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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. We take the protection and confidential treatment of your personal data very seriously, so you can use our website with confidence. 

The purpose of this privacy policy is to give you an overview of what data we collect when you visit our website, when we collect this data and what we do with it. Your data is always handled in compliance with the applicable data protection legislation.

This privacy policy applies to the OOT c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation website www.oot-esj.com

Data collection

What data do we collect?

Our IT systems automatically capture general information and data whenever you visit our website. This includes your IP address, the date and precise time of access and the pages viewed. It is impossible to determine your identity based on this data. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes to optimise user experience.

It is possible to use our website without entering any personal information. We only collect personal data that you share with us. We also collect personal data if you contact us (e.g. by e-mail).

Use and sharing of your data

How do we use your personal data?

We store and use the personal data such as name, gender, address and e-mail address you submit via our website only in connection with the services you have requested (Buy a video and/or subscribe a newsletter), or in order to process/respond to your enquiry and for technical administration purposes. To do so, we may also pass your data to the relevant group company or third party. 

Do we pass on your data to third parties?

We only ever pass on your personal data to a third party if:

  • we have your express consent;
  • it is in connection with the services of OOT c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation (including the administration of our website and the provision of the services requested by you);
  • we are legally required to do so; or
  • it is necessary to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no overriding interest in not having your data passed on.

 

We will never sell your data or share it with a third party for any reason other than those listed above.

Cookies

We use our own cookies and cookies of partner companies on our website.

What are cookies and how are they used? 

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. We use the information these cookies collect to make our web pages load faster, to improve our website, enhance user experience, and for statistical purposes. The cookies used on our website do not collect any personal data, and they are always analysed anonymously.

You can choose whether or not you wish cookies from our website to be stored on your computer. You can choose to deactivate cookies or change your cookie preferences in your browser’s settings at any time. You can also delete any stored cookies at any time.

What cookies do we use?

We use both session and persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device even after your browser session has been terminated. This enables us to recognise you automatically in your next session and to display the website with your preferred settings (e.g. your choice of language). Our aim is to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. The cookies are stored on your device for a period of between one month and ten years and are automatically deleted once they expire. 

What happens if our cookies are restricted or blocked altogether? 

If you decide not to accept our cookies or those of our partner companies, you may not be able to see certain information on our website or to use certain features that might enhance your visit.

Web analytics

We use web analytics services to constantly improve our website, so that we can offer you an even better service in future. These web analytics services use tracking technologies to identify areas with potential for improvement and to ensure that the design of our website suits users’ needs.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Facebook

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

PayPal (PayPal Inc.)

Our website uses PayPal. PayPal is a payment service provided by PayPal Inc., which allows users to make online payments using their Paypal credentials.

Personal Data collected: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of PayPal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside

Hyperlinks

Our website contains hyperlinks to websites that OOT c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation  does not operate or monitor. OOT c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation  bears no responsibility for the content of such websites or the way in which they handle your personal data. We recommend that you read each website’s privacy policy. 

Normally, we display the link and a separate click is required to access the third-party website. However, the following exceptions should be noted:

Data security

We use suitable security measures to protect the personal data that we collect on the users of our website. The data we collect is stored on secure servers. We have appropriate technical and organisational security measures in place to protect against loss, destruction or manipulation of data. Your data is also protected against access, amendment or dissemination by unauthorised persons. All data that you submit to us when signing up to newsletters or using contact forms is encrypted during transmission. In the knowledge that the online transfer of information always entails a degree of security risk, we strive to continually improve our security measures in line with technological developments.

Subject access requests

You have the right to demand information on the personal data that we have processed in relation to you. If, despite our efforts to ensure that all data is correct and up-to-date, we hold inaccurate information on you, you may demand that we rectify, supplement or destroy data that we hold on you. To exercise this right, you can contact OOT c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation at the address given below.

Contact

Please direct any questions concerning this privacy policy or any other data protection matters to:

OOT
c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation
Stauffacherstrasse 72
3014 Bern
T. +41 (0) 31 537 10 00
info@oot-esj.com

Last Update: June 2018

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