1. Data Controller and Data Protection Officer; Contact
Responsible for the data processing within the meaning of the data protection laws is the:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Tel: (+49) 0711 911-0
If you have any questions or comments about privacy, please feel free to contact us.
Our data protection officer can be reached as follows:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Data Protection Officer
2. Subject of data protection
The subject of data protection is personal data. This is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (so-called affected person). These include e.g. Information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also information that necessarily arises during the use of the Newsroom, such as information on the beginning, end and extent of use and the transmission of your IP address.
3. Type, scope, purpose and legal basis of automated data processing
The use of the Newsroom is generally possible without registration. Even if you use the Newsroom without registration, personal data can be processed.
Below you will find an overview of the type, scope, purposes and legal basis of the data processing of the Newsroom.
3.1 Provision of our online service
When accessing the Newsroom through your device, we automatically process the following data:
- date and time of access,
- duration of the visit,
- user devices,
- used operating system,
- the features you use
- amount of sent data,
- type of event,
- IP address,
- referrer URL
- domain name
These data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR to provide the service, to ensure the technical operation and to detect and eliminate interference. We are pursuing the interest of enabling and permanently securing the use of the Newsroom and its technical functionality. When the Newsroom is accessed, this data is processed automatically. Without this provision, you will not be able to use our services. We do not use this data for the purpose of drawing any conclusions about you or your identity.
We usually delete this data after 90 days, unless we exceptionally need it for the purposes mentioned above. In such a case, we will delete the data immediately after use.
3.3 Social Plugins
Some sections of our website use so-called social plug-ins of social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. The plugins are recognizable by the logo of the respective social network and serve primarily to "share" our contents.
As soon as you visit a website with an activated social plugin, your browser uses the social plugin to establish a direct connection to the servers of the respective social network and transmit data about your visit to the social network. Even if you are not a member of one of the social networks, there is a possibility that they will use the social plugin to learn and save data such as your IP address.
The social plugins on our website are disabled by default. To use the social plugins you have to activate them by clicking on the corresponding button, for example to share a page on a social network.
If you have activated the use of the respective social plugin, we process the following data and transmit it to providers of the respective social network:
- date and time of access,
- visited page of the Newsroom,
- IP address
Your data will be processed to enable you to share certain articles of the Newsroom within the social networks based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
As long as the social plugin is not activated, no data will be sent to the social network. Once activated, the social plugin connects to the social network servers and remains active until you disable it or delete your cookies.
Activation establishes a direct connection to the server of the respective social network. The content of the social plugin is transmitted by the social network directly to your browser, which integrates it into the visited website. Therefore we have no influence on the amount of data collected by the social plugin.
4. Individual services and functionalities
You may voluntarily provide personal information on our website in several places or register for services or functions, e.g. through webshops, newsletter subscriptions, information requests, contact requests, etc. When registering and using the services and features described below, personal information will be collected, processed and used by us as set out below.
4.1.1 Registration Process
For the reception of our newsletters - especially press information - a registration with an individual profile is required.
(a) Mandatory data at registration
When registering for the newsletter, the following compulsory information marked with a "*" is requested:
Salutation, first name, last name e-mail, preferred language
Without the specification of this mandatory data registration is not possible.
(b) Voluntary data at registration
As part of your registration, you also have the opportunity to provide other voluntary information: academic title. Please note that this information is not required for registration and you alone decide whether you want to provide us with this data.
We process the data collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) and (f) GDPR in order to register you for the receipt of newsletters.
We delete the data as soon as the purpose of the processing ceases, at the latest after 90 days, if no further legal storage requirements exist.
4.1.2 Use of the newsletter
When using the newsletter, the following categories of personal data are processed:
Contact information, see point 4.1
We process this data on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR in order to provide you with the services you require in this context and to conduct the associated contractual relationship with you.
The sending of the newsletter and the care of the recipients are taken over by the following third party. This will get access to your data in this context:
We delete this data as soon as the purpose of the processing ceases, at the latest after 90 days, if there are no further legal storage requirements.
5. Recipient of personal data
Internal recipients: Within Porsche AG, only those persons have access who need this for the purposes mentioned in sections 3 and 4 above.
External recipients: We only pass on your personal data to external recipients outside of Porsche AG, if this is necessary for processing your request, if another legal authorization exists or if your consent is available.
