Data protection

The Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV) is delighted that you have chosen to visit our website and welcomes your interest. As the provider of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with both data protection regulations and this privacy statement. As a rule, this website can be used without the provision of personal data. In those cases where personal data (e.g. name, address, or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this data is, where possible, always provided voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. Please note that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) may not always be 100% secure. It is not possible to guarantee complete protection of data from third-party access.


Some of the pages on the website use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. We use cookies to make our website more user friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted once you leave the website. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website. You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, permit the setting of cookies in individual cases, or block cookies either in certain or all cases. You can also set your browser so that cookies are automatically deleted when your browser is closed. If you deactivate the use of cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transfers to us. The following information is collected:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request

This data cannot be traced back to specific people. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we have sound evidence of illegal activity.

Contact form

If you use our contact form to send us queries, the information and the contact data you provide in the form will be used to process the query and will be saved by us in case of a subsequent query. We will not transfer this data to anyone without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need your e-mail address and information that will allow us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you consent to receive the newsletter. We will not collect any other data. This data is used solely to send the requested information. We will not pass it on to third parties. You can at any time withdraw your consent for the storage of data and the e-mail address as well as the use of this e-mail address to send the newsletter, for example by using the corresponding link in the newsletter.

SSL encryption

For security reasons and in order to secure the transfer of confidential information such as queries you send us as the provider of this website, this website uses SSL encryption. You can tell when an encrypted connection is being used when the "http://" changes to "https://" and a padlock symbol appears in your browser's address bar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.

Right of access, right to erasure, right to have data blocked

You have the right to apply to us in writing at any time to obtain, free of charge, information about the personal data we have stored about you, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose for which the data was processed. You also have the right to have this data rectified, blocked, or deleted. Should you have any queries about this or any other subject related to personal data, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer Ms Ellen Höfer at any time using the address



Update: 02/07/2019