Legal notices

Messe City Köln GmbH & Co. KG (MesseCity Köln) is delighted about your visit to the website and your interest in our project. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like you to feel safe and comfortable during your visit to our Internet pages.

 

Data protection

Collection and processing of personal data

You can generally visit the pages of MesseCity Köln without our requiring personal data from you. We merely find out which IP address called the respective page and at what time. This information is analysed for statistical purposes. The individual visitor remains anonymous.

On some pages, you can enter personal data in input fields, for example your name and address. This data is only processed for correspondence with you and for the purpose for which you gave the data. If you contact us via an application form, then that information is transferred in an encrypted form to prevent misuse of the data by third parties.

 

Access data / server log files

MesseCity Köln collects data on every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of the access, volume of data transmitted, report on successful access, browser type including version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously used site), IP address and accessing provider.

MesseCity Köln uses the logged data only for statistical analyses for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the offer. However, MesseCity Köln reserves the right to subsequently review the logged data if there is legitimate suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.

 

Use of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number. However, data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites someone viewed is also counted as personal data

Personal data will only be collected, used and forwarded by MesseCity Köln if it is legally permitted or the user consents to the data collection.

 

Contact to MesseCity Köln

Personal data is recorded by us if you give it to us of your own accord, for example if you contact us. It goes without saying that we will use the personal data sent to us that way exclusively for the purpose for which you made it available to us in your contact.

Provision of this information is exclusively on a voluntary basis and with your consent. If this is information on communication channels (for example email address, telephone number), then you also give your consent to us to contact you if necessary via this communication channel to answer your concerns.

Naturally, you can revoke your declarations of consent at any time in the future. To do this, please contact info@messecity-koeln.de.

 

Integration of services and third-party content

It may happen that third-party content is integrated in this online offer such as, for example, videos from YouTube, videos from Vimeo, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always requires that the providers of this content (subsequently referred to as “third party providers”) use the IP address of the user. That is because they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user without the IP address. The IP address is required to display this content. We make every effort to only use such content for which the respective provider only uses the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence over whether the third party providers save the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. If this is known to us, then we will inform the users of this.

 

Vimeo

We use the external provider Vimeo to incorporate videos. In the process, for technical reasons, there is a direct connection to the services of the provider when playing the videos. Related to this, there may use of browser or alternatively end device data by the provider. For more information on the collection and use of such data, you can find the data privacy information of Vimeo at the following link: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to save specific information on the accessing device of the user (PC, smartphone, or the like) that is related to the device. They are used on the one hand to make websites more user-friendly and hence help the users (e.g. storing login data). On the other hand, they are used to record statistical data about website usage and to be able to analyse it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies is limited or completely prevented. Nevertheless, be advised that the use and in particular the user convenience is limited without cookies.

 

Registration function

The data entered as part of the registration is used for the purpose of using the offer. Users can be informed by e-mail about offer or registration-relevant information such as changes to the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. The collected data is evident from the input screen during the course of the registration.

 

Data protection for photographs and video recordings

We regularly take photographs and make video recordings at our events that are partly published on this website. If you do not want photographs, let the respective photographer know this on site. If photos of you have been published on our website, and you no longer want this at a later time, please notify us by email at info@messecity-koeln.de. We will then immediately remove the photos.

 

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to obtain information after notification for free about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data as well as the blocking and deletion of his personal data to the extent that there is no legal retention period in force.

Disclaimer

Liability for content

MesseCity Köln is responsible according to Section 7 para. 1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) for its content on these pages according to the general laws. However, in accordance with articles 8 to 10 TMG, MesseCity Köln is not obliged to monitor third-party information provided or stored on its website or to search for circumstances that might indicate unlawful activities.

This is without prejudice to obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws. Any liability in this respect is, however, only incurred from the moment that knowledge of the specific breach of law is obtained. When legal violations become known, MesseCity Köln will immediately remove the content that is in violation of the law.

Project-based content merely reflects a planning status of the project development, which is not current in some circumstances, and can still change up to the realisation. All content and portrayals are nonbinding. Displayed configurations and furnishing is used merely as a design recommendation. There is no claim to these services.

 

Liability for links

Our online offer contains links to external websites of third parties with content over which MesseCity Köln has no influence. Therefore, MesseCity Köln also assumes no responsibility for this third party content.

The respective provider or operator of the linked pages is always responsible for the content of the pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. No illegal content was discovered at that time.

However, permanent checking of the linked pages in terms of content is not reasonable without specific evidence indicating a legal infringement. When legal violations become known, MesseCity Köln will immediately remove those links that are in violation of the law.

 

Copyright and Trademark Law

MesseCity Köln endeavours to observe the copyrights of the graphics, animations, photos and text used in all publications, and to use graphics, animations, photos and text that it creates itself or to make use of license-free graphics, animations, photos, and text.

All trademarks mentioned inside the Internet offer that are possibly protected by third parties are unrestrictedly subject to the provisions of the applicable trademark law in each case and the ownership rights of the respective registered owner. Merely mentioning the name is no reason to conclude that trademarks are not protected by third party rights.

The copyright for published objects created by MesseCity Köln or its contractors remains solely with MesseCity Köln. Duplication or use of such graphics, animations, photos and text in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express, prior consent of MesseCity Köln.