Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the responsible person

This Privacy Policy provides information on the processing of personal data on the website of Franchise Expo Frankfurt.

Your contact:

MFV expositions - a Comexposium company
208 Harristown Road, Suite 102
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Carina Felzmann

Phone: +43 1 895 56 11-0


2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data

2.1 Access to the website

When this website is called up, the Internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it for a limited time in a log file. Until the routine deletion, the following data is stored without further input from the visitor:

• IP address of the visitor's terminal,

• Date and time of access by the visitor,

• Name and URL of the page visited by the visitor,

• Website from which the visitor accesses the Franchise Expo website (so-called referrer URL),

• Browser and operating system of the visitor's terminal as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of this personal data is in accordance with. Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. The organizer has a legitimate interest in the processing of data for the purpose of

• quickly build the connection to the event website,

• to enable a user-friendly application of the website

• to identify and ensure the safety and stability of the systems and

• to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.

The processing is expressly not for the purpose of obtaining knowledge about the personal data of the visitor of the website.


2.2 Registration as exhibitor or visitor

The following data is collected by us: Personal information and contact data:

• Name information (first name, last name, title)

• personal details (gender)

• contact details (street, zip code, city, state, email address, telephone number)

• Customer profile (industry, function in the company, registrations, participation in events)

As part of our business relationship, we collect and store information you have provided yourself, including the fact that you have registered for an event and participated. In addition, we partially supplement the telephone number from public sources.

Visitors can register via a contact form on the website as exhibitors or expo attendees. By submitting the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transmitted personal data. The data processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of the visitor and exhibitor registration for the event. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily granted consent acc. to article 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) of the GDPR. The personal data of the exhibitors collected for the use of the contact form is kept as long as there are statutory storage requirements or the storage is necessary to fulfill our legal duties. The data of trade fair visitors will be deleted 1 year after the fair by the end of the year.

For this and for all other data protection questions you are welcome to contact


2.3 Newsletter

Exhibitors and registered visitors of the expo will receive relevant information for the event by email before the event. The visitor can unsubscribe from receiving future newsletters at any time. This can be done by using a special link at the bottom of the newsletter or by sending a message to

3. Data sharing

Personal data will be transmitted to third parties, only if

• it was expressly consented to by the data subject pursuant to Article 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR,

• disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe that the data subject has an overriding interest in not disclosing their data,

• there is a legal obligation for the transfer of data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c) GDPR, and / or

• it is required under Article 6 (1) (1) (b) GDPR to fulfill a contractual relationship with the data subject.

In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

4. Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies - small text files that are stored on your device via the browser. They do no harm. We use cookies to make our website user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

If you do not want this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you when a website uses cookies which you then can approve or block.

The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

5. Website analysis services, tracking

Our website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics and Google Maps API, both services of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

The service uses "cookies" - text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please see the privacy policy of Google:
You may prevent the collection of data via cookies as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: .com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = en

We have concluded a corresponding data processing contract with the provider.

Your IP address is captured but pseudonymized (e.g., by deleting the last 8 bits). As a result, only a rough localization is possible. The relationship with the web analytics provider is based on the EU-US "Privacy Shield". Data processing is based on the statutory provisions of § 96 (3) TKG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a (consent) and / or f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.

Our concern in the sense of the DSGVO (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our service and our website. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is therefore pseudonymized.

User data is only kept for a period of 26 months.

Facebook-Pixel data protection declaration

On our website we are using Facebook Pixel from Facebook, a social media network from Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
The code that is implement on this site can evaluate the visitor usage who are routed from a Facebook ad to this website. All this can be used for an enhancement of Facebook ads. Facebook will capture and secure this data. We cannot use your data except for our ad placement.
Cookies will be set caused of the Facebook-Pixel-Code.  Temporary used Cookies will be safed till the end of your session. Permanent Cookies will be safed for a longer term.

By using Facebook-Pixel your visit on this website is communicated to Facebook so you can see matched ads on Facebook. If you are using a Facebook-Account and you are signed in your visit on this website will be assigned to your Facebook-Account.

