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Data Protection & Privacy Policy

(last updated on 20. July 2013)

1. Privacy Statement

WRC Promoter GmbH, Liebherrstrasse 22, 80538 Munich in Germany ("WRC Promoter") respects your right to privacy and personal data. This Data Protection and Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy"), together with our Terms and Conditions, explains how we use your personal information and data collected from the website and your rights in respect of such information and data. Personal information provided by you or gathered by us is controlled by us in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and laws, in particular with the German Datenschutzgesetz. The WRC Promoter has taken appropriate measures to keep secure any personal information given by users of this website. Under no circumstances will we sell or distribute your personal data for money to any third party.

2. What Information do we collect?

We collect and process the following information about you:
• the information provided by you on registration, such as your name, phone number, email, address;
• information about your website preferences and log-in status even if you leave the site and return;
• information we learn about you from your use of the website and content offered by us;
• details of transactions you carry out through the website; and
• information you provide when giving us feedback and content.

3. For what Purposes do we use the Information we collect?

We use personal information collected from you for the following purposes:
• to deliver and provide you with our content and services;
• to improve and personalise the website, content and services;
• to research our website, content and services;
• to ensure that the website, services and content are relevant to you;
• to carry out auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and enhance the website, its content or the services we provide; and
• to transfer your details to relevant third parties, public bodies, competent authorities, industry organizations, collection agencies, regulators, assignees as reasonably required for the operation of our business and in the event of a merger or acquisition.

We may also monitor your usage of the website, and content or services you receive, request or provide when using the website for the purposes of quality control.

4. How do we store and when do we transfer your personal Information?

All personal information that you submit via the website is sent to and stored on secure servers located in the European Union. Information submitted by you may be disclosed by us to other companies organizing or participating at the FIA World Rally Championship, such as the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile ("FIA"), our affiliates and to the third parties mentioned in the circumstances described below, which may be situated outside the European Union and may be processed by staff operating outside the European Union. By submitting information via the website, you agree to this storing, processing and transfer.

5. Disclosure of your Information

We may share the information we collect among our affiliated companies at home and abroad (also outside of the European Union) including our partners, joint ventures and with any future owners of the website, but subject always to applicable law.
We may from time to time employ other companies and individuals to carry out functions on our behalf including delivering services, sending mails, providing marketing assistance, analysing data, providing customer services and for accounting and invoicing purposes. In order to carry out their functions these companies and individuals may require access to your personal information but we shall only disclose such relevant personal information as is needed by them to perform their functions.
Where requested to do so, we may co-operate with any court, tribunal, regulatory body, police authority or other similar authority in any investigations or proceedings concerning you or your use of the website. This may include disclosing information about communications transmitted via the website to the authorities where required.
Whilst we take measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us, no transmission over the internet can ever be guaranteed secure. Consequently, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transfer to us over the internet.

6. Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins ("Plugins") currently from the following social networks: facebook.com ("Facebook") and micro-blogging service twitter.com ("Twitter").
Facebook is a social network, operated by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). When you visit a page of our website that contains a Facebook Plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the Plugin content to your browser, which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our website. We have no influence on the data gathered by the Plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the Plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or by entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is a possibility that the Plugins transmit your IP-address to Facebook. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php. Further you can block Facebook Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

Twitter is a micro-blogging service, provided by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). When you visit a page on our website that includes such a Plugin, your browser connects directly with the servers at Twitter. The content of the Plugin is transferred from Twitter directly to your browser, which incorporates it into the website. For this reason, we have no influence on the amount of data gathered by Twitter with the aid of this Plugin. We provide this information to the best of our knowledge, which is that only the IP address of your connection and the URL of our website are transmitted when the Plugin is acquired, but are not used for purposes other than display of the content in the Plugin.

