DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS OF MESSE OFFENBACH GMBH
AS AT: 19/06/2015

These data protection regulations apply equally to both men and women. For the purposes of simplification, only the male form is used.

1. General information on data protection

The Internet portal of Messe Offenbach GmbH is primarily a marketplace for processing business transactions. Although a great deal of information is also available to anonymous visitors, we sometimes require either company-related or personal data from you in order to provide you with the desired services. Your data is protected in our systems in accordance with internationally applicable data protection standards, the data protection directive of the European Union and national data protection regulations. Our goal is for you to be certain that your data will be treated responsibly and confidentially. Encoding procedures are used for the secure transmission of payment data. This means that communication between your browser and our system cannot be read by other participants in the Internet. Personal data is used exclusively for the purposes explicitly stated in these data protection regulations or during later data collection. Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. Since we are not responsible for their information, we recommend that you read the data protection information provided on such sites very carefully.

Every time content is requested from our Internet site, data about this process (e.g. name of the file requested, date/time, data volume transferred) is stored in a protocol file. This enables us to monitor user behaviour on the entire website. However, we never combine this information with data on individual users without prior written consent. Messe Offenbach GmbH classifies all usage statistics on the basis of the user's domain name, the browser type and the MIME type by picking out this information from the browser string (the information contained in the browser of every user). We trace and catalogue the search terms entered in the search engine by users, but never trace the information back to individual users. We also use so-called session cookies. These enable optimisation of communication times for incoming web inquiries. Fundamentally, our website can also be used without cookies, however this may result in restrictions with individual applications Cookies are not used to create individual user profiles If you have any further questions or comments concerning our data protection concept or wish to block your personal data for any particular form of use, please contact us by e-mail at the following address: info@messe-offenbach.de.

2. Data protection with special applications

2.1 Online orders

When you use our online ordering system, we receive from you the data required to process the order and perform the services agreed. Data fields for the collection of data required to process the business transaction are always marked separately (with an asterisk). If you provide additional, voluntary data, for example on particular specialist interests, we can send you targeted specialist information before an event. This means that you can decide which additional data you want to give us about you and your company. It is also possible to correct or alter the data collected during registration.

2.2 Surveys

We offer the possibility of participating in interactive surveys with the aim of adapting the content and services even more precisely to our customer base.

2.3 Message boards / forums

Message boards and forums enable lively, non-chaired conversations on a variety of topics. We require users to register on a personal and company basis in order to prevent misuse of this platform.

2.4 Prize competitions

If we organise prize competitions, all rules and information on the specific procedure and the use of person-related data are clearly stated during the entire period of the competition. The information collected is also used to verify the user identity and to inform the winners. Here too, the policy of Messe Offenbach GmbH is not to forward information on specific persons to third parties.

2.5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you enable the anonymous mode on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and in order to provide other services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and Internet. The IP address sent from your browser in connection with Google Analytics will under no circumstances be bundled with other data by Google. You may set your browser software to prevent the storage of cookies; however, we advise you that in this case you will not be able to use all the functions of this website fully. You can also prohibit the transmission of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. IP address) to Google and the processing of such information by Google by downloading and installing the following data browser plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

2.6. Google Remarketing

This website uses Google Remarketing. Google Remarketing is an advertising service delivered by Google Inc. (Google, Mountain View, USA), which enables us to provide you with targeted advertising to meet your supposed interests, based on your user behaviour during previous visits to our website. Such advertising is only presented in Google advertising space - either Google AdWords or the Google Display Network. Users are identified via a cookie in the web browser. The collection, storage and editing of collected data is subject to the information provided on Google Analytics details and the use of IP addresses. Google Remarketing does not combine any IP addresses or personal details with any further Google data, especially usage data. Remarketing cookies have a life of 18 months. You may oppose Google Remarketing or edit your settings on the Google Ads Settings page (https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads?hl=de). Alternatively, you can prevent Remarketing by disabling cookies in your browser settings. This website uses Google Analytics reports to identify demographic features based on interest-related Google advertising as well as visitor data supplied by third-party providers (e.g. age, gender and interests). This data cannot be traced back to any specific individual and can be disabled by you at any time via Ads Settings (https://www.google.de/settings/u/0/ads?hl=de).

2.7 Social Media Plugins

2.7.1 Facebook

If you are a member of the social network Facebook, details of your visit to our Internet site will be sent automatically to Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). Messe Offenbach GmbH has no influence on this. For further information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policies. Our Internet site may use social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc.. The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook social plug-in". If you access a Messe Offenbach GmbH website that contains such plug-ins, your browser will connect directly to the Facebook servers if you click on the icon. The content of the plug-in is sent directly to your browser by Facebook and embedded by Facebook in the website. By embedding the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the particular page on our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. click the "like" button or leave a comment, the corresponding information will be sent from your browser directly to Facebook, where it is stored. Please refer to Facebook's privacy policy for more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options to protect your privacy. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about your visit to our website when using this plugin, please log out of your Facebook account before accessing our site.

2.7.2 Google+

Our Internet site may use social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network Google+, operated by Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. The plug-ins are marked with a Google+ logo or the addition "Google+ social plug-in". If you access a Messe Offenbach GmbH website that contains such plug-ins, your browser will connect directly to the Google servers if you click on the icon. The content of the plug-in is sent directly to your browser by Google and embedded by Google in the website. By embedding the plug-in, Google receives the information that you have accessed the particular page on our website. If you have logged into Google+ beforehand, Google can allocate your visit to your Google+ account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. leave a comment, the corresponding information will be sent from your browser directly to Google, where it is stored. Please refer to Google's privacy policy for more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy. If you do not wish Google to collect data about your visit to our website when using this plugin, please log out of your Google account before accessing our site.

2.7.3 YouTube

Some pages of the Messe Offenbach GmbH website contain embedded videos on YouTube.com (YouTube). YouTube is a service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. The plugins are marked with a YouTube logo. If you access a Messe Offenbach GmbH website that contains such plug-ins, your browser will connect directly to the Google servers if you click on the icon. The content of the plug-in is sent directly to your browser by Google and embedded by Google in the website. By embedding the plug-in, Google receives the information that you have accessed the particular page on our website. If you have logged into YouTube beforehand, Google can allocate your visit to your YouTube account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. leave a comment, the corresponding information will be sent from your browser directly to Google, where it is stored. Please refer to Google's privacy policy for more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by YouTube, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy. If you do not wish Google to collect data about your visit to our website when using this plugin, please log out of your Google account before accessing our site.

2.8 Messe Offenbach Social Sign-in

Social sign-in and/or social login is an application which is used for the registration process in a protected area. When registering with a social media profile, the information available about the user is automatically saved in the user administration of the website of Messe Offenbach and a new user profile is created. At the time of logging in with the social network ID, the API requests the personal data from the network and transfers this to the Messe Offenbach database. Messe Offenbach automatically receives the data required for the registration process in the relevant system via the connection to the social network.

3. Public Process Directory

3.1. Name of the responsible body:
Messe Offenbach GmbH

3.2. Management:
Dipl.-Volksw. Arnd Hinrich Kappe

3.3. Chairman of the Administrative Board
Horst Schneider
Offenbach am Main Local Court, HRB 2206
VAT Reg. No. DE 113575198

3.4. Address of the responsible body:
Kaiserstrasse 108 - 112, 63065 Offenbach

3.5. Purpose of the collection, processing or use of data

The corporate purpose of Messe Offenbach GmbH is the promotion of economic activity by organising trade fairs and exhibitions in Germany, organising and holding congresses and conferences and through all activities related to the trade fair, exhibition, congress and conference business. In order to fulfil this purpose, we maintain trade fair and exhibition centres as well as congress and conference facilities which we use for events or rent out in return for appropriate payment. Data is collected, processed and used for the declared purposes of the company, and particularly to manage the relevant business processes and to assure and improve the quality of our trade fair events. This data includes information on our customers and is collected before and after events as well as during follow-up events of Messe Offenbach.

3.6. Normal periods for the blocking/deletion of data

Legislation contains a wide range of regulations concerning obligations and deadlines for the retention of data. Upon expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data is deleted as a routine procedure with the exception of data required to process specific business transactions with Messe Offenbach and in particular to inform customers before and after the event as well as concerning future events. Data on customers who no longer wish to receive such information is blocked (see No 5 below - Rights of Objection). To ensure that the customer's objection is respected at all times, the data of the objector must be kept permanently in a blocking list and, as a rule, cannot be deleted (see § 35 (3) no. 2 BDSG (German Data Protection Act).

4. Exclusion of liability

All prices, data and information and other information concerning Messe Offenbach and its events are subject to change and are continually checked for accuracy. Messe Offenbach does not guarantee the correctness, completeness and current relevance of this information. All liability is excluded. The operators of external links are exclusively responsible for the content of their sites.

5. Rights of Objection

Naturally, all of our customers are at liberty to indicate purposes for which their personal data should not be used. If you no longer wish your data to be used for a specific purpose, you may object to any further use by sending an e-mail to info@messe-offenbach.de.

6. Copyright

The layout, texts, images and graphics on the Messe Offenbach website are protected by copyright. It is not permitted to reproduce or distribute the contents of this website or any part thereof.