Terms & Conditions

The following are the legal terms and conditions of Stichting Consumers Lead Emissions Accountability Network, hereinafter CLEAN Foundation regarding the use of its website cleanvw.org.

Attorney Client Relationship

CLEAN Foundation is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.

The materials on this website are intended for informational purposes only. The materials on this website are not intended to be, nor should they be, interpreted as legal advice or opinion. The reader should not consider this information to be an invitation to an attorney-client relationship, should not rely on information presented here for any purpose, and should always seek the legal advice of counsel in the appropriate jurisdiction. Transmission and receipt of the information on this website and/or communication with CLEAN Foundation via e-mail is not intended to solicit or create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship between CLEAN Foundation – or members of its Board of Directors – and any person or entity.

No Legal Warranty

The content of this website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments. Such content is designed only to give general information on the developments covered. It is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of recent developments in the law, treat exhaustively the subjects covered, provide legal advice or render a legal opinion. Since the law is constantly changing and since the law will vary based on different facts and circumstances, statements on this website regarding the status of a given law or legal issue may not be current and may not be applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this website.


Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat and their respective vehicles are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. The use of any of those trademarks on the website is solely for purposes of product identification and information. The term ‘Volkswagen’ is used generally in the website to refer to Volkswagen AG and its related companies. Volkswagen AG is not affiliated with this website and information contained in this website has not been authorized or approved by Volkswagen AG or any of its related companies.

Legal Status

CLEAN Foundation is a foundation formed pursuant to the laws of the Netherlands and is registered with the Amsterdam, Netherlands, Chamber of Commerce.

Responsible person

The member of the Board of Directors responsible for the content of the CLEAN Foundation’s website is Melissa R. Ferrari, Attorney at Law, a member of The Florida Bar, United States of America.


This website occasionally contains links to other web pages; however, the inclusion of such links does not constitute referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. Links to organizations and governmental agencies are provided as a convenience to our readers. CLEAN Foundation does not endorse and is not responsible for any third-party content that may be accessed from its website and does not recommend or endorse the use of any third-party's services. The links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and the authors of this website make no representations or warranties about the content or security of any linked websites.


CLEAN Foundation assumes no responsibility for computer viruses resulting from use of our website. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, CLEAN Foundation is not liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this website, even if CLEAN Foundation has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CLEAN Foundation and its attorneys, members, managers, officers, employees, agents and assigns from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of the website and any violation of these Terms and Conditions.


Any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of this website are governed by the laws of the Netherlands, without regard to conflict of laws.


CLEAN Foundation may change these policies at any time without written notice to users. The changes will become effective upon the posting of the changes to the website.


Should any provision of these terms and conditions be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the other provisions; those provision shall stay in full force and effect.