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Terms of Use

 

1. General Information

Volkswagen AG offers Internet users the option of researching information via Volkswagen Media Services (www.volkswagen-media-services.com) subject to the terms of use set out below.

Journalists and media company personnel may also apply for accreditation to download material and information from the Volkswagen Media Services website.

All information and material provided on the Volkswagen Media Services website such as text, image, audio or video documents, is intended for personal information purposes only or, in the case of journalists and media company personnel, as a source for their own editorial reporting. This information and material is not intended for commercial use. Image, audio and video data may not be passed on to third parties.

2. Services

The contents of the Volkswagen Media Services website are tailored to the information requirements of journalists. Press releases, digitized brochures on various topics, cutaway drawings, image, audio and video documents, technical data sheets and price lists for Volkswagen vehicle models are an integral part of Volkswagen Media Services.

The vehicle data contained in the Volkswagen Media Services website refers to the German market. The right to change design and/or prices is expressly reserved. Statements concerning prices and series equipment and relating to statutory, legal and fiscal guidelines and consequences only apply for the Federal Republic of Germany. The illustrations may show accessories and special equipment that are not part of the standard scope of delivery.

The Volkswagen Media Services website contains information concerning the future development of the company. Some of this information reflects the opinions of the Volkswagen management. This information is characterised by terms such as plan, expect, intend.... As an international automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen is exposed to economic developments in the various regional markets and does not therefore accept any liability for the accuracy of forward-looking statements.

3. Data Protection

The data collected during the registration process 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. The subscription to the electronic newsletter is offered on a voluntary basis.

The registered user can access, update or delete all the personal data of said registered user. Please contact info@volkswagen-media-services.com should you have any questions relating to user data.

4. Availability

The contents of the Volkswagen Media Services website have an annual average availability of 98.5%.

5. Precautionary Measures/Security

Journalists and media company personnel will be issued with a user ID and a password for downloading image, audio and video data from the Volkswagen Media Services website. The password must be kept secret to avoid abuse. In the event that journalists and media company personnel have reason to assume unauthorised parties have access to their password, they are requested to contact us by e-mail. A new user ID will be sent to you and you can set a new password. The old access will be blocked.

If you wish to send an e-mail direct from the Contact page of the Volkswagen Media Services website, it should be noted that such data is transmitted without encryption and that the confidentiality and integrity of the contents cannot be guaranteed.

6. Cookies

Volkswagen AG uses cookies when you visit the Volkswagen Media Services website. You can decide on the use and scope of cookies yourself by adjusting your computer settings (generally in the Internet browser, e.g. Internet Explorer).

Volkswagen AG assumes that you agree to the use of cookies if permitted by your browser.

7. Warranty

All the contents of the Volkswagen Media Services website have been meticulously researched and compiled, but the information may nevertheless contain errors or inaccuracies. Volkswagen AG does not warrant for results that may be obtained from use of the information, in particular with regard to the correctness, topicality and completeness of such information, nor does Volkswagen AG warrant that the quality of the information complies with the wishes and requirements of journalists.

8. Liability

Volkswagen AG shall only be liable in cases of wilful intent, gross negligence, cases covered by the German Product Liability Act and for expressly given guarantees issued by Volkswagen AG. For ordinary negligence, Volkswagen AG shall only be liable in the event of a breach of an essential duty, whereby the level of damage claims shall be limited to the foreseeable damage.

From a technical point of view, failure-free operation of the Volkswagen Media Services website is not possible. Failure may on occasion lead to delays, such as message transfer hold-ups. Volkswagen AG shall not be liable for claims arising from the use or temporary unavailability of the Volkswagen Media Services website.

The Volkswagen Media Services website includes links to websites operated by third parties. Volkswagen AG does not acquire ownership of the third-party sites accessed via links and is not responsible for their contents.

9. Permissible Use/Abuse

Regulations concerning copyright, names and brand names as well as other industrial property rights of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group companies and other third-party industrial property rights must be observed and respected when using the Volkswagen Media Services website. The source of any image, audio or video material made available to journalists and media company personnel by Volkswagen Media Services must always be stated.

These web pages and these terms of use may not be interpreted as granting any kind of licence or other right to the industrial property rights of Volkswagen AG.

By acknowledging these terms of use the user hereby undertakes to desist from any abusive use of Volkswagen Media Services, in particular

  • not to bypass any security precautions protecting the information service,
  • not to use any facilities or execute applications possibly or actually damaging the facilities or which may lead to the failure of Volkswagen Media Services, in particular by changing the physical or logical structure of the servers or network of Volkswagen AG or its service providers or other networks,
  • not to integrate the information service or any part thereof in other websites, whether private or commercial, nor to use Volkswagen Media Services for commercial purposes.

In the event of wrongful use, Volkswagen AG reserves the right to block access to the protected pages of the Volkswagen Media Services website without notice.

10. Dispute Resolution

Volkswagen is neither committed nor obliged to participate in dispute resolution before a consumer arbitration board.

11. Applicable Law

The use of the Volkswagen Media Services website and these terms of use shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

12. Place of Jurisdiction

The place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising out of or in connection with the use of the Volkswagen Media Services website and/or these terms of use shall be the competent court in Wolfsburg/Federal Republic of Germany.

13. Severability Clause

If any provision of these terms of use is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of these terms of use which can be given effect without the invalid provision, and to this end the provisions of these terms of use are severable. In lieu thereof there shall be added a provision as similar in economic sense and purpose to such illegal, invalid and unenforceable provision as may be possible and be legal, valid and enforceable.

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