Data Protection Declaration/Privacy Statement

Responsible party in line with the General Data Protection Regulation is:

Daimler AG
Chief Officer Corporate Data Protection
HPC G353
D-70546 Stuttgart
Germany
E-mail: data.protection@daimler.com

1. Data protection

We are pleased to see that you are visiting our websites and that you share an interest in our offering. The protection of your personal data is of great importance to us. In this Data Protection Declaration, we explain how we gather your personal data, what we do with it, the purposes for which and the legal basis under which this occurs, and your rights and entitlements associated with this. We also wish to refer you to the Daimler Data Protection Declaration:

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Our Data Protection Declaration for the use of our websites and the Data Protection Declaration of Daimler AG do not apply for your activity on websites of social networks or other providers which can be reached via links on our websites. Information on their Data Protection Declaration should be obtained from the websites of these providers.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

a. When you visit our websites, we store certain details on the browser and operating system which you use, the date and time of the visit, the access status (e.g. whether you were able to call up a website or whether you received an error message), the use of functions on the website, search terms which you may have entered, the frequency with which you called up individual web pages, the name of files called up, the data quantities transmitted, the website from which you reached our websites, and the website which you visited from our websites be this by clicking on links on our websites or by entering a domain directly in the entry field of the same tab (or the same window) of your browser as that which you used to open our websites. Furthermore, for security purposes, in particular for the purpose of avoiding and detecting attacks on our websites or fraud attempts, we store your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider for a duration of seven days.

b. We only store other personal data if you share this data with us, for example as part of a registration, a contact form, a questionnaire, a competition or for the purpose of carrying out a contract, and in such cases only insofar as you have agreed to this with us or in accordance with valid legal provisions (further information on this can be found under the section entitled Legal basis for processing).

c. You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to share your personal data. It is, however, possible that certain functions of our website are dependent on you sharing your personal data. If, in such cases, you do not share your personal data, this may lead to functions not being available or only being available in limited scope.

3. Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose specification

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:
– Guaranteeing the establishment of problem-free connections to the website
– Guaranteeing comfortable operation of our website
– Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
– for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of data is GDPR Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 Letter F. Our legitimate interest results from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the obtained data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Furthermore, we use cookies and analytical services when you visit our website. Further explanations regarding this can be found under Cookies and analysis of usage data.

4. Disclosure of data

Disclosure of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed in the following does not occur.

We only disclose your personal data to third parties if
– in accordance with GDPR Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 Letter A, you grant explicit permission,
– disclosure in accordance with GDPR Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 Letter F is required for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal rights and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest warranting the non-disclosure of your data,
– the disclosure is subject to a legal obligation in accordance with GDPR Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 Letter C, as well as if
– this is legally permitted and required in accordance with GDPR Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 Letter B for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

Transfer of personal data to third parties; social plug-ins
– Our websites may also contain offers of third parties. If you click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g. information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).
– When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we integrate them as follows:
– When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
– If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in. A social network cannot associate a visit to other Daimler websites until you have activated an existing social plug-in.
– When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed sole-ly by the privacy policies of that network.
– The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies.

Cookie Statement 

If you click on the link to an offer or activate a social plug-in, personal data may reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area that, from the point of view of the European Union (EU), may not guarantee an adequate level of protection for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. Please remember this fact before clicking on a link or activating a social plug-in and thereby triggering a transfer of your data.

5. Encryption

During the website visit, we use the widely used SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the respectively highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a general rule, this corresponds to 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we instead use 128-bit v3 technology. Whether an individual page of our internet presence is transmitted in encrypted form can be recognised by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol or in the address bar of your browser.

Moreover, we use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against random or targeted manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unintended access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved to reflect the latest technological developments.

6. Your options

We would like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and, where applicable, to ask you questions. Of course, your participation in such campaigns is voluntary. If you do not consent to this, please let us know at any time so that we can block your data accordingly. You will find more information on the respective web page.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to a newsletter offered on our website, the data provided during newsletter registration will be used only for the purpose of sending out the newsletter, provided you have not consented to other uses. You can cancel the subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter.

7. Cookies

Information on the cookies we use and their functions can be found in our cookies disclaimer.

8. Analysis of usage data

We use Piwik to identify visitor preferences and particularly popular areas of our internet offering. This allows us to adapt the content of our web pages more specifically to your needs and consequently improve what we offer you.

If you do not want Daimler to collect and analyse information about your visit, you can opt out at any time for future visits. An opt-out cookie will be set in your browser for the technical implementation of your objection. This cookie will only indicate that you have opted out. Please note that for technical reasons the opt-out cookie will only affect the browser in which it is set. If you delete the cookies in your browser or use a different end device or browser, you will need to opt out again.

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9. Safety

We employ technical and organisational security measures to protect the data supplied by you and maintained by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorised persons. We continuously improve our security measures to reflect the latest technological developments.

10. Right to information

Rights of persons affected:

You have the right:
– in accordance with GDPR Article 15 to request information from us on your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information on the processing purposes, the category of the personal data, categories of future or past recipients of your data, the planned storage duration, the existence of the right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection hereto, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data insofar as this was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the specifics thereof;
– in accordance with GDPR Article 16 to request prompt correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data which we have stored about you;
– in accordance with GDPR Article 17 to request the deletion of personal data which we have stored about you, insofar as the processing is not required for exercising freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for enforcement, exercising or defending legal rights;
– in accordance with GDPR Article 18 to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse its deletion and we no longer require the data, yet you require them for enforcement, exercising or defending legal rights or you have objected to their processing in accordance with GDPR Article 21;
– in accordance with GDPR Article 20 to request your personal data which you provided us be sent to you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to have this transmitted to another responsible person:
– in accordance with GDPR Article 7 Paragraph 3 to rescind your one-time agreement with us at any time. This results in us no longer being allowed to continue the data processing defined as part of this agreement in the future and
– in accordance with GDPR Article 77 to complain to a regulatory authority. As a general rule, to this end, you can contact the regulatory authority of your regular abode or workplace or our company headquarters.

Right to objection

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your person-al data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the ba-sis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situa-tion. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If you wish to make use of your right of rescission or right to objection, you need only send an e-mail to support@roadstars.mercedes-benz.com

Upon written request, Daimler or its representatives will inform you in writing without delay whether and what personal data are stored by us in accordance with applicable law. If you are a registered user, we also offer you the option to view the data yourself and to delete or modify them, if necessary. Should inaccurate data have been stored despite our efforts to maintain data accuracy and currency, we will correct them upon your request.

11. Currency of and modifications to this Data Protection Declaration

This Data Protection Declaration is currently applicable and has the editorial status of May 2018.

Due to the continuous development of our website and our offering, or due to changes in legal or official provisions, it may be necessary to modify this Data Protection Declaration. You can call up and print out the current respective Data Protection Declaration at any time from the website at www.roadstars.com

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