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The "Finder" service allows you to determine Points of Interest near your location, along your route, or at your destination online using My Porsche, your Porsche Connect app and your vehicle's mobile phone connection. You can also call up dynamic information about Points of Interest such as occupancy status, current ratings and prices, current opening times and other available information.
When you select the service, PCM (Porsche Communication Management, the central control unit for audio, navigation and communication services) initially registers with our system using the vehicle identification number.
If you select the service via My Porsche or the Porsche Connect App, you register with your Porsche ID.
To enable a connection to be established to your vehicle's PCM, a time-limited authentication key is exchanged between our systems and your vehicle's PCM.
We require this information in order to assign your vehicle to your user account and to allow us to check that you are entitled to use the service. The legal basis for this is the fulfilment of a contract concluded with you.
In order to determine the search results based on the requested search term and the location, destination and route information, after the connection has been established, the relevant search term, the current location of your vehicle and, where appropriate, your navigation destination and your route will be transferred by our system to the relevant service provider.
The transmitted data is used to generate information to enable online Points of Interest to be displayed. The information is then assigned to your vehicle by our system and transferred to your vehicle's PCM.
If you use the Porsche Connect app for the request, the location of your device will be used instead of your vehicle location and the search results will be transferred to the Porsche Connect app.
Your data will be stored for the duration of the query for this purpose and will then be deleted. The legal basis for this is the fulfilment of a contract concluded with you.
In order to avoid the need to repeatedly retrieve for information in the event of identical requests from several users, your data will be stored centrally by a service provider for 30 days and used to classify corresponding requests and content.
The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in improving the performance of our service.
We use service providers commissioned by Porsche to help us determine Points of Interest and the associated dynamic information. Please note that the servers of the service providers on which data is processed in the course of the service may also be located outside the European Union or the European Economic Area.
In order to make recurring search terms available more quickly in a preselection, search terms entered in the PCM of your vehicle or in your Porsche Connect app will be included in in-vehicle search statistics. These search statistics can be deleted by restoring factory settings or by reinstalling the Porsche Connect app.
The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in improving our services.
You always have the option of deactivating the service in the system settings of your PCM. There is also the option of deactivating the service as part of the whole "Services with geolocation" service group.
The functionality of the service may be limited or no longer available after performing general deactivation in the system settings.