This website is operated by Adam Opel AG (“Opel”) and hosted on a server owned by General Motors Holdings LLC (Michigan, USA). All other microsites operated by Adam Opel AG are hosted in Europe. The registered office of Adam Opel AG is situated in Germany at Bahnhofsplatz, 65423 Rüsselsheim.
Opel cares about your privacy. Via this Site Opel does not collect or process any personal data with the exception of information collected via cookies as explained below in this policy.
This Site can also contain links to other Opel websites or to websites of our dealers, authorized repairers, other affiliated companies or social media websites. When you click on such a link to any of such other Opel* or third party websites, please be aware that these websites have their own data privacy policies. Please check their privacy policies when using these websites.
Please be informed that Opel cannot accept any responsibility or liability for third party websites.
*For this purpose it is necessary for the data mentioned to be transferred to General Motors Holdings LLC (Michigan, USA) and processed there.
For optimizing this Site in terms of system-performance, usability and providing useful information about our products and services, we automatically gather and store information in log files on your computer. This includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and language setting, operating system, internet service provider (ISP) and the date/time stamp.
We use this information to manage the Site efficiently, learn more about our users’ behaviors across the Site, analyze trends and gather demographic data about our users as a whole. The information collected may be used for our marketing and advertising services and communications (for example optimizing and improving the user experience, providing more attractive special offers and services).
If we use non-personal information together with Personal Data, this information is treated as Personal Data for as long as it remains combined.
This Site, email messaging, online services, advertisements and interactive applications may use “cookies” for optimizing our services.
What is a “cookie”?
A “cookie” is a small file, typically of letters and numbers that we send to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk by our web server. This for example allows our website to recognize a user’s device when a connection has been established between the web server and the web browser. The main purpose of a cookie is to allow our web server to present the user with customized web pages that make the experience when visiting the Opel website more personal and better responding to the user’s individual needs.
What kind of cookies does this Site use?
Opel may use two types of cookies on this Site:
Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that are stored in the cookie file of your browser until you end your browser session. Those cookies are mandatory for certain applications or functionalities on this Site to work properly.
Persistent cookies: we may use persistent cookies for a better user experience (e.g. providing optimized navigation). Those cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period. This time period will depend on the choice you make in the settings of your internet browser. Persistent cookies allow information to be passed to a web server each time someone visits the site. Persistent cookies are also known as tracking cookies.
There are many on-line publications on cookies in case you want to read more. See for example: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
This Site contains web beacons (also called: “pixel tags”). A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a website or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the on-line behavior of the user visiting the web site or sending the e-mail. Web beacons are used by third-party technologies, on this Site those of Omniture Publish, to monitor the activity of the users to our Site. It allows to track which computer accessed a certain website, when and from where (country/city level).
Opel uses for a continuous optimization of its marketing communication the analytical software “Omniture Publish” of Adobe Inc. It allows for tracking on-line behavior in terms of time, geographic location and usage of this Site. This information is collected via tracking pixels and/or cookies. The information gained via tracking pixels and/or cookies is anonymous and will not be connected to personal data. All information that is necessary for this analysis is stored on servers in Germany. Opel does not share this information with any third party for its independent use.
You have the ability to accept or decline all cookies on all the websites you visit by changing the settings in your internet browser. For example when you use Internet Explorer version 8.0 you must do the following: 1. choose Tools followed by Internet Options 2. click the tab Privacy 3. use the slider to choose the settings you prefer.
For other internet browsers please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about how to modify your browser settings or how to delete cookies.Please note that certain features and the full functionality of this Site will not be available once cookies are disabled.
In case you want to block third party cookies (or change your mind later) you can make the appropriate choices on the following website:
Interaction with Social Networks
This website does not use the original social plugins (‘plugins’) of the social network facebook.com operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (‘Facebook’), but a modified form.
We have modified the plugins on this website so that the transfer to Facebook of data that can be associated with a person only takes place after clicking the Share button.
Clicking the Share button activates the plugin and your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred by Facebook directly to the browser, which integrates it in the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of data that Facebook collects with this plugin, which is why we are informing you based on information available to us:
By clicking the Share button, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the corresponding page on our website. If you are logged on to Facebook, then Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. When you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Share button, the corresponding information is transmitted by your browser directly to Facebook where it is stored. If you are not a Facebook member, it is nevertheless possible for Facebook to obtain and store your IP address. Only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany according to Facebook.
For the purpose and scope of data collection as well as the subsequent processing and use of the data by Facebook after clicking the Share button, and your related rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please consult the Facebook data privacy statement https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
This website does not use the original plugins for ‘google+1’ (Google Plus) provided and operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’), but a modified form.
We have modified the plugins on this website so that the transfer to Google of data that can be associated with a person only takes place after clicking the ‘+’ button.
Clicking the ‘+’ button activates the plugin and your browser establishes a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the plugin is then transferred to your browser, which integrates it in the website that is displayed. This sends the information to Google that you have visited our website.
If you are logged on to your personal Google account with Google Plus or Google while visiting our website, Google can assign the website visit to this account. Clicking the button transmits this information directly to Google where it is stored. If you want to prevent this transfer of data, you have to log off your Google Plus or Google account before visiting our website.
We have no influence on the scope and content of the data Google collects with the button. It is not possible for us to exclude the possibility that your IP address is also collected and transmitted. For the purpose, scope, and use of the data collected by Google Inc., please consult their data privacy statement: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy
If you are a Google Plus member or have logged on to Google and do not want Google to collect data when you call up our website, linking this to your member data stored by Google, you have to log off Google Plus or Google before visiting our website.
Our website contains functions of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When you use Twitter and in particular the ‘Re-Tweet’ function, Twitter links your Twitter account with the websites you have visited. This is shared with other Twitter users, in particular your followers. Data is also transmitted to Twitter this way. We as the provider of our website are not informed by Twitter about the content of the transmitted data or its use. You can obtain further information under the following link: http://twitter.com/privacy
However, please note that you can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
1. Free-phoning General Motors Ireland Marketing Department at 1800 924 427.
2. Email our customer care center : firstname.lastname@example.org or
3. Write to us at: General Motors Ireland Ltd., Fern Road, Sandyford Business Estate, Dublin 18
See our Legal Notice for the full company details.
Date: July 2013