Data Protection Notice

Continental AG processes your data in the context of your use of the website www.2025ad.com in compliance with the applicable legal regulations.

 

 

1. General

Personal data entered by you is collected, processed and used by Continental AG for the purpose running this website and providing information to you. Insofar as this is necessary for the execution of the contract, the data may be passed on to the companies affiliated with Continental AG pursuant to sections 15 et seqq. of the German Stock Corporation Act as stipulated in the Binding Corporate Rules of Continental.


If permitted and/or prescribed by law, the data may be evaluated for reporting purposes (e.g., statistics).


Your data will be collected, processed and used solely in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations (e.g., your consent).

In ensuring the provision of services (e.g., technical support), we transmit data to our service provider, Kammann Rossi GmbH, Maria-Hilf-Straße 15-17, 50677 Köln (“service providers”). The service providers collect and process your personal data on our behalf insofar as this is necessary to execute the contract (on the basis of a Data Processing Agreement or, if the service providers are based outside the EU, on the basis of the EU standard contractual clauses).


In accordance with the statutory provisions, all your data is treated as strictly confidential.


Furthermore, your personal data entered in the contact form will be passed on to the service providers for the implementation or administration of the registration and distribution of the Newsletter “2025AD Weekly Briefing”. The above-mentioned service providers collects and processes your personal data on our behalf, insofar as this is necessary for the implementation or administration of the registration and distribution of the Newsletter.

 

 

2. Collection and processing of data

Continental AG only stores personal data relating to users of its website if consent for this has been provided. The only data that is stored relates to the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, cursor use on the website, the page functions used, and the website from which the user accessed Continental’s websites. The IP address is transmitted anonymously and is only used to assign a geographical location at the city level. Continental AG uses this information to measure website activity, to produce statistics, and to improve the services and information provided via the websites.


Personal user data is solely used to process inquiries within the context of the consent granted or in compliance with applicable data protection regulations. Based on legal requirements, Continental has enforced global, uniform and internal Data Protection Rules (Binding Corporate Rules) regulating the protection of your personal data.

 

 

2.1 Contact forms

On our website, you can contact us using a contact form.

 

 

2.1.1 Type and scope of data processing

If you send us a request using the contact form, reference is made to this privacy policy for the purpose of obtaining your consent for us to process your data. When you use the contact form, we will only process the following personal data concerning you:

• First name

• Surname

• Email address


This information is required to associate your request with you and reply to it. If you use the contact form, we will not disclose any of your personal data to third parties.

 

 

2.1.2 Declaration of consent

By entering my data and clicking the “Send” button, I give my consent to the processing of only my first name, surname, and email address for the purpose of replying to my request. I can withdraw my consent to the collection of personal data during use of the contact form at any time.

 

2.1.3 Duration of storage

Personal data concerning you that has been processed via the contact form is erased once your request has been dealt with and the relevant matter has been closed, or at the latest after four weeks. Longer storage periods may apply if required by law.

 

 

2.2 Newsletter

You can subscribe to the free “2025AD Weekly Briefing” newsletter on our website.

 

 

2.2.1 Type and scope of data processing

We require the following information in order to provide you with the newsletter on a regular basis:

• First name

• Surname

• Email address


If you subscribe to the newsletter, we will not disclose any of your personal data to third parties.


We use the double opt-in procedure for our newsletter, i.e. we will not send you the newsletter until you have confirmed your wish to subscribe by clicking on the link in the confirmation email we send you. This is done to ensure that only you, as the owner of the provided email address, can subscribe to the newsletter. Your confirmation must be sent promptly following receipt of the confirmation email, as otherwise your newsletter subscription will be automatically erased from our database.

 

 

2.2.2 Declaration of consent

By entering my data and clicking the “Send” button, I give my consent to the processing of my first name, surname, and email address for the purpose of receiving the newsletter on a regular basis. I can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the newsletter. I can withdraw my consent to the collection of personal data during the registration process at any time.

 

 

2.2.3 Duration of storage

Your email address will be stored for as long as you remain subscribed to the newsletter. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, we will erase it. Longer storage periods may apply if required by law.

 

 

2.3 Personal communication

Our website allows you to download professional information such as studies and whitepapers. This requires you to provide personal data.

 

 

2.3.1 Type and scope of data processing

Using the processed data, we create a personalized subscriber profile for you in our CRM. This allows you to access certain content and services such as

· personalized information on our website

· personalized information by email

· sending of materials


During registration, we will at maximum collect the following personal data concerning you:

• First name

• Surname

• Email address

• IP address

• Professional interest

• Social media accounts

 

 

2.3.2 Declaration of consent

I consent to the storage of my first name, surname, email address, IP address, professional interest, and social media accounts for creation of a personalized subscriber profile for use of the services set out in 2.3.1. This allows new, personalized content to be shown to me when I return to the website. I have read and accept the latest privacy policy and terms of use. I can withdraw my consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to 2025ad@conti.de.

 

 

2.3.3 Duration of storage

If you withdraw your consent (see 2.3.2), the data collected and processed during the registration procedure for a personalized subscriber profile in our CRM will be erased. Longer storage periods may apply if required by law.

 

 

2.3.4 Cancellation of subscription

As a user, you may cancel your subscription/your personalized subscriber profile in our CRM at any time. You may ask us to modify the data we have stored about you at any time. To do so, send an email to 2025ad@conti.de. We will erase your data and notify you when the procedure is complete.


If, however, the processed data is required for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, premature erasure of the data is only possible insofar as it does not collide with contractual or legal obligations.

 

 

3. 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


If you have questions about this, please contact our data protection supervisor by e-mail at: dataprotection@conti.de

 

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 Continental AG, Vahrenwalder Str. 9, D-30165 Hannover or by sending an e-mail to dataprotection@conti.de.

 

You can always contact our data protection officers in writing (including by e-mail) with questions or complaints. E-mail: dataprotection@conti.de. You can also contact the appropriate data protection authorities, if available.

 

 

4. Protection of stored data

Our company and the above-mentioned service providers use technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data provided by you from manipulation, loss, destruction or from being accessed by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continually improved and adapted in accordance with the latest technology. Data provided that is unencrypted could potentially be viewed by third parties.


For this reason, we would like to point out that, with regard to data transmission over the Internet (e.g., by e-mail), secure transfer cannot be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL). If you access pages and files and are then asked to enter personal data, please note that the transmission of such data via the Internet may not be secure and that there is a risk that it may be viewed and manipulated by unauthorized persons.

 

 

5. Cookies (small text files)

When you visit our website, information can be stored on your computer in the form of cookies. Such cookies are used solely to ensure the operation of the websites. Other cookies (e.g., relating to website use) are only created based on your consent (see Cookie Policy). You can also choose not to accept cookies in your browser settings. However, please note, that you may not be able to fully use several functions of this/these website/tools/services if you do so.

 

 

6. Web analytics

6.1 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis tool from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of these websites will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.


In case of activation of the IP address 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. This website uses active IP anonymization. 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 the website provider and providing other services associated with website activity and internet usage to the website provider.


Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Cookies on our site are used only on the basis of your consent. Furthermore, you can permanently prevent cookies from being stored by making the appropriate changes in your browser settings. We wish to point out, however, that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions 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 at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

6. 2 Mouseflow

This website furthermore uses the web analysis tool Mouseflow from Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark (“Mouseflow”). Mouseflow uses cookies on our site that are created only with your consent. These cookies are used for collecting and storing data for marketing and optimization purposes. Anonymized usage profiles can be created on the basis of this data. Mouseflow randomly selects and records individual visits. This results in a record of mouse movements and clicks so that these randomly selected visits can be recreated in order to derive potential website improvements from this. Your IP address is transmitted anonymously. It is thus not possible to determine the identity of an individual website visitor at any time.

 

6.3 HubSpot

This website uses functions provided by the software provider HubSpot Inc., 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland (“HubSpot”). This is an integrated software solution we use to cover various aspects of our online marketing activities.

It includes:

• content management

• newsletters and direct emails, e.g. for downloads

• social media publishing and reporting

• reporting (e.g. traffic sources and access attempts)

• contact management (e.g. user segmentation and CRM)

• landing pages and contact forms


This information and the content of our website are stored on servers operated by our software partner HubSpot. We may use it to contact users of our website and find out which services offered by our company they are interested in. All of the information we collect is subject to this privacy policy. We use the information we collect solely for the purpose of optimizing our services.


HubSpot is a software company based in the USA with a branch office in Ireland.


HubSpot is certified under the terms of the “EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework” and is subject to the TRUSTe Privacy Seal and the “U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor” framework.

Link to HubSpot’s privacy policy: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy


More information on HubSpot with regard to EU data protection regulations: https://legal.hubspot.com/data-privacy

 

More information on the cookies HubSpot uses can be found here: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser and here: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/account/hubspot-cookie-security-and-privacy

Undo HubSpot tracking setting: click here.

 

 

7. Sharing in social networks

If you use the “Share” function on our website, no personal data is transferred to the respective social media service. If you use your own profile to share our website content, we do not have any bearing on the content and scope of the data collected by these networks. The terms of use and privacy policies of the respective social network apply in this respect.

 

 

8. The following social plug-ins are used on our website

Our website uses social plug-ins of various social networks. A social plug-in is a button that can be used to share and communicate posts on our website with other users of the respective social network.

The following social plug-ins are used on our website:


Facebook: Facebook: This plug-in is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The operator of the German website facebook.de is Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. These plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo. You can find Facebook’s Data Protection Notice here.


The networks provide the design and the content of the plug-ins to the browser. These are automatically integrated into websites.

If you visit one of our websites with one of these plug-ins, Internet Explorer will automatically establish a link to the server on the appropriate network, regardless of whether you use the plug-in. The information that you have accessed on the website is shared via this link.


For data protection reasons, the respective buttons are initially deactivated, and a notice is affixed to them. By clicking the notice, you give your consent to communication with the social networks and activate the buttons. It is only then that they establish a link to the networks.


If you are logged into a social network while visiting our website, the data transmitted will be associated with your user account. This also applies if you interact with a plug-in. If you wish to prevent a network from linking information with your user account in this manner, please log out from the respective network before clicking the notice.


Even if you are not a member of a social network, your data may be stored by social networks after you click the notice. We have no influence over the scope and content of the data collected by the networks through their plug-ins or on how that data is used. For more information, please read the social networks’ privacy policies.

 

 

9. Use of YouTube

Our website uses features of YouTube.

"YouTube" is a company of Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law (registration number: 368047) with registered offices at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which operates the Services in the EEA and Switzerland.

By being certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that the data protection requirements of the EU will also be complied with when processing data in the USA.


We use YouTube in conjunction with the "Extended Privacy Mode" feature to display videos to you. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the function "Extended data protection mode" means that the data described in more detail below will only be transmitted to YouTube's server if you actually start a video.


Without this "Extended Data Protection", a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access one of our Internet pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.


This connection is necessary in order to display the video on our website via your Internet browser. YouTube will record and process at least your IP address, the date and time and the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the advertising network "DoubleClick" is established by Google.


If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube assigns the connection information to your YouTube account. If you wish to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.


YouTube permanently stores cookies on your terminal device via your Internet browser for the purpose of functionality and analysis of user behavior. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option of preventing the cookies from being saved by making a setting in your Internet browser. You can find more information on this under "Cookies" above.


Further information on the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard is held by Google in the "Google Privacy Policy" section of this website: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

 

10. Notice on external links

Our offer contains links to external websites belonging to third parties, over which we have no influence concerning content. Therefore, we also cannot accept any liability for this other content. The page’s respective provider or operator is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time the links were created. Unlawful content was not detected at the time the links were created. However, ongoing inspection of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indication of a legal violation. We will immediately remove the relevant links if they are found to violate any law.


If you have further questions regarding the treatment of data, please contact us:

Continental AG Vahrenwalder Str. 9 30165 Hannover E-Mail: dataprotection@conti.de.