Information notice – Vehicle data analytics
Polestar Performance AB, a Swedish legal entity with company registration number 556653-3096 with address Assar Gabrielssons Väg 9, SE-405 31, Gothenburg, Sweden, hereinafter referred to as "Polestar," "we," "our," and "us," will as controller process your personal data as described below.
Purpose and legal basis for processing
Polestar is required to collect In-Use Monitoring Performance Ratio (IUMPR) data and report it to the California Air Resource Board (ARB), as can be found at the following link for the ARB: arb.ca.gov/msprog/obdprog/obdregs.htm
The purpose of processing vehicle-recorded data is for Polestar to conduct product research and development: for instance, to enhance and monitor vehicle quality and safety features. The purpose of the processing is also to manage Polestar's warranty undertakings and to fulfill legal requirements related to engine emission data.
The legal basis for processing is the legitimate interest based on the purposes pursued by us as described above.
The legal basis for disclosing real-world engine emission data is to comply with Polestar's legal obligations.
We may collect data, such as how you use and interact with vehicle functions and services, that will result in statistical data on the vehicle that identifies the vehicle's hardware and software, sensor data from the vehicle's active safety system, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
We may also collect security data such as unauthorized access, authenticity of software updates, and anomalies in the vehicle network (intrusion detection). In addition to this, we will collect vehicle parameters related to emissions.
Disclosure / Recipients of your personal data / Transfer
The data categories listed above are transferred from your vehicle to Polestar. Vehicle parameters related to emission monitoring are reported to the authorities according to local regulations. The vehicle data will be disclosed to and processed by our affiliates and our business partners for the above purposes in order for them to perform work on behalf of Polestar.
In relation to our business partners located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will transfer your personal data on the basis of the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the European Commission.
Termination of data collection
To terminate the collection of the vehicle-recorded data described above, you, as the owner of the vehicle, need to contact Polestar Support, either by phone, email, or the form described in the end. To find the contact information relevant to your market, please visit the link polestar.com/contact.
We will retain data relating to the legal obligations for up to 3 years after collection, unless we are required to process certain personal data for a longer period of time due to legal requirements. Security incident data, legitimate vehicle usage behaviors, and VIN will be retained for 2 years. Active safety event data will be retained for 8 years.
Your rights and contact information
As an individual, you are hold certain rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation. The rights that apply to this processing of vehicle data are:
Right of access
You have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we store about you.
Right to rectification
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
Right to erasure
You also have the right to have your personal data deleted if your data has been processed in an unlawful way.
Right to object to processing / restrict processing
In addition, you have the right to object to and stop our collection of vehicle data and have processing restricted in certain circumstances.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
If you believe that we are processing your personal data in violation of privacy laws and regulations, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in Sweden is Datainspektionen, and their address is:
SE 104 20 Stockholm
To exercise your rights as a data subject, e.g. to obtain information or access Personal Data that Polestar processes, please use this WEB FORM.