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Privacy Policy

The privacy of your personal data is very important to us. Any collecting, processing or utilising ("use") of personal data we perform will occur in line with the applicable German and European data privacy legislation.

What data do we use?

We use personal data you actively communicate to us (e.g. upon logging in for our online services) in line with the purposes specified.

By subscribing to our newsletter, you are submitting the following consent: "Yes, I consent to publish-industry Verlag GmbH storing, processing and using data I provide in order to send me the free e-mail newsletter covering topics from the portals and web magazines that publish-industry publishes (Industr., Energy 2.0, A&D, E&E, Mobility 2.0, P&A, Urban 2.0, A&D India and EM India). I can revoke my consent at any time, either by clicking on the link at the end of the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to"

We use the following consent for the purposes of optimising our services and sharing information with third parties: "Yes, I consent to publish-industry Verlag GmbH saving and processing information about when I access, download or in some other manner use certain services (e.g. articles, white papers, webcasts). When services of this nature involve third parties, publish-industry may forward information to the third parties named in the respective service for that party's own evaluation and commercial e-mail promotion of products and services relating to the respective service's subject matter. I can obtain information at any time on which data of mine publish-industry has stored, and which third parties have obtained my data. To that end, I can contact I can, at any time, revoke my consent from publish-industry via e-mail to, and also from the third parties by sending an e-mail to an address to be named when information is requested."

For purposes of self-promotion, market research and improving our services, we can evaluate pseudonymised user profiles in compliance with legal provisions, yet only to the extent you have not made use of your legal right to object to such use of your data. The objection should be sent to

If we have obtained your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a good or service, then we will use your e-mail address to offer similar goods and services from our company. You can object to such use of your e-mail address at any time without incurring costs other than the transmission costs in line with basic tariffs. The easiest method for doing so is by clicking on the link at the end of our e-mail. However, you can also send your objection to:

Non-disclosure to third parties

We do not disclose private data to third parties, unless doing so is necessary for executing the service offered, you have provided us with your consent for doing so, or disclosure is otherwise permissible pursuant to applicable legal provisions.


Some of our services require the use of cookies. Cookies are small files your Internet browser stores on your computer. Cookies can store information about your visit to our website. The standard setting on most browsers is to accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser at any time to deny cookies or to request your confirmation beforehand. However, denying cookies may result in some of our services not functioning error-free for you.

Analysis tools

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), as well as the web analysis services of XXLAPPs GmbH.

Google Analytics

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 the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transmit this information to third parties if legally required or if Google contracts a third party to process the data. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. By using this website, you are declaring your consent to Google's processing of the data collected concerning you in the manner described above for the aforenamed purpose. Furthermore, you can prevent Google's collection and use of the data generated by cookies (including your IP address) associated with your use of the site as well as Google's processing of that data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in under the following link:


In the interest of statistical assessment of visitor access, XXLAPPs GmbH technologies collect, process, and store data for marketing purposes as well as for recognition of web visitors. XXLAPPs GmbH technology uses these data as the basis for determining addresses, yet only in cases in which it can be ensured that the visitor at hand is a company and not a private individual. To that end, files known as "cookies" may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of your use of the website. Company data collected by XXLAPPs GmbH can also include personal data. XXLAPPs GmbH has the right to use information left on webpages during visits to produce anonymized profiles. To the extent collected, IP addresses are immediately anonymized after collection by deleting the last number block.

Data collection and storage via XXLAPPs GmbH for this Internet page can be denied for the future at any time at

Social plug-ins

Our website uses social plug-ins from several providers in the respective standard implementation:
Facebook plug-in: Our website uses social plug-ins, such as the Facebook "like" button of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Clicking on it will establish a direct link between your computer and the Facebook server. Facebook can collect personal and non-personal data relating to you during this process. This includes the date and time of the visit to our website, the Internet address or URL you are visiting, as well as technical data regarding IP address, the browser used and the operating system you use, as well as user ID if you are logged into Facebook. In this case, Facebook will also be able to associate your visit to your Facebook account. By clicking on the Facebook button, you are consenting to the collection and transmission of data to Facebook. We recommend you inform yourself about the types of data, about the purpose and scope of data collection and about Facebook's further processing and use of the data, as well as about your respective rights and configuration options for protecting your privacy by reading the data privacy notices at

