We consider data protection an extremely important matter. Our efforts, in particular, to satisfy the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the latest version of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), are primarily aimed at respecting your privacy and personal rights.
For modern businesses, the use of electronic data processing systems (EDP) is now indispensable. In this respect, we of course do everything in our power to satisfy the statutory regulations.
In principle, it is possible to use the website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use specific services offered by our company through our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and no legal basis exists for such processing, in general we obtain the consent of the data subject.
Under no circumstances will we sell or lease your personal information to third parties for marketing or other purposes. If you do not agree with the data protection provisions, please do not send any personal data to us.
1. General Information / Definition of Terms
a) Personal Data
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data Subject
A data subject is each identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of Processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting its processing in the future.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location, or change of location.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be laid down by Union or Member State law.
h) Processor/Data Processor
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient is a natural person or legal entity, public authority, agency, or other body, to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
j) Third Party
Third party is a natural person or legal entity, public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor, and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Information on the Collection of Personal Data
(1) The following information describes how we collect personal data from visitors who use our website. Personal data is all data pertaining to you personally, for example, name, address, email address, usage behavior, etc.
(2) The controller according to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Im Baumstückle 45
Phone: +49 7151 - 9038390
(3 When you contact us by e-mail or by using a contact form, we will store the data you provide (your e-mail address and, where relevant, your name and your telephone number), in order to answer your questions. Such personal data transferred on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller is stored solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. We will erase the data collected in this manner, when it is no longer necessary to store it, or we will restrict its processing if there are any legal retention obligations.
(4) If we use mandated service providers for individual functions of our offer or want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail as described below about the respective operations. We also name the defined criteria of the storage period.
(5) As the data controller, we have implemented a whole range of technical and organizational measures to ensure the most seamless possible protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, data transfer via the Internet can be exposed to gaps in security, meaning that it is not possible to guarantee absolute protection. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, for example, by telephone.
(6) As a responsible company, we refrain from using automatic decision-making or profiling.
3. Your Rights
(1) You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
– Right to Information:
Each data subject will have the right granted by the GDPR to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
a)the purposes of the processing
b)the categories of personal data that will be processed
c)the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
d)where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
e)the existence of the right to request from the controller the rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing
f)the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
g)where the personal data is not collected from the data subject: any available information as to its source
h)the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject
Furthermore, the data subject will have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where this is the case, the data subject will have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
– Right to Withdraw Consent under Data Protection Law:
Each data subject of the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to withdraw his or her consent, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time and by any means of communication.
– Right of Rectification:
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
– Right to Erasure / Right to Be Forgotten:
The data subject will have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of his or her personal data without undue delay, and the controller will have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
a)the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
b)the data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
c)the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2).
d)the personal data has been processed unlawfully.
e)the personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
f)the personal data has been collected for the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1).
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to erasure / right to be forgotten, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
If we made the personal data public and are obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, we will, considering the available technology and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, such personal data. Our employees will arrange for the necessary measures to be taken.
– Right to Restriction of Processing:
The data subject will have the right to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
a)the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b)the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of its use instead,
c)the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or
d)the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) pending verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to restriction of processing, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
– Right to Object to the Processing:
Each data subject will have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to the processing of his or her personal data, which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
We will no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise, or of legal claims.
If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject will have the right to object at any time to processing of his or her personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling if it is connected to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to us regarding processing for the purpose of direct marketing, we will no longer process the personal data for this purpose.
Furthermore, where personal data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, will have the right to object to processing of his or her personal data, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To assert the right to object, the data subject may at any time contact any employee directly. In addition, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject is free to exercise his or her right to object by automated means in connection with the use of information society services in which technical specifications are used.
– Right to Data Portability:
The data subject will have the right to receive his or her personal data, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and will have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where
a)the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b); and
b)the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject will have the right to have personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to data portability, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
– Automated Individual Decision-Making, including Profiling
Each data subject will have the right granted by the GDPR not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision
(1) is not necessary for entering into, or for the performance of, a contract between the data subject and data controller, or
(2) is not authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
(3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a controller, or it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, we will take suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which includes at least the right to obtain human intervention by the controller, to express one’s own point of view, and to contest the decision.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to automated decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding how we process your personal data.
4. Collection of Personal Data when Visiting our Website/Cookies
(1) If you merely use our website to find information, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data, which we need for technical reasons in order to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6   [f] GDPR):
– IP address
– Date and time of the request
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Internet service provider of the accessing system
– Content of the request (concrete page)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– Amount of data transferred in each case
– Website from which the request originates (referrer)
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software.
(2) Alongside the aforementioned data, cookies will also be stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard disk by the browser you use to make site-specific information available to the entity which sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot run programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the general online experience more user-friendly and effective.
