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This Data Protection Regulation explains to you the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents as well as external online presences, e.g. our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "controller", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Controller

F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH
Heinrich-Fehrer-Straße 3
D-97318 Kitzingen
email: info@fehrer.com

General Manager
Rolf Koenigs (President & CEO)
Gerhard Ruf (COO)

Link to the legal notice: www.fehrer.com

Contact Data Protection Officer: datenschutz@fehrer.com

Types of data processed:

- Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
- Contact details (e.g., email, telephone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of Data Subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter referred to as "users").

Purpose of Processing

- Provision of the online offer, its functions and Contents.
- Answer contact requests and communicate with users.
- Safety precautions
- Range measurement/Marketing 

Terms used

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

"Processing" means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in connection with personal data. The term is comprehensive and covers practically all handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or relocation of that natural person.

By "Controller" we understand the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body processing personal data on behalf of the controller.

Applicable Legal Bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the Data Protection Regulation, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the fulfillment of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the answering of inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the fulfillment of our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for the processing for the protection of our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Safety Precautions

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.

Such measures shall in particular include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, security of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of rights of data subjects, erasure ofdata and reaction to endangerment of data. Moreover, we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly pre-settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with Processors and Third Parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR for contract fulfillment is necessary), if you have consented, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "Order Processing Agreement", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this only takes place if it occurs for the fulfillment of our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. Process GDPR exist. This means, for example, that processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA by the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of the Data Subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the respective data is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to request to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us and to request its transmission to other responsible persons.

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of Revocation

You have the right to revoke consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with future effect

Right to Object

You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be filed in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and The Right to Object In Direct Advertising

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes their browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent", which remain stored even after the browser is closed. Thus the login status can be saved, e.g., when users visit it after several days. Likewise, the interests of users utilized for range measurement or marketing purposes can be stored in such a cookie. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the controller who operates the online offer (otherwise, if they are only the cookies of the provider, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the framework of our Data Protection Regulation.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site www.aboutads.info or the EU site www.youronlinechoices.com. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case eventually not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Erasure of Data

The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this Data Protection Regulation, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 German Commercial Code (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 German Commercial Code (commercial correspondence).

In accordance with legal requirements in Austria, storage is carried out in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services which are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Data protection information in the application process

We process applicant data only for the purpose and in the context of the application procedure in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of applicant data takes place in order to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations in the context of the application procedure within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR if data processing becomes necessary for us , e.g., in the context of legal procedures (in Germany additionally § 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act applies).

The application procedure requires that applicants provide us with their data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data is marked otherwise result from the job descriptions and generally include personal data, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates. In addition, applicants may voluntarily provide us with additional information.

By submitting the application to us, applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application procedure in accordance with the type and scope set out in this Data Protection Regulation.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated within the scope of the application procedure, they are additionally processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b GDPR (e.g. health data, e.g. severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are requested from applicants during the application procedure, they are additionally processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR (e.g. health data, if these are required for the exercise of the profession).

If made available, applicants can send us their applications via an online form on our website. The data is encrypted and transmitted to us according to the state of the art.

Applicants can also send us their applications by email. Please note, however, that emails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that the applicants themselves must ensure that they are encrypted. We cannot therefore accept any responsibility for the transmission of the application between the sender and receipt on our server and therefore recommend that you use an online form or the postal dispatch. Instead of using the online application form and email, applicants can still send us their application by post.

If the application is successful, the data provided by the applicants can be further processed by us for the purpose of employment. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants' data will be deleted. Applicants' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which the applicants are entitled to do at any time.

The deletion will take place after a period of six months, subject to a justified revocation by the applicant, so that we can answer any follow-up questions to the application and meet our obligations under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations.

Talent-Pool

As part of the application, we offer applicants the opportunity to be included in our "talent pool" for a period of two years on the basis of consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para 1 lit b and Art. 7 GDPR.

The application documents in the talent pool will only be processed in the context of future job advertisements and the search for employees and will be destroyed at the latest on expiry of the deadline. Applicants are informed that their consent to inclusion in the talent pool is voluntary, has no influence on the current application procedure and that they can revoke this consent at any time for the future and declare their objection within the meaning of Art. 21 GDPR.

Registration Function

Users can create a user account. Within the scope of registration, the required mandatory data are communicated to the users and processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of providing the user account. The processed data includes in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of utilizing the user account and its purpose.

Users may be notified by email of information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have cancelled their user account, their data with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to a statutory retention obligation. It is up to the users to save their data before the end of the contract if they have given notice of termination. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.

As part of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The data is stored on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as the user's interest in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A passing on of this data to third parties does not take place in principle, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

Contact Support

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, email, telephone or social media), the user's details are processed for processing the contact inquiry and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. User information can be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or comparable request organization.

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review their necessity every two years; the statutory archiving obligations also apply.

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect the following data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and is then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the service "Google Maps" of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include in particular IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (as a rule within the framework of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA.