Data Privacy Statement

Thank you very much for visiting our website www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com and your interest in our company. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. Personal data refers to information about the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. It includes information such as a person’s real name, address, telephone number and date of birth, but also all other data that can be referred to an identifiable person.

As personal data is afforded special legal protection, we collect it only to the extent necessary for the provision of our website and the delivery of our services. Below we will outline what personal information we collect when you visit our website and how we will use it.

Our data privacy practices comply with the statutory regulations and especially with those of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Your personal data is only collected, processed and stored to the extent required to offer you a functional website and provide our contents and services, allow the processing of inquiries and, if necessary, the processing of orders/execution of contracts, but only to the extent required for the legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. (f) GDPR or as otherwise permitted by law. 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 sending you commercial information by newsletter.

  • Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR and other applicable data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Hankook Tire Europe GmbH

Siemensstraße 14

63263 Neu-Isenburg

E-Mail: europethou-shalt-not-spamhankook-media.eu

Fax: +49(0)6102 - 8149 - 100

 

 

 

  • Name and address of the data protection officer

Name: Seong Ik Cheon

Address: Siemensstraße 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany

E-Mail: eudpo@hankooktire.com

 

  • Provision of website and creation of log files

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. This includes the following data:

Scope of data processing

(1) Information about the browser type and version used

(2) The operating system of the accessing device

(3) The Internet service provider of the accessing device

(4) The IP address of the accessing device

(5) Date and time of access

(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our webpage (referrer tracking)

(7) Websites accessed by the user's system through our webpage (exit link tracking)

This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with the personal data of a specific user and therefore there is no identification of individual visitors to our website.

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Art. 6 (1) lit f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure that the purposes described below are reached.

-    Purpose of data processing
Logging serves to ensure and maintain the compatibility of our website for all visitors, if possible, to prevent misuse and carry out troubleshooting activities. This requires the logging of the technical data of the accessing computer in order to be able to respond without delay to display errors, attacks on our IT systems and/or errors in the functions offered by our website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and generally ensure the security of our information technology systems.

-    Data retention period
The deletion of the aforementioned technical data takes place as soon as these are no longer needed to ensure the compatibility of the website for all visitors, however no later than 3 months after our website has been accessed.

-    Objection and deletion option
Objection and deletion options are governed by the general provisions regarding the right of objection and deletion of personal data according to data protection laws and regulations, as described further below in this privacy policy

 

  • Special features of our webpage

Our webpage offers you a variety of features which, when used, collect, process and save personal data. In the following, we will explain what happens to your data:

  • Contact form(s):

-    Scope of the processing of personal data
These are the data you have entered in our contact forms.

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

-    Purpose of data processing
We will use the data captured through our contact form(s) only to process the specific inquiry received through the contact form.

-    Data retention period
The captured data will be deleted immediately after the inquiry has been processed, provided that no statutory retention periods apply.

-    Objection and deletion option
Objection and deletion options are governed by the general provisions on the right of objection and deletion of personal data according to data protection laws and regulations, as described further below in this privacy policy.

  • Newsletter subscription form:

-    Scope of the processing of personal data
These are the data you enter when signing up for the newsletter.

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Article 6(1)( a) GDPR (consent).

-    Purpose of data processing
The data included in the registration form of our newsletter will be used by us for the sole purpose of distributing our newsletter, in which we provide information about all our services, particularly current activities and products of Hankook Tire, and about Hankook Tire press events. After you sign up, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with a link you must click on to finish signing up for our newsletter (double opt-in).

-    Data retention period
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link, which is also included in every newsletter. Your data will be deleted by us within six months after unsubscribing. Likewise, your data will be deleted within six months if the registration process has not been completed in full. We reserve the right of deletion without providing any reasons for it and without prior or subsequent notification.

-    Newsletter analysis
For purposes of statistical analysis of our newsletter, we analyze access to the newsletter and clicks on links contained in the newsletter. To allow us to perform this analysis, the e-mails transmitted contain “Web beacons” or tracking pixels, single-pixel image files stored on our website. Links contained in the newsletter also contain an ID that can be used to analyze how often the links in our newsletter have been clicked on. These data are stored purely for statistical purposes and anonymously, without any reference to individual newsletter recipients.
In addition, this kind of analysis is not possible if you have deactivated the feature that displays images by default in your e-mail program. In this case, the newsletter is not displayed to you in full, and you may not be able to use all of its functions. If you manually show the images or click on links in the newsletter, the analysis mentioned above takes place.

-    Processing on behalf of others

To provide the newsletter, we work with service providers who assist us with data maintenance and sending out the newsletter. The data you provide when signing up to receive the newsletter are disclosed for the abovementioned purposes to LZ Media GmbH & Co. KG, Markstrasse 26, 67655 Kaiserslautern, and ma-x Gesellschaft für neue Medien, Kommunikation, Training mbH, Kirchwies 4, 66119 Saarbrücken. The processing of your data by these companies takes place on the basis of contracts for processing on our behalf pursuant to Article 28 GDPR. These contracts form the legal basis for the disclosure of data to these companies.

