Note on data protection

This translation into English is for information purposes. Only the original German text has legal authority

The responsible party within the meaning of the German Data Protection Law is:
Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)
Behrenstr. 35,
10117 Berlin, Germany

Your personal data is subject to special protection in collection, processing and use in connection with your visit to our home page. Your data is protected within the scope of statutory regulations. Specifically, the VDA is committed to data confidentiality under § 5 of the German Data Protection Law.

The following sections provide an overview of the data collected during your visit to the home page and how this is used.

Collection and processing of data

Every access to our web site and any file on this are logged. This for internal and statistical purposes. The following information is collected: name of the file accessed, time and date of the access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, web browser and accessing domain. In addition, the IP address of the accessing computer is logged.

Further person-related data is only collected if you have voluntarily provided this information, for example for an enquiry or registration. You have the right to object to this storage.

Use and transmission of person-related data

If you have provided person-related data, we only use this to answer your enquiries (e.g. ordering leaflets, subscribing to press releases etc.), for processing contracts entered into with you and for technical administration.

Where the web site offers the option to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), provision of this information by the user is explicitly voluntary. Use of and payment for all the services offered are also possible — as far as technically possible and reasonable — without providing such data online or with the use of anonymised data or a pseudonym.

Person-related data is only forwarded to third parties or otherwise transmitted if this is necessary for processing the contract, and specifically forwarding order information to suppliers, for billing, or if you have previously agreed to this. At all times, you have the right to revoke any agreement for future use.

Saved person-related data is deleted if you revoke your agreement to storage. This also applies if the storage of the data is no longer required for the original purpose or if storage is prohibited for other statutory reasons.

We guarantee that your information is used exclusively by us and is treated as confidential in compliance with the prevailing statutory provisions.

Right to information

We will be happy to notify you of any data saved relating to your person if you request this information in writing.


When saving person-related data, we will use all technical and organisational options to aim to ensure that this is not accessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee total data security in e-mail communications, therefore we recommend that you send confidential information through the normal post.

Cookies/Click Trails/Piwik tracking

Under certain circumstances we also collect information through our web site by using cookies and click trails. All information collected using cookies and click trails is anonymised, summarised, and only used to develop and track information on the patterns and extent of use of our web site. Sometimes cookies are used to assist you in accessing relevant information and structure your visit for your convenience.

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

Tel: +49 30 897842-120 Fax: +49 30 897842-603
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