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Privacy Policy for car-headlights-guide.com

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At car-headlights-guide.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by car-headlights-guide.com and how it is used.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://car-headlights-guide.com.

DATA PRIVACY POLICY

Sect. 1 General

We will process your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address, phone number) solely in accordance with the provisions of the German data protection law and the data protection law of the European Union (EU). The following provisions will inform you, besides the information about the processing purposes, recipients, legal bases and storage periods, also about your rights and the controller for your data processing. This privacy policy applies only to our websites. If you are directed to other sites via links on our pages, please familiarise yourself with the respective use of your data there.

Sect. 2 Contact us

(1) Purpose of data processing

Your personal data you provide us by e-mail, contact form etc., will be processed to answer your inquiries. You are not obliged to provide us with your personal data but we would not be able to answer your inquiries sent by e-mail without your e-mail address.

(2) Legal basis

a) If your explicit consent is given for the processing of your data, the legal ground for this processing is set out in Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

b) If your personal data is processed for the purpose of contract performance, the legal ground for this processing is set out in Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR.

c) The legal ground for all other cases (especially when using a contact form) is set out in Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of data which was performed according to Article 6 (1)(f) of GDPR and which does not serve direct marketing for reasons arising from your particular situation.

In the case of direct marketing, however, you may object to the processing at any time without stating any reasons.

(3) Legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest in data processing is to communicate with you in a timely manner and to answer your queries cost-effectively. If you provide us with your address, we reserve the right to use it for direct postal marketing. You can protect your interest in data protection by transferring of data efficiently (e.g. using a pseudonym).

(4) Recipient categories

Provider of hosting, service provider for direct marketing

(5) Duration of storage

Your data will be deleted if it can be inferred from the circumstances that your queries or questions have been completely clarified.

However, if a contract is concluded, the data required by commercial and tax law will be retained by us for the periods as required by law, i.g. generally for ten years (cf. § 257 HGB, § 147 AO).

(6) Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent for processing at any time in compliance with your consent.

Sect. 3 Comments

(1) Purpose of data processing

Adding comments is possible. Your personal data (e.g. name/pseudonym, email address, website) collected in this scope will be solely processed for the purpose of publishing your comments.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for such processing is set out in Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

(3) Legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest is the public exchange of user opinions on specific topics and products. The publication serves, among other things, the purpose of transparency and opinion-forming. Your interest in data protection is preserved, as you can publish your comment under a pseudonym.

(4) Duration of storage

There is no provision for a certain storage period. You may request the deletion of your comment at any time.

(5) Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of data which was performed according to Article 6 (1)(f) of GDPR and which does not serve direct marketing for reasons arising from your particular situation.

In the case of direct marketing, however, you may object to the processing at any time without stating any reasons.

Sect. 4 Web Analysis with Google Analytics

(1) Purpose of data processing

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, small text files, which are placed on your computer to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted and saved on server in the United States by Google. If the anonymizeIP function is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address in advance within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.  Only in exceptional cases Google will transmit the full IP address on server in the United States and will shorten there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services related to website and internet usage for the website operators.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for such processing is set out in Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

(3) Legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest is the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. For your interest in data protection, this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, so that the IP addresses are only processed in an abridged form in order to exclude direct personal reference.

(4) Recipient categories

Goolge, Partner companies

(5) Transfer to a third country

Google LLC, located in the USA, is certified for the EU-US Data Protection Agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection rates applicable in the EU.

(6) Duration of Storage

Unlimited

(7) Right of objection

You can prevent the installation of the cookies in your browser settings. If you choose to change your settings you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: optout

You may also generate blocking by setting an opt-out cookie. If you want to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website, please click here: de-activate Google Analytics

Sect. 5 Information about cookies

(1) Purpose of data processing

This website uses technically necessary cookies. These are small text files that are stored in or by your Internet browser on your computer system and only serve the functionality of the website. Other cookies remain stored permanently and recognize your browser on your next visit to improve the usability of the website.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for such processing is set out in Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

You have expressly given your consent to the use of cookies on our website as follows:

I accept cookies

(3) Duration of storage

The technically necessary cookies are usually deleted when the browser is closed. Permanently stored cookies remain stored from a few minutes to several years.

