Data Protection Declaration VW DataLab web site


We are pleased that you are visiting a web site of Volkswagen AG, Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg, , 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.

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. The operating system you are using, the web browser you are using and the screen resolution settings which you are using,
2. The date and time of day of your visit,
3. The web sites which you have visited of us and
4. 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.

Collection, Processing and Usage of Your Personal Data

Social Media

Volkswagen AG uses so-called social media plug-ins (“Plug-Ins”) from the LinkedIn and Twitter social networks which are labelled with the well-known symbols of the respective social network. The Plug-Ins have been deactivated on the web pages of Volkswagen AG as the default setting so that, during the accessing of a web page, no personal data shall be initially passed on to the providers of the Plug-Ins. Only by clicking on one of the greyed-out symbols and by once again confirming a message shall you activate the plug-in which corresponds to a consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). After activation has been done, the content from the Plug-In shall be transmitted by the social network directly to your browser and integrated by your browser into the web site (so-called 2-click solution). The plug-ins can be at any time deactivated again by clicking on them anew.
By integrating a plug-in, data are transmitted to the respective provider in automated fashion and can be saved by this respective provider. The provider receives the notification that you have visited our web site. This is done regardless of whether you have set up a user account on the respective social network and are logged-in there or not. If you have logged in to the social network, the provider can classify these data directly to your user account. The possibility exists that the respective providers of the plug-ins will use the data for the creation of usage profiles. Volkswagen AG has no influence on the data collected by the provider and the continued processing thereof. The purpose and scope of the data collection as well as the continued processing and use of the data by the providers of the plug-ins as well as your related rights and setting options in order to protect your private sphere can be found in the respective provider’s Data Protection Declarations.

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland https:

Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Using Script Libaries (Google Webfonts)

In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts ( Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

Your Rights

You may exercise the following rights vis-a-vis Volkswagen AG at any time without cost. You can obtain further information about exercising your rights at the following website:

Right to information: you have the right to receive information from us about how your personal data is processed. You have the right to require us to correct any personal data relating to you that is incorrect or incomplete.

Right to erasure: If any of the grounds specified in Article 17 of the GDPR apply, you have the right to request erasure of your data. For example, you may request erasure of your data if they are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were collected. You can also request that your data be deleted if we process your data on the basis of your consent and you then revoke this consent.

Right to restrict data processing: You have the right to demand processing of your data be restricted, if the prerequisites of Section 18 of the GDPR are satisfied. This could be the case, for example, if you dispute the accuracy of your data. You can then request that processing be restricted while we check whether your data are correct.

Right to object: You have the right to object to the processing of your data if the processing is based on an overriding interest or if your data are used for the purpose of direct marketing. An objection is permitted if data is processed either in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority or based on a legitimate interest of Volkswagen AG or a third party. If you object to the processing of your data, please notify us of the grounds for your objection. You also have the right to object to data processing for the purposes of direct marketing. The same applies to profiling, provided that it is related to direct marketing.

Right of data portability: You have the right to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and transfer this data to another data processor, provided that data processing is based on consent or contract fulfillment and that automated processing methods are used.

Right to withdraw consent: If data processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future and without cost by contacting using the contact details provided in the site notice as well as in the Volkswagen ID user account.

Right to lodge a complaint: You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of your data with a supervisory authority (such as the Data Protection Commissioner for the Federal State of Lower Saxony.

Your contact partner: Data Protection Officer

Our data protection officer is available to answer all questions about data protection-related concerned as well as about exercising your rights. Please contact:

Data Protection Officer of Volkswagen AG

Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg

Version: October 2018