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Privacy Notice

Last updated: March 24, 2011

“boatoon” shall refer to the services covered by the contract and/or boatoon GmbH.
boatoon shall observe all relevant legal data protection requirements, particularly the German Federal Data Protection Act [“Bundesdatenschutsgesetz” (BDSG)] and the Teleservices Act [“Telemediengesetz” (TMG)], and is aware of the importance to users that all personal data they submit to boatoon should be handled carefully. The purpose of this privacy statement is to provide information as to how boatoon processes personal data and how this data may be exchanged with other users. This privacy statement supplements the terms and conditions of use for the products and services accessible through the website www.boatoon.com.

1. General principles when processing your personal data

boatoon observes the following general principles regarding the protection of your personal data:

  • boatoon records, processes and uses your personal data while adhering to the data protection requirements of the Federal Republic of Germany and the data protection regulations of the European Union.
  • boatoon shall use your personal data only to enable you to use services provided by boatoon that require registration. Under no circumstances will boatoon disclose your personal data to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes or surrender them to third parties in any other form.
  • If boatoon uses service providers to process and handle data the contractual agreement will be designed according to the provisions of Article 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act. boatoon will verify that the service providers adhere to these provisions and the contractual agreements.

2. Definition

boatoon uses the following terms and definitions in this privacy statement:

  •  “Personal data” refers to all stated details regarding your personal or factual circumstances.
  • Users registered on the boatoon website are referred to as “users”.
  • Services offered on the boatoon website that require registration are called “boatoon services”.
  • The personal details you have to enter when registering for boatoon services (compulsory data) are called “registration details”.

3. Registration details

To provide the boatoon services, boatoon needs to obtain and process certain personal data as your registration details when you register. This includes the following details: user name and password. Your user name and password are not visible to any other user and we will not disclose this data to third parties and/or surrender them to third parties by any other means. Moreover, you will have to enter certain compulsory details when registering, for instance:

  • Email address
  • First name, last name

The following details are also required from legal persons who register:

  • Company name
  • First and last name of a contact person
  • Street, post code/ZIP, country
  • Phone no.

4. Voluntary details

In addition to the registration details you may also provide further data on a voluntary basis (hereinafter called “voluntary details”) that may allow other users to get to know you better. Such voluntary details may include, for instance: membership of water sports clubs, water sports certifications, awards, special interests in water sports.
Your voluntary details will be visible to all users once you have entered them unless indicated otherwise. You may recall your voluntary details anytime by changing the corresponding entries in your profile details. You may also hide individual details from other users.

5. Recording, processing and transmission of personal data

Personal data will only be recorded by us and only as far as necessary for the purpose of which you provide us with such data, for instance by registering, competing forms or sending emails, ordering products or services, or requesting material. This personal data will only be used for advertising or marketing purposes in particular if you explicitly have given us your consent.

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent which is required in such a case. Transfer of personal data to state institutions and authorities who are entitled to request information will only occur within the context of applicable legislation or if we have been required to undertake such action by a court order.

6. Data storage

Personal data you have surrendered to us is stored according to the currently valid statutory storage periods and is then deleted.

7. Newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter we also will use your email address for mailing the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter anytime by email by clicking on the link at the end of the corresponding newsletter.

8. Information/withdrawal

You may request to be informed about your data we have stored anytime and free of charge. Moreover, you have the right to withdraw your authorization with immediate effect at any time and with future effect. In case of such withdrawal boatoon shall delete the personal data immediately unless an ordering process has not been completed fully and/or cancellation would contradict compulsory statutory storage periods. You may withdraw your approval anytime with future effect. The withdrawal or request for information does not require a special form and may be submitted anytime either by post to

boatoon GmbH, Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 1c, 14532 Kleinmachnow

or by email to support@boatoon.com.

9. Cookies

“Cookies are small files that allow us to store data specific to you on your PC or other device while you are using the boatoon services. Cookies may help us determine the frequency of use and number of users of our website and make our offers more efficient, interesting and convenient for you to use.

After you have logged in (with user name and password) boatoon services use so-called "session cookies” that allow you to be identified for the duration of your visit. Session cookies expire automatically after each session. You may store these session cookies permanently to log on automatically by using the function "Automatically log on using this computer". The session cookie will then contain parts of your login details that are encrypted. Automatic login using two (2) different PCs, however, is not possible.
boatoon services also use "permanent cookies" to store information about users who repeatedly access the boatoon services. The purpose of using these permanent cookies is to continuously improve our products and services for you. The permanent cookies do not contain personal data. The name, IP address, etc. are not saved. No profile is built using your usage behaviour.
You may deactivate the cookie storage function in your browser, restrict it to certain websites or set your browser so that it will inform you as soon as a cookie is sent. You also can delete the cookies on your PC hard drive anytime. However, please note that you cannot use the boatoon services if you do not accept session cookies.
Cookies from third parties may also be stored on your PC or end user device when you use the boatoon website. You may prevent cookies from being placed by deactivating the function of your web browser that allows cookies to be placed.

10. Log files

Every time a page is accessed the access data is saved in a log file, i.e. the server log. The saved data set includes the following: date and time the page was accessed, IP address of the requesting PC, accessed URL, entry and exit URL.

The data saved by the server cannot be and will not be associated with natural persons. They are only evaluated for statistical purposes and then are deleted. Please understand that server log files are absolutely necessary for the safety and protection of this website.

11. Google Analytics

The website www.boatoon.com uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are saved on the computer and enable analysis of website usage. The data regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to a server of Google in the US and stored there. Google uses this data to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operators and to accomplish further services related to use of the website and the Internet. Google may also disclose this data to third parties insofar as this is legally required or as far as third parties process such data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google bring your IP address into relation with other data of Google. You may prevent such installation of cookies by using the corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we do point out that in such a case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website you agree that the data Google has recorded about you may be used in the aforementioned form and manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
 

12. Facebook

On our website Plug-ins provided by Facebook are beeing used. They are solely run by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). Those Plug-ins may be identified on our website by the Facebook Logo or the additional „I like”. When visiting one of our websites that is containing one of those Plug-ins your browser will connect to the Facebook servers. By this the content of the Plug-ins will be sent to our website and will be displayed there. Through this connection Facebook receives an information that you have visited our website. If you have a Facebook Account and you are logged onto that account while browsing our website Facebook may related the visit of our website to your Facebook account. Any interaction with these Plug-ins like using the “I like”-button or leaving a comment will be transferred to Facebook and saved on their servers. If you would like to cut of the transfer of the interaction data and the relation to your Facebook Account you have to log off from your Facebook account prior to visiting our website.
The aim and the amount of the collected data by Facebook and the handling and usage of that data as well as your personal rights and information regarding your privacy settings within your Facebook Account may be found at the Privay Notice of Facebook wich may be found at http://en-gb.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.

13. Access to this privacy statement

You may access and print out this privacy statement anytime from any page of the boatoon website by clicking on the “Privacy Statement” link.