Data Privacy Statement

Thank you very much for visiting our website. We appreciate your interest in our company. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. Personal data is individual details about an identified or identifiable natural person’s personal or factual circumstances. It includes information such as the person’s real name, address, telephone number and date of birth.

Because this type of data is afforded special protection, we only collect it to the extent technically required. Below, we provide an outline of what information about you we record during your visit to our website and how it is used.

Our data privacy practices comply with the regulations set out in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and in the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG). We will collect, process and save your personal data for the sole purpose of processing enquiries and, if necessary, fulfilling orders/contracts. Only if you have previously provided your separate consent, will your data also be used for other purposes precisely specified in the consent, e.g. for information on offers sent by newsletter, etc.

1. Responsible body within the meaning of section 13 (1) TMG/section 3 (7) BDSG

The responsible body within the meaning of data privacy law is: Hankook Tire Europe GmbH

Siemensstraße 14
63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany
E-Mail: privacythou-shalt-not-spamhankooktire-mediacenter.com
Fax: +49(0)6102 - 8149 - 100

2. Anonymous/pseudonymized use of the website

In principle, you can visit our website without the need to specify any personal data.
Anonymous usage data either does not refer to an identified/ identifiable person from the start or is subsequently anonymized/pseudonymized in such a way, that no or no further identification of the person can take place.
Pseudonymized usage data is not combined with the pseudonym bearer’s data. No pseudonymous usage profiles are created.

3. Special features of the website

Our website offers you a variety of features which, when used by us, collect, process and save personal data. Below, we explain what happens to this data:

  • Contact form(s):

We will use the data captured through our contact form(s) only to process enquiries received through the contact form(s). The captured data is deleted immediately after the enquiries have been processed, provided that no statutory retention periods apply.

  • Newsletter:

Data captured through our newsletter’s sign-up screen is used by us for the sole purpose of sending our newsletter, in which we provide information about all our services. After signing up, we will send you a confirmation e-mail containing a link that you must click on to complete the process of subscribing to our newsletter (double opt-in). You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link. Your data will be deleted by us within six months of you cancelling your subscription. Likewise, if the sign-up process is not completed, your information will be deleted within six months.

4. Data transfer/appropriation

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary for us to fulfill our contractual obligations, in particular with respect to the fulfilment of a concluded contract. Personal data is not transferred to third parties except for the stated purpose of contract execution and payment handling.
If you provide us with personal information in the context of an express consent, this data will only be used for the purpose for which the consent has been provided and for which you have given your prior consent. We will only save your personal data for as long as necessary for the intended purpose of data collection or as required by law. You may revoke your consent at any time.
Your interests which are worthy of protection are taken into consideration pursuant to the provisions of the law. You can obtain information about the data saved concerning you from the responsible body.

5. Statistical analysis of visits to this website

When this website or individual files on the website is/are called up, the following data are collected, processed and saved by us: IP address, web page from which the file was retrieved, file name, date and time of retrieval, data volume transmitted and successful retrieval notification (so-called web log). We only use this access data in a non-personalized form for the purpose of continuously improving our website and for statistical purposes.
We also use the following plug-ins and active script contents to evaluate visits to this website:

  • Google Lead Services/Google AdWords Conversion/Google Dynamic Remarketing:

We work with Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA in the field of online marketing to find out if an Internet user has become aware of our website through a Google ad. Google uses '' cookies '' that are saved on your computer and allow for website usage analysis. The so-called "conversion tracking" cookies are used when you click on an advertisement placed by Google. These cookies will cease to be valid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification purposes. If you want to disable "conversion tracking" cookies, you can set your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com". To prevent Google's JavaScript code from executing entirely, you can install a JavaScript blocker (for example, www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com). If you would like to learn more about these methods or what you can do to prevent Google from using this information, click on https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722022?hl=de.

  • Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). Google Analytics uses various techniques, including so-called 'cookies', which are saved on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of this website by visitors. The information gained by Google Analytics regarding your use of this website is transferred to Google's servers, which may be operated in countries outside the member states of the European Union and, as the case may be, outside of the member countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. By activating IP anonymization within the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address will be anonymized by Google prior to transmission. This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code extended by gat._anonymizeIp(); to allow anonymized collection of IP addresses only (so-called IP masking). On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your visit to this website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the saving of Google cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please be aware that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the Google cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using this link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) to download and install the available browser plugin. Google Analytics security and privacy policies can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html

6. External content and/or data processing outside the EU

On our website, we use active JavaScript content from external providers. By calling up our website, these external providers may receive personal information about your visit to our website. In this context, data may be processed outside the EU. You can prevent this from happening by installing a JavaScript blocker such as the 'NoScript' browser plug-in (www.noscript.net) or by disabling JavaScript in your browser. This may lead to functional restrictions on websites you visit.

Specifically, we use:

  • DoubleClick:

Our website uses DoubleClick, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. DoubleClick is used to place advertisements when you visit our website. DoubleClick uses information concerning your visits to this and other websites (but no personal data such as your name and address) so that advertisements for products and services which interest you can be placed. If you would like to find out or know more about these methods and what you can do to ensure that DoubleClick cannot use this information, click on http://www.google.de/policies/technologies/ads/.

  • Facebook:

Our pages are uploaded with plugins from Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA and its affiliate, Facebook Ireland Ltd., Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (Facebook). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and no script blocker is installed, your browser will transmit personal data to Facebook without separately obtaining your consent. When logged-in, the data can be directly linked to your Facebook profile. For more information go to the Facebook Privacy Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account and block the execution of Facebook script content in your browser, e.g. by using the script blockers from www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com.

  • Facebook Connect/Login:

Our website uses Facebook Connect, a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA and its affiliate, Facebook Ireland Ltd., Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (Facebook). By logging in via the Facebook Connect button, personal data will be transmitted to Facebook. If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account and block the execution of Facebook script content in your browser, e.g. by using the script blockers from www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com.

  • Facebook Impressions:

Our website loads the Java-Script Code of Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, California, USA (hereafter: Facebook Impressions). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a script blocker, your browser will transmit personal data to Facebook Impressions. For more information, see the Facebook Impressions Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. If you want to block the execution of JavaScript Code by Facebook Impressions as a whole, you can install a Java Script blocker (e.g. www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • Google:

Our site downloads Java Script code from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a Java Script Blocker, your browser will transfer personal data to Google. To prevent the execution of Java Script Code by Google as a whole, you can install a Java Script Blocker (e.g. www.noscript.net).

  • Google Video:

Our site loads Java Script Code from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google Video). If you have enabled JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a Java Script Blocker, your browser may submit personal information to Google Video. For more information, see the Google Video Privacy Policy: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. To prevent the execution of Google Video's Java Script Code altogether, you can install a Java Script blocker (for example, www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • Googletagmanager.com:

Our site loads Java Script Code from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). If you have enabled JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a Java Script Blocker, your browser may submit personal information to Google. To prevent the execution of Google’s Java Script Code altogether, you can install a Java Script blocker (for example, www.noscript.net).

  • Twitter:

Our website uses plugins from the microblogging service twitter.com operated by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (Twitter). If you visit a website of our internet presence that contains Twitter plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. As a result, personal data may be transmitted to Twitter, so that Twitter receives the information that you have personally accessed the corresponding website. Twitter may assign your visit to your Twitter account. Even after logging out of Twitter, data will be transmitted to Twitter. Logging out only prevents the assignment of data to a Twitter account. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy). If you do not want Twitter to collect data about you through our internet presence, you must first activate the 'Do not Track' function (https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169453) in your browser before visiting our website. Alternatively, you can disable the use of plugins from Twitter in your browser or block the execution of scripts for the domain twitter.com in general (e.g. www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • YouTube:

Our site downloads the JavaScript code of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA (hereafter YouTube). We use the provider YouTube to embed videos in our website. If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a Java Script blocker, your browser may transfer personal data to YouTube. For more information, see the YouTube privacy policy (http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy). To prevent the execution of Java Script code from YouTube in general, you can install a Java Script blocker (e.g., www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

7. Information about the use of cookies

On various pages, we use cook­ies to make your visit to our site attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. The so-called ‘cookies’ are small text files which your browser can save on your computer. The process of saving a cookie file is also known as ‘setting a cookie’. According to your requirements, you can make settings in your browser so that you are informed about cookies being set, can decide on whether to accept cookies on a case-by-case basis or categorically accept or decline the setting of cookies. Cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to identify that your PC has previously connected to a website (permanent cookies) or to save your most recently viewed websites (session cookies). We use cookies to offer you increased user comfort. We advise that you accept cookies for our website to be able to use our convenience functions.

8. Data security and data privacy, communication by e-mail

When collected, stored and processed, your personal data is protected by means of technical and organizational measures to ensure that it is inaccessible to third parties. Since we cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by email, we advise sending highly confidential information by post.

9. Withdrawal of consent – data information and change requests – deletion and blocking data

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to obtain free information concerning the data saved about you and, if necessary, to correct, block or delete such data. Your data is then deleted unless statutory regulations to the contrary apply. You can withdraw your consent provided us concerning the use of your personal data at any time.
You are more than welcome to send any information, deletion and correction requests concerning your data as well as any suggestions you may have to the following address at any time:

Hankook Tire Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 14
63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany
E-mail: privacythou-shalt-not-spamhankooktire-mediacenter.com
Fax: +49(0)6102 - 8149 - 100