Data Privacy

Data privacy statement

We, NürnbergMesse GmbH, are pleased with your interest in our online presence and the offerings on our websites. The protection of your personal data (referred to hereinafter as “data”), your personality rights and the respect of your right to informational self-determination in the collection, processing and use of your personal data is a major and very important concern for us.

Personal data is all data that refers to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

Personal data is collected, processed and used by NürnbergMesse, our representatives and where applicable our exhibition service partners in accordance with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act and other data protection-relevant provisions for the purpose of serving and informing our customers and interested parties and for the purpose of providing the offered services.

In the following, we provide you with detailed information on which data is collected by us and subsequently processed and used by us when you visit our website and use the offerings there, and which accompanying protective measures we have implemented in the form of technical and organisational measures.

1. Collection and use of your data 

The scope and nature of data collection and use depends on whether you visit our website only for the purpose of obtaining information or whether you utilise the offered Services:

1.1 Informational use

It is generally not necessary for you to enter personal information when you use our website only for the purpose of obtaining information.

In this case, we only collect and use the data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, including the following:

  • Date and time of your visit to our websites
  • IP number without the final numbers, which your Internet provider has assigned to you
  • The selected website
  • The user tool (i.e. web browser, operating system), with which you accessed the website
  • The search term used
  • Whether or not the access was successful.

We collect and use this data obtained in an informational visit only in non-personalised form. We do this so that you can use the web pages you have called up, for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet offering. We only store the IP address for the duration of your visit and no personal evaluation is performed.

1.2 Nutzung von Angeboten und Funktionen unserer Websites

In addition to the purely informational use of our websites, we also offer various services that you may utilise if interested. To do this, you must usually enter additional personal data that we need to provide the requested service. Requested information that is optional is designated as such.

When you contact the service provider by e-mail or by using the contact form, your e-mail address and your name and telephone number, if you provide this information, will be stored by us so we can answer your questions.

1.3 Use of blog functions

You can make comments on our blog in which we publish various articles about relevant topic areas. When you submit a comment, it is published as part of the article and the (possibly pseudonymous) user name you indicated will be shown. Indication of your website is optional. When you submit a comment, we store your e-mail address and IP address internally, although the latter is automatically deleted. We do this because we could potentially be liable for illegal contents. The comments are not reviewed before publication. However, we inspect them on a sample basis and may delete them if they potentially contain illegal Contents.

 2. Declaration of consent under data protection law

In addition to providing you the services you request, we would also like – naturally only with your express consent given separately – to offer you a website tailored to your interests and occasionally send you interesting news and information about our company or our service offering by regular mail or e-mail on the basis of your data, and to use your data for the necessary evaluation in order to do this and for market research purposes.

For this purpose, it is technically necessary to combine your data collected and given to us into user profiles and evaluate it for the purposes indicated above. This is only done internally and only for the purposes indicated above.

You may provide your consent separately. Afterwards, you may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future (see Section 11).

3. Disclosure of data to third parties

3.1 We may disclose your personal data to third parties when services, promotional campaigns, sweepstakes, bookings or contracts are offered by us jointly with a third-party vendor. In this case, you will be separately informed of the transmittal of your data to third parties before the data is transmitted.

3.2 We utilise the services of external service providers in part to process your data. They have been carefully selected by us and engaged in writing. They are bound to follow our directives and are regularly inspected by us. The service providers will not transfer this data to third parties.

3.3 Because NürnbergMesse GmbH is active throughout the world, we may possibly send your data to subsidiaries or foreign representative offices of the NürnbergMesse Group, specifically the subsidiary or foreign representative office that is located in your country or is responsible for your territory to process your order or request.

4. Information about your computer, cookies and targeting

4.1 Every time you access our site, we collect the following information about your computer: IP address of your computer without the final numbers, which your Internet provider has assigned to you, the request of your browser and the time of the request. In addition, the status and the transferred data quantity is collected in connection with this request. The IP address of your computer is stored in abbreviated form only for the length of time that you use the website. The other data is stored only for a limited period of time. We use this data for the operation of our website, particularly for the purpose of identifying and correcting website errors in order to determine the usage level of the website and for making adjustments or improvements.

4.2 In addition, we may possibly collect information about your use of our website through the use of so-called browser cookies. These are small text files stored on your data carrier that store certain settings and data to exchange with your system via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data was sent and information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identification code. Cookies enable our systems to recognise the user’s device and make any presets immediately available. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is transmitted to the hard drive of the user’s computer. Cookies help us improve our website and offer you a better service that is more tailored to you. They allow us to recognise your computer when you return to our website, which allows us to:

  • Store information about your preferred activities on the website so that we can orient our website to your individual interests. This could entail advertising that reflects your personal interests, for example;
  • Speed up the processing of your requests.

4.3 Only the above-mentioned data about your usage of the website is stored in the cookies we use. This is done not by assigning the data to you personally, but by assigning an identification number to the cookie (“cookie ID”). The cookie ID is not linked to your name, IP address or similar data that would make it possible to attribute the cookie to you. Section 4.4 below explains how you can prevent the use of browser cookies.

4.4 If you do not want browser cookies to be used, you can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is not accepted. Please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use our website fully or even at all. If you wish to accept only our own cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can select the setting “Block cookies of third-party vendors” in your browser.

