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. The EA is represented by its CEO, Mr. Christian Milz.
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 (LPD) and, where applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). This document explains which of your personal data is processed through the European Athletics website, how this is done, for which purposes and based on which legal permissions. Please read it very carefully.
2. Which of your data is collected and processed when you visit our website?
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Policy explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
We automatically receive and record 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 EU-GDPR).
3. Where is our website hosted?
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include but are not limited to the types of data mentioned in the previous section.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-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.
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an data processing contract with our host.
The host itself uses a cloud-based infrastructure and has instructed the cloud operator to allocate the data of this website within the European Union. In addition, the host and the cloud operator have concluded an agreement using the so-called standard contractual clauses of the European Union.
4. How do we protect the transfer of data between our website and your computer?
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from 'http://' to 'https://' and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by unauthorized third parties.
5. Integrated Services
Links to other websites
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, 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 these 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 EU-GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1, lit. f EU-GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
Regstration on this website (EA-ID)
You have the option to register on this website to be able to use additional website functions. We shall use the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service you have registered for. The required information we request at the time of registration must be entered in full. Otherwise, we shall reject the registration.
To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio or in the event of technical modifications, we shall use the e-mail address provided during the registration process.
For further details on the EA-ID, please also consult the related data protection information at https://www.european-athletics.com/privacy/eaid
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. For the handling of the newsletter, we use Sendinblue as our newsletter service provider. For further details on Sendinblue please consult the related data protection information at: https://www.european-athletics.com/privacy/newsletter.
Should you decide to subscribe to the newsletter in the course of creating a user profile ("EA-ID"), please also consult the respective information at https://www.european-athletics.com/privacy/eaid.
You can revoke consent to the storage and processing of your data and email address for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the 'unsubscribe' link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
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 EU-GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a uniform presentation of the font on the operator’s website. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1, lit. a EU-GDPR, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting). This consent can be revoked at any time.
If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
This website uses plugins of the Qualifio customer engagement tool. The provider is Qualifio SA Place. de l'Université 25, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Whenever you visit one of our pages featuring plugins from Qualifio, a connection with the servers of Qualifio is established. In conjunction with this, the Qualifio server receives information about which of our sites you have visited. Qualifio also receives your IP address. In addition, Qualifio receives information on whether you are logged in with your EA ID, as only then will you be able to access Qualifio's functions.
We use Qualifio to make our online presentation attractive for you. This is a legitimate interest on our part pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent was requested (e.g. concerning the storage of cookies), processing shall occur exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the given consent may be revoked at any time.
Details on data processing by Qualifio itself can be found here: https://qualifio.com/privacy-policy/
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 use Vimeo to make our online presentation attractive for you. This is a legitimate interest on our part pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent was requested (e.g. concerning the storage of cookies), processing shall occur exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the given consent may be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
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 the 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 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 site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. 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). 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.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6, para 1, lit. f EU-GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6, para 1, lit. a EU-GDPR, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting). This consent can be revoked at any time.