Data Protection notice for Users of VDO SealBase

Continental processes your data as part of your use of the online platform VDO SealBase in accordance with the pertinent legal regulations.

General information
The personal data you enter will be collected, processed, and used by Continental for the purpose of registration on the online platform VDO SealBase. We require this data in order to offer you services of the platform.

Insofar as it is required for processing the contract, the data may be transferred to the companies associated with Continental within the meaning of Sections 15 et seq. of the German Stock Corporation Act in accordance with Continental’s Binding Corporate Rules. If permitted or required by law, the data may be analyzed for reporting purposes (e.g. statistics). Your data will be collected, processed, and used based solely on the applicable data protection regulations (e.g. with your consent).
In the course of securing the platform services, we transmit data to our service providers, Wind Internethaus GmbH, Am Krebsgraben 15, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen and com-a-tec GmbH, Am Krebsgraben 15, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen. Wind and com-a-tec record and process your personal data on our behalf (on the basis of an agreement on the contracted data processing) as required for processing the contract.
We will treat all of your data as strictly confidential, in accordance with statutory provisions.

Collection and processing of data
Continental only stores personal data relating to users of its online platform if consent for this has been given. The only data that is stored relates to the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, cursor use on the website, the page functions used, and the website from which the user accessed the VDO SealBase platform. The IP address is transmitted anonymously and is only used to assign a geographical location at the city level. Continental uses this information to measure website activity, to produce statistics, and to improve the services and information provided via the websites.

Personal user data is solely used to process inquiries within the context of the consent granted or in compliance with respective data protection regulations. Based on legal requirements, Continental has enforced global, uniform, and internal data protection rules (the Binding Corporate Rules), which regulate the protection of personal data.

Continental saves and uses data entered on VDO SealBase such as first name, surname, date of birth, company and email address for the purposes of individual communication with you. The data is stored and used solely for the purpose of processing your inquiry for VDO SealBase. Your data is deleted upon termination of your use of VDO SealBase, provided that this deletion does not conflict with any statutory duties to retain records.

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

The data subject’s rights
Please note that as the party concerned you have the following rights with regard to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR):

  • Information rights under Article 13 and Article 14 of the EU GDPR
  • Information rights under Article 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to correction under Article 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to deletion under Article 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to restrict processing under Article 18 EU GDPR
  • Data portability under Article 20 EU GDPR
If you have questions about this, please contact our data protection supervisor by email at: dataprotection@conti.de

In accordance with Article 21 EU GDPR, you can decide at any time to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing, storage and use of your personal data. Permission must be withdrawn by writing to Continental Automotive GmbH, Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 45, 78052 Villingen-Schwenningen or via e mail info@workshopreport.com.

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact our data protection officer at any time in writing (including by email): dataprotection@conti.de. You can also contact the competent data protection authority, if available.

Protection of the stored data
Our company and our service provider, SERVICE PROVIDER, use technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data that you provided from manipulation, loss, destruction or from being accessed by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continually improved and adapted in accordance with the latest technology. Data provided that is unencrypted could potentially be viewed by third parties. For this reason, we would like to point out that, with regard to data transmission over the Internet (e.g. by email), secure transfer cannot be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL). If you access pages and files and are then asked to enter personal data, please note that the transmission of such data via the Internet may not be secure and it may therefore be accessed and manipulated by unauthorized persons.

Cookies (small text files)
When you visit our online platform VDO SealBase, information can be stored on your computer in the form of “cookies.” Such cookies are used solely to ensure operation of the websites. Other cookies (e.g. relating to website use) are only created based on your consent (see cookie policy). You can also choose not to accept cookies in your browser settings. If you do so, however, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this platform.