Our Data Protection

Privacy Policy of PROTON MOTOR Fuel Cell GmbH

Status: December 2020

We want you to feel safe when visiting our website. Therefore, we adhere to the provisions on data protection. By means of this data protection declaration, we inform you about the collection of personal data on and via our website from the data subject in accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO.

1. General information about the collection of your personal data

(1) With this data protection declaration, we inform you which of your personal data is collected, processed and stored when you use the website. Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your first and last name, your postal address or e-mail address, the user name or password you selected during registration or your user behaviour when using the website.

(2) The responsible party pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is PROTON MOTOR Fuel Cell GmbH, Benzstr. 7, 82178 Puchheim, Germany Phone +49 (0) 89 / 1276265-0, Fax +49 (0) 89 / 1276265-99, E-Mail: datenschutz@proton-motor.de.

2. Collection, processing and use of personal data for informational use

(1) If you only visit our website without providing any personal information, we do not know who you are. In this case, we only receive communication data via your browser without any concrete reference to persons. In this case, we collect the following data: IP address, date and time of the request, access status/HTTP status code, amount of data transferred, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software, website from which the request comes, content of the request, time zone difference to GMT. The purpose of this data collection is to enable you to visit the website and to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1f) DSGVO, which follows from the aforementioned purposes. The data is stored for a period of 10 weeks and then automatically deleted.

(2) Furthermore, cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive in relation to the browser you are using and which provide the party setting the cookie (in this case, us) with certain information. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie originates, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, regularly a randomly generated unique number. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. The purpose of their use is to make our website more user-friendly and effective overall. Cookies are used on our website in connection with Google Analytics (see below).

(3) The following cookies are used on our website:
• Transient Cookies (Session Cookies)
Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of the user’s browser until the user leaves the website, i.e. they are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser. They store a session ID, with the help of which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the session, and are primarily required to enable the use of the website.
• Persistent cookies related to Google Analytics, as described below.
Persistent cookies (permanent cookies) are automatically deleted after a predefined duration, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

(4) You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

3. Collection of personal data for personalised use

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service. If additional voluntary information is possible, this is marked accordingly. We only collect, process and use personal data that is required for your use of the website, to answer an enquiry and/or to fulfil a contract concluded with us or that you yourself provide. In particular, this involves the following inventory data and usage data that may be transmitted via forms on our website: First name and surname (consisting of salutation, title, first name, surname and e-mail address.

(2) If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we store the data you provide in order to answer your questions. Your enquiries remain stored for a period of 6 months after we have answered them. As far as business letters in the sense of commercial or tax law are concerned, we keep the correspondence for the legally determined periods (usually six years).

(3) The legal basis for the aforementioned data processing is Art. 6 para. 1b DSGVO, insofar as the data processing is related to the initiation or execution of a contract with you, otherwise your and our legitimate interest in providing or using the respective service or answering your question pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1f DSGVO.

4. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”), for the purpose of demand-oriented design and ongoing optimisation of our pages. This is done on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1a) DSGVO, which you have given via the cookie banner.
You can revoke your consent to the use of Google Analytics at any time [here].

Google Analytics uses cookies (see above). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymisation so that your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and only shortened there. The data processing takes place on the basis of an agreement on commissioned processing by Google. We have also concluded an agreement with Google in accordance with the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for us.
You can find more information on data protection at Google at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de&gl=de.

The personal data collected by Google and linked to cookies, user ID or advertising ID will be automatically deleted after 14 months.

We have concluded an order processing agreement and the EU standard contractual clauses with Google.

5. Use of Google Fonts

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and optimisation of our pages, we use external fonts integrated via Google on the basis of Art. 6 (1f) DSGVO. In doing so, your internet browser automatically establishes a connection to Google servers, during which the data mentioned in section 2.1 is transferred from your browser to Google. If you have a user account with Google and are logged in to Google, your data may be assigned to your account by Google. We have no influence on this data transmission and further data processing by Google.

6. Transmission of personal data to third parties

(1) We sometimes use external service providers or other services, in particular technical service providers such as hosting providers, statistics and analysis services, for spam and abuse prevention as well as IT maintenance and development service providers.

(2) In doing so, we naturally also comply with all data protection requirements. We conclude a contract in accordance with the requirements of Art. 28 DSGVO with the order processing companies used in the processing of personal data.

(3) Beyond that, we do not pass on your personal data unless an authority may exceptionally demand the data, e.g. for criminal prosecution or to avert danger.

(4) Insofar as the aforementioned processing should result in the transfer of data to data recipients outside the European Union, the transfer of data shall take place on the basis of so-called standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. (http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/transfer/index_en.htm).

7. Rights you are entitelt to

(1) You can assert the following rights with regard to your personal data against us: Provision of information (Art. 15 DS-GVO), correction (Art. 16 DS-GVO) or deletion (Art. 17 DS-GVO), restriction of processing (Art. 18 DS-GVO), right to data portability (Art. 20 DS-GVO), right to object to processing if the data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. e or lit. f DSGVO (Art. 21 DSGVO); see also the following reference to the right to object under Art. 21 DSGVO, right to revoke consent given at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of consent until revocation if the data processing is based on consent under Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) DSGVO.

Reference to the right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6(1f) DSGVO on grounds relating to your particular situation (Art. 21(1) DSGVO). Insofar as we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1f) DSGVO, you have the right to object to this at any time, even without stating reasons (Art. 21 (2) DSGVO).

(2) You can also complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us (Art. 77 DS-GVO). The supervisory authority responsible for us is the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision, Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach, Germany, telephone: +49 (0) 981 53 1300, fax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300, e-mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de.