Data privacy protection

We care about the protection of your personal data. In the following, you will be advised about what data is collected on this website and about your data protection rights. Please note: When clicking on a cooperative partner's or sponsor's logo or on the venue's or a hotel's URL you will be automatically redirected to the organization's website. Once you have been redirected, the organization's data privacy policy will apply.

I. Data controller as defined by Art. 4 number (7) if the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1. Name of the data controller and Chief Executive Officer:

Crain Communications GmbH

Chief Executive Officer:

Keith E. Crain, Editorial Director
Keith E. Crain, Jr. (KC), Group Publisher
(each vested with the power of sole representation, i.e., authorized to represent the company alone)

2. Address of data controller:

Crain Communications GmbH
Technopark - Argelsrieder Feld 13
82234 Oberpfaffenhofen
3. Data protection officer:
Michael Vogelbacher
consileo GmbH & Co. KG
Bahnhofstr. 5
53572 Unkel

II. Designated purpose and data economy

Collection and use of personal data on the following websites by CrainCommunications GmbH:

We collect and use your personal data solely in line with the provisions of the data privacy laws of the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. Please note the following information regarding the use, scope, and purposes of collecting and using your personal data. There will be no further processing for purposes other than those specified below. Please feel free to retrieve this notification from our website at any time.

III. Processing of your personal data

Your personal data will be processed in the following cases and for the following purposes:

1. Data transmission and logging for intrasystem and statistical purposes

When accessing our website, your Internet browser will automatically transmit data to our web server for technical reasons. This data includes the date and time of access, the URL of the referring website, the file accessed, the volume of data sent, the browser type and version, the operating system, and your IP address. This data is stored separately from other data you may enter when using our offer. It is not possible for us to associate this data with a specific person. This data is analyzed for statistical purposes and deleted afterwards.

2. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Website cookies are small files that allow the storage of specific information related to the device on the user's access device (PC, Smartphone or the like). On the one hand, they make websites user-friendlier and hence serve the users (e.g. by storing login data). On the other hand, they are used to collect statistical data on website usage and allow the analysis of this data with a view to improving an offering. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers offer users the option to restrict or altogether prevent the storage of cookies. However, please note that website use and particularly user convenience will be limited without cookies.

  3. How to register for the event

We use the data you have provided to us via the event registration form to process the event agreement, i.e., to send you a registration confirmation, invoice, admission tickets (where applicable), and information about the event. As part of the participation management, the data will be transmitted to the software service provider code piraten UG (with limited liability), Am Ruhmbach 44, 45149 Essen (

4. Event preregistration form

Once you provide us with your email address and other contact data as applicable by sending us the 'Event preregistration form', we will use this data on receipt of your confirmation via the confirmation link provided to you (double opt-in) to notify you if the designated Automobilwoche event(s), e.g. about new speakers or the program.

5. Newsletters

We will dispatch an event newsletter to the email address provided to us, including, where applicable, the Automobilwoche newsletter if you have opted to subscribe to one or both newsletters via our website. Our event newsletter will provide you with regular updates on current topics relating to Automobilwoche events. The Automobilwoche newsletter provides you with information about the latest products, news, and events. The email address details provided to us for sending you the newsletter will only ever be used by us. Under no circumstances will your data be sold to third-party companies, persons, or institutions. The data you provide to us for newsletter dispatch will be transferred for dispatch purposes to a software service provider (MailChimp operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, a company headquartered in the State of Georgia in the United States of America and Vertriebsunion meynen GmbH & Co. KG, Große Hub 10 c, 65344 Eltville - Martinsthal, Germany).

