Privacy Policy

We are pleased that you are interested in our homepage and our company. The protection of your personal data is very important to us when collecting, processing and using the data on the occasion of your visit to our homepage. We take protection of such data seriously and treat all personal data entrusted to us with the greatest respect for the privacy of our customers and in accordance with the provisions in the law. The following data privacy declaration is intended to describe the scope and structure of how Guardian collects data and above all clarify which data are recorded for which reason, how these data are handled and who has access to the information.

Responsible office

The responsible office within the meaning of the data protection laws is Guardian Autoglas GmbH, Am Heegwald 19, D-76227 Karlsruhe. If you have questions about data privacy or if you wish to exercise rights or claims with regard to your personal data, please send us an email to automotiveeurope@guardian.com

Collection and processing of data

We collect, compile and store data which we obtain as a result of your visit to our website. This information can include the name of your internet service provider, the website which recommended you to our website, your IP address, the pages you have called up, the transmitted data volume, the length of time for which you called up the page as well as the date and time when you called up pages. We use these collected data to prepare statistics and measure website activity so that we can make your website visits even more useful. Any further personal data are only collected if you provide this information voluntarily, for example, during the course of an inquiry or registration. With regard to further information concerning the software Google Analytics which we use as well as the corresponding opt-out possibility, please read the statement under the point "Google Analytics".

Use and disclosure of personal data

To the extent that you provide personal data to us, we use the data only to answer your inquiries and orders, to process the contracts concluded with you and for technical administration. We will only use these personal data for the purpose of advertising/market research and to structure our services if you have expressly issued your consent for this purpose. The personal data will only be disclosed to third parties or otherwise transmitted if this is necessary for the purpose of performing the contract (e.g. for the delivery of goods) or for billing purposes if we are required to do so by law or if you have first granted your consent. You have the right at any time to revoke for the future any consent that you have granted. We delete the stored personal data when you revoke your consent for storage, if the knowledge of the data is no longer required in order to fulfill the purpose for which the data were stored or if the storage of the data is not permissible for any other legal reasons.

Right of information and right for correction

Upon written inquiry, we will be pleased to inform you about the data stored concerning your person. You also have a claim to correct your personal data at any time if the data are incorrect. Please direct corresponding inquiries to the above designated responsible office.

Consent, right to revoke and right to object

To the extent that we use data for a purpose which requires your consent under the provisions in the law, we will always ask you for your express consent, and we will record your consent in accordance with the provisions in data protection law. Once your consent has been issued, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future and/or object to future use of your data for purposes of advertising, market research and opinion research. A simple message to the above designated responsible office is sufficient to revoke a consent or for an objection.

Security

We try to use all technical and organizational possibilities to store your personal data so that it is not accessible for third parties. Exclusively personnel authorized by Guardian receive access to the Guardian data basis which contain personal data. We cannot guarantee complete data security in the case of communications by email, which is why we recommend to you that you use regular mail for confidential information. Despite carefully monitoring content, we cannot assume any liability for external links to third party content.

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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).