Legal Notice / Privacy Policy

The information on this website is provided in accordance with Section 6 of the German Teleservices Act (TDG) and Section 10 of the German Interstate Media Services Agreement (MDStV).

The Allerpark website is a project run by the LeisureBusiness division of the company Wolfsburg AG.
Wolfsburg AG is a public-private partnership between Volkswagen AG and the city of Wolfsburg with headquarters at the address Major-Hirst-Strasse 11, 38442 Wolfsburg, Germany. It is a stock corporation under German law that is legally represented by its Board of Directors.

Management Board

Dr Frank Fabian (Spokesman)
Manfred Günterberg
Thomas Krause
Oliver Syring

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr Karlheinz Blessing

 

For consistency, clarity and ease of reading we have decided to use the generic masculine pronoun where necessary. We wish to expressly state that both female and male readers are addressed by the content of this website. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wolfsburg AG is entered in the Commercial Register of the District Court of Braunschweig under the registry entry no. HRB 100405.

The VAT identification number of Wolfsburg AG is DE190215600.

The European Commission provides a platform for the resolution of online disputes (ODR). This platform can be found at: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr/.

We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in a dispute resolution process handled by a consumer arbitration body.

 

Responsible for website content:

Wolfsburg AG
FreizeitWirtschaft (LeisureBusiness)
Nadine Hilbert
Major-Hirst-Strasse 11
38442 Wolfsburg
Germany
Telephone: +49 5361 8971414
E-mail: nadine.hilbert@wolfsburg-ag.com

Concept, layout and technical implementation:

Sunderdiek Designagentur, Hanover, Germany

Translation:

itkplus, Meschede, Germany - www.itkplus.de

Copyright Law

All of the content of this website, especially text, photographs and graphics, are protected by copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the copyright holder is the company Wolfsburg AG, Major-Hirst-Strasse 11, 38442, Wolfsburg, Germany. The use of the content of this website is not permitted.

Any violations of copyright regulations (e.g. the unauthorised copying of our website content on your own website) are punishable in accordance with Section 106 ff of the German Copyright Act (UrhG). The individuals responsible for such violations will also be sent a warning containing a fee and be required to pay damages. Copied content is easy to find and trace online.

Liability Disclaimer

Section 1 – Website Content

A great deal of care was taken when producing the content of this website according to the author's current state of knowledge. We are only responsible for this content within the scope of general legislation, especially in the case of our own content pursuant to Section 7 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and third-party content pursuant to Sections 8-10 TMG. As a service provider, we are only responsible for third-party content from the time at which we become aware of a concrete legal breach at the earliest. We reserve the right to fully or partially amend or delete the informational content concerned insofar as this does not affect any contractual obligations.

Section 2 – Links to Third-Party Websites

We are not responsible for the content of third-party websites to which we publish direct or indirect links (“hyperlinks” or “deeplinks”) on our website and which are not under our control and not maintained by us. When we published the links to this websites, we did not discover any illegal content on the websites concerned. Given that we have no influence whatsoever on the current and future content of the linked websites, we expressly distance ourselves from all content of linked websites that was changed after the links were published. The operators of pages to which links are published alone are liable for all content and for damages resulting from the use of the information provided on the linked websites in particular. If we become aware of any illegal, unlawful or incorrect content on the websites to which we publish links on our own website, we will remove the links in question.

Privacy Policy

Section 1 – Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Provider Identification

(1) The following text provides information on the collection of personal data when you use this website. The term personal data applies to all data that can be personally linked to you as a user, for example your name, address, e-mail addresses and information on your user behaviour.

(2) The service provider pursuant to Section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the body responsible for the website pursuant to Section 3 paragraph 7 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is the company Wolfsburg AG, as specified in our Legal Notice.

Section 2 – Right to Information and Cancellation Right

(1) You have the right to request information from us with regard to the data that we have stored about you and with regard to the origin of these data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom these data are disclosed and the purpose of their storage.

(2) If you have consented to the use of your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time.

