Data protection

Privacy statement

Welcome to the DEKRA Website https://www.dekra.com/en-us/data-protection/. We appreciate your interest in our company. Protection of the personal data you entrust to us is a priority for us, and we want you to feel safe and secure when you visit our website or use our online offers.

It is important to us that you are fully informed about the personal data that we collect when you use our online offers and services, and are familiar with how we use them.

Wherever DEKRA processes personal data, such processing is carried out for the purposes defined in this data privacy statement.

Processing of personal data

Responsible Authority

DEKRA SE
Handwerkstr. 15
70565 Stuttgart

DEKRA e.V.
Handwerkstr. 15
70565 Stuttgart

Visiting our website

We record and save your computer's IP address in order to send the contents of our website visited by you to your computer (e.g. texts, pictures, and files provided for downloading, etc.) (cf. Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR). We also process these data to identify and pursue any misuse. Legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In this context, our legitimate interest in data processing is to ensure the due functioning of our website and the business transacted via the Website.

Other purposes

We also process personal data that you provide voluntarily, e.g. when you make an inquiry or online appointment, or when you order information material or newsletters. Legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. The data processed by us in this context include the data of customers, employees, and suppliers to the extent necessary for the purposes specified within the scope of this data privacy statement.

In as far as we process your data as described above for the purpose of accepting and processing your inquiry, appointment, or (newsletter) order, you are contractually bound to make these data available to us. We are unable to process your request without the data.

Where you have given your consent to the processing of personal data (cf. Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR), you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent up to the time of withdrawal of consent.

Transfer to third parties

We generally transfer your data to the relevant DEKRA company where it is processed to deliver the service and support you requested.

This means that information may also be processed by other legal entities of the DEKRA Group. However, such processing is limited to the extent required for the purposes defined in this data privacy statement or to which the other legal entity acting as a service provider / processor has to follow the instructions given by the controller.

These service providers / processors are bound by instructions. Given this, they are subject to our requirements, which include processing of your data exclusively in line with our instructions and in compliance with the applicable Data Protection Act. In particular, they are contractually bound to treat your data with strict confidentiality, and are not permitted to process data for other purposes than the ones agreed.

Data transfer to the data processor is effected on the basis of Art. 28 (1) GDPR.

We will not sell your data to third parties or otherwise share them for commercial purposes.

Beyond the above, we will transfer your personal data to prosecution authorities and, if applicable, damaged third parties without your explicit consent where this is necessary for clarifying illegal use of our services or for legal prosecution. However, such a transfer will only take place if there is concrete evidence of illegal conduct or misuse. Transfer of your data may also take place where this contributes to enforcing the conditions of use or other agreements. We are also under legal obligation to provide information to certain public bodies on request. These comprise prosecution authorities, authorities prosecuting offences punishable by a fine, and financial authorities.

The transfer of these data is based on our legitimate interest in fighting misuse, prosecuting criminal acts, and securing, asserting, and enforcing claims unless our interests are overridden by your rights and interests in the protection of your personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Intended data transfer to third countries

At present, data transfer to third countries is not planned. Otherwise we will establish the required legal conditions. In particular, you will be informed of the respective recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data in line with the legal requirements.

Security

DEKRA takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect any personal data you provide to DEKRA from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized parties. This also applies to any external services purchased. We verify the effectiveness of our data protection measures and continuously improve them in line with technological development. Any personal data entered are encrypted during transfer using a secure encryption process.

Cookies

For a user-friendly website experience and to tailor the operations of our website to your needs, some areas of our website may use cookies. A cookie is a small file that is stored locally on your computer when you visit a website. When you revisit the website on the same device, the cookie will indicate, for example, that you are a repeat visitor. Cookies also allow us to analyze the use of our website. They do not include any personal data and cannot identify you on third-party websites––including those of analytics providers.

We use the following types of cookies:

You can accept or decline cookies––including those used for website tracking––by selecting the appropriate settings for your browser. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie, or to decline cookies altogether. However, if you choose to decline cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website (e.g. for purchasing orders). Your browser also offers you the option to delete cookies (e.g. via the Clear Browsing History function). For further information, please refer to the user help function under Settings in your web browser.

