DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
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- § 1 Principles of data protection and legal notes
- § 2 What kind of data are collected?
- § 3 Use of visitor Information
- § 4 Protection of visitor information
- § 5 Protection of children
- § 6 Disclosure of personal data to third parties
- § 8 Opting out, deleting or modifying personal information
- § 9 Changes to our data protection policy
- § 10 General online principles
- § 11 Declaration of consent
§ 1 Principles of data protection and legal notes
STABILO International GmbH (“STABILO”) is pleased to welcome you to its website and to note your interest in its products. STABILO is firmly committed to data privacy. Therefore, as a matter of course, we strictly adhere to the legal regulations concerning the protection of data privacy and will do everything possible to ensure the privacy of your data. In addition, it is important to us that you know at any given time which data we store and how we use them.
We collect, process and use your personal data only with your explicit consent, or if it is legally permitted. We will only collect, process and use such personal data as are required for the implementation and utilisation of our services and which you have made available to us on a voluntary basis.
Personal data are all data containing information about the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable person. This includes e.g. name, email address, residential address, gender, date of birth, telephone number and also age.
§ 2 What kind of data are collected?
In some cases STABILO asks for personal data, such as name, address, date of birth, gender, email address etc. This is the case, for example, when you register for competitions or as part of advertising campaigns, reply to communications or for services which require registration or a subscription. If you wish to be included on our mailing list you will be asked to register.
When you visit our website we collect “click-stream” data (server address, domain name etc.). We use this data exclusively in an anonymous and compressed form for statistical purposes and the development of our website.
§ 3 Use of Visitor Information
All personal information that we obtain about you will be recorded, used and protected by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this data protection policy. We will use personal information which you have provided to us to provide products and services to you and, for example: To administer a competition, promotion, survey or other site feature and to provide you with the relevant products or services (for instance to deliver a prize you may have won in a competition). In order to send you information/material via e-mail or other text message about products, offers and news. This information may relate to products, offers and news of STABILO. We only send you this if you have opted to receive STABILO emails and/or other messages. If you no longer wish to receive any e-mails and/or other text messages from us, or if you wish to modify your personal data or wish your personal data to be deleted from our database we refer you to the section ‘Opting out, deleting or modifying personal information’. To analyse visits to the website and learn about the interests of visitors in general as well as your interests and needs on a personal level so that we can improve our products and services and offer you the kind of contents, features and advertising which interests you most.
§ 4 Protection of visitor information
We have implemented a number of security measures in order to protect the information you provide us by visiting our website. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible to a limited number of people who have special access rights and are required to keep the information confidential. Please bear in mind, however, that whenever you pass on personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While STABILO strives to protect its users’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
§ 5 Protection of children
STABILO encourages parents and guardians to surf with their children. We ask the parents and guardians of children aged under 13 to check and monitor their children’s use of email and other online activities.
§ 6 Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Other than to the companies in the STABILO Group for the purposes set out above, and except as described below, we do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without informing you in advance and only in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. All members of the STABILO Group value your privacy and the protection of your personal information. Your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the website, executing services (for instance prize fulfilment) or help us analyse the data collected. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as indicated and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will also release personal data if such is required by law.
A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activities on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used to remember your user name and password, for instance. You can turn off all cookies if you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Internet Explorer). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware though that when you have set your computer to reject cookies, this can limit the functionality of the website you visit and it is then possible that you do not have access to some of the features on the website.
§ 8 Opting out, deleting or modifying personal information
You may cancel your registration at any time, and you can choose to opt out of receiving any e-mails and/or other text messages from STABILO. Additionally, you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. If you wish to opt out, delete or modify your personal information, please send us an email with the reference “unsubscribe” to email@example.com.
§ 9 Changes to our data protection policy
We may need to amend this policy from time to time due to changes in regulations or to keep up with new developments and possibilities on the Internet. We therefore reserve the right to make these changes at our discretion and ask you to check this page periodically, as you are bound by these changes when visiting our website.
§ 10 General online principles
This data protection policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the internet, and therefore beyond STABILO’s control, and may not be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This online data protection policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.
§ 11 Declaration of consent
By using the STABILO websites you signify that you agree to the terms of this data protection policy as well as to our terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the terms of our data protection policy and our terms and conditions please do not provide us with personal information and leave this website.
Responsible as defined by the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Data Protection Act): STABILO International GmbH, Schwanweg 1, 90562 Heroldsberg, Germany
DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT
STABILO International GmbH (in the following: STABILO) is firmly committed to data privacy. Therefore, as a matter of course, we strictly adhere to the legal regulations concerning the protection of data privacy (in particular those in GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), BDSG [German Data Protection Act] and TMG [German Telemedia Act]) and will do everything possible to ensure the privacy of your data. In addition, it is important for us that you know at any given time which data we store and how we use them. Please take a moment to read the following text informing you about the way we deal with your data. We reserve the right to revise the content of this data privacy statement from time to time, in particular to adapt it to new legal stipulations and technical development so that we can also safeguard data protection in the future. It is therefore advisable to regularly take note of our information and remarks concerning data processing.
This Data Privacy Statement is applicable to STABILO’s internet presence under the domain: www.stabilo.com/com, as well as other country STABILO websites (in the following: “Website”).
1. Responsible person and scope
The responsible person is: STABILO International GmbH, Schwanweg 1 – 90562 Heroldsberg, Germany (hereinafter “STABILO”).
2. Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer is: Mr. Sebastian Meyer, Schwanweg 1 – 90562 Heroldsberg, Germany. Please refer to our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions regarding data protection issues at our company. You can reach him under the email-address: Datenschutz@schwan-stabilo.com .
3. General Principles on data processing
We collect and use personal data from our users basically only then, when this is necessary to provide a functional Website as well as to deliver our content and services.
3.1. Personal data
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your name, email-address, address, date of birth or your phone number. Non-personal data is ex. data regarding the number of users at a website.
3.2. Processing of personal data
Processing of personal data is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.
We process personal data through our Website only if you provide us with this data, ex. when filling out our contact form or sending us an email. We process this data for the named purposes or for the purposes defined in your request. We do not disclose your personal data to third parties, unless otherwise provided by law or you have given us your consent thereto. Apart from that you may use the general information at www.stabilo.com/com without revealing your personal data.
In particular we process your personal data as provided:
3.2.1. Contact form
On our Website, we offer you to contact us via a contact form provided by us. Basically, to answer your question or request, we will need you to provide us with the following data: your email-address, your country, as well as your first and last name. You may freely decide, whether you want to provide this information. Without this information we will however not be able to answer your question or reply to your request. The purpose of specifying this data is to assign your question or request and to be able to reply to you. As soon as your question or request has been answered or completed, your personal data will be deleted. Any further storage may however take place, if storage is required by law.
The data processing described above is carried out in accordance with article 6 (1) lit. b and article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
3.2.2. Job applications
If you are interested in our job offer, you can send us an email with your application to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or per mail to our postal address. We assure you, that we will process your personal data only for the purposes of carrying out the job application process. Your personal data will be stored for 6 months after concluding the job application process.
The data processing described above is carried out in accordance with article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
3.3. Legal basis
Collecting and processing your personal data takes generally place upon your consent. Should the data processing be based on your consent, the legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. An exception may occur when obtaining a consent is not possible and/or this is permitted by law. If processing your data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. If processing your personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we as the controller are subject, the legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.
If processing your personal data is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, the legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
Below we describe the processing operations connected with usage of cookies, sessions and logfiles.
4.1. Usage of cookies, sessions and logfiles
4.2. Data collected by cookies
Except for the IP address, no personal data will be stored in the cookies, sessions and logfiles. Furthermore, these files cannot transfer viruses, spy on your computer, or send emails undetected. In addition, each webserver can only read out those cookies it placed itself.
The following data is automatically collected via cookies, sessions and logfiles when you call up our Website:
- Your internet address (IP address) / host name
- Agent/browser type and version
- Website you were referred from (referrer URL)
- Operating system used
- Pages viewed on our Website
- Date and time of access
- Session (for registered users)
- Session ID (for registered users)
This data is stored separately from the data you provided to us and is not linked with other personal data. The data processed according to 4.2. is processed for statistical purposes, in order to optimize our Website and our offer.
4.3. Google Analytics
Information about your use of our Website generated by cookies, ex. time, place and frequency of use of the Website, is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. When using Google Analytics, it may not be excluded, that apart from the IP address Google processes further personal data. Please be informed that such information may be transferred by Google to third parties, if this is required by law or if Google contracts third parties to process such data.
Google will use the information gathered by the cookies to evaluate your use of the Website in order to compile reports about Website activities for us and provide additional services associated with the Website and Internet usage. According to Google, Google will not associate your IP address with other personal data collected by Google.
You have the option to prevent Google from acquiring and processing data generated by cookies and data related to your use of our Website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a Google-provided browser plugin. More information about Google Analytics Opt-out function can be found at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en . Please be informed, that in such an event, not all functions of this Website may be available to you.
This plug-in prevents Google Analytics from giving you information about your visit to the site. This plug-in does not prevent any other analysis.
Please note that you cannot use the browser plug-in described above when visiting our website via the browser of a mobile device (smartphone or tablet). When using a mobile device, you can prevent Google Analytics from capturing your usage data by clicking on the following link: deactivate Google Analytics.
By clicking on this link a so-called opt-out cookie is placed in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from giving you information about your visit to the site. Please note that the opt-out cookie is only valid for this browser, and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. To continue to prevent Google Analytics from capturing, you must click the link again. The use of the opt-out cookie is also possible as an alternative to the above plug-in when using the browser on your computer.
In order to ensure the best possible protection of your personal data, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIP” on this website. This code causes the last 8 bits of the IP addresses to be deleted and their IP address is thus collected anonymously (so-called IP-masking). Your IP address will be shortened by Google in principle, even before the transfer within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymized. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there.
4.4. Facebook Pixel
4.5. Prevention of cookies
Upon closing your browser, the session-cookies are deleted, other cookies after one year. Cookies from our Partners, ex. Google (4.3.) are deleted maximally after 24 months. You can deactivate the usage of cookies by Google by means of visiting the deactivating site of Google. Alternatively, you may deactivate the usage of third party cookies by means of visiting the deactivating site of the network initiative.
4.6. Legal basis
The processing activities described above are necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
5. Data security and precautionary measures
We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal data confidential. In order to avoid any manipulation, loss or misuse of your data stored by us, we take extensive technical and organizational security measures that are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. Intensive training of our employees and their obligation to data security ensure that your personal data is treated confidential.
5.1. Responsibility of the User
We urge you to also take all possible measures to protect your data while working on the internet. Due to the structure of the internet, it is not possible for us to ensure that third parties, which are not within the scope of our responsibility, adapt identical privacy and security measures. Possibly if personal data is not encrypted or is sent per email it may be seen or read by third parties. Hereto we have no impact. It is the responsibility of the user, to secure his/her data via encryption or by other means.
We use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt your data on all Websites which require providing personal data. SSL encryption masks your data before transmitting it to our server, in such a manner that it cannot be reconstructed by third parties. This safeguards the privacy of your personal data.
5.3. Technical security measures at STABILO:
- Encryption of sensitive data transfer with SSL certificates by dotSource, Goethestraße 1, 07773 Jena, Germany.
- Server security: a firewall system protects our servers against attacks.
- An internal security system and authorisation concept make sure that your sensitive data is not accessible to our employees unless they have a special authorisation.
6. Service providers for processing personal data
We employ service providers, who process personal data on our behalf and only on our instruction. The service providers are required to comply with all data protection regulations and to process data in accordance with our instructions. Our service providers have been carefully selected and receive access to your personal data only to the extent and for the time necessary to carry out their services.
Service providers in third countries such as the USA and countries outside the European Economic Area are subject to data protection regulations, which do not protect personal data to the same extent as in the European Union. Should we process your personal data in countries, which do not provide such a high level of data privacy as in the European Union, then we will ensure by means of contractual regulations and other instruments that your personal data is safe and adequately protected.
7. Storage period
Your data will be stored only for the period of time required by law. Your data will be erased, when you have withdrawn your consent for processing your data or the purposes of processing your data have been obtained or when the processing is no longer legitimate for any legal reasons. Any retention periods required by law shall remain unaffected. During the statutory retention periods your data will not be processed for other purposes.
8. Rights concerned
From the GDPR, the following rights arise for you as an affected person for the processing of your personal data:
8.1. Right of access
According to art. 15 GDPR, you can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the source of the data, the recipients of this data or categories of recipients, as well as the processing purposes.
8.2. Right of objection
If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you may object to this processing for the future, at any time and without any reason. To do so please send an email at: email@example.com or a letter at: STABILO International GmbH, Schwanweg 1 – 90562 Heroldsberg, Germany.
8.3. Right to rectification
In accordance with art. 16 GDPR, you can immediately request the rectification of incorrect or the completion of your personal data stored by us.
8.4. Right to erasure or restriction
In accordance with art. 17 GDPR, you may request the deletion of your personal data stored by us. The personal data will be deleted within 7 working days from your request. Any retention periods required by law shall remain unaffected. If your data may not be deleted due to retention periods, only a restriction of processing may be applied. Upon deleting your data, no access right may be granted.
8.5. Right to data portability
According to art. 20 GDPR, you may request to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common, and machine-read format, or you may request the transfer to another responsible person, insofar this is possible to due technical means.
8.6. Right of revocation
In accordance with art. 7 (3) GDPR, you can revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future. In such an event you may not access our company's online services to full extent.
8.7. Exercising the rights concerned
To exercise the aforementioned rights, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or: STABILO International GmbH, Schwanweg 1 – 90562 Heroldsberg, Germany. Your personal data (possibly your email, name and telephone number) will be processed in order to answer your questions or respond to your concern. This data will be deleted if no longer necessary; in the event of statutory retention periods – the processing may only be limited.
9. Complaint to a supervisory authority
According to art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of stay, your workplace or our company headquarters.