Privacy and Cookies Notice
Last Updated: 19 January 2023
NOTE: The Privacy Notice has been updated. Please review the updated Privacy Notice carefully before using the Services.
This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) describes the privacy practices of Discovery Digital Ventures, LLC (“Golf Digest”, “we” or “us”) with regard to our websites (https://www.golfdigest.com, https://schools.golfdigest.com, https://select.golfdigest.com, https://panelists.golfdigest.com, https://handicap.golfdigest.com, https://www.golfdigest.com/the-loop and https://reader.golfdigest.com) and mobile apps (Golf Digest Magazine and Golf Digest Schools) where this Privacy Notice is geo-targeted to our users in the United Kingdom ("UK") and the rest of the European Union ("EU") (the "Services").
We are the data controller of the personal information that we collect from you. We are a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. (“WBD”). You can find out more information about WBD, including our subsidiaries and affiliates, here.
Our UK representative is Dplay Entertainment Limited, registered in England with company number 09615785 whose registered office is at Chiswick Park Building 2, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YB, United Kingdom.
Our EU Representative is Discovery Communications Benelux B.V. whose registered office is at Kraanspoor 20, 1033 SE, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
You can contact us in relation to this Privacy Notice by e-mail to our Data Protection Officer at DPO@discovery.com. If you have any questions or need any help in relation to our Privacy Notice, please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@discovery.com.
This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, and share personal information about users who interact with the Services. This Privacy Notice does not apply to our collection of information from other features, services, or sources (unless specifically stated), or to third parties that provide information to Golf Digest.
Your rights to object: You have various rights in respect of our use of your personal information. Two of the fundamental rights to be aware of are that you may:
- ask us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes. If you exercise this right, we will stop using your personal information for this purpose; and
- ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information where we process your personal information on the basis of our, or another person's, legitimate interest.
You can find out more information in section 5 below (Choices you have regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information) .
What you need to do and your confirmation to us: Please read this Privacy Notice carefully to understand how we handle your personal information.
This Privacy Notice explains:
- TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OR ABOUT YOU
- HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
- WHEN WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
- INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
- CHOICES YOU HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- HOW WE PROTECT CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
- FOR HOW LONG WE MAINTAIN PERSONAL DATA
- HOW WE SECURE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
- THIRD-PARTY SITES, SERVICES, AND FEATURES
- UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
- HOW TO CONTACT US
1. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OR ABOUT YOU
When you interact with the Services, we collect information that directly identifies you (i.e. information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you, such as your full name, postal address, e-mail address, or telephone number), as well as information about your use of the Services. Below we describe the different types of information we collect from you and the devices you use when you interact with the Services.
Information you provide to us: Some of the Services may permit you to enter contact information and other information about yourself and others. We collect and store any information you enter through the Services. For example, you may provide:
- your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, profile picture, year of birth, or other information, such as when you register with our Services, create or edit your user profile, sign up to receive newsletters, or enter a contest or sweepstake;
- certain demographic information, such as your age, gender, or income bracket, when you participate in a survey or poll;
- information in postings, comments, or forums (such as chat rooms, message boards, or similar public forums) within the Services, and in non-public messages you send to other users of the Services;
- videos which include your swing data (such as ball speed, launch angle, launch direction, clubhead speed, and carry distance) that you upload to our Services for swing analysis by your golf instructor via Coach Connect or your own edification. We may request access to the camera of your device to record your swings;
- your communications and video/audio files shared through messages to your golf instructor/student through Coach Connect;
- your first and last name, your address, and your credit card and billing information if you purchase a product at the Golf Digest Store or subscribe to one of Golf Digest’s paid Services;
- your first and last name, postal address, date of birth, email address, phone number, number of residences, occupation, handicap index, GHIN number, golf club memberships, information about your interests and an application video files when you apply to become a Golf Digest Panelist; or
- your e-mail address, communications, and files when you send to us a message by e-mail, through our Customer Support portal, or through other communication services.
