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Terms of use

About our terms

These term and conditions of use (Terms) govern this Website and explain our privacy notice and how you may use this website and any of its content (Website). These Terms apply between LKQ Europe GmbH and its subsidiaries (we, us or our) and our website users (you or your). By accessing our website including our sub-websites (collectively the "website") and the services, information, tools and documentation described or linked therein, you acknowledge and agree to the following legal notices and terms of use.



Although every care has been taken by LKQ Europe to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information. LKQ Europe reserve the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice. In no event will LKQ Europe be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.


Liability for links

Links to third party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of LKQ Europe. Access and use of such websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. LKQ Europe expressly state that they have no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties.



Copyright, LKQ Europe GmbH.

Information on LKQ Europe's websites is accessible to the public. 
Downloading or copying of text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement or any other data does not entail any transfer or licence of rights on the content. Copyright and any other rights relating to text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement or any other data available on LKQ Europe's websites are the exclusive property of LKQ Europe GmbH or other members of the LKQ affiliates or any other expressly mentioned owners. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to Web sites other than for editorial purposes. Any reproduction requires the prior written consent of the copyright holder.


Service access

While we endeavor to ensure that our site is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to our site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control. In such a situation we will endeavor to restore full system services as soon as possible.


Acceptable use policy

You may use our site only for lawful purposes.
You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is willfully unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam), either to us, to anyone whose details are posted on our site or to anyone whose contact details you later acquire through our partner-matching services.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of these terms of website use.
  • Not to send automated queries of any sort via our site without express permission in advance from us. Automatic queries include attempts to harvest company email or website addresses by means of spamming bots or spiders.



In the case of any legal dispute, Swiss law shall be applied, regardless of the jurisdiction where you are based. By using our website or database you irrevocably agree that Swiss courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms of use and you agree to submit irrevocably to the decisions reached under Swiss law. Any legal proceedings shall take place in Zug, Switzerland.


Privacy notice 

1. General information
Your data is in safe in our hands. LKQ Europe only collects the personal data that it needs to fulfil its tasks (data economy). Stored data is carefully managed and protected against any form of abuse. Under Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and under Federal Data Protection Law everyone is entitled to have their privacy protected and to have their personal data protected from abuse. It is LKQ Europe’s policy to act in accordance with current national and international legislation (Federal Act on Data Protection of 19 June 1992, FADP and Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection of 14 June 1993 as well as “Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)” in relation to your personal data. LKQ Europe complies with these provisions on its web pages and when providing its web services.

2. Scope of application
This Privacy Notice applies to all pages on LKQ Europe websites in the ‘domain, to web pages operated by third parties on behalf of LKQ Europe and to the personal data collected via these web pages. This Privacy Notice may be amended at any time without prior notice. Where LKQ Europe web pages or pages operated on its behalf offer links to the web pages of other providers, the privacy information and policies of those providers apply to their own pages.

3. What happens to your data?
a) Retention and erasure
The processing of personal data on the web pages of LKQ Europe is limited to the data that are required to provide a properly functioning website and user-friendly content and services, or to the data that you have actively made available to us. The personal data that we collect is only retained for as long as they are needed in order to fulfil the purpose concerned. Certain data may be retained for longer in order to meet statutory requirements or other obligations.

b) Data stored when completing a form
If you complete a form on our website (e.g. a contact form), we process the data that you provide us to the extent that this is required to fulfil the purpose of processing or to deal with your request. Normally any information we receive is provided on a voluntary basis. Obligatory fields are only marked as such if the information is required in order to fulfil our statutory duty or to deal with your request or enquiry. These data are erased when the statutory retention period expires at the latest.

c) Data stored for the purpose of sending the newsletter
If you order a newsletter, the following data will be recorded: your email address (obligatory); any title, your first name and surname (all optional). Your personal data related to sending out the newsletters to which you subscribe will be erased immediately if you terminate your subscription. The data processing is carried out in other European countries in accordance with the GDPR.

d) Cookies
Cookies are used on LKQ Europe website in order to make visiting the website attractive and to allow certain functions to be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies used (session cookies) are deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer and enable you to be recognized again when you make your next visit (permanent cookies). You can stop cookies from being stored on your browser by restricting or deactivating the storage and reading of cookies. Please note that you will not be able to use certain functions of the website without enabling cookies.
To learn more about the cookies on our website and to manage your preferences, please klick on the cookie icon on the website.

e) Social networks and other third party services
LKQ Europe manages miscellaneous accounts and profiles on social networks (including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, Instagram, etc.). These pages and services are offered and operated by third parties. All of these pages have their own data protection provisions. These providers also use cookies, etc. When they use LKQ Europe web pages, the user’s data is automatically transmitted to these companies. In such cases, the data protection provisions of the provider concerned expressly apply. Users must be aware that data is collected via these services and may also be passed on to third parties. If users also have an account with the service concerned, the operator may assign the information transmitted directly to the personal account concerned. LKQ Europe has no influence over the collection of data or its further use by these operators. LKQ Europe has no knowledge of how much data they store, where they store it and how long, the extent to which they comply with duties to erase data, the analyses they make of the data, the links they make to the data and to whom they pass on the data. 

f) Legal basis for the processing
Personal data is processed only where we have legal bases for doing so under applicable Swiss and EU laws. The legal bases depend on the services you use and how you use them. This means we collect and use your information only to provide you the services, including to operate the services and to protect the safety and security of the services,  to fulfill our legal obligations, for our legitimate interests (which is not overridden by your data protection interests) and to protect our legal rights and interest. To some extent, personal data may also be processed based on your consent to do so for a specific purpose. You can revoke your consent at any time. Revoking your consent will only effect future processing of your personal data. To revoke your consent, please use the contact details mentioned bellow.

4. Your rights 
You have the right to request information on the processing of your personal data by LKQ Europe at any time free of charge. You may have further statutory rights, such as the right to have data erased or corrected, to have data processing restricted and to have data transmitted. Collecting data in order to provide the website and storing data in log files is absolutely essential to the operation of our website. As a result, users of our website have no right to object in this respect.

5. Data security
Website: When you visit our website, LKQ Europe uses encrypted data communication based on TLS (Transport Layer Security) in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. You can see whether a page on the website is being transmitted in encrypted form by checking whether the lock symbol displayed in the address bar of your browser is closed. General data processing: In addition, LKQ Europe uses suitable technical and organizational security measures in its data processing in order to protect your data against accidental or willful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. LKQ Europe’s security measures correspond to the current state of the art.

6. Operation
The web servers that are used to operate the websites are technically maintained by LKQ Europe’s own service providers. Individual services may also be provided by external partners. External operators are subject to the same data protection requirements as apply to internally operated applications. Personal data is shared between LKQ Europe, our Affiliates and our external service providers to the extent that the data transfer is necessary for the processing. Personal data is processed in Switzerland and countries of the European Union / European Economic Area. To the extent that personal data will be transferred to our Affiliates and service providers in other countries, an adequate level of data privacy will be ensured according to the relevant legal obligations.

7. Primary contact address is owned and operated by LKQ Europe GmbH, a Limited Liability Company registered in Switzerland, Zählerweg 10, 6300 Zug.

Company number: CH-
Cantonal Register of Commerce: Canton of Zug
Value Added Tax Number: CHE-317.163.273

If you have any questions about data processing or if you believe that LKQ Europe may be infringing your rights by processing your personal data, please contact [email protected]


Last modification 06.07.2022