Information on Personal Data Processing

By means of this document, we, as the controller of personal data – the company ŠKODA AUTO a.s., tř. Václava Klementa 869, Mladá Boleslav II, 293 10, Mladá Boleslav, Identification No.: 00177041, registered in the Commercial Register kept by the Municipal Court in Prague under Section B, File No. 332 (hereinafter referred to as "ŠKODA AUTO") – provide information on the personal data processing and your rights related thereto.

The processing of personal data is carried out as part of the following activity:

Provision of ŠKODA Digital Connectivity Services

Purpose of the processing:

Provision of ŠKODA Digital Connectivity Services

Description of the purpose of processing:

In case of the provision of ŠKODA Digital Connectivity Services ("Services"), we will use your personal data stored in the system ŠKODA ID for the purposes of your registration in ŠKODA Services environment, activation and usage of the services ordered via available environment (e.g. mobile application, web portal). The range of provided Services and available environments that you can use depends on the type of vehicle, contracted equipment in the vehicle, infotainment system and the country concerned.

The processing of your personal data may include, for instance, the usage of VIN number of your vehicle and data acquired via GPS, such as the current location of the vehicle, and its potential transfer to a service provider. In order to allow you to use Services, we shall use your personal data to create a user account. Moreover, we may require additional personal data related to the relevant contracted Services and available environment you ordered.

Below you can find a detailed explanation of data processing in connection with the individual Services.

I. Smartlink

Smartlink enables you to access to a wide range of services or features descripted below. You can easily verify the vehicle status and get up-to-date information including current driving data, inclusive statistics (both in retrospect and in real time), journey log or trip planning. In order to use the service you must be equipped with Smarlink or Smarlink+ system. For more information please refer to owner's manual or ask your ŠKODA Partner.

Vehicle Status

Using the "Vehicle Status" service, you can check the condition of your vehicle concerning mileage, fuel range and maintenance interval. The service enables only to read and display the current information about the vehicle condition.

Vehicle Health Report

The "Vehicle Health Report" informs you about the current condition of the vehicle. You can visualise current vehicle alerts and/or any service needs and administer them (e.g. by printing or archiving). Once your mobile device is connected to the vehicle, it transmits the current condition data and displays it.

Trip Statistics & Logbook (if available)

The "Trip Statistics & Logbook" service allow you to track all your trips, with simple switching between business and private travel inclusive all available details and route information. Logbook can be exported.

Service Partner

Through "Service Partner" you can find and choose your preferred ŠKODA service partner in an easier way.

Legal basis of the processing:

We have to carry out the processing to be able to enter into the contract on provision of ŠKODA Digital Connectivity Services with you, or to perform the contract you entered in. The provision of your personal data is a contractual requirement, and if you fail to provide them, we might not be able to conclude a contract with you, or it might not be possible for us to perform the contract already concluded. Without the processing of your personal data, as describer hereinabove, we would not be able to provide you with Services.

Categories of the personal data we process:

Identification data, contact data, localisation data, trading history, technical information on the product, and.

Processing and archiving period:

6 months after the cancellation of the user account.

Categories of data processors or recipients to whom we may provide the personal data:

Volkswagen Group companies, Providers of Services, Distribution Network (e.g. Importers, Dealers, Service partners).

Upon request, your personal data may be provided to public authorities, in particular to courts, the police and other law enforcement agencies to the necessary extent and within the boundaries of law.

Source of the personal data:

Directly from you and from the vehicle, via which you use Services and which thus communicates with ŠKODA AUTO data servers.

Transfers of personal data to third countries or supranational organisations:

As part of the above-mentioned processing, your personal data will not be transferred to any third country.

Automated decision-making based on the personal data:

During this personal data processing, automated decision-making based on the personal data does not occur.

Other information

Personal data may be archived in the public interest and used for scientific, historical or statistical research purposes. In well-founded cases the personal data can also be the subject of the processing for the purposes of legal matters resolution, including the performance of obligations towards the public administration bodies and monitoring and ongoing evaluation of legal risks.

What are your rights?

As a part of the personal data processing, you have the following rights:

How can you exercise your rights?

For the inquiries related to the personal data protection and processing, use the following communication channels:

Electronically at:

By mail:


tř. Václava Klementa 869,

Mladá Boleslav II,

293 01 Mladá Boleslav

In connection with the exercise of your rights, ŠKODA AUTO may charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs for the processing when requests from a data subject are apparently unfounded or excessive.

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

For questions regarding the personal data protection, you can contact directly the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of ŠKODA AUTO.

Lodging a complaint

In case you disagree with the way ŠKODA AUTO processes or handles your personal data, you can lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of ŠKODA AUTO or a supervisory authority.

Office for Personal Data Protection

Pplk. Sochora 27

170 00 Praha 7

+420 234 665 111