Information we collect automatically from your devices: When you interact with the Services, certain information about your use of the Services is automatically collected. This information includes information about the devices used to access the Services, such as Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your device ID and other unique device identifiers, mobile network information, information about how the device is interacting with our Services, hardware model, and the type and version of your device’s operating system or web browser. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as pages viewed and the order of such pages, content (including video content) or advertising you view within the Services; the length of time you interact with the Services; search queries entered within the Services; error logs; websites and other services you visit before and after visiting a Golf Digest site; and other similar information. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. Please see our Cookies Notice for further information, including your choices in relation to the use of these technologies.
Information from Social Media Networks and Other Third Parties: When you use certain features of the Services, you may give us permission to access information about you from services offered by third parties, including social media networks. For example, you may choose to register on our Services by using a social media account, or you may use a social media function on our Services such as a “share” button. Doing that allows us to obtain information from the social media platform. That information could include your friends or contacts, profile picture, birthdate, gender, people/sites you follow, or other profile-related information, as well as any other information you have opted to share. The information we obtain from social media networks depends on your account/privacy settings with those third parties and those third-parties’ privacy notices, so be sure to check those notices and to adjust your settings to meet your preferences.
We may also obtain information about you from other third-party sources, such as our partners and advertisers, interactive applications offered through our services (such as embedded video players), and commercially available sources such as data aggregators and public databases. We may combine the information we receive from third parties with information we collect through the Services.
Location Information: We collect general information about your location through the Services, such as the city, state, and/or postcode associated with your IP Address. If you agree, we may collect more specific location information that is provided through the GPS functionality on your mobile device used to access the Services. That location information is used to present information and advertising that is of relevance to you in your geographic area and to allow you to take advantage of certain features of the Services such as tailoring live class schedules to your time zone or providing you with local grocery store options for recipe ingredient delivery. If you grant permission for us to collect more specific GPS location information, you can disable such access through your mobile device settings.
Information You Provide About Others: If you provide a referrer, refer someone or send someone else a communication using the Services, such as sending content to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Services, your e-mail address may be included in the communication you send.
Camera: When you record your swings, we access your phone’s camera and/or pair your golf swing analysis device (MLM launch monitor) to our Services. We will not access your camera or golf swing analysis device without your consent. Your phone’s camera or your golf swing analysis device will not be used or accessed for any other purpose. If you grant permission for us to access your phone’s camera or golf swing analysis device, you can disable such access through your device settings.
2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect to provide and improve the Services; to communicate with you; to deliver advertising; and to develop and provide additional products, features, and offerings, as explained in more detail below.
Provide the Services you request, including to maintain and service your account, for example to:
- Fulfil your requests for products, services, or information;
- Process your payments and ship your products;
- Enable your access to the Services and participation in special features of the Services, such as golf swing analysis, surveys, polls, and message boards;
- Provide technical and other support, including to understand and resolve technical issues with the Services;
- Send you service-related communications;
- Display user-generated content;
- Evaluate your application to become a Golf Digest Panelist; and
- Process your entries into sweepstakes, contests or promotions.
Communicate with you and provide customer service to support the Services, including to:
- Provide customer service support or respond to your inquiries, requests and comments;
- Send you electronic newsletters or enter you into sweepstakes or contests; and
- Provide you with legal notices or other notices relating to the Services, including service-related communications.
Develop and improve the Services and personalize your experience with the Services, including to:
- Analyse patterns in the use of the Services, study site traffic, and understand customer needs and trends to improve our Services and develop new ones;
- Provide you with a customized product experience, including viewing and other content recommendations;
- Send you personalized newsletters, surveys, and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with whom we work;
- Customize the content on the Services based on your activities and interests;
- Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing and advertising; and
- Use inferences about your preferences and interests for any and all of the above purposes.
Provide our marketing and third-party advertising to you:
Marketing messages from us:
We would like to send you marketing communications, which includes our newsletters, promotional e-mails, and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organisations with whom we work. You will receive marketing communications from us if you created an account and we obtained your prior opt-in consent to send you marketing.
