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Privacy Statement

Verticas Service GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Verticas”) undertook to observe the applicable statutory provisions for the protection of personal information and data security during the creation of its website. We would like to inform you about the circumstances in which we collect your information, how we handle it and to whom we provide it when necessary.


Consent to data use


We shall not collect any personal data from you on our website (e.g. name, address, telephone number or email address), unless you voluntarily supply us with such information (e.g. as part of orders, enquiries, surveys or contact forms), or if this is permitted within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions regarding the protection of your data.


Intended purpose


We shall only collect, process and use your personal data for the purposes of order processing and invoicing, as well as data analysis to improve the performance and structure of the website; unless the collection, processing and use of such information is carried out:


– For a purpose directly connected to the original reason for the collection of personal data;


– On the basis of a legal obligation or an order issued by a court or public authority;


– To establish or preserve legal claims, or to prevent illegal activities.

We shall not sell, advertise or disclose your personal data to third parties. Companies belonging to the Opel Automobile Group shall not be considered “third parties” in this respect. We may also forward personal data to other companies in the international Opel Automobile network if this is necessary to achieve the original objective that was pursued when you provided us with the information (e.g. when delivering orders and responding to enquiries).


Data logs


Visits to our websites shall be logged. The following data shall be recorded: your computer’s current IP address; visited websites; browser type; date and time; and your computer’s operating system. However your IP address will be pseudonymized so that the last digits cannot be recognized. This data shall only be collected for data security purposes. We shall not use this automatically generated information for any other purposes, such as for statistical reasons.

 

Rights of users and affected party

As far as data processing is concerned, you as a user and affected party have the right:

- to inquire on the data processed, for further information on the data processing and for copies of the data (Art. 15 GDPR);

- to correct or complete inaccurate or incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR);

- the immediate deletion of the data concerning yourself (Art. 17 GDPR);

- the receipt of the data concerning and provided by yourself and the transfer of this data to other providers/responsible parties (Art. 20 GDPR);

 

In addition, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR. We will then no longer process your data for these purpose(s) unless our legitimate interests prevail or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

For further inquiries or complaints regarding data protection, please contact:

Verticas Service GmbH

Schöne Aussicht 59

65193 Wiesbaden

Deutschland

E-Mail: datenschutz@verticas.de

Without prejudice to your rights, you may complain to a data protection authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data by Verticas is contrary to or violates the principles of the GDPR (Art. 77 GDPR).


Data storage


We shall only store your personal data for as long as necessary to achieve the original objectives pursued when you provided us with the information. However, we shall continue to store your data if you have actively given us permission to do so, or if this is prescribed by law. (Storage Obligation for Invoices)


Secure transmission of data


We shall use SSL encryption to ensure the secure transmission of your personal data. This is recognised as a secure form of transferring data according to current knowledge. If data is exchanged without this tool, such as via email, such transmissions of data shall not be considered secure.


Security


Verticas shall endeavour to establish technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful erasure, alteration and loss, and against unauthorised disclosure and access. Our staff shall be bound to secrecy and data protection agreements.


Cookies


A cookie is a piece of data that a website might send to your browser to be saved on your system, e.g. to control your connection while you visit a website. We shall only use cookies for the length of your stay on our websites. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

 

You have the option of setting your browser so that either cookies are not received or the receipt of cookies is reported to you. This allows you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. Please note that if you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

 

The following cookies are used within this site:

- Forms authentication cookie. Used for authenticating registered customers. After the session these cookies will be automatically deleted.

- Customer cookie. The current user is recorded here. The data will be saved for one year if not deleted by the user.

- Recently viewed products cookie. Saves a list of articles recently viewed. These cookies will be automatically deleted after 10 days.

 

Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics will be used on this website. The information collected by cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

 

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection standards and protection. You can view the full text of the US Privacy Shield Framework at the following link:

 

https://www.privacyshield.gov/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=015t00000004qAg

 

On this website IP anonymization is used. The IP address of the users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening removes the need for your IP address to be personally identifiable. Within the framework of the data agreement which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., Google Inc. uses the information collected to compile an evaluation of website usage and website activity and provides services associated with Internet usage.

 

You can find out more about Google's use of data, setting and objection options in Google's privacy policy:

https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.


Email


If you provide us with your email address, we shall communicate with you via email. Your email address shall not be disclosed to third parties outside the Opel Automobile network. You may revoke your consent to the use of emails at any time.  


Links to other websites


1Verticas shall not be responsible for the data protection requirements or contents of third-party websites accessed via links on our sites.


Children


Opel Automobile websites are not aimed at children under 14 years of age. Neither Opel Automobile nor Verticas shall not knowingly collect or store the personal data of children.


Changes to the privacy statement


Since legal changes, changes to our internal processes or ongoing technical developments in the field of IT technology may make it necessary to adapt this data protection declaration, we ask you to read this privacy statement regularly. We therefore reserve the right to make additions or changes to this privacy statement. This privacy statement can be retrieved and printed out at any time.

The last update was made on the 25th of May 2018 in accordance to the GDPR.


Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact:

 

Verticas Service GmbH

Schöne Aussicht 59

65193 Wiesbaden

Deutschland

E-Mail: datenschutz@verticas.de

 

You may also write to this email address if you have concerns regarding compliance with our code of conduct.