Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement

With this Data Privacy Statement, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG informs its customers, business partners and the public of the method, scope and purpose of processing personal data. This Data Privacy Statement also informs the data subjects (for definition see Section 1) of their rights.

Our website does not collect any personal data whatsoever (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number) unless you have freely consented to such data being made available to us.

Any such data which you have agreed to give us will only be used to respond to your enquiry or to provide you with the information or services which you have requested. We will take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that your personal data is not used commercially or sold to third parties. Personal data is processed in accordance with the requirements pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and in compliance with any country-specific provisions on data protection to which Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG is subject.

We will only collect, process and use the personal data which you have freely consented to make available to us for the purposes stated. This does not apply if such data is collected, processed or used for a further purpose which is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected or if the use thereof is necessary as a result of legal obligations or official or court orders. Nor does it apply if we need your data in order to assert or protect legal claims or to defend ourselves against legal action or to prevent misuse or other unlawful activities including but not limited to intentional attacks on systems supporting our web page in order to safeguard data security. 

Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has implemented comprehensive technical and organisational measures in order to ensure the highest possible level of protection for personal data processed through this web page. However, please be aware that data transfer via the Internet (for example communication by email) may be subject to security risks, making it impossible to ensure complete protection against third-party access to transferred data.

1 Definitions

The Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG Data Privacy Statement uses the terms as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) adopted by the European legislative bodies. We want this Data Privacy Statement to be easy to read and understand for the public, our customers and our business partners. Please find below a definition of the terms used in this Data Privacy Statement:

a) Personal data

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

Any identified or identifiable natural person the personal data of whom is processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such  as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

The marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

e) Profiling

any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

f) Pseudonymisation

The processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. With regard to the use of this web page the controller is Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h) Processor

A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

j) Third party

a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data;

k) Consent

Any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he/she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him/her.

l) Enterprise

a natural or legal person engaged in an economic activity, irrespective of its legal form, including partnerships or associations regularly engaged in an economic activity.

2 Controller name and address

Within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other European Union or member state data protection laws as well as other data protection regulations of legal nature, the Controller is:

Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG

Merkurring 111

22143 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 40 67506 510

Fax: +49 40 67506 506

Web page: www.wulfgaertner.com

Email: contact(at)meyle.com

Data subjects can contact us directly at any time in order to exercise their rights as a data subject (for further details see Section 7) or in order to ask any questions and make comments on data protection.

3 Cookies

Cookies are text files which can be installed on a person’s hard drive. The information contained in cookies makes it easier for an individual to navigate the website and allows our web pages to be displayed correctly. Our cookies are not designed to be able to specifically identify an individual.

This website uses session cookies. Session cookies are only stored for as long as you visit the website and are deleted at the end of your visit. 

You as the person in question can, however, prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser manufacturer to determine how to do this. Additionally, cookies which were previously installed can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This option is available in all standard Internet browsers. If an individual deactivates the installation of cookies in the Internet browser they use, it may not be possible for all the functions of our website to be used in full.

4 Collection of general data and information

With each request of the controller’s web page made by a data subject or an automated system, the web page collects a set of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the log files of our server. The following data may be collected: (1) browser type and version, (2) operating system running on the computer accessing the web page; (3) the web page from which our web page was accessed (“referrer”); (4) the sub-sites requested by the system accessing our web page; (5) the date and time that our web page was accessed; (6) the Internet protocol address (IP address); (7) the name of the Internet service provider of the system accessing our web page; (8) any other similar data and information which would help to protect our information technology systems in the event of an attack.

The controller does not deduce the identity of the data subject from this general data and information being used. This data is required in order to transmit and optimise our web page content, optimise advertising for our web page, ensure and maintain the functional reliability of our information technology systems and the web page technology and to allow us to provide the law enforcement authorities with any information required for law enforcement in the event of cyber attacks. The controller evaluates the anonymous data and information that was collected for statistical purposes and also for the purpose of improving data protection and data security within the company in order to ensure the highest possible level of protection for any personal data being processed  Anonymous data kept in the server log files is stored separately from any personal data submitted by a data subject.

5 Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller will process and store personal data of the data subject only for as long as is required to fulfil the purpose for which the data is being collected, or for the period of time stipulated by the applicable European Union laws or any other laws and provisions on data processing to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose for storing the personal data no longer exists or if the storage period pursuant to European Union laws or any other applicable law has expired, a routine process is run to delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal provisions.

