Data Protection Policy

Data protection at a glance

The protection of your data and your privacy rights when collecting, processing and using your personal data is an important issue for us. Complying with the statutory provisions regarding data protection is therefore a natural part of our business. This document is intended to provide a brief outline of how we protect your data and what this means for you when you use our (online) services.

Normally, we collect personal data when you contact us, e.g. visit our fairs, use our online portal and services or visit our websites. This document provides you with information about your rights and the data processing carried out by ngn – new generation network GmbH. Please do not hesitate to contact us in person if you have any further queries regarding data protection.

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

ngn – new generation network GmbH, a subsidiary company of Vogel Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG (herein after: ngn), carries out the data processing on our websites and is the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR.

ngn – new generation network GmbH
Leipziger Straße 126
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 890 481 210
Email: data-inquiries@ngn-global.com

Represented by its managing directors
Doris Beckmann
Matthias Bauer

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).

How to contact the data protection officer?

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company. You can reach our data protection officer via email: privacy@ngn-global.com

How we process your data, the purpose of the processing your data and the legal basis for processing your data?

One way in which we obtain your data is if you provide them to us yourself. This could be data that you provide in a contact form, for example. Other data are automatically collected when you visit the websites via our IT systems. This particularly includes technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of visiting the page). These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our websites.

Some data are collected to ensure that we provide our websites free of errors. Other data could be used to analyse your user behaviour or to enable us to fulfil our contractual obligations towards you.

Generally, we process data on the basis of the following legal basis:

  • If you give us your express consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR), e.g. if you want us to contact you directly or if you subscribe to our newsletter.
  • For performing our contractual duties (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR), e.g. if you place an order using our shop.
  • As a company, we are subject to various legal obligations (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR).
  • We also process data on the basis of a legitimate interest pursued by us or third parties (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). This includes data processing for the purposes of direct marketing and promotions and for the needs-oriented design of the website.

When do we disclose your data to third parties?

We may disclose your data to companies in the Vogel Communications Group (see https://www.vogel.de/kontakt/) or selected partner companies to enable us to process your data for the above purposes. We may also disclose your data to third parties if this is necessary to perform our services (e.g. webhosting provider). Where necessary, we have concluded a separate data protection agreement with the recipients concerning the processing on behalf of us as controller.

We may also transfer data if we are obliged to transfer data to public bodies or if such transfer is the subject of a Court order.

How do we use analysis tools and third-party tools?

Your browsing habits can be evaluated statistically when you visit our websites. This particularly happens using cookies and so-called analytics programs. Your browsing habits are usually analysed anonymously; the browsing habits cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Please refer to our Data Protection Policy for details regarding this.

You can object to this analysis. We will provide you with information on how you can object in this Data Protection Policy.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

a. Right of confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the Controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he/she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Controller.

b. Right of access

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator 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:

  • the purposes of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from the Controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
  • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 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 shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he/she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Controller.

c. Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator 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 rectification, he/she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Controller.

d. Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the Controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the Controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the Controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the ngn – new generation network GmbH, he/she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Controller. An employee of ngn – new generation network GmbH shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

Where the Controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the Controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other Controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such Controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employee of the ngn – new generation network GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

e. Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the Controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • 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.
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
  • The Controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the Controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the ngn – new generation network GmbH, he/she may at any time contact any employee of the Controller. The employee of the ngn – new generation network GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

f. Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a Controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He/she shall have the right to transmit those data to another Controller without hindrance from the Controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or of Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one Controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the ngn – new generation network GmbH.

g. Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based of Art. 6 (1) lit. e, or f GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The ngn – new generation network GmbH shall 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 defense of legal claims.

If the ngn – new generation network GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the ngn – new generation network GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the ngn – new generation network GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the ngn – new generation network GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the ngn – new generation network GmbH. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator 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 is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data Controller, or (2) is not authorised 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 (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data Controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the ngn – new generation network GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the Controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he/she may, at any time, contact any employee of the ngn – new generation network GmbH.

i. Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he/she may, at any time, contact any employee of the ngn – new generation network GmbH.

Data processing on our website

When you use our websites, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can be used to identify you personally. This Data Protection Policy sets out which data we collect and what we use them for. It also sets out how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transfer over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may involve security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically sends to us. This information is:

  • type of browser and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • time of the server request
  • These data shall not be consolidated with other data sources.

The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

The storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functioning of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. Our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of recording data to make the website available, this is the case when the respective session is terminated.

In the case of storage of the data in log files, this is the case after 3 years at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. At any time, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or modified so that it is not possible to allocate them to the accessing client.

