No personal data are required to gain access to the public section of the website. However, if you are explicitly asked for it and withhold your data, it may be that you are possibly not able to access certain parts of the website, we are not able to process your order, we cannot send you the requested information or also cannot contact you.
Two types of data are collected: the data, which you give us, and the data which are automatically collected on the website.
Data, which you have provided to us
You should enter your data in registration forms or online forms, if you
- purchase products in the online shop,
- conclude a subscription,
- use the contact page of our website.
Our registration form requires several basic data, including contact information (name, address, telephone number) and possibly payment information, in order to process your order, registration or request. In addition to this, there are several non-binding fields in our registration form, in which you can enter additional data, in order to assist us with offering you a better service.
If you have asked us to send you information about our product range or services, you can object to the receipt of additional information at any time, by notifying us via e-mail or as shown below.
Data, which are automatically collected on our website
If you visit our website, we log your IP address (i.e. the Internet address of your computer, not your e-mail address) and other general utilisation data, in order to assess which parts of our website you visit and how long you spend there. These data are combined with the utilisation data of all visitors to our website, in order to measure the number of visitors, the average time spent on a website, the opened pages etc. We will use these data collected by us for internal purposes, according to the stipulations of our anonymised procedure. It is not possible to draw any conclusions about you as a person from this procedure.
We use these combined data rating our products and services, including the innovations, which we make accessible through our website, and in order to measure the use of our website and improve its contents overall. In no case, are the utilisation data from our websites linked with personal data, which would reveal anything about you.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so called cookies, which are text files saved on the user’s computer in order to analyse the usage of the website. The information created by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the case of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be previously abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports concerning the website activities for the website operator and to produce additional services associated with the use of the Internet and website. The IP address sent by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. You can prevent the cookies from being stored by means of an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we must point out that in this case not all functions of the website will be available to you in their full scope. Furthermore, you can prevent the storing of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin at the following link: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
You can prevent storage by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future storage of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
You can find more detailed information about terms and conditions of use and data protection at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7124332?hl=en-uk or at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/. We point out that Google Analytics has been set up on our website such that the anonymised storage of IP addresses (so-called IP masking) is guaranteed.
Just like many other websites, Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH uses the technology that is generally known as cookies, in order to collect data about how you use the website, and in order to ensure that your visit proceeds as smoothly as possible, particularly if you use our shop and the booking/voucher portal, in order to place an order.
Our cookies neither reveal nor contain any personal data. Cookies cannot read out any information from your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard disk. However, cookies enable us to recognise you, when you visit our website again later on.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can deactivate this option in your browser settings. Deactivating the cookie function prevents this website from working properly. You may possibly not be able to access all of the options and information on this website.
Use of data
We will only use personal data,
- for executing orders, which have been placed online,
- for processing your interest in our products or services offered by Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH,
- for improving our ability to serve you, when you have a request or query,
- for contacting you, if you have asked us to, and
- in order to market our products and services.
If you use our order modules for buying products and services on our website, we will use your data to execute your order(s) and send you e-mails about the progress of your order(s). If you send us credit card data, we will use this information for payment processing of your order. If you buy products from Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH, your credit card data will be protected with CCL encryption technologies. If you want to make a purchase without disclosing credit card data, we request that you phone our Call Centre.
If you provide us with your e-mail address or other contact details, we will use these to send you updates about the latest information and offers of Karlsruhe Verkehrsverbund GmbH. If you do not want us to contact you, let us know and Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH will comply with your wishes. In this case, simply send us the marketing objection notice by replying to the e-mail or by clicking the marketing objection link on the newsletter.
Exchange of data
In addition to the types of use just described, Karlsruhe Verkehrsverbund GmbH discloses your data to third parties, who are involved in the processing of your order(s). For example, if you place an order on our website, we will disclose your order information to partner companies and contractors of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH, who process and deliver your order to you. Data are only disclosed, if they are required for fulfilling your order. We will also disclose personal data to third parties, insofar as we are legally obligated to do so. It is the policy of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH not to disclose personal data about the users of our website, if no specific permission exists to do so. We do not sell any user names or e-mail addresses to other companies, which send you unsolicited advertising or post. Third-party advertisements or links to other websites, which are displayed on our website, may possibly collect user data, if you click on them or otherwise follow their instructions. We have no control over the data, which are collected via third-party advertisements or websites or are collected unsolicited. We recommend you to view the privacy policies of the advertised websites, if you have concerns regarding the collection and use of your data.
At present, it is not possible on the website of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH for users in our database to permanently delete or deactivate your personal data, but we will do this on your behalf upon request. If you would like to have your personal data permanently deleted from our database or deactivated, or if your name should be removed from a mailing list, please send an e-mail to our Data Protection Representative:datenschutz[at]kvv.karlsruhe.de
Security and encryption
Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH protects the customer data by storing such data with a password and firewalls – protected servers, which use encryption technologies to prevent unauthorised access. Data, which are sent to us during the use of this website, are transferred to us via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology.
This website contains links to other websites. Some of these other websites may use logos and trademarks of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH and may therefore look like the websites operated by Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH, but are actually operated by independent third parties. This should be displayed on the corresponding website, in the Terms and Conditions of Use or Privacy Policies. Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH has no control over the contents or operation of the third-party websites and is not responsible for information, which is contained on these websites. Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH is neither responsible for the fulfilment of orders or services, which have been ordered through such a website, nor is Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH responsible for the privacy policies of such websites and the data, which are explicitly or automatically collected there. In case of difficulties or other problems in relation to third-party websites, we request that you contact these third parties directly and not Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH.