Data Privacy Policy

Dear Internet User, Thank you for your interest in our website and our company. Despite careful monitoring of content, we cannot be held liable for external links to third-party content.

Protection of your personal data during acquisition, processing and use on the occasion of your visits to our website is an important task for us. Your data are protected in accordance with legal regulations. The information below tells you which data are collected during your visits to our website and how these data are used.

1. Acquisition and processing of non-personal data

Each access to our website and each download of files stored on our website is recorded. This information is stored internally for system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is recorded: name of file downloaded, date and time of download, amount of data transferred, confirmation of successful download, web browser and domain requesting download.

In addition, the IP address of the computer requesting the download is stored.

These access data are not personal and are used merely for statistical purposes. These data are not combined with data from other sources. After statistical analysis, the data are deleted. 

More extensive personal data are recorded only if you give this information voluntarily, such as for an enquiry or registration.

2. Use and disclosure of personal data

Personal data means information on the professional or personal circumstances of a particular person, such as name, address, telephone number etc. Where you have given us personal data, we acquire, store and use these only to answer your enquiry, to process contracts concluded with you and for technical administration.

The acquisition, processing and use of the data take place under strict observation of the legal regulations on data protection.

Your personal data are only passed on or otherwise transmitted to third parties if necessary for the purposes of contract processing, in particular passing on order data to suppliers, for invoicing purposes etc., if you have previously given consent, or if this is legally prescribed. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future (see article 3 Right to Information).

After the end of the contractual relationship or if you revoke your consent for data storage, the data will be deleted on expiry of any legally imposed retention period.

We store and process your data for advertising purposes only if you have previously declared your consent to this. If you no longer consent to the use of your data for advertising purposes, you may revoke this at any time; we will then block your data for this purpose.

Newsletter

If you wish to receive the Newsletter offered on our website, we require a valid e-mail address from you together with information which enables us to check that you are the holder of the e-mail address given or that the holder has consented to receive the Newsletter. No further data are collected. The following consent has been expressly granted by you separately, or possibly in the course of an ordering process:

“Newsletter”

You may revoke your consent to storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for dispatch of the Newsletter at any time with future effect. If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, then unsubscribe as follows:

newsletter@ac-schnitzer.de

3. Right to information

You have a right to information free of charge about the data stored on you, and the right to correct, block or delete these data where necessary. If you have questions about the acquisition, processing or use of your personal data, or about information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, please contact us at:

Kohl automobile GmbH AC Schnitzer, Neuenhofstr. 160, 52078 Aachen

E-mail: info@ac-schnitzer.de

4. Security

We aim to store your personal data using all technical and organisational possibilities such that they  are inaccessible to third parties. We are unable to guarantee complete data security on e-mail communication, so we recommend use of the postal service for confidential information.

5. Cookies

To optimise our Internet presence, we use cookies. These are small text files which are stored in the working memory of your computer. Cookies are used exclusively for statistical purposes in anonymous form, and these are deleted again when the browser is closed. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and recognise you on your next visit. This allows us to offer you better access to our site.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting "Block cookies" in your Internet browser settings. This may however restrict the function of the facilities offered.

Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses

Cookies from Google

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", or text files which are stored on your computer and which allow analysis of your use of the website. 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. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services for the website operator connected with the website use and Internet use. Google may also transmit this information to third parties where legally prescribed or where third parties process these data on behalf of Google.

The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; we would however point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You may also prevent the acquisition of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the Double-Click Cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can deactivate this via the ad settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).

We use Remarketing technology from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). This technology allows us to contact users who have already visited our website and the online services and expressed an interest in the product range, by targeted marketing on the pages of the Google Partner network. The adverts are shown via the use of cookies, i.e. small text files which are stored on the user's computer. Using the text files, the user's behaviour on visiting the website can be analysed and then used for targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising.

If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising, you may deactivate the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by visiting the site http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, users can deactivate the use of cookies from third-party suppliers by retrieving the deactivation page of the network initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

We would point out that Google has its own data protection guidelines which are independent of ours. We are not liable nor responsible for these guidelines and procedures. Before using our website, please consult Google's data protection conditions at: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

6. Social Plug-ins

Facebook

Our Internet presence uses Social Plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are identified by a Facebook logo or by the words “Facebook Social Plug-in”.

When you retrieve a webpage from our Internet presence which contains such a plug-in, your browser will create a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by this in the webpage.

By integrating the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the "Like" button or making a comment, corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there.

The purpose and scope of data acquisition, further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and your rights and setting options in this regard for protection of your private sphere, are indicated in the data protection information from Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to collect information about you via our Internet presence, you must first log out from Facebook before visiting our website.

7. Disclaimer

All information on the Internet site of Kohl automobile GmbH has been carefully checked. Despite this care, we cannot bear liability for or guarantee the correctness, completeness and accuracy of the data. This also applies to all other websites to which we refer via hyperlinks. Kohl automobile GmbH is not responsible for the content of websites accessed from such a link. We reserve the right to update, amend or supplement the information and data provided.

Web links

This website contains hyperlinks to other sites. By ruling of 12 May 1998, the Regional Court in Hamburg ruled that the use of hyperlinks implies shared responsibility for the content of the linked page. According to the Regional Court however, this responsibility may be waived by express distancing from the linked pages. We check linked pages carefully; however websites are constantly being updated. For this reason we are unable to check all links and the associated pages continuously. We therefore expressly distance ourselves from all content which infringes applicable law, decency, customs or morals. Responsibility for the content of the pages in images, sound and text remains exclusively with the authors of the pages; we have no influence on the content of linked sites. If a site with content which infringes the above regulations comes to our knowledge, is indicated or reported to us, we will immediately remove this or any link to it.

The declaration given here applies to all pages of our website.

Copyright

The structure and content of the website of Kohl automobile GmbH AC Schnitzer are protected by copyright. Reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of text, text elements or image material, requires the prior consent of Kohl automobile GmbH.