Data Security and Privacy

Information

We hereby inform you in compliance with Section 3 Para 5 Teleservices Data Protection Act (Teledienstdatenschutzgesetz, abbr. TDDSG) and in compliance with Section 33 Para 1 Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, abbr. BDSG) that all data provided in the course of registration or utilisation of navigon.com will be collected, stored, processed and used by us for establishing, implementing and processing the navigon.com utilisation relationship, in particular for providing and using the service, for performing (purchase) contracts and accounting for services.

Data Storage

Any data collected during the utilisation of navigon.com will be stored on the navigon.com server. This server is hosted by SharpMind, Petersstr. 1, D-60313 Frankfurt / M . We reserve the right to change the location of the server as well as the hosting provider. In such a case, we will update these notes on data protection accordingly; however, customers will not receive a separate communication thereon.

Data Collected

If you place an order with us, we will ask for your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail account and - depending on the method of payment selected - further data such as your bank details or your credit card data. We need this data for a smooth processing of your order.

Optimisation of navigon.com, further Utilisation of Data

We always endeavour to optimise the service of navigon.com with regard to content and function. For this purpose, the data collected will be evaluated. In such a case, evaluation by third parties will only occur after prior anonymisation of the data.

Forwarding to Third Parties

We hereby inform you that we reserve the right to commission third parties with the collection of claims for the purpose of contract performance, in particular for accounting purposes, and, therefore, will forward any necessary data to the third parties commissioned, even transnational, if required. In such a case, we oblige third parties to comply with limitations regarding privacy laws. We will forward your contact data to some software manufacturers whose goods we exclusively distribute, so that you may directly receive further production information by the manufacturers concerned. Thus, you may have the possibility to acquire updates free of charge or with little cost.

Cookies

We will store cookies on your fixed disk. These small files merely contain a short character string, e.g. a number, and have no meaning outside of our internet offer. We only read these cookies for the purpose of making the utilisation of our shop as comfortable as possible. You have the right and the possibility at any time to reject cookies and prevent their storage by setting your browser accordingly. You will still have access to our offer in its entirety, however, restrictions of the utilisation comfort or the functioning of our shop system may result.

This website is using AT Internet, a webanalytics service that uses cookies which are stored at your computer and enable analysing your usage of this website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website (incl. your IP-adress) will be transmitted and stored on a server. AT Internet will use this information to analyse your usage of this website, to build reports concerning the website activities for the website owner and to provide further services regarding the website and internet usage. AT Internet will not combine in any case your IP-adress with other data from AT Internet. You may prevent the installation of cookies by according settings in your browser software. However we point out that in this case you may not use all functions of this website completely. By using this website you confirm processing the data generated about you by AT Internet in before described modality and purpose.

Data Security

We offer you the possibility of a certified SSL encryption for transmitting your order data. If you use this possibility, data transmitted will be protected against unintentional interception by third parties. We would like to point out that third parties may possibly intercept data transmitted on the internet without encryption.

Disclosure and Deletion

Upon request, you are entitled to disclosure of person-related data stored by us. Incorrect data will be immediately corrected. You may also inform yourself about data stored by us in your password protected customer area at any time and, if required, correct wrong data yourself. Data that we may only collect, store or process with your approval, will be deleted completely, as soon as you have revoked your approval.

In case of any questions please contact:

Garmin Würzburg GmbH
Beauftragter für den Datenschutz
Beethovenstraße 1b
97080 Würzburg


Security (SSL…)

Certain data (e.g. credit card data for online purchases) should be transmitted encrypted only. For this purpose, your browser offers you the SSL encryption system which enables an encrypted network connection between server and browser.

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and was developed by Netscape and RSA Data Security. The SSL protocol ensures that data can neither be read nor manipulated during transmission and authenticates the identity of an internet site. Apart from the Netscape Navigator, the Microsoft Internet Explorer and other browsers support SSL.
The SSL protocol is initiated by adding an s (for secure) to the known http in the URL of the connection. Whenever an https site is called, your browser will check whether the provider of the internet site has a valid SSL certificate. If not, your browser will warn you with the following message: "Unfortunately, this website cannot be verified as secure. Do you really want to proceed?"

In case your browser generates such a warning you should think whether you really want to continue surfing on the website of that provider, since its certificate is either unknown or has expired.

This is how SSL works:
Due to the "https" your browser will request a certificate from the server addressed. In order that the server can send back a certificate to the browser at all, it must obtain a certificate from the certificate authority. Subsequently, the server will send said certificate directly back to the browser. The browser will then receive information from the directory service of the certificate authority whether the certificate is still valid. Based on this data transmitted the browser can now verify whether it is indeed connected with the server indicated in the URL. If this is the case, the browser will give you corresponding information. The Internet Explorer, for example, indicates a secure site by a closed padlock, whereas the Netscape Navigator/Communicator signals a secure session by a key icon becoming whole.
Both computers will then agree on a symmetric coding. This agreement will take place in the secure asymmetric coding. To be absolutely sure your browser will send some test messages to the server before beginning the actual exchange of data that the server may only answer if it is really the server it pretends to be.
Considering the three targets of encryption again, the SSL protocol will thus ensure a secure connection:

  1. Your data is confidential as the content of your messages will only be transmitted encrypted.
  2. The authenticity of the server is established.
  3. Your data is protected from manipulations, since efficient algorithms check whether the data reaches its respective receiver completely and unaltered.

Meanwhile SSL has been established as a standard for browser encryption, but often TSL is also used.