This data protection information explains how personal data is handled, in particular how it is used, stored and protected, as well as the rights to which data subjects are entitled. The website of GEC is primarily a first point of information about the GEC and its activities. Although much information is also available to anonymous users, it is sometimes necessary for us to require data from users, which can be either company-related or personal, in order for them to receive the desired services. Personal data is protected in our systems in accordance with internationally applicable data protection standards, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, GDPR) (hereinafter referred to as "GDPR") and national data protection regulations. We want users to be able to rely on responsible and confidential treatment of their data.
Personal data will only be used for the purposes stated in this data protection information or purposes expressly declared at the time of subsequent data collection. This data protection information relates to data processing on our website. It does not apply to other websites to which we merely refer via a hyperlink. Since we are not responsible for their information, we recommend that you carefully read the information on data protection there. Whenever content is requested from our website, personal data (e.g. name of the requested file, date/time, amount of data transferred) about this process is stored in a log file. We thus track user behaviour across the entire website. However, we do not combine this information with data about individual users without their prior express consent. We break down all usage statistics according to the user's domain name, browser type and the MIME type in which this information is read from the browser string (the information contained in each user's browser). We track and catalogue the search terms entered by users in search engines, but this tracking is never related to individual users.
2.Public Process Directory
2.1 Name of controller
German Exposition Corporation International GmbH (“GEC”)
2.2 Management (legally representing controller
Wolfram Feuerhake Stefan Rummel Dr. Clemens Schütte
2.4 Purpose of data collection, process ingoruse/legitimate interests of GEC
The purpose of the company GEC is the organisation and implementation of trade fairs in its own name and in the name of third parties abroad as well as all related activities, furthermore the acquisition, administration and sale of participations in domestic and foreign companies in the field of trade fairs, in particular a participation in the German-Chinese joint venture company "Shanghai New International Expo Center Ltd" in Shanghai, PR China. In addition, GEC offers interested investors its long-standing and successful expertise in the development and operation of exhibition centres worldwide.
The data processing of personal data is based either on consent (e.g. Article 6, Section 1 lit. (a) GDPR) of the data subject (in particular in the case of direct marketing measures by electronic means or in the case of photo and video use for advertising purposes) or on the basis of other permissions granted by the GDPR for the exercise of the declared purposes of the company, in particular to initiate contacts with investors, authorities and similar institutions that require advice on the development and operation of exhibition centres.
Personal data will not be passed on to third parties for the purpose of advertising, unless this is part of our service provision.
2.5 Description of the groups of persons concerned and the data or categories of data concerned
In order to fulfil the purposes mentioned under 2.5, the following personal data is collected, processed and used for each group of persons:
Group of persons
Representatives of Investors and operators of exhibition centres
Contact details as far as they have been submitted to the GEC by email and on a voluntary basis.
2.6 Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed
Public bodies in the case of overriding legal provisions / legal basis for data transfer: Article 6, Sec. 1 lit. (c) GDPR
Companies of GEC shareholders and their subsidiaries, i.e. Deutsche Messe AG, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and Messe München GmbH / the data transfer takes place within the framework of commissioned processing pursuant to Article 28, GDPR
In all cases listed above, the transfer of data serves the purposes listed in section 2.5.
2.7 Criteria for data deletion
In principle, all personal data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. Deletion shall also take place in cases where data deletion is required by law and in cases where the data subject has withdrawn his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her or has lodged an objection thereto. This does not apply if and to the extent that, despite the withdrawal of consent or despite the objection to data processing, there is another legal basis or there are overriding legitimate grounds for data processing. This may be the case, for example, in the event of the existence of statutory retention obligations (such as those for commercial correspondence or accounting records).
2.8 Data transmission abroad
In order to provide our customers and business partners with the best possible service worldwide, we transfer personal data between the shareholders of the GEC, i.e. between Deutsche Messe AG, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and Messe München GmbH.
In all cases in which we ourselves arrange for personal data to be transferred to third countries that do not have an adequate level of data protection regulated by law, the data will only be transferred if the data recipient contractually undertakes to comply with equivalent standards of data protection and data security as we ourselves do.
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4. Your rights as a data subject
4.1 Right to information / data deletion / restriction of processing
Any data subject has the right to obtain, on request, confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed by us. If such processing takes place, the data subject may request information about the personal data processed by us concerning him or her. Furthermore, he or she may request data rectification, data erasure, restriction of processing and data portability, as well as object to the processing.
4.2 Right of appeal
Any person affected by data processing has the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.
4.3 Right of objection
Of course, you are free to declare for which purpose your personal data should not be used. If you no longer wish your data to be used for a specific purpose, you can object to any further use of your data here.