Aral attaches considerable importance to the security of your personal data in the online offers by it or the associated companies of the Aral Group. When visiting these online offers, we also collect, transmit and store personal-related data. The declaration below is therefore intended to give you an outline of how we guarantee protection of your personal data.
Object of this Declaration and Scope
This data protection declaration is valid for all websites operated by Aral and associated companies of the Aral Group. Aral's websites may contain links (references) to online offers by outside companies or to privately operated websites which are not covered by the present data protection declaration.
Collection and Use of Personal-related Data
Data Transmission to Third Parties
Inasmuch as your data are processed centrally for the purpose of improving customer service or on technical grounds within the companies associated with the Aral Group, we will ensure with the aid of appropriate measures that full consideration is given to the statutory data protection interests of our customers. Aral does not make your personal data available to third parties, i.e. we undertake to abstain from selling or leasing your data under any circumstances. In the event of Aral passing on personal-related data to trustworthy third parties for the purpose of analysing and improving the customer service, this is done in such a manner as to safeguard the strict confidentiality of your data.
Cookies are files in which we store subject to your consent on your hard disk, not with our server. The information contained in the cookies serves to identify you and to facilitate navigation for you. For example, cookies obviate the need for you to input once again the whole of your registration data on the occasion of every use. Furthermore, cookies can be used to handle orders and services in an improved manner and, subject to your consent, to keep you informed of special offers or new products of interest to you. Of course you can also make use of the Aral Online offers without cookies. For this purpose, you are able to prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk by selecting your browser setting ""Do not accept cookies"". The instructions of your browser manufacturer give you details of how this operates. If you do not accept any cookies, however, this may lead to restrictions of the functions and to reduced convenience in the use of our offers.
Site Traffic Information and Cookies
Processing or Cancellation of Data in your User Account
You are entitled to view, correct, supplement or cancel the information and settings stored in your Aral user account (""Premium Services"") at all times. Inasmuch as you approve a given use of your data, this declaration may be revoked at any time. In particular, you have the free choice as to whether you wish to continue to be informed of the contents, services and new products.
Aral makes all endeavours to protect your personal data against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. The data in your Aral user account are protected by a password in order to safeguard confidentiality and security. In a number of particularly sensitive areas, especially when placing orders with the Aral store, Aral makes use of the SSL-encoding method as a secure transmission procedure for customer-related data.
Alterations of this Data Protection Declaration
Aral reserves the right to alter this data protection declaration in the future. In the event of Aral making use of your personal information in a manner other than that at the time of data collection in the data protection declaration, we undertake to notify you by e-mail, using the latest information known to us. In addition, a corresponding alteration of the data protection declaration is made available by a notification in bold letters on the Aral website for an appropriate period. As from that time onwards, the updated information can be viewed by you on the website at all times.
The use of our websites and, particularly, your registration for the ""Premium Services"" is deemed to be your consent to the storage and use of your data by Aral. In order to be able to use our picture archive, you will first have to agree to our special Terms and Conditions of Use.
Your Opinion regarding Data Protection
f you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or doubts as regards this data protection declaration or the use or disclosure of your information by Aral, kindly fill in our e-mail form or send an e-mail. Aral Aktiengesellschaft Wittener Straße 45 44789 Bochum Taxation number 105/5864/2011 Bochum Companies Register HRB 7472 AG UST-Ident-Nr.: DE118616994 (BP Europa SE) Board: Patrick Wendeler (Vors.), Jennifer Brekau Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Guy Moeyens Brand & Communications Manager: Wolfgang Wagner Tel.: 0234/315-3319 Fax: 0234/315-2950