Privacy Policy

We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our web pages. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

1) Basic Information about handling personal data

You may visit our website without your having to release any personal data. For each access to our website usage data will be transmitted by the respective internet browser and are stored in log files, the so called server log files such as date and time of the call, name of the accessed page, data volume transferred and the name of the inquiring provider. Those data cannot be attributed to a particular person and are exclusively intended to ensure a smooth operation of our website and to improve our offer.

Personal data are only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data to us for the purpose of concluding a contract or opening a customer account. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Closing your customer account shall be possible at any time and may be effected through a message to the contact address described below. We store and use the data you disclose to us for the purpose of contract processing. Upon complete fulfilment of the contract or closing of your customer account, your data will be blocked with care for tax and commercial retention periods and will be deleted upon expiry of those periods, unless you have explicitly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data permitted by law. Hereinafter we inform you accordingly about such a reservation.

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail) personal data will be collected. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Those data will be stored and processed exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or of getting in contact with you and for the connected technical administration. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your inquiry, if you so desire, provided that legal retention periods will not be barred by a deletion.

Furthermore, personal data will be collected, if you register with our e-mail newsletter. Those data will be used for advertising purposes in the form of an e-mail newsletter, if you agree in this expressly as follows:
"Please send me newsletters about Fanatec products (only from Endor/Fanatec); Please send me release dates and other information about new products; Please send me personalized discount coupons and special offers (if available)"
You can cancel the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter, changing your options in your user account or by a corresponding message addressed to us. After cancelation your e-mail address will be immediately deleted in our newsletter mailing list.

The dispatch of newsletters takes place via the service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 512 Means St., Suite 404 Atlanta, Georgia- 30318, USA(http://www.mailchimp.com/), the company to which we pass on your personal data for the purpose of transmitting newsletters. Please note, that normally your personal data will be transmitted to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there. We have concluded a data processing contract with MailChimp to protect your data on the basis of EU commission standard contractual clauses in order to enable the transmission of your personal data to Mail Chimp. This data processing contract can be seen at the following internet address, if interested: http://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/. You may object to the storage and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. To this end, please contact us via the e-mail address mentioned in the legal notice.

As part of the comment function on this website and in addition to your comment, information on the date you entered the comment und the name of the comment chosen by you will be stored and published on this website. The IP address will be stored additionally in case of comments. Since comments will not be checked prior to publication, we need those data, in case illegal content is published on this website to be in a position to take legal action against the author.

2) Transfer of personal data for the purpose of order handling

2.1 For the purpose of contract fulfillment, personal data collected by us are transferred to the transport company commissioned with the delivery, provided this is required for delivering the goods. For the processing of payments we pass on your payment data to the authorized banking institution.

2.2 If paying per PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account via PayPal, we transfer your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal") for the purpose of payment processing. PayPal reserves itself the exclusion of certain payment methods such as credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account, after the result of a credit investigation. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of failure for the purpose of deciding whether to offer the corresponding payment method. The credit check may contain probability values (so called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the credit report, they are based on scientifically recognized, mathematical-statistical procedures. Among other data, address data are taken into account when calculating the score values. For further information on our privacy policy and the use of credit agencies, please refer to the PayPal data protection information: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

2.3 When choosing the payment method payment by credit card offered by the payment service provider secupay, payments are handled via the payment service provider secupay AG, Goethestraße 6, 01896 Pulsnitz. We transfer your data provided in the context of the payment procedure including the data regarding your order. Your data are passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider secupay.

2.4 If delivery of goods takes place by transport service provider UPS (United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, 41460 Neuss), we pass on your e-mail address to UPS with your express consent, prior to the delivery of the product, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status, as follows:
„I agree that my e-mail address will be passed on to UPS (United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, 41460 Neuss) to enable UPS to contact me via e-mail, prior to the delivery of the product, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status. I can revoke my respective consent at any time.”

3) Cookies

Among other things this website uses so-called "cookies” serving to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of website visits as well as general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called "session cookies”. "Session cookies” are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this. Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our website) certain features of this website may not be available or restricted.

