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Privacy Policy

Data Protection Information by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH


We would like to inform you below on the type, extent and purposes of the recording and use of personal data on our website.


Use of the website and automatic data recording


You can in principle visit our website without disclosing personal information on your identity such as your name, e-mail address, address or other personal details.


Automatic data recording


When visiting our website the following data are sent to us:


►        Browser type and version

►        Operating system used

►        Website from which you are visiting us (Referrer URL)

►        Website which you are visiting

►        Date and time of access

►        Your Internet protocol (IP) address


To the extent that use of the IP address is no longer necessary for purposes of system stability and security, the last octet is abbreviated, preventing the possibility of any association with the individual user. The data are stored for twelve months in this anonymized form and used for statistical purposes.


Recording of additional data


If you opt to contact us or order one of our Internet offers such as a newsletter subscription, registration for an event, participation in a contest, use of a topic-specific search engine, RSS feeds, the conference scheduler, order of brochures, making an entry to the database or requesting information material, we require additional personal information such as your name, your e-mail address, mailing address and other information related to the offer. Disclosure of your personal data is always voluntary and subject to your discretion. We only record and use the data necessary for fulfilling the respective purpose (normally for fulfillment of contractual obligations/provision of the corresponding services).


Depending on the extent of the service, further-reaching data protection regulations may apply to its use/further-reaching data protection notices will be provided in connection with the use.


You may have given your consent within the context of an event to use of photographic material as follows:


"I hereby consent to the taking of photographs at the event on which I might be visible or recognizable, which may be used for public relations work by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and published in the corresponding media and publications."


You may revoke your consent at any time to take effect in the future vis à vis Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH. Permission to use your picture and other personal data as permitted elsewhere by law will remain unaffected by the consent and its potential revocation.


If you do not provide the requested information when using a service, please be advised that in such a case you might not be able to use the full scope of functions of the service.


After fulfillment of the purpose, or at your request, we will delete your personal information provided that there is no legal obligation to preserve the data, e.g. for tax purposes when calculating non-gratuitous services.


Subject to the proviso of further-reaching information in these data protection notices, your data will be stored exclusively on specially protected IT systems within Germany. Access to these systems/the stored data is only permitted to persons entrusted with the use of data within the scope of their original company tasks and for whom a special password-protected access authorization has been set up.  With the help of adequate technical and organizational measures for data protection and IT security we guarantee that the information is treated confidentially at all times.


Disclosure of personal data to third parties


Personal data is only recorded, stored or processed within Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and by external service providers under contractual obligation as contract data processors within the scope of the applicable data protection regulations.


Your personal data will not be disclosed to any bodies other than those involved in handling your concern (e.g. companies with whom we jointly plan and host events as well as our service providers). More information on the bodies involved may be found in the information on the specific service. 


To the extent that we hired external service providers for the processing of personal data (e.g. for the mailing of information material, servicing purposes or destruction of data carriers), this will be in accordance with data protection regulations and with the purpose that the service providers only use the entrusted data according to our contractually agreed instructions and we are conceded a right of monitoring of the technical and organizational measures to be complied with by the contractor.


If there is a legal obligation to do so, we are obligated to do so per court order or for purposes of criminal prosecution, we will disclose your data to the bodies entitled to the information.


Newsletter, specialized information and information on offers and campaigns


When you register for our newsletter/mailing list we/ the respective specified companies use your e-mail address and additional information disclosed within the scope of registration (e.g. your name) for sending the newsletter, specialized information or information and offers. You may unsubscribe at any time/revoke respective consent with effect for the future. The right to perform similar measures where permitted by law (e.g. §28 Sect. 3 Federal Data Protection Act) will remain unaffected by such a declaration of consent or its revocation.


Your e-mail address and additional data will not be used elsewhere, subject to the proviso of further information in these notices. In this process you will receive one or several newsletters, specialized information and offers depending on the context of the service or function you registered for.


If you open the relevant mailings or click on a link therein, this may be recorded via the web server (date, time, e-mail address). This is for internal statistical purposes. This data will not be collated to generate personal user profiles.


Use of cookies


What are cookies?


Cookies are small files which are uploaded and stored on your computer or other devices connected to the Internet such as your tablet or mobile telephone when you visit our website.   A cookie normally contains the name of the website where the cookie has its origin, the “lifespan” of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device) and a value which normally consists of a randomly generated distinct number.


You can adjust the settings in such a way that the cookies are blocked or you are informed when cookies are sent to your device. There are different ways of dealing with cookies. Please follow your browser’s instructions or the Help menu to find out more about how you can adjust your browser settings.


If you deactivate the cookies we use, the consequence may be that you are unable to use the full scope of our website, e.g. you may no longer be able to visit specific sections of our website or information customized to your personal preferences may no longer be able to be shown.


If you use different types of devices to visit our website (e.g. your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, etc.), you should ensure that your desired cookie settings are adjusted for each browser and device.


Why do we use cookies?


We use cookies to generate user statistics and to find out how you came across our website. We also use cookies to generate anonymous, general statistics which allow us to understand how visitors use our website and to improve the content of our website.


We are unable to identify you personally on the basis of this information.


Which cookies does our website contain?


We only use "session cookies". A session cookie is a cookie which is automatically deleted after the user has closed the browser.


When a user is logged onto the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, XING or LinkedIn, additional cookies from the respective social network are placed by the operator of the social network. This is beyond our control.


