Data Privacy

I. Name and address of the controller

The controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation is:

World Money Fair Berlin GmbH
Ollenhauerstraße 97
13403 Berlin


Phone +49 30 51 999 77 – 0

II. General information about data processing

Scope of processing of personal data

As a rule, we acquire and use personal data of our users only to the extent this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our contents and services. Personal data of our users are normally only acquired and used after having obtained the user’s consent. An exception to this are cases in which the prior obtaining of such consent is not possible for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

Legal bases of the processing of personal data

The following legal bases exist for the processing of your personal data:

(1) Consent
(2) Performance of a contract or taking of steps prior to entering into a contract
(3) Legal obligation
(4) If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and such interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject

Erasure and duration of storage of data

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Data may be stored for a longer period than that if erasure is prohibited due to a legal retention period, e.g., under the German Fiscal Code or the German Commercial Code. As a rule, we will store your data for ten years.

Description and scope of data processing

Whenever our website is accessed, our system will automatically acquire data and information about the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data will be acquired:

(1) The browser type and the version used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) The user’s internet service provider
(4) The user’s IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
(7) Websites that the user’s system accesses via our website

Legal regulations allow us to temporarily store the data and log files.

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address needs to remain stored for the duration of the session. We will store the data until the end of a session and they will then be deleted automatically. As these data are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website, you as a user have no possibility to object to the processing.

Transmission of data

If and to the extent to which this is necessary to provide our service offerings, we may transmit your data to third parties. Such third parties may include the following partners: Exhibition stand construction companies, transport companies, graphics bureaus, advertising agencies, printing companies.
Transmission may also occur where we are obliged to disclose data to public bodies or due to a court order.

III. Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. That cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that allows unambiguous identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.

Legal basis of the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data by using cookies is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using cookies that are necessary for technical reasons is to make the use of websites simpler for users. Some functions of our website cannot be provided if cookies are not used. These functions require that the browser be recognised also after changing to a different page.

The user data acquired by cookies that are necessary for technical reasons are not used to create user profiles.

These purposes are also the basis of our legitimate interest in processing the personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Duration of storage, possibilities of objecting and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by it to our website. Therefore, you as a user also have full control of the use of cookies. By changing the settings of your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Any cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all the functions provided by the website.

IV. Newsletter

On our website, you can subscribe to a cost-free newsletter. When you subscribe to the newsletter, the data provided in the input mask will be transmitted to us. These data are the following:

(1) IP address and date and time of registration
(2) Name and email address

In the course of registration, your consent to the processing of the data is obtained and reference is made to this Data Privacy Statement. Your data will not be transmitted to any third party. Hence, these data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The personal data acquired and processed for the subscription to and the sending of the newsletter are used for the purpose of preventing misuse and delivering the newsletter. Your data will be deleted once they are no longer necessary for achieving that purpose. The email address will be stored until you unsubscribe from our newsletter. You can unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link provided in each newsletter email.

V. E-mail contact

If you contact us by email, we will process your email address. Your data will not be transmitted to any third party. The data will be used exclusively to handle the conversation. The legal basis of the data processing is your consent. Should you contact us in order to conclude a contract, the legal basis is the performance of the contract or the taking of steps prior to entering into the contract. Your data will be deleted once the purpose of the data processing has been achieved. When contacting us, this may depend on the circumstances of the individual case. Immediate erasure may be prevented due to an applicable legal retention period. You can withdraw your consent that you have given us.

VI. Rights of the data subject

You are a data subject and have the following rights vis-à-vis us:

(1) You can demand information about which personal data are stored, about the origin of these data and about the purpose for which they are stored. Likewise, we have to inform you if your data are transmitted to a third party. In that case, we have to inform you of the recipient’s identity or the categories of recipients.
(2) Should your personal data be inaccurate or incomplete, you may demand their rectification or completion.
(3) You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes. If you do, your data have to be blocked for these purposes.
(4) You have the right to request the restriction of processing where the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data, if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead, if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours.
(5) You can request that your data be erased. This is possible if there is no legal basis for the data processing or if that basis has ceased to exist. The same applies in the case the purpose of the data processing is no longer valid due to lapse of time or for any other reason. Please note that erasure may be prevented by existing mandatory retention periods or other legitimate interests that our company may have. We will gladly inform you of this upon your inquiry. Should we have made your data public, we are obliged to inform each recipient that you have requested the erasure of any links to, or copy of, those personal data.
(6) Moreover, you have the right to object if, on grounds relating to your particular situation, your legitimate interest overrides the interest in the processing. However, this does not apply where we are obliged to process the data due to any legal regulation.
(7) Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes a data protection law regulation.
(8) You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.