We are pleased about your interest in the Schaeffler Group (Schaeffler AG and affiliated companies) and our products. The protection of your privacy when using our online offer is very important for us. If personal data is processed, we observe the applicable data protection laws.
I. General information about data processing
2. Legal basis for data processing
If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, the legal basis for processing of personal data is Art. 6 (1)(a)GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Please remember that the withdrawal is only effective for the future. Processing based on consent before its withdrawal is not affected.
Processing of personal data in the context of the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps prior to entering a contract at your request is based on Art. 6 (1)(b)GDPR. The purposes of data processing are governed by the respective contract documents and the subject matter of the contract.
If processing of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject, Art. 6 (1)(c)GDPR serves as a legal basis.
If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Schaeffler or by a third party (e.g. to establish or defend legal claims; to ensure IT security; to prevent crimes; to conduct business and to further develop services and products) and if your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms as data subject do not override the aforementioned interest, Art. 6 (1)(f)GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.
3. Data erasure and retention period
4. Access to personal data within the Schaeffler Group and by third parties
Under these conditions, recipients of personal data may be: competent internal specialist departments and external service providers, if necessary.
5. Transfer of personal data to a third country or to an international organisation
6. IT security and links to third party websites
7. Obligation to provide personal data
If we provide you with offers and services on this website that you can voluntarily use, there is no duty to provide your data to us, but without your personal data, you may not be able to use our offers and services.
8. "Profiling" and automated decision-making
9. Sources of your personal data
II. Data processing for the provision of the website and the creation of log files
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 (1)(f)GDPR.
The temporary storage of the abbreviated IP address by our systems is technically necessary to display the website to your terminal device. Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. Data is not being analysed for marketing purposes in this context. For these purposes, we have legitimate interest in processing of data according to Art. 6 (1)(f)GDPR.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Therefore, there is no possibility for you as a user to object to such processing.
III. Data processing in respect of services offered on the website
1. Ordering publications
PVS prints and sends the ordered publications directly to you by post. We and PVS use your personal data solely to handle your orders.
The legal basis for processing of personal data is Art. 6 (1)(a)GDPR.
We will erase your personal data and the additional data collected during the ordering process after six months. The erasure at PVS takes place after the ordering and shipping process has been completed and statutory retention periods have expired.
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. In this case, all personal data stored as part of the contact will be deleted with effect for the future. Depending on the time of your withdrawal, we may not be able to provide you with the ordered publications.
2. Use of our contact and request forms
To use the contact forms, you must fill mandatory information in the respective input mask marked by an asterisk (e.g. your e-mail address). All other information is optional for you. This personal data will be sent to a department of our company that is responsible for processing and stored in our systems. At the time of sending your message, the date and time of the entry will be saved. We will obtain your consent for processing of the data during the inquiry process.
The data filled in the input mask will be used exclusively to process your inquiry.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1)(a)GDPR.
The data will be erased as soon as the communication process is completed.
You have the right withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time to by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In this case, all personal data stored as part of the contact will be deleted with effect for the future. Depending on the time of your withdrawal, we may not be able to answer your request.
3. Use of the Schaeffler info service offers
When you register for Schaeffler info service offers and give your corresponding consent, you will receive advertising and information (e.g. newsletter, invitations to trade fairs and events, information about products, services, offers and promotions including opinion polls and company news) of the Schaeffler Group, for example, by e-mail, telephone, SMS and/or instant messenger services, such as WhatsApp, to the contacts provided by you when registering for the info service offers via an input mask. In order to use the info services, you need to provide your e-mail address and other information marked as mandatory in the input mask, such as: name, company and telephone number. This data is being collected to send you the advertising and information. For this purpose, we may also engage third parties (service providers) with whom we have a data processing agreement, and transfer your data to any of these third parties. After submitting the registration form, you will receive from us a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you provided. The registration will only take effect if you confirm it by clicking on the link in the e-mail.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data after registration is Art. 6 (1)(a)GDPR.
The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purposes of its collection. Therefore, the data will be stored as long as the registration for the info service is active. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of the personal data at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by clicking the "unsubscribe” link in received messages, with effect for the future, thereby deregistering from the info service. In this case, all personal data stored for communication will be erased. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on this consent before its withdrawal.
4. Creation of a user profile for individualised advertising and information
In the user profile, we store the personal data you have provided us while registering for the "Schaeffler Info Service” together with data about your movement on this website and/or in the information and advertising communication we have sent to you. Movement data is information about your user behaviour, e.g. which columns, articles and content you access on this website or in our newsletter, and at which time, including receipt and read confirmations of e-mails and newsletters.
The legal basis for processing of your personal data after registration is Art. 6(1)(a)GDPR.
The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes of its collection. Therefore, data is being stored as long as your consent to data tracking is active. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the "unsubscribe” link in received messages, with effect for the future, thereby deregistering from data tracking. In this case, all personal data stored for communication will be deleted. Withdrawing the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on this consent before its withdrawal.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6(1)(f)GDPR.
V. Your rights as data subject
1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
2. Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
4. Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
5. Right to notification
6. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
7. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
In addition, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG.
VI. Name and contact details of the controller
VII. Contact details of the data protection officer
1. Types of cookies
Below you will find a list of all cookies that can be used on our websites as well as further information about their purpose, period of validity and type.
Technically necessary cookies
In particular we inform you about the following services and cookies:
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code "anonymizeIp;" in order to guarantee an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link (Disable Google Analytics). An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. Alternatively, you can also download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
2. Managing cookies
Below we have put together links that provide detailed information about disabling cookies in common browsers:
We would also like to draw your attention to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp) and the deactivation page of the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/choices).