Data Protection Declaration

Version 11/2015

This site can be used without needing to provide personally-identifiable data. Different regulations may apply to the use of some of the services on our site, which will be separately explained below. Your personally-identifiable data (e.g. name, address, email, telephone number, or similar) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. Data is deemed to be personally-identifiable if it can be clearly attributed to a specific natural person. The legal guidelines for data protection are contained in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (Federal Data Protection Legislation - BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (Telemarketing Legislation - TMG). The following regulations will inform you of the type, scope and purpose of the gathering of data, as well as the usage and processing of personally-identifiable information by the provider:

  • JBL GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dieselstraße 3
  • D-67141 Neuhofen
  • phone: +49/ (0)6236/ 4180-0
  • fax: +49/ (0)6236/ 4180-999
  • e-mail: info@jbl.de

We advise you that Internet-based communication has security vulnerabilities; comprehensive protection against access by third parties is impossible.

Gathering of Personal Data

Personally-identifiable data is only gathered if you provide us with such data for the purpose of ordering goods or making contact. Personally-identifiable information entered for these purposes will be used exclusively for contract execution or responding to your query without requiring your explicit consent. In addition, the data will be used for the purposes of future customer care and support (proprietary advertising purposes) with your explicit request (e.g. newsletter), which can be revoked at any time. In particular, you can unsubscribe from a newsletter subscription at any time.

Disclosure of Personal Data

Your personally-identifiable data will be passed on as part of contract execution to the transport company contracted for delivery, or any applicable financial services provider, insofar as this is necessary for delivery or payment of the goods.

Cookies

In our online shop we used so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer.

These are primarily cookies which enable our website to remember the sites you visit while on our website (e.g. going through the ordering process in several steps where the entries in the previous steps need to be transferred over). This is particularly required in order to be able to use the shopping basket function on our website. These cookies are deleted once you close your browser and no personally-identifiable information will be gathered.

We also use permanent cookies to recognise if an offer has been used several times by the same user/Internet connection holder. They enable us to optimise our Internet site and offers. These cookies provide information to automatically recognise you. The information thus obtained is used to optimise our services and make it easier for you to access our website

Further details regarding permanent cookies can be found below in the details concerning the use of Google Analytics.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by using the appropriate setting on your browser software; however we would point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.

Server Data

For technical reasons relating to communications and security, when you visit our website, the following data (amongst others) will be provided to us/our webspace provider by your Internet browser.

  • - Browser type and version
  • - Operating system used
  • - The websites from which you are visiting us (referrer URL)
  • - Websites that you visit
  • - Date and time you accessed the site
  • - Your Internet protocol (IP) address

After no more than 30 minutes, the data will be anonymised by shortening the IP address to the domain level to make it no longer possible, or disproportionately difficult, to be able to make conclusions about an identified or identifiable natural person. The anonymised data will be solely processed for ‘statistical purposes’ to enable us to optimise our Internet site and our offers.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’. Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of how you use the website.

The corresponding cookie is only installed if you agree to the use of cookies at the beginning of or during your visit to the site by pressing the button ‘I agree’

The information gathered by the cookies concerning your use of this website such as time, location and frequency (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

On our website, we use Google Analytics with the extension ‘_anonymizeIp’. In this event, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website for the purposes of generating reports on website activity as well as for further services related to the website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will never associate your IP address with any other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by using the appropriate setting on your browser software; however we would point out to you that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for the most widespread browsers, which gives you more control over which data is gathered by Google for the websites you visit. The add-on notifies the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that no information about the visit to the website should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the browser-based Google Analytics deactivation add-on does not prevent information being transmitted to us or to any other web analysis services deployed by us. For more information on installing the browser add-on, click on the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics

Use of Facebook Components

We use components from the provider facebook.com on our site. Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Each time our website that is equipped with such components is visited, these components will allow your browser to download a corresponding representation of the Facebook components. This process will make Facebook aware which exact pages of our Internet presence are currently being viewed.

If you load our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook will know which exact page you are visiting through the information gathered by the components and will assign this information to your personal Facebook account. If you click on the ‘Like’ button, or enter comments to this effect, this information will be transferred to your personal user account on Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, the information stating that you have visited our page will be passed onto Facebook. This shall occur irrespective of whether you click on the components or not.

If you wish to prohibit this transfer and saving of your data and actions on our website by Facebook, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our site. The data protection notices from Facebook provide more detailed information, particularly concerning the gathering and use of data by Facebook, your corresponding rights as well as the setting options for protecting your privacy: Facebook Data Protection Declaration

Use of Google + Recommendations Components

On our website we deploy the ‘+1’ button from the provider Google+ from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’.

