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Content of the privacy statement

I. Privacy statement

We are pleased to see that you are interested in our homepage and our company. Nevertheless, despite of the thorough control of the foreign contents of external links we cannot assume liability for it.

When visiting our homepage we consider it as very important to protect your personal data when collecting the data, processing and using it. Your data is protected according to the requirements of the legal provisions. Please find below some information indicating which data is recorded during your visit on our homepage and how it is used.

1. Name and contact data of the data processing person as well as the company’s data protection officer

This data protection information is applicable for data processing orders carried out by:

Responsible person: Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat e.V. (hereinafter: DVR), Auguststraße 29, 53229 Bonn, Germany, email:, phone: +49 (0)228 40001-0 Fax: +49 (0)228 40001-67

DVR‘s data protection officer is available through dhpg Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Obermüller, Rohde & Partner mbB, Bunsenstraße 10a, 51647 Gummersbach, attn. Dr. Christan Lenz, respectively

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as kind and purpose of use

a) When visiting the website

When entering our website the browser of your terminal device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following information is automatically collected and stored until the automated deletion starts:

We process the above mentioned data for the following purposes:

The legal basis for data processing is laid down in art. 6 seq. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO (GDPR).

b) When registering for our newsletter

After you have given your explicit consent pursuant to art. 6 sec. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO (GDPR) we use your email address to send you our newsletter regularly. The indication of your email address is sufficient to receive our newsletter. The cancellation is possible at any time, e.g. through a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your cancellation by email to at any time.

c) When using our contact form

You can pose questions of any kind through our contact form which is available on our website. This requires the indication of your email address enabling us to know the sender of the email and to answer it. Further indications can be made voluntarily. The data processing for contacting purposes is made pursuant to art. 6 seq. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO (GDPR) basing on your voluntarily given consent. The collected personal data indicated on the contact form will be deleted automatically after your question has been answered.

Our legitimate interest arises from the above listed data collecting purposes. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions to your person. Moreover, we use cookies as well as social media plugins when visiting our website. Further explanations are given in clause 8 and 9 of this privacy statement.

3. Transfer of data

A transfer of personal data to third parties is not made for other purposes than indicated as follows. We only pass on your data to third parties when:

4. Rights of data subjects

You have the right to:

5. Right of objection

As far as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6 seq. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO (GDPR) you have the right to file an objection against processing your personal data as far as there are reasons arising from your special situation or the objection is directed against direct advertisements. In the latter case you have a common right to appeal which does not require a special situation. If you want to make use of your right of cancellation or right of objection an email to is sufficient.

6. Data security

When visiting our website we use the wide-spread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption grade, depending on what your browser supports. As a rule it is a 256 Bit encryption. In case your browser does not support a 256-Bit encryption we use the 128-Bit v3 technology instead. When you see a closed symbol showing a key resp. a lock on the lower status bar of your browser you can see if a single page of our website is transferred with encryption. We use adequate technical and organizational safety measures in order to protect your data from incidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access of third parties. Our precaution measures are continuously improved in accordance with the technological development.

7. Currency and changes of the privacy statement

This privacy statement is currently valid with status of May 2018. The development of our website could entail an adjustment of this privacy statement due to related offers or due to modified legal resp. official stipulations. You can retrieve and print the current privacy statement on our website at at any time.

8. Cookies

A Cookie describes information which a webserver (e.g. the webserver for sends to a browser (internet access program, e.g. Internet Explorer) which the browser, in turn, sends back to the same webserver when accessing at a later time. The use of Cookies enables storing information of intermediate visits of sites.

When the webserver of a website sends Cookies to a browser they are locally stored in the computer, usually as a text file. Whenever a website is visited the browser looks for Cookies from the same websites whenever a website is visited and adds them to the visited websites. This guarantees a constant connection between browser and server, i.e. the server recognizes the browser. After leaving our website they will be automatically deleted.

The user can see the filed Cookies in his computer and delete them at any time. However, you can configure your browser avoiding that Cookies are stored in your computer or that an indication is shown before a new Cookie is filed. However, the complete deactivation of Cookies could have as a consequence that you cannot use all functions of our website.

A typical application of Cookies is the storage of personal settings on websites, above all in forums or webshops.

Furthermore, Cookies could serve as security. As some websites allow to log in with username and pass word only, just as in the case of the customer area of, Cookies are placed in order to identify this user exactly and to avoid that the pass word has to be entered again when visiting a subpage. Login information is often stored in the Cookies through a session-ID (sequence of numbers) which is valid for one visit on a website only. It is more secure and less time-consuming than to add this information to every visit of a site and to ease access to unauthorized persons to protected contents.

DVR uses Cookies to allocate the visitors of the DVR website to a user profile (please see collection and use of data). Furthermore Cookies are used in connection with the personal customer area on the subpages of and for the optimization of the website (statistical evaluation). The Cookies do not contain personal data.

9. Social media plugin

Based on art. 6 seq. 1 S. 1 lit. f. DSGVO (GDPR), we insert social plugins of the social networks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on our website with the aim to make our association known to the public. The connected advertising purpose has to be seen as legitimate interest in the sense of DSGVO (GDPR). The responsibility for a business in conformity with privacy has to be guaranteed by the particular service provider. The insertion of these plugins is made through the so-called two-click-method in order to give the visitors of our website a best possible protection.

a) Facebook

Social-Media Plugins of Facebook are used on our website to have a more personal use with the „LIKE“ or „SHARE“ button which is offered by Facebook. When you visit a page of our website containing such a plugin your browser directly connects with servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is directly transferred to your browser by Facebook and linked with the website.

The link to the plugins makes Facebook receive the information that your browser has visited the respective page of our website. This is also the case if you do not have a Facebook account or if you are not logged in your Facebook account. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored.

If you are logged in your Facebook account Facebook is able to allocate your visit on our website directly to your Facebook account. When interacting with the plugins, e.g. by using the „LIKE“ or „SHARE“ button this information is also transferred to a server of Facebook and stored. Furthermore this information is published at Facebook and displayed to your friends at Facebook.

Facebook can use this information for the purpose of advertisements, market research and design of Facebook sites, as needed. Facebook generates profiles of usage, interest and relations, e.g. in order to evaluate the use of our website with regard to displayed advertisements on your Facebook account, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to render other services linked with the use of Facebook.

If you disagree that Facebook allocates the data collected through our website to your Facebook account you have to log out prior to visiting our website. Please refer to Facebook‘s privacy information regarding purpose and extent of the data collection, further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting possibilities to protect your privacy.

b) Twitter

Our internet pages contain plugins of the short messages network Twitter Inc. (Twitter). You recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet buttons) by means of the Twitter logo on our website. Please find below an overview of the tweet buttons: When visiting a page of our website containing such a plugin a direct connection between your browser and the server of Twitter is established. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you click on the Twitter „tweet button“ while being logged in your Twitter account you can link the contents of our pages on your Twitter profile. This enables Twitter to allocate the visit on our pages to your user account. We point out that we as service provider do not acquire knowledge of the contents of the transferred data as well as their usage through Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to allocate the visit on our website please log out of your Twitter user account.

Please find further information in the privacy statement of Twitter.

c) YouTube

So-called social plugins („plugins“) of YouTube are used on our website, which are run by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. („YouTube“). These plugins are marked with a YouTube-Logo, e.g. in form of a „YouTube camera“.

When visiting a page of our website containing such a plugin your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of YouTube. The content of the plugin is directly transferred to your browser and inserted in the page. This insertion makes YouTube receive the information that your browser has visited the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a YouTube profile or you are not logged in at YouTube.

This information (including your IP adress) is directly transferred from your browser to a server of YouTube in the USA and stored. If you are logged in your YouTube account YouTube is able to allocate the visit on our website directly to your YouTube account. When interacting with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the „YouTube“ button this information is directly transferred to a server of YouTube and stored. Furthermore, this information is published on your YouTube account and displayed to your contacts.

If you do not agree that YouTube directly allocates the data collected through our website you have to log out from YouTube prior to visiting our website. Please find further information in the privacy statement of YouTube.

10. Tracking Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are executed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. We want to use the tracking measures to ensure that our website is designed in accordance with needs and is optimised on an ongoing basis. Secondly, we use tracking measures to statistically record usage of our website and evaluate this for the purpose of optimising the services we offer. These interests are to be considered legitimate in the meaning of the aforestated stipulations. The respective purposes of data processing and data categories can be found in the respective tracking tools.


We use the open source software Matomo to analyse and statistically assess use of the website. Cookies are used for this purpose (see section 4). The information generated by the cookie on use of the website is transmitted to our servers and comprised in pseudonymised usage profiles. This information is used to analyse use of the website and to design our website to accord with needs. No information is passed on to third parties.

Under no circumstances is the IP address linked to other data relating to the user. IP addresses are anonymised in such a manner so as to render any assignment impossible (IPMasking).

Your visit to this website is currently being recorded by Matomo web analysis. Click here if you do not want your visit to be recorded any longer.

II. Online dispute resolution

We point out that, besides the due process of law and pursuant to regulation (EU) No. 524/2013, there is the possibility to settle disputes out-of-court. Further details are available in regulation (EU) 524/2013 and through this internet address: Our email address is: Pursuant to § 36 VSBG we point out that we are not obliged to settle a dispute in an out-of-court proceeding through a consumer arbitration board.