1. In general, a distinction is made between the following types of cookies/functions:
a) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These store what is known as a session ID, which correlates various queries made by your browser during one common session. This helps to identify your computer when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted once you log out or close the browser.
b) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a given time, which varies depending on the cookie. You may delete cookies using your browser’s security preferences at any time.
c) Necessary cookies are those that are absolutely necessary for the operation of a homepage.
e) You can configure your browser settings as required and, for example, deny the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to enjoy all the functions offered by this website.
g) The flash cookies used are not captured by your browser but by your flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your terminal device. These objects save the necessary data independently of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not wish the flash cookies to be processed, you must install the applicable add-on, such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using the privacy mode in your browser. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.
5. Additional Functions and Services Available on Our Website
(1) As well as the use of our website for information purposes only, our website offers various services for you to use if interested. To do so, you will usually be required to provide additional personal data, which we will use for delivering the services in question, and which is subject to the data processing principles set out above.
(2) We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, and they are subject to our instructions and to regular checks.
(3) The hosting services we use are for the purpose of providing the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computer processing capacity, storage space and database services, security services, and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating this website.
In this context, we and our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, metadata and communications data belonging to visitors to this website based on our legitimate interest in the efficient and secure provision of this website, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR.
(4) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer campaigns, competitions, contract conclusions, or similar services in collaboration with partners. You will receive more detailed information on this when you provide your personal data or in the description of the offer below.
(5) Insofar as our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the offer’s description.
6. Data Protection for Applications
The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of implementing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is particularly the case when an applicant submits application documents by electronic means, such as by e-mail or via a contact form located on a website, which is then transferred to the controller. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored in compliance with the legal requirements for the purpose of performing the employment contract. If no employment contract is concluded between the applicant and the controller, the application documents will be erased automatically, provided there are no other overriding legitimate interests on the part of the controller to oppose erasure. A burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) may serve as a legitimate interest in this sense.
Applicant data is processed for the purpose of fulfilling our (pre)contractual obligations as part of the application process within the definition of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, provided the data processing is necessary for us, such as during the course of legal proceedings (Section 26 BDSG also applies in Germany).
7. Objection or Withdrawal of Consent to the Processing of Your Data
(1) If you have given your consent for your data to be processed, you can withdraw this at any time, using any means of communication. This withdrawal of consent will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data, starting from the time you inform us of the withdrawal.
(2) If we use a balancing of interests to justify the processing of your personal data, you can object to this processing. This will be the case, particularly if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, a fact that will be indicated with the following description of the functions. If you choose to exercise your right to object, we ask you to provide us with the reasons why your personal data should not be processed in the manner performed by us. If your objection is justified, we will examine the matter, and we will either cease or modify the data processing or show our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue processing the data.
(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us of your objection to advertising at the address specified under Section 2. (2).
8. Provision of Personal Data as a Statutory or Contractual Requirement/Requirement in Order to Enter into a Contract /Consequences of Failure to Provide Data/Erasure
(1) We would like to point out to you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law. It may also be necessary for a data subject to provide personal data so that a contract can be performed. Failure to provide this data could mean that no contract is concluded. Our employees are on hand to answer your questions about specific cases.
According to legal requirements in Germany, storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with Sections 147 Paragraph 1 AO, 257 Paragraph 1 No. 1 and 4, Paragraph 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, booking vouchers, trading books, for taxation of relevant documents, etc.) and 6 years according to Section 257 Paragraph 1 No. 2 and 3, Paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).
9. Registration on the Website
(1) If you wish to register as an attendee on our website, you must register by providing your e-mail address, a password of your choice, and your freely selectable username. There is no obligation to use a real name; the use of pseudonyms is possible. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is not complete until you have previously confirmed your registration via a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein. The provision of the aforementioned data is mandatory; all other information can be provided voluntarily by using our portal.
(2) If you register on our website, we store your data necessary for the fulfilment of the contract as well as, if necessary, information on the method of payment, until you finally delete your access. Furthermore, we store the data provided voluntarily by you for the duration of your use of the portal, unless you delete it beforehand. You can manage and change all details in the protected customer area. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.
(3) By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address – assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject – date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
(4) To prevent third parties from gaining unauthorized access to your personal data, especially financial data, the connection is encrypted using SSL/TLS technology.
10. Disclosure of your data / purpose and legal basis of disclosure
We organize a virtual trade show that is aimed at a narrowly defined target group due to its technical and professional focus. A trade show is a temporary, recurring marketing event. It enables manufacturers or sellers of goods or services to display, explain and sell them. For this purpose, we process personal data in particular of exhibitors and trade show visitors. Furthermore, our trade show enables a professional exchange among exhibitors and visitors. Participants take part in the trade show as part of their professional activities. The professional exchange is explicitly encouraged and stimulated. Therefore, the participating exhibitors are provided with the names and first names of the trade show visitors.
