Privacy policy

Zeppelin Systems GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Zeppelin”) welcomes your interest in its website and would like to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Alongside easy, efficient operability, we consider the protection of your personal data to be a top priority. The protection of your privacy is a key concern for us when processing personal data and we take this into account in all our business processes.

Therefore, we always process personal data collected during a visit to our website in line with the provisions governing data protection in the respective country in which the party responsible for data processing is located.

In this Data Policy, we explain which personal data is collected on our website. We also explain how this data is used and the measures that Zeppelin takes to protect your data.

What is personal data?

Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual, pursuant to section 3 paragraph 1 of the BDSG. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, and date of birth. Data which cannot be traced to you, such as statistical data, is not personal data.


What data is collected on the Zeppelin website?

For the purposes of system security, our web server temporarily stores the connection data, such as the date and duration of visit, identification data of the browser and operating system used, the subpages visited on our website and if required, the website from which you have visited us, as well as your computer’s IP address. This data is not linked to the data of a natural person.

With the exception of the IP address, personal data is only stored if you have provided us with this data voluntarily, e.g. during registration, an application, for sending information, for inquiries via the website contact form, or to initiate or execute a contractual agreement. By providing this data, you consent to the use of this data for the specific purpose.

For applications, please also refer to our data policy on our Zeppelin careers site.

You may revoke your consent at any time with immediate effect.

How does Zeppelin use the collected data?

The data we collect when you visit our website is used exclusively to ensure the smooth running of the website and to improve our services and, as a rule, cannot be used to draw any conclusions about you. Provided that you have given your consent, we will use the data we collect to offer you personalized information or inform you of offers that may be of interest to you.

If we collect any further information about you during registration or order processing, this data will be used exclusively for the purposes of implementing the contractual relationship. Information on individual users collected on our website is used for company purposes only. We may also use the information to inform you of offers or improvements which may be of interest to you only if you have granted your consent beforehand or if statutory provisions permit this and if you have not submitted an objection in this respect. However, the data is always used for the purpose for which it was collected. Data shall not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes, other than in the event that you have consented to such disclosure of data.

You can revoke your consent to this use of your personal data at any time with immediate effect.


Newsletters

If you wish, you may subscribe to a newsletter on our website. The data that you enter when registering for the newsletter is only saved and used to send the newsletter, unless you have consented to any further use of such data. Further information can be found in the newsletter registration instructions.

You may revoke your consent, and therefore cancel the subscription, at any time with immediate effect.

Cookies

Our website uses “cookies”. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and are either necessary for the functionality of the website or are used for usage analysis of the website.

This involves what are known as “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. Please note, however, that this may restrict the use and convenience of the website.


Use of Google Analytics (pursuant to German Data Protection guidelines)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and used to analyze your usage of the website. The information on your usage of this website generated by the cookie is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Within the Member States of the European Union or in the Member States of the European Economic Area, your IP address is however shortened beforehand by Google. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of Zeppelin to analyze your usage of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide us with further services related to website usage and internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link.

Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymous logging of IP addresses (known as IP masking).

Further information on Google Inc. and Google Analytics is available at: www.google.com. The Google Data Policy is available at: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Displaying videos (YouTube)

In several places on our website, we may have embedded videos which are provided by a third party. This concerns videos from the “YouTube” platform. YouTube is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The video content is visualized exclusively through the provider’s use of the “enhanced data protection mode”. As a result, only by clicking on a video can a cookie be stored on your computer to collect data for YouTube. In addition, further collecting and processing operations can be triggered upon which we have no influence.

In this respect, the responsible party in terms of data protection is Google. More information is provided in the Google data protection policy, available at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

If you do not wish to transmit data to YouTube, do not click on the videos embedded on our website.


Use of maps (Google Maps)

Insofar as our website uses Google Maps to display maps and create route plans, the service in question is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

More information is provided in the Google data protection policy, available at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

What steps does Zeppelin take to protect your data?

Online data transmission is never 100% secure. However, we try to protect your personal data as much as possible. For this purpose, we have taken the appropriate security measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss and destruction, and against unauthorized access by third parties. These security measures are continuously improved.


Right to information

On written request, we will inform you of the personal data relating to you that we have stored.

Contact

If you have any questions about how your personal data is processed, handled and dealt with, please contact Zeppelin.

Zeppelin Systems GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1
88045 Friedrichshafen
Germany

Tel.: +49 7541 202 02
Fax: +49 7541 202 1491
datenschutz(at)zeppelin.com
www.zeppelin.com