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    Data privacy statement

    We, WEGMANN automotive GmbH (hereinafter referred to as WEGMANN ), are pleased about your visit to our website. The protection of your personal data during its use is an important concern for us. We would like you to feel safe when visiting our website. In the following, we will explain what information we at WEGMANN collect during your visit to our website and how this information is used.

     

    1.      Information about the collection of personal data

    (1) In the following, we will inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally allocatable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

    (2) The person responsible in accordance with Section 4 No. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is WEGMANN automotive GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel Straße 6, 97209 Veitshöchheim (see our imprint). You can reach our data protection officer at datenschutz[at]wegmann-automotive.com or our postal address with the addition "The Data Privacy Officer".

    (3) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable, your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. Once storage is no longer necessary, we will delete the data arising in this context or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

    (4) When we make use of contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We will then also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.

    (5) We use CAPTCHA, which protects our website from spam and misuse. CAPTCHA prevents automated software (so-called bots) from carrying out abusive activities on the website, i.e. it checks whether the entries made actually originate from a human being. In order to determine this, the following data is collected and processed:

    Referrer (address of the page on which Captcha is used)

    IP address of the user

    Google Account (if the user is signed in to Google, this will be recognised and assigned)

    User input behaviour (e.g. answering the CAPTCHA question, input speed in the form fields, order in which the user selects the input fields) 

    Browser, browser size and resolution, browser plugins, date, language setting

    Presentation instructions (CSS) and scripts (Javascript) of the Website

    Mouse or touch events within the page

    (6)          This website uses the “Google Analytics” service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users’ website usage. The service uses “cookies” – text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

    On this website accesses the IP anonymization. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement, which website operators have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website activity and site activity, and provide Internet-related services.

    You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.

    Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

    Here is more information on Google Inc’s data usage: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

    Alternatively, by clicking on this link prevent Google Analytics from collecting information about you from within this site. By clicking on the link above you download an "opt-out cookie". Your browser must allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.

    2.      Your rights

    (1) You have the following rights towards us with regard your personal data:

                  –       right to information,

                  –       right to correction or deletion,

                  –       right to limitation of processing,

                  –       right of opposition to the processing,

                  –       right to data transferability.

    (2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

     

    3.      Collection of personal data when you visit our website

    (1) When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display our website and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Section 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR):

    –       IP address

    –       date and time of the request

    –       time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    –       content of the request (specific page)

    –       access Status/HTTP Status Code

    –       the amount of data transferred in each case

    –       website from which the request comes

    –       browser

    –       operating system and its interface

    –       language and version of the browser software.

     

    (2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and by means of which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

     

    (3) Use of cookies:

    a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

              - transient cookies (see b)

              - persistent cookies (see c).

    b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, by means of which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

    c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

    d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

    In the overview below, you will find detailed information on all cookies used on the HOFMANN POWER WEIGHT website:

    • - hofmann-powerweight.com
      • - _ga
      • - _gat
      • - _gid
      - www.hofmann-powerweight.com
      • - cookiebar
      • - frontend
      • - frontend_cid

    all about cookies


    4.      Further functions and offers of our website

    (1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. As a rule, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

    (2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected by us, checked and commissioned with regard to the applicable data protection standards, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

    (3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties when we offer contracts or similar services together with partners. For more information, please provide your personal data or see the description of the offer below.

    (4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.


    5.      Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

    (1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Such a revocation influences the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have given it to us.

    (2) If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. This applies when processing is not necessary, in particular, to fulfil a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done to date. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust data processing, or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue processing.

    (3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your advertising objection under the following contact data: datenschutz[at]wegmann-automotive.com.

     

    6.      Use of Google Analytics

    (1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.

    (2) The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

    (3) You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this, the full functionality of this website may be restricted. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

    (4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are processed further in abbreviated form, so that a personal relationship can be ruled out. As far as the data collected about you is personal data, it will be excluded immediately, and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

    (5) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Section 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

    (6) Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection: www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the data protection declaration: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

    (7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows that is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "Personal data".

     

    7.    Use of the scalable central measuring method (SZM)

    (1) Our website uses the measurement method ("SZMnG") of INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de) to determine statistical parameters about the use of our offers. The aim of the range measurement is to statistically determine the usage intensity, the number of users of a website and the surfing behaviour - on the basis of a uniform standard procedure - and thus to obtain market-wide comparable values.

    For websites that are members of the Informationgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. (IVW www.ivw.eu) or the studies of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e. V. (AGOF - www.agof.de), the usage statistics are regularly published by AGOF and the Media-Analyse e. V. working group. (agma - www.agma-mmc.de), as well as the IVW and can be viewed on the respective websites.

             Data processing

    INFOnline GmbH collects and processes data in accordance with German data protection law. Technical and organisational measures ensure that individual users cannot be identified at any time. Data that may be related to a specific, identifiable person will be anonymised as soon as possible.

              Anonymisation of the IP address

     On the Internet, every device needs a unique address, the so-called IP address, to transmit data. The at least short-term storage of the IP address is technically necessary due to the functioning of the Internet. The IP addresses are abbreviated before any processing and only processed anonymously. The unabridged IP addresses are not stored or processed.

              Geolocalization up to the level of the federal states/regions

     A so-called geolocalization, i.e. the allocation of a web page call to the place of the call, takes place exclusively on the basis of the anonymized IP address and only up to the geographical level of the federal states/regions. Under no circumstances can the geographical information obtained in this way be used to draw conclusions about the specific place of residence of a user.

              Identification number of the device

    The range measurement alternatively uses either a cookie with the identification "ioam.de", a "Local Storage Object" or an anonymous signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information of your browser, to recognise computer systems. The validity of the cookie is limited to a maximum of 1 year.

              Login identification

    To measure distributed usage (use of a service from different devices), the user ID can be transmitted to INFOnline as an anonymous checksum when logging in, if available.

              Deletion

    The stored usage processes are deleted at the latest after 7 months.

              Objection

    If you do not wish to participate in the measurement, you can object under the following link: optout.ioam.de

    Further information on data protection in the measurement procedure can be found on the website of INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the measurement procedure, the data protection website of AGOF (http://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection website of IVW (http://www.ivw.eu).

    (2) We use the SZM procedure to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the SZM procedure is Section 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.


    8.    Integrating YouTube videos

    (1) We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the "extended data protection mode", i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.]

    (2) By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is independent of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

    (3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the data protection declaration. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework.

     

    9.    Data Privacy

    WEGMANN automotive takes all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from misuse or loss. For example, your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted during transmission using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means that an approved encryption method is used for communication between your computer and the WEGMANN automotive servers, provided your browser supports SSL.

    Data protection information

    Contact

    If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you may contact the WEGMANN data-protection agent, who is available when you are seeking information or have suggestions or complaints.

     

    Data-protection agent of WEGMANN automotive GmbH:

    Dr. Dornbach Consulting GmbH
    Anton-Jordan-Strasse 1
    56070 Koblenz
    E-Mail: datenschutz@wegmann-automotive.com

    Version: January 2017