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Data Protection Notice

CONTINENTAL AG will process your data for use of the “Heartbeat Space” website ( in accordance with the prevailing statutory provisions.

1. General Information

The personal data you provide will be processed by CONTINENTAL AG for the purpose(s) stated below. As far as this is necessary for the intended purpose, transmission of data to CONTINENTAL AG affiliates in accordance with section 15 et seq. of the (German) Stock Corporation Act on the basis of Continental’s Binding Corporate Rules.

2. Processing of Data

Your data will be processed exclusively on the basis of the following applicable data protection laws (legal basis):

Data processing (purpose) Legal basis Storage duration
Use of the guestbook Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent) The guestbook information will be deleted at the end of the exhibition (approximately one year). Individual quotes are also processed in anonymous form for a longer period for internal communication.
IP address Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR (consent) Your IP address will be processed according to your cookie settings.
Data processing (purpose)
Use of the guestbook
IP address
Legal basis
Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent)
Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR (consent)
Storage duration
The guestbook information will be deleted at the end of the exhibition (approximately one year). Individual quotes are also processed in anonymous form for a longer period for internal communication.
Your IP address will be processed according to your cookie settings.

To ensure the above data processing, we transfer data to the following service providers (hereinafter “SERVICE PROVIDERS”):

Service provider Address
Ikonospace Entrepotdok 25, 1018 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands
KUNSTMATRIX Technologies GmbH Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 27, 10553 Berlin, Germany
Ketchum GmbH Blumenstrasse 28, 80331 Munich, Germany

Our SERVICE PROVIDER(S) record(s) and process(es) your personal data on our behalf on the basis of an agreement on contract data processing based on EU standard contractual clauses.

3. The data subject’s rights

Please note that as the data subject you have the following rights with regard to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR):

  • Right to withdraw consent at any time under Article 7(3) EU GDPR
  • Information rights pursuant to Article 13 and Article 14 EU GDPR
  • Right of access pursuant to Article 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Article 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Article 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 EU GDPR
  • Data portability pursuant to Article 20 EU GDPR
  • Right to object at any time pursuant to Article 21 EU GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 of the EU GDPR

If there are verifiable, compelling reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or are used to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, the processing of any necessary personal data may take place despite your objection or request for erasure.

If you have questions related to this, please contact our data protection officer by email at:

Your revocation or applications regarding the exercise of the above right should be sent in writing or by email to:

Continental AG
Vahrenwalder Str. 9
30165 Hanover Germany

4. Protection of stored Data

Our company and our SERVICE PROVIDERS, use technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data that you provided from manipulation, loss, destruction or from being accessed by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continuously improved and adapted in accordance with the state of the art. Unencrypted disclosed data may be viewed by third parties. For this reason, we would like to point out that, with regard to data transmission over the Internet (e.g., by email), secure transfer cannot be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL). You can determine the SSL status of the connection from the address line of your browser (“https”).

5. Cookies

When you visit our website/web app, information may be stored on your computer in the form of so-called cookies (small text files). Technically necessary cookies are used solely to ensure proper operation of the website. Additional cookies (e.g. relating to website use) are only set with your consent (see Cookie Policy). You can also choose not to accept cookies in your browser settings. However, if you do so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website/web app.

6. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies,” which are text files saved on your computer, help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will truncate your IP address in advance within Member States of the European Union or other EEA treaties. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. Cookies are placed on our site only with your consent. In addition, you can permanently prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out in this case that you may not be able to use all of the website’s functionality. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: