We, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (hereafter "we" or "Porsche AG"), appreciate your visit to our Porsche Press Database as well as your interest in our company and our products. Your privacy is extremely important to us. We therefore take the protection of your personal details very seriously, and treat them in strictest confidence. Your personal data is processed only within the scope of the legal provisions of the EU's data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (hereafter "GDPR").
Controller for data processing within the meaning of the data protection legislation is:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Tel: (+49) 0711 911-0
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or ideas relating to data protection.
You can contact our data protection officers at the following address:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Data Protection Officer
The subject matter of data protection is personal data. This is all the information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (known in the legislation as the data subject). This covers, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address, or telephone number as well as information that necessarily originates from the use of the Press Database, such as details about the start, end, and scope of use, and the communication of your IP address.
In general, it is possible to use the Press Database without registering. Even if you use the Press Database without registering, personal data can still be processed.
An overview of the type, scope, purposes of, and legal bases for automated data processing via the Press Database is provided below.3.1 Provision of Press Database
When accessing the Press Database through your device, we process the following data:
We process this data on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR to provide the service, to ensure the technical operation, and to identify and rectify faults. In this way, we pursue the interest of facilitating and ensuring the long-term use of our website and its technical functional capability. When our website is selected, this data is automatically processed. You cannot use our website unless this data is provided. We do not use this data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you or your identity. These data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR to provide the service, to ensure the technical operation and to detect and eliminate interference. We are pursuing the interest of enabling and permanently securing the use of the Press Database and its technical functionality. When the Press Database is accessed, this data is processed automatically. Without this provision, you will not be able to use our services. We do not use this data for the purpose of drawing any conclusions about you or your identity.3.2 Cookies
You may voluntarily provide personal information on our website in several places or register for services or functions, e.g. through webshops, newsletter subscriptions, information requests, contact requests, etc. When registering and using the services and features described below, personal information will be collected, processed and used by us as set out below.4.1 Newsletter
4.1.1 Registration Process
For the reception of our newsletters - especially press information - a registration with an individual profile is required.
a) Mandatory data at registration
When registering for the newsletter, the following compulsory information marked with a "*" is requested:
Salutation, first name, last name, company / magazine, telephone and mobile number, e-mail, preferred language
Without the specification of this mandatory data registration is not possible.
b) Voluntary data at registration
As part of your registration, you also have the opportunity to provide other voluntary information: academic title, second name, department / editorial, professional address data. Please note that this information is not required for registration and you alone decide whether you want to provide us with this data.
We process the data collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) and (f) GDPR in order to register you for the receipt of newsletters.4.1.2 Use of the newsletter
When using the newsletter, the following categories of personal data are processed:
Contact information, see point 4.1.1 (a)
We process this data on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR in order to provide you with the services you require in this context and to conduct the associated contractual relationship with you.
The sending of the newsletter and the care of the recipients are taken over by the following third party. This will get access to your data in this context:
Internal recipients: Within Porsche AG, the only people who have access are those who need it for the purposes named.
External recipients: We only forward your personal data to external recipients outside Porsche AG if this is necessary for the administering or processing of your issue, if another legal authorization exists, or if we have your consent to forward the data.
External recipients can be:
Group companies in Porsche AG or external service providers that we use to provide services, for example in the areas of technical infrastructure and maintenance for the Porsche AG offering or the provision of content. We carefully select and regularly inspect these processors to make sure that your privacy is protected. The service providers may use the data only for the purposes we have specified and in accordance with our instructions.
b) Public bodies
Authorities and public institutions, such as public prosecutors, courts, or financial authorities to which we must transfer personal data for legal reasons. The data is transferred on the basis of Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR.
c) Private bodies
Porsche dealers and service companies, cooperation partners, service providers or persons to whom the data is transferred on the basis of consent, to execute a contract with you or to safeguard legitimate interests, for example, other Porsche Dealerships and Porsche Service Centers, financing banks, providers of other services or transport service providers. The data is transferred on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a), (b) and/or (f) GDPR.
If data is transferred to bodies whose headquarters or whose place of data processing is not located in a member state of the European Union or in another country outside of the European Union who is a signatory to the treaty, we ensure before forwarding the data that, outside of legally permitted exceptional cases pertaining to the recipient, either an appropriate level of data protection exists (e.g., through an adequacy decision of the European Commission, through suitable guarantees such as self-certification by the recipient for the EU-US Privacy Shield, or the agreement of EU standard contractual clauses between the European Union and the recipient) or you give sufficient consent for the transfer of the data.
We can provide you with an overview of the recipients in third countries and a copy of the specifically agreed regulations to ensure the appropriate level of data protection. To obtain these, please contact the address specified in Section 1.
If the description of the individual services and offers do not contain any specific information about the storage duration or deletion of data, the following applies:
We store your personal data only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the intended purposes, or – in the case of consent – until you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent to process your personal data, we will delete it unless relevant legal provisions stipulate that it can be processed further. We will also delete your personal data if we are obliged to do so for other legal reasons.
In line with these general principles, we will usually delete your personal data immediately
As the data subject affected by the data processing, you have several rights. Specifically,
Right of access:: You have the right to obtain information from us about the data that we have stored about you.
Right of rectification and erasure: You have the right to demand that we rectify incorrect data and – provided the legal requirements are met – that we delete your data.
Restriction of processing: You have the right – provided the legal requirements are met – to demand that we restrict the processing of your data.
Data portability: If you have provided us with data on the basis of a contract or consent, you have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to obtain the data you have provided in a structured, standard, and machine-readable format or you can demand that we transfer this data to another controller.
Objection to the processing of data on the legal grounds of "legitimate interest": You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to our processing of your data, provided this objection is based on the legal grounds of "legitimate interest". If you exercise your right to object, we will cease the processing of your data unless we can – pursuant to the legal requirements – prove compelling legitimate reasons for the further processing, which override your rights.
Withdrawal of consent: If you have given us consent to process your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data remains unaffected up until the time of the withdrawal of consent.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You can also submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your data is in breach of the legislation. To do so, you can apply to the data protection authority that is responsible for your town/city or country or the data protection authority that is responsible for us.
Contacting us: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, your rights as a data subject, and any consent that you may have given. To exercise all of these previously mentioned rights, please contact us at https://www.porsche.com/germany/privacy/contact or the postal address specified above in Section 1. In doing so, please ensure that it is possible for us to uniquely define you.
Websites and services delivered by other providers that are linked to the Press Database have been and are structured and provided by third parties. We do not have any influence over the structure, content, or role of these third-party services. We explicitly distance ourselves from all content in all linked third-party offerings. Please note that the third-party offerings linked to the Press Database may install their own cookies on your device or collect personal data. We have no influence over this. Please contact the providers of these linked third-party offerings as required for the relevant information.