Koelnmesse Personal Data Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Your personal data privacy is important to us and Koelnmesse Co., Ltd ("Koelnmesse") is highly committed in respecting and managing personal data collected through our websites. This includes Koelnmesse's corporate website as well as all Koelnmesse registered events' websites listed here:

This Personal Data Privacy Policy will help you to understand the following:

  1. I.    What does this Personal Data Privacy Policy apply to?
  2. II.   Where and when do we collect and/or use Personal Data?
  3. III.  For what purposes do we collect Personal Data?
  4. IV.   How do you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data?
  5. V.    Do we disclose Personal Data to third parties?
  6. VI.   For how long are we going to retain your Personal Data?
  7. VII.  Are we using cookies to collect and use Personal Data?
  8. VIII. How do we protect your Personal Data?
  9. IX.   What if you move on to third party websites through links from our website?
  10. X.    Who can you contact to withdraw consent or to update or correct your Personal
  11. XI.   How can I contact your Personal Data Protection Officer (″PDPO″)?
  12. XII.  Do we update our Personal Data Privacy Policy from time to time?

Please take some time to read this Privacy Policy to better understand how Koelnmesse collects and manages your personal data.

By using any of Koelnmesse's Sites you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy in respect of your Personal Data collected, used and disclosed via the Sites. You acknowledge and agree (on your own behalf and duly authorised on behalf of any third party whose details you supply) that you have been informed of the purpose of the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, that you agree that it is reasonable. You expressly consent to the use, collection and (where required) disclosure of your Personal Data for any of the below mentioned purposes.

2. Our Personal Data Privacy Policy in more detail

A. What does this Personal Data Privacy Policy apply to?

i. Generally
This Personal Data Privacy Policy set out the collection and use of your Personal Data. "Personal Data" as defined in the PDPA means data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified from that data or from that data and other information to which Koelnmesse has access. Personal Data does excludes Business Contact Information as defined in the PDPA means an individual's name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business electronic mail address or business fax number and any other similar information about the individual, not provided by the individual solely for his personal purposes.
The references to Personal Information or information "you" or "your" include references to Personal Data and information about your employees, representatives, agents, directors, officers, or relevant parties whose details you have provided us with, and those of your affiliates and subsidiaries and sub-contractors, and those of any third party whose details you supply to Koelnmesse.

ii. What kind of Personal Data do we collect?
Koelnmesse collects the following Personal Data through different channels for example:

  1. a.   Name;
  2. b.   Mailing addresses;
  3. c.   Email addresses;
  4. d.   Telephone numbers;
  5. e.   ID/Passport numbers;
  6. f.   Photos and videos;
  7. g.   Bank account details and credit card details, if needed;
  8. h.   Curriculum Vitae’s, if required; and
  9. i.   Professional registration numbers, if any.

B. Where and when do we collect Personal Data?

Koelnmesse may collect, use and disclose the following data about you:

  1. ⅰ.   When you submit forms to Koelnmesse, whether online or in either softcopy
           or hardcopy, relating to any of our products and services (such as reserving
           and/or booking an exhibition space or booth package);
  2. ⅱ.   When expressing interest in and/or applying to become a sponsor or
           partner, including media partnerships;
  3. ⅲ.   When indicating interest to participate in one of our conferences as a
           speaker, panellist, moderator or delegate;
  4. ⅳ.   When registering to attend as a trade or public visitor at one of our trade
           events or exhibitions;
  5. ⅴ.   When subscribing to our mailing list, electronic or otherwise, or through
           social network platforms, etc.;
  6. ⅵ.   When you respond to any of our marketing promotions, telemarketing
           campaigns or research surveys;
  7. ⅶ.   When using or logging onto any of Koelnmesse’s mobile apps;
  8. ⅷ.   When you apply to be listed in any Koelnmesse’s publicly available event
           catalogues; and
  9. ⅸ.   When you submit your Personal Data to us for any other reasons.

C. For what purposes do we collect, use and/or disclose Personal Data?

Koelnmesse may use the information we collect from you for any of the following purposes:

To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: this is relevant where you make a purchase from us or sign up for a tradeshow either as an exhibitor or a visitor with us. This includes:

  1. ⅰ.   Verifying your identity;
  2. ⅱ.   To handle your products and services requests and enquiries (including
           payments for our products and services by way of
           credit card payment or any other method);
  3. ⅲ.   Communicating with you;
  4. ⅳ.   Delivering the product or service which you purchased;
  5. ⅴ.   To manage customer relationships and updating of our databases; and
  6. ⅵ.   Providing after-sales and any other relevant support to you.

