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1 Introduction

Personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018. This website may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not extend.

By using the WAKESURF.WORLD website, specifically by providing your personal data via the Internet, you confirm that you have read and understood this data protection declaration and that you consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with this data protection declaration. You can revoke this consent at any time (see section 16  "Right to objection" below).

2. Personal data (Article 4 (1) GDPR)

Personal data includes all information relating to a specific or identifiable person. They provide information about a person's identity. This includes information such as B. Name, address, postal address, telephone number, etc.. Information that cannot be linked to the identity (such as favorite websites or the number of users of a website) is not included.

If you decide to register, you must enter personal information in the individual user profile. You are free to decide whether you want to enter this data. WAKESURF.WORLD uses the personal data for the purposes of technical administration of the website and for user and customer administration only to the extent required. In addition, personal data is only stored if this is provided voluntarily.

3. Passing on of personal data (Art. 44-50 GDPR)

Subject to the exceptions regulated by law, WAKESURF.WORLD will not pass on the data to third parties without your consent. If personal data is passed on to service providers as part of the processing, they are bound by the European General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and possibly other statutory provisions.

Personal data is only collected or transmitted to state institutions and authorities within the framework of mandatory legal provisions.

4. Contact form

If you send WAKESURF.WORLD inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be saved for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. Subject to Section 2 above, we will not pass on this data without your consent.

5. Newsletters

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, WAKESURF.WORLD needs an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter are. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information and, subject to Section 2 above, do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of personal data in accordance with Section 1 of this data protection declaration, in particular the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter, at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

6. Security

WAKESURF.WORLD strives to take reasonable measures to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Suitable technical and organizational security measures, which are continuously improved in line with technological developments, are used for this purpose. However, the absolute security of the data cannot be guaranteed. No liability is assumed for violations of this safety regulation, unless they are intentional or grossly negligent.

7. SSL encryption (Art. 32 Para. 1-4 GDPR)

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit cannot be read by third parties.

8. Server log files (Art. 32 para. 1-4 GDPR)

The provider of our website automatically collects and stores information in so-called "server log files", which your browser automatically transmits. These are in particular:

  • browser type and browser version;

  • operating system used;

  • Referrer URL;

  • host name of the accessing computer;

  • Time of server request.

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. WAKESURF.WORLD reserves the right to subsequently check this data if concrete indications of illegal use become known.

9. Integration of social media plug-ins

Our website contains numerous social media plug-ins, which are usually integrated into our website as graphic files. Each time our website is accessed, the buttons are loaded from the website of the social media provider. In this way it is possible that your IP address and the URL of our website in particular are forwarded to the server of the social media provider and stored there.

In these cases, WAKESURF.WORLD has not disclosed the data in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act. WAKESURF.WORLD has no knowledge of the content of any data that may be transmitted or how it is used by the social media providers. For further information on data protection (in particular on the scope, type and purpose of data processing), we refer to the data protection declarations of the individual social media providers. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy.

By logging out of your social network pages beforehand and deleting cookies that have been set, you can prevent third-party providers from collecting information about you during your visit.

10. Use of Cookies

This website uses mandatory and non-mandatory cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

Strictly necessary cookies are data that can be sent to the browser on your computer's hard drive so that we can offer you certain functions. They do not require the consent of the users of the website.

We use non-essential cookies to collect information about visits to the website. In addition, we use non-mandatory cookies to improve the user-friendliness of the website, for example by saving your password. Non-essential cookies require the consent of the user of the website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you are not obliged to use them. You can usually set your browser to refuse cookies while still being able to use most of the website's features.

Most of the cookies used are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser on your next visit.

11. Management of cookies (activation, deactivation or deletion)

All web browsers provide the ability to enable, disable or delete the use of cookies by configuring the browser settings or options accordingly. The steps to do this vary from browser to browser.

If cookies are completely or partially deactivated or deleted, not all functions of the website may be available.

12. Links to other websites

The online offer of WAKESURF.WORLD contains links to other websites. WAKESURF.WORLD has no influence on whether their operators comply with data protection regulations. WAKESURF.WORLD excludes any responsibility or liability for the websites of third parties that can be accessed via the links.

13. Contributions

The articles on our site are accessible to everyone. Contributions should be carefully checked before publication to ensure that they do not contain information that is not intended for the public. The contributions may be recorded in search engines and can also be accessed worldwide without specifically calling up this website.

14. Your Rights

If you have provided us with personal data, you can assert the following rights at any time, provided there are no legal regulations to the contrary (Art. 12 - 23 DSGVO):

  • Right to information (Art. 15 Para. 1 – 4 GDPR)

You have the right to obtain information about the data concerning you at any time in order to be aware of the lawfulness of the processing and to check it (Art. 15 Para. 1 -4). For a complete deletion of your account, please get in touch with EM's data protection contact.

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)

If you have provided us with personal data, you have the right to have this data corrected if it is incorrect or incomplete. We will correct these after appropriate notice.

  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) (Art. 17 para. 1-3 GDPR)

You have the right to have the data stored about you deleted if it is no longer necessary for processing, it has been processed unlawfully or if you no longer consent to the processing or object to it.

In the case of data that is subject to a statutory minimum retention period or if it is required to fulfill a legal obligation or to exercise or defend legal claims, WAKESURF.WORLD can refuse the requested deletion of the personal data.

  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 para. 1-3 GDPR)

You can restrict or block the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data until WAKESURF.WORLD has demonstrated the accuracy of such data. This also applies if the processing of your personal data is unlawful and you request that its use be restricted instead of being deleted. The right to restriction of processing can also be asserted if WAKESURF.WORLD no longer needs the data but the data subject needs the data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim. Processing can also be restricted if the person has objected to the processing of their data and WAKESURF.WORLD is considering whether their legitimate reasons or those of the person take precedence. WAKESURF.WORLD informs the data subjects before the restriction of processing is lifted.

  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 Para. 1-4 GDPR)

You have the right to collect and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. This applies to the personal data that has been communicated. In return, WAKESURF.WORLD will provide you with this information in a structured, commonly used and computer-readable format.

  • Right to object (Art. 21 Para. 1-6 GDPR)

In case of non-compliance with processing activities

You may at any time object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling),  based on  legitimate interests ( including profiling) and for statistical purposes. Upon receipt of such a request, the processing of the personal data will stop.

WAKESURF.WORLD has the right not to satisfy such request under the following conditions:

  • When the compelling legitimate grounds for the processing override the individual’s interests, rights and freedoms to stop it.

  • If the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim

With regard to automatic decision-making processes (Art. 22 Para. 1-4 GDPR)

You have the right to request from WAKESURF.WORLD that you are not subject to decisions based solely on automated processing (including profiling).

WAKESURF.WORLD may use automatic decision-making processes if they are necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract, if they are permitted by law or are based on the express consent of the individual.


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