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Statement on the coronavirus

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic has compelled us all to adopt a new operating routine. As an events organiser that takes its responsibilities very seriously we can assure you that the health and wellbeing of our employees, attendees and partners will always be our prime concern.

With circumstances and guidelines changing almost day-to-day it is difficult at the present time to make firm, long-term plans for our live events. In order to continue to meet the demand for quality of content, thematic focus and interaction we are now developing digital alternatives to many of our upcoming activities. We are continuously looking at ways of organising complementary 'live performances' while at the same time abiding by the current regulations and accepting the actualities of the situation.

We look forward to keeping you full informed and connected as part of our professional commitment

The Management Team, Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Privacy Statement
of Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH, Toulouser Allee 27, 40211 Düsseldorf; Managing Director: Oliver Voigt

A. General information on how Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH handles personally identifiable data and on user rights

I. Purpose of the Privacy Statement
Personally identifiable data are disclosed almost every time you contact our company. Personally identifiable data represent information with the help of which it is possible to identify a person – in other words, data that can be traced back to a specific individual. These data typically include the name, the e-mail address or the telephone number. In addition, however, purely technical data that can be assigned to a specific person are also to be considered personally identifiable data. The input of your personally identifiable data on this website is stipulated neither by law nor by contract. You are not under any obligation to provide personally identifiable data on this website unless we draw your attention to this obligation in this Privacy Statement in individual cases. For example, it is necessary to process your personally identifiable to make use of all the functions of this website and to execute an order.

This Privacy Statement is therefore intended to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personally identifiable data on the following websites by Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH hereinafter referred to as "we" or "us"):
Domain/Website (incl. subdomains)
www.managementforum.com
www.handelskongress.de
www.marketing-tag.de
www.neocom.de
www.content.world
www.weltmarktfuehrer-gipfel.de
www.weltmarktfuehrer-tag.de
www.marken-award.de

We are responsible for the processing of personally identifiable data on these websites unless specified otherwise in this Privacy Statement.
The contact details of the entity responsible for data processing are as follows:

Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH
Toulouser Allee 27
40211 Düsseldorf
E-mail: datenschutz@managementforum.com

The contact details of our Data Protection Officer are as follows:
Name: DMC Daten Management & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
E-mail address: datenschutz@managementforum.com
Street address: Zur Mühle 2-4, D-50226 Frechen

II. Data processing procedures
Personally identifiable data are processed on this website within the context of the following procedures:
1. Handling contracts (registration for an event, order, subscription)
2. Profiling and scoring
3. Subscription to a newsletter
4. Contact (contact page)
5. Server logfiles
6. Use of cookies

Section B of this Privacy Statement contains detailed information on the various processing routines on this website.

III. Your rights
On request, you have the right to receive information on the personally identifiable data we have stored about you free of charge (we are permitted to charge a fee from the second information request within a period of 12 months). You also have the right to the correction of incorrect data, the right to demand the restriction of the processing of excessive quantities of data, and the right to the deletion of unlawfully processed personally identifiable data or personally identifiable data that have been stored for too long (insofar as not stipulated otherwise in line with statutory retention obligations or for other reasons outlined in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR). In addition, you have the right to the transmission of all data provided to us by you in a commonly used file format (right to data portability).

Where you also have a right to object to processing within the context of individual procedures, we make reference to this right in the description of the various procedures in Section B.

Any consent you have given us can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
In order to exercise these rights, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to datenschutz@managementforum.com.

In addition, you also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

IV. General notes on cookies

This website uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser in question when you call up our website on your user device. This allows individual services on a website to "recognise" you and to "remember" the settings you made. This not only enhances the user-friendliness of websites, thereby benefiting users (e.g. storage of login data) but cookies also serve to record statistical data on website use so that the obtained data can be used for analytical and advertising purposes.
Some cookies are automatically deleted from your user device as soon as you leave our website again (so-called session cookies). Other cookies are stored for a certain period of time but not for longer than two years (persistent cookies). In addition, we also use so-called third-party cookies that are managed by third parties so that they can offer certain services.

You can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option for limiting or completely preventing the storage of cookies. Users are also made aware, however, that restricting or deleting cookies can impair website use and in particular user convenience when visiting websites.

You can find more details on the cookies we use in Section B.

