SIXT has implemented a variety of technical and organisational measures in order to protect your personal data, in particular against random or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction and access by unauthorised persons. These security measures will be continually adapted in accordance with technological developments. The transfer of personal data between your computer and our server invariably takes place by encrypted connection (Secure Socket Layer (SSL)).
Visits to our website may result in information being stored on your computer in the form of “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are copied from a web server onto your hard disk. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server within the domain in which the cookie was assigned to you. Cookies cannot execute any programmes or infect your computer with viruses. The cookies used by us neither contain personal data nor are they connected to any such data.
You have the opportunity to accept or to reject cookies. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. Generally, however, you will be able to adjust your browser settings so as to reject cookies. If you opt to reject cookies, you may find that you are unable to use some of the website’s functions. If you accept cookies, you can opt to delete such accepted cookies at a later point in time. You can delete cookies in Internet Explorer 8 by selecting “Tools” > “Delete Browsing History” and then clicking on the button “Delete Cookies”. If you delete the cookies, all settings controlled by these cookies, including advertising settings, will be deleted, possibly irrecoverably.
Further information can be found at www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB you will find instructions for deactivating Google Analytics Services.
The SIXT website uses the HotJar analytics services for purposes of improving customer friendliness and customer experiences. These services can record mouse clicks as well as scroll movements. They can also record information entered on this website via keyboard. Such information is not personalised and thus remains anonymous. HotJar does not record such information on pages that do not use the HotJar system. You can disable the HotJar service at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out.
Our website uses the so-called Facebook pixel created by the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are resident in the EU, by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). This tool serves to present users of our website with advertising (“Face-book ads”) that matches their interests during their visits to Facebook. In this way we ensure that our Facebook ads correspond with the interests of the respective users and are therefore not perceived as a nuisance. We also use the Facebook pixel to track how many users click on our Facebook ads. This enables us to assess the effectiveness of those ads, which is useful for statistical and market research purposes. The Facebook pixel is activated by Facebook as soon as you open our website. It can store so-called cookies on your computer. If you log into Facebook after visiting our website, or visit Facebook while still logged in, then Facebook will assign this information to your personal Facebook account. The data recorded about you in no way allows us to draw inferences regarding your identity as a user. The collection and processing of the data by Facebook complies with the provisions of the Facebook Data Policy. For more information in this respect, please go to : https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. You can, at any time, object to the recording of data by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to present Facebook ads. To do so, please visit the page specially set up by Facebook for this purpose (when there, see the settings for use-based advertising), while you are still logged in to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings. The settings are platform-independent, meaning that they will be assumed for all devices, whether desktop computers or mobile devices.
Another way of preventing your data from being recorded when you visit our website via your selected browser is available here: Deactivate Facebook pixel
Advertising shown by us is based on the interest in products our customers previously exhibited. We record information about our customers’ surfing patterns for purposes of providing them with interest-based online advertising. For this, cookies are stored on the respective user’s computer; these contain a multiple-digit identification number. If you do not agree with having your user behaviour analysed, you can adjust your browsers settings so as to prevent analysis cookies from being set. Please note, however, that this may prevent you from being able to use in full all the functions of this website.
The search engine program Google AdWords, provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Google), facilitates the systematic display on our website of advertising based on Google search terms. For this, Google sets a cookie in the user’s browser as soon as an advert appearing in the Google search or advertising network is clicked on.
For options on how to object to such tracking, please go to: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences.
Through its AdWords cookie-based conversion methods, Google can measure the number of people who, after clicking on an AdWords advert, went on to purchase or use the product/service offered. To the extent that Google Ads link to offers from this website, this website will receive statistics from Google about the number of purchases made after clicking on the respective Google AdWords advert.
The options for disabling this tracking function are as follows: You can adjust your browser so as to block the setting of cookies by the domain googleadservices.com or by third parties in general. You can also delete the Google conversion cookie in your browser’s cookie settings.
For options on how to object to such tracking, please go to: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences
Further objection options:
You can also object to interest-based advertising by Google and by other advertising networks on the following website: