Statement On Data Privacy
A warm welcome to the HELLA Group
We are delighted that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for the interest you are showing in our company, our products and our online information.
Hella Respects Your Privacy
As the company responsible for the web pages, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Rixbecker Str. 75, D-59552 Lippstadt takes the issue of protecting personal information very seriously. Data protection and information security are part of our company policy. Accordingly, protecting your privacy when processing personal data and the security of all commercial information is an important matter for us, which we observe in our business processes. We treat personal information collected during your visit to our website confidentially and only use it in accordance with legal regulations.
Our web pages may contain links to third-party providers to which this statement on data protection does not apply. We have no influence on whether the administrators of these web pages maintain and uphold the relevant data protection regulations.
Personal data is information that can be used to learn about your identity. This includes your name, address, postal address and phone number. Information that cannot be associated with your identity, such as the number of users on a website, is not considered personal data.
Obtaining, Saving and Processing Personal Data
Whenever you visit our website, we save the name of your internet service provider, the browser type used, the website from which you visit ours, the web pages that you visit while on our website and the date and duration of your visit. No other personal information is stored. You can therefore use our website without having to disclose your identity.
When you visit special areas of our website or participate in certain campaigns, additional data may be collected and saved. Personal data may need to be entered in order to participate in a survey, forward an inquiry, or process a contract.
Specifying personal data is voluntary. When you submit a query using one of our contact forms or via e-mail, we save the data that you provide about yourself in order to facilitate individual communication with you and to process your query.
Certain areas of our website require you to log in separately, at which point we will ask you to enter your name and/or other personal information during the registration and/or login procedure. For areas such as Hella TechWorld or HELLA Partner World, which address a specific target group, we utilize the registration procedure to appropriately identify the users of the respective target group. It is your decision whether you are willing to provide this information. Some campaigns or promotions, such as those that access specific information, require you to make several data entries. Entry fields that must be completed are designated with an asterisk (*). Additional information that has not been highlighted as mandatory is optional and provided voluntarily.
Use and Dissemination Of Personal Information, The Processing Purpose and Legal Basis
We use your personal data to technically manage our websites, customers, product surveys, and marketing to the extent required for each specific case only. We will never transmit your data to third parties outside the HELLA Group without your consent, especially with regard to marketing purposes. An overview of the HELLA group of companies is available online at www.hella.com/company.
We will transmit your data to authorities entitled to request such information to the extent that this is required by law or has been mandated by a court order.
So that our operations are correctly and appropriately managed, carefully selected staff from the HELLA Group also have access to your data. The data cannot be used by these members of staff for their own purposes. The employees tasked with employees shall undertake to uphold confidentiality and data secrecy. Moreover, an acceptable level of data protection is guaranteed at all times.
Information about cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device when visiting a web page and helps to identify your device in the process. Cookies are used to store information when you visit different pages of a homepage or when you return to a homepage. Cookies do not contain any personal information and cannot execute any programs that could activate a virus.
Cookies of this category are stored on the device of the visitor so that the homepage can function as intended.
Cookies of this category are used to collect statistics of persons visiting the homepage to improve the experience of the visit. Data collected is used internally and is not transferred to third parties.
Internet browsers are typically configured to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the function to automatically save cookies or configure your Internet browser so that it notifies you accordingly as soon as cookies are sent.
We employ the services of Webtrends Inc., 851 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, USA (www.webtrends.com) to carry out statistical evaluations. A U.S.-based company, Webtrends, has signed the EU/US data protection shield to ensure a level of data protection similar to that common in Europe.
Collected data is used to create anonymous usage profiles that serve as the basis for web statistics. However, individual users are not personally identified, nor is the data collated with other data.
You can prevent data from being collected and saved at any time by changing the settings of your Internet browser. This setting will also be recognized during any subsequent visits. For this purpose, access your browser’s settings section and configure the browser to block or reject third-party cookies.
We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect the information collected from you and managed by us against tampering, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons or unauthorized disclosure. Only a few, authorized persons have access to your information.
Information on our websites and the data you enter on our websites is generally transmitted unencrypted over the Internet. As a result, it is possible that third parties could view and/or access this information. We suggest taking this aspect into account when deciding if and what information you would like to transmit to us over the Internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission whenever possible for our portals that require registration and login.
We are continuously improving and adapting our security measures to keep up with technological developments.
We would also like to use your personal data to inform you about our products and ask you questions about them where necessary. Naturally, participation in such actions on your part is voluntary. If you do not consent to this, you can send us a message at any time to enable us to block and/or delete these details at any time. All this requires is an e-mail sent to the address shown in our Legal Notice section. You will find further information on the appropriate local website.
Information, Correction, Deletion, Processing Restriction, Objection
You have the right to obtain information on your data in written or electronic form. Furthermore, you have the right at all times to have any personal data blocked or deleted, you have the right to object to the processing of data and you also have the right to have incorrect data rectified. (Please note: Whenever country-specific, legal retention periods are to take effect, then the data/documentation will be blocked prior to deletion for a period laid down by the particular country.)
Right of Appeal to a Supervisory Authority
Should the processing of your data contravene applicable law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Contact Information of the Data Protection Officer
You can send an email or letter to our data protection officer containing suggestions and complaints involving the handling of your personal data.
Data Protection Officer
Department Legal HR Data Protection (PR-D)
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
Rixbecker Str. 75