PRIVACY POLICY

Principles
Messe München GmbH (Munich International Trade Fairs) thanks you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and our products. We take the protection of your private data seriously and we want you to feel comfortable when visiting our Internet pages. The protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore it goes without saying that we comply with statutory provisions for data protection. Our employees are obligated to treat all information confidentially and they receive regular training in the areas of data protection and data security. In the sections below, we would like to briefly explain how we protect your data and what it means for you when you make use of our online offers.
Access data
When our Internet pages are called up, Messe München GmbH receives access data that is stored for protective purposes that basically allows us to identify you. This data includes
This information is assessed by Messe München GmbH and allows us to optimize our offerings as a whole and to personalize the content specifically for you, e.g. recognize you as a return visitor to our Internet offering. If you have an existing data set, the new data can be allocated to this data set in many cases. Exclusively for security reasons, the IP address of the computer used to access the website will be stored for a period of one month.
Personal data
Personal data is individual pieces of information about the personal or material circumstances of a specific or specifiable natural person. It includes information such as your name and your postal or e-mail address. The only time we save personal data in addition to your access data is if you give us this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, a survey, a prize competition, a contact inquiry, an application for a newsletter or to process an online order. Moreover, personal data is used only to the extent necessary and only for the legally permissible purpose for which you gave your consent. To ensure the secure transmission of your data, Messe München GmbH employs encryption procedures in secure areas. This means that communication between your browser and our order system, for instance, cannot be read by others on the Internet. Incidentally, using our order system is regarded as consenting to the storage and use of your data by Messe München and its partners.

Passing on personal data third data
Messe München GmbH renders some of its services together with select partners. These partners are subject to the same strict statutory provisions for data protection as and are integrated into the dataprotection concept of Messe München. 
Personal data is conveyed to state institutions and authorities only within the scope of statutory or judicial obligations.

Power of revocation
If you request in writing that Messe München GmbH or the representative responsible for you correct, cease from using or delete your personal data, we shall of course do so immediately. If you are registered as a user, we also offer you the opportunity to view the data for yourself and delete or change it if necessary.
Cookies
General information about cookies
Cookies are small text files that are used by many websites in Germany and around the world. Cookies are created when you visit our website and are deposited on your hard drive by our server. Our cookies do not contain any personal data. Cookies deposited by our servers can only be read by us and not by any other website. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. If you do not want to use the advantages of cookies, you can deactivate this function in your browser. Please note the various settings that are possible for your browser. Naturally, you can also view our website without cookies. However, doing so may limit the functions that are available to you on our site.

Conversion-Tracking
Tools provided by third parties are used on this website for analysis purposes. These tools measure how effective advertisements are at addressing the user (aka “conversion tracking”).

When you click on an advertisement of one of the third-party providers listed below, a cookie for conversion tracking is deposited on your computer. If you visit a certain Internet site, the third-party provider and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that site. This makes it possible for us to collect data that is important for our advertising activities. Where applicable, it tells us the total number of users that clicked on an advertisement, the length of their stay, their operating system, device model, location, payment transactions made and which mobile app functions have been used. However, it does not give us any personal information regarding the user's identity.

If you do not wish to participate in this form of conversion tracking, you can decline to have the necessary cookie placed on your system by setting your browser to generally deactivate the automatic placement of cookies. For example, you can use your Internet browser's “do not track” (DNT) option.

We work with the following third-party providers within the scope of our conversion tracking activities:
You can prevent the storage of cookies using an appropriate setting in your browser software. Please note that if you do this, some features of our websites may no longer function properly. In addition, you can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookies about your use of the websites and the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under “DoubleClick Opt-out Extension” at the following link.

