DATA PROTECTION GUIDELINE
VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA (in the following “the Company”) is very
concerned about the protection of personal data and its confidential handling and follows all
statutory national and European data protection rules and regulations.
The Company would therefore like to illustrate below some important aspects on what
information and personal data the Company collects and how the Company handles 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 the Company´s Website without telling the Company your identity or revealing any data. The Company does collect information concerning the total number of visits, the total amount of time spent on the Company´s 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 the Company can determine how the Company´s Website is being used and how it may be improved.
The Company stores information and personal data (in the following “data”) that you transmit voluntarily - these are, specifically, your name, your address, and your e-mail address.
When you first contact the Company, the Company creates a user profile in a database. Any additional data that 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, the Company assumes 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 the Company´s 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 the Company 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 the Company as well as for technical administration purposes.
2. Storage Of Data
Basically, the Company stores all data that you transmit to the Company, until you withdraw your consent. Naturally, you have the right to request partial or complete deletion of your data at any time. The Company will take care of such requests without delay. To the extent that the Company is 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
The Company does not pass on collected data on to third parties, in particular the Company does 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 the Company, the Company´s 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.
The Company cares about the security of your data and utilizes all technical and organizational options 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 the Company 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, May 2012