Privacy Policy

The use of our website is usually possible without entering personal data. As far as personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email addresses), this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. Without your express consent, this data will not be forwarded to any third party.

We point out that transferring data on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect the data against third-party access. 

We hereby expressly object to the third-party use of contact details published within the scope of imprint obligations, such as for the transmission of not explicitly requested advertising and information material. The operator of this site expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unrequested advertisements, such as spam emails.

Right of access

Upon written request, we will gladly inform you about the stored data relating to you.

Security note

We undertake all necessary technical and organisational security measures to store your personal data in a way that they are not accessible to third parties. However, when communicating via email, we cannot guarantee complete data security and therefore recommend that the postal service be used to send confidential information.

Access data/server log files

Our webspace provider records every access to our website (so-called server log files). Access data includes:

The name of the accessed website, file, date and time of the access, transferred data volume, message about successful access, browser type and version, operation system of the user, referrer URL (previously accessed site), domain/IP address and the requesting provider.

We use the log data for statistic evaluation only, for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of our offer. However we reserve the right to subsequently review the log files, when factual indications justify the suspicion of an unlawful use.

Use and disclosure of personal data

Provided you have made your personal data available to us, we shall use it only for answering your inquiries, for executing contracts concluded with you, for the necessary technical administration and for providing you with additional information about our offers.

Your personal data shall only be forwarded to third parties or transferred at all where it is required in order to fulfil the contract – particularly disclosure of order data to suppliers – or for invoicing purposes or where you have given your express prior consent. You may, at any time, revoke your given consent and future effects thereof. This, however, does not exclude sharing information with government institutions (e.g. prosecution authorities) as far as is demanded by German or European law.

The deletion of the stored personal data is carried out if you revoke your consent to the storage, if knowledge of the same is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued with the storage or if the storage is illegitimate for any other legal reasons.

Contact support

Upon contacting the IGA Berlin 2017 (e.g. via contact form or email), the personal data of the user will be stored in order to process the request and for the event of occurring follow-up questions.

Newsletter

With the newsletter, we keep you informed about us and our offers.

If you wish to receive the newsletter, we shall need your valid email address as well as information that allows us to ascertain that you are the holder of the entered email address and that the holder of the specified email address agrees to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. This data shall only be used for dispatch of the newsletter and shall not be forwarded to third parties.

Upon your registration for the newsletter, we shall store your IP address and the date of your registration. This storage solely serves as evidence in the event that a third party has abused the email address and registered for the newsletter without the true holder’s knowledge.

You may, at any time, revoke your given consent to storing your data and your email address and to using it for the dispatch of the newsletter. The revocation can be carried out via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or per message to one of the above contact options.

Integration of services and contents compiled by third parties

It may occur that contents of third parties – such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites – are integrated into this online offering. This always assumes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as Third-Party Providers) identify the user’s IP address, as they cannot send the contents to the browser of the respective user without this automatic recognition. So the IP address is necessary for the display of these contents. We make every effort to use only contents whose respective providers use the IP address for the delivery of the contents only. However, it is beyond our influence if Third-Party Providers store IP addresses for statistical purposes, for example. Where known, we make our users aware of this.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable the storage of device-related information from the user´s respective access device (PC, smart phone, etc.). They serve the user-friendliness, and thereby the users (e.g. storage of login data). They also allow statistic data of the website usage to be collected and analysed in order to improve the offering. Users can influence the application of cookies. Most browsers provide an option for restricting their storage or for completely deactivating cookies. However, we point out that the usage and particularly the convenience of use is limited without cookies.

You can manage many online-advertising cookies via the US site or the EU site.

Google Analytics

This offering uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on the users’ computers allowing the use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually forwarded to and stored on a Google server in the US.

However, within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area Agreement, users´ IP addresses will be abbreviated by Google beforehand, provided IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. The IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of this website´s operator, Google will use this information for evaluating the ways in which users use the website, for compiling reports of the website activities and for rendering to the operator further services related to the Internet and website usage.

The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting their browser accordingly. However, we point out that, in that case, you might not be able to make full use of all functions of this website. Furthermore, users can prevent Google from collecting and processing cookie-generated data related to their use of the website (including their IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from this link.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent Google Analytics from collection on this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

Use of Facebook social plugins

This offering uses social plugins (Plugins) of the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (Facebook). The plugins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (white f on blue tile, terms ‘Like’, ‘Gefällt mir’ or a thumbs-up sign) or are indicated with ‘Facebook social plugin’. View list and design of Facebook social plugins here.

Upon accessing a page of this website containing a plugin of this kind your browser will automatically connect with Facebook servers. The plugin´s content will be directly transmitted from Facebook to your browser, which will integrate it in the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the data volume collected by Facebook with this plugin and inform you according to our present state of knowledge:

Through plugin integration, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the website. If the user is logged in at the same time on Facebook, their visit can be assigned to their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the ‘Like’ button or entering a comment, the corresponding information will be directly transmitted to and stored on Facebook. If a user is not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility for Facebook to find out and store their IP address. According to Facebook, Germany only stores anonymised IP addresses.

Purpose and volume of the data collection, the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your related rights and settings options for your privacy protection can be viewed in this Facebook privacy notice.

As a Facebook member that wants to prevent Facebook from collecting data about your visit on this website and from merging this data with your member data,, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting this site. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings.

Twitter

This offer uses buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terms such as ‘Twitter’ or ‘Follow’”, in connection with the stylised blue bird of the Twitter logo. Buttons can be used for following Twitter or for sharing an article or page from this website on Twitter.

Upon accessing a website of this Internet appearance which contains a button of this kind, your browser will automatically connect with Twitter servers. The button´s content will be directly transmitted from Twitter to your browser. Therefore, we have no influence on the data volume collected by Twitter with this plugin and inform you according to our present state of knowledge: only your IP address will be transmitted to the URL of the respective website and only for the purpose of displaying the button. Further information can be found in this Twitter privacy notice.

Revocations, alterations, corrections and updates

The user is entitled to request information regarding his stored personal data free of charge and furthermore has the right to have it corrected, blocked or deleted, provided there is no legal requirement to preserve records.