Data Privacy

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH privacy policy

Data Privacy

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH welcomes you to their website. Thank you for your interest in our company and products. Protecting your personal data is important to us and we want you to enjoy visiting our Web pages. To protect your privacy while processing your personal data is a key concern to us and is taken into account in our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit on our website in accordance with the data protection laws of the country where the authority responsible for processing the data is located. Our privacy policy only complies with the privacy code of conduct applicable to Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH. The Mercedes-Benz Consulting website may contain links to websites of other providers not covered by this privacy policy.

Collecting and Processing Personal Data

During your visit to our website our Web server will automatically store the IP address that your
Internet service provider has assigned to you; the website you visited before ours; the web page you are visiting on our site as well as the date and duration of your visit. We will only store personal data if you volunteer them, e.g., while registering, during a survey, or for concluding a contract.

Using and Forwarding Personal Data; Appropriation

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH uses your personal data to technically administer our website, to manage customers, for product surveys, and for marketing only to the extent required for the purpose. We will only forward data to state institutions and government agencies as demanded by domestic legal provisions. We bind our employees, agencies and dealers to secrecy.

Options

We wish to use your data to tell you about our products and services and possibly to ask you about them. Of course participation in such activities is voluntary. If you do not agree to this, you are welcome to tell us at any time so that we can block your data accordingly. Please see the relevant website for more information.

Cookies

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH uses cookies to track our visitors’ preferences and to optimize the design of our website. Cookies are small files stored on your hard drive. They facilitate navigation and improve the user experience of websites. Cookies also help us identify particularly popular areas of our online presence to customize the contents of our Web pages to your needs and improve what we offer you. Cookies can be used to find out if your computer has already communicated with our pages. Only the cookie on your computer is identified.
Personal data can be stored to cookies if you have agreed to this, e.g., to facilitate protected online access, eliminating the need for you to enter user ID and password again. Of course you can view our website without using cookies. Most browsers will accept cookies automatically. You can prevent your browser from storing cookies on your hard drive by enabling the “do not accept cookies” option. Please refer to your browser’s documentation for further details. Cookies that are stored on your computer can be deleted any time. Not accepting cookies may, however, limit the functionality of our website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For further information about how Google Analytics uses cookies and IP address data, see: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Security

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the data supplied by you and managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.

Right to information

On request, Daimler or the representative responsible for you will inform you in writing as soon as possible and in accordance with applicable law whether and what personal data relating to you has been stored by us. If you are registered as a user, we also enable you to view the data yourself and, if applicable, to delete or amend it. If incorrect information is stored despite our efforts to ensure that data is accurate and up to date, we will correct it at your request.
If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you can contact our Group Data Protection Officer, who, along with his team, is available should you have any requests for information, suggestions or complaints.

Data privacy during your online application

Your online application

After you enter and transmit your data, it is transferred directly via an encrypted connection to the server operated by our external service provider. All data is encrypted using the SSL protocol. If you log on after your registration using the user data you provided, the SSL encryption method is also used.

Storage of applicant data

All applicant and communication data exchanged during the application process is automatically reduced by the system to master data (all personal data is deleted) four months after a rejection is issued. After this time, the data can no longer be associated with a particular person. After a further nine months, the master data is also automatically deleted from the system.

Applications that are included in our applicant pool (pool rejection) during the application process do not undergo master data reduction after four months. Potential inclusion in the pool is subject to your active consent during the online application process (consent to inclusion in the pool and to the use of your data). All of the data is retained on the system for a period of twelve months following the rejection (inclusion in the pool), after which it is also automatically deleted from the system. If the pool application is actively included in a selection process during these twelve months – following consultation with and consent from the applicant – the time-based deletion process is restarted.

Data security

Your data is hosted by a provider in accordance with Section 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Both Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH as well as the provider use technical and organizational security measures to protect the data collected from you against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.

Data protection coordinator

Ingo Steinicke

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH | Esslinger Str. 1 | 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany | Phone +49.711.177 04 02 | Fax +49.711.177 04 03 |www.mercedes-benz-consulting.de | Registered Office: Stuttgart | Commercial Registry No. 213378 | VAT ID DE 811 585 973 |General Manager / Management: Walter Konzmann (CEO), Bettina Friz (CFO)

Last updated: 01/2017