The following text is for informational purposes only – the German version is binding.
Data protection declaration
The purpose of this data protection declaration is to inform you and the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us and at the same time to inform you about your rights.
Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). Identifiable” means a person who can be identified either directly or indirectly by assigning an identifier, such as a name, an identification number or location data, as well as an online identifier or to one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
A person is ” concerned ” if his personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing” means the process carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in connection with personal data, such as the collection, collection, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.
Profiling” means the automated processing of personal data used for evaluation, analysis or prediction (in particular with regard to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location).
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The data controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be laid down in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.
Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States within the framework of a particular investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients.
A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the data processor, the data processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the data processor or the data processor.
Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject in the particular case in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.
Name and address of the controller
Mrs. Alexandra Krings, Steinkopfstraße 7, 51065 Cologne, Germany; Phone: Tel. 01149 – 176 – 2038 0681; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection of general data and information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (so-called “server log files”) includes the type of Internet browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. On the basis of this information, it is not possible to draw any conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.
The following information is collected and stored when you access our website:
The collection and storage of data serves the following purposes:
The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
Registration and ordering on our website
When you register on our website or create a user account, personal data is also collected from you. We would like to point out that although registration may provide further access to the contents of our websites, it is not a mandatory requirement for the use of our website. The personal data transferred to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for the data subject’s own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be passed on to one or more processors, such as a parcel service for postal delivery to you, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the controller.
During a registration process on our website, the following data is collected from you and then stored by us:
The purpose of data collection and storage is:
Your consent will be obtained in the order process before processing this data.
The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 b DSGVO.
If you voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter (regular promotional information e-mail with offers or other information from our company), the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose and will not be passed on to third parties.
This includes information relevant to the service or registration. The validity of the email address is checked using the “double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, the order of the newsletter is checked by sending a confirmation e-mail and the reply. Further data will not be collected.
The unsubscription from the newsletter (revocation of consent) is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described below or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter. You will not incur any additional costs for the objection that exceed the regular transport costs (e.g. costs for a telephone call). The data will be processed on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
Sending the newsletter
We reserve the right to regularly send you offers for similar goods or services from our range by e-mail. Pursuant to § 7 para. 3 UWG, we do not need to obtain separate consent from you for this. In this respect, data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you an e-mail. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the person responsible named at the beginning. For this you only have to pay the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Your email address will be removed from the mailing list after your subscription has been received.
Contact via the website
If you send us enquiries via contact form or e-mail, your details from the enquiry form or e-mail, including the contact data you have provided there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and or contacting the person concerned. We do not pass these data on to third parties. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. The data will be processed on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be deleted automatically after your request has been processed. You have the right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time.
Comment function in the blog on the website
If comments are made on our site, the chosen user name is recorded and stored in addition to this information, so that illegal content can also be prosecuted to ease our workload.
We store the personal data collected for the processing of your order and transmitted to us until the expiry of the statutory retention obligation. Your data will then be deleted by us unless we are obliged to store it for a longer period due to tax and commercial law storage and documentation obligations (from HGB, StGB or AO) or you have consented to further storage in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
The provision of personal data is partly prescribed by law (tax law) or may result from contractual regulations (transparency of the contractual partner). Failure to provide personal data would preclude the conclusion of a contract and will therefore not take place. The person responsible will provide you with any information about the provision of personal data as required by law or contract.
We do not use automated decision making or profiling.
When the storage period described above under 5. has expired, the personal data is routinely deleted.
As a data subject, you have the following rights:
So that we can optimally design and further optimize the functional scope and the technical presentation of our website, we use so-called “cookies”. These are small text files that are stored on your mobile device. With the help of these “cookies”, data can be stored on your computer when you access our website. The cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing the browser (so-called session cookies). You have the option of preventing cookies from being saved on your computer by making the appropriate settings in your browser.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
If cookies are not accepted, the functionality or presentation of our website may be restricted.
Part of our website is the integration of the so-called social plugin (“plugin”) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plug-in” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged on to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “I like” button or making a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Visit https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ to find out what settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned.
Part of our website is the integration of the so-called Social Plugin (“Plugins”) from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plug-ins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. You can find an overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Instagram’s servers. Instagram transfers the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the page. This integration informs Instagram that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Instagram” button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information is also published on your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts. If you do not want Instagram to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Instagram plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
The current data protection regulations of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.
Part of our website is the integration of YouTube. This is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, music videos, trailers or videos produced by users themselves can be called up via the Internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our pages that contains functions of Xing, a connection to Xing servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.
Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in Xing’s data protection declaration at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Our website can use social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network “LinkedIn”, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The plugins are marked with a LinkedIn logo or the addition ” LinkedIn Social Plugin”. If you access a Messe Düsseldorf GmbH website containing such a plugin, a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers is established by clicking on the icon. The content of the plugin is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser and integrated into the website. By integrating the plugins LinkedIn receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign your visit to your LinkedIn account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, make a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to LinkedIn and stored there. Please refer to http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your relevant rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy. If you do not want LinkedIn to collect data about you via our website when using the plugin, you must log out of LinkedIn before visiting our website.
This offer uses the buttons of the Tumbler service. These buttons are provided by Tumblr, Inc, 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, email@example.com. They can be recognized by the term “Tumblr”. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a contribution or page of this offer at Tumblr or to follow the provider at Tumblr.
When a user accesses a website on this site that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Tumblr’s servers. The content of the Tumblr buttons is transmitted by Tumblr directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Tumblr collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this only the IP address of the user the URL of the respective web page is transmitted with the purchase of the button, but not for other purposes, than the representation of the button, used.
DoubleClick by Google
This website uses the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google of the operator Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“DoubleClick”).
In addition, DoubleClick may use cookie IDs to collect so-called “conversions” related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later visits the advertiser’s website with the same browser and buys something there. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal information.
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and the further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have called the corresponding part of our Internet presence or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.
If you do not wish to participate in this tracking process, you can disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the www.googleadservices.com domain, https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which will be deleted if you delete your cookies. Alternatively, you can contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info to find out how to set cookies and to make the relevant settings. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.
Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
This website uses Google AdSense, a web ad service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “DoubleClick DART Cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. In addition, Google AdSense also uses “web beacons” (small invisible graphics) to collect information, which can be used to record, collect and evaluate simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon (including your IP address) about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google uses the information obtained in this way to evaluate your usage behavior with regard to AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google AdSense is not merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law and/or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
The described processing of data takes place according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the purpose of target-oriented advertising to the user by advertising third parties whose advertisements are displayed on this website based on the evaluated user behaviour. At the same time, processing serves our financial interest in exploiting the economic potential of our Internet presence by displaying personalized third-party advertising content for a fee.
Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
You can permanently deactivate cookies for advertising preferences by preventing them by setting your browser software accordingly or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
Part of our website is the integration of the so-called Google AdWords service. This is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in both Google’s search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define certain keywords to display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. On the Google Network, ads are distributed to thematically relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and using the previously defined keywords.
The operator of Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website. The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the www.google.de/settings/ads link from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the required settings there.
Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
PayPal or Skrill
Components of PayPal/Skrill are integrated on our website. PayPal/Skrill is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via accounts that represent virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal/Skrill offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have an account. An account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal/Skrill makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal/Skrill also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.
PayPal’s European operating company is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Skrill is operated by Skrill Limited, Floor 27, 25 Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ, United Kingdom.
If you use such payment options, we will pass on your personal data required for payment processing to PayPal/Skrill. As a rule, the scope of the personal data passed on is: First name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. Personal data in connection with the respective order are also necessary for the processing of the purchase contract.
The data transfer to PayPal/Skrill described in this section will only take place if you select this payment option.