We are very concerned about the protection of personal data and its confidential handling and follow all statutory national and European data protection rules and regulations. We would therefore like to illustrate below some important aspects on what information and personal data we collect and how we handle it, including what information is gathered, how it is used, and with whom it is shared.
1. Collection, Processing And Use Of Data
As with most websites, you may visit our website without telling us your identity or revealing any data. We do collect information concerning the total number of visits, the total amount of time spent on our website, the pages viewed, and records information from your browser, in particular your IP address and software and hardware attributes. This information is aggregated so that we can determine how our website is being used and how it may be improved.
We store information and personal data (in the following “Data”) that you transmit voluntarily - these are in particular your name your address and your e-mail address.
When you first contact us, we create a user profile in a database. All further Data, which you provide at a later stage, will be stored under that profile.
In the event that you disclose any Data of other persons, such as spouses or work colleagues, we assume that you have the necessary permission to disclose such information.
Users under the age of 18 shall not disclose any Data or otherwise provide information on our Website without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Unless you are told otherwise at the time that your Data is disclosed, such information is retained by us and may be used only for the handling of your requests and/or inquiries and/or any other matters resulting from any agreements between you and us as well as for technical administration purposes.
2. Storage Of Data
Basically, we store all Data that you transmit to us, until you withdraw your consent. Naturally, you have the right to request partial or complete deletion of your Data at any time. We will take care of such requests without delay. As far as we are legally obliged to store Data, these Data will not be deleted, but blocked.
3. Right Of Access To Data
Upon written request you can receive information about your stored Data at any time.
5. Transfer Of Data To Third Parties
We do not pass on collected Data to third parties, in particular we do not sell, lease or exchange your Data except where such disclosure may be required by law or as expressly described below. In the event that subcontractors or agents perform the services which you have requested from us, our partners are required to handle the Data confidentially and in accordance with statutory provisions only for the purpose of these services. In addition, they are requested to treat your Data in accordance with this Data Protection Guideline and applicable law.
We care about the security of your Data and use all technical and organisational possibilities to store the Data in a way that is inaccessible for third parties.
All Data is stored on servers which comply to high safety standards and are protected against access by unauthorized persons and misuse.
For any further information relating to Data protection you may contact us as the responsible body directly:
VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA
73479 Ellwangen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7961 – 83 77 0
Fax: +49 (0) 800 827 827 4
© VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA, September 2011