Effective from: 19th September, 2022
Published on: 19th September, 2022
BYD Europe B.V. is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This document describes how your personal data will be processed when you use our website or using our services.
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BYD Europe can be reached via the following contact details:
This Policy applies for all personal data processed by BYD Europe and/or on behalf of BYD Europe, which identify or may identify a person ("Personal Data"). These persons involved are hereinafter collectively referred to as data subjects ("Data Subjects").
BYD Europe reserves the right to review and/or alter the Policy periodically, in order to comply with (local and/or European) legislation, and for any other purpose deemed reasonably necessary by BYD Europe.
For queries and inquiries about this Policy, please contact the Privacy contact person of: email@example.com
This Policy sets out the elements necessary for BYD Europe's compliance with applicable privacy legislation, principles and practice, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ("Applicable Laws").
The Policy is an external policy and is directed towards Data Subjects whose Personal Data are being processed by BYD Europe for the purpose for which information has been collected. This Policy applies to the processing of Personal Data, in which BYD Europe acts as the data controller within the meaning of the Applicable Laws. This is the case when BYD Europe determines the purpose for and the means for the processing of Personal Data of Data Subjects within the purposes of this policy.
For business purposes, Data Subjects may be asked to provide their Personal Data. If this is the case, BYD Europe, its affiliates and partners shall be required to keep such information confidential.
Our Website includes social media features, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter widgets. These features may collect identifiers (such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address) and internet activity information (such as which page you are visiting on our Website). These widgets may set a cookie or utilize other tracking technologies to accomplish this. Social media features and widgets are hosted by a third party and your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the third party companies that provide them.
BYD will not use and store Personal Data longer than necessary to fulfil the above mentioned purposes and shall remove the collected Personal Data after the necessary period to achieve the purposes described in this Policy has passed, or to comply with contractual obligations or as permitted or required by the Applicable Laws.
If we have a relationship with you, we hold your personal information for 7 years from the date our relationship ends. We hold your personal information after our relationship ends to establish, bring or defend legal claims.
Where we have obtained your personal information following a request for information, test drive or any other information on any of our products or services, we hold your personal information for 1 year and 6 months from the date we collect that information, unless during that period we form a relationship with you.
The Personal Data may only be processed to the extent necessary for the described purposes. Personal Data may in principle not be processed for other purposes other than that for which the Personal Data were collected. If there is a necessity or need to process Personal Data for other purposes, it shall be investigated by BYD Europe whether the purposes of the intended data processing are compatible with the original purposes. BYD Europe shall provide the Data Subject prior to that further processing with information on that other purpose.
We strive to maintain the highest standards of security and BYD has put in place robust technical and organizational measures for the protection of your data in accordance with the current, general state of technology, especially to protect the data against loss, falsification or access by unauthorized third persons. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via our Application. In the unfortunate event that a personal data security incident occurs, we will report it promptly and take remedial measures in accordance with the requirements of the law and regulatory authorities.
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When third parties are given access to your personal data, we will take the required contractual, technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal data are only processed to the extent that such processing is necessary.
In all cases, BYD Europe will expressly state why such information is necessary, so that Data Subjects may provide the information at their own discretion. BYD Europe will not disclose Personal Data provided by Data Subjects to any party, other than BYD Europe itself, without prior permission from the Data Subjects.
BYD Europe may transfer Personal Data to a third country or international organizations outside the European union/European Economic Area ("EU/EEA"), such as to China, which shall take place only in compliance with the Applicable Laws, and where appropriate safeguards are in place that ensure the level of protection of Data Subjects as required by the Applicable Laws (e.g. transfers on the basis of an adequacy decision or standard EU Model clauses). If you wish to know details in connection with the transfer of your personal data and any country to which your personal data is transferred, please contact us using the contact information provided in Section 10 below.
You generally have the right to ask us:
And you may also have a right:
To exercise these rights, please contact us using the contact information provided in Section 10 below.
These rights may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your data or if making the information available to you would reveal personal data about another person or if we are legally prevented from disclosing such information. In some instances, this may mean that we are able to retain data even if you withdraw your consent.
We hope that we can satisfy any queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have any concerns about how we process your data you can contact us as described below in the section "If you have any questions about your data".
In the event you still have unresolved concerns, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular the data protection authority in the Member State of your habitual residence or place of work.
Finally, please note that where we require personal data to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our contractual relationship, or to meet obligations placed on us. In all other cases, provision of requested personal data is optional.
If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, please read this Privacy Statement first. For additional questions, please feel free to contact BYD's data protection officer at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or write to us at BYD Europe B.V. s-Gravelandseweg 256 3125 BK Schiedam. Please note that we take your satisfaction very seriously. Should you have a complaint, please also direct it to the same email address and we will respond to you as soon as we can.
You can of course also lodge a complaint with the data protection authority of the country in which you live. Please find a list of data protection authorities in EU via this https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/about-edpb/members_en. And in UK, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) via this link: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.