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Privacy policy

Collection and processing of personal data

In general, the websites of Falken Tyre can be accessed without the need to provide us with any personal data.

Personal data is only collected if it is disclosed voluntarily, for example, in the context of inquiries or applications.

Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose

Personal data obtained within the framework of the Falken Tyre direct internet services is collected, processed, and used according to applicable regulations for protection of personal data and only for the purpose of contract processing and preservation of legitimate internal business interests with regard to advising and supporting our customers and interested parties.

Security

Falken Tyre deploys technical and organisational security measures in order to protect data made available to Falken Tyre against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access. This also applies for procurement of external services. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological development.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file that is saved on your computer when you visit a website. When you revisit the website on the same device, the cookie will indicate that you are a repeat visitor. The cookie contains a unique number and, possibly, a date. The cookie does not contain any personal data. The cookie does not enable your identification on third-party websites, including the websites of the providers of analytic services.

Browsers can be configured to generally reject all cookies or to notify the user if a cookie is saved. For further information, please refer to the instructions of your internet browser. We will not use any IP addresses or cookies to identify you personally.

We use these systems to increase the efficiency of our website and our marketing.

Google Maps

For retailer search, this website uses the Google Maps API, a cartographic service by Google Inc. ("Google") for display of interactive maps. By using Google Maps, information on your use of this website (including your IP address) may be sent to and logged on a Google server in the USA.

Any information collected by Maps may be forwarded by Google to third parties if this is required by law or for processing of this data by third parties on behalf of Google.

Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with any other data of Google. Nevertheless, it is still technically possible for Google to identify individual users based on the obtained data. It is also possible that personal data and the personal profiles of visitors of the website are used by Google for other purposes beyond our control. This, coupled with the fact that data is sent to the USA, is problematic for privacy reasons.

You have the option of simply deactivating Google Maps to prevent this data transfer to Google: Deactivate JavaScript in your browser. In this case, however, please note that the map service cannot be used.

By using this website and not deactivating JavaScript, you expressly declare your consent to the processing of your data by Google as described above for the aforementioned purposes in full knowledge and understanding of the privacy problem.

Newsletter

If you have explicitly agreed to receive our regular newsletter, we will send it to your e-mail address. To subscribe to our newsletter, only an e-mail address needs to be specified.

The newsletter can be unsubscribed at any time by sending an e-mail to widerspruch@falkentyre.com

Embedding of social network plugins

Facebook

Our website uses social plugins ("plugin") of the facebook.com social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins can be recognised by their Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile or a "thumbs up" symbol) or are marked as "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com*.

If you access one of our websites with such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly sent by Facebook to your browser and embedded in the website. For this reason, we do not have any influence on the scope of data collected by Facebook with this plugin and hereby inform you according to the information available to us:

By embedding plugins, Facebook receives the information that the respective website was accessed. If you are logged in to Facebook, your visit can be assigned by Facebook to your Facebook account. If you interact with plugins, e.g. press the Like button or leave a comment, the respective information is directly sent to Facebook by your browser and logged. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is also the possibility that your IP address will be logged by Facebook.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, including your respective rights and optional settings for privacy protection, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php*.

If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your Facebook member data, you must log out from Facebook before visiting our website.

Facebook Social Plugins can also be blocked by using suitable add-ons for your browser, e.g. the "Facebook Blocker".

Twitter

Our website makes use of embedded Twitter functions. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In this process, data is also sent to Twitter.

If a website with a Twitter plugin is accessed, a connection to the Twitter servers is established and data are transmitted. While logged in, the data can be directly assigned to a Twitter account. Logging off from Twitter prevents direct assignment of data to a Twitter account.

Please note that we, as provider of the websites, do not have any knowledge of the content of transmitted data nor its use by Twitter.

For further information, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy under http://twitter.com/privacy*.

Your Twitter privacy settings can be changed in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings*.

YouTube

Our website contains embedded YouTube videos. Like most websites, YouTube also uses cookies to collect information on the viewers of videos. The use of cookies by YouTube includes recording of reliable video statistics, prevention of fraud and improvement of the user experience.

For further information on the use of cookies by YouTube, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy.

Instagram

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") from Instagram, operated by Instagram LLC. 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plugins are labelled with the Instagram logo, in the form of an “Instagram camera”. You can an get an overview of the Instagram plugins and what they look like here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

If you access one of our websites with such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Instagram servers. The content of the plugin is sent directly by Instagram to your browser and embedded in the website. Due to the embedded plugin, Instagram receives the information that the respective website was accessed from your browser even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is directly sent from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and logged there.