Unsubscribe from marketing messages:
To unsubscribe from marketing messages you may use one of the following methods:
- Where you have an account with us directly, you can change your choices at any time by logging into the ‘Account’ area of the platform and adjusting your marketing preferences in the ‘Email Settings’/ ‘Mange Your Email Settings’ section.
- You can also opt out of marketing by clicking on the unsubscribe link in our marketing e-mails, or by contacting us to opt out of marketing by either e-mailing our Data Protection Officer at DPO@discovery.com or customer service at email@example.com.
To modify your push notification settings, navigate to your notification settings on your mobile device.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal information provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, product/service experience or other transactions. Therefore, you will continue to receive essential messages about the functionality and/or administration of the Services (for example, as mentioned above, where we need to send you a password reminder, to notify you about updates to the Services or amendments to legal terms).
We will obtain your express opt-in consent before we share your personal information with any company outside our group of companies for marketing purposes.
We want to make sure that our advertising and marketing is relevant and interesting to you and our other users. To achieve this, we use third-party advertising and technology companies to serve ads and/or provide aggregated data to assist in serving ads when you visit or use the Services. This includes third party technology companies which collect data about you in order to build a profile of your preferences based on your activities when you visit or use the Services. We also use these companies to automatically collect data from you when you use the Services in order to help us identify the ads that are served to you and what you do after seeing those ads. In addition, we also share data with providers of web analytics tools which we use to analyse your use of the Services.
These third party advertising companies collect, store and use data about you by integrating cookies and other tracking technologies on the Services. Please see our Cookies and Ad Choices Preference Centre and Cookies Notice for further information. In some cases these third parties will also use the data that they collect for their own purposes, for example they may: aggregate your data with other data they hold and use this to inform advertising related services provided to other clients; and work with other advertising companies and share your personal information with such companies as part of the process.
You can control how cookies are set on your device in our Cookies and Ad Choices Preference Centre, by using your browser settings and, in some cases, the settings on your mobile device. If you choose to restrict or prevent tracking for these purposes then the advertising you see when you visit or use the Services will no longer be tailored to your preferences.
We might also share your data with social media or other similar platforms, so that you and other people can see relevant content on that platform. For example, we may use Facebook Custom Audiences and share your e-mail address in a protected format with Facebook so that we can: include you in a custom audience that we will serve relevant advertising content to on Facebook; or create an audience of other Facebook users based on the information in your Facebook profile. You can manage the data which is shared by such third parties with us by amending your preferences, using the privacy settings which these third parties provide on their platforms.
Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance, including:
- Monitor prevent, and detect fraud, such as through verifying your identity;
- Combat spam or other malware or security risks;
- Monitor, enforce, and improve the security of our Services;
- Comply with any applicable procedures, laws, and regulations, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process, or in connection with a legal investigation, if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law; and
- Establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (e.g., to enforce compliance with our Visitor Agreements, Privacy Notices, or other contracts or legal rights).
Please note that all of the information we collect about you may be combined together in order to facilitate all of the above purposes.
3. WHEN WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may disclose the information we collect as described below.
Third-party service providers: We engage third-party service providers to perform a variety of services and functions on our behalf, such as customer support, administering our promotions, marketing or promotional assistance, data analytics, online advertising, technology services and platforms, processing payments, and other services.
The Golf Digest family of companies: We may share information about you within the family of Golf Digest companies, including our subsidiary and affiliated companies and joint venture partners, to provide and improve our products and services, as well as to provide you with information about products or services that may interest you.
Sweepstakes, contests & promotions: When you register or enter a promotion, sweepstake, or contest through our Services, we may share the information you provide for such purposes with authorized third-party service providers (as described above), participating sponsors, and advertising partners. Further, by entering any promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, which may require you to take certain actions, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing Golf Digest and/or the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use and publicly release your name, voice, and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the promotion. Please review the relevant promotion, sweepstakes, or contest rules for more information.
Business partners: We may share information with third parties with whom we have business relationships, such as our co-promotional partners, advertisers, ad networks, and data marketing services, for purposes such as offering products and services that may interest you.
Business transfer: In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, or a diligence process in connection with a potential business transaction, the information we collect and maintain may be disclosed, sold, or transferred as part of that transaction. If such transfer is subject to additional restrictions under applicable laws, we will comply with such restrictions.
License partners: We may share information about the use of our licensed Services with our license partners, such as swing analysis software providers, to enable product features and to enhance our licensed Services.
Golf Digest Panelist Network: When you register to become a Golf Digest Panelist through our Services, we may disclose your contact information to other Golf Digest Panelists if you volunteer to mentor other panelists or when you choose to disclose your information for network opportunities within the Golf Digest Panelist forum.
Legal requirements and protection of Services and users: We will disclose the information we collect where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is: required by law (or to respond to subpoenas, warrants, government requests, or similar process served on us) or to establish or exercise our legal rights, necessary to protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Services, you, or other third parties, or ensure the safety and security of our Services, systems, and of our customers or the general public.
Aggregate information: We may aggregate and/or de-identify information such that it is no longer linked to you or your device. This Privacy Notice does not limit our ability to disclose aggregated or de-identified information that is not linked to you. We may use and disclose such information to our partners, advertisers, and any other third parties in our discretion.
4. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may transfer personal information that we collect from you to third party data processors located in countries that are outside of the UK and the European Economic Area ("EEA") (including to the United States) or to members of our group of companies in connection with the above purposes. Please be aware that countries which are outside the UK and the EEA may not offer the same level of data protection as the UK and the EEA, although our collection, storage and use of your personal information will continue to be governed by this Privacy Notice.
When transferring personal information outside the UK and the EEA, we will:
- include the standard contractual data protection clauses approved by the UK Government or the European Commission (as applicable) for transferring personal information outside the UK and the EEA into our contracts with those third parties (these are the clauses approved under Article 46.2 of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the UK version of it); or
- ensure that the country in which your personal information will be handled has been deemed "adequate" by the UK Government or the European Commission (as applicable) under Article 45 of the GDPR and the UK version of it).
You can find out further information about the rules on data transfers outside the UK and the EEA, including the mechanisms that we rely upon, on the European Commission website here and on the Information Commissioner's Office website here.
5. CHOICES YOU HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have certain rights regarding your personal data. These rights are described in more detail below. If you would like further information in relation to these rights or would like to exercise any of them, please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@discovery.com at any time or follow the below suggestions.
In particular, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by us:
- in certain circumstances, if we process your data on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR (including profiling) (Art. 21 (1) GDPR), or
- if we process your data for direct marketing purposes (Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Generally, you also have the right to request us to:
- access and obtain a copy of your personal data that we store (Art. 15 GDPR),
- provide some of your personal data to you or another data controller in a commonly used, machine-readable format (Art. 20 GDPR),
- update or correct your personal data if it is inaccurate (Art. 16 GDPR),
- delete your personal data (including your account) from our systems under certain circumstances (Art. 17 GDPR),
- restrict the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances (Art. 18 GDPR).
Additionally, if you are based in France, you also have the right to:
- set guidelines regarding the use of your personal data after your death (Art. 85 French Data Protection Act),
- register on the Bloctel list of objection to cold calling, this is a free service (Art. 223-1 French Consumer Code).
If you wish to access or delete your personal data, you can submit your request by filling out the following intake form:
Alternatively you can contact us (see How to Contact Us below) to submit your request.
We will consider all such requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event within any time period required by applicable law). Please note however that certain personal information may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances. If an exception applies, we will tell you this when responding to your request. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to any request you make.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority in the UK or the EEA if you believe we have not complied with applicable data protection laws. The relevant local authority differs depending on your country of residence. For the EEA you may refer to the website of the European Data Protection Board and for the UK to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office to find out more about how to contact your local data protection authority. You may under certain circumstances also seek a remedy through local courts, if you believe your rights have been breached.
Mobile device location information: If you access the Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with specific, GPS location-tracking information, either do not agree to allow your device to share this information with us or disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device. Your device manufacturer should provide instructions on how to disable GPS or other location-tracking functions. If you initially consent to the collection of location information, you can subsequently stop our collection of location information at any time by changing the preferences on your mobile device or by uninstalling the application from your mobile device.