Registration on our websites

You can register on our websites in order to use additional features on our sites. We only use the data provided for this purpose for the use of the respective services for which you have registered. The compulsory details requested during registration must be provided in full. If you fail to do this then we shall decline your registration.

We use the email address provided during registration to inform you about any significant changes such as changes to the range of services or technically necessary changes.

The data provided during registration shall be processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (performance of a contract or entering into a contract concerning the services).

We store the data collected during registration for as long as you are registered on our websites, after which time such data shall be deleted. Any legal retention periods are not affected.

Appointment requests and messages

As a registered user we offer you the opportunity to send appointment requests and messages to other professionals and companies. The details provided by you will be transformed into an email to the addressed recipient. None of the details will be stored in our systems. You are fully responsible for the details you send to other professionals and companies.

Newsletter

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need your email address and information that would allow us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data shall not be collected or shall only be collected if the data subject agrees. We use these data exclusively for the purpose of sending the requested information; we do not disclose this to third parties.

The data provided in the newsletter application form shall be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You may revoke your consent to store data and your email address and your consent to the use of the same for the purposes of sending the newsletter at any time by using the email address data-inquiries@ngn-global.com, or by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of any data processing operations that have already taken place shall not be affected by the revocation.

We store the data you have provided to us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription until you cancel the newsletter and delete it after unsubscribing from the newsletter. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for account registration) remain unaffected by this.

Content submission for virtual conferences

If you submit content to apply for a participation in the virtual event series Industry Days, e.g. via the “Call for Content” form, we store your details including any contact details you have provided for the purpose of processing your application. The data provided during application shall be processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (performance of a contract or entering into a contract concerning the services).

In the event that you should not participate in the Industry Days and we consider your data and content relevant for future Industry Days and want to store your details in an overview of potential future online sessions, we separately ask you for explicit consent to this processing for the specific purposes (e.g. via email). In this case your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for the processing. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Cookies

In some parts, cookies are used on our websites. This standard technology is based on small text files which are stored on the device you use, helping to make your visit to a website more convenient or more secure, among other things. Cookies may also have the function to better adapt the offer on a website to the interests of the visitors or to improve it in general terms based on statistical evaluations.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude cookies for specific events or generally, or automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Please note that the functionality of websites may be reduced or even disabled if cookies are not allowed.

List of cookies

If you allow us to use cookies by way of your browser settings, the following cookies may be used on our website:

Name Type Recipient country Provider / Recipient Duration of storage Function
bmp First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn 14 days Session ID of the user.
bmp_user First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn 14 days Session ID of the user logged into the company account.
currentLocale First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn Until browser is closed. Session cookie Contains the selected language for the website.
uid First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn 30 days User ID (for both logged in and non-logged in users) as Hash. Necessary for the bookmark functionality to allow non-logged in users to use the feature as well.
last-item First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn Until browser is closed. Session cookie Contains the URL of the selected search result in the gallery view of the keyword search. Required for the underlying functionality of the gallery view.
search First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn Until browser is closed. Session cookie Contains the search string as well as filter and sort criteria for the keyword search.
bmp-beacon First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn 1 hour Contains a flag to determine that the user logged in via auto login.
bmp_consent First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn 365 days Gets stored once the user accepted the cookie consent.
matchmaking First-Level-Cookie Germany ngn Until browser is closed. Session cookie Contains the search string as well as filter and sort criteria for the matching functionality of professionals and companies.

Social media services

Social plug-ins of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Xing etc.

For those visitors of our website who intend to use social media plug-ins, we would like to offer this option. Please note that when you use social media services, the following data may be gathered and further processed by such social media services, e.g.:

  • the address of the website where the activated social media plug-in is located
  • the date and time of access to the website or, as applicable, activation of the social media plug-in
  • your current IP address
  • information on the browser and the operating system used

If you are signed in to the social media service, there is the possibility that the provider may find out your user name and perhaps also your real name from such data. The data determined by the provider may also be processed outside the European Union. The trade fair company has no impact on the purpose, the type and the scope of the processing of such data by the social media service provider. Particular attention should be paid to the fact that the data enable the provider of the social media service to prepare both pseudonymised and personalised user profiles.

On our websites, we offer the option of using so-called Social Plug-ins of the following companies:

  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
  • Tweet button of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA;
  • Recommended-Button of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
  • Share-Button of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany;
  • AddThis, the Services are provided by Oracle America, Inc., 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA

To protect your data, we rely on the Shariff solution in the implementation of such plug-ins. Its purpose is to show the plug-ins on the website only as graphics containing a link to the respective website of the plug-in provider. By clicking on the graphics, you will be redirected to the relevant services of the providers. Only then will your data be sent to the appropriate services. If you do not click on the graphics, there will be no exchange between you and any of the aforementioned social networks. When you click on the graphics you give us and the provider of the concerning Social Plug-in express consent of the processing.