If you are logged in to Instagram, the visit to our website can be directly assigned to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. press the “Instagram” button or leave a comment, this respective information is also sent directly to Instagram and logged. The information is also published on your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Instagram, including your respective rights and optional settings for privacy protection, please refer to the Instagram privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

If you do not want that data collected by Instagram on your visit to our website to be directly linked to your Instagram account, you will need to log out from Instagram before visiting our website. Instagram can also be blocked completely by using suitable add-ons for your browser, e.g. the "NoScript" script blocker (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Google+ plugins

Our website uses Social Plugins ("plugins") of the Google+ social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The plugins can be recognized by the symbol "+1" on a white or coloured background. For an overview of Google plugins and their appearance, please refer to https://developers.google.com/+/plugins. If you access one of our websites with such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Google. The content of the plugin is sent directly by Google to your browser and embedded in the website. Due to the embedded plugin, Google receives the information that the respective website was accessed from your browser even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is directly sent from your browser to a server of Google in the USA and logged there.

If you are logged in to Google+, the visit to our website can be directly assigned by Google to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. press the +1 button or leave a comment, the respective information is also directly sent to Google and logged. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Google including your respective rights and optional settings for privacy protection, please refer to the Google privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html. If you do not want that data collected by Google on your visit to our website will be directly linked to your Google+ profile, you will need to log out from Google+ before visiting our website. Google plugins can also be blocked completely by using suitable add-ons for your browser, e.g. the "NoScript" script blocker (http://noscript.net/).

Links to websites of other providers

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. Please note that this privacy policy only applies to the websites of Falken Tyre. We do not have any influence on and do not check the compliance of other providers with applicable data protection regulations.

By using our website, you consent to the previously described use of the data. The privacy policy is currently valid and dated from June 2018.

As our website evolves or new technologies are implemented, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. Falken Tire reserves the right to change the privacy policy at any time with future effect. We recommend that you review the current privacy policy from time to time.

* Note: Falken Tire assumes no liability for the content and statements on the pages indicated. In case of complaints, please contact the author of the respective page. Thank you for your understanding.

Planned data transfer to third countries

A transfer to third countries is currently not planned, otherwise the appropriate legal conditions are created. In particular, you will be informed about the respective recipients or categories of recipients according to the legal requirements.

Using of our website

Standard deadlines for the deletion of data The legislature has issued various retention periods and obligations. After expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted. If data are not affected, they will be deleted or anonymised if the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy cease to apply. Unless this Privacy Policy contains any other, different terms regarding the storage of data, the information we collect will be stored by us for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

Standard deadlines for the deletion of data The legislature has issued various retention periods and obligations. After expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted. If data are not affected, they will be deleted or anonymised if the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy cease to apply. Unless this Privacy Policy contains any other, different terms regarding the storage of data, the information we collect will be stored by us for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

Deadlines for the Deletion of Data

The legislature has issued various retention periods and obligations. After expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted. If data are not affected, they will be deleted or anonymised if the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy cease to apply. Unless this Privacy Policy contains any other, different terms regarding the storage of data, the information we collect will be stored by us for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

Other Data uses and Data Deletion

Further processing or use of your personal data generally only takes place if a legal provision allows this or if you have consented to the processing or use of the data. In the event of further processing for purposes other than the one for which the data were originally collected, we will inform you of these other purposes prior to further processing and provide you with further relevant information.

Right of Objection

You have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to you, including but not limited to: on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes an objection according to Art. 21 GDPR. We will cease the processing of your personal information, unless we can establish compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims. To assert your right, please contact us at the contact details below.

Right to Information and Contact Details

There is also a right of access to personal data stored about you and also a right to correct incorrect data, blockage and deletion. If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data or their correction or deletion, or have further questions about the use of your personal data, you can directly contact our external data protection officer, who will also be available in case of requests for information, requests or complaints stands:

Data Protection of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH:

ds@falkentyre.com

Application, validity and up-to-dateness of the privacy policy

By using our website, you agree on the use of data described above. The privacy policy is currently valid and dated June, 2018

Due to further development of our website or the use of new technologies, this privacy policy may need to be changed. Falken Tyre reserves the right to change the privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. We recommend reading the applicable privacy policy from time to time.

*Please note: Falken Tyre does not assume any liability for the contents and statements on the specified pages. For complaints, please contact the provider of the respective page. Thank you for your understanding.