Privacy Statement

As one of the leading global suppliers to the automobile industry we process information from business partners as well as existing and prospective customers all over the world. They expect any disclosed information to be treated as strictly confidential by authorized employees only.

Statutory requirements

MAHLE has pledged to strictly comply with all national and international laws and regulations in order to preserve the right to informational self-determination.
When collecting, storing and processing personal information, we observe European regulations on data privacy and all relevant national laws derived from these regulations. We are based in Germany and so the German Data Protection Act, Telecommunications Act and Broadcast Media Act apply within our company.

Principles

We only process personal information on a contractual basis, with the consent of those concerned or in accordance with legal regulations.
When collecting, storing and using personal information, we respect the basic principles of data minimisation and appropriation.
We guarantee rights of information and data correction for the parties involved.

Processing and using personal data

During your visit to our website, our server will automatically save the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us plus the pages of our website you are visiting, the IP address allocated by your service provider as well as the date and duration of your visit. We can evaluate this information anonymously. Other personal information is then only collected and stored if you have given us express permission to do so.

Using and disclosing personal information

Your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which you have voluntarily provided this information. Our employees and service providers are obliged to treat this information as strictly confidential. Your details shall not be sold or distributed to third parties outside of the MAHLE Group. Information is only disclosed to governmental institutions and authorities within the context of statutory national provisions.

Cookies

In some areas of our website, we use so-called "cookies" to make our website pages easier to use and adapt them according to your needs. A "cookie" is a small text file stored on your hard disk.
You can configure the browser settings to reject or delete cookies. Please note that configuring some settings may result in the limitation of certain functions on our website.

Third-party cookies

Some MAHLE websites incorporate content and services from other providers who, in turn, may use cookies and active components. MAHLE has no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers. Please refer to the respective provider‘s websites for information about how your data is handled.

Security

We employ specific organisational and technical measures to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal information we process. Our security measures are continuously upgraded in line with state-of-the-art technology.

Links

Our internet pages sometimes contain links to external websites. Unfortunately we cannot accept responsibility for the content and data privacy statement of external websites.

Consent

By using this internet site, you are authorising us to store and use your data as described in this statement. We reserve the right to revise and supplement the data protection statement. The current version of the published data protection statement applies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a server by Google in the USA and is stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together a report about the website activities for the website operators and to produce linked services with the website use and the Internet use. Also Google will transfer this information if necessary to third parties, provided that this legally prescribed or as far as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will associate in no circumstances your IP address with the other data which are stored by Google. They can prevent the installation of the Cookies by a suitable setting of your browsers software; we point out to you, nevertheless, to the fact that you cannot use all functions of this website in this case if necessary fully extensively. By the use of this website you agree with the treatment of the data upraised about you by Google in the before described way and for the before named purpose.
We would like to point out that the website Google Analytics uses the extension “anonymizelp0” and therefore IP addresses are processed in a shortened version only to avoid a direct connection to any person. The collection and storage of data can be declined with future effect at:
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA)
Disable Google Analytics

Social media plugins and video streaming

Facebook

MAHLE websites use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified with the Facebook logo or the suffix “Facebook”, “like”, or “share”.

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Facebook and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit with your Facebook account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Facebook Data Protection Notice.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our site.

Videos from the following third-party providers are embedded on our website:

YouTube

MAHLE websites use the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files.

When you load a page on our website, the integrated YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to YouTube is established, data is transferred to YouTube.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Data Protection Notice.

AdmiralCloud

MAHLE websites use the AdmiralCloud streaming video solution operated by mmpro.film- und medienproduktion GmbH, Fidicinstraße 3, 10965 Berlin in Germany. AdmiralCloud is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files.

When you load a page on our website, the integrated player establishes a connection to AdmiralCloud in order to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to AdmiralCloud is established, data is transferred to mmpro.film- und medienproduktion GmbH.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by mmpro.film- und medienproduktion GmbH, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the mmpro.film- und medienproduktion GmbH Data Protection Notice.

The data subject’s rights

Please note that, as a data subject, pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), you have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data:

  • Information rights under Article 13 and Article 14 EU GDPR
  • Right of access under Article 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to rectification under Article 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to erasure under Article 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing under Article 18 EU GDPR
  • Right to data portability under 20 EU GDPR

In accordance with Article 21 EU GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing/storage and use of your personal data at any time. Consent must be withdrawn by writing to our official MAHLE GmbH address or by sending an e‑mail to info@mahle.com.

Contacts

If you have any queries relating data protection at MAHLE, please contact our internal company data protection officer at the official MAHLE GmbH address or via e-mail.

For Germany please contact data-privacy-germany@mahle.com
For USA please contact: data-privacy-north-america@mahle.com