Cookies list

Categories

  1. Essential/necessary cookies
  2. Functionality cookies
  3. Performance/statistics cookies
  4. Targeting/Third Party Cookies

NameDurationDescriptionTasksCategory
AL_LBSessionSession cookieCookie exists for the duration of the online visit. The visit ends when the browser window is closed. Assigns an anonymous ID (session ID) to the browser for the duration of the visit so as to merge multiple related requests to the server and allocate them to a session.1
AL_SESS-SSessionSession cookie1
JSESSIONIDSessionSession cookie1
MWF_JSESSIONIDSessionWeb forms session cookie1
ARRAffinitySessionSession cookieARR stands for Application Request Routing. This cookie, which saves the session ID, ensures that the requests from each visitor page in each browser session are routed to the same server.1
cookieconsentSix monthsCookie banner, privacy settingsThis cookie is stored for a maximum of six months. It saves the settings for the use of cookies that are technically not necessary.1
_ga







_gid


_cdGa

_cdGa_gid
Two years







24 hours


Two years

24 hours
Google Analytics (via Google Tag Manager)

Analysis cookie from Google Analytics used in conjunction with IP anonymization for differentiating between the various visitors; it also helps in understanding how the website is used. This information is used to continue improving the convenience and performance of our website. See Google Cookie Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/.

Used to differentiate between users.


Analysis cookie from Google Analytics with a unique value for each page visit.
3
BT_ctst


BT_pdc


BT_sdc



isSdEnabled
Session end


One year


Session end



24 hours
etrackerUsed only to determine whether cookies are enabled in the user's browser.

Contains Base64-encoded visitor history data (customer, newsletter recipient etc.) for personalization.

Contains Base64-encoded data for the current visitor session (referrer, number of pages, number of seconds since session start) used for personalization purposes.

For determining whether scroll depth is measured for this user.


3
_et_coidTwo yearsetrackerCookie detection for etracker Analytics.4
noWS_<***>Session endContains true or false and indicates that the website with the tracking code included does not contain active tests or provide tests for other reasons (monthly allocation exceeded etc.). <***> In this case, the client security code is included in the tracking code snippet.
The BlackTri web service sets this cookie when the specified conditions apply in order to prevent further requests during the current session (as they are not necessary anyway).
4
PREF
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
YSC
CONSENT
YouTubeCookies are set by YouTube when a YouTube video is played.4
_gads
_gat_UA-76641-8
_ga
_gid
_uetsid
continous_play_v3
player
vuid
VimeoCookies are set by Vimeo when a Vimeo video is played. 4

Anonymized website tracking

To align this website better to our customers’ needs, we analyze how our customers interact with the site. We anonymize your IP address (and possibly similar information exchanged with our site by your computer or device during standard Internet use) and then use it to analyze data such as the pages at https://www.dekra.com/ by your browser and your computer. Again, we use cookies for this purpose. Our cookie contains only one unique number by which we can re-identify you on our websites––but not, however, on third-party websites. We use the stored data for statistical purposes only. In particular, the IP address will not be associated with any individual user. The data will not be shared with third parties.

Use of eTracker

By means of implementation technologies by eTracker GmbH (www.etracker.com), data is collected and stored for the purposes of marketing and optimization of services. This data sets up user profiles on the basis of pseudonomization. In this course, cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the user’s browser. Cookies enable recognition of the respective browser. However, the data is not used for any identification purposes without explicit consent on behalf of the data subject. The data subject may object to the collection of its personal data for the future at any time.

Operating company: tracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the collection of the personal data provided by the etracker Cookie, as well as to object to the processing o eTracker of the user data of this webpage and thus can avoid any tracking. In order to do so, the data subject has to click the cookie button below the link http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb, which then sets an Opt-Out cookie. To the opt-out cookie with the objection attached will be saved on the data subject’s information system. If cookies are deleted on the data subject’s information system after an objection, the data subject has to undertake the same procedure again.

As a consequence, the Controller’s website does not provide its full usability to the data subject due to the opt-out cookie.

You may access etracker’s data protection policies under https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

Use of Google Universal Analytics

This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Universal Analytics uses ‘cookies,’ text files stored on your computer, to help us analyze how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to Google servers in the USA and saved there.

We have activated IP anonymization on this website, so that the IP address of users within EU Member States or other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be truncated by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to Google servers in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of analyzing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser within the operations of Google Universal Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may prevent cookies from being installed by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full range of functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and using the data regarding your use of the website generated by the cookies (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .

Click on the link below to prevent collection of your data by Google Universal Analytics. By clicking on this link, you will set an opt-out cookie which prevents your data from being tracked when you visit this website in the future. Disable Google Analytics

For more detailed information on the conditions of use and data privacy, go to http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and/or http://www.google.de/privacy.html.

Please note that this website uses Google Universal Analytics with the code extension “anonymizeIp” to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (known as IP masking) and exclude direct personal references.

Embedding of social media plugins

Our website uses buttons for the following social Networks

Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland

YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno CA 94066, USA

The buttons show the logos of the individual social networks. However, the buttons are not standard social plugins, i.e. plugins provided by social networks, but links with button icons. These buttons are only activated by deliberate actions (clicking). As long as you do not click the buttons, no data will be transferred to the social networks. By clicking the buttons, you accept communication with the servers of the social network, thereby activating the buttons and establishing the link.

