Privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is important to us.

1. Name of the person responsible

The person responsible for the processing of personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH, Bismarckstraße 33, 10625 Berlin, telephone 0 69 / 7 10 46 87-0, fax 0 69 / 7 10 46 87-9459, email address: info_at_ew-online.de

2. Data protection officer

The data protection officer of EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH, Mr. Michael König is available to the customer for questions regarding the processing of his personal data at EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH, Kaiserleistraße 8a, 63067 Offenbach am Main, telephone 0 69 / 7 10 46 87-481, fax 0 69 / 7 10 46 87-9481, e-mail address: datenschutz_at_ew-online.de

3. Processing of your personal data

Your data will be used by EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (DGBMT) exclusively for the processing of your order, for the realization of the event as well as for own direct marketing and market research purposes. 

Your data will only be passed on to third parties for the purpose of fulfilling the contract or if we are legally obliged to do so. The list of participants with their surnames, first names, titles, functions and companies can be accessed online by participants in a password-protected area.

Photos and film footage taken at the event will be published in reports in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (DGBMT) and EW media and congress publications, in other newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet for the purpose of documenting the event. (If you do not want this, please let our photographer or staff know). 

If you do not wish to receive any further information from EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (DGBMT), you can inform us of this at any time with effect for the future at the following e-mail address: abmeldung_at_ew-online.de

4. Processing for our own marketing purposes

We also process your personal data, which we have collected when concluding a contractual relationship (e.g. when booking an event) via our website, for our own marketing purposes within the framework of the statutory provisions, in particular in order to adapt our offers to your interests in a needs-based manner and to send you corresponding information by e-mail or post. The legal basis for this data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is initially Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO in conjunction with. § Section 7 (3) UWG.

You may object to the processing of your data for these advertising purposes at any time. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for the purposes in question. More detailed information on the objection and the consequences of an objection can be found in the following privacy policy (see below). Should the processing of your personal data be carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) DS-GVO, you have a right of revocation with effect for the future at any time.

5. Necessity of the provision for the conclusion of the contract

The provision of the personal data dutifully indicated in the contract form is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. The customer is obliged to provide all personal data specified. If the data is withheld, proper execution and fulfillment of the contract cannot be guaranteed with the consequence of refusal to conclude the contract. The same applies with the consequence of a possible termination of the contract, if the customer claims the deletion or restriction of the processing of the data, which are necessary for the execution of the contract.

6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed

A disclosure of the customer's personal data is made - within the scope of the purposes stated in section 3 - only for the purpose of fulfilling the contract (e.g. congress hotels as well as congress organizers) or if we are legally obliged to do so.

7. data subject rights

The customer has rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing and data transferability against EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH in accordance with the relevant legal provisions, in particular in accordance with Art. 15 to 20 DSGVO. 

8. Storage and deletion of data

The customer's personal data shall be stored for the purpose of establishing, implementing and terminating the contract and for the purpose of complying with statutory archiving and retention obligations (e.g. § 257 HGB, § 147 AO) for as long as is necessary to fulfill these purposes. For the purposes of direct advertising and market research, the customer's personal data shall be stored for as long as there is an overriding legal interest in the processing in accordance with the relevant legal provisions, but for no longer than two years beyond the end of the contract.

9. Legal basis

The legal basis for the storage, processing and disclosure of your data is, on the one hand, your consent (e.g. in the case of newsletters or comments), a weighing of interests that did not result in a restriction of your rights and freedoms (e.g. due to our interest in using analysis tools with the help of which we measure the success of our website and optimize surfing on the site, or e.g. when answering your inquiries via the contact form) or, in the case of a purchase, the purchase contract with you.

10. Right to object to the processing of personal data

You can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of direct advertising and/ or market research at any time without giving reasons.  We will no longer process the personal data for the purposes of direct advertising and/ or market research after receiving your objection and will delete the data if processing is not necessary for other purposes (for example, to fulfill the contract).

You may also object to other processing that we base on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) DS-GVO at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, stating these reasons. In the event of a justified objection, we will generally no longer process the personal data for the purposes in question and delete the data, unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

11. Right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority

The customer has the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority if he believes that the processing of personal data concerning him violates data protection regulations.

12. Newsletter

On our website you have the possibility to subscribe to one of our newsletters by agreeing that we may inform you about our own products or the products of cooperation partners. To do this, you must enter your first and last name as well as your e-mail address in the corresponding button and click the "Send" or "Submit" button. We will then send you a message to the e-mail address you provided for the purpose of verification, in which you must confirm your registration for the newsletter you requested. This double opt-in procedure enables us to ensure that we send the newsletter to the correct e-mail address and that you really want to receive the newsletter. We then process the e-mail address you provide as well as your first and last name for the purpose of sending you the newsletter you requested.

You can object to the processing of your personal data for the newsletter at any time by notifying the person responsible (see point 1. above) or revoking your consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. Please note that for the unsubscription of the newsletter, a so-called "unsubscribe link" is additionally embedded at the end of each newsletter, via the confirmation of which you can send us a revocation regarding this sending of the newsletter. After revoking your consent, we will no longer use your e-mail address or your first and last name for our newsletter. We will store the data you provide to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter, i.e. your e-mail address and your first and last name, for the aforementioned purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. In addition, there may be supplementary legal archiving and retention obligations. In this case, the legal basis for the (further) processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) DS-GVO.

The legal basis for the collection of your e-mail address and your first and last name for the purpose of sending a verification message to the e-mail address you have provided is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO, the legal basis for the further processing of your personal data for the purpose of sending the individual newsletters is consent - Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DS-GVO.

13. Contact form

We have integrated a contact form into our website. You can use this contact form to contact us electronically and send us an inquiry. If you fill out the contact form and send your data to us via the button, the data you entered in the contact form will be transmitted to us. We collect and process your personal data exclusively for the purpose for which you transmit this data to us.

14. Google services

In the following, we inform you which services of the Google Group (for users within the EU: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland; outside the EU: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). are used on our website. 

For more information on data protection at Google, please visit: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy, Google's data collection and use statement at https://privacy.google.com/intl/de/your-data.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

a) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Group. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the IP anonymization activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area in order to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). 

In exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. 

For more information, see Google's statement on data use on websites using Google services at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=de, on "advertising" by Google at https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de, and information and options for disabling personalized advertising at https://adssettings.google.de/authenticated. 

b) Google Ads

We use the online advertising program "Google Ads" on our website and in this context conversion tracking (visit action evaluation). Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google. Please note that Google may use personal data that you have provided, e.g. if you are logged into your Google account, have activated your location (GPS) and allow Google to access it, or are using an Android device. Google does not share this data with us. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity (usually up to 30 days), do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Because each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across Ads customers' websites.

The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used for the purpose of creating conversion statistics. Here, we learn the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. In this context, we neither receive nor process information with which users can be personally identified.

To this end, you can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. In addition, you can deactivate personalized advertising for you in Google's advertising settings. You can find instructions on how to do this at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de. Further information as well as Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

c) Google Tag Manager

In order to integrate and manage the described services of Google and possibly other services of other providers listed here, we can use the "Google Tag Manager". The Google Tag Manager merely implements and manages tags; this service itself does not set any further cookies or collect any personal data.

d) YouTube and information about Doubleclick by Google

On our website we use the plug-in of the service YouTube, which belongs to Google. 

The plug-in is recognizable on our site by the embedded video, which can be clicked on. When you click on the video on one of our pages, your browser establishes a direct connection with the YouTube servers via a cookie. The YouTube server thus receives information about which particular page of our website you have visited.

In other places on our website, there is only a clickable link to a YouTube video. When you click on it, the video opens in a new tab on the YouTube page, where Google's privacy policy applies (see below).

If you are logged into your YouTube account or other Google account, you would enable YouTube or Google by clicking on the video or the link, your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. Google also uses the data for personalized advertising, to customize its services and for market research. You can prevent this possibility of assignment if you log out of your account beforehand. You can also turn off personalized advertising in the settings in your Google account or on your Android device. Further information on this and on how to object to Google's use of data can be found in the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de 

Since we embed YouTube videos on our website, "Doubleclick by Google" is also in use there on the website. Doubleclick, like YouTube, belongs to Google. Doubleclick uses cookies for advertisements and for measuring the success of advertisements. For this purpose, your browser is assigned a so-called pseudonymous identification number (pID). According to Google, Doubleclick cookies do not contain any personal information. However, Google uses the cookies and the pID to identify which pages have been visited in order to serve ads across pages and analyzes which ads have been displayed and which, if any, have been called up, i.e. clicked on. Doubleclick can use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions, which are related to ad requests. In addition, we point out that Google can assign the website visit to your Google account if you are registered and logged in to one of the Google services. Even without registration or login, it is technically possible for Google to query and store your IP address. The information generated by the cookies is transferred by Google to a server in the USA or another EU third country for evaluation and stored there.

