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Data protection information for the processing of personal data on the website www.chargeBIG.com

1. The controller for the purposes of the EU General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

 

MAHLE chargeBIG GmbH („we“)

Pragstraße 26-46,
70376

Stuttgart                                                                                                                                           

+49 711 501-0                                                                                                                                         

Mail: info@mahle.com

 

2. Data protection officer:

 

MAHLE
GmbH
Corporate Data Protection Officer
Dr. Alexander Deicke
70376 Stuttgart
Germany
e-mail: cdpo@mahle.com

 

3. Legal specifications

 

MAHLE is committed to strict compliance with the
national and international laws and regulations to safeguard the right to
informational self-determination.

We observe European regulations on data
protection and privacy law and the national provisions that arise from them in
collecting, storing, and processing personal data.

 

4. Collection and processing of your personal data

 

When you visit our websites, we automatically
store on an anonymized basis the name of your Internet service provider, the
website from which you visit us, the Web pages you visit when you are on our
site, websites you visit from our site, and the date and duration of your
visit. We may analyze and interpret this information on an anonymized basis.
Further personal data are not collected or stored unless you expressly permit
us to do so. Our data protection information applies exclusively to the use of
our websites, not to your activities on the websites of social networks or
other providers that you may be able to reach using the links on our websites.
Please consult these providers’ websites for information on their privacy and
data protection policies.

Where permissible by law, we disclaim any and all
liability for damage and/or losses arising from the use of the linked websites.

We do not store other personal data unless you
communicate these data to us, for example within the scope of a contact form, a
survey, a prize competition, registration, or to perform a contract, and even
in these cases we do so only to the extent that we are permitted to do so based
on your consent or pursuant to the applicable legal provisions (see “Legal
basis for processing”).

There is no legal or contractual obligation for
you to provide your personal data. However, it is possible that certain functions
of our website may depend on the provision of personal data. If you do not
provide personal data in these cases, this may cause certain functions to be
restricted or unavailable.

 

5. Purposes of processing of personal data

 

Your personal data are used only for the purpose
for which you have voluntarily provided these data to us and to protect our IT
systems against attacks and other unlawful actions. Should you have
communicated further personal data to us, for example within the scope of a
contact form, a survey, a prize competition, registration, or to perform a
contract, we process these data for the purposes mentioned, for purposes of
customer management and – to the extent necessary – for purposes of executing
and billing for any business transactions, in each case in the scope necessary
to that end. We obligate our employees and service providers to observe the
strictest confidentiality.

 

6. Legal basis for processing

 

Where you have consented to our processing of
your personal data, this consent constitutes the legal basis for the processing
(point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR).

Point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR forms the legal
basis for processing of personal data for the purpose of taking steps prior to
entering into a contract or performing a contract with you.

Where the processing of your personal data is
necessary to fulfill our legal obligations (e.g., to store data), we are
authorized to do so pursuant to point (c) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

Beyond that, we process personal data for the
purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party in
accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Maintaining the functionality
of our IT systems, marketing our own and third-party products and services, and
the legally required documentation of business contacts constitute such
legitimate interests.

 

7. Disclosure of personal data to third parties

 

Except in the cases indicated separately, we
share your personal data with third parties only if

·        
you have consented
pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR,

·        
this is necessary for
the performance of a contract with you pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1)
GDPR, or

·        
in the event that there
is a statutory obligation of disclosure pursuant to point (c) of Article 6(1)
GDPR.

·        
this takes place for
the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller pursuant to
point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Examples include:

– Reviewing and
optimizing procedures for analyzing demand for purposes of directly approaching
customers

– Optimization
and demand-driven design of the website

– Advertising or
market and opinion research, to the extent that you have not objected to the
use of your data

– Safeguarding
our company’s IT security and IT operations

– Preventing and
investigating criminal acts

– Measures for
managing the business and further developing services and products

 

If personal data are transferred to a third
country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or to an international
organization, this is stated separately.

 

8. Processing of personal data for the purpose
of sending newsletters

 

We are happy to keep you informed of current news
on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR) via the specific
newsletter offered on the website.

