Data Privacy Statement

This English translation of the German original is a courtesy translation. Only the German version is binding and shall prevail.

General

Protecting your personal data during its collection, processing, and use while you visit our website is an important matter to us. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as according to this data privacy statement.

Responsible Party

Rolf Strässer
straesser automotive testing GmbH
Jägerstraße 1, 71394 Kernen / Germany
Tel.: +49 7151 944 239 0
info@straesser-automotive.com

Data privacy supervisor

David Zinzius
Optiqum GmbH
Siegburger Straße 223, 50679 Köln
Phone: +49 221 82 95 91 0
datenschutz@straesser-automotive.com

Visiting the Homepage

You can visit our homepage without registering yourself or providing personal details.

Logfiles

With every access of a user on our website and with each access of a file, data concerning these events are automatically collected and stored in a log file. In detail, the following data are stored about each access:

  • Name of the accessed file.
  • Date and time of the access.
  • Amount of data transferred.
  • Notification of whether the access was successful.
  • Description of the type of web browser used.
  • Requested domain.

The recorded data will not be pooled together with other data sources, in particular data which permits an association with a particular person

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to save specific information related to the user on the terminal device of the user while the user uses the website. Cookies enable us to determine, in particular, the frequency of use and the number of users of web pages, to analyze website activity behaviours, and to design our offering in a more customer-friendly manner. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

If you do not wish that we recognize information about your computer, please configure your browser so that it deletes cookies from your computer’s hard drive, blocks all cookies, or warns you before a cookie is saved. However, in those cases, not all functions of this website may be available to you.

If you leave our website through a link or through clicking possible banner advertising, and reach the site of a third party, it can happen that the addressee of the clicked-on target site sets cookies. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the data privacy policies of those third parties concerning the use of such cookies and the information recorded in them through our advertising partners.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 Letter (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and a data processingagreement in accordance with Article 28 Section 3 Sentence 1 of the GDPR. Google Analytics uses so-called “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 the website (including your IP address that is anonymized) will be, as a rule, transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Please be advised that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collecting of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Through the anonymization, Google shortens IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which is why no conclusions about your identity are possible. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States of America and shortened there. Google complies with the data protection policies of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” framework and is certified accordingly, so that an appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed. Google processes the collected information to analyze the use of our website, create reports for us on website activities and use, and to provide us with further services regarding website use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

If you do not consent with the processing of data about you by using this website, then you can download a browser add-on from this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (German language) or http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en (English language) that gives you the chance to configure Google Analytics such that no more information about the website visit will be sent to Google Analytics.

More information on Google data protection may be found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google ReCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) on our websites. This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or is abused by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and, if applicable, further data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining individual personal responsibility on the Internet and the prevention of abuse and spam. The use of Google reCAPTCHA may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC., which is based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts to improve the visual presentation of various information on this website. Google Fonts is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To enable the presentation of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is created when you visit our website. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and commercial operation of our Internet site.

Through the connection to Google, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be transmitted.

For more information on the service Google offers; in particular, on how to prevent data collection, please visit:

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
https://policies.google.com/privacy

Through the certification in accordance with the so-called “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield” (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active), Google guarantees that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.

Google Maps

I agree for my personal data to be processed by straesser automotive, for the purpose(s) of displaying map tiles, geocoding addresses and calculating and display directions..

I agree for my personal data, provided via map API calls, to be processed by the API provider, for the purposes of geocoding (converting addresses to coordinates), reverse geocoding and generating directions.

Some visual components of WP Google Maps use 3rd party libraries which are loaded over the network. At present the libraries are Google Maps, Open Street Map, jQuery DataTables and FontAwesome. When loading resources over a network, the 3rd party server will receive your IP address and User Agent string amongst other details. Please refer to the Privacy Policy of the respective libraries for details on how they use data and the process to exercise your rights under the GDPR regulations.

WP Google Maps uses jQuery DataTables to display sortable, searchable tables, such as that seen in the Advanced Marker Listing and on the Map Edit Page. jQuery DataTables in certain circumstances uses a cookie to save and later recall the “state” of a given table – that is, the search term, sort column and order and current page. This data is held in local storage and retained until this is cleared manually. No libraries used by WP Google Maps transmit this information.

Please see here and here for Google’s terms. Please also see Google’s Privacy Policy. We do not send the API provider any personally identifying information, or information that could uniquely identify your device.

Where this notice is displayed in place of a map, agreeing to this notice will store a cookie recording your agreement so you are not prompted again.

WP Statistics

On our website, we use the WordPress analysis plug-in “WP Statistics” (https://wp-statistics.com). This analysis tool collects statistics on the general use of our website through anonymised data.
The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in optimising and commercially operating our website. No user profile is created and no cookies are set or needed. You can obtain more information by reading the data protection policy of WP Statistics:

https://wp-statistics.com/privacy-and-policy.

YouTube

We integrate videos into our website by playing them via an embedded YouTube player. The operator of the YouTube video platform is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you call up a page with an embedded YouTube player on our website, a connection is established to the YouTube/Google servers. In the process, your IP address is transmitted to the server together with the URL of the video called up. If you are logged in to Google, YouTube/Google can assign this information to you and process it in your personal profile.

