Privacy policy

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The Companies of the Webasto Group respect your privacy and take the protection of personal data very seriously. We would like for you to know when we save such data and how we use it. We have taken technical and organizational steps that ensure that the provisions governing data protection are observed.

Anonymous data collection

As a general rule, you can visit the non-personalized webpages of the Webasto Group (www.webasto.com, www.webasto-group.com, www.webasto-comfort.com and www.webasto-career.com) without telling us who you are. When you visit our website, the IP address currently used by your PC, the browser type and your PC's operating system, the website from which you visited us, the date, time, and websites visited by you are recorded. However, inferences cannot be made based on personal data and are not intended. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. You remain anonymous as an individual user.

Personal data

Personal data is information that relates to your person. This includes information such as your name, address, postal address, telephone number. This does not include information that cannot be directly connected to your actual identity (for example, how long your remain on the website or the number of users of the website). Personal data is only collected by the companies of the Webasto Group if you provide us with this information; for example, when filling out a registration form, when registering for personalized services or when submitting a job application. The data entered by you is only saved for the following purpose:

- Fulfillment of your order by Webasto
- Registration for the newsletter and submittal of the newsletter
- Transfer of your data to the respective HR department within a job application
- Analysis of anonymized user data for the purpose of extending and improving our website

Forwarding of personal data to service providers

We reserve the right to forward your data to other companies of the Webasto Group, to our authorized dealers and to service partners in order to provide you with the best possible service. In case you request an offer of an authorized dealer via our website www.webasto-comfort.com, we will forward the personal data provided by you to the respective dealer chosen by you.

Naturally, Webasto will be happy to support you in connection with a justified application for information or data deletion by forwarding the application on your behalf to the service provider.

The forwarding of data to other third parties is prohibited, unless you have given your express permission to do so.

The use of our range of social media and map services may result in data transmissions and subsequent processing of usage data by the respective services in the U.S. The basis for any processing activities is your explicit declaration of consent which you have given via the cookie banner. Your declaration of consent justifies such data processing by way of exception and on a case-by-case basis pursuant to Art. 49 (1) lit. a GDPR. Please note that there is no data protection in the USA which would be comparable to the level in the EU and EEA. In particular, it is possible that state authorities may access your personal data on the basis of legal authorisations without us or you being informed. There are no comparable opportunities for enforcing the law of another country in the U.S. so that this does not appear promising.

Possible data transmissions exclusively take place in automated form in connection with the use of our social media offerings and Google's map services and with the help of cookies. Further details on this can be found in this data protection declaration in the sections "Use of cookies", "Google Maps map service of Google Inc." and "Use of social plug-ins from Facebook, Google+, Twitter and XING".

You can reject the use of cookies and other technologies altogether or choose individual settings. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Any processing carried out previously remains unaffected by a revocation. Please contact our Data Protection Officer under "dataprotection@webasto.com".

A local language version is being prepared at the moment.

Duration of the storage

Personal data that is provided to us over our website is only stored until the purpose for which it was entrusted to us has been fulfilled. Insofar as retention periods set forth under commercial and tax laws are to be observed, certain data can be stored for up to 10 years.

Your rights

You have the following legal rights regarding the processing of your personal data:

- Right of access to your stored data;

- Right of rectification;

- Right of deletion;

- Right of objection;

- Right of limiation of the processing;

- Right of data transferability.

You can withdraw your approval of the processing of your personal data at any time.

You have the right to file a complaint with the competent control authority.

If you should no longer agree to the storage of your personal data or such storage has become improper, we will arrange for the deletion, amendment, or blocking of your data upon receipt of corresponding instructions within the limits of statutory provisions. Upon request, you will receive information regarding all of your personal data that we have saved on you free of charge. If there are any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking, or deletion of data  as well as for the use of further rights, please contact the group data protection officer of the Webasto Group (dataprotection@webasto.com) or in writing to the respective companies of the Webasto Group.

Use of cookies

Cookies are used on our webpages. A cookie is a small data set that can be saved on your hard drive. This data set is generated by the web server with which you initiated a connection over your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and then sent to you. The cookie makes it possible to recognize you when you visit the website again without having to reenter data that you previously entered during an earlier visit. Most browsers are currently set up by default to automatically accept cookies. However, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you before they are saved to your hard drive. You can find information on this over the help function of the browser used by you. In addition, you can also delete cookies on your system (e.g. in Windows Internet Explorer) at any time.

Further information on the use of cookies on the website can be found here.

Links to other websites

Our online presence includes links to other websites. We don't have any influence over whether their operators comply with data protection provisions. Therefore, you should examine the respectively offered data protection statements separately. We also don't have any influence on the legality of the contents of these websites. Therefore, we reject any responsibility for the contents of other websites.