External recipients can be:
Group companies of Porsche AG or external service providers that we use for the provision of services, for example in the areas of technical infrastructure and maintenance for Porsche AG's offer or the provision of content. These processors are carefully selected and regularly reviewed by us to ensure your privacy is maintained. The service providers may only use the data for the purposes specified by us and according to our instructions.
b) Public bodies
Authorities and government institutions, such as Prosecutors, courts or tax authorities to whom we must transfer personal data for legally binding reasons. The transmission then takes place on the basis of Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR.
c) Private offices
Dealers, cooperation partners or auxiliary persons to whom data are transmitted on the basis of a consent, for the execution of a contract with you or for the protection of legitimate interests, such as Porsche centers, financing banks, providers of other services or transport service providers. The transmission then takes place on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a), (b) and / or (f) GDPR.
6. Data processing in third countries
If a data transmission takes place in locations whose origin or place of data processing is not located in a Member State of the European Union or in another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, we ensure before the transfer, except in the case of exceptionally permitted by law, to the recipient either an adequate level of data protection exists (eg through a European Commission adequacy decision, through appropriate safeguards such as self-certification of the EU-US Privacy Shield beneficiary or agreement of so-called EU standard contractual clauses with the beneficiary) or you give your sufficient consent to the transfer of data.
You can obtain from us an overview of the recipients in third countries and a copy of the specific arrangements agreed to ensure the appropriate level of data protection. Please use the information in section 1.
7. Storage duration
The storage period for personal data can be found in the respective chapter on data processing in relation to certain services and functions in Section 3 and Section 4. In addition, we generally retain your personal data only as long as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose or - case of consent - as long as you have not revoked the consent. In the event of an objection, we will delete your personal data, unless its further processing is permitted in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions. We delete your personal data even if we are obliged to do so for legal reasons.
8. Affected rights
As a data-processing person, you have many rights. In detail:
Right to information: You have the right to obtain information about the data we have stored about you.
Right of rectification and cancellation: You may demand the correction of incorrect data and - insofar as the legal requirements are met - the deletion of your data.
Restriction of processing: As far as the legal requirements are met, you can demand that we restrict the processing of your data.
Data portability: If you have provided us with data based on a contract or consent, you may, subject to the legal requirements, require that you receive the data you provide in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or that we transfer it to another person in charge to transfer.
Objection to data processing in the case of legal basis "legitimate interest": You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of data by us, insofar as this is based on the legal basis "legitimate interest". If you make use of your right of objection, we will stop the processing of your data, unless we can - in accordance with the legal requirements - prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your rights.
Revocation of consent: If you have given us consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.
Complaints to the supervisory authority: You can also file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your data violates applicable law. You can contact the data protection authority, which is responsible for your place of residence or your country, or the data protection authority responsible for us.
Your contact to us: Furthermore, if you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, your data subject rights and any consent given, you can contact us free of charge. To exercise all of your aforementioned rights, please contact us at https://www.porsche.com/germany/privacy/contact or by mail to the address indicated in 1. above. Please make sure that we can clearly identify you.
9. Links to offers from third parties
Websites and services of other providers to which the Newsroom links are and have been designed and provided by third parties. We have no influence on the design, content and function of these third party services. We expressly dissociate ourselves from all contents of all linked offers of third parties. Please note that the offers of third parties linked from the Newsroom may install own personal cookies on your device or collect personal data. We have no influence on this. If necessary, please inform yourself directly to the providers of these linked third-party offers.
In some areas of our website the services of the company Webtrekk GmbH are used to collect statistical data on the use of our website and to optimize our offer accordingly. As part of your website visit, we collect and evaluate some of the information that your browser transmits. The survey is done by a pixel, which is integrated on every website. The following data is collected:
- Request (file name of the requested file)
- Browser Type / Version (Eg .: Internet Explorer 6.0)
- Browser language (eg German)
- used operating system (Eg.: Windows XP)
- internal resolution of the browser window
- Screen resolution
- Java On / Off
- Cookies On / Off
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- IP address (will be anonymized immediately and deleted after processing)
- Time of access
You may object to Webtrekk's data collection and storage at any time with future effect. For the exclusion of the Webtrekk tracking on this page a cookie with the name "WebtrekkOptOut" is stored on your computer. This disclaimer applies as long as you do not delete this cookie.
To complete the objection, please click on the following link:
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