Hirschmann Car Communication worldwide

Privacy Policy

We welcome you to our website. We would like to inform you about the management of your personal data in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


The controller responsible for the described data collection and processing is
Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH
Stuttgarter Straße 45 – 51 - 72654 Neckartenzlingen
Telefon: +49 7127 14-0
Telefax: +49 7127 14-1060
E-Mail: info(at)hirschmann-car.com

Usage Data

Access-Logs of the web servers log, which site views occurred at what date and time. This data set contains: IP, directory protection user, date, time, site viewed, protocol, status code, the amount of data transferred, referrer, user agent, host name accessed.

The IP address of the requesting computer is shortened to such an extent that no reidentification of any persona data is possible, removing the last digests ( - 127.0.0.*). IPv6-adresses will also be anonymized. Anonymized IP addresses will be stored for a period of seven (60) days. Information relating to the directory protection user will be anonymized after one day.

Error-Logs, logging incorrect site accesses, will be deleted after seven days. This includes the IP-adress of the requesting computer as well as the website accessed.

Accesses via FTP are logged anonymously for a period of 60 days.

Mail-Logs for sending emails from the web environment are anonymized after one day and then kept for 60 days. When anonymizing all data relating to the sender / recipient, etc. are removed. Only information on time of sending and on how the e-mail was processed are retained (queue ID or not sent).

Mail logs for sending emails via our server will be deleted after four weeks. The longer retention period is necessary for ensuring the functionality of the mail services and spam-filtering.

The legal basis for the processing of this personal data is provided for in Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Data Transfer to Third Parties

We transfer your data to service providers who support us in the operation of our website and the associated processes. This transference is made under the scope of a data processing agreement in accordance to Art. 28 GDPR. Our service providers are bound to us by strict instructions and contractual obligations.

If necessary, we will pass on your personal data to the appropriate contact persons or departments within the company group or external distributors for reasons of processing your orders or instructions or provide you with information or services in connection with Hirschmann Car Communication or TE products.

We contractually require all third parties, including companies within our company group of companies, are bound to us by strict instructions and contractual obligations to protect your personal information appropriately and to use it only for the purpose for which it was collected. We will disclose your personal information only if you instruct us to do so or if we are required by law to do so.

Data Transfer to Third Countries (Non-EU Countries)

For the purpose of process customers requests optimally, data may be shared within the corporate group with entities based in third countries outside the EU, in particular in the USA. In order to provide adequate protection for the international transfer of Personal Data, besides using data transfer agreements, TE Connectivity complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. TE Connectivity has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, redress and enforcement.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please vis-it https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an appropriate level of data protection is ensured by the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield Agreement (Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR).


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored and read in your end-device. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored even after your visit has expired. Cookies may contain data that enables the recognition of the device being used. However, in some cases cookies only contain information on certain settings which are not personal data.

We use session cookies on our website. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance and improving our website presence as well as processing customers inquiries via the contact form.

Please be aware that you can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being stored or used on the website you are visiting. Thus, any use of cookies is transparent to you. You have the possibility to delete your browser configuration at any time and prevent any use of new cookies.  In the event you refuse the use of cookies, please note that our web sites may not be displayed optimally and some functions are then no longer technically available.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to create pseudonymous user profiles for improving and designing our website on demand. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your end device and can be read by us. In this way, we are able to recognize and count returning visitors. This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of finding out how often our website is viewed by different users.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. We have activated IP-anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases is the whole IP address trans-ferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there (an adequate level of data protection is ensured according to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR because Google is a participant in the Privacy Shield Agreement). We have also concluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) for commissioned data processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. Accordingly, Google will solely use collected data for the purposes intended, which are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities.

You can withdraw your consent to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following options:

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you proceed accordingly you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to opting out from being tracked by Google Analytics you can also click the following link. An opt-out cookie will be stored, which means that no web analysis will take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by your browser.
Click here in order to object to the processing of your data by Google Analytics.

Contact form

You can contact us via our web contact form. In order to use our contact form, we require your name and your email-address as well as a description of your inquiry. Mandatory fields are marked. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and for the purpose of responding to your inquiry.

You may provide us with further information, but you are not obligated to do so. By submit-ting this contact form, you agree to the electronic collection and storage of your optional personal data. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. We use your data exclusively for the processing of your request. You may withdraw your consent at any time, e.g. via an email to privacyoffice(at)te.com.

Social Media Plugins

For data protection reasons, we do not integrate any social media plugins directly into our website. Therefore, when you access our pages, no data is transferred to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+. A profiling by third parties is thus excluded.

However, you still have the option of accessing the Xing or LinkedIn Websites by clicking on the XING or LinkedIn buttons. The buttons are links to our company sites on Xing and LinkedIn.

Data Security

To avoid unauthorized access to your data, we have implemented technical and organizational measures. We use encryption technologies on our website. Your data will be transferred to our servers and back again via a connection that is protected by a SSL- resp. TLS encryption technology. You can recognize that you are browsing on an encryption secured website by the lock-symbol shown in the address bar of your browser and by the address bar starting with .

Your Rights as a User

As a website user, the GDPR grants you certain rights when processing your personal data.

1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):

You have the right to obtain confirmation at to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):

You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
You also have the right to obtain an erasure of the personal data concerning you without undue delay, if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer necessary for the intended purpose.

3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):

If one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR applies, you shall have the right to restrict the processing of your data to mere storage, e.g. if you revoke consent, to the processing, for the duration of a possible examination.

4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):

In certain situations, listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand a transmission of the data to another third party.

5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):

If the data is processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation. We will then no longer process personal data, unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for pro-cessing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. 

6.Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider the processing of the data concerning you infringes data protection regulations. The right to lodge a complaint may be invoked in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to opt out or withdraw your consent, please contact us via any of the methods provided below. Please send all questions and comments related to the Privacy Policy to privacyoffice(at)te.com.
Our data protection representative for the European Economic Area is:

TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
Attn. TE Data Protection Officer
Pfnorstrasse 1
Darmstadt 64293


Do you have any questions or require additional information? Please get in touch with us.

+49 7127 14-0