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Data Protection Statement

A. Data Controller

We are pleased that you are visiting a website of Volkswagen AG, Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany, vw@volkswagen.de, registered in the Commercial Register of the Municipal Court Braunschweig (Braunschweig District Court) under No. HRB 100484 (Commercial Register, Section B) ("Volkswagen AG"). The following paragraphs provide information on the processing of your personal data by Volkswagen AG in connection with your visit to the website.

B. Processing of your personal data

I. Processing of protocol data

When you visit our website, we process the following log files from you, which do not allow any inference to your person:

  • An anonymous cookie ID which does not make it possible to infer your IP address,
  • The operating system you are using, the web browser you are using and the screen resolution settings which you are using,
  • The date and time of day of your visit,
  • The web sites which you have visited of us and
  • The web site from which you are visiting our web site.

The legal basis for processing this personal data is our legitimate interest of being able to provide the website properly (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR). This personal data is only being processed as long as you access our website.

C. Use of Cookies and Tracking Tools

I. General Information

Volkswagen AG uses various cookies on its websites. Cookies are small files containing configuration information that are stored on your end device. Cookies can basically be divided into three categories. There are cookies which are essential for the functionality of the website (so-called functional cookies), cookies which increase the level of comfort when visiting a website and, for example, save your language settings (so-called comfort cookies) and cookies which are used to create a pseudonymised user profile (so-called tracking cookies). This website only uses functional and tracking cookies.

The processing of functional cookies is necessary to enable you to visit the website (Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter b GDPR).

For more information about our cookies, please see the Cookie Policy and the following.

D. Social Media

Volkswagen AG does not use so-called social media plug-ins (‘plug-ins’) to display texts from social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube on this website, so that when the Volkswagen Newsroom is called up, no personal data is initially passed on to the social media providers. When you click on the content of social media providers on our website, a notice appears. You will be notified that you are either leaving the website and going to the site of a third-party provider or that the selected content of the social media provider is displayed on this website. Only by confirming the notice do you give your consent to data processing (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter a GDPR) and access the websites or the content of the social media provider. To play the videos via YouTube, for example, the provider’s JavaScript is loaded. The provider receives the information that you have accessed the video or image via our website. This happens regardless of whether you have created a user account with the respective social network and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the social network, the provider can assign this data directly to your user account. It is possible that the respective social media providers use the data to create user profiles.

Volkswagen AG has no influence on the data collected by the provider and its further processing. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as your rights and possible settings to protect your privacy, please refer to the data protection declarations of the respective providers.
 

E. Your rights

You may assert your rights below against Volkswagen AG at any time upon a free-of-charge basis. For further information concerning the exercise of your rights, please see also below section "Your Contact Person".Right of Access by the Data Subject: You shall have the right to receive information from us regarding the processing of your personal data.Right to Rectification: You shall have the right to demand that we correct your personal data which are incorrect and/or incomplete.Right to Erasure: You shall have the right, in the event that the requirements specified in Art. 17 of the GDPR have been met, to demand the deletion of your data. Thus, in accordance with this Article 17, for example, you may demand the deletion of your data insofar as these data are no longer required for the purposes for which they were collected. Furthermore, you may demand the deletion of these data if we process your data based upon the consent which you have granted and you then withdraw this consent.Right to Restriction of Processing: You shall have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data if the requirements specified in Art. 18 of the GDPR have been fulfilled. This is, for example, the case if you dispute the correctness of your data. For the duration of the verification of the correctness of the data, you may demand the restriction of the processing.

  • Right to Object: Insofar as the processing is [undertaken] based upon an overriding interest or your data are used for the purposes of direct advertising, you shall have the right to object to the processing of your data. An objection shall be permissible (sic!) if the processing either is carried out in the public interest or in the exercising of official authority or owing to a justified interest of Volkswagen AG or of a third party. In the event that you object, we request that you state your reasons to us regarding why you are objecting to the data processing. In addition, you shall have the right to object to the data processing for the purposes of direct advertising. This shall also be valid for profiling insofar as this is undertaken in conjunction with the direct advertising.

Right to Data Portability: Insofar as the data processing is undertaken based upon a consent or a fulfilment of a contractual agreement and this is also undertaken while using an automated processing system, you shall have the right to receive your data in a structured, commonplace and machine-readable format and to transfer these data to another data processing service provider.

Right of Revocation: Insofar as the data processing is undertaken based upon a consent, you shall have the right to withdraw your consent for the data processing, with effectiveness for the future, at any time and upon a free-of-charge basis.

Right to Complain: You shall also have the right to complain to a government supervisory authority (e.g. to the State Data Protection Officer for Lower Saxony, Germany) regarding our processing of your data.
 

F. Your contacts

Contact Person for Exercise of Your Rights

For further information concerning the exercise of your rights, please see https://datenschutz.volkswagen.de.

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer shall support you as your contact person on all data protection-related matters:

Data Protection Officer of Volkswagen AG
Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg
datenschutz@volkswagen.de

 

Status: March 2020

 

Important note

When you access this link, you leave the pages of Volkswagen AG. Volkswagen AG does not claim ownership of third-party websites accessible via links and is not responsible for their content. Volkswagen has no influence on the data that is collected, stored or processed on this site. You can find more detailed information on this in the data protection declaration of the provider of the external website.

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