Privacy statement concerning online content for Honda customers, distributors, and partners
Honda does its utmost to protect and respect your privacy. In this privacy statement, it is explained how Honda Motor Europe Logistics NV, with company number 0418.250.835 and corporate seat at Langerbruggestraat 104, 9000 Ghent, Belgium (referred to hereinafter as ‘Honda’, ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’), collects, processes, saves, keeps, and administers your personal data when you visit or download data from the Honda websites and apps that refer to this privacy statement (jointly referred to hereinafter as ‘Honda online content’), or when you contact Honda with respect to this. Your data protection rights, including the right to object to part of the processing by Honda, are also described in this privacy statement. In the chapter ‘Your choices and rights’, more information is provided about your rights and the way in which you can exercise your rights.
We can also give you additional information collecting personal data. We do this if it is legally compulsory and if we believe it would be helpful to give you all relevant and timely information.
Personal data we collect
We process the following types of personal data:
Why we collect, use, and keep this personal data
We collect, use, and keep your personal data for the following purposes:
Why we collect, use, and keep this personal data
(a) Data transfer within the Honda Group
We share your personal data with members of the Honda Group (see https://global.honda/about/group.html#links for more information). All companies of the Honda Group are bound by the standard contractual data protection clauses, which have been approved by the European Commission.
(b) Data transfer to recognised Honda Engines dealers and repairers
We share your personal data with recognised Honda Engines dealers and repairers in the EEA. A complete list of Honda Engines dealers and repairers is provided on the website: https://www.honda-engines-eu.com/en/service-network.
(c) Data transfer to companies that provide services on the basis of a contract
Your personal data is shared with companies which provide services to the Honda Group on the basis of a contract, such as the companies below:
Data transfer outside the EEA
Given the afore-mentioned purposes, we can forward your personal data to organisations outside the EEA. In the process, we can use standard contractual data protection clauses, which have been approved by the European Commission. We can also forward your data to organisations in the United States that have corporate rules for protecting your data, which have been approved by the European data protection authorities. For further information, including a copy of the documents we use to protect your information, you can contact us. Our contact details are provided below under ‘Contact us’.
When you grant approval for the use of Google Analytics for optimising the performance of your Honda app or this website, Google may store or process your data in the United States or in another country where Google or its subprocessors have facilities. If this is the case, we will take all reasonably necessary steps to ensure that your data is safe and handled in conformity with this privacy statement.
Third-party apps and/or websites
When you download a third-party app from the Honda online content or use a link via the Honda website to a third-party website, your personal data will be forwarded directly to, or collected and processed directly by, the provider of the respective third-party app or website as a separate data controller. Honda is not liable for the processing of your personal data by such app or website providers. Therefore, we recommend that you read and understand how your personal data will be used by these app and/or website providers before you download their apps or visit or use their website.
(d) Data transfer to other organisations
Your choices and rights
(a) Your general choices and rights
(b) Your right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority
You also have the right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority for data protection. The supervisory authority can be established in your place of residence, your place of work, or the place where the violation of data protection obligations has taken place.
We will keep your personal data only as long as this is necessary for Honda’s legitimate interest in conformity with the applicable laws, to provide a service at your request, or to comply with a legal requirement. The retention term of personal data shall not exceed five years after the time at which the data was collected by us for the first time. At the end of the retention term, we will take the necessary steps to destroy your personal data or to keep it in a form by which you cannot be identified any longer.
Fake emails in Honda’s name
Honda is aware of fake emails, better known as ‘phishing’. Such emails can include announcements like employment advertisements, job offers, and prize winner announcements. In these emails, Honda’s name is used to make the email look authentic, but they are only intended to obtain customers’ personal data (e.g. credit card numbers or passwords). Honda is in no way involved in these emails and does not use such methods for employment advertisements or to communicate with prize winners.
Unfortunately, these fake emails are a growing form of Internet fraud. This practice is executed by means of sending a fake email to potential victims or by leading them to a website where personal data is asked.
Fake job offers are often addressed to persons abroad, as the fraudsters ask them to send them money for Belgian visas. Honda never asks for payment details with respect to applications or communication in this context. In the case of doubt about the validity of a job offer, contact Human Resources, Honda Motor Europe Logistics NV, Langerbruggestraat 104, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Email messages about competition prizes. Honda never asks for payment details with respect to prize winners or communication in this context. Honda recommends that you should be very careful when you receive an email in Honda’s name in which you are asked for personal or financial information and if you doubt its authenticity.
Links to third-party websites
Updates to this privacy statement
Honda always reserves the right to adjust the privacy statement. This privacy statement can be updated periodically. We encourage you to check the Honda online content for amendments to this privacy statement. In some cases, we will also inform you of specific data processing activities or major amendments to this privacy statement, as required under the applicable laws.
The Honda online content is checked by Honda Motor Europe Logistics NV (company number 0418.250.835), the data controller for personal data collected via the Honda online content. The corporate seat is at Langerbruggestraat 104, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or if you want to contact us with respect to our processing of personal data, please go to (HMEL.email@example.com).