Privacy Policy


Data Privacy Policy

CRD Car Research & Development GmbH & Co. KG Privacy Statement
Status: February 2015

Responsible Party
Responsible party in terms of the Data Protection Act:

CRD Car Research & Development GmbH & Co. KG
D-46240 Bottrop

phone: +49 (0) 2041 7744-554
fax: +49 (0) 2041 7744-544


The CRD Car Research & Development GmbH & Co. KG appreciates your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our products and services. Protecting your personal data during collection and processing is an important concern for us and we want you to feel secure when visiting our website. Therefore, the following section examines what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used.


Personal Data
Personal data is information about the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth. Information that is not directly related to your real identity – such as favorite websites or number of users of a site – is not personal data.


Collecting and Processing of personal Data
When you visit our website, our web server automatically store data for the purpose of system security, temporarily the connection data of your computer, the web pages you visit on our site, the date and time of your visit, the detection data of the browser and operating system type and the website from which you visit us. In addition, personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless this information is provided voluntarily by you, e.g. in the context of a registration, a survey, to execute a contract or an information request.


Use and disclosure of personal Data
If you provided us with personal information, then we only use your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of the website and to meet your needs and requirements, that is to execute the contract with you or to answer your request. Only if you have given us your consent or – if so stipulated by legal regulations – have not raised an objection, we will use this data for product-related surveys and marketing purposes, e.g. newsletter.

Any disclosure, sale or other transfer of your personal data to third parties will not take place unless this is necessary to fulfill the contract or if you have expressly consented to e.g. if we share your address and data for product orders to transport companies. The transmission of personal data to governmental authorities will only take place under mandatory provisions of law.

If for the execution of a service or response of a request the transmission of personal data is required to an external service, we ensure by technical and organizational measures that the legal requirements of data protection are observed. In addition the CRD Car Research & Development GmbH & Co. KG commits both their own staff as well as external service to comply the relevant data protection legislation, the confidential treatment and the immediate deletion of personal data when it is no longer needed.


Personal Data of Children
Since the protection of children’s privacy is of great importance, we want not to collect, process or use personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. If you are a parent and you know that your children have transmitted their personal data to us, you can contact us via the address and contact details above if you want the data to be deleted.


Use of Cookies
In order to identify a cookie is set on the first visit to the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer and enable the recognition. The information contained in cookies facilitates navigation and enables the correct display of our websites. Our cookies are not capable to identify you as a person. The visited page and the time of visit are registered.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings accordingly (usually: tools to manage cookies). Please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions how this works.


Use of Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. By using the extension, “_gat._anonymizeIp” Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and will be shortened there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.  Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit any information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage. You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on at the following link:

More information on Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found at

Additional information on data from Google Analytics, please visit

We point out that on this website Google Analytics code “gat._anonymizeIp ();” is used to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking.).

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics
Use of Social Plugins
On our websites Social Plugins of different social Internet networks (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube) are integrated. These allow you to bookmark those pages and to share these bookmarks with other participants in the social Internet networks. Social plugin you can recognize by the logos that can be found on the websites of the social Internet networks.

When you visit a webpage on our Internet website that contains these social plugins, a direct connection to the servers of the social Internet networks is established and then the visible image of the plugin and the underlying functions is transmitted from there for you directly to your browser, which integrates the plugin and the underlying into the presentation of our website.

If you are logged on to the Internet social network at this time with your user name and password, the information that you visit our site is transmitted and may be associated there with your User account. When you interact with the social plugins, that is e.g. share one of our sites or e.g. the Facebook “Like” or “Share” or Twitter “Tweet This” use function, the contents of our pages is linked to your profile in the social networking website. If you are not a member of the social Internet networks or have logged off before visiting our site from the providers, there is still the possibility that at least your IP address will be transmitted and stored.

We point out that different privacy policies and liability regulations apply to these linked websites of third operators. The storage and use of data by the site operator, resulting from use of these linked sites may exceed the scope of this Privacy Policy. The further processing on the connected social Internet networks, storage durations as well as the intended purpose is exclusively determined by these providers. For more information on the use social plugins and the privacy policy of these providers, please see the following links:


Facebook Like / Share

Facebook is a service of:
Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA

Privacy Policy Facebook


Google+ Button
Google+ is a service of:
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California 94043, USA

Privacy Policy Google+


Instagram Social Plugin
Instagram is a service of:
Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA

Privacy Policy Instagram


Twitter Tweet-Button
Twitter is a service of:
Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107, USA

Privacy Policy Twitter


YouTube Social Plugin
YouTube is a service of:
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California 94043, USA

Privacy Policy YouTube


Data Security

The CRD Car Research & Development GmbH & Co. KG takes all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not publicly available. You should always keep your data confidential and close the browser window when you have finished your communication with us, especially if you share your computer with others. If you wish to contact us by e-mail, we point out that the confidentiality of the information is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be intercepted by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information exclusively by post.


You always have free of charge the right of information about the data stored about your person, and the right to rectify, block or delete such data. To exercise these rights, please contact by written request:


Withdrawal of Consent
As far as we use data for a purpose that requires your consent in accordance with statutory provisions, we will always ask for your explicit consent and record your consent in accordance with data protection regulations.

As far as you may have given us explicit consent during the ordering process, you have the right, to withdraw this consent given to us for data collection, storage and use without giving reasons at any time with effect for the future under without incur costs other than the transmission costs for the base fare.


Data Protection Officer
If you incidentally have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail to our Data Protection Officer:

Mr. Schlautmann
CRD Car Research & Development GmbH & Co. KG,
D-46240 Bottrop