Privacy policy

We collect, process, and use your data in accordance with statutory requirements.

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the use of websites provided by us. It does not apply to websites of other service providers to which we refer solely via a link. When using our website you remain anonymous unless you voluntarily provide us with personal data. Personal data will only be collected to the extent needed to use the services offered on the website, in particular offers including forms. We will treat the data you provide in strict confidence. We will not forward personal information without your express consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so. We point out, however, that the transmission of data on the Internet can always lead to third parties taking note of or falsifying your data. We will provide you access to your stored data and/or delete it if you so request. If you wish to amend, delete, or inspect data, simply write a letter to the address indicated in the Legal Notice. We will only send you e-mails about new products etc. if you provide us with your e-mail address.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer that analyse your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports about the website activities for the website operator and in order to provide additional services relating to website activity and Internet use. Google may also pass on this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google under any circumstances. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you agree to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the purpose named above.

The collection and storage of your IP address by Google Analytics may be revoked at any time with respect to future services. For more information about this, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue background or a “thumbs up” sign) or are identified by the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page on our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred directly from Facebook to your browser, which then embeds it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data which Facebook collects using this plugin and are therefore informing you to the best of our knowledge:

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example press the Like button or write a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook will get your IP address and store it.

Please see Facebook’s privacy policies for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not wish Facebook to collect information about you and link this to your member data already stored by Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins using blocking add-ons for your browser, for example the “Facebook blocker”.

Hockenheim-Ring GmbH attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. We treat your personal data confidentially, taking into account applicable legal requirements. This Privacy Policy discusses how we handle the personal and other usage information that we receive from you.

Personal data

Personal data refers to any information concerning the personal or factual situation of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your real name, address, telephone number and date of birth. We collect process or use your personal data only for the purposes for which these data were provided to us by you. Your personal data which is transmitted to us will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. Exceptions to this are cases in which we are obliged to disclose the data due to mandatory statutory provisions.

Usage-related data

Every web server automatically registers traffic to websites. When you visit our homepage, our web server temporarily records every access in a log file. The following data is collected and stored until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of accesss
  • Name and URL of the requested file
  • The amount of data transmitted
  • Data identifying the browser and operating system used
  • Website from which access is made

The processing of this data enables the website to be used (establishing a connection) and provides the system security, the technical administration of the network infrastructure as well as the optimisation of our Internet offer.

Security

We have met all necessary technical and organisational security requirements in order to protect your personal data from loss or misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are saved on your computer that make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports about the website activities for the website operator and in order to provide additional services relating to website activity and Internet use. Google may also pass on this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google under any circumstances. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you agree to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the purpose set out above. You can stop tracking by downloading and installing this website’s add-on download page to deactivate Google Analytics. This website uses an extension of Google Analytics to anonymise the IP address of the website visitor. By deleting the last two digits of the IP address, it is no longer possible to identify an “exact city” location of the user.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These small text files (up to 4KB in size) are sent from our website to your browser and saved on your PC as an anonymous identifier. The use of cookies allows, for example, better control of the connection during your visit to our website and more effective support when you return. They contain only technical information and no personal data.

Refusal of cookies

Our website can also be used without cookies. Cookies can be prevented from being saved by selecting this in your browser settings. To do this, you must select “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in Internet Explorer under “Tools / Internet Options / Privacy / Settings”, in Firefox under “Tools / Settings / Privacy / Cookies”). However, this can result in limited function of our website.

Links

Our website may contain links to websites of other providers. These external links lead to third-party content on which we have no influence and therefore cannot accept any responsibility. If we become aware of a legal violation on the linked sites, we will remove the link from our website immediately.

Right of revocation

We would like to point out that you can revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. For questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, corrections, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of granted consent, please contact the privacy officer of Hockenheim-Ring GmbH, Am Motodrom, 68766 Hockenheim datenschutz@hockenheimring.de

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our security and privacy measures where this becomes necessary due to technological developments or regulatory changes. In these cases, we will also adapt our privacy information accordingly. Please always take note of the most current version of our Privacy Policy.


