Privacy Policy

General Information

The website ("Website") is an offer of VOK DAMS Events GmbH (hereinafter "we"/"us"). In the following we inform you about the handling of your personal data. If you use our website and the service of our website, personal data are processed. Because the protection of your privacy is important to us, we would like you to have the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information about which of your personal data is processed by us and in which manner. You can access this data protection declaration at any time under the heading "Data privacy protection" on our website. A note in advance: we comply with the legal provisions of the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act New (BDSG-new) as well as other data protection regulations.

Name and address of the person responsible

The responsible body is

VOK DAMS Events GmbH

Katernberger Straße 54
42115 Wuppertal 

+49 202 38907-0

legally represented by the managing director Colja M. Dams


If you have any questions or if you wish to exercise your rights as a person concerned, please contact our data protection officer

Mr. Per Kristian Stöcker at 


LLR Data Security and Consulting GmbH

Mevissenstr. 15
50668 Cologne, Germany

+49 221 55400-0


We use so-called cookies on our website, which serve to recognize you as a user and to facilitate your use of our site. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser installs on your end device. These are mostly so-called session cookies which are deleted after the end of your session. Other cookies remain installed on your device until you remove them. These installed Cookies allow us to identify your web browser on your next visit. You can also customize your web browser to notify you when cookies are installed. Within the settings you can choose whether cookies should only be permitted in isolated cases, are only to be installed in particular cases, are generally not accepted or are automatically deleted after closing your web browser. However, if you choose to disable cookies, this may limit your use of the website. We also use cookies on our website to make them more user-friendly for you. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a page change. We use technically necessary cookies to optimize the use of the website for you. Otherwise we cannot offer you some of the functions of our website, as it is necessary for them to recognize your web browser after a page change. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data using cookies is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO. Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our website. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all of the website's functions in full.


Use of Google Analytics with Anonymization Function

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your device and which allow an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by this cookie regarding your usage behavior is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the USA.

To enable you to use our website anonymously, we use Google Analytics with the suffix "_gat._anonymizeIp". As a result, your IP address is already reduced and thus made completely anonymous by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in extremely exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abridged there. Under no circumstances will your IP address be consolidated with other data collected by Google.

More detailed information on Google Analytics' Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found at

For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,, so that an adequate level of data protection is guaranteed.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Google uses the information to determine how you have used the website, to send us a summary of website activity and to offer other services related to internet and website use. Google may transmit the collected information to third parties if this is required by law or if Google commissions third parties to process this data. It is in these purposes that we have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data.

The cookies used by Google Analytics to analyse website usage have a pre-set storage period that we are neither aware of nor have any influence on. You can independently delete the cookies installed by Google Analytics and with it the stored data. We will explain how this can be done using the browser settings in the following section. 

You are entirely free to prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. For this purpose, Google offers a deactivation add-on for the most popular browsers, which gives you more control over which data Google collects for the websites you visit. The add-on notifies Google Analytics' JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about website visits should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the deactivation add-on for browsers from Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services that we may use. For more information on installing the browser add-on, click on the link below:


Use of HubSpot

On our website we use HubSpot, a web analysis service provided by Hubspot Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA. Hubspot is registered under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

HubSpots uses so-called web beacons as well as it sets cookies, which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyze your use our websites. Hubspot evaluates the data collected (e.g. IP address, geographical location, type of browser, duration of visit and pages viewed) on our behalf in order to provide us with information about visits to and the usage of our websites.

If you receive an e-mail from us via HubSpot, we can use Hubspot to link visits to our website with personal characteristics (such as name or e-mail address) in order to inform you of topics tailored to your personal interests.

To prevent HubSpot from collecting data, the transmission of cookies can be deactivated or restricted at any time by changing the settings in your internet browser.

Further information about the operations of Hubspot can be found in the privacy policy of Hubspot Inc., available at:


On our website you will find logo buttons of our social media channels, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagramm or YouTube.

These are mere links to our respective profile or channel, which do not use any embedded functions of the respective provider, in particular no so-called social plugins. The respective provider is responsible for the data processing that results from the visit of the linked pages.


To subscribe to the newsletter, you allow us to verify that you agree to receive the newsletter. This data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for receiving the newsletter without the knowledge of the entitled party. The consent to the storage of the data, the email address and their use to send the newsletter can be revoked at any time. The revocation can take place via a link in the newsletters themselves or by sending a message to


We are a member of the Amazon EU partner program, with which the placement of links to can be earned with reimbursement of advertising costs. Amazon uses cookies to recognize the referrer URL and IP address in order to trace the origin of orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognize that you have clicked the partner link on this website. Amazon EU is responsible for this data processing. For more information on Amazon's use of data, please refer to the company's privacy policy:


If your personal data are processed by us, you are affected within the meaning of the DSGVO, so that you have the following rights in relation to us:


You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us at any time. This also includes information about the origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom we transfer your data and the purposes for which we process your personal data.


You have the right to request us to correct and/or complete your personal data immediately should your personal data be incorrect or incomplete.


You can ask us to delete your personal data immediately. We are obliged to carry out the deletion without delay. Other provisions shall only apply if we are obliged to further process your personal data on the basis of contractual and/or legal regulations. This is the case, for example, if we are prohibited from deleting data under tax law. In such an event we limit the processing and delete the personal data in question immediately after expiry of the retention period.


You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, if this is technically possible. Furthermore, you have the right to transfer this data to another party responsible without us impeding it, if you so wish.


You have the right not to be subject to any decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - that has legal effect towards you or significantly affects you in a similar manner.


You are entitled to complain to the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to the DSGVO. The competent supervisory authority is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia

Postfach 20 04 44 
40102 Düsseldorf 

Tel.: 0211/38424-0 
Fax: 0211/38424-10 


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