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Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting our online shop. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find extensive information about how we handle your data.

Name and adress of the responsible party

The responsible party ragarding to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection regulations is:

Responsible party

W+S Autoteile GmbH
Schwarzer Weg 10
32423 Minden
Germany

Register court: Amtsgericht Bad Oeynhausen
Register number: HRB 11780

General manager with authority of representation
Mr. Dominik Duensing

Phone: +49 (571) – 388 478 778
eMail: mail@ws-autoteile.com


1. Access data and hosting

You may visit our website without revealing any personal information. With every visit on the website, the web server stores automatically only a so-called server log file which contains e.g. the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the request.

These access data are analysed exclusively for the purpose of ensuring the smooth operation of the website and improving our offer. This serves according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR the protection of our legitimate interests in the proper presentation of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. All access data are deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit on our website.


2. Data collection, use for processing the contract and for opening a customer account

We collect personal data that you voluntarily submit to us when you place an order, contact us (e.g. via contact form or by email) or open a customer account with us. Mandatory fields are marked as such because we absolutely need those data to perform the contract or process your contact request or open your customer account, and you would otherwise not be able to complete your order and/or create your customer account or send the contact request. It is evident in each input form what data are collected. We use the data that you disclose to us to perform the contract and process your enquiries according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit b GDPR. Upon completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, any further processing of your data will be restricted, and your data will be deleted upon expiry of the retention period applicable under relevant regulations, unless you expressly consent to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by law, of which we inform you in this notice. Your customer account can be deleted at any time. For this purpose you can either send a message to the contact option specified below or use the relevant function available in the customer account.


3. Transfer of data

We disclose your data to the shipping company in the scope required for the delivery of the ordered goods according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit. b GDPR. Depending on the payment service provider you have selected during the ordering process, we disclose the payment details collected for order processing purposes to the bank commissioned to handle the payment and, as the case may be, to the payment service provider commissioned by us or to the selected payment service. Some of those data are collected by the selected payment service providers themselves if you open an account with them. In such a case, during the ordering process, you must register with your payment service provider using your access data. In this respect, the privacy notice of the relevant payment service provider applies. Disclosure of data to a shipping provider If, when or after placing your order, you have given your express consent to us doing so, we disclose your e-mail address and phone number to the selected shipping provider based on that consent, in order to enable the shipping provider to contact you to advise you of the delivery or agree with you the delivery details. You may revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below or by directly notifying the shipping provider at the contact address specified below. After you revoke your consent, we will delete the data disclosed for this purpose, unless you expressly consent to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by the law, of which we inform you in this notice.

DHL Paket GmbH
Sträßchensweg 10
D-53113 Bonn, Germany
https://www.dhl.de

DPD Deutschland GmbH
Wailandtstraße 1
D-63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany
https://www.dpd.com


4. Email newsletter

E-mail advertising if you subscribe to the newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will regularly send you our e-mail newsletter based on your consent according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit a GDPR, using the data required or disclosed by you separately for this purpose. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time. For this purpose you can either send a message to the contact option specified below or use the opt-out link in the newsletter. Upon unsubscription, we will delete your email address unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by the law, of which we inform you in this notice. The newsletter is sent to you by our service provider who processes data on our behalf and to whom we disclose your email address. This service provider is based in an EU or EEA member state.


5. Integration of the Trusted Shops Trustbadge

We have integrated the Trusted Shops Trustbadge on this website in order to display our Trusted Shops Trustmark and offer the Trusted Shops products to customers after placing an order. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our offer according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. The Trustbadge and the advertised trust badge services are offered by
Trusted Shops GmbH
Subbelrather Str. 15C
50823 Cologne, Germany.

The Trustbadge is made available by a CDN provider (Content-Delivery-Network) as part of order processing. The Trusted Shops GmbH uses also service provider from the USA. An adequate level of data protection is guaranteed. Further information to the data security of the Trusted Shops GmbH can be found here.

With every use of the Trustbadge, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file which contains e.g. your IP address, the date and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the request. Those access data are not analysed and are automatically overwritten no later than seven days after the end of your website visit.

Further personal data will be transferred to Trusted Shops GmbH if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or have already registered for use. The contractual agreement made between you and Trusted Shops applies. For this purpose personal data is automatically collected from the order data. Whether or not you are already registered as a Trusted Shops customer is automatically checked by means of a neutral parameter, the e-mail address hashed by cryptological one-way function. The e-mail address is converted to this hash value, which cannot be decrypted by Trusted Shops before it is transmitted. After checking for a match, the parameter is deleted automatically.