Of course, you may unsubscribe from the newsletter(s) at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter. Please note that if you subscribe to several newsletters, you may also have to click on 'unsubscribe' in both newsletters. You may also contact us by email at

6. Web analytics

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics as a Web Analytics Tool. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ('Google', 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S.A. and stored there. Due to the IP anonymization activated on our website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area to ensure the anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to and truncated by Google servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators, and to render additional services associated with the website use and internet use. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your internet browser within the scope of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. For more information, please see Google's privacy policy at, the statement on data use on websites using Google services at, on 'advertising' by Google at, and information and options for deactivating personalized advertising at

Browser opt-out
You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by adjusting your browser settings for storing cookies accordingly or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Mobile opt-out
You can also prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by placing an opt-out cookie by clicking on the following link. This step will place an opt-out cookie to prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

7. Google Web Fonts

To make our website easier to read, we use Google web fonts via an API (application programming interface). Every time you visit our site, these fonts are saved in the cache, i.e., the buffer memory of your web browser. To do this, the browser connects to Google's servers and transmits your IP address to Google, advising Google that you have visited our website. If you visit our website via a browser that is not web font compatible, the page will be displayed in one of your computer's standard fonts instead.

IV. Data subjects and categories of data

Data subjects include customers, participants at events, visitors to the website, suppliers and business partners, speakers, and employees. Here is where IP addresses, photos or videos (of participants at past events) and (when registering for an event) data such as title, surname, given name, function, email address, company delivery address (street address and number, zip code, city, country), billing address (street address and number, zip code, city, country), payment details and, where applicable, telephone or fax number are recorded. However, said data will be recorded only to the extent outlined under Designated purpose and data economy.

V. Legal basis

Legal basis for the storage, processing and transfer of your data is, on the one hand, your consent (e.g., in the case of newsletters or photos; Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), our legitimate interest in the continuous improvement of our communication with users through web analysis tools, it being understood that the balancing of interests did not result in any restriction of your rights and freedoms (Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or, in the case of registration for the event and for billing and contract processing, the participation agreement made with you (Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

VI. Deletion of data

If the Designated purpose ceases to apply and of there is also no legal retention period, the relevant personal data will be deleted. As a general rule, the data will only be stored for the duration of the above-mentioned purposes. Our software service providers will only store the data for as long as you wish to receive the newsletter or be kept informed about other events.

VII. Disclosure of data

1. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed
Your data will be passed on to IT service providers and the postal service for order processing and order fulfillment purposes:
ALPHA Systems GmbH, Publishing and Advertisi
ng Service (print mailings)

ADV Schoder, Augsburger Druck- und Verlagshaus
(printed mailings)

Aloe GmbH
(printed participants lists)
As part of the participation management, the data will be transmitted to the software service provider code piraten UG (with limited liability), Am Ruhmbach 44, 45149 Essen (
(billing, maintenance of participants lists)
Pursuant to statutory regulations, we are also obliged to forward the data to the internal revenue service and/or other government authorities and agencies.
2. Data transfer to third countries
Data are only transferred to third countries for newsletter dispatch purposes. For this purpose, we use the 'MailChimp' service operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, U.S.A.). MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, thereby ensuring compliance with a data protection standard comparable to that of the European Union. Click here to verify data protection compliance: For information about privacy at MailChimp (in English) please visit

VIII. Rights of data subjects

You have the right to contact the responsible data controller (see above) at any time and to request information on how your data is processed. You have the right to rectification of your data. You have the right to restrict the processing of your data, i.e., you have the right to demand that only partial information be processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. Crain Communications GmbH will in that case verify the extent to which the requested non-processing conflicts with your legal disclosure and processing obligations and will inform you accordingly. You have a right to data portability, i.e., you have the right demand hand-over your personal data in machine-readable form, in a common format determined by us. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority responsible for your country if you feel that we are not handling your personal data properly or in line with this data privacy policy. If you have given us your consent to process your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. If you are receiving advertising from us, you also have the right to object, i.e., you may unsubscribe advertising from us at any time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at datenschutzbeauftragter(at)

IX. Social media

Digital Automobilwoche presences on social media channels have simple links on our website. This means that no data is passed on to these networks as long as you remain on our website. For the sake of data protection transparency, however, please be advised below of the data processing that takes place whenever you access the corresponding social media.