B. Processing procedures

I. Handling of contracts (registration for an event, order, subscription)

1. Your data
When you register for an event, take out a subscription or order products via our websites, the following data are required for the conclusion of each contract in order to execute the contract: form of address, last name, first name, e-mail address, company, billing address (street, number, postcode, town, country),delivery address (street, number, postcode, town, country), details of means of payment. You can optionally also provide your phone number, fax number, occupational position and date of birth.

2. Recipients of the data
Your profile data are processed by the competent offices of Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH in order to handle your contract. We also pass on these data to the following recipients:

2.1 Companies of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP

  • For the purpose of handling an order or providing a service
  • For the purpose of improving the services and websites of both Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH as well as our group companies
  • For the purpose of sending marketing communications where you have given your consent or where this is legally admissible on other grounds

You can find the companies of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP that receive your data at https://www.handelsblattgroup.com/portfolio/

2.2 Service partners
Service partners of Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH who we commission to handle contracts and renew the contracts for our offerings, such as:

  • IT service providers
  • Payment service providers to handle payment processes (e.g. banks, payment services)
  • Sellers or providers of events who offer their services via our websites insofar as this is necessary to implement the contract
  • Sales representatives
  • Printing logistics companies, e.g. telecommunication service providers, delivery services
  • Collection service providers or credit agencies insofar as this necessary to exercise our rights
  • Consulting firms
  • Credit agencies
  • Call centres
  • Service providers who provide applications and services on our websites, e.g. calculators or comparison websites, technical providers for the serving of RSS feeds
  • Trade fair service providers

We have contractually agreed with these service providers that they may only use your data in the context of handling orders for us and for our services. Any other use – including the making of contact with you by one of these service providers – is only admissible with your prior consent.

2.3. Participant directories
If you participate in an event and have not already raised an objection, we document your name (and possibly the name of your company) in participant directories that we make available to the participants in the event (e.g. on displayed attendee lists on in an event app). Other participants in the event can use this information to make contact.

2.4 Law enforcement authorities
Law enforcement authorities, public agencies (e.g. financial authorities, social insurance providers), supervisory authorities or third parties authorised to receive data:

  • In the case of requests for information or the obligation to provide information
  • In the event of legal action
  • In the case of investigation proceedings
  • As well as to our own tax advisors, accountants and lawyers for the purpose of protecting our rights and meeting our legal obligations

2.5 Change of ownership
In the event of a merger with another company, we pass on your data to the company in question.
We only transmit data to entities outside the European Union (third country) without your consent if this is necessary in line with the contract in question, in order to meet legal obligations or to protect our legitimate interests. Moreover, data transmission to a third country is subject to corresponding adequacy decisions of the EU Commission on the level of data protection or the presence of corresponding, suitable and adequate guarantees. You can request more detailed information from our Data Protection Officer (datenschutz@managementforum.com).

3. Legal basis
Your profile data and the data collected for handling of the contract are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 b GDPR. This "permission to use" allows the processing of personally identifiable data for the purpose of fulfilling a contract.

4. Duration of data storage
The personally identifiable data stored for the purpose of handling the contract are deleted as follows:

4.1 Event
For a period of 18 months following staging of the event in order to handle any subsequent claims.

4.2 Subscription
For a period of 18 months following the end of a subscription in order to handle any subsequent claims.

4.3 Orders for products
If you have received the products and the warranty period has expired. This period is two years and begins when the product in question has been delivered.
For the remainder, we are under a legal obligation to store transaction-related data for a period of ten years for tax reasons.

II. Profiling and scoring

1. Your data
We process your data that you have provided us with together with data we have obtained based on browser sessions or from other sources in order to create new services in which you might be interested as well as to analyse and assess our own services ("profiling"). Moreover, in individual cases we use data to which we have access (e.g. from credit agencies) to calculate the probability of a client meeting his payment obligations ("scoring"). Scoring makes use of data on such factors as employment relationships, occupation, employer experiences from past business relationships or credit information. Scoring is based on generally accepted mathematical/statistical calculation methods. The calculated figures help us to manage risk and reach decisions on the conclusion of contracts.

2. Recipients of the data
The recipient groups listed in no. 1.2 receive your data within the context of processing.

3. Legal basis
The legal basis for the processing of these data is Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR. This "permission to use" allows the processing of personally identifiable data in the context of the "legitimate interest" of the responsible entity, insofar as this interest is not outweighed by your basic rights, basic freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists in improving our services as well as in risk management and risk precaution. You can currently object to this processing of your data for reasons arising from your particular situation indicating that data processing is inappropriate. In such cases, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to the Data Protection Officer (datenschutz@managementforum.com).

