Conditions of use, data protections declaration and legal information
Condition of use
Volkswagen AG provides the information services presented here on the basis of these general Conditions of Use of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Websites. By using this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.
1. Delivery of information services and related guarantees
Information contained on these websites has been compiled by Volkswagen AG in a conscientious and thorough manner applying the due diligence. The information attains 97.5 % availability on a yearly average. The information given is non-binding. Volkswagen AG provides no guarantee as to the results that can be obtained by using the information given, in particular with regard to its accuracy, currency and completeness, or in respect of whether the quality of information meets your needs and wishes. Any vehicle-related data and information presented on the websites of Volkswagen AG should be considered as representing approximations. Information given is subject to changes in design and supply, to amendment of the terms and conditions of sale of new vehicles, and to price changes. Some of the information provided in association with these services reflects the views of the Volkswagen management. Where such information relates to indications of future trends, events or circumstances, the fact is usually indicated by use of terms such as "expect", "plan", "intend", or such like. As future developments are subject to varying and frequently unforeseeable factors, no guarantee can be given as to the accuracy of statements made relating to such future trends, events or circumstances. The management will update any such statements at its own discretion. The stock market and economic data, rates, indices, prices, news, general market-related information etc. made available is provided solely as a source of information for visitors to the Volkswagen AG websites, and does not represent investment advice or any other form of recommendation. Where the websites present recommendations from analysts, Volkswagen AG gives no guarantee of their efficacy, in particular also with regard to the accuracy and completeness of the assumptions and conclusions underlying the said recommendations. Please check all information before using it in any way. Binding information can only be provided in response to specific enquiries.
2. Special information services
Please note that some of the information and communication services accessible by way of portals from the websites of Volkswagen AG are additionally subject to the conditions of use of the portals concerned.
3. Services provided by partners
Some of the information services are provided by our partners. Please note that such services are subject to the terms and conditions of the partners concerned, and that the inclusion of links to their websites on the websites of Volkswagen AG does not imply any recommendation or entail any guarantee. Volkswagen AG is not responsible for such content. The providers concerned are not agents in performance of Volkswagen AG.
4. Links to third-party websites
The Volkswagen AG websites include links to websites operated by third parties. Volkswagen AG lays no claim to ownership of the websites of third parties accessible by way of links, and is not responsible for their content.
5. Permissible use of services
In using these websites you must respect the copyright, name and trade mark rights, and all other proprietary rights, of third parties. All Volkswagen AG websites are protected for example, including the images, music and brand names appearing on them. This also applies to the proprietary rights of our affiliate companies. Neither these websites nor the Conditions of Use attaching to them should be understood as representing a license or as granting any other right to proprietary rights held by Volkswagen AG. You undertake not to misuse the services offered, in particular not to bypass any security measures implemented by the information services; nor to use any devices or run any applications which result in, or may result in, damage to the systems of Volkswagen AG or malfunction of them, in particular as a result of modifications to the physical or logical structure of the servers or the network of Volkswagen AG or of other networks; nor to integrate the information services, in whole or in part, into other Web content, whether private or commercial; nor to utilize the services for commercial profit.
6. Acceptance of cookies
Volkswagen AG places cookies on your computer when you visit our websites. You can determine the extent to which cookies are enabled or disabled by means of settings on your computer (usually in your Web browser, such as Internet Explorer). Volkswagen AG assumes that you agree to cookies being placed on your computer if your browser is set to allow them. With regard to data protection, please refer to our Data Protection Declaration.
7. Links to websites of Volkswagen AG
It is permissible to place hyperlinks to the home pages of Volkswagen Group websites, such as www.volkswagenag.com, provided the link causes the target page to be fully refreshed without being placed in a frame and is notified to Volkswagen AG within 24 hours of being placed by means of an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, the hyperlink must be clearly identified as such on the source page by use of the phrase "Link to the Volkswagen Group" or the name of the Volkswagen Group target web page in conjunction with the phrase "Link to the Volkswagen Group". Links not conforming to this rule must be approved by Volkswagen AG prior to being set. Volkswagen AG reserves the right to forbid links to be placed, notwithstanding compliance with the above rule.
Volkswagen AG accepts liability for cases of intent or gross negligence, in accordance with the German Product Liability Act, and for guarantees expressly given by Volkswagen AG. In cases of minor negligence Volkswagen AG accepts liability only in the event of infringement of an essential obligation, whereby the sum of any related claims for damages is limited to the extent of the foreseeable loss.
From a technical point of view, failure-free operation of the Internet pages 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 services.
9. Security in transmission of messages to Volkswagen AG
In view of the technical structure of the Internet, if you wish to send an e-mail from your private e-mail account to Volkswagen AG you must take your own security precautions in order to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of your e-mail's content, by using standard commercially available encryption software for example.
If you wish to send an e-mail directly from the Volkswagen AG contact zone, you should be aware that your data will be transmitted unencrypted and so no guarantee can be given as to the confidentiality and integrity of your e-mail's content.
10. Changes to the scope of performance and to the Conditions of Use
Volkswagen AG reserves the right to expand or reduce the service provided, or modify its functionality, in whole or in part, at any time. The rapid development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to amend these Conditions of Use from time to time. Please refer to the latest applicable version of the Conditions of Use in this respect.
11. Choice of law
The use of services and these Conditions of Use are subject to German law, with the exception of the conflict of laws provisions contained in it.
12. Severability Clause
If any provisions of these Conditions of Use is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of these Conditions of Use which can be given effect without the invalid provision, and to this end the provisions of these Conditions of Use are severable. In lieu thereof 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.
13. Applicable Law and Place of Jurisdiction
This website and these Conditions of Use shall be subject to German law. The place of jurisdiction for any disputes shall be the competent court for the registered office of Volkswagen AG.
Data protection declaration
We are pleased that you are visiting our websites and would like to thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our websites. Your privacy when using our websites is important to us. Consequently, we would ask you to take note of the following information:
1. Anonymous data collection
You may, as a matter of principle, visit the Volkswagen AG websites without telling us who you are. We are notified merely of the name of your Internet Service Provider, the website from which you accessed our site, and which of our website pages you visit. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. Your anonymity as an individual user is preserved.
2. Collection and processing of personal data
Personal details are only collected if you provide them to us, such as to execute a contract, in response to a survey, or when registering for personalized services.
3. Use and distribution of personal data
Without your consent to other use, the personal data collected on the websites of the Volkswagen Group brands will be used only for contract execution and handling of your enquiries. Additionally, your data will be used for promotional and market research purposes and for the design of needs-oriented electronic services from Volkswagen Group companies only if you have given your consent. Any use of personal data for the delivery of tailored promotional offers will also be made only if you have given your consent.
As consent to use your data for the above purposes may involve the transmission of your data to the companies of the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen partners (dealers and service centers) selected by you, your data may also be passed on to those parties. No other transfer of data to third parties is undertaken.
Consent to use your data is issued on the websites of the relevant Volkswagen companies. You can of course withdraw your consent at any time with immediate effect.
Calculation of Fleet Emissions in Europe
The figure for Group fleet CO2 emissions is the figure annually recorded in the course of official monitoring pursuant to “REGULATION (EC) 443/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 April 2009 setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community’s integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles” by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on behalf of the European Commission for the brands belonging to the group of connected manufacturers “VW Group PC”. This figure is the volume-weighted average of all specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars registered for the first time in the respective calendar year, based on the calculation logic defined in EU Regulation 443/2009. Provided that the figure for fleet CO2 emissions is set down in a Commission Implementing Decision to confirm or amend the average specific CO2 emissions and specific emissions targets for manufacturers of passenger cars for the respective calendar year in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, this figure is published; otherwise, provisional CO2 emission figures are published, which are evaluated on the basis of internal systems using the same logic.
Notice pursuant to Directive 1999/94 IEG
Further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions and Power Consumption of All New Passenger Car Models Offered for Sale on the German Market”, which can be obtained free of charge from all sales outlets of and directly from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, or downloaded from www.dat.de.