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Privacy Policy

We see data protection not just as a statutory obligation but also as an important instrument for enhancing transparency in the way we handle your personal data on a daily basis. We only collect and save your data if you have given us your corresponding consent. The collected data are subject to our high security standard that prevents unauthorized access, stops any misuse and provides protection from damage or loss of the data.

Entering personal data

When you inform us of personal details in input masks on the website in order to obtain information material or to inform us of other wishes, we will only use this information for the purpose of current and future information. We shall draw your attention specifically to this fact and obtain your consent. If you do not give your consent, please accept that you will not be able to participate in the respective service.

Cookies + Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.vde.com/googleprivacyen.
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Privacy Policy

The communication via E-Mail is not suitable for the transmission of confidential information. It is highly recommended to use recent encryption technology for the exchange of information worthy of protection. This certificate-based encryption is public domain and is supported by every current browser. For the protected transmission of data you may use the customer portal VDE4YOU of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute. If you forward an E-mail to us, your mail address will only be used for the correspondence with you. In case we receive an E-mail we assume that we should also reply per E-mail, if the sender did not request a different form of communication. If there is the possibility to enter personal data (E-mail addresses, names, addresses) within the internet service, the input of these information by you is completely done on a voluntary basis. We hereby inform you that every data transfer through the internet is done without protection and that the information can be received, used or falsified by unauthorized third parties. Personal data will only be collected for the duration necessary to process your request. They will not be disclosed or used for any other purpose than stated. You have the right to receive information concerning your stored personal data upon request and free of charge. In addition you have the right to correct inaccurate data, block and delete your personal data. This page does not use Cookies.
In case you have questions concerning the privacy policy and the data protection please contact datenschutz@vde.com.

Right of objection

The data necessary for handling business is saved and forwarded to third parties where this is necessary. In terms of data processing, due consideration is given to your sensitive interests in accordance with the statutory provisions. You have the right to object to the abovementioned use of your data at any time, or to revoke your consent.

Linked sites

We draw explicit attention to the fact that we have absolutely no influence on the contents of third-party linked websites. Hyperlinks to these websites do not constitute any VDE approval of their contents. If the third-party websites should contain anything that is at all morally objectionable or contrary to the law, we shall delete the links to these websites from our internet presence as soon as we have found out about such violations. This data protection statement does not extend to other providers. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with the data protection provisions.

Right of information

You can obtain information at any time about the data that we have saved about you:

VDE-Verbandsgeschäftsstelle
Stresemannallee 15
60596 Frankfurt am Main
datenschutz@vde.com

Data protection officer

The responsibility for compliance with and control of our data protection obligations lies with our data protection officer, who will gladly provide further information about data protection: datenschutz@vde.com