Privacy Policy

We, Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH, want you tobe familiar with how we collect, use and disclose personal data (i.e.information that identifies you as an individual) on our website.

This Policy informs you what your rights are according to the personal data you provide us.

 

Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH is the responsible party:

Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH (Salzufer 14a, 10587 Berlin, commercial registry: Munich HRB 231934, director Intakhab Mehboob Khan) is responsible for the processing of your private data.

What are personal data?

Personal data is any information, which refers to an identified or identifiable natural person. This is therefore all data, which identify you as an individual or make identifiable. For example, name, postal address, telephone number, Email address, IP address.

How do we use personal data and what are our legal justifications?

When you visit websites, certain information isautomatically created and stored.

Our server automatically stores data like:

·       Address (URL) of the accessed webpage,

·       Browser and browser version,

·       Operating system,

·       Address (URL) of the previously visited page,

·       Host name and IP address of the device from which the access is made,

·       Date and time

As a standard, web server log files are stored for 1 day and will be deleted automatically. We do not pass this data to third- parties.

To make our products and services available to you

We use your personal data to provide you with the information, products, and services that you request and to communicate with you regarding those services and respond to your questions and comments. As well we need personal data for our application process and to improve our website layout.

We refer on our contractual arrangements with you on which we collect and process your personal data when you contact us. Alternatively, in some cases, we refer on our legitimate interests as a business (for example, to assess application). Where we refer on our legitimate interests, we will always make sure that we balance these interests against your rights. The use of the entered personal data based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regarding Art. 6 Para.  GDPR.

Here you can read the entire text of theGDPR law.

For administrative and internal business purposes

We may use your personal data for our internal business purposes, such as improving our site, improving our services and products. We may also use the data to ensure that our website is presented in the most effective and relevant manner for you and your device.

We process your data inaccordance of following principles (defined in Art. 5 GDPR)

·       lawfulness, transparency: need of consent, purpose, public interest, protection of life & health,

·       purpose: need of specified, explicit & legitimate purposes,

·       accuracy: need of accuracy, truth & up to date,

·       minimisation: process data adequate, limit data in relation to the purpose

·       integrity, confidentiality: ensure security of personal data,

·       storage limitation: ensure safe storage, no identification possible & limit storage time.  

 

Who we share your personal data with?

We will never sell any of your personal data to a third party. In some cases, to provide our services to you, we share some data with our trusted third-party service providers. Whenever we share your data, we put safeguards in place which oblige them to keep your data safe and to ensure that they do not use your data forown purposes.

 

Webhosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (Webflow, Inc.; US). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the server of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta data and communications, contact information, names, webpage access, and other data generated through a website.

This service is used to ensure a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1lit. f DSGVO).

Our host will only process the data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data. In order to guarantee the data processing in compliance with the general data protection regulations, we have concluded a data protection agreement with our host, Webflow, Inc.

Integration of the service of third parties

We work with carefully selected third parties, such as our customer database hosting provider and advertising partners who assist us in providing you with a positive customer experience. We work with these third parties to place relevant content for you on our website, other websites, online media channels and apps. In order to do this, we use pixels and cookies.

CookieDeclaration

Why and how we are using a consent manager?

AAI records some details in relation to your website visit by using cookies on this website.

We use a consent-Tool (Cookiebot; DK) to manage the cookie use and the related consents. In the context of using Cookiebot, personal data as well as information of the end devices used, such as the IP address, are processed. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. ci.V.m. Art. 6 para. 3 p. 1 lit. a GDPR in conjunction with. Art. 7 para. 1 GDPR (and alternatively lit. f GDPR). By processing the data, we help our customers to fulfil their legal obligations (e.g. obligation to provide evidence). Our legitimate interests in the processing lie in the storage of user settings and preferences in relation to the use of cookies and other functionalities.

With the first access to our website an easily perceivable so-called “cookie banner” will appear. With the first access you have the possibility to approve or refuse the use of the different kinds of cookies in the banner. Please note that the “cookie banner” will no longer be displayed as soon as you have approved the use of cookies. You can of course deactivate cookies again anytime as requested. Cookiebot stores your data as long as your user settings are active. We are only using session cookies. After leaving the website, your settings will expire and a new request for consent is made upon the next website visit.

By reading the following paragraph you will understand what type of cookies we use, the informationwe collect and how we use them. Furthermore, we explain how to adjust the cookie set-up.

 
What are cookies?

Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a web page or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences, so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.

