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Privacy Policy

This page explains how and when your personal data is collected, processed and used when accessing [domainname], or any of its subdomains. Basis of all processing are the terms of the EU Data Protection Rules (GDPR).

In the following text we use

  • “we” for the people managing the website or in GDPR speak: the controller
  • “you” for the users accessing the website or in GDPR speak: the data subject

We're not doing anything different than any other website on the planet, but it's only fair we explain it to you.

This text was written to be short and easy to understand by someone who is not a lawyer. If you feel something is not as clear as it should be, please let us know.


Cookies are small text files stored by us inside your browser. This allows us to give your browser a short- and long-term memory.
In general, all cookies we set are necessary to provide functionality on our sites. Overview of the cookies set in your browser:

Cookie Purpose Provider Expiry
bethico_cookies_[database] memorize your acceptance of cookies First Party Cookie 90 days after acceptance
bethico_remember_id_[database] remember team or player selected in Team Schedule, Player Schedule and Player Results First Party Cookie 90 days after last selection
bethico_fragment facilitate page navigation (preserve query fragments) First Party Cookie 10 seconds
joomla_user_state “logged in” or Cookie doesn't exist First Party Cookie current session
joomla_remember_me facilitate login if you choose “Remember Me” First Party Cookie 60 days after last login
“random string” (your choice of) site language First Party Cookie current session
“random string” form token (mandatory security measure) First Party Cookie current session

[remove] with this button. Please note that you will be logged out, and that a few cookies will reestablish themselves on page load. Those cookies cannot be disabled unless you navigate away from our site, but they do not contain any data which can be used for identifiation purposes.

Your browser has settings to control which cookies it accepts and for how long it stores them. The following links provide detailed information in English:

Server Logs

The web server hosting our site will log each page access. This log will also contain some personal data:

  • your IP address
  • the referrer (where you came from)
  • your browser identification

This information is necessary for legal reasons and to analyse and prevent abuse. This allows us to keep users away who try to crash our server or to have necessary evidence in case of illegal or criminal activity.

Our server logs are automatically deleted after 30 days. We will only keep log files longer when they are needed as evidence during an investigation.

User Profiles

Contact form

If you use the contact form through the “About the League” menu entry you will need to provide the following data:

  • name
  • email address

We will also log:

  • your current IP address

This data is used exclusively to establish a first contact, and is not saved by the web server. It is, however, saved by our email system used to send and receive email.

Account creation

If you opt to register for a league member account your league operator will need to provide the following data:

  • first name
  • last name
  • nick name (optional)
  • username
  • email address
  • password (which you later can change)
  • phone (optional)
  • nationality (optional)

This data is used to allow you to login and to identify it's you.

Participation in league play

If you participate in league play your games will be recorded in the league's database and made visible through the website. A league operator will need to enter the following data, which allows to identify you:

  • first name
  • last name
  • nick name (optional)
  • username (optional)
  • email address (optional)
  • password (optional - can be changed later)
  • phone (optional)
  • nationality (optional)

If you provide a nick name you can ask your league operator to make only this nick name visible to guest visitors to the website who are not member of this league and have not obtained a login to the website. Logged in members of the league will always see your full name including your nick name. If you do not agree that your full name is recorded in the league's database you need to advise a league operator accordingly to allow him or her to obfuscate or fake your full name for the purpose of remaining unidentifiable even for league members.

Counter measures to data leakage

  • Our servers are protected by elaborate firewalls to avoid any data leakage online. However, like any web server accessible through the web, it is not possible to guarantee 100% security against cyber criminals.
  • We operate our own email server. Your data is not exposed to any offsite email service.
  • All data related to our services, which reside on our servers, are encrypted. Encryption keys are not stored on the same servers, so it's virtually impossible to gain access to any data related to our services, even in case of physical theft of our assets.
  • Should there be any data leakage, despite all efforts to avoid them, then we will undertake every effort to inform you with as much detail and information as possible, as fast as possible.

Third Party Processing

Google Fonts

The website's default fonts are built in and do not rely on Google or load additional data from third party websites.

However, it is possible that your league operators have adopted a Google Font in the website settings to improve it's visual appearance. In such a case please note the following excerpts from Google's privacy policy regarding google fonts:

  • The Google Fonts API is designed to limit the collection, storage, and use of end-user data to only what is needed to serve fonts efficiently.
  • Google Fonts logs records of the CSS and the font file requests, and access to this data is kept secure. Aggregate usage numbers track how popular font families are and are published on our analytics page.

Social media

This website does not interact with social media unless your league operators have added a link in the website menu or have included a link in an article posted through the website. If so, following such a link might expose your IP address and possibly other data to those social community services.

This Privacy Policy does not cover collection and processing of your private data by social media. Bethico is unable to influence third party social media functionality and cannot be held responsible for any consequences or leakages of your data. Please bring this to the attention of your league operators if it bothers you, so that they can add respective rules and regulations to this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

The GDPR guarantees your right to information about your personal data, as well as your rights to rectification, erasure, and portability (e.g. for transferring data). Furthermore, you have a right to restriction and objection of processing your data. You can withdraw your consent for our processing of your personal data at any time.

Feel free to contact us with the contact form through the “About the League” menu entry, so that we can work out how we can help you. Your league operators are listed there and can be contacted by clicking on their names.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the designated data protection supervisory authority in the place you live or work.