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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of great concern to us. When collecting, processing and using data during your visit of our website, we take the following measures to ensure the protection of your personal data. Please note that when clicking on the logo of our cooperation partner, sponsors, the links to the congress venue or the hotels, you will be transferred to the website of the respective company, where that company's privacy policy applies.

I. Controller under Art. 4 No. 7 EU-GDPR

1. Name of the controller and directors:

Crain Communications GmbH


Keith E. Crain, Editorial Director
Keith E. Crain, Jr. (KC), Group Publisher
Helmut Kluger, Editor
(each with sole power of representation)

2. Address of the 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. Purpose and Data Minimisation

Please note the following information regarding the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by CrainCommunications GmbH. This information applies to the websites listed as follows:

We collect and use your personal data solely within the framework of the Eurpean General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and the legal provisions of the German Federal Republic. Below we inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. There shall be no processing for purposes other than those laid out below. You may access this Policy anytime on this website.

III. Processing of your personal data

Your personal data is processed in the following cases:

1. Data transmission and logging for system-internal and statistic purposes

For technical reasons, your web browser automatically transmits data to our webserver when you access our website. This data includes, inter alia, date and time of access, URL of the referring website, file viewed, amount of transmitted data, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This data is stored separately from other data you enter when using our service. We are not able to associate this data to a particular person. This data is analysed for statistical purposes and will subsequently be deleted.

2. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are strings of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer or mobile device and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cookies help improve websites' user-friendliness and thus users (e.g. by storing login data), as well as with the collection of statistic data on website usage and analysis and improvement of our services. You can influence the use of cookies: most browsers have an option for limiting or completely disabling cookie storage. Please note that this might affect your use and in particular your comfort of use.

3. Event registration

The personal data you provide us with via the event registration form is used for the execution oft he event contract (i.e. to send you a registration confirmation and, if applicable, tickets to the event,as well as information about the event and for billing purposes). For better guest management, your data is transmitted to our service provider code piraten UG (limited liability) Am Ruhmbach 44 45149 Essen (

4. Registration for event notifcation

If you give us your email address and, if applicable, additional contact information, via the form "registration for event notification", we will use this data to inform you about the indicated future event(s) by Automobilwoche, for instance about new speakers or a program. We will only send you this information after you have confirmed wishing to receive event notifcations via the confirmation link in the confirmation mail (double opt in).

5. Newsletter

When you decide to subscribe to our Congress and maybe also our Automobilwoche newsletter, we send the respective newsletters to the email address you provided. Our Congress newsletter informs about new topics and speakers. The Automobilwoche newsletter contains information about new products, news and events. Your email address is used exclusively by us and transferred to a software service provider Mail Chimp (by The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA) and vertriebsunion meynen (vertriebsunion meynen GmbH & Co. KG, Große Hub 10 c, 65344 Eltville – Martinsthal, Germany) for delivery purposes only. Under no circumstances will your data be sold to third companies, persons or institutions.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter(s) at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the end of each newsletter. Please not that if you have subscribed to both the Congress and Automobilwoche newsletter, you might have to unsubscribe from both individually (i. e. click on the "unsubscribe" links of both newsletters). Or simply email us at

6. Web analysis

Google Analytics as a web analysis tool Webanalyse Tool This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google ("Google"; for users within the EU: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow St, Dublin 4, Irland; im Übrigen: Google LLC 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 USA and stored there. Through the IP anonymisation activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area in order to guarantee an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). In exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can obtain more information in Google's Privacy Policy on; Google's Explanation "How Google uses information from sites or apps that use [Google] Services" on; information about advertising on as well as information and ways to deactivate personalised ads on

Browser Opt Out
You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing this data by Google by adjusting your browser settings to store cookies accordingly or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Mobiles Opt Out
You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by using an opt-out cookie by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics

7. Google Web Fonts

To make our website more readable, we use web fonts by Google via an API (application programming interface). When you visit our website, these fonts are kept in your browser's cache. To this end, the browser connects to Google servers and your IP address will be transmitted to Google along with the information that you have visited our website. If you visit our website via a browser that is incompatible with web fonts, our website will instead be shown in one of your computer's standard fonts.

IV. Data subjects and categories

Data subjects include clients, event participants, website users, vendors and business partners, speakers as well as staff members. Within the scope described in "Purpose and data minimisation", data categories include IP address, pictures or videos (of former event participants), as well as (for event registration) first and last name, position, your delivery / billing address (street, number, postal code, city, country), email, payment details and, if provided, your phone and/or fax number. V. Legal basis The legal basis for storing, processing and transferring your data is your consent (for example to receive a newsletter or with fotos; Art. 6 I 1 a) EU-GDPR), our legitimate interest to constantly improve our communication with users by using web analysis tools, which is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring protection of personal data (Art. 6 I 1 f) EU-GDPR), or in case of a contract conclusion (registration for event participation), your contractual agreement with us (Art. 6 I 1 b) EU-GDPR).

VI. Erasure of data

When the purpose expires and there are no legal requirements to keep your personal data, we will delete it. In principal, data is only stored for the duration of the above-mentioned purposes. Our software providers will store the data for as long as you wish to receive the newsletters or be kept up to date regarding our events. VII. Weitergabe von Daten

1. Recipients or categories of recipients personal data might be shared with
For execution of your event registration your data will be transferred to the following IT and other providers and the postal service: ALPHA Systems GmbH, publishing and advertising service
(print mailings)

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

  Aloe GmbH
(printing of participant lists)

doo GmbH
(invitation management, even marketing, registration, entrance management)
vertriebsunion meynen GmbH & Co.KG

For the purposes of guest management, your data is transferred to the software service provider code piraten UG (limited liability) Am Ruhmbach 44 45149 Essen, Germany (
(billing, particpant lists)
Due to several legal requirements, your data might also transferred to the tax or other authorities.
2. Data transfer to third countries
A data transfer to third countries solely takes place fort he purposes of sending out our newsletter. To this end, we use the service "MailChimp" by The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA). MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield zertifiziert und thus guarantees to apply a data protection standard which is equivalent to that of the European Union. You can verify the Privacy Shield status under You can obtain more information in MailChimp's privacy policy under

VIII. Rights of the data subject

Under the EU GDPR and at any time, you have the right to address the controller or our DPO (see above) and request information on how your data is process. You also have a right to rectification of your data. Or you can have the processing restricted, meaning a right to have processing limited to parts of your data. At any time, you may object to the processing of your personal data. When you do so, we will check whether there are any conflicting legal transmitting and processing obligations and inform you accordingly. You also have a right to data portability, meaning that we hand over your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format determined by us upon your request. In addition, if you feel that we do not treat your personal data properly and as laid out in this Policy, you have a right to complaint to the supervisory authority responsible for your country. When you've given your consent to the processing of your data you may, of course, revoke your consent at any time. If you receive advertising from us, you also have a right to object at any time so that we stop sending you ads. For questions regarding data protection, our data protection officer is available via datenschutzbeauftragter(at)

