Privacy Notice

The VDA QMC Webshop is administered by the Quality Management Centre of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). For “contact” details see

To assist the security of your information during transmission we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software which encrypts information you provide to us for purchasing of our products or services.

The details which you provide about yourself and any other information which identifies you ("Personal Information") are held on our computer systems. These details are used:

(i)   To process any orders which you may place through our Webshop
(ii)   To communicate with you with regard to such orders
(iii)   With your consent to communicate with you regarding other VDA products and services which we consider may be of interest to you.

To protect against unauthorised access to your Personal Information we strongly recommend you to close each visit to our Webshop by using the “Log Out” link located in the side menu. This is specially important when using a shared computer.

We shall not provide your Personal Information to any third party vendor, associate or service provider except to the extent required to fulfil your online orders.

We may use your Personal Information where necessary to defend or establish our legal rights or where otherwise required by law or statutory order.

Payments for online orders are processed independently by the PaySquare or PayPal service so credit card or bank details are neither handled nor retained by VDA QMC. You may wish to inspect PaySquare or PayPal’s privacy statement.

In common with many Web Sites we may use “cookies” to obtain certain types of information via your Web browser. Cookies are small pieces of information that are transferred to and stored by your browser on your computer. They allow us to provide enhanced security and to tailor your use of our Webshop. We do not collect any data that is not directly related to your use of our Webshop.