Data Privacy Statement

We take the matter of protecting the personal data of our users very seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant provisions of data protection legislation (such as TMG; BDSG). Similarly, all data collected is protected to the very best of our ability by the technological and organizational measures put in place in our IT security and privacy policies. As a matter of principle, your data is not forwarded to third parties. Exceptions to this rule shall apply solely in the case of statutory or legal requirements, or when you have specifically approved such forwarding of data, or have expressed a wish for this to be done.

This statement provides you with an overview of the measure designed to assure such protection, together with an outline of the type of data collected and the purposes for which this is used.

If you wish to be sent more detailed information, or have questions relating to the use of your data on these internet pages that are not answered in this data protection statement (”Privacy Policy”), please do not hesitate to contact us. You will find our contact data at legal notice.

I. Automatic data processing on this internet page

When you access internet pages, the information transferred to us by your browser is automatically stored in our "server log files". This includes:

  • Browsertype/ -version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the page last visited)
  • Host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
  • Time of the server enquiry

The technology used is such that we are unable to assign such data to specific persons. No attempt is made to link this data to other data sources (e.g. any registration data that may exist), and data is, following a statistical evaluation, deleted and not retained as an individual data record set.

II. Services requiring log-in - newsletters, etc.

If you would like to access the (personalized and/or paid content) services offered on the website, we may, in order to provide this service and for billing purposes, require further information from you.

Most notably, this shall include your name, your (valid) email address, and further particulars (Company, telephone number, etc.), which enable us to check that you are, for example, the owner of the email address provided, or that the owner thereof agrees to receive the relevant services, in order to be able to supply the desired services and, finally, in order to render accounts and serve invoices in the due manner.

Entry of a valid email address is required in order for us to prevent misuse of registration procedures - in the case of newsletters, for example. We therefore rely on the so-called. "double opt-in" process, in which you are sent, after entering your email address on our websites, a so-called confirm mail to act as authentication of your registration, and as part of which you are, by clicking a corresponding link, required to verify your email address.

The data in question is so-called personal ("person-linked”) data, i.e. data that can be used to establish your identity. As a matter of principle, however, you are able to use our free internet services without having to reveal your identity in either full or in part.

Additionally, you may, when signing up/logging in to our services, provide us with further information - going beyond that required for the rendering of the service (such as sector, occupational group, age, etc.) - on a voluntary basis by entering this in the appropriate fields or boxes. Such data is used by us to align services more closely to the needs of users, for product information and advertising purposes, and also for customer relations purposes. As a matter of principle, data is not forwarded to third parties (cf. above).

When registering through social networks, data will be exchanged between expocheck and the particular social network used. You will find more information on the use of your data by social networks in chapter 3 (links to social media).

You may use the following social services for registering at

  • Facebook
  • Xing
  • Google
  • Linkedin

The following personal data will be inquired: profile picture, name, company, e-mail address. Passwords or other personal data will neither be inquired nor will it be disclosed.

III. Cookies

1. Cookies

In several different places, internet pages use so-called cookies. These are employed to make our service more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are little text files deposited on your computer and stored by your browser. You can block the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; yet we must point out that, in such an event, you may be unable to use the website’s many functions to the fullest extent possible. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are not used by us as a means of storing personal data.

2. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymization is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

3. Links to social Media

At our platform, we also give you the option to communicate the contents of our pages through following social networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Xing
  • Google+
  • Linkedin

You will find further information on processing and safeguarding your personal data by the respective service providers at the following links: ns with the providers' particular icons are merely links to the external service providers' websites. Any data collection and/or transmission will be transacted only after you have clicked a link and have registered with that particular service. The exchange of data between Deutscher Fachverlag and the respective service providers is restricted to the extent required for the function of this communication means.

Social Media Plugins


Plug-ins provided by the social network Facebook are integrated at this website; these are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plug-ins are among other things discernible by way of the Facebook-logo or the "Like" icon (German: "Gefällt mir"). Visit for an overview of the Facebook plug-ins. These social plug-ins are interface buttons, icons and messages used by the website to enable visitors to the website to make other Facebook users aware of the website contents. If you are registered with Facebook and visit a website with the "Like" icon, your browser will send information to Facebook about your visit. The browser will transmit information about the inquiry to load Facebook contents to this web page. The data transmitted to Facebook includes your user ID, the website visited, the date and time of day as well as other browser-related information. Facebook will file some of this information in order to be able to provide the user with a customized user experience at this website and to improve their own products. If you have unregistered from Facebook or do not have a Facebook user account and visit a website with a "Like" icon or with any other social media plug-in, your browser will send less information to Facebook. If you are not registered at Facebook, there will be fewer cookies set than after being registered with Facebook. Similar to other websites, Facebook will also store data about the websites you visited, date and time of day as well as other browser-related data. Facebook files this information to improve its own products. You will find more information about Facebook plug-ins at More information from Facebook on data transfer through plug-ins is available at Facebook's data-protection guidelines may be found at We have no influence on the scope and extent of data acquired by Facebook with the help of these plug-ins.


This feature uses the icons of the social media service Twitter. These icons are operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are discernable by terms such as "Twitter" or "follow" in conjunction with a stylized blue bird. With the help of the icons, users may share a post or page of this feature at Twitter or may follow the provider at Twitter. Whenever a user visits a web page in this program featuring such an icon, the browser will establish a direct link to the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter icon is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user's browser.We therefore have no influence on the extent of data Twitter collects with this plug-in. Twitter will directly inform the user based on its state of information. According to this state of information, only the user's IP address and the visited website's URL are transmitted if the icon is clicked. This particular data is used exclusively for depicting the button. More information is available in Twitter's data-privacy policy at


Our website features programs (plug-ins) of the social network XING. These are operated exclusively by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg. When opening a web page with the XING-Share button, the user's browser temporarily sets up a link to XING AG's servers. XING will not store any of the user's personal data based on visiting this page. XING will specifically not store any IP addresses, and there is also no analysis of user conduct by installing cookies in context with the XING-Share button. Users may learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection as well as further processing and use of data by XING as well as their rights pertaining thereto and setting options to protect their privacy by reading the data-privacy policies von XING.


This feature utilizes the "+1? icon and the "follow" icon of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The icons are discernible by the character “+1? on white or colored background and/or a "g+" icon, in conjunction with the word "Folgen/follow". Whenever a user visits a web page in this program featuring such an icon, the browser will establish a direct link to the Google servers. The content of the icon is transmitted by Google directly to user's browser and is integrated by this browser into the web page. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data Google collects with the icon. According to Google, no personal data is collected if the icon is not clicked. This data, including IP address, is collected and processed only from logged-in members. Users may learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection as well as further processing and use of data by Google as well as their rights pertaining thereto and setting options to protect their privacy from Google's data-privacy policies applicable to the icons: and the FAQ:


Our website features programs (plug-ins) of the social network LinkedIn. These are operated exclusively by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When opening a web page with such a plug-in, your browser will set up a direct link to LinkedIn's servers. The plug-in content will be directly transmitted by LinkedIn to your browser and will be integrated by the browser into the web page. Based on the integration of the plug-ins, LinkedIn will receive the information that you have visited the page at our website. If you are logged in at LinkedIn, they can allocate your visit to your LinkedIn account. You will find more information on purpose and extent of the data acquisition as well as further processing and use of data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options to protect your privacy at from LinkedIn.

4. Adtech

AdTech is a technical service provider for the delivery of advertisement at For this purpose, AdTech operates so-called AdServers, which are triggered from our website by way of JavaScript. AdTech exclusively uses non-personal data: browser type (such as Internet Explorer 6.0), operating system (such as MS Windows), date and time of the day to which a specific advertisement was transmitted. If you do not want AdTech to collect the abovestated data in context with the transmission of advertisement, you may make the appropriate settings at AdTech's data-protection web page. For further information, please visit AdTech's website.

IV. Revoking the (continued) processing and utilization of data

At any time, you may notify us that you wish to revoke the authorization previously given to us to store your personal data, and to make use thereof to provide the respective services.

Please note that, even in the event of such a revocation notice instructing us to stop using and/or storing data, we reserve the right to continue to use your data to the extent that this may be required for billing purposes.

Moreover, instructions preventing us from making continued use of your data will inevitably mean that you may no longer be able to receive the services (newsletters, etc.) to which you subscribe, and that we shall have to terminate the supply of the services without further delay. As part of this process, your personal data will immediately be deleted and no longer retained in our data records.

V. Right to information

At all times, you have the right to be given information about the type and extent of the stored data relating to your person, the origin thereof, the persons receiving such data, and the storage purpose. (Contact data, see below, VIII.)

VI. Further information

Your trust in the security of our services is something we consider especially important. Accordingly, we shall, at all times, be happy to answer any questions you may have with regard to the processing of your personal data. If you have queries that were not answered in this Privacy Policy statement, or if you would like more detailed information on a specific point, please do not hesitate to email us at or to contact us by post.

On request, we shall naturally be happy to answer queries or requests for information and, for your own safety, shall also do so in writing/by post.

VII. Amendments to and accessibility of data protection provisions

Due to changes and adjustments to the services provided, to new statutory and legal requirements and, in certain instances, to previously undetected gaps or loopholes in existing provisions, it may prove necessary to amend this data protection statement. Additionally, you may access and print out this Privacy Policy statement from any page of this internet service by clicking on the “privacy policy” link.

VIII. Overview of contact data for information and cancellation/revocation:

Contact data/data protection officer:

The German version of these data-privacy guidelines and regulations shall be exclusively authoritative for interpretation; the English version is for information purposes only.