Cookie Policy

Link Engineering’s EU Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy was last updated on August 21, 2020 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.

1. Introduction

Our website, https://www.linkeng.com (hereinafter: "the website") uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as "cookies"). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "Save preferences", you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

6. Cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are located in the United States.

7. Placed cookies

Zopim

We use Zopim for chat support. Read more
Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
__zlcmid

Sharing

For more information, please read the Zopim Privacy Statement.

WP Engine

We use WP Engine for website hosting. Read more
Name Retention Function
Statistics
__utmzz 8 months
Purpose pending investigation
wpe-auth
wpe_test_group
rtk_gdpr_c session
rtkuuid session
rtk_gdpr_a session
rtk_p session
rtk_sid session
rtk_rps session
rtk_sat session
Marketing/Tracking
__utmzzses session

Sharing

For more information, please read the WP Engine Privacy Statement.

Atlassian Jira Servicedesk

We use Atlassian Jira Servicedesk for customer support management. Read more
Name Retention Function
Statistics
ajs_anonymous_id 1 year Store last visit
Purpose pending investigation
ajs_user_id
ajs_group_id

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

CallRail

We use CallRail for call tracking. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
calltrk_referrer
calltrk_session_id_*
Purpose pending investigation
calltrk_landing

Sharing

For more information, please read the CallRail Privacy Statement.

Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager for website statistics. Read more
Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
calltrk_session_id 1 year
Marketing/Tracking
_gcl_au persistent Store and track conversions

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for website statistics. Read more
Name Retention Function
Statistics (anonymous)
_ga 2 years
_gid 1 day Count and track pageviews
_gat 1 minute Filter requests from bots
Statistics
_gat_UA-* session
Purpose pending investigation
_gaexp

Sharing

For more information, please read the Google Analytics Privacy Statement.

Automattic

We use Automattic for website development. Read more
Name Retention Function
Statistics
tk_ai session Store a unique user ID

Sharing

For more information, please read the Automattic Privacy Statement.

CloudFlare

We use CloudFlare for content distribution network (CDN) services. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
__cfduid 30 days Identify trusted web traffic

Sharing

For more information, please read the CloudFlare Privacy Statement.

WooCommerce

We use WooCommerce for webshop management. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
wc_cart_hash_* session Store items in shopping cart
wc_fragments_* persistent

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA for spam prevention. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
rc::c session Filter requests from bots
rc::b session Filter requests from bots
rc::a persistent Filter requests from bots

Sharing

For more information, please read the Google reCAPTCHA Privacy Statement.

YouTube

We use YouTube for video display. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
GPS session Store location data
Functional
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months Estimate bandwidth
Statistics
YSC session Store a unique user ID
PREF 1 year Store and track visits across websites

Sharing

For more information, please read the YouTube Privacy Statement.

Facebook

We use Facebook for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
actppresence 1 year Manage ad display frequency
_fbp 3 months Store and track visits across websites
_fbc 2 years Store last visit
fbm* 1 year Store account details
xs 3 months Store a unique session ID
fr 3 months Enable ad delivery or retargeting
datr 2 years Provide fraud prevention
sb 2 years Store browser details
*_fbm_ 1 year Store account details
Functional
wd 1 week Determine screen resolution
act 90 days Keep users logged in
c_user 90 days Store a unique user ID
csm 90 days Provide fraud prevention
presence session Store and track if the browser tab is active

Sharing

For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Statement.

HubSpot

We use HubSpot for marketing automation (automated email marketing). Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
hubspotutk 13 months Track a visitor's identity
__hstc 13 months Store time of visit
Preferences
messagesUtk 13 months Store browser details
Purpose pending investigation
__hssc 30 minutes
__hsmem
hs-messages-hide-welcome-message 1 day
hs-messages-is-open 30 minutes
*_key
hs_ab_test session
__hs_do_not_track 13 months
__hs_opt_out 13 months

Sharing

For more information, please read the HubSpot Privacy Statement.

QuantCast

We use QuantCast for advertising. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
__qca 5 years Store and track audience reach
Functional
googlepersonalization 1 year Store cookie consent preferences

Sharing

For more information, please read the QuantCast Privacy Statement.

PopUp Builder

We use PopUp Builder for popup creation. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
SGPBShowingLimitationDomain* session Store if a message has been shown

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

Cookie Notice for GDPR

We use Cookie Notice for GDPR for cookie consent management. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
cookie_notice_accepted persistent Check if cookies can be placed

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

Divi (Elegant Themes)

We use Divi (Elegant Themes) for website design. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
et-pb-recent-items-colors persistent Provide functions across pages
Purpose pending investigation
et-saved-post-*
et-recommend-sync-post-*
et-editing-post-*
et-reloaded-post-*-vb

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

ET Editor

We use ET Editor for website design. Read more
Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
et-editor-available-post-*

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

CookieBot

We use CookieBot for cookie consent management. Read more
Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
CookieConsent 1 year

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

Adroll

We use Adroll for cross-channel advertising. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
__adroll_fpc
__adroll_v4
__adroll
Functional
__adroll_post_consent_css
__adroll_post_consent_html

Sharing

For more information, please read the Adroll Privacy Statement.

