Vehicle technology

Data protection vehicle technology

We are pleased that you are interested in our website. The protection of your privacy is important to us. In accordance with the basic EU data protection regulation, we would like to inform you in detail about the handling of your data below.

  • Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible in the sense of the basic EU data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

​ALOIS KOBER GMBH
Ichenhauser Str. 14
89359 Kötz, Germany
info@alko-tech.com  
www.alko-tech.com

  • Name and address of the data protection officer

Stephan Hinz
Ichenhauser Str. 14
89359 Kötz, Germany
stephan.hinz@alko-tech.com 

  • Collection, processing and use of personal data

You can visit our site without disclosing any personal information. We only store access data without reference to individuals such as your IP address, the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us or the name of the requested file. These data are used solely to improve our offer and do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally.

Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide it to us when registering a product, when contacting us through our contact form, when registering for our newsletter or when opening a member account in the AL-KO Club. We use the data you provide without any further consent solely to fulfil the respective purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data. 

If you request contact using the contact form on our website, the following personal data is collected and stored: First name, last name, address and e-mail address. Your data will only be stored and passed on internally for processing your contact request. When your contact request has been completely processed, your data will be blocked for further use unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data.

When registering products via our website, your first name, last name, address, e-mail address and telephone number are collected and stored. The data will be deleted after expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data. 
When registering for the newsletter, your first name, last name, address and e-mail address are saved. Your data is used for internal advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time using the automatic unsubscribe function at the end of our newsletter by simply sending an e-mail to marketing@alko-tech.com or in writing to Alois Kober GmbH, Ichenhauser Str. 14, 89359 Kötz, Germany. 

When registering for the AL-KO Club, the conditions of participation of the AL-KO Club apply. They can be viewed at  
http://club.al-ko.de/teilnahmebedingungen.php

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the individual for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
For the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the individual is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

  • Use of cookies

We use cookies on certain pages in order to make it appealing to visit our website and to enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (these are called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us or our partner companies to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website (known as persistent cookies).
You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and decide whether to accept them individually or to exclude cookies in certain cases or in general. Not accepting cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

  • Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer that allow usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states that are part of the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to the usage of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can refuse to store cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) being collected by Google and prevent these data being processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

  • Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service through an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphithetre Parway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. More information on how to deal with user data can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

  • Transfer of personal data

Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

  • Facebook Remarketing/Retargeting

We use retargeting tags from Facebook Inc, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA ("Facebook") on our websites. These retargeting tags are implemented using cookies and tracking pixels on the website. When you visit our website, retargeting tags establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This will inform Facebook that you have visited our website with your end device. This allows you to add your end device to a retargeting target group list. We may use the information we receive to display advertisements on Internet pages that you access with your end device. As the provider of the pages, we would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook's Privacy Statement at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. 
If you do not wish to receive data as part of Facebook remarketing/retargeting, you can make the necessary settings at https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.

  • Google Adwords Retargeting 

We also use retargeting tags from Google Inc. 600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") on our websites. These retargeting tags are implemented using cookies and tracking pixels on the website. When you visit our website, the retargeting tags establish a direct connection between your browser and the Google server. This gives Google the information that you have visited our website with your end device. This allows you to add your end device to a retargeting target group list. We may use the information we receive to display advertisements on Internet pages that you access with your end device. As the provider of the pages, we would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by Google. For more information, please see Google's Privacy Statement at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
If you do not wish to have data collected as part of Google remarketing/retargeting, you can make the necessary settings under the so-called "Google Display Options" (http://www.google.com/settings/ads) and on the http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ site accordingly.

  • Use of social plug-ins from Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("Plugins") of the social networks Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. These services are provided by Facebook Inc, Google Inc, Twitter Inc. and LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company ("Providers"). Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Twitter is operated by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Feninan Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland ("Twitter"). LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin, Ireland ("LinkedIn").  An overview of the plugins and what they look like can be found here:

Facebook: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins 
Google+: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
Twitter: https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button
LinkedIn: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins#

When you visit a page of our website that contains one of these plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn servers. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by the respective Provider and incorporated into the page. By including the plugin the Providers receive information that your browser has accessed the relevant page on our website, even if you do not have a profile with the corresponding social network or are not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to one of the respective providers’ servers in the USA or Ireland and stored there.

If you are logged in to one of the social networks, the providers can directly associate your visit to our website with your profile on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the “like” or “+1” button, the corresponding information is also sent directly to one of the providers’ servers and stored there. The information will also be published on the social network and be visible there to your friends.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the providers as well as your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the providers' privacy policies.

Privacy policy of Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Privacy policy of Google:
http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Privacy policy of Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/de/privacy

Privacy policy of LinkedIn: 
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE

If you do not want Google, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to associate the data collected via our website directly with your profile on the relevant social network, you must log out of the relevant network before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. the Facebook plugins with the "Facebook Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/)

  • Contact form with Jotform

The storage of your personal data that you have consented to us in the context of our contact form, takes place via Jotform Inc. 111 Pine St. Suite 1815, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA ("Jotform"). 
When using our contact form, your data is stored on the Jotform server. If you do not wish your data to be stored by Jotform, you can revoke the consent to the storage of your data at any time by sending an e-mail to marketing@alko-tech.com or by written notice to Alois Kober GmbH, Ichenhauser Str. 14, 89359 Kötz, Germany. 

  • Newsletter with CleverReach 

The storage of personal data within the scope of our newsletter takes place via the e-mail marketing solution of CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany (“CleverReach”). When registering for our newsletter, your data is stored on the CleverReach server. If you do not wish your data to be stored by CleverReach, you can revoke your consent to the storage of your data at any time by sending an e-mail to marketing@alko-tech.com or by written notice to Alois Kober GmbH, Ichenhauser Str. 14, 89359 Kötz, Germany. 

  • Rights of the person concerned

Any person concerned has the right to 

  • information according to Art. 15 of the GDPR 
  • the right to correction according to Art. 16 of the GDPR 
  • the right to erasure according to Art. 17 of the GDPR 
  • the right to restrict processing according to Art. 18 of the GDPR 
  • the right to data transfer from Art. 20 of the GDPR 

The restrictions in accordance with §§ 34 and 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) apply to the right of access to the data and the right of erasure of this data. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR together with § 19 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)).

  • Privacy contact person

For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the right to information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of granted consents, please contact marketing@alko-tech.com or contact us using the contact details above.

You can revoke consent for your data being used for advertising and market research purposes at any time in whole or in part. Please simply send your revocation by e-mail to marketing@alko-tech.com or to our postal address.

Our data protection practice complies with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Telemedia Act.

Your AL-KO Vehicle Technology
Dated: April 2018