(3) If you would like to request information on, make enquiries about or object to our data processing activities, please contact us by e-mail at [info@wolfsburg-ag.com] or by writing to the address specified in Section 1 paragraph 2.

Section 3 – Data Security

We use up-to-date technical measures to guarantee the security of data, especially in order to protect your personal data against risks in the case of data transfers and against being disclosed to or accessed by third parties. These measures are adapted in accordance with the current state of the art in terms of technology.

Section 4 – Collection of Personal Data in the Case of Informational Use

(1) When you use the website solely for informational purposes, namely when you do not sign up, register or provide us with information in order to use the website, we will not collect any personal data with the exception of data that your browser transmits in order to enable you to visit the website. These data are:

  • your IP address
  • the time and date of your request
  • the time-zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • the content of your request (the concrete web page requested)
  • your access status/HTTP status code
  • the data volume transmitted
  • the website from which the request stems
  • your browser
  • your operating system and its user interface
  • the language and version of your browser software

(2) Cookies are also stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and allocated to the browser that you are using. The party responsible for storing the cookie (in this case Wolfsburg AG) uses it to access specific information. Cookies are unable to run any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website more user-friendly and efficient on the whole.

[We use cookies so that we can identify you the next time you visit our website if you have signed up for an account with us. Without these cookies, you would have to log in each time you visit the website.]

  1. a) This website uses cookies to the following extent:
  • Transient cookies (temporary use)
  • Persistent cookies (can be used for a limited length of time)
  • [Third-party cookies (from third-party providers)]
  • [Flash cookies (permanent use)]
  1. b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Session cookies are a particularly common example of transient cookies. These store a so-called session ID that enables the different requests made by your browser to be allocated to the shared session. They enable your computer to be recognised when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you log off or close your browser.
  2. c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specific length of time, which can vary according to the cookie in question. You can use the security settings of your browser to delete these cookies at any time.
  3. d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes, for example by accepting third-party cookies or rejecting all cookies. You should, however, be aware that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website.

[e) The Flash cookies used by the website are not recorded by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. These cookies store the required data independent of the browser used and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be used on your computer, you will need to install a corresponding add-on, for example "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome.]

[(3) This saved information is stored separately from any other data submitted to our website. The cookie data are in particular not linked to any of your other personal data.]

 Module: Special Forms of Use

  1. Use of the functions of our website

(1) Alongside use of our website as a pure source of information, we also offer a number of different services that you can use if interested. In order to use these services, you normally need to submit further personal data that we use to provide the service in question. If you have the option of providing additional voluntary data, these fields will be marked appropriately.

(2) If you contact the service provider by e-mail or via the contact form, we will store your e-mail address and, if provided, your name and telephone number in order to answer your questions.

  1. Disclosure of data to third parties

(1) We may disclose your personal data to third parties if we offer interactive promotions, competitions, bookings or conclusions of contract in cooperation with a third-party provider. In this case, you will be separately informed that your data will be disclosed to third parties before they are transferred.

(2) We partly use the services of external providers to process your data. We carefully select these providers and commission them in writing. They are bound to our instructions and checked by our company on a regular basis. The providers do not disclose these data to third parties. If these providers are based in [the USA], we will inform you of this in connection with the functions in question. These data processing activities also comply with the valid legal situation and these providers in particular participate in the Safe Harbor programme.

  1. Use of the blog functions

(1) You can write public comments in our blog, in which we publish various articles on relevant subject areas. When you submit a comment, it will be published under the article in question, together with the username (or, where applicable, nickname) that you have entered. You can choose whether or not you want to provide your website address. When you submit a comment, we internally save your e-mail address and IP address, the latter of which is automatically deleted. We do so because we may be liable for the publication of illegal content under certain circumstances. Comments are not checked before publication. We do, however, monitor comments at random and are authorised to delete them if they potentially contain illegal content.

(2) When writing a comment, you can click on a checkbox to use an e-mail service that will inform you if another user publishes a comment on the article in question. This service uses the so-called double opt-in method, meaning that you will receive an e-mail in which you must confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address and want to receive the notifications requested. You can cancel these notifications at any time by clicking on the link contained in the e-mail. Your personal data will then be deleted after the storage period has expired.

(3) This comment function uses the Disqus plug-in provided by the company Big Head Labs, Inc., www.disqus.com (hereinafter referred to as "Disqus"). This plug-in not only enables you to submit a comment as a guest without registering, but also to submit comments on all websites that use Disqus as a registered user or by logging in with your Facebook (via Facebook Connect), Twitter, Yahoo or OpenID account. When you log in via the providers listed above, these providers will also store and use your data. To find out more, please refer to the privacy policy regulations of the provider concerned. Disqus provides us with the data shared in the comment form or, where applicable, by the third-party providers. The organisation responsible for collecting and processing the data specified above, in the USA is Big Head Labs, Inc., San Francisco, USA. Terms of Use: help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466260-terms-of-service/; Privacy Policy: help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy.

  1. Use of our webshop

(1) If you want to order an item from our webshop, you can choose whether you only want to enter the data required for your order for this particular order or want to set up a customer account in which your data will be saved for future purchases. If you do not set up a customer account, we will store your data for the purpose of execution of the contract and delete them as soon as we are no longer legally obliged to store them. Mandatory details required for the implementation of contracts are marked separately and the provision of further details is optional. When you set up an account under "My account", the data that you provide are stored but can be revoked at any time. You can delete your account in the customer area of the website at any time. When you set up a customer account, you will not receive any advertisements from us via e-mail or post. We will, however, inform you about technical issues where applicable.

(2) We use the data that you provide for the processing of your order. To process your order, we pass on your address details to a commissioned shipping company and, where applicable, pass on your payment details to our main bank. We then delete these data once the contract has been executed and our obligations to retain data according to fiscal and business law have expired.

(3) The order process is encrypted using SSL technology in order to prevent unauthorised access to your personal data, especially financial data, by third parties.

  1. Use of our portal

(1) If you want to use our portal, you will need to register by providing your e-mail address and a password and username of your choice. You are not obligated to use your real name and can therefore choose to use a nickname if desired. When you register to use the portal, we use the so-called double opt-in method, meaning that your registration will not be complete until you confirm it by clicking on the corresponding link in the confirmation e-mail that you will receive after submitting your registration. If you do not confirm your registration shortly after receiving the e-mail, it will be automatically deleted from our database.

(2) When you use our portal, we store your required data required for the purpose of execution of the contract, including information regarding your payment method. We also store the data you provide voluntarily for the duration of your use of the portal unless you delete these data. You can manage and amend all data provided in the password-protected customer area.

(3) When you use the portal, your data may be made accessible to other users of the portal in accordance with the contractual service. Users who are not registered members will not receive any information about you. Your [username and photo] are visible to all registered members irrespective of whether you have chosen to share them. Your entire profile containing the data that you have chosen to share, on the other hand, is visible to all members whom you have confirmed as personal contacts. If you provide your personal contacts with access to content that you do not send via a private message, this content can be viewed by third parties if your personal contact decides to share it. If you publish posts in public groups, these will be visible to all registered members using the portal.

(4) The connection to the portal is encrypted using SSL technology in order to prevent unauthorised access to your personal data, especially financial data, by third parties.

  1. Use of our forum

(1) You can read entries in our forum without registering.1 If you want to actively contribute to the forum, you need to register by providing your e-mail address and a password and username of your choice. You are not obligated to use your real name and can therefore choose to use a nickname if desired. If you want to use a portal, you need to register by providing your personal details. When you submit your registration, we use the so-called double opt-in method, meaning that your registration will not be complete until you confirm it by clicking on the corresponding link in the confirmation e-mail that you will receive after submitting your registration. If you do not confirm your registration shortly after receiving the e-mail, it will be automatically deleted from our database.

(2) If you register for a forum account, we will save your username, password and e-mail address, as well as all of the information that you submit and activities that you carry out in the forum, namely public contributions, posts on the wall, friendships, private messages (although we have no access to the content of these messages), etc., in order to run the forum.