Each time our website is used, insofar as it is equipped with such ‘+1’ components, these components will cause your browser to download a corresponding representation of the Google components. This process will make Google aware which exact pages of our Internet presence are currently being viewed.

According to the information provided by Google, no further evaluation of your visit will take place in the event that you are not logged in to your Google account.

If you visit our website while logged into Google and press the ‘+1’ button, Google can gather data about your Google account, the website recommended by you as well as your IP address and other browser-related information.

This means your ‘+1’ recommendation will be saved and made public. The Google ‘+1’ recommendation that you make can be used as information together with your account name and any photo stored in Google’s service, such as in search results, in your Google account, or in any other places such as websites and adverts online. Furthermore, Google can link your visit to our website with your data that is stored at Google. Google also records this information to continue improving their Google services. If you wish to prevent such gathering of data by Google, you should log out of your Google account before visiting our Internet presence.

The data protection notices from Google concerning the ‘+1’ button, including all further information on the gathering, passing on and use of data by Google; your corresponding rights, as well as profile settings, can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Use of Twitter Recommendation Components

We use components from the provider Twitter on our site. Twitter is a service from Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Each time our website that is equipped with such components is visited, these components will allow your browser to download a corresponding representation of the Twitter components. This process will make Twitter aware which exact pages of our Internet presence are currently being viewed.

We have no influence on the data that Twitter gathers by this process, nor over the scope of such data gathered by Twitter. On the basis of currently available information, Twitter will gather the URL of the respectively viewed website as well as the user’s IP address, however this shall not be for any purpose other than the representation of the Twitter components. More information about Twitter’s data protection declaration can be found at http://twitter.com/privacy

You can change your data protection settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.

Registration Function

On our website, we offer the opportunity to register for the purposes of acquiring a customer account or for ‘myJBL’. The data entered as part of registration, which can be seen in the entry mask of the registration form, is gathered and saved exclusively for use of our offering. By registering on our website, we will also save your IP address as well as the date and time of your registration. This will serve as a safeguard on our side in the event that third parties misuse your data and register on our website using your data without your knowledge. This information is not disclosed to third parties. Data gathered in such a way is not matched with data that may have been acquired through other components of our website.

With regard to the use of your personal data, you will be asked to grant your consent at the appropriate point as part of registering for ‘myJBL’ and/or open a customer account as follows:

‘Save’.

You can register at any time for the future.

Newsletter

We use this newsletter to inform you at regular intervals of our offers. You will require a valid email address in order to receive our newsletter. The email address entered by you will be checked to ascertain whether you are actually the holder of the email address provided, or whether said holder is authorised to receive the newsletter. By subscribing to our newsletter, your IP address, as well as the date and time of your subscription, will be saved. This will serve as a safeguard on our side in the event that third parties misuse your email address and subscribe to our newsletter without your knowledge. Further data is not gathered on our part. Data gathered in such a way is exclusively used in relation to our newsletter insofar as you have not granted consent for said data to be passed onto third parties.

Data gathered in such a way is not matched with data that may have been acquired through other components of our website.

With regard to the use of your personal data for sending the newsletter, you will be asked to grant your consent at the appropriate point as follows:

‘Subscribe to newsletter’.

You can cancel your subscription to this newsletter at any point for the future.

Commentary and Review Options

On our website we give you the opportunity to leave commentaries concerning individual products and contributions, or the website in general. To register for this, you are required to enter your first and last names and your email address. The data and IP address entered by the author/Internet connection holder for this purpose will be saved. We save this data for our own security in the event that the author’s commentary infringes on any third party rights and/or contains illegal content and must be discontinued. Thus we have a legitimate interest regarding the author’s data, particularly since we can be prosecuted under certain circumstances due to such infringements. This information is not disclosed to third parties. Data gathered in such a way is not matched with data that may have been acquired through other components of our website.

With regard to the use of your personal data, and as part of registration, you will be asked to grant your consent at the appropriate point as follows:

‘Save’

You can register at any time for the future.

Contact Options

On our website, we give you the opportunity to contact us by email and/or via a contact form. If contact is initiated, the details provided by the user will be saved for the purposes of processing their contact request. This information is not disclosed to third parties. Data gathered in such a way is not matched with data that may have been acquired through other components of our website.

Information/Revocation/Deletion

Due to federal data protection legislation, you can approach us free of charge for questions related to the gathering, processing and use of your personally-identifiable data; rectification, blocking and deletion of said data; or to revoke consent that has been granted. We advise that you have a right to the rectification of incorrect data or the deletion of personally-identifiable data, insofar as there is no retention obligation which would preclude such a claim.