Legal Notice and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Responsible body

The following data protection declaration applies to the use of the website. This website is an offer of the ZVEI e. V. , Lyoner Strasse 9, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (hereinafter: "ZVEI").

2. Automatic data collection and processing by your browser

Like every website, our server automatically and temporarily collects and saves the following information in the server logfiles, which is transmitted by your browser unless you have deactivated this function:

  • IP address of the querying computer,
  • file enquiry by the client,
  • the http response code,
  • the internet site, from which you are visiting us (referrer URL),
  • date and time of access,
  • browser type and version, and
  • operating system used on the querying computer.

A person-specific evaluation of the server logfile is not performed. At no time are we able to attribute this data to specific or identifiable individuals. This data is not merged or combined with other data sources.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO.

3. Collection and processing of voluntarily provided data

All data will only be processed on the basis of and within the scope of your consent.

If you provide us with personal data by e-mail and/or contact form (in particular name, e-mail address or telephone number), this is generally on a purely voluntary basis.

These data are used exclusively for specific purposes, such as the necessary communication, for processing your enquiries, processing the contractual relationship or your orders, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 a,b DSGVO. There will be no further use. 

The passive use of our offer is anonymously possible.


Insofar as you wish to use the MyZVEI function, you must register via the separate login page using an e-mail address.

This address will only be used for the following purposes: Login, addressing by mail and display in the header on the personalized page. The personal filter settings are also stored in the profile: topics, professional associations, keywords. 

Unsubscribing is done via a separate unsubscribe button. 

No further use is made of the data. All data processing takes place only on the basis of and within the scope of your consent. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 a, b DSGVO.


With your consent according to art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current offers. 

For the registration to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration we will send you an e-mail to the specified e-mail address in which we ask you to confirm that you would like the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month.

In addition, we store your IP addresses and the time of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

Only your name and e-mail address are required for sending the newsletter. The indication of further, separately marked data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. After your confirmation we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time free of charge via the link provided in the newsletter.

Committee portal ZVEIconnects

As part of the registration and use of our committee portal, it is necessary for you to provide us with certain personal data (in particular name, email address, company, member number company, function). 

You can also optionally provide us with certain data (e.g. photos). The same applies to documents that may be uploaded by you and made available to others. 

We use the data only within the framework of the terms of use, i.e. to ensure the functionality of the portal, such as for contacting or exchanging data between contacts and members.

No further use is made of the data. All data processing takes place only on the basis of and within the scope of your consent.

When using MS Teams and MS 365, data (name, professional email address, company) is encrypted and sent to Microsoft Ireland Operations, Ltd. (MOL) One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, D18 P521. 

There is no access on the part of MOL to the data itself. In addition, a DPA (Data Privacy Agreement) has been concluded with MOL, which regulates the rights of ZVEI as the client and the rights of the data subjects. 

The storage of data takes place exclusively in servers within the EU. 
In addition, the following data is collected as a matter of system necessity when using MS Teams: 

  • IP address
  • Diagnostic data (data on the use of the software and services)
  • Functional data (e.g. log data)
  • Device data with which you use the services of Microsoft 365 (e.g. browser, operating system, virus protection).

The operation of MS Teams requires that the processing of certain diagnostic or telemetry data is also provided outside the respective Geo, for example in the USA. 
Microsoft has stated that it uses diagnostic or telemetric data to provide and improve Microsoft services, to update the service, and to ensure and improve security. The above-mentioned data will be anonymized by Microsoft immediately. Processing for purposes of profiling, data analysis, market research or advertising does not take place.
For such commissioned processing outside Europe, the standard contractual clauses of 2021 implemented by Microsoft apply.

Registration for events
If you register via this website or partner sites, we collect and process your data exclusively for the organisation of the event. Further details are specified in the data protection declaration of the event. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 a,b DSGVO.

Application process 
We process personal data about you for the purpose of your application for employment to the extent necessary in order to decide whether to enter into an employment relationship with us. The legal basis is § 26 para. 1 BDSG.

Furthermore, we may process personal data about you to the extent necessary to defend against legal claims asserted against us in the application process. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO; the legitimate interest is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - AGG).

If we wish to store your personal data in order to take you into account for future positions you may be interested in, we will obtain your separate consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO.

Your data will only be passed on within the ZVEI and only to persons who are directly involved with the application. Your data will not be passed on to persons or positions outside the ZVEI.

If an employment relationship is not established between you and us, the application documents will be deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision. If the storage is based on your consent, we will store your personal data until you revoke your consent.

4. Recipient of data

Your data will not be passed on to external third parties without separate consent.

If service providers are used in individual cases, we ensure through contracts and controls that the data security and data protection of the service providers are guaranteed.

These include the following categories of contractors: Identification service providers, software developers, server hosters, newsletter senders, customer support, web analytics services.

5. Cookies and web analytics

The website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are stored locally in your browser's temporary memory. In particular, cookies are used to enable recognition of your internet browser. Cookies are used to control the session and for statistical evaluation. These cookies do not contain any personal data. Insofar as you voluntarily select automatic login to the website, your login details (e-mail address and password) will be saved in an additional cookie on your computer.

You can specify the permissibility of cookies yourself. You can modify the settings of your browser so that cookies are not stored to your hard drive and so that cookies already saved are deleted. To do this, please follow the instructions in your browser's help function regarding preventing and deleting cookies.

Web analytics / etracker
Data is collected and stored on this website using technologies from etracker GmbH ( for marketing and optimization purposes. Profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be utilized for this purpose. Cookies are small text files, which are stored locally in the temporary memory of the user's internet browser. Cookies enable the recognition of the internet browser.

