Privacy Policy

§ 1. Principles and Voluntary Self-Commitment to Data Protection

(1) Thank you very much for your interest in our company. KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH highly values privacy and the protection of personal data. And because we are committed to our Privacy Policy, it has a decisive impact on how and why we do what we do.
(2) In general you can visit our website  and of those of our affiliated companies and organizations anonymously, without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, that is, without providing personal data.
(3) However, should you – the data subject – wish to use special services of our company via our website, processing of personal data may become necessary.
(4) If processing of personal data should become necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.
(5) Processing of personal data related to you – the data subject – such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number will always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH.
(6) By means of our Privacy Policy, we would like to inform you and the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, our Privacy Policy informs you about the rights to which all data subjects are entitled.
(7) KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH, as controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through our website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, thus absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

§ 2. Definition of Terms (Definitions)

The Privacy Policy for KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In our Privacy Policy, we use, amongst others, the following terms:

(1) Data Processing Entity (Processor)

The data processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on our, the controller’s, behalf.

(2) Data Subject (In the following also referred to as “you/user/s”)

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed on behalf of the controller responsible for the processing.

(3) Cookies

Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

(4) Third Party

Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

(5) Recipient

Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data within the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; processing of personal data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

(6) Restriction of Data Processing

Restriction of Data Processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

(7) Consent

Your consent as data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of your wishes by which you, either by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of personal data relating to you.

(8) Personal Data

Personal data means any information relating to you as an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(9) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(10) Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

(11) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure or dissemination or otherwise making available (regardless by which means), restriction, deletion, erasure or destruction.

(12) Controller or Controller Responsible for Data Processing

(in the following also “KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “our company”)
We as the controller or controller responsible for the processing are the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

§ 3. Name and Address of the Controller

Controller in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH
Solmsstraße 4
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone +49 69 975 01 – 0
Fax  +49 69 975 01 – 100
E-mail: info@kfp.de

§ 4. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

We have appointed the following responsible Officer for Data Protection (DPO):
RA Martin Leber LL.M. (Lawyer)
Leber & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Falkenring 8
63454 Hanau
Germany
Phone +49 6181 983 – 681
E-mail: datenschutz@leber-partner.com

You may – at any time – contact our Data Protection Officer directly with any questions and suggestions related to data protection.

§ 5. Scope and Purpose for Collection of Data and Information

Every time you or an automated system calls-up or accesses our website, it collects various general data and information. This general data and information is stored in server log files. Data collected may include, yet may not be limited to.
(1) the browser types and versions used,
(2) the operating system used by the accessing system,
(3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers),
(4) the sub-websites,
(5) the date and time of access to the Internet site,
(6) an Internet protocol address (IP address),
(7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system,
(8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, we do not however draw any conclusions about you. Rather, this information is required to
(1) deliver the content of our website correctly,
(2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement,
(3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and to
(4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. We statistically evaluate this anonymously collected data and information with the aim of increasing the quality of data protection and data security in our company. This anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by you.

§ 6. Cookies

(1) Our Internet pages use cookies. Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to a user’s device when they visit particular websites. These files are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.
(2) The use of cookies on Internet sites and servers is a common practice. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of a respective cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be allocated to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate your individual browser from other Internet browsers which contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.
(3) Through the use of cookies, we are able to provide users of respective websites with more user-friendly services, which otherwise – without cookies – would not be possible.
(4) By means of using cookies, we are able to optimize our website, the offers and the information we povide, with our users in mind. The information gathered helps us to learn about you and to personalize and improve the experience you have on our website, to respond to your requests and to communicate with you.
Cookies also allow us to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that accepts cookies, does not e.g. have to enter his or her access data each time he or she accesses the website – this is taken care of by the website, which stores the cookies on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.
(5) You, i.e. the data subject, may of course delete existing cookies and block new ones from our website at any time by selecting the appropriate settings on your Internet browser. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the use of cookies in the Internet browser you use, you may, however, not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

§ 7. Registration on Our Website

(1) You have the opportunity to register on our website using your personal data. The type of personal data and information we collect, retain and use depends on the type of personal data transmitted to us via the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data you enter is collected and stored exclusively for our use, and for our own purposes. We may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service), who also uses personal data for internal purposes which are attributable to us.
(2) By registering on our website (the controller’s website), your IP address – assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) – the date, and time of the registration are stored. This data is stored on the grounds that this is the only means to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, storage of this data is necessary to protect us. This data is not forwarded to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to do so or if the transfer serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.
(3) The registration of users, with the voluntary indication of their personal data, is intended to enable us to offer contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to have their personal data specified during the registration changed or completely deleted from our data base at any time.
(4) We will at any time provide information upon request to you as to what personal data we store about you. In addition, we will correct or erase your personal data at your request or indication, insofar as there are no contrary statutory obligations. For this purpose you may contact any employee of our company.

§ 8. Contact Option via Our Website

(1) Our website contains information that enables an immediate electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address).
(2) If you contact us via e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you transmit is stored automatically. Personal data transmitted to us on a voluntary basis is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. We do not forward your personal data to third parties.

§ 9. Data Protection for Applications and Application Procedures

(1) We collect and process personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure.
(2) Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, when an applicant submits corresponding application documents to us by e-mail or by means of a webform on our website.
(3) If we should conclude an employment contract with an applicant, submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements.
(4) If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be erased automatically two months after notification of refusal, provided that we have no other legitimate interests conflicting with the erasure. Other legitimate interests in this regard include, but are not limited to, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

§ 10. Subscription to Our Newsletters

(1) On our website you have the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletters. The input mask used for this purpose determines the type of personal data collected, as well as the date the newsletter is ordered.
(2) KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH informs its customers and business partners about company offers regularly by means of newsletters. The company’s newsletters will only be dispatched to recipients (subscribers) (1) who have a valid e-mail address and (2) who have registered (opted in) for receiving the newsletters. Registration for our newsletters is completed as part of a double opt-in process. This means recipients will receive an e-mail after registering in which we ask for confirmation of the registration. This confirmation is required so that nobody can register with an e-mail address that does not belong to the eligible recipient.
(3) The newsletter registrations are recorded in order to be able to verify the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes storing the IP address (as assigned by the Internet provider service) plus the date and time of registration and confirmation, so that we can trace and (in case needed) prove the registration at a later date.

(4) The personal data collected as part of the registration for our newsletters will only be used to dispatch our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances.
There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletters may be terminated by the subscriber at any time. The consent to store the personal data provided for dispatching the newsletter may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a respective link to unsubscribe to the newsletters is embedded at the end of each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe to the newsletters at any time on our website – or to communicate the wish to terminate or revoke subscription to our newsletters by other means e.g. phone, fax, etc.

§ 11. Newsletter Tracking

(1) Our newsletters contain a web beacon, a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server and enables statistical evaluations of our newsletter campaigns. The miniature graphic embedded in HTML-formatted e-mails lets us know if and when an e-mail was opened and which links within the e-mail were accessed. This again allows statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns.
(2) We store personal data collected via the tracking pixels and analyze it in order to optimize the dispatch of newsletters, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of our subscribers. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Subscribers to the newsletter can revoke of their consent initially given during the double-opt-in procedure at any time. After a revocation, we will delete respective personal data accordingly. We will automatically regard an opt-out/withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletters as a revocation.

§ 12 Your Rights (Rights of the Data Subject)

(1) Right of Confirmation

You have the right granted by the European legislator, to obtain from us the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If you wish to avail yourself of the right of confirmation, you may, at any time, contact any employee of our company.

(2) Right of Access

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from us free information about the personal data we store about you at any time as well as a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European Directives and Regulations grant you access to the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which your personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from us the rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you, or to object to such processing;
  • the existence of the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for you as the data subject.

Furthermore, you have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where this is the case, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If you wish to avail yourself of this right of access, you may, at any time, contact any employee of our company.

(3) Right to Rectification

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If you wish to exercise this right to rectification, you may, at any time, contact any employee of our company.

(4) Right to Erasure (Right to be forgotten)

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we will have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following reasons applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    <li”>Personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

  • You withdraw your consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • Personal data has been unlawfully processed.
  • Personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which we are subjected to.
  • Personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and you should wish to request the erasure of personal data stored by us, you may, at any time, contact any employee of our company. Employees of our company will promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where we have made personal data public and are obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, we – taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation – will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that you have requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, respective personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employee of our company will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

(5) Right of Restriction of Processing

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from us restriction of processing personal data where one of the following applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of their use.
  • We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but these are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • You have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and you wish to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH, you may at any time contact any employee of our company. Our employees will arrange the restriction of the processing respectively.

(6) Right to Data Portability

You have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning you, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, you may at any time contact any employee of our company.

(7) Right to Object

You have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation – as the data subject – at any time, to processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
We will no longer process personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, you will have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation – as the data subject –to object to us processing your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, you may contact any employee of our company. In addition, you are free – in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC – to use your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

(8) Automated Individual Decision-making, Including Profiling

You have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you, or similarly significantly affects you, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and a data controller, or (2) is not authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subjected to and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the your explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and our company, or (2) it is based on your explicit consent, we will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and contest the decision.
If you wish to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, you may, at any time, contact any employee of our company.

(9) Right to Withdraw Your Data Protection Consent

You have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time. If you wish to exercise the right to withdraw your consent, you may, at any time, contact any employee of our company.

§ 13. Routine Erasure and Blocking of Personal Data

We will process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which we are subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

§ 14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

On this website, we have integrated plugins from the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time you call up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plugins) has been integrated, your web browser will automatically be prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Facebook component on your computer. An overview of all the Facebook plugins may be called up under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE
In the course of this technical procedure, Facebook will receive knowledge about what specific sub-site of our website was visited by you.
Every time you visit our website and are logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects your visits – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – and which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected through the facebook component and is associated with your respective Facebook account. If you click on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, then Facebook matches this information with your personal Facebook user account and stores the personal data. If you activate one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or leave a comment, Facebook will allocate this information to your personal Facebook user account and save this personal data.
Facebook will always receive information that you have visited our website through the Facebook plugins when you are simultaneously logged in at Facebook at the time of calling up our website; this will take place regardless of whether you click on the Facebook plugins or not. If you do not want such a transmission of this information to Facebook, you can prevent the transmission by logging out before calling up of our website from your Facebook account.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which can be called up under https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. Furthermore, there’s an explanation on the setting options Facebook offers for the protection of your privacy. In addition, different applications can be obtained which make it possible to suppress a data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by you to suppress respective data transmission to Facebook.

§ 15. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

Our website uses Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, amongst others, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of Google Analytics is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics we use the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of your Internet connection is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, amongst others, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each access of one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by our company and into which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as your IP address, which serves Google, amongst others, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently to create commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of your visits to our website. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by you, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a respective adjustment of the web browser settings you use and thus to permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on your computer system. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
In addition, you have the possibility of objecting to the collection of data that is generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the opportunity to preclude any such. For this purpose, you must download a browser add-on via the link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics.
The installation of the browser add-on is considered as a rejection by Google. If your computer system is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then you must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by you or any other person who is attributable to your sphere of influence, or is disabled, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.
Further information and the Google’s applicable data protection provisions may be called up at any time under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

§ 16. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google+

On our website, we have integrated the Google+ button as a component. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Google+ allows users of the social network to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Google+ button of Google through the respective Google+ button component. During the course of this technical procedure, Google is made aware of what specific sub-page of our website you visited. More detailed information about Google+ is available under https://developers.google.com/+/.
If you are logged in at Google+ at the same time you’ve called up our website, Google will recognize – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – which specific sub-pages you visited. This information is collected through the Google+ button and Google matches this with your respective Google+ account.
If you click on the Google+ button integrated on our website and thus give a Google+ 1 recommendation, then Google assigns this information to your personal Google+ user account and stores the personal data. Google stores your Google+ 1 recommendation, making it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions you accepted in this regard. Subsequently, your  Google+ 1 recommendation on this website together with other personal data, such as the Google+ account name you use and the stored photo, is stored and processed on other Google services, such as search-engine results of the Google search engine, your Google account or in other places, e.g. on Internet pages, or in relation to advertisements. Google is also able to link your visit to this website with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this personal information with the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

