The responsible party within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (VO (EU) 2016/679 – hereinafter referred to as DS-GVO) is Chemie Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH (CWFG), Mainzer Landstraße 55, 60329 Frankfurt, Germany, telephone: 069 2556-0, e-mail: email@example.com, represented by the managing directors Johann-Peter Nickel and Reinhart Stephan.
The use of our public pages is generally anonymous. This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Order of information material
The contact data you provide when ordering information material or in the context of an inquiry will be electronically processed and stored by us. This is done for the purpose of processing your order or responding to questions and messages posed. Your data will be stored for a maximum period of six months, unless a longer period is required to process your order or answer your question. In the case of an order, your data will be passed on to third parties insofar as this is necessary to send your order. Insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the company, your personal data will be passed on to the Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (German Chemical Industry Association) and its trade and state associations. If we use external service providers as order processors, your data will also be passed on to them.
In the case of an order, your data will be passed on to third parties insofar as this is necessary to send your order.
By registering for events, you consent to the electronic processing and storage of the contact data you have provided. Data processing is carried out for the purpose of implementing the event and is intended to enable communication on the event and association topics. If film and/or photo recordings are made at this event, you declare with your participation your consent to the creation, processing and use of the image, video and sound recordings for documentation purposes as well as in the context of the press and public relations work of the CWFG. Your data will be stored until revoked by you. If you agree to storage only for the purpose of holding an event or if you do not agree to the creation, processing and use of image, video and sound recordings, please contact the office responsible for the event (firstname.lastname@example.org ). If we hold events jointly with third parties, we reserve the right to transfer your data to them solely for the purpose of holding the event.
Registration for a web conference / web seminar
By registering for a web conference / web seminar, you consent to the electronic processing and storage of your contact data. The data is processed for the purpose of preparing, conducting and following up on the web conference / web seminar and is intended to enable communication on the event and association topics. Your data will be stored until revoked by you. If you agree to storage only for the purpose of preparing, conducting and following up on the web conferences/webseminars, please contact the office responsible for the event (email@example.com). If we conduct web conferences/webseminars jointly with third parties, we reserve the right to transfer your data to them solely for the purpose of conducting the web conferences/webseminars.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that, as a rule, certain user data may also be processed outside the European Union by the providers of the web conferencing/web seminar tools we use. Regarding US providers, we agree with them on the application of EU standard contractual clauses, binding corporate regulations or other permissible mechanisms in order to create an “adequate level of protection” in accordance with legal requirements.
For details on the scope of data processing and the data concerned, please refer to the detailed descriptions of the processing and the objection options on the privacy notices of the providers of the web conferencing/web seminar tools we regularly use, linked below:
For Microsoft Teams: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoftteams/teams-privacy
For Go ToWebinar: https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal
For Zoom: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html
Data collection/contact outside this website
If you send us your personal data by a means other than transmission via this website (handing over business cards, contacting us by e-mail, etc.) or if your data is collected by us via publicly accessible sources, we will process and store your data electronically. This is done for the purpose of individual communication with you on topics relevant to the association. Your data will be stored until the interest in information no longer exists.
Shared responsibility and data sharing
Due to the special relationship under association law between CWFG, VCI and its state and trade associations as well as their subsidiary organizations, they may use your data to fulfill joint purposes. Through the joint use of data, these organizations become joint data controllers within the meaning of Art. 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation. The details of the cooperation have been regulated by the organizations in an agreement pursuant to Art. 26 (1) sentence 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation. We provide you with information on this agreement here in accordance with Art. 26 (2) sentence 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Insofar as we use external service providers as order processors, your data will also be passed on to them. In the latter case, the transfer of your personal data takes place on the basis of a corresponding order processing agreement, which regulates the obligations of the service providers and ensures data protection and data security.
The legal basis for the above data processing is Article 6 (1) (a) DS-GVO.
You can revoke your consent to data processing and storage at any time with effect for the future. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. You have the right to receive free information about your stored personal data and the right to have it corrected or deleted, if necessary, or to request the restriction of processing or to object to the processing of your data for reasons arising from your particular situation. Furthermore, you have the right to receive the data in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transfer it to a third party. In these cases, please contact
Mainzer Landstrasse 55,
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
T: +49 (0)69 2556 1563
F: +49 (0)69 2556 1613
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority in connection with the processing of your data. The contact details of the data protection officer of Chemie Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH are: Mr. Stefan Schindler, lawyer, Renettenstr. 6, 60435 Frankfurt am Main, T: +49 (0) 69 9494 5074, F: +49 (0) 69 9494 5075, E: Stefan.Schindler(at)csr-legal.de.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted by your browser. These are:
o IP address
o User agent
o Date and time and type of request
The legal basis for this is the provision of Art. 6 para.1 letter f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO. Our concern in terms of the DSGVO (legitimate interest) is to enable error analysis and audit security as well as the optimization of our online offer and our web presence. This data is automatically deleted after 30 days. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made.
