Privacy Policy

Who is the Data Controller?

Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd.
2-1917, Nisshin-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama-city, Saitama 331-8501 Japan
Registration Number 0100-01-178910

How can you reach our Data Protection Contact?

You can reach our Privacy Team at the e-mail address

Protection of your personal data

Data protection and the protection of your privacy are important to us. Accordingly, we process personal data only in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for data protection and data security, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the applicable Data Protection Law. In doing so, we are guided by the principle of data minimisation. Our employees are bound to confidentiality and secrecy.

Our website can be used without registration, i.e. without actively disclosing your identity or manually entering personal data. Nevertheless, personal data is collected each time you visit our website. It may also be necessary to provide your personal data in the course of use, e.g. when you contact us. The following Privacy Policy informs you about the processing of your personal data when using our website, the measures taken to protect your data and your rights as a data subject.

Visiting our website

Description and scope of data processing

When you visit our website “” information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file accessed
  • Website from which access was made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer
  • Name of your access provider

The log files contain IP addresses or other data that allow an assignment to the user.

Purpose of data processing

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability
  • Evaluation of user behaviour
  • Other administrative purposes

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. In this specific context, we do not use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person for marketing purposes.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations on this under point “Cookies, plugins and web analytics” of this Privacy Policy.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR, since a user relationship exists, as well as Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection described above.

Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data collection for the provision of the website, this is generally the case when the respective session has ended. If IP addresses are stored in log files in an unabbreviated form, the personal data is deleted or anonymised after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible in connection with cookies or analysis services. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or shortened so that an assignment is not possible. You can find more detailed explanations on this under section “Cookies, plugins and web analytics” of this Privacy Policy.

Forms on the website

In connection with forms, no collection and processing of personal data takes place on our website.

Cookies, plugins and web analytics

In the following, we describe in detail which cookies, analysis tools and plugins we use, which data is processed in this context and how you can deactivate the analysis tools. The term “cookies” may also be used as a generic term for plug-ins and analysis tools of all kinds.

What are cookies?

Cookies are sometimes used when using our website. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by the browser and stored on the end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) of the user when visiting the website. Cookies do not cause any damage to the end device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific end device used. Cookies can be automatically recognised and read during a current visit or during the next visit. This does not mean, however, that the website operator gains immediate knowledge of the user’s identity.

Cookies make the visit to the website more user-friendly by remembering personal settings or serve the advertising interests of the website operator. Cookies make it possible, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and number of users of the pages, to analyse behaviour patterns of page use, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly. So-called session cookies are used, among other things, to recognise that the user has already visited individual pages of the website. These are automatically deleted after you leave the site.

If you leave our site and go to a third party site, the target site may also set cookies. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. For the use of these cookies by third parties and the information stored in them, please compare the Privacy Policy there.

Legal basis for cookies, analysis tools and plugins

We may store cookies on your device if they are technically necessary for the operation of the website. Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation or language selection. The website cannot function in part without such cookies. The data thereby processed for the named purposes serve to protect legitimate interests that are overriding in the context of a balancing of interests and are therefore necessary in accordance with the principle of proportionality. The legal basis for technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For all other cookie types, we require your consent. You can specifically select these as explicit opt-in consents in a dialogue window (cookie consent window) during your first visit to our website. This sets a cookie in your system that contains your cookie settings and signals to our system which cookies have been accepted each time you visit our website. You can change or revoke your cookie settings on our website at any time. Instructions on how to deactivate cookies can be found below. The legal basis for all other cookie types is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR, insofar as you have given your consent.

If you delete all cookies, this will have the effect that the cookie with your cookie settings will also be deleted, so that you will have to determine your cookie preferences again. The limitation of cookies can lead to limited functionality of the website.

How do we use cookies, analytics tools and plugins? Purpose of data processing

Within the scope of cookies, analysis tools and plug-ins, the name of the Internet service provider, requested files, IP address, access to individual pages, browser type, screen resolution, colour depth, operating system, search terms and reference pages from which you have reached our web pages are processed, among other things.

The data contained in session cookies or other cookies are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the website
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website
  • system security and stability
  • for further administrative or advertising purposes.

We process and use the data collected to improve the marketing of our websites, to increase the user-friendliness of the websites and for other optimisation purposes. The analysis required for marketing and optimisation purposes does not generally allow us to draw any direct conclusions about your person or personal data. In particular, no names, addresses, telephone numbers or other data that can be directly assigned to individuals are stored. The analysis only provides aggregated data, such as the number of visitors and page views.

Among other things, cookies allow us to adapt our website to your wishes, to establish connections between different calls to our website or to save your password in the browser so that you do not have to re-enter it each time.

We also use cookies for targeted advertising. We also allow third-party vendors and automated data collection tools to use cookies so that they can help us deliver our own content and ads and measure the effectiveness of our advertising efforts. For registered users, the information collected on our websites is not anonymous. We use this information together with other information we know or infer about you, such as your preferences, to provide content, services and advertisements tailored to you.

We currently use the cookies listed and described in more detail below on our website.

Duration of storage

Some cookies are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after the browser is closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on the end device and make it possible to recognise the user on the next visit (persistent cookies). The specific duration of storage can be found in our cookie list below and in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser. In all other respects, the general storage principles apply.

Deactivation of cookies

You can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of a website.

If you want to exclude cookies from being used, set your browser to delete cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies or warn you before a cookie is stored so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want the cookie. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. They are described in more detail in the help menu of each browser. There it is explained how you can change your cookie settings. You can find the respective browser information under the following links, for example:

Internet Explorer

You will also find the options for deactivation directly in the description of the cookies, plug-ins and tracking measures.

Currently cookie list

We currently use the following cookies on our website 

Category Name Vendor Duration Description
Necessary marellicookiedismissed Marelli 1 day Used to store that the visitor has dismissed the cookie banner.
Necessary marelli-analytics-optout Marelli 15 days Used to store that the visitor opted-out the anonymous and aggregated tracking.
Necessary wp-wpml_current_language Marelli 1 day Stores the current language. This cookie is enabled by default on sites that use the Language filtering for AJAX operations feature.
Necessary _icl_visitor_lang_js Marelli 1 day Stores the redirected language. This cookie is enabled for all site visitors if you use the Browser language redirect feature.
Necessary wpml_browser_redirect_test Marelli Session Tests if cookies are enabled. This cookie is enabled for all site visitors if you use the Browser language redirect feature.

Matomo Cloud

Our website uses a tracking code from Matomo Cloud (former Piwik, hereinafter: Matomo) a cloud based web analytics tool. The web tracking is done via the cloud solution of InnoCraft Ltd, a New Zealand company (NZBN 6106769) headquartered at: 7 Waterloo Quay PO625, 6140 Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand is considered to provide an adequate level of protection for transfers of personal data from the European Union under an existing adequacy decision.

Insofar as Matomo accesses personal data, we have taken further technical and organisational measures such as concluding a Data Processing Agreement (DPA). More information regarding the DPA can be found under “Matomo Cloud Data Processing Agreement” (DPA) on the Matomo website.

Further information can be found at, specifically in the terms of use. Further information regarding privacy can be found in the Privacy Policy of Matomo website and the Cloud Privacy Policy.

Scope of the processing of personal data

Through Matomo, we collect, transfer, process and store usage data about the use of our website, such as referrer links, the time spent on certain URLs, the clickstream and also data about your browser settings, such as the manufacturer of the browser and also its version, the screen resolution and the operating system used.

We may also collect and store parts of your IP address and information about the loading speed of our website. From this data, we can only create anonymous usage profiles and extract statistical information. We also use cookies within the framework of Matomo web tracking in order to distinguish returning site visitors from first-time visitors. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the memory of your internet browser and contain a separate ID and possibly other technical information. The data collected in this context will not be merged with any other personal data we may have without your separate consent.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

There is no personal reference. Matomo does not make the behaviour of data subjects on the Internet traceable. If a reference to a person should arise, we will obtain explicit consent in advance before establishing a reference to a person. The legal basis for the processing and transfer of personal data to Matomo is according to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR your consent to the tracking.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of web tracking is to analyse user flows in order to enable us to anonymously monitor the functionality and user-friendliness of our service and to constantly improve our Internet offering. Its sole purpose is to collect statistical, non-personal data.

Duration of storage

We store all web tracking data collected using Matomo for an indefinite period of time, as this data is only available to us in anonymised form. If the data is not anonymised, we will delete it after 12 months at the latest.

Possibility of objection and deletion

You can prevent the collection of the aforementioned data and its processing by installing a JavaScript blocker to prevent the collection of the analysis data. Insofar as a personal reference should arise, you can revoke your consent at any time according to the rules outlined in this privacy policy.

Matomo offers the possibility of a special opt-out solution. More information on this can be found under Opt-out on the Matomo website.If you want to accept or reject analytics tracking please choose one of the following options.

Which rights do you have? How may you exercise them?

Based on the data protection regulations, you have the various rights outlined below.

Right of access

You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details.

Right to rectification

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay.

Right to erasure

You have the right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure, we no longer require the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.

Right to data portability

You have the right, in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller.

Right to withdraw the declaration of consent under data protection law

In accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the withdrawal.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal, it is sufficient to notify us accordingly via all known communication channels, in particular also by email to

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

Right to object

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) s. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right to object, it is sufficient to notify us accordingly via all known communication channels, in particular also by e-mail to

After exercising your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not further process your personal data for this purpose.

Automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

  1. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
  2. is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the European Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests; or
  3. is made with your express consent.

However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data as defined in Article 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9(2a) or (2g) of the GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

Up-to-dateness and amendment of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is current as of December 2022. Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this Privacy Policy. We therefore reserve the right to adapt the Privacy Policy at any time with effect for the future. We recommend that you read the current Privacy Policy again from time to time. The current Privacy Policy can be accessed on our website at