Data protection policy

 

SPONSORs Verlags GmbH (hereinafter “SPONSORs”) takes data protection extremely seriously. With this data protection policy, SPONSORs wishes to make all information on the storage and use of your data available in the most transparent possible form. By using our website and filling out online forms, you agree to the collection, processing and use by SPONSORs of the personal data you have entered according to the following principles.

 

1.  Data collection

Personal data will be requested when you purchase a ticket for a conference organised by SPONSORs. This will include your name, address, telephone number, email address, company and position as well as your bank account details. The mandatory fields, which must be completed for your purchase to be processed, are indicated as such in the form. You are able to provide further information voluntarily, which will allow us to optimise our customer support.

 

2. Use of data

Your data will be stored and used to process your contract, after which time all data – with the exception of your bank account details – will be retained in our internal database, with an additional note on whether you signed up for a (trial) SPONSORs subscription. Any other use of your data above and beyond this (and specifically for the networking tool) will only occur once you have been informed of this separately and also provided your consent.

 

3. Transfer of data to third parties

We only transfer your personal data to our service providers and partner companies if this is absolutely necessary for processing and to support our customers in fulfilment of the contract. These companies may only use your personal data for this purpose, and are in turn obliged to observe all applicable data protection regulations.

Further transfer of your personal data to any other third parties does not occur, unless you have explicitly given your consent for this. This consent can be revoked at any time without the need to provide a specific reason by contacting the address below.

Where necessary, we may be legally obliged to make your data available to third parties. However, we will only comply with such obligations where legally required to do so and after careful review of whether such an obligation actually exists.

 

4. Use of cookies

We use so-called “cookies” at various places on our website. Cookies are small text files, which are saved on your computer’s hard drive from the web browser. We use cookies to track user preferences and thus organise our website optimally and improve the offers we provide.

You do not need to select any special browser settings for cookies to be stored on your PC. Your browser accepts cookies as default, storing them in a folder called “Temporary Internet Files”, for example.

If you do not want SPONSORs to use cookies, simply deactivate this function in your browser. For more information, please consult your browser help files. You are also able to delete cookies at any time. Please note that deactivating or deleting cookies may restrict your use of the website and services offered.

 

5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within EU member states and in other states that are signatories to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software however we would like to point out that doing so may mean you are unable to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie and about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

6. Google remarketing

Our website uses Google’s remarketing technology. This technology allows users, who have already visited the website and shown an interest in offers, to be addressed with targeted advertising for SPONSORs conferences and offers on the pages of the Google Partner Network. Advertising is displayed by using cookies. The latter analyse user behaviour during the visit to the website and are subsequently used to generate targeted product recommendations and internet-based advertising. If you not wish to receive any interest-based advertising, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for this purpose by accessing the DoubleClick deactivation page. Alternatively, users are able to deactivate the use of cookies by third party providers by accessing the network advertising initiative deactivation page.

 

7. Newsletter

You will only be sent our newsletter if you opted to take advantage of this service. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. Instructions on how to do so can be found at the end of every newsletter.

 

8. General provisions

Our website also contains links to the websites of other providers. We have no influence whatsoever over the content and layout of these websites or subsequent alterations to the content in particular. We also wish to make clear that our data protection policy does not apply to these pages.

From time to time, it may be necessary to modify this data protection policy in line with legal stipulations or for organisational reasons. We therefore recommend that you check back at regular intervals whether this policy has been updated.

Should one of the above clauses be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected.

 

9. Revocation

You are able to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in the future. Notice of revocation must be sent to the below address. As soon as we receive this, we will delete all of your personal data immediately.

You are moreover able to request information on your consent to the use of your data at any time, as well as to advise of modifications to your data.

 

SPONSORs Verlags GmbH

Theodorstrasse 42-90 (Building 11)

22761 Hamburg

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)40 41 33 008 0

Fax: +49 (0)40 41 33 008 49

Email: info@sponsors.de