Data protection

Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik
International Congress Service AG
Wahlfelder Mühle 3
53639 Königswinter
Germany

Telefon: +49 (0) 2244 930 0
Fax: +49 (0) 2244 930 430
EMail: info@braehler.com

General notice

We, Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik International Congress Service AG welcome your visit to our website! Links to our website are encouraged!

Personal data
- Gathering, processing, saving and forwarding on of personal data

Should personal data be gathered on our website (such as name, address or email address), this takes place on a voluntary basis as far as possible. 

This data will not be forwarded on to third parties without your express agreement. 

We gather, process and use personal data, should this be necessary, in order to enable you to use our web service (usage data). 

Should a contractual relationship be substantiated between us, specified or amended or should you send an enquiry to us, then we gather and process personal data from you, if this should be necessary for these purposes (core data). 

All personal data will only be saved by us for as long as this is necessary for the named purpose (processing of your enquiry or performance of a contract). During this process, retention periods in accordance with tax laws and commercial law will be taken into account. Personal data will be deleted once it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose of the saving. 

Due to legal requirements, we are obliged in certain cases to forward personal data on to third parties. For example, this is the case if suspicion of commission of a crime or abuse of this website is present. In such a case, we are obliged to forward your data on to the competent prosecution authorities. Following an order by the competent bodies, we may therefore issue information in individual cases concerning this data (core data), should this be necessary for purposes of criminal prosecution, fulfilment of the statutory duties of the German constitution protection authorities or the military counter intelligence service or in order to assert the intellectual property rights. 

Should we make use of third party companies during the data processing process (so-called engaged data processing) in order to fulfil the contractual obligations in relation to you, such third party companies are contractually obliged, in accordance with the regulations under data protection laws and in accordance with our instructions, to handle your data carefully and not to use it for their own purposes or forward it on to third parties.

- Contact form

In case of an enquiry via our contact form, in order to provide the respective services and to make contact, we gather your surname, first name, any title and your email address.

Any use of personal data which goes beyond the above will not take place or will only take place following your prior consent as a user. Personal data will be deleted once it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose of the saving.

- Information, correction, deletion, withdrawal

You have the right at any time to obtain immediate and free-of-charge information from us concerning the data which has been gathered in connection with your person. 

Should incorrect personal data be gathered and saved by us, this will be corrected immediately following a request by you. 

Should you wish for the saved data to be deleted, this deletion will also take place immediately following a request by you. Should a deletion not be possible for legal reasons, the respective data will be blocked instead. 

You have the right at any time to withdraw your agreement to the use of the personal data provided by you with effect for the future. You can issue the revocation to us in writing or orally. 

Your request for information, correction, deletion or revocation should be addressed to:

Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik
International Congress Service AG
Wahlfelder Mühle 3
53639 Königswinter

Telephone: +49 (0) 2244 930 0
Fax: +49 (0) 2244 930 430
Email: info@braehler.com

- Gathering of non-personal data
By means of visiting our website, information concerning the access (date, time, page visited) may be saved. This data is not considered personal data, rather it is kept anonymous. Such data is only used for statistical purposes. No forwarding to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes will take place.

Hyperlinks to external websites
We do not accept any responsibility for the correct handling of your data in connection with hyperlinks on our web presence which forward you directly to the website of other providers (can be recognised by change in URL, for example). This is because we have no control as to whether these companies comply with the data protection regulations. In respect of the handling of your personal data by these companies, please refer to their websites directly.

Emailing
We wish to point out that transfer of data via the Internet (for example in case of communication via email) can be subject to security loopholes and cannot be fully protected against third party access. Information which you send by email in non-encrypted form can be read, saved and used for unauthorised purposes by third parties during the transfer process. Therefore we wish to advise you not to send any confidential information without using an encryption program.

Use of cookies
We use “cookies” (small files with configuration information). In particular, the purpose of these is to calculate the frequency of use and the number of users of our website, as well as to make the use of our website easier and more comfortable for you. It is also possible to use our website without cookies. If applicable, you can deactivate the automatic saving of cookies­ or set your browser in such a way that you are informed­ before cookies are ­saved.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, in order to enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google Analytics uses cookies which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) is, as a rule, transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports concerning the website activities for the website operators and in order to provide additional services which are connected to the use of the website and the use of the Internet Under no circumstances will Google combine your IP address with other data of Google. By means of your use of this website, you are declaring your agreement to the processing by Google of the data gathered concerning you in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

Please also keep in mind the terms and conditions of use of Google Analytics.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by means of a corresponding setting of your browser software. However we wish to point out that in such a case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. In addition, you can also prevent the recording of the data created by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin which can be obtained via the following link.

