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Privacy Policy VDW

Privacy Policy VDW

As a rule, you can view the METAV web page without having to disclose personal information. However, from time to time we do need certain personal details, such as your name and address, so that we can optimize our service for you. In these cases we will expressly draw your attention to this requirement and ask - where necessary - for your consent.


All content is carefully researched and regularly checked and updated. However, we make no warranty and accept no liability whatsoever that the information provided is accurate, correct, or up-to-date.

Error-free operation
We use only the very latest, high-performance web technology for this web page. Notwithstanding this, we accept no liability whatsoever for any impeded availability or transmission of the content and data on this web page.

Links to other websites
The METAV web page contain links to external websites. Although we take all reasonable care to check these sites, we have no direct control over their content. No link to an external website constitutes a recommendation or endorsement of the content or material on that website. Accordingly, we accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content of external websites to which our web pages contain links. Likewise, we accept no responsibility for the content of external web pages that contain hyperlinks to our web pages.

Text, layout, images, diagrams and functions on our websites are protected by intellectual-property law, including but not limited to copyright law and trademark law. No page or part thereof may be used, reproduced, altered or distributed, whether in electronic or hard-copy form, without the express permission of VDW. Infringements will be prosecuted to the limits allowed under civil and criminal law.

Right of Revocation
You may revoke your consent declaration to a processing of personal data at any time.

You may at any time delete the user profile you have created and activated during online registration. To do this, simply access your profile online and click on "Delete Personal Profile" ("Profil löschen").

Data which have to be stored due to legal obligations will be blocked. A deletion of these data is not admissible.

Our personalized service relies on processing personal data you have provided. If you revoke your consent for a permission of your personal data, then we will no longer be able to provide personalized service.

VDW processes your personal data via Messe Düsseldof on specially protected servers in Germany. Access is restricted to a small group of authorized persons who are empowered by VDW to administer the technical, commercial and content-related aspects of the server.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are ASCII files (cookie.txt) in which text information is collected during your online session and stored. Your browser determines where the cookies are stored on your hard disk. Cookies contain information that is sent back to the host server during your next online visit. They can be read only by the server that originally placed them on your hard disk.
VDW and service providers acting on behalf of VDW only employ session cookies that are absolutely necessary for providing user functionality, aiding users in navigating our websites or for gathering market statistics. Without activating the use of cookies you may not be able to use the complete functions of a website.

As a default setting, most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate this function at any time, and set your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is sent

Data Protection

Creating a user profile and use of online-services
Visitors have the option of using a special registration service for METAV.

The user profile you create by your registration can be used for the METAV website. The following fields are mandatory for all user categories whereas you can add further data voluntarily:
Access data: e-mail address and password
Personal details: form of address, first name and surname

After creating a user profile you may use various online-services like a ticket-registration (for professional visitors only), a fair planner, and the services "my stored items"or the service "my fair agenda".

In the case of a ticket registration we will process the following mandatory data: company name, sector of industry, street/house number, postcode and city and business unit in which you operate.

You are free to participate in online-surveys concerning your interests and experiences with regard to your visit of the fair.
When using online services the personal data entered will be stored in your profile and processed to offer the services requested.

All personal data entered when creating a user profile or when using online services will be processed with your consent. VDW will also process these data for advertising purposes with your consent. Details are outlined in the consent declaration. Unfortunately you can not use these services like a ticket registration offered by VDW without agreeing to a consent declaration. You may buy a ticket at the entrance of the fair without any registration.

Log file data
When having access to METAV website, we will automatically receive log file data. We process this data by using a pseudonym in order to optimise our website, for advertising purposes and for market research. You have the right to opposite to this by sending an email to the privacy officer of VDW

Personal data
Pursuant to Germany's Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), we are subject to a strict duty of care when processing the personal data that you provide to us online.

Website access data
Every time someone visits at METAV website, his or her visit generates site-usage data. This data is stored for backup purposes, but could conceivably also be used to identify the visitor (e.g. IP address, date and time, pages viewed). VDW analyzes its data for statistical purposes and to identify trends, but in doing so adheres strictly to stringent data security standards. Our analysis of this data does not include any attempt to link it to individuals.
For more information on the topic of data protection in Germany, see:

Providing personal data to third parties
We undertake to disclose your personal data to third parties only in the course of processing order data, e.g. online orders, if we have obtained your express permission in advance.

Any associated service organizations that receive personal data from us for order-processing purposes are bound by the provisions of Germany's Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and contractually by the relevant Deutsche Messe guidelines. We will only store and/or disclose those data which are necessary for the legitimate processing of your order. VDW will not disclose any other information - such as details you might have provided regarding your interests in specific events or subject areas - to third parties.

In cases where required by law, including by court order, VDW will turn over the specified personal data to the authorized party. VDW will not turn over your data to third parties for any other purposes, unless it has your express approval to do so.

Contacting VDW about this Privacy Policy
If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact:

VDW Verein Deutscher Werkzeug¬maschinen¬fabriken e. V.
Corneliusstraße 4
60325 Frankfurt am Main