TechBlick (owned and operated by KGH Concepts GmbH)

Privacy Policy

About This Privacy Policy

KGH Concepts (owner and operator of Techblick events) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This privacy policy applies to each KGH Concept GmbH website including TechBlick.com, our social media sites, our webinars, our virtual events, our app and other service (each, a “Service”)

Information We Collect

We collect information about you in three ways: (1) from your input through our web forms, online platform registrations, app forms and other mechanisms, (2) from third-party sources, and (3) through automated technologies.

Data You Provide To Us

The types of personal information that we collect directly from you depends on how you interact with us and the Service and may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address, social media handle and phone number;

  • Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords, password hints and similar security information;

  • Other account or event registration and profile information, such as educational, employment and professional background, dietary and accessibility requirements, and photo;

  • Payment information, such as credit or debit card number;

  • Comments, feedback and other information you provide to us, including information that you send to customer support and messages, appointment inquiries and other information that you wish us to share with our exhibitors, visitors, partners and others; and/or

  • Interests and communication preferences, including My Show/My Event matchmaking and event planning and networking choices and preferred language.

Data From Other Sources

We also may obtain personal information about you from our group companies and from other third parties, including:

  • Service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize certain products to your location;

  • Partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities; and/or

  • Publicly-available sources and data suppliers from which we obtain data to validate or supplement the information we hold.

 

Data from Participation in Free-to-Attend and Paid-for Events

 

  • Passing your details to online platform providers: TechBlick, on behalf of KGH Concepts GmbH, needs to pass and upload your information to our parnters providing our online event tools. Our partner companies will have their own privacy policies. Please visit their site. By signing up, you agree to have your details passed to our third-party online event and webinar providers. This is essential to deliver our service.

  • Passing your details to our sponsors: By submitting registration forms in our free-to-attend events and by purchasing a ticket to our paid-for events either on our site or via direct invoice or by joining our events with free or VIP pass you agree to having your contact details passed onto our partners and sponsors whose content you interact with, including but not limited to viewing video of their talks or sponsored talks or sessions, video demos, downloading documents, expressing interest, visiting their booth, and commenting. They may promote similar products and services related to your area of interest subject to their privacy policy. Please note all partners and sponsors agree to adhere to electronic communication standards by providing opt-out features when making contact. Partner and sponsor hosted and/or sponsored sessions may include roundtables, virtual demos, and scheduled presentation sessions.

 

Data From Service Use

Our Service may automatically collect information about how you and your device interact with the Service, including:

  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system, platform and other software installed on your device, unique device identifier and other technical identifiers, error reports and performance data;

  • Usage data, such as the features you used, the settings you selected, your URL click stream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, and pages you visited on the Service; and/or

  • For location-aware Services, your location, such as where you are located on the event floor.

We collect this data through our servers and the use of cookies and other technologies. You can control cookies through your browser’s settings and other tools. However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login, or access certain parts or make full use of the Service. For more details, visit the cookie notice of the Service.

 

How We Use Your Information

Depending on how you interact with us and the Service, we use your personal information to:

  • Provide, activate and manage your access to and use of the Service;

  • Process and fulfill a request, order, download or other transaction;

  • Provide technical, product and other support and to help keep the Service working, safe and secure;

  • Enhance and improve the Service and our other products and services and to develop new products, services and benefits;

  • Offer you customized content and other personalization to make the Service more relevant to your interests and geography;

  • Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments and concerns;

  • Notify you about changes, updates and other announcements related to the Service and our other products and services;

  • Deliver targeted advertisements, promotional messages, notices and other information related to the Service and your interests;

  • Provide you with promotional messages and other information about products, events and services of ours, our affiliates and third parties, such as exhibitors, sponsors and media partners;

  • Invite you to participate in user testing and surveys as well as sweepstakes, competitions and similar promotions;

  • Identify usage trends and develop data analysis, including for purposes of research, audit, reporting and other business operations, including determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and evaluating our business performance; and/or

  • Comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Sharing of Your Information

Our Service Providers

Depending on the Service provided, we share personal information with:

  • Our service providers, suppliers, agents and representatives, including but not limited to, online event service providers, payment processors, venue providers, onsite event contractors, customer support, email service providers, IT service providers, mailing houses and shipping agents,

to process the information as necessary to provide the Service, complete a transaction or fulfill your request or otherwise on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this privacy policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

As started above, in our online events, if you consent during registration or ticket purchase, we will share your contact information with our sponsors when you interact with their content which may include talks, virtual booth, downloadable files, sponsored sessions, etc

If you would like to know the privacy policy and the security standards of our third-party event platform provides please contact us at khasha@TechBlick.com so that we can provide you with their details.

 

Your Choices

We share your personal information with our affiliates and with exhibitors, sponsors, parnets, media partners, joint venture partners and other third parties, including entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee or event manager, that wish to send you information about their products and services that may be of interest to you, as determined by your choices in managing your communications preferences and other settings.

The Service may let you post and share personal information, comments, materials and other content. Any such contributions you disclose publicly may be collected and used by others, may be indexed by search engines, and might not be able to be removed. Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.

Legal Reasons

We will disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation;

  • detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues; and/or

  • protect the rights, property or safety of KGH Concepts GmbH, our users, employees, our free lances and associates, or others;

and as part of a corporate transaction, such as a transfer of assets or an acquisition by or merger with another company.

Your Communications Preferences

You can customize and manage your communications preferences and other settings when you register with the Service, by updating your account features and preferences, by using the ‘opt-out’ or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive, or by contacting us. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Service whenever necessary.

You can always contact us on khasha@TechBlick.com to request a change in how we communicate with you and in what information we hold on you or share with our partners and sponsors.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

Your Account and online presence

The Service including the online events may allow registered users to directly access and review their account information and make corrections or updates at any time. Keeping such information up to date is solely the responsibility of the user. Registered users may also close their account directly through the Service or by contacting the Service’s customer support.

Your Rights

You may have the right under European and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to request free of charge:

  • access to and correction or deletion of your personal information;

  • restriction of our processing of your personal information, or to object to our processing; and

  • portability of your personal information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at khasha@TechBlick.com . We will respond to your request consistent with applicable laws. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to verify your identity.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Service and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 or target the Service to children under 13.

Data Security

We take precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Locations of Processing

Your personal information may be stored and processed in your region or another country where KGH Concepts GmbH and affiliates and their service providers maintain servers and facilities, including Australia, Austria, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. We take steps, including through contracts, intended to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located in a manner consistent with the standards of protection required under applicable law.

Where personal information is transferred from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland to a country that has not received an adequacy decision by the European Commission, we rely on appropriate safeguards, such as the European Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses and EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, to transfer the data.

Grounds for Processing

When we collect from you any personal information within the scope of European data protection laws, we do so:

  • where necessary to provide the Service, fulfill a transaction or otherwise perform a contract with you or at your request prior to entering into a contract;

  • where necessary for our compliance with applicable law or other legal obligation;

  • where applicable, with your consent; and/or

  • as necessary to operate our business, protect the security of our systems, customers and users, detect or prevent fraud, enable our customers to comply with legal obligations, or fulfill our other legitimate interests as described in the “Information We Collect”, ”How We Use Your Information” and “Sharing of Your Information” clauses above, except where our interests are overridden by your privacy rights.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and where we rely on legitimate interests, you may have the right to object to our processing.

Changes

We will update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. If we make any material changes, we will provide notice through the Service or by other means.

Contact

If you have any questions, comments, complaints or requests concerning this Privacy Policy or our processing of your information, please contact us on khasha@TechBlick.com

You also may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the applicable jurisdiction.

CONTACT US

Address: Arndtstrasse, 47, Frankfurt a.M, 60325, Germany

Tel:        +49 17661704139

​Email:    chris@techblick.com

TechBlick is owned and operated by KGH Concepts GmbH with registration number HRB 121362

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