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Privacy Statement

General Note

This privacy statement applies to all web sites hosted on the Strathspey system, including but not limited to my.strathspey.org, www.strathspey.org, and www.frankfurt-scd-club.org, unless one of these sites posts a separate more specific privacy statement, which will then apply to that site in place of this one.

Strathspey is not a for-profit entity and we are not in the business of selling our user’s personally identifiable data (PID) to advertisers (or anyone for that matter). Our policy is to share PID as minimally as possible and to aim for the greatest reasonable degree of security as far as storage and processing of PID is concerned. There are conceivable situations in which we might be compelled by law to make PID available, e.g., to law enforcement authorities, and in these situations we will naturally comply. But other than that we do not contemplate sharing PID from the Strathspey sites with anybody, ever.

Statutory Information

Responsible Entity

The responsible entity for data processing on this site is:

Anselm Lingnau
Bahnweg 71
55129 Mainz

The responsible entity decides solely or together with others about the goals and means of processing personally identifiable data (PID) on this site, such as names, contact information, etc.

Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing

Some data processing is only possible with your express consent. Your previously-given consent may be revoked at any time by e-mail. The legality of any processing up to the revocation is unaffected by the revocation.

Right to Complain to the Responsible Authority

As an aggrieved party in a data protection violation you have the right to complain to the responsible authority. As far as data protection is concerned, this is the Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz.

Right to Data Transfer

You have the right to have any data which we’re processing in an automated fashion based on your consent or pursuant to a contract transferred to yourself or a third party. The data will be made available in machine-readable form. Inasmuch as you demand a direct data transfer to a third party, this will only be done as far as technically feasible.

Right to Information, Correction, Blocking, or Deletion

You have the right to be informed within applicable statutory limits, at any time and at no charge, about your stored PID, its provenance, its recipients, and the purpose of processing them. You also have a right to have PID corrected, blocked, or deleted. Please do feel free to contact us at any time about this or any other questions in connection with data protection.

TLS Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential data which you send to us as the operator of this site, this site uses TLS encryption. This means that data you send to this web site cannot be read by third parties. You can typically recognise an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line in your browser and/or a lock symbol near the address line.

Server Log Files

As operators of the web site we store information that derives from your access. This is done for debugging purposes, ensuring the secure operation of our servers, and statistics. This logging data consists of:

  • The page(s) accessed on our web site(s)
  • Date and time of the request
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • URL of the invoking page (“Referrer”)
  • IP address

As far as possible we store IP addresses in an abbreviated form that makes it impossible to correlate requests to a particular Internet node.

Strathspey uses Sentry to track and correct runtime errors on our sites. Our Sentry instance is self-hosted (rather than the “software as a service” offering from Sentry itself, i.e., no PID is shared with the Sentry company) and information about individual error-causing requests persists in our system for up to two weeks before being automatically deleted.

Log data will not be correlated with data from other sources. This processing is pursuant to section 6, paragraph 1 lit. b of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data in pursuit of a contract or pre-contract measures.


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Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are deleted automatically when your browser session ends. Other cookies, though, persist on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us recognise you when you return to our site.

A modern web browser allows you to control, limit, or disallow the storage of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured such that cookies are automatically deleted when the application is closed. Deactivating cookies may result in limited functionality of our web site.

We set certain cookies which are necessary to transact electronic communication or provide certain functionality based on GDPR sec. 6, paragraph 1 lit. f. As the operator of this web site we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure a technically flawless and smooth provision of our services. Inasmuch as we set cookies for other purposes (such as analytics) these are described separately in this privacy statement.

We use Mapbox (mapbox.com) to display geographical maps showing, e.g., the location of dance groups and event venues. The service causes your browser to download JavaScript, CSS, and map tiles from Mapbox’s servers, and can, in principle, observe what maps you’re looking at. It also sets a cookie called _mkto_trk. Currently there is no way of opting out of this but we’re working on it.
Some pages on the site – especially in the dance database – embed videos from YouTube (youtube.com). Again, this means that YouTube can theoretically track what pages you’re looking at that have YouTube videos on them. Once more, currently there is no way of opting out of this but we’re working on it.

Event Participation

To allow events with personal registration we collect PID about the people who register, on behalf of the entity actually putting on the event. This consists of:

  • Name
  • Town/city of residence
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Options from the event registration (such as RSCDS membership)
  • Payment status (for pre-paid events)

This data is accessible to us and the designated event administrators of the entity putting on the event. It is only used to manage the event in question and will be deleted from our system at most 90 days after the event has ended.

This data will not be correlated with data from other sources. Processing is based on GDPR section 6, para. 1 lit. b, which allows the processing of data in pursuit of a contract or pre-contract measures.

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