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Data protection

Thank you for visiting our online news site. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. In this Privacy Policy, we explain how we collect your personal information, what we do with it, for what purposes and on what legal foundation we do so, and what rights you have on that basis.

Our Privacy Statement on the use of our websites do not apply to your activities on the websites of social networks or other providers that can be accessed using the links on our websites. 


Collecting and processing your personal data

Whenever you visit our websites, we can receive certain information, the date and time of your visit, which story and subpage; the status of the interaction (e.g. whether you were able to access the website or received an error message); the usage of features on the website; any search phrases you entered; how often you visit individual websites; the names of the files you access; the amount of data transferred; the Web page from which you accessed our website; and the Web page you visited after visiting our website, whether by clicking links on our websites or entering a domain directly.

We only store personal data if you provide this data, e.g. as part of a registration, contact form, on the basis of a consent given by you or in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

You are not legally or contractually obligated to share your personal information. However, certain features of our websites may depend on the sharing or personal information. If you do not provide your personal information in such cases, you may not be able to use those features, or they may be available with limited functionality.


Purpose of use

We use the personal information collected during your visit to any of our websites to make using them as convenient as possible for you.

If you share additional information with us – for example, by filling out a registration form, contact form, we will only use that information for the designated purposes, and if required for purposes of processing and billing within the required scope in each instance.

We maybe asked to use personal data to the extent that we are legally obliged to do so (e.g., to a law enforcement authority).


Transfer of Personal Information to Third Parties; Social Plugins; Use of Service Providers

Our websites may contain an offer of third parties. If you decide to click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent.

Cookies may be used when you are visiting our websites. Cookies are small files that are stored on your desktop, notebook or mobile device while you visit a website. Cookies make it possible, for example, to determine whether there has already been a connection between the device and the websites they can take into account your preferred language or other settings, offer you certain functions, Cookies can also contain your personal data. Which cookies are used when you visit our websites depends on which areas and functions of our websites you use and whether you agree to the use of cookies. The use of cookies also depends on the settings of the web browser you are using (e.g., Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox). Most web browsers are preset to automatically accept certain types of cookies; however, settings should be changeable and remember, you can always delete stored cookies at any time. The consent to, and rejection or deletion of, cookies are tied to the device and also to the respective web browser you use. If you use multiple devices or web browsers, you can make decisions or settings differently.



We take technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your information managed by us from being lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized individuals. We are continuously improving our security measures in line with latest security updates.


Legal Foundations for Processing

Should you have given Automaker T V & Media Limited or related branded organisations your consent to process your personal information, then that is the legal foundation for processing it (Art. 6, para. 1, letter a, of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR).

Art. 6, para. 1, letter b, of the GDPR is the legal basis for processing personal information for the purpose of entering into a contact or performing a contract with you.

If processing your personal information is required to fulfill our legal obligations (e.g. data retention), we are authorized to do so by Art. 6, para. 2, letter c, of the GDPR.

Furthermore, we process personal information for purposes of protecting our legitimate interests as well as the interests of third parties in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, letter f of the GDPR.


Deleting your personal data

We delete your personal information as soon as the purpose for which it was collected and processed has been fulfilled. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.

Rights of the Data Subject

The user as a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to remove your consent at any time without notice. The legality of processing your personal data before your notification remains unaffected. We may be required to process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations.

We ask you to address your declarations to the following contact address:

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates legal requirements, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).



If you subscribe to a newsletter offered on our website, the information provided during registration for the newsletter will be used solely for the purpose of mailing the newsletter. You may cancel the subscription at any time by using the option to unsubscribe contained in any newsletter that we may send.


Data transmission to recipients outside the European Economic Area

When using service providers and passing on data to third parties based on you consent personal data may be provided to recipients in countries outside the European Union ("EU"), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are transferred and processed there.

The controller as per the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is:


Natalia Santos De Sousa 

Automaker European Office
Via Tiberina 9,200



Data Protection Officer:

Doris Fone - 

Management of Testing & Simulation Review 

Natalia Santos De Sousa

General Manager, Managing Editor



Management of Automaker TV & Media Limited

Thomas Fone

Managing Director

Group Brands

W&W Event Management Services, Automaker , Testing & Simulation Review, Testing & Simulation Live Expo, Motorshow - S

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