The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The cookie stores information which arises in conjunction with the specifically used end device. This does not mean, however, that this gives us direct knowledge of your identity.
Cookies are used on the one hand so that we can make the use of our offerings more pleasant for you. Therefore, we use session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website.
In addition, we use temporary cookies saved on your end device for a certain defined period to optimise user friendliness. If you visit our website again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you were already here before and which entries and settings you made so that you do not have to repeat them.[borlabs-cookie type=”cookie-list”/]
The tracking and targeting measures listed below and used by us are only carried out if you have given your consent.
With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the ongoing optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and for the purpose of optimising our offer for you.
By means of the targeting measures used, we want to ensure that you are only shown advertising on your end devices that is oriented to your actual or presumed interests.
These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.
The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking and targeting tools.
- Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see sect. 4) are used.
We use Google Analytics on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the purpose of analysis and optimization of our website as well as the economic operation of this website. Google therefore processes the information on our behalf in order to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and ensuring an internet experience tailored to users’ needs. We have also concluded a data processing contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics. In this contract Google undertakes to process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and to ensure that the rights of the persons concerned are protected.
We only use Google Analytics with enabled IP anonymization. This means that Google shortens the IP address of the user within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
We have enabled the Google Analytics advertising features. This allows us to report on target audiences, demographics such as age, gender and interests of site visitors, as well as our marketing campaigns. This information comes from campaigns conducted on Google services, interest-based advertising from Google, the Google Display Network, and third-party visitor information. This does not directly reveal your identity to us. With the help of these reports, we can evaluate the user behaviour in connection with our online offers even better and optimize the addressing of target groups.
If you do not wish your user behaviour to be included in these reports, you can deactivate this, for example, via the ad settings in a separate Google account or prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics as described below. You can also limit collection by not signing in to your own Google Account when you visit our pages.
We do not use the Universal Analytics with User ID offered by Google.
Furthermore, this information may be transferred to third parties to the extent that this may be legally required or those third parties process these data on our behalf.
The user data collected via cookies will be deleted automatically after 14 months.
You can block the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your web browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de=en).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link.
An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set another opt-out cookie.
More information on data privacy in relation to Google Analytics can be found on the Google Analytics Help page: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
b) Facebook Custom Audience
In addition, we also use Facebook website custom audiences of Facebook Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland). This is a marketing service at Facebook. It enables us to have individually co-ordinated and interest-based advertising on Facebook shown to certain groups of pseudonymised visitors to our website who also use Facebook.
A Facebook custom audience pixel is integrated in our website. This is a Java Script code via which personal data concerning the use of the website is stored. This includes your IP address, the browser used as well as the originating and destination page. This information is transmitted to Facebook servers in the USA. Facebook is subject to the EU-US privacy shield, so that an appropriate data level is guaranteed.
An automated comparison will be made to ascertain whether you have stored a Facebook cookie. Via the Facebook cookie, it will automatically be established whether you belong to the target group relevant for us. If you belong to the target group, you will be shown corresponding adverts by us on Facebook. During this process, you will not be personally identified, either by us or by Facebook, through the comparison of the data.
You may object to the use of the Custom Audiences service on the Facebook website (https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/). After logging in to your Facebook account, you will be taken to the Facebook Ads settings.
Social Media Plug-ins
We use social media plug-ins to promote our company on our website on the basis of Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. This promotional purpose is a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR.
The plug-ins do no establish direct contact from the browser of the user to the service of the provider. By clicking on the respective plug-in the user is redirected to the website of the provider. We have no influence on the processing of personal data on third party websites.
Our platform uses social media plug-ins of Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, Europe (in the following: “Facebook) to personalise the experience through usage of “LIKE” and “SHARE” buttons. This is a Facebook offering.
When you visit a page of our website featuring such a plug-in and you activate that plug-in yourself, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. The plug-in content is sent by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page.
When a plug-in is integrated, Facebook receives the data the browser you used to access the page of our website in question even if you do not have a Facebook account or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This data (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.