This is necessary for the fulfillment of our and Trusted Shops' legitimate prevailing interests in the provision of the buyer protection linked to the specific order and the transactional review services in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. Further details, including your right to object, can be found in the Trusted Shops Privacy Policy linked above and within the Trustbadge.


6. Cookies and web-analysis

In order to make a visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages, provided that you have given your consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 a GDPR. In addition, we use cookies to the extent that this is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 c GDPR and to safeguard our predominant legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our offer in the context of a balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 f GDPR. Further information on individual cookies and the respective legal basis can be found in the following sections of this privacy policy.

Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). You can see the storage duration in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for each browser under the following links:
Microsoft Edge™: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027947/microsoft-edge-delete-cookies
Safari™: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Opera™ : https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/

 

Below we present information on cookies we use and how you can customise your browser in that respect.

1. Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to enable you to use our website. This includes e.g. cookies that enable you to log into the customer area or add items to your shopping cart.
2. Analytical / performance cookies
These cookies enable collecting anonymised data about user behaviour on our website. We analyse them e.g. to improve the functionality of our website and recommend you products that will be interesting to you.
3. Functionality cookies
These cookies are used for certain features of our website, e.g. to improve the website’s navigation, or deliver to you customised and relevant information (e.g. ads that match your interests).
4. Targeting cookies
These cookies record information about your visit to the website, previously viewed pages and links you clicked. We use this information to tailor our website and displayed ads to your interests.
5. Third-party cookies
The cookies of some of our advertising providers help make the on-line offering and our website more attractive to you. Therefore, cookies of our partner providers are also saved to your hard disk when you are visiting our website. These are temporary cookies and are automatically deleted after a specific timeframe. As a rule, cookies of our partner providers are deleted a few days or up to 24 months later, or in some cases after several years. Cookies of our partner providers do not collect personal data, either. They will collect exclusively pseudonymised data under a user ID. These pseudonymised data will not be associated with your personal data at any time.

If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 a GDPR, you can also revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in the privacy policy.


Using of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analytics

Insofar as you have given your consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit a GDPR, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics. Google Universal Analytics is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.co.uk). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods, like e.g. cookies, that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information collected automatically by cookies about your use of this website are as a rule transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. At the same time, as IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, the IP address will be shortened before being transmitted 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 full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Generally, Google does not associate the anonymised IP address, transmitted from your browser through Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google.

Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. You will see the up-to-date certificate here. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has recognised entities certified to the Privacy Shield as those ensuring an adequate level of data protection.

You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by downloading and installing the browser plug that is available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This prevents the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.

Alternatively to the browser plugin, you may click this link, to prevent Google Analytics from recording your data on this website in the future. In this process, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your end-user device. If you clear your cookies, you will be asked to provide your consent again.


7. Advertisement for marketing networks

Google AdWords remarketing

We use Google Ads to advertise our website in Google search results and on third-party websites. As far as you have given your consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit a GDPR for every visit of the website the so-called remarketing cookie of Google is set by Google, which allows the automatic displaying of interest-based advertising using a pseudonymous cookie ID and information about your website visits. After the purpose of use has ceased to exist and the use of AdWords Remarketing has ended from our side, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

Any data processing that goes beyond that scope takes place only if you have allowed Google to associate your web and app browsing history with your Google account and to use information from your Google account to personalise ads that you see across the web. If, in such a case, you visit our website while being signed in to Google, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to build and define audience lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google will temporarily join your data with Google Analytics data to build audiences.

Google Ads is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.co.uk). Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can see the up-to-date certificate here. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has recognised entities certified to the Privacy Shield as those ensuring an adequate level of data protection.

You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect by clickng the remarketing cookie via this link. In addition, you can obtain information about the setting of cookies from the Digital Advertising Alliance and accordingly adapt the settings of your browser.

