Media Database

We, Fischer Sports GmbH, Fischerstrasse 8, 4910 Ried im Innkreis, Austria (hereinafter referred to as "Fischer Sports"), are the operators of the website www.fischersports.com. We are thus responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data when you visit our website.

We use your personal data in compliance with the applicable legal requirements on data privacy. This is why we are pleased to explain to you as follows which personal data is collected from you and saved. There is also additional information on how your data is used and what rights you have with regard to the use of your data:

I. Collection and storage of personal data and how and for what purpose it is used


1. When visiting our website

You can visit our website at www.fischersports.com without giving any personal details. Your browser merely sends information automatically to the server of our website. This information is saved temporarily in a so-called logfile. The following information is recorded without your assistance and saved until it is deleted automatically after 100 days:

  • IP address of the computer sending the request;
  • date and time of access;
  • name and URL of the file called up;
  • the page from which the data was requested;
  • the operating system of your computer;
  • the name of the browser you use
  • and the name of your internet access provider.

The purpose of the collection and processing of this data is to enable the use of our website (establishing connection), ensure the safety and stability of the system at all times and enable the technical administration of the network infrastructure. The IP address is not evaluated.

We also use cookies and web analysis services when our website is visited. Please see sections IV and V of this Data Privacy Statement for further details.

2. When registering for the Image Database

Following registration, Fischer Sports makes high-resolution images available to certain user groups for their own use.

The following mandatory information is to be provided:

  • name (first, last),
  • email address,
  • interest group selected,
  • description of intended use.

Once your registration request arrives we use your data to check whether you belong to one of the authorised user groups and inform you accordingly via email.

3. When using the contact form

You can send general queries to us using the contact form provided on our website. Your name, a valid email address, your zip code and your address plus a personal message are mandatory fields. Any further information is voluntary.

The collection of this data is necessary to know who the request comes from and give the best possible and personal answer.

4. When taking part in competitions

If you participate in one of our competitions you have to enter some personal information, in particular:

  • title/form of address,
  • name (first, last),
  • address,
  • country,
  • date of birth,
  • phone number,
  • email address.

We require this data to know that you have participated in our competition, to check your eligibility for entry and to inform you if you have won something.

5. When registering for our newsletter

Providing you have explicitly authorised us to do so, we use your email address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. In order for you to receive the newsletter you are also required to provide your form of address and name so we can address you directly and personally in every newsletter.

At the end of every newsletter there is a link which you can use to unsubscribe from this service at any time. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending an email to info@fischersports.com.

II. Asking about interests

When the opportunity arises (e.g. participation in a competition, newsletter registration) we ask you about your interests. The information you provide here helps us to understand better what expectations people visiting our website have. This enables us to organise our online content in a better way for you. Providing you have explicitly agreed to receive our newsletter, we use your information to include contents which are of personal interest to you in the newsletter. Whenever you provide us with information about your interests it is on a voluntary basis. You are not obliged to provide this information and there is no risk of any disadvantages. Without your support, however, we are not able to organise our online content in accordance with your interests. With regard to the information you provide, the affected rights in Section VIII shall apply to you, particularly the right to information and the right to the deletion of your information.

III. Data transfer to third parties

Your personal data will be transferred to third parties only insofar as this is permissible and required for the fulfilment of the contractual relationship. This applies in particular to transfer to service providers in order to send you our newsletter, providing you have granted permission.

Moreover, we will transfer your personal data only if you have provided explicit information, if there is a legal obligation or this is required to enforce rights, in particular to enforce claims.

There shall be no transfer to third parties for other purposes.

IV. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files which your browser generates automatically and are saved on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or the like) when you visit our site. Cookies do no harm to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

The cookie saves information which is created in the respective case in connection with the end device used specifically for our website. This does not mean, however, that we receive direct knowledge of personal data as a result.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to enhance the user friendliness of our website for you. Further to this we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. This enables us to have an appropriately dynamic display of our online content. These cookies are deleted automatically when you leave our website. Furthermore, cookies help us to determine from which country you are accessing our website so we are able to show you appropriate, country-specific content.

On the other hand we use cookies for the statistical analysis of our website and evaluation in order to optimise our content for you.

The use of cookies does not result in us receiving new personal data about you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a message always appears before a new cookie is saved. Deactivating cookies, however, may result in you not being able to use all the functions on our website.

V. Web analysis services

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google") for the user-oriented design and continuous optimisation of our website. In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see Section IV) are used. The information about your usage of this website which is created by the cookie, such as

  • type/version of browser;
  • operating system used;
  • referrer URL (the page visited previously);
  • host name of the IP address of the retrieving computer (IP address);
  • date and time of server query

are transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your usage of our website, to compile reports on website activities for us and to render other services to us in relation to website utilisation and internet usage in the interest of market research and user-oriented design of these web pages. Google will also transfer this information to third parties where appropriate insofar as this is legally required or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will not under any circumstances link your IP address to other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymised, so tracking is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the storage of cookies by appropriate settings in your browser software; note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially in the case of mobile end devices, you may also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This sets an opt-out cookie which prevents your data from being collected when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only to this browser and only to our website and is saved to your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser you have to reset the opt-out cookie.

You will find further information about Google Analytics here.

VI. On-site search

There is a search field on our website for you to use. Visitors can use the search function to search for specific content on our website ("on-site search"). We can evaluate the statistics of the search queries to optimise our online content. Search profile pseudonyms may be generated in this context. This does not result in us receiving personal data. If you wish to prevent this, please do not use the search function.

VII. Social media plugins


1. Facebook

Our website uses so-called plugins of the social network Facebook as offered by Facebook Inc. The Facebook plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the words "Like"/"Share". You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins and information about what they look like at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.

If you call up a page of our website which contains such a plugin your browser will establish a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content is transferred directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated in the page.

Through this integration Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Facebook profile or you are not logged in to Facebook at the time. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA where it is stored.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins by clicking the "Like" button, for example, this information is likewise transferred directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and shown to your Facebook friends.

Please see Facebook's Data Policy at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php for the purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook plus your associated rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the information collected about your visit to our website directly to your Facebook profile you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also block the Facebook plugins through add-ons for your browser, e.g. with "Facebook Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).

2. Twitter

Our web pages also feature plugins of the short message network Twitter Inc. The Twitter plugins ("tweet" button) can be seen by the Twitter logo (a bird) and the word "Twitter". If you call up a page of our website which contains such a plugin a direct link between your browser and the Twitter server will be established. As a result, Twitter receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Twitter button while you are logged in to your Twitter account you can link the contents of our pages to your Twitter profile. This enables Twitter to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as the provider of the web pages we do not receive any information about the content of the data transferred or their usage by Twitter. For further information please visit http://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not want Twitter to assign the visit to our pages, please log out from your Twitter user account.

3. Google+

Our website uses plugins of the social network Google Plus as offered by Google Inc. The plugins can be seen through e.g. buttons marked "g+". You can find an overview of the Google plugins and what they look like at https://developers.google.com/+/plugins.

If you call up a page of our website which contains such a plugin your browser will establish a direct link to the Google servers. The content is transferred directly to your browser by Google and integrated in the page. Through the integration Google receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Google Plus profile or you are not logged in to Google Plus at the time. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. If you are logged in to Google Plus, Google can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Google Plus profile.

If you interact with the plugins by clicking the "+1" button, for example, this information is likewise transferred directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google plus and shown to your contacts there.

Please see Google's Data Policy at http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html for the purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by Google plus your associated rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

If you do not want Google to assign the information collected about your visit to our website directly to your Google Plus profile you must log out of Google Plus before you visit our website. You can also block the Google plugins through add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

4. Pinterest

Our web pages also use Pinterest plugins. The corresponding button can be seen by the "p" symbol.

If you call up one of our web pages which contains such a button your browser will establish a direct link to the Pinterest servers. The content of the "Pinterest" button is transferred directly to your browser and integrated by it in the website. We thus have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Pinterest with the button. According to Pinterest no personal data is collected without a click on the button. Such data, including IP addresses, is collected and processed only if members are logged in.

Please see Pinterest's Data Policy at https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy for the purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by Pinterest plus your associated rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

If you are a member of Pinterest and do not want Pinterest to collect data about you via our web pages and link to your member data stored at Pinterest you must log out of Pinterest before visiting our website.

5. LinkedIn

Finally, our website also contains plugins of the social network LinkedIn. The button can be seen by the "in" symbol.

If you call up one of our web pages which contains such a button your browser will establish a direct link to the LinkedIn servers. The content of the "LinkedIn" button is transferred directly to your browser and integrated by it in the website. We thus have no influence on the scope of the data collected by LinkedIn with the button. According to LinkedIn no personal data is collected without a click on the button. Such data, including IP addresses, is collected and processed only if members are logged in.

Please see LinkedIn's Data Policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy for the purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by LinkedIn plus your associated rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

If you are a member of LinkedIn and do not want LinkedIn to collect data about you via our web pages and link to your member data stored at LinkedIn you must log out of LinkedIn before visiting our website.

VIII. Information, correction, blocking, deletion

You have a right to information concerning the personal data about you which is stored at our company and a right to the correction of incorrect data and a right to its blocking or deletion.

If you require any information about your personal data, wish to have incorrect data corrected, blocked or deleted or have any other questions about the usage of your personal data please send us an email to info@fischersports.com.

You can also contact us as follows:

Fischer Sports GmbH
Fischerstrasse 8
4910 Ried im Innkreis
Österreich

Telephone +43 7752 909 0
Telefax +43 7752 83500

IX. Data security

Any data which you send personally is transmitted via the widely used and safe standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL is a safe and proven standard which is also used for online banking, for example. You can recognise a secure SSL connection by the 's' which is added to http (i.e. https://…) in the address bar of your browser or by the padlock symbol.

We additionally use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against random or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, harm or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our safety measures are constantly improved in line with technological developments.

X. Validity and amendments to this Data Privacy Statement

This Data Privacy Statement is currently valid as at October 2015.

The further development of the website or changes to legal/official requirements may necessitate amendments to this Data Privacy Statement. You can call up and print out the latest Data Privacy Statement at any time on our website at www.fischersports.com/privacy-policy.