7. Tracking Software and Cookies - what are they and how do we use them?

Like most websites, WRC.com uses our own and third party tracking software to help us analyse and understand your use of the website and its content. Such analytical tools use cookies which are text files placed on your computer’s hard drive by the website that collect certain information and data about you and your visits to the website, such as your IP address, browser type, the time and length of your visit, the pages of the website you visit and other clickstream data. Please note, a cookie only tracks a device’s access and use the website, it has no knowledge of, or interest in, who is using that device. Using the information from cookies enables us to tailor our services to you and make your use of the website and services more user friendly and efficient. Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies and tracking software from your computer’s hard drive, receive a warning before they are stored, or to turn off the cookie or tracking software altogether. If you want to know how to do this please refer to your browser instructions or help screen, but please be aware that if you refuse cookies or tracking software it may lead to a decreased level of functionality of the website.

Google Analytics is one of the tracking software we use, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics also uses “Cookies”. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of our website (including your IP- address) will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. If you activate the IP-anonymisation on our website though, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within a member states of the European Union or within other states that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will your IP-address be fully transferred to a server of Google in the United States and be shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP-address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of Cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. You can also prevent the acquisition of the data generated by the Cookie (including your IP-address) by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available by the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can find further information here:
www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Webtrends Analytics is another tracking software we use, also a web analytics service provided by Webtrends Inc. (851 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1600, Portland, OR 97204, USA). Webtrends tracks and analyzes non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our users. All data collected by Webtrends on our behalf is owned and used by us. For more information about how Webtrends collects data, please read their privacy policy at ondemand.webtrends.com/privacypolicy.asp#PSFV.

Webtrekk Analytics is another tracking software we use, a Web analysis service from Webtrekk GmbH (Boxhagener Strasse 76-78, 10245 Berlin, Germany), to collect statistical data on the use of our website and optimise our services accordingly. Collected data is sent only to our statistics provider, Webtrekk GmbH. Webtrekk GmbH is data-privacy certified for Web analytics. Collection occurs via a cookie. Your IP address is anonymised, saved and sent, making it impossible to identify you via your IP address. Webtrekk uses session cookies, which are deleted when the browser session ends. The same is true for last-click cookies. The collected data is deleted once there is no longer a need to save it for analytical purposes, or upon user request. Users can opt out of the anonymised tracking of their visit data at any time, so that they are no longer tracked in the future. 

For more information about how Webtrekk collects data, please read their privacy policy at http://www.webtrekk.com/en/products/data-protection.html

For exclusion from Webtrekk tracking, a cookie named “webTrekkOptOut” from the domain webtrekk.net is used. This tracking opt-out is active as long as this cookie is not deleted. To activate this opt-out, please click here http://www.webtrekk.com/en/index/dataprivacy/cookieoptout.html

8. Your Rights

You may at any time without giving reason object our use of your data for informing you about WRC news, for contacting you regarding market and other researches and may also withdraw your consent you have given before in relation to newsletters, data use and advertisement at any time for the time coming.
You have further the right to obtain a copy of processed personal information and data held by us about you. You also have the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you.
If you would like to obtain a copy of your personal information, notify us of any inaccuracies in the information we hold about you, or if you have any queries concerning our Privacy Policy, please write to us at:
WRC Promoter GmbH
, Data Protection Management, Liebherrstrasse 22, 80538 Munich, 
Germany.
For your own data safety you will need to verify your identity and specify what information you require. In order to cover our costs incurred in providing you with a copy of your information we may charge you an adequate fee.

9. Third Party Offerings, Sites and Hyperlinks

This website may from time-to-time contain links to other unrelated sites. This privacy statement does not apply to these sites nor are we responsible for the content and practices of these websites.
We sometimes provide offerings, e.g. gaming opportunities, but also social media feeds, hyperlinks and/or advertisements to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to the personal information that we collect through the website and we cannot be responsible for personal information that any third parties collect, store and use through their offerings on our website or their website. More specifically, we are not responsible for any personal information you provide to the respective third party in conjunction with your use of a third party provided game, purchase option or other feature. You should always read the privacy policy of each website you visit and service you use.

10. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy by posting these on the website. You should continue to check this Privacy Policy for updates and amendments.

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