1. Data privacy policy for our Facebook page

Below, we inform you of which data is processed when you access our Facebook fan page. As the operator of our fan page, we receive anonymized visitor statistics (insights) which are created by Facebook on the basis of this data. Page insights are summarized data that allow us to gain information about how users interact with our page. We do not receive personal data. This means that we do not gain insight into the individual personal data of visitors to our Facebook page. As the operator of the fan page, we are jointly responsible with Facebook for the visitor statistics (Insights) (Art. 26 GDPR), with Facebook assuming primary responsibility. The legal basis for the use of the Insights data is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 1 f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to provide information and communication offers to interested parties and customers via social networks. We use this information for economic and communication purposes, including our efforts to remain competitive as a company. Whenever you access our Facebook page, Facebook (Facebook Inc., Headquarters: 1 Hacker Way, 94025 Menlo Park, CA, U.S.A.; for users within the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) will place cookies on the device used by you for this purpose (i.e., your computer or mobile device), the purpose of which is to store information in web browsers and to remain effective for a period of up to two years unless deleted. Facebook receives, records and processes the information stored in the cookies. This happens not only when you access Facebook services such as our Facebook page, but also with services provided by other members of the Facebook group of companies, as well as services provided by other companies that use Facebook services. Facebook partners and third parties also use cookies on Facebook services to provide services to Facebook or to the companies advertising on Facebook. The data is used by Facebook Group and third party companies for product research and development and advertising and sponsored content. Please note that cookie placement when you access our Facebook page occurs regardless of whether or not you have a Facebook account. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook collects and processes data whenever you access the Fan Page, if you have provided it in your Facebook account. This includes your age, gender, relationship status, professional situation, and information about your lifestyle, interests, and purchases or buying behavior (demographic data). Facebook also collects and processes geographic data such as your location. This is used by Facebook to offer its information services and advertising in a specifically targeted manner (personalization). Facebook can associate this data with your person. If you do not have a Facebook account, the cookie placed will in any case collect your IP address, information about your device, the region of your device or, where applicable, the precise location where you use it, call times and dwell times, and will estimate the above demographic data based on your browsing behavior. You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our Facebook page (including your IP address) by Facebook and the processing of this data by Facebook by adjusting your cookie settings before calling up the Facebook page. Most browsers offer users the option to restrict or altogether prevent the storage of cookies. However, please note that website use and particularly user convenience will be limited without cookies. In addition, you can activate the 'do not track' function in your browser, or disable script code executions in your browser or by using a so-called script blocker. For more information, see Facebook's Data Policy at, Facebook's Cookie Policy at For information on Page Insights data, see, and for options on advertising settings, see the Privacy Info at

2. Data privacy policy for our Twitter presence

When you access our Twitter presence, Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S.A.) places cookies on the device you are using for this purpose (i.e. your computer or mobile device). This provides Twitter with information about the type of device you are using and your IP address, among other things. If you have a Twitter account and have stored additional information there, such as your email address, telephone number, contacts in your address book and a public profile, Twitter will also associate this account data with your visit whenever you call up our Twitter presence. Twitter Inc. uses this information, among other things, to personalize advertisements and to display other Twitter users that you may wish to follow. Please note that when you visit our Twitter presence, the cookie placement will occur regardless of whether or not you have a Twitter account. In addition to tweets you may have posted, Twitter also analyzes which tweets you have read, have marked with a "Like" or retweeted, including other information to determine what topics you are interested in, how old you are, what languages you speak, and other signals used by to Twitter personalize to the greatest extent possible any content that is displayed to you. If you have a Twitter account, Twitter in any case learns which tweets you have read and hence what you are interested in. As a Twitter account holder, you can customize the personalization settings. To see what data Twitter has collected about you, please go to In the case of third-party websites integrating Twitter content, Twitter may receive log data containing data about the website you have visited. Twitter does not, by its own account, establish a connection between your web activities and your name, email address, phone number or username and will delete, obscures or aggregate this data after 30 days maximum. Twitter does not, by its own account, collect such log data for browsers that Twitter assumes (based on the IP address) to be located in the European Union or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). We ourselves may process data that you have provided to Twitter (username, content published in your account, especially tweets) when we retweet tweets published by you, or reply to them, or link up to you in our tweets. For more information, please see Twitter's privacy policy at, at, and Twitter's explanation of personal data protection settings at