Data Privacy
Policy

This data privacy statement explains how OSRAM Continental and its subsidiaries (referred to jointly as OSRAM Continental) use your personal data, what measures are taken to protect your data, and what rights you have in relation to your personal data.,

Introduction

OSRAM Continental is committed to protecting personal data. That is why OSRAM Continental processes your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable legal provisions on protection of personal data and data security.

I. Name and Address of the Controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection laws and other data protection regulations is OSRAM Continental GmbH.

Represented by Dr. Dirk Linzmeier, Harald Renner

Marcel-Breuer-Straße 6

80807 Munich

Deutschland           

II. General Information of Data Processing

In principle, OSRAM Continental collects and uses personal data of users only if necessary to provide a well-functioning website.

If we obtain consent from data subjects to process their personal data, the legal basis for that is laid down by Article 6 paragraph 1 point (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The legal basis for processing your personal data in order to perform a contract between you and OSRAM Continental is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (b) GDPR. That also applies to processing activities required to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation on the part of OSRAM Continental, the legal basis for that is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (c) GDPR.

If vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate processing of personal data, the legal basis for that is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (d) GDPR.

If processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests of OSRAM Continental or a third party and your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data are not overridden by the interests of OSRAM Continental or the third party, the legal basis for that is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR.

The data subject’s personal data shall be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it has been stored no longer applies. The data can also be stored if this is envisaged by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which OSRAM Continental is subject. The data shall also be blocked or erased when a period of time prescribed for its storage under one of the above legal provisions expires, unless it is necessary for the data to still be stored so that a contract can be concluded or performed.

III. Processing of Data when the Websites are visited

1. Scope of data collection

Whenever our websites are called, data and information is automatically collected from the computer system calling them.

The following data is collected:

  • Information on the type of browser used and its version
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s Internet service provider
  • The user’s IP address
  • The date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our Internet site

Some pages contain buttons from social media networks. These buttons are not referral or redirection links. The link only refers to the respective social media network without transmitting user data.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for temporary storage of data (and log files) is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary so that the website can be delivered to the user’s computer system. To enable that, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

The data is stored in log files in order to ensure that the website functions properly. The data also helps us optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analyzed for marketing purposes in this connection.

This purpose also constitutes our legitimate interest in processing data in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR.

4. Length of data storage

The data is erased as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for which it was collected. As regards data recorded to deliver the website, this is the case when the session in question is over.

If the data is stored in log files, it will be deleted after seven days at the latest. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

5. Possibility of opting out

Recording of data in order to deliver the website and storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for operating the Internet site. Consequently, users do not have the possibility of objecting and opting out.

IV. Contact form

1. Scope of data collection

Our Internet site contains a form that can be used for contacting us electronically. If a user makes uses of this option, the data entered in the input screen is sent to us and stored. . The data is used solely for processing the conversation. The data is not passed on to third parties.

The following data is collected:

  • E-mail address
  • Surname and first name

Your consent to processing of the data is obtained and your attention is drawn to this data privacy statement.

Furthermore, communication is possible by using the e-mail address you specified. In this case, the personal data sent with your e-mail is stored.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing data is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (a) GDPR if the user has given consent.

The legal basis for processing data sent with an e-mail is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing of the data is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (b) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

We process personal data from the input screen solely for handling contacts. If we are contacted by e-mail, that constitutes the legitimate interest required for processing the data.

The other personal data that is processed helps prevent misuse of the contact form and ensure the security of our IT systems.

4. Length of data storage

The data is erased as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for which it was collected. This is usually the case when the conversation is over. The conversation is over when it is clear from circumstances that the matter in question has been definitely resolved.

5. Possibility of opting out

Users can revoke their consent to their personal data being processed at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to your personal data being stored at any time. That then means the conversation cannot be continued.

All personal data stored as part of the contact is erased in this case.

V. Use of cookies

1. Scope of data collection

Our websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in or by the web browser on the user’s computer system. If a user calls a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be identified unambiguously when the website is called again.

Technically necessary cookies:

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the browser calling it to be identified after the user moves to another page.

The following data can be stored in the cookies if required:

  • Language settings
  • Articles in a shopping cart
  • Log-in information

Cookies used for analysis purposes

We also use cookies, on our website to enable analysis of users’ surfing behavior, without that being linked to a specific person.

Matomo
This website uses Matomo, an open source web analytics solution. Matomo uses so-called cookie text files, which are stored on your computer and allow a statistical analysis of the use of the website. The data is stored anonymously on a German server of the provider. The IP address is made anonymous before it is stored and cannot be used to identify individual persons. Matomo is used on this website as datamints_matomo.

A combination of the data stored by Matomo with other data sources or a passing on to third parties does not take place.

The data stored during the use of Matomo will be deleted automatically after 14 months. The expiration period of 14 months starts anew each time you visit the website.

Possibility of opting out

Use of Vimeo

For the integration of videos we use the provider Vimeo. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.

On some of our websites we use the video player of the provider Vimeo. When you visit the websites on our website equipped with such a video player - for example our media library - a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This will transmit to the Vimeo server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Vimeo, Vimeo will assign this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your Vimeo account and deleting the corresponding Vimeo cookies before using our website.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Vimeo as well as your rights in this regard and the setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Vimeo's data protection information: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

2. Changes to settings for and withdrawal of consent to cookies

You can withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time. To do that, you have to disable or delete the cookies.