We ourselves do not collect any personal data about you in connection with the use of this plug-in.
Twitter plug-in: Our website uses plug-ins from the social network Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When you use our website and it features the Twitter plug-in, your browser will also establish a direct link with the Twitter servers and the plug-in is loaded from there. The information is transmitted to Twitter that the corresponding service was accessed by us. Thus, Twitter can collect usage data and save it as applies, even when you are not logged in. If you are logged into Twitter as a member, then Twitter will associate this information to your personal user account. When you click on the Twitter plug-in on our website and "tweet" information via the Twitter window that opens, then you'll be transmitting the tweeted information to Twitter. This information will then be published in your Twitter user profile. You can find more information about how Twitter collects and uses information, about your rights and about options for protecting your privacy in Twitter's data privacy notice:

Xing plug-in: Our website uses plug-ins from the Xing social network, XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg. When you access our website and it features a plug-in of this kind, then your browser will establish a direct connection with Xing's servers. Xing transmits the plug-in content directly to your browser, also implementing it into the webpage. The plug-in's link provides Xing with information that you have accessed the corresponding page. If you are logged into Xing, then Xing will be able to allocate the visit to your Xing account. For information about the purpose and scope of data collection, about Xing's further processing and use of the data, and about your associated rights and configuration options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Xing's data privacy notice, found at
Retargeting functions

Our website uses retargeting and remarketing functions from third-party suppliers. These technologies facilitate personalised advertising to address Internet users who have visited our website in the past via our partners' websites. To that end, the respective retargeting / remarketing provider saves a cookie on your hard drive. Based on cookie technology, pseudonymised usage information is saved, such as advertising you have received from us or clicked on, which products you looked at, whether you made a purchase. At no point in time will the pseudonymised data be merged with your personal data; the pseudonymised data will exclusively be used to facilitate advertising tailored to the interests of the respective user.

You can object to the use of retargeting and remarketing functions by using the following links to access the respective pages for deactivating the cookies with the corresponding third-party providers:

IVW count

Our website uses the "scalable central measuring process" (SCM) of the company INFOnline ( to compute statistical performance indicators on the use of our services. This process collects anonymised measured values. In order to recognise computer systems, SCM range measurement alternatively uses either a cookie with the ID "" or a signature that is generated from various types of automatically generated information about your computer. IP addresses are not saved in this procedure and are only processed in an anonymised form. Range measurement was developed in observation of data privacy. The objective of range measurement is to statistically determine the usage intensity and number of users of a website. At no point in time are individual users identified. You identity will always be protected. You will not receive any advertising from the system.

For websites that are members of the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V. (IVW – or participate in the "Internet Facts" study of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V. (AGOF –, usage statistics are published on a monthly basis by the AGOF and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. ( –, as well as by the IVW, which can be reviewed at, www.agma-mmc.deand In addition to publishing measured data, the IVW also audits the SCM process on a regular basis with respect to usage compliance with legislation and data privacy.

You'll find further information regarding the SCM process on the website INFOnline GmbH (, which runs the SCM process, on the data privacy webpage of the AGOF ( and on the data privacy website of the IVW ( You can object to data processing via the SCM under the following link:

In the interest of marketing and optimisation, this website uses the products and services of Burda Direkt Services ( Data are collected, processed, and saved for purposes such as creating a pseudonym user profile. All user profiles will be fully anonymised whenever possible and sensible, Cookies may be used to that end. Cookies are small text files saved in a visitor's Internet browser and used to recognise that Internet browser. The data collected, which may also include personal information, are transmitted to Burda Direkt Services or collected by Burda Direkt Services directly. Burda Direkt Services may use the information left through webpage visits to create anonymised usage profiles. The respective data will not, without separate consent from the affected party, be used to identify website visitors directly and they are not linked to personal information about the person corresponding to the pseudonym. If IP addresses are recorded, then they will be anonymised immediately after logging via deletion of the final number block. The logging, processing, and storage of data can be rejected for the future at any time. Exclude from website tracking.

Information and modification rights

You have the right to review your personal data that have been saved and the settings on your user account at any time, and also to correct, supplement and delete accordingly. Please contact Mrs. Anja Müller, Nymphenburger Str. 86, 80636 München in writing or via e-mail to

Status in May 2016