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Borussia Mönchengladbach Data Protection Policy

Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH (hereinafter also referred to as "Borussia") takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We would like to set out below when we will save your personal data and what it will be used for.

Anonymous data collection

You may visit the Borussia website without revealing your identify. We will only learn the name of your Internet Service Provider, the website you visited before visiting our website and the pages you visit on our website. This information is solely used for the purpose of statistical analysis. Individual users remain anonymous during this process.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which can be placed on your hard drive when visiting websites on the Internet. These text files are generated and sent to you by the web servers with which you have established a connection via your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator). We also use cookies on our website, for example, to record the frequency of visits to our website. We only use so-called "session cookies" for this purpose which are deleted after your browser is closed. Our cookies do not contain personal data. Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the automatic acceptance of cookies, or set up your browser to inform you as soon as cookies have been sent. Furthermore, cookies can also be deleted at any time from your system (e.g. in Windows Explorer). To do so please use the help function in the menu bar of your web browser or operating system.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data will only be collected if you provide it to us, for example during the course of an order or when registering for personalised services. Collected personal data will primarily be used to implement contracts and in dealing with your enquiries. It is particularly important to us that we only collect data which we really need. Furthermore we will use and process your information to inform you by post of our products, services and special offers (e.g. incentive programme) which could be of interest to you and where necessary to process customer enquiries. Borussia guarantees the confidentiality of your personal data in the following ways:

  • Our employees are made subject to obligations of confidentiality;
  • Our security measures always correspond to the state of the art; and
  • Our Data Protection Officer ensures that this Data Protection Policy is adhered to.

Your stored personal data will only be processed within the European Economic Area.

Transmission of personal data

If we transmit your personal data, it will only be transmitted to service providers and partner companies who support us in processing orders and providing information to customers. These companies may only use your personal data for the purposes of fulfilling their tasks on our behalf and undertake to adhere to the relevant data protection laws. Sometimes we are compelled to disclose your data by law or in legal proceedings. Your personal data will, however, not be disclosed to third parties in any other ways.

No creation of customer profiles

We would like to expressly state that we do not piece your customer data together to form a customer profile. This applies in particular with regard to the use of personalised "Borussia Cards" (season tickets, loyalty cards). It is only possible for us to determine how much business has been done with personalised "Borussia Cards" (e.g. for taking part in incentive programmes).

Newsletter

You will be sent e-mail newsletters only if you have expressly marked or clicked this option whilst providing your data. If you no longer wish to receive e-mail newsletters in future you can cancel your subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Receiving adverts via email as per § 7 paragraph 3 of the UWG

According to § 7 paragraph 3 of the German UWG, we are permitted to use the email address you entered when completing your order for the purpose of advertising similar products or services provided by us. If you do not wish to receive these advertisements, you can opt out at any time. Simply click on the unsubscribe link that is in every related email. You will not incur any costs beyond the basic cost of transmission as a result.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw permission for the above-mentioned use of your personal data for advertising and market research purposes by sending a short message to the address below.

Your right of access to your personal data and your right to have your personal data corrected and erased

In addition you have the right to request access to your personal data which has been stored by us and for which purposes it has been stored. Moreover you have the right to request incorrect data be corrected or such data be erased if the data is no longer required or its storage was improper. Please use the addresses below to exercise these rights.

External links

Our website contains links to third party websites. If this is not clearly recognisable we hereby advise that these are external links. Borussia has no influence over the content and design of the websites of third party providers. This Data Protection Policy does not apply in this situation.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer and enable the analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is transmitted to Google's server in the USA and saved there as a general rule. Where IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics service will not be linked to other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the corresponding setting in your browser software; however we advise against this because in this case not all of the functions of this website can be completely utilised. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the usage of the web site (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at: a href="http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de"> http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

More information can be found at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information regarding Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that this on this website the Google Analytics code has been extended by "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee the anonymised collection of IP addresses.

Changes to this Data Protection Policy

Changes and alterations to our Data Protection Policy may be required from time to time for statutory and/or organisational reasons. Please ensure you have the most up to date version of our Data Protection Policy.

Contact for enquiries and access requests

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or access requests in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and the processing of your personal data please contact us at the following address:

Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH
Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1
41179 Mönchengladbach
Germany
e-mail: datenschutz( at )borussia.de
Phone: +49 1806|181900

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