Latest update: July 2015
capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH is delighted by your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our products and services.
Protecting your personal data used during the entire business process is a key issue for us and we want you to feel secure when visiting our web pages.
In the following, we will explain what information we at capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH capture during your visit to our web pages and how that information will be used.
Personal data are individual pieces of information about the personal or substantive situation of a defined or definable natural person. This includes information such as, for example, your correct name, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth. Information that is not linked directly with your true identity – such as preferred web pages or the number of users of a page – is not considered personal data.
capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH collects and processes certain personal data in the context of this website and its e-mail newsletters to the extent permitted by the applicable law. This helps us better understand the wishes and interests of our customers (and potential customers) regarding our online communication and our products.
We use the personal data you make available exclusively for purposes of technical administration of the websites and to meet your wishes and needs, so as a rule to handle the contract concluded with you, to answer your enquiry or within the context of your participation in a prize draw.
Only if you have previously granted your consent, or – to the extent provided for by law – have failed to object, we also use these data for product-related surveys and marketing purposes, e.g. newsletter.
If you have registered for the Nürburgring newsletter, capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH will use the data provided upon registration for the sole purpose of sending you the Nürburgring newsletter. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. The sole exception are partner companies responsible for the technical aspects of sending out the newsletter. In these cases, however, the amount of data passed on is limited to the minimum necessary.
No forwarding, sale or other transmission of your personal data to third parties takes place unless doing same is necessary for the purposes of fulfilling the contract or where you have explicitly consented to it. It may, for example, be necessary in the event of orders for products for us to pass on your address and order data to our suppliers.
If rendering a service or responding to an enquiry requires us to transmit your personal data to an external service provider, we take technical and organisational measures to ensure that the legal provisions concerning data protection are adhered to. capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH also obliges its external service providers to comply with the relevant provisions of data protection law, to treat personal data confidentially and to delete them as soon as they are no longer needed.
Since the protection of the private sphere of children is of major importance, we would prefer not to gather, process or use personal data of persons under 16 years of age. Should you as their legal guardian learn that your children have sent their personal data to us, you can get in touch with us via the addresses given in the imprint if you want those data to be deleted.
Our website uses so-called “cookies“ to help us better understand the interests and needs of our visitors. A “cookie” is a small text file that contains a random but unique identification number and is stored by us (or one of our business partners, e.g. a web analysis service provider) on your computer via your web browser. Cookies and the identification numbers contained in them will not be linked to your name, address or other personally identifiable information, unless you have given us explicit permission to provide you with information specifically tailored to your interests.
These cookies are used to identify your browser so that we can follow your movements on our website and determine and measure the success of certain marketing activities. We use this information to further improve our website and our e-mail newsletters, especially by adapting our information and offers to the individual interests and needs of the users.
You may object to the cookie-based collection and analysis of online data by clicking on this link [LINK TO OPT-OUT PAGE]. If you exercise this option, an anonymous “opt-out cookie” will be installed in your web browser which informs our web server about your objection and prevents the collection of data. The opt-out cookie remains effective in your browser until you delete it with the help of the browser’s tools. If you delete the cookie or use another browser or computer, we will no longer be able to tell that you made such an objection.
Alternatively, you can set your browser not to accept cookies. In this case you can continue using our website, but access to some parts of the site may be technically limited. For further information on cookies and your browser’s cookie settings please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.networkadvertising.org.
Our e-mail communication may contain so-called hyperlinks (“links”) that include random but unique identification numbers. These identification numbers may be collected and stored by us (or external service providers working for us, such as web analysis service providers) once your computer calls up these links in order to retrieve further information from our servers. The identification numbers contained in these links will not be linked to your name, address or other personally identifiable information, unless you have given us explicit permission to provide you with information specifically tailored to your interests. We use these links and information on your page requests to track your use of our e-mails and our website and determine and measure the success of certain marketing activities. We use this information to further improve our website and our e-mail newsletters, especially by adapting our information and offers to the individual interests and needs of the users.
You may object to the collection and analysis of link data as described above by clicking on this link [LINK TO OPT-OUT PAGE]. If you exercise this option, an anonymous “opt-out cookie” will be installed in your web browser which informs our web server about your objection and prevents the collection of data. The opt-out cookie remains effective in your browser until you delete it with the help of the browser’s tools. If you delete the cookie or use another browser or computer, we will no longer be able to tell that you made such an objection.
