Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy


As the controller within the meaning the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”), Sportcast GmbH, Kaltenbornweg 2, 50679 Cologne, Germany, (“the Sportcast”) collects, processes and uses personal data that is collected and stored during visits to and use of the website (the “Website”), in compliance with the data privacy regulations applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany, particularly the GDPR and the BDSG. This Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy (hereinafter collectively: the “Statement”) sets out which personal data regarding visitors to the website (hereinafter: “Users”) is collected and how this data is processed.


1. Data collection and processing during visits to the Website

Every time a User accesses the Website, the User’s web browser automatically transfers the following data to the Sportcast’s web server for technical reasons:


  • IP address of the requesting device
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the page accessed
  • Quantity of data transferred
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used on the User’s device
  • Name of the User’s internet service provider
  • Website from which the access takes place


The collection and processing of this data occur for the purposes of enabling the use of the Website (establishing a connection), system security and the technical administration of the network infrastructure. The data will not be compared with other sets of data or passed on to third parties either in whole or in part.


The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The Sportcast’s legitimate interest is based on the aim of providing the Users a secure and functioning Website.


2. Social media content

Some content that has been published on YouTube will be loaded on the Website. Such YouTube videos are embedded in privacy-enhanced mode; more can be found out here. Further information on data processing can be found in YouTube’s applicable privacy statement.


3. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the User’s end device and allow to recognize this end device. The Users have the option to adjust their browser's settings to prevent it from accepting the storage of cookies. Please note that in that case that certain parts of the Website may not work.


The following section describes which strictly necessary cookies cookies are used on the Website:




First Party / Third Party




First Party


The cookie is set by the CMS (Content Management System) TYPO3 for the unique identification of a User. It offers the user better operator guidance, e.g. saving of search settings or form data.


First Party


This cookie stores the status of a User's acknowledgment of the cookie banner and thus prevents the cookie banner from being displayed again.


First Party


This cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number that can be used to maintain a certain status of a User between pages (for example if the User is logged in).


Strictly necessary cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off by the Users. The legal basis for the use of these cookies are the legitimate interests of the Sportcast pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. The Sportcast’s legitimate interest results from the fact that the Sportcast wants to ensure a secure and most efficient operation of the Website.


4. Data forwarding to third parties

Aside from the cases outlined, the Sportcast will forward personal data to third parties only if it is authorised or obliged to do so. This is the case particularly if the Sportcast transfers personal data to government agencies and authorities in accordance with mandatory national legislation or if forwarding is necessary for the purpose of legal action or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on network infrastructure. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 c) GDPR in conjunction with Section 24 para. no 1 BDSG.


5. Storage and deletion of personal data

All stored personal data and pseudonymised usage data will be deleted immediately and permanently as soon as they are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or if the User demands this, unless the Sportcast is required or entitled by law to preserve the data. If the Sportcast is required or entitled by law to preserve the data, the stored personal data and pseudonymised usage data will be permanently deleted upon expiry of the statutory retention periods.


6. Security

The Sportcast uses technical and organisational security measures to protect personal User data against accidental or intentional tampering, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. These security measures are regularly adapted in accordance with technological developments. Nonetheless, the Sportcast advises the User that absolute security can never be guaranteed in online data transmission.


7. Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites. This Statement applies solely to this Website. The Sportcast has no influence over content from other providers and does not control whether other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations or other legal requirements. If a user alerts the Sportcast to the presence of unlawful content on linked websites, the Sportcast will remove the links from the Website immediately.


8. Rights of the User

The GDPR grants a number of rights to the User. In particular, the User has

  • a right of access to personal data concerning themselves (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • a right to rectification of inaccurate data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • a right to erasure of data under the conditions stipulated in Art. 17 GDPR
  • a right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • a right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR
  • a right to object to processing, unless this takes place to protect the legitimate interests of the Sportcast (Art. 21 GDPR).


The User can assert their rights by emailing or by post using the address specified at the beginning of this Statement. The Sportcast’s privacy officer can be contacted at This e-mail address is used to respond solely to enquiries pertaining to privacy.


Furthermore, the User can submit a complaint about the data processing to an appropriate supervisory authority. The authority responsible for the Sportcast is the

North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, and the User can submit a complaint via the following link.


9. Where can the User find the relevant legal texts?

The User can access the GDPR via this link, the BDSG and other relevant German legal texts via this link.


10. Applicability, validity and up-to-date status of this Statement

The provisions in this Statement on the collection, processing, and use of the User’s data apply to the User when using the Website. This Statement is up to date as at 21 January 2022. The Sportcast reserves the right to amend this Statement as needed, at any time and with future effect, especially for the purposes of adapting to later versions of the Website or implementing new technologies. The User can view the current Statement on the Website at any time under the “Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy” menu item in the footer.