Data Privacy Statement
With this Data Privacy Statement, MEYLE AG intends to inform its customers, business partners and the public of the method, scope and purpose of our processing of personal data. This Data Privacy Statement also informs data subjects of their rights.
The data you provide will only be used to answer your inquiries or to provide you with the information or services you have requested. We will take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that your personal data is not used commercially or sold to third parties. Personal data is processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with any specific national privacy regulations to which MEYLE AG is subject.
We will only collect, process and use the personal data which you voluntarily provided to us for the purposes stated. This does not apply if such data is collected, processed or used for a further purpose which is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected or if the use thereof is necessary as a result of legal obligations or official or court orders. Nor does it apply if we need your data in order to assert or protect legal claims or to defend ourselves against legal action or to prevent misuse or other unlawful activities including but not limited to intentional attacks on systems supporting our web page in order to safeguard data security.
MEYLE AG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to achieve the highest level of protection of personal data processed via this website possible. However, please be aware that the transfer of data via the Internet (for example communication by e-mail) may be subject to security risks, making it impossible to ensure complete protection against third-party access to transferred data.
The MEYLE AG Data Privacy Statement uses the terms as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) adopted by the European legislative bodies. We want this Data Privacy Statement to be easy to read and understand for the public, our customers and our business partners. Please find below a definition of the terms used in this Data Privacy Statement:
a) Personal data
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.
b) Data subject
Any identified or identifiable natural person the personal data of whom is processed by the controller.
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.
d) Restriction of processing
The marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
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 analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
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 organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
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. With regard to the use of this web page the controller is MEYLE AG. 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.
A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
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.
j) Third party
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 authorised to process personal data;
Any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he/she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him/her.
a natural or legal person engaged in an economic activity, irrespective of its legal form, including partnerships or associations regularly engaged in an economic activity.
2 Controller name and address
Within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other European Union or member state data protection laws as well as other data protection regulations of a legal nature, the Controller is:
Data subjects can contact us directly at any time in order to exercise their rights as a data subject (for further details see Sections 8 and 9) or in order to ask any questions and submit suggestions regarding data protection.
You can contact our data protection officer at the following e-mail address: Datenschutz(at)meyle.com
Cookies are text files which can be saved on a data subject’s device. The information contained in cookies makes it easier for an individual to navigate the website and allows our web pages to be displayed correctly. Our cookies are not designed to be able to specifically identify an individual.
This website uses ‘session cookies’. Session cookies are only saved on your device for as long as you visit the website, and are deleted at the end of your visit.
This website is hosted by a service provider acting on behalf of the controller.
4 Collection of general data and information
The controller’s website collects a range of general data and information each time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in our server’s log files. The following data may be collected: (1) browser type and version, (2) operating system running on the device accessing the website, (3) the website from which our website was accessed (‘referrer’), (4) the pages requested by the system accessing our website, (5) the date and time that our website was accessed, (6) the Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the name of the Internet service provider of the system accessing our website, (8) any other similar data and information that would help protect our information technology systems in the event of an attack.
The controller cannot identity a specific data subject from this general data and information. This data is required in order to transmit and optimise our website content, optimise advertising for our website, ensure and maintain the functional reliability of our information technology systems and the website technology and to allow us to provide law enforcement authorities with any information required for law enforcement in the event of cyber-attacks. This anonymous data and information is therefore evaluated by the controller both for statistical purposes and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security within the company in order to ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed. Anonymous data kept in the server log files is stored separately from any personal data submitted by a data subject.
If necessary, the controller will provide necessary data for the purposes mentioned in this section to companies working with the controller.
If the user has granted his/her consent, the legal basis for processing the user’s data after registering for the newsletter is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The retention period results from the terms of our agreements, due to statutory limitation periods, which generally last three years according to the German Civil Code (BGB) or detailed specifications from the German Tax Code (Abgabenordnung), the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch) and other legal regulations.
5 Newsletter subscription
If you want to subscribe to our newsletter, you must provide us with your email address. The type of personal data that is transmitted to the controller in the subscription process is evident from the respective form used to subscribe to the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent abuse of the services or the e-mail address used. Before we can send the newsletter, the data subject must expressly confirm to the controller within the framework of what is known as the double opt-in procedure that the controller should activate the newsletter service for them. The data subject will then receive a confirmation and authorisation email requesting him/her to click on the link contained in the email to confirm that he/she wants to subscribe to our newsletter. The data subject can unsubscribe at any time by simply clicking on this link: https://www.meyle.com/en/service-centre/newsletter/newsletter-unsubscription. This link can also be found in every newsletter we send. The personal data provided by the data subject is collected and stored by the controller exclusively for internal use and the controller’s own purposes. The personal data may be transferred to one or more processors who will also use the personal data exclusively for internal purposes attributable to the controller.