We will not store or use the IP address of your computer for marketing purposes. The IP addresses recorded by our web servers are stored only for a very short time and used exclusively to detect and prevent misuse.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or our advertising e-mails may click on the unsubscribe link included in all e-mails sent by the Nürburgring.
For certain services related to our website and our e-mail communication we commissioned external service providers (e.g. computer centres). These service providers process data exclusively according to our instructions. They are also bound by these data protection provisions and subject to our control. Under no circumstances may these service providers use data collected or processed on our behalf for their own purposes.
This website utilises Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilises so-called “cookies”, text files stored to your computer allowing for an analysis of the way you use the website. Normally, the information the cookie created in connection with your use of this website is transmitted and stored to a Google server in the U.S. However, if the IP anonymisation function is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other states that are a party to the European Economic Area Agreement. The entire IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will utilise this information in order to analyse the way you use the website, in order to prepare reports regarding the website activities, and in order to provide the website operator with further services related to the way you use the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can disable the storage of cookies by using a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as this data being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available using the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
You will find further information about the site policy and the data privacy at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html.
We would like to make you aware of the fact that Google Analytics was expanded by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website in order to ensure that the IP addresses are collected in an anonymised manner (so-called IP masking).
Our websites feature social plugins of different social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or Pinterest). By means of these plugins you can set bookmarks on these websites and share these bookmarks with other participants of the social networks. You can recognise social plugins by the logos that can be found on the websites of the social networks. If you open a website containing these social plugins from our internet offer, a direct connection to the servers of the social networks will be established. From there, the image of the plugin and the underlying functions are then transmitted directly to your browser. Your browser will integrate these into the representation of our website. If, at that moment, you are logged in to the social network using your user name and password, the information that you are visiting our website will be transferred to the social network and this information can be assigned to your user account. If you are interacting with the social plugins, i.e. if you share one of our websites or if you use the Facebook “Like” or “Share”, the Pinterest “Pin-it” or the Twitter “Tweet This” functions, for instance, the contents of our websites will be linked to your profile in the social network. If you are not a member of the social network or if you logged out with the providers before visiting our shop, it may nevertheless be possible that at least your IP address is transmitted and stored with the providers. We would like to point out that other data privacy and liability regulations shall be applicable to these linked websites of third party providers. The storage und use of data by the site operator occurring when using these linked sites may exceed the extent of the present data privacy statement. The processing on the connected social networks, the storage durations, as well as the purpose shall exclusively be determined by these providers. Please find further information about the used social plugins and the data privacy statements of these providers by using the following links.
Facebook Like / Share
Operator of the social network: Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
Operator of the social network: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California 94043, USA
Twitter Tweet button
Operator of the social network: Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
Instagram social plugin
Operator of the social network: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
YouTube social plugin
Operator of the social network: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Operator of the social network: Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, California 94301, USA
When you visit our web pages, our webservers, as standard and for the purposes of system security, temporarily save the connection data of the enquiring computer, the web pages you visit here, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type, as well as the website you visit us from. Personal information extending beyond that, such as your name, your address, telephone number or e-mail address will not be captured unless you give that information voluntarily, e.g. within the context of registration, a survey, a prize draw, for the purposes of fulfilling a contract or a request for information.
capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH takes all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss or misuse. Your data, for instance, will be stored in a secure operating environment, which is not accessible to the public. Should you want to get in touch with capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH by e-mail, we would point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted is not assured. Third parties can view the content of e-mails, so we would advise you to send us confidential information only by post.
You do of course have the option at any time to have your data partially or completely deleted. You can revoke your consent to use of your personal data for our own advertising purposes at any time by post and/or by email to info(at)nuerburgring.de. Participation in our special promotion will of course not be affected by you revoking your consent. We will accede to your wishes without delay and immediately cease sending further advertising material. To the extent we might be required by law to retain your data, that data will not be deleted but will be blocked.
Upon written request, we will inform you about which data concerning you personally (e.g. name, address) we have stored.
Should you otherwise still have questions or suggestions, you can contact our company’s Data Protection Officer by e-mail at any time:
E-Mail address: datenschutz(at)nuerburgring.de
Our data protection provisions are in line with the German Federal Data Protection Act (DBSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).