of Handelsblatt GmbH, Toulouser Allee 27, 40211 Düsseldorf, Management Board: Andrea Wasmuth

A. General information on how Handelsblatt 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 data protection information is therefore intended to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personally identifiable data on the following webpages (hereinafter referred to as "website") by Handelsblatt GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "we" or "us").
Websites / Offerings (including Subdomains):

We are responsible for processing your personally identifiable data on this website unless this Privacy Statement stipulates otherwise.
The contact details of the entity responsible for data processing are as follows:

Handelsblatt GmbH
Toulouser Allee 27
40211 Düsseldorf

The contact details of our Data Protection Officer are as follows:
Name: DMC Datenschutz Management & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
E-mail address:
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:
• Conclusion of a contract (e.g. Event- Registration, subscription contract, purchase contract)
• Profiling and scoring
• Subscription to a newsletter
• Contact (contact page)
• Server logfiles
• 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
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 you to "identify" individual services on a website 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 the contract (event, order, subscription)
1. Your data
When you sign up for a subscription, order products via our websites or register for an event, we access the data stored in your customer account (see no. 1 above). If you do not want to create a customer account, it may under certain circumstances nevertheless be possible to place orders. In such cases, we then require the following data for each concluded contract in order to implement the contract: form of address, first name, last name, e-mail address, company, billing address (street, number, postcode, town, country), delivery address (street, number, postcode, town, country), details of payment mode. Providing your telephone number, Faxnumber, your position and year of birth is optional. For some events we might ask you to provide additional personal or profile information or to contribute in a survey/poll. Providing these information and your participation is optional.

2. Recipients of the data
Your profile data are processed by the competent offices of Handelsblatt GmbH for the purpose of handling your contract. We also pass on these data to the following recipients:


  • For the purpose of handling an order or providing a service
  • For the purpose of improving the services and websites of both Handelsblatt 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 the HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP that receive your data here

2.2 Service partners
Service partners of Handelsblatt GmbH who we commission to handle contracts and manage the contracts for our offerings, such as:

  • IT service providers (e.g. with interface functions)
  • Payment service providers to handle payment processes (e.g. banks, payment services)
  • Sellers or providers of events who offer their services together with us 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, election guides and similar services.
  • Trade fair service providers
  • Financial service providers (e.g. for portfolio and watchlist functionalities)
  • Attendee Management Tools e.g. Polls/Survey application provider
  • 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 lists
If you participate in an event (live or digital) and have not disagreed previously, we will record your name (and, if applicable, position andcompany name) in participant directories that we provide to the participants of the event (e.g. in a participant list, an event app or an digital event plattform).Other participants , speakers and partners might use this information to get in contact with you.

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 (