Data Protection

Here you will find the terms and conditions of the use of the website of VTG Aktiengesellschaft (A) and the Data Policy under Data Protection Act (B)

A. Terms and conditions of the use of the website of VTG Aktiengesellschaft

The use and calling up of the VTG website is subject to the following terms and conditions. VTG does not recognize any conflicting conditions not expressly agreed on in writing. These conditions apply for all elements and contents of the VTG website, including in particular the rail tank car portal.

All rights relating to the design and contents of this website always remain with VTG and are subject to copyright law and other laws protecting intellectual property. Copying and downloading the website or parts thereof is permitted for private use by the user only insofar as VTG does not request the user to act differently (for example, download specific forms or information). In any case, copying or altering the website, or other usage for commercial purposes, particularly passing on for payment, is prohibited.

If you visit our web pages, our web servers will invariably save the name of your Internet service provider, the web page from which you visit us, the pages you visit on our website and the date and duration of the visit. Personal data is saved only if you make a point of instructing us to do so, such as for a registration or survey or for performing a contract.

VTG uses your personal data for purposes of technical management of the web pages, customer administration, product surveys and marketing only to the extent that is necessary. Surveys of personal data or its transmission to state institutions and public authorities are effected only in the context of binding national legal regulations. We oblige our employees to exercise discretion.

It is expressly stipulated that VTG AG has no influence whatsoever on the design and contents of third parties' pages to which its homepage is linked. For this reason, VTG AG dissociates itself from all contents of all pages to which the VTG AG homepage is linked, including editorial responsibility. All links are made exclusively for non-binding information and service purposes and shall not be construed as endorsement of the content thereof on the part of VTG AG.

Even if we assume that the information and contents provided by us are accurate, errors or inaccuracies may still occur. VTG is not liable for the correctness of the information and contents of the website of VTG or any consequences arising from the use of the information and contents. Information and contents are provided solely for service purposes. In particular no monitoring obligations or duties that are transferred by contract to business partners of VTG AG are changed by services offered by the VTG AG website. No warranty, whether express or tacit, is provided.

VTG AG is not liable for any technical breakdowns or failures outside the area influenced by it.

Access to and use of pages of this website protected by a password or otherwise protected is limited to authorized persons.

Use of the VTG websiteis governed exclusively by German law. The venue for all disputes arising out of the use of the website is Hamburg, Germany.

B. Data Policy under Data Protection Act

According to § 4g of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the data protection officer is obliged to make publicly available the following details in suitable form in accordance with § 4e:

VTG Aktiengesellschaft

Dr. Heiko Fischer (Vorsitzender)
Dr. Kai Kleeberg
Günter-Friedrich Maas
Mark Stevenson

Nagelsweg 34
20097 Hamburg
Germany

The object of the company is to provide logistics services, especially rail logistics, tank container logistics and freight forwarding services.

Data collection, processing and use is effected to carry out the above-mentioned object.

Customer data, employee data as well as data of suppliers, provided that this is necessary to meet the purposes specified under 4.

Public authorities on provision of overriding legal provisions, external contractors in accordance with § 11 of the BDSG, as well as external parties and internal VTG departments to meet the purposes specified under 4.

Regulations have been passed relating to various preservation obligations and periods. After expiry of these periods, the relevant data is routinely deleted. Data not affected by these is deleted if the purposes specified under 4 do not apply.

No transmission to third countries is planned.

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 available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

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 https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking)

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we need to confirm that you are the owner of the email address you have provided us with and wish to opt to receive the newsletter. We only collect this information to send you the newsletter and document that you have given us your permission to do so. We do not pass on your data to third parties. You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter and withdraw your consent to our storing your email address at any time.

As of: May 2007

VTG Aktiengesellschaft
Data Protection Officer