Data Protection Statement

Data privacy

We are particularly concerned to protect your personal data and private life. We process personal data, that are recorded when you visit our Web site, confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This data-protection statement does not apply to Web sites of other providers to which we provide a hyperlink.

General information

If you access our Web site, information of a general nature is collected automatically. This information (server log files) may contain the type of Web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the like. None of these data allow inferences about your person. These data are needed technically in order to supply correctly contents of Web pages you have requested, and are generated necessarily when you use the World Wide Web. We evaluate anonymous data of this kind statistically, in order to optimize our Web site and the technology on which it is based.

We wish to point out that data transmission over the Internet (such as during communication by e-mail) may have security leaks. It is not possible to protect the data completely from access by third parties.

The body responsible (data controller) in the meaning of the data-protection laws is:

BDÜ Weiterbildungs- und Fachverlagsgesellschaft mbH

Managing director
Roland Hoffmann
Supervisory board
Martina Hesse-Hujber (Vorsitzende)
Ulrike Wilmes-Schmitz
Ralf Lemster
Tatjana Dujmic
Uhlandstr. 4-5, 10623 Berlin
+49 30 887128-33
+49 30 887128-40
Commercial register
HRB 89378, Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court

Data protection officer

Questions to the data protection officer

Data protection officer
Udo Wenzel, agentia Wirtschaftsdienst
Budapester Str. 31, 10787 Berlin
+49 30 21964398

Contact and ordering

We offer you the possibility to contact us via e-mail with all questions. For this, you need to provide a valid e-mail address, so that we can tell who the question is coming from, and of course in order to answer your questions promptly. You can provide further information voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is done according to Art. 6 para. 1, sentence 1, item a, GDPR, on the basis of your consent granted voluntarily if you use this possibility for contact.

We collect personal data if you communicate them to us on your own initiative, for example if you get in contact with us, if you use the participant portal, or for handling orders for services. Personal data are data with which you can be identified personally. Of course, we will only use the personal data communicated to us in this way for the purpose for which you make them available to us during contacting.

Communication of these data is done exclusively on a voluntary basis and with your consent. To the extent that these are data about communication channels (for example, e-mail address or telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via these communication channels in order to answer your request.

Of course, you can revoke your declarations of consent for the future at any time. Please contact the body responsible named above for this purpose.

Data transmissions to third parties

Your data will not be transmitted to third parties, unless we are legally obliged to do so, or it is necessary for processing your inquiry or for order handling. To the extent that external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured by legal, technical, and organizational measures, as well as by regular monitoring, that the latter observe the provisions of the data protection laws.

Rights of access, correction, blocking, erasure, and objection

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data that we have recorded, and to correct these or have them corrected, at any time. The exceptions to this right provided for in Sec. 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) apply.

You also have the right, under the conditions of the provisions of the BDSG, to demand the blocking or erasure of these data. However, this is only possible if the personal data concerned are no longer necessary, are being processed illegally, a consent concerning this has been revoked, and there is no longer a legal obligation to hold them. The exceptions to this right provided in Sec. 35 of the BDSG apply.

You have the right to have data which we process in automated fashion, on the basis of your consent or in order to perform a contract, handed over to you or a third party in a commonly-used machine-readable format. If you demand direct transmission of the data to another data controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

In order to exercise these rights, you can contact the responsible body (data controller) named above.

In case of violations of data-protection laws, the party affected has a right to complain to the supervisory agency responsible. The supervisory agency for matters of data-protection law is the State data protection officer of the German state in which our firm is headquartered. A list of these data protection officers and contact data for them can be found under the following link:


This Web site uses what are called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transmitted from a Web-site server to your hard disk. Cookies do no cause any damage to your computer, and do not contain any viruses. They only serve to make what we provide more user-friendly, more effective, and safer.

Most of the cookies we use are what are called "session cookies". They are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

Cookies that are necessary to perform the electronic communication process, or to provide certain functions desired by you (such as a shopping-cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1, item f of the GDPR.

In no case are the data collected by us passed on to third parties, or is a linkage to personal data created without your consent.

Of course, you can in principle view our Web site without cookies. The default setting for Web browsers is to accept cookies. You can de-activate the use of cookies at any time by the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Web browser to learn how you can change these settings. Note that if cookies are de-activated, the functioning of this Web site may be restricted.

Registration on our Web site

When you book for the conference, some personal data are collected, such as name, address, and contact and telecommunication data, such as telephone number and e-mail address. In addition, by assignment of log-in data to your registration, you can access contents and services that we offer only to registered participants. Of course, we will inform you on request at any time about the personal data on you we have stored. We will be happy to correct or delete these on your request, as well, unless this would be against statutory retention obligations. To contact us in this respect, please use the contact data given under the responsible body named above.

Server log files

The provider of the pages collects and stores automatically data in what are called "server log files", which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are which browser and its version, the operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of the server query, and IP address. These data are not combined with other data sources. The basis for this data processing is Art. 6. para. 1, item f, GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the encryption method corresponding to the current state of the art (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS for all pages of this Web site on which personal data are transmitted (such as the participant portal).


If you register to subscribe to our newsletter, the data you specify are used only for that purpose. Subscribers may also be informed via e-mail about circumstances that are relevant to the service or the registration (such as changes to the newsletter provision, or technical matters).

For an effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to check whether a registration has actually been done by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" process. For this, we record the order for the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirming e-mail message, and the receipt of the reply requested by it. No further data are collected. The data are used exclusively for sending the newsletter, and are not passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data, and their use for sending the newsletter, at any time. You will find a corresponding hyperlink for this purpose in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this Web page at any time, or inform us of this wish via the contact possibilities given under the responsible body (data collector) named above. Data that we have stored for other purposes (such as e-mail addresses for order handling) remain unaffected by this.

Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to represent our contents correctly and in a graphically attractive manner for differing browsers, we use script and typeface libraries on this Web site, such as Google Webfonts. Google Webfonts are transmitted to your browser's cache, in order to avoid repeated loading. If the browser does not support the Google Webfonts, or prevents access, the contents are displayed in a standard typeface.

Calling in script or typeface libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. In this case, it is theoretically possible that the operator of such libraries may collect data. You will find further information about Google Web Fonts under and in Google's data-protection statement:

Amendments to our data-protection provisions

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection statement from time to time so that it is always in accordance with current legal requirements, or in order to reflect changes in our services in the data protection statement.

If parts or individual formulations of this text should not, or no longer, or not completely, be in accordance with the applicable legal situation, the contents and validity of the other parts of the document shall not be affected.