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Data protection declaration for the processing of data in accordance with Art. 13 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We, the Knorr-Bremse AG (hereinafter referred to as “Company”), are pleased that you visit our website www.knorr-bremse.com
Data protection and data security are very important to our management at Company. Therefore, we want to inform you about which of your personal data we collect when you visit our website and for which purposes it is used.
Since legislative amendments or changes in our internal processes may make it necessary to adapt this data protection declaration, we would ask you to read this data protection declaration regularly.
This data protection declaration applies to the Internet offer of the company, which can be accessed under the domain www.knorr-bremse.com as well as the various subdomains and individual pages (hereinafter collectively referred to as "website").
The German version of this Data Protection Declaration is binding.
§ 1 Definitions
The data protection declaration of the Company is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.
In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
1) Personal Data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
2) Data Subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
4) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
7) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
10) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
§ 2 Contact
1) Name and address of the Controller
Controller according to General Data Protection Regulation is:
Moosacher Str. 80
Phone: +49 89 3547-0
2) Name and address of the Data Protection Officer
Data protection officer of the Controller is:
§ 3 Rights of the Data subject
We take the protection of your personal data seriously and want to protect your rights. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as this is permitted by law for the purposes stated below.
The stored personal data will therefore be deleted if the storage of this data is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored.
We would like to point out that the provision of your data is neither required by law nor by contract, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use certain functions/services on our website.
We would also like to draw your attention to your rights, in particular the right to
- Information, which data we have stored to your person;
- Rectification, should despite our efforts for correct and current data wrong data be stored with us;
- Erasure of your data, unless there is an exceptional case which entitles to further processing;
- Restriction of processing, if there is a legitimate reason for doing so;
- Object against the processing of the data;
- copy the data and, if necessary, to transmit (right to data portability) the data to other controllers;
- Revocation of your consent with effect for the future, if you have given us your consent for the processing of your data.
In all the above cases, please contact us:
Moosacher Str. 80
Phone: +49 89 3547-0
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and our data protection officer.
If you have reason to complain, you can also contact a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority primarily responsible for us is:
Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)
Phone: +49 981 53-1300
Telefax: +49 981 53-981300
§ 4 Collection of personal data, cookies and types of use
Depending on which of the functions or services of our website you use, it may be necessary to use your personal data. Your personal data will not be used for the types of use specified in this data protection declaration.
1) Informational use of the website
When using the website for information purposes only, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access Status/HTTP Status Code
- the amount of data transferred in each case
- Website from which the request comes
- Browser and browser version.
We use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by our web server within the framework of your visit to our website and are provided by us on your end device for late retrieval. We only use so-called Session-Cookies (also referred to as "temporary Cookies"), i.e. those that are temporarily stored exclusively for the duration of your use of one of our websites.
The cookies used serve in particular for this purpose, determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our websites and identify your end device during a visit to our website or when you switch from one of our web sites to another one and determine the end of your visit. This tells us which area of our website and which other websites our users have visited.
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:
- Transient Cookies (see b)
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
c) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
3) Contact possibility via the website
The website of the Company contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties. We have no influence on the form of encryption when contacting us directly by e-mail.
4) Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn
The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.
5) Data protection provisions about the application and use of Xing
On this website, the controller has integrated components of XING.
The operating company of XING is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a XING component (XING plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding XING component of XING. Further information about the XING plug-in the may be accessed under https://dev.xing.com/plugins During the course of this technical procedure, XING gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on XING, XING detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the XING component and associated with the respective XING account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on the XING button integrated on our Internet site, e.g. the "Share"-button, then XING assigns this information to the personal XING user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
XING receives information via the XING component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at XING at the time of the call to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the XING component or not. If such a transmission of information to XING is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their XING account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection provisions published by XING, which is available under https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition, XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
6) Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube
On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.
YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
§ 5 Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
The same applies to such processing operations, which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
According to Article 6 para. 1 lit d) GDPR, the processing of personal data takes place when the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person are to be protected.
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to carry out our business activities.
§ 6 Period for which the personal data will be stored
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
§ 7 Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.