For information on the collection and the use of your data in social networks, please consult the applicable terms of use of the respective provider. Here you can find more information on the Shariff solution. Not all providers are activated on each web page of ngn. You can identify activated providers by their logo on our web pages.

Web analysis and tracking tools

We have integrated various analytics services from our websites. The services are used to collect information about your visit to our website so that we are able to check the functionality of our websites and make them more user-friendly. This data processing is purely statistical. Your IP address is therefore shortened to the last octet by default so that the previous personal user data are anonymised directly and cannot be attributed to any individual user.

Data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise its online services and its marketing.

The following analytics services are integrated into our website:

SiteCatalyst counting

This website uses SiteCatalyst, a web analytics service provided by Adobe. SiteCatalyst (Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland) uses cookies and tracking bugs that are accessed by or stored on your computer, and enables you to analyse usage of the website.

The information obtained about your usage of this website is sent to the Adobe servers, where it is saved. SiteCatalyst uses this information to evaluate your usage of the website to compile for us reports on your website activities. You can disable the installation of cookies from a corresponding setting in your browser software; note however that if you do, you might not be able to use all of the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above.

Opt-out method: SiteCatalyst offers visitors the ability to control the use of session information that uses cookies placed by SiteCatalyst domains 2o7.net and omtrdc.net (2o7.net and omtrdc.net are domains used by SiteCatalyst to provide parts of SiteCatalyst). If you do not want SiteCatalyst to collect and analyse session information about your visit, select the opt-out method below.

Click here to reject tracking by 2o7.net and omtrdc.net cookies (opt-out). More information about Adobe SiteCatalyst data protection and the Data Privacy Statement are in the Adobe Privacy Centre: http://www.Adobe.com/de/privacy.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google).

Google Analytics uses cookies – text files that are stored on your computer and enable you to analyse usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved.

If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the convention on the European Economic Area.

The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the US, and truncated there, in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to render other services associated with website and Internet usage vis-a-vis the website operator.

The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can disable the installation of cookies from a corresponding setting in your browser software; note however that if you do, you might not be able to use all of the functions of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the reading by Google of the data pertaining to your usage of the website, generated by the cookie (including your IP address), and processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can find further information about how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s terms and Data Protection Policy at: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en and https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/. Reference is made to the fact that on this website, code gat._anonymizeIp(); has been added to Google Analytics to guarantee anonymised reading of IP addresses (IP masking). (source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de)

Google Analytics Remarketing

We use the Remarketing technology from Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google). This technology means that users who have already visited our websites and online services, and have expressed interest in the product range, are addressed again by targeted advertising on the pages of the Google partner network. The advertisement is displayed through the use of cookies, which are small text files stored on the user's computer. With the help of text files, the surfing habits of the user when visiting the website can be analysed and then used for specific product recommendations and interest-based advertising.

If you do not want to receive interest-based advertising, disable the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by accessing page https://adssettings.google.com. Alternatively, users can disable the use of cookies from third party providers by accessing the Disable page of the Network Advertising Initiative.

By using our product offerings, you consent to the processing of data acquired about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above. We make reference to that fact that Google has its own data privacy policies that are independent of ours. We assume no responsibility or liability for these policies and procedures. Please look into the Google data privacy regulations before using our website.

Google Ads

We use the services of Google Ads Conversion from Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google) 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. We pursue with it the interest to show you advertisement which is of interest for you, to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.

These advertising media are delivered by Google via so-called "Ad Servers". For this purpose we use Ad Server Cookies, which can be used to measure certain parameters such as the display of ads or clicks by users. If you access our website via a Google advertisement, Google Ads stores a cookie on your terminal 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 the 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 on an Ad customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each ads customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced 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. On the basis of these evaluations, we can identify which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising media, in particular we cannot identify the 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 extent 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 the relevant 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, it is possible that the provider may find out and store your IP address.

