Data protection notice for Porsche Press Database
1. Data Controller and Data Protection Officer; Contact
Responsible for the data processing within the meaning of the data protection laws is the:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Tel: (+49) 0711 911-0
If you have any questions or comments about privacy, please feel free to contact us.
Our data protection officer can be reached as follows:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Data Protection Officer
2. Subject of data protection
The subject of data protection is personal data. This is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (so-called affected person). These include e.g. Information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also information that necessarily arises during the use of the press database, such as information on the beginning, end and extent of use and the transmission of your IP address.
3. Type, scope, purpose and legal basis of automated data processing
The use of the press database is generally possible without registration. Even if you use the press database without registration, personal data can be processed.
Below you will find an overview of the type, scope, purposes and legal basis of the data processing of the press database.
3.1 Provision of our online service
When accessing the press database through your device, we automatically process the following data:
- date and time of access,
- duration of the visit,
- user devices,
- used operating system,
- the features you use
- amount of sent data,
- type of event,
- IP address,
- referrer URL
- domain name
These data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR to provide the service, to ensure the technical operation and to detect and eliminate interference. We are pursuing the interest of enabling and permanently securing the use of the press database and its technical functionality. When the press database is accessed, this data is processed automatically. Without this provision, you will not be able to use our services. We do not use this data for the purpose of drawing any conclusions about you or your identity.
We usually delete this data after 7 days, unless we exceptionally need it for the purposes mentioned above. In such a case, we will delete the data immediately after the purpose of processing ceases.
4. Recipients of personal data
Internal recipients: Within Porsche AG, only those persons have access who need this for the purposes mentioned in sections 3 and 4 above.
External recipients: We only pass on your personal data to external recipients outside of Porsche AG, if this is necessary for processing your request, if another legal authorization exists or if your consent is available.
External recipients can be:
Group companies of Porsche AG or external service providers that we use for the provision of services, for example in the areas of technical infrastructure and maintenance for Porsche AG's offer or the provision of content. These processors are carefully selected and regularly reviewed by us to ensure your privacy is maintained. The service providers may only use the data for the purposes specified by us and according to our instructions.
b) Public bodies
Authorities and government institutions, such as Prosecutors, courts or tax authorities to whom we must transfer personal data for legally binding reasons. The transmission then takes place on the basis of Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR.
c) Private offices
Dealers, cooperation partners or auxiliary persons to whom data are transmitted on the basis of a consent, for the execution of a contract with you or for the protection of legitimate interests, such as Porsche centers, financing banks, providers of other services or transport service providers. The transmission then takes place on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a), (b) and / or (f) GDPR.
5. Storage duration
The storage period for personal data can be found in the respective chapter on data processing in relation to certain services and functions in Section 3 and Section 4. In addition, we generally retain your personal data only as long as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose or - case of consent - as long as you have not revoked the consent. In the event of an objection, we will delete your personal data, unless its further processing is permitted in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions. We delete your personal data even if we are obliged to do so for legal reasons.
6. Affected rights
As a data-processing person, you have many rights. In detail:
Right to information: You have the right to obtain information about the data we have stored about you.
Right of rectification and cancellation: You may demand the correction of incorrect data and - insofar as the legal requirements are met - the deletion of your data.
Restriction of processing: As far as the legal requirements are met, you can demand that we restrict the processing of your data.
Data portability: If you have provided us with data based on a contract or consent, you may, subject to the legal requirements, require that you receive the data you provide in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or that we transfer it to another person in charge to transfer.
Objection to data processing in the case of legal basis "legitimate interest": You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of data by us, insofar as this is based on the legal basis "legitimate interest". If you make use of your right of objection, we will stop the processing of your data, unless we can - in accordance with the legal requirements - prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your rights.
Revocation of consent: If you have given us consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.
Complaints to the supervisory authority: You can also file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your data violates applicable law. You can contact the data protection authority, which is responsible for your place of residence or your country, or the data protection authority responsible for us.
Your contact to us: Furthermore, if you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, your data subject rights and any consent given, you can contact us free of charge. To exercise all of your aforementioned rights, please contact us at https://www.porsche.com/germany/privacy/contact or by mail to the address indicated in 1. above. Please make sure that we can clearly identify you.
7. Links to offers from third parties
Websites and services of other providers to which the press database links are and have been designed and provided by third parties. We have no influence on the design, content and function of these third party services. We expressly dissociate ourselves from all contents of all linked offers of third parties. Please note that the offers of third parties linked from the press database may install own personal cookies on your device or collect personal data. We have no influence on this. If necessary, please inform yourself directly to the providers of these linked third-party offers.
Scope of application
What are cookies?
In order to offer you an extensive range of functions, to make the usage more comfortable and to be able to optimize our offers, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small files that are stored on your device using your Internet browser.
Categories of cookies
Technically imperative cookies: We use certain cookies because they are mandatory, so that the Porsche Press Database and its functions can work properly. These cookies are set automatically when visiting the Porsche Press Database or a specific function, unless you have prevented the setting of cookies by settings in your browser.
Technically not necessarily required cookies: On the other hand, not necessarily required cookies are set, for example, to improve the comfort and performance of the Porsche Press Database or to save certain settings you have made. We also use technically not necessarily required cookies to determine the frequency of use of certain areas of the Porsche Press Database, so that we can tailor them in future to better meet your needs. We do not store any technically not necessarily required cookies until you have confirmed by clicking on the corresponding field that you have taken note of our cookie notice and continue to use our Porsche Press Database.
Session cookies: Most cookies are only required for the duration of your current service call or session and are deleted or lose their validity as soon as you leave the Porsche Press Database or your current session expires (so-called "session cookies"). For example, session cookies are used to retain certain information such as your Porsche Press Database registration during your session.
Permanent cookies: Cookies are only occasionally stored over a longer period of time, for example to enable you to recognize them at a later time when visiting up the Porsche Press Database again and to call up saved settings. For example, you can access the Porsche Press Database faster or more conveniently, or you may not have to redo certain settings, such as your chosen language. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time when you visit the page or domain from which the cookie was set.
Flow cookies: These cookies are used to communicate between different Porsche internal servers. They are placed at the beginning of a user interaction and deleted after they have finished. Flow cookies receive a unique identification number during the interaction, which, however, does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the actual customer or user.
On our website we use the open-source software tool PIWIK (formerly PIWIK) to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. The software sets a cookie on the computer of the users (for cookies see above). If individual pages of our website are called, the following data is stored:
- Two bytes of the user’s IP address
- The visited website
- The website from which the user came to the accessed website (referrer)
- The subpages that are visited from the previous web page
- The length of stay on the website
- The frequency of visiting the website
The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. A storage of the personal data of the users takes place only there. A transfer of the data to third parties does not take place.
The software is set so that the IP addresses are not completely stored but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (eg 192.168.xxx.xxx). In this way, an assignment of the shortened IP address to the accessing computer is no longer possible.
Acceptance of cookies when using the Porsche Press Database is not mandatory; If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser. Saved cookies can be deleted at any time in the system settings of your browser. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may lead to functional restrictions of our offers.
An "opt-out cookie" will be set to prevent the future capture of your data. The opt-out cookie is only valid for the browser used for setting and only for the Porsche Press Database and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. You can also activate the "Do-Not-Track-Function" in your device. If this function is activated, your device informs the respective service that they do not want to be tracked.
In detail, the following cookies may be stored:
- _pk_id.[number] (please note: number is individual)
- _pk_ses.[number] (please note: number is individual)
- FE_USER_AUTH PHPSESSID
Third Party Cookies Vimeo (The operating company for Vimeo is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA.):