Notices regarding data protection
Declaration on data protection
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company and products. We want you to feel safe and secure when visiting our website. We therefore take the protection of your personal details very seriously, and treat them in the strictest of confidence.
These notices regarding data protection are provided to give you information about which data we store and when, and how we use it – with full consideration being given to current regulations on data protection in Germany.
Anonymous data collection
When you visit our internet pages, our web servers automatically record information of a general nature. This includes the type of web browser, the operating system being used, the domain names of the internet service provider, the IP address of the computer being used, the web page you are visiting us from, the pages you are visiting and the date and duration of your visit. The information collected does not reveal any personal information about you. We analyse this data only for statistical purposes and only in an anonymous form.
Collection and processing of personal details
Personal details are only collected from you if you choose to provide them to us, for example when settling an order, conducting a survey, entering a contest or registering yourself for personalised services. You will be informed as to the purpose of the intended use, and where necessary be asked to provide your consent to the storing of your details. Your data will be encrypted before being sent and processed in order to protect it against being accessed by unauthorised persons.
The sending of e-mail messages is an exception to this.
Use and forwarding of collected data
The personal details collected when using our web pages are used without your consent only for the settling of orders or processing your queries, and where necessary forwarded to the relevant group company. Only with your consent will your data also be stored in a central database of customers and prospective purchasers, administered under the responsibility of Porsche AG, and combined with any other data from the Porsche Group. The use of this data remains limited to the purpose of advertising, market research and opinion polling, and exclusively by Porsche Group companies and the Porsche dealership network within the Federal Republic of Germany. You may withdraw your consent for future use of your data at any time.
Your data will not be sold, hired out or made available to third parties in any other way. The transmission of personal details to government institutions and authorities is only done within the scope of compulsory national legislation. We require our employees, agencies and dealers to act in the strictest of confidence.
So-called "cookies" are used in some areas of our web pages. A cookie is a small text file that is stored by a website on your hard drive. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. The cookies used by our internet pages do not collect any personal details. We use the information contained in cookies to simplify the use of our pages and to adjust them to your requirements.
Of course, you can view our website without the need for cookies. If you would prefer not to have cookies saved on your computer, you can disable the relevant setting in the internet options of your browser. You can delete saved cookies in the internet options of your browser at any time. If you do not accept cookies, this may lead to certain functional restrictions of our offers.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website are usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) along with the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link. The current link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Remarketing or "similar target groups" function of Google Inc.
This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing or "similar target groups" feature of Google. This function is used to overlay product recommendations and interest-based advertising targeted to users of our website and other users with similar interests based on their online user conduct, when the users visit other websites in the Google display network or carry out Google searches. If our advertisements are overlayed on these websites, we are transmitted information regarding the visits to such websites; for instance, how often our advertisement was viewed, how many clicks and visits were generated through a specific advertisement and what content was retrieved after clicking on an advertisement on our website.
The cookies are used for capturing the visits to the website by means of a unique identification of a web browser on a specific computer, and are not used to identify a person. All data are stored using a pseudonym, such that any inference to the identity of the user, and thus any personal identification, is not easily possible.
More information regarding Google remarketing or "similar target groups" can be found at: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2676774?hl=de
Google's data protection declaration can be found at:
You can also control the placement of cookies through your browser settings (see above).
In some areas of our website, the services of Webtrekk GmbH are used to collect statistical data regarding the use of our website, and to improve our offer accordingly. During a visit to our website, some items of information that your browser transmits are collected and evaluated for our web controlling. This collection takes place through a pixel that is embedded in every website. The following data are collected:
• request (file name of the requested file)
• browser type and version (such as Internet Explorer 6.0)
• browser language (such as German)
• operating system used (such as Windows XP)
• internal resolution of the browser window
• screen resolution
• Java script activation
• Java on/off
• cookies on/off
• colour depth
• referrer URL (of the previous page)
• IP address (will be immediately anonymised and deleted after processing)
• time of accessing
• order sum, if applicable
• form content, if applicable (for free text fields, such as name and password, only "completed" or "not completed" is recorded)
You may object to Webtrekk's data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future. For the exclusion of the Webtrekk web controlling on this site, a cookie with the name "WebtrekkOptOut" is saved on your computer. This objection applies as long as you do not delete this cookie.
To complete the objection, please click on the following link: ….
Porsche employs technical and organisational security measures to protect your data that we administer against random or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with developments in technology.
Rights of affected persons
On request, we will provide you with written information on whether, and if so which, personal details about you are saved at Porsche. If you are registered as a user for Porsche login, you have the option to inspect your details yourself, and to amend or delete them as required. If, despite our best efforts regarding the correctness and freshness of data, false information is saved, we will inform you of this at your request. You can revoke your future consent to store your personal data at any time by sending us a brief message.
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal details, suggestions or complaints, you can also contact our group executive for data protection.
Integration of third-party content
In some areas of our website, there are so-called "hyperlinks" to websites of other providers. In such cases, you are redirected from our website directly to the website of the other provider. You can recognise this, among other things, in the change to the URL. We can assume no responsibility for the handling of your data on these external websites, since we have no control over whether these companies adhere to data protection regulations. For information regarding the handling of your personal data by such companies, please refer directly to their websites.
IIn some areas of our website, so-called "social plugins" of social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Google +, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, are used. The plugins can be identified by the logo of the respective social network.
As soon as you visit a website with an enabled social plugin, your browser will establish, through the social plugin, a direct connection to the servers of the particular social network and transmit data regarding your visit to the social network. Even if you are not a member of one of the social networks, there is a possibility that, through the social plugin, such social network will find out certain data, such as your IP address, and perhaps save such data.
Therefore, the social plugins on our website are disabled by default. To use a social plugin, you must enable it by clicking on the corresponding button. As long as the social plugin is not enabled, no data will be transmitted to the social network. After activation, the social plugin connects to the servers of the social network, and will remain active until you disable it or delete your cookies (regarding this, see "Cookies"). With the activation, a direction connection with the server of the particular social network is established. The content of the social plugin is transmitted from the social network directly to your browser, which incorporates this into the visited website. As such, we have no influence on the scope of the data collected by the social plugin.
For more information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection along with the further processing and use of data by the respective social networks, your rights in this regard along with the setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to the notices regarding data protection of the social networks.
Group executive for data protection:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Konzernbeauftragte für Datenschutz