4. Duration of data storage
We delete your data if it is no longer required for the handling of the contract (scoring) or for the improvement of our performance – or, in the case of pseudonymous data, in line with the provisions outlined in VIII. 4.

III. Newsletters

1. Your data
We use the data transmitted by you in line with no. I and your entered e-mail address in order to send you the newsletters you have selected. This is subject to your consent, which we request once again via a confirmation e-mail. You can cancel your subscription to a newsletter via the "unsubscriber" link at the end of every newsletter at any time.

2. Recipients of the data
For the purpose of handling the contract, we pass on your data to the recipient groups listed in no. I.2.

3. Legal basis
This data processing is based on the consent you gave when you registered for the newsletter. Pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 a GDPR, data processing is permitted if you have given your consent to data processing for one or more specific purposes. In the context of ordering the newsletter, you submitted a declaration of consent, in which you confirmed that you would like to receive the selected newsletter. You can cancel the newsletter at any time free of charge via the "unsubscriber" link. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to info@euroforum.com

4. Duration of data storage
The personally identifiable data stored in the context of your registration for the newsletter are deleted when you have successfully cancelled receipt of the newsletter. If you remain our customer – via participation at one of our events or a subscription, for example – we retain your customer data within the context of no. I. above.

IV. Making of contact

1. Your data
When you make contact with us (via e-mail, for example, or using the contact form), the details you provide are processed in order to handle your enquiry as well as to handle any follow-up queries.

2. Recipients of the data
The data in the contact form or data you have transmitted in your e-mail enquiries are only processed within Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH.

3. Legal basis
The legal basis for the processing of the details you provide when making contact with us is Art. 6 Para. 1 in conjunction with f. GDPR. This "permission to use" allows the processing of personally identifiable data in the context of the "legitimate interest" of the responsible entity, insofar as this interest is not outweighed by your basic rights, basic freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists in handling the contact you have made with us. You can object to this processing of your data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation indicating that data processing is inappropriate. In such cases, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to the Data Protection Officer (datenschutz@vhb.de).

4. Duration of data storage
The personally identifiable data stored within the context of your contact with us are deleted if the matter connected to this contact has been fully clarified and if it is no longer to be expected that this specific contact event will once again become relevant at any time in the future.

V. Server logfiles

1. Your data
Every time you access this website, we automatically collect various technical data that are personally identifiable data.
These data are the following:

  • IP address of the user
  • Name of the accessed website or file
  • Date and time of access
  • Transmitted data volume
  • Report on successful access
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system of the user
  • Device used by the user, including MAC address
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)

IP addresses are assigned to every device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC) connected to the Internet. Which IP address this is depends on the Internet connection via which your device is connected to the Internet at the time in question. It may be an IP address that your Internet provider has assigned to you – when you are connected to the Internet at home via your W-LAN, for example. It may, however, also be an IP address assigned by your mobile phone provider or the IP address of a provider of a public or private W-LAN or other Internet access point. In its currently most common form (IPv4), the IP address consists of four number blocks. As a private user, you will generally not always have the same IP address, as the address is only assigned to you temporarily by your provider (so-called "dynamic IP address"). In principle, unique assignment of user data is easier with a permanently assigned IP address (so-called "static IP address"). Other than for the purpose of tracing unlawful access to our Internet offerings, we do not use these data as personally identifiable data but only on an anonymised basis in order to determine which of our websites is favoured, how many visits take place each day and so on.

2. Recipients of the data
In certain cases, we pass on server logfiles to the following recipients:

2.1 Companies of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP

  • • For the purpose of improving the services and websites of both Handelsblatt GmbH and our group companies
  • • For the purpose of serving usage-based online advertising
  • • For the purpose of sending marketing communications where you have given your consent or where this is legally admissible on other grounds

You can find the companies of the HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP that receive your data at https://www.handelsblattgroup.com/portfolio/

2.2 Service partners of Management Forum of HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP GmbH

  • Service providers who provide applications and services on our websites, e.g. calculators or comparison websites, technical providers for the serving of RSS feeds

We have contractually agreed with these service providers that they may only use your data in the context of handling orders for us and for our services. Any other use – including the making of contact with you by one of these service providers – is only admissible with your prior consent.

