Data protection declaration of VALEO IT GmbH
We welcome you on your visit to our website and appreciate your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws that apply to us. With the help of this data protection declaration we inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by VALEO IT GmbH and the rights to which you are entitled.
Personal data is the information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes in particular your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address but also your IP address.
Anonymous data is available if no personal reference to the user can be established.
Irrespective of the following information on data processing on this website
- applicants of VALEO IT GmbH here
- customers, suppliers, contractual partners, interested parties of VALEO IT GmbH here
additional information on the processing of your personal data and the rights to which you are entitled under data protection law.
Your rights as a data subject
First of all, we would like to inform you about your rights as a data subject. These rights are standardized in Art. 15 - 22 EU GDPR. This includes:
- The right to information (Art. 15 EU GDPR),
- The right to erasure (Art. 17 EU GDPR),
- The right to rectification (Art. 16 EU GDPR),
- The right to data portability (Art. 20 EU GDPR),
- The right to restrict data processing (Art. 18 EU GDPR),
- The right to object to data processing (Art. 21 EU GDPR).
To exercise these rights, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The same applies if you have any questions about data processing in our company or would like to withdraw your consent. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.
Right to object
Please note the following in connection with the right to object:
If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to this data processing at any time without giving reasons. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to direct advertising.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. The objection is free of charge and can be made form-free, if possible to: email@example.com.
In the event that we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you can object to this processing at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Purposes and legal basis for data processing
When processing your personal data, the GDPR provisions and all other applicable data protection regulations are complied with. Legal bases for data processing result in particular from Art. 6 EU GDPR.
We use your data to fulfill contractual and legal obligations, to carry out the contractual relationship, to offer products and services and to strengthen the customer relationship, which can also include analyses for marketing purposes and direct advertising.
Your consent to data processing can also be a data protection permit. Before giving your consent, we will clarify the purpose of the data processing and your right of withdrawal.
Transfer to third parties
We will only pass on your data to third parties within the framework of the legal provisions or with the appropriate consent. Otherwise, it will not be passed on to third parties, unless we are obliged to do so due to mandatory legal provisions (disclosure to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities).
Recipients of the data / categories of recipients
Within our company, we ensure that only those people receive your data who need it to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations. If applicable, we will also pass on your data within our group of companies. The necessary data protection contracts have been concluded.
In certain cases, service providers support our specialist departments in fulfilling their tasks. The necessary data protection contracts have been concluded with all service providers (e.g. advertising agency, IT distributors).
Third country transfer / third-country transfer intent
Data will only be transferred to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) if this is required to implement the contractual relationship, if it is required by law or if you have given us your consent.
We do not (currently) transfer your personal data to any service provider or to subsidiaries outside the European Economic Area.
Data storage period
We store your data as long as it is needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous storage periods mean that data must continue to be stored. This applies in particular to commercial law or tax law storage requirements (e.g. Commercial Code, Tax Code, etc.). If there are no further storage requirements, the data will be routinely deleted after it has been used.
In addition, we can store data if you have given us your permission to do so or if there are legal disputes and we use evidence within the statutory limitation periods, which can be up to thirty years; the regular limitation period is three years.
Secure transfer of your data
In order to best protect the data stored by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures. The security levels are continuously checked in collaboration with security experts and adapted to new security standards.
The data exchange from and to our website is encrypted. As a transmission protocol, we offer HTTPS for our website, each using the current encryption protocols. There is also the possibility of using alternative communication channels (e.g. by post).
Obligation to provide the data
Various personal data are necessary for the establishment, implementation and termination of the contractual relationship and the fulfillment of the associated contractual and legal obligations. The same applies to the use of our website and the various functions that it provides.
We have summarized the details for you in the above point. In certain cases, data must also be collected or made available due to legal regulations. Please note that it is not possible to process your request or implement the underlying contractual relationship without providing this data.
Categories, sources and origin of the data
The context determines which data we process: This depends on whether you, for instance, place an order online or enter an inquiry into our contact form, whether you send us an application or submit a complaint.
Please note that we may also provide information for special processing situations separately at a suitable location, e.g. when uploading application documents or making a contact request.
When you visit our website, we collect and process the following data:
- Name of the internet service provider
- Information about the website from which you are visiting us
- Web browser and operating system used
- The IP address assigned by your Internet service provider
- Information about the websites that you access from us, including the date and time
For technical security reasons (in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server), this data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 letter F EU GDPR saved. After 7 days at the latest, this data will be deleted from our systems.
