Personal data protection policy and cookies policy

Czech Radio, established by Act No. 484/1991 Coll., on Czech Radio, which is registered in the Commercial Register, with its registered office at Vinohradská 12, 120 99 Prague 2, hereby informs about the basic principles of personal data protection in Czech Radio, including information about the rights of data subjects related to the processing of their personal data by Czech Radio.

Personal data protection policy

What are the purposes and legal reasons for processing personal data in Czech Radio?

  1. Czech Radio, as a controller of personal data, determines the purposes for processing personal data so that it can properly provide a service to the public by creating and distributing radio programs or other multimedia content and additional services throughout the Czech Republic and abroad, in accordance with Act No. 484/1991 Coll., on Czech Radio, as amended.
  2. The purposes for processing also arise from other laws, which concern, for example, payment of the radio fees, archiving and filing services, public procurement, bookkeeping, labour relations, etc. The legal reasons for processing personal data in Czech Radio are some of the following reasons: 
  • consent of the data subject
  • performance of a contract with the data subject
  • fulfilment of a legal obligation that applies to Czech Radio
  • necessity of processing for the purposes of legitimate interests of Czech Radio
  • performance of a task in the public interest or exercise of official authority
  • journalistic purposes

What personal data does Czech Radio process and for how long? Is there automated decision-making and profiling?

  1. Czech Radio processes a wide range of personal data, but always to the extent necessary for the given purpose. Each processing purpose involves a different set of processed personal data. The main purposes of personal data processing are listed below.
  2. Czech Radio processes personal data only for the necessary period of time. Archiving is carried out according to statutory limits.
  3. The processing of personal data in Czech Radio does not involve any automated individual decision-making or profiling.

What are the conditions for the processing of personal data for journalistic purposes?

  1. Employees of Czech Radio shall ensure the proportionality of the processing of personal data of respondents, broadcast guests and other data subjects whose personal data are used in the performance of the public service of Czech Radio. Czech Radio pays particular attention to the adequacy of the processing of children’s personal data.
  2. When processing special categories of personal data, if these are used in the performance of the public service of Czech Radio, employees of Czech Radio shall set a legitimate aim, considering whether the legitimate interest in the processing of personal data outweighs the legitimate interests of the data subject.

What are the conditions for the processing of personal data in Czech Radio competitions?

Unless Czech Radio stipulates special conditions for the given competition (via broadcasts, on the website, etc.), Czech Radio processes the name and surname, date of birth, e-mail, address and telephone number of competitors; and for winners, with regard to the value of the prize for competitions it organizes, also the delivery address, value and specification of the prize and state of tax residence. The purpose of processing is to ensure compliance with the rules of the competition and the awarding of prizes to the winners. The legal basis is the fulfilment of the implicitly concluded contract on the terms and conditions of the competition between the competitor and the organizer and, in the case of the winners, the fulfilment of legal obligations stipulated in particular by the Accounting Act. After the competition has concluded, the personal data of the competitors will be deleted, with the exception of the personal data of the winners, which will be processed within ten (10) years from the end of the tax period in which the prize was awarded to the winners. The personal data of competitors is not passed on.

What are the conditions for processing personal data for newsletters and Czech Radio Clubs?

The purpose of processing is to inform data subjects about Czech Radio's news and services and to disseminate commercial communications by electronic means in accordance with Act No. 480/2014 Coll., on certain Information Society Services. The legal ground for processing is either the data subject's consent to the processing of personal data or the prior provision of the personal data subject's service by Czech Radio, within which the personal data subject provided an electronic address. The data subject must express his/her consent clearly and distinctly, usually by clicking on the I AGREE button (newsletters) or by expressing consent on the list ([Czech Radio] ČRo Clubs). Unless the text of the consent stipulates otherwise, the period of processing of personal data is for the duration of the consent, but no longer than ten (10) years. Personal data for newsletters in the scope of e-mail addresses only are processed by Czech Radio (ČRo) exclusively at the processor ECOMAIL.CZ, s.r.o., IČO: 02762943, Na Mlejnku 18, Prague 4, 147 00,, which has a processing contract with the administrator. Only Czech Radio employees providing and distributing information and the processor ECOMAIL.CZ, s.r.o. have access to the personal data of data subjects.