The data collected using the etracker technologies is not used to identify the visitor to this website personally without the separately granted consent of the data subject and is not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. The data collection and storage can be revoked at any time for the future.

In order to object to the collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker by clicking on the following link, which causes no visitor data from your browser to be collected and stored by etracker in the future: 
Activate etracker Opt Out

Further information on etracker's terms of use and data protection can be found at the following link:

Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the web analysis service Matomo (formerly Piwik) to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

Cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. You can set the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we point out that you may not be able to use this website in its entirety. The prevention of the storage of cookies is possible through the setting in your browser. To prevent Matomo from being used, uncheck the following box to activate the opt-out plug-in:

This website uses Matomo with the extension "AnonymizeIP". Thereby the processed IP addresses are shortened, a direct link with a person can thus be ruled out. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Matomo will not be merged with other data collected by us.

The Matomo program is an open source project. Information on data protection from the third-party provider is available at

User Journey
Through our User Journey we offer you an enhanced user experience. Depending on the user's surfing behaviour, an individual selection of further content that may be of interest to him/her is displayed on The content proposals are displayed on the website in the section "You may also be interested in". A cookie is set for this purpose as soon as the user enters the site. This cookie does not store any personal data, but generates a random hash value that does not contain any personal information for us. You can delete this cookie at any time using your browser settings.

You can delete this cookie at any time using your browser settings.

This page uses the open source mapping tool "OpenStreetMap" (OSM) via an API. Provider is OpenStreetMapFoundation, 132Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, UK.

To use the functions of OpenStreetMap it is necessary that a session cookie is set and your IP address is transferred to an OpenStreetMap server and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of OpenStreetMap is made in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and in order to make the locations indicated by us on the website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. More information on the handling of user data can be found on the OpenStreetMap data protection page and here

Interactive infographics

Interactive infographics from are integrated into the website via the "Embed" function. Privacy policy of

6. Social Networks

On our website you will find links to the social media services of Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

You can recognize links to the websites of the social media services by the respective company logo. If you follow these links, you will reach the ZVEI website on the respective social media service. When you click on a link to a social media service, a connection is established to the servers of the social media service. This transmits to the servers of the social media service that you have visited our website. In addition, further data is transmitted to the provider of the social media service. These are, for example:

  • Address of the website on which the activated link is located
  • Date and time when the website was called up or the link was activated
  • Information about the browser and operating system used
  • IP address

If you are already logged in to the corresponding social media service at the time the link is activated, the provider of the social media service may be able to determine your user name and possibly even your real name from the transmitted data and assign this information to your personal user account with the social media service. You can exclude this possibility of assignment to your personal user account if you log out of your user account beforehand.

The servers of the social media services Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube are located in the USA and other countries outside the European Union. The data may therefore also be processed by the provider of the social media service in countries outside the European Union.

Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection laws that do not generally protect personal data to the same extent as they do in the member states of the European Union. Please note that we have no influence on the scope, type and purpose of the data processing by the provider of the social media service. For more information on the use of your data by the social media services integrated on our website, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social media service.

Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

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

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection declaration under:

The legal basis for the use of the plugins is Art. 6 para. 1 a and f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization of our online services and the simplification of communication with our customers.

Our channels on social networks
We operate channels on various social platforms in order to communicate directly with our customers and inform them about interesting news from our organization. 

We process the data of the visitors of our channels, in particular information about user interactions (e.g. likes, comments, retweets), demographic and statistical data as well as the data transmitted to us in the context of news and comments. 

We would like to point out that when using these social networks, the respective providers also have access to your data. This data can be used for market research and advertising purposes. We have no further knowledge of the data processing by the providers of the relevant social platforms. 

The processing of personal data of visitors to our online presence is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest lies in ensuring communication with our customers and informing them about news related to our products.

Insofar as data is processed outside the EU/EEA and there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish an appropriate level of data protection. In addition, further protective measures (e.g., encryption and additional contractual provisions) are taken - where necessary - to ensure an adequate level of protection for your personal data.

You can access the EU standard contractual clauses used via the URL

For a comprehensive representation of the respective data processing and opt-out possibilities we refer to the following pages of the providers:

The data provided to us by the social media network operators is processed by us in the social media management software "Hootsuite", HootSuite Media Inc, 37 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 3A3. Hootsuite makes it possible to manage social media channels, schedule, publish and analyze posts. In doing so, we use the data uploaded by users on social media channels or shared and made public by sharing and liking posts. 

Further information as well as the currently applicable privacy policy of Hootsuite can be found at and at

7. No data transmission outside the EU / Secure data transmission

The data we collect outside our social media channels is stored exclusively on servers in Germany. No data is transmitted to companies outside the European Union. This also applies to service providers commissioned by us to process data.

Your personal data is transmitted securely by encryption. This applies to the login and use of the portal. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system. No one can guarantee absolute protection. However, we protect our websites and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

8. Duration of data storage / deletion of data

We store your data within the permissible duration of use and with your consent. 

You have the possibility at any time to object to the use of the data and to request its deletion.

9. Rights and complaints

You have the following rights towards us regarding the data concerning you:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or deletion,
  • right to limitation of processing,
  • Right to revoke your consent,
  • Right to data transferability.

If we process your data on the basis of a legitimate interest or in the case of direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing of your data if the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO are met.


You can assert all these rights by contacting our data protection officer:

data protection officer
ZVEI e. V.
Lyoner Straße 9
60528 Frankfurt am Main



You also have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data. (

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