Privacy Statement Privacy Statement

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This is a translation of our data privacy statement into English. We hope that this translation will help Non-German speakers to understand our data privacy statement better.

Any personal data (such as name, address or email address) which is collected on our page, is based on voluntary basis as far as possible. The use of offers and services, wherever possible, is always feasible without giving personal data.

We point out that data transmission via internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is impossible.

The use of contact data published under the imprint obligation used by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the sites reserve the right to initiate legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

Data is protected in accordance with the regulations. Below, you can find information on any type of data recorded during your visit and how it is used.


Access data

Personal data are collected by the operator of this web service for technical purposes only (name of the file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type along with version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited) and the requesting provider). These data will not be matched to specific persons, and will not be combined with data from other data sources.

Programs, services

The owner of this site provides an information portal which will feature industry-related information and eventually appropriate software programs in the form of apps and possibly other services, which can be used by registered users. Personal data and access data are stored only to the extent and for the duration as it is required for the use of these benefits and services. The transfer of such data to third parties will not happen.



You can register for our newsletter. For this purpose, you must send us your email address. Other information can be given voluntarily to serve the propose of optimizing the newsletter. We use your email address only for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Please use the link provided in the newsletter or by sending an email to the following address:



If you like to make a comment in one of our portals, your IP address is stored. This is done to our security, if someone writes comments with illegal contents (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case we ourselves could be prosecuted for the comment and therefore we are interested in the identity of the comment author. Nevertheless, these comment IP addresses will be extinguished, as soon as we have read the comments. This occurs usually within a few hours.

You can subscribe to contents of our portal. In this case, you receive, provided that your email address is not already registered for the use in the respective portal, a confirmation email to check whether you are the owner of the given email address. You can cancel running subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain instructions concerning the subscription. With the registration and the confirmation, the IP address will be stored to be able to prove the registration in the case of doubt. Your email address is not used for any purpose other than sending the contents or requested information.


Integration of services and contents of third parties

It can happen that contents of third parties, as for example videos of YouTube, maps and charts of Google-Maps, RSS-Feeds or graphics of other web pages are integrated. This always assumes that the providers of these contents (in the following called as "third party providers") perceive the IP address of the user, because without the IP address they could not send the contents to the browser of the respective user. Thus, the IP address is necessary for the representation of these contents. We try to use only contents from respective suppliers that use the IP address merely for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on it, if the third party providers store the IP address, e. g. for statistical purposes. If this is known to us, we will inform the user.



This website uses Piwik, an Open Source software for the statistical evaluation of the visitor's accesses. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our web service is stored on our servers in Germany. The IP address is made anonymous immediately after the processing and before their storage. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a suitable setting of your browser software, but we would like to make you aware of the fact, that you might not be able to use all functions of this website in this case. Through using the link PIWIK Opt out – no tracking, you can prevent the use of Piwik.


The operator of this site uses cookies, which are small text files stored on the computer of the user. Most of the used cookies are so-called "session-cookies". They are automatically extinguished after the end of the session of our web service. Of course our services can be also used without cookies. In order to stop cookies from being saved, you must select settings “no cookies” in the browser. If no cookies are accepted by the browser, the functional extent of our web service can be limited.


Remaining data acquisition

Further personal data are only collected if you provide this information voluntarily, possibly within the scope of an inquiry. As you make your personal data available to us, we only use it for answering your inquiries, for the execution of contracts concluded with you and for the technical administration.



According to the regulations of the federal data protection act, every user of the internet offer has the right to demand information any time regarding the type of stored data about the user and for which purpose the data is stored. In addition, a correction of wrong data or the deletion of data can be demanded, if the storage is inadmissible or not necessary any more. We provide information about stored data, if given a written inquiry.


Further indications

We try to store your personal data by the seizure of all technical and organizational possibilities in such a way that they are not accessible to third parties. Concerning the communication by email, the data security cannot be guaranteed, therefore we recommend you to send confidential information by mail.

The employees and the service enterprises commissioned by us are obligated to discretion and to observance of the regulations of the federal data protection act and other vocational data protection regulations.



Responsible place for the purposes of the data protection right

KEX Knowledge Exchange AG
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen

Board of directors: Toni Drescher (chairperson); Markus Wellensiek

For further queries on the subject of data protection, please contact Mr. André Bräkling:
Telefon: +49 (0) 241 51031 605
Telefax: +49 (0) 241 51031 9600