Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Registration on our website
During the registration process for the use of our personalized services (e.g. registration to an event), we collect personal data like name, address as well as contact details like telephone number and email address.
You always have the right to request information about your stored personal data, you also have the right to request that it be corrected or deleted, as long as it does not oppose to legal obligations to retain data. If you have any further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection, please contact our data protection officer.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize its website.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.
However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or as a complementary measure, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: disable Google Analytics. An optout cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
6. Social media
The use of the Twitter plug-in is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media. The data is processed solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested; consent may be withdrawn at any time.
You can change your data privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time you open a page of this website which contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is made to LinkedIn's servers. LinkedIn is informed of your visit to this website, together with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can link your visit to this website with you and your user account. As the provider of these web pages, please note that we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data nor about LinkedIn's use of this data.
The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media. The data is processed solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested; consent may be withdrawn at any time.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our pages, we use embedded YouTube videos. YouTube ist operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
As soon as you start a YouTube video, cookies are used in order to collect information on your browsing behavior.
If you deactivate the storage of cookies for the Google Ad programme, you won’t have any cookies of this type stored while looking at YouTube videos either. However, Youtube also stores non-personal data in other cookies as well. If you don’t want to allow this procedure, you can block cookie storage via your browser.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under policies.google.com/privacy.
If you would like to receive our print newsletter, we need you to send us an email confirming that you would like to receive our print newsletter and at which postal or email address it should be sent. With your registration to our newsletter, we will save your email address, the company name, the recipient and the date and time of your registration, as well the sending of a confirmation email and your answer to this email. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information/newsletter. Where applicable, we may also pass on your data to a service provider appointed by us (e.g. envelope inserting service for the postal dispatch of the BayFOR magazine and CleverReach for the electronic dispatch of the newsletter), with whom we have concluded a contract for commissioned data processing, and who processes the data on our behalf.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter or by sending an email to email@example.com. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes remain unaffected.
8. Further contracts for commissioned data processing
In the context of collecting contact data on our website based on the user's consent, saving this data in our customer relationship management system, the saving of personal data in our online meeting software and sending out information and event notifications, contracts for processing personal data are in place with various envelope inserting services (postal dispatch) and the companies PS Brands (website), Clippernet (customer relationship management system), LogMeIn (online meeting software) and CleverReach (email marketing software).