If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly reference your visit to our website your Facebook account. If you interact with a plug-in such as by pressing a “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information data is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored. This data is posted on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook can use this data for the purposes of advertising, market research and structuring Facebook pages in line with user needs. This involves Facebook creating user, interest and relationship profiles, for example to evaluate your use of our website in relation to advertisements displayed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users of your activities on our website and to provide other services related to use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to reference information about you from our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
Please see the Facebook data privacy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/) notices for information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by Facebook, your data privacy rights and data privacy configuration settings.
Our website integrates plugins from LinkedIn Unlimited Company Network, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”). The LinkedIn plugins are identified by the white “in” on a blue background.
When you visit a page on our website, you will not be connected to LinkedIn’s servers. If you click on the appropriate button, they will be redirected to a LinkedIn website. On this you can share our content by clicking again. We have no control over the processing of personal data on third-party websites.
By visiting the LinkedIn website, LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited its page with your IP address and other log data. This log data includes browser type, operating system, information about the previously visited website and the pages you visited, location, your wireless service provider, device information (including device ID and application ID), search terms, and cookie information. In addition, LinkedIn uses tracking and targeting tools to optimize the site and tailor it to users’ needs.
If you click the LinkedIn button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate the content of our pages with your user account.
For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv
Our website utilises Instagram social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).
The plug-ins bear an Instagram logo, such as the “Instagram camera”.
When you visit a page of our website featuring such a plug-in and you activate that plug-in yourself, your browser establishes a direct connection to Instagram servers. The plug-in content is sent by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. When a plug-in is integrated, Instagram receives the data the browser you used to access the page of our website in question even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are currently not logged in to Instagram.
This data (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the US and stored there. If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram can directly reference your visit to our website your Instagram account. If you interact with a plug-in such as by pressing an Instagram button, the corresponding information data is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored.
This data is also published on your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts there.
If you do not want Instagram to directly reference information about you from our website to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.
Our website also uses plug-ins (“Plug-Ins”) from Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Pinterest”). The Plug-Ins are marked with a Pinterest logo, for example in the form of a light gray “Pinterest-P” on a dark gray background.
When you access a page on our website, no connection is established with the Pinterest servers. If you click on the corresponding button, you will be redirected to a Pinterest website. There you can share our content by clicking again. We have no influence on the handling or nature of the data that is transmitted when you visit the Pinterest website. In addition, other data processing operations may be triggered, over which we have no influence.
Plugins of the network XING of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “XING”) are integrated on our website. You can recognize the XING plugins by the green K on a grey background.
When you access a page on our website, no connection is established with the XING servers. If you click on the corresponding button, you will be redirected to a XING website. There you can share our content by clicking again.
We have no influence on the handling or nature of the data that is transmitted when you visit the Xing website. In addition, other data processing operations may be triggered, over which we have no influence.
Social login via Facebook Connect
We offer you the opportunity to register for a customer account using your Facebook account. To do this, we use Facebook Connect from Facebook Inc.
If you register with us via Facebook Connect, Facebook profile data (e.g. name, profile picture, age, gender, friends list) and public data on Facebook from your Facebook profile are transferred to us. The transferred data is only partially used to create your customer account. For example, we do not use your friend list.
In addition, when using Facebook Connect, data is also sent from us to Facebook. Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and tailoring Facebook pages to meet your needs. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide further services associated with the use of Facebook.
If you do not want your personally identifiable information to be shared between us and Facebook, please use the registration feature (see point 2)
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection information (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).
Subscribtion to the newsletter
If you have registered for our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address to send you our personalized newsletter on a regular basis. In order to receive the newsletter, it is necessary to enter an e-mail address and select a target group (e.g. (potential) exhibitors/job providers, visitors, job seekers or press).
Further details (e.g. areas of interest, first and last names and your gender) are optional and serve to adapt the newsletter to your individual needs.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of the newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscription request at any time by e-mail to email@example.com.
To send the newsletter, we use the service providers mentioned under point 3 c), to whom we transfer the necessary personal data. The service providers process your personal data on our behalf in order to send the newsletter to you and evaluate it anonymously. A personalized evaluation does not take place.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The data processed by cookies are required for the stated purposes to protect our justified interests and also of third parties under Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
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