HELLA respects your privacy
As the operator of these web pages, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA takes the issue of protecting data privacy very seriously. Protecting your privacy when processing personal information and the security of all commercial information is an important matter for us and we value these objectives in our business processes. We handle personal information collected during your visit to our website confidentially and according to legal regulations. Data privacy and information security are part of our company policy.
Our web pages may contain links to third-party providers to which this statement on data pri-vacy does not apply. We do not have any control over whether the operators of such sites comply with data privacy regulations.
Personal informationPersonal information is information that can be used to discover your identity. This includes your name, street address, mailing address and telephone number. This does not include in-formation that cannot be tied to your identity (such as the number of users on a website).
Obtaining, saving and processing personal information Whenever you visit the pages on our website, we save the name of your Internet Service Pro-vider (or 'ISP'), the website from which you arrived at ours, the pages that you visit while with us and the date and duration of your visit. Other personal information about you is never rec-orded. This means you can always use our website without disclosing your identity.
Additional information may be collected and saved if you wish to visit specific areas of our website or take part in specific promotions. We will notify you of the reason for collecting the corresponding data in each case if this occurs.
It may be necessary to specify personal information in order to participate in a survey, transmit an inquiry or enter into a contract.
A special login is necessary to access some specific areas of our website. This requires asking for your name and/or other personal information for registration and/or login. For areas such as Hella TechWorld and the Hella Aftermarket Club that appeal to a specific target group, we use the registration to identify which target group users belong to. You are free to choose whether to enter this information. Information must be entered for some actions, such as re-trieving specific information. You can identify information that is required by the accompany-ing asterisk indicating that the content is a mandatory field. Any other information being re-quested that is not marked as a mandatory field is voluntary information.
Use and dissemination of personal information and specificity to intended purpose We use your personal information for the technical administration of web pages, customer management, product surveys and marketing and only to the extent allowed and required for each specific case. We will never transmit your information to third parties outside the HEL-LA Group of Companies without your consent, especially not for advertising purposes. You can find an overview of the HELLA Group at www.hella.com/company.
If required by law or court order, we will transmit your information to the authorities entitled to receive such information.
Information about cookies: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device when visiting a web page and helps to identify your device in the process. Cookies are used to store information when you visit different pages of a homepage or when you return to a homepage. Cookies do not contain any personal information and cannot execute any programs that could activate a virus.
Functionality: Cookies of this category are stored on the device of the visitor so that the homepage can function as intended.
Statistics: Cookies of this category are used to collect statistics of persons visiting the homepage to improve the experience of the visit. Data collected is used internally and is not transferred to third parties.
Web browsers are usually configured to accept cookies automatically. However, you can pre-vent cookies from being saved or configure your web browser to notify you when cookies are being sent.
Web tracking We use the services of Webtrends Inc., 851 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, USA (www.webtrends.com) for statistical analyses. As an American company, Webtrends joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to ensure data privacy protection comparable to European standards.
The collected information is used to generate anonymous usage profiles used as the basis for web statistics. This means that the collected information is not used to personally identify individual users and is not merged with other data.
You can opt out of data collection and data saving, effective from that point forward, at any time by changing your web browser settings. This requires that you choose to block third-party cookies or cookies from third-party providers in your browser settings.
Security We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect the information col-lected from you and managed by us against tampering, loss, destruction or access by unau-thorized persons or unauthorized disclosure. Only a few, authorized persons have access to your information.
Information on our websites and the data you enter on our websites is generally transmitted unencrypted over the Internet. As a result, it is possible that third parties could view and/or access this information. We suggest taking this aspect into account when deciding if and what information you would like to transmit to us over the Internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission whenever possible for our portals that require registration and login.
We are continuously improving and adapting our security measures to keep up with techno-logical developments.
Elective option We would also like to use your personal data to inform you about our products and ask you questions about them where necessary. Naturally, participation in such actions on your part is voluntary. If you do not consent to this, you can send us a message at any time to enable us to block and/or delete these details at any time. All this requires is an e-mail sent to the address shown in our Legal Notice section. You will find further information on the appropriate local website.
Information and contact You have the right to know about your personal information that has been saved as well as the right to amend, block or delete this information. Should you, despite our attempts to keep accurate data records, find that we have saved incorrect information, we shall remedy this as soon as you have brought it to our attention. Your contact in this regard is our data protection officer.
You can also send an e-mail or letter to our data protection officer containing suggestions and complaints involving the handling of your personal information.
Data Protection Officer
HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
Rixbecker Str. 75
D-59552 Lippstadt, Germany
Status: July 1, 2014