Please note that you can continue to visit our OSRAM Continental websites even if you have not consented to the use of cookies, but that certain parts and functions of OSRAM Continental´s websites may no longer work, or may no longer work properly, without cookies.

You can change your cookie settings in your web browser. The browser settings for cookies are usually found in the “Options,” “Tools” or “Preferences” menu of your web browser. You can also refer to your browser’s “Help” menu. Different browsers may use different mechanisms to disable cookies.

You can find more information on changing your cookie settings at:

You can find more information on blocking or deleting cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org

When users call our website, an info banner notifies them that cookies are used for analysis purposes and refers them to this Cookie Policy. Users are also informed in this connection that they can prevent storage of cookies in their browser settings.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.

4. Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of technically necessary cookies is to make it easier to use websites. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. It is necessary for these cookies to be recognized again by the browser when the user moves to another page.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

The analytics cookies are used to improve the quality and content of our website. These analytics cookies help us learn how the website is used so that we can keep on optimizing our offering.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interests in processing personal data in accordance with Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.

VI. Forwarding of your data

If you have given your consent or we are otherwise authorized to do so under the law, we may pass on your personal data to service providers (e.g. hosting, sales or marketing partners) for the above purposes.

If the recipients are based in countries that do not have an adequate level of data protection, OSRAM Continental has taken measures to ensure suitable and adequate safeguards so as to protect personal data. If the data is given to such countries, the data is only transferred if said companies (i) have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with OSRAM Continental or (ii) – in the case of recipients based in the U.S. – have been certified under the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield.

VII. Rights of data subjects

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

1. Right to obtain information

You can demand confirmation from OSRAM Continental as to whether personal data concerning you is processed by us.

If it is processed by us, you can demand the following information from the controller:

  • the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
  • the categories of personal data that is processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been or is to be disclosed;
  • the planned length of time for which the personal data concerning you will be stored or, if concrete details of that are not possible, the criteria used to determine that length of time;
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing of the data by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data has not been collected from the data subject;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject;
  • whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or an international organization and which appropriate safeguards in accordance with Article 46 GDPR have been provided.

If data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, the right to obtain information can be restricted insofar as it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair achievement of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary to ensure the research or statistical purposes are achieved.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to demand that OSRAM Continental correct and/or supplement processed personal data concerning you if it is incorrect or incomplete. OSRAM Continental will rectify the data immediately.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You can demand that processing of personal data concerning you be restricted under the following circumstances:

  • if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you, processing of the data will be restricted for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request restriction of its use instead;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but it is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
  • you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and it has yet to be verified whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.

Where processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, the data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

If processing of data has been restricted pursuant to the above circumstances, you will be informed by OSRAM Continental before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

You can demand that OSRAM Continental erase the personal data concerning you without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

the personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for fulfilling the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;

you withdraw consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 point (a) or Article 9 paragraph 2 point (a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;

you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 2 GDPR;

the personal data concerning you has been unlawfully processed;

the personal data concerning you has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;

the personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 paragraph 1 GDPR (children’s consent).

5. Right to be forgotten

If OSRAM Continental has made personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to the requirements specified in section 4 to erase the data, OSRAM Continental, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps to inform controllers who process your data further that you have requested erasure of all links to your personal data.

6. Exceptions to the right to erasure

You do not have a right to demand erasure of your data if processing of it is necessary

  • for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  • for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9 paragraph 2 points (h) and (i) and Article 9 paragraph 3 GDPR;
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 paragraph 1 GDPR insofar as the right referred to in (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
  • for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

7. Right to notification

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing toward OSRAM Continental, we will communicate any rectification or erasure of data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. If requested, we will inform you of who the recipients are.

8. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to OSRAM Continental, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit the data to another controller, provided

  • processing of the data is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 point (a) GDPR or Article 9 paragraph 2 point (a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 point (b) GDPR and
  • the processing is carried out by automated means.

You also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from OSRAM Continental to another controller, where technically feasible. This must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

The right to data portability shall not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

9. Right to object

You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 point (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

OSRAM Continental will subsequently no longer process the personal data concerning you unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or processing of it is for the purpose of the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

You also have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you that is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 paragraph 1 GDPR.

Your right to object can be restricted insofar as it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair achievement of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary to ensure the research or statistical purposes are achieved.

10. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent until you withdrew it.

11. Automated individual decision making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the controller;

(2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or

(3) is based on your explicit consent.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), OSRAM Continental will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your own point of view and to contest the decision.

If these decisions are based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9 paragraph 1 GDPR, the above exceptions shall apply only if Article 9 paragraph 2 point (a) or (g) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

12. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 GDPR.

You can find more information and explanations of the rights mentioned above on the website “Rights for citizens” of the European Commission.

13. Legal Notice

The service provider assumes liability for the content of its website in accordance with the statutory provisions. A guarantee for correctness and completeness of the information on the website is not assumed. References and links to third-party websites do not mean that the service provider adopts the content behind the reference or link as its own. The contents do not constitute any responsibility on the part of the service provider for the data and information made available there. The service provider has no influence on the content behind the link. The service provider is therefore not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and for damages caused by the use of content behind the link.