Statement on data protection from the Hella Gutmann Group in accordance with Art. 13 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

WELCOME TO THE HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS BUSINESS GROUP

We are delighted you are visiting our Internet site and wish to thank you for your interest in our company, our products, and our web sites.

HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS RESPECTS YOUR PRIVACY
HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS GmbH, Am Krebsbach 2, 79241 Ihringen, Germany, as operator of the Internet site and responsible authority takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Data protection and information security are part of our corporate policy. Therefore, the protection of your privacy when processing personal data as well as the protection of all business data is an important concern, which we take into account in our business processes. We treat personal data confidentially and only process it in accordance with the legal requirements.

Our Internet pages may contain links to web sites from other providers, to which this data protection declaration does not extend. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with the data protection regulations.

PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is information which can be used to learn about your identity. This includes name, address, mailing address, as well as phone number. This does not include information which cannot be connected to your identity, such as the number of users of the web site.

You can find everything related to the order processing agreement here:
PROCESSING ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT
 
COLLECTING, STORING, AND PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
When visiting our web sites, we store the name of your Internet service provider, the browser type used, the web site from which you are visiting us, our web sites which you visit, as well as the date and duration of the visit. Additional personal information about you is generally not gathered. This means that you can generally use our web site without disclosing your identity.

If you wish to visit certain areas of our web sites, contact us by phone, or participate in certain activities, additional data may be collected and stored for these purposes. This means that it may be necessary to provide personal data in order to participate in a survey, send an inquiry, or execute an agreement, for example.

Personal data is provided on a voluntary basis. When an inquiry is made over the phone, through our contact form, or via e-mail, the personal data which you provide is stored for the purposes of personal communication with you, and processing the inquiry.

Individual areas of our web sites require a special login. In order to register and/or login, you will be asked for your name and/or other personal information. For areas which are aimed at a specific target group, we use registration in order to identify users from the target group. It is your decision whether or not to enter this data. For some activities, for example the retrieval of certain information, some details are absolutely necessary. You can recognize details that are absolutely necessary as they have been marked with an asterisk in order to signify that they are "mandatory fields". Furthermore, if additional details are requested and they have not been marked as "mandatory fields", then they are considered voluntary details.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA, PURPOSE OF PROCESSING, AND LEGAL BASIS
We use your personal data for the purposes of technical administration of the web sites, customer management, product surveys, and marketing, only to the extent to which it is necessary and permissible for each respective case. We do not share your data with third parties outside of the HELLA business group without your consent, particularly not for advertising purposes. You can find an overview of the HELLA business group at www.hella.com/unternehmen.

Provide that we are required to by law or by court order, we will pass your data onto parties entitled to receive it.

DATA ACCESS
Selected employees in the business group have access to your data to ensure proper operation. These employees are not allowed to use the data for their own purposes. The employees responsible for data processing are committed to maintain confidentiality and data secrecy. Additionally, an adequate level of data protection is ensured.

USE OF COOKIES
Information about cookies:
A cookie is a small text file which is saved onto your device when you visit an Internet page and which helps to identify your device. Cookies are used to save information when you visit different pages of a web site or return to a web site. They contain no personal information and cannot run any programs which could trigger a virus.

Functionality:

Cookies from this category are saved on the visitor's device, so that the web site functions as intended.

Statistics:
Cookies from this category are used to collect statistical information about a web site's visitors, in order to improve the visitor experience. Collected data is used internally and not disclosed to third parties.

Internet browsers are generally set so that they automatically accept cookies. You can, however, disable the saving of cookies, or set your Internet browser so that you are notified when cookies are sent.

Changing settings

WEB TRACKING
You can disable data collection and data storage with future effect at any time by modifying your Internet browser. To do this, open your browser settings and select the option of blocking third party cookies.

This website uses PIWIK PRO Cloud, a web analysis service provided by PIWIK. PIWIK PRO Cloud uses "cookies" – text files which are saved on your computer or smartphone, in order to help us analyse how visitors use the web site. PIWIK stores and processes information about visitor web site usage generated by the cookies on servers in Germany.
IP addresses are completely anonymized before the collected data becomes accessible to us via PIWIK Suite. It it not possible to reverse IP address anonymization or assign IP addresses to collected data.

This information benefits us by allowing us to evaluate the user activity of visitors to our web site, generate reports about this, and, finally, to improve the web site experience for our visitors. PIWIK will not disclose this information to third parties or use it for marketing or advertising purposes of any type.

NEWSLETTERS

When subscribing to the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own marketing purposes, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Unsubscribing is possible at any time, and can either be carried out using a link in the newsletter or using the unsubscribe function on the web site.
To send out our newsletter, we use the third party provider, MAILEON, which is operated by XQueue GmbH. MAILEON offers comprehensive analysis capabilities on how the newsletters are opened and used. These analyses are group based and we do not use them to individually evaluate recipients of the newsletter. Additional information about MAILEON and data protection from the provider XQueue GmbH can be found at www.xqueue.de/datenschutz/.

SECURITY
We take technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your data that we manage against manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized people or unauthorized disclosure. Access to your data is possible only for a few authorized individuals.

Transfer of our web sites and your entries on our web sites via the Internet is generally unencrypted. It can therefore not be precluded that third parties may view and/or access the transferred data. We recommend that you take this into account when deciding whether to submit data to us and which data to submit to us over the Internet. As far as possible we use secure socket layer (SSL) encoding for data transmission on our portals where registration/login is required.

We continually improve and modify our security measures to reflect technological advancements.

OPTIONS

We would also like to use your data to inform you about our products and ask you questions about them if need be. Participation in these types of activities is, of course, voluntary. If you do not consent to this, you can contact us at any time so that we can block or delete data for this purpose accordingly. An e-mail sent to the address specified in the imprint is sufficient for this purpose. You can find additional information on the respective local web site.

RIGHT OF ACCESS, RECTIFICATION, ERASURE, RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING, OBJECTION

You have the right to access information about your data at any time, in written or electronic form. Moreover, you have the right to have any personal data blocked or erased, to object to data processing, or to have incorrect data corrected at any time. (Note: if there are country-specific legal storage periods, the data will be blocked for a determined country-specific period of time before the data is deleted.)

RIGHT TO LODGE A COMPLAINT WITH A SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority should the processing of your data violate any applicable law.

CONTACT DETAILS OF THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
You can contact our data protection officer by e-mail or mail should you have any suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data.

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Rixbecker Str. 75
59552 Lippstadt
Germany
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Status: January 2019

Statement on data protection from the Hella Gutmann Group in accordance with Art. 13 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

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