1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The website operator undertakes data processing on this website. Their contact details are available in the site notice.
How do we collect your data?
Firstly, your data is collected when you share it with us. This may be data that you enter on a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of access). This data is collected automatically, as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure smooth operation of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time, free of charge. You also have the right to obtain rectification, blocking or erasure of your data. For this and any other questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time using the details provided in the site notice. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis and third-party tools
2. General and mandatory information
Please be aware that there may be security risks when data is transmitted by Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail). It is not possible to protect this data completely against third-party access.
Information about the controller
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Farsight Automotive B.V.
Argon 1, 4751XC Oud Gastel
CEO: Jörg Lorbach
Tel: +49 (0)221 294 90 711
The controller is the natural or legal person, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing activities are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw your existing consent at any time, simply by sending us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing performed until your withdrawal of consent is unaffected by this.
Right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. In matters of data protection law, the relevant supervisory authority is the Data Protection Commissioner in the state in which our company is based. For a list of Data Protection Commissioners and their contact details, please refer to the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that data, which we automatically process based on your consent or for the performance of a contract, be issued to yourself or a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. Where you request the direct transfer of data to another controller, this shall only take place if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to safeguard the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or quotes that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection when the browser’s address bar changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and the padlock icon appears in your browser bar.
When SSL and/or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Under the current statutory provisions, you have the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of the data processing at any time, free of charge. You may also have the right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. For this and any other questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time using the details provided in the site notice.
Objection to e-mails for marketing purposes
We hereby object to the use of the mandatory contact details included in our site notice to send unsolicited marketing and information materials. The operators of the site explicitly reserve the right to take legal action should they receive unsolicited marketing information, such as spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on our website
Our Internet pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. The information is:
Browser type and version
Operating system used
Host name of the computer accessing the site
Time of server request
This data is not combined with other data sources.
Data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Point. 1 (f) of the GDPR, which allows data to be processed in order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you submit an enquiry using the contact form, we will store the details you enter on the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide, for the purpose of handling the enquiry and in case of subsequent questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
The data entered on the contact form is therefore exclusively processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Point. 1 (a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time, simply by sending us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing performed until your withdrawal of consent is unaffected by this.
We will retain the data you entered on the contact form until you ask us to erase it, withdraw your consent to its storage or the purpose of the data storage ceases to apply (e.g. once your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – are unaffected by this.
4. Social media
Facebook plug-ins (like & share buttons)
Facebook plug-ins (provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. These Facebook plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo or „Like“ button on our website. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of Facebook.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses features of the web analysis service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it is stored.
Google Analytics cookies are stored in accordance with Art. 6 Point 1. (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to improve both its website and advertising.
IP anonymization is enabled on this website. Google will therefore truncate your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or in other nations that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, prior to its transmission to the US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it will be truncated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; please be aware, however, that you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website in this case. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. It will place an opt-out cookie on your computer that prevents your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics
We have entered into a data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the stringent requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographics in Google Analytics
This website uses the Demographics feature of Google Analytics. Reports can therefore be produced that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This data comes from interest-based Google advertising as well as from visitor data delivered by third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in „Objection to data collection“.
We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter referred to as reCAPTCHA) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google).
reCAPTCHA is intended to check whether data has been entered on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) by an actual person or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the visitor enters the website. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, the amount of time the visitor spends on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during this analysis is forwarded to Google.
reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is taking place.
The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Point 1. (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting their website from improper automated surveillance and from SPAM.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you, as well as information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receipt of the newsletter. No other data will be collected, or only if it is provided on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively to deliver the requested information and do not disclose it to third parties.
The data entered on the newsletter subscription form is exclusively processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Point. 1 (a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw at any time the consent you have given to the storage of this data and e-mail address, and their use to send you the newsletter, using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter, for example. The lawfulness of data processing already performed is unaffected by this withdrawal.
We will store the data you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter until you cancel your subscription, after which it will be erased. Data that we store for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) is unaffected by this.
This website uses the services of MailChimp to circulate newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service that can be used to organize and analyze the distribution of newsletters. When you enter data for the purpose of newsletter subscription, (e.g. e-mail address), this is stored on MailChimp servers in the US.
MailChimp is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. This Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US that is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the US.
MailChimp can help us analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent via MailChimp, a file in the e-mail (so-called web beacon) connects to the MailChimp servers in the US. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter has been opened and which links may have been clicked on. Technical information is also collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific newsletter recipient. It is used solely for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to ensure that future newsletters reflect the recipients‘ interests to a better extent.
If you do not want MailChimp to perform such analyses, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter e-mail. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Point. 1 (a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The lawfulness of data processing already performed is unaffected by this withdrawal.
We will store the data you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter until you cancel your subscription, after which it will be erased from both our servers and those of MailChimp. Data that we store for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) is unaffected by this.
Data processing agreement
We have entered into a so-called data processing agreement with MailChimp, whereby MailChimp is obliged to protect our customers‘ data and not disclose it to third parties. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
7. Plug-ins and tools
Our website uses plug-ins from the video portal, Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit any of our sites featuring a Vimeo plug-in, a connection will be established to Vimeo’s server. This tells the Vimeo server which of our sites you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the US.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your browsing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
Google Web Fonts
To consistently display fonts, this site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. When you access a site, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache, in order to correctly display text and fonts.
To do this, your browser must connect to Google’s servers. Google therefore knows that our website has been accessed via your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts to ensure the consistent, attractive appearance of our online presence. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Point 1. (f) of the GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.
This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it is stored. The operator of this site has no control over this data transmission.
We use Google Maps to ensure the attractive appearance of our online presence and to make it easy to find the places indicated on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Point 1. (f) of the GDPR.