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Data protection statement

Dear users of our web site,

The protection of your personal data is very important to Köln Marathon Veranstaltungs- und Werbe GmbH. We will now tell you about what data we collect and process. We will also inform you about compliance with the provisions of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz (TMG)), the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)) as well as other data protection law-related provisions.

1. Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit our web page, we collect and save the IP address, time, browser type and device type for technical reasons.

On the contact form you provide us with your name and your email address. We collect and save this information in order to be able to process and reply to your query. We do not pass this personal data on to third parties.

2. Cookies

A cookie is a small text file from a web site. This is stored on a hard drive by and can be re-read. In order to provide the web site on an individual basis, cookies are used in some areas of the internet site. Furthermore, we use cookies for the duration of a session for an anonymous, statistical evaluation. Our cookies do not cause any harm to your computer; they do not contain any viruses and do not collect any personal data about you.

Using your browser’s settings you can prevent us from saving or using a cookie at any time.

3. Use of Facebook social plug-ins

Within the context of our internet site, social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network are used, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plug-ins are identified with the “Facebook” logo or the “like” button. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:

When you access our internet site, your browser immediately establishes a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred by Facebook directly to your browser; your browser then integrates this into the website. By integrating the plug-in, Facebook receives information about which page from our internet site you have accessed. If you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on the “like” button, the corresponding information is transferred from your browser directly to Facebook and saved there. It should be noted that we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transferred, or how it is used by Facebook.

Please consult Facebook’s data protection information ( for the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and usage of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and privacy protection settings in this connection.

If you use Facebook and you would like to make it more difficult for Facebook to collect data about your visit to our internet site, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our internet site.

4. Use of Google Analytics

Our internet site uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and which enable your usage of the internet site to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie relating to your use of our internet site is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on our internet site, your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our internet site. This evaluation is necessary for Google so that it can compile reports for us about your activities on our internet site, and so that it can provide other services to us in connection with the use of our internet site and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other information by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the corresponding setting within your browser software. However, please note that in this situation you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this internet site. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of the internet site (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the link below: By using this internet site you consent to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Your consent to data collection and storage can be revoked with future effect at any time. In light of the discussion about the use of analytics tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this internet site uses Googly Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" addition and therefore IP addresses are only processed in their abbreviated form in order to exclude them from being linked to a particular individual.

5. Right to information

At any time you can request information free of charge about the personal data saved about you. To enable your request to be processed quickly, you can send your request to us at one of the contact options specified below.

6. Right of revocation

If you revoke your consent,

a) we will delete your personal data if knowledge of your personal data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose associated with the saving of such data; or

b) we will block access to your personal data if we are required to retain your personal data for statutory reasons.

7. Contact

You can contact us using the following methods if you have any questions on the subject of data protection:

Köln Marathon Veranstaltungs- und Werbe GmbH
Sportpark Müngersdorf | Radstadion Peter-Günther-Weg
50933 Cologne, GERMANY

phone: +49 221 / 33 77 73 - 11