Use of Piwik


This website uses the open source web analysis service Piwik. Piwik uses "cookies". These are text files stored on your computer which enable us an analysis of the use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie on the use of this website is stored on our server for analyses of the user purposes. This is for the purpose of website optimization. The IP address is anonymized before storage.


The information generated by the cookie on the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the storage of the cookies through an adjustment of your browser software; however, please be advised that in such a case you may not be able to use the full scope of functions of this website.


If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you may object at any time by subsequently deactivating the storage and use. In such a case an opt-out cookie will be deposited on your browser preventing the storage of Piwik user data. If you delete your cookies, the Piwik opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out will have to be re-activated when visiting our website again.




You can decide here if a distinct web analysis cookie may be deposited in your browser to allow us the recording and analysis of different statistical data or not.


If you wish to decide against this, click on the following link in order to deposit the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.


Your visit to this website is currently being recorded by Piwik web analysis. 

Social plug-ins by [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, XING and LinkedIn]


Social plug-ins from the services [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, XING and LinkedIn] are used on our website. Personal data may be disclosed to the service providers (including those in countries outside Europe) via these social plug-ins as well as may be used by them.


We ourselves do not record any personal data using social plug-ins or on the use thereof. We configured the social plug-ins in such a way that initially no personal data can be disclosed to the providers of the individual social plug-ins when you visit our website. Only after you click on one of the social plug-ins can the data be conveyed to the service provider and stored there.


When you click on the corresponding buttons by the service provider, he receives the information that you retrieved the corresponding subpage of our website. For this you do not need an account with this service provider or have to be logged on there. If you are logged on with this service provider, this data will be directly traced to your account. If you click on one of the social plug-ins and for example link the site, the service provider will also store this information in your user account and will publicly disclose this to your contacts.


If you do not want your profile to be allocated by the service provider, you need to log out before clicking on one of the social plug-ins.


It is beyond our control if and to what extent the service providers record personal data. The extent, purpose and storage duration of the recorded data is also unknown to us. It must be assumed that at least the IP address and device-related information are recorded and used. Moreover, it is possible that the service providers use cookies.


Further information by the service providers in detail:




For further information on the recording and use of personal data by Facebook in connection with the Facebook button go to http://www.facebook.com/policy.php  – Data Protection Information.




For further information on the recording and use of personal data by Twitter go to https://twitter.com/en/privacy/previous/version_1




For further information on the recording and use of personal data by Instagram as well as the data protection guideline by Instagram go to https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/before-january-19-2013/




For further information go to the Data Protection Declaration by LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy




For further information on data protection go to the Data Protection Declaration of Xing at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection


YouTube videos and associated data recording and use


On our websites you can watch videos incorporated via a "plug-in" by YouTube (a company belonging to Google Inc., San Bruno/California, USA). As soon as you visit a website of our services on which such a YouTube plug-in is incorporated, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Different types of information may be sent to YouTube, e.g. your IP address or which page of our website you are currently visiting. If you watch a video incorporated this way, this data may be stored and further used by YouTube. If in this case you are logged onto YouTube with your YouTube account, YouTube may trace your surfing behavior to your YouTube user profile. You can prevent the corresponding data processing by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our websites.


The "expanded data protection modus" is activated on our website for YouTube videos.


As this is a service by a third party the processing of such data by YouTube is beyond our control. The purpose and extent of the data recording and further processing and use of the data by YouTube/Google  as well as your rights and adjustment possibilities in this context for the protection of your privacy can be found under the corresponding data protection information at https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/


Data transmission security


Protection of the data being transmitted cannot be guaranteed on public networks such as the Internet with current technology and cannot be entirely protected from third party access. For this reason, please do not send us any confidential data via the Internet (e.g. per contact form or e-mail) without adequate protection. However, all forms on this website recording personal data were encrypted with the protocol TSL 1.2.


Processing of data in other countries outside of Germany


Subject to the proviso of further-reaching information stated in the data protection notice your personal data recorded and stored on our IT systems via our website are not processed outside of Germany.


Information on data processing, correction, restriction of processing, right to data transmission, right of objection and deletion of data


You have the right to receive information at any time regarding your personal data being recorded or processed, the origin thereof as well as the recipient and purpose of recording or processing. For this purpose you can send an e-mail to info@hati.de. At your request we will also correct the data stored about you. If you gave your consent to the storage or processing of your data, you have the right at any time to send a revocation with effect for the future to info@htai.de, provided that no other address was provided in the specific context. As from May 25, 2018 you may moreover exercise your rights against us to restriction of the processing and data transmission or lodge an objection against specific types of processing of personal data if the statutory prerequisites under the EU Data Protection Basic Ordinance are given in the individual case and in consideration of the service being used.


We will delete the data stored in our systems as soon as the purpose of storage or processing ceases to exist. For this purpose, there is a regular review to determine whether storage is still necessary or not. To the extent that you request deletion of your personal data we will comply with this request provided that the deletion is not contrary to statutory provisions such as storage duties. For this purpose you may send an e-mail to info@htai.de.


Right to Complain


Notwithstanding another administrative or legal remedy you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory body, in particular in the member state of your place of habitual abode, your workplace or the place of the imputed breach if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection provisions.



Body in charge:

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH
Thorsten Schulte
Head of Corporate Communication
Konradinerallee 9
65189 Wiesbaden
E-mail: info@htai.de


Data protection representative:


If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact the Data Protection Representative at Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH.

Tel.: +49 611 95017 8286
Fax: +49 611 95017 8415
E-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@hessen-agentur.de


© 2017 Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH