The websites in question are the following:
1.2 Cookies are small text files which are stored on a device’s hard drive and which contain certain information and sometimes personal data. Social media plugins are small pieces of software developed and provided by social media service providers, which add social media integration when built into the Website.
2. In general
2.1 Your personal data are processed by Association des Constructeurs européens d’Automobiles ESV (ACEA), having its offices at 1040 Etterbeek, Nerviërslaan 85 (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “ACEA”). You can contact us via e-mail at [email protected]
3.1 You can avoid cookies being placed by configuring your browser as such. Guidelines about how to do this can be found here:
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies;
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en;
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US.
However, not allowing cookies when visiting the Website may cause certain or all features of the Website to stop working properly.
3.1 When you visit the Website, we place a number of cookies. Most data pertaining to these cookies, their placement and use allow us to identify you, and we use them to gain insight in how you and other visitors use the Website by gathering statistical and usage data, enabling us to provide a better user experience on the Website.
3.3 We know about the following cookies being used on the Website:
|“_exp_tracker”||Functional||The purpose of this cookie is to keep track of the last five pages you visited on the website in order to be able to redirect you towards the page you were on before submitting a comment or sending us an e-mail through a contact form.||Deleted after each session|
|“_exp_last_activity”||Functional||This cookie is necessary to set the last activity to the current daytime every time a page on our website is reloaded.||1 year|
|“_exp_super_search_history”||Functional||This cookie collects the date of your search activities for content on our website. This is used to provide you with better functionality on when using the search facilities on our website.||1 day|
|“_exp_last_visit”||Functional||This cookie sets the datetime that the user last visited the website.||1 year|
|Google Analytics cookies, including:
|Analytical and statistical||We use Google Analytics cookies to determine how you and other visitors use our Website. With these insights we are able to compile reports and improve our Website and services. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
For more information about these Google Analytics cookies, see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1.
|“_gat”: 10 minutes
“_ga”: 26 months
“_gid”: 1 day
4. Purposes for which we use your personal data and the legal grounds on which these purposes are based
|The purposes||The legal grounds|
|We process your personal data to perform statistical analyses so that we may improve our Website, advertisement, products and services or to develop new products and services.||This processing activity is based on your consent.|
|We process your personal data to comply with legal obligations or to comply with any reasonable request from competent law enforcement agents or representatives, judicial authorities, governmental agencies or bodies, including competent data protection authorities.
Your personal data may be transferred upon our own initiative to the police or the judicial authorities as evidence or if there are justified suspicions of an unlawful act or crime committed by you through your registration with or use of the Website, our social media channels or other communication with us.
|These processing activities are necessary to comply with legal obligations imposed on us.|
5. To whom we send your personal data
5.1 We rely on third party processors to provide you our Website and to process your personal data on our behalf. These third-party processors are only allowed to process your personal data on our behalf upon our explicit written instructions.
5.2 We warrant that all third-party processors are selected with due care and are obliged to ensure the safety and integrity of your personal data.
5.3 We do not send your personal data in an identifiable manner to any other party than the ones mentioned in Articles 5.1 and 5.2 without your explicit permission to do so. However, we may send anonymised data to other organisations that may use those data for improving products and services as well as to tailor the marking, displaying and selling of those goods and services.
6. Location and transfer
6.1 We process your personal data within the European Economic Area (EEA). However, in order to process your personal data for the purposes outlined in Article 4 above, we may also transfer your personal data to other ACEA entities or to third parties who process your personal data on our behalf outside the EEA. Each entity outside the EEA that processes your personal data will be bound to observe adequate safeguards with regard to the processing of your personal data. Such safeguards will be the consequence of:
- The recipient country having legislation in place which may be considered equivalent to the protection offered within the EEA; or
- A contractual arrangement between us and that entity, such as an agreement based on the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses.
7. Quality assurance
- An overriding interest of us, or any other third party, in keeping your personal data identifiable;
- A legal or regulatory obligation or a judicial or administrative order that prevents us from de-identifying them.
7.3 We will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep your personal data safe from unauthorised access or theft as well as accidental loss, tampering or destruction. Access by personnel of us or its third-party processors will only be on a need-to-know basis and be subject to strict confidentiality obligations. You understand, however, that safety and security are best efforts obligations, which can never be guaranteed.