Deactivate Google Analytics. However, the DFL hereby informs the User that in this case, it is possible that the User may not be able to use all functions of the Website to their fullest extent.

 

The legal basis for processing is the User’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR. The User can revoke his/her consent with future effect at any time (e.g. by using the opt-out mentioned above or changing his/her cookie settings) without affecting the lawfulness of processing which has already taken place on the basis of this consent before its revocation.

 

3.1.2 Web analysis by Matomo

In addition, the DFL uses Matomo (formerly named Piwik), an open-source analytics application developed by InnoCraft Ltd, New Zealand, to analyse use of the Website and its content. This application is installed locally on the DFL’s servers. The application places cookies on the User’s device (further details on the cookies used can be found in the Cookie Policy), and the following data is collected and stored using Matomo:

 

  • Two bytes of the IP address of the User’s system used to access the Website
  • Website accessed
  • Website from where the User arrived at the accessed web page (referrer)
  • Sub-pages which are accessed from the accessed Website
  • Time spent on the Website
  • Frequency at which Website is accessed

 

Using the IP2Location™ IP-Country-Region-City-ISP Database [DB4] features from Hexasoft Development Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, (“ip2location”) likewise installed locally on the DFL’s servers, additional geolocation information (country, region, town or city) is also collected and stored cumulatively on the basis of IP addresses.

 

Collection and processing take place only on the DFL’s servers. The data will not be passed on to Matomo or any other third parties.

 

Matomo and ip2location are set up to ensure that IP addresses are not stored in their entirety; instead, two bytes of each IP address are masked (e.g. 192.168.xxx.xxx). This renders it impossible to attribute the abbreviated IP address to the specific device used. A User can prevent such an analysis by using the following opt-out.

 

 

However, the DFL hereby informs the User that in this case, it is possible that the User may not be able to use all functions of the Website to their fullest extent. If the User chooses to use an opt-out, an additional cookie which signals to DFL’s system not to store the User’s data will be installed on the User’s device. If the User later clears the cookies on their device, this opt-out cookie will also be cleared and will need to be reinstalled.

 

Further information on privacy can be found in Matomo’s privacy policy.

 

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR, whereby the DFL’s legitimate interest in the processing is the evaluation of Website data for the purpose of optimising it.

 

3.2 Web analysis for statistically analysing the speed of the Website

In addition, the DFL uses a plugin on the website from the performance analysis service provided by Instana Inc., 222 South Riverside Plaza, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, USA, (“Instana”) which enables it to collect statistical analyses of the speed of the Website. The application places cookies on the User’s device (further details on the cookies used can be found in the Cookie Policy).

 

When the User accesses a page of the Website which contains such a plugin, the User’s browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Instana. As such, the DFL has no influence over the scope of the data which Instana collects using this plugin and thus hereby informs Users of its level of knowledge accordingly.

 

The integration of the plugin serves to provide Instana with the information that a User has accessed the corresponding page of the Website. If the User is logged into Instana, Instana can associate the visit to the Website with the User’s Instana account. If the User is not a member of Instana, however, the possibility still exists that Instana will learn and store the User’s IP address.

 

In addition to the configuration options for protecting the User’s privacy, the purpose and scope of data collection as well as information on the processing and use of the data by Instana can be found in the Instana privacy policy.

 

In addition to using servers in the European Economic Area, Instana also processes personal data on servers in the US. The US does not have a level of data protection comparable to the GDPR; in particular, US security agencies have extensive access to data stored in the US. Instana safeguards this data processing by adopting EU standard contract clauses.

 

If the User is a member with Instana and does not want Instana to collect information on them on the Website in order to associate it with their member data stored with Instana, the User must log out of Instana before visiting the Website.

 

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR, whereby the DFL’s legitimate interest in the processing is the evaluation of Website data for the purpose of optimising it.

 

4. Google Ad Manager for showing online advertisements

The DFL uses Google Ad Manager from Google LLC (USA) (“Google”) to display online advertisements on the Website. This allows the DFL to show certain advertisements to the User. The DFL does not place personalised advertisements from third-party provider networks but only advertisements marketed directly by the DFL. Further information can be found via the following link and in Google’s privacy policy.

 

If the User gives his/her consent, the application will place cookies on the User’s device (further details on the cookies used can be found in the Cookie Policy). The legal basis for processing is the User’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR. The User can revoke consent previously granted to the DFL in regard to cookie settings with future effect at any time.

 

5. Social media content

Some content that the DFL has published on its official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube will be loaded on the Website. Cookies will be used in the process. Further information on the cookies used can be found in the Cookie Policy.

 

Further information on data processing by the providers can be found in the applicable privacy statements: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (the DFL embeds content from the latter in privacy-enhanced mode; find out more here).

 

In regard to the sharing of Website content via social media services, see Clause 6.1; in regard to special provisions for the official social media accounts of the Bundesliga, see Clause 8.

 

6. Sharing content

The DFL provides users of the Website with the opportunity to share the Website’s content as described in the following section.

 

6.1 Using the Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp social media services

Users can share content from this Website on the social media services provided by Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.

 

In order to prevent User data from being shared with these services without the User’s consent, the DFL offers only social sharing links on the Website. This ensures that no data will be transferred to third parties without the permission of the User. Only when the User activates the social media services by clicking the relevant icon, thereby consenting to connect with Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, will a connection to the applicable service be established and the social sharing links created, and the User can then publish these links through the service. Further information on data processing by the providers can be found in the applicable privacy statements: Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

 

6.2 E-mail forwarding

The User can also share and recommend content from the Website via e-mail by clicking the relevant button. The DFL will not use, process or store in any way the recipient e-mail addresses that the User enters in the e-mail application that opens when he/she clicks the relevant icon.

 

6.3 Temporary storage

The User can also temporarily store links to content from the Website on his/her device and process them via services chosen by the User (e.g. sending them to his/her contacts).

 

7. Other online services and applications

7.1 Playing videos

The DFL embeds videos on the Website using “JW Player” software solution from Longtail Ad Solutions, Inc. (USA). JW Player does not process any user data, and it records only video play counts.

 

For legal reasons, the DFL is not permitted to make the videos shown on the Website available to Users in certain countries. To ensure this, when the User selects a video, the GeoLite 2 feature from Maxmind, Inc. (USA) installed locally on the DFL’s servers is used to determine the countries in which the relevant video may be played and to compare this list against the current location of the User’s device, identified via the IP address of the User’s device. In this manner, the Website checks whether the video is permitted to be played in the country in which the User’s device is currently located or whether it must be disabled for legal reasons. In the latter case, the User will be shown only a notice to that effect instead of the video. This information will remain intact only for the duration of this check on the device and will then be deleted; furthermore, it will not be stored or transferred to a back-end system.

 

The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The legitimate interest of the DFL is based on compliance with the existing contractual agreements with its national and international licensees for the media rights to the matches of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.

 

7.2 Information on broadcasters

Various parts of the Website (including the “Broadcasters” section) provide the User with the opportunity to find out which broadcaster will allow him/her to follow the Bundesliga live in the country in which he/she is currently located. In order to direct the User to the right broadcaster, the relevant country is determined based on the IP address of the User’s device using the GeoLite 2 feature from Maxmind, Inc. (USA) installed locally on the DFL’s servers. This information will then be stored locally as a default setting on the User’s device until the User visits the Website with an IP address from a different country or changes the setting manually. This information will not be transferred to the DFL’s servers or to any third parties.

 

The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The legitimate interest of the DFL is based on informing the User of how he/she can watch Bundesliga matches live at his/her current location.

 


 

7.3 Feedback service

The DFL uses the feedback service “Usabilla (by SurveyMonkey)” from Usabilla B.V. (Netherlands) (“Usabilla”) to provide the Users with the opportunity to provide feedback on the Website and its functions and to participate in online surveys. The DFL uses the resultant feedback and surveys to improve the Website and its functions in line with User requests. When a User uses the feedback form or the feedback button or participates in an online survey, the User’s device will establish a direct link to Usabilla’s server and the information entered by the User (e.g. full name, e-mail address), the User’s IP address and other device-related information will be transferred. Further information can be found in the Usabilla privacy policy. The legal basis for processing is the User’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR, which the User may revoke with future effect at any time.

 

7.4 Ticket system

The DFL uses the ticket system of Zendesk Inc. (USA) (“Zendesk”) to respond to enquiries that have been submitted as well as to process problems with the Website reported by Users. Information on how Zendesk processes data can be found in the Zendesk privacy policy.

 

Zendesk also processes User data in the USA, which does not have the same level of data privacy as the EU. In particular, in the USA, it is possible for security agencies to access personal data stored there to a considerable extent. Zendesk ensures security for this data transfer to the USA by means of its approved internal Zendesk Binding Corporate Rules in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 b) GDPR. These were approved by the European Data Protection Supervisor on 19 May 2017 and are available online. Zendesk uses the EU’s standard contractual clauses as an additional safeguard.

 

The legal basis for processing is the User’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR, granted when the User submits an enquiry or report, which the User may revoke with future effect at any time.

 

7.5 Online quizzes, surveys, and other interactive content

The DFL also uses a plugin developed by Apester Ltd. (Israel) (“Apester”) in order to create and offer online quizzes, surveys, and other interactive content. If a User participates in such online quizzes, surveys, or other interactive content, Apester can record certain information (e.g. IP addresses, device-related information) which could be classified as personal data under the legal provisions concerning data protection applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany. Further information on the collection and use of this information by Apester can be found in the Apester privacy policy. The legal basis for this processing is the User’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR, which the User may revoke with future effect at any time.

 

7.6 Calendar function

The DFL also uses the “calovo” service provided by calovo GmbH (Germany) in order to give Users the option to add individual or multiple matches of the clubs of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 as well as the full Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 schedules to their device’s calendar (e.g. via downloading the events, synchronisation, or downloading the calovo app). Further information can be found in the calovo GmbH privacy policy. The legal basis for this processing is the User’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR, which the User may revoke with future effect at any time.

 

8. Special provisions for the official social media accounts of the Bundesliga

8.1 Special provisions for the official Facebook account of the Bundesliga

The DFL processes personal data via the official Facebook account of the Bundesliga in joint responsibility together with Facebook. In this context, the DFL processes personal data on the basis of its legitimate interest in promptly providing information to and interacting with the Users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The DFL has selected the most privacy-friendly filter settings possible for the use of the official Facebook account of the Bundesliga.

 

The DFL and Facebook have concluded an agreement on joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR. A description of how Facebook processes personal data in connection with the official Facebook account of the Bundesliga and how the agreement on joint responsibility between the DFL and Facebook is structured can be found via the following link. The privacy policy of Facebook can be found at the following link.

 

8.2 Special provisions for the official Twitter account of the Bundesliga

The DFL processes personal data via the official Twitter account of the Bundesliga in joint responsibility together with Twitter. In this context, the DFL processes personal data on the basis of its legitimate interest in promptly providing information to and interacting with the Users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The DFL has selected the most privacy-friendly settings possible for the use of the official Twitter accounts of the Bundesliga.

 

The DFL and Twitter have concluded an agreement on joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR. A description of how Twitter processes personal data in connection with the official Twitter account of the Bundesliga and how the joint responsibility between the DFL and Twitter is structured can be found via the following link. The privacy policy of Twitter can be found at the following link.

 

8.3 Special provisions for the official Instagram account of the Bundesliga

The DFL processes personal data via the official Instagram account of the Bundesliga in joint responsibility together with Instagram. In this context, the DFL processes personal data on the basis of its legitimate interest in promptly providing information to and interacting with the Users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The DFL has selected the most privacy-friendly settings possible for the use of the official Instagram account of the Bundesliga.

 

The DFL and Instagram have concluded an agreement on joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR. A description of how Instagram processes personal data in connection with the official Instagram account of the Bundesliga and how the joint responsibility between the DFL and Instagram is structured can be found via the following link. The privacy policy of Instagram can be found at the following link.

 

8.4 Special provisions for the official YouTube channel of the Bundesliga

The DFL processes data via the official YouTube channel of the Bundesliga in joint responsibility together with Google. In this context, the DFL processes personal data on the basis of its legitimate interest in promptly providing information to and interacting with the Users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The DFL has selected the most privacy-friendly settings possible for the use of the official YouTube channel of the Bundesliga.

 

The DFL and Google have concluded an agreement on joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR. A description of how Google processes personal data in connection with the official YouTube channel of the Bundesliga and how the joint responsibility between the DFL and Google is structured can be found via the following link. Google’s YouTube privacy policy can be found at the following link.

 

8.5 Special provisions for the official TikTok channel of the Bundesliga

The DFL processes data via the official TikTok channel of the Bundesliga in joint responsibility together with TikTok. In this context, the DFL processes personal data on the basis of its legitimate interest in promptly providing information to and interacting with the Users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The DFL has selected the most privacy-friendly settings possible for the use of the official TikTok channel of the Bundesliga.

 

The DFL and TikTok have concluded an agreement on joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR. A description of how TikTok processes personal data in connection with the official TikTok channel of the Bundesliga and how the joint responsibility between the DFL and TikTok is structured can be found via the following link. The privacy policy of Twitter can be found at the following link.

 

9. Data forwarding to third parties

Aside from the cases outlined, the DFL will forward personal data to third parties only if it is authorised or obliged to do so. This is the case particularly if the DFL transfers personal data to government agencies and authorities in accordance with mandatory national legislation or if forwarding is necessary for the purpose of legal action or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on network infrastructure. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 c) GDPR in conjunction with Section 24 para. no 1 BDSG.

 

10. Storage and deletion of personal data

All stored personal data and pseudonymised usage data will be deleted immediately and permanently as soon as they are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or if the User demands this, unless the DFL is required or entitled by law to preserve the data. If the DFL is required or entitled by law to preserve the data, the stored personal data and pseudonymised usage data will be permanently deleted upon expiry of the statutory retention periods.

 

11. Security

The DFL uses technical and organisational security measures to protect personal User data against accidental or intentional tampering, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. These security measures are regularly adapted in accordance with technological developments. Nonetheless, the DFL advises the User that absolute security can never be guaranteed in online data transmisson.

 

12. Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites. This Privacy Statement applies solely to this Website. The DFL has no influence over content from other providers and does not control whether other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations or other legal requirements. If a user alerts the DFL to the presence of unlawful content on linked websites, the DFL will remove the links from the Website immediately.

 

13. Rights of the User

The GDPR grants a number of rights to the User. In particular, the User has

  • a right of access to personal data concerning themselves (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • a right to rectification of inaccurate data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • a right to erasure of data under the conditions stipulated in Art. 17 GDPR
  • a right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • a right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR
  • a right to object to processing, unless this takes place to protect the legitimate interests of the DFL (Art. 21 GDPR).

 

If data processing is based on the User’s consent, the User may revoke this at any time with future effect.

 

The User can assert their rights by submitting a message via the contact form accessible at this link or by post using the address specified at the beginning of this Privacy Statement. The DFL’s privacy officer can be contacted at dataprivacy@bundesliga.de. This e-mail address is used to respond solely to enquiries pertaining to privacy.

 

Furthermore, the User can submit a complaint about the data processing to an appropriate supervisory authority. The authority responsible for the DFL is the Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, and the User can submit a complaint via the following link.

 

14. Where can the User find the relevant legal texts?

The User can access the GDPR via this link and the BDSG and other relevant German legal texts via this link.

 

15. Applicability, validity and up-to-date status of this Privacy Statement

The provisions in this Privacy Statement on the collection, processing, and use of the User’s data apply to the User when using the Website. This Privacy Statement is up to date as at 1 July 2021. The DFL reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement as needed, at any time and with future effect, especially for the purposes of adapting to later versions of the Website or implementing new technologies. The User can view the current Privacy Statement on the Website at any time under the “Privacy Statement” menu item in the footer.