Google Ads Remarketing

We use the remarketing function within the Google Ads service from Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google). The remarketing feature allows us to present advertisements based on the interests of users of our website 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 the users on our website is analysed, e.g. which offers the user is interested in in order to be able to display targeted advertising to the users on other pages even after visiting our website. To do this, Google stores a number in the browsers of users who visit certain Google services or websites on the Google display network. This number, known as a cookie, is used to record the visits of these users. This number is used to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular device and not to identify a person; personal data is not stored.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in various ways: a) by setting your browser software accordingly, in particular by suppressing third party cookies so that you do not receive any third-party advertisements; b) by installing the plug-in provided by Google under the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin; c) by disabling the interest-based advertisements of the providers that are part of the About Ads self-regulatory campaign via the http://www.aboutads.info/choices link, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by permanently disabling it in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers via the http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin link; e) by setting cookies accordingly.

We draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this offer. You can find further information on data protection at Google here: https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html. Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Cookies used: Type c. You can find more information in the "Cookies" section. Lifetime of cookies: up to 1 month (this only applies to cookies set via this website). Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR

Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager from Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google). Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through a single interface. The Tool Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags that may themselves collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will persist for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Facebook Custom Audiences

Furthermore, the website uses the remarketing function Custom Audiences of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; Facebook). In this way, users of the website can be shown interest-related advertisements (Facebook Ads) when visiting the social network Facebook or other websites that also use the procedure. In this way, we are pursuing the interest in displaying advertising that is of interest to you in order to make our website more interesting for you.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our Internet presence or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider will find out and save your IP address and other identifying features.

Deactivation of the "Facebook Custom Audiences" function is possible for logged-in users at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_.

Further information on data processing by Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

LinkedIn Insight tag

We use the retargeting function of LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; LinkedIn). This tracking technology allows us to re-target users who have visited our websites and online services with interest-based advertising while they visit the LinkedIn social network. The display of advertising is achieved through the use of browser cookies, which enable the following data to be collected: Metadata such as IP address, timestamp and page events (e.g. page views).

If you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can deactivate the collection of data at any time by clicking on the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/advertising/actions-that-showed-interest.

Please be aware that LinkedIn has its own privacy policy, which is independent from ours.

For further information on data processing by LinkedIn, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/help.

Other third-party services

YouTube

Our websites may use plugins from YouTube, a website operated by Google. The operator of the websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our websites that is equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the YouTube servers. This provides the YouTube server with details regarding which of our websites you have visited.

YouTube also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not signed into YouTube or if you do not have a YouTube account. The information collected by YouTube is transferred to the YouTube server in the USA.

If you are signed into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to allocate your browsing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interests of the effective presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can find further information about handing user data in YouTube's Data Protection Policy.

Vimeo

Our websites may use plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our websites that is equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection is made to the Vimeo servers. This provides the Vimeo server with details regarding which of our websites you have visited.

Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not signed into Vimeo or if you do not have a Vimeo account. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are signed into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to allocate your browsing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

Vimeo is used in the interests of the effective presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can find further information about handling user data in Vimeo's Data Protection Policy.

JW Player

Our websites may use plugins from the video player software and video management platform JW Player. The provider is LongTail Ad Solutions, Inc., d/b/a JW Player, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.

If you visit one of our websites that is equipped with a JW Player plugin, a connection is made to the JW Player servers. This provides the JW Player server with details regarding which of our websites you have visited.

JW Player also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not signed into JW Player or if you do not have a JW Player account. The information collected by JW Player is transferred to the JW Player server in the USA.

If you are signed into your JW Player account, you enable JW Player to allocate your browsing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your JW Player account.

JW Player is used in the interests of the effective presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can find further information about handling user data in JW Player’s Data Protection Policy.

Zoom

Our websites use services provided by Zoom enabling video web seminars and video conferences. Upon clicking the corresponding link on our websites or separate schedule invitation via email, you can access these via your browser or via a software client provided by Zoom. In order to participate we may request personal data. This data is collected and stored by Zoom, and it is stored, transferred, processed and used by us, mainly to analyze and optimize the content provided on our websites.

The provider is Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom), 55 Almaden Blvd., Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113.

If you visit one of our websites that is using Zoom services, a connection is made to the Zoom servers. This provides the Zoom server with details regarding which of our websites you have visited. Zoom also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged into Zoom or if you do not have a Zoom account. The information collected by Zoom is transferred to the Zoom server in the USA.

If you are logged into your Zoom account, you may enable Zoom to allocate your browsing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Zoom account.

You can find further information about handing user data in Zoom’s Data Protection Policy and in Zoom’s Security Information.

Data Security on our website

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can see if the connection is encrypted if the browser’s address bar changes from http:// to https:// and the padlock symbol is shown in your browser bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transfer to us cannot be viewed by third parties.

Changes to the privacy policy

Please note that we may change or update this privacy policy from time to time. We will publish the corresponding changes here.

Berlin, July 2020