In the following sections we provide you with detailed information on how we deal with personal data and how this website collects and processes user data.
In general, the use of our website is possible without disclosing personal data. On some pages of our website, however, you may be asked to provide personal data in compliance with currently valid privacy laws and regulations. This data is used by us in order to improve the value of our website to users, as well as to be able to keep in touch later on.
For example, you will be asked to enter personal information when filling out the contact form or newsletter subscription form. In these cases you are asked to enter your name, e-mail address and other personal data that we need in order to be able to offer you the desired services. By entering the respective data, you agree to a collection, use and storage of this data in connection with the above mentioned services. Please note that our Terms and Conditions for Events apply to all such services as well.
We respect your right to privacy and protect the confidentiality of your personal data. Your personal data will only be used in the scope of the direct relationship between you and CONET. Your data will not be made available to third parties – neither for payment nor free of charge. The only exceptions to this rule are when we are legally required to disclose data, are entitled to do so (e.g. in course of order-data processing) or when the forwarding of event and service-related data is necessary for our partners to effectively provide the desired services, e.g. when events are held outside our own facilities.
You have the right to request information on your personal data stored by CONET at any time. You also have the right to request the deletion of your personal data. In case that we are required by law to store the respective data for a prescribed period of time, we will, however, stop the use of the data from the time of your request. Furthermore, you also have the right to request correction of your data at any time. Please direct any such enquiries in writing (letter, fax or e-mail) to:
CONET Technologies AG
Fax +49 2242 939-333
We use state-of-the-art technology and security measures to guarantee the protection of your data. All our employees that might get in contact with your data are contractually obliged to comply to secrecy and data security.
CONET Technologies AG as CONET's holding company and content provider of this site is responsible for this site's original contents according to § 7 section 1 of the German Telemediengesetz. This site, however, also contains various links to external sites of other providers, for the accuracy of which and compliance with existing laws and regulations CONET cannot accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever; the sole responsibility for these contents lies with their respective publishers or providers. Any linked external contents were checked for accuracy and compliance with existing laws and regulations when the respective links were originally set. At that time, no irregularities were found. A permanent control of all external links without any hints or proof for any irregularities is not reasonable due to the number and extent of these contents. In the case of being notified about any infringements, however, CONET will correct or delete the respective links in reasonable time.
External Services and Technology
As an additional web analyzing tool, CONET also uses Piwik (http://piwik.org). Piwik employs the so-called Cookies, which are saved on your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of the use of our website. In order to do so, the usage data generated by the respective cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transferred to our servers and saved there for purposes of usage analysis, helping us to better understand the website usage and to improve our offer in accordance with the needs of our visitors. Your IP address is in this process immediately anonymized, so that we are not abel to identify specific users. The data generated by the cookie are not forwarded outside of our company. You may prevent the cookie from functioning by turning cookies off in your browser. Please note that disabling cookies might result in restricted functionality on this or other sites. Furthermore, if you do not consent to the generation, use and storage of your user data, you can object to any such use at any time.
Additionally, this site also uses connections to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and XING. Some of these platforms' predefined buttons and plug-ins, however, collect user data even without any actions being taken by the user. Since we do not approve of this way of collecting data, we use a 2-click-engine developed by German IT portal heise online. By regularly depicting inactive standard buttons, this solutions prevents external platforms from collecting data. Once you click on the inactive buttones, they will become active and you might proceed with the desired action of liking, sharing or recommending. Therefore, by clicking the respective button, the user consents to using the respective social media and to data being collected by these platforms. Source (in German): heise online