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Data Protection Regulations of Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

The present data protection regulations make equal reference to both men and women. For the purpose of simplification, only the male form is used.

1. General Information on Data Protection

The Internet portal of Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG is primarily a marketplace for the processing of business transactions. Although a great deal of information is also available to anonymous visitors, there is sometimes a need for us to obtain data from you which can be company or even person- related in order to provide you with the desired services. Our systems protect your data in accordance with internationally applicable data protection standards, the data protection directive of the European Union and national data protection regulations. Our goal is to make it possible for you to be certain of responsible and confidential treatment of your data. Encoding procedures are used for the secure transmission of payment data. This means that communication between your browser and our system cannot be read by other participants in the Internet. Personal data is used exclusively for the purposes explicitly stated in these data protection regulations or during later data collection.

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. As we are not responsible for their information, we recommend that you study the information provided on such sites concerning data protection carefully.

Each time content is requested from our Internet site, data (e.g. name of the file requested, date/time, data volume transferred) on this process is stored in a protocol file. In this way, we monitor user conduct throughout the entire website. Nevertheless, the bringing together of this information with data on individual users is only carried out with prior, written consent. Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG classifies the entire use statistics on the basis of the user´s domain name, the browser type and the MIME type by reading out this information from the browser string (the information contained in the browser of every user). We monitor and list the search terms entered in the search engine by users; nevertheless, this tracing is never carried out in connection with individual users.

We also use so-called session cookies. These enable optimization of communication times for incoming web inquiries. As a fundamental rule, our website can also be used without cookies, however this can result in restrictions with individual applications. Cookies are not used for the preparation of person-related use profiles.

Should you have any further questions or comments concerning our data protection concept or wish to have your personal data barred for any particular form of use, kindly contact us by e-mail at the following address: service@igedo.com

2. Data Protection with Special Applications

2.1 Online Orders

When you use our online ordering system, we receive from you the data required for processing of the order and performance of the services agreed. Data fields through which the data required for processing of the business transaction is collected, are always marked separately (with an asterisk).

If you provide additional, voluntary data, for example on particular specialist interests, we can send you targeted specialist information even before an event. This means that, by entering this data, you yourself decide which data we receive from you on you and your company.

2.2 Surveys

We make it possible to participate in interactive surveys so that users can exchange their opinions with other users easily and discover the thoughts of our users on important subjects. Surveys are also used to enable even more precise adaptation of the content and services to our customer base. In this respect, we use a system which "marks" users following the casting of their vote, thus preventing them from voting more than once on a specific question. There is no correlation between this marking and information on individual users. Exercising our own discretion, we forward the demographic information collected during these surveys to the other users of the portal, but never your person- related data.

2.3 Message Boards / Forums

Message boards and forums enable lively, non-chaired conversations on a variety of topics. We require users to register on a personal and company basis in order to prevent misuse of this platform.

2.4 Electronic Newsletters

We enable the ordering of electronic newsletters on various subject areas. For this, we record the e- mail addresses of those users who voluntarily register as subscribers. The users can delete themselves from the circulation list by following the instructions included in every dispatch.

2.5 Prize Competitions, Loyalty Programs

If we organize loyalty programs or prize competitions, all rules and information on the respective procedure and the use of person-related data are stated clearly during the full period of the programs. The information collected is also used for verification of the user identity and to inform the winners. Here too, the policy of Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG is not to forward information on specific persons to third parties.

2.6 Social Media Plug-ins

2.6.1 Facebook

Our Internet presence uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are labeled with the Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook social plug-in".

If you access an Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG website that includes such plug-ins, your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook, which also embeds information in the website.

Through embedding the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed on the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. click the "like" button or add a comment, your browser transmits the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where it is stored.

Please refer to the data protection information issued by Facebook to learn about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook. You will also find information about your rights and your settings options to protect your privacy.

If you do not wish Facebook to collect data about your visit to our website, please log out of your Facebook account before accessing our site.

2.6.2 Twitter

Our Internet presence uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The plug-ins are labeled with a Twitter logo.

If you access an Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG website that includes such plug-ins, your browser connects directly to the Twitter servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser by Twitter, which also embeds information in the website.

Through embedding the plug-in, Twitter receives the information that you have accessed on the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. forward a tweet or add your own comment, your browser transmits the corresponding information directly to Twitter, where it is stored.

Please refer to the data protection information issued by Twitter to learn about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter. You will also find information about your rights and your settings options to protect your privacy.