-    Objection and deletion option

Objection and deletion options are governed by sec. 10.

  • Statistical analysis of visits to this website – web trackers

When this website or individual files on the website is/are called up, the following data is collected, processed and saved by us: IP address, website 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 to continuously improve our website and for statistical purposes.

 

In addition, we use the following web trackers to analyze visits to this website:

  • Google-Analytics

-    Scope of the processing of personal data

We use the web tracking service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Park at 94043 Mountain View, USA (hereafter: Google Analytics). As part of web tracking, Google Analytics uses ''cookies'' which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of our website and your web surfing behavior (so-called "tracking"). We conduct this analysis on the basis of the tracking services provided by Google Analytics to continuously optimize our webpage and improve its availability. As part of the use of our website, data, in particular your IP address and your usage activity, is transmitted to servers of Google LLC and processed and stored outside the European Union, e.g. in the USA.

The EU Commission has determined that the USA can ensure an adequate level of data protection if the data processing company has signed up to the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and the export of data to the US has been designed to ensure compliance with legal norms. By activating IP anonymization in the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address is anonymized by Google Analytics 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).

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, either when registering with Google (opening a Google Account and accepting the privacy notifications implemented there) or, if you have not registered with Google, by explicitly agreeing to it when opening our webpage.

-    Purpose of data processing

Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze your visit to this webpage, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Google Analytics is not merged with other data of Google LLC.

-    Data retention period

Google will store the data that are relevant to provide the web tracking services as long as necessary to execute the ordered web service. Data is collected and stored anonymously. As far as personal reference still exists, such is deleted without delay, unless subject to statutory retention obligations. In any case, the data is deleted after the retention obligation has expired.

-    Objection and deletion option

 

You can prevent the collection and transfer of personal data to Google (including your IP address, in particular) and the processing of this data by Google by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com) or activating the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser. In addition, you can 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 clicking on the link below (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) to download and install available browser plug-ins. The Google Analytics security and privacy policies are available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

  • Integration of external web services and data processing outside the EU

Our website uses active Java Script contents from external providers, so-called web services. 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 Java Script in your browser. This may lead to functional restrictions on websites you visit.

We use the following external web services:

Doubleclick

Our website uses DoubleClick, a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: DoubleClick). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to DoubleClick. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. DoubleClick has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the DoubleClick Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by DoubleClick by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

Google

Our website uses a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to Google. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. Google has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by Google by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

 

Google Video

Our website uses a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google Video). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to Google Video. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. Google Video has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the Google Video Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by Google Video by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

 

Google Tag Manager

We use a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Googletagmanager.com). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to Googletagmanager.com. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. Googletagmanager.com has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the Googletagmanager.com Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by Google Tag Manager by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

 

gstatic

Our website uses a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: gstatic). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to gstatic. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. gstatic has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the gstatic privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by gstatic by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

 

YouTube

Our website uses a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: YouTube). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. As part of this service, your browser may transfer personal data to YouTube. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. YouTube has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the YouTube Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by YouTube by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

 

ytimg

Our website uses a web service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: ytimg). The data is used to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to Ytimg. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the correct function of the website. Ytimg has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). Data is deleted as soon as the purpose of data collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please see the ytimg Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of personal data by Ytimg by disabling the execution of Script Code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (script code blockers are available, e.g. at  www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 



Social Plug-In – „Twitter“
-    Scope of the processing of personal data
On our website we have integrated a social plug-in from the social network "Twitter” operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, 94103 San Francisco, CA, USA ("Twitter"). When you visit a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser will automatically create a background connection to servers of Twitter. The plug-in content is transmitted by Twitter directly to your browser and only included in our site. This integration allows Twitter to receive the information that your browser has loaded a specific page of our Internet presence. This also applies if you have no Twitter profile or are currently not logged in with Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Twitter server in the US and stored there.
If you are logged in with Twitter, Twitter can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Twitter profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on the "Like" button or leaving a comment, this information will also be transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information is also published on your Twitter profile and will be visible to your Twitter contacts who you have granted the relevant permission.

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR (if you have registered with "Twitter") and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (if you have not registered with Twitter). If the processing of data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) s.1 lit. f GDPR, the legitimate interest of the site operator consists in allowing users to interact with the site operator’s content on Twitter.

-    Purpose of data processing
The primary purpose for the collection of data is to provide you with a social networking opportunity through Twitter and to design an interactive Internet presence. The scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data communicated by you through Twitter, your rights in this regard as well as optional settings to protect your privacy are explained in Twitter's privacy policy: (https://twitter.com/de/privacy)

-    Data retention period
Twitter will store the data relevant to the provision of the web service for the time necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were stored. To the extent that data is subject to statutory retention obligations, they will be deleted after expiry of the applicable retention period.