(4) Right of revocation

If you do not wish these cookies to be stored, please deactivate the use of cookies in your Internet browser. However, this may cause a functional limitation of our website.

Your consent to persistent cookies can be withdrawn at any time by deleting the cookies in your browser settings.

Sect. 6 Social plugins

(1) We use social plugins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the addition of “Facebook social plugin”. If you click on the “Like” button or enter a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Details on the handling of your personal data by Facebook and your relevant rights can be found in the privacy policy: Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to collect information about you via our web pages, you should log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can prevent the storing of Facebook plugins also with add-ons for your browser completely, e.g. with the „Facebook blocker“ (Facebook).

(2) In connection with Twitter and the Re-Tweet functions, we use the so-called “social plugins” from twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo such as the blue “Twitter bird”. If you use the Re-Tweet functions, the web pages you visit will be disclosed to third parties and linked to your Twitter account. For details on the use of your data by Twitter as well as on your rights and setting options to protect your personal data, please see the privacy policy: Twitter. If you do not like the fact that Twitter directly assigns the data collected over our web appearance to your Twitter account you must out-log on Twitter before your visit of our website. You can prevent the storing of Twitter plugins also with add-ons for your browser completely, e.g. with the script blocker (NoScript).

Sect. 7 Advertising services provided by Google Adsense


This website uses Google AdSense. It is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for the inclusion of advertisements. Google AdSense uses cookies. These are files that, when stored on your PC, Google can analyze the data of your use of our website. In addition, Google AdSense uses additional web beacons, invisible graphics that allow Google to analyze clicks on this website, traffic on it and similar information.

The information obtained via cookies and web beacons, your IP address and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. Google may transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if Google commissions data processing to third parties. However, Google will merge your IP address with the other stored data.

By setting the appropriate settings on your Internet browser you can prevent the mentioned cookies from being stored on your PC. However, there is the possibility that the contents of this website can no longer be used to the same extent. By using this site, you consent to the processing of personal data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

On the www.aboutads.info page you can disable the use of cookies for personalized advertising by a third party.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking


This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

As part of Google AdWords, we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for the personal identification of the users. If the user visits certain pages on this website and the cookie has not expired yet, Google and we may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies can not be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie through its Internet browser under User Preferences. You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and cookies only in individual cases allow, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Sect. 8 Affiliate

Additional references:Amazon Associate programm: Marcel Kimmerle is member of the associate programm of AMAZON US (and EU). It is there to provide the media for websites to place place ads and links to Amazon.com. This websites owner will receive a share of the product price in return from AMAZON for sells started on this website.

Sect. 9 Your rights as a data subject

If your personal data is being processed, you are the ‘data subject’ in terms of GDPR and you have the following rights towards us, the controller:

1. Right to information

You may request us to provide information about your personal data processed by us under Article 15 of the GDPR.

2. Right to rectification

If your personal data provided to us is not up to date or not accurate you have the right to ask for modifications to your personal data under Article 16 of the GDPR. You also have the right to request us to complete an incomplete data.

3.  Right to erasure

You have the right to have your personal data erased and ask for deletion of your data under Article 17 of the GDPR.

4. Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to restrict the processing your personal data under Article 18 of the GDPR.

5. Right to data portability

You have the right referred to in Article 20 of the GDPR to receive your personal data provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller.

6. Right to revoke the consent given under data protection law

You have the right referred to in paragraph 3 of Article 7 to withdraw your given consent based on the data protection provisions at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

7. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR, you have the right referring to in Article 77 of the GDPR to complain to the supervisory authority against the processing of your personal data (in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement ).

Please also note your right of objection under Article 21 GDPR:

a) In general: reasoned objection required

If the processing of personal data concerning you takes place in order

– to perform our overriding legitimate interest (legal basis: Article 6 (1f) GDPR)

or

– to safeguard the public interest (legal basis: Article 6 (1e) GDPR),

you are entitled to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on the provisions of the GDPR.

In the event of objection, we will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

b) Special case of direct marketing: simple objection is sufficient

If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing and without stating reasons; this includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Responsible for data processing:
Marcel Kimmerle
Schulstraße 38
D- 89564 Nattheim
Phone: +49 (0) 179/4590803
kimmerleprojects@gmail.com