Data Protection Declaration

The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws is:

Messe Erfurt GmbH
Gothaer Strasse 34
99094 Erfurt / Germany

phone: +49 (0)361 400-0
fax: +49 (0)361 400-1111


Principles of data processing - information obligations according to Art.13 (DSGVO)

H. Langenhan

We expressly point out that the transfer of data on the Internet (by email communication, for example) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to safeguard completely against access to data via normal communication channels.

Collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) contains, for instance, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This exclusively concerns information from which no conclusions can be drawn as to you as an individual. This information is required from a technical point of view in order to provide correctly the website content you request, and necessarily arises when using the Internet. We evaluate anonymous information of this kind statistically in order to optimise our web presence and the technology behind it.

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard disk from a website server. By this means we automatically receive certain data about your computer and your Internet connection, such as your IP address, the browser you are using, your operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. The information in the cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and enables our website to be displayed correctly.

In no case is the data that we collect passed on to third parties or linked with personal data without your consent.

In principle, you can, of course, also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time in your browser settings. Please refer to the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that, if you deactivate the use of cookies, it might not be possible to use all functions of our website to their full extent.
TLS v1.2 encryption

We use state-of-the-art encryption procedures via HTTPS to protect the security of your data during transmission.

When you contact us by email, the information you provide is stored for the purposes of handling your request and in case of any subsequent queries.

Use of script libraries (Google web fonts)

In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing form in all browsers, this website uses script and font libraries, such as Google web fonts ( Google web fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache so as to avoid repeated loading. If the browser does not support Google web fonts or denies access, content is displayed in a standard font.

Opening script or font libraries automatically creates a link to the library operator. This makes it theoretically possible for the operators of those libraries to collect data, although it is currently unclear whether and, where applicable, for which purposes they do so. The privacy guidelines for the library operator Google can be found here:
Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to display geographical information in a visual form. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and utilises data about the use of map functions by visitors. Please refer to Google’s privacy information for more details on data processing by Google. You can also change your personal data protection settings in the privacy centre there.

Detailed instructions on managing your data in connection with Google products can be found here.
Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our website pages. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This gives YouTube information about the pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can attribute your surfing behaviour to you. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information on user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with cookies of this kind when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you have to disable the storage of cookies in the browser

For further information on data protection at YouTube please refer to the data protection declaration of the provider at:
Your rights of access to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection

You have the right to receive information at any time regarding the personal data we store pertaining to you. Likewise, you have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or – with the exception of the mandatory storage of data for the purpose of conducting business – deleted. Should you have a request in this respect, please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Insofar as no statutory archiving obligation exists, you can also demand that your data be deleted. Where an obligation of this kind does exist, we will block your data on request.

You can make changes or withdraw your consent with effect for the future by notifying us accordingly.
Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to make occasional changes to this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements, or in order to implement changes in our services in the data protection declaration, such as when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration shall then apply the next time you visit.

Questions about data protection

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact our data protection officer directly: H. Langenhan |

The data protection declaration was drawn up using the activeMind AG data protection generator.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so called “server log files”, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This information is:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. This data is not combined with information from other data sources. We reserve the right to examine the data subsequently if we become aware of specific grounds for suspecting unlawful use.

Liability for content

As a service provider, pursuant to Section 7, Para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general law. However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act, as a service provider, we are not obliged to monitor communicated or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that suggest illegal activity. This does not affect obligations to remove or block the use of information pursuant to general law. Any liability in this respect shall nevertheless only be possible from the point of knowledge of a specific breach of law. We shall remove such content immediately on becoming aware of such breaches of law.

Liability for links

Our website includes links to third-party external websites, over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot accept any responsibility for this external content. Individual providers or operators of the linked pages are always responsible for their own content. The linked sites are checked for any legal violations at the time they are linked. Illegal content was not detected at the time of the linking. However, continuous monitoring of the content of linked pages is not reasonable without specific indications of legal violations. Should any legal violation come to our attention, we will remove such links immediately.

Social plugins

Social plugins are used on our website. You can recognise these plugins by the corresponding logo marking them. Information that can include personal data might possibly be sent to the service provider via these plugins and used by that provider.

We use a two-click solution to prevent the unintentional and involuntary collection and transmission of data to the service provider. If you wish to activate a social plugin, you first have to click on the corresponding button. Only once the plugin is activated will information be collected and transmitted to the service provider. We do not collect any personal data ourselves with the social plugins, nor about their use. We have no influence on the data collected by an activated plugin or on how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct link is established to the provider’s services and that at least the IP address and information relating to the device will be collected and used. It is also possible that the service providers will attempt to store cookies on the computer being used. Please refer to the privacy policy of the relevant service provider for information about the specific data collected and how it is used. Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor of a certain site.

Google Analytics Data Protection Declaration

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). This use is based on point (f) of the first subparagraph of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie, such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system,
  • referrer URL (the site visited beforehand),
  • host name of accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request,

is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. In addition, this website uses Google Analytics with the extension code “anonymizeIP”. This guarantees that your IP address is masked so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google is commissioned by the operator of this website to use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services to the website operator relating to website usage and Internet usage. You can use the appropriate settings in your browser to prevent cookies from being installed. However, please note that if you do this it may prevent you from making full use of some of the functions of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially in the case of browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents your data from being collected in future when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website, and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you have to reset the opt-out cookie. [ Note: For information on integrating opt-out cookies please visit We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to be done, you can deactivate it using the ads preferences manager: .

Facebook Pixel

To measure conversion rates, this website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook’s statement the collected data will be transferred to the USA and other third-party countries too.

This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyze the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.

For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.

The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG. You may revoke your consent at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: und

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook. The processing by Facebook that takes place after the onward transfer is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The wording of the agreement can be found under: According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the privacy information when using the Facebook tool and for the privacy-secure implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g., requests for information) regarding data processed by Facebook directly with Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about the protection of your privacy at:

You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the ad settings section under To do this, you first have to log into Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any user-based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance:

Pay your parking fee online.

Dear visitors,

A new payment system is now available at the trade fair car parks. Please feel free to pay your parking fee


or at the pay machines on site.