In the context of a contact request, we collect and process the following data:
- Last name, First name
- Contact details
- Information about wishes and interests (free text field)
Automated individual decisions
We do not use purely automated processes to make a decision.
Cookies (Art. 6 Para. 1 letter F EU GDPR / Art. 6 Para. 1 letter A EU GDPR with consent)
Our website uses so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored and saved on your device.
These cookies enable us to analyze how users use our websites. This enables us to design the website content according to the visitor’s needs. In addition, the cookies enable us to measure the effectiveness of a particular advertisement and to place it, for example, depending on the thematic user interests. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 letter F or, if consent is given, Art. 6 para. 1 letter A EU GDPR.
We use the following cookies:
This type of cookies is directly controlled by VALEO IT GmbH. Depending on the purpose, these remain permanently - even after the end of the session (so-called persistent cookies, e.g.: implementation of opt-out) or are deleted when the browser is closed (so-called session cookies; they have only one browser session validity).
Third party cookies:
So-called temporary / permanent cookies are used, which are automatically deleted after the specified time (usually 6 months). These temporary or permanent cookies are stored on your device and delete themselves after the specified time. The cookies from our partner companies also only contain pseudonyms, usually even anonymous data. They enable our partners to understand which products you have viewed, whether something has been bought, which products have been searched, etc. In addition to the websites, some of our advertising partners also collect information about which pages you have previously visited or which products you were interested in, for example. This makes it possible to display individual advertising. This pseudonymous data will never be combined with your personal data.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Of course, you can also deactivate, restrict or delete cookies on your device manually using the settings of your browser or software-based.
Please note: if you deactivate the cookies setting, you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.
User profiles / web tracking process
Based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter A EU-GDPR, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, by activating IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European Data Protection Law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
The legal basis for this is your informed consent, Art. 6 para. 1 letter A EU GDPR.
The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future:
An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.
We would like to point out that the code “gat._anonymizeIp ()” has been added to Google Analytics on this website in order to guarantee anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Links Social Media
You will find links to the social media services of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram on our website. You can recognize links to the websites of the social media services by the respective company logo. If you follow these links, you will reach VALEO IT GmbH's corporate identity with the respective social media service. When you click on a link to a social media service, a connection to the servers of the social media service is established. This transmits to the servers of the social media service that you have visited our website. In addition, further data will be transmitted to the provider of the social media service. For example:
- Address of the website on which the activated link is located
- Date and time of access to the website or activation of the link
- Information about the browser and operating system used
- IP address
If you are already logged in to the relevant social media service at the time the link is activated, the provider of the social media service may be able to determine your user name and possibly even your real name from the transmitted data and this information to yours assign a personal user account to the social media service. You can exclude this possibility of assignment to your personal user account, if you log out of your user account beforehand.
The social media service servers are located in the United States and other countries outside the European Union. Therefore, the data can also be processed by the provider of the social media service in countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to a data protection law that does not generally protect personal data to the same extent as is the case in the member states of the European Union.
Contact form / contact via email (Art. 6 Para. 1 letter A, B EU GDPR)
There is a contact form on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If you write to us via the contact form, we will process the data you provided in the contact form to contact us and answer your questions and requests.
The principle of data economy and data avoidance is observed here, in that you only have to provide the data that we absolutely need to contact you. This is your email address and the message field itself. In addition, your IP address is processed for technical reasons and for legal protection. All other data are voluntary fields and can optionally be given (e.g. to answer your questions more individually).
In order to best protect the security and confidentiality of your data, we implement appropriate security measures. Your request will be transmitted to us in encrypted form.
If you contact us by email, we will process the personal data provided in the email solely for the purpose of processing your request.
Advertising purposes for existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 letter F EU GDPR)
Valeo IT GmbH is interested in cultivating customer relationships with you and in providing you with information and offers about our products / services (concrete advertising purposes). We therefore process your data in order to send you relevant information and offers by email.
If you do not want this, you can object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to direct advertising. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your data for this purpose.
The objection can be made free of charge and without any reason and should be sent to [+49 (9607) 82 19 4 0], by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to [In disc 3 , 92706 Luhe-Wildenau].
Links to other providers
Our website also contains - clearly recognizable - links to other companies' websites. As far as links to websites of other providers are available, we have no influence on their content. Therefore, no guarantee and liability can be assumed for this content. The respective provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the content of this website.
The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations and recognizable legal violations at the time of linking. No illegal content was recognizable at the time the link was created. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. Upon notification of rights violations, such links will be promptly removed.