Privacy statement

Information about our organisation and website

Responsible for the website

Aral Aktiengesellschaft
Wittener Straße 45
44789 Bochum, Germany
Tel.: +49 234 4366 2059

E-Mail: brandmanagement@aral.com
Tax ID 27/151/00447
County court Bochum HRB 7472 AG

VAT ID No.: DE118616994 (BP Europa SE)
Board: Patrick Wendeler (Chairman), Jennifer Brekau
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Guy Moeyens 

If you have any requests regarding your personal data or questions about our data protection guidelines, please send an e-mail to our data protection officer at
or contact the following address:

Aral Aktiengesellschaft
Data Protection Officer
Wittener Straße 45
44789 Bochum, Germany

This website contains links to privately operated websites not covered by these data protection regulations. For this reason, please look at the data protection declarations on outside websites for more information.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

Any time we collect personal data, we will indicate the reason why this data is required. Your data is only used to provide and manage the services you request.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Data

We reserve the right to disclose your personal data provided this is prescribed by law – as well as in situations in which we are of the opinion that such a disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or to properly respond to legal proceedings, a court order, a request from a regulatory agency, or other legal confrontations against BP.

In certain cases, we may need to transfer your personal data to subsidiaries within BP Group or external providers who provide communication services for Aral in order to provide the services you request. 

As a company in the global BP Group, Aral will not transfer your personal data to countries that do not belong to the European Union/Economic Zone. The cross-border transfer of personal data within BP Group is regulated by several binding corporate rules that guarantee effective data protection throughout the entire BP Group.

In the event that BP is acquired, sold or taken over, we may transfer your personal data to the new owners of the company depending on the circumstances.

Data Storage

We store your personal data as required in each situation to enforce legal claims or defend ourselves against such. 
Data that you provide to us through communication sent to our e-mail addresses, chats, or as a result of participating in our contests will be saved for a maximum of 24 months for the purpose of assigning and tracking the corresponding processes involved in these activities.

Your Rights

You have the right to view your personal data, correct it, and request that it be deleted if it is used improperly. 

You can also revoke your consent to have your personal data used by unsubscribing from our tools and services. 

As an EU citizen, you are authorised to submit a complaint to the national supervisory authority for data protection in your country. Before you do this, however, you should consider contacting Aral/BP directly with your issue, and utilising the company’s EU-certified complaint management process.

Optional Provision of Personal Information

We require certain personal data to provide you with specific services – especially those offered on download.aral-design.de and mein.aral.de. Required fields are labelled. Additional details are optional.

Information on Data Transmission, Cookies and the Use of Google Analytics

Our servers automatically collect data about your visit to our websites based on the IP address. This information cannot be used to identify you personally, but only the computer from which the website was accessed. We only use this data to determine the locations in the world from which people are accessing our websites, and how users navigate our websites. 

We use so-called cookies to track user activity on our websites. Cookies are small text files that we can interpret with the help of specific software.

Consult the “help” menu in your internet browser to learn how to delete or block cookies. Please note that blocking cookies will restrict the functionality of several websites or prevent you from accessing them at all, depending on your browser settings. A distinction is made between a so-called “session cookie” (deleted as soon as you close your browser) and a “persistent cookie”, which remains on your computer for an extended period of time. 

For more information about cookies, please see:www.allaboutcookies.org
This website uses cookies that:
  • are absolutely necessary to navigate this website and use its special features, e.g. access to password-protected sections. It is not possible to offer several of the services that you would want to use on this website without cookies.
  • help improve the performance of this website by collecting information about user behaviour (e.g. to standardise the design and operation of the website for all users)
  • help improve the functionality of the website and align it with your personal needs by recording your user settings (e.g. your location, preferred typeface and type size, etc.), and providing the improved performance features listed in the cookie-specific directory of use features.
By using this website, you consent to the use of our cookies for the aforementioned purposes. 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, or text files that are saved on your computer that make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information about your website use generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is saved. Here, the last 8 Bit of your IP address is deleted to render it anonymous. IP anonymization is activated on this website. The operator of this website requested that Google use this information to evaluate your use of this website for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity, which will be utilised to perform additional website and internet use services. The IP address that Google Analytics takes from your browser will not be combined with other Google data. You can adjust your browser software settings accordingly to prevent cookies from being saved on your system. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all of the functionalities of this website to their fullest capacity. You can prevent Google from saving and processing the data about your website use generated by the cookie (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). In addition to installing this browser add-on, there is another alternative to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data. This is especially interesting for users of mobile devices.
Click on this Link to install a so-called opt-out cookie, which prevents the tracking of data on this website. This functionality is valid until the cookie is deleted. If the cookie is deleted, this functionality can be restored by simply clicking on the link again. 

These data protection guidelines were updated on 27.04.2018.