Data protection on the Website of CLAAS KGaA mbH
All web activities of CLAAS take place in compliance with the applicable legal provisions and laws on the protection of personal data and on data security. CLAAS takes all necessary measures and precautions to protect any personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. Below CLAAS explains how information is dealt with that is collected during a visit to the Website of CLAAS KGaA mbH.
Collecting and processing personal data
Personal information is any information on the identity of a person, such as the person’s name, e-mail address or postal address. Such data are only saved if you provide them yourself, e.g. if you contact us through the contact form or if you wish to subscribe to a Newsletter. You are free to decide which information you will make available. If you do not wish to provide any information to CLAAS, some particular contents of the Website of CLAAS KGaAmbH might not be accessible to you. Subscribers to a communication service may unsubscribe to this communication service at any time on the corresponding homepage.
If any of your personal data has changed (e.g. the postal code, the E-mail address or postal address), you may inform CLAAS KGaA mbH about any such change by sending an E-mail to email@example.com in order to correct the data or bring them up to date.
Use and disclosure of personal data
CLAAS KGaA mbH uses your personal data for purposes of the technical administration of the Websites exclusively, in order to give you access to specific information and to facilitate any other communication with you.
Your personal data will neither be disclosed to any exterior third parties nor be used for any other purposes.
Automatically collected information
If you access to the Website of CLAAS KGaA, general information will be collected automatically (e.g. on the Internet browser used, on the number of visits, on the average time spent on the Website, on the pages viewed). This information is used to improve on the attractiveness, contents and functionality of the Website. The Web analysis tools of the companies etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) and Webtrends Inc. (www.webtrends.com) will be used on this Website, which facilitate the analysis of the use of the Website.
Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in the cache memory of the Website visitor’s Internet browser, and in this way, they allow recognition of your computer on the occasion of the next call of this Website. Cookies do not contain any personal data, so that protection of privacy is ensured. The data collected during the visit of the Website will be collected and memorized on a server in Germany on behalf of CLAAS KGaA for marketing and optimisation purposes. User profiles may be created under a pseudonym from these data. The data collected by means of the etracker or webtrends technologies will not be used to identify the visitor of this Website personally and they will not be combined with any other personal data that may be known on the bearer of the pseudonym. If need be, CLAAS will transfer this information to any third parties, if so required by law and only to the extent as any third parties should process this data on behalf of the CLAAS group.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by making suitable settings on your browser software, but we point out that, in this case, you will no longer be able to use all functions of this Website to their full extent.
By using this Website you declare being agreeable to the processing through CLAAS KGaA’s intervention of the data you collected, in the way and manner described above and for the purposes described above.
Links to other Websites
If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you may contact the person in charge of data protection:
CLAAS KGaA mbH
Corporate data protection dept.
Mr. Thomas Oetting
Upon request, you will be notified in writing pursuant to the applicable law, whether and if so, what personal data CLAAS KGaA has memorized about your person through the Website.
Notice of changes
In the event any of these data protection provisions should be amended, such changes or modifications will be notified on the homepage and at any other appropriate places.
Harsewinkel, in July 2011