Cookies can bestored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. There are two main types of Cookies:

  • Session cookies (transient cookies) are erased when you close the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
  • Persistent cookies (permanent cookies) are stored on your hard drive until it expires or until you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user (e.g. web surfing behaviour or preferences)

Which cookies are used on this website?
  • Essentials: Essential cookies help to make the website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website, display the correct page for the device you are using, remember your preferred language settings. Without these cookies some parts of our site won’t work as they should. (e.g. CookieConsent)
  • Performance & Statistics: Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously and collect information of any issues encountered. These cookies do not identify you as a person (e.g. _et_scroll_depth)

Why are we using cookies and how to change the cookie settings?

We use cookies toenhance your browsing experience.

The cookies are saved on your hard drive and transferred to our server. You can configure the data and information processing from cookies by yourself. Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at any times. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

Furthermore, you can activate the Browser’s “Do-Not-Track”- function. See below some links for typical browsers where you can find further information:

We recommend deletingcookies from the browser history regularly.

 

Website Analysis with etracker

We are using the service of etracker GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) to analyse the traffic on our website. Etracker is not using any cookies by default. In the case they are using performance &/or statistic cookies, we obtain your explicit consent in advance. If you have given your consent to the processing, cookies are used for statistic range analysis of this website, as well as tests for the optimization of our web presence. Etracker cookies do not contain information, which can identify the user.

The generated data will be exclusively processed and stored in Germany. The processing is therefore subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. Etracker has been idependently audited, certified and granted the data protection sealof certification.

The data processing is based on the legal regulation of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f (legitimate interest) GDPR. Our concern in terms of the GDPR is the optimization of our web presence. As the privacy of our visitors and customers is important to us, the data which may allow a reference to an individual person (e.g.: IP address, device identifiers), will be anonymized or pseudonymized as soon as possible. Anyother use or transfer to third parties is excluded.

You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time. This has no adverse consequences for you.

For further information about the data protection of etracker GmbH you can find: https://www.etracker.com/datenschutz/

How we cooperate with Softgarden (application)

We use softgarden software for the application processing. Softgarden e-Recruiting GmbH (Berlin, Germany) processes the data on behalf of AAI and always acts according to instructions. Data is processed exclusively at the server location in Germany.

Your personal application data will only be collected, stored, processed, and used for purposes in connection with your interest in current or future employment with us and the actual processing of your application. Your online application will only be processed and handled by the relevant HR people in our company. All employees entrusted with data processing are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of your data. Find here our Data Protection Declaration for applicants and in the following further information how softgarden supports GDPR compliance: https://softgarden.de/unternehmen/datenschutz-webseite/. You can contact softgarden at the following Email address: datenschutz@softgarden.de

 

LinkedIn

We use a Button of the social media network LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, US) on our website. Our LinkedIn presence is intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is alegitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by LinkedIn may be based on different legal bases, which are to be specified by the operators of LinkedIn (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). This LinkedIn button is a link to our LinkedIn company page. It is clearly marked with the familiar LinkedIn logo and you will find it in the lower right corner of our landing page. For the European area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for the data processing.

However, this is not a usual social plug-in, but a button with a link. The button will be activated by clicking on it. As long as the button is not clicked, no data is transmitted to the social network. Only when you click on the button, you declare your consent to communicate with the servers of the social network and the button becomes active and the connectionis established.

By activating the button, the social network then receives, among other things, the information that and when you accessed the corresponding page of our website, as well as, e.g., your IP address, information on the browser used and the language settings. If you click the button, your click will be transmitted to the social network and used accordingto its data usage guidelines.

If you visit our social media site, we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during your visit. In principle, you can insist on your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis LinkedIn.

Please note that despite the joint responsibility, we do not have full influence on the data processing of LinkedIn. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of LinkedIn. For the purpose and scope of the data collection, processing and use of the data by LinkedIn, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the information:

LinkedIn Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

How to deactivate the LinkedIn-Ad-Cookies: www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

 

Contact and Support Forms

By clicking the „Send“- buttonon the Contact and Support Form, you give your content to our processing and storing of the information you’ve entered. All your private data we process just for the purpose of responding to your request. We process the data based on the consent in accordance of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Your data will be encrypted and transferred to our Email account (info@automotive-ai.com ). Further we ensure the security of your data regarding the principle of integrity and confidentiality (Art. 5 GDPR). We will delete such data as soon as it is no longer needed for its intended purpose, latest after 3 months.

You may, at any time, revoke your consent. Please send an Email to media@automotive-ai.com with the information that you wish to withdraw. No special wording needed. This revocation has no effect on the legality of data processing activities carried out prior to the revocation.

YouTube

We embedded YouTube (subsidiary of Google, US) videos on our website. This way we can present interesting videos directly on our site. By clicking the “Watch Video”- button, data will be transmitted. In this case Google Ireland Limited (Dublin, Ireland) is responsible for all data processing in the European area.

We have embedded our videos in the so-called "enhanced privacy mode" to provide you with a privacy-friendly view. Cookies from YouTube are only set when the user actively activates the playback of the video. When you play the videos, a connection to a YouTube server is established. This transmits information to YouTube which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in with our YouTube account, YouTube assigns this information to your personal account. You can prevent this by logging out of your user account and deleting the corresponding cookies, before using our videos. Further information about the YouTube’s Privacy Policy and how to adjust the setting options to protect your privacy, here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=en.

How long we will store your data?

In broad terms, we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This means that the retention periods will vary according to the type of the data and the reason that we have the data.

If you have given your consent for the data processing, we will delete your personal data if you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

We will delete your personal data if you object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.

If a deletion is not possible because the processing is still necessary to be compliance with legal obligations (statutory retentions periods, etc.) or to defend legal claims, we will restrict the processing of your personal data.

 

Security

In order to guarantee the protection of the personal data controlled by us, we take all organizational, technical and administration-related measures to a reasonable extent.

If you have cause to assume that your interaction with us is no longer secured, you must inform us without delay by using the contact information on the website below (please note that if you contactus by normal post the processing of your problem by us may be delayed).

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, this website uses an SSL encryption programme (GoGet SSL, part of EnVers Group Ltd,located in Latvia, EU). You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

You saw our Sensor Car on the road?

Autonomous Driving becomes reality. We are working hard to support this advancement.

In the following we inform you about the recording and processing of data in connection with the use of a Sensor Car on public roads. AAI uses a so-called Sensor vehicle to collect road data and analyse them for our development and testing purposes. The car is equipped with sensors, Lidars, measuring devices and cameras. It is marked accordingly.

The installed measurements record video and picture images of the public road traffic incl. vehicle license plates and pedestrians. This kind of personal data will be anonymized directly on the installed hard drive before we continue to process this data. Therefore, the data do not allow any further conclusions to be made about individuals.

Based on the legitimate interest to carry out our business regarding Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR, AAI processes the data exclusively for recording purposes (anonymization right after the recording process). Any further use is excluded. The legitimate interest lies primarily in the analysis of the real vehicle behaviour/ traffic interaction and road architecture. Since the recording of data takes place in public area, occurs as a by-product of our main activity, there does not exist reasonable alternatives, we do not use the cameras with a “monitoring intention” and moreover, any subsequent processing only serves the purpose of anonymizing the data, the restriction of the rights of data subjects is classified as rather low.  

Your rights

You have several rights relating to your personal information and what happens to them. You are entitled to (according tothe GDPR):

Right of information, correction and deletion

You have the right to get information about your stored personal data, their origin, the recipients and the purpose of the data processing (Art. 15 GDPR). Furthermore, you have the right to correct (Art. 16 GDPR) and to delete (Art. 17GDPR) this information.

Right to get copies of your processed data

You have the right to find out if an organisation is using or storing your personal data. This is called “right of access”. You can exercise this right by asking for a copy of the data, which is commonly known as making a “subject access request”.(Art. 15 Para 3 GDPR)

Right to limitation of processing

If the legal requirements are met, you can demand that the processing be restricted (regarding Art. 18 GDPR).

Right to data transfer

You have the right to receive the data that you have provided to us in a structured and machine-readable format as long the requirements of Art. 20 GDPR are met.

Right to object to the use of your data

You have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data any time.

We will no longer process the personal data relating to you, unless we can proof essential reasons for the processing, which outweigh your interests, or the processing serves the assertion, exercising or defence against legal claims. (based on Art. 21 GDPR)

If the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this at any time and with effect for the future. We will delete your data unless there is a legal storage or retention period. In this case, the data will be blocked unless there is a legal basis for the data processing.

Right to lodge a complaint at a supervisory authority

You are entitled to the right to lodge a complaint at a supervisory authority, if you consider that the processing of the personal data relating to you contravene the GDPR (Art. 77 GDPR, in conjunction with §19 BDGS).

The supervisory authority, at which the complaint was lodged, will inform the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint including the possibility of a legal remedy in court.

The responsible authority would be:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz & Informationsfreiheit, https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/.

 

The following link leads you directly to the text of the GDPR law.

 

You have questions? Contact information of the data protection officer:

Our data protection officer can be reach via Email (media@automotive-ai.com) or phone (+49 1742160443), if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy.

For further question please contact us by Email under the following address: info@automotive-ai.com.

 

We reserve the right to replenish this Website Privacy Policy in the future. That is why you should check the Privacy Policy regularly when you visit our website.

 

The Privacy Policy was last updated on 02.06.2021.