The responsible body as defined in data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
World Cat Federation
Tel.: +49 201 / 555724
Fax: +49 201 / 509040
You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer at the address provided:
• Information about your stored data and how we process it,
• Correction of incorrect personal data,
• Deletion of your stored data,
• Restriction of data processing if we are not yet permitted to delete your data due to legal obligations,
• Objection to your data being processed by us and
• Data portability, if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it permanently at any time.
You can contact your local supervisory authority at any time with a complaint. Your supervisory authority varies depending on your country of residence, your work or the nature of the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses can be found at:
We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:
• you have given your express consent,
• processing is necessary to fulfill a contract agreed with you,
• processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,
• processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests
and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we store your personal data only as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as required according to the various storage periods determined by the competent legal authorities. Once the purpose in question no longer exists or the storage period expires, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted as required by law.
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, among others things, the type of browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, and other similar data. It is exclusively information that cannot be connected to you as an individual.
This information is produced unavoidably during internet use and is required for technical reasons in order to display the requested web content correctly. It is processed for the following purposes in particular:
• Ensuring smooth connection to the website,
• Ensuring our website works properly,
• Evaluation of system security and stability and
• for other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The only recipients of the data are the responsible body and, if applicable, the external processor.
Anonymous information of this kind can be statistically analyzed in order to improve our website and its underlying technology.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. When this happens, we automatically receive certain data, such as your IP address, the browser used, the operating system on your computer, and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Based on the information contained in the cookies, we can simplify navigation for you and ensure that our website displays correctly.
The information we collect will never be forwarded to third parties or linked to your personal data without your explicit consent.
For the provision of chargeable services, we ask for additional data, e.g. payment details, in order to be able to execute your order. We store this data in our systems until the legal retention periods have expired.
When users post comments, this data is saved alongside information about the time of its creation and the username previously chosen by the website visitor. This is for our security, because we can be prosecuted for unlawful content on our site, even if it was created by users.
With your explicit consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by email to your specified email address.
To receive the newsletter, all you need to do is provide your email address. When you register to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for that purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by email about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter or technical matters).
For effective registration, we need a valid email address. In order to verify that the person registering is actually the the owner of the email address provided, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. This involves logging the newsletter order, sending a confirmation email and receiving the requested answer. No additional data are collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains a link that will allow you to revoke consent. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time or inform us of your request to unsubscribe by using the contact option at the end of this data protection notice.
If you contact us with any questions by email or through the contact form, you thereby give us your consent that we can contact you.
A valid email address is required for this purpose. This is used to allocate the request and then reply to it.
You must also provide your first and last name. The provision of any further data is optional.
The information you give us will be stored for the purpose of processing the request, as well as for potential follow-up questions.
There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer. These enable the analysis of your website use. Cookie-generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, because IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will store your IP address in shortened form if you are accessing this site from within the European Union or the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services will then be provided based on your use of the website and the Internet. The data is processed on the basis of the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data produced by cookies and associated with your use of the website (including your IP address), its transmission to, and its processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will save an opt-out cookie onto your device. This will prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics on this website when using this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:
Dr. Paolo Veneziani
This data protection declaration was created using the Data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG.