Thank you for visiting the website of Volkswagen AG, Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg, email@example.com, registered in the commercial register of the district court of Braunschweig under the number HRB 100484 (“Volkswagen AG”). The following provides information about how your personal data is processed by Volkswagen AG in connection with your visit to the website.
Our website is hosted by Ape Unit GmbH, Waldemarstraße 38, 10999 Berlin. A corresponding processing contract has been agreed with this company.
B) Processing of your personal data
I. Processing of log files
When you visit our website, we process log files that do not identity you as a person. These files contain the following information:
II. Newsletter subscription
This website offers the option to subscribe to a newsletter. The data provided in this context (e-mail address and optionally your first and last name) are used by Volkswagen AG (with the support of Volkswagen Vertriebssbetreuungsgesellschaft mbH, Reichenhainer Str. 29, 09126 Chemnitz, acting as a processor) solely for the purpose of providing this service within the scope of your given consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Volkswagen AG uses the double-opt-in procedure for this purpose. An e-mail will be sent to the address you provided with a request for confirmation of your consent. You can withdraw your consent given to Volkswagen AG at any time free of charge with effect for the future. This can be done, for example, by using the “Unsubscribe” link provided in each newsletter or by visiting the following website: https://datenschutz.volkswagen.de. For further information about asserting your rights, please refer to the “Your rights” section of this privacy statement.
III. Registration/request for a guided tour
This website includes a contact form you can use to request a DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum guided tour. We collect and store your personal data in order to process the tour booking or enable us to contact you, for example, in case of cancellations or changes. To process your request, we need the following personal data: your first and last name, your e-mail address and optionally your telephone number along with the first and last name of a contact person and other details.
The data specified in this context are used by us according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR exclusively for the purpose of making contact. Access to your personal data is provided to the person responsible for your tour or other responsible DRIVE employee. If necessary, DRIVE staff will receive a weekly overview of all booked tours and thereby have access to your personal data. Your tour request data will be viewed, processed and stored by employees of Volkswagen Vertriebssbetreuungsgesellschaft mbH, Reichenhainer Str. 29, 09126 Chemnitz. A corresponding processing contract has been agreed with this company.
The further processing of your data is based on a double-opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. The confirmation will be logged by us for verification purposes. After successful contact, we will send you a non-binding offer for a DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum tour.
You can have your data erased at any time free of charge with effect for the future. For this purpose, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your personal data will be erased after your tour, unless other data storage periods (e.g. tax retention periods) are specified.
C) Tracking Tools – Google Analytics
In this case, Volkswagen AG uses the Privacy Shield that has been negotiated between the European Union and the USA to ensure an adequate level of data protection.
However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of cookies. However, disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()”. As a result, IP addresses are truncated and exclude any direct relationship to an individual person. The use of Google Analytics is in accordance with the conditions of an agreement between the German data protection authorities and Google.
Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
I. General information
Volkswagen AG uses various types of cookies on its websites. Cookies are small files that contain configuration information and are stored on your device. They can be divided into three categories. Some cookies (function cookies) are essential for the functionality of the website. Other cookies (convenience cookies) enhance the usability of a website visit, for example, by saving your language settings. Another type of cookie (tracking cookies) creates a pseudonymized usage profile.
The processing of function cookies is necessary to enable you to visit the website (see Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR).
The legal basis for convenience cookies is a legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). This legitimate interest lies in the provision of an added convenience when visiting the website. You can disallow the processing of your data at any time with effect for the future by preventing the storage of cookies in your browser settings or by clicking on the “Deactivate Google Analytics” button.
Tracking cookies are only set if the website visitor has given their consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) by actively clicking on the cookie banner.
For more information about our cookies, please refer to the Cookie Guidelines and read the following information.
F) 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 section G.
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, by using the following address: email@example.com or by using the contact data provided in the Imprint section.
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.
G) Your Contact Persons
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
status: November 14, 2019
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