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Notes on data protection

We, the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V., as the operator of this website and provider of other offers to you, take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal requirements, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Below, we therefore inform you in detail and comprehensively about our handling of your data and your rights with regard to your personal data processed by us when you use this website and as a provider of further offers.

A. Name and address of the responsible person

Responsible for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is:

Kieler Yacht-Club e.V.
Kiellinie 70
24105 Kiel

B. Data processing in connection with the use of our website

Insofar as personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

1. Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.

When you access our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server or provider of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer shortened by the last octet,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as
  • the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • Review and ensure system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purposes of data collection. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. We delete this data automatically after three months. We do not combine this personal data with other data sources. Disclosure only takes place insofar as this is necessary for the operation of our website, e.g. with the storage at our host provider. A transfer to a third country or to an international organization is not intended.

2. Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" ("Like") on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

3. Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form on the website, the information you provide in the inquiry form, including the contact data you enter there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions.

The processing of your personal data serves to answer your inquiry and the purpose of preventing misuse of the contact form and ensuring the security of our IT systems. These processing operations are lawful because responding to your inquiry and protecting our information technology systems constitute legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The personal data will be processed for as long as it is necessary to respond to your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The provision of your personal data in connection with the use of the contact form on our website or the sending of an e-mail to us is voluntary, but a use of the contact form or the sending of an e-mail is not possible without the provision.

4. Newsletter

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 specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected.

The processing of your e-mail address for this purpose is based exclusively on your consent by entering your e-mail address in the area provided for this purpose in our online presence (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. We do not combine this personal data with other data sources. A transfer to a third country or to an international organization is not intended.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by sending an e-mail to and clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

5. Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.

The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please see the following links: and

6. Matomo web analytics

Our website uses the web analytics service Matomo to analyze and regularly improve the use of the website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. The information collected in this way is stored by the responsible party exclusively on its server in (Germany). You can set the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we point out that you may not be able to use this website in full. Preventing the storage of cookies is possible through the setting in your browser. Preventing the use of Matomo is possible by activating the opt-out plug-in.
 Here you can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyze various statistical data.
 If you wish to opt-out, click the following link to place the Matomo opt-out cookie in your browser.

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  This website uses Matomo with the extension "AnonymizeIP". This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, which means that they cannot be directly linked to a specific person. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo is not merged with other data collected by us. The Matomo program is an open source project. Information from the third-party provider on data protection is available at

7. SSL encryption

Our website uses SSL encryption, for the transmission of confidential or personal content. The use of encryption is easy to recognize: The display in your browser bar changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information when SSL encryption is activated and contact us in case of doubt.

C. Data processing during participation in events and competitions

We organize events and competitions, especially regattas, either alone or together with partners.

1. Registration

To participate in events and contests, you must fill in the mandatory fields indicated in the respective registration form on the platform.  Regularly, in the mandatory fields of the respective registration form 

  • First and last name of the person participating,
  • Gender of the person participating,
  • Date of birth of the person participating,
  • E-mail address of the person participating,
  • Association of the participating person,
  • First and last name of the emergency contact of the person participating,
  • Telephone number of the emergency contact of the participating person
  • as well as further information about the boat/board/kiteboard of the participating person.

The personal data of the participants collected as part of the registration form will be used exclusively for the implementation of the respective event or competition on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. If you provide further optional information in the registration form that contains personal data, we will process this data on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

In relation to the platform we use the contractor ST Software, s.r.o. (Affiliate of ST Sportservice GmbH), Máchova 50, 46007 Liberec 7, Czech Republic.

You can view ST Software's privacy policy at

2. Participation

In relation to your participation in our events or contests, we process,

  • if you participate in a competition, your results data, computational and visual analyses, position monitoring and race analyses, by communicating them during and after the respective competition in connection with your name, publishing them in a public manner (including on the Internet) or archiving them, as well as
  • Image, video and sound recordings of you in accordance with our Event Media and Marketing Rules (accessible at []) that show you as a participant in the relevant event or competition.

The aforementioned data will be processed by us in particular for the following purposes:

  • To carry out the respective event or competition within the framework of the respective applicable conditions of participation (e.g. Notice of Race),
  • for reporting and marketing the respective event or competition,
  • for statistical purposes.

In connection with these purposes, we also use contractors such as SAP Deutschland SE & Co KG (Hasso-Plattner-Ring 7, 69190 Walldorf, Germany), TracTrac APS (Diplomvej 373, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark), ST-Sportservice GmbH (Wiesenring 11. D-04159 Leipzig, Germany), ADDIX GmbH (Kaistr. 101, 24114 Kiel, Germany), Accenture GmbH (Friedrichstraße 78, 10117 Berlin, Germany), ServiceNow (Börsenstraße 2-4, 60313 Frankfurt, Germany), Amazon Web Services Germany GmbH (Krausenstr. 38, 10117 Berlin, Germany) or cooperate with relevant associations such as World Sailing, the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) Sportrec OÜ (Turu plats 5-41, Tallinn 11611, Estonia), Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) with the associations and the Deutscher Segler-Verband e.V. (DSV) to whom we may pass on data. It cannot be ruled out that data will be processed in a third country in this context. For more information on the conditions under which data is passed on to a third country, please see D.

If you are a participant in the Kieler Woche, the EUROSAF 420 Cup or the 29er Euro Cup, you will receive for the purpose of information about the respective event, notifications by e-mail by us or the responsible association.

A participant may at any time request information about the data stored about him and/or object to the storage and/or use of his data with effect for the future and request the deletion or blocking of his personal data here. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b and f and - in the case of consent - a DSGVO.

D. Data transmission

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  1. you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  2. the disclosure is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  3. in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO,
  4. this is legally permissible and required according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you or
  5. this is carried out to a service provider acting on our behalf and on our exclusive instructions, whom we have carefully selected (Art. 28 (1) GDPR) and with whom we have concluded a corresponding contract on commissioned processing (Art. 28 (3) GDPR), which obliges our contractor, among other things, to implement appropriate security measures and grants us comprehensive control powers.

According to Art. 46 (1) GDPR, we may only transfer personal data to a third country if we provide appropriate safeguards, the data subjects have enforceable rights and effective remedies, or the data subject has given his or her voluntary consent. Suitable safeguards can be mapped, without requiring special approval from a supervisory authority, in particular by the standard contractual clauses drafted by the e-Commission (EU Model Clauses), Art. 46 (2) lit. c DSGVO. 

E. Data subject rights and right of appeal

As a data subject of a processing of personal data, you have the right,

  1. in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  2. in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO to immediately demand the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  3. pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  4. to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  5. in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller, and
  6. to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office. The supervisory authority responsible for our place of business is the

Independent Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein, P.O. Box 71 16, 24171 Kiel, Germany,

To exercise your data protection rights, with the exception of the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, simply send an e-mail to 

F. Right of withdrawal in case of processing based on consent

If your personal data is processed on the basis of consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time without giving reasons. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future. However, the revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal, simply send an e-mail to

G. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation. If your objection is directed against direct marketing, you have a general right of objection; a statement of reasons is not required for these cases.

If you wish to exercise your right to object, simply send an e-mail to

H. Actuality and change of this privacy policy

Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time at

Status: June 2023