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
1. General use
The use and calling up of the VTG website is subject to the following terms and conditions. VTG does not recognize any conflicting conditions, unless other terms are 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 of it is permitted for private use by the user only in so far 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.
3. Collating and processing of personal data
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.
4. Use and passing on of personal data and predetermination for specific purposes
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.
In May 2004, VTG AG monitored the contents of other Internet pages to which there are links or hyperlinks from its website and identified nothing unlawful. The links are, however, "living" links, and VTG AG is not obliged constantly to monitor the items referred to for changes. Only if it is established or pointed out by other parties that a definite service offered to which there is a link possibly involves liability under civil or criminal law will VTG AG remove this link as far as this is technically possible and reasonable for it. It is expressly pointed out that VTG AG has no influence whatsoever on the design and contents of the pages to which its homepage is linked. For this reason, VTG AG disassociates 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 without VTG AG agreeing to their contents.
6. Concluding contracts
In so far as VTG enables the user to conclude contracts with VTG via the VTG website, the specific terms and conditions of business of VTG exclusively apply for these contracts. These terms and conditions can be requested from VTG Aktiengesellchaft, Nagelsweg 34, D-20097 Hamburg. If VTG transfers data to the user, this data is to be checked immediately. In the event of transmission errors VTG is entitled to contest the relevant declarations. VTG's data transmission is constantly monitored for computer viruses. However, it cannot be ruled out that via this data transmission software of the user may be damaged by viruses in so far as the user has not taken any relevant counter-measures. Receipt and storage of data sent by VTG at the user's request is thus effected solely at the user's risk. In particular, VTG assumes no liability whatsoever for data for which the user has omitted to make back-up copies at regular intervals (at least once daily).
7. No liability assumed for erroneous information
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.
8. Technical failures
VTG AG is not liable for any technical breakdowns or failures outside the area influenced by it.
9. Access to pages protected by a password or otherwise protected
Access to and use of pages of this website protected by a password or otherwise protected is permitted only to authorized persons.
10. Applicable law/venue
Exclusively German law applies for the use of the VTG website. The venue for all disputes arising out of the use of the website is Hamburg, Germany.
(As of: May 2004)
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:
1. Name of responsible party:
2. Executive board members:
Dr. Heiko Fischer (chairman)
Dr. Kai Kleeberg
Authorized head of data processing:
3. Address of responsible party:
4. Purpose of data collection, processing or use:
The object of the company is providing logistics services for the chemical, oil and petrochemical industries particularly of hazardous goods.
Data collection, processing and use is effected to carry out the above-mentioned objects.
5. Description of group of persons affected and relevant data or data categories:
Customer data, employee data as well as data of suppliers, provided that this is necessary to meet the purposes specified under 4.
6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data can be sent:
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.
7. Normal periods for deletion of data:
Regulations have been passed on 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.
8. Planned data transmission to third countries:
No transmission to third countries is planned.
Data protection officer