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Stay & Surf

Data Protection Declaration

The protection of your personal data is important to us and therefore a special concern. Therefore we process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations (GDPR, May 2018). On this page we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our website and our activities.

Responsible for data processing:
Silke Giesecke
Rua Oceano Atlantico Nr. 5, R/C Esq.
2655-487 Ericeira, Portugal
+49 179 1068045

(EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 – GDPR)

In connection with the registration for a journey, the participant (data subject) discloses personal data either via a contact form on the website or a direct email to us and processes it by the person responsible for the data processing. The affected/contracting party agrees that his/her personal data (name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, telephone number, body- and shoe size, body weight) will be saved by Silke Gauss for the purpose of contract fulfillment, accounting and sending information on further travel offers (newsletter).

In addition, the person concerned agrees that the data (name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, telephone number, body- and shoe size, body weight) can be transferred to third parties (hotels, hostels guesthouses, apartments, surf camps, surf schools to carry out the contract. This consent can be revoked at any time by the responsible person.

Contact us

If you contact us via the contact form on the website or by e-mail, your data will be stored for six months to process the request and in case of follow-up questions.

Message validity/cancellation deadline

The data will be stored by for the duration of the legal relationship with the participant and, in addition, for the fulfillment of legal, above all tax obligations according to BAO. In special cases, for example for the duration of a legal dispute, the data can also be stored for a longer period of time.

Data Processors

We use contract processors for this data processing.

We pass on your data to the following recipient categories:

  • Hotels, hostels, guesthouses, apartments, surf camps, surf schools, taxi driver (airport transport)

The forwarding of the data takes place mainly by mail or in paper form (tax advice) and in exceptional cases by WhatsApp (name/phone number for guides/surf or sports teacher).


During our travels/trainings photos will be taken by surf instructors/guides, professional contracted photographers or a responsible person. The person concerned agrees with the consent when registering via the online contact form (checkbox) and the disclaimer form on the spot that these images may be used for promotional purposes by the Footmarks Travel Company E.U until further notice.

The following advertising possibilities are exhausted:

  • Social media channels (eg. Youtube, Facebook & Instagram)
  • Travel reports in online and print magazines
  • Advertising on the website
  • Advertising on print articles like flyers & posters etc.


a) Session cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies
If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies
You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable

Legal appeal

In principle, you are entitled to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability and objection. Please contact us for this. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the supervisory authority in Portugal.