The responsible authority within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0)721 3720-0
In principal, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website, our contents and our services. Collection and utilization of personal data regularly occurs only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis insofar as we obtain the consent of the affected person for the purposes of processing personal data.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the affected person is a party. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual actions.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis in the event that vital interests of the affected person or another natural person require the processing of personal data.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legal interest of our company or of a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the affected person prevail over the first-mentioned interest.
The personal data of the affected person will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to exist. In addition, storage may also occur if this storage is intended by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other guidelines to which the responsible authority is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also occurs upon the expiration of a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.
We utilize state-of-the-art encryption techniques (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to protect the security of your data during transmission
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data are collected in this context:
These data are also stored in our system’s log files. The anonymization of the IP address does not lead to the storage of data which could facilitate their correlation with a specific user. Storage of these data does not occur together with other personal data of the user.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO is the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files.
The system temporarily stores the IP address because this storage is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. To accomplish this delivery, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is undertaken to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data enable us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not occur in this context.
These purposes also involve our legitimate interest in the processing of data pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to accomplish the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of collecting the data in order to provide the website, this deletion occurs when the respective session is ended.
In the case of data stored in log files, this deletion occurs no later than 14 days after the date of initial storage. Storage beyond this date is possible.
The collection of data for provision of the website and the storage of data in log files are essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility for the user to object to it.
The following data are stored in, and transmitted by, the cookies:
You can read additional information in the sectioned titled “Google Analytics und Google Tag Manager”.
Technical precautionary arrangements pseudonymize users’ data which are collected in this way. This pseudonymization assures that the data can no longer be assigned to the calling user. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users.
We need cookies for the following applications:
User data collected via technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.
These purposes also involve our legitimate interest in the processing of data pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Description and scope of data processing
We use the Usercentrics Consent Management Platform as a consent management tool as part of the analytics activities on our website.
We process the following data in this process:
1. (1) Consent data or data of consent (anonymized log data (Consent ID, Processor ID, Controller ID), Consent Status, Timestamp).
2. (2) Device data (e.g., shortened IP addresses (IP v4, IP v6), device information, timestamp)
3. (3) User data (e.g. eMail, ID, Browser information, SettingIDs, Changelog)
The ConsentID (contains the above data), the Consent status incl. timestamp are stored in the local memory of your browser and simultaneously on the cloud servers used. Further processing will only take place if you submit a request for information or revoke your consent. In this case, the relevant information is provided to the responsible party (FIELD M) in a compact data format in an easily readable text form for the purpose of data exchange (JSON file).
No user information is stored for the statistics of the use of the granted or not granted consent. Only the frequency and locations of clicks are stored.
Personal data is stored on a Google Cloud server located in the EU (Brussels, Frankfurt am Main).
Purpose of data processing
The purpose of the data processing is the analysis and management of the consents granted in order to comply with our obligation of a DSGVO-compliant consent management. The use of Usercentrics serves the purpose of proving granted and non-granted consents as well as their management.
The specific processing purposes of the personal data named in 5.1 are:
4. (1) Obtaining and providing the Consents.
5. (2) Providing evidence of which device you used to provide the consent and at what time
6. (3) Legitimization of access to the settings and documentation of changes.
Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the management of your consents for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the legally compliant documentation and verifiability of consents, the targeting of marketing measures based on the consent granted, and the optimization of consent rates.
Duration of storage
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required. The associated cookie has a duration of 60 days. The revocation document of a previously granted consent is stored for a period of three years. The retention is based on the one hand on our accountability pursuant to Art. 5 (2) DSGVO. This obligates us to comply with the processing of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. On the other hand, retention is based on the regular statute of limitations pursuant to Section 195 of the German Civil Code (BGB) of three years. This limitation period begins at the end of the year in which the claim arose (§ 199 BGB). Consequently, the three-year limitation period begins at the end of 31.12. and ends three years later on 31.12., 24.00 hours.
Possibility of objection and removal
The function can be switched on and off in our "Privacy settings" by checking the checkbox.
This website uses Google Analytics 4 and Google Tag Manager. These are web-analytics services provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”). The use includes the “Google Analytics 4” operating mode, which makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID, thus analyzing the activities of a user across devices.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser’s software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all of this website’s features to the fullest extent possible. Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and you can prevent Google from processing these data. You can accomplish this prevention by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .
We use the offer of Google Ads Conversion to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Ads) on external websites. In relation to the data of the advertising campaigns, we can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. In this way, we pursue the interest of displaying advertising that is of interest to you, making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of advertising costs.
These advertisements are delivered by Google via so-called "ad servers". For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, through which certain parameters for measuring success, such as display of the ads or clicks by users, can be measured. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your end device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. The unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (marking that a user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values for this cookie.
These cookies enable Google to recognize your internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of the website of Ads customers and the cookie stored on his computer has not yet expired, Google and the customers can recognize that a user has clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Ads customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of Ads customers. We ourselves do not collect and process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising tools; in particular, we cannot identify users on the basis of this information.
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of Ads Conversion, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that Google will learn and store your IP address.
Through Google Conversion Linker, ad click information is automatically captured in conversion page URLs and stored in custom cookies in your domain for web pages. The data is then redirected into URLs for AMP pages. We use Google Conversion Linker with other Google Marketing Platform products. This way, unique IDs can also be stored in these cookies.
We use the remarketing function within the Google Ads service. With the remarketing function, we can present users of our website with advertisements based on their interests on other websites within the Google advertising network (in Google Search or on YouTube, so-called "Google Ads" or on other websites). For this purpose, the interaction of users on our website is analyzed, e.g. which offers a user was interested in, in order to be able to display targeted advertising to users on other sites even after they have visited our website. For this purpose, Google stores cookies on the end devices of users who visit certain Google services or websites in the Google display network. These cookies are used to record the visits of these users. The cookies are used to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular end device and not to identify a person.
Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.
Transfers to third countries are possible. So-called standard contractual clauses pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO have been concluded as suitable guarantees. Further information can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu_de.
You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in various ways. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer in full.
Lifetime of cookies: up to 180 days (this only applies to cookies set via this website).
Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO (consent)
In order to provide user-friendly access to specific content (such as downloads, feedback options, and registration for newsletters and promotions) that is appropriate to your use of our website and quick, we use the Sleeknote service on this website if you consent to it. This service is operated by Sleeknote ApS, Jens Baggesens Vej 90A, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark, ("Sleeknote").
Through the Sleeknote service, certain additional content is displayed to you as a visitor, depending on what content on our website you access and how you use our website, in order to make your visit as pleasant and efficient as possible for you. In this context, Sleeknote collects and stores data on the use of our website, from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms, in order to evaluate the acceptance of the displayed content and to be able to continuously improve and display the individual displayed contents in an optimized manner based on user needs. For this purpose, the Sleeknote service also sets cookies on your computer. These are small text files that are stored locally on your computer. The cookies remain stored on your computer for a maximum of 2 years. The pseudonymized usage profiles are not merged with other personal data without the explicit consent of the person concerned. Your personal data will also not be passed on to third parties. Sleeknote generally stores the data collected via the Sleeknote service for up to 3 months and then deletes it.
We have concluded an order processing contract with Sleeknote. The transfer of personal data concerning you is therefore based on Art. 28 DSGVO.
For more information on the protection of your personal data by Sleeknote, please also refer to Sleeknote's privacy notice: https://sleeknote.com/privacy-policy.
We use the Sleeknote service with your consent. The legal basis for the use of the Sleeknote service is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here: http://www.dataliberation.org/
We use script libraries such as Google WebFonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website in order to display our contents across browsers correctly and in a visually appealing form. Accessing script libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library’s operator. In such instances, it is possible that the operators of such libraries might collect data.
Google WebFonts is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google WebFonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to prevent multiple loading.
If the browser does not support Google WebFonts or prohibits access, contents will be displayed in a standard font.
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. This will tell YouTube which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
When a YouTube video is started, the provider utilizes cookies that collect information about user behaviour.
Anyone who has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad programme will not have to expect such cookies, also when viewing YouTube videos. However, YouTube does store non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
You can find more detailed information about data protection at YouTube in the provider’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the information that you provide solely for this purpose or to notify you about circumstances relevant to this service or the subscription. We will not share these data with third parties.
A valid email address is required in order to receive the newsletter. In addition to this email address, we also save the IP address that you used to sign up for the newsletter and the date on which you ordered the newsletter. These data serve us as proof of misuse if a foreign email address is registered for the newsletter. To further ensure that third parties do not misuse an email address in our mailing list, we also work, in accordance with the law, with the so-called “double opt-in” procedure. In the context of this procedure, a record is kept of the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation email, and the receipt of the confirmation of registration.
Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO is the legal basis for the processing of data after the user has subscribed to the newsletter and after the user has consented to such processing.
You have the option to revoke, at any time, your consent to the storage of data, to the storage of your email address, and to its utilization for sending the newsletter. To facilitate your cancellation, we include a corresponding link in each edition of the newsletter. You also have the option to notify us of your desire to cancel your subscription via the contact options mentioned in this document.
We have integrated the Social Media Buttons of the following companies on our website:
If your personal data is processed, you are the “affected person” within the meaning of the DSGVO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the responsible individual or authority:
You can demand that the responsible individual or authority confirm or deny whether we process personal data that apply to you.
If such processing exists, you can demand that the responsible individual or authority provide you with the following information:
You have the right to demand information about whether your personal data will be shared with a third country or an international organization. In this context, you can demand notification about the appropriate guarantees related to the transmission of the data in accordance with Art. 46 DSGVO.
You have the right to rectify and/or augment the data vis-à-vis the responsible individual or authority, insofar as the processed personal data that apply to you are incorrect or incomplete. The responsible individual or authority must make the correction(s) without delay.
Under the following conditions, you can demand the restriction of the processing of the personal data that apply to you:
If the processing of personal data that apply to you has been restricted, these data – with the exception of their storage – may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or one of its member states.
If the restriction of the processing according to the abovementioned conditions is curtailed, you will be notified by the responsible individual or authority before the restriction is lifted.
If one of the following reasons exists, then you can demand that the responsible individual or authority immediately delete the personal data which apply to you and the responsible individual or authority is obliged to delete these data without delay:
If the responsible individual or authority has made public personal data that apply to you, and if the responsible individual or authority is obliged to delete these data pursuant to Art. 17 Abs. 1 DSGVO, then the responsible individual or authority shall undertake appropriate activities, including activities of a technical nature, taking into consideration the available technology and the cost of implementation, to notify the individuals or authorities responsible for processing the personal data, that you, as the affected person, have demanded the deletion of all links to these personal data or to copies or replications of these personal data.
The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary for one or more of the following purposes:
If you have exercised the right to rectification, deletion or restriction vis-à-vis the responsible individual or authority, this person or authority is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data that apply to you have been disclosed about this rectification or deletion of the data and about the restriction in the data’s processing, unless such notification proves to be impossible or would involve a disproportionately great effort.
You have the right to demand that the responsible individual or authority inform you about these recipients.
You have the right to receive the personal data that apply to you and that you have provided to the responsible individual or authority in a structured, commonplace and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit these data to another responsible individual or authority, without hindrance by the individual or authority to whom or to which the personal data were originally provided, insofar as:
In exercising this right, you also have the right to demand that the personal data which apply to you are transmitted directly from one responsible individual or authority to another responsible individual or authority, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not infringe upon the freedoms and rights of other persons.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data which are necessary for the performance of a task that lies in the public interest or that occurs in the exercise of official authority which was conferred upon the responsible individual or authority.
You have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of the personal data that apply to you and which occurs on pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO; this right also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The responsible individual or authority will no longer process the personal data that apply to you unless this responsible individual or authority can prove that there exist urgent reasons, worthy of protection, for such processing and that these reasons outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data that apply to you are processed for the purpose of conducting direct advertising, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of these personal data for purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to the processing for the purposes of direct advertising, the personal data that apply to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Regardless of Directive 2002/58/EG, you have the option, in the context of the use of services provided by the information company, to exercise your right of objection via automated means in which technical specifications are utilized.
You have the right at any time to revoke your Data Protection Consent Declaration. Your revocation of consent does not affect the legality of processing which occurred based on your consent prior to your revocation of same.
You have the right to not be subjected to a decision based exclusively upon automated processing, including profiling, which will have a legal effect or which exerts significantly deleterious effects on you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 Abs. 1 DSGVO, insofar as Art. 9 Abs. 2 lit. a or g DSGVO does not apply and suitable measures have been taken to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the responsible individual or authority shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the responsible individual or authority, to express one’s own position, and to challenge the decision.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, especially to an authority in the member state in which you reside, in which you work, or which contains the location of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data that apply to you violates the DSGVO.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted shall notify the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 DSGVO.
We reserve the right to make changes in this Declaration at any time in order to ensure that our Data Protection Declaration always remains in compliance with current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the Data Protection Declaration requires modification due to the introduction of new or revised services, for example, the provision of new services. The new Data Protection Declaration will then take effect upon your next visit to our offer.