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It explains what data we collect, why we collect it, and how it is used.
What data do we collect?
General information, including your IP address, access date and time, and pages viewed on our website is automatically captured on our IT system. Your identity is hidden, and the info collected is only used for statistical analysis purposes. This allows us to optimise the content of our website. It is impossible to identify any specific person based on this data.
It is possible to use our website without entering any personal information or logging in, however, some areas may be restricted for members. Personal data, such as name and email address is collected for membership purposes.
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We store and use your personal data only in connection with the services you have requested, such as: downloading videos, membership registration and newsletter subscriptions. This data is used for technical administration purposes, and it allows us to respond to enquires.
Do we pass on your data to third parties?
We will never sell your data, or share it with a third party for any reason unless:
- We are legally required to do so.
- We have your express consent.
- It is necessary to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims.
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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 allow our web pages to load faster, to improve our website, to 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.
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We use web analytics services and tracking technology, in order to identify areas with potential for improvement, and to optimize the user experience.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
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Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behaviour 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, as well as the processing of this data by Google. Just download and install the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
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Our website uses PayPal, which is a payment service, provided by PayPal Inc. This allows users to make online payments using their PayPal credentials.
Further information about the handling of user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of PayPal.
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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 request information in regards to the personal data that we have collected in relation to you. If, despite our efforts to ensure that all data is correct and up-to-date, or if we hold inaccurate information on you, you may demand that we rectify, supplement or destroy data that we have on you. To exercise this right, you can contact OOT c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation at the address given below.
c/o MEM MEDIA Foundation
T. +41 (0) 31 537 10 00
Last Update: November 2018