How does Czech Radio process the personal data of minors?

Czech Radio processes the personal data of minors (i.e., persons under the age of 18) only if the minor’s parent or other representative acted first, unless there is a legal obligation or the journalistic purpose of the processing.

How does Czech Radio process the personal data of website visitors?

Upon accessing our website and if you communicate with us through this website (vote, pose a question, request a song be played), we collect certain information of an operational nature, to the extent and for the period of time necessary. We store so-called cookies on your end devices (desktop computer, mobile phone, etc.). You can find more information about how we work with cookies and why we use them in the Cookie Policy section.

How does Czech Radio process personal data of job applicants?

If you are applying for a job at Czech Radio, then your personal data is processed to the extent strictly necessary, which corresponds to the given purpose, which is

  • selection of a suitable candidate for the given position,
  • protection of the rights and interests of Czech Radio, consisting in documenting fully the proper and non-discriminatory course of the selection procedure in accordance with applicable legal regulations, and
  • maintaining a database of job seekers in order to offer later vacancies in the future.

For the purpose of the selection process, the processing time of personal data is set as the time necessary for the tender, for the purpose of protecting the rights and interests of Czech Radio consisting in documenting fully the proper and non-discriminatory selection procedure in accordance with applicable law the duration of the limitation period for any claim by Czech Radio and / or the data subject and for the purpose of maintaining a database of job seekers for the purpose of offering a future vacancy is 3 years from the granting of consent or until the withdrawal of consent.

How does Czech Radio secure personal data?

Personal data is secured by standard technical and organizational measures that correspond to the technical level of available security means and are in accordance with the GDPR.

What are the rights of the data subject?

Data subjects have the right to:

  1. Access to personal data – where the data subject's personal data are processed, the data subject has the right to obtain such personal data and at the same time also has the right to obtain the purpose of its processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the recipients or categories to whom the personal data have been or shall be disclosed in the period for which the personal data will be stored. In addition, information about the source of personal data, if not obtained from the data subject, and information about the fact that automated decision-making, including profiling, is taking place.
  2. Correction, resp. completion – the data subject's right to correct inaccurate personal data concerning them.
  3. Deletion (to be forgotten) – the controller is obligated to delete personal data if the personal data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, the data subject revokes the consent on the basis of which the data were processed and there is no further legal reason for their processing, the data subject objects to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, the personal data were processed unlawfully, the personal data must be deleted to comply with the legal obligation, the personal data have been collected in connection with the offer of information society services pursuant to Art. 8(1) of the General Regulation.
  4. Restrictions on processing – if the data subject contents the accuracy of the personal data for the time necessary for the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses deletion and instead requests restrictions on their use, the controller no longer needs the data for processing purposes but the data subject requires them to establish, enforce or defend legal claims, the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the General Regulation until it is verified that the legitimate grounds of the controller override those legitimate reasons of the data subject.
  5. Data portability – the right of the data subject to obtain personal data concerning them which they have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and the right to transfer this data to another controller if the processing is based on legal ground for consent or contract and if the processing is done automatically.
  6. Raising an objection – the right of the data subject to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them, pursuant to Art. 6(1)(e) or (f). Objections may also be raised against the processing of personal data for the purposes of direct marketing or profiling purposes.
  7. Not to be subject to automated individual decision-making having legal or similar effects, including profiling – the data subject's right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effects or significantly affects them in a similar way.
  8. Be informed in the event of a personal data breach If a particular personal data breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons (individuals), the Controller shall notify the data subject without undue delay.

