CHESHIRECATS.EU - PRIVACY POLICY

I. Notice on the processing of personal data on cheshirecats.eu

Cheshirecats.eu provides a platform for sharing clan activity of the Cheshire Cats Clan. In doing so, cheshirecats.eu is the framework in which the users registered on the forum (cheshirecats.eu/forum) can create articles and messages and exchange views. The legal responsibility for the respective contributions lies at the creating users.
Personal data (usually referred to just as "data" below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, the forum and the services offered there.

A read access to the posts on cheshirecats.eu/forum is - with the exception of the member sections - for anyone without registration available. However, for the creation of posts and for the use of further functions of the board, a registration is necessary in which we collect and process personal data. Furthermore, we also collect certain information in the case of anonymous access in order to offer the functions available on cheshirecats.eu/forum and to be able to exclude or track unlawful use of the service.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website or forum and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Personal data when using cheshirecats.eu

When using cheshirecats.eu personal data is collected at various locations:

The collection of data is done in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to prevent misuse of the services offered on cheshirecats.eu and at the same time to give third parties the possibility of being able to take action against any possible legal infringements.

Note: According to Art. 21 GDPR, you have a right of objection to data storage, provided that it is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and that there are grounds for your specific situation. We caution that the collection of this information is required to assert, exercise or defend legal rights.

Personal data when registering at cheshirecats.eu/forum

As part of the registration, we collect your e-mail address. Furthermore, you have to choose a username (pseudonym), which will form a bracket over all your posts. While your username is visible to everyone, only we as the operator of cheshirecats.eu have access to your e-mail address.

In addition, you can enter further information such as your website, your place of residence or other contact details in your profile. You can use this to set a signature (free text) which, depending on what you enter, can contain personal details. This information is voluntary, so you can decide for yourself what information you want to provide and publish. The data you enter is freely accessible on the internet in the context of your posts.

As part of the registration and acceptance of the Terms of Use, including these instructions for the processing of personal data, we also record the IP address and the time stamp for verification.

By collecting the data at registration or in your profile, you agree that we may process this data and publish it as described above (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR). Your e-mail address, as well as the registered IP addresses and time stamps, are also necessary in order to be able to fulfil the user agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR).

You may revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effects or change the data you have entered in your profile at any time. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or enter the new data in your profile, respectively.

Management of blacklists

We reserve the right to keep blacklists of e-mail addresses, domains or IP addresses if the corresponding address was used as the basis for improper use of cheshirecats.eu or a house ban was granted. The basis of storage is also Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. As a precaution, we point out that, especially in the blocking of domains or IP addresses, informing the data subjects is usually impossible or only possible with disproportionate effort (Art. 14 Para. 5 lit. b) GDPR).

Use of cookies

When you visit cheshirecats.eu/forum various cookies are created, which ensure that you have a consistent user experience across all pages of cheshirecats.eu/forum. In detail, the following information may be included in cookies:

The cookies are stored by your browser for a maximum of one year and sent to us at each page request. You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support.
If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our forum may be fully usable.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our forum. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube".
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website and forum. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.
Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of user behaviour, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google's privacy policy found at
https://policies.google.com/privacy

iShoutbox

We use iShoutbox on our forum to provide guests with the option to leave messages without registering. iShoutbox is a free service by Chat4all Services.

When adding messages to the shoutbox on cheshirecats.eu/forum the IP address from which the message was created is stored together with a username (pseudonym) on our cheshirecats iShoutbox account at ishoutbox.com. The collection of data is done in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to prevent misuse of the services offered by the shoutbox on cheshirecats.eu/forum.

For the purpose of functionality, cookies may be stored on your device via your browser by iShoutbox.com. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data in iShoutbox’s privacy policy found at
https://ishoutbox.com/?page=privacypolicy



II. Information according to the General Data Protection Regulation

Purpose of the processing of personal data and their legal basis

The personal data in the registration on cheshirecats.eu (see above) are stored and processed with your consent for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website and forum (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) and b) GDPR). The personal data in the use of cheshirecats.eu as well as the blacklists (see above) are stored in order to prevent misuse of the services offered on cheshirecats.eu and at the same time give third parties the opportunity to take action against any possible legal violations (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Disclosure of data

The data not intended for public provision will not be disclosed to third parties. Exceptions to this rule include disclosure to law enforcement agencies or the judiciary, prosecution of legitimate legal interests or legal obligations.

Duration of data storage

The data collected during registration will be stored until you revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data or delete your account on cheshirecats.eu/forum. After a revocation or account deletion, we will store the central data of your profile (e-mail address, user name as well as registered IP addresses and timestamps (see above)) for a maximum of 13 months in order to fulfil proof obligations and prevent misuse of the forum.

Right to information and right to object

You have the right to access and obtain a copy of your personal data we possess; you have the legal right to ask us to rectify/correct your personal data; and you have the legal right to revoke your consent to the storage and processing of your data at any time and to request the deletion of your personal data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights or have any queries regarding them, please contact us at
contact@cheshirecats.eu.

Right of appeal

If you believe that the processing of your data on cheshirecats.eu is not within the scope of the legal requirements, you have the right to file complaints with the responsible supervisory authority.

Necessity for providing data

The specification of an e-mail address is required for the registration on cheshirecats.eu/forum and for the use of the functions that are only available to registered users (especially the creation of articles, the use of private messages and other functions of the forum software). Without this information, a registration is not possible.

Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

There is no automated decision-making and no profiling on cheshirecats.eu and its subdomains.