Data Protection Declaration

A. Controller
We are pleased that you are visiting a web site of Volkswagen AG, Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg, sustainability@volkswagenag.com, registered in the Commercial Register of the Municipal Court of Bonn under No. HRB100848 (Commercial Register, Section B)  (“Volkswagen AG”).  In the following, we should like to inform you on the collection, processing and usage of your data.


B. General Information
In principle, you can visit the web sites of Volkswagen AG without disclosing to us who you are. We will in this case receive only the following protocol data in automated fashion:

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

Insofar as the following sections contain nothing to the contrary, the data processing is undertaken exclusively by Volkswagen AG and Kirchhoff Consult AG.


C. Tracking Tools
I.    Matomo (former Piwik)
This web site uses the web analytics service Piwik in order to evaluate the users‘ visits to this web site. The data processing shall be undertaken for the purposes of advertising, market research or the requirements-based designing of our web site (in accordance with Section 15 Para. 3 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz). For purposes of this evaluation, cookies are stored on your end device. Volkswagen AG will store the data thus collected only on its own servers. If you choose to prevent the storage of cookies, please note that you may not be able to use this web site to its full extent. You may also reject the collection and processing of data at any time with future effect by changing your browser setting to prevent the storage of cookies or by clicking on the "Opt Out-Plug-in" button at:

Please see our Cookie Policy for more information on cookies. This web site uses Piwik with the extension "AnonymizeIP". This abbreviates IP addresses before processing, thus excluding the possibility of any direct personal identification.


D.  Your Rights
You may assert your rights below against Volkswagen AG at any time upon a free-of-charge basis. Further information on the exercise of your rights can be found on the website https://datenschutz.volkswagen.de.

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: info-datenschutz@volkswagen.de 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.

E. Your Contact Person: Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer shall support you as your contact person on all data protection-related matters as well as for the exercising of your rights. Please send your inquiries to the Data Protection Officer of Volkswagen AG.

Data Protection Officer of Volkswagen AG

Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg

info-datenschutz(at)volkswagen.de