VDO Academy

Data protection notice on the use of data from the auto repair shop commissioned in accordance with §57b of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) and their respective qualified personnel responsible for Continental Online training and partner administration

Continental will process your data within the scope of commissioning auto repair shops in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions.

General information

Any personal data provided to us as part of the commissioning/authorization of your auto repair shop will be migrated by Continental to the online training and partner administration database. Personal data from the migration that you enter or transmit to us will be collected, processed, and used by Continental AG for the purpose of entering data on and maintaining the online training and partner administration database. This data is required in order to use the services of the "VDO Academy" training platform and to maintain and update all information associated with the commissioning in accordance with section 57b of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO), such as changes to trained testing personnel or legal representative, issuing new assignment certificates.

In addition, the training institution selected by you has access to the data you provided.

The lawful use of your data by the training facility is not the responsibility of Continental, but is the responsibility of the training facility of your choice.

To the extent that this is required for processing the contract, a transmission of data to Continental affiliates within the meaning of §§ 15 ff. of the (German) Stock Corporation Act can take place on the basis of Continental's Binding Corporate Rules. If permitted or required by law, the data may be analyzed for reporting purposes (e.g. statistics). The collection, processing and use of your data takes place exclusively on the basis of the applicable data protection regulations (for example, your consent).
Im Zuge der Sicherstellung der Plattform Services übermitteln wir Daten an unsere Dienstleister, Wind Internethaus GmbH, Am Krebsgraben 15, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen und an com-a-tec GmbH, Am Krebsgraben 15, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen. Wind und com-a-tec erfasst und verarbeitet in unserem Auftrag (auf der Basis einer Vereinbarung über die Auftragsdatenverarbeitung) Ihre personenbezogenen Daten, soweit dies für die Vertragsabwicklung erforderlich ist. Zur Sicherstellung weiterer Anwendungen wie Online-Schulungen und Online Seminaren übermitteln wir Daten auch an nachfolgende Dienstleister: TIA innovations GmbH, Adlergasse 7, 73560 Böbingen a. d. Rems; Comwrap Gmbh, Hanauer Landstraße 126-128, 60314 Frankfurt am Main und Verlag Henrich Vogel Springer Automotive Media - Springer Fachmedien München GmbH, Aschauer Straße 30, 81549 München. Diese erfassen und verarbeiten Ihre personenbezogenen Daten, soweit dies für die Abwicklung der Anwendungen erforderlich ist.
Your data will be treated as strictly confidential in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Data Collection and Processing

Continental only stores personal data relating to users of its online training and partner administration if there is a legal basis for doing so. The only data that is stored relates to the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, cursor use on the website, the page functions used, and the website from which the user accessed VDO Academy or VDO Partner Administration. The IP address is transmitted anonymously and will only be used for geographical classification at city level. Continental uses this data to measure website activity, to compile statistics, and to improve the services and information provided by the websites.

Personal user data is solely used to process inquiries within the context of the consent granted or in compliance with respective data protection regulations. Based on legal requirements, Continental has enforced global, uniform, and internal data protection rules (the Binding Corporate Rules), which regulate the protection of personal data.

Continental saves and uses data entered on VDO Academy and VDO partner administration such as first name, last name, birth date, company and email address for the purposes of individual communication with you. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of processing your inquiry for VDO Academy and VDO Partner Administration. Your data will be deleted after termination of the use by VDO Academy and VDO Partner Administration (cancellation of §57b of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations contract of assignment), as long as the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.
Where you have agreed to receive a newsletter and other important information such as future functions and special offers from VDO Academy, your personal data will be used for this.

We will not disclose your personal data will to any third parties.

The data subject’s rights

Please note that, as the party concerned, you have the following rights with regard to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR):

  • Information rights pursuant to Article 13 and Article 14 EU GDPR
  • Right of access pursuant to Article 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Article 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to cancellation pursuant Article 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to limitation of processing pursuant to Article 18 EU GDPR
  • Right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 of the EU GDPR

In accordance with Article 7 (3) EU GDPR, you can decide at any time to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing, storage, and use of your personal data. The written revocation must be sent to Continental Automotive GmbH, Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 45, 78052 Villingen-Schwenningen or via e-mail to info@vdo-academy.de.

You are also free to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 21 (1) EU GDPR on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) EU GDPR.

In case of any questions or complaints, please contact our data protection officer at any time in writing (including by email): dataprotection@conti.de. You can also contact the competent data protection authority in accordance with Art. 77 EU GDPR if available.

Protection of stored data

Our company and our service providers, Wind Internethaus GmbH, com-a-tec GmbH, TIA innovations GmbH, Comwrap Gmbh and Verlag Henrich Vogel Springer Automotive Media - Springer Fachmedien München GmbH apply technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data provided by you from manipulation, loss, destruction, or from access by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continuously improved and adapted in accordance with the latest technology. Unencrypted data may be viewed by third parties. For this reason, we would like to point out that no secure transmission is guaranteed with regard to data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail). Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL). If you call up pages and files and are asked to enter personal data, please note that the transmission of such data via the Internet may not be secure and the data may therefore be accessed and manipulated by unauthorized persons.

Cookies (small text files)

When you visit our online platform VDO Academy and VDO Partner Administration, information can be stored on your computer in the form of “cookies.” Such cookies are used solely to ensure operation of the websites. Additional cookies (e.g. relating to website use) are only created based on your consent (see cookie policy). You can also choose not to accept cookies in your browser settings. If you do so, however, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this platform.