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Internet data privacy statement

Thank you for your interest in our internet presence. The protection of your personal data matters greatly to us, so we would like to let you know how we handle data protection in our company. It goes without saying that we comply with the statutory provisions of the Datenschutzgesetz [Federal Data Protection Act] (BDSG), the Telemediengesetz [Telemedia Act] (TMG) and other data protection provisions. You can trust us with your personal data! Your details are enciphered by digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected by technical measures against damage, destruction or unauthorised access.

Object of data protection

The object of data protection is personal data. Pursuant to Section 3 Para. 1 BDSG, this means particulars of the personal or factual circumstances of an identifiable natural person, and includes details such as your name, postal address, email address or phone number, but as applicable also usage data such as your IP address.

General information about data protection

(1) When you access the m:con website or download data from this site, information about this is stored and processed by us in a log file. This takes place in anonymised form, and it is not possible for any conclusions to be drawn as to your identity.

(2) The following details are stored: your IP address, the date and time at which you accessed the site, the site accessed or the name of the file retrieved, the data volume transmitted and the information as to whether the access/retrieval was successful.

(3) This data is not used for commercial purposes. The evaluation only serves for the preparation of statistics and the improvement of our internet presence. For this we create user profiles by means of pseudonyms. No connection is made between the person behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected, and your data is deleted after this use. No permanent storage takes place. You can object to the collection, storage and processing of this data at any time.

(4) Processing to analyse user behaviour takes place in Mountain View, California, a state outside the scope of application of Directive 95/46/EC, by Google Analytics. You can object to this use and processing by means of the deactivation add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

(5) We also use cookies for data collection and storage. Cookies are small data packages that are stored by your browser in your end device on our behalf. They do not cause any damage there. They do not contain any viruses and do not permit us to spy on you. Two types of cookies are used. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies). Permanent cookies, on the other hand, have a maximum life span of up to 1 year, and this type of cookies allows you to be recognised when you access the site again after having left it. Using cookies enables us to monitor your usage behaviour for the aforementioned purposes and to the appropriate extent. Cookies are also intended to optimise your surfing on our website. We also collect this data only in anonymised or pseudonymised form. You can set your internet browser so that our cookies cannot be deposited on your end device, or so that cookies that have already been deposited are deleted.

Extent of data collection and storage

It is not generally necessary for you to provide personal details to use our internet site. However, we require your personal details as appropriate so that we can actually provide our services. This applies both when we are sending out information material or goods that have been ordered, and also when answering individual enquiries.

When you instruct us to provide a service or send out goods, we collect and store your personal data strictly only insofar as necessary for the provision of the service or the implementation of the contract. This might require us to pass your personal details on to companies that we use to provide the service or handle the contract, for example transport companies or other service providers. If we undertake one of the activities described below or other activities, or provide services, we would like to collect and store your personal details, and we will request your express consent at the appropriate point on our website:

  • Sending out the newsletter
  • Registration for events/ congresses
  • Enquiry/contact form
  • Other services and offers which require your express consent for data to be collected.
  • After the contract has been fully processed, your data will be blocked, and after the expiry of the tax and commercial regulations it will be deleted, unless you have consented to the use of your data over and above this.

If you have registered for our newsletter with your email address, we will also use your email address for our own advertising purposes in addition to the implementation of the contract until you unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter.

Data collection through the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information that is recorded incudes for example details of the operating system, browser, your IP address, the previous website that you accessed (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website. 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. This use takes place in anonymised or pseudonymised form. Further information can be found at Google  http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie

Users can deactivate the use of the DART cookies by accessing the data privacy provisions of Google’s advertising network and content advertising network.

No directly personal details of the user are stored, but only the IP address. This information enables you to be automatically recognised next time you visit our website, which makes navigation easier for you. Cookies permit us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or store your password, so that you do not have to re-enter it every time.

Naturally you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies being stored on your hard disk by selecting “Block all cookies” in your browser settings. Please see the instructions of your browser manufacturer to find out how this works in your individual case. However, if you do not accept any cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your internet usage program (browser). To do this you should deactivate the storage of cookies in your internet browser. You can find further information about this in the instructions on using your internet browser.

Collection and storage of usage data

To optimise our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time at which you visited the site, the site from which you accessed our site, etc. This takes place anonymously without the user of the site being personally identified. If necessary, user profiles are compiled using a pseudonym. Here too no connection is made between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected. We also use cookies to collect and store usage data. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and serve to store statistical information such as your operating system, the internet use programme you use (browser), IP address, the previous website you accessed (referrer URL) and the time. We collect this data solely for statistical purposes in order to further optimise our internet presence, and to be able to design our internet offerings even more attractively. The collection and storage takes place exclusively in anonymised or pseudonymised form and does not enable you to be identified in any way as a natural person.

The use of data for specific purposes

We observe the principle of data collection for specific purposes, and only collect, process and store your personal details for the purposes for which you have provided them to us. Your personal details will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for providing the service or for implementing the contract. The transfer of your data to government institutions and authorities that are authorised to receive this information also only takes place within the framework of the statutory duties of information, or if we are obliged by a judicial decision to provide information.

We also take the protection of data within the company very seriously. Our employees and the service companies instructed by us are obliged to maintain confidentiality and comply with the regulations on data protection.

Right of information and withdrawal

You can obtain information at any time about the data that we have stored about you, free of charge and without stating reasons. You can ask for the data that we have collected about you to be blocked, corrected or deleted at any time. You can also withdraw the consent you have issued to us to collect and use your data at any time without stating reasons. To do so, please contact:

Frank Bauer
Data Protection Officer
m:con – mannheim:congress GmbH
Rosengartenplatz 2
68161 Mannheim
Email: datenschutz@mcon-mannheim.de

Public register of procedures

We are available at any time if you have further questions about the information we have provided in respect of data privacy and the processing of your personal data.

Please note that data protection regulations and the way in which data privacy is handled can change constantly, e.g. at Google. It is therefore advisable and necessary to ensure that you are continuously informed about changes to the statutory provisions and company practice, e.g. at Google.

This data privacy statement dates from 14.11.2014.