(3) If you delete your account, your public comments, especially posts published in the forum will remain visible to all users. Your account, however, will no longer be accessible and will be marked as "[Guest]" in the forum. All other data will be deleted. If you also want your public contributions to be deleted, please contact the service provider using the contact details specified above.

(4) The forum can also be accessed via the [name] mobile app for [iOS/Android/Windows Phone, etc.]. When you install this app, your data will be used by the operator of the app. Your username, password and any private messages will be transferred between the forum and the app, but will not be transferred to the server of the app provider. Use of the app is subject to the data protection regulations of [name and address of and link to the data protection regulations of the app provider].

Module: Newsletter

  1. Newsletter

(1) When you sign up to receive our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in method. This means that once you have submitted your e-mail address, we send a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address provided in which we ask you to confirm that you want to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, it will be automatically deleted. If you confirm that you want to receive the newsletter, we will store your e-mail address until you cancel your newsletter registration. We only store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. When you register and confirm your registration, we also store your IP addresses and the times at which you carry out these activities in order to prevent the misuse of your personal data.

(2) The only information that you are required to provide in order to be sent the newsletter is your e-mail address. [The provision of any other separately marked details is voluntary and will only be used to personalise your newsletter. These data will also be fully deleted. If you cancel your newsletter registration.]

(3) You can withdraw your consent to being sent the newsletter at any time. You can do so by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the contact details specified in the Legal Notice. The details that you provide will not be passed on to third parties.

(4) Please note that your user behaviour is evaluated when we send you the newsletter. In order to carry out this evaluation, the e-mails sent to you contain so-called web beacons, also known as tracking pixels. These are 1x1 pixel image files that link to our website, enabling us to evaluate your user behaviour. We do so by collecting the data specified in Section 4 and using web beacons that are allocated to your e-mail address and connected to your own individual ID. The data collected is always pseudonymised, meaning that the IDs are not linked to your other personal data and thus excluding the possibility of direct identification of individual users. The newsletter provider saves the information collected using this method on its server in [Europe]. You can objected to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail or contacting us via the details specified in paragraph (3). Such tracking is also not possible if you have deactivated the display of images in your e-mail programme as standard. In this case, you will also, however, not be able to see the newsletter in full and may not be able to use all of its functions. If you manually choose to display the images, the tracking specified above will be activated.

  1. The "Tell a friend" function

(1) We offer you the chance to use the so-called "Tell a friend" function, which enables you to recommend our service to other individuals who you believe may be interested in it. In order to do so, simply enter the e-mail address of the individual concerned in our "Tell a friend" form. You can also choose to add a personal message. We will then automatically send the individual an e-mail on your behalf.

(2) Please note that you are responsible for the e-mail addresses submitted and are deemed to be the responsible body as defined by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

(3) When you use this function, we initially save the information that you have requested that a recommendation e-mail be sent, the time at which you submitted your request and the e-mail address of the recipient. We will, however, delete this information at a later point in time. We save these details in order to prevent misuse of the function. The data collected for the function are not used for any other purposes and are stored separately from other data. We additionally have a "blacklist" that is encrypted and separate from other data in which users can specify that they do not want to receive any further messages by clicking on a "block" link in the e-mail sent.

 

 

Module: Webtracking

  1. Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from the company Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored to your computer in order to enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If the anonymisation function for IP addresses is activated on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate your IP address before transmitting this information within member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated on this server in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services relating to use of the website and the Internet to the website operator.

(2) The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

(3) You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should, however, be aware that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website.

(4) Furthermore, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

(5) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This extension shortens IP addresses for further processing in order to exclude the possibility of direct identification of individual users.

(6) Google Analytics is used in accordance with the requirements agreed between the German data protection authorities and Google. Information on the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; fax: +353 14361001. Terms of service: www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html, Data Privacy overview: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en, and the Privacy Policy: www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy

  1. Use of Piwik

(1) This website uses the web analysis service Piwik in order to evaluate user access.

(2) In order to carry out this evaluation, the service stores cookies on your computer. The service provider only saves the information collected by these cookies on its server in Europe. If you prevent the cookies from being stored, please note that you may not be able to use this website to the full extent. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the cookie settings in your browser or by unchecking the following box in order to activate the opt-out plug-in: [Piwik iFrame].

(3) This website uses Piwik with the extension "AnonymizeIP". This extension shortens IP addresses for further processing in order to exclude the possibility of direct identification of individual users. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Piwik will not be merged with other data that we collect.

(4) The program Piwik is an open-source project. You can find information on the Privacy Policy of the third-party provider at piwik.org/privacy/policy.

  1. Use of etracker

1) On this website, etracker GmbH (http://www.etracker.com) technologies are used to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. These data can be used to create pseudonymous use profiles. Cookies may be used to serve this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are locally stored in the cache of the Internet browser of visitors to the web page. They enable the Internet browser to be identified in the case of future visits. The data collected using the etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website and will not be merged with personal data concerning the bearer of the pseudonym without the separate consent of the individual concerned. Users can object to the collection and storage of data with effect for the future at any time.

(2) Information on the third-party provider: etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstrasse 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany; www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html

  1. Use of Jetpack / formerly WordPress.com Stats

(1) This website uses the web analysis service Jetpack, formerly known as WordPress.com Stats in order to evaluate user access.

(2) In order to carry out this evaluation, the service stores cookies (see Section 4 for further details) on your computer. The information collected by these cookies is stored on a server in the USA. If you prevent the cookies from being stored, please note that you may not be able to use this website to the full extent. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the cookie settings in your browser or by clicking the "Click here to opt out" button at www.quantcast.com/opt-out.

(3) This website uses Jetpack with an extension that shortens IP addresses for further processing in order to exclude the possibility of direct identification of individual users.

(4) Information on the third-party provider: Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, and information on the third-party provider of the tracking technology: Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA

  1. Use of Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

(1) This website uses the web analysis service Adobe Analytics (Omniture) in order to evaluate user access.

(2) In order to carry out this evaluation, the service stores cookies (see Section 4 for further details) on your computer. The information collected by these cookies is stored on servers, some which are located in the USA. If you prevent the cookies from being stored, please note that you may not be able to use this website to the full extent. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the cookie settings in your browser or by clicking the "Opt out" button at www.adobe.com/en/privacy/opt-out.html.

(3) This website uses Adobe Analytics (Omniture) with the settings "Before Geo-Lookup: Replace visitor’s last IP octet with 0" and "Obfuscate IP-Removed", which shorten your IP address by removing its final octet and replacing it with a generic IP address that can no longer be associated with you. By doing so, it excludes the possibility of direct identification of individual users.

(4) Information on the third-party provider: Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, Ireland, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland; privacy@adobe.com; Privacy Policy: www.adobe.com/en/privacy/policy.html.

Module: Social Media Plug-ins

  1. Use of social media plug-ins

(1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins: [Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing, Pinterest, Instagram, T3N, LinkedIn, Flattr]. When doing so, we use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our page, no personal data are initially disclosed to the providers of these plug-ins. You can identify the provider of a plug-in by looking at the marking in the greyed-out box, which contains the first letter of the provider's name. Your personal data will only be transmitted when you click on one of the plug-ins. When you activate a plug-in, your data will be automatically transmitted to the respective plug-in provider, where it will be stored (in the USA in the case of American providers). We have no influence on the data collected and the data processing methods used and are also unaware of the full extent of the data collection activities, the purposes behind these activities or the storage periods. Given that the plug-in providers particularly use cookies to collect data, we recommend that you use your browser's security settings to delete all cookies before clicking on the greyed-out box.

(2) When you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. The provider also receives the data specified in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy, although in the case of Facebook and Xing, the respective providers state that only an anonymised IP address is recorded in Germany. This occurs irrespective of whether you have an account with this plug-in provider. If you are logged into an account with the plug-in provider, these data will be directly associated with your account. When you click on the activated button and, for example, link the web page, the plug-in provider will also save this information in your user account and publicly share it with your contacts. If you do not want the plug-in provider to associate your actions with your profile on its website, you must log out of your account with the provider before activating the button.

(3) The plug-in provider stores these data as a use profile and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-oriented design of its website. The evaluation of the data is particularly (also in the case of users who are not logged in) carried out in order to show needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles but must contact the respective plug-in provider in order to exercise this right.

(4) You can find more information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data by individual plug-in providers in the privacy policies of these providers listed below. These policies will also provide you with further information on your rights concerning this issue and the settings that you can use to protect your privacy.

(5) Addresses of the respective providers and the web addresses of their data privacy policies:

  1. Integration of third-party services

(1) We have integrated YouTube videos into our website. The videos are stored at www.YouTube.com and can be played directly on our website. These videos are all embedded in "extended data protection mode", meaning that no data concerning you as the user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data specified in paragraph 2 will only be transmitted when you play the videos. We have no influence on the transmission of these data.

This website [also] includes content from the following third-party providers: [Google Maps, RSS feeds, graphics].

(2) When you visit our website, these third-party providers are informed that you have visited the corresponding page of our website. They are also provided with the data specified in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy. This occurs irrespective of whether a third-party provider offers a user account and you are logged into this account or you do not have a user account with the provider. If you are logged into an account with the plug-in provider, these data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want the plug-in provider to associate your actions with your profile on its website, you must log out of your account with the provider before activating the button.

(3) The plug-in provider stores these data as a use profile and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-oriented design of its website. The evaluation of the data is particularly (also in the case of users who are not logged in) carried out in order to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles but must contact the respective plug-in provider in order to exercise this right.

(4) You can find more information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data by individual plug-in providers in the privacy policies of these providers listed below. These policies will also provide you with further information on your rights concerning this issue and the settings that you can use to protect your privacy.

(5) Addresses of the respective providers and the web addresses of their data privacy policies:

 Module: Online Behavioural Advertising

  1. Use of Google AdSense

(1) This website uses the online advertising service Google AdSense, which aims to present you with advertisements designed to suit your interests. The advertisements can be identified due to the fact that each advertisement contains the text "Google ad".

(2) When you visit our website, Google is informed about your visit. Google also installs a cookie on your computer, which transmits the data specified in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy. Google additionally installs so-called web beacons, which are invisible graphics used to evaluate your user behaviour on this website. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. We have no influence on the data collected and are also unaware of the full extent of the data collection activities. These data are transmitted to the USA, where they are evaluated. These data may also be passed on to contractual partners of Google and to authorities. This website has also activated Google AdSense advertisements from third-party providers. The data specified above can also be transmitted to these third-party providers (a list of which can be found at support.google.com/dfp_sb/answer/94149).

(3) You can use one of a number of different options to prevent Google AdSense from installing cookies on your computer, namely: a) by changing the corresponding setting in your browser software, especially by blocking third-party cookies in order to ensure you do not receive any advertisements from third-party providers; b) by deactivating interest-based advertisements from Google via the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads, although this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating the interest-based advertisements of providers involved in the "About Ads" consumer choice campaign via the link www.aboutads.info/choices, although this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies; d) by permanently deleting advertising cookies in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browser via the link www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. You should, however, be aware that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website.

(4) You can find more information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data and further information on your rights concerning this issue and the settings that you can use to protect your privacy at: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Data Privacy Policy for advertising: www.google.de/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads; information on double-click cookies: support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090.

  1. The Amazon Partner Programme

(1) Wolfsburg AG is a participant in the partner programme run by Amazon Europe S.à.r. l. and a partner of the advertising programme that was designed to provide a medium for websites that enable their operators to earn advertising fees by publishing advertisements and links to amazon.de. Amazon uses cookies in order to trap the origin of the orders placed. These cookies also enable Amazon to identify that you have clicked on the partner link on this website. You can find more information on Amazon's data use activities in the company's privacy notice at: www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201644950.