For us to send out a newsletter, you need to
provide us with the required information indicated (e.g., name and e-mail
address). You can also enter and submit further information voluntarily. After
you have communicated your e-mail address to us, you will receive an e-mail
from us at the e-mail address you provided, asking you to click a confirmation
link to verify the e-mail address you provided (known as a “double opt-in”
process).

We will store your data only for purposes of
sending out our newsletter. We will also store your IP address and the date
when you registered so we have documentation that you signed up for the
newsletter in case of any doubt. To measure our newsletters’ success, we
also collect information on whether newsletters are opened, when they are
opened, and which links are clicked.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any
time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter footer. 

 

9. Use of the contact form

 

When you contact us (e.g., via contact forms), we
store your data for purposes of processing your inquiry (point (b) of Article
6(1) GDPR) and in the event that further correspondence should take place.  Otherwise, your data are erased after your
matter is processed. This does not apply to data for which there are statutory
or otherwise stipulated obligations of storage.

 

10. Use of cookies

 

Cookies are small files that are placed on your
desktop, notebook, or mobile device by a website that you visit. We can use
cookies to determine things like whether there has been a connection between
your device and our website in the past or what language or other settings you
prefer. Cookies can also process personal data.

We use cookies (“strictly necessary cookies” and
“analytical cookies”) to recognize your use interests and particularly popular
areas of our website and use this information to improve the design of the
website and make it even more user-friendly.

 

a) “Strictly necessary cookies”

“Strictly necessary cookies” are essential to the
basic functions of the website. These cookies cannot be deactivated. If you
have disabled cookies in your browser, you may find that some functions are not
available to you and/or the website does not display correctly. These cookies
are:

 

Name

Purpose

Expiration date

cookiesession1

Counts the number of sessions and assigns an
anonymous identifier to each visitor.

Until the end of the session

JSESSIONID

Counts the number of sessions and assigns an
anonymous identifier to each visitor.

Until the end of the session

cookieConsent

Provides information on whether the user has
confirmed the cookie notice.

1 year

cookiePolicy

Provides information on whether the user has confirmed
the cookie notice.

1 year

 

b) “Analytical cookies”

We use “analytical cookies” to recognize your use
interests and particularly popular areas of our website and use this
information to improve the design of the website and make it even more user-friendly.
You can click to consent to the use
of analytical cookies
or to withdraw your
consent to the use of analytical cookies at any time:

 

Cookie Einstellungen

 

These cookies are:

 

Name

Purpose

Expiration date

universalClickId

Stores the last click in each case.

1 hour

_ga

Serves to distinguish visitors.

2 years

_gid

Stores user behavior 

24 hours

_DC_gtm_UA-*

Is used to control the loading of a Google tag.

1 minute

_gat_UA-*

Is used to monitor and throttle the server
request rate.

1 minute

_gali

Is used to improve the accuracy of reports.

1 minute

 

You can also
delete all cookies at any time by adjusting the settings on your device
accordingly. This takes place as follows:

Most browsers are set to automatically accept
cookies by default. You can change this default setting by activating the “do
not accept cookies” setting in your browser.

You can delete existing cookies at any time. For
details of how to do this, please see the instructions provided by the maker of
your browser or device.

Like the use of cookies, rejection or deletion of
cookies is also tied to the device used and, in addition, to the relevant
browser that is used. This means you need to reject or delete cookies
separately for each of your devices and, if you use multiple browsers, for each
browser as well.

 

11. Use of Google Analytics

 

We use the “Google Analytics” Web analytics service
on our website. The service provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House,
Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses the analysis cookies noted
above. The Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of point (a) of
Article 6(1) GDPR. The data collected are anonymous to us as the operator of
this website. We cannot draw any conclusions regarding users’ identity.

We have activated the IP anonymization function
on this website. This means that Google truncates (shortens) your IP address
within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are
signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transferring
it to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address
transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On
behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to
analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and
provide the website operator with further services associated with the use of
the website and of the Internet.

We have entered into a contract for processing of
data with Google.

You can object to the processing of data by
Google at any time by using the opt-out plugin:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or via the ad display settings: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

 

12.
Google Web Fonts

 

This
page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform presentation
of fonts. When calling up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts
into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose,
the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google
becomes aware that this website was accessed via your IP address. The use of
Google WebFonts is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.

The
website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the
font image on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (for
example, consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out
exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter A GDPR; the consent is
revocable at any time.