Once clicked, the button functions as a share plugin. The social network then obtains information about the site you have visited, which you can share with your friends and contacts. You need to be logged in to “share” information. If you are not logged in, you will be forwarded to the login page of the social network you have clicked, thereby leaving the pages of dekra.com. If you are logged in, your “like” or recommendation of the article in question will be transmitted.

When you activate the button, the social networks will also receive the information that you accessed the respective page of our website and when you did so. In addition, information such as your IP address, details about the browser you used, and your language settings may be transmitted. If you click the button, your click will be transferred to the social network and used according to their data policy.

When you click the button we have no control over the data collected and the data-processing operations. We are not responsible for this data processing, nor are we the “controller” as defined in the GDPR. Neither are we aware of the full extent of data collection, its legal basis, purposes and storage periods. Given this, the information provided here is not necessarily complete.

The data will be transmitted irrespective of whether you actually have an account with this provider or whether you are logged in there. If you are logged in with the provider, your data will be assigned directly to your account. Providers may also use cookies on your computers to track you.

As far as we know, these providers store these data in user profiles which they use for advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented website design. This type of analysis is performed (also for users who are not logged in) to present demand-oriented advertising and inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To exercise your right of objection, please contact the relevant provider.

Please consult the information provided by the following social media sites for details of the purpose and scope of data collection and of further processing and use of the data by the respective social network, and for your rights and privacy settings:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy

Xing: https://www.xing.com/privacy

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_YouTube

If you do not wish social networks to obtain data about you, do not click the button.

Standard periods for deletion of data:

Legislation has defined numerous data storage periods and obligations. At the end of these periods, the relevant data will be routinely deleted. Data that are not affected by the above storage periods and obligations are deleted or anonymized as soon as the purposes defined in this data privacy statement no longer apply. Unless this data privacy statement includes other deviating provisions for data storage, we will store any data we collect for as long as they are required for the above purposes for which they were collected.

Other data use and deletion of data

Any further processing or use of your personal data will generally only be carried out to the extent permitted on the basis of a legal regulation or where you have consented to data processing or data use. In the case of further processing for other purposes than the ones for which the data were originally collected, we will inform you about these other services and provide you with all other significant information before further processing.

Rights concerning the processing of personal data.

Right of access

On request, you have the right to obtain information from us about the personal data concerning you and processed by us, to the extent defined in Art. 15 GDPR. You can send your request either by mail or email to the addresses given below.

Right to rectification

You have the right to require us to rectify any inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay (Art. 16 GDPR). For this purpose, please contact the address given below.

Right to deletion

Where the legal reasons defined in Art. 17 GDPR apply, you have the right to immediate deletion (“right to be forgotten”) of personal data concerning you. These legal reasons include: the personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed, or you withdraw your consent, and there are no other legal grounds for processing; the data subject objects to the processing (and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing––does not apply to objections to direct advertising). To assert your above right, please contact the contact address given below.

Right to restriction of processing

If the criteria defined in Art. 18 GDPR are fulfilled, you have the right to restriction of processing as established in the above article of the GDPR. According to this article, restriction of processing may be called for in particular if processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes deletion of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead, or if the data subject has objected to processing according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR as long as it is unclear whether our legitimate interest overrides the interest of the data subject. To assert your above right, please contact the contact address given below.

Right to data portability

You have the right to data portability as defined in Art. 20 GDPR. This means you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit those data to another controller, such as another service provider. Prerequisite is that processing is based on consent or a contract, and is carried out using automated means. To assert your above right, please contact the contact address given below.

Right to object

You have the right to object at any time under Art. 21 GDPR to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Art 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will desist from processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless processing is for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. To assert your above right, please contact the contact address given below.

Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you think that processing of personal data concerning you and carried out by us is unlawful or impermissible, you have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for us. You can contact this authority at:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit

Hausanschrift:
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart

Postanschrift:
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart
Tel.: 0711/615541-0
FAX: 0711/615541-15
E-Mail:

Amendment of this data privacy statement

In case an update requires an adaptation of this Privacy Policy, we therefore reserve the right to amend the current Privacy Policy. The current version is dated May 25, 2018.

Data Protection Officer

Please address any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, requests for information, applications, or complaints directly to our data protection officer, who will be happy to be of service.

If you have any questions or suggestions in accordance to data protection at DEKRA, please contact our data protection officer:

Data protection officer of DEKRA SE
Handwerkstr. 15
70565 Stuttgart

If you have a query or tips about data protection at DEKRA, please send
an email to
If you wish to make use of your right to information on the personal data we process on your behalf, please send an email to

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