Data Protection Declaration

Datenschutzerklärung

We appreciate you visiting the websites of Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Messe Stuttgart"). The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is our highest priority. We receive personal information about you when you visit our websites, register with us or otherwise voluntarily share information with us.

Data Protection Declaration by Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Collection of personal data

Dear visitors to our Internet portal,

So that you feel safe and comfortable when visiting our websites, we would like to inform you about the handling of your data in the following. You can normally call up all websites of Messe Stuttgart without providing your personal data. When you call up the website, Messe Stuttgart obtains utilisation data which are stored for backup purposes and may allow identification (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages examined). This data is analysed anonymously by Messe Stuttgart in order to find out about users' behaviour and prepare statistics. For all measures the provisions of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant legal specifications are considered. Data from orders is transmitted encrypted, for information requests the transmission path is unencrypted.

Utilisation data

In order to improve the quality of our websites, we store data for statistical purposes via the single access to our websites.  This may relate to the following data, amongst others:

  • Page from which the file was requested,
  • File name,
  • Date and time of request,
  • Transmitted data volume,
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found),
  • Description of type of web browser used,
  • IP address of computer sending the request shortened by the last three digits.

This data is stored anonymously in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The creation of personal user profiles is thus excluded.

Contact form

To use our contact form we need your first name, surname and e-mail address. You can share other details with us, however, it is not compulsory to do so. We only use your data for sending the requested information.

Restricted access area (customer account)

If you register with us as a visitor, trade visitor or exhibitor, a customer account is created for you. You can register for events of Messe Stuttgart using the data stored in the customer account. Mandatory information such as first name, surname and e-mail address are collected during the registration. Other details such as address, fax or telephone number are voluntary and are only collected with your consent. Please tick the corresponding box below the details. In order to prove that someone is a trade visitor, additional data will be recorded here about the company and/or position depending on the particular trade fairs. A suitable trade fair visitor ID may be demanded. If you have registered using different e-mail addresses, then you have several customer accounts.

We will use the data, which you provide, to implement your requirements (e.g. ordering of catalogues or brochures) and to process your orders, e.g. purchase of admission tickets or redemption of admission codes.

You can examine and update the data in your customer account when you purchase a ticket or redeem admission codes. We will also naturally be pleased to provide you with information at any time.

We will also use your data to inform you about other events and offers of Messe Stuttgart. In the case of selected events, we will ask you to take part (voluntarily) in customer surveys to improve our services.

Transmitting data

Your personal data is only disclosed to third parties with your consent. Your personal data is only disclosed without your consent in the following circumstances: We commission service providers and individual people with tasks to be completed for us. Examples include the dispatch of letters or processing of payment transactions. These service providers only have access to data which is required to perform their tasks. They are bound by contract not to use the data for their own or other purposes and must treat the data in accordance with this Privacy Statement, as well as the German Data Protection Act. If you redeem an admission code, we inform the exhibitor or association who issued the invite about the redemption (invoicing address and e-mail) for accounting reasons.

Entitlement to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You are entitled at any time to obtain information on the personal data stored by Messe Stuttgart. You are also entitled to amend, block or delete your personal data provided there are no legally prescribed obligations to store data.

In the case of data blocking, the blocked data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. If you no longer want to receive any information from Messe Stuttgart, you can object at any time to the use of your data for the purpose of contacting you.

Please send an e-mail with your first name and surname, date of birth and address to the following address:
Opens window for sending email widerspruch(at)messe-stuttgart.de

Guest events

In the case of guest events, Messe Stuttgart acts on behalf of the particular organiser. Messe Stuttgart is hereby bound by the instructions of the principal in accordance with data protection legislation. If you have any questions relating to data processing, blocking, deletion, etc., please contact the particular organiser.

Technical and organisation measures for data protection and data security

Messe Stuttgart takes the technical and organisational security measures which are necessary under the Federal Data Protection Act in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, unauthorised access and misuse by unauthorised individuals, for example encrypted transfer of your data when the Messe Ticket Service is used. Our employees have an obligation to carefully handle personal data in accordance with § 5 BDSG .

Publicity

The websites of Messe Stuttgart also contain advertisements in some places. The advertising is supplied by external advertising servers. The data recorded in connection with online advertising (ad impressions, ad clicks) are used solely for the purpose of statistical evaluation and to prepare reports for advertising customers.

When advertising is provided, cookies (see below) may be used without Messe Stuttgart being able to exert any influence.

Links to other websites

Our online offering contains links to other websites. The information on data protection contained here only applies to our website. We kindly request that you observe the data protection regulations of the linked sites.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on a visitor's hard drive. They enable information to be stored over a certain period and the identification of the visitor's computer. We use permanent cookies for improved user guidance and individual performance reports. We also use so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set your browser so that it informs you about the placing of cookies. This way the use of cookies becomes transparent for you.

Web analysis services

Google Analytics

You can object at any time to the creation of user profiles under a pseudonym by Google Analytics. Please click undefined here and install the respective browser plug-in.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files, which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the utilisation of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your utilisation of this website is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA, stored there and, if necessary disclosed to third parties, insofar as it is required by law or if third parties are commissioned by Google to process this data.

Google will use this information to evaluate your utilisation of the website, compile reports about the website activities for website operators and to provide other services connected to website and Internet usage.
We hereby point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the IP address anonymisation add-on. For this reason only shortened IP addresses are processed in order to eliminate direct reference to people. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google before transmission on a server of Google in the USA within EU member states or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent without cookies. You can also prevent the recording of data generated by the cookie and related to your utilisation of the website (incl. your IP address) at Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
undefined http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Piwik

You can object at any time to the creation of user profiles under a pseudonym by Piwik:Opens window for sending email widerspruch(at)messe-stuttgart.de

Piwik is also used for the purposes of analysing the utilisation of the website and optimising the website. It is a web analysis tool. Piwik uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer for the aforementioned purposes. The utilisation information generated (incl. your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for utilisation analysis.

Your IP address is made anonymous during this process so that as a user you remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your utilisation of this website is not disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by a corresponding setting on your browser software; however, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent without cookies.

If you do not consent to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object at any time to the storage and utilisation with a mouse click. In this case a so-called OptOutCookie is stored in your browser, which means that Piwik does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete cookies, this also results in the deletion of the OptOutCookie and it must be reactivated by you again if necessary.

You can object at any time to the creation of user profiles under a pseudonym by Piwik: Opens window for sending email widerspruch(at)messe-stuttgart.de

Newsletter

Original setting: Deactivated

For data protection purposes we have consciously decided against incorporating social plug-ins (such as the Facebook Like button, the Twitter button or the Google +1 button) directly on our site. Hence when you call up our website in principle no data is transmitted to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The creation of profiles by third parties is thus excluded.

Activation is possible if you wish

We certainly would not like to refuse these options to those visitors who would like to use social plug-ins. Therefore, we offer the option of activating social plug-ins at various places on our website. Please note that the activation of social plug-ins means that certain data may be transmitted to the respective provider of the social media service, for example:

  • the address of the website containing the activated social plug-in,
  • information about the browser and operating system used,
  • date and time website was called up or activation of the social plug-in,
  • your actual IP address.

If you are already logged in to the corresponding social media service at the time the social plug-in is activated, the provider of the social media service is also able to determine your user name and maybe even your real name from the aforementioned data.

This data can be processed by the provider of the social media service also in countries outside the EU. We have no influence on the scope, type and purpose of data processing by the provider of the social media service. Please note that the provider of the social media service is able to create utilisation profiles under a pseudonym and even individual utilisation profiles using the above-mentioned data. You can deactivate the activated social media plug-in again at any time. However, this has no influence on the data which was already transmitted to the provider of the social media service.

Two clicks – activation and utilisation

Deactivated social plug-ins are recognisable by their grey colour. No external content is loaded and no data is transmitted. If you click on the grey social plug-in for the first time, you activate it - the social plug-in is then shown in colour. Data is now being transmitted to the social media provider. You can now use the social plug-in with a second click.

Activate social plug-ins permanently

You also have the option of permanently activating social plug-ins from one or several providers. For example, click here on the gear wheel symbol on the graphic to the left and then on the corresponding social media provider. Please note that a more extensive profile can be created by the provider of the social media service as a result. They recognise your permanently activated social plug-ins by the corresponding ticks in the graphic shown on the left. You can also opt out of the permanent activation at any time. Simply remove the ticks set by you.

Social plug-ins

Original setting: Deactivated

For data protection purposes we have consciously decided against incorporating social plug-ins (such as the Facebook Like button, the Twitter button or the Google +1 button) directly on our site. Hence when you call up our website in principle no data is transmitted to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The creation of profiles by third parties is thus excluded.

Activation is possible if you wish

We certainly would not like to refuse these options to those visitors who would like to use social plug-ins. Therefore, we offer the option of activating social plug-ins at various places on our website. Please note that the activation of social plug-ins means that certain data may be transmitted to the respective provider of the social media service, for example:

  • the address of the website containing the activated social plug-in,
  • information about the browser and operating system used,
  • date and time website was called up or activation of the social plug-in,
  • your actual IP address.

If you are already logged in to the corresponding social media service at the time the social plug-in is activated, the provider of the social media service is also able to determine your user name and maybe even your real name from the aforementioned data.

This data can be processed by the provider of the social media service also in countries outside the EU. We have no influence on the scope, type and purpose of data processing by the provider of the social media service. Please note that the provider of the social media service is able to create utilisation profiles under a pseudonym and even individual utilisation profiles using the above-mentioned data. You can deactivate the activated social media plug-in again at any time. However, this has no influence on the data which was already transmitted to the provider of the social media service.

Two clicks – activation and utilisation

Deactivated social plug-ins are recognisable by their grey colour. No external content is loaded and no data is transmitted. If you click on the grey social plug-in for the first time, you activate it - the social plug-in is then shown in colour. Data is now being transmitted to the social media provider. You can now use the social plug-in with a second click.

Activate social plug-ins permanently

You also have the option of permanently activating social plug-ins from one or several providers. For example, click here on the gear wheel symbol on the graphic to the left and then on the corresponding social media provider. Please note that a more extensive profile can be created by the provider of the social media service as a result. They recognise your permanently activated social plug-ins by the corresponding ticks in the graphic shown on the left. You can also opt out of the permanent activation at any time. Simply remove the ticks set by you.

For further information

If you have any other questions relating to data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Data Protection Officer
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Messepiazza 1
D-70629 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 18560-0

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