IX. Social Media

We have put up buttons with simple links to our Automobilwoche social media pages. This means that no data is transferred to these networks as long as you remain on our website. Ford ata transparency, we would like to inform you about the data processing which takes place when you visit these social media presences. 1. Privacy policy for the use of our Facebook fan page Im Folgenden informieren wir Sie darüber, welche Daten verarbeitet werden, wenn Sie unsere Facebook-Fanpage aufrufen. Below we inform you about the data which is processed when you visit our Facebook fan page. As operator of our fan page, we receive anonymous visitor statistics ("insights"), which are prepared by Facebook based on data Facebook collects. These page insights are aggregated data helping us get a better sense of how users interact with our fan page. We do not receive personal data. This means that we do not receive information on individual personal data belonging to visitors of our Facebook fan page. As operator of the fan page, Facebook and we are joint processors (Art. 26 EU-GDPR) for these visitor statistics (insights), with Facebook bearing the majority of the responsibility. The legal basis for using the insights data is our interest under Art. 6 I 1 f) EU-GDPR to offer information and a means communication for interested parties and clients via social networks. We use this insights information for economic and communicative purposes, including to remain competitive as a company. Facebook (for users with the European Union: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland; for others: Facebook Inc., Hauptsitz: 1 Hacker Way, 94025 Menlo Park, CA, USA) places cookies on the device you use for your visit of our fan page (i.e. your computer or your mobile device). These cookies store information in web browsers and will remain valid fort wo years unless they are deleted. Facebook receives the information stored in the cookies, stores and processes it. This not only happens when you use Facebook services such as our fan page, but also when you use services offered by other members of the Facebook company group as well as services offered by other companies who use Facebook services. Facebook partners and third parties also use cookies on Facebook services to offer their services to Facebook or to companies placing ads and sponsored content on Facebook. Please note that the cookie will be set upon your visit of our Facebook fan page regardless of whether you have a Facebook account or not. If you do have a Facebook account, Facebook collects and processes data upon accessing the fan page, in case you have disclosed this information in your Facebook account. This includes your age, gender, relationship status, employment status as well as information about your life style, your interests and your purchases or shopping behaviour (demographic data). Facebook also collects and processes geographical data such as your location. Facebook uses both types of data to offer customised information and advertisement (personalisation). Facebook can link this data to your person. If you do not have a Facebook account, the cookie placement at least collects your IP address, information about your device, the region or possibly the more exact location where you use your device, time and duration of your visit and estimates the above-mentioned demographic data via your surfing behaviour. You can prevent the collection of data through the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), its transfer to and use by Facebook by changing your cookie settings before visiting the Facebook fan page. Most browsers offer an option for restricting or completely blocking the cookie storage. Please note that the use and the user comfort might however be limited without cookies. You can also activate the "do not track" setting in your web browser, deactivate script code in your browser or use a so-called script blocker. You can obtain more information in Facebook's Privacy Guideline under, Facebook's cookie guideline under, information on page insights data under and read about advertisement settings in the Data Protection Information under

2. Privacy Policy for the use of our Twitter presence

When you call up our Twitter page, Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA) places cookies on the device you use for your visit (i.e. your computer or your mobile device). Thus, Twitter receives information on the kind of device you use as well as your IP address. If you have a Twitter account and disclosed additional information to Twitter, such as your email address, phone number, your contact list and a public profile, Twitter will also link this data to your visit of our Twitter presence. Twitter Inc. uses this information, inter alia, for personalised ads and to suggest other Twitter users you might be interested in following. Please note that the cookie will be set upon your visit of our Twitter presence regardless of whether you have a Twitter account or not. To show you personalised content, Twitter may, in addition to tweets you post yourself, also analyse which tweets you read, "like" or retweet, it may also analyse additional information to find out which subjects you are interested in, your age, which languages you speak, as well as additional analyse additional signals. When you have a Twitter account, Twitter will at least learn which tweets you read and thus know where your interests lie. With a Twitter account, you can change the personalisation settings. You can find out which data Twitter has collected about you by clicking on When third party websites integrate Twitter content, might receive log files about the website which was visited. According to Twitter, Twitter does not link your web activities with your name, email address, phone number or user name and deletes, obfuscates, or aggregates it after a maximum of 30 days. Twitter states that it does not collect this data from browsers it believes to be located in the European Union or EFTA States. We might process data you disclose on Twitter (user name, content published via your account, especially tweets) when retweeting or answering tweets you have published or by linking you in our own tweets. You can obtain more information in Twitter's Privacy Policy under, under as well as in Twitter's Explanation on settings for Safety and Security under

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