Data protection

Status: April 2023

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions and inform you in this data protection declaration about our practices to protect your personal rights.

What does the scope cover?

This privacy statement is intended to provide information on the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your personal data by Schwabe, Ley & Greiner Gesellschaft m.b.H. (hereinafter referred to as SLG) in accordance with the German Data Protection Regulation, the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act.

SLG is responsible for the processing of personal data and has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed.

Internet-based data transmissions in particular can have security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

Which terms are used?

The following terms are used in our data protection declaration in accordance with the statutory provisions

  • Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject").
  • Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
  • Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  • Thecontroller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (in this case SLG).
  • Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
  • Consent shall mean any freely given specific and informed indication of the data subject's wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

What personal data is collected?

In the course of our business activities, we collect, use and process the following personal data:

  • Name
  • First name
  • Gender
  • Title
  • Company
  • Contact details (e-mail, telephone number)
  • Position
  • SLG seminar and event participation
  • Event-relevant personal data (e.g. interest profile)
  • SLG SystemGuide usage data

How is personal data used?

  • We use personal data to contact our customers and interested parties in the course of initiating business (in particular by sending T-Log, newsletters and mailings as well as through customer visits and calls).
  • We process and transmit personal data as part of our business relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • We process all information required for the organisation and implementation of any of our own events and seminars.
  • We collect and evaluate all information that is required in the course of independent or commissioned studies or surveys.

How do we keep personal data up to date and for how long?

We use various means of contact (for example, telephone) to ensure that your personal data is accurate, complete and up to date.

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

In order to process your data, we use various order processors who are contractually obligated to process your data only to the extent specified above.

When do we share data with third parties?

We may occasionally share certain personal information with strategic partners (service providers or other third parties) who work with us to provide our services and products or to comply with a legal requirement.

In the context of events, we also share personal data (e.g. interest profile) for legitimate interest with third-party providers participating in the event for marketing purposes and bring together participants and these third-party providers. In each case, we obtain your consent for this.

We require any third party providers to protect your personal data.

  • In addition, exhibitors at the congress will be offered a lead tracking service that allows individual exhibitors to scan the barcode on your admission ticket to receive your contact information, similar to a business card. These are in detail: Company name, title, first and last name, function, postal address, country, telephone number(s), email address, as well as any other information you may have provided about interests and/or your company.
  • In individual cases, you can make a concrete decision about the transfer of your data by offering the respective exhibitor your admission ticket for scanning. Unnoticed data collection without your participation will not take place.
  • In line with the international nature of the trade fair (or congress), exhibitors are also represented who are based outside the European Union and therefore outside the scope of European data protection laws. Here, too, you can object or consent to the transfer of your data in individual cases by withdrawing or offering your admission ticket for scanning.

What happens to access data?

We collect data about accesses to our Internet pages and store these as "server log files". The following data is logged in this way:

  • Visited website
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

How do we use cookies and other technologies?

Our internet pages use cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of these Internet pages.
The data collected is only used for statistical evaluations and to improve the Internet pages. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

Common browsers offer the setting option not to allow cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of our Internet pages without restrictions if you make the corresponding settings.

We use 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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states 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. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use 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. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

How do we deal with enquiries about our websites?

If you contact us using the contact options offered, your details will be stored for six months so that they can be used to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

What rights do you have?

As a user, you can request information free of charge about what personal data has been stored about you. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your personal data blocked or deleted. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in some way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. For SLG, this is the data protection authority in Austria.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data at any time. As soon as we have received your revocation request by email to, we will immediately block your data record and no longer process or pass it on in accordance with your revocation. You can also declare your revocation in writing at the address below.

How do you reach us?

You can reach us at the following contact details:

Schwabe, Ley & Greiner Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 3
1100 Vienna

Phone: +43 585 48 30