The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws is:
Messe Erfurt GmbH
Gothaer Strasse 34
Tel.: +49 (0)361 400-0
Fax: +49 (0)361 400-1111
Data Protection Officer: H. Langenhan
We expressly point out that the transfer of data on the Internet (by email communication, for example) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to safeguard completely against access to data via normal communication channels.
Collection of general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) contains, for instance, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This exclusively concerns information from which no conclusions can be drawn as to you as an individual. This information is required from a technical point of view in order to provide correctly the website content you request, and necessarily arises when using the Internet. We evaluate anonymous information of this kind statistically in order to optimise our web presence and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard disk from a website server. By this means we automatically receive certain data about your computer and your Internet connection, such as your IP address, the browser you are using, your operating system and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. The information in the cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and enables our website to be displayed correctly.
In no case is the data that we collect passed on to third parties or linked with personal data without your consent.
TLS v1.2 encryption
We use state-of-the-art encryption procedures via HTTPS to protect the security of your data during transmission.
When you contact us by email, the information you provide is stored for the purposes of handling your request and in case of any subsequent queries.
Use of script libraries (Google web fonts)
In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing form in all browsers, this website uses script and font libraries, such as Google web fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache so as to avoid repeated loading. If the browser does not support Google web fonts or denies access, content is displayed in a standard font.
Opening script or font libraries automatically creates a link to the library operator. This makes it theoretically possible for the operators of those libraries to collect data, although it is currently unclear whether and, where applicable, for which purposes they do so.
The privacy guidelines for the library operator Google can be found here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to display geographical information in a visual form. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and utilises data about the use of map functions by visitors. Please refer to Google’s privacy information for more details on data processing by Google. You can also change your personal data protection settings in the privacy centre there.
Detailed instructions on managing your data in connection with Google products can be found here.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos on some of our website pages. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This gives YouTube information about the pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can attribute your surfing behaviour to you. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with cookies of this kind when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you have to disable the storage of cookies in the browser.
For further information on data protection at YouTube please refer to the data protection declaration of the provider at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Your rights of access to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection
You have the right to receive information at any time regarding the personal data we store pertaining to you. Likewise, you have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or – with the exception of the mandatory storage of data for the purpose of conducting business – deleted. Should you have a request in this respect, please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.
Insofar as no statutory archiving obligation exists, you can also demand that your data be deleted. Where an obligation of this kind does exist, we will block your data on request.
You can make changes or withdraw your consent with effect for the future by notifying us accordingly.
We reserve the right to make occasional changes to this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements, or in order to implement changes in our services in the data protection declaration, such as when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration shall then apply the next time you visit.
Questions about data protection
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact our data protection officer directly: H. Langenhan
The data protection declaration was drawn up using the activeMind AG data protection generator.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so called “server log files”, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This information is:
Browser type / browser version
Operating system used
Host name of accessing computer
Time of server request
This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. This data is not combined with information from other data sources. We reserve the right to examine the data subsequently if we become aware of specific grounds for suspecting unlawful use.
Liability for content
As a service provider, pursuant to Section 7, Para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general law. However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act, as a service provider, we are not obliged to monitor communicated or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that suggest illegal activity. This does not affect obligations to remove or block the use of information pursuant to general law. Any liability in this respect shall nevertheless only be possible from the point of knowledge of a specific breach of law. We shall remove such content immediately on becoming aware of such breaches of law.
Liability for links
Our website includes links to third-party external websites, over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot accept any responsibility for this external content. Individual providers or operators of the linked pages are always responsible for their own content. The linked sites are checked for any legal violations at the time they are linked. Illegal content was not detected at the time of the linking. However, continuous monitoring of the content of linked pages is not reasonable without specific indications of legal violations. Should any legal violation come to our attention, we will remove such links immediately.
Social plugins are used on our website. You can recognise these plugins by the corresponding logo marking them. Information that can include personal data might possibly be sent to the service provider via these plugins and used by that provider.
Google Analytics Data Protection Declaration
• browser type/version,
• operating system,
• referrer URL (the site visited beforehand),
• host name of accessing computer (IP address),
• time of server request,
is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. In addition, this website uses Google Analytics with the extension code “anonymizeIP”. This guarantees that your IP address is masked so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google is commissioned by the operator of this website to use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services to the website operator relating to website usage and Internet usage. You can use the appropriate settings in your browser to prevent cookies from being installed. However, please note that if you do this it may prevent you from making full use of some of the functions of this website.
Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially in the case of browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents your data from being collected in future when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website, and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you have to reset the opt-out cookie. [ Note: For information on integrating opt-out cookies please visit developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/. We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to be done, you can deactivate it using the ads preferences manager: www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/) .