The European Athletics website is run by European Athletics Association (EA), an association established under Swiss law with its domicile at Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 16 in 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland. Hence, EA is the controller of your personal data that is collected through this website.
Your privacy and the protection of your personal data are matters of great importance. All data processing acts are carried out in line with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and, where applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This Website may link to other EA websites or even third-party websites, please refer to the respective privacy policies of those websites for further information on how your personal data is processed on those websites.
2. What data is collected and processed when you visit our website and why do we process your personal data?
2.1. Use of our website
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal data will be collected.
We automatically collect and store certain information on our server logs from your browser when you visit our website, in particular:
- your IP address,
- date and time of access,
- name and URL of accessed files,
- the website from which you access our website (URL Referrer),
- the operating system of your computer and your browser,
- the country from which you access our website and your language settings and
- the name of your internet access provider.
We use this information to enable you to access our website, to ensure safety and stability of our website, to customize and optimize our website for you and for statistical purposes. In particular, we use your IP address to optimize settings of the website, e.g., to adapt the language, and to be able to react to attacks to the network infrastructure of EA. All these data processing activities are based on our legitimate interests (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
If any part of the Website links to third party websites, the processing of your personal data is described in their own privacy statements. This is also true, if you choose to visit an advertiser or click on another third-party link, by which you will be directed to that third party’s website. Therefore, we recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on these other websites to understand how they collect, use and disclose personal data.
2.2. External Hosting
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host.
The host is used for the purpose of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
2.3. Integrated Services
2.3.1. Request by email, telephone, fax or contact form
If you contact us by email, telephone, fax or a contact form, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, email address, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1, lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1, lit. f GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
2.3.1. Google Fonts
To ensure that fonts used on this Website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google. When you access a page on our Website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.
To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in a uniform presentation of the font on our Website.
Our Website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this Website before they watch a video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this Website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be automatically established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our Website, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile YouTube stores about you. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g., device fingerprinting), to the extent that you have accepted such cookies. In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this Website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
This website uses plugins of the Vimeo video portal. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
Whenever you visit one of our pages featuring Vimeo videos, a connection with the servers of Vimeo is established. In conjunction with this, the Vimeo server receives information about which of our sites you have visited. Vimeo also receives your IP address. However, we have set up Vimeo in such a way that Vimeo cannot track your user activities and does not place any cookies.
We have integrated functions of the public media platform Instagram into this website. These functions are being offered by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (Meta).
If the social media element has been activated, a direct connection between your device and Instagram’s server will be established. As a result, Instagram will receive information on your visit to this website.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you may click the Instagram button to link contents from this website to your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to allocate your visit to this website to your user account. We have to point out that we as the provider of the website and its pages do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred and its use by Instagram.
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 (Art. 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Meta. The processing by Meta 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. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the privacy information when using Meta's tool and for the privacy-secure implementation of the tool on our website. Meta is responsible for the data security of its services and products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g., requests for information) regarding data processed by Instagram directly with Meta. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Meta.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy.
For more information on this subject, please consult Instagram’s Data Privacy information at the aforementioned URL.
This website uses plugins of TikTok. The provider is TikTok Technology Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland (TikTok)
Whenever you visit one of our pages featuring TikTok content, a connection with the servers of TikTok is established. In conjunction with this, the TikTok server receives information about which of our sites you have visited. TikTok also receives your IP address.
2.4. Analytics and Tracking