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Personal resources for safe driving

Privacy policy

We observe the provisions of the Telemedia Act and the Federal Data Protection Act. Your data are processed in compliance with the applicable legal regulations. Following the principle of data avoidance and data economy, we raise, use and process personal data only to the extent necessary in relation to our services.

Information on the collection, use and transfer of data in shortened form

VdTÜV uses your personal data only to the extent necessary for the purposes of technical administration of the website, for membership administration, newsletter management, event management and for orders via the online shop. Personal information is only collected if you provide this information, e.g. during the registration process, by filling in forms, sending e-mails, in the context of inquiries or requests for material. Unless otherwise stated, the data is only used and stored for this particular purpose. No data will be transferred to a third party.

In principle, you can visit our pages on the internet without transferring your personal data to us. Pseudonymised user data will not be matched with the data of the bearer of the pseudonym.

Detailed information

When you visit our website, our servers store the following information for a short period of time:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Time of your access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file(s)
  • The website which directed you to us
  • The operating system of your computer
  • The browser used
  • The name of your internet access provider

These data are required in order to enable a connection to our website for you, to permanently guarantee the safety and stability of the system, and for optimisation and administration of the website. Your IP address will only be analysed in cases of attacks on our network.

Information about the use of cookies

We use cookies on several pages to make the visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. The so-called 'cookies' are small text files which your browser can deposit on your computer. The process of depositing a cookie file is also referred to as 'setting a cookie'. You can change the settings of your browser according to your wishes so that it informs you about the setting of cookies, you can decide on accepting them on a case-to-case basis, or you can accept or reject cookies in principle. Cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to recognise that your PC has been connected to certain data or to a certain item on the website before (persistent cookies), or to save recent data or items viewed on the website (session cookies). We use cookies in order to offer more user comfort and convenience for you. However, our partner companies are not allowed to do this and it is technically impossible for them to collect, process or use personal data via our website through the use of cookies. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard disk after termination of the browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer when you visit again (permanent cookies). The way we set cookies entails neither disadvantages nor risks for you. In order to be able to use our “comfort” functions, we recommend that you enable the acceptance of cookies for our website.

Analysis with the Piwik tool

We make use of an automatic statistical analysis tool called Piwik, which serves to measure  and analyse visits to our website for marketing and optimisation purposes. Every access to this server (www.vdtuev.de) is registered. For this, we use your IP address with the intention of collecting technical data, for example about the pages you visited on our website, the time you spent on each page and the time of access. These anonymised data are stored separately from personal data on the secure internal VdTÜV system and therefore do not allow identification of an individual.

Piwik uses so-called "cookies" - text files, which are deposited on your computer and enable an analysis of the use you made of our website. These are so-called "1st party cookies" which are not deleted automatically after the end of your visit. You can avoid the installation of the cookies by adjusting your browser settings:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Menu - Extras / Internet options / Security / Internet / Custom level / Deactivate cookies [set checkmark]. Confirm changes.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Menu - Extras / Settings / Privacy / Deactivate cookies [set checkmark]. Confirm changes.

Special functions of the website

Our website offers several functions whose use leads to collection, processing and storage of personal data by us. In the following we explain what happens with these data:

Linking

The VdTÜV website may contain hyperlinks to other websites which do not belong to VdTÜV. VdTÜV is not liable for any privacy violations resulting from a visit to such websites.

Information on the functioning of the Twitter service

We use a Twitter button (white bird in a blue square) on our website which represents an offer by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. This button takes you to our Twitter profile where you can follow us. When accessing through our website, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Twitter servers. We have no influence on the type and amount of your data this plug-in collects and processes. See https://twitter.com/privacy for more information.

Right of access and rectification

You are entitled to receive information concerning your stored personal data at any time, including the origin and recipient(s) of your data as well as the purpose of the data processing. You have the right to review and rectify the data stored in relation to your person if, in your opinion, they are obsolete or incorrect. An e-mail sent to the mail address indicated in our editorial information or to the VdTÜV data protection assistant (see below) is sufficient for this purpose.

Revocation of consent

Your consent to collection, processing and use of your personal data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. If you have provided us with personal data, you may have them deleted at any time. If available, please use the form for unsubscription, otherwise send an e-mail to berlin@vdtuev.de or contact us via phone.

Copyright

Our websites are copyright protected. All rights to the contents and the design belong exclusively to VdTÜV. Reproduction, distribution, transfer (electronically or through other channels), modification or use of our websites in whole or in part for public or commercial purposes without our prior written consent is prohibited. Of course we are pleased when links  to our pages are created, and kindly ask to be informed when publishing such a link. 

Questions or suggestions

If you have any questions regarding data protection at VdTÜV, you may contact our data protection assistant . The continuous development of the internet makes it necessary to modify our privacy policy from time to time. We reserve the right to carry out such modifications at any time.

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