Google DoubleClick

We use Google DoubleClick for cross-channel advertising. Read more
Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
__ar_v4
1P_JAR
IDE
_drt_
id
ar_v4
DSID
idIDE
Marketing/Tracking
__gads persistent
___gads persistent Enable ad delivery or retargeting

Sharing

For more information, please read the Google DoubleClick Privacy Statement.

Criteo

We use Criteo for remarketing. Read more
Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
has_js
criteo_fast_bid_standalone_expires
criteo_fast_bid_standalone
criteo_pt_cdb_mngr_metrics

Sharing

For more information, please read the Criteo Privacy Statement.

WP Google Maps

We use WP Google Maps for maps display. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
wpgmza-api-consent-given 1 year Store cookie consent preferences

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

GDPR Cookie Consent

We use GDPR Cookie Consent for cookie consent management. Read more
Name Retention Function
Functional
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary session Check if cookies can be placed
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary session Check if cookies can be placed
viewed_cookie_policy persistent Store if a message has been shown

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts for display of webfonts. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
Google Fonts API none Request user IP address

Sharing

For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Statement.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps for maps display. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
Google Maps API none Request user IP address

Sharing

For more information, please read the Google Maps Privacy Statement.

LinkedIn

We use LinkedIn for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more
Name Retention Function
Marketing/Tracking
bcookie 2 years Store browser details
li-oatml 1 month Enable ad delivery or retargeting
li_sugr 3 months Store browser details
UserMatchHistory 30 days Enable ad delivery or retargeting
lidc 1 day Store performed actions on the website
bscookie 2 years Store performed actions on the website
X-LI-IDC session Provide functions across pages
Functional
BizographicsOptOut 10 years Store privacy preferences
Purpose pending investigation
linkedin_oauth_* session

Sharing

For more information, please read the LinkedIn Privacy Statement.

Miscellaneous

Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation
__reff
etfb-autosave-*
portal_user
wpe_is_consent_required
__hssrc session
wpe_utmb
wpe_utmb_sess
cookie-agreed
_uetsid
_uetvid
cli_user_preference
CookieLawInfoConsent

Sharing

This data is not shared with third parties.

8. Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

10. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our Cookie Policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Link Engineering
41100 Plymouth Road, Suite 300
Plymouth, MI 48170, USA
United States
Website: https://www.linkeng.com
Email: datenschutz@linkeng.com
Phone number: + 49-6431-2196-0

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Tires

Type of TestTest HighlightsEquipment UsedExample Procedures
Parking ForcesAllows proper sizing of power steering componentsForce and MotionLINK Parking Forces
Tire FootprintDetermines the contact patch geometryForce and MotionTire Footprint
Tire Modeling
Determine tire inertia which is then used Ftire and other models and simulationsInertia MachineLINK Tire Inertial Properties
On-center parking effort test for Ftire inputForce and MotionSWP
Determine static stiffness (X, Y, Z, Alpha) for Ftire inputStatic Stiffness MachineSAE Static Stiffness
Determine how the tire envelopes an obstacleCleat MachineJ2731
Measure the forces and moments generated at a high frequency response spindle when the tire impacts a cleatCleat MachineJ2730
Braking and Cornering PerformanceDetermine the straight line braking performance of a tireForce and MotionJ2673
Determine the free rolling cornering properties of a tireForce and MotionSAE TIME, J1987, SWP
Measure the combined cornering and braking performance of a tireForce and MotionJ2675
Tire StiffnessMeasure rolling vertical stiffness of a tire at speedRolling Vertical Stiffness
Rolling ResistanceMeasure tire rolling resistance using a drumForce and Motion, Rolling ResistanceJ1269, J2452
Tire WearAssess tire wear in the labForce and MotionLINK Wear Test
Tire NVHTest tire sizzle, cornering noise, pass-by noise, steering wheel dither, freeze crack impacts, high speed uniformity and imbalance sensitivityForce and Motion, Dynamometer, Model 4000 DASNoise, Vibration, Harshness

