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Koelnmesse GmbH (Km) takes the protection of personal data which the users have provided it with very seriously. Km naturally only collects, processes or uses the user's personal data in accordance with the regulations of the German Data Protection Act (this also applies when it uses automatic data processing) and only if this is relative to the performance of the contract within the scope of Matchmaking365.

The user may object to the collection, processing or use of his data at any time with effect for the future by sending an e-mail to support.community@matchmaking365.com. In this case however, the further use of the Matchmaking365-Community is no longer possible.

When Matchmaking365 is used, Km stores various user data:

  • When the public request form is used, the webservers employed by Km store the name of the internet service provider, the website from which the users visit the Matchmaking365 platform, the websites which the users visit on the platform, the date and length of the visit.
  • When the platform is logged into, Km also stores the e-mail address used for the login and the IP address which the user had at that moment.
  • When the platform is used by visitors, Km stores the date and duration of the visit and which services (enquiries sent, contacts established with other members) were used.
Km also only stores data temporarily in so-called session variables (Cookies). A session starts when the Matchmaking365 platform is called up and finishes when the user logs out or after a period of 20 minutes. After this the data is deleted again.

For registered users the platform stores a key in a cookie in order to identify the device in respect of the “one click login” feature.

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze how you are using the website. The information created by the cookie concerning your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. The activation of IP anonymization on this website with the code "anonymizeIp" means that your IP address is, however, shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. Google uses this information at the request of, and on behalf of, the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on the website activities, and to provide the website’s operator with additional services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Google does not combine the IP address that is transferred by your browser as part of the operation of Google Analytics with any other information.

You can prevent the storage of the cookies by carrying out a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we expressly inform you that in this case you may not be able to use the full scope of all of the features of this website. In addition, you can disable the cookie’s sending of the data it has created concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google if you download and install the browser plugin that is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at

Social plugins from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Xing

We offer you on our website the possibility to use so-called social plugins from the following companies:

  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
  • „Tweet“-Button from Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA;
  • “+1″-Button from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
  • „Recommended-Button“ from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
  • „Share-Button“ from XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

To protect the privacy of your data, we implement this with the solution “Shariff”. By doing this, the plugins are displayed on our website merely as graphics (images) that contain a link to the website of the plugin provider. By clicking on the graphic you will be forwarded to the services of the provider. Only then will your data be sent to the providers. As long as you do not click on the plugin graphic, there will be no transmission of data between you and the so-called social networks.

More information about the collection and usage of your data in social networks can be found in the terms and conditions of the individual service providers. More information about the Shariff solution can be found here.

Km points out, that upon first-time upload of company profiles and product images they are initially visible to the other members of the platform. Once you have logged in, you have a possibility to restrict the visibility of your data for other members under “Settings” in part.

Km reserves the right to change this statement at any time.

Last updated: February 2016