6 Rights of the data subject

If the data subject wants to claim one of the following rights concerning personal data being stored on the controller’s systems, he/she can at any time contact our staff in charge of processing personal data who will immediately comply with any legitimate requests.

a) Right to obtain confirmation

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him/her is being processed. 

b) Right of access

The data subject has the right to request information from the controller at any time on the personal data concerning him/her that is being stored by the controller. In addition, the European directives and regulations grant data subjects the right of access to the following information:

aa) the purpose of the processing;

bb) the categories of personal data concerned;

cc) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

dd) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

ee) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;

ff) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

gg) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject,  any available information as to their source;

hh) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and 22(4) of the EU GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

In addition, the data subject will be informed if personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

c) Right to rectification

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

d) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him/her without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

aa) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

bb) the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the EU GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;

cc) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the EU GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the EU GDPR;

dd) the personal data have been unlawfully processed;

ee) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;

ff) the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the EU GDPR.

Where the controller has made the personal data public and where we as the controller are obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) of the EU GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, takes reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, unless there is a legal obligation to process this data.

e) Right to restriction of processing

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

aa) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

bb) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;

cc) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

dd) the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the EU GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

f) Right to data portability

The data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him/her, which he/she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the EU GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the EU GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the EU GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means unless processing this data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

In addition, in exercising his/her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the EU GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

g) Right to object

The data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his/her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him/her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the EU GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

The controller no longer processes the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him/her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the EU GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his/her particular situation, also has the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him/her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

The data subject has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him/her or similarly significantly affects him/her to the extent that the decision:

aa) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; 

bb) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or

cc) is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision (aa) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller or (cc) is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his/her point of view and to contest the decision.

i) Right to revoke the declaration of consent

The data subject has the right to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data at any time.

7 Data privacy in the recruitment process

The controller collects and processes personal data of the applicant for the purpose of expediting the recruitment process. Personal data may be processed electronically (e.g. with applications submitted by email). If the controller and the applicant enter into an employment contract, the data transferred for the purpose of processing the employment relationship will be stored in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the controller and the applicant do not enter into an employment contract, the candidate’s application portfolio will be deleted automatically after a period of six months from the date of the notification of the rejection, unless the controller has other legitimate interests. To this effect, other legitimate interests include for example the burden of proof in proceedings under the German General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).

8 YouTube

The controller uses YouTube components on this web page. YouTube is a free-of-charge Internet-based video-sharing portal where video publishers can post video clips and other users can view, rate and comment on these posts. 

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

By requesting a sub-page of this web page which is operated by the controller and features a YouTube component (YouTube video) the respective YouTube components will automatically prompt the Internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject to download and play the respective YouTube component. For more information on YouTube please see https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. As a consequence of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be informed of the precise sub-page of our web page the data subject visited.

If the data subject is logged into his/her YouTube account when requesting a sub-page featuring a YouTube video, YouTube will obtain knowledge of the precise sub-page where the request of the data subject originated. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and attributed to the data subject’s respective YouTube account.

If the data subject is logged into his/her YouTube account when requesting our web page, a notification will be transmitted by the YouTube component to YouTube and Google that the data subject is visiting our web page. This information is passed on whether or not the data subject clicks on a YouTube video. If you want to prevent this information from being sent to YouTube and Google, you will need to log out of your YouTube account before visiting our web page.

For more information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google, please see the YouTube Privacy Policy available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

9 Facebook

This web page links services of the facebook.com social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. By clicking on a Facebook link or Facebook button you will be transferred to the Facebook web page where personal data will be collected by Facebook. We have no influence on what data is collected by Facebook. For more information on the purpose and extent of Facebook's data collection, processing and use and your rights as a data subject and privacy protection settings please see the Facebook Data Policy. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data on you and link it with your Facebook profile information, you must log out of Facebook before clicking on a Facebook link or button.

10 Notes

This data privacy regulation is subject to change to take account of any new developments regarding technology, content or statutory requirements. You should therefore read this data privacy clause regularly to ensure that you are up-to-date. This version of the data privacy statement dates from May 2018.

Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG is committed to continuously improving its services offered to customers, business partners, applicants and interested parties.

Date of issue: 23/05/2018.