Privacy and cookies (á ensku)
This website is operated by Bílabúð Benna ehf on behalf of the group of related companies distributing Opel branded vehicles in Europe ("Opel").
Our registered head office is at Vagnhöfða 23, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland.
1. Types of data being processed / links to other websites
Opel cares about your privacy. Via this website we collect various types of personal information that you provide, including information collected via cookies as explained below in this policy as well as information about your vehicle for the purpose of giving you a useful and pleasant customer experience in getting the proper maintenance for your car.
This website can contain links to other Opel websites or to websites of third parties such as our dealers, authorized repairers, other affiliated companies or social media websites. When you click on such a link to any of the other Opel or third party websites, please be aware that these websites have their own data privacy policies. Please check their privacy policies when using these websites.
Please be informed that Opel cannot accept any responsibility or liability for third party websites.
2. Collection and use of information
If you provide Opel with personal data we will store this information about you and it might be used for marketing, market research, after sales service, tracking of sales data and to contact you by Bílabúð Benna, Adam Opel AG, General Motors Holdings LLC (Michigan USA) and OnStar Europe Ltd.. Your personal data may be disclosed within the General Motors Group and to its suppliers, retailers and agents for the above purposes. The data may be transferred to, and processed outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). All steps reasonably necessary will be taken to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable laws. We will not sell or share your personal data with any other third companies for their independent use without your prior consent.
You can at any time object to the processing of your personal data for marketing.
For optimizing this website in terms of system-performance, usability and providing useful information about our products and services, we automatically gather and store information in log files on your computer. This includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and language setting, operating system, internet service provider (ISP) and the date/time stamp.
We use this information to manage the website efficiently, learn more about our users’ behaviours across the website, analyse trends and gather demographic data about our users as a whole. The information collected may be used for our marketing and advertising services and communications (for example optimizing and improving the user experience, providing more attractive special and personalized offers and services).
If we use non-personal information together with Personal Data, this information is treated as Personal Data for as long as it remains combined.
This Website, email messaging, online services, advertisements and interactive applications may use "cookies" for optimizing our services.
What is a "cookie"?
A "cookie" is a small file, typically of letters and numbers that we send to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk by our web server.
This for example allows our website to recognize a user’s device when a connection has been established between the web server and the web browser.
The main purpose of a cookie is to allow our web server to present the user with customized web pages that make the experience when visiting the Opel website more personal and better responding to the user’s individual needs.
What kind of cookies does this Website use?
Opel may use two types of cookies on this Website:
• Session cookies
These are temporary cookies that are stored in the cookie file of your browser until you end your browser session. Those cookies are mandatory for certain applications or functionalities on this Website to work properly.
• Persistent cookies
We may use persistent cookies for a better user experience (e.g. providing optimized navigation). Those cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period. This time period will depend on the choice you make in the settings of your internet browser. Persistent cookies allow information to be passed to a web server each time someone visits the website. Persistent cookies are also known as tracking cookies.
There are many on-line publications on cookies in case you want to read more. See for example: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Categories of cookies:
Cookies can be divided into four categories according to their function:
• Strictly necessary cookies
• Performance cookies
• Functionality cookies
• Advertising cookies
Opel uses three categories of cookies on this Website:
Strictly necessary cookies
These strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable user to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, some services can’t be provided, e.g. navigating back to a page in the same session. Strictly necessary cookies can’t be disabled using the features of this website.
You can however completely disable cookies in your browser at any time.
Your consent is not required for the use of strictly necessary cookies.
These cookies are used exclusively by myOpel and are therefore known as first-party cookies. They are only saved on your computer while you are actually browsing the website.
Performance cookies are used by tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website, e.g. which pages our visitors open most often and how long our visitors stay on a page. These cookies don’t save information that would allow you to be identified. These cookies are used exclusively to help us improve our information and services on the website, and with it the user experience.
These cookies enable a website to save information about choices the user has made (e.g. cookie settings). These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track the user’s behaviour on other websites.
4. Third party cookies
5. Web beacons and pixels
This website may contain web beacons (also called: "pixel tags"). A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a website or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the on-line behaviour of the user visiting the website or sending the e-mail. Web beacons are used by third-party technologies, to monitor the activity of the users to our website. It allows to track which computer accessed a certain website, when and from where (country/city level).
6. Tracking and Analysis
Amongst other analysis software, Opel uses "Omniture Publish" produced by Adobe Systems Incorporated, in order to optimize marketing communication on a permanent basis. This enables them to track online usage behaviour in terms of time, geographical origin and use of the website. Any information which may be useful for analysis is stored on Adobe Systems Incorporated servers located in San Jose, California, USA. This information is gathered using web beacons and/or cookies. The IP-Address is made anonymous. The information stored makes no reference to you as an individual, and will not be linked to personal data either. Even the analysis makes no reference to you as an individual. Opel does not share this information with other parties for independent use. If you do not agree to the analysis, you may note your objection here:
7. Enabling and disabling cookies and similar technologies
You have the ability to accept or decline all cookies on all the websites you visit by changing the settings in your internet browser. For example when you use Internet Explorer version 11.0 you must do the following:
1) choose "Settings" followed by "Internet Options"
2) click the tab "Privacy"
3) use the slider to choose the settings you prefer.
For other internet browsers please refer to your browser instructions; to learn more about how to modify your browser settings or how to delete cookies. Please note that certain features and the full functionality of this website will not be available once cookies are disabled.
8. Right to access personal data, make amendments, block and delete
At any time, you may inform yourself about the stored personal and vehicle data by checking your data on your profile page.
In accordance with legal regulations, you have the right to amend, block and delete your data. Such changes can be made only by you. Please follow these instructions:
Block/unblock advertising, market research and opinion polls:
You may either allow or disallow us to process your personal data for marketing purposes. Please proceed as follows:
• If you would like to allow us to contact you for marketing purposes, please check the appropriate box for the desired method of contact on your profile page (optional).
• If you do not want to be contacted for marketing purposes, please uncheck the checkmark on your profile page.
Delete your data:
If you would like to delete your data, please log in to myOpel with the e-mail address and password specified in your registration. You can then delete specific information from "My Details" or you can delete your entire account. To do this, click the "Delete account" button under the "Your Login Info” section and confirm this action. Deleting your account will not change your communication preference choices. To opt out of being contacted, please update your communication preferences before selecting the “Delete account” option. To opt out in future, you can contact us at any time. Contact details can be found here.
9. Right of Objection
You have the right to object to Bílabúð Benna ehf compiling and using your personal data for advertising, market research and opinion polls at any time with effect for the future.
11. Contacting us
Bílabúð Benna ehf, Vagnhöfða 23, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland.
Mail our customer care center:
Telephone No. 590 2050
© Bílabúð Benna ehf, 2016