VWVortex

The Volkswagen Enthusiast Website

Welcome to VWvortex!

This is an exciting time for Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts. With automobiles like the New Beetle, Passat, Jetta, Golf, GTI and R32 plus Audi’s A4, S4 and TT, Volkswagen and Audi are setting the stage for the future and giving us just a glimpse of what is yet to come.

For more than five years, the VWvortex World Wide Website has been the definitive and progressive online source for the latest information on Volkswagen brands. While most publications struggle to build an effective website to support their product, VWvortex has been honed to build a strong community of readers and advertisers. With over 120 million hits each month, from more than 600,000 unique visitors, VWvortex is uniquely positioned to offer the next generation in automobile enthusiast media combining the best in design and publication with the technology and up-to-the-minute capabilities of the Internet. A publication devoted to enthusiasts of Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Seat and Skoda.

We are very excited about the future and hope you get as much out of this site as we do out of our cars.

Happy motoring!

Staff

VWvortex is the collection of a large number of contributions made by thousands of people over time. However we have a few key people making sure the site stays up and running, produce the content you read and generally make sure we stay on top of the latest VW happenings.

Managing Editor: Jamie Vondruska
Senior Editor: Marc Veverka
Sales Manager: John Acton
Tech: Dan Smeltzer

Contact us

All of us here at VWvortex welcome your input. Whether you have a suggestion to improve the site or story idea you would like to see featured on our pages, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us an e-mail to info@vwvortex.com. We read every message and will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Privacy Policy

The policies below are applicable to the VWvortex.com web site. VWvortex.com does not collect personal information through this website. Registration is required and information is collected in certain portions of the web site in which guests specifically and knowingly provide such information along with content submissions, community postings (i.e., chat or bulletin boards). VWvortex.com may use such information to track compliance with our web site terms of use, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when guests provide the information).

Policies for Individuals

VWvortex.com encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the site.

No information should be submitted to or posted on the VWvortex.com web site by guests under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.

Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, VWvortex.com does not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. Guests’ e-mail addresses are never posted on the VWvortex.com web site unless the guest chooses to make his or her e-mail address viewable to the public.

About IP Addresses

VWvortex.com collects IP addresses when submitting posts to the bulletin board and for the purposes of system administration. An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re connected to a network or connected to the Internet. When guests request pages from VWvortex.com, our web servers log the guests’ IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us unless issues of security arise in which IP addresses may be turned over to local, state and national authorities.

Use of Cookies – The VWvortex.com Cookies Policy

What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your passwords and preferences while you’re at our site. The use of cookies is an Industry standard, and you’ll find cookies employed at most major Web sites.

Examples of How VWvortex.com Uses Cookies

The VWvortex.com bulletin board uses cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your username and password, and your preferred “topic view”, if you set it in preferences. These cookies are stored on your browser. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of the bulletin board. If your browser does not
support cookies, or you have not enabled cookies on your browser, many of these timesaving features will not work properly. Also, you need to have cookies enabled in your browser if you want to enter a private forum. VWvortex.com also uses cookies to let the computer remember that you’ve registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites.

How VWvortex.com Does Not Use Cookies

VWvortex.com never uses cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except as described below, VWvortex.com does not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information shared with any third parties whatsoever.

Links to Other Sites

Users should be aware that when they are on the VWvortex.com web site they could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from VWvortex.com that take users outside our service. For example, if you “click” on a banner advertisement, the “click” takes you off the VWvortex.com site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use VWvortex.com’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies
to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online – for example, via message boards or chat – that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While VWvortex.com strives to protect its user’s personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

Security Policy

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our Guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers, utilizing encryption software. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed compressive nondisclosure agreements, which provide explicit legal confidentiality protections. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the VWvortex.com Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the VWvortex.com site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. You can send an e-mail to info@ VWvortex.com with any further questions.

Terms of Use

Vortex Media Group, Inc. makes available for your use on this web site information and documents subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document. By accessing this web site, you agree to the Terms of Use. Vortex Media Group, Inc. may change the Terms of Use any time. Please read this page carefully before using our web site.

Copyright

All site design, text, graphics, interfaces and the selection/arrangements thereof are copyright © Vortex Media Group, Inc. You may download, view, copy or print Materials and graphics incorporated in the Materials subject to the following: (1) you can use the Materials only for personal, informational, internal, non-commercial purposes; (2) the copyright notice set forth on each page of this web site must appear on each downloaded or copied page of any Materials; and (3) you cannot modify the Materials in any way.

Trademarks

VWvortex.com and the VWvortex.com logo are trademarks of Vortex Media Group, Inc. All other company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Links to Third Parties

This web site may contain hyperlinks to web sites controlled by parties other than VWvortex.com. Vortex Media Group, Inc. is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept responsibility for the contents or use of these web sites.

Infringement Policy

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”), we reserve the right, but not the obligation, to terminate your license to use the Site if we determine in its sole and absolute discretion that you are involved in infringing activity, including allege acts of first-time or repeat infringement, regardless of whether the material or activity is ultimately determined to be infringing. We accommodate and do not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials. In addition, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (c), we have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. All claims of infringement must be submitted in a written complaint that complies with the requirements below and delivered to our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement by mail:

Vortex Media Group
945 Parkview Blvd.
Lombard, IL 60148

In addition, any written notice regarding any defamatory or infringing activity, whether of a copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary right must include the following information:
A. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of (1) the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or (2) the person defamed.
B. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site. Similarly, for materials that are defamatory or infringe patent, trademark, or other proprietary rights of a third party, please submit a list of such materials.
C. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, to be the subject of infringing activity, or that is claimed to be defamatory and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
D. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and/ or e-mail address.
E. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material, in the manner complained, of is not authorized by the copyright or other proprietary right owner, its agent, or the law.
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The Materials posted on this web site could include technical or other mistakes or inaccuracies. Vortex Media Group, Inc. disclaims all warranties and makes no representations regarding the quality, accuracy, completeness or suitability of the Materials on this or any other web site, and disclaims any duty to keep this information current or accurate. In particular, Vortex Media Group, Inc. makes no representation or warranty that any customer or potential customer will achieve the same performance results that are reflected in any case study or success story contained on this web site. Vortex Media Group, Inc. may change any information on this web site or any product or service described on this web site, including functionality or performance thereof, any time without notice.

Limitation of Liability

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