If you do not wish Twitter to collect data about your visit to our website, please log out of your Twitter account before accessing our site.

3. Public Process Directory

3.1. Name of the Responsible Body:

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

3.2. Managing Partner

Philipp Kronen

3.3. Address of the Responsible Body:

Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61, D-40474 Düsseldorf

3.4. Purpose of the Collection, Processing or Use of Data

The purpose of Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG is the holding of trade fairs and exhibitions at home and abroad, especially in the form of international fashion fairs and the performance of all business directly or indirectly related to this.

The data is collected, processed and used in the performance of the declared purposes of the company, in particular for the processing of the respective business transaction, including the provision of information to our customers before and after the event as well as concerning future events of Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG. Your person-related data is not forwarded to third parties for promotional purposes.

3.5. Description of the Groups of Persons concerned and of the Corresponding Data or Categories

For the fulfillment of the purposes stated under 3.4, the following person-related data is collected, processed and used for each group of persons:

Group of Persons Data Category
Representatives of exhibiting companies Company data with addresses, contact persons and communication data, information on sector of industry, product data, contract and invoicing data A
Professional exhibition visitors (representatives of companies visiting trade exhibitions) Registration data such as company data with addresses, contact persons and communication data, information on sector of industry, product interests as well as contract and invoicing data B
Potential exhibitors (potential new customers) Company data with addresses, contact persons and communication data, information on sector of industry, product data, interests C
Contact persons of suppliers, service providers, other business partners Company data or data on institutions with addresses, contact persons and communication data, information on services, contract and invoicing data D

Video surveillance is used in the exhibition center for the purpose of managing traffic/visitor flows and for security purposes. No evaluation is carried out for other purposes.

Personnel data on employees, applicants and service companies is used within the framework of internal communication, servicing, administration and for invoicing purposes.

3.6 Recipients or Categories of Recipient to whom the Data can be forwarded

  • Public bodies given the existence of overriding legal regulations (categories A-D)
  • Companies who acquire an exhibition event from Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG (categories A-C)
  • Foreign representations if the registered company office of the person visiting the exhibition is abroad (category B)
  • Order-data processors of Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG (categories A + B)
  • Service providers for exhibition-accompanying services if the person inquires about corresponding services from Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG (categories A-C)

  • In future we will also offer exhibitors electronic use of professional visitor data. This service would be available subject to the proviso of the professional visitor allowing the exhibitor to scan the barcode on his entrance ticket. As such, the professional visitor would decide for himself whether his electronic professional visitor ticket reaches the exhibitor. There would be no transmission of data if the visitor objected to the forwarding of his data to the exhibitor (category B)

In all cases, the forwarding of data is for fulfillment of the purposes stated under 3.4.

3.7 Normal Periods for the Blocking/Deletion of Data

The law contains a wide range of regulations concerning the meeting of requirements and deadlines. Upon expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data is deleted as a routine procedure. Excepted from this is data required for the processing of the respective business transaction with Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG and in particular for informing customers before and after the event as well as concerning future events. The data on customers who no longer wish to receive corresponding information will be blocked. To ensure a declaration of this kind by the customer is respected at all times, the data of the objecting party must be kept permanently in a blocked list and, as a rule, cannot be deleted (see § 35 (3) no. 2 BDSG (German Data Protection Act).

3.8 Transmission of Data Abroad

The fulfillment of contractual purposes or the performance of pre-contractual measures with potential exhibitors/exhibitors as well as with potential visitors or visiting companies from third countries fundamentally necessitates the forwarding of data to the international representation office of the corresponding third country. To this end, the corresponding data as set out under 3.5 is forwarded to the responsible international representation office

In the case of representatives of companies from third countries who visit a trade exhibition, the name of the visitor can also be forwarded to the responsible international representation office, provided no objection has been received concerning the forwarding. The registration data of a company whose representative visits an exhibitor at his stand can - provided the visitor does not object to the scanning of his data on the barcode of his entrance ticket - be forwarded to the exhibitor visited, irrespective of whether the exhibitor is from Germany, the EU or another third country.

In all cases in which we ourselves arrange the transmission of person-related data to third countries which do not have a sufficient level of data protection regulations, the data is only forwarded if the recipient gives a contractual undertaking to adhere to equal standards of data protection and data security as we ourselves.

4. Right of Objection

Naturally, every one of our customers is at liberty to indicate purposes for which his person-related data should not be used. Should you no longer wish your data to be used for a specific purpose, you can object to farther reaching use of your data here.