1. So-called social plug-ins of the social network facebook.com are kept available in the ticket shop. The operator of the network is Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereafter “Facebook”). When a page of the ticket shop which contains a social plug-in is called up (for example the ‘like’ button), the user’s browser establishes a connection to the Facebook servers and the content required for the social plug-ins is loaded as long as the user has previously clicked the “Activate Social Media” button. Facebook receives the web address of the ticket shop called up by the user, the date and time as well as the IP address of the user. If the user is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can assign the page visit to the user’s Facebook account. If the user presses the Like button in the ticket shop, this information is also transmitted to Facebook and stored there. If the user of the ticket shop is not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook will find out and save the corresponding IP address, as long as the user has clicked on the “Activate Social Media” button. Hockenheim-Ring GmbH has no influence on the content of the plug-ins and the transmission of information to Facebook. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of the user can be referred to in the Facebook Privacy Policy (at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php).

2. Plug-ins of the online video platform “YouTube” operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA are used in the ticket shop in so-called enhanced privacy mode. This enhanced privacy mode is provided by YouTube and assures that YouTube does not save cookies with personal or comparable data on the user’s computer. As soon as the user starts playback of an embedded video by clicking on it, YouTube only saves cookies on the user’s computer that do not contain any personal or comparable data because of enhanced privacy mode (see also para. 3). Further information about handling user data can be found in YouTube's Privacy Policy under: https://www.google.de/intl/en-gb/policies/privacy.

3. Hockenheim-Ring GmbH uses various software solutions to optimise its online offering. These allow usage of the website to be evaluated and valuable information about the users’ needs to be collected in order to continuously increase the user-friendliness of our online service and its quality. In order to carry out these analyses, aggregated and anonymous statistical data are collected. These data are non-personal connection and movement data related to the browser used, the number of page views and visits, the navigation behaviour, and the length of time a visitor visits a ticket store website. In the course of the collection and processing process, the abbreviated IP address of the visitor may also be viewed.

The data is evaluated for the following purposes in particular:

  • Counting visitors
  • Measuring the most attractive areas of the website for each visitor
  • Evaluation of the origin of the visitors to optimise the offer
  • Target group-specific modulation of recommendations

Permanent cookies are used in this process (see also above para. 3). The user can refuse to allow these cookies at any time using the appropriate settings of the browser or allow them to be saved only after explicit confirmation. In addition, the user always has the option of generally preventing the use of data in all deployed solutions by choosing the “opt-out option” offered by the solution. If they are refused, however, no specific recommendations can be made for the user.

Hockenheim-Ring GmbH uses the following software solutions in the above mentioned sense (clicking on the respective provider leads to its opt-out option):

Google: http://www.google.com/settings/ads Facebook/Instagram: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices Google Analytics: Disable Google Analytics

Note: The opt-out is made by means of a cookie. If this cookie is deleted, a new opt-out is required.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on the user’s computer that enable the analysis of website use. Information generated by the cookie about your website use is usually transmitted and stored on a Google server in the USA.

Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by your browser with other data held by Google. Hockenheim-Ring GmbH has also expanded Google Analytics with the code “anonymizeIP” on this website. This ensures that the user’s IP address is masked so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

On behalf of Hockenheim-Ring GmbH, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with services related to website usage and internet use. The user can refuse to have cookies stored by selecting the appropriate settings in the browser software; however, please be advised that in this case, not all the features of this website may be used.

The user can also prevent the data generated by cookies about the use of the website (including IP address) being passed to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-gb. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, the user can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This then sets an opt-out cookie which prevents any future collection of user data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for this website and is stored on the user’s device. If the user deletes the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie must be set again.

Hockenheim-Ring GmbH also uses Google Analytics to analyse data from DoubleClick cookies as well as AdWords for statistical purposes. If the user does not wish to do so, this can be done via the ads preferences manager (https://www.google.de/settings/ads/) are disabled.

Hockenheim-Ring GmbH uses Google Analytics including the functions of Universal Analytics. Universal Analytics allows us to analyse the activities on our pages across devices (e.g. access via laptop and later via a tablet). This is made possible by the pseudonymous assignment of a user ID to a user. Such an assignment takes place, for example, when the user registers for a customer account or logs on to an existing customer account. However, no personal information will be forwarded to Google. Even if Universal Analytics adds additional features to Google Analytics, this does not imply that it restricts privacy measures such as IP masking or the browser add-on.