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Data protection declaration
The protection of your personal data and your privacy are very important to us. With this declaration we would therefore like to inform you about how we manage your personal data.

Responsible authority
The body responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the EU Basic Data Protection Ordinance is the Vertanical GmbH.

You can contact our data protection officer under:
Vertanical GmbH
Am Haag 14
82166 Gräfelfing

Phone: 089 / 78 79 790 – 100
Fax: 089 / 78 79 790 – 58

Data protection officer:
SPIRIT LEGAL Fuhrmann Hense Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten
Rechtsanwalt und Datenschutzbeauftragter
Peter Hense

Postal adress:
Data protection officer
c/o FUTRUE GmbH, Am Haag 14, 82166 Gräfelfing, Germany

Contact via encrypted contact form: Contact data protection officer

Collection of general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. This is exclusively information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

Contact us: collection, processing, and use of personal data
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your name, your telephone number, your address, and all other data that you provide to us when contacting us by e-mail or contact form or via one of our registration and login portals for our events.

The information you provide when contacting us will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. The lawfulness of such processing results from the protection of the legitimate interests of the data controller, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require the protection of personal data, prevail. We will treat your personal data with the utmost care, store it safely and not pass it on to third parties.

Use of cookies
Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. This enables us to obtain certain data such as IP address, browser used and operating system. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. We can use the information contained in cookies to make navigation easier for you and to enable our web pages to be displayed correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent. If you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites: Google Analytics

Insofar as these cookies can affect personal data, we will inform you about this in the following sections. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. You will also receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:

• Mozilla Firefox:
• Internet Explorer:
• Google Chrome:
• Opera:
• Safari:

We also use mandatory cookies. These cookies are required to provide basic functions of the website. For example, when setting personal privacy settings, logging in or filling out forms. The use of mandatory cookies does not require the user's consent and cannot be disabled.

SSL encryption
In order to protect the security of your possibly personal data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Deletion or blocking of the data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics (cookie name:_ga,_gat,_gid; term: 2 years), a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the internet, further associated services are then to be provided. The processing of the data is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Recipient of the data is Google as the processor of the order. We have concluded the corresponding contract with Google for this purpose. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our recording purposes. Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Opt-Out Add On for Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the Browser Add-On you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This prevents Google Analytics from tracking this website and this browser in the future if the cookie remains installed in your browser.

The Google Analytics tracking tool can also be used to evaluate the behaviour of visitors to the website and analyse their interests. For this purpose, we create a pseudonymous user profile.

Forwarding via (affiliated) Links
We sometimes set links on our website to make your way to other interesting websites more comfortable. By clicking on the links you will only be forwarded to the corresponding websites. No personal data will be passed on. In addition, we hereby point you to the respectively valid data protection statements of the respective websites, to which you are forwarded by clicking on the links. No liability is therefore assumed for third parties.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to obtain information at any time about your personal data stored by us in accordance with the statutory provisions. In accordance with the statutory provisions, you also have the right to have your personal data corrected, restricted, blocked or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business purposes, deleted. Furthermore, you are entitled to object to the processing which takes place on the basis of legal regulations.

Please contact our data protection officer if you have any questions regarding data protection. You will find the contact details below. Nevertheless, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. Furthermore, we point out that no automatic decision-making takes place (e.g. decision on the conclusion of a contract directly by a computer program).

Amendments to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply at your next visit.