-    Objection and deletion option
If you wish to prevent the execution of Twitter's social plug-in, you can block it by installing a so-called script blocker, e.g. "NoScript". If you do not wish Twitter to associate the data collected via our website with your Twitter profile, you need to log out of Twitter before visiting our website.
Otherwise, the objection and deletion options are governed by the general provisions regarding the right of objection and deletion of personal data stipulated in data protection laws and regulations, as described further below in this privacy policy.


Social Plug-In – „Facebook“
-    Scope of the processing of personal data
Our website includes a social plug-in of the social network "Facebook" operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). When you visit a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser will automatically create a background connection to the Facebook servers. The plug-in content is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and only included in our site. This integration allows Facebook to receive the information that your browser has loaded a specific page of our Internet presence. This also applies if you have no Facebook profile or are currently not logged in with Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook servers in the US and stored there.
If you are logged in with Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on the "Like" button or leaving a comment, this information will also be transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and will be visible to your Facebook friends with the relevant permission.

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Art. 6 (1) lit.a GDPR (if registered with “Facebook”) and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (if not registered with “Facebook”). If the processing of data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) s.1 lit. f GDPR, the legitimate interest of the site operator consists in allowing users to interact with the site operator’s content on Facebook.

-    Purpose of data processing
The primary purpose for the collection of data is to provide you with a social networking opportunity through Facebook and to design an interactive Internet presence. The scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data communicated by you through Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as optional settings to protect your privacy are explained in Facebook's privacy policy:  (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation)

-    Data retention period
Facebook will store the data relevant to the provision of the web service for the time necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were stored. To the extent that data is subject to statutory retention obligations, they will be deleted after expiry of the applicable retention period.

-    Objection and deletion option
If you wish to prevent the execution of Facebook's social plug-in, you can block it by installing a so-called script blocker, e.g. "NoScript". If you do not wish Facebook to associate the data collected via our website with your Facebook profile, you need log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also prevent Facebook plug-ins from being loaded by using add-ons for your browser:
for Mozilla Firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/facebook-blocker/
for Opera:
https://addons.opera.com/de/extensions/details/facebook-blocker/?display=en
for Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/facebook-blocker/pjaajgndmkdhodnaeeflmchheijfjnhf
Otherwise, the objection and deletion options are governed by the general provisions regarding the right of objection and deletion of personal data stipulated in data protection laws and regulations, as described further below in this privacy policy.


  • Information about the use of cookies

-    Scope of the processing of personal data

We use cookies o various pages to enable the use of certain features of our website. These so-called 'cookies' are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. These text files contain a characteristic string that allows a clear identification of the browser when you return to our website. The process of saving a cookie file is also known as ‘setting a cookie’.

-    Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 (1) lit f GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in ensuring and maintaining the full functionality of our website, to increase its usability and to enable a more personalized approach to our customers. Individual visitors to our website can only be personally identified using cookie technology, if the visitor to our site has previously provided separate consent and provided us with personal data.

-    Purpose of data processing

The cookies are set by our website to maintain the full functionality of our website and to improve its usability. In addition, cookie technology allows us to recognize individual visitors by using pseudonyms, such as an individual, arbitrary IDs, which enables us to offer more personalized services.

-    Data retention period

Our cookies are stored until deleted in your browser or, in the case of a session cookie, until the session has expired.

-    Objection and deletion option

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 provide you with enhanced user convenience. We advise that you accept cookies for our website to be able to use our convenience features.

Otherwise, objection and deletion options are governed by the general provisions regarding the right of objection and deletion of personal data according to data protection laws and regulations, as described further below in this privacy policy.

  • 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 complete data security cannot be guaranteed for unencrypted e-mail communication during transmission to our IT systems, we recommend sending highly confidential information by encrypted communication or postal service.

 

  • Withdrawal of consent - data information and change requests – deletion and blocking of data

You have the right to obtain free information concerning the data stored about you once a year. You can request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data at any time. Your data will be deleted by us on first request, unless prohibited by statutory regulations. You can withdraw your consent provided to us concerning the use of your personal data at any time. Please feel free 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

E-Mail: europe@hankook-media.eu

Fax: +49(0)6102 - 8149 - 100

 

  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 I GDPR

If you consider that the processing of data relating to you is against the law, you are free to take court proceedings at any time. Whether or not you take court proceedings, you have the option of contacting a supervisory authority. The right to lodge a complaint is available to you in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work and/or the place of the alleged infringement, i.e. you can choose the supervisory authority you would like to contact accordingly. If you live or work in the United Kingdom, the relevant supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office who can be contacted through their website at www.ico.org.uk. The supervisory authority with which a complaint has been lodged will then inform you of the status and results of your petition, including the right to take court proceedings according to Art. 78 GDPR.

 

 

 

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