5. Webtracking

Common Internet browsers in use today are generally set by default to accept cookies. This setting can be changed in browser’s Internet options menu.

5.1 Piwik

5.1.1 This website uses the Piwik web analytics service to analyse user visits to this website.

5.1.2 Cookies (see Section 4 for details) are stored on your computer for the purpose of this analysis. The service provider stores the information so collected exclusively on its server in Germany. If you want to prevent the use of cookies, please note that you may not be able to use this website to the full extent.

5.1.3 This website uses Piwik with the “AnonymizeIP” extension. This means that IP addresses are used in abbreviated form so that they cannot be linked directly to persons. The IP address transmitted from your browser using Piwik is not aggregated with other data collected by us.

5.1.4 The Piwik program is an open source project. You can find the data privacy information of the third-party provider at http://piwik.org/privacy/policy.

5.1.5 Objection Option

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly or by removing the following check mark in order to activate the Opt-Out-Plug-in:


6. Social Media Plug-ins

6.1 Use of social media plug-ins

6.1.1 We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. We use the so-called 2-click solution, meaning that when you visit our websites, absolutely no personal data is transmitted to the provider of these plug-ins at first. You can recognise the plug-in provider from the marking on the greyed-out box by the first letter. Personal data will be transmitted only if you click on one of the plug-ins: Once the plug-in is activated, data will be transmitted automatically to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (with US providers in the United States). We have no way of influencing the collected data and data processing steps and we are not aware of the full extent of data collection, the reasons for data collection or the storage periods. Because the plug-in provider collects data particularly by means of cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies in your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed-out box.

6.1.2 When you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our online offering. In addition, the data indicated in Section 1.1 of this statement is transmitted; in the case of Facebook and Xing, only an anonymised IP is collected, according to the statements of the respective providers in Germany. This is done independently of whether you have an account with this plug-in provider and are logged in there. When you are logged in to a plug-in provider, this data is directly assigned to your account. When you click on the activated button and link the page (for example), the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and publicly shares it with your contacts. If you do not wish this data to be assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating the button.

6.1.3 The plug-in provider stores this data as user profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-oriented design of its websites. Such analysis is performed particularly (also for users who are not logged in) to display needs-oriented advertising and inform other users of the network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles; to exercise this right, you must contact the plug-in provider in question.

6.1.4 You can obtain additional information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider in the data privacy statements of these providers, which are indicated in the following. There you can also obtain additional information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

6.1.5 Addresses of the providers and URLs with their data privacy Information:

6.2 Incorporation of third-party Services

6.2.1 We have incorporated YouTube videos into our online offering, which are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all incorporated in “extended data protection mode”, meaning that no data about you as the user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only if you play the videos will the data indicated in Section 6.2.2 be transmitted. We have no way of influencing this data transmission.

6.2.2 When you visit the website, the third-party vendor receives the information that you have called up on the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data indicated in Section 1.1 of this declaration is also transmitted. This happens independently of whether this third-party vendor provides a user account to which you are logged in or whether you have no user account. When you are logged in to the plug-in provider, this data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your data to be assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating this button.

6.2.3 The plug-in provider stores this data as user profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-oriented design of its website. Such analysis is performed particularly (also for users who are not logged in) to display needs-oriented advertising and inform other users of the network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles; to exercise this right, you must contact the plug-in provider in question.

6.2.4 You can obtain additional information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider in the data privacy statements of these providers, which are indicated in the following. There you can also obtain additional information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

6.2.5 Addresses of the providers and URLs with their data privacy Information:

  • YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; www.google.com

7. Data security

All information that you transmit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, for which reason we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to our website via the Internet. However, we take technical and organisational measures to protect our website and other systems against the loss, destruction, access, modification or circulation of your data by unauthorised persons. In particular, we encrypt your personal data before transmitting it. We use the coding system TLS (Transport Layer Security) for this purpose.

8. Data privacy and third-party Websites

The website may contain hyperlinks to and from third-party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we can assume no responsibility and make no guarantee of third-party contents or data privacy conditions. Please review the data privacy conditions of these websites before you transmit personal data to them.

9. Changes to these data privacy regulations

We reserve the right to change these data privacy regulations at any time with effect for the future. The up-to-date version is always available on our website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself of the applicable data privacy regulations.

10. Service provider / Responsible authority / Data Privacy Officer

10.1 Service provider / Responsible authority

The service provider according to Section 13 Telemedia Act (TMG) and the responsible authority according to Section 3 Para. 7 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is NürnbergMesse GmbH, Messezentrum, 90471 Nuremberg; see our Legal Notice.

10.2 Data Privacy Officer

Data Privacy Officer for NürnbergMesse:

data@nuernbergmesse.de

11. Rights to information and revocation

11.1 Information

You have the right to request information from us concerning your data stored with us and concerning the origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is disclosed and the purpose of storage.

11.2 Revocation

If you have granted your consent to the use of data, you may revoke it at any time.

 11.3 Contact

Please send all requests for information and questions about or objections to data processing via e-mail to: data@nuernbergmesse.de or by mail to NürnbergMesse GmbH, Messezentrum, 90471 Nuremberg.