3.1 Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG) Group Companies
We may share data with other companies within the Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG) organisation. These Companies, which may include authorised dealers within our network, may use personal data in similar ways to that outlined in Section 2 of this policy document.
Our websites may also contain offers from third parties. By engagement in such an offer, we may transfer data to the respective provider, e.g. information indicating engagement with this offer on our website and if applicable, additional information already provided on our websites for this purpose.
When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we integrate them as follows:
Social plug-ins are deactivated on our websites (i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks). To use one of these networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
A user account holder on the network, who has activated the social plug-in, can be associated to the network visit to our websites. To avoid this, log out of the network before activating the social plug-in. A social network cannot associate a visit to other Daimler websites until an existing social plug-in is activated.
When a social plug-in is activated, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to the user’s browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and a user system, and user interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.
The social plug-in remains active until deactivated or deleted in cookies.
3.2 Contracted suppliers and service providers
We may disclose personal data to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other organisations for the purposes of providing services to us or directly to a customer on our behalf. Such third parties may include cloud services providers (such as hosting and email management) or advertising agencies, administrative services or other third parties who provide services to us.
When we use third party service providers, we only disclose to them any personal data that is necessary for them to provide their service and we commit to ensuring valid Data Protection Agreements are in place with all third parties so as to ensure all personal data is secure and only used in accordance with our specific contract terms and conditions.
3.3 Third parties who provide products and services
Personal data which we collect may be transferred to third parties with customer consent.
Such data is shared in a secure manner, using a consistent security protocol. When we share data with other parties we ensure that they only use the data for the purpose it was collected.
The types of third parties apart from Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG) companies already stated are:
• Marketing agencies who run and manage marketing
campaigns on our behalf.
• Event companies who run and manage sponsored
events on our behalf.