Privacy Policy

Please read all of this Privacy Policy carefully prior to commencing use of this website and on each that you use this website in the future to check for updates.


Data Privacy Policy (Websites)

Data protection and the private sphere of the users are very important to the Mister Spruce blog (hereinafter referred to as “Mister Spruce”). The gathering and use of your personal data takes place exclusively within the framework of the statutory provisions of applicable data protection laws. By means of this data privacy policy, Mister Spruce is providing information concerning the processing of personal data on the Mister Spruce websites.

1 Point of contact

The contact and so-called responsible body for the legality of the processing of your personal data under data protection laws is

Mister Spruce Blog
58 Halstead Close
Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1TZ

Should you have any questions relating to data protection, you can get in touch with us at any time. We can be contacted by email at [email protected] Should you have any general concerns or queries, you can also contact Mister Spruce by email at the email address earlier given.

2 Area of applicability

This data privacy policy applies to the Mister Spruce Blog with all online offers, content, functions and services, even if these only contain seasonal, short-term or event related services (for example European Championships or World Cup, special features).

3 Processing of personal data

Personal data is processed if you simply access our website (information related use) and if you subscribe to our blog (use with interaction).

Personal data is information relating to factual or personal relationships of a defined or definable natural person. Above all, this includes information which allows your identity to be traced, for example, name, address or email address or also your birthday.

3.1 Information related use

In case of simple information related use of the website, i.e. if you have not logged in and do not transfer other information to us, we do not gather any personal data, with the exception of the data which your browser transfers in order to allow you to visit the websites. These include:

IP address

Date and time of the access

Time zone difference to GMT

Content of the request (concrete page)

Access status / HTTP status code

Respective data quantity transferred

Website from which the request originates

Browser

Operating system and its interface

Language and version of the browser

The IP addresses are deleted after the end of the use or are anonymised after a maximum of seven days. In case of anonymisation, the IP addresses are altered in such a way that the individual information concerning personal or factual circumstances can no longer be assigned to a person or only with a disproportionately high degree of expense in terms of time, costs and manpower. The data in so-called log files are evaluated by us in anonymised form in order to continually improve our apps (should we decide to create one) and make them more user-friendly, as well as in order to find and correct errors more quickly. In addition, this is used in order to manage server capacities, in order to be able to make corresponding data volumes available, when required.

The data processing is necessary so that you can find out about the content of Mister Spruce. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR, based on the legitimate interest of Mister Spruce in informing users of our content. The processing of the named data is necessary in order to provide the content. Otherwise, it is not possible for you to use the website as requested.

3.2 Use with interaction

There is not much scope for interaction on our websites. You can currently participate primarily in polls and make comments. The data collected from polls is only saved by using cookies (see number 6 below), is not assigned to your person and is deleted once the poll is removed from the respective website (which can differ depending on the survey).

4 Disclosure of personal data

In principle, Mister Spruce does not pass your personal data on to third parties. The data gathered by us is only passed on to third parties, if this is necessary to provide the technical functionality of the websites or another legal basis for the disclosure of data exists. Personal data may only be used by our service providers in order to fulfil their tasks. These were carefully selected by us and engaged in writing. They are subject to our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. Other use of the information is not permitted and is not carried out by any of the service providers used by us.

Alongside the service providers listed separately in this data privacy policy, data may be disclosed to individual categories of recipients, i.e. to companies in order to support promotions and special campaigns, as well as to external advisors and enforcement authorities.

6 Cookies

Cookies are small files which are saved on your data carrier and which save certain settings and data for the exchange with our system via your browser. Cookies cannot start any programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. The purpose of cookies is to make the Internet service more user-friendly and effective overall.

As a rule, there are two types of cookies, so-called session cookies which are deleted once you close your browser (= end of the session) and temporary/permanent cookies, which are saved on your data carrier for a longer period of time or permanently. This saving helps us design our website and makes the use of it easier for you, as certain information is saved which means you do not need to constantly repeat the process (for example, saving the language in which the websites were viewed). Analysis procedures are also based on cookies (see Number 7 Analysis).

You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time and configure your browser settings to your wishes (for example, the acceptance of third-party cookies or the rejection of all cookies). As a rule, you will be informed how to reject new cookies and delete existing cookies in the menu list of your web browser via the help function. However, we wish to point out that in such a case, you may not be able to use all functions of our websites.

7 Analysis

In order to improve our website, we use various technologies to analyse the usage behaviour and to evaluate the associated data. This procedure takes anonymously or on the basis of pseudonyms. Below, we wish to explain these technologies and the providers used for this purpose in more detail.

Mister Spruce uses Google Analytics which is a web analysis services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies in order to analyse our website in relation to your user behaviour. The information concerning the use of this website which is generated by the cookies is transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. In cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield. However, your IP address will be shortened before the evaluation of the usage statistics, so that your identity cannot be traced. In this respect, Google Analytics was extended on our website by the “anonymizeIp“ code, in order to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses.

Google will use the information generated by the cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports concerning the website activities for the website operator and to provide additional services connected to the use of the website and the use of the Internet.

As shown above, you can configure your browser in such a way that it rejects cookies or you can prevent the recording and processing by Google of the data generated by the cookies which relate to your use of this website (including the IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you can set an opt-out cookie in order to prevent recording by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out function only works in the browser and only for this domain). Should you delete your cookies in this browser, you need to click this link again. Click the following button for this purpose:

CUSTOM OPT OUT

The purpose and scope of the data gathering by Google, as well as the further processing and use of your data there and your rights and settings options for the protection of your private sphere in this respect, can be found in the data privacy and security notices of Google.

8 Inclusion of videos

We have included videos on our websites which are saved with YouTube and which can be played directly from our websites. YouTube is a group company of Google and a multimedia service of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

By means of the visit to our websites, YouTube is informed that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our websites. This takes place regardless of whether you are logged into YouTube or not. Should you be logged in to YouTube, your data is however assigned directly to your account. Should you not wish for this to take place, you need to log out before viewing the video.

YouTube saves your data as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and designing its website in line with customer requirements. Such an evaluation takes place even for users who are not logged in. As shown above, you can configure your browser in such a way that it rejects cookies or you can prevent the recording and processing by Google of the data generated by the cookies which relate to your use of this website by deactivating the “Personalised advertising on the web” button in the Google advertising settings. In this case, Google will only continue to display general advertising which was not selected on the basis of the information relating to you which was recorded.

In cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR, based on the legitimate interest of Onefootball in providing video and picture contents.

The purpose and scope of the data gathering by YouTube, as well as the further processing and use of your data there and your rights and settings options for the protection of your private sphere in this respect, can be found in the Data privacy policy of Google.

9 Your rights

If you request, we will notify you whether and what data relating to you is saved by us. Should the statutory requirements be present, you also have the right to correction, restriction of the processing or deletion of the data. You also have the right to receive the data relating to you in a structured, up-to-date and machine-readable format from us. In order to claim these rights, please get in touch via the contact information above. This also applies, if you wish to object to the processing of your data in accordance with this data privacy policy in full or in relation to individual measures.

Finally, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority for data protection, should you be of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you breaches data protection laws. You can claim this right by contacting a supervisory authority in the member state of your place of residence, place of employment or the location of the alleged breach.

10 Changes to the data privacy policy

We reserve the right to alter this data privacy policy. The current version can be accessed on our website.

As of May 2018