Privacy policy



Privacy policy for surveys


VDMA conducts surveys on a regular basis. Protection of your personal data is of particular importance to us in this respect. Hence high standards are set regarding
data protection and data security when handling personal data. Your data will be treated in strict confidence.


Participation in surveys is voluntary.


The following explanation will provide you with an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what kind of data are collected for what purpose.


Personal data for conducting the survey


We process personal data in the course of participation in the survey:


  1. Data such as your name, professional / business contact details, such as address, telephone number or e-mail address, are only collected and processed if you provide
    us with these details voluntarily (e.g. during registration) and when use of your data is necessary for conducting the survey (e.g. for provision of personal links or access
    to the log-in mask).
  2. When accessing the survey, our web server records and stores by default log files transmitted by your browser. This includes, for instance, IP address, date, time, access
    method and status, and the name of the requested file. These data are not evaluated by VDMA employees.
  3. Your personal data will not be provided to third parties.
  4. Only selected VMDA employees who are subject to a confidentiality obligation have access to stored data.


Personal data in the course of the survey


When participating in our surveys further data, such as company data and general answers given by participants, are recorded. Participants' personal data are only collected
when they are stated voluntarily and are necessary within the framework of the survey. VDMA stores and processes such data exclusively for producing the survey results.

Data thus recorded are not transferred to third parties and only published in aggregated and anonymised form.




Surveys conducted via the VDMA website are encoded and transmitted by means of Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL) in order to ensure the best possible level of
protection from perusal by unauthorised persons during data transmission. The software used by VDMA for conducting surveys does not permanently store any information
on the hard drive of your computer. All collected data are stored with strict access restrictions.


Right to information


On written request you will be informed which personal data we have stored about you (e.g. name, address).


Data protection officers


Scheja und Partner Attorneys at Law (Germany) │ Data Protection Officers

Adenauerallee 136

53113 Bonn