If you call up our website and at the same time are logged in to Google+ through the Google+ button, Google receives information that you visited our website,. This occurs regardless of whether you click or do not click on the Google+ button.
If you do not wish to transmit personal data to Google, you may prevent such transmission by logging out of your Google+ account before calling up our website.
Further information and the data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. More references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained under https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

§ 17. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Instagram

On our website, we have integrated plugins from the service Instagram. Instagram is a service that may be qualified as an audiovisual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, as well as disseminate such data in other social networks.
The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, UNITED STATES.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Instagram component of Instagram. During the course of this technical procedure, Instagram becomes aware of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.

Every time you visit our website and are logged on to Instagram at the same time, Instagram will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – detect which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected through the Instagram component and is associated with your respective Instagram account. If you click on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, then Instagram matches this information with your personal Instagram user account and stores the personal data.
Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that you have visited our website provided that you are logged in at Instagram at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the Instagram button or not. If you do not desire such a transmission of information to Instagram, then you can prevent this by logging off from your Instagram account before calling up our website.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram may be retrieved under help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

§ 18. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

On our website, we have integrated plugins from the LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plugin may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.
Every time you visit our website and are logged on to LinkedIn at the same time, Instagram will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – detect which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and is associated with your respective LinkedIn account. If you click on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn matches this information with your personal LinkedIn user account and stores the personal data.
LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in at LinkedIn at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the LinkedIn button or not. If you do not wish such a transmission of information to LinkedIn, then you may prevent this by logging off from your LinkedIn account before you call up our website.
LinkedIn provides under www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn Cookie Policy is available under www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

§ 19. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Myspace

On this website, we have integrated plugins from MySpace LLC. MySpace is a so-called social network. A social network is an Internet social meeting place, an online community that allows users to communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or allow the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. MySpace allows users of the social network to create free blogs or groups of users, including photos and videos.
The operating company of MySpace is MySpace LLC, 8391 Beverly Blvd., #349, Los Angeles, California 90048, UNITED STATES.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a MySpace component (MySpace plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding MySpace component of MySpace. Further information about MySpace is available under https://myspace.com. During the course of this technical procedure, MySpace gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.
Every time you visit our website and are logged on to MySpace at the same time, MySpace will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – detect which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected through the MySpace component and is associated with your respective MySpace account. If you click on one of the MySpace buttons integrated on our website, then MySpace matches this information with your personal MySpace user account and stores the personal data.

MySpace receives information via the MySpace component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in at MySpace at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the MySpace button or not. If you do not wish such a transmission of information to MySpace, then you may prevent this by logging off from your MySpace account before you call up our website.

The data protection guideline published by MySpace, which is available under https://myspace.com/pages/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by MySpace.

§ 20. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

On this website, we have integrated plugins from Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter.
Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.
Every time you visit our website and are logged on to Twitter at the same time, Twitter will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – detect which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected through the Twitter component and is associated with your respective Twitter account. If you click on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter matches this information with your personal Twitter user account and stores the personal data.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in at Twitter at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the Twitter button or not. If you do not wish such a transmission of information to Twitter , then you may prevent this by logging off from your Twitter account before you call up our website. The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

§ 21. Data protection provisions about the application and use of XING

On this website, we have integrated plugins from XING. XING is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to create new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at XING. Companies may, e.g. create company profiles or publish jobs on XING.
The operating company of XING is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a XING component (XING plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Twitter component of XING. Further information about the XING plugin the may be accessed under https://dev.xing.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, XING gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.
Every time you visit our website and are logged on to XING at the same time, XING will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – detect which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected through the XING component and is associated with your respective XING account. If you click on one of the XING buttons integrated on our website, then XING matches this information with your personal XINGuser account and stores the personal data.
If you click on the XING button integrated on our Internet site, e.g. the “Share”-button, then XING assigns this information to the personal XING user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

