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Information on Data Protection

We welcome your visit to our website and your interest in the services of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Here you can find some information about our data protection policy.

As a non-public body we are subject to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act. When handling your data we ensure the greatest possible levels of security. Your data is processed in accordance with the relevant legal regulations.

We would like to point out that at present the transmission of data over the Internet is essentially insecure. It cannot be excluded that unauthorised third parties will gain access to the data that is transmitted and possibly even falsify such date.

In conjunction with your access to our site, data is temporarily stored on our server for the purposes of data security. It is possible that this data will enable identification, for example your IP address, the date and time of your visit and the pages you have viewed. The only evaluation of the data is performed in anonymised form for statistical purposes.

For this website we use Digital Analytix, a product of the firm comScore, for the collection and analysis of information about our users. We use this information in order to increase the efficiency of our website. We record your IP address in order, amongst other things, to collect traffic data and data about your browser and computer.

We also use cookies. Our cookie only contains a unique number. The cookie can only be used to recognise you again on our website, but not on the websites of third parties (including comScore). You can set your browser so  that cookies are refused, that you are informed about new cookies or that cookies are deleted after you have visited the site. For more information please see the documentation for your browser.

The use of cookies is only essential for ordering publications from our online shop. It is also necessary to store a cookie if you submit a permanent objection to the collection and storage of data.

We do not use IP addresses or cookies to identify you personally.

If you order information material from us or sign up for events, we need certain information from you such as your surname, first name, firm, street, postcode/ZIP, city, telephone number, email. This data is required for the processing of your order, the event and for sending the selected materials. Unless specifically stated otherwise, the data is used only for this purpose and stored for the duration of the processing in electronic form. There is no disclosure to third parties.

With the order / registration you consent to the above processing of your data. You can withdraw this consent at any time in writing or by email to the DIHK with effect for the future.

On the website of the DIHK there are hyperlinks to other websites which do not belong to the DIHK. The DIHK assumes no liability for any breaches of data security which occur when you visit these sites.

If you have any further questions about data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Annette Karstedt-Meierrieks
Annette Karstedt-Meierrieks
T +49 30 20308 - 2706
F +49 30 20308 - 2777