Additional information about data protection and cookies from Google is available here.
Other tools for marketing and optimization purposes We also use the following tools for marketing and optimization purposes:
Use of HubSpot
Our websites use software provided by HubSpot Inc. (henceforth “HubSpot”), in particular the online subscription service that includes the following: HubSpot Analytics, HubSpot Pixel, HubSpot Appstatic and HubSpot Collected Forms. These services are provided by HubSpot Scripts and the HubSpot API. An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a programming interface that connects our servicewith HubSpot. Scripts are small programs which partially serve to execute the above functions.
We use the HubSpot online subscription service. This enables us to create marketing websites on the servers of HubSpot Inc. Visitors can use these websites to find out more about our company, download content and input their contact details or other demographic information. This information is saved on and managed by the servers of the HubSpot Inc. service providers. If you find something of interest to you, this information will be used by our services to contact you. We use HubSpot to better coordinate our marketing, analyze data and generate leads. HubSpot collects data according to our instructions and has no direct relationship to you and your personal data that are processed.

a. Cookies by HubSpot
We use cookies from HubSpot to analyze trends, manage our website, track user movements around the website and to collect demographic data about our users overall.
We use cookies so we can personalize your online user experience. A cookie is a text file that is stored on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies do not execute programs on your computer nor do they introduce any viruses. Cookies are solely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie for you. One of the main purposes of cookies is to make time-saving practical functions available to you. Cookies are used to show the web server when you returned to a specific page.
You have the option to either accept or reject cookies. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically but as a rule you can change your browser setting to reject cookies. If you reject cookies you may not be able to use all the interactive functions of our websites.

b. Log files by HubSpot
We use HubSpot log files. These enable us to collect demographic data such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. To do this we use log files which are not linked with your name or other personal data. Data are also collected automatically via your computer hardware and software. These data may include the following: Your IP-address, browser type, domain name, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our website (e.g. HTML pages, graphics, etc.), the operating system, clickstream data, access pages and the addresses of websites via which you accessed our website. We use these data to compile general statistics about the use of our website.

c. Pixel by HubSpot
We use software technology from HubSpot known as a pixel. Through the pixel we can find out which content is effective so we can better manage the website and our services. Pixels are tiny graphics with a unique identifier. They function in a similar way to cookies in that they are used to track online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies which are saved on the computer hard disk of a user, pixels are embedded invisibly on websites or in emails and are about as large as the full stop at the end of this sentence. We use pixels in our HTML-based emails to track which emails are opened by the recipients. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of specific communications and our marketing campaigns. We combine the data collected by pixels in emails with the personal data of our customers. If you would like to unsubscribe from these emails you can do this at any time through an Opt-Out option. Please write to us if you have any questions.

d. Appstatic
We use mobile analysis software from HubSpot to analyze the functionality of our mobile apps on your mobile device in more detail. This software can collect information of the following types: how often you use the app, which events appear in the app, overall usage, performance data and from where the app was downloaded. In addition to the information that we collect from our websites, when you user our mobile apps we can also capture your location, your device model, device version, your device ID (UDID) and the version of your operating system. We can link the information that we save in the analysis software with personal data that you transfer in the mobile app. This enables us to improve our services for you and to optimize our marketing, our analyses and the functions of our website.
Click here to read the Privacy Policy of Hubspot: https://legal.hubspot.com/de/privacy-policy

Use of Google Analytics
On our websites we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies which are text files stored on your device and used to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to IP anonymization being enabled on these websites, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On our behalf Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with other services related to website activity and website usage. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can click on the following link to prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents you data being collected on future visits to this website:

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this you can disable them via the Ads Preference Manager http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en

Click here to read the Privacy Policy of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Other active content (e.g. Javascript, ActiveX) 
Javascript, ActiveX and other website control elements and script languages that contain executing elements can be deactivated at any time for security reasons using your browser. Our web pages are still navigable without Javascript.

Links 
Some of Messe München's web pages contain links to other websites. We take all reasonable care to check these direct links. Messe München GmbH is not responsible for the content of the websites to which we link. Messe München GmbH is also not responsible for the content of websites with links to our website.

Condition
Messe München GmbH reserves the right to alter these guidelines for data protection at any time in compliance with the stipulations of data protection law.

Questions and comments
If you have any questions or recommendations about data protection at Messe München GmbH, please feel free to contact our data-protection officer by e-mail:

Messe München GmbH 
Beauftragter für den Datenschutz
Messegelände
81823 München
Deutschland 
Tel.: +49 89 949-20720
E-Mail: datenschutz@messe-muenchen.de 



Munich , March 2018