How we collect and use Data
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company, our products and our services. We take data protection very seriously, and we want you to feel safe about the information you give us when visiting our website. We adhere to the Federal Data Protection Act.
We want you to know what data we collect while you are visiting our website, when we collect it and how we use this information. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that data protection regulations are observed by us as well as by any of our service providers.
as of: March 2018
1. Personal Data
Collection and processing of personal data
When you visit our web pages, our web servers automatically record your IP address, the website from which you visit us, the web pages that you actually visit and the date and length of your visit. Personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for example in the context of a registration for the newsletter.
Freedom of choice
We should like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and where applicable request your opinion. Naturally your participation is completely voluntary. Should you not consent, you can inform us at any time so that we can suppress your data accordingly.
Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose specification
We will use your personal data for the sole purpose of technical administration of the websites, customer administration, product surveys and marketing, only to the extent necessary in each specific case. We will only disclose your data to governmental authorities in cases where it is required by law. Our employees, agencies and retailers are obliged by us to respect confidentiality.
Children and adolescents
Persons under the age of 16 should not pass on any information to us without the permission of their parents or guardians. We do not request or collect personal data from children or under-aged persons, and do not pass it on to third parties.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your end device. They can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your end device in the past. Only the cookie on your end device is identified.
Personal data can only be saved in cookies if you have given your consent or if it is essential for technical reasons, e.g. to enable a secure login. By using our website, you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your end device. You can delete cookies stored on your end device at any time.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Essential cookies – These cookies are essential for websites and their features to work properly. Without these cookies, services such as the vehicle configurator may be disabled.
Functional cookies – These cookies enable us to improve the usability and performance of websites and to provide various features. Functional cookies can store language settings, for example.
Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify especially popular areas of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our websites more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you. These cookies do not collect personal data. Further details on how the information is collected and analyzed can be found in the section “Analysis of usage data”.
Third-party cookies – These cookies are installed by third parties, e.g. social networks. Their main purpose is to integrate social media content on our site, such as social plugins.
How could you delete cookies?
The exact instructions for how to do this can be found in the manual for your browser or end device. If you choose not to accept cookies it may result in a reduced availability of the services provided on our website.
3. Newsletter and Contact Forms
Our website can be used to subscribe to newsletters. Subscription to the newsletter by submission of your personal data is voluntary. Please note: If you decide not to submit your personal data, you will not be able to subscribe to the newsletter.
The data provided during the newsletter registration will be used only for the purposes of sending out the newsletter, provided you have not consented to other use. Your personal data will only be retained as long as you are a subscriber to the newsletter. You can cancel the subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter.
We store and use the data that you provide in the contact form to process requests and for individual communication. Please note that the data is not encrypted when it is transmitted so please do not send any confidential information when using the contact form.
If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside the FOCKE group. Depending on how your e-mail application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send e-mail to us. If you choose to register for third-party services, we may need to send some information from your FOCKE registration to the service provider, possibly including your e-mail address. You can choose not to receive any more e-mail at any time. To be removed from our e-mail list, an e-mail message is sufficient.
External links on our website are not covered by this data privacy statement. For any external links on our website, we assure that we did not see any violation of existing law on these external sites at the time when we set the link. However, we have no control over the content of these sites and cannot guarantee that they comply with the data protection standards. We therefore advise you to check the data privacy statements on any website you visit.
We have put technical and administrative safety measures in place in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees as well as any other person involved in data processing are obligated to respect the regulations set forth in the Federal Data Protection Act as well as in any other data protection related laws, and are bound to treat personal data as confidential. Our safety measures are continuously updated to be in line with the technological development.
Changes to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to change our data safety and protection regulations if required due to technological development. In this case, we would also adapt our data privacy statement. Therefore, please make sure that you always use the current version of the privacy statement.
Data Privacy Official
You have the right of access to your personal data and you are entitled to withdraw – at any time – your approval of our collecting, processing and use your personal data.
If you have any questions about this data privacy statement or about the processing of your personal data, you may contact
H.-H. FOCKE GMBH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer