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.


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.


We use the Eloqua service for optimal communication with our customers. The Eloqua servers of our service provider, ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG, Riesstrasse 25, 80992 Munich, Germany, are located in the EU. In the context of support and administration services, we cannot rule out the possibility that in individual cases, individual employees of the Oracle Corporation outside of the EU may have access to user data in the course of providing contractually obligated services. As a precautionary measure, we have ensured an adequate level of data protection from the Oracle Corporation, through sufficient guarantees as required by the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Eloqua will place a persistent cookie on each login page, if no Eloqua cookie is already present on your device. If you have already visited a website that uses Eloqua, then you may already have an Eloqua cookie. Eloqua cookies may be used to analyze how our sites are being used, so that we can continue to improve them. Emails that are sent using Eloqua make use of tracking technologies. We use these data primarily to find out what subjects are interesting for you, by determining whether our emails were opened and which links you clicked on. We then use this information to improve both the emails that we send to you and the services we provide, and to connect them with existing tracking or profiling information. To avoid the use of Eloqua cookies on your device in the future, you may visit the following link:

If you do not want us to recognize your computer on subsequent visits (with cookies stored on the hard drive), you can also set up your browser to delete cookies, block all cookies, or warn you before a cookie is stored. If you do not accept cookies, you will not be able to use some of our services. In general, cookies allow us to determine who you are, and thus to offer you better and more personalized services.

Website tracking

This website uses webtrekk technology ( to collect visitor behavior data. This data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated to a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose, but only to collect and save data in anonymous form. The collected data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and is not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to subsequent services.

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]