Data Privacy

General data protection notes

§1 General information

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Mercedes-Benz Consulting”) is delighted by your visit to the website and your interest in the company and the services it offers. We take the protection of your private data very seriously and want you to feel comfortable when you visit our website. The protection of your privacy during processing of personal data is an important concern for us and one we take into consideration in our business processes.

The information we have provided below will inform you about which data is stored when using our website and how this data is used. Mercedes-Benz Consulting websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this privacy statement does not extend.

Please take adequate time to read this information.

§2 Responsible body

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Str. 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Phone: +49 711 1770402
Fax: +49 711 1770403

§3 Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Coordinator

Please write to our Data Protection Officer or Data Protection Coordinator if you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data.

Data Protection Officer:
Chief Officer Corporate Data Protection Mercedes-Benz Group AG
HPC G353
70546 Stuttgart

Data Protection Coordinator:
Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Straße 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Phone: +49 711 1770402
Fax: +49 711 1770403

§4 Types of data collected

Personal data is information through which we can relate directly or indirectly to you as a per-son. It includes your first and last name, gender, address, telephone number, date of birth and email address.

We process personal data collected during visits to our websites in accordance with the data protection regulations of the country in which the body responsible for data processing is located. Our data protection policy is otherwise governed by the Data Protection Code of Conduct applicable to Mercedes-Benz Group AG. We may process different data relating to you, depending on the purpose and manner in which you visit our website.

  • Personal data
  • Contact and applicant data
  • Access data
  • Device information
  • Connection data
  • Communication data
  • Other information: Data that you provide us with voluntarily while using the website or related activities, but also from other sources such as social media or other (public) databases

For the use of our Virtual Retail Lab (VRL) website, we collect the following data from the VRL activation page:

  • Access data
  • Frequency of use

§5 Purpose of personal data

Mercedes-Benz Consulting uses your personal data for a variety of purposes. The following is an overview of relevant processing purposes:

  • Support and assistance: Contact inquiries, inquiries about the current status of the application or questions about advertised vacancies
  • Marketing and advertising: Mailings to employees, customers and partners only if express permission has been given beforehand.
  • Conclusion and realization of contracts: Recruitment of new employees, but also the sale of services and products
  • Security and protection: Use of technical security measures to protect against unfair use of the website
  • Fulfillment of legal obligations and/or observance of legal claims: Release of information to security authorities based on applicable national or international laws or other regulations

During use of the Virtual Retail Lab (VRL) and VRL website, we process data for the following purposes:

  • Analytics: Periodic reporting on the content’s frequency of use
  • License management: Periodic reporting on the license allocations used

§6 Legal basis for user of your data

The processing of your data is based in particular on one of the following legal bases:

  • Valid consent granted by you which you can revoke at any time;
  • to create or realize a contract or any other commitments directly related to this;
  • to assert and exercise legal entitlements;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to pursue the legitimate interests of Mercedes-Benz Consulting, such as
    • management of the company; or
    • ensuring the safety and security of the company and established and practiced business enterprise;
  • to protect the vital interests of a natural person.

§7 Disclosure of your data to third parties

Your personal data may be shared with other companies or legal entities under certain circumstances, particularly service providers, business partners, affiliate companies such as Mercedes-Benz Group AG, public authorities and legal entities in connection with insolvency or similar proceedings.

§8 Transfer of your data to other countries

Mercedes-Benz Consulting is a global player. Some of your data is also processed in countries outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). In such cases, we ensure that the level of data protection provided for your information is sufficiently high through, for example, contractual agreements with our business partners or service providers, or we ask for your express consent.

§9 Use of cookies

We use cookies and other tracking tools when users visit our website. For more information on this, see our cookie guidelines.

§10 Social networks (links)

We have integrated links to various social media services on our website. Clicking the appropriate icon will redirect you to the website of the respective provider. If you select the link for a service with the mouse, you can click on the Follow button to follow our activities on the plat-form.

Please refer to privacy policy of the providers for information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by the providers and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy in this respect.

§11 Storage of data

Otherwise, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.

§12 Secure data transmission

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized accessing by third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with technological developments.

§13 Rights of the data subject and right of appeal to a supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (cf. section “Legal basis for user of your data”).

Right to object
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible:

Complaints against Mercedes-Benz Consulting can be asserted through the supervisory authorities. The authority responsible for Mercedes-Benz Consulting is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Baden-Württemberg:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Telefon: 0711 / 615541 – 0
Telefax: 0711 / 615541 – 15

Updated: March 2022