20. - 22.09.2017
18th EPA Congress and Exhibition 2017

 
 
 

Privacy Policy

The below provides you with an overview concerning our collection and processing of your personal data as well as your rights under the privacy law.

Name and contact information for responsible person

the responsible party is

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
represented by Presidents Petra Haarburger and Martin Roschkowski
Rotebuehlstr. 83-85
70178 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 711 61946-0
Email address: info@mesago.com

you can reach our data protection officer at

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Jens Preussner
Rotebühlstr. 83-85
70178 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 69 7575-5335
Email address: privacy@mesago.com

Purposes of processing the data and its legal basis

to satisfy contractual requirements in accordance with Article 6 para. 1b GDPR

Data is collected in order to carry out pre-contractual measures and contracts. Please refer to the respective contract documents for the subject matter to be processed and the data required therefore.

with your consent Article 6 para. 1a GDPR

If you give us your consent, we will use your data to inform you about our events and services. For this purpose, we will also relay your data within the Messe Frankfurt group of companies and the respective sales partners in your home country. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

to satisfy legal requirements in accordance with Article 6 para. 1c GDPR

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH must observe various legal requirements, particularly commercial and tax law. Obligations to archive data arise under this.

based on legitimate interests according to Article 6 para. 1f GDPR

Beyond the satisfaction of contractual or legal obligations, we process your data to protect the legitimate interests of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH or third parties in the following cases:

  • Your ticket as business card

    The contact data stated in the registration are retrievable by the code on your ticket. You have the opportunity to give your business partner your contact data by having them scan the code on your ticket.

  • Cookies

    With each request for content from our online offerings, cookies are used to optimise communication times and for the anonymised statistical analysis of the use of our online presence. We do not intend to create personal usage profiles.

    If you do not wish us to use cookies, simply set your Internet browser to delete cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies, or warn you before a cookie is stored, so you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want the cookie. For more information, see the help function of your Internet browser, e.g. under

    Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies)

    Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored)

    Important: Certain functions, such as the recovery of the shopping basket contents, are only available using cookies. We therefore recommend that you do not completely disable cookies.

  • Navigator Apps

    When you use our Navigator Apps your data are collected, saved and evaluated anonymously only via Webtrekk. It is not possible to identify you as user of the app.
    If the anonymous tracking is not desired, it is possible to block it through the app menu (sections setting, data protection).

  • Webtrekk

    Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH uses the services of Webtrekk GmbH. Webtrekk GmbH is a company domiciled in Germany, Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin, which collects, stores, and analyses usage data. It has been certified in Germany for data protection in the area of web controlling, according to which its processing of data was inspected for data protection compliance and data security.

    Webtrekk GmbH uses a cookie if you use Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH services. It enables the collection, storage and evaluation of the usage data by Webtrekk GmbH. The usage data that is collected is anonymised by shortening the IP address. Thus, it is no longer possible for Webtrekk to identify you as a visitor to Messe Frankfurt services, either. The shortened IP address is needed only for the purposes of session identification and geolocalisation (down to the city level). You can find additional information about data protection at Webtrekk at https://www.webtrekk.com/de/legal/opt-out-webtrekk/. A cookie must be used to deactivate Webtrekk and to exclude the collection of usage data (referred to as "webTrekkOptOut"). The cookie is available here (https://www.webtrekk.com/de/index/opt-out-webtrekk/) . If the cookie is used, the usage data is not collected.

  • Feathr

    In the course of remarketing campaigns, we use "Feathr" retargeting technology to contact visitors in the Feathr partner network again at a later point in time based on the user's previous behaviour on this website using stored cookies. If you do not wish to receive any targeted advertising through Feathr, you can prevent this by using the following link: https://www.feathr.co/privacy-policy. Your browser must accept cookies for this objection to be permanent.

  • ADITION

    Our website uses the adserving technology solution of ADITION technologies.

    ADITION uses cookies to control and optimise the display of advertising material provided by ADITION's customers for the user. By setting cookies, ADITION does not store personal data such as names, e-mail addresses or other personal details. All information is purely anonymised and contains technical information such as the ad frequency and the display date, the browser used or the operating system installed.

    All of ADITION's data collection processes comply strictly with German data protection law. All stored data is stored on servers in the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Clicking on the following link stops the collection of anonymised data. In this case, ADITION will replace the current cookie with a new opt-out cookie. This opt-out cookie deletes the previously stored information, including the IP address, and prevents the further collection of anonymised information. You can prevent the system from recording usage data at any time using the cookie opt-out option.

    Retrieving the opt-out status.

    Setting the opt-out cookie.

    Cancelling the opt-out.

    IMPORTANT: if this opt-out cookie is deleted, ADITION can no longer determine that an opt-out has taken place. In this case the opt-out process will have to be repeated.

  • Target group-oriented advertising

    We also use cookies for target group-oriented advertising: We also allow data providers or other automated data collection tools to use our cookies so that they can support us in providing our own content and ads as well as in measuring the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies can provide de-identified demographic or other data combined with data that you have transmitted to us (e.g. your email address) and which we relay to data providers exclusively in encrypted form, thus in a form that cannot be read by humans. The data gathered on our websites from registered users is not anonymous. We use this information together with other information that we know about or derive from you, e.g. your preferences in order to provide you with content, services and advertisements that are tailored to you. You can prevent interest-based advertising on our website by respectively blocking these cookies.

  • Facebook plug-ins

    Our website contains plug-ins from Facebook, Palo Alto, USA. Facebook is a social network. The relevant plug-in is recognisable by the Facebook logo or the "like" button. A general overview of all plug-ins from Facebook is available under the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins?locale=en_US

    As soon as you visit our website, the Facebook plug-in establishes a direct connection between your Internet browser and the Facebook servers. This way, Facebook is informed that our website has been visited with your IP address. If you happen to be logged in to Facebook, you can link the relevant content on our website to your Facebook profile, for example, by clicking the "Like" button. It is then possible for Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account. As the provider of our website, we are not informed by Facebook about the content of the transmitted data or the data usage. You can find more information under the following link: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

    If you are a member of Facebook, but do not want Facebook to receive data about you via our website and connect it to your membership data, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

  • Facebook Custom Audience

    The Custom Audience Pixel (a small Java script code) of the social network Facebook, Palo Alto, USA is integrated on our pages. When you visit our pages, this pixel creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you visited our website using your IP address. This allows Facebook to allocate your visit to our webpages to your user account. We can use this information to display Facebook ads.

    Please note that, as the website provider, we are not given any information on the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by Facebook. Further information about this is available in the Facebook privacy policy at (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). If you do not wish data to be collected via Custom Audience, you can disable Custom Audiences here (https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/).
  • Twitter plug-ins

    Our website contains plug-ins from Twitter Inc., San Francisco, USA. If you use Twitter and in particular the like and retweet function, Twitter will link your Twitter account to the websites you visit. This will be disclosed to other users on Twitter, especially your followers. This way, data is also transferred to Twitter.


    As the provider of our website, we are not informed by Twitter about the content of the transmitted data or the data usage. You can find more information under the following link: https://twitter.com/en/privacy


    However, please note that you have the option to change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

  • Twitter Remarketing

    With the Twitter Remarketing feature, we can target visitors to our website with advertising on the Twitter platform based on their interests. For this purpose, Twitter uses so-called "tags". Using this tag, website visits and data on use of the website are recorded in a pseudonymous, non-personal form. If you subsequently visit Twitter, you will see ads based on your interests. If you do not want Twitter to contact you with targeted advertising, you can disable this feature on Twitter at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20171528. For more information about data privacy at Twitter and on Twitter ads, visit:https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads

    The Twitter timeline shows all tweets in real-time with the event hashtag. Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH has no influence on the content presented here and expressly distances itself from racist, sexist and other prohibited content.

  • Linkedin Conversion Tracking

    Linkedin Conversion Tracking: We use the analysis and conversion tracking technology of the LinkedIn platform on our website. Using the above-mentioned LinkedIn technology, it is possible to display advertising that is more relevant and based on your interests. We also receive aggregated and anonymous reports from LinkedIn on ad activities and information about how you interact with our website.

