Privacy statement

MANN+HUMMEL takes data protection seriously and in this data privacy statement we would like to explain to you which personal data of yours we process. In our opinion, protection of your privacy is a top priority, which is why we consider compliance with strict legal data protection regulations to be a matter of course. Data protection starts with transparency. We have therefore made it our objective to make sure you always know when we store which particular aspects of your personal data, how we use the data and also how you can restrict its use or even prevent the data from being used at all. Our data privacy policy is designed to comply with the applicable data protection legislation.

I.      Address of the responsible authority

MANN+HUMMEL International GmbH & Co. KG
Schwieberdinger Strasse 12
71636 Ludwigsburg/ Germany

Tel. +49 7141 980, Fax +49 7141 982545
info@mann-hummel.com

II.     Address of the group data protection officer

Should you have any questions on data protection at MANN+HUMMEL, please contact our data protection officer:

MANN+HUMMEL International GmbH & Co. KG
Schwieberdinger Strasse 126
71636 Ludwigsburg/ Germany

data.protection@mann-hummel.com

III.   Legal basis for the processing

We only collect, process and use personal data if we are permitted to do so by law, or if you have given us your consent. As far as we obtain consent for the processing from the data subject, article 6 paragraph 1 letter a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of the personal data. In the processing of personal data which is required to fulfil a contract where one of the contract parties is the data subject, article 6 paragraph 1 letter b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to all processing actions which are required for the execution of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as a processing of the personal data is required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation which our company is subject to, article 6 paragraph 1 letter c) of the GDPR serves as legal basis. As a company we are subject to, for example, statutory retention periods according to the German tax code (AO) and the German Commercial Code (HGB). In the case that the vital interests of the data subject or a different individual requires that the personal data be processed, article 6 paragraph 1 letter d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, article 6 paragraph 1 letter c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

IV.   Recipient of the data

Processing location

The processing and use of your data is made within the European Union / European Economic Area. (EU/EEA). A transfer to a country outside of the EU is not foreseen. Certain procedures, however, may require processing outside of the EU/EWR. As far as MANN+HUMMEL commissions service providers for the processing of personal data (within the EU/EWR or in a country outside of the EU), all the necessary measures are taken in order to ensure that the processing complies with the data protection regulations.

V.    Your rights

Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are the data subject in the sense of the GDPR. In accordance with article 12 ff. of the GDPR, you have the right to information from the person responsible about your data which is processed by MANN+HUMMEL, the right to correction of the data, the right to restrict the processing of the data, the right to delete the data, the right to receive disclosure of the data, the right to data portability, the right to raise an objection against the processing of the data, the right to revoke your consent concerning the data, and the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.

In order to exercise your rights as the data subject, simply send an email to data.protection@mann-hummel.com.

The right to complain to the regulatory authority

Irrespective of an other regulatory or judicial redress, you have the right  to file a complaint with a regulatory authority, in particular in the member state where you are a resident, where your workplace is, or where the presumed infringement has taken place when you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR. The regulatory authority to which the complaint is filed, advises the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint including the possibility of legal action acc. to article 78 of the GDPR.

You are free to select the regulatory authority (article 77 GDPR). For example, you can submit your complaint to the regulatory authority responsible for MANN+HUMMEL in the German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

VI.   Right of modification

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement under observance of the legal regulations.

Payment details

The data you provide us with to process your contract are processed exclusively for this process and transferred as required to the companies involved in the contract, e.g. suppliers, forwarding agents, banks, payment service providers. A further data processing does not take place. After your order has been completely processed, your data are blocked for further use and deleted after the retention periods according to tax law and commercial law have expired as far as you have not expressly consented to a further use of the data.

VII. Usage data

When the website or individual files on the website are accessed, we collect, process and store the following data: IP address, website from where the file is accessed, filename, date and time of the access, the data volume transferred and a message on the success of the access (web log). We use this access data exclusively in a non-personalized form for the continual improvement of our internet presentation and for statistical purposes. On our website we use active JavaScript content from external suppliers. When you access our website, these external suppliers may receive personal data about your visit to our website. In this process, a processing of data outside of the EU is possible. You can prevent this by installing a JavaScript blocker such as the browser plug-in ‘NoScript’ (https://noscript.net/) or by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. This may lead to functional restrictions on internet websites which you visit. In the company blog we use the following cookies, tracking tools and scripts1 to analyze your visit:

Technically necessary cookies

  • Session Cookie

Cookies for the purpose of analysis

  • Google Analytics
  •  Hotjar
  •  Doubleclick
  •  Google +
  • Gstatic
  • YouTube

Depending on their type, you can disable cookies, tracking tools and scripts at any time. More information on this is available in Chapter X.

VIII.   Contact

We will only use the data entered in our contact form (name, email address) for the processing of enquiries which we receive via the contact form. After the processing of your enquiries, the collected data are immediately deleted as far as the data are not subject to a statutory retention period.

IX.   Comments

You have the opportunity to leave comments to our blog. For this purpose we collect your name or a pseudonym. You can decide yourself whether to publish contributions in your own name. Apart from that, we record your email address and details at the time when the comment is created. In addition, your IP address is stored. The storage is necessary for us to be able to defend ourselves against liability claims if illegal content is published. Your email address will not be published. We will contact you, however, if there are complaints about your comment.

X.    Cookies, tracking and scripts

Cookies
Description and scope of the data processing

In order to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions, we use ‘cookies’ on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted after the browser session ends, i.e. after you exit your browser (known as session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser again on your next visit (known as persistent cookies). Cookies cannot be used either to access other files on your computer or to determine your email address.

Most browsers are set up so that they accept cookies automatically. If the standard settings for cookies are saved in your browser, then all the processes will run in the background without you noticing. However, you can change these settings. You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the storage of cookies and can make a decision about whether to accept them on a case-by-case basis, or so that the acceptance of cookies is excluded on a general basis or in particular circumstances.

However, some websites (including ours) cannot be used correctly without cookies because these files are needed for processes.

Technically necessary cookies (Session Cookie)

We use cookies (Session Cookie) to make our website more user-friendly. A number of elements of our website require that the accessing browser can also be identified after the page changes.

The cookies store and transmit the following data:

  • Article in a shopping basket
  • Login data

Cookies for the purpose of analysis

We also use cookies on our website which enable an analysis of the surfing behavior of the user.

In this way the following data can be transmitted:

  • Entered search terms
  • Frequency with which pages are accessed
  • Usage of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized in a technical process. This means that a matching of the data to the user accessing the website is therefore no longer possible. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the user. When users access our website an information banner informs them about the use of cookies for the purpose of analysis and reference is made to this privacy statement. In this context, information is also given that the storage of cookies can be disabled in the browser settings.

Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is article 6 par. 1 letter f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of the use of technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website for users. A number of functions cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These require that also after the page changes it is again possible to recognize the browser.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  •  Acceptance of language settings

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles. The use of analysis cookies is made for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies provide us with information about how our website is used and this enables us to continually improve our offer. At this point it is necessary to describe in more detail the exact purpose of the analysis cookies.

This purpose also constitutes the legitimate interest in the processing of the personal data according to article 6 par. 1 letter f) GDPR.

Duration of the storage and possibilities to revoke consent and remove the data

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to us from the computer. Therefore you as the user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing a setting of your internet browser. Cookies which have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This process can be automated. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may be possible that not all of the functions on the website can be fully used.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user’s activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Google is commissioned by the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activities and offer further services to the website operator which are linked to the website and use of the internet. This purpose also constitutes a legitimate interest for us with regard to the data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 par. 3 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and art. 6 par. 1 letter f) of the GDPR. The data sent by us which is linked to cookies, login names IDs are automatically deleted after 26 months. The deletion of data where the retention period has expired is made automatically once per month. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser, whereby we wish to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all of the functions on our website. Furthermore, you can prevent the sending of the personal data based on your use of the website by the cookie (incl. your IP address) to Google and also the processing of this data by downloading and installing the opt-out cookie available here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Opt-out cookies prevent the future recording of your data when you visit this website. In order to prevent the use of Universal Analytics over different devices, you will have to install the opt-out on all of the used systems. Click here to set the opt-out cookie: <a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”><strong>Deactivate Google Analytics</strong></a></p>

Deactivate Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google and possibilities for settings and revoking your consent is available of the websites of Google:

XI.   Social Media

Xing

Our website also includes a social plugin called the “Share button” from XING. This service is operated by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, www.xing.de. When you visit a page of our website, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. No personal data is stored when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. Neither is your usage behavior evaluated. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of your data by XING as well as your relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information from XING: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. You can also completely prevent the loading of the plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/)

Twitter

Our website contains the re-tweet function of Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter “Twitter”). If you use Twitter and especially the “Re-Tweet” function, Twitter links your Twitter account to the websites you visit. This will be announced to other users on Twitter, especially to your followers. This is also the way to transfer data to Twitter. MANN+HUMMEL, as provider of the website, will not be informed by Twitter about the content of the transmitted data or the use of the data. You can find further information under the following link: http://twitter.com/privacy

Please note, however, that you can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/login?lang=en

LinkedIn

On the MANN+HUMMEL website you will find a plug-in of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “LinkedIn”). The plugin of LinkedIn can be recognized by the “Recommend-Button”. Please note that when you visit the MANN+HUMMEL website, the plugin establishes a connection between your respective Internet browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is thus informed that you have visited the MANN+HUMMEL website with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend-Button” of LinkedIn and are logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, you have the possibility to link a content of the MANN+HUMMEL website on your LinkedIn profile page. In doing so, you enable LinkedIn to assign your visit to the MANN+HUMMEL website to your user account.

MANN+HUMMEL, as provider of the website, will not be informed by LinkedIn about the content of the transmitted data or the use of the data. You can find further information under the following link: http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv

Facebook

The MANN+HUMMEL website contains a plug-in from Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). This allows you to share content through your Facebook profile when you are logged in to Facebook at the same time. It is then possible for Facebook to assign your visit to the MANN+HUMMEL website to your Facebook account. The complete overview of all Facebook plugins can be viewed at the following link: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. As soon as you visit the MANN+HUMMEL website, the Facebook plug-in establishes a direct connection between your Internet browser and the Facebook servers. In this way Facebook is informed that you are visiting the MANN+HUMMEL website with your IP address.

MANN+HUMMEL, as provider of the website, will not be informed by Facebook about the content of the transmitted data or the use of the data. You can find further information under the following link: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google +

The MANN+HUMMEL website contains the Google + plugin. This is provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). With the Google + Plugin you have the possibility to publish personalized content on the Internet. Google stores information about your visit to the website that you have viewed. Google stores information about your activities on Google +. To use the Google + Plugin, you need a public profile on Google. Your identity behind the profile may be disclosed to all users who have knowledge of your e-mail address.

MANN+HUMMEL, as the provider of the website, is not informed by Google about the content of the transmitted data or the use of the data. You can find more information under the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Social bookmarks

Our website has a number of integrated social bookmarks (from LinkedIn, Twitter, Xing, YouTube, Facebook, and Google+). Social bookmarks are internet bookmarks which enable users of these services to collect links and news items. The bookmarks placed on our website are merely links to the corresponding services. After clicking on the embedded graphic you are forwarded to the website of the respective provider, i.e. user information is only transferred after that point to the respective provider. Please see the privacy statement of the respective provider for information on your personal data when using the corresponding website.

Hotjar

Our website uses hotjar, a service from the company Firma Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta. hotjar also use cookies which are stored on your computer which enable an analysis of the use of the website. In the course of the use of the website, data such as your IP address and user activities can be transmitted to a server of the company Hotjar Ltd. and stored there. Hotjar Ltd. will possibly transfer this information over to a third party as far as this is allowed by law or as far as the processing of the data is carried out by a third party. You can prevent the recording and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and also prevent the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of JavaScript in your browser or installing a tool such as ‘NoScript’. Further information on data protection with the use of hotjar is available at the following link: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.

Doubleclick

Our website uses DoubleClick, a service provided by the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. DoubleClick is used to place ads when you visit our website. DoubleClick uses information (but no personal data such as your name or email address) about your visits to this and other websites in order to place ads for products and services in which you are interested. If you wish to know more about this method or find out how you can prevent DoubleClick using this information, please click on the following link: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en

Google

Our website loads JavaScript code from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following: Google). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser will possibly send personal data to Google. In order to totally block the execution of JavaScript code from Google, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net/).

Google Video

Our website loads JavaScript code from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following: Google Video). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser will possibly send personal data to Google Video. Further information on this is available in the data privacy statement of Google Video: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. In order to totally block the execution of JavaScript code from Google Video, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com).

gstatic

Our website loads JavaScript code from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following: Google). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser will possibly send personal data to Google. In order to totally block the execution of JavaScript code from Google, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g.https://noscript.net/).

YouTube

The website integrates videos from YouTube in extended data protection mode. When you view the video, the following data are sent to Google as the operator of YouTube:

  • the IP address,
  • the specific address of the internet page accessed on our website,
  • the transferred identification of the browser,
  • the system date and time of the access, and
  • existing cookies, which can clearly identify your browser.

YouTube only sets cookies and pixel tags to personalize ads and search results after the user has played the video. YouTube does not store any information on the visitor to the website until you play the video. We wish to point out that Google may receive further data via the cookies which are already stored. The extent to which Google can utilize this data is beyond our influence. Google Inc. is responsible for this data collection and processing.

Further information on this is available in the privacy statement from YouTube (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de). In order to totally prevent the execution of JavaScript code from YouTube, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com).