Within what period of time is Czech Radio obliged to respond to my submission regarding the processing of my personal data? When will I receive an answer to my request?

The deadline for processing a settlement is 30 days, but in justified cases it can be up to 90 days after informing the applicant.

Where should I send my submission?
Postal address: Czech Radio, Vinohradská 12, 120 99 Prague 2
e-mail address: [email protected]
Data box ID: rnaadje

What is the contact for the Data Protection Commissioner?
The function of the Czech Radio Personal Data Protection Commissioner is performed by Mgr. Daniela Foukalová.

You can contact the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection at the e-mail address [email protected]. This address is not intended to deal with complaints about radio fees. If you have a suggestion, request or question regarding radio fees, please use the address [email protected].

Principles of working with cookies

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Cookies on the Czech Radio website

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If you wish to revoke this consent, simply block the use of cookies in the browser or delete all existing cookies from your browser.

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative effect on the functionality of the Czech Radio website. You can change your preferences at any time in your internet browser.

In some cases, we may use certain third-party services to provide you with even better services and more targeted content.

These services are subject to their own user privacy policies, which are available from individual providers of these services.

Cookies published by third parties

If you do not agree and do not wish to be the subject of data analysis or remarketing when visiting the Czech Radio website, following the instructions on the link below to switch off such services or unsubscribe from them.

These are, in particular, the following services:

You can also control what your device shares when you visit or interact with sites or applications that use Google services. Ads setting allows you to control the ads you see on Google services (such as Google Search or YouTube), or on third-party websites and applications that use Google's advertising services. You can also see how ads are personalized, opt out of personalized ads, or block specific advertisers.

If you're signed into a Google Account, you can view and control the data that is generated when you use Google services, including information that Google collects from the websites and applications you visit, on the My Activity page. This option depends on your account settings. You can browse activity by date or topic, and you can delete it partially or completely.

If you would like to find out what analytical cookies we process for you using Google tools, you can install the add-on module in standard internet browsers ( This module can also block analytical measurements.

Remarketing and retargeting

Czech Radio also works with within Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel and Sklik with remarketing and retargeting functions and reports of anonymized demographic data. These providers use cookies for this purpose.

You can unsubscribe from these functionalities through the links to the service providers’ websites above.

How to set the storage and deletion of third-party cookies or restrict their use in the browser

Internet browsers offer the possibility of user settings for working with cookies. The settings of these browsers allow you to enable or disable the storage of all cookies, third-party cookies, the reading of cookies or their complete deletion. Such settings are always individual for each web browser, and browser developers can change these settings at any time.

In the framework of visiting websites, you can also delete all or selected cookies stored on your device within your browser settings. You can also use the so-called anonymous or incognito browsing function, which some browsers offer, to browse the web without storing information. During such browsing, cookies are not stored on your device.

Important: Each Internet browser has its own individual settings, and these settings are not passed on to each other.

Instructions for changing individual settings for the most-used browsers can be found here:

Other third-party content on the Czech Radio website

On the Czech Radio website, we want to offer visitors a variety of multimedia content that complements our programs, podcasts and news articles. For this reason, we occasionally include content distributed through third-party tools and services. Typically, these are videos from the social network YouTube, tweets from Twitter, etc.

While loading websites with elements from these services, you may be subject to their analytics tools. You can read more about the possibilities of opting out of these tools in addition to the restrictions on the use of cookies by your web browser directly on the websites of individual services.

Below is a list of the most commonly used third-party content services and tools:

  • YouTube
  • SoundCloud
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Infogram
  • Theta360
  • Bandcamp

Cookies and mobile applications

Some mobile applications (such as iRozhlas) use webview technology, which allows you to store cookies in your browser on a mobile device. You can delete cookies by uninstalling the application or deleting their data in the system settings.

Further information on the options for deleting or blocking the storage of cookies in webview is available within the individual operating systems of mobile devices.