Data privacy statement

Privacy has a high priority for IAV. Therefore we want to offer you and your privacy the highest possible security, also when visiting our homepage. With this statement we will inform you about the processing of your personal data and rights you are entitled to under the data protection regulations.

Who is responsible for data processing and whom can I contact?

The responsible party concerning all data processing issues is

IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
Carnotstraße 1
10587 Berlin

Represented by its directors Kai-Stefan Linnenkohl

For questions about data protection, please contact the data protection officer by

What data do we process and for which purpose?

In principle, you can visit our website without revealing your identity.

Access to our website is logged by our server in a log file. This is done for statistical purposes and to the extent necessary for security purposes. The following data is saved in the logfile of the web server: IP address of the visitor, date and time of access, called URL, referrer (insofar as transmitted by the client), browser and version (if transmitted by the client). This data is saved for 28 days.

As far as any personal data (for example your name, your address or E-Mail address) are raised by us, this takes place on voluntary basis.

However, using some of the services we offer on our websites may require us to process additional information from you. This concerns the following:


If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we require your title, your email address and your name so as to be able to reach you. Optionally, you can specify the first name and the associated company. The link to the newsletter can be found at

After registering for the newsletter, our system will send you an email with an activation link, confirming the newsletter registration. This ensures that you are indeed the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. The inclusion in the mailing list and the sending of newsletters will only take place if you have confirmed the activation link for the receipt of newsletters in the registration email (double opt-in procedure).

If you are already in contact with us, we will use your existing electronic contact data in order to send you our newsletter without explicit request. You may object to the use of the contact data at any time with effect for the future without incurring other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter, you can do so directly via the unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter email or send us an email to

Press distributor

Upon request you can be included in our press mailing list.
In order to be able to reach you, we need your title, your email address, your first name and name, the medium in which you want to publish as well as the editor’s office, street, postal code and city. Optionally, you may specify an address suffix. The link to the mailing list can be found at

Application process

You can send us your documents via the online application form, by email or by post.
An application via IAV Group’s career portal is generally encrypted. However, we cannot assume any liability for sending emails via your respective provider.

Depending on the type of application, we require your contact details, your email address, details of your professional qualification in the form of apprenticeship and / or employment certificates and your professional CV.

By applying to us, you provide your personal data to all IAV Group companies. Basically, only those people have access to your data, who are internally involved in filling the advertised vacancy. In the event that we currently cannot offer you a suitable position, we store your data beyond the date of rejection, so that your application may be considered in future job postings. We save your data for nine months after the date of rejection. If you do not agree, you may object to the storage at any time.

The personal data provided by you during the application process will be processed by IAV GmbH for all IAV Group companies.

If you would like to make your documents available to only one IAV Group company, please send us the application with a note in paper form to the address

Carnotstraße 1
10587 Berlin

If you would like to revoke one of the consent declarations given in the course of the application process for the processing of your personal data, please contact us by letter or write an email to

Contact forms / Order forms

For the use of any contact or order forms, it is necessary that we process your salutation, name and email address in order to contact you. You have the option of specifying additional data.

Customer magazine automotion

If you wish to order our customer magazine automotion, we also need your salutation, your name, your address and your email address for the purpose of delivery and contact. Other data such as company and department are optional.

If you are no longer interested in the customer magazine, you can unsubscribe here. Your data will be deleted immediately from the mailing list.

What do we process your data for (purpose of processing) and on what legal basis?

We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

For the fulfillment of contractual obligations (§ 6 art. 1 lit. b GDPR)

The processing of your personal data (§ 4 No. 2 GDPR) is effected in order for us to be able to provide our services and in particular to carry out our contracts or pre-contractual actions with you and for the execution of your orders.

In addition, we process your personal data for the purpose of carrying out the application process.
The purposes of data processing are based primarily on the specific product (for example, the subscription of our customer magazine automotion).

Further details on the purpose of data processing can be found in the respective contract documents and terms and conditions.

In the context of balancing of interests (§ 6 art. 1 lit. f GDPR)

The processing of your personal data takes place only to the extent necessary to ensure the operation of our website and the information provided on it.

If necessary, we process your data beyond this purpose for the protection of legitimate interests of us or third parties. We pursue the following legitimate interests:

  • Review and optimization of needs analysis and direct customer approach procedures;
  • Use of cookies to analyze the usage behavior on the website;
  • Advertising or market and opinion research, unless you have expressed your objection to such usage of your data.
  • asserting legal claims and defense in legal disputes;
  • ensuring IT security and IT operations;
  • prevention and investigation of criminal offenses;
  • business management and development of services and products;
  • implementation of the application process.

Based on your consent (§ 6 art. 1 lit. a GDPR)

Insofar as you have given us consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes (eg. your email address for contact purposes or personalized promotional offers in newsletters), the legality of this processing is based on your consent. A given consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

Please note that the revocation only works for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this.

Due to legal requirements (§ 6 art. 1 lit. c GDPR) or in the public interest (§ 6 art. 1 lit. e GDPR)

If your application leads to an employment relationship, your personal data, insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of legal requirements, will be forwarded to state institutions and authorities, such as social insurance institutions. In addition, we may be required by law to provide personal information to government agencies to meet regulatory requirements.

Who receives my data?

A transfer of your personal data takes place only within the IAV Group, insofar as you have consented to it or as the transfer is necessary to carry out a contractual relationship or as it is to safeguard legitimate interests.

To the extent necessary for its purpose, your personal information will be disclosed to the following categories of beneficiaries within the EU within the scope of the statutory powers:

  • IT service provider;
  • Marketing services;
  • Web analysis service;
  • Personnel services;
  • Occupational medical services;
  • Funding agencies and their promoters;
  • Service providers at our locations;
  • Logistics companies.

And if you use the services on our websites offered by third parties:

  • Twitter;
  • Facebook;
  • LinkedIn;
  • YouTube;
  • XING.

How long will my data be stored for?

If necessary, we process your personal data only as long as required for the provision of our services.


Logfiles about the visitors of our website are deleted at regular intervals, basically every 28 days.

Application documents

If no further activities result from an application process and no employment relationship is established, we will delete the submitted personal data after nine months.

Which data protection rights do I have?

Each data subject has the right of information access under § 15 GDPR, the right of correction under § 16 GDPR, the right to cancellation under § 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under § 18 GDPR and the right to data transferability under § 20 GDPR and the right to object to the processing of personal data under § 21 GDPR. With regard to the right to information and the right to erase, the restrictions under §§ 34 and 35 FDPA apply. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority (§ 77 GDPR per § 19 FDPA).

Am I obliged to provide data?

As part of the provision of the information offered on our websites you only need to provide the personal information that is required for their operation or the services you specifically wish to use, or that we are required to collect by law.
Any further provision of personal information about you (such as your email address) is voluntary and not required.

To what extent is there automated decision-making in individual cases?

We do not do automated decision making.


By visiting our websites, cookies are stored on your computer. These cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly. So-called session cookies are used to control navigation after language selection and access to the user-protected areas after authentication. These cookies are automatically deleted after closing the browser window.

For web statistics, we use stationary cookies, which enable identification beyond the browser session.

You can prevent the setting of cookies at any time. To do this, please select in your Internet Explorer the setting "Cancel automatic cookie handling". Please note in this decision that you cannot access the user-protected area afterwards.

Is data transmitted to a third country or to an international organization?

A transfer of personal data takes place, as far as this is necessary in individual cases or in cases we are legally obliged to do so. Please note that in cases where there is no comparable level of protection of personal data in third countries, we provide safeguards and guarantees under § 45 ff. GDPR. In particular, we use the EU standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.

Functions of thrid parties

Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

For the analysis of our website we use the free web analysis software PIWIK. This software uses cookies to allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a server and stored there. We use this information solely to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by PIWIK in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

You can decide here whether a clear web analytics cookie may be stored in your browser in order to allow the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data. If you wish to opt-out, check the box below to place the PIWIK deactivation cookie in your browser.

Share buttons for social media (Twitter, XING, LinkedIn, Facebook)

On this website you will find privacy-compliant buttons that allow you to share pages on social networks. These buttons are implemented as external links (for Facebook eg. with "sharer.php"). A transfer of user data therefore takes place after a click on it, and then takes place on the website of the social network. The data will therefore not be transmitted on the website


Our website contains at least one plugin from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc., located in San Bruno, California, USA. As soon as you visit our website with a YouTube plug-in, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. In the process, the YouTube server is informed about which particular page of our internet presence you visited. If you are also logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube would allow you to associate your browsing experience directly with your personal profile. You can undo this possibility of assignment if you log out of your account beforehand. For more information about YouTube's collection and use of your information, please read the privacy policy at

Links of third parties

The websites of IAV may contain links to third-party websites that are not operated by IAV or subsidiaries of IAV. IAV does not endorse the third-party websites accessible through links and is not responsible for their contents.

To what extent is there automated decision-making in individual cases?

By signing up for our newsletter, you will still have the opportunity to opt-in and use personal information to send you personalized promotional offers or communications about events that may interest you.

For this purpose, we create pseudonymized usage profiles by means of so-called web beacons (one-pixel image files) which are contained in our newsletter emails and which link to our website and thus enable us to evaluate the user behavior with regard to the emails.

Your usage profiles will never be merged with your personal data. The pseudonyms will not be linked to your personal information (for example, your email address or IP address), thus excluding any direct accessibility of user profiles. You can object to the creation of user profiles at any time with effect for the future

Information about your right of withdrawal according to § 7 art. 3 GDPR

Insofar as you have given us consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes (eg. for marketing purposes), the legality of this processing is based on your consent. A given consent can be revoked at any time. Please note that the revocation only works for the future. Processing that occurred before the revocation is not affected.

The objection can be free of form and should be directed as far as possible to:

postal to the address of the responsible person:
IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
Carnotstr. 1
10587 BERLIN

or by email to: or

Information about your right of objection according to § 21 GDPR


Case-specific right of objection

You have the right, at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to you which, on the basis of Article 6 art. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing based on a balance of interests); this also applies to a profiling based on this provision within the meaning of art. 4 no. 4 GDPR, which we use for rating purposes or for advertising purposes. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims.

Right to object to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes

In individual cases, we process your personal data in order to operate direct mail. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

The objection can be free of form and should be directed as far as possible to:

postal to the address of the responsible person:
IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
Carnotstr. 1
10587 BERLIN

or by email to: or