When subscribing to the newsletter on the controller’s website, the data subject’s IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) is stored along with the date and time of the subscription. This data is stored because this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services. In the event of data misuse, this information will help in the investigation of criminal offences and copyright violations. It is therefore necessary for the controller to store this data as a protective measure. This data is not disclosed to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to disclose it or disclosing this information serves the purpose of prosecution and/or law enforcement.
Individuals subscribed to the newsletter can request that we completely delete the personal data they have provided from our database.
The controller shall provide each data subject with information about the personal data stored concerning that data subject at any time upon request. Furthermore, the controller will rectify or delete personal data upon the request or notice of the data subject unless there is a legal obligation to retain this data.
If necessary, the controller will provide necessary data for the purposes mentioned in this section to companies working with the controller.
If the user has granted his/her consent, the legal basis for processing the user’s data after registering for the newsletter is Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s e-mail address will therefore be saved as long as the newsletter subscription is active. Any other personal data collected as part of the registration process will normally be deleted after a period of seven days.
6 Contact Form
A contact form is available on the controller’s website that can be used to contact the controller electronically. If a user chooses to use this form, the data they provide (mandatory data: title, first and last name, postal code, country and e-mail address) will be transmitted to the controller and saved. We will request your consent to the processing of your data as part of the sending process and refer you to this Data Privacy Statement. Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. The data will not be transferred to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of communicating with you.
The controller only processes personal data provided via the contact form for the purpose of contacting the user. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
Any other personal data processed during the sending process is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of the information technology systems.
If the user has granted his/her consent, the legal basis for processing is Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.
The legal basis for processing the data transmitted via e-mail is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail is to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. With regard to personal data collected via contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation shall be deemed to have ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.
7 Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller will process and store personal data of the data subject only for as long as is required to fulfil the purpose for which the data is being collected, or for the period stipulated by the applicable European Union laws or any other laws and provisions on data processing to which the controller is subject. The retention period(s) result(s) from the terms of our agreements, due to statutory limitation periods, which generally last three years according to the German Civil Code (BGB) or detailed specifications from the German Tax Code (Abgabenordnung), the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch) (i.e. 6 or 10 years).
If the purpose for storing the personal data no longer exists or if the retention period pursuant to European Union laws or any other applicable law has expired, a routine process is run to delete or restrict the processing of personal data in accordance with the legal provisions.
8 Rights of the data subject
If the data subject wants to exercise one of the following rights concerning personal data being stored on the controller’s systems, he/she can at any time contact our staff in charge of processing personal data, who will immediately comply with any legitimate requests.
a) Right to obtain confirmation
The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him/her is being processed.
b) Right of access
Every data subject has the right to request information from the controller at any time on the personal data concerning him/her that is being stored by the controller. . In addition, the European directives and regulations grant data subjects the right of access to the following information:
aa) the purpose of the processing;
bb) the categories of personal data concerned;
cc) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
dd) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
ee) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
ff) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
gg) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
hh) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
In addition, the data subject will be informed if personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
c) Right to rectification
Every data subject has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
d) Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him/her without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
aa) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
bb) the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
cc) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR;
dd) the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
ee) ) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
ff) the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
Where the controller has made the personal data public and where our company as the controller is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, takes reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Every data subject has the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
aa) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
bb) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
cc) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
dd) the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
f) Right to data portability
Every data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
In addition, in exercising his/her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.
g) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Every data subject has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him/her or similarly significantly affects him/her. This will not apply to the extent that the decision:
aa) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller;
bb) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
cc) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (aa) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller or (cc) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his/her point of view and to contest the decision.
h) Right to withdraw consent
Every data subject has the right to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data at any time.
9 Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
If a data subjects makes such an objection, the controller will no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In addition, where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, has the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
10 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 13(2)(d) of the GDPR)
If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with a concern, you have the right to contact the above data protection officer or the competent supervisory authority for data protection in your (federal) state or the state in which our headquarters are located.
11 Data privacy in the recruitment process
The controller collects and processes the following personal data of applicants for the purpose of conducting the application process:
Last name, first name, address, telephone number, e-mail and application documents.
Personal data may be processed electronically (e.g. with applications submitted by email). The collection and processing of applicant data is performed exclusively for the purpose of filling positions at the controller. Applicant data is only forwarded to the departments responsible for the specific application procedure. Any further use or disclosure of applicant data to third parties does not occur.
If the controller and the applicant enter into an employment contract, the data transferred for the purpose of processing the employment relationship will be stored in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the controller and the applicant do not enter into an employment contract, the candidate’s application documents will be deleted automatically after a period of six months from the date of the notification of the rejection, unless the controller has other legitimate interests. To this effect, other legitimate interests include, for example, the burden of proof in proceedings under Germany’s General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz).