If
your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your
computer. For more information about Google Web Fonts, see
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

13. Use of YouTube


Our website uses embedded videos of the service “YouTube.” The service provider
is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is a
platform that enables playback of audio and video files.
When you access a page of our website, the YouTube player embedded there
establishes a connection to YouTube to ensure the technical transfer of the
video or audio file. Data are transferred to YouTube when the connection to
YouTube is established.

The use of YouTube takes place in the interest of
an appealing presentation of our online offerings. This constitutes a
legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
For information on the purpose and scope of the collection of data, the further
processing and use of the data by YouTube, and your rights in this regard and
possible settings to protect your privacy, please see the YouTube privacy
policy. You can find it at:

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

 

14. Use of Vimeo

 

Our website uses embedded videos of the service
“Vimeo.” The service provider is Vimeo LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th
Street, New York, USA. Vimeo is a platform that enables playback of audio and
video files.


When you access a page of our website, the Vimeo player embedded there
establishes a connection to Vimeo to ensure the technical transfer of the video
or audio file. When the connection to Vimeo is established, data are transferred
to Vimeo.

The use of Vimeo takes place in the interest of
an appealing presentation of our online offerings. This constitutes a
legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
For information on the purpose and scope of the collection of data, the further
processing and use of the data by Vimeo, and your rights in this regard and
possible settings to protect your privacy, please see the Vimeo privacy policy.
You can find it at:

https://vimeo.com/privacy

 

15. Use of
Google Maps


We use maps from the “Google Maps” service on our website. The service provider
is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.


To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to process your IP
address.
The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation
of our online offerings and ensuring that the places indicated by us on the
website are easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the
meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
For more information on how user data are handled, please see the Google
privacy policy. You can find it at:

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

 

16. Security

 

We take organizational and technical measures to
ensure that those of your data that we process are protected against
manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by unauthorized persons. We adjust
the security measures we take to this end to reflect the state of the art on an
ongoing basis.

 

17. Erasure of your personal data

 

We erase your personal data as soon as the
purpose for which we have collected and processed them ceases to apply. Storage
takes place beyond that point in time only if this is necessary according to
the laws, regulations, or other legal provisions of the European Union or a
Member State of the European Union to which we are subject.

 

18. Rights of data subjects

 

Please note that as the data subject, you have
the following rights in conjunction with the processing of your personal data:

·        
Right of access
pursuant to Article 15 GDPR

·        
Right to rectification
pursuant to Article 16 GDPR

·        
Right to erasure
pursuant to Article 17 GDPR

·        
Right to restriction of
processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR

·        
Data portability
pursuant to Article 20 GDPR

 

If you have consented to the processing of your
personal data by us, you are free to withdraw your consent to the processing of
your personal data at any time.

Finally, you
have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at
any time to processing of personal data concerning you and to processing which
is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing on the basis of
weighing of interests). If you object, we will no longer process your personal
data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing
which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment,
exercise or defense of legal claims.

The lawfulness of processing of your personal
data up until the withdrawal of consent is not affected by the withdrawal
thereof. Withdrawal of consent also does not affect the possible further
processing of these data on a different legal basis, for example to meet legal
obligations (see the section titled “Legal basis for processing.”

If you consider that the processing of your
personal data violates legal provisions, you have the right to lodge a complaint
with a data protection supervisory authority with jurisdiction pursuant to
Article 77 GDPR.

 

19. External hosting

 

This website is hosted by an external service
provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the
host’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact
requests, meta- and communication data, contract data, contact data, names,
website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling
the contract with our potential and existing customers (Article 6 paragraph 1
letter b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of
our online offer by a professional provider (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f
GDPR). Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil
its performance obligations and to the extent that it complies with our
instructions in relation to this data.

 

We use the following hosters:

Strato AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin, Germany

 

20. Contact person

 

If you have any questions regarding data
protection at MAHLE or wish to exercise your right of access to information or
to make declarations as a data subject, please contact our company’s Corporate
Data Privacy (CY) department. You can reach this department by e-mail at
corporate.data.privacy@mahle.com
or use the official address
of MAHLE International GmbH, Pragstraße 26-46, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany.

You can also reach our corporate data protection
officer at the above address or cdpo@mahle.com.