If you do not want Google to collect data about you and link it to your personal profile, you must log out of Google before visiting our website. For more information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube, please refer to their privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.

Social Media

We have linked social media logos of LinkedIn XING and YouTube (hereinafter “providers”) on our website, which redirect to our respective profiles deposited with the providers and are intended to enable you to follow us there. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests in effectively informing users and communicating with users pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Xing is a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
YouTube is a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 9402 USA.
Instagram is a service of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Central Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For data protection reasons, we have only implemented a link to our respective profiles with the providers. This means that no data about you is transmitted to the providers unless you click on the respective social media logo. However, as soon as you click on the link set by us to our respective profile, you will be redirected to the website of the provider, which leads to data being transferred to the respective provider. We have no influence on this, possibly personal, data transmission and data collection to/from the providers. Likewise, we have no knowledge of the individual purposes of this data processing or its scope and storage period. We also do not know whether the providers delete data, generate or assign profiles or make data anonymous, and this is not within our sphere of influence.

Auxiliary programs, active content

To make this website available, Java applets, Active-X controls, and JavaScript are used. If, for security reasons, you do not wish to utilize these auxiliary programs or this active content, kindly deactivate the appropriate settings of your browser.

Use of Personal Data You Make Available to Us

Personal data such as your name, your address, telephone number, or electronic mail address are not collected unless you provide this data voluntarily.

We call your attention to the fact that transferring data in the Internet (for example, during communication by electronic mail) is subject to security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect such data against access by third parties.

Inquiries and Contracts

Insofar as you have made personal data available to us, we use these solely for the purpose of technically administering the website and fulfilling your wishes and requests, in particular for processing a contract made with you, or for answering your inquiry.

If you have made inquiries through our contact form, the information from the contact form, including the contact data you have entered into the form, will be saved by us to process your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation (pre-contractual measures and performance of the contract).

  • Forwarding, selling, or otherwise transferring your personal data to third parties does not occur; excepting that:
  • This is necessary to conclude the contract. Thus it can be necessary, for example, that for product orders, your address and order data are forwarded to our suppliers.
  • This is necessary for billing purposes.
  • You have previously consented to it.

The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation (performance of the contract) and Article 6 Section 1 Letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (consent).

Contact and e-mailing

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, may be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO (pre-contractual measures and fulfilment of contract).

Newsletter

CleverReach is used as newsletter software. In the process, your data is transferred to CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG. CleverReach is prohibited from selling your data and from using your data for purposes other than sending newsletters. CleverReach is a certified German newsletter software provider chosen in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act. For more information, please see:

https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/

Data protection measures are always subject to technical innovations. For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself of our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our data protection declaration.

The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (protection of legitimate interests: verification of the owner of the email address) and Article 6 Section 1 Letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (consent).

You may revoke at any time, with effect in the future, the issued consent to store the data, the electronic mail address, and their use for sending the newsletter, by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Vacancies

Your data of an application for employment will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure. If your application is followed by the conclusion of an employment agreement, your transmitted data may be stored by us in your personnel file or for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process in compliance with the relevant legal regulations. The data protection regulation permits, in accordance with Section 26 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 of the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new) in connection with Article 88 Section 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation, the collection of data which are necessary for the establishment of the employment relationship. If you voluntarily, beyond what is necessary, tell us things about yourself, this is done within the framework of consent in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 Sentence 1 Letter (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Within the framework of processing, your data may be transmitted to persons within our company, and to service providers which are contractually bound and bound to secrecy and which perform partial tasks of data processing.

If your application for employment is rejected, deletion of the data you have submitted to us will automatically be deleted two months after we notify you of the rejection. This does not apply if longer storage is necessary owing to legal requirements (for example, the burden of proof according to the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly agreed to longer storage in our database of interested parties.

Other Advertising and Customer Relations Management

Without your permission, we use personal data only within the legally permitted scope; that means, for customer relations management and sending advertisements by mail. We do not use your electronic mail address, fax number, or telephone number for advertisements without your express consent. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (protection of legitimate interests).

You can object to the use of your data for the purpose of direct marketing at any time and then will not receive further advertisements from us.

Use of Data by Third Parties

Aside from Google Inc. (see section 2.3.), we use the following service providers that have access to personal data:

  • Naming and Branding Agency, Brand Consultancy: INCREON GmbH, Robert-Bürkle-Straße 3, 85737 Ismaning, Germany
  • Web Hosting: webgo GmbH, Heidenkampsweg 81, 20097 Hamburg

Duration of Storage

We delete your data if they are no longer needed after processing an inquiry or termination of the contract. Excluded from this are data which we are not yet allowed to delete due to legal obligation (e.g., documents which are to be retained according to tax law and commercial law) and data which we need to represent legitimate interests; in particular, for asserting claims or for direct marketing.

Your Rights

You have the following rights if the respective legal requirements are met:

  • You have the right to receive information about the personal data saved about you. (Article 15 GDPR).
  • You have the