Privacy policy

Short Version:

In general, our website can be used anonymously. The provision of personal data is purely voluntary and you will always be informed if and for what purpose we want to save your data. Personal data is the data that allows us to identify you and/or to contact you. This includes your name, your postal address or email address, your LinkedIn Profile URL and current affiliation and location.

You have the right to receive information about your data, the right to have such data corrected or deleted, the right to the restriction of processing and the right to object to processing.

You may contact the responsible party for the processing of personal data on this website via e-mail: .

Data processing in connection with events, education programs, and requests for information and offers

When you register for an event, sign up or apply, we need specific information from you, depending on the nature of the service. The registration, application and / or offer form indicates which information is required and which is voluntary. If you contact us informally and the necessary information is missing, we will contact you or request the information from you. Your data will not be shared with third parties. Any exceptions (for example, at co-operative events) are clearly stated at the time of registration.

We use your data solely for the processing of your request, and the handling of the application, registration, event, training and complaints process, for customer service, and in particular (as far as this is legally permissible), if applicable, after the research of further data—to contact you to present offers and clarify your need for our services, to send you advertisements on similar trainings, events and services (including via e-mail) and to prove that we may send you this advertising.

In connection with events and training programs you also have the possibility to provide us with information regarding any special needs (e.g., food intolerances and allergies) if applicable. In this case, we ask for your explicit consent regarding data processing. The data will be processed solely in connection with the event or training program. In certain cases it may be necessary to pass on this information to third parties who carry out the respective service (e.g., to the caterer, the hotel, etc). Again, we will ask for your consent. Your consent and provision of information are voluntary. However, in the case that you do not give consent or supply information about your needs, we will be unable to take them into account. The legal basis of processing is Art. 9 para. 2 letter a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The data will be deleted by us no later than three months after the end of the event.

Contingent upon your consent, we will use the participant information at events and training programs also for networking between participants and to document the events for attendees, for example, by providing or circulating participant lists. The legal basis of processing is Art. 6 para.1 subpara. 1 letter a of the GDPR. The data will be deleted by us no later than three months after the end of the event.

Due to tax and commercial reasons, we are compelled to save your registration and, if applicable, any associated communication as well as invoice and payment data. We will delete your data as soon as it is no longer needed for this purpose. We are required to retain business and commercial letters and other tax-relevant documents to fulfill our commercial and tax law archiving obligations. We will delete this data by 31 March of the seventh calendar year following their creation, and in the case of accounting documents by the eleventh calendar year after their creation. In the interest of handling applications, registrations, events, trainings and claims, your data will be deleted three months after the end of the event or training. For customer service (including the processing of your enquiry) your data will be deleted in the event of your objection or by 31 March of the fifth calendar year after your last application, registration, event or training participation, request for information or an offer or expression of interest. For the purpose of promotional mailings your data will be deleted in the event of your objection or we if definitively cease promotional mailings. For the purpose of proof of your registration and in a similar sense for the advertised events, trainings and services or for proof of consent your data will be deleted by 31 March of the fourth calendar year that follows the last promotional mailing.

The legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 letter a (as far as consent is granted), letter b (for the processing and handling of your request, application or registration including the
implementation of the contract) and f GDPR. The legal basis of processing for providing proof of your request, application or registration, or consent are Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 letter c in conjunction with Art. 5 para. 2 GDPR and Art. 24 para. 1 GDPR, as well as Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 letter f GDPR. The legal basis for the tax retention is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 letter c GDPR in conjunction with §§ 147 AO, 257 HGB. Legitimate interest in processing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 letter f GDPR are the fulfillment of your request, the promotion of the sale of our services, appropriate advertising, the assertion or exercise of legal rights or the defense against legal claims. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):