4) Social Plugins

4.1 We have incorporated so-called social plugins (plugins) of the bookmarking service AddThis into our website which is operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA ("AddThis"). The plugins are mostly labeled with the AddThis logo, for example in the form of a white plus sign on orange background. A list and the appearance of thes AddThis plugins may be viewed at: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

When you access a page from our website that includes such a plugin, your browser sets up a direct link to AddThis servers. The content of the plugins is directly passed by AddThis to your browser and integrated into the website. By integrating the plugin, AddThis receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page of our website and sets a cookie on your computer for the purpose of identifying your browser. This information (including your IP address) will be sent directly from your browser to a server from AddThis in the United States and stored there. AddThis uses those data for the purpose of creating user profiles in an anonymized form serving as a basis for a customized and interest-related advertising regarding the visitors to websites which include AddThis plugins.

To learn more about the purpose and extent of processing and use of data, please read AddThis’ privacy policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

You can completely disable the downloading of AddThis plugins with add-ons, such as the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

4.2 We have incorporated so-called plugins of the social network facebook.com (hereinafter "Facebook”) into our website. Facebook is a company of the Facebook Inc., California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States. A list and the appearance of these Facebook plugins may be viewed at the following Internet address: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

During each visit of a webpage of our online presence that is equipped with such a plugin, the plugin causes the browser used by you to download the visual presentation of the plugin from the Facebook server and to display it. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has visited the respective webpage of our website even if you do not have a Facebook user account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be sent directly from your browser to a server from Facebook in the United States and stored there.

If you are a member of Facebook, and while visiting our website are logged into Facebook, Facebook due to information sent by the plugin recognizes which particular webpage of our website you are currently visiting and assigns this to your personal Facebook user account regardless of whether you activate one of the plugins. Should you then activate one of the plugins, for example by clicking the "I like” button or by submitting a comment, this will be sent to your personal user account with Facebook and stored there. To prevent Facebook from assigning collected data to your user account on Facebook, you have to log out from Facebook before visiting our website. To block Facebook plugins from collecting and transferring your visitor data in the future you may obtain a Browser Add On by "Facebook Blocker” for several Internet browsers at the following link; please do not delete the Browser Add On for as long as you wish to block Facebook plugins: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/

At the following Internet address you can find Facebook’s privacy policy with further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your relevant rights as well as on settings for the protection of your privacy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

5) Youtube-Videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding functions for display and playback of videos offered by "Youtube". To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback functon of the video is started. When the playback function of embedded Youtube videos is started, the provider sets "Youtube" cookies in order to collect information on users. According to indications from "Youtube", the use of those cookies is intended to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. Regardless of whether the embedded video is played back, a connection to the Google network "double click" is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyound our control. Further information on "YouTube" data protection can be found in the provider's data protection statement at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

6) Use of Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking

This website utilizes the online advertising program "Google AdWords” and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords. The conversion-tracking cookie is set on the user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files, which the internet browser places on your browser. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days .They are not used to acquire personal identification data. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the website of AdWords clients. The information collected by the conversion cookies are used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWord clients who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Clients are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse the use of this program by easily deactivating the google conversion-tracking cookie via your internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information concerning Google data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

7) Use of Google Tag Manager

This Webseite uses Google Tag Manager. This enables website tags to be managed through an interface. Google Tag Manager (that implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and contains no files relating to individuals. The software assists the triggering of other tags, which in their turn may contain such files. Google Tag Manager makes no use of these files. When at domain or cookie level de-actification is undertaken, this action accounts for all tracking tags implemented by Google Tag Manager. The anonymization of IPs in Google Tag Manager is fulfilled by an option that's not visible in the source code of the Website. This internal option is set in a way to fulfil IP anonymization required by German BDSG.
More Information on Google Tag Manager can be found here: http://www.google.com/tagmanager/faq.html or http://www.google.com/tagmanager/use-policy.html

8) Web analysis service

8.1 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable you to conduct an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is stored.
In the case of activating an IP anonymizer for this website, your IP address will however be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or within other member states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is abbreviated. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services connected to the website use and the internet use for the benefit of the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data retrieved by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
As an alternative to the browser plugin or for browsers regarding mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie, which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you have to click again on this link:

Deactivate Google Analytics

Please note, this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". IP addresses will therefore be processed only in abbreviated form to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual.

