Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Notice

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (“RRPS”) is pleased to welcome you to our websites https://www.rrpowersystems.com  and https://www.mtu-solutions.com/eu/en.html and appreciates your interest in our company and its products and services. In addition to Rolls-Royce products, our portfolio also includes products marketed under the brand name mtu – A Rolls-Royce solution (MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, hereinafter “mtu”).

This data privacy notice is to inform you of the way we will handle your personal data. It sets out how personal data is processed in the context of communications both via our websites and away from our websites, for example in the way contracts are executed.

1. Controller

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (“RRPS”) processes your personal data in its capacity as controller. 

Contact details: Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, Maybachplatz 1, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany 
E-mail: info@ps.rolls-royce.com

Represented by the Board of Management:

Andreas Schell, Chairman
Louise Öfverström, CFO
Dr. Otto Preiss, COO

Register Court Ulm HRB 721 056
VAT registration number DE 253916018

2. Data Protection Officer

Contact details of our Group Data Protection Officer:

Bettina von Fechthelm
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, Maybachplatz 1, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany
E-mail: datenschutz@ps.rolls-royce.com
Phone: +49-7541-9091

3. Visiting our websites

When you visit our websites without actively contacting us, all instances of access are recorded in a log file on our web servers. The following data is captured: IP address of your client, date and time of access, name and URL of the file retrieved, pages visited, amount of data transferred, whether the retrieval was successful, video/audio viewed or listened to, clicks on individual links, search words or search phrases. The log file is stored for two months.

This data is processed for the purpose of presenting our web pages securely and to best effect from a technical point of view. The legal basis for processing the data here corresponds to our legitimate interest, article 6, paragraph 1, point (f), of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). No person-related evaluations or reports are undertaken or produced.

4. Establishing contact using our contact forms

We only collect personal data pertaining to you – i.e. information that can be associated with you as an individual – if you provide us with this data yourself and enter into contact with us. This is the case if you enter your data in the input fields of the contact forms on our websites and send us inquiries.

Information that we absolutely need to process your inquiry is marked with an asterisk. You may also provide the remaining information voluntarily in order to make it easier for us to classify your inquiry.

We use your personal data only for communication with you and for processing your inquiry. The data will then be erased. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in communicating with you at your request, article 6, paragraph 1, point (f), of the GDPR.

You may at any time object to the further storage and use of your personal data collected in the course of contacting us or revoke your request to be included in the press distribution list at any time. To do this, an e-mail to

pr@ps.rolls-royce.com

or a letter to

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
Department VMC
Maybachstrasse 16
88045 Friedrichshafen

will suffice. If you object or revoke your request, your data will be erased immediately. However, your inquiries can then no longer be processed.

5. Receipt of the mtu Report customer magazine and the mtu eReport newsletter

When you order our free customer magazine mtu Report or subscribe to the electronic newsletter mtu eReport, we process the data you provide to us.

In order to process your order and forward it to service providers who are involved by us as contractually bound data processors for this purpose, e.g. the customer magazine print shop.

We obtain your consent to this in advance. It is the legal basis for this data processing (article 6, paragraph 1, point (a), of the GDPR).

Your personal data will not be used in any other way or passed on to third parties. You may unsubscribe from the customer magazine or withdraw your consent at any time, by sending an informal message to

report@ps.rolls-royce.com 

or by writing to 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
Department VMC
Maybachstrasse 16
88045 Friedrichshafen

To unsubscribe from the newsletter you can use the unsubscribe link in the newsletters themselves. Once your withdrawal of consent has been received, your data collected during the ordering process is deleted immediately and will no longer be used. The customer magazine or newsletter will no longer be sent to you.

6. Personalized marketing communications

Based on your prior consent, we also process your personal data in order to provide you with relevant personalized marketing communications regarding topics of interest relating to mtu products and solutions, including technical articles, case studies, white papers, news articles, webinars, and videos. We provide these communications via e-mail; if you also provide us with your telephone number for this purpose, we or our local subsidiaries in your respective area may also call you to inform you about mtu products or mtu solutions via telephone.

The legal basis for this is article 6, paragraph 1, point (a), of the GDPR. We receive your consent particularly in the context of registering for gratuitous downloads of material on our websites or in the context of the registration for gratuitous webinars offered by third-party providers for which we deliver the content.

In order to tailor these marketing communications to your interests and preferences concerning our products and solutions, we use marketing tools to analyze data gathered by cookies and similar technologies when you use this website, as well as other information about your interests and preferences regarding mtu products and solutions which we collect due to your download of materials on our website, your registration for webinars or when you take notice of our marketing e-mails.

In particular, we use Pardot, a B2B marketing automation solution from Salesforce (based in the US), to 1) provide our prospective customers (known as ‘prospects’) with customized marketing communications and 2) qualify them as potential sales leads. We only collect and process data that has been provided to us on the basis of consent.

RRPS has agreed to EU standard data protection clauses with Salesforce to establish a level of data protection equivalent to the EU. Access by US authorities cannot be excluded.

The following data is collected by us:

  • Information provided by prospects via forms on our landing pages.
  • First name, last name, e-mail address, telephone number, company name, profession, solution requirements, , power requirements, facility/vessel/equipment types, project stage, etc.
  • The storage and processing of this data requires that all of the following conditions are met:
  • The prospect provides his data on the basis of consent.
  • This consent is obtained by clicking the "Informed consent" checkbox on the relevant landing page. For more information on "Informed Consent", please click on the link: Informed Consent.
  • The consent process is completed via the double opt-in procedure (clicking on a link in a confirmation e-mail). If confirmation is not received, the previously collected data will be deleted.

You may at any time revoke this consent via e-mail to dataprivacy.sales@mtu-online.com – you can also do this partly, specifically with regard to marketing communications via telephone – or by clicking on the unsubscribe links, which are provided at the bottom of each marketing e-mail. If you revoke your consent, your data will promptly be deleted, and we will stop providing you with the respective marketing communications. You can also object to the processing of your data for marketing purposes. We will then delete your data (except your e-mail address and the reason for your objection, in order to take account of your objection at any time) and stop sending you marketing communications.

7. Applications

You may apply to our company online or by electronic means. We process your applicant data exclusively for the purpose of the application procedure and delete it, if rejected, after completion. The legal basis is article 26, paragraph 1, sentence 1, of the German Federal Data Protection Act. Please note that e-mails which are sent in unencrypted form are not transmitted with access protection. We therefore strongly recommend that you send us your application documents either by encrypted e-mail or via the contact form on our career portal. Further details of the way applicant data is handled may be found in our separate data privacy notice on the career portal.

8. Cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies for the purpose of tailoring our website to your needs. Most of the cookies and similar technologies we use lose their validity at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain and similar technologies on your device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). Permanent cookies are not usually stored forever, but are deleted after two years. This data will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website, except when you have given us express consent for analyzing your interests for marketing communications, as set out in Clause 5 (see above). You can revoke this consent at any time, as described above.

Any use of cookies or similar technologies that is not absolutely technically necessary constitutes data processing that is only permitted with your express and active consent in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a), of the GDPR. This applies in particular to the use of advertising, targeting or analysis cookies or similar technologies (see section 9. –12.).

To find out which cookies or similar technologies we use and how you can manage your cookie settings and deactivate certain types of tracking, go to our cookie settings, which you can access via “Cookie settings” at the bottom of each page.

If you do not give your consent to the use of cookies, we would like to point out that under certain circumstances this may result in a functional restriction of the use of our web pages and also those of other service providers.

Cookies on Pardot Landing Pages:

The following cookies are only used when a visitor or prospect allows cookies to be tracked on one of our Pardot landing pages, which are identifiable by one of the following subdomains in the website URL:

  • https://power.mtu-solutions.com/...
  • https://marine.mtu-solutions.com/...
  • https://industrial.mtu-solutions.com/..

For additional information regarding Pardot cookies, please click the link Pardot Cookies and Activity Tracking.

Pardot Cookie Opt-in Settings:

Opt-in is requested from all visitors to Pardot landing pages, regardless of their location. Tracking requires consent, so if visitors ignore the banner, no cookies will be used to track their activities. See Pardot reference page: Control Tracking Opt-In Preferences.

9. Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC. The service provider responsible in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies or similar technologies that enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information collected by means of cookies or similar technologies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We use the “anonymizeIP” function (so-called IP masking): As a result of the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

During your visit to our website, the following data, as well as other data, is recorded:

  • The pages you have accessed, your click path
  • Achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads, purchases)
  • Your user behavior (e.g. clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
  • Your approximate location (region)
  • Your IP address (in abbreviated form)
  • Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language settings, screen resolution)
  • Your Internet provider
  • The referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.

The recipient of the data is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, where applicable, US authorities may have access to the data stored by Google.

A transfer of data to the USA can therefore not be excluded.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie or similar technology and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google if you

 a. do not give your consent to the setting of the cookie/revoke it in the settings or

 b. download and install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

The Google Analytics security and data protection principles may be found at:

https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/.

10. Google Ads

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Ads, an advertising program of Google LLC. The service provider responsible in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

With Google Ads, we can display advertising in Google’s networks that matches the content of our website and thus reach a large number of potential customers.

Google Ads uses cookies or similar technologies for this purpose, which store the IP address and Internet activities of the user who has reached our website via the ad display. 

The recipient of the data is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, where applicable, US authorities may have access to the data stored by Google.

A transfer of data to the USA can therefore not be excluded.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie or similar technologies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google if you

 a. do not give your consent to the setting of the cookie/revoke it in the settings or

 b. refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

11. Adobe Analytics

This website uses Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (“Adobe”). Adobe Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, in order to help the website to analyze overall traffic patterns through our website. By transmitting the information generated by the cookie about the use of the website to Adobe, the settings ensure that the IP address is anonymized before geolocalization und will be replaced by a hashed IP address, which is not traceable, before storage. On behalf of the website provider, Adobe will use this information for the evaluation of your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and in order to provide other services relating to website activity and use of the Internet to the website provider. Adobe will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Adobe.

Transmission of the hashed IP address to the USA and access by US authorities cannot be excluded. 

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Adobe if you

 a. do not give your consent to the setting of the cookie/revoke it in the settings or

 b. refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Adobe by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html.

12. Adobe Target

If you have given your consent for this, we use Adobe Target from Adobe (see 11.) to carry out A/B tests and to personalize the website. This means: With the help of the tool, it is possible to exchange the original version of the website with a modified variant (e.g. different design and content). In addition, different versions can be compared with each other and then it can be determined which of the versions is preferred by website visitors. This allows us to constantly optimize the website for our visitors. The following examples are intended to illustrate the function of Adobe Target once again:

Example1: The Adobe Target system recognizes that a website visitor is interested in yacht content (by clicking on it). This visitor will then automatically be shown yacht content on their next visit, e.g. with a teaser on the homepage.

Example 2: The system recognizes that the visitor comes from the USA and is therefore only interested in certain applications. Therefore, the country page of North America is automatically played out to him with the corresponding applications that are important for this area.

The complete IP address or data that could be traced back to individual persons is not collected or processed. Adobe uses "session cookies" and "permanent cookies". The former ones are only temporarily stored for the duration of your use of our website. Permanent cookies are used to record information about visitors who access our website repeatedly. This allows us to create an interest profile of our users, which we cannot trace back to individual persons due to the shortened IP address. The visitor-specific content results in particular from characteristics of the browser, the location or from existing cookies that you have previously generated on our websites.

Transmission of the hashed IP address to the USA and access by US authorities cannot be excluded.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data by Adobe, by

a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie / revoking it in the settings or

b. preventing the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. You can access Adobe's data protection information here: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy.html.

13. LinkedIn tracking pixel (LinkedIn Insight Tag)

If you have given your consent, LinkedIn tracking pixels from LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”) allow us to collect information about visits to our site, including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser characteristics (user agent), and time stamps. The IP addresses are shortened or (if used to reach members across devices) hashed. The direct identifiers of members are removed within seven days in order to pseudonymize the data. This remaining pseudonymized data is then deleted within 180 days.

The responsible service provider in the EU is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Gardiner House Wilton Plaza Dublin, Ireland).

LinkedIn’s headquarters are located in California, USA (2029 Stierlin Court   94043 Mountain View). Access from or transfer of data to the USA can therefore not be excluded.

LinkedIn does not share any personally identifiable information with the site owner, but only provides reports (which do not identify you) about site audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for site visitors, which allows the site owner to use this information to display targeted advertising outside of their website without identifying the member. LinkedIn also uses data that does not identify you to improve the relevance of ads and reach members across devices. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal information for promotional purposes in their account settings.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the tracking pixel and relating to your use of the website by not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or by revoking this in the cookie settings.

14. Data security

We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted in line with technological progress.

When you use our contact form, you also provide us with personal information about yourself. In order to prevent this data from falling into the wrong hands, we use end-to-end encryption for your personal data using the TLS method for data transmission (transport layer security). This is a proven, highly secure procedure for transmitting data over the Internet, provided that it is used – as is the case here – in line with state-of-the-art practice.

15. Processing of your data outside of these websites

We also process your personal data outside of these websites if you contact us in writing, by telephone or by e-mail with a request or inquiry and provide us with personal data (e.g. your contact details). Furthermore, we process personal data of yours if you or your company is a business partner, customer or service provider of ours, i.e. in a contractual relationship with us, for purposes of executing this contract, or if data processing is necessary for another reason, e.g. in the context of an application in response to an invitation to tender.

Depending on the context, your data will be processed on different legal bases within the meaning of article 6 of the GDPR. Depending on the context, this is in particular

1. your expression of consent pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, point (a), of the GDPR (e.g. when requesting our customer magazine); or

2. where the processing is necessary for fulfilling a contractual relationship with us or for implementing precontractual measures which occur at your request, article 6, paragraph 1, point (b), of the GDPR (e.g. upon telephone request for the purpose of ordering a product); or

3. where the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject, article 6, paragraph 1, point (c), of the GDPR (e.g. compliance with legal obligations to retain records or obligations to provide information to authorities); or

4. where the processing is necessary to safeguard an overriding legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6, paragraph 1, point (f), of the GDPR (e.g. when asserting legal claims or for the video surveillance of our operating facilities to protect against unauthorized access).

16. Recipients

RRPS and other affiliated companies house central functions of the RRPS Group – e.g. Marketing & Communications, Sales, Purchasing and central admin functions such as Legal, etc. – which act on behalf of the entire group and may process your personal data within this context. The processing of personal data by these central functions is also undertaken on the basis of the aforementioned bases in law. If, for example, when carrying out procurement processes or processing contracts, affiliated companies other than RRPS must also be involved because they perform central functions within the group, personal data is exchanged between the affiliated companies involved to the extent necessary. The legal basis for this is the overriding legitimate interest of the company in organizing internal administrative procedures efficiently – article 6, paragraph 1, point (f), of the GDPR.

We only pass on personal data to other group companies or to third parties, e.g. authorities or banks, if and to the extent that this is necessary within the framework of the respective business relationship or as required by law. Service providers we employ, who provide IT or printing services, for example, are contractually obliged by us to process personal data exclusively within the scope of their contract.

17. Storage of your data

Your personal data will always be stored as long as it is necessary for the respective purpose (e.g. fulfilment of contract), and shall then be erased in compliance with the statutory retention periods or, after the purpose has been achieved (e.g. fulfilment of the contract by both parties), restricted (blocked) for the necessary retention period in terms of processing, and then erased.

Your rights under Clause 15 are to be asserted in each instance against RRPS or against such other affiliated company as be responsible under data protection legislation. In any event, you may use the contact address given in Clause 1 above for this purpose.

18. Social media

We also have a presence on the social networking platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Xing. If you click on the respective icon on our website, you will be forwarded to our profiles there without personal data being collected.

19. Your rights

You have the right to request details of which personal data about you is stored.

You may request correction or amendment, erasure or restriction of processing (blocking) of your stored personal data as long as this is legally permissible and possible within the framework of an existing contractual relationship. Should statutory provisions not permit erasure, your data will instead be blocked (subjected to processing restrictions) in such a way as to make it accessible only for the purpose of complying with mandatory statutory provisions.

You may object to the processing of data for reasons arising from your particular situation if such data processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests.

Should we process your data in order to conduct direct advertising, you may object to this advertising or promotion at any time with future effect (right to object to processing of personal data for marketing purposes). Please see the contact details in Clause 6 in this regard.

You are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The following supervisory authority is responsible for RRPS: The Baden-Württemberg State Office for Data Protection and 
Freedom of Information, P.O. Box 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart. E-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de; Online complaints form: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/online-beschwerde/.

For complaints relating to data processing activities of our subsidiaries abroad, you can also submit a complaint to the relevant competent national supervisory authority.

You have the right to transfer the data you have provided to us on the basis of an expression of consent or a contract (data portability).

If you have given us an expression of consent to process your data, you may revoke this at any time in the same manner in which you gave it. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of withdrawal.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your data or would like to assert your rights, please contact us by post or e-mail at the contact address given above (Clause 1).

20. Changes to this data privacy notice

The provisions of this data privacy notice in the version valid at the time on the homepage apply (cf. status and version of data privacy notice).

We reserve the right to amend and change the content of this data privacy notice. The updated data privacy notice shall apply from its date of validity (cf. status and version of the data privacy notice).

Version dated: February 2021