Last updated September 1, 2023
As the operator of the website https://www.rogerfederer.com (hereinafter "Website"), the protection of your personal data is a matter we take very seriously. We therefore exclusively collect and process your personal data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions regarding data protection, including the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (hereinafter "FDPA"), the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "GDPR"), to the extent applicable, and the standards described hereinafter. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Below, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing with regard to this Website, in particular the collection and processing of personal data via this Website, the purposes of the collection and processing of personal data and your rights with respect thereto.
2. Responsible Body
3. Data collection when accessing this Website (server log files)
When you access our Website, information from the browser used on your device is collected and automatically transmitted to the server of our Website. This information is temporarily stored in so-called server log files. Thereby, the following information is stored:
- IP address
- date and time of access
- name and URL of the retrieved file
- website from which access is made (referrer URL)
- browser type/version used
- operating system used
- name of your access provider
- amount of data sent in bytes.
We will process the above-mentioned data for the following purposes:
- ensuring a smooth connection of the Website
- ensuring comfortable use of the Website
- evaluation of system security and system stability
- for other administrative purposes.
The above-mentioned personal data are not combined with other data sources. Under no circumstances this personal data is used by us for profiling (i.e. the automated processing of personal data to assess certain personal aspects relating to a natural person). Personal data will generally not be subject to any automated decision-making. Should we use such methods in certain cases, we will notify you separately on this and inform you of your relevant rights.
The processing of personal data as described above is required for the above-mentioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests.
The processing of personal data by cookies as described above is required for the above-mentioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and/or based on your consent.
5. Integration of services and contents of third parties
This Website integrates third party services and content (e.g. Youtube) and offers from several social media providers (so-called plug-ins) and provides links to third-party websites (e.g. online shops).
5.2 Third party services and content
The integration of a third-party services requires that the relevant third-party provider perceives your IP address. Without an IP address, this third-party provider cannot send the content to your browser. In addition, certain of these services are only activated when they are actively selected by you. We only integrate these third-party services into our website in order to provide you with useful information or to facilitate a process. No further data processing takes place. However, we have no influence on any storage of your IP addresses by these third-party providers, namely for statistical purposes. Such processing is then the responsibility of the relevant third-party providers in accordance with their data protection provisions.
5.3 Social media plug-ins
You can usually recognize the plug-ins by the logos of the respective social media provider. The social media plug-ins are deactivated by default. As soon as you activate them (e.g. by clicking the corresponding button), the relevant social media providers can determine that you are on our Website. If you have an account with that social media provider, it can assign this information to you and thereby track your use of online offers. These social media providers process these data as separate controllers.
These social media plug-ins are used by us in order to improve the profile of our Website and to increase awareness of our Website. This constitutes a legitimate interest of us. The responsibility for ensuring compliance of the services with data protection regulations lies within the provider of the respective social network or third-party website.
In particular, we use social media plug-ins for the following social networks on our Website:
Facebook: Our Website uses social media plug-ins from Facebook, which is a service provided by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Dublin, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook, Menlo Park, USA (hereinafter collectively "Facebook").
When you visit a page of our Website that contains such a plug-in, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. We have no influence on the nature and scope of the data that the plug-in transmits to the servers of Facebook.
The plug-in informs Facebook that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our Website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to the Facebook servers and stored there. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook profile. When using plug-in functions (for example, pressing the "Like" button or sharing a post), the corresponding information is also transmitted to Facebook and stored there.
Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and tailor-made Facebook pages. For example, Facebook creates profiles regarding usage, interests and relationships to evaluate your use of our Website with regard to the advertisements displayed on your Facebook profile.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our Website to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our Website.
5.4 Online shops
Our Website provides links to the Tennis Warehouse online shops (United States, Europe and Australia), operated by Tennis Warehouse, 181 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA (hereinafter "Tennis Warehouse"), in which products and merchandising articles in connection with Roger Federer are sold.
