Legal Notice

Information on data protection

The recording, processing and use of your personal data while visiting our homepage are subject to special data protection. Your data are protected in accordance with legal regulations.

The following overview will explain which data will be recorded while visiting our homepage and how they will be used:

Recording and processing data

We log every access to our website and any retrieval of the files located there. Data are stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following are logged: name of the retrieved file, date and time of the retrieval, amount of data transferred, report of successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain. The IP addresses of the requesting computer will also be documented.

Detailed personal data will only be optionally recorded, if you have made these entries voluntarily, for example, in the case of a request or registration. You have the right to revoke permission for this storage.

Use and transmission of personal data

If you have made your personal data available, we will only use them to answer your inquiries (e.g. ordering brochures, subscribing to press releases, etc.) to process your concluded contracts, and for technical administration.

Concerning the entry of personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) at this website, divulging these data is completely voluntary on the part of the user. As far as technically possible and reasonable, it is permitted to use and pay for all services without entering this data or by using anonymized data or a pseudonym.

Personal data are only passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties if this is necessary for processing contracts, especially the transfer of ordering data to suppliers, for accounting purposes or if you have previously given permission. You have the right to revoke at any given time consent granted for a future date.

Stored personal data is deleted if you have revoked your consent to storage, if storage is no longer required to fulfill the intended purpose or if storage is impermissible for any other legal reason.

The VDA guarantees that your data will only be used by us and will be treated confidentially in accordance with the law.

Right of access to personal data

On written request, we will gladly inform you about the personal data we have stored.

Safety notice

Using all technical and organizational possibilities, we strive to store your personal data in such a manner that they are protected from third-party access. Since we cannot guarantee complete data protection when communicating by e-mail, we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

No guarantee, no liability

The VDA assumes no responsibility for erroneous, inexact or incomplete information on this website or for the possible consequences resulting from the use of this information.

Intellectual property rights

The VDA maintains all intellectual property rights for the information on this website. All webpage designs, all texts, all illustrations, all options and their layouts and all software: Copyright 2008, VDA e.V., all rights reserved. In particular, this is valid for copy rights regardless of whether they are specifically labeled with a © symbol and for trademarks regardless of whether they are specifically labeled with the TM symbol.

German law is applicable.


We cannot guarantee that the information on these Internet pages is correct, complete or up-to-date. The VDA’s Internet pages contain links and banners leading to Internet pages of other providers. When you follow such cross-references and links, you leave the Internet pages of the VDA. The VDA denies any responsibility for the correctness of any information appearing on the pages of third parties; furthermore it does not necessarily share or support opinions reproduced on such pages.


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