We and our partners collect personal data via cookies and similar technologies, you can find further information in this regard (which supplements) the above information in our Cookies and Ad Choices Preference Centre (which you can navigate to via the “Cookies and Ad Choices” link available in the footer of our website or the settings menu of our app) and Cookies Notice , in which you can see how and for which purpose our advertising partners collect and process your personal data via cookies and similar technologies. Generally, cookies and similar technologies will only be used (i) with your consent or (ii) without your consent only where those cookies and similar technologies are strictly necessary to provide our Services to you. You can object to the use of these cookies and revoke your relevant consents in our Cookies and Ad Choices Preference Centre, and, in some cases, by using your browser settings or the settings on your mobile device.
7. HOW WE PROTECT CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
The Services are generally directed to adults and not intended for use by children under the age of sixteen (16), We do not and will not knowingly collect information from any unsupervised child under the age of 16 The Services are not directed at children and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you have any questions about our practices with respect to children’s privacy or to request that we delete personal information provided by your child, please contact us at DPO@discovery.com.
8. FOR HOW LONG WE MAINTAIN PERSONAL DATA
We maintain the information we collect for as long as necessary to provide the Services, for so as long as reasonably required to satisfy the purpose for which you submitted the information or for our business purposes, or as required by law.
After such period we will take steps to delete your personal data (including any account that you set up to use the Services).
For personal data collected via cookies and similar technologies, you may also find further information about how long your personal data is maintained in our Cookies and Ad Choices Preference Centre (which you can navigate to via the “Cookies and Ad Choices” link available in the footer of our website or the settings menu of our app).
In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this anonymised information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. HOW WE SECURE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We take technical, administrative and organizational security measures to protect your information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. However, no method of transmission over the internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure. As such, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to, through, or on our Services or via the Internet and that any such transmission is at your own risk.
If you create an account or register with any of our Services, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password at all times.
10. THIRD-PARTY SITES, SERVICES, AND FEATURES
11. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time as our services, technology, and legal obligations change. If we make changes, we will post the updated Privacy Notice and revise the “Last Updated” date. Where we make significant changes to this Privacy Notice, and we have your e-mail address, we will send you notification of the changes.
12. HOW TO CONTACT US
We have a Data Protection Officer that can assist with all queries regarding our processing of personal information. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by e-mailing DPO@discovery.com.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with local data protection authorities in the UK or the EEA if you believe we have not complied with applicable data protection laws. The local authority differs depending on the country. Please see the Annex for your local data protection authority. You may also seek a remedy through local courts, if you believe your rights have been breached.
List of data protection authorities (UK and EEA countries)
You have the right to lodge a complaint with local data protection authorities in the UK or the EEA if you believe we have not complied with applicable data protection laws.
The local authority differs depending on the country. Please see below for details of the local data protection authorities in the UK and in the EEA countries in which we operate.
Tel. +43 1 531 15 202525
Fax +43 1 531 15 202690
Commission de la protection de la vie privée
Rue de la Presse 35
Tel. +32 2 274 48 00
Fax +32 2 274 48 10
Commission for Personal Data Protection
2, Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov blvd.
Tel. +359 2 915 3523
Fax +359 2 915 3525
Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency
Tel. +385 1 4609 000
Fax +385 1 4609 099
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Commissioner for Personal Data Protection
1 Iasonos Street,
P.O. Box 23378, CY-1682 Nicosia
Tel. +357 22 818 456
Fax +357 22 304 565
The Office for Personal Data Protection
Urad pro ochranu osobnich udaju
Pplk. Sochora 27
170 00 Prague 7
Tel. +420 234 665 111
Fax +420 234 665 444
Borgergade 28, 5
1300 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 33 1932 00
Fax +45 33 19 32 18
Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate (Andmekaitse Inspektsioon)
Tel. +372 6274 135
Fax +372 6274 137
Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman
P.O. Box 315
Tel. +358 10 3666 700
Fax +358 10 3666 735
Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL
3 Place de Fontenoy - TSA 80715
75334 PARIS CEDEX 07
Tel. +33 1 53 73 22 22
Fax +33 1 53 73 22 00
The competence for complaints is split among different data protection supervisory authorities in Germany. Competent authorities can be identified according to the list provided under: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/bfdi_wiki/index.php/Aufsichtsbeh%C3%B6rden_und_Landesdatenschutzbeauftragte
Hellenic Data Protection Authority
Kifisias Av. 1-3, PC 11523
Tel. +30 210 6475 600
Fax +30 210 6475 628
Data Protection Commissioner of Hungary
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/C
Tel. +36 1 3911 400
The Icelandic Data Protection Authority
Rauðarárstígur 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
Data Protection Commissioner
Lo-Call: 1890 25 22 31
Tel. +353 57 868 4800
Fax +353 57 868 4757
Garante per la protezione dei dati personali
Piazza Venezia 11
Tel. +39 06 69677 1
Fax +39 06 69677 785
Data State Inspectorate
Director: Ms Signe Plumina
Blaumana str. 11/13-15
Tel. +371 6722 3131
Fax +371 6722 3556
Tel: +423 236 60 90
State Data Protection
Žygimantų str. 11-6a
Tel. + 370 5 279 14 45
Fax +370 5 261 94 94
Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données
1, avenue du Rock’n’Roll
Tel. +352 2610 60 1
Fax +352 2610 60 29
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner: Mr Joseph Ebejer
2, Airways House
High Street, Sliema SLM 1549
Tel. +356 2328 7100
Fax +356 2328 7198
Prins Clauslaan 60
P.O. Box 93374
2509 AJ Den Haag/The Hague
Tel. +31 70 888 8500
Fax +31 70 888 8501
Postboks 8177 Dep.
Tel: +47 22 39 69 00
The Bureau of the President of the Personal Data Protection Office – PUODO
ul. Stawki 2
Tel. +48 22 53 10 300; 606-950-000
Fax +48 22 53 10 301
Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados - CNPD
R. de São. Bento, 148-3°
Tel. +351 21 392 84 00
Fax +351 21 397 68 32
The National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing
President: Mrs Ancuţa Gianina Opre
B-dul Magheru 28-30
Sector 1, BUCUREŞTI
Tel. +40 21 252 5599
Fax +40 21 252 5757
Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic
820 07 Bratislava 27
Tel.: + 421 2 32 31 32 14
Fax: + 421 2 32 31 32 34
Ms Mojca Prelesnik
Tel. +386 1 230 9730
Fax +386 1 230 9778
Agencia de Protección de Datos
C/Jorge Juan, 6
Tel. +34 91 266 35 17
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also: https://sedeagpd.gob.es/sede-electronica-web/
104 20 Stockholm
Tel. +46 8 657 6100
Fax +46 8 652 8652
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Water Lane, Wycliffe House
Wilmslow - Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel. +44 1625 545 745
Last Updated: 19 January 2023
- AN EXPLANATION OF THE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE ON THE SERVICES
- HOW OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS USE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
- YOUR CHOICES (MANAGING COOKIES AND HOW TO OPT-OUT)
- HOW TO CONTACT US
1. AN EXPLANATION OF THE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE ON THE SERVICES
Like many companies, we use tracking technologies on our Services. Below are some examples of the types of tracking technologies that may be used, depending on how you access and interact with the Services.
Web browser cookies
A cookie is a data file placed on a computer when it is used to visit the Services. Cookies generally contain information that is associated with your web browser, information such as website preferences, login information, or a user ID. This information enables online services to recognize you as you interact with or revisit the service.
“First party cookies” are cookies that are set by the domain that you are visiting. When you visit websites in the Discovery network of sites, we serve cookies set in the domains of the sites you are visiting and in Discovery domains.
“Third party cookies” are cookies served by our advertising partners, advertising networks, and analytics providers when you interact with the sites.
“Session cookies” are stored for the duration of your visit.
“Persistent cookies” continue to be stored after you leave the Services, and may be kept for weeks, or even years.
