1. Information on the collection of personal data
the following, we shall inform you about the collection of personal data when
using our website. Personal data is deemed to be all data which relates to you
personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
controller as laid down in Art. 4 Para. 7 EU General Data Provision Regulation
(GDPR) is WITTE Automotive GmbH, Höferstr. 3–15, 42551
Velbert, firstname.lastname@example.org , +49 2015 498-0 (cf. our
legal notice). You can reach our data protection officer by sending an e-mail
to email@example.com or writing to our postal address with the
addendum “The data protection officer”.
you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we shall store the data that
you have disclosed (your e-mail address, if necessary your name and your
telephone number) to answer your questions. We will delete any related data
after it no longer needs to be stored, or restrict the processing insofar as
statutory obligations exist. Data processing for the purpose of making contact
with us shall take place as laid down in Art. 6 Para. 1 Section 1(a) GDPR on
the basis of your voluntarily issued consent.
we rely on contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer
or we would like to use your data for advertising purposes, you shall be
informed in detail about the respective processes below. We shall also specify
the criteria laid down for the storage period.
2. Your rights
shall have the following rights vis-à-vis us regarding the personal data
shall also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection
supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.
to rectification or erasure,
to restriction of processing,
to object to the processing,
to data portability.
3. Collecting personal data when visiting our
you use our website for purely information purposes, i.e. without registering
or otherwise transmitting information to us, we shall only collect the personal
data that your browser transmits to our server. If you would like to view our
website, we shall collect the following technical data that we require to
display our website to you and guarantee its stability and security (the legal
basis Art. 6 Para. 1 Section 1 (f) GDPR:
addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies shall also be stored on your
computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are
stored on your hard drive and allocated by the browser you use, through which
the party placing the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information.
Cookies cannot run any programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They
are used to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and efficient as a
and time of the request;
zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
of the request (specific page);
status/HTTP status code;
quantity of data transmitted;
from which the request comes;
system and interface as well as the
and version of the browser software.
website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which
cookies (cf. a in this regard)
cookies (cf. b in this regard)
- a) Transient
cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. They include in
particular session cookies. They store a session ID that can be used to assign
various enquiries from your browser during the shared session. This enables
your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies
are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
- b) Persistent
cookies are automatically deleted after a prescribed period, which can vary
depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings
of your browser at any time.
- c) You
can configure your browser settings in accordance with your wishes and accept
third-party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may not
be able to use all the functions of this website as a result.
- d) We
account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again every time you
4. Use of Google Analytics
website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc.
your computer to enable the analysis of your use of the website. The
information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually
transmitted to a server operated in the USA and stored there. If IP
anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated
by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the
Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the
full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to
evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and
to provide the website operator with other services related to the website
activity and Internet use.
IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not
be associated with other data by Google.
can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser
software accordingly; however, please note that you may not be able to use all
the functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent Google’s
collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of
the website (incl. Your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser
plug-in available under the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result,
IP addresses are processed further in a truncated form to prevent anything from
being traced directly to you. If the data collected about you allows a link to
be made to you, this shall be immediately excluded and the personal data erased
website also uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google
Analytics. It enables the compilation of reports containing statements on the
age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data stems from
interest-based advertising of Google as well as visitor data from third-party
providers. This data cannot be assigned to a particular person. You can
deactivate this function via the display settings in your Google account at any
time or generally refuse the collection of your data by Google Analytics, such
as in the point “Objection to data collection”.
use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to be able to
improve it on an ongoing basis. The statistics that we obtain enable us to
improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user. In
exceptional cases where personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google
complies with the EU–US Privacy Shield,
https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of
Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para.1 Section 1 (f) GDPR.2
on the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House,
Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Conditions of use:
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection:
http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the
5. Use of Google Adwords Conversion and Remarketing
use the services of Google Adwords to promote our attractive offers on external
websites with the help of advertising material (Google Adwords). We can analyse
how effective the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data
from such advertising campaigns. In doing so, our objective is to display
advertisements which are of interest to you, tailor our website to your
interests and achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.
advertising material is delivered by Google via ad servers. We also use ad
server cookies, which allow us to measure certain parameters of success, such
as the display of ads or clicks by users. If you reach our website via a Google
ad, Google Adwords will store a cookie on your computer. These cookies usually
expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. As a
rule, the unique cookie ID, the number of ad impressions per placement
(frequency), the last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and
opt-out information (indication that the user does not wish to be addressed
again) are stored as analytical values for this cookie.
cookies enable Google to recognise your Internet browser. If a user visits
certain pages of an Adwords client’s website and the cookie stored on the
user’s computer has not yet expired, Google and the client can recognise that
the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Every Adword client
is assigned a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced via the
websites of Adwords clients. We do not collect and process any personal data
using the above-mentioned advertising measures. Google only provides us with
statistical evaluations. Based on these evaluations, we can recognise which of
the implemented advertising measures are particularly effective. We do not
receive additional data from the use of advertising material; in particular, we
cannot identify users based on this information.
browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server as
a result of the marketing tools used. We have no influence over the scope and
the further use of the data which is collected by Google as a result of using
this tool, so we provide you with the information at our disposal: with the use
of Adwords conversion tracking, Google is informed that you have visited the
corresponding section of our website or have clicked on one of our ads. If you
are registered with a service provided by Google, Google can assign your visit
to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not signed
into your account, the provider may recognise your IP address and store it.
are several ways to prevent your participation in this tracking process: a) by
making the corresponding change to your browser software; in particular, by
rejecting third-party cookies, you will not receive ads from third-party
providers; b) by deactivating the cookies for conversion tracking by
configuring your browser settings in such a way that cookies from the domain
“www.googleadservices.com” are blocked, using https://google.de/settings/ads;
these settings will be deleted when you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating
the interest-based ads of providers who are part of the self-regulation
campaign “About Ads” using the link http://aboutads.info/choices; these
settings will be deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by means of permanent
deactivation in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers using
the link http://google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that you may not
have full use of all the functions of this website as a result.
legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para.1 Section 1(f) GDPR.
