We – BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG and its distribution partners – jointly operate this website to present our achievements, services and products throughout the world of Rotax Karting.
BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG
c/o data protection
(These are the contact details of the entity responsible for all data protection issues concerning this website).
In this privacy statement, we explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the applicable national laws, which personal data we process as a joint controller. In addition, we also inform you about your rights in relation to our data processing activities. The following information relates to data processing operations within the scope of our jointly provided website.
It could happen that, during your browsing experience on our website, you enter the company websites of our distribution partners. The respective distribution partners are solely responsible for the data processing that takes place directly on their websites.
The protection of your personal data is our special concern. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the relevant legal provisions (GDPR, Austrian DSG, Austrian TKG 2021, German TTDSG).
All data processing requires a legal basis. Within the scope of our website, we only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:
On the one hand, your data are collected when you provide them to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form. Other data are collected by our IT systems automatically when you visit the website or after your consent has been given. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view).
Purposes for data use may vary: from processing your requests, to ensuring that there is no unauthorized access to the website, to marketing. Detailed information on the processing purposes can be found below in the respective descriptions of the individual data processing activity.
We will only transfer your personal data to third parties where:
For some data processing we rely on the support of service processors. We have concluded a contract on commissioned processing (data processing agreement acc. to Art. 28 of the GDPR) with them. This is a contract required by data protection law, which is intended to ensure that they only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
The following explanations do not relate to the transmission of data to third countries which is executed by Rotax services as a result of your own decision to send your data to a specific foreign recipient, e.g. a foreign distributor or event manager, as such a communication is not a “transfer” in the sense of Chapter V GDPR.
The ECJ ruled in 2020 (Schrems II case , C 311/18) that as a result of the extraordinarily extensive access rights of US law enforcement and state security authorities, the Privacy Shield system, agreed between the US and the EU, could not provide adequate protection for personal data exported from the EEA to the US; therefore adequate protection must be established in other ways, in particular by concluding appropriate standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 (2)(c) GDPR).
However, in view of the fact that contractual obligations of US companies cannot ultimately influence the access rights of US authorities, we use European software products whenever possible. This process will be continued in line with the gradually expanding range of products. As far as reliance on European software products is not feasible for technical or other important reasons, we continue to use software products from U.S. companies, but only from those that have entered into standard data protection clauses with us in accordance with the Commission's implementing decision (EU) 2021/914 of June 4, 2021. Special protection mechanisms such as pseudonymization are used where possible. Furthermore, within the scope of the available possibilities, service provision by way of servers located in Europe is preferably agreed upon in order to make any attempts by US authorities to access data from the European Economic Area (EEA) significantly more difficult.
According to Art. 7, 12–22, 77 GDPR you have the following rights:
The responsible data protection authority for BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG is:
Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Wien, Österreich
Tel.: +43 1 52 152-0, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all questions relating to data protection you may contact us at any time
by e-mail to email@example.com
or by mail to:
BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG
c/o data protection
This is the contact information for the responsible party for all data protection issues relating to this website.
Please assist us in specifying your request by answering questions from our responsible employees regarding the specific processing of your personal data. If there are reasonable doubts about your identity, we may request a proof of your identity.
If you have any questions regarding privacy issues related to your customer relationship with a distribution partner, please contact them directly.
Within your visit to our website, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the representation of the key or lock symbol in closed form in the lower status bar of your browser. We use this encryption procedure on the basis of our legitimate interest in the use of suitable encryption techniques in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.
We also make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments and kept state-of-the-art.
In the process of hosting our website, we store all data related to the operation of our website. This is necessary for enabling operation of our website. Therefore, we process this data on the legal ground of our legitimate interest in optimising our website (Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f of the GDPR). To provide access to our website, we use the services of web hosting providers, to whom we supply the afore mentioned data within the context of contractual processing in accordance with Art. 28 of the GDPR.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are: Browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, time of server request, pseudonymized IP address. These data will not be combined with other data sources.
Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR: The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.
Storage period: 7 days
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, contact details, content of the inquiry) will be processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on these data without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your request is related to pre-contractual measures or to the performance of a contract between you and us. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR).
Data from inquiries will be stored by us for as long as is necessary to process your request, but for no longer than six months, unless mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – require longer storage or where it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
We offer various contact forms on our website:
Depending on the content, we – that is: Rotax GmbH & Co KG and the distribution partners responsible for you – work together on the response and processing. If you show interest in our training program "Rotax Certification Program" (RCP) via filling out the respective form, your data will be passed on to our external trainer for further processing.
Depending on the form, the following data will be collected and processed by us: Your name, your contact details (e-mail address, telephone number if applicable), address, country, the category of your request, your message; if applicable, company and information about your purchased products.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR), if this has been requested.
Data from the contact forms will be stored by us for as long as is necessary to process your request, but for no longer than six months, unless mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – require longer storage. This is the case, for example, with engine registration. Additionally data will be stored where it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If you would like to receive the newsletter from Rotax and your distribution partner, which is offered on the website and tailored to your interests, we require an e-mail address from you as well as consent to receiving the newsletter. In order to tailor our newsletters to your interests and taste as much as possible, we analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients in the newsletters and on our website. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. All links in the newsletter are so-called tracking links, with which your clicks can be counted. Furthermore, your surfing behavior on our website can be analyzed.
This data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). Your data will be stored until you revoke your consent or for a maximum of two years after our last contact. You will find the link with which you can unsubscribe from the newsletter in every newsletter.
We store the email address and name or product information you provide in the forms in our customer and prospect file - for B2B inquiries in our partner file. These data will be included in newsletter communications about our Rotax Karting benefits, services and products. You have the option to object to this use of your data at any time, in each newsletter using an unsubscribe link or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The data processing is based on our legitimate interest in providing you as a customer or interested party with relevant information about Rotax Karting (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR). Your data will be stored until you object or for a maximum of two years after our last contact.
Cookies are small packages of data that are exchanged between your browser and our web server whenever you visit our website. They do not cause any damage and are used solely to recognise website visitors. Cookies can only store information provided by your browser, e.g. information that you have entered into your browser or that is available on the website. Cookies cannot execute code.
The next time you access our website using the same device, the information stored in the cookies can then either be sent back to us (“first-party cookie”) or to a web application of third party to whom the cookie belongs (“third-party cookie”). The information that is stored and sent back allows each web application to recognise that you have already accessed and visited the website using the browser on your device.
Cookies contain the following information:
When deactivating cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
When you open our website for the first time (or call it up after you have deleted your cookies), you will be asked to give your consent to the activation of various cookies via a so-called "cookie banner" in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. We classify cookies in the following categories depending on their purpose and function:
You can give, change or revoke your cookie preferences / consent to the individual categories at any time by clicking on the link 'Cookie preferences' at the bottom of the website or by clicking on the following link Cookie Einstellungen....
Technically necessary cookies are required to carry out the electronic communication process (e.g. secure browsing experience), to provide certain functions you request (e.g. flawless use of our forms - see section "Forms") and to query your cookie preferences. These cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. You cannot set preferences individually for this category in the cookie banner. However, as described above, you have the option to generally prevent cookies, which may lead to a reduced use of our website for this type of cookies.
To help us understand how you use our website, which areas of the website are of interest to our users and which are less so, which of our services on the website are well received and which are less so, where our users come from and how long they stay on our website, we use the analysis tool from Matomo. It helps us to continuously optimize our information and services offered on the website to provide you with a great experience.
For website measurement, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR); you can revoke your consent at any time via the "Cookie preferences" link at the bottom of the website.
We use tools on our website to provide you with a customer-focused website experience. These tools are:
The storage of the cookies in question is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR); consent can be revoked at any time via the "Cookie preferences" link at the bottom of the website.
Occasionally It can happen, that so called "unclassified cookies" appear in the cookie banner. These are cookies which we will subsequently try to classify together with individual cookie providers.
We use the service "Matomo Cloud" of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis Street, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand (country with adequacy decision) for web analysis on our website in order to continuously optimize our information and service offer. For web analysis, surfing behavior (e.g. when do users visit our website, do they come to us directly or via another website, which pages are visited, which links are clicked on, how long do users stay on our website) as well as browser information (e.g. is our website visited via a PC or a mobile phone, which browsers are used to visit our website, from which countries do users access our website) are processed. All data that are processed are available to us as aggregated, statistical data. When analyzing with Matomo, we use IP anonymization. In this case, your IP address is shortened before analysis so that it can no longer be clearly assigned to you. Data are automatically deleted after a maximum of 365 days.
When you click on a link in our newsletters, we can use website tracking to see which topics you are interested in. This helps us to better tailor our newsletter content to your interests and provide you with information that is relevant to you. These data will be deleted after 24 months.
We offer you a geographic, visually appealing search function for partner locations (distributors, service and repair centers) as well as tracks on our subpage. Therefore we use the map service "Google Maps" from Google. For Europe, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services.
In order for Google Maps to provide its service, your IP address, latitude and longitude coordinates and search terms are collected and stored by Google. Within the scope of this service, data is transferred to the US or, at least, such transfer cannot be ruled out.
We point out that when running this service on the part of Google (currently) a setting cookie called "NID" is set. Google Maps does not currently offer us the option to run this service in a mode without this cookie. The NID cookie contains information about your user behavior, which Google uses to optimize its own services and to provide individual, personalized advertising for you. Your consent to use Google Maps thus also covers the setting of this cookie. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform display of fonts. When you call up Google Maps, your browser loads the required fonts (webfonts) into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. Google Fonts logs records of CSS and font file requests. The font files are cached for one year.
Google Maps anonymizes data in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively. Location and activity data is stored - depending on your decision - either 3 or 18 months and then deleted. You can also manually delete history at any time via your Google account. If you want to completely prevent your location tracking, you need to turn off the 'Web and App Activity' section in your Google Account.
Terms and conditions: https:policies.google.com/terms
You can find out where Google data centres are located here: https:www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/
In order to bring you closer to the world of Rotax Karting in high-quality moving images, we integrate Rotax videos via plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo on our website. The provider is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Vimeo acts as the data protection controller.
When you visit our website and you have given your consent via our "cookie banner", a connection is established from your browser to the servers of Vimeo. In the process, the Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you are visiting. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This is necessary for technically being able to show the video on your browser. We apply Vimeo so that Vimeo does not set cookies and thus cannot track your user activity. The so-called dnt parameter (do not track) has the same effect as activating a Do Not Track setting in the user's browser.
We were not able to find out how long data are stored by Vimeo in this specific case. In general, Vimeo states that data remain stored until Vimeo no longer has an economic reason for storing it. Vimeo, according to it’s own statement, does not disclose data to third parties.
We - BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG - operate pages on various social media platforms in order to make further content about Karting and the other business areas available to the interested web audience. The decision on the purpose and means of data collection on the social media channels is the responsibility of BRP-Rotax GmbH & CO KG. Distribution partners can operate their own social media pages and determine in their respective sole responsibility about related purposes and means. As a result, there is no shared responsibility between BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG and the distribution partners for the social media channels to which we link at the bottom of our website.
We are present on the following social media platforms with our company profile:
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