The legal foundation for temporary storage of data is provided by art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is required to enable display of the contents of the website on your computer. These purposes also embody our legitimate interest in data processing. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for its collection. Collecting the data to display the website and storing the data in logfiles is absolutely required for operation of the Internet site. As a consequence, you have no option of objecting.
3. Establishing contact
When you establish contact with us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or social media), we will process your particulars for handling the contact inquiry and for its processing in compliance with art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b. (in the scope of contractual/precontractual interaction), art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR. Your particulars may be stored in a Customer-Relationship-Management System (CRM System) or similar inquiry organization.
We will delete the inquiries to the extent they are no longer required. Further, statutory archiving obligations apply.
4. Services requiring log-in - newsletters, etc., conclusion of contract
If you would like to access the (personalized and/or paid) content features and services offered on the website, we may require further information from you in order to provide this service and for billing purposes.
Most notably, this shall include your name, your (valid) e-mail address, and further particulars (address, telephone number, etc.), which enables us, for example, to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner thereof agrees to receive the relevant services, in order to be able to supply the desired services and, finally, in order to properly render accounts. Entry of a valid e-mail address is required in order for us to prevent misuse of registration procedures - in the case of newsletters, for example. We therefore rely on the so-called "double opt-in" process, in which you, after entering your e-mail address on our websites, are sent a confirmation e-mail to act as authentication of your registration and in which you are required to verify your e-mail address by clicking a confirmation link. Additionally, you may, when signing up/logging in to our services, provide us with further information - going beyond that required for the rendering of the service (such as sector, occupational group, age, etc.) - on a voluntary basis by entering this in the appropriate fields or boxes.
The legal foundation for processing the data is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR, provided you have given your consent. If the registration is required for contractual performance or for taking steps in the precontractual phase, the legal foundation for processing the data is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Data processing is furthermore done based on our legitimate interests in accordance with art. 6 sec.1 lit. f GDPR to efficiently handle and process your orders, process any inquiries, align services more closely to the needs of users, for product information and advertising purposes, and also for customer relations purposes.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for its collection. Statutory or contractual requirements for storage of contract partners' personal data may be in effect also after contract expires. In such case, there is no legal entitlement to delete the data; limitations on data processing may be in effect.
5. Tracking and analysis technologies
The legal foundation for the use of technically necessary cookies for the purpose of contract performance is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR, alternatively art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The purpose of application in these cases is to make the use of these websites more convenient to you. Some of our website's functions cannot be used without allowing cookies, as it is necessary for these to recognize the browser also after switching webpages. This incorporates our legitimate interest in data processing.
You can restrict or deactivate the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. You may at any time delete cookies already stored; this may also be done in an automated mode. If cookies for our website are deactivated, you may be unable to use the website's many functions to the fullest extent possible.
5.2 Legal basis and storage purpose of the following services
At our website, we also use services capable of analyzing your surf habits. The legal foundation for the processing of personal data by the services stated hereinafter is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. This is done to improve the quality of our website and its contents, as we can learn how our website is used and as a consequence can consistently better our features. These purposes incorporate our legitimate interest in processing the personal data. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for its collection.
5.3 Google Analytics
The function "_anonymizeIp()" prevents transmission of the last two digits of the IP address to Google Analytics, and the user can thus not be identified.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will also make this information available to third parties if so provided by law or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google.
Opt-Out: You may object to data collection by installing a Google Browser-Plugins. You may also prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
If and to the extent data is processed in the USA, please note that Google is certified under the Privacy-Shield and on the basis of this certification assures to act in compliance with European data privacy legislation: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
5.4 Google Doubleclick
At our website, we use the online marketing service 'Doubleclick' provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. With this service, we can display ads in the Google advertising network, e.g. in the search results, in videos and at websites. These ads are displayed to you in real-time and are based on your potential interests. This enables us to more specifically present our ads in our online services. For this 'remarketing', Google will directly run a code and integrate invisible (re)marketing tags in the website directly when our website and others, at which the Google advertising network is installed, are visited.
(Re)marketing tags are invisible graphics or codes also called 'web beacons'. These are individual cookies stored in your device. They memorize which websites you visited, which contents interested you and which services you clicked. The cookie also registers technical information about your browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting period/time as well as other particulars of using our website.
Your IP address will also be registered. However, your IP address will be truncated within the European Union and the EEC. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google may also amalgamate the aforestated information with similar information from other sources, so that personalized adverts may displayed to you when visiting other websites on the basis of your potential interests.
Your data will be pseudonymized in the Google advertising network. Personal data such as e-mail addresses, company names or telephone numbers will not be stored. However, if you have explicitly consented to Google processing your data without pseudonymization, Google will be able to unambiguously identify you. The data collected by Google on your use of this website will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and will be stored there.
Opt-Out: You have several options available to exclude participation in this online marketing procedure, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website:
a) by deactivating the cookies for conversion tracking, by setting your browser to block cookies from the www.googleadservices.com domain: https://www.google.de/settings/ads b) via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices c) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome through the link https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en ,If and to the extent data is processed in the USA, please note that Google is certified under the Privacy-Shield and on the basis of this certification assures to act in compliance with European data privacy legislation: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
At our website, we use the ADITION service provided by ADITION technologies AG, Oststrasse 55, 40211 Düsseldorf. ADITION technologies AG is associated to the virtual minds Gruppe (virtual minds Aktiengesellschaft, Ellen-Gottlieb-Strasse 16, 79106 Freiburg im Breisgau) and makes available to advertisement agencies and publishing companies a technology solution for automated data-based digital marketing across all channels from one central enterprise platform.
By installing these cookies, ADITION will not collect data such as names, e-mail addresses or other personal particulars. All information is pseudonymized and contains technical data such as display frequency of advertisement messages, the used browser and the installed operating system. ADITION in all phases of data acquisition acts in strict adherence to German data-privacy legislature. All stored data is stored on servers based in Germany. Moreover, ADITION also meet all P3P requirements (Privacy Preferences Project).
The following service is integrated and/or used jointly with ADITION at our website:
The Adex GmbH. ADEX is made available by The Adex GmbH, Torstrasse 19, 10119 Berlin and is used among other things as tool for verification, ad fraud detection & viewability. This is a tool for measurement of advertisement visibility, assuring brand safety as well as prevention of invalid traffic. You may object to acquisition and/or evaluation of your data by this tool at https://www.theadex.com/privacy-opt-out/.
5.6 Analysis by wiredminds
Our website uses a counting pixel technology provided by wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. If necessary, data is collected, processed and stored, from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Wherever possible and reasonable, these usage profiles are completely anonymized. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor's Internet browser and serve to recognize the Internet browser. The collected data, which may also contain personal data, will be transmitted to wiredminds or collected directly by wiredminds. wiredminds may use information that is left by visiting the websites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data obtained without explicit consent of the affected person will not be used to personally identify the visitor of this website and will not be merged with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym. Whenever IP addresses are recorded, their immediate anonymization takes place by deleting the last number block.
Opt-Out-Link Permission for data collection, processing and storage can be revoked at any time with effect for the future under the following link. Please insert this opt-out link after the data protection notice: Exclude from tracking.
6. Links to social Media
At our platform, we also provide you with the option to communicate our contents via social media. The following options are available at expocheck:
The virtual buttons with the social media icons are merely links to these external social media websites. Data acquisition / transmission will be done only after you have clicked the pertinent link and have opened the website at issue and/or have registered with the service at issue. The exchange of data between us and the respective service provider is restricted to the extent required for function of this communication channel.
7. Rights of the data subject
As data subject, you have the following rights against us:
• Right of access, Art. 15 GDPR
• Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
• Right to erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
• Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR
• Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
• Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR
If you have given us consent in accordance with art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a or art. 9 sec. 2 lit. a GDPR, you are entitled to revoke this at any time. However, such revocation will not have any effect on the lawfulness of the processing previously done on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation.
In addition, you are also entitled to file complaints at the competent supervisory agency (Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden).
In singular instances, the disclosure of personal data may be required owing to statutory requirements (for example under tax-related laws) or contractual agreement or may be required for conclusion of contract. In such case, you are obligated to make the personal data available, as in other case it might not be possible to conclude contracts.
8. Changes and reference to data protection policy