If an application process leads to the applicant being hired, the controller will add the application documents, if necessary, to the personnel file on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and Section 26(1) of Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) in order to document the applicant’s personality profile and qualifications for the purpose of the employment relationship. In this case, the application documents will not be deleted and destroyed until the employment relationship has ended and a further three years have elapsed since the end of the year that the employment relationship ended.
If the applicant consents to the processing of his/her data for the purpose of filling other positions, the data will be regularly erased and destroyed after a period of one year has elapsed from the date of receipt of the application or immediately after the withdrawal of consent, but not before a period of six months has elapsed from the date of final rejection, either by the applicant or by the controller, of all application procedures to which the application documents were added.
The data generated by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website is processed and stored by etracker exclusively in Germany and is subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this regard, etracker has been independently audited and certified, and has been awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval. The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (legitimate interests). Our legitimate interests concern the optimisation of our online services and website. As our visitors’ privacy is a matter of particular importance to us, IP addresses are anonymised by etracker at the earliest possible opportunity and registration and device identifiers are converted into a code which is distinct, but which cannot be attributed to an individual person. etracker does not use the data in any other way, merge it with other data or share it with third parties. You may revoke your consent to the data processing outlined above at any time insofar as it relates to personal data. Such a revocation will not have any negative consequences for you.
You will find more information on data protection with etracker here.
The controller uses YouTube components on this web page. YouTube is a free-of-charge Internet-based video-sharing portal where video publishers can post video clips and other users can view, rate and comment on these posts.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
By requesting a sub-page of this web page which is operated by the controller and features a YouTube component (YouTube video) the respective YouTube components will automatically prompt the Internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject to download and play the respective YouTube component. For more information on YouTube please see https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. As a consequence of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be informed of the precise sub-page of our web page the data subject visited.
If the data subject is logged into his/her YouTube account when requesting a sub-page featuring a YouTube video, YouTube will obtain knowledge of the precise sub-page where the request of the data subject originated. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and attributed to the data subject’s respective YouTube account.
If the data subject is logged into his/her YouTube account when requesting our web page, a notification will be transmitted by the YouTube component to YouTube and Google that the data subject is visiting our web page. This information is passed on whether or not the data subject clicks on a YouTube video. If you want to prevent this information from being sent to YouTube and Google, you will need to log out of your YouTube account before visiting our web page.
This web page links services of the facebook.com social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. By clicking on a Facebook link or Facebook button you will be transferred to the Facebook web page where personal data will be collected by Facebook. We have no influence on what data is collected by Facebook. For more information on the purpose and extent of Facebook's data collection, processing and use and your rights as a data subject and privacy protection settings please see the Facebook Data Policy. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data on you and link it with your Facebook profile information, you must log out of Facebook before clicking on a Facebook link or button.
This webpage features functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If the data subject is logged into his/her Instagram account, he/she can link content of the controller’s website to his/her Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This enables Instagram to attribute the controller’s website to the data subject’s user account. As the operator of this web page, the controller is not informed of the content of the transferred data or how this data is used by Instagram.
If you are an Instagram user but do not want Instagram to collect data on you and link it to your Instagram profile information, you must log out of Instagram before clicking on the Instagram button.
This web page links services of the XING social network, which is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. No data will be transmitted to XING if you visit this web page because we do not have XING plug-ins. However, by clicking on a XING link or XING button you as the data subject will be transferred to XING where XING will collect data. We have no influence on the data collected by XING. For more information on the purpose and extent of XING's data collection, data processing and data use and your rights and privacy protection settings please see https://privacy.xing.com/en. If you are a XING member but do not want XING to collect data on you and link it to your XING profile information, you must log out of XING before clicking on a XING link or button.
This web page links services of the LinkedIn social network, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. No data will be transmitted to LinkedIn if you visit this web page because we do not have LinkedIn plug-ins. However, by clicking on a LinkedIn link or LinkedIn button you will be transferred to LinkedIn where LinkedIn will collect data. We have no influence on what data is collected by LinkedIn. For more information on the purpose and extent of LinkedIn's data collection, data processing and data use and your rights as the data subject and privacy protection settings please see https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. If you are a LinkedIn member but do not want LinkedIn to collect data on you and link it to your LinkedIn profile information, you must log out of LinkedIn before clicking on a LinkedIn link or button.
This data privacy regulation is subject to change to take account of any new developments regarding technology, content or statutory requirements. You should therefore read this data privacy clause regularly to ensure that you are up-to-date. This version of the data privacy statement dates from May 2018.
Meyle AG is committed to continuously improving its services offered to customers, business partners, applicants and interested parties.
Updated: November 21, 2018