    For more information on data privacy at LinkedIn, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_EN. You may object to the analysis of your usage behaviour by LinkedIn and the display of interest-based recommendations ("opt-out"). To do so, click on "Decline on LinkedIn" (for LinkedIn members) or "Decline" (for other users) at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

  • YouTube plug-ins

    This website contains at least one plug-in from YouTube, which belongs to Google Inc., San Bruno, USA. As soon as you visit pages on our website featuring a YouTube plug-in, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube, which will be informed which particular page of our website you visited. If you are also logged in to your YouTube account, you would enable YouTube to link your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your account first. For more information about YouTube's collection and use of your data, please read the privacy policy https://www.youtube.com/.

  • Google Tag Manager

    This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that is used to manage site tags via an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If disabled at the domain or cookie level, this will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

  • WhatsApp service

    Using our WhatsApp service is not related to our website.

    If you contact us using the WhatsApp instant messenger service, you will also automatically transfer your telephone number to us. It will only be used for the WhatsApp service and will not be shared with third parties.

    By installing and using WhatsApp on your mobile device, you agree to WhatsApp's terms and conditions, over which we have no influence. These include, but are not limited to, granting WhatsApp Inc. access to your phone number and the contacts stored in your mobile device. Especially the provision of contact details is partly regarded as unlawful and admonishable by case law. Similarly, data is stored on WhatsApp Inc. servers that are not subject to European data privacy legislation.

    We cannot accept any responsibility for any damage caused by your use of the respective platforms. You can unsubscribe from our WhatsApp channel at any time. Simply send us a WhatsApp message with the text "Stop".

    The technical processing is carried out by our service provider telegra.

  • Video monitoring

    The exhibition centre may be monitored by video to control the flow of traffic and visitors and for security purposes, which is indicated accordingly at the entrances. No analysis will be made for other purposes.

Recipients of the data

Only those who absolutely need your data to satisfy our pre-contractual, contractual and legal obligations or to communicate with you will receive access to said data. These can include:
- Affiliates of the Messe Frankfurt Group
- sales partners for your home country
- service providers supporting us as processors according to Article 28 GDPR.

Additional data recipients can be those to whom you have given your consent for data transmission on a case-by-case basis.

Transmission to a third country

With your consent or to satisfy contractual or legal obligations, we transmit data to our group companies and sales partners in third countries. By agreeing to the EU standard contractual clauses, they are obligated to observe the European level of data protection. You can get an overview of all of the group companies and sales partners here.

Duration of storage

Your data will be stored until our contractual obligations have been met. In order for us to provide you with offers concerning our events and services, data concerning this shall be stored for 8 years at most. The data will be deleted earlier if your knowledge is no longer necessary or if the purpose ceases to exist. Besides this, legal retention periods exist for certain data. Of particular relevance here are the periods specified in §257 commercial law, which requires us to store personal data provided within a contract for a maximum of 10 years, counting from the date of the last invoice or credit note. Should you not have settled all pecuniary claims within the 10 year retention period, we shall continue to store your personal data until your outstanding pecuniary obligations have been fulfilled.

Your rights under the data privacy law

With respect to personal data concerning you, pursuant to GDPR you have the right to information according to Article 15, rectification according to Article 16, erasure according to Article 17, restriction of processing according to Article 18, and data portability according to Article 20.

Personal data may only be erased after the legal retention period has expired. Please note that after erasure or restriction of processing, we may no longer be able to access such data and or may also no longer be in a position to answer related questions. If law requires us to further store personal data, we will set a lock flag and no longer use it for communication purposes.

According to Article 21 GDPR, at any time you can revoke consent given to us to process your personal data with effect for the future. We maintain a revocation list so that an objection to the use of data for advertising purposes can be considered at any time.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory data protection authority according to Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG. Responsible contact: Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Wuerttemberg, presently Dr. Stefan Brink, Koenigstraße 10a, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany, phone +49 (0) 711 615541-0, Fax: +49 (0) 711 615541-15, E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de 

According to Article 21 1 GDPR you have the right to object to the use of your personal data based on legitimate interests in conjunction with Article 6 para 1 f GDPR. Upon your objection, we will stop the processing according to Article 6 para 1 f GDPR, unless we can prove such legitimate interests, especially if you have not yet settled all pecuniary claims.

Our data protection officer is at your disposal for any concerns or questions concerning data privacy, your personal data stored by us as well as requests for amendments or erasure.

Automated decision-making

We do not use any automated decision-making to create or perform contractual relationships.


(as of 17 October 2018)