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General terms and conditions & data privacy

Warranty exclusion:

KÖLNDÜSSELDORF - The Meetropolis c/o Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH in cooperation with Cologne Convention Bureau/ KölnTourismus GmbH cannot guarantee that the data and prices stated are correct.

 

Disclaimer:

By its decision dated 12 May 1998, the district court of Hamburg decided that through the act of creating links responsibility is also assumed for the contents to which these links point. According to this district court, this can only be avoided by expressly distancing oneself from these contents. KÖLNDÜSSELDORF - The Meetropolis c/o Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH in cooperation with Cologne Convention Bureau/ KölnTourismus GmbH (referred to as The Meetropolis below) has created links to other pages on the Internet on its pages. The following applies to all these links: we expressly declare that The Meetropolis cannot influence the layout or contents on the pages to which links point.

We are therefore herewith expressly distancing ourselves from all contents on the pages to which links on our homepages point and have not made these contents our own. This declaration applies to all links shown on our homepages and for all contents to which the banners and links registered with us point.

 

Data privacy statement

When you use www.meetropolis.de, KÖLNDÜSSELDORF - The Meetropolis c/o Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH in cooperation with Cologne Convention Bureau/ KölnTourismus GmbH (referred to as The Meetropolis below) shall process data in accordance with the statutory provisions. Essential regulations governing this are contained in the German Telemedia Act (TMG), the Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting (RStV) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The Meetropolis shall use this information for statistical analyses in order to optimise its service offerings, for technical administration of the websites, for customer management and for marketing only in the scope required for these purposes. In this case the data shall be compiled from server log files on a holistic basis and used for statistics and analyses. If the user has provided their consent, The Meetropolis shall not be obliged to delete this user data as soon as possible, in other words at the latest immediately after it has finished using it, but shall be entitled to store it.

Personal data shall be processed (collected, used or stored) when this is required to use the services offered on the website, in particular the newsletter offerings. Following voluntary written consent by the user, The Meetropolis shall be entitled to collect, process and use personal data, profile data and demographic data for the following purposes:

• Advertising or market research for The Meetropolis • Sending information on the activities of The Meetropolis

• Customising and ideal tuning of this The Meetropolis service to the interests and preferences of the user

• After the user has provided their consent, The Meetropolis shall not be obliged to delete this user data as soon as possible, in other words immediately after it has finished using it, but shall be entitled to store it

• Furthermore, after the user has provided their prior consent, The Meetropolis   shall be entitled to forward the user's personal data to cooperation partners for the purpose of advertising, market research, providing information on products and services, delivering offers to conclude contracts for goods and services, and providing further agreed information which is ideally tailored to the user's interests by means of a newsletter.
Acceptance or refusal of this shall be indicated by clicking on "Ja" (Yes) or "Nein" (No). This acceptance or refusal shall be logged.

If you do not wish your data to be stored, you can withdraw you acceptance at any time with effect for the future by traditional mail or email. If you withdraw your consent, your data shall be deleted accordingly. Data whose deletion is contrary to statutory and / or contractual retention periods shall be excluded from this provision. In addition, data which is required to justify the content design or to change the contractual relationship with The Meetropolis or must stored for billing purposes shall also be excluded from this provision. The Meetropolis for its part shall, in accordance with the TMG, RStV, BDSG and other data privacy regulations, undertake to use the data of the user which it shall come to know on account of the contractual relationship solely for fulfilling duties according to this data privacy regulation (unless some other consent shall be granted), to maintain data secrecy, and to obligate its employees similarly if this is legally required.
This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and are thus permit analysis of how you use the website. The information regarding your use of this website which is generated by a cookie (including your anonymised (i.e. with the last three positions truncated) IP address) shall be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google shall employ this information in order to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators, and to provide further services connected with website usage and internet access. Google shall, if required, also forward this information to third parties if this is a legal requirement or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google shall in no case connect your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the cookies being installed by means of a setting in your browser software. However, we point out to you that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their full scope. In using this website you shall declare that your consent to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the above-mentioned purpose. If you do not want any data concerning your visit to be transferred to Google Analytics, please install the disable add-on provided by Google for your browser. This add-on notifies the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that no information about any website visits is to be transferred to Google Analytics.

The disable add-on from Google Analytics for browsers is available for Internet Explorer (7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher) and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher): tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout You can obtain information about the personal data stored about you or view it at any time. The data protection officer will be pleased to help you do so. If this data is incorrect, you can demand to have it corrected.

If you have any questions about data privacy, please email these to the data protection officer at datenschutz(at)duesseldorf-tourismus.de. The Meetropolis employs technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data as effectively as possible against inadvertent or intentional manipulation, loss or destruction and access by unauthorised persons. The security measures of The Meetropolis are enhanced continuously in accordance with technological progress. Your personal data shall be stored in a secure offline database which only a few authorised employees of The Meetropolis who are engaged in technical and editorial support of your website are able and permitted to access.

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