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Last updated 1 December 2017.
These terms are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany irrespective of your location. By using the FVV website you agree to be bound by the German-language version of these terms and conditions, and acknowledge that, in the event of conflict between the German-language version and this translated version, the German language version shall prevail.

Welcome to the website of the FVV (Research Association for Combustion Engines) located at!

We are pleased that you want to visit our website and get information about the activities of the FVV. Before this, however, we would ask you to review our legal notices. The site’s terms of use and privacy policy inform you about our services as the provider of this website, our relationship with you as a user and the rights and duties on which we are based. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this website.

FVV reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms of use and its privacy policy in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check these terms periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of the site following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.


Terms and conditions

FVV services

FVV aims to keep the services of the website located at available. FVV does not accept any further performance obligations. There is particularly no claim by the user for constant availability of services. The research association assumes no liability for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness and suitability of the content provided.


Contents and compilations published on these websites by the provider are subject to German copyright laws. Copyright notices may not be removed or altered. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of the website/webpages are permitted for private use only.

Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions from third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.

Disclaimer of warrenties and liability 

We will try every effort to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the content provided. However, we disclaim any liability for loss or damages of any kind, directly or indirectly, related to the access, use, performance or inquiry on the FVV website.

The information presented on the FVV website may contain links to third-party sites. If you follow cross-references and hypertext links, you are leaving our website. FVV is not responsible for the accuracy of these outside resources and their contents, nor do we necessarily endorse opinions expressed there. We are not responsible or liable for the technical quality of third-party sites and resources or any content on or available from such sites or resources, including products, advertising, services or other material.


Privacy policy

Personal information

FVV is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of the personally identifiable information we collect from you. This privacy policy sets forth our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information collected through the FVV website.

Personal data is information that can be used to find personal or factual information about you such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Information that does not refer to you specifically is not personal data.

In addition, we would like to point out that data transmission via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal information against unauthorised access by third-parties is not possible.

How personal information is collected, processed and used

We use your personal data solely to provide you with comprehensive material and personalised services through the website or to meet your contact requirements as well as to perform anonymous analytics for statistical surveys.

The use of the FVV website is usually possible without disclosing personal information. However, whenever you register for a personalised service (e.g. subscribing to the newsletter), we ask you to submit the contact information needed to provide such service, ie your name, e-mail address and telephone number, as well as a company name and postal address. This information is always provided on a voluntary basis. However, without this data we may not be able to provide the service ordered or to answer your request.

Statistical analysis

We do not evaluate the information collected directly from a user. The statistical analysis of anonymised data records, however, remains reserved. It is stored to improve the website or for statistical purposes. In such cases, general information is recorded, e.g. when which page was visited, or which page was visited most frequently. This data does not allow conclusions about the user.

Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We will not disclose any personal information to third parties. However, under certain circumstances we may be obliged to pass on your personal data to law enforcement authorities. This is the case, for example, if there is a suspicion of a criminal offense or misuse of the FVV website.

Contact form

We offer you the possibility to contact us by e-mail. If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data is stored for the purpose of dealing with your request and in case of additional enquiries. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent. The personal information that you provide will not be matched or combined with information that we obtain from other components of the FVV website.


If you would like to receive the FVV electronic newsletter provided by the FVV website, we require your e-mail address as well as information which allow us to check that you are the owner of the provided e-mail address and that you agree to the reception of the newsletter. We use such data exclusively for the purpose of sending the requested information and do not disclose them to third parties.

If you no longer want to receive the requested information, you can unsubscribe at any time. In order to do this, just click the unsubscribe link which is included in each issue of our newsletters. Following you will no longer receive any further issues from us.

Log files

When you visit and use the FVV website, our web server stores certain log information on this process in a file. Log files may contain the following information: Your Internet Protocol (»IP«) address; date and time of use; the requested web page or file name; transfer status; volume of data transmitted; website from which the user accessed the requested site (so-called »referrer«); browser type and version and operating system used (so-called »user agent«). We evaluate these data records only for statistical purposes, to improve the website, for system security reasons (eg to prevent fraud) and for fault diagnosis. Personal information stored in a log file is deleted after 7 days at the latest.


We use on this website so-called »session cookies« and »persistent cookies« to give you a more personalised browsing experience and help you navigate the site more efficiently from page to page. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. They are used to provide you with permanently recurring settings for you as a user of the website. »Session cookies« are deleted when you close your browser. The »persistent cookies« that we set are deleted after no more than 30 days. You may accept or decline the use of cookies on your computer. If you block cookies altogether, you may not be able to make use of the full features and functionality of the website. You should, however, be able to experience the basic functions on the FVV website, even if you block the use of cookies.

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Google Analytics

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 analyse 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. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by »anonymizeIp« to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking), i.e. Google will truncate/anonymise 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 may also transfer this information to third parties, provided that this is required by law or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. 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:

As an alternative to the browser plug-in and on mobile devices you can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. 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 or at

As long as you want to maintain your objection, you should not delete the opt-out cookie. If you subsequently delete this cookie, you must disable Google Analytics again.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps on some subpages to display interactive maps and to create travel directions. Google Maps is a map service offered by Google Inc. (»Google«). By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website – including your IP address and the (start) address entered into the route planner – may be transmitted to Google in the USA.

When you visit a webpage that contains Google Maps, your browser connects directly to the Google servers. Google transmits the content of the map directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the data volume collected by Google in this way.

To prevent Google from collecting, processing, or using information about you through this website, you may disable JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, you cannot use the map display. For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, as well as the further processing and use of the data by Google, your rights to this effect, and how to protect your privacy, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy.

Hypertext links to third-party websites

The information presented on the FVV website may contains links which refer to websites of other providers. If you follow cross-references and hypertext links, you are leaving our website. We cannot assume any responsibility for the handling of your data on these outside resources not under our control. The use of third-party websites is subject to the privacy policy of these third-party providers, which may differ from this privacy policy. Please refer directly to these sites or resources to learn how your personal data is protected by them.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to be informed about your stored personal data as well as to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. If you have any questions or complaints on this privacy policy, please contact us at the address given in the imprint.

Status: 1 December 2017

We appreciate that you have taken time to read these legal notices, and we are pleased to inform you on this website on the activities of the FVV. Still have questions? Please, contact us. Our support is happy to answer them.

Research Association for Combustion Engines eV

Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 6603 1345