Wheels

Type of TestTest HighlightsEquipment UsedExample Procedures
ChemicalEvaluates filiform corrosion on painted aluminum wheels and painted aluminum trimICP-OESASTM E3061
Wheel Corrosion and CoatingsEvaluates filiform corrosion, tape adhesion, degree of rusting on painted aluminum wheels and painted aluminum trimCorrosion ChamberSAE J2635, ASTM B368, ISO 9227,
ISO 2409, ASTM D3599,
ABNT NBR 11003, ASTM D610,
ASTM D1654
Wheel FatigueLoad simulation test of aluminum alloy wheelsBiaxialBMW QV36026, SAE J2562, FORD
L-307, GMW14340
Dynamic Cornering Fatigue and Dynamic Radial Fatigue - Steel wheelsEccentric Mass and RadialABNT NBR 6750
Rotational fatigue, Radial load fatigue and biaxial load fatigue of steel and aluminum wheelsEccentric Mass, Radial and BiaxialABNT NBR 6751
Dynamic Cornering Fatigue and Dynamic Radial Fatigue and Impact resistance of temporary use and normal highway use aluminum wheelsEccentric Mass, Radial and Drop TestABNT NBR 6752
Wheel Radial FatigueRadialGMW14909
Wheel ImpactWheel Inboard Rim Flange Vertical ImpactDrop TestGMW15321
Wheel radial impactDrop TestCETP 04.04-L300
Wheel Lateral ImpactDrop TestGMW14910, SAE J175
Wheel StiffnessFrequency Response Function (FRF)Frequency ResponseGMW14876
Deformation of the wheelServo HydraulicsJ2315
Center cap heat
resistance
Center Cap deformation under elevated temperature conditionsBench TestBrake Heat Center Cap

Hubs/Bearings

Type of TestTest HighlightsEquipment UsedExample Procedures
Wheel BearingWater intrusion and durability when exposed to mud and saltBearing Test StandLINK Hub and Bearing, GMW16306, GMW16310
Passenger car, sport/performance and open bed vehicle wheel bearing spallingBearing Test StandGMW16311, GMW16308, GMW16309
Brinelling resistance validates long-term reliability/durabilityBearing Test StandGMW16305
Rotary fatigue lifeRotary Fatigue MachineGMW16325
Wheel HubRotary bending fatigue life characteristicsRotary Fatigue MachineGMW14249
Hub/BearingEvaluate hub and bearing performance, durability, seals and NVH when exposed to extreme environmental effects such as temperature and mud/salt solutionBearing Test Stand/Rotary FatigueTIP-000037A, LINK Hub and Bearing, SAE J1095, LINK Impact
Hub FatigueHub fatigue using biaxial loadingBiaxial Test StandSAE J2562

Brakes

Type of TestTest HighlightsEquipment UsedExample Procedures
Chemical TestingMeasurement of copper, asbestos and other elements in brake friction materialsICP-OES / PLMJ2975
Materials TestingPhysical properties including quality control for friction, wear, compressive strain, shear strength, corrosion resistance, swell and growthChase Machine / Compressibility Machine/ Shear Machine / Corrosion Chamber / Environmental Chamber / OvenJ661, ISO 6310, ISO 6311, ISO 6312, ABNT NBR 9301, ABNT NBR 5505, ABNT NBR 5537, ASTM B117
Frequency ResponseComponent Frequency ResponseLaser Vibrometer Test StandSAE J2933, J3001, J2598, L-4375
Structural Fatigue and
Durability
Breaking strength, cyclic fatigueServo Hydraulics, Torque FlexJ2995, C419, C441, GMW18022
Caliper FingerprintingCaliper characteristics such as knockback, rollback, fluid displacement, deflection...Caliper Test Bench / Brake DynamometerL-4177, PF.90257
Brake Drag and DTVResidual drag, disc thickness variation, brake feel and vehicle fuel mileageOff Brake Drag Stand / Brake DynamometerJ2923, GMW14926, GMW14351, PF.90257, L-13080
PerformanceHydraulic, air and electric brakes, friction levels, stopping distance, corrosion, cleanability, brake torque variation, rotor cracking, regulation, stability control, coastdownBrake Dynamometer, Model 4000 DASJ2784, J2928 IS026867, GMW14985, PF.90210, PF.90244, L-405, FMVSS 121, FMVSS 122, FMVSS 105, FMVSS 135, FMVSS 126, FMVSS 136, ECE R13H, AMS
WearRotor wear, drum wear, lining wear, DTV, durability, city traffic, suburban trafficBrake Dynamometer, Model 4000 DASJ2707, USCT, L-423, PF.90244, Los Angeles, Detroit, Phoenix, Birmingham, Marquette
NVHBrake squeal during drag and decel events at different temperatures, pressure and torque levelsNVH Brake DynamometerJ2521, L420, 1430, GMW17427, PF. 90244
Brake EmissionsBrake dust particle size, count, concentration and massBrake DynamometerWLTP, CARB, Duty cycle