3. Legal basis
The legal basis for the processing of the personally identifiable data in logfiles is Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR. This "permission to use" allows the processing of personally identifiable data in the context of the "legitimate interest" of the responsible entity, insofar as this interest is not outweighed by your basic rights, basic freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists in easier administration and improving our services as well as the possibility of identifying and tracing hacking. You can object to this processing of your data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation indicating that data processing is inappropriate. In such cases, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to the Data Protection Officer.

4. Duration of data storage
The server logfiles containing the aforementioned data are automatically deleted after 30 days at the latest. We reserve the right to store the server logfiles for a longer period if there are facts that support the assumption that there has been inadmissible access (such as a hacking attempt or a so-called DDOS attack).

VII. Cookies

1. Your data
We use cookies on our websites to enhance performance and user-friendliness (see Section A. IV. "General notes on cookies" for more details). Below is an overview of the cookies we use and the websites on which we use them. We also have a page you can visit for more detailed information on the opt-on options.

a) Matomo
This website uses the open-source web analytics Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", small text files that are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information on use of this website generated by the cookie is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised prior to storage.

The information on use of this website generated by the cookie is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functionalities of this website. If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate storage and use here. In this event, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser and prevents Matomo from storing using data. If you delete your cookies, this also means that the Matomo opt-out cookie will be deleted. You will therefore need to activate the opt-out once again the next time you visit our website.

b) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses multiple "cookies" to identify your browser – e.g. with regard to the dwell time on individual pages, updates of a page or orders.

c) Plug-ins
Plug-ins are services of third companies like Facebook and create a connection to these providers. In some cases, all that is transmitted are data on browser characteristics. If, however, you actively use plug-ins (within the context of your Google profile, for example), this information is also transmitted. You can read more about the individual plug-ins below:

  • Plug-in of the social network Facebook
    Plug-ins of the social network Facebook are sometimes integrated in our website. These plug-ins are services of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

    You can recognise the "Facebook" plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button". When you visit a page with this kind of plug-in on our website, your Internet browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Facebook Inc. During this process, the content of the plug-in is transmitted to your Internet browser, which integrates it in the displayed page. The information that you have visited this website is transmitted to Facebook Inc. If you are logged into your personal Facebook user account when you visit the page in question, Facebook Inc. assigns the website visit to your user account.

    If you use the plug-in – by clicking on the "Like" button, for example – this information is directly transmitted to Facebook Inc. and stored by Facebook. If you want to prevent this data transmission, you must log out of your Facebook user account before visiting our website.

    Active use of the plug-in is subject to the data protection terms and terms of use of Facebook Inc. You can find information on the collection, storage and use of your data by Facebook Inc. in the Facebook data protection guidelines (http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php) and the guidance on the private sphere (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php).

  • Plug-in of the social network Twitter

    With Twitter and the re-tweet functions, we use plug-ins of twitter.com, a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

    If you use the re-tweet functions, third parties gain information regarding the pages you have visited and this information is linked to your Twitter account.

    You can find more details on how Twitter Inc. handles your data, on your rights and on the setting options to protect your personal data in the Twitter privacy statement (http://twitter.com/privacy).

  • Plug-in of the video platform YouTube

    Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube website 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 equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is made with the servers of YouTube, and the Youtube server is informed which of our pages you visited. If you are logged onto your YouTube account, you permit YouTube to assign your surfing patterns directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find more information on the handling of user data in the privacy statement of YouTube at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

2. Legal basis
We base our processing of personally identifiable data using the specified cookies on Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR. This "permission to use" allows the processing of personally identifiable data in the context of the "legitimate interest" of the responsible entity, insofar as this interest is not outweighed by your basic rights, basic freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists in analysing the use of our websites, improving our services, increasing user-friendliness and optimising the marketing options for the advertising spaces on our websites. You can find more details in no. VIII. 3. You can object to this processing of your data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation indicating that data processing is inappropriate. In such cases, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to the Data Protection Officer (datenschutz@managementforum.com).

3. Duration of data storage
The reference to a specific person is directly cancelled by the partial deletion of the IP addresses, with the result that only statistical data are permanently stored. For the remainder, we refer to the duration of data storage in VIII. 4.
If you have any questions, please contact the Data Protection Officer listed in section A.

Frankfurt, May 2018