PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy explains the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offering and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as "online offering"). In individual cases, we also refer to the processing of data outside of our online offering in this privacy policy. We refer to this separately at the relevant point in this privacy policy. All information and notices provided in this privacy policy apply accordingly - where applicable - to the processing of data outside of our online offering.

With regard to the terms used, such as "personal data" or "processing", we refer to the relevant definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Person responsible:

Name/Fa.: Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

Street no.: Strobelallee 45

Zip code, city, country: 44139 Dortmund

Commercial Register/No.: Local Court Dortmund, HRB 2522

Managing Director: Sabine Loos

Telephone number: 0231-12040

E-mail address: medien@westfalenhallen.de

Data protection officer: 

Christian Volkmer

Project 29 GmbH & Co. KG

Ostengasse 14

93047 Regensburg

Telephone number: 0231 1204 368

E-mail address: datenschutz@westfalenhallen.de

Types of data processed: 

Inventory data (e.g. salutation, first and last name, title, residential address, country, company address, date of birth if applicable, full legal capacity, industry, professional position, scope of decision-making, areas of responsibility, areas of interest)

Contact details (e-mail address and landline/mobile phone number, fax number)

Content data (e.g. text entries contact form, photographs, videos)

Contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category, user name)

Payment data (e.g. bank details, account data, credit card data, payment history)

Usage data (e.g. websites visited, use of services, interest in content, access times)

Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses, browser type)

Health data (severely disabled status)

Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR):

We process - insofar as necessary in the specific case - health data (query on severe disability). We do not process any other special categories of data unless you provide them for processing, e.g. in contact forms.

Categories of data subjects affected by the processing:

Customers / interested parties / suppliers / partners

Visitors and users of our online offer. In the following, we refer to you as the data subject collectively as "user".

Purpose of the processing:

Provision of the online offering, its content and functions

Provision of contractual services (e.g. ticketing)

Service and customer care.

Responding to contact requests and communication

Marketing, advertising and market research

Security measures

Status: 23.08.2021

1 Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the privacy policy, the following applies The legal bases for obtaining consent are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR as well as Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

2. changes and updates to the privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our privacy policy. We will adapt the privacy policy as soon as changes to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

3. security measures

3.1 We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, disclosure, safeguarding of availability and separation of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

3.2 The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.

4 Cooperation with processors and third parties

4.1 If we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) in the course of our processing, transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the transfer of data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR), you have given your consent, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.). 

4.2 If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

5. transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are met. This means, for example, that the processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

6 Rights of the data subjects

6.1 You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

6.2 You have in accordance with. Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

6.3 In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

6.4 You have the right to request to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request its transfer to other controllers.

6.5 You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

7. right of revocation

You have the right to withdraw your consent in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

8. right to object

You can object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

9. collection of access data and log files

9.1 We collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The access data includes the path of the retrieved website, associated files, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider as well as other browser header data.

9.2 Log file information is stored for a period of 6 months for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

10. analysis, tracking, optimization

Technologies from us or from third parties that are not only used to provide a function within our online offer, but also exclusively or additionally serve to analyze user behavior, tracking, optimization of our marketing activities or other purposes, are mainly described in our cookie policy.

11. cookies

Information on the cookies we use can be found mainly in our cookie policy.

12 Deletion, anonymization and storage of data

12.1 The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and, in particular, if there are no legal obligations to retain it. If the data is not deleted because its processing is required for other and legally permissible purposes, processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. 

12.2 Instead of deleting your data, we may anonymize it in such a way that it is irreversibly impossible to restore the personal reference for the future.

12.3 In accordance with the legal requirements, data is stored in particular for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

13. provision of contractual services

13.1 We process inventory data (e.g. salutation, first and last name, title, residential address or company address) as well as contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, user name or payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The information marked as mandatory in online forms is required for the conclusion of the contract.

13.2 We generally create user accounts as part of the performance of our contractual obligations and services - in particular in the context of ticketing. In particular, the user accounts allow you to view the orders you have placed. As part of the registration process, you will be provided with the required mandatory information. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. As part of the deletion of your user account (see No. 13.3. below), we will irretrievably remove all data stored by you or by us during the term of the contract from all systems. It is therefore your responsibility to back up your data upon termination or before the end of the 3-year period.

13.3 The deletion of your user account together with all data contained therein (e.g. order data) will generally take place after the expiry of 3 years after registration or at any time after termination on your part, unless the deletion is contrary to retention obligations, in particular for commercial or tax law reasons pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

13.4 We store your IP address and the respective time of the action for 6 months in the context of registration and renewed logins as well as use of our online services. This data is stored on the basis of our and your legitimate interests to prove the respective action and to protect against misuse and other unauthorized use. After 6 months, we delete this data. If further storage of this data is required for evidence purposes, this data is exempt from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

14. trade fair or event attendance, site surveillance, recordings (outside the online offer)

14.1 At trade fairs and other events, film, television and photo recordings are usually made. The data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (public relations/marketing purposes). The recordings may be published to present our activities on our websites and in social media channels and/or in print media. We will provide you with further information on the respective processing - if necessary - on the respective day of the trade fair or event or, in individual cases, in advance.

14.2 At trade fairs and other events, we usually use surveillance cameras with a recording function on the premises. We store the recordings made. The recordings are only stored for as long as they are required for the purposes stated below. In this case, the data will be deleted after a period of 72 hours - after 3 days. The processing is carried out in accordance with Section 4 (1) sentence 1 no. 2 and 3 BDSG or, if applicable, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR in the context of exercising our domiciliary rights or to safeguard our legitimate interests or insofar as it is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject (cf. Art. 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR, e.g. to preserve evidence). Processing pursuant to Section 4 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 2 and 3 BDSG is carried out in accordance with Section 4 para. 1 sentence 2 no. 1 BDSG to protect the life, health or freedom of persons (visitors) on the premises. Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in deterring potential criminals and in securing evidence in the event of an attempted or completed crime at our expense or at the expense of a visitor. There is therefore a legitimate interest in the prevention and, if necessary, prosecution of criminal offenses. We will provide you with further information on the respective processing - if necessary - on the respective day of the trade fair or event or, in individual cases, in advance.

14.3 We always have one or more surveillance camera(s) on the premises, but these do not have a recording function. The image data of the recordings are transmitted in real time to a monitor in the fire protection control center (camera monitor principle), which merely plays back this data, i.e. without the possibility of storage. The image data is therefore not recorded or stored. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d) GDPR to protect the vital interests of persons on the premises (detection of fires). We maintain a fire protection concept for this purpose, which includes real-time video monitoring to detect fires. Processing is also carried out in accordance with Section 4 (1) sentence 1 no. 3 BDSG to safeguard legitimate interests, i.e. in particular to protect the life and health of persons on the premises (see Section 4 (1) sentence 2 no. 1 BDSG). We will provide you with further information on the respective processing - if necessary - on the respective day of the trade fair or event or, in individual cases, in advance.

15. making contact

15.1 When you contact us (by contact form, telephone, fax, post or e-mail), your data will be processed for the purpose of processing your inquiry and handling it in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The information marked as mandatory in the contact form is required to process your request.

15.2 We generally delete inquiries 3 months after their receipt, but at the latest if they have been answered. In the case of statutory retention obligations to be observed, the deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years under commercial law / 10 years under tax law).

15.3 You can object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time, either as a whole or for individual measures, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

Subject to the statutory requirements of Section 7 (3) UWG, we are entitled to use the e-mail address you provided when concluding the contract for direct advertising for our own similar goods or services. You will receive these product recommendations from us regardless of whether you have subscribed to a newsletter.

If you do not wish to receive such recommendations from us by e-mail, you can object to the use of your address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. A message in text form is sufficient for this. Of course, an unsubscribe link is always included in every e-mail.

16. integration of share buttons for sharing content in social networks

We do not use any social plug-ins from social networks on our websites that collect data. In order to enable the uncomplicated sharing of content on our websites in social media, the so-called Shariff solution is used for our share buttons (further information on this can be found at: www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html).

This prevents our users' data from being passed on to social networks without their knowledge when they visit our websites. The share buttons according to the Shariff solution only create a link to the corresponding social network on request - i.e. only after the user has clicked on a share button. The user can then share the content of our websites with other users, provided that they are logged in to the relevant social network. This process is structured slightly differently for each social network. After clicking on the share button, the content to be shared as well as the IP address and the general header information of the user's browser are transmitted to the respective social network. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the (personal) data transmitted in the further course of the process or its use by the social networks.

The share buttons described above are offered for the following social networks in accordance with the Shariff solution:

Provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Opt-out: www.facebook.com/settings

Provider: Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

Privacy policy: twitter.com/de/privacy

Opt-Out: twitter.com/personalization

Provider: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA Privacy policy: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Opt-Out: www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Provider: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany Privacy Policy: www.xing.com/app/share

17. online presences in social media

17.1 We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services. When accessing social networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of the respective operator apply. 

17.2 Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process your data if you communicate it within the social networks and platforms, e.g. by writing posts on our online presences or sending us messages.

17.3 We would like to point out that your data may also be processed by the respective operator outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. This may result in risks for you, in particular it may be more difficult to enforce your rights. With regard to US operators that are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, we would also like to point out that they have thereby also committed to complying with EU data protection standards.

17.4 If you click on the button of the respective operator, you will be redirected to our respective online presence in a separate browser window and can - provided you are logged into your user account - share or subscribe to our news, among other things. The button establishes a direct connection between your browser and the server of the respective operator. The respective operator receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. The respective operator can collect further data as soon as you use their services. It is then also possible for the respective operator to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account if you are logged into your user account.

17.5 In addition, your data is generally processed for market research and advertising purposes. This means that profiles can be created from your usage behavior and the preferences and interests derived from it. Such profiles can be used, for example, to place suitable advertisements within our online presence or on other online presences or websites based on the interests determined. Cookies are placed and stored on your end device, with the help of which data on usage behavior can be collected and bundled for further processing - to determine your interests. The collection and bundling of this data can - especially if you are logged into your user account - also be realized across several end devices used by you.

17.6 The processing of data is based on our legitimate interest in effective information and direct communication with you in relation to our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

17.7 If you wish to request information or exercise other rights to which you are entitled, we ask you to first contact the respective operator directly. The background to this is that only the respective operators have access to your data and can provide you with the relevant information and, if necessary, take further measures. However, if you require assistance in exercising your rights, you can also contact us at any time.

17.8 A description of the data processing carried out by the respective operator as well as the requirements for implementing an objection (opt-out) can be found in the information provided by the respective operator:

Provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Opt-out: www.facebook.com/settings

Provider: Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

Privacy policy: twitter.com/de/privacy

Opt-Out: twitter.com/personalization

Provider: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Privacy policy: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Opt-Out: www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Provider: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Privacy policy: www.xing.com/app/share

Provider: YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Privacy policy: policies.google.com/privacy

Provider: (Instagram) Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy: help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Provider: Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy: policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Opt-Out: help.pinterest.com/de/articles/notifications

18. links

We do not use any social plug-ins from social networks on our websites that collect data. Unless we use the Shariff solution, we only place links on our websites to social networks. This prevents our users' data from being passed on to social networks without their knowledge when they visit our websites. The links only establish a connection to our online presence on the respective social network on request - i.e. only after the user has clicked on a link. After clicking on the link, the IP address and the general header information of the user's browser are transmitted to the respective social network. The respective social network may collect further data as soon as you use its services. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the (personal) data transmitted in the further course or of its use by the social networks.

The links described above are used for the following social networks:

Provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Provider: Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

Privacy policy: twitter.com/de/privacy

Provider: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA Privacy Policy: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Provider: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany Privacy Policy: www.xing.com/app/share

Provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy: help.instagram.com/519522125107875/.

19 Newsletter

19.1 With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.

19.2 Content of the newsletter: We only send emails and other (electronic) notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") with your consent or on the basis of legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described when you register for the newsletter, they are decisive for your consent. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our company.

19.3 Logging double opt-in and changes: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registering, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no-one can register with other people's e-mail addresses. Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the mailing service provider are also logged.

19.4 Mailing service provider: The newsletter is sent by rapidmail GmbH Wentzingerstraße 21, 79106 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, hereinafter referred to as the "mailing service provider".

19.5 If you subscribe to the newsletter of the mailing service provider, the data in the respective input mask will be transmitted to the controller. Subscription to our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registering, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no-one can register with other people's e-mail addresses. When registering for the newsletter, the user's IP address and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address of the person concerned. The data is not passed on to third parties. An exception is made if there is a legal obligation to pass on the data. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter. Subscription to the newsletter can be terminated by the data subject at any time. Consent to the storage of personal data can also be revoked at any time. There is a corresponding link for this purpose in every newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR if the user has given consent. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) UWG.

19.6 Use of rapidmail

Description and purpose: We use rapidmail to send newsletters. The provider is rapidmail GmbH, Wentzingerstraße, 21, 79106 Freiburg, Germany. Among other things, rapidmail is used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter is stored on rapidmail's servers in Germany. If you do not wish to be analyzed by rapidmail, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. For the purpose of analysis, the emails sent with rapidmail contain a so-called tracking pixel, which connects to the rapidmail servers when the email is opened. In this way, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened. We can also use rapidmail to determine whether and which links in the newsletter message are clicked on. All links in the email are so-called tracking links that can be used to count your clicks.

Legal basis: The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Recipient: The recipient of the data is rapidmail GmbH.

Transfer to third countries: The data will not be transferred to third countries.

Duration: The data stored by us as part of your consent for the purpose of the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from both our servers and the servers of rapidmail after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

Revocation option: You have the option of revoking your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

Further data protection information: For more information, please refer to rapidmail's data security information at: www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit. For more information on the analysis functions of rapidmail, please refer to the following link: www.rapidmail.de/wissen-und-hilfe

19.7 Revocation: You can revoke the receipt of our newsletter at any time. You will find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. Your data will be deleted in the event of a revocation.

20 Integration of third-party services and content

20.1 We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). This means that we integrate content and services from third-party providers, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content"). The prerequisite for this is that the third-party providers are aware of your IP address, as they would not be able to send the content to your browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the display of content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to analyze information such as visitor traffic on the website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on your device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

20.2 In the following presentation, we have compiled an overview of third-party providers together with the content they offer and links to their data protection declarations, which may contain further information on the processing of data and information on how to object. Please note that we have listed further third-party providers in our cookie policy.

- Payment services provided by TeleCash GmbH & Co. KG

Privacy policy: www.telecash.de/datenschutz/

- External code of the JavaScript framework "jQuery", provided by the JS-Foundation

- Integration of event apps (web apps that are called up via a URL in the browser of a smartphone), provided by LINEUPR GmbH

Adform Conversion Pixel

To improve the convenience and quality of our service, we use conversion tracking and retargeting technology, both web services provided by Adform ApS, Wildersgade 10B, 1, 1408 Copenhagen K, Denmark, Denmark.

Conversion tracking: This website uses conversion tracking from Adform. The temporary cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user has contact with an ad placed by Adform.

Users who do not wish to participate in tracking can deactivate the cookie from Adform or Google via their Internet browser or object to data collection and storage at any time for the future here. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer in your browser or remove them by deleting temporary websites.

Retargeting: This website uses retargeting technology from Adform. This makes it possible to target those Internet users on our partners' websites who have already shown an interest in our website and our products with advertising. In retargeting, the advertising material is displayed on the basis of a cookie-based analysis of previous user behavior. This is a temporary cookie that loses its validity after 60 days. If you do not wish to be shown interest-based advertising by Adform, you can object to the collection and storage of data for the future at any time here. Further information on Adform's privacy policy can be found at site.adform.com/privacy-policy/en/

Seeding conversion tracking

This website uses what is known as conversion tracking from Seeding Alliance (Seeding Alliance GmbH, Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 74b 50968 Cologne). When the conversion is completed, a cookie is used to record whether the visitor has reached the target page via a Seeding Alliance advertisement. Otherwise, the visitor's data is not stored, and each conversion is only recorded once per visitor. Under no circumstances will the visitor's personal data be recorded.

Further information on data protection at Seeding Alliance GmbH and the use of cookies, including the option to opt out, can be found at seeding-alliance.de/datenschutz/

Ligatus Conversion Pixel

This website uses behavioral targeting from Ligatus GmbH (Christophstraße 19, D-50670 Cologne, Germany). Ligatus GmbH strictly adheres to the legal requirements for data protection, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as the provisions of the Telemedia Act and the Federal Data Protection Act. You can find further information on the cookies used by Ligatus and data protection at Ligatus as well as an option to object at www.ligatus.de/datenschutz. You can revoke your previously granted consent here: ext.ligatus.com/oba-optout/opt-out.

Outbrain Conversion Pixel

Our website uses the technology of the provider Outbrain, with which our users are referred to further content within our website and on third-party websites that may also be of interest to them. The further reading recommendations integrated by Outbrain, e.g. below an article, are determined on a purely pseudonymous basis based on the content previously read by the user. Further information on Outbrain's data protection can be found at www.outbrain.com/de/legal/privacy. You can object to tracking for the display of interest-based recommendations at any time by clicking on the "Opt-out" field in Outbrain's privacy policy, available at www.outbrain.com/de/legal/privacy.

Plista Conversion Pixel

Our website is supported by a fully automated recommendation technology from plista GmbH, Torstraße 33, 10119 Berlin, Germany. With the help of this technology, we want to improve the user-friendliness of our website by recommending articles and advertisements to you, our visitors, that are tailored to your individual interests (so-called usage-based advertising). In order to be able to display usage-based advertising, plista uses cookies on all websites of the plista partner network to collect information about the usage behavior of website visitors (so-called usage data) and combines this with a random identifier assigned by plista (so-called cookie ID) to create usage profiles. You can find more information on this and on plista's data protection at www.plista.com/de/about/privacy/.

Of course, you are free to deactivate usage-based advertising from plista at any time by declaring your opt-out at the bottom of the page at www.plista.com/de/about/opt-out/.

LinkedIn conversion pixel

We use conversion tracking components of the LinkedIn network on our website. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This allows you to be shown relevant advertising based on your interests. We also receive aggregated and anonymous reports from LinkedIn about advertising activities and information about how you interact with our website.

Details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights and settings options can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy. You can find this information at www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

You can object to the analysis of your usage behavior by LinkedIn and the display of interest-based recommendations ("opt-out") by clicking on the "Decline on LinkedIn" (for LinkedIn members) or "Decline" (for other users) field under the following link: www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Taboola

Taboola Inc, London (Oneustonsq, 40 Melton Street, 13th Floor, London, NW1 2FD) uses cookies to determine which websites you visit frequently and how you move around our website. For this purpose, device-related data and log data are collected and usage profiles are generated using pseudonyms. These usage profiles are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym and do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your personal data. Your IP address, for example, is transmitted to Taboola in abbreviated form. www.taboola.com/privacy-policy

You can deactivate tracking at any time under the above link in the "User Choices" section.

Trade Desk Pixel

This site uses technology from The Trade Desk Inc, 42 N Chestnut St, Ventura, California, CA - 9300, USA. Information about the surfing behavior of website visitors is collected for marketing purposes in purely anonymous form and cookies are set for this purpose. No personal data is collected or stored in this process. 

You can object to the processing of cookie data generated by The Trade Desk at any time at www.adsrvr.org. Further information on data protection at The Trade Desk can be found at www.thetradedesk.com/general/privacy-policy

Twitter Conversion Pixel

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in the process. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

With the help of the "Twitter pixel" set on our pages, we can in particular track the actions of users after they have seen or clicked on a Twitter advertisement. This process is used to evaluate the effectiveness of Twitter advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and can help to optimize future advertising measures. The data collected is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Twitter so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Twitter can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Twitter privacy policy. You can enable Twitter and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Twitter. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. Further information on this can be found in Twitter's privacy policy at twitter.com/privacy. Please click here if you wish to disable the function described above: Opt-Out.