A transfer of further personal data to exhibitors takes place with the proviso that the transfer is also part of our service provision. This is particularly the case when you enter a virtual exhibition stand, attend a presentation or download content provided by exhibitors. Your personal data provided by you during registration will be passed on to the respective exhibitor and may be stored and processed by the latter. In such a case, the data protection conditions of the third party apply accordingly under its own responsibility.
The data processing of personal data takes place on the basis of either a consent of the person concerned or on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f of the DS-GVO. In doing so, we pursue the legitimate interest of granting our trade show exclusively to visitors with a professional connection to the respective topic of the event in question and to ensure an exchange in this regard among exhibitors and visitors. In order to ensure this exchange, the exhibitors will receive access to the personal data provided by you in accordance with No. 9 (1).
You may object to this use of data in the form of disclosure at any time by contacting the responsible person named in No. 2 (2) by telephone, in writing or by email.
11. E-mail use and newsletter / E-mail marketing
We use the e-mail address provided for registration to send you further information about our trade show and to keep you informed about industry news. The legal basis for this use is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. You can object to this use of data at any time by contacting the responsible person named in No. 2 (2) by telephone, in writing or by e-mail. You will also be informed of this possibility in the e-mails sent to you.
12. Integration of Google Maps
(1) Our website uses Google Maps. It allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to make convenient use of the map function.
(2) By visiting this website, Google receives the information that you have loaded the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data referred to in Section 4 of this Policy will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether you are logged into a user account provided by Google or no user account exists. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you do not wish this to be associated with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research, and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising tailored to your needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
(4) You also have the option of opting out at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
13. Plug-ins and Tools
1. Google Web Fonts
(1) This site uses web fonts provided by Google for the purpose of displaying fonts uniformly. When you visit a page, your browser will load the requisite web fonts into your browser cache, so that text and fonts will be displayed correctly. For this purpose, your browser must establish a connection to Google’s servers. This will enable Google to know that our website was visited via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used to achieve a consistent and appealing display of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the definition of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
(2) If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will provide a standard font.
2. Use of ajax.googleapis.com and jQuery
(1) Our website uses Ajax and jQuery technologies for the purpose of optimizing loading speeds. As part of this process, Google servers will retrieve program libraries. Google’s CDN (Content Delivery Network) is used. If you previously used jQuery on another Google CDN page, your browser will retrieve the copy stored in the cache. If this is not applicable, it will request a download, at which point data will be transferred by your browser to Google Inc. (“Google”). Your data will be transferred to the USA. Further information is available from the provider’s website.
(2) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.
3 Use of GoToWebinar
(1) On this site, we use "GoToWebinar" to conduct webinars. "GoToWebinar" is a service provided by LogMeIn, Inc. which is based in the USA.
An order processing agreement has been concluded with LogMeIn, and the data is processed on the basis of Article 28 DS-GVO. The data is processed within the legally permissible scope in Germany, the European Union and the USA. For data processing in the USA, an appropriate level of protection has been established by agreeing the EU standard contractual clauses.
Reference is made to the data protection regulations of LogMeIn. These are available at: https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal/privacy.
(2) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4 Use of Userlike
(1) On this site we use "Userlike" to offer you a chat option with the exhibitor, the use of which you can decide freely. If you decide to use the chat, you automatically use the services of Userlike UG, Probsteigasse 44-46, 50670 Cologne. Reference is made to the data protection information of Userlike UG. These are available at: https://www.userlike.com/de/terms#privacy-.
(2) The legal basis for the use of Userlike is our legitimate interest in the optimization and meaningful implementation of the virtual trade show within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1, p. 1, lit. f. GDPR. If you voluntarily provide personal data, the processing is based on your consent, Art. 6 para. 1. p. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
5 Use of Okomo
(1) On this site we use "Okomo" to offer you a chat option with the exhibitor, the use of which you can decide freely. If you decide to use chat, you automatically use the services of Okomo AG, Sihleggstrasse 23, 8832 Wollerau, Switzerland. Please refer to the data protection information of Okomo AG. These are available at: https://okomo.com/datenschutzerklaerung/.
When you use Okomo, it automatically saves a cookie locally on the terminal device you are using, which allows you to contact an exhibitor and conduct a conversation. Your name, email address and chat ID are stored in this cookie. This cookie is only stored locally on your device and you can delete it yourself at any time. On the server, Okomo stores anonymized telemetry data to use and improve the service, as well as the same data as the cookie. This data is automatically deleted after a period of 12 months. All data is transmitted and stored in encrypted form. To delete data stored by Okomo, contact Okomo directly at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The processing of the data collected by Okomo is carried out on our behalf and on the basis of an order processing contract.