Where we have a legitimate interest. This includes:

  1. ⅰ.   Where we use information you provide to personalise our website, products
           or services for you;
  2. ⅱ.   Where we monitor customer accounts to prevent, investigate and/or report
           fraud, terrorism, misrepresentation, security incidents or crime, in
           accordance with applicable law; and
  3. ⅲ.   Monitoring use of our websites and online services, and use your
           information to help us monitor, improve and protect our products, content,
           services and websites, both online and offline;
  4. ⅳ.   Conducting industry market research, analysis and analytics;

Where you give us consent:

  1. ⅰ.   To administer and update your records in our databases; monitoring and
           maintaining a copy of your record of previous transactions;
  2. ⅱ.   To send regular e-newsletters (clear instructions are included at the bottom
           of every e-newsletter for easy un-subscribing at any point in time.);
  3. ⅲ.   For marketing, telemarketing and publicity purposes;
  4. ⅳ.   To communicate with you on any updates and progress of the
           subscription/events you signed-up for;
  5. ⅴ.   To manage and execute customer sweepstakes, marketing promotions and
  6. ⅵ.   For recruitment purposes if you apply for a job with us, i.e. to determine
           your suitability for a job;
  7. ⅶ.   For government, tax, audit and other regulatory purposes;
  8. ⅷ.   For internal reporting and/or accounting purposes; and
  9. ⅸ.   Purposes incidental to each or all of the above.

For purposes which are required by law:

  1. ⅰ.   Where we need parental consent to provide online services to children
           under 16. However, most of our websites are not designed for children
           under 16; and
  2. ⅱ.   In response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities
           conducting an investigation.

We may also contact you by any means of communication for which you have given us contact details, including but not limited to via email, telephone numbers, and post, for the purpose of getting your feedback or for providing you with information which we believe could be of interest to you or your organisation;

On occasion, we may use third-party agents and service providers, including partners, associations, chambers of commerce, vendors, sub-contractors any other third parties which Koelnmesse might engage from time to time, to assist us in the use of your data as outlined above. We will notify you if we use such agents or service providers. By your submission of your Personal Data to us after such notification, you consent to the onward disclosure of your Personal Data to these agents or service providers and the processing of your Personal data by these agents or service providers.

D. How do I consent to the collection and use of my Personal Data?

You consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data for the above mentioned purposes when you accept this Privacy Policy. You accept this Privacy Policy when you continue to browse on our Sites.

In this regard, please note that it is on your part to ensure that all personal data submitted to us is complete, accurate, true and correct at the time of submission. Failure on your part to do so may result in our inability to provide you with products and services you have requested.

Please note that if you do not consent to any of the above business purposes, Koelnmesse may also be unable to meet the purposes for which the information was collected.

E. Do we disclose Personal Data to third parties?

Yes, on occasion, we may use third party agents and service providers to assist us in the use of your Personal Data as outlined under "C. For what purposes do we collect, use and/or disclose Personal Data". You consent to such use of your Personal Data by continuing to browse on our Sites.

We will not transfer Personal Data within or outside Singapore unless it is ensured that the Personal Data will be accorded a level of protection which is comparable to the protection under the PDPA.

F. For how long are we going to retain my Personal Data?

We will cease to retain personal data, as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the purpose for collection of such personal data is no longer being served by such retention, and such retention is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes.

G. Are we using cookies to collect and use Personal Data?

When you visit any of our Sites, the personal data that we collect may include information about the way you use our website, your choice of Internet browser, the type of device you’re accessing our website from and where you are in the world.

You may disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. This may however result in you being unable to experience the full functionality of the websites.

H. How do we protect your Personal Data?

Koelnmesse implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your submitted information, including Personal Data. All supplied credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment Gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems.

Your information will only be disclosed for the express purpose of delivering the product or service requested and shall not be sold or disclosed to any other company for any other reason whatsoever without your consent.

All electronic storage and transmission of personal data is secured and encrypted with appropriate security technologies.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that all personal data will be so protected, Koelnmesse cannot be responsible for any unauthorised use or misuse of such information and from risks which are inherent in all internet communications.

I. What if you move on to third party websites through links from our website?

Our websites may contain links to other external websites, such as our business partners. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these websites taken care of by third-parties. We strongly encourage you to check the privacy policy of each website that you visit. Some of these third-party websites may have our logo or trademark acknowledged on their website. However, these websites are not operated and maintained by us. Please contact the owner of the respective websites should you have any questions on their privacy policies.

J. Whom can you contact to get access to, withdraw consent or to update or correct your Personal Data?

You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format, and to ask us to share (port) this data to another controller.

In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).

These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.

Please note that if you withdraw your consent, Koelnmesse may not be able to continue to provide you with products and services as well as information and advertising of industry events staged by Koelnmesse.

Please contact us via should you wish to have access to or seek to update, correct or withdraw the consent to collect and use your Personal Data.

Your email should identify yourself and state which Personal Data and information about its use and / or disclosure is requested.

K. How can you contact our Data Protection Officer ("DPO")?

You can contact our DPO via if you are concerned about the handling of your Personal Data, or if you have any complaints or queries related to your Personal Data.

L. Do you update your Privacy Policy from time to time?

This policy may be updated from time to time. Please refer to the date below with regards to when it was last updated.