Our principles in handling personal data

Our principle
We preserve the interests of people in the handling of personal data. We respect the associated rights and obligations and pay close attention to complying with legal requirements, processing data with care and prudence, respecting the wishes and rights of those affected and maintaining an open dialogue with employees, customers, partners and suppliers in the context of data protection and data usage.

Consent of the persons concerned
For the use of personal data we obtain the consent of the persons concerned. We explain the nature and purpose of the stored data and point out their rights.

Usage of data
We use personal data exclusively for our own marketing - this includes target group-specific e-mail newsletters, post-mailings and telephone contacts. Content of our marketing are our events, consulting services and research in the course of their development. Furthermore, targeted feedback discussions can be the objective of the approach. Upon approval, we use images of our events for publication on our website, our social media platforms and for distribution to our partners.

Storage of data
We only store the data required in a database, which corresponds to the state of the art in terms of security and confidentiality.

Awareness of our employees
Our employees are aware of the meaning and importance of our internal and legal regulations regarding the handling of personal data.

Awareness of our customers, partners and suppliers
Our partners who receive data from us, also oblige to comply with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation. As part of our cooperation, we explicitly point out the terms and our principles. Our suppliers in the field of data processing and storage adhere to the state of the art as well as to the legal regulations.

Dialogue and improvement
We engage in open and constructive dialogues with all those involved in order to adhere to our internal principles and legal requirements, and to constantly improve ourselves together.

Please note
You may revoke your consent to the use of the data at any time. You have the right to information, correction or deletion of your stored data at any time. Please contact our data protection officer via E-mail with your request. 

Web analytics service
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Cookies
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