 (2) When you visit our website, Amazon is informed that you have visited the corresponding page of our website. Amazon also installs a cookie on your computer, which transmits the data specified in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy. Amazon additionally installs so-called web beacons, which are invisible graphics used to evaluate your user behaviour on this website. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of the Amazon Partner Programme will not be combined with other Amazon data on websites associated with Amazon. If, however, you are logged into a website operated by the plug-in provider, these data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want the plug-in provider to associate your actions with your profile on its website, you must log out of your account with the provider before activating the button. These data may also be passed on to contractual partners of Amazon and to authorities. You can find more information about Amazon's data collection activities at: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/BIT/InternetBasedAds. We have no influence on the data collected and are also unaware of the full extent of the data collection activities. These data are transmitted to the USA, where they are evaluated.

(3) You can use one of a number of different options to prevent the Amazon Partner Programme from installing cookies on your computer, namely: a) by changing the corresponding setting in your browser software, especially by blocking third-party cookies in order to ensure you do not receive any advertisements from third-party providers; b) by deactivating interest-based advertisements from Amazon via the link www.amazon.co.uk/adprefs; c) by deactivating the interest-based advertisements of providers involved in the "About Ads" consumer choice campaign via the link www.aboutads.info/choices, although these settings will be deleted if you delete your cookies. You should, however, be aware that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website.

(4) You can obtain more information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data and further information on your rights concerning this issue and the settings that you can use to protect your privacy extending beyond the information provided in the privacy notice specified above from: Amazon EU S.à.r.l, Amazon Services Europe S.à.r. l. and Amazon Media EU S.à.r. l., all based at 5 Rue Plaetis, 2338 Luxembourg; e-mail: ad-feedback@amazon.co.uk. The company Amazon.de GmbH, Marcel-Breuer-Strasse 12, 80807 München/Munich, Germany, works as a data processor on behalf of these companies.

  1. Use of the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM)

(1) Our website uses the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM) provided by the company INFOnline (https://www.infonline.de) to determine statistical values concerning the use of our online services. This method records anonymous measured values. In order to recognise computer systems in the case of future visits, the SZM coverage measurement tool either uses a cookie marked as "ivwbox.de" or a signature generated from various information automatically transmitted by your computer. The method does not store any IP addresses and only processes them in anonymised form.

(2) The coverage measurement tool was developed in compliance with data protection requirements. The aim of the coverage measurement tool is to statistically determine the intensity of use and the number of users of a website. At no point in time are individual users identified by the tool. Your identity therefore always remains protected and the system will not send you any advertisements.

(3) In the case of websites that are members of the German Audit Bureau of Circulations (Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. (IVW) – www.ivw.eu) or are involved in the "internet facts" study conducted by the German Working Group for Online Media Research (AGOF – www.agof.de), the usage statistics are published monthly by the AGOF, the German Working Group for Media Analysis (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e. V" (ag.ma) – www.agma-mmc.de) and the IVW and can be viewed online at www.agof.de, www.agma-mmc.de and www.ivw.eu. The IBW not only publishes measured data, but also regularly inspects the SZM Method in order to ensure that it is being used in line with regulations and data protection requirements.

(4) You can find more information on the SZM Method on the website of the company INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the SZM Method, the data protection web page of the AGOF (https://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection web page of the IVW (http://www.ivw.eu).

(5) You can object to the processing of data by the SZM Method via the following links: optout.ioam.de and optout.ivwbox.de.

  1. Cookies from and notifications of visitor numbers sent to VG Wort

(1) We use "session cookies" from the company Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort) in Munich, Germany, to measure, the frequency at which texts are accessed in order to determine the likelihood that they will be copied. Session cookies are small information units that a provider stores in the memory of visitors' computers. A session cookie only records a unique identification number that is generated at random and referred to as a "session ID". The cookie also contains information on its origin and storage period. Session cookies are unable to save any other data. These measurements are carried out by the company INFOnline GmbH, which uses the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the likelihood that individual texts will be copied for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not use cookies to collect any personal data.

(2) Many of our pages contain JavaScript queries, which we use to report visitor numbers to the company VG Wort. By doing so, we enable our authors to receive the payouts distributed by VG Wort, which ensure the stipulated statutory remuneration for the use of works protected by copyright, in accordance with Section 53 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG).

(3) Our website can also be used without cookies. Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or change your browser settings so that you are informed as soon as cookies are installed on your computer.

(4) Data Privacy Policy on the use of the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM) in our online services: Our website and our mobile online services use the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM) provided by the company INFOnline (https://www.infonline.de) to record statistical values in order to determine the likelihood that texts will be copied.

(5) This method records anonymous measured values. In order to recognise computer systems in the case of future visits, the visitor number measurement tool either uses a session cookie or a signature generated from various information automatically transmitted by your browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymised form.

(6) The method was developed in compliance with data protection requirements. The only aim of the method is to determine the likelihood that individual texts will be copied.

(7) At no point in time are individual users identified by the tool. Your identity therefore always remains protected and the system will not send you any advertisements.

Module: Mobile Applications

Use of our mobile app

(1) Alongside our website, we also provide a mobile app that you can download onto your mobile device. You are also entitled to the rights described in this Privacy Policy when using our mobile app. Alongside the data specified in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy, the app also processes other personal data, information on which is provided below:

(2) When you download the app, the information required for the download is transmitted to the App Store, most importantly the username, e-mail address and customer number of your account, the time of the download, payment information and your device's individual identification number. We do not, however, have any influence on this data collection and take no responsibility for it. We only process the data provided insofar as is required in order to you to download the app onto your smartphone. The data will not be stored for any other purposes extending beyond the app download.

(3) When you use the app, we collect the following personal data in order to enable you to use all of its functions: [your device's identification number, a unique number assigned to your device (International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)), the unique number of the network subscriber (International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI)), your mobile telephone number (MSISDN), your MAC address for wireless Internet use, the name of your smartphone and your e-mail address].

 (4) We use the so-called "Advertising Identifier" (IDFA) for advertising purposes. This is a unique identification number for a specific device that is provided by iOS but is not personalised and not permanent. The data collected by this identifier are not linked to other device-related information. We use this IDFA in order to provide you with personalised advertising and to evaluate your use. If you activate the "No ad-tracking" option under "Data Protection" – "Advertising" in the iOS settings, we can only carry out the following measures: measuring your interaction with banners by counting the number of times a banner is shown without being clicked ("frequency capping"), measuring your click rate, determining your unique use (as a "unique user") and implementing security measures, tackling fraud and correcting errors. You can delete the IDFA in your device settings ("reset ad-ID") at any time and will then be given a new IDFA that will not be linked to the data previously collected. Please note that if you limit the use of the IDFA, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our app.

  1. Use of your address book, calendar, photos and reminders

(1) When you first use the app, a pop-up will be displayed asking for permission to use your [address book, calendar, photos and reminders]. If you reject this, we will not use these data. You may, however, not be able to use all of the functions of our app as a result. You can grant or withdraw permission for us to use these data at a later point in time by changing your app or operating system settings.

(2) If you grant us permission to access these data, the app will only access these data and transmit them to our server to the extent required for the functions of the app. We will treat these data as confidential and delete them when you withdraw permission for us to use them or we no longer require them in order to provide the app services and are not required to store them by law.

  1. Collection of your location data

(1) Our app service also includes so-called location-based services, which we use to provide you with special offers based on your location. In order to provide you with these app functions, we collect your location data via GPS and your IP address in anonymised form if you permit us to do so. You can grant or withdraw permission for us to use this function by changing your app or operating system settings at any time. We will only be provided with information concerning your location if you use functions of the app that are only possible when we are aware of your location.

(2) We use pseudonyms when creating use profiles for the purpose of advertising, market research and the needs-oriented design of the app. These data are not linked to other personal data. You can object to this by changing your app settings and can also contact the address provided in the Legal Notice.

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