Collecting, Processing and Use of Personal Data
Questions, suggestions or comments regarding data protection at Deutsche Messe should be sent via e-mail to Deutsche Messe's Data Protection Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Questions, suggestions or comments regarding data protection in relation to the online services provided by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) as the organizer of EMO Hannover should be sent via e-mail to the VDW’s Data Protection Officer at email@example.com .
Cookies are ASCII files (cookie.txt) in which text information is collected during your online session and stored. Your browser determines where the cookies are stored on your hard disk. Cookies contain information that is sent back to the host server during your next online visit. They can be read only by the server that originally placed them on your hard disk.
Deutsche Messe and service providers acting on behalf of Deutsche Messe only employ session cookies that are absolutely necessary for providing user functionality, aiding users in navigating our websites or for gathering market statistics. If you don’t enable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the websites you browse. As a default setting, most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can also set your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is sent.
Social media plugins
The social media plugins on this page enable you to share articles of interest via your preferred networks.
Please note that by default these plugins transmit information (IP address, non SSL-protected data) as soon as you access the web page that contains them. This information is transmitted to the respective sites in the U.S. To protect your privacy, we employ a 2-click procedure in which information is only passed on to third parties the moment you activate a button by clicking on it. After that you can use the button for sharing content in the usual way.
Creating a User Account for the Use of exclusive Online Services
As the organizer of EMO Hannover, the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) offers various online services for registered users. It also offers a registration service for complimentary admission tickets. Use of these services requires the prior creation of a user account. Deutsche Messe AG is contracted by the VDW to process the data collected during the above registration processes.
To enable your registration, the VDW needs your consent to collect, process and use your personal data. You can revoke your consent at any time, in which case the revocation will apply from the time of revocation forward.
Registration and Accreditation of Journalists
Deutsche Messe AG offers an online accreditation service that journalists can use to apply for press passes. It also offers as a simple online registration service that enables journalists to access the press-only areas of Deutsche Messe’s websites. The registration processes for these services involve the creation of user accounts. For your registration, Deutsche Messe needs your consent to collect, process and use your personal data. You can revoke your consent at any time, in which case the revocation will apply from the time of revocation forward.
Log file data & Web Analytics
Deutsche Messe automatically receives log file data whenever you access a Deutsche Messe website. Deutsche Messe uses this data – in pseudonymized form – for the purposes of website optimization, advertising and market research. You have the right to opt out of this at any time by sending an email to Deutsche Messe's Data Protection Officer.
Anonymous site usage data are also collected and stored by means of a comScore method. The data are stored on your computer in the form of cookies which allow for anonymous analysis of website usage. It is not possible to use the data so collected to identify specific users. The data are used for optimization purposes only, and IP addresses are stored only in anonymized form. The data are not used for any other purpose, nor are they forwarded to any third parties. If you prefer not to allow anonymous use of your data, you can opt out by following this link: http://www.sitestat.com/?lang=en_US . This will prevent "Sitestat analytics tag" cookies from being stored for comScore analysis.
Deutsche Messe processes your personal data on specially protected servers in Germany. Access is restricted to a small group of authorized persons who are empowered by Deutsche Messe to administer the technical, commercial and content-related aspects of the server.
Right of Revocation
You may revoke your consent for the processing of personal data at any time.
You can at any time delete the user profile you have created and activated during online registration with the VDW. To do this, simply access your profile online and click on "Delete Personal Profile."
We are required by law to keep certain types of data on file. Consequently, if you delete your profile, these data will remain undeleted, but will be locked to protect your privacy.
Our personalized service relies on processing personal data which you have provided. If you revoke your consent for the processing of your personal data, we will no longer be able to provide a personalized service.