The Services may contain web beacons/GIFs, pixels, page tags, embedded scripts and other tracking technologies. These technologies consist of small transparent image files or other web programming code that record how you interact with the Services. They are often used in conjunction with web browser cookies or other identifiers associated with your device.
We may collect your IP address or another unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet or the Service.
Mobile Advertising Identifiers
We and our third-party service providers may receive an advertising identifier that is assigned to your device if you access the Services through a mobile app.
Cross Device Tracking
If you use different devices (such as your home computer, laptop, mobile device, connected television and/or other smart device) to access our Services, we may be able to associate you with each of your devices through deterministic (such as logging in to an account or service on multiple devices) or probabilistic (such as making reasonable inferences based on the collection of non-personal information about the devices you use) fingerprinting technologies.
Precise Location Information
If you access one of our mobile apps, you may be given the option to share information about your precise location with us. If you agree, we may collect location information that is provided through the GPS functionality on your mobile device. We use this information to present information and advertising that is of relevance to you based on where you are.
Essential cookies (and similar technologies) are necessary for the Services to function properly and to remain secure. For example, we may use essential cookies for logging in, filling in forms or to enable other features and functions of the Services. Essential cookies are also used to monitor service technical performance to ensure our services are functioning properly. We also use essential cookies to maintain the security and stability of our services. Because these cookies are necessary to the security and functionality of our services, they cannot be switched off.
Analytics cookies (and similar technologies) allow us to measure how many people have used the Services, monitor how users navigate the Services and which pages and videos are visited most frequently, count how many e-mails that were sent and / or were actually opened or for other analytics purposes. These cookies also allow us to understand how people are using our Services so that we can continue to improve them and ensure that we are providing the best experience for our users.
Advertising cookies (and similar technologies) are used to build a profile of your interests, to deliver advertising relevant to those interests, to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and for the other purposes described in our Cookies & Ad Choices Preference Centre available through the “Cookies & Ad Choices” link in the footer of our website or the Account settings menus of our app. These cookies are set by us and by our advertising partners. If you do not allow these cookies, you will still see ads, but they may be less relevant to you.
3. HOW OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS USE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
4. YOUR CHOICES (MANAGING COOKIES AND HOW TO OPT-OUT)
In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and how we use your information. These choices, and any related consequences, are described in detail below.
Cookies & Ad Choices Preference Centre
Through our Cookies & Ad Choices Preference Centre you can allow or deactivate cookies/trackers or exercise your choices regarding how IAB Transparency & Consent Framework participants may collect or process your data. You can access the Cookies & Ad Choices Preference Centre through the “Cookies & Ad Choices” link in the footer of our website or the Account settings menus of our app. Please note that blocking all cookies can render some of the Services unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency or customisation of the Services.
Please note that Discovery participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and complies with its policies and specifications. The IAB Transparency & Consent Framework is an industry framework designed to facilitate the communication of privacy-related consent between digital advertisers and to provide internet users with greater transparency and control over how their personal data may be used for digital and behavioural advertising. Discovery uses the Consent Management Platform with the identification number 28.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer (and in addition to your ability to allow or deactivate specific categories of cookies/trackers by using our Cookies & Ad Choices Preference Centre as described above), you can usually modify your browser setting (or the settings on your mobile device, if applicable) to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not work or may not work as designed.
Nielsen’s Digital Measurement Products
Device Settings for Mobile Device Tracking
You can opt out of the use of information about your mobile app usage by certain advertising companies through your device settings (“Limit Ad Tracking” on Apple devices and “Opt Out of Personalized Ads” on Android devices).
Connected TV Tracking
You can opt out of the use of information about your Connected TV and TV streaming device usage by certain advertising companies through your device settings.
Social media settings
The privacy notices of social networks should provide your with information on how those networks allow you to exercise your choices regarding tracking technologies, typically by configuring your user account settings on each such network.
5. HOW TO CONTACT US
For any questions regarding this Cookies Notice or Discovery’s privacy practices, please contact us at DPO@discovery.com.