Privacy policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy. We would like to point out that this data protection declaration applies exclusively to the domains and The main data protection declaration can be found at

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this Privacy Policy.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

We are using the following host:

Timme Hosting GmbH & Co. KG

Ovelgönner Weg 43
21335 Lüneburg

Tel.: +49 (0) 4131 / 22 78 1-0
Fax: +49 (0) 4131 / 22 78 1-78



Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Doppstadt Beteiligungs GmbH
vertreten durch die Geschäftsführer Dr. Konrad Kerres, Dr. Matthias Niewind, Gerd Schreier, Michael Simon.

Steinbrink 4
D-42555 Velbert
Tel. +49 2052 889-0
Fax. +49 2052 889-144
Amtsgericht 42103 Wuppertal
HRB-Nr. 19188
Umsatzsteuer-ID: DE 325473538

Redaktionelle Verantwortung (ViSdP): Geschäftsleitung

Phone: +49 2052 889-0

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the case of explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the data processing is also based on Art. 49 (1)(a) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your end device (e.g., via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25 (1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Designation of a data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Doppstadt Beteiligungs GmbH
Stephan Viehoff
Steinbrink 4
D-42555 Velbert

Fax. +49 2052 889-144

Phone: +49 2052 889-0
E-mail: datenschutz(at)

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)



Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

4. Recording of data on this website


Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g., cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions, or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (e.g., for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization (required cookies) of the website (e.g., cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of required cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing occurs exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG); this consent may be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

You can register with us to visit the trade fair. Here you have the option of specifying a career as a topic of interest. We do not interpret this expression of your interest as an application process but as a pure exchange of information about working at Doppstadt. If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

When you sign up / register with us to visit the trade fair, we check in the background whether we already know you in our systems.

If this is not the case, you will be redirected from here to our registration page This is where your actual registration takes place. You will then return to

Two factor authentication (SSO / Single Sign-on)

Doppstadt Beteiligungs GmbH and its affiliated companies works with the company “miniOrange” (New York Office: 228 Park Ave S #87831, New York, NY 10003-1502, Email:, Internet:

If you would like to make an appointment with us on our site, we use two-factor authentication to match your existing user data from our database, making it easier for you to register for the appointment. As part of the registration process using 2 Factor Authentication, your email address, phone number, first name/last name, company, cluster number, zip code, and internal MiniOrange contact person will be stored.

If you have not registered yet, you will be redirected to and asked to register. Without a user profile, it is not possible to make an appointment for organizational reasons.

Information on two-factor authentication (SSO / single sign-on) and compliance with the DSGVO, privacy policy and user agreement can be found at: (Privacy policy regarding 2-factor authentication) (DSGVO declaration), (Privacy Policy General), (user agreement).

5. Newsletter

We only send newsletters, emails and other electronic messages (hereinafter called “Newsletters”) only with the recipient’s consent or legal permission. If the contents of the Newsletters are specifically outlined during the Newsletter registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Our Newsletters otherwise contain information about use and our services. If necessary, we utilize email marketing service providers; reference is made to these and their contact information below.

In order to subscribe to our Newsletters, it is generally sufficient when you provide your email address. We can, however, ask you to provide your name so that we are able to address you personally in the Newsletters or to provide other information provided that such is necessary for the purposes of the Newsletters.

Registering for our Newsletter is generally based on the use of a so-called double-opt-in procedure: After registering, you will receive an email, asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary for ensuring that no one registers while using someone else’s email addresses. Registrations for the Newsletter are recorded in order to be able to verify the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by email marketing service provider are also recorded.

We can save the unsubscribed email addresses for a period of up to three (3) years on the basis of our legitimate interests, before we delete them in order to be able to verify a previously given consent. The processing of such data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time. In the case of obligations to constantly observe any conflicts, we reserve the right to store the email address in a blacklist for this purpose alone.

The registration process is logged on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) f) of GDPR in order to verify that this process takes place properly. If we commission a service provider with the delivery of emails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interest in an efficient and secure delivery system.

The Newsletters are delivered on the basis of the recipients’ consent or if consent is not necessary, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing, if and to the extent that this is permitted by law, e.g., in the event of advertising to existing customers. The registration process is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests in verifying that the process is carried out in accordance with the law.

Contents: Information about us, our services, promotions and offers.

Performance measurement: The Newsletters contain a so-called “web beacons”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is called by our server when opening the Newsletter from our server or, if we use an email marketing service provider, from its server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of retrieval, is initially collected.

This information is used to technically improve our Newsletters on the basis of technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the aid of the IP address) or the access times. This analysis also includes determining whether the Newsletters have been opened, when they are opened and which links have been clicked. This information can be assigned to the individual recipients of the Newsletters for technical reasons. It is, however, not our intention nor, if used, that of our email marketing service provider to observe individual users. Instead we utilize the evaluations to understand the reading habits of our users and adapt our contents to them or send different contents in accordance with the interests of our users.

The Newsletters and performance measurement are evaluated, subject to the express consent of the users, on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of using a user-friendly and secure Newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and meets the expectations of our users.

A separate objection to the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible; in such case the entire Newsletter subscription must be cancelled or revoked.

Consent to the delivery of emails can be made dependent on the use of free services (e.g. access to certain contents or participation in certain promotions). If the users would like to make use of the free service without registering for the Newsletter, we ask you to contact us.

Right to Withdraw Consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of consent withdrawal. You can send us your withdrawal of consent at any time (for instance via email to datenschutz(at)

You can also grant your consent by simply clicking on the link provided in our Newsletter.

Right to Object

If the processing of your data is not covered by the consent (especially log files), you have a right to object.

You can send us your objection at any time (for instance via email to datenschutz(at)

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, phone numbers), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in contents, access times).
  • Special data categories: possibly health data (Art. 9 Para. 1 of GDPR).
  • Data subjects: Communication partners, users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Direct marketing (e.g. by email or mail), contractual services, contact inquiries and communication, range-of-coverage measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of recurring visitors), tracking (e.g. interest-/behavior-based profiling, use of cookies), profiling (creation of user profiles).
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) a) of GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) f) of GDPR).
  • Opt-out option: You can cancel the receipt of our Newsletter at any time, i.e. to revoke your consent or object to any further receipt. You will find a link to cancel the Newsletter at the end of every Newsletter or you can use one of the contact options cited above, preferably email, in this regard.

6. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:

Language Plugin WPML

This website uses the language plugin WPML by OnTheGoSystems Limited, 22/F 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, to offer a German and English language version of the website. WPML uses cookies to determine the visitor’s current language, the last language visited and the language of users who have logged in. Details of the cookies used can be found at

7. eCommerce and payment service providers

Processing of Customer and Contract Data

We collect, process, and use personal customer and contract data for the establishment, content arrangement and modification of our contractual relationships. Data with personal references to the use of this website (usage data) will be collected, processed, and used only if this is necessary to enable the user to use our services or required for billing purposes. The legal basis for these processes is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

The collected customer data shall be deleted upon completion of the order or termination of the business relationship and upon expiration of any existing statutory archiving periods. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory archiving periods.