Welcome to Showdown("we", "us", "our"). We organize and support the Showdown by King of Weighted season after season. We offer you as a participant a platform to record your results and to globally compare your performance with other participants. 

In our Privacy Policy we explain how we collect, use and protect information. Furthermore, we explain your choices regarding publicly available information on your profile.

Our policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access our Platform ("Users").

By using our Platform, you understand and agree that publicly available User Content may be searched and viewed by others in accordance with our Terms and Conditions (available under Rulebook).


1. Information we collect

We collect the following types of information.

Information you provide to us directly:

  • When you register for a profile, we receive your first and last name, password (encrypted), and email address. This information enables us to assign you more quickly in the event of a forgotten login.

  • The profile information you provide for your user profile (e.g., date of birth, body size, bodyweight, Instagram Account name & nationality). 

  • User content (e.g. results, Instagram post link, profile picture) that you post on our profile. If you are uploading profile pictures to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

  • Communications between you and Showdown. For example, we may send you emails related to your profile (e.g., account confirmations, changes/updates to Platform features, technical and security notices). Note that you cannot unsubscribe from profile-related emails.

  • We also collect the visitor's IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser), which help to better detect spam.



  • Metadata is typically technical data associated with user content. For example, metadata can describe how, when, and with which IP address user content was created.

Log file information:

  • Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you make an access request to a website or app (so when you visit it). It may also be provided when content from the website or app is downloaded to your browser or device.

  • When you use our Platform, our servers automatically record certain log file information. This includes your web request, IP address, pages viewed and other such information. We may also collect similar information from emails sent to our users, which allows us to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows us to report more accurately, helping to improve the Platform.


Analysis information:

  • We use third-party analytics tools (Google Analytics) for our platform to help us measure traffic and usage trends. These tools collect information sent by your device or our platform to help us improve the platform. We collect and use this analytics information, along with analytics information from other users, in a way that cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual user.


Cookies and similar technologies:

We use them to enable you to make the best possible use of our website and to continuously improve our website. We can also use them to show you usage-based content and advertising and work together with selected partners (including Google) for this purpose. Through these partners, you will also receive advertising on other websites. You can revoke your voluntary consent at any time. 


  • When you visit our Platform, we may use cookies and similar technologies such as local storage to collect information about your use of our Platform and to provide you with features.

    • Technically Required:
      Required web technologies and cookies make our website technically accessible and usable for you. This concerns essential basic functionalities, such as the navigation on the website, the correct display in your internet browser or the request of your consent. Without these web technologies and cookies, our website will not function.

    • Analysis and Statistics:
      We want to constantly improve the user-friendliness and performance of our websites. For this reason, we use analysis technologies (also cookies) that pseudonymously measure and evaluate which functions and contents of our websites are used how and how often. On this basis, we can improve our websites for users.

    • Social:
      We use web embeddings from Instagram so that you can watch the athletes attempts. If you turn them off, you will not see all the content on this website.


  • If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.

  • When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select "Stay logged in" when you sign up, your login will be kept for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.


2. Storage and processing

  • Your information collected through the Platform may be stored and processed in Germany and any other country in which we operate our Platform.

  • We use commercially reasonable security measures to keep the information collected through the platform secure and take reasonable steps (such as requiring a unique password) to confirm your identity before granting you access to your account. However, we cannot ensure the security of any information you submit to us or ensure that information on the Platform cannot be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

  • Please do your part to support us. You are responsible for keeping your individual password and account information private at all times, and for controlling access to emails between you and us. We are not responsible for the features, privacy or security measures of any other service.

  • You have the ability to review the information we hold about you at any time. To do so, contact us here.


3. Use of your information

In addition to some of the specific uses of information described in this Privacy Policy, we may also use information we receive to:

  • assist you in accessing your information efficiently after you log in,

  • remember information so that you do not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the platform,

  • to provide, improve and test our platform,

  • develop and test new features,

  • monitor metrics, such as total number of visitors,

  • diagnose or fix technical problems.


4. Sharing your information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside of our platform without your consent, except as stated in this policy.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

  • None

Here's what happens when ownership changes:

  • If we sell or otherwise transfer all or a portion of our platform or assets to another organization (e.g., as part of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation), your information, such as name and email address, user content, and any other information collected through the platform, may be one of the sold or transferred items.

  • Your user content will continue to belong to you. The buyer or transferee must comply with our obligations under this Privacy Policy.


Respond to legal inquiries and prevent harm:

  • In response to a legal request (such as a search warrant, court order or subpoena), we may access, preserve or share your information if we believe in good faith that we are legally required to do so.

  • We may also access, preserve or share information with third parties if we act in good faith or believe it is necessary to detect, prevent or prosecute fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others (including in the course of an investigation); and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.

  • We may access, process and retain information we obtain about you for an extended period of time if it is the subject of a request or duty of a legal nature, a government investigation or inquiry regarding possible violations of our terms or policies, or to otherwise prevent harm.


5. Your choices regarding your information

Your account information and profile/privacy settings:

  • Update your account at any time by logging in and changing your profile/account settings.

  • determine your cookie settings


This is how long we keep your user content:

  • If you have an account/profile on our platform, you may request an export of your personal data from us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.

  • With request for deletion of your account we remove all personal data (name, date of birth etc.) and will delete the profile irrevocably.


6. Other websites and services

  • Content on this website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites or services behaves exactly as if you had visited the other website or web service. These other websites or services may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account with and are logged into those other websites or services. 

  • The embedded content comes from Instagram. (A Meta Company)

  • Broad email campaigns and the newsletter are carried out via Mailchimp.

  • We are not responsible for the practices of any other websites or services in connection with or operated by our platform, including the information or content contained therein. If you use a link to go from our platform to another website or web service, please remember that our privacy policy does not apply to those third party websites or services. Your browsing of or interaction with third party websites or services, including those that link to our website, is subject to that third party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible for, and have no control over, any third party that you authorize to access your user content. If you use a third party website or web service and you allow them to access your user content, you do so at your own risk.


7. Contact us

  • The data controller regarding your information is Michael Schulz (sole proprietorship). You can contact us online here or by mail at:

Michael Schulz
Kochannstraße 12
10249 Berlin


8. Change to our privacy policy

It may be necessary for us to change or update the Privacy Policy from time to time, for example, to reflect updates to the platform or if required by law. We will notify you before we make any changes to the Privacy Policy, and you will be given the opportunity to review the revised Privacy Policy before continuing to use our platform. Your continued use of our platform after any changes have been made constitutes your acceptance of those changes.


Date of last revision: 01 December 2021