1. What personal data is collected
We are committed to providing a good level of protection for the privacy of all visitors to our websites and our mobile applications. The way in which we collect and store information is dependent on how our websites and related functionalities are used.
2.Data collected by automated means
Various technologies may be used on our websites and our mobile applications in order to make them more user-friendly, effective and secure.
When visiting one of our websites, data is transmitted via cookies from your browser to our server. Cookies are essentially small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to the respective website.
2.2 Flash cookies
A special form of cookie is the so-called flash cookie. In contrast to normal cookies, these are not created and saved by the browser but are governed by the Adobe Flash plug-in. These can contain more information than normal cookies and cannot be deleted or disabled via the browser; this is only possible using tools such as the Adobe Flash Player website. You can also obtain more information about these cookies on that website.
2.3 Web analytics
Google Analytics: Enabled
3. Data provided by yourself
Besides the data collected by automated means, we also process data which you have provided to us. This includes but is not limited to:.
The exact data that is collected depends on a range of factors, such as the required service or the desired form of communication. All of this data is characterized by the fact that you have provided this information yourself.
4. How is the collected data used
We will only use your data for the purposes for which you submitted the information to us and as described in this policy statement. Exceptionally we may also use your data for purposes required or authorised by or under applicable law.
5. Disclosure of information
One of our core principles states that your data shall be treated with confidentiality. We will not sell your data to third parties. If required by law your data will be disclosed to third parties.
We sometimes make use of service providers and of data processors working on behalf of us. These services can include hosting and maintenance services, analysis services, e-mail messaging services etc. These third parties are granted access to such personal data they require in order to be able to carry out the particular service. The service providers and data processors are contractually obliged to treat such information in the strictest confidence. It is also contractually forbidden for them to use the data in any other way than that required.
There may be occasions on which we disclose data to our partners in an anonymised form. Such anonymised data includes, for example, information about the number of visitors to a website or a mobile application during a certain period of time. Such information is generally only disclosed in a ‘bundled’ form.
6. Your rights
7.1 Right to object
With regard to e-mails that contain, for example, a newsletter or marketing content, you have the option to terminate the receiving of such e-mails (unsubscribe) by following the relevant instructions in the respective e-mail. With regard to other types of message you may receive, such as maintenance announcements or administrational notifications, the receiving of these can only be terminated by deleting your account, as such messages are a mandatory part of user accounts and the related use of our websites or our mobile applications.
7.2 Right to request information
You have the right to be informed at any time about the personal data stored about you, its origin and recipients as well as the purpose for which it is being stored. Information about stored personal data can be obtained from our Group Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted using the address details in the Contact Information section below.
8. Security of the information and data integrity
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against accidental, unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised use, disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing and misuse.
9. Social Networks
Our Websites and/or mobile applications provide you Social Plug-ins from various social networks. If you choose to interact with a social network, your activity on our website or adidas mobile application will also be made available to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
If you are logged on in one of the social networks during the visit on one of our Websites or mobile applications the social network might add this information to your profile. If you are interacting with one of the Social Plug-ins, this information will be transferred to the social network. In case you do not wish such a data transfer, please log off in your social network before you enter one of our Websites or mobile applications.
We cannot influence this data collection and data transfer via the Social Plug-ins. Please read the privacy policies of those social networks for detailed information about the collection and transfer of personal data, what rights you have and how you can achieve satisfactory privacy settings.
10. Google Search Box
We have implemented the Google Search Box, developed from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043, USA („Google“) on our adidas-Group.com website. Google will not collect any personal data from you when you use the search Box. Google may collect information about your location and browser. We cannot influence this data collection and data transfer. Google might publish aggregated statistics about the usage of the Search Box or share these statistics with other users and/or partners.
11. Geolocation Services
We offer location-enabled services within some of our mobile applications, such as Google Maps and Bing Maps. If you use those mobile applications, they may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location. You are always asked if the Geolocation Service can be activated and you can also object to this Geolocation Service within the respective mobile application.
Please note that queries not submitted in German or English will take longer to process due to the translating required.