Further information regarding Google’s policy on data privacy is available
und https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html. Alternatively, you
can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at
http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google is subject to the EU – US Privacy
Adwords Conversion, we use the application Google Remarketing. It is a process
that we use to contact you again. Our ads may be embedded if you continue to
browse on the Internet after visiting our website. This is done by means of
cookies stored in your browser, which are used by Google to record and evaluate
your usage behaviour after visiting various websites. In this way, Google can
determine that you have visited our website on a prior occasion. According to
Google’s own statements, Google does not merge the data collected in the
context of remarketing with your personal data, which may be stored by Google.
According to Google, pseudonymisation is used for remarketing in particular.
also uses reCAPTCHA on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact
form) has been entered by a person or by an automated programme. To do this,
reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various
characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website
visitor accesses the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates different
information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website or
mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is
disclosed to Google.
reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not
informed that an analysis is taking place. Data
processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para.1(f) GDPR. The website
operator has a legitimate interest in protecting their website offer from
abusive automatic spying and from SPAM.
available at the following links:
6. Embedding YouTube videos
have embedded YouTube videos in our online offer which are stored on
http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are
all integrated in “advanced privacy protection mode”, i.e. so that no data
about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos.
The data mentioned in paragraph 2 shall only be transmitted if the videos are
played. We have no influence over this data transmission.
visiting the website, YouTube receives information that you have accessed the
corresponding sub-page of our website. The data mentioned in Clause 3 of this
YouTube has provided a user account over which you have signed in, or whether
there is no user account. If you have signed into Google, your data will be directly
assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile
on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your
data as a user profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market
research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is
carried out in particular to provide needs-based advertisements (even for users
who are not signed in) to inform other users of the social network about your
activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such
user profiles; however, in order to assert such a right, you have to contact
information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by
information on your related rights and setting options for the protection of
your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also
processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU–US Privacy
7. Embedding Google Maps and Web Fonts
use the services of Google Maps (offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre
Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website. This enables us to
display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to use the
convenient map function.
visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed
the corresponding sub-page of our website. The data mentioned in Clause 3 of
of whether Google has provided a user account over which you have signed in or
whether there is no user account. If you have signed into Google, your data
will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment
with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button.
Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for the purposes of
advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an
evaluation is carried out in particular to provide needs-based advertisements
(even for users who are not signed in) to inform other users of the social
network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to
the creation of such user profiles; however, in order to exercise such a right,
you have to contact Google.
information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by
contains further information on your related rights and setting options for the
protection of your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU–US
Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
- This page uses Web Fonts,
which are provided by Google for the uniform display of written fonts. When
accessing a page, your browser loads the required Web Fonts into your browser
cache to display text and fonts correctly.
To do so, your browser must connect to the Google servers. In
this way, Google is informed that our website was accessed via your IP address.
Google Web Fonts is used in the interests of uniform and attractive display of
our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of
Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR.
your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard text will be used on your
8. Use of our portal
you would like to use our portal, you must register by entering your e-mail,
your choice of password and user name. You are under no obligation to use your
real name; you can access the function using a pseudonym. We use the double
opt-in procedure for the registration, i.e. your registration will only be
concluded if you have confirmed your registration beforehand via a confirmation
email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein.
If you do not send a confirmation within 24 hours,
your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. You must
provide the afore-mentioned data; the provision of all other information is
voluntary through the use of our portal.
you use our portal, we shall store the data required from you to fulfil the
contract and possibly also information on payment methods until you fully
delete your access. Furthermore, we will store data provided by you voluntarily
for the time of the use of the portal, insofar as you do not delete it
beforehand. You can administer and amend all information in the protected
customer area. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para.1 Section 1(f) GDPR.
you use the portal, your data on the contractual performance may be disclosed
to other participants in the portal. Members who have not signed in will
receive no information about you. Your user name will be visible to all members
who have signed in irrespective of whether you released it, or not. In
contrast, your entire profile with the data provided by you shall be visible
for all members who have confirmed you as a personal contact. If you disclose
content to your personal contacts that you do not send by private message, this
content will be visible to third parties if your personal content has agreed to
this. If you write contributions in the public groups, they will be visible to
all members who have signed into the portal.
connection will be encrypted per TLS technology to prevent unauthorised access
of third parties to your personal data, in particular financial data.
9. Right to object
your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in
accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Section 1 (f) GDPR, you shall have the right to
object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR
insofar as grounds exist which result from your particular situation of if the
objection relates to direct advertising. In the last case, you shall have a
general right to object to us implementing without providing a specific
If you would like to assert your right to
revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in this regard.
10. Data security
use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method during the website visit in
conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. As
a rule, there is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit
encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You will recognise
whether an individual page of our website is encrypted by the closed
representation of the key or lock symbol in the bottom status bar of your
will also use suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your
data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss,
destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures will
be improved on an ongoing basis in line with technological development.
website and related offers or amended statutory or supervisory regulations. You
time on the website at https://www.witte.digital.