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Data Protection Statement www.volkswagen-media-services.com

 

A. Responsible Body

We are pleased that you are visiting a website of Volkswagen AG, Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany, info@volkswagen-media-services.com, registered in the Commercial Register of the Amtsgericht Braunschweig (Braunschweig District Court) under No. HRB 100484 ("Volkswagen AG") . This document explains how we collect, process, and use your data.

 

B. General Information

In general, you can visit the websites of Volkswagen AG without telling us who you are. We will in this case only automatically receive the following data:

  1. An anonymous cookie ID from which your IP address cannot be deduced,
  2. The operating system and browser that you are using and your screen resolution setting,
  3. The date and time of your visit,
  4. Which of our websites you visited, and
  5. The website you were on just before you visited us.

Unless specifically stated otherwise in the following sections, data is solely processed by Volkswagen AG.

 

C. Collection, Processing and Use of Your Personal Data

  1. Use of the Information Offered

Volkswagen AG gives internet users the opportunity to research information via Volkswagen Media Services (www.volkswagen-media-services.com). The information and material such as text, image, audio and video documents available on this website in the form of press material are intended solely for personal information purposes, or may be used for editorial purposes in the social web, or, in the case of journalists, influencers and media enterprise employees, may be used as a source for their own editorial coverage. Most of the press material is publicly available and downloadable. Selected background reports and photos, broadcast-quality footage material and a press subscription are only available following registration.

 

  1. Registration

The data collected during the registration process (press ID, e-mail address, title, last name, first name, address, phone number, field of activity, company/publisher, medium/program/website)  serve to verify authorized access and to ensure unambiguous personal identification. The communication data serve postal or electronic communication in a business context and are not used for other purposes. You determine the storage period for your data. Your data are stored for as long as you use the application. User records are erased after a minimum 2 years of inactivity. User data (e.g. activation following registration, erasure at the user’s request) are processed by a service provider. User data can be viewed by an IT service provider for system maintenance and monitoring. A registered user can access, update or erase all personal data of said registered user via Volkswagen Media Services. Please contact info@volkswagen-media-services.com should you have any questions concerning user data.

 

  1. Newsletter

A subscription for an electronic newsletter is offered on a voluntary basis. We only process the data provided in this context (e-mail address, title, last name, first name, subscription period, newsletter language, newsletter topics) for the purpose of providing this service according to the consent given by you (point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Volkswagen AG uses the double opt-in process in this context. An e-mail will be sent to you at the email address provided requesting you to confirm your consent. You determine the storage period of the data for your newsletter subscription. Your data are stored for as long as you subscribe to the newsletter. You may withdraw your consent to Volkswagen AG to subscribe to the newsletter at any time and free of charge with immediate effect, e.g. by using the "unsubscribe" link provided in each newsletter or by sending an e-mail to the following address: info@volkswagen-media-services.com. Should you unsubscribe, your personal data relating to the newsletter (newsletter subscription period, newsletter language, newsletter topics) will be erased insofar as no other retention periods (e.g. retention periods for tax purposes) apply. User data (e.g. activation following registration, erasure at the user’s request) are processed by a service provider. User data can be viewed by an IT service provider for system maintenance and monitoring. A registered user can access, update or erase all personal data of said registered user via Volkswagen Media Services. Please contact info@volkswagen-media-services.com should you have any questions concerning user data.

 

D. Tracking Tools

Currently no tracking tools are used for the application.


E. Social Media

Currently no social media plug-ins are offered for the application.


F. Your Rights

The following lists your rights in relation to Volkswagen AG which you can exercise at any time free of charge. Further information on exercising your rights is available at https://datenschutz.volkswagen.de.

Right of access: You have the right to obtain from us information regarding the processing of your personal data.

Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data.

Right to erasure: You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your data under any of the grounds set out in Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation. You may, for example, obtain the erasure of your data if said data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected. Furthermore, you may obtain the erasure of your data if we process your data based on your consent and you withdraw that consent.

Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to restrict the processing of your data under any of the grounds set out in Article 18 of the General Data Protection Regulation. You may, for example, restrict processing if the accuracy of your data is contested. You may request the restriction of processing for the duration of the period during which the accuracy of the data is being verified.

Right to object: You have the right to object to the processing of your data if the processing is used for reasons of public interest or if your personal data is used for direct marketing purposes. A right to object is permissible if processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority or there is a legitimate interest on the part of Volkswagen AG or a third party. Should you exercise your right to object, please inform us of the reasons for your objection to the processing of data. Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

Right to data portability: To the extent that data processing is based on a consent or the performance of a contract and carried out by automated means you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller.

Right to withdraw consent: To the extent that data processing is based on a consent you have the right to withdraw consent for data processing under such consent at any time free of charge with future effect.

Right to lodge a complaint: Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your data by us with a supervisory authority (e.g. with the Data Protection Authority of the State of Lower Saxony).
 

G. Your contact: Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer is your contact for all issues relating to data protection and with regard to exercising your rights. Please send your enquiries to:

Volkswagen AG
Data Protection Officer
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Germany

info-datenschutz@volkswagen.de

 

Edition: May 2018

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