Declaration of Consent under Data Protection Laws

Scope of application

This data protection policy informs the user of the type, extent and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Silpion Events GmbH, represented by its Managing Director, Patrick Postel, Brandshofer Deich 48, 20539 Hamburg, on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service“).


The legal foundations of data protection are the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Upon your registration with, you consent that

  • Silpion Events GmbH will provide your personal data, i.e. title, first name and last name, address (street, postal code, city), email address, VAT ID, enterprise (name and legal form), job title, level (management or C-level, head of division or department, employee, freelancer, student, other), participant focus, bank and payment details (in particular, IBAN or credit card details))

as well as

your phone number, participant photo, Twitter user name, company logo and the website of the enterprise (where provided to us) to XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, and to Silpion IT-Solutions GmbH, Brandshofer Deich 48, 20539 Hamburg, and that these will store and use your personal data for their own purposes, however exclusively in connection with the planning, implementation and follow-up of the event “”;

  • XING AG will use your personal data for payment transactions.
  • Your contact details, in particular your email address, will be used for marketing purposes in connection with (in particular for communication as part of the event, for follow-up purposes and for invitations to future events of Silpion Event GmbH, Silpion IT-Solutions GmbH and/or 13.Stock GmbH).
  • You will be photographed and/or filmed at the event and these photos/videos will be stored, used and published in reports on the event, both in printed form and in social networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn). Should you object to you being photographed or filmed, please contact the information centre PRIOR to entering the event area.


Integration of third-party services and contents

This online offer may include contents of third parties such as YouTube videos, maps provided by Google-Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites. This always requires that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) can identify the IP address of users. Without the IP address, it is not possible to send the contents to the browser of the relevant user. Therefore, the IP address is necessary for the presentation of these contents. We always strive to only use content from providers who use the IP address only for delivering the contents. However, we cannot influence whether the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g., for statistical purposes. If we are aware of this, we will inform users thereof.



Cookies are small files that allow storing specific, device-related information on the user’s device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve for the user-friendliness of websites and, thus, for benefit of users (e.g. storage of login data). In addition, they serve to collect statistical data about website usage and to analyse such data to improve the Service. Users can control the use of cookies. Most browsers provide an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it should be noted that use of the site and, in particular, the comfort of use may be limited without cookies.

You can manage many online advertising cookies of enterprises via the US-website // or the EU-website //


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on the user’s computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about use of the website by users will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will abbreviate the users’ IP address within the territory of an EU Member State or other member state of the European Economic Area before transmitting it. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information for the purpose of analysing use of the website by the users, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. Users may disable the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in their browser software. However, please note that doing so may limit your ability to use the full functionality of this website. Users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the site (including their IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: //

As an alternative to the browser add-on or in browsers on mobile devices, click on this link to prevent data collection by Google Analytics on this website for the future. In this case, an opt-out cookie is saved on your device. If you delete your cookies, you need to click again on this link.


Use of Facebook social plugins

This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). These plugins are identified by the Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue tile, the “Like” button, or a “thumbs-up” sign) or are marked by the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be found at:

When a user opens a web page of this Service which contains such a plugin, the browser establishes a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s browser and integrated into the website by the browser. Therefore, the provider has no control over the extent of the data Facebook collects with this plugin and accordingly informs the users on the basis of its current knowledge:

Through the integration of plugins, Facebook is notified that a user has visited the relevant web page of the Service. If the user is logged on to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to the user’s Facebook account. When users interact with the plugin, e.g., by using the Like button or posting a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from their browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility for Facebook to find out and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.


For information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and settings for the protection of the users’ privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy at:

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want that Facebook collects data about them via this Service and links such data with the membership data stored on Facebook, they must log out from Facebook before visiting the website. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible in the Facebook profile settings:



This website uses the buttons of the social network „Twitter“. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognised by terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” in combination with a blue bird icon. These buttons allow sharing an article or a page from this website on Twitter or following the provider on Twitter.

When a user opens one of our internet pages which contains such a button, their browser establishes a direct link to the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. Therefore, the provider has no control over the scope of the data which Twitter collects with this plugin and accordingly informs the users on the basis of its current knowledge. According to Twitter, only the user’s IP address and the URL of the relevant website are transmitted when these buttons are activated, and are used for no other purposes than displaying the button.

For further information, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy at: //



This Service uses Jetpack, a tool for the statistical analysis of user accesses, which is operated by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, using the tracking technologies of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in the United States. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and prior to storing. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser by clicking on “Click here to opt-out”: // If you delete all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.


Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

Users have the right to obtain information, free of charge, about the personal data saved about them. In addition, users have the right to demand correction of incorrect data, blockage and deletion of personal data, insofar as there are no contrary statutory duties of retention. Please contact us by email to *protected email* or send your request by post or fax to Silpion Events GmbH, Brandshofer Deich 48, 20539 Hamburg.

You can revoke your consent at any time for the future at the aforementioned address. In the case where you revoke your consent granted to us for you being photographed or filmed, we are only obliged to replace, obscure and/or remove any photo or film materials within a reasonable time, to the technically possible extent and with reasonable effort.


Hamburg, April 2016