8.2 This website uses Mouseflow, a web analysis tool of Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Kopenhagen, Denmark, to record visits randomly selected (only with an IP address in anonymous form). This results in a record of mouse movements and clicks in order to play back certain website visits on a random basis and to derive potential improvements for the benefit of website from those records. The information is not personally identifiable and will not be passed on. Mouseflow does not track your browsing habits across other web sites or text inputted in password fields. You can object to the Mouseflow web analysis at any time by setting a permanent opt-out cookie. You can download and install the opt-out cookie available under the following link: http://www.mouseflow.com/opt-out/
FFurther information and the Mouseflow privacy policy can be viewed at: http://mouseflow.com/privacy/
The opt-out cookie is set by Quantcast. Please do not delete this opt-out cookie, as long as you want to hold up your objection.

9) Retargeting

9.1 This website uses retargeting technology of Google Inc. (“Google”). This technology enables us to target visitors of our website with interest-based ads who already have shown interest in our shop and in our products. The ads are displayed by using a cookie-based analysis of the previous usage data. Personal data will not be stored. In the case of retargeting technology, a cookie will be stored on your computer or your mobile devices in order to collect anonymized date about your interests and adapt ads specifically according to the stored information. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or your mobile devices. They help us to display ads, which are most likely to correspond to your product and information interests. You may permanently refuse the setting of cookies for advertisement purposes by downloading and installing the browser plug-in using the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
You will find further information as well as our privacy policy regarding advertisement and Google here:
http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

9.2 If you have given us your explicit consent, by clicking on a button provided for that purpose, we will apply the “Facebook Pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) within our presence on the internet. By doing so, users’ behavior can be tracked after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook ad. This technique is designed to evaluate the impact of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and may help to optimize future advertising activities. Data collected shall remain anonymous and cannot be used to draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, those date are stored and processed by Facebook to enable a connection to the user profile and to allow Facebook to use those data for its own advertisement purposes in accordance with the Facebook privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation). You may allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on Facebook and outside of Facebook. Furthermore, a cookie may be placed on your computer for this purpose. Only users older than 13 years are permitted to give a consent to use Facebook pixels. If you are younger, we request you to ask your legal guardian for permission. You may object to the use of cookies in a general manner, by choosing a setting of your browser to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer any more or to allow you to disable cookies already placed. If you have disabled all cookies, certain functions on our website may not work properly. You may deactivate the use of third party cookies as for example Facebook with the aid of the Digital Advertising Alliance website at: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

9.3 This website uses the Conversion-Tracking Technology “Bing Ads” of (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA). Microsoft Bing Ads places a cookie on your computer, if you have got to our website via a Microsoft Bing Ad. Cookies are small text files, which are placed on your computer. These cookies lose their validity after 180 days. They are not meant for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and if the cookie has not yet expired, we and Microsoft are able to recognize that the user has clicked the ad and has been forwarded to this page (conversion page). The information collected via the conversion cookies are meant to compile statistics, i.e. to register how many users have arrived at a conversion page after clicking the ad. We hereby learn the total number of the users who clicked on our ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, we do not obtain any information by which users can be identified personally. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you may object to this usage by easily deactivating the Bing Ads conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser and your user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Alternatively, you can check by using the deactivation page meant for EU consumer (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/), if Microsoft advertising cookies have been placed on your browser, and then deactivate them. Further information about the privacy policy of Microsoft Bing Ads can be found on the following website: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.

10) Information on Customer Rights and Contacts

You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and to correct, block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply for obtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data as well as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can find our contact address in our legal notice.

11) Amendments

FANATEC / Endor AG may from time to time amend this Privacy Statement.

 

This Privacy Statement is effective from September 1, 2017.