Data protection declaration

Data protection provisions

The TÜV Rheinland Group is pleased by your interest in our products and your visit to this website. Data protection and security for our customers and users have always been of great significance in the group. Therefore, the protection of your personal data is very important and of special concern to us.

This declaration on data protection explains what information TÜV Rheinland AG collects while you are visiting the website and how this information is used.

If a link redirects you to another website that does not belong to and is not operated by the TÜV Rheinland Group, you can see the link in the changed address line in your browser. This data protection declaration does not apply to these websites.

Personal data

You can visit our website without having to provide any personal information.

Some websites may require you to register. In the case of our websites, you will be asked to send us certain personal information if you would like for us to contact you. Generally, we only collect as required fields the data that we absolutely need to perform the respective task or process the respective inquiry. Additional personal information is voluntary. You certainly have the option not to supply us with the information indicated as required. In this case, we will not be able to make available to you the desired products, services or information.

If you share your personal information with us (e.g. to contact us), your data is handled with the utmost care. The TÜV Rheinland Group strictly maintains the confidentiality of your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the German Teleservices Act, Federal Data Protection Act and other laws on the protection of your privacy and informational self-determination.

In addition, TÜV Rheinland will not disclose your data to third parties unless it is necessary for a particular business transaction and you have given us your consent. Before entering the data, we will inform you of these specific circumstances.

Newsletter

If you would like to receive our e-mail newsletter, we will need a valid e-mail address from you for this purpose. Additional personal information is voluntary. You can find additional information on this in the data protection notices which will be available to you if you subscribe to the newsletter. You may certainly unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time.

Usage data

If we plan to use usage data from your visit on our website (to improve an individual product range or our services), we will seek your express consent during an Internet dialog regarding this. We will also inform you about the type and scope of the data collected. If you do not want to give your consent, you may continue any dialog without data being collected or stored or cancel or end the dialog.

Personal services: cookies

In connection with providing personal services, TÜV Rheinland uses cookies.

These cookies serve the purpose of making the services offered by TÜV Rheinland more user-friendly, effective and secure. Thanks to these files, you may have information specially tailored to your interests displayed on the website. The sole purpose is to cater our services to the customer's wishes as much as possible and to make surfing as convenient as possible for you.

You can set your web browsers not to allow cookies to be stored on your PC. You can find additional information on these functions in the documentation or in the help file of your browser. Although we try to avoid this, if you do not accept cookies you may only be able to use some websites in a limited capacity or not at all.

Website tracking

Technologies of etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) collect and store data for marketing and optimization purposes on this website. A user profile can be created from this data under a profile name. Cookies are also used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser of website visitors. Cookies enable us to recognize the visitor‘s Internet browser. The data collected with the etracker-technologies is not used to personally identify the visitor of this website without the express consent of the user and is not stored with the personal data on the bearer of the profile name. You may permanently revoke your consent to the collection and storage of data at any time.

Exclude from website tracking

Your rights

In accordance with the regulations of Federal Data Protection Act, you entitled to free information about your personal data stored, its origin, its recipients and the purpose of storage and have the right to correct, block or delete this data.

You may permanently revoke the consent you granted us at any time.

You may notify us informally to exercise your rights:

TÜV Rheinland AG
Keyword “data protection“
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Cologne, Germany
Fax: +49 (0) 221 / 806 - 114

E-mail: webmaster[at]de.tuv.com