Privacy Policy

Principles:

Protecting your personal data and your general personal rights in collecting, processing and using your personal data is important to us. Accordingly, we are committed to complying with the data protection laws in place. We have briefly summarized for you what we do to protect your data and what using our online offering will entail for you.

Personal Data:

The term “personal data” refers to information that is expressly collected and used in order to determine your identity. This includes your name, your postal mail or e-mail address, for example. We store personal data in addition to the access data only if you have provided them to us of your own free will, for example when you register with us (on this, please see our data protection rules for exhibitors and the privacy statement for visitors, which are published on the websites of our fairs), or when you take part in a survey, contact us to identify an appropriate partner for your needs, or subscribe to a newsletter. Personal data will be used only in the scope in which this is necessary, and only for the purpose that you have approved or that is legally admissible.

Transfer of Personal Data:

In order to enable us to comply with our contractual obligations, we will sometimes forward your data to group companies of K.I.T. Group GmbH  and to selected partner companies, who will then process these personal data on our behalf. These services include, to cite some examples, abstract management, construction services for stands, and catalogue entries. Data will not be forwarded to third parties in any other way unless you have expressly agreed to this being done, or unless statutory provisions place us under obligation to forward them to public authorities.

Your Rights:

As a user, you have the right to obtain information as regards your personal data that have been stored, at no charge, if you so request. Additionally, you are entitled to have these personal data corrected, blocked and deleted in accordance with the stipulations of the law.

Cookies:

Cookies are small text files that are used by many websites. Cookies are created while you are visiting our website, and will be stored on your hard disk by our server. The cookies we use do not contain any information specific to an individual person. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Should you wish to prohibit the use of cookies, you have the option of activating this function in your browser. Of course, it is possible to visit our website also without cookies being activated. However, this may impair the functioning of our web offerings.

Links:

Some of the websites operated by K.I.T. Group GmbH will contain links to other websites or will otherwise tie in with them. While we use appropriate care in reviewing these direct links, K.I.T. Group GmbH is not responsible for the content of the websites to which we have set a link. Exclusively the provider of the website to which a link was set will be held liable for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content as well as for damages resulting from the use of such information. Moreover, K.I.T. Group GmbH is not responsible for the content of websites providing links to our pages.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins:

Some of the conferences we organize integrate social plugins (referred to as “plugins” hereinbelow) into their websites; these plugins are offered by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked by a Facebook logo or will consist  of a “Like” button.

Whenever you access a page of our website containing such a plugin, your browser will create a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook will directly transmit the plugin content to your browser, which in turn will embed it into the website.

These embedded plugins will inform Facebook that you have navigated to the corresponding page of our web offering. Should you have logged onto Facebook, Facebook will be able to correlate your visit to your Facebook account. Should you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the “Like” button or by posting a comment, your browser will transfer the corresponding information directly to Facebook and it will be stored there.

Please access Facebook’s Data Use Policy site to obtain further information on the purposes pursued by Facebook in collecting data, the scope in which it does so, as well as the further processing and use of such data; the policy also addresses your rights in this regard and the settings you may select to protect your privacy.

Should you not wish to allow Facebook to use our web offering in order to collect data about you, all you need to do is log out of Facebook prior to navigating to our website. However, it may still be possible for Facebook to identify you as a user of our website, using your IP address, even if you have not logged onto Facebook before.

Procedural Register:

Publicly accessible procedural register of K.I.T. Group GmbH (Section 4g paragraph 2 of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG, Federal Data Protection Act))

Should you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data please contact our data protection officials: Mr Holger Staeck, Messe Berlin, Phone.: +49 (0) 30/30 38-2889 or via email: security@kit-group.org

Disclaimer:

K.I.T. Group GmbH reserves the right to modify the present data protection guidelines at any time, subject to the requirements under data protection law.