(2) The legal basis for the use of Okomo is our legitimate interest in the optimization and meaningful implementation of the virtual trade fair within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1, p. 1, lit. f. GDPR. If you voluntarily provide personal data, the processing is based on your consent, Art. 6 para. 1. p. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
6 Use of Congreet
(1) On this site we use "Congreet" as a matchmaking facility to enable you to network with each other, the use of which you are free to decide. Congreet enables you to identify suitable business contacts based on keywords and to contact interesting participants easily. If you decide to use Congreet, you automatically use the services of congreet GmbH, Alpenrosenstraße 15, 82377 Penzberg. Please refer to the data protection information of congreet GmbH. These are available at: https://www.congreet.com/de/datenschutz-website/
When you use Congreet, it automatically saves a cookie locally on the device you are using, which allows you to contact an exhibitor and conduct a conversation. This cookie is only stored locally on your device and you can delete it yourself at any time. Whenever a data subject or automated system calls up the website, the congreet GmbH collects a series of general data and information. When using these general data and information, the congreet GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. The processing of data collected by congreet is carried out on our behalf and on the basis of a contract for commissioned processing.
(2) The legal basis for the use of Congreet is our legitimate interest in the optimization and meaningful implementation of the virtual trade show within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1, p. 1, lit. f. GDPR. If you voluntarily provide personal data, the processing is based on your consent, Art. 6 para. 1. p. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
7. Use of Perfect Stand Match
(1) On our website, we use the plug-in "Your Stand Match" to show you the match of an exhibitor profile with your interests. This plug-in is a necessary function for an efficient user experience at the virtual trade show. For technical reasons, user-related data (IP and email address) is transmitted to the servers of pott.digital UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Bülsestraße 29, 45896 Gelsenkirchen (the operators of "Your Stand Match") and processed in order to make the feature accessible. You are then free to decide to what extent you want to use "Perfect Stand Match" and voluntarily enter data about your personal interests to see exhibitor ratings that represent the match between your interests and the exhibitor's profile. If you do so, the data entered will also be processed and stored on pott:digital's servers. The servers are located in Germany and are DSGVO/GDPR compliant. The data will be anonymized 2 months after the event. You have the right to request the deletion of your data at any time. To do so, you must contact succeet GmbH by email or telephone. The processing of the data collected by pott:digital is carried out on our behalf and on the basis of a contract for data protection-compliant commissioned processing.
(2) The legal basis for the provision of Perfect Stand Match is our legitimate interest in the optimization and meaningful implementation of the virtual trade show within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1, p. 1, lit. f. GDPR. If you voluntarily provide further personal data there, the processing is based on your implied consent, Art. 6 para. 1. p. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
8. Use of 123.chat
When you use 123.chat, a cookie is automatically stored locally on the terminal device you are using, which enables you to contact an exhibitor and conduct a conversation. Your name, e-mail address and chat ID are stored in this cookie. This cookie is only stored locally on your terminal device and you can delete it yourself at any time. On the server, 123.chat stores anonymized telemetry data for the use and improvement of the service, as well as the same data as the cookie. All data is transmitted and stored in encrypted form. To delete data stored by 123.chat, please contact 123.chat directly at the following address: email@example.com. The processing of the data collected by 123.chat is carried out on our behalf and on the basis of a contract processing agreement.
(2) The legal basis for the provision of 123.chat is our legitimate interest in the optimization and meaningful implementation of the virtual trade show within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1, p. 1, lit. f. GDPR. If you voluntarily choose to use the chat function, the processing of personal data is based on your consent, Art. 6 para. 1. p. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
9. Use of remo
We use "Remo" on this site as a connected platform for the "succeet21 lounge", a virtual lounge where you can meet other participants and exhibitors, communicate with them in group video chats and have text conversations.
Remo is a stand-alone platform and independent of succeet21's Expo-IP platform. The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is Remo USA, Inc. 2093 Philadelphia Pike #8552, Claymont, DE 19703, USA.
The functionality of the Remo platform is an optional service provided by the designated controller, which you can freely decide to use. If you decide to use Remo, you will leave the Expo-IP platform as well as the responsibility of succeet GmbH, and automatically use the services of Remo USA, Inc. 2093 Philadelphia Pike #8552, Claymont, DE 19703, USA. Before you can access the Remo platform, you will be notified that you are leaving the Expo-IP platform and you must give your consent to continue accessing Remo. Remo expressly confirms its compliance with the GDPR and all European laws regarding the processing of personal data. Please refer to Remo's privacy notices. These are available at: https://remo.co/privacy-policy/ and additionally https://remo.co/data-protection-addendum/ to the EU/GDPR related information.
Note: we reserve the right to change the provider of the chat tool. In this case, you will find the updated information here on the day of the event.