The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to Mazda, and any personal data collected during visits to our web site is processed by us according to the legal provisions valid for the countries in which the web sites are maintained. Our web sites may include links to other sites whose content is not under our control and Mazda cannot accept any responsibility for the content within these web sites.
Collecting and processing personal data
When you visit our web sites, our web server automatically records the name of your internet service provider, the web site from which you visit us, the web sites you actually visit and the date and length of your visit. Additional personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for example in the context of a registration, survey, contest, or in execution of a contract.
It should be noted that social plug-ins on the web site such as Facebook directly submits data to us of those logged-in users to the server and also user data of visitors who are not Facebook members. A link to the Facebook private policy is attached for your information //www.facebook.com/policy.php
Collection and processing of data in the vehicle
Data stored by the driver
Usually, all data stored in the vehicle by the driver, such as phone contacts, navigation destinations, and favorites, can be deleted at any time.
Data storage in the vehicle
Many electronic components inside your vehicle contain data storage media, which temporarily or permanently store technical information such as vehicle status, events and errors. This technical information generally documents the conditions of a component, module, system or the environment:
- Operating conditions of system components (e.g., fill levels)
- Status messages of the vehicle or its individual components (e.g., wheel speed/driving speed, deceleration, lateral acceleration)
- Malfunctions and defects in important system components (e.g., lighting and brakes)
- Response of the vehicle to extraordinary driving situations (e.g., deployment of an airbag, activation of stability control systems)
- Environmental conditions (e.g., temperature)
This data is solely of a technical nature and serves the purpose of identifying and resolving errors as well as optimizing vehicle functions. Movement profiles of driven routes cannot be derived from this data.
When obtaining services (e.g., repairs, maintenance, warranty services, quality assurance), this technical information can be downloaded from the event and error memory by members of the service network (including Mazda Motor Corporation and, if necessary, other companies and affiliated with the Mazda group) using special diagnostic devices. Once an error has been resolved, the information in the error memory will be deleted or overwritten.
When using the vehicle, situations may occur in which this technical data in combination with additional information (accident log, damages to the vehicle, witness statements, etc.) could become personally identifiable, possibly with the help of an expert.
Add-on functions contractually agreed upon with the customer or legally required, such as the automatic emergency call system (eCall), allow certain vehicle data to be transmitted from the vehicle.
Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose specification
Mazda Motors Ireland Ltd will use any personal information collected for customer administration and marketing related purposes including customer support and to inform you about new products and services. Your data will be treated in accordance with current Data Protection legislation and will only be disclosed to Mazda Motors Ireland Ltd affiliated or associated companies, agencies and dealers for the purpose of marketing and customer administration including customer support.
Freedom of choice
We should like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and where applicable request your opinion. Naturally your participation is completely voluntary.
You have a right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Mazda Motors Ireland Ltd may wish to use your information (or provide it to its Dealer Network or third party providers) to contact you or keep you informed about new products and services it provides from time to time .
If you do not wish your information to be stored for such purposes you are at liberty to opt out of such correspondence by contacting us free of charge and confirming your desire to opt out.
It would be our preference to use your data and contact you through electronic communication i.e. by telephone, e-mail or sms. If you do not wish to be contacted in this manner you are at liberty to opt out of such correspondence by contacting us free of charge and confirming your desire to opt out.
Mazda uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons.
Please note: Mazda Motors Ireland Ltd reserves the right to introduce at any time alterations in specification and equipment. All specifications shown may vary and may not be available in the Ireland.