Google reCAPTCHA
To protect against misuse of our web forms and spam, we use the Google reCAPTCHA service within the scope of some forms on this website. Google reCAPTCHA is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.co.uk). By checking a manual entry, this service prevents automated software (so-called bots) from carrying out abusive activities on the website. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f GDPR, this serves to protect our legitimate interests in the protection of our website from misuse as well as in a trouble-free presentation of our online presence that are overriding in the balancing of interests.
Google reCAPTCHA uses a code integrated into the website, a so-called JavaScript, as part of the verification methods that enable an analysis of your use of the website, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website including your IP address is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In addition, other cookies stored by Google services in your browser are evaluated by Google reCAPTCHA.
No personal data is read out or saved from the input fields of the respective form.
Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. As a result of this agreement between the US and the European Commission, the latter has established an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.
You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the JavaScript or the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by preventing the execution of JavaScripten or the setting of cookies in your browser settings. Please note that this may limit the functionality of our website for your use.
For more information about Google's privacy policy, click here


8. Social media plugins

Our website uses social network buttons.

This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our website according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. To increase the level of protection of your data during your visit to our website, those buttons are not wholly embedded in the website as plugins, but are integrated on the website using HTML links. This ensures that when you call a page of our website, which contains such buttons, no link to the servers of a social network provider is established yet. If you click on a social network button, a new window will open in your browser which will call the page of the relevant service provider where you can use e.g. the 'Like' or 'Share' button (where applicable, after entering your login data).
To find out more about the purpose and scope of collection, further processing and use of the data by the Providers, and to learn about the available contact options and your rights in this respect and how you can customise your browser to better protect your privacy, please see the data privacy policies of the providers:
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
https://twitter.com/privacy
https://www.google.com/intl/de_ALL/+/policy/content.html

If you do not want social networks to associate the information collected via our website directly with your profile in the relevant service, you must log out of the relevant service before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/). 

Youtube video plugins


We have embedded third-party content on our website. This content is made available by Google ("Provider").
YouTube is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.co.uk).

In respect of Youtube videos which are embedded in our website, we have enabled the privacy enhanced mode. This means that Youtube does not collect or store information about visitors unless they play the video.

Embedding the video serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our website according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests

To find out more about the purpose and scope of collection, further processing and use of the data by the Providers, and to learn about your rights in this respect and how you can customise your browser to better protect your privacy, please see the data privacy policies of Google

Our online presence on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram
Our presence on social networks and platforms serves a better, active communication with our customers and interested parties. We inform there about our products and current special offers.
When you visit our websites on social media, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called usage profiles are created from these data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. For this purpose, cookies are usually used on your terminal. The visitor behaviour and the interests of the users are stored in these cookies. This serves in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interest in an optimised presentation of our offer and effective communication with customers and interested parties that are overriding in the balancing of interests. If you are asked by the respective social media platform operators for a consent into the data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If the aforementioned social media platforms are headquartered in the USA, the following applies: The European Commission has adopted a decision on appropriateness for the USA. This goes back to the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate for the respective company can be viewed here

For detailed information on the processing and use of the data by the providers on their pages as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, in particular opt-out options, please refer to the providers' data protection information linked below. If you still need help, you can contact us.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Google/ YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Facebook-, Custom Audiences und Facebook-Marketing-Dienste

Within our online offer, the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook,  which is operated by
Facebook Inc.
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park
CA 94025, USA

or if you are resident in the EU,
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2, Ireland

will, with your prior consent, used.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law.

On the one hand, the Facebook pixel enables Facebook to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of ads (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook Ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who exhibit certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called "custom audiences").

With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook Ads correspond to the potential interest of users and do not appear to be annoying. With the help of the Facebook Pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").

The Facebook pixel is, if you have previously agreed, directly integrated by Facebook when you call up our websites and can store a so-called cookie on your device. If you then log in to Facebook or visit Facebook when logged in, the visit to our online offer will be noted in your profile. The data collected about you is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data from Facebook
stored and processed so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and can be used by Facebook as well as for our own market research and advertising purposes. If we should transmit data to Facebook for comparison purposes, this data is encrypted locally in the browser and only then sent to Facebook via a secure https connection. This is done solely for the purpose of comparing the data with the data similarly encrypted by Facebook.

Furthermore, when using the Facebook pixel, we use the additional function "extended matching". Here, data for the formation of target groups ("custom audiences" or "look like audiences") is transmitted to Facebook in encrypted form. Notes.

We also use the "Custom Audiences from File" method of the social network Facebook, Inc. In this case, the email addresses of the newsletter recipients are uploaded to Facebook. The upload process takes place in encrypted form. The upload is only used to determine recipients of our Facebook ads. We want to ensure that the ads are only displayed to users who have an interest in our information and services. The processing of the data by Facebook is carried out within the framework of Facebook's Data Usage Policy. Specific information and details about the Facebook pixel and how it works can be found in the Facebook help section. You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and use of your data to display Facebook ads. To control what types of ads are displayed to you within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on usage-based advertising settings. The settings are platform-independent (desktop or mobile).  You can also reject the use of cookies, which are used for reach measurement and advertising purposes, via the
deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative and additionally the US website or the European website object.

Taboola

Our website uses technologies ("Taboola-Pixel") of
Taboola Inc.
1115 Broadway
7th Floor, New York
NY 10010, USA

Taboola uses cookies, provided you have given your prior consent, to determine what content you use and which of our pages you visit. The cookie enables us to create pseudonymous user profiles through the collection of device-related data as well as protocol data and to recommend content suitable to your personal interests. This enables us to design our offer individually for you. These user profiles do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Further information about Taboola and the option to deactivate the Taboola cookie can be found at https://www.taboola.com/privacy-policy (for opt-out information, please see "Site Visitor Choices") or click here: Deactivate Taboola


9. Sending rating reminders by email

Rating reminder by Trusted Shops

If, when or after placing your order, you have given us your express consent to doing so according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit a GDPR, we will disclose your e-mail address to
Trusted Shops GmbH
Subbelrather Str. 15c
50823 Cologne, Germany
www.trustedshops.com,
so that they can email you a rating reminder.

You may revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified below or directly to Trusted Shops.


Rating reminder by Google Customer Reviews


If, when or after placing your order, you have given us your express consent to doing so according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit a GDPR we will disclose your e-mail address to
Google Germany GmbH
ABC-Str. 19
20354 Hamburg, Germany
https://www.google.de/contact/
so that they can email you a rating reminder.

You may revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified below or directly to Google Germany GmbH.


10. Live-Chat Tool

To enable direct contact and help on our website, we use the live chat tool "LiveZilla" from LiveZilla GmbH in the form of a web widget. When you call the LiveZilla widget, a connection is established to our own chat server and your IP address is stored. To chat with us via LiveZilla, you do not need to provide any personal information. However, cookies are used to enable the functionality of LiveZilla.

We also use other components of LiveZilla GmbH, Ekkehardstrasse 10, 78224 Singen, Germany, on our website. Every time you visit our site, this component collects and stores data for web analysis and for operating the live chat system, which can then be used to create user profiles using cookies under a pseudonym. These user profiles can be used to analyse visitor behaviour and operate the live chat system and can be evaluated to improve and design our Internet offering in line with requirements.

To deactivate the LiveZilla Cookie on your device, use the following link: deactivate live-chat cookies
To deavtivate the LiveZilla Tracking on your device, use the following link: deactivate live-chat tracking

Using of WhatsApp

W+S Autoteile GmbH offers communication via the WhatsApp program of WhatsApp Ireland Limited.

The exact name of the software used by W+S Autoteile is: WhatsApp Business for iOS(in the following WhatsApp).

W+S Autoteile can only be contacted at WhatsApp under the following number: +49 (0)571 / 388 478 778

To start a WhatsApp chat with W+S Autoteile, you must send the text "START WS Autoteile" (double opt-in).

To end a WhatsApp chat with W+S Autoteile, send the text "STOP WS Autoteile" (Opt-Out)

We only store your contact information, such as your phone number, and chat history until you either stop the chat with "STOP WS Autoteile" or 14 days after your last message to W+S Autoteile.


11. Contact possibilities and your rights

You are entitled to be obtain free-of-charge information concerning data stored about your person and, as the case may be, to correct, restrict the processing, enable the portability of, or delete those data. If you have any questions about how we collect, process or use your personal data, want to enquire about, correct, block or delete your data, or withdraw any consents you have given, or opt-out of any particular data use, please contact us directly using the contact data provided in our site notice. You may also submit a complaint to the responsible data protection supervisory authority. 

right of objection

As far as we process personal data as described above in order to protect our legitimate interests in the context of a balance of interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing takes place for other purposes, you are only entitled to a right of objection if there are reasons arising from your particular situation.

After exercising your right of objection, we will not process your personal data further for these purposes, unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not process your personal data for this purpose.



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