Daimler thanks you for your visit to our website as well as your interest in our company and its products. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable when visiting our site. The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention in our business processes. Personal data collected during visits to our websites are processed by us according to the legal provisions valid for the countries in which the websites are maintained. In addition, our data protection policy complies with the Data Protection Directive applicable company-wide for Daimler.
The Daimler web pages may however include links to other web pages which are not covered by this privacy statement.
When you visit our website, our web servers store as standard details of your browser and operating system, the website from which you visit our website, the pages that you visit on our website, the date of your visit, and, for security reasons, e.g. to identify attacks on our website, the IP address assigned to you by your internet service provider; this IP address is stored for seven days. With the exception of the IP address, personal data is only stored if you choose to submit it to us, e.g. during registration, in a survey, in a competition or in order to enable performance of an agreement.
Daimler uses your personal data only to the extent necessary for the purpose of technical administration of the website, for customer management, for product surveys, and for marketing.
Any disclosure of personal data to government bodies and authorities only occurs as part of mandatory national legal provisions. We have placed our employees, agencies and retailers under a duty of confidentiality.
We would like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and where applicable request your opinion. Of course, participation in such activities is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you can notify us at any time so that we can block your data accordingly. You can find further information on the relevant page of the website.
Our website can be used to subscribe to newsletters. The data provided during the newsletter registration will be used only for the purposes of distributing the newsletter, provided you have not consented to other use. You can cancel the subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter.
Daimler uses so-called social plugins ('buttons') of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
When you visit our websites, these buttons are deactivated by default, i.e. without your intervention they will not send any data to the respective social networks. Before you are able to use these buttons, you must activate them by clicking on them. They then remain active until you deactivate them again or delete your cookies (please refer to the 'Notes on Cookies' section).
After their activation, a direct link to the server of the respective social network is established. The contents of the button are then transmitted from the social network directly to your browser and incorporated in the website.
After activation of a button, the respective social network can collect data, independently of whether you interact with the button or not. If you are logged on to a social network, the network can assign your visit to this website to your user account. A social network cannot assign a visit to other Daimler websites unless and until you activate the respective button there as well.
If you are a member of a social network and do not wish it to combine data retrieved from your visit to our websites with your membership data, you must log out from the social network concerned before activating the buttons.
We have no influence on the scope of data that is collected by the social networks through their buttons. The data use policies of the social networks provide information on the purpose and extent of the data that they collect, how this data is processed and used, the rights available to you and the settings that you can use to protect your privacy.
Information on the cookies that we use and their features can be found in 'Cookies'.
We use Adobe Omniture to track the preferences of visitors and to identify popular sections of our websites. This enables us to provide content that is more accurately suited to your needs, and in so doing improve our service.
If you do not wish Daimler to collect and analyse statistical data related to your visit you may object to the future use of your data at any time (opt-out).
For the technical implementation of your objection it is necessary to save an opt-out cookie in your browser. This cookie will only indicate that you have opted out. Please note that for technical reasons the opt-out cookie will only affect the browser you object from. If you delete the cookies in your browser or use a different end device or browser, you will need to opt out again.
Daimler uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.
On request, Daimler or the entity 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 a registered user, you have the option of viewing, deleting or editing your personal data yourself. 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.
Group Data Protection Officer
Dr Joachim Rieß