If you do not wish to receive personalized advertising, you can set this accordingly at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de. To prevent tracking, you can

  • adjust the cookie settings in your browser so that third-party cookies are suppressed.
  • In addition, you can disable conversion tracking cookies from Google by blocking cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com in your browser. Please note that this setting only applies until you delete cookies.
  • Finally, you can use a browser plug-in in popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge (former Internet Explorer)) to ensure permanent advertising settings. To do so, please visit https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

However, such a setting may mean that our website cannot be used without restrictions. For more information about Doubleclick by Google, please visit https://www.google.de/doubleclick.

15. Social Media

Privacy policy for our online presence in social networksatenschutzerklärung 

In the following, we inform you about which data is processed when you access our online presences in the social networks. 

As the operator of our company website, we receive anonymized visitor statistics (insights) in the respective social network, which are created on the basis of data collected by the respective social network. Page insights are summarized data that provide us with information about how users interact with our site. We do not receive personal data. We therefore do not gain insight into the individual personal data of visitors to our company site. As the operator of the company site, we are jointly responsible for the visitor statistics (Insights) with the provider of the respective social network (Art. 26 DSGVO), with the provider of the respective social network assuming primary responsibility. The legal basis for the use of Insights data is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO to provide information and communication offers for interested parties and customers via social networks. We use this information for economic and communication purposes, including to remain competitive as a company.

When you access our online presences in the social networks, the respective social network places cookies on the device you use for this purpose (i.e. your computer or mobile device), which have the purpose of storing information in the web browsers and remain effective for a period of up to two years, unless they are deleted. The respective social network receives the information stored in the cookies, records it and processes it. This happens not only when you access services of the respective social network such as our Facebook/ LinkedIn/ Twitter/ Xing page, but also in the case of services provided by other members of the corporate group of the respective social network, as well as services provided by other companies that use the services of the respective social network. Partners of the respective social network and third parties also use cookies on the respective social networks to provide services. The data is used by the respective Social Network and third party companies for product research and development and advertising and sponsored content.

Please note that cookie placement when you access our company site occurs regardless of whether or not you have an account on the respective social network. 

If you have an account in the respective social network, the respective social network collects and processes data when you call up the company page, provided you have provided this data in your account. This includes your age, gender, relationship status, professional situation as well as information about your lifestyle, interests and purchases or purchasing behavior (demographic data). The respective social network also collects and processes geographical data such as your location. This is used by the respective social networks to offer their information services and advertising in a targeted manner (personalization). The respective social network can assign this data to your person.

If you do not have an account with the respective social network, the cookie placement will in any case collect your IP address, information about your device, the region or, if applicable, the more precise location where you use it, call time and dwell time, as well as estimate the above-mentioned demographic data based on your surfing behavior.

You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our company site (including your IP address) to the respective social network as well as the processing of this data by the respective social network by adjusting your cookie settings before calling up our company site on the social networks. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the user comfort will be limited without cookies. In addition, you can activate the "do not track" function in your browser, disable script code executions in your browser or use a so-called script blocker.

The U.S. providers of the respective social network also have servers in the U.S. as well as other EU third countries and use a network of computers, cloud-based servers and other infrastructure and information technologies as well as other service providers that may be located outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland, i.e. in countries whose data protection does not meet the level of the EU GDPR and the Federal Republic of Germany. In this case, further guarantees such as standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission are concluded.

We maintain online presence on:

Facebook, provider: Facebook Inc, Headquarters: 1 Hacker Way, 94025 Menlo Park, CA, USA; for users within the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For more information, see Facebook's data policy at: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

in Facebook's cookie policy at:

in the information on page insights data at:

Twitter, provider: Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, US. 

For more information, see Twitter's data policy at:

LinkedIn, provider: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, US ("LinkedIn"), or LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. 

For more information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at:

Xing, provider: NewWork SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

For further information, please refer to Xing's privacy policy at:

16. External links

For your optimal information, you will find links on our pages that refer to third-party pages. As far as this is not obviously recognizable, we point out that it is an external link. EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH has no influence on the content and design of these pages of other providers. The guarantees of this data protection declaration therefore naturally do not apply there.

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