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Cookie Policy for the European Athletics main website

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We, European Athletics Association (EA), an association established under Swiss law with its domicile at Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 16 in 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland, use cookies to provide you with more purposeful information. With cookies, we collect, store and process limited personal information when you visit our Website, in particular to ensure the proper functioning of our Website as well as for analytics and for marketing communication purposes.

1. What are Cookies and what data do we collect with them?

Cookies are small text files stored in a computer or mobile device's browser when someone visits our website. When the website is re-visited, we can then recognize you, even if we do not know who you are. With cookies, we temporarily save information concerning your access to our website. The saved data contains the IP address, the date and time of the access (including time zone), the name and the URL of the accessed documents, sites and products, search terms, the website from which our website was accessed from, the browser (including version) used, the device source, the operating system (including version) of the device used as well as the name of your access provider and how you interact with our website.

Session and permanent cookies

We use both permanent and session cookies on our website.

Session Cookies

Session cookies store your actions as you navigate from page to page within our website. Session cookies are only stored temporarily and are deleted when you close the browser.

Permanent Cookies

Permanent cookies enable us to store your preferences and settings so that these are available when you next visit our website. Permanent cookies are deleted after a specific period.

Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.

Types of Cookies

For our website we use different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third parties that appear on our pages. Descriptions of the different cookie types can be found below.

Technical Cookies and Cookies used for statistical purposes.

Necessary Cookies: Cookies that are necessary for the functionality of the website    
For our website we use cookies to store your sessions and carry out other activities that are essential for the operation of our website. Necessary cook-ies make our website usable by enabling core functionalities such as site navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website cannot function correctly.

Preference and statistics cookies: Storage of settings, optimization and statistics for relevant activities    
For our website we use preference cookies to store browser settings and op-timize your browsing experience. 

Preference cookies enable us to remember information that changes how our website behaves or looks. These cookies include those used for language and currency settings and those connected to the management of first party statistics, operated directly by the website provider.

Statistics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting anonymized information.

Other Cookie types or Cookies installed by third parties

Third-party cookie statistics: Third-party cookies that generate statistics    
If the tools listed below include third-party services, these can be used by us to track your browsing habits – in addition to the information specified here and without the knowledge of the provider. 

  • Analytics
  • Heat mapping and session recording
  • Remarketing and behavioural targeting
  • Tag management

Marketing Cookies: Third-party Cookies to show Users personalized advertising    

We use marketing cookies to analyze your use of our website, including your preferences, and to develop it further. The intention is to show adverts that are relevant and appealing to you and are therefore more valuable for pub-lishers and advertising third parties.

Consent with Usercentrics

This website uses the consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or for the use of specific technologies, and to document the former in a data protection compliant manner. The party offering this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 München, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/ (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”).

Whenever you visit our website, the following personal data will be transferred to Usercentrics:

  • Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of your declaration(s) of consent
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • The date and time you visited our website
  • Geolocation

Moreover, Usercentrics shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.

Usercentrics uses cookies to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law. The legal basis for the use of specific technologies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

To review or adjust your consent preferences for this website, please follow this link to your Privacy Settings.

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables us to analyze the behavior patterns of Website visi-tors. To that end, we receive a variety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the utilized operating system and the user’s origin. This data is assigned to the respective end device of the user. An assignment to a user-ID does not take place.

Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to augment the collected data sets and uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that make the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing the user behavior patterns (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The Website use information recorded by Google is, as a rule transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the recording and processing of your data by Google by down-loading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Policy.

Google Ads (DoubleClick Ad)

The website operator uses Google Ads (resp. DoubleClick Ads). Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Ads enables us to display ads in the Google search engine or on third-party websites, if the user enters certain search terms into Google (keyword targeting). It is also possible to place targeted ads based on the user data Google has in its possession (e.g., location data and interests; target group targeting). As the website operator, we can analyze these data quantitatively, for instance by analyzing which search terms resulted in the display of our ads and how many ads led to respective clicks.

The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1, lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission.

Meta Pixel (formerly Facebook Pixel)

To measure conversion rates, this website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook/Meta. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The Meta Pixel allows us the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to on of our websites after clicking on a Meta/Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyze the effectiveness of Meta/Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.

For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Meta/Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Meta/Facebook Data Usage Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Meta we and Meta are jointly responsible for this data processing. The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook. The processing by Facebook that takes place after the onward transfer is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The wording of the agreement can be found under: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum.

The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time.

2. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to allow our Website to respond to you as an individual by gathering and remembering information about your preferences when using our Website, so that when you next visit our Website, your preferences for us-ing it are already set. Cookies are also used to personalize the content you view on our Website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web brows-ers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, please note that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Our partners may combine this information with other data that you have al-ready provided to them such as when you are a customer of our partner or have a user account with our partner, or with data that they have collected as part of your use of the services.

The legal basis for processing your personal information with cookies is our legitimate interest in ensuring that our website works properly (Article 6 para. 1, lit. f GDPR) and for all other purposes your consent (Article 6 para. 1. lit. a GDPR). We are allowed to store cookies on your device if this is strictly neces-sary for the running of this website. For all other types of cookies, we obtain your consent.

3. How can you manage or amend your cookie settings?

You can change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.

Previously installed cookies can also be deleted in the browser settings, including cookies that may have stored the consent for the installation of cookies by this website.

Regarding cookies installed by third parties, you can manage your preferences and revoke your consent by clicking on the relevant opt-out link (if available), following the instructions specified in the third party's privacy policy or by con-tacting the third party.

Please note that if you decide to disable certain cookies, you may not be able to access certain functions of our website or marketing communications. 

4. How can you revoke your consent?

You can delete the cookies set by us at any time using the corresponding function of your browser. The next time you visit our site, you can then object to cookies being set again. 

5. Updates and changes to this cookie policy

We may amend this cookie policy from time to time to ensure that you are fully informed of the use of cookies on our website and compliance with current data protection regulations.

You will be informed appropriately of any changes to this cookie policy. 

As at: 26 August 2023

 

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