Privacy Policy

The operating company of Courts of the World is Belitz und Garthoff GbR, Ernastr. 9, 45130 Essen, Germany (following referred to as Courts of the World). The protection of your personal data is of utmost concern to Courts of the World. With this Privacy Policy Courts of the World wants to inform about the processing of personal data.

This Privacy Policy will amend the “Terms of Use” of Belitz und Garthoff GbR.

1. First Principals concerning the Storage and Processing of your Personal Data

Courts of the World collects, processes und uses your personal data complying to the data protection laws of the European Community (and respecting the data protection laws of Germany).

Courts of the World uses the personal data solely in order to make the usage of the services of Courts of the World available to its users. Courts of the World will not make the personal data of users available to third parties for commercial-, marketing- or further purposes, except Courts of the World will use the services of a third party in order to grant the performance of own services. In this case Courts of the World will commit the third party to comply with these regulations.

The liquidation of the stored personal data is carried out when the member revokes its acceptance to have personal data stored or when the storage is not compliant to federal law.

2. Invitations and Forwarding

It is possible that users invite or forward videos and comments to non-users. Courts of the World processes these personal data to make available the before mentioned services only.

3. Personal Newsletter and Notifications

By registrating to Courts of the World obtaining emails like newsletters is completely voluntary. In the settings a deactivation of all info services is possible. An exception is necessary notification of members about important matters regarding the maintance of the service (e.g. changes to the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy etc.).

4. Cookies

Courts of the World uses cookies in order to identify you as user and help improve the services. A cookie is stored locally to your computer and expires after the log-out and / or after quitting the browser.

5. Log-Files and Google Analytics

With every page request data is being stored in a log-file, the Server-Log. This data record includes the following information:

  • the IP-address,
  • the Remote Host,
  • the time, the status, the volume of transferred data as well as the referring website,
  • and the information concerning the browser version (User-Agent).

To do so Courts of the World uses the standardized “combined” logfile format of the Apache webservers. Courts of the World uses these logs for statistical analysis in an anonymous form, meaning that data cannot be allocated to individual users. By taking these measures Courts of the World is able to find out when the Courts of the World-website services are mainly frequented by the users. Further Courts of the World will be able to detect possible bugs. Courts of the World does not link the information stored in the server-log to single users. However Courts of the World reserves its right to check the log data upon the latest stored IP-address if there is reasonable suspicion that the Courts of the World services are used contrary to existing laws or the Terms of Use. This serves to protect the Courts of the World members, the safety of the Courts of the World member data, as well as the entire Courts of the World websites and services.

Furthermore Courts of the World uses Google Analytics, a service for analysing internet traffic of Google Inc. (“Google”). Personal data will never be transmitted to or analysed by Google. Analysis by Google is carried out without allocation or reference of your personal data. The information regarding the members use of Courts of the World-webservices (including the IP-address) will be stored by a Google-Cookie and will be transferred to a Google server in the United States. Google will use these information in order to analyze the members usage of the Courts of the World websites, to generate reports of website activities for Courts of the World and furthermore to build more services connected to the use of the internet. Google can also forward these data to third parties, in case that this is statutory or third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will in no case link the members IP-address with any other Google data. The members can disable the installation of cookies in the settings of the browser software.

6. Change of the Privacy Policy

Courts of the World reserves the right to change or modify the Privacy Policy at anytime.

7. Accessibility of the Privacy Policy

Users can view the Privacy Policy from any Courts of the World website by following the link “Privacy Policy”.