1. OVERVIEW

1.1 The protection of your personal data is very important to us. So that all data processing operations on our website and the services offered on our website are transparent and comprehensible for you as a visitor and user (hereinafter referred to as “user”), we clarify in this data protection declaration the type, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data on our website.

1.2 When processing your personal data, we strictly observe the data protection requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

1.3 Personal data is all information that can be related to you personally and allows you to be identified by means of individual details, e.g. IP address, name, e-mail address, user behavior.

1.4 Due to the further development of our website and the services offered on our website or due to changes in legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration. Accordingly, we reserve the right to adapt the content of these data protection provisions at any time. Any changes will be announced by publishing the changed data protection declaration on our website. Unless otherwise specified, such changes will take effect immediately. We therefore recommend that you read the data protection regulations again at regular intervals.

1.5 If you have any concerns regarding this privacy policy, you can get in touch with us at contact@wheelsjoint.com.

2. WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE PROCESS?

We collect data from you when you visit our website or use the services offered on the website. Depending on how our website is used, this includes the following information:

2.1 Purely informational use: You can visit our website without providing any personal information. If you only use the website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not post a comment on any article, fill out a contact form or otherwise provide us with information, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser automatically transmits to our server.

For the technical provision of our website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems, it is necessary for us to process certain automatically transmitted information about you so that your browser can display our website and you can use the website. This information is automatically recorded each time you visit our website and stored in our server log files. This information relates to the computer system of the calling computer. The following information is collected:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Country of origin of the access
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • amount of data transferred
  • HTTP status code
  • Website from which the request came
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Cookies on / off
  • Message as to whether the access / retrieval was successful

This information relates to the computer system. We evaluate this data (with the exception of the IP number of your computer) solely for statistical purposes in order to measure the demand for web offers. We only collect the data for all users of the website so that it is not possible to assign this data to a specific person. This data will not be merged with other data sources.

2.2 In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services (registration, comment form, contact form) that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you usually have to provide additional personal data (name, email, display picture) that we need to provide the respective service.

2.2.1 Contacting us by e-mail or contact form: If you contact us by e-mail or using one of the contact forms provided when you visit our website, the data you have provided will also be processed (your e-mail address, possibly your Name and phone number) and stored by us to answer your questions. The user data can be stored in a customer relationship management system (CRM system) or a comparable system.

2.2.2 We do not collect any financial information (debit, credit card numbers) on this website.

2.2.3 Links to third party websites: Our website contains links to third-party websites in various places. After selecting the integrated link, you will be redirected to the website of the respective third party provider. As part of the forwarding, user information is transmitted to the respective third party provider. If you send information to or via these third-party sites, we recommend that you read the data protection provisions on these sites before you provide them with further information that can be assigned to you personally. For information on how your data is handled while using third-party websites, please refer to the respective data protection provisions of the third-party providers. We are not responsible for their operation including data handling.

3. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

3.1 We generally only process your personal data insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services and if we are entitled to do so on legal basis.

3.2 If our website is used purely for informational purposes, we only collect the data that is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security.

3.3 When you contact us by email or via a contact form, your personal data will only be used to answer your request.

3.4 If you register on our website, either directly or through Facebook or Google, the data you provide will be used to fulfill different functions of the site. For example, your name and display picture (if provided) will be shown alongside your comments (that you choose to post).

4. HOW DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

If you use our website, your data will be transmitted to us in encrypted form to prevent access by unauthorized third parties. We generally save your data on specially protected servers. Access to personal data is only possible for a few specially authorized WheelsJoint employees who are all familiar with the relevant data protection regulations and are obliged to do so.

5. WILL PERSONAL DATA BE PASSED ON TO THIRD PARTIES?

In principle, only our employees receive knowledge of your personal data. We assure you that we will not sell or rent your data to other companies or organizations. Under no circumstances will we use your email address or other data without your consent for other purposes for which you have not given your consent.

5.1 We use Google Analytics to monitor anonymous traffic information about how visitors arrive to our website, and what behaviors or actions take place on our website. We do not track actions outside of our own website.

6. HOW LONG DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

6.1 We only store your transmitted or communicated personal data for as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here, for as long as you have revoked your consent, objected to the processing or requested the deletion of your data.

6.2 If you only use our website for informational purposes, we will save your data (IP address, operating system name, browser name, referrer) on our servers for up to 60 days. After 60 days, your data will be deleted.

6.3 If you contact us by using our website by e-mail or using one of the contact forms provided, we will delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer required or we will restrict the processing if there are statutory retention requirements. We check the necessity regularly.

6.5 If you register on our website and create a profile for commenting on articles, personal data you provide will be stored by us indefinitely, until you request deletion of your account.

7. HOW TO DELETE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

You can delete your personal data by deleting your registered account and profile on our website. You can request deletion of your account by sending an email to contact@wheelsjoint.com.

8. HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

8.1 In addition to the aforementioned data, we use cookies to make our website available to you. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us) (see below). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

8.2 We use cookies to provide you with your technical information on our website (necessary cookies). We also use cookies for the purpose of web analysis (not necessary cookies).

8.3 You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and e.g. reject the acceptance of so-called third-party cookies or all cookies. You can also prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. At the same time, you can delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. The steps and measures required for this, however, depend on the specific internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support.

8.4 We use “Local Storage” and “Session Storage” as alternatives to cookies that are integrated in the browser. The web storage saves the data securely in the user’s browser and does not transmit it unencrypted over the Internet.

8.4.1 Local Storage: The scope includes all browser windows / tabs and is only deleted by Javascript or with the browser cache.

8.4.2 Session Storage: The scope includes an individual browser window / tab and is automatically deleted when the browser window is closed.

8.5 We use third party vendors, including Google, who use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

9. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Data we collect may be transferred to, stored and processed in any country or territory where one or more of our service providers are based or have facilities. While other countries or territories may not have the same standards of data protection as those in your home country, we will continue to protect personal data that we transfer in line with this privacy policy.

10. HOW DO YOU INTEGRATE YOUTUBE VIDEOS?

10.1 We have integrated YouTube videos into our web pages, which are stored on the YouTube and can be played directly from our website.

10.2 When you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the items listed under 2.1. of this declaration. This takes place regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube saves your data as a usage profile and uses it for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, but you must address your objection to YouTube and Google.

11. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

Do you have any questions about our privacy policy? Please contact us by filling out this form or send us an email at contact@wheelsjoint.com.