1. Cookies are used on this website. A cookie is a small text file that is sent by WWW servers when a website is visited and stored on the hard disk of the respective user. If the corresponding server is called up again, the user’s browser sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can then evaluate the information obtained through this procedure in various ways. Cookies can, for example, make it easier to navigate a website or save configurations.
2. session cookies are used on the server side for the purpose of allocating and verifying browser requests. These are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO (consent).
3. In addition, cookies are also used that do not collect any personal data or any personal information about the user, so that the operator is not able to identify the user with the information obtained from the cookies.
4. The User can prevent the storage of cookies on his hard drive by selecting “do not accept cookies” in his browser settings. He can also set his browser so that it asks whether the user agrees before cookies are set.
5. Once cookies have been set, they can be deleted manually at any time.
6. If the user does not accept cookies, this may lead to functional restrictions of the website in individual cases.
Social media plugins and interaction buttons
With your consent, we activate so-called social plugins of the social networks Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn as well as “Follow”, “Share” and “Subscribe” buttons (hereinafter: “interaction buttons”) of the social networks Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn on our websites.
We point out that with your consent, a connection is established with the servers of the social media operators. The activated social plugins or the activated interaction buttons transmit data to the respective social network. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of which data is transmitted to the respective social media operators in individual cases and for which purposes the data is used there. Typically, the IP address and a browser string are transmitted to the social media operators. To our knowledge, a cookie with a unique identifier is set each time the relevant website is called up. This can enable the social network to create a profile about your usage behavior.
Even if you are not a member of a social network or are not currently logged in there, it is still possible that the social networks receive and store your IP address as well as information about the browser and operating system you are using. It cannot be ruled out that the profile about your usage behavior can also be assigned to you in the event of a subsequent first-time registration with the social network. With regard to the respective data transmission and data use by the social media operators, we recommend that you take note of the data protection information and explanations on the websites of the respective social media operators.
With your consent, you agree to the aforementioned data transmission. The consent can be revoked with effect for the future.
We would like to point out that, if necessary, you can use appropriate add-ons for the browser you use (for example, so-called “Facebook Blocker”) to prevent data transfers to social media operators. However, we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of such solutions.
Social media – “Share page” function
Our website makes it easier for users of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing) to recommend a chemstars.nrw page in these social networks by including links marked by corresponding icons.
By clicking on the corresponding links, you will leave the chemstars.nrw website and go to the website of the respective social media platform. A data exchange with the aforementioned social media operators only takes place if the corresponding icon button is clicked. If you click on such an icon button, a page of the corresponding social media operator opens in a pop-up window. We point out that already through this, but in any case after logging in on a social media platform, a data transmission between the user and the provider of the social media platform may take place. We have no knowledge of what data is transmitted to the respective providers in individual cases by activating the social plugins and for what purposes the data is used there.
The provider of this website uses services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyze usage data. Cookies are used to enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors and the display of usage-related content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user’s terminal device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that enables identification of a user.
The data generated by etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website exclusively in Germany and is thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the data protection seal of approval in this regard. Data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 para .1 letter f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, the IP address is anonymized at etracker as early as possible and login or device identifiers are converted at etracker to a unique key that is not assigned to a person. No other use, merging with other data or disclosure to third parties is made by etracker.
You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time, insofar as it is personal. Your objection will not have any adverse consequences for you. You have been excluded from the count.
LinkedIn Analytics and LinkedIn Ads
We use the conversion tracking technology as well as the retargeting function of LinkedIn Corporation on this website.
The LinkedIn Insight tag allows us to collect data about visitors to our website, including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties (user agent), and timestamp. IP addresses are truncated or (if used to reach members across devices) hashed. Members’ direct identifiers are removed within seven days to pseudonymize the data. This remaining pseudonymized data is then deleted within 180 days. LinkedIn does not share personally identifiable information with the site owner, but only provides reports and notifications (in which you are not identified) about site audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for website visitors so that the website owner can use this data to display targeted ads outside of their website without identifying the member. LinkedIn also uses data that does not identify you to improve the relevance of ads and reach members across devices. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings.
Google Ads Conversion Tracking
We use the Ads-Conversion-Tracking technology of google on this website.
We use the offer of Google Ads Conversion to draw attention to our website with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Ads) on external websites. In relation to the data of the advertising campaigns, we can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. In this way, we pursue the interest of showing you advertising that is of interest to you and making our website more interesting for you.
When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (marking that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values.
Due to the tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google’s server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Facebook & Instagram Pixel (Facebook Pixel):
We use the Facebook Pixel on this website. The Facebook Pixel enables the measurement, evaluation and optimization of the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and helps us to display personalized ads from us to you on the Facebook and Instagram platforms. For this purpose, profiles are created with user-related information to determine target groups relevant for marketing purposes and conversion measurement (measurement of the effectiveness of marketing measures) is carried out. Facebook and Instagram are operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland (“Facebook”).
For the aforementioned purposes, usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, app installations, product purchases, access times) as well as meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) are collected. Cookies, web beacons and other storage technologies are used for this purpose. As a website operator, we only receive reports from Facebook in anonymized form.
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of the pixel. Through the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have called up a corresponding online offer from us or clicked on an ad from us. If you are registered with one of Facebook’s services, Facebook can assign the visit to your respective account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or Instagram or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider will learn and store your IP address and other identifiers.
You can revoke your consent to the use of the Facebook pixel at any time with effect for the future by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fads%2Fpreferences%2F%3Fentry_product%3Dad_settings_screen. Therefore you must be logged in to Facebook.
Twitter Conversion Tracking
We use Twitter conversion tracking for websites on this website. For this purpose, we have integrated a Twitter tag on our website. This allows us to target you with advertising based on your interests on the Twitter platform. Twitter Conversion Traking is an offer of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
For the aforementioned purpose, meta/communication data (e.g. the type of device you use and your IP address) as well as usage data such as the websites you visit and other data (e.g. all interactions regarding the displayed advertising such as clicking on links, retweets or likes) are collected in pseudonymous, non-personal form via the Twitter tag. If you subsequently visit Twitter, you will be shown advertisements based on your interests. Twitter thereby receives the information from your browser that our website was called up from your end device. If you are registered with a Twitter service, Twitter can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Twitter or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider will learn and store your IP address and other identifying features. The information generated by the tags about your use of our services is transmitted to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.
For more information on data processing by Twitter, please visit: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
For more information on the collection of data by Twitter and how you can prevent this function on at Twitter itself, see “Your privacy settings” for personalized ads (twitter.com).
On this website, we use the service HubSpot for various purposes. HubSpot is a software company from the USA with a branch in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, phone: +353 1 5187500.
Hubspot is an integrated software solution that we use to cover various aspects of our online marketing. These include:
Email Marketing, Social Media Publishing & Reporting, Reporting, Contact Management (e.g. user segmentation & CRM), Landing Pages and Contact Forms.
More information from HubSpot regarding EU data protection regulations ” https://legal.hubspot.com/security
More information from HubSpot regarding cookies used by HubSpot can be found here:
As part of optimizing our marketing efforts, the following data may be collected and processed via Hubspot:
– Geographical position
– Browser type
– Navigation information
– Referral URL
– Performance data
– Information about how often the application is used
– Mobile apps data
– HubSpot subscription service credentials
– Files that are displayed on site
– Domain names
– Pages viewed
– Aggregated usage
– Operating system version
– Internet service provider
– IP address
– Device identifier
– Duration of visit
– Where the application was downloaded from
– Operating system
– Events that occur within the application
– Access times
– Clickstream data
– Device model and version
The legal basis of the processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. If you do not want the aforementioned data to be collected and processed via Hubspot, you can refuse your consent or revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
The personal data will be kept for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose of processing. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose.
In the context of processing via HubSpot, data may be transferred to the USA. The security of the transfer is secured via so-called standard contractual clauses, which ensure that the processing of personal data is subject to a level of security that corresponds to that of the GDPR. If the standard contractual clauses are not sufficient to ensure an adequate level of security, your consent pursuant to Article 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR may serve as the legal basis for the transfer to third countries. Please refer to the subsection “Forms” for more information.
On our website you have the possibility to book participation in events. For this purpose, we use the technical solution “Eventbrite”, which is operated by Eventbrite, Inc, 155 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Eventbrite has a representative for the purposes of European data protection legislation is Eventbrite NL BV, located at Silodam 402, 1013AW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
When you register for an event, you will be redirected to Eventbrite’s website.
Eventbrite collects personally identifiable information when you voluntarily provide such information as part of registering for one of our events and then transmits that information to us as the event organizer. To register with Eventbrite for an event, you must submit the following information to Eventbrite Inc:
– Last name, first name
– email address
– Date of Birth
– ticket type
– event ID
– redeemed vouchers
Eventbrite Inc. participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from the Member States of the European Economic Area.
Here you can find information about what data Eventbrite Inc. collects, processes and uses under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and for what purposes: https://www.eventbrite.de/support/articles/de/Troubleshooting/informationen-zum-eu-us-datenschutzschild?lg=de.
Furthermore, you can find more information regarding Eventbrite’s compliance with European data protection regulations via the following link:
As the event organizer, we receive access from Eventbrite to the above data of the participants of the booked event. We use the data for the purposes of preparation and follow-up of the respective booked events. In addition, registered participants will receive information about the booked event and our contact options by e-mail before and after the booked event.
The processing of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract).
Online presences in social media
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with interested parties active there and to inform them about the activities of chemstars.nrw. As a rule, the providers of the social networks and platforms process user data. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. In this way, for example, usage profiles can be created. In addition, data can also be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them). We would like to point out that in the process, data of the users may be processed outside the area of the European Union. With regard to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we point out that they thereby undertake to comply with EU data protection standards.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data associated with the use of online presences in social media is Art. 6 para. 1 letter. f. (legitimate interest) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Our concern within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (legitimate interest) is communication and information about the chemstars.nrw initiative.
For a detailed presentation of the respective processing and the objection options, we refer to the information of the providers linked below:
Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland):
– Agreement on joint processing of personal data,
– Privacy Shield.
Requests for information and the assertion of user rights can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the users’ data in each case and can take appropriate action and provide information directly. If you still need assistance, you can contact us using the contact details above.
a) Free offer of digital content
In order to provide you with our downloadable content, we collect personal data from you. In the following, we clarify about this data.
Data collected: Email address, last name, first name, title, job title.
Purpose: Personalized sending of the requested content.
Storage period: The data is generally only stored as long as it is necessary to achieve the purpose. After transmission of the content, the data is deleted.
Legal basis: Art. 6 I b DS-GVO
b) Events organized by chemstars.nrw
For the planning and implementation of events, the organizer requires personal data of the participant. The participant agrees that his/her data may be processed and used for the initiation, implementation and follow-up of the event.
– Data collected: E-mail address, last name, first name, title of job, city.
– Purpose: invitation management by e-mail, sending registration confirmations by e-mail, sending pre-event reminders by e-mail, sending further information or last-minute changes to registered event participants, optimizing event planning, general contract initiation
– Storage period: The data is generally only stored as long as it is necessary to achieve the purpose. If we invite you to an event, we will delete your data as soon as we no longer need it for the organization and design of the event. In particular, however, we will delete your data immediately if we are unable to invite you to an event. An exception to this applies if registration for the newsletter (optional) has taken place.
– Legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we store your email address and use it to send the newsletter. Your email address will not be published or passed on to third parties.
– Data collected: E-mail address, first name, last name, title of job.
– Purpose: Sending the requested newsletter.
– Storage period: The data is generally only stored for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose. For the newsletter, the data will be stored as long as a newsletter is to be sent and you have not objected to the use of your data.
– Legal basis: Art. 6 I a DSGVO – Consent.
– Cancellation: You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time via a link contained in each issue. We will then delete your e-mail address from our distribution list. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Irrespective of the data processing described above, we use your e-mail address and telephone number (if provided) to inform you about our chemstars.nrw products and services by e-mail and telephone. You can revoke your consent to the use of your data for these purposes at any time free of charge to us.
We are generally pleased about links referring to the internet pages of CWFG/CID and ask for prior information about this. We reserve the right to prohibit links to our Internet pages in individual cases. We cannot accept any responsibility for the content of websites to which a link can be established on our website. This responsibility lies exclusively with the third party provider. CWFG/CID dissociates itself from any content referred to by a link if the content of the linked site violates German or foreign law. CWFG/CID can also not guarantee that the offered internet pages, the links or the linked pages themselves do not contain viruses.
The Internet pages of CWFG/CID are protected by copyright. The information contained therein as well as the design may not be published, reproduced, distributed or transmitted electronically or in any other form, in whole or in part, on other pages of the Internet or in any other way without the written permission of CWFG/CID. Modification or use of these Internet pages for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of CWFG/CID.
All information published on the CWFG/CID pages is compiled to the best of our knowledge and belief. No responsibility is taken for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information.