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Data Protection Declaration

by StarlingExpo AG, Einsiedlerstrasse 6, CH-8820 Waedenswil / Switzerland

1. Basic principles


1.1 StarlingExpo AG, Einsiedlerstrasse 6, CH-8820 Waedenswil (Switzerland) protects personal data in accordance with the legal requirements for data protection and data security. This data protection declaration explains what information StarlingExpo AG collects when you visit the websites of StarlingExpo AG (homepage of the company itself and trade show websites) and how this information is used.


1.2 This data protection declaration applies for websites of StarlingExpo AG, but not for websites of third parties, even if links are provided to them from the websites of StarlingExpo AG.



2. Data collected and the purpose of processing


2.1 StarlingExpo AG generates pseudonym-protected use profiles which are used for advertising and market research purposes, and for helping provide effective, needsbased telemedia.


Google Analytics:

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


Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this online offer and Internet use. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.


We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymization enabled. This means that Google will reduce the IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data.


Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser software; users may also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing an appropriate browser plug-in from Google.


2.2 Visits to the StarlingExpo AG website are logged for security analyses and to help prevent attacks. With the exception of the IP address, no personal data is ever collected or used in this connection. IP address evaluation is only conducted in cases where there is suspicion that the website of StarlingExpo AG is being accessed illegally. Log data is deleted on a regular basis.


2.3 In addition, StarlingExpo AG only collects personal data such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses during the course of operating its website if you voluntarily provide this to StarlingExpo AG while registering or placing online orders etc. and if you consent to StarlingExpo AG processing or using this personal data. It may also be collected on the basis of a legal requirement for the processing or use of this personal data.


2.4 You will be notified in all cases when StarlingExpo AG collects your personal data, as the person concerned, of

      - the identity and contact address of the person responsible for processing the data

      - the intended scope and purpose of recording, processing and using the data

      - the name of the third party, the scale and purpose of the transmission in cases where personal data is forwarded to third
        parties, and your legal rights


2.5 StarlingExpo AG uses personal data only for the purpose for which you have provided this data.



3. Sharing of data


3.1 StarlingExpo AG only shares personal information with affiliated companies or other third parties if you have consented to this or if StarlingExpo AG is otherwise authorised by law to do so.


3.2 StarlingExpo AG works together with service providers to operate the websites and the services provided through the websites. These service providers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area where the applicable laws do not offer the same level of data privacy protection as in your home country. In such cases, StarlingExpo AG takes action to ensure an appropriate level of data privacy protection. StarlingExpo AG therefore only shares personal information if this is allowed by, and is in accordance with, the applicable legal provisions.



4. Data control of social media plugins


4.1 Some of the websites operated by StarlingExpo AG contain buttons from social media networks with which you can recommend the offers of StarlingExpo AG to third parties. So that you have data control, StarlingExpo AG displays images of the respective functions (Facebook-Like-Button, Google+1, Twitter-Button) instead of the actual social plugins when loading the page. Only with a click on the checkmark next to the pictures the data exchange is activated by loading the respective social plugin with the website.


4.2 When you activate a plugin by clicking, the following data can be transmitted to the site operator:

      - IP addresses

      - Browser information and operating systems

      - Screen resolution

      - Installed browser plugins such as Adobe Flash Player

      - Origin of visitors who click a link (referrer)

      - URL of the current page


4.3 You may opt out of having social plugins displayed on this website with effect for the future by removing the check mark.



5. Newsletter


With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.


If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.


When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for receiving the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized party.


You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can take place via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notification to StarlingExpo AG.



6. Advertising opt out


6.1 StarlingExpo AG contacts customers to inform them about the offerings and news of StarlingExpo AG. When you register on our websites or place an online order, you are informed that your data will also be used for the transmission of advertising messages.


6.2 If you do not wish StarlingExpo AG to use your personal data and in particular your e-mail address for advertising purposes, you can contact StarlingExpo AG at any time.



7. Data protection, correction and deletion of data


7.1 StarlingExpo AG regularly informs itself about the current status of data protection laws and adapts its business conduct and the declaration on data protection accordingly in order to ensure the principles of data protection.


7.2 You can request the correction of your personal data stored at any time if it is incomplete or incorrect. StarlingExpo AG will immediately comply with justified requests to delete or block personal data. If there is a right to delete personal data, but deletion is not possible or unreasonable, StarlingExpo AG will block this data for unauthorised use. StarlingExpo AG observes the legal retention periods.


7.3 If you wish personal data to be corrected or deleted, or if you have any other questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please contact


7.4 This data protection declaration is adapted from time to time and applies in the latest version updated by StarlingExpo AG.



Legal Notice:

This Data Protection Declaration is a translation from German language, intended as a service for readers who do not speak German. In the event of ambiguities, objections or legal action, the German version of this text shall always apply.