Privacy

General data protection information

We all want to know what happens to our personal data. Therefore, we would like to inform you here about which data we store, if you become our customer, if you conclude a contract with us as a business partner or if you just visit one of our websites.
 

Controller

For the processing of the data that are collected on our website, Düsseldorf Marketing GmbH, Benrather Strasse 9, 40213 Düsseldorf, Telephone: +49 211 17202-0, Fax: +49 211 17202-3230, Email: info@duesseldorf-marketing.de, is responsible.
 

Data protection officer

The internal data protection officer is Mr Frank Schrader, c/o Düsseldorf Marketing GmbH, Benrather Strasse 9, 40213 Düsseldorf, Telephone: +49 211 17202-0, Email: info@duesseldorf-marketing.de.
 

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right:

- pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the right to complain, the source of your data, if not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;

- pursuant to Article 16 of the GDPR to demand the immediate rectification of incorrect data or the completion of personal data stored by us;

- pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except where the processing is required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

- pursuant to Article 18 of the GDPR to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;

- pursuant to Article 20 of the GDPR to obtain your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;

- pursuant to Article 7 para. 3 of the GDPR to revoke your once granted consent at any time. As a result, we shall not be allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;

- pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority.
 

Right to objection

Insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. e or f of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR, provided there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without stating a particular situation. If you want to make use of your right of revocation or objection, a notification to us is sufficient.
 

Direct advertising

If we collect your name and address data, we reserve the right to use these data for the purpose of direct advertising. Our legitimate interest in processing lies in informing you about our services offered, Article 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR in conjunction with recital 47 sentence 7 of the GDPR. If we use your personal information for the purpose of direct advertising, we may pass it on to service providers who assist us with direct advertising. The data shall be deleted at the latest when the purpose for which they were originally collected is removed.
 

Security and data encryption

We use technical and organisational security measures to protect the data we manage against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Whenever you are asked to enter personal information through one of our websites, your data shall be protected for transmission using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption so that they will not be read by unauthorised persons.
 

Technical data

When you visit our website, general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. This includes the browser type and version you are using, the operating system you are using, the website from which you accessed our website, the date and time of access to our website, your Internet Protocol address (IP address) used at the time of access and your Internet service provider.

When using these general data and information, we draw no conclusions about the data subject. The collection of data is technically necessary in order to deliver the contents of the web pages requested by you correctly and is mandatory when using the internet. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all other personal data entered by a data subject elsewhere.

The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that you could not visit our website at all without the temporary storage of the data.

The technical data described above shall be deleted as soon as you leave the website. There may only be a variation to this if we inform you in this privacy policy that the data may still be needed for other purposes (such as for analysis).

The provision of these technical data is neither legally nor contractually obligatory nor is it required for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obligated to provide the personal information. If your system does not provide the necessary data or does not provide them completely, this may result in the access to our website not being possible or being only partially possible.
 

Use of cookies

We use cookies for our website. Cookies are text files that are sent from our web server to your browser in the context of your visit to our website and are stored by it on your computer for later retrieval. Your name will not be transmitted.

Whether we use cookies can be determined by the settings in your browser. You can completely disable the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain websites, or configure your browser to notify you automatically when a cookie is about to be set.

Cookies are used to track the visit behaviour of the user of a website. When using cookies, data may be processed that make the user recognisable, even if the data are pseudonymised.

The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. The legitimate interest that we pursue in processing is to design our website as needed and to identify the offers you have requested on the website.

Insofar as cookies are used by us, they shall be deleted automatically when closing the browser session or after a fixed time. Detailed information on the cookies we use can be found in your browser. Cookies can also be manually removed from your system via a delete function provided by your browser.

The use of cookies is neither legally nor contractually required nor is it required for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obligated to provide the personal information. However, if you do not allow the use of cookies, this can mean that some functions of the website do not work or do not work properly and/or certain content is not displayed or not displayed correctly.
 

Google Analytics

The technical data that you automatically submit when you visit our website, including the IP address, are used to generate anonymised statistics that tell us how our website is used. Your IP address will be shortened and anonymised in the process if you access our website from a Member State of the European Union or from another Member State of the European Economic Area.

The service uses “cookies” - which are text files stored on your device. You have the option of preventing the cookie from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.

In addition, you can use a Browser plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) being sent to the analytics service and being used by it. For more information about data usage by the analytics service, see its Privacy Policy.

The data collected by the cookies are usually sent to a server of the analytics service in the USA and are processed there for analysis purposes.

The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in estimating the scope of use of our offers on the Internet.

The data shall be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer needed for statistical purposes, but at the latest after 14 months.

The provision of your data for Google Analytics is neither legally nor contractually required and nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. If you object to processing, it has no consequences for you.
 

Sending newsletters

You can subscribe to a newsletter with promotional content on our website. You can enter your e-mail address first name via a registration form. We collect, store and use these data for the future sending of newsletters. For the purpose of sending, the data you enter will be transferred to an external service provider with whom we have concluded a processing contract.

On registering for the newsletter, we also save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves as proof in case that a third party misuses an email address and logs in without the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.

We also obtain the express consent of the recipient in the receipt of advertising messages in electronic form. In this way, the consent requirement pursuant to § 7 para. 2 no. 3 of the German Fair Trade Practices Act is taken into account. In this context, we send an email to the owner of the email address provided to us, requesting that the newsletter subscription be confirmed by email. We also store this reply email, the IP address and the time of sending for verification purposes (double-opt-in procedure).

The data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR and Article 6 para. 1 lit. f, EC 47 S. 7 of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to inform our customers about our direct advertising offers, to prevent the misuse of email addresses and to prove that the recipient of the newsletter has expressly consented to the sending of electronic advertising messages.

We store your data until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or revoke your consent.

The provision of your data for newsletter sending is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it required for the conclusion of a contract. If you do not provide your email address, we will not be able to send you a newsletter.
 

Booking a conference venue

For the processing of a booking via our website, we have integrated an online booking system of an external service provider.

As soon as you click on the “Search” button in the “Location Finder” area, you leave our server and are forwarded to the online booking system. The personal data entered there are processed by the service provider to process a booking. The processed personal data will be transmitted by the service provider in the case of a booking to the appropriate operator of the conference venue.

The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.

The personal data will continue to be transmitted to us so that we can compile booking statistics and determine the success of our offer. This also includes our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.

The data shall be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer needed for the purposes mentioned.

The provision of your data is neither legally nor contractually required. You are not obligated to provide the personal information. If you object to processing, this will mean that you can not make a booking with us.
 

Links to other providers

Please note that our websites may contain links to websites of other providers, to which this privacy policy does not extend. You can see the website a link leads to, by moving the mouse pointer over the link and then at the bottom of your browser window the information field with the destination address of the link appears.

 

[1]      Please make sure that you have actually enabled the shortening of the IP addresses if you use the text.

[2]      Please check in the settings of the analytics service which deletion period you have set and adjust the declaration accordingly.