Data Protection

Principles
Messe München GmbH (Munich International Trade Fairs) thanks you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and our products. We take the protection of your private data seriously and we want you to feel comfortable when visiting our Internet pages. The protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore it goes without saying that we comply with statutory provisions for data protection. Our employees are obligated to treat all information confidentially and they receive regular training in the areas of data protection and data security. In the sections below, we would like to briefly explain how we protect your data and what it means for you when you make use of our online offers.

Access data
When our Internet pages are called up, Messe München GmbH receives access data that is stored for protective purposes that basically allows us to identify you. This data includes

  • the name of your Internet service provider
  • the country you come from
  • the website you come from to visit us
  • the search term you use, if you come to our site via a search engine
  • the websites of ours that you visit
  • the user tool (web browser, operating system) you use to access us
  • files that you download from our site (e.g. PDF or Word documents)
  • the duration of your visit
  • the date and the time of your visit

This information is assessed by Messe München GmbH and allows us to optimize our offerings as a whole and to personalize the content specifically for you, e.g. recognize you as a return visitor to our Internet offering. If you have an existing data set, the new data can be allocated to this data set in many cases. Exclusively for security reasons, the IP address of the computer used to access the website will be stored for a period of one month.

Personal data
Personal data is individual pieces of information about the personal or material circumstances of a specific or specifiable natural person. It includes information such as your name and your postal or e-mail address. The only time we save personal data in addition to your access data is if you give us this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, a survey, a prize competition, a contact inquiry, an application for a newsletter or to process an online order. Moreover, personal data is used only to the extent necessary and only for the legally permissible purpose for which you gave your consent. To ensure the secure transmission of your data, Messe München GmbH employs encryption procedures in secure areas. This means that communication between your browser and our order system, for instance, cannot be read by others on the Internet. Incidentally, using our order system is regarded as consenting to the storage and use of your data by Messe München and its partners.

Passing on personal data to third parties
Messe München GmbH renders some of its services together with select partners. These partners are subject to the same strict statutory provisions for data protection as and are integrated into the data-protection concept of Messe München. Personal data is conveyed to state institutions and authorities only within the scope of statutory or judicial obligations.

Power of revocation
If you request in writing that Messe München GmbH or the representative responsible for you correct, cease from using or delete your personal data, we shall of course do so immediately. If you are registered as a user, we also offer you the opportunity to view the data for yourself and delete or change it if necessary.

Cookies
General information about cookies
Cookies are small text files that are used by many websites in Germany and around the world. Cookies are created when you visit our website and are deposited on your hard drive by our server. Our cookies do not contain any personal data. Cookies deposited by our servers can only be read by us and not by any other website. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. If you do not want to use the advantages of cookies, you can deactivate this function in your browser. Please note the various settings that are possible for your browser. Naturally, you can also view our website without cookies. However, doing so may limit the functions that are available to you on our site.

Conversion tracking
Tools provided by third parties are used on this website for analysis purposes. These tools measure how effective advertisements are at addressing the user (aka “conversion tracking”).

When you click on an advertisement of one of the third-party providers listed below, a cookie for conversion tracking is deposited on your computer. If you visit a certain Internet site, the third-party provider and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that site. This makes it possible for us to collect data that is important for our advertising activities. Where applicable, it tells us the total number of users that clicked on an advertisement, the length of their stay, their operating system, device model, location, payment transactions made and which mobile app functions have been used. However, it does not give us any personal information regarding the user’s identity.

If you do not wish to participate in this form of conversion tracking, you can decline to have the necessary cookie placed on your system by setting your browser to generally deactivate the automatic placement of cookies. For example, you can use your Internet browser’s “do not track” (DNT) option.

We work with the following third-party providers within the scope of our conversion tracking activities:

Other active content (e.g. Javascript, ActiveX)
Javascript, ActiveX and other website control elements and script languages that contain executing elements can be deactivated at any time for security reasons using your browser. Our web pages are still navigable without Javascript.

Use of Twitter

This website is using Twitter buttons as provided byTwitter International Company (3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland). They can be identified by the User by words like “Twitter” or “Follow”, most often adjacent to a stylized blue bird. Those buttons enable the User to share a post or page of this website on Twitter, or follow the website provider on Twitter.

If a User opens a part of this website that contains such a button, his browser may open a direct connection with Twitter’s servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transferred directly from Twitter’s servers to the User’s browser. Thus, the provider of this website has no control over the data that is transmitted and is hereby informing the User according to his current knowledge which is that only the User’s IP address and the URL of the page displaying the Twitter button is transferred and only used for displaying the button.

Consult http://twitter.com/privacy for further information.

You may change your data protection preferences regarding Twitter at your account preferences via https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Use of Facebook

This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated byFacebook, Inc. (Facebook Ireland Limited4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland)(“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance please see developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. For this purpose, the internet address of the visited site (your IP address included) is transferred to a USA-based Facebook server where the data are stored. This occurs even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time.
If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. The information can also be published on Facebook, and shown to your Facebook friends.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. You can also block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.
For information on the purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook and how it is processed and used, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy at http://facebook.com/policy.php.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (Learn more: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.), however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links
Some of Messe München’s web pages contain links to other websites. We take all reasonable care to check these direct links. Messe München GmbH is not responsible for the content of the websites to which we link. Messe München GmbH is also not responsible for the content of websites with links to our website.

Condition
Messe München GmbH reserves the right to alter these guidelines for data protection at any time in compliance with the stipulations of data protection law.

Questions and comments
If you have any questions or recommendations about data protection at Messe München GmbH, please feel free to contact our data-protection officer by e-mail:

Messe München GmbH
Officer for Data Protection
Messegelände
81823 Munich
Germany
Tel.: +49 89 949-20720
E-mail: datenschutz@messe-muenchen.de

Munich, November 2017

 

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