XING receives information via the XING component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in at XING at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the XING button or not. If you do not wish such a transmission of information to XING, then you may prevent this by logging off from your XING account before you call up our website.
The data protection provisions published by XING, which is available under https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition, XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

§ 22. Data protection provisions about the application and use of SlideShare

On this website, we have integrated plugins from SlideShare. LinkedIn SlideShare as a file hosting service, allows you to exchange and archive presentations and other documents, such as PDF files, videos, and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all popular formats, with the documents either publicly-accessible or private-labeled.
The operating company of SlideShare is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. For privacy matters outside of the United States the LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embedded codes for media content (e.g. presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.) stored there. Embedded codes are program codes that are embedded in the Internet pages to display external content on their own website. Embedded codes allow content to be reproduced on its own website without storing it on its own server, possibly violating the right of reproduction of the respective author of the content.
A further advantage of the use of an embedded code is that the respective operator of a website does not use own storage space and the own server is thereby relieved. An embedded code may be integrated at any point on another website so that an external content may also be inserted within the own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our server and to avoid copyright infringements, while at the same time using third-party content.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a SlideShare component (code) has been embedded, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted to download the respective embedded data from SlideShare. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.
Every time you visit our website and are logged in on SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – recognize which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned to your respective SlideShare account.
LinkedIn receives information via the SlideShare component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in at SlideShare at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the embedded data or not. If you do not wish such a transmission of information to SlideShare, then you may prevent this by logging off from your SlideShare account before you call up our website.
LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

§ 23. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube

On this website, we have integrated plugins from YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a YouTube component (code) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.
Every time you visit our website and are logged in on YouTube at the same time, YouTube will – for the entire duration of your stay on our website – recognize which specific sub-page of our Internet page you visited. This information is collected by YouTube and and Google and assigned to your respective YouTube account.
YouTube and Google will receive information via the YouTube component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in to YouTube at the time you call up our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on YouTube videos or not. If you do not wish such a transmission of information to YouTube and Google, then you may prevent this by logging off from your YouTube account before you call up our website.
YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

§ 24. Data protection provisions about the application and use of DoubleClick

On this website, we have integrated plugins from DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick is a trademark of Google, under which predominantly special online marketing solutions are marketed to advertising agencies and publishers.
The operating company of DoubleClick by Google is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with each impression, click, or other activity. Each data transmission triggers a cookie request to your browser. If your browser accepts this request, DoubleClick uses a cookie on the information technology system of your computer. The definition of cookies is explained above. The purpose of the cookie is the optimization and display of advertising. The cookie is used, amongst others, to display and place user-relevant advertising as well as to create or improve reports on advertising campaigns. Furthermore, the cookie serves to avoid multiple display of the same advertisement.
DoubleClick uses a cookie ID that is required to execute the technical process. For example, the cookie ID is required to display an advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick may also use the Cookie ID to record which advertisements have already been displayed in a browser in order to avoid duplications. It is also possible for DoubleClick to track conversions through the cookie ID. For instance, conversions are captured, when a user has previously been shown a DoubleClick advertising ad, and he or she subsequently makes a purchase on the advertiser’s website using the same Internet browser.
A cookie from DoubleClick does not contain any personal data. However, a DoubleClick cookie may contain additional campaign IDs. A campaign ID is used to identify campaigns that the user has already been in contact with.
When calling up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH and on which a DoubleClick component has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer system is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick component to send data for the purpose of online advertising and billing of commissions to Google.
During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of any data that Google may use to create commission calculations. Google may, amongst others, gain knowledge of the specific links that you have clicked on our website.
You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser you use and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Further information about YouTube may be found under DoubleClick by Google
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

§ 25. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract of which you are a party of, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example, in case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR.
In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

§ 26. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

§ 27. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

§ 28. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

The provision of personal data may partly be required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary that you provide us with personal data in order to conclude a contract, which must subsequently be processed by us.
You are, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with you. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract could not be concluded. You are not obliged to provide personal data in addition to the above if not required by law or for contractual provisions.
Before providing personal data to us, you may contact our Officer for Data Protection (DPO) (see above) respectively.

§ 29. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

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