Privacy policy

General information on data processing

This privacy policy describes how we process your personal data when you use our services or visit our website.

Your personal data will be deleted or made unavailable by us once the purpose for storing and processing of such data no longer applies, provided that longer retention cannot be justified by statutory obligations or that no legal claims which may still be asserted against us and require retention exist.

Within the scope of electronic data processing, we use several service providers (data processors) who might obtain access to your personal data in the course of their work in case they require the data to render the respective service. These service providers were obligated by us to take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of your data. These service providers are not permitted to pass on your data (except in cases stipulated by law).

Specific processing operations

General data processing on the website

  1. Purpose of data processing

    • Data is collected and exchanged during each visit to a website to enable you to access and use the website.
    • Some data is processed to prevent attacks on our infrastructure. 2. Scope of the processing of personal data
  2. The website automatically collects and stores specific data transmitted from your browser to our server. This data might include:

    • type and version of your internet browser
    • operating system used
    • the page visited
    • the page visited before our website (referrer URL)
    • time of the server inquiry
    • client IP address
  3. Legal basis for processing personal data
    The legal basis for the aforementioned data processing is the legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is our interest to protect our website from attacks and misuse and to safeguard the security and stability of our systems, to enable you or services via the website and in order to measure the demand for web offerings on the website

  4. Data retention period
    The data will be stored in compliance with the statutory retention periods or as long as they are necessary for the relevant processing. Your data will be erased before such period expires if you exercise your right to object.

Contact – Service

  1. Purpose of data processing
    When you send us an e-mail this e-mail and your e-mail address will be used for correspondence purposes.

  2. Scope of the processing of personal data

    • E-mail address
    • If you enter any personal data in your text message (e.g. name or phone number), these will also be included in the processing.
  3. Legal basis for processing personal data
    The legal basis for this processing is the controller’s legitimate interest according to Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR to provide interested parties with a simple and effective way of contacting us directly via E-Mail and giving you the optimal support.
    Article 6(1)(b) GDPR might also the legal basis in cases where the rocessing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.

  4. Data retention period
    Your personal data will be stored in compliance with the statutory retention periods or as long as they are necessary for the relevant processing. Your data will be erased before such period expires if you exercise your right to object.

  5. Data recipients
    Your message and your data will only be disclosed to the entities involved in the Global Innovation Summit 2021, if necessary. The data will not be shared with other third parties without your consent or without a legal obligation.

Third Party Services

  1. Purpose of data processing
    We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. The data obtained from this is used to optimize our website and advertising measures. Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies might contain a randomly generated user ID that can be used to recognise you on future visits to the website.
  2. Scope of the processing of personal data
    During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, might be processed:
    • Pages viewed
    • Your behavior on the pages (for example, clicks, scrolling behavior and dwell time)
    • Your approximate location (country and city)
    • Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear allocation is possible)
    • Technical information such as browser, internet provider, terminal device and screen resolution
    • Source of origin of your visit (i.e. via which website or advertising material you came to us)
  3. Legal basis for processing personal data
    Legal basis is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR. The consent to set the necessary cookie is obtained via our cookie banner.
  4. Data retention period
    Your personal data will be stored in compliance with the statutory retention periods or as long as they are necessary for the relevant processing. Your data will be erased before such period expires if you exercise your right to object.
    You can delete the Google Analytics Cookie at any time.
  5. Data recipients
    Google Analytics is a web analytics service operated and provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States).
    This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA.

For further Information on the data processings of the Google please refer to

Please note that the USA does not have a data protection regime comparable to the GDPR, nor does the European Commission have an adequacy decision for the USA pursuant to Article 45 GDPR. Your rights under the GDPR may not be enforceable in the USA.

Note on embed Vimeo videos:

The videos on our website are embedded by the video portal Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

Every time a page that offers one or many Vimeo video clips is called up, a direct connection is created between your browser and a Vimeo server. Information about your visit and your computer’s IP address is stored there. Your interaction with the Vimeo player (e.g., clicking the Start button) is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored.
You will find Vimeo’s privacy policy and information about how the company collects and uses personal data by clicking here

Rights of the data subject

  1. Right to access
    You have the right, vis-à-vis us, to request access to all data concerning you processed by us.
  2. Right to rectification and right to restriction of processing
    You may request the rectification of inaccurate data or have incomplete data completed.
  3. Right to data portability
    You may demand that we transmits to you – or if technically feasible to a third party indicated by you – a copy of your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where
    1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, and
    2. the processing is carried out by automated means.
      In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the relevant personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. Rights and freedoms of others shall not be adversely affected by the above.
  4. Right to erasure
    Under certain circumstances, you have the right to obtain erasure of your data, e.g. if your data is not processed in accordance with data protection requirements.
    If you have asserted your right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis us, we are obligated to communicate such rectification or erasure of data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
  5. Right to object
    You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

In that case, the controller shall no longer process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

  1. Right to withdraw consent
    You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent at any time.
    The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of any consent-based processing performed until the withdrawal.

  2. Supervisory authority
    You have the right to lodge a complaint with the national supervisory authority in your place of residence if it is assumed that the processing of personal data is carried out unlawfully.

Each national supervisory authority shall be competent for the performance of the tasks assigned to and the exercise of the powers conferred on it in accordance with this Regulation on the territory of its own Member State.

Where processing is carried out by public authorities or private bodies acting on the basis of point (c) or (e) of Article 6 (1), the supervisory authority of the Member State concerned shall be competent.

If you have a complaint, please contact the competent supervisory authority.

The list of the national data protection authorities is available on the website:

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