Data protection declaration of Continental Automotive GmbH for the application "Tach-ograph Driver App" as of July 28th, 2021

Continental Automotive GmbH provides the “Tachograph Driver App” smartphone application. This app makes it possible to keep track of legally prescribed driving times and to operate the tachograph in compliance with the law. A valid driver card and a SmartLink device for communication with the tachograph are required for use.


The Tachograph Driver App in offline mode enables drivers with a valid driver card to receive real-time information on the remaining driving times. The current recording of the tachograph is shown on the display. Furthermore, manual time entries (e.g. when boarding a ferry) can be made and saved in the tachograph.

1. General

Personal data that you enter will be processed by Continental Automotive GmbH for the purpose (s) listed below. As far as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose, it can be passed on to the companies affiliated with Continental Automotive GmbH within the meaning of §§ 15 ff. (German) Stock Corporation Act in accordance with the Binding Corporate Rules of Continental.


2. How the Tachograph Driver App works

The use of the Tachograph Driver App only requires the installation and consent to the terms of use of this app.

The app only enables the data collection / data processing initiated by the user, which can also contain personal data of the user (as well as his vehicle data). The tachograph data is not transmitted to Continental. Continental's data collection is limited to cases in which the user initiates error messages or uses the support service.


3. Collection, processing and use of data in the Tachograph Driver App


Your data is processed exclusively on the basis of the following data protection regulations (legal basis):


Data processing (purpose)

Legal basis

Storage period

Contact / interaction with Continental

(e.g. contact form, chat etc.)

Art. 6 para. 1 lit . b GDPR (performance of contract)

Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed, provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. We assume final processing if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.


To ensure the above-mentioned data processing, we transmit data to the following service providers (hereinafter referred to as SERVICE PROVIDERS ):

Service provider


Atos Information Technology GmbH

Otto-Hahn-Ring 6 81739 Munich Germany


The SERVICE PROVIDER collects and processes your personal data on our behalf on the basis of an agreement on order data processing .


4. Rights of the data subject


We would like to point out that as a data subject you have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR):


  • Right of revocation of a given consent at any time according to Art. 7 Para. 3 EU GDPR
  • Information rights according to Art. 13 and Art. 14 EU GDPR
  • Right to information according to Art. 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to correction according to Art. 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to deletion according to Art. 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 EU GDPR
  • Data portability according to Art. 20 EU GDPR
  • Right to object at any time according to Art. 21 EU GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 EU GDPR

If there are compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or which serve to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, the processing of personal data necessary for this can take place despite your objection or request for deletion .


Questions in this regard please contact our Privacy responsible:



Please send your revocation or requests regarding the exercise of the above rights in writing or by email to:


Continental Automotive GmbH

Vahrenwalder Str. 9

30165 Hannover, Germany

5. Protection of processed personal data


Our company and our service provider Atos Information Technology GmbH use technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data you have made available to us from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continuously improved and adapted according to the state of the art. Data disclosed in unencrypted form may possibly be viewed by third parties. We would therefore like to point out that with regard to data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail), no secure transmission is guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL). 


6. Final provisions


Continental reserves the right to change or add to this data protection declaration at any time with effect for the future, provided that the changes are reasonable for the user, taking into account the interests of Tachograph Driver App. This is especially the case if the changes are essentially not associated with any disadvantages for the user, e.g. when changing contact information, adding additional services or the like.


In any case, Continental will inform the user of a change to this data protection declaration with appropriate notice, but at least 14 days before the change is intended to take effect. The information is sent by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by the user when registering or via a pop-up window if prior registration has not been made.


In order to be able to continue using the Tachograph Driver App, the user must give his consent to the changed data protection declaration. This is done by ticking the box via opt-in when the Po-Up window appears or when you log in again.


The provider of this app is:


Continental Automotive GmbH

Vahrenwalder Str. 9

30165 Hanover, Germany

Phone: +49 511 / 938-01

Fax: +49 511 / 938-81 770

Email :

Managing directors: Cornelia Stiewing, Harald Stuhlmann

Commercial register: Hanover Local Court HRB 59424

VAT ID no .: DE814950663

Status: 28.07.2021


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