Personal data of the user will only be transmitted to Tennis Warehouse after clicking on the link and being referred to the respective website of Tennis Warehouse.
The provision of the links to the Tennis Warehouse online shops constitutes a legitimate interest.
6. Social Media Presences
We may operate our own presences on social networks and other third-party platforms.
If you communicate with us via such presences or comment on or disseminate content, we collect corresponding information. We receive this data from the platforms and directly from you, when you interact with us through our online presence (e.g. by communicating with us, commenting our content or visiting our social media presence). We process this data primarily for communication and for marketing purposes.
We may disseminate content published by you. Further, we have the right, but not the obligation, to check content before or after it is published and to delete content without notification, insofar as this is technically possible, or to report it to the provider of the relevant platform. In the event of a breach of decency and conduct rules, we may also report the user account in question to the provider of the platform.
The data processing as described above is based on our legitimate interests and/or your consent.
When visiting our social media presences, data may also be transmitted directly to or collected by the providers concerned and processed by such providers together with other data already known to them for their own purposes, in particular for marketing and market research purposes (for example to personalize advertising) and to manage their platforms. Further information on data processing by the providers of social networks can be found in the privacy policies of the respective social networks. We currently use the following platforms:
7. Fan post
If you send us fan letters by post by using the address provided on this Website, we will process the personal data provided therein for answering your queries. We may further store the fan letters for internal historical references.
The data processing as described in this section is based on your consent and/or our legitimate interest.
8. Retention period
Your personal data is only retained as long as required for the purposes pursued with the processing and/or as long as legal retention and documentation obligations or legitimate interests exist. As soon as your personal data are no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, they will be deleted or anonymized, to the extent possible.
9. Data security
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures for the security of your personal data, in particular to protect such personal data from unauthorized access by third parties and misuse. These security measures are continuously adapted to the current state of the art.
10. Transfer of data to third parties
Personal Data may be transferred to following categories of recipients:
- service providers and processors (e.g. IT providers);
- subcontractors and other business partners;
- domestic and foreign authorities or courts;
- other group companies;
- other recipients.
Further, we may enable certain third parties to collect personal data from you on our Website (e.g. third party providers of services and contents on our Website). These third parties are sole controllers. We have no control over their data collections. If you have concerns or wish to exercise your data protection rights, please contact these third parties directly (see sections 5 and 6 above).
11. Transfer of data abroad
As set forth above, we disclose data to other recipients, which are not all located in Switzerland. Your data may therefore be processed in Switzerland, in Europe and in any country in the world. Data transfers to third countries take place only in compliance with the statutory requirements. If we do not have your consent, if the transfer is not required for asserting, exercising or defending any legal claim, and if no other exceptions apply, we will only transfer your personal data to a third country, if such country has an adequate legal data protection in place or, in case that such personal data is transferred to a country without adequate legal data protection, if appropriate safeguards are in place.
12. Rights of the data subjects
In accordance with applicable law, you have the following rights:
- Right of access, i.e. right to be informed about the personal data pertaining to you that is processed by us.
- Right to rectification, i.e. right to demand correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data pertaining to you that is processed by us.
- Right to erasure (right to be "forgotten"), i.e. right to request the deletion of your personal data processed by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- Right to restriction of processing.
- Right to data portability, i.e. right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible, subject to certain conditions.
- Right to object to the processing of personal data.
- Right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect. The lawfulness of the data processing based on the consent before its withdrawal remains unaffected.
- Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
13. Enquiries with respect to data protection matters
Please note that enquiries, which do not regard data protection matters will not be answered without any exception.
If you send us enquiries by email, the personal data you voluntarily provide therein will be processed by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry.
The data processing as described in this section is based on your consent and/or our legitimate interest.
The personal data submitted by you in your email will be retained by us until you request us to delete the personal data or the purpose of data retention ceases to apply (e.g. after the request has been processed or after the data is no longer needed for evidentiary purposes). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.