Route planner Google Maps

With our website, we use Google Maps in order to show interactive maps and in order to create routefinders. Google Maps is a map service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By means of the use of Google Maps, information concerning the use of this website, including your IP address and the (start) address entered within the framework of the route planner function can be transferred to Google in the USA. Should you access a website of our Internet presence which contains Google Maps, your browser creates a direct connection to the servers of Google. The map­ content is transferred by Google directly to your browser and is incorporated by it into the­ website. We do not have any control over the extent of the data which is gathered by Google in this way. According to our knowledge, this concerns the following data as a rule:

  • IP address,
  • Internet address or URL of the accessed website,
  • Date and time of the visit to the website concerned,
  • within the framework of the the route planning, the (start) address entered.

We have no control over the further processing­ and use of the data by Google and therefore we cannot assume any responsibility in this­ respect. Should you prefer Google not to gather, process­ or use data concerning you via our Internet presence, you can deactivate Java Scrip in your browser settings. However in such a case, you cannot use the map­ display. The purpose and scope of the data gathering and the subsequent processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this respect and your setting options concerning the protection of your private sphere can be found in the data protection notices of Google.

Use of social plugins of Facebook, XING and Twitter

So-called “social plugins” of the following social networks are integrated into our website:

  • Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA)
  • XING (XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany)
  • Twitter (Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA).

These social plugins can be recognised from the logo of the respective­ social network (social media platforms):

  • Facebook plugins via the Facebook logo or the “like button” (“like”). You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here.
  • XING plugins via the XING logo or the “share button”.
  • Twitter plugins via the Twitter logo or the “tweet button”.

Breaking this down, we are providing you with the following information concerning the individual social media platforms:

  • Facebook:

Should you access our website, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transferred by Facebook directly to your browser and is incorporated by it into the website. Therefore we have no control concerning the scope of the data which Facebook gathers with the help of this plugin and are therefore providing you with information concerning the state of our knowledge:

By means of the incorporation of the plugin, Facebook is informed that you have accessed the corresponding page of our Internet presence. Should you interact with the plugins of Facebook, for example by clicking the “like button” or submitting a commentary whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can provide a link to our pages on your Facebook profile. By means of this, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account.

Even if you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook will become aware of your IP address and will save it. We wish to point out that as the provider of the page, we are not informed of the contents of the transferred data and its use by Facebook. 

Should you be a member of Facebook and would prefer for Facebook not to gather data about you in connection with our Internet presence and combine this with your membership data saved at Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our Internet presence. 

In addition, it is possible to block social plugins for your browser with the assistance of add-ons, such as the Facebook plugin with the “Facebook blocker”, which you can download from here.

  • XING:

XING does not save any personal data concerning you and your visit if you access the website. XING does not save IP addresses and it does not use cookies in order to observe your visiting behaviour in relation to the “XING share button”.

  • Twitter:

Should you access our website, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin is transferred by Twitter directly to your browser and is incorporated by it into the website. Therefore we have no control concerning the scope of the data which Twitter gathers with the help of this plugin and are therefore providing you with information concerning the state of our knowledge: Should you interact with the plugins of Twitter, for example by submitting a (re) tweet whilst you are logged into your Twitter account, the websites visited by you will be incorporated into your Twitter account and notified to other users. During this process, data will also be transferred to Twitter.

Even if you are not a member of Twitter, it is still possible that Twitter will become aware of your IP address and will save it. We wish to point out that as the provider of the page, we are not informed of the contents of the transferred data and its use by Twitter.

More detailed information concerning the purpose and scope of the data processing, gathering and use by Facebook, XING and Twitter, as well as your rights and settings options in this respect can be found in the respective data protection notices:

Use of contact data of the provider

The use of the contact data of the legal notice for commercial advertising is expressly undesired, unless we have issued our written agreement in advance or a business relationship already exists. Ourselves and all persons named on this website hereby expressly object to the commercial use and forwarding on of its data.