You can find an explanation of the usage of Facebook-Pixel for ads here:

Check your Facebook-Ads settings here if you are signed in:

Visit the following link for information about Facebook data protection declaration:

LinkedIn Insight-Tag data protection declaration

On our website we are using LinkedIn Insight-Tag from LinkedIn, a social media network from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The code that is implement on this site can evaluate the visitor usage who are routed from a LinkedIn ad to this website. All this can be used for an enhancement of LinkedIn ads. LinkedIn will capture and secure your data. We cannot use your data except for our ad placement. Cookies will be set caused of the LinkedIn Insight-Tag.  This data is encoded and within seven days anonymised. The anonymised data will be deleted within 90 days.

By using LinkedIn Insight-Tag your visit on this website is communicated to LinkedIn so you can see matched ads on LinkedIn. If you are using a LinkedIn-Account and you are signed in your visit on this website will be assigned to your LinkedIn-Account. If you don’t want that LinkedIn will receive personal data from our website and share this data with your LinkedIn-MemberData you have to lock out from LinkedIn bevor visiting our website.

You can find an explanation of the usage LinkedIn Insight-Tag here:
Visit the following link for information about LinkedIn data protection declaration:

6. Plugins of social media platforms (Social Plugins)

On our Franchise Expo Frankfurt website plugins of the following social networks are integrated: Facebook, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Youtube.

The legal basis for the use of social plugins is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. A legitimate interest of the organizer and purpose of the use of plugins of social networks is to make our offers known to a wide audience. The social networks are responsible for the privacy-compliant handling of the data of their users.

7. Your rights as an affected person

As far as your personal data is processed during the visit of our website, you have the following rights as a "data subject" within the meaning of the GDPR:


7.1 Information

You can request information from us as to whether your personal data is being processed by us. No right of access exists if the granting of the coveted information would infringe on the statutory duty of secrecy or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of a predominantly legitimate interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if, in particular, any imminent damage might be caused or your interests outweigh the interests of secrecy. The right of access is also excluded if the data is stored only due to the fact that it may not be deleted because of statutory or statutory retention periods or serve exclusively for purposes of data protection or data protection control, if the disclosure would require a disproportionate effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. If in your case the right to information is not excluded and your personal data is processed by us, you can ask us for the following information:

• the purposes of the processing,

• categories of personal data that is being processed,

• recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data is disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries,

• if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the duration of storage,

• the right of rectification or deletion or limitation of the processing of your personal data or a right to object to such processing;

• the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority,

• if the personal data has not been collected from you as the data subject, the information available on the origin of the data,

• the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved, and the implications and implications of automated decision-making, where appropriate;

• if applicable, in the case the data is shared with recipients in third countries, unless there is a decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Art. 45 (3) GDPR, information on which suitable guarantees pursuant to Art. Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR for the protection of personal data.


7.2 Correction and completion

If you discover that we have inaccurate personal information, you may require us to promptly correct any incorrect information. In the event of incomplete personal data concerning you, you may request the completion.

7.3 Deletion of data

You are entitled to be deleted ("right to be forgotten"), unless the processing of your data is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfill a legal obligation or to carry out a task of public interest and one of the following is true:

• The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was processed.

• The justification for processing was solely based on your consent, which you have revoked.

• You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.

• You have objected to the processing of personal data not disclosed to us and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing.

• Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.

• The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject.

Your claim for deletion cannot be processed if, in the case of legitimate non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high outlay due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the deletion is replaced by the restriction of the processing of your data.


7.4 Restriction of processing

You may require us to restrict the processing of your data if any of the following applies:

• You deny the accuracy of your personal information. The restriction may be required in this case for the duration we need to verify the accuracy of the data.

• The processing is unlawful and you require instead of deletion the restriction of the use of your personal data.

• Your personal information will no longer be needed by us for the purposes of processing that you may need to assert, exercise or defend your rights.

• You have filed an appeal acc. to Art. 21 para. 1 of the DSGVO. The restriction of processing may be required as long as it is not certain that our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that your personal data can only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you.


7.5 Data portability

You have a right to data portability, provided the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1), first sentence, subparagraph (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is done by automated methods. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others: You may require us to send you the personal information you provide to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit this data to another person without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you may require us to transfer your personal information directly to another person in charge.


7.6 Appeal

Insofar as the processing is based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) GDPR (exercise of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the person responsible or a third party), you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of any personal data concerning you, for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also applies to a profiling based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) of the GDPR. Upon exercise of your right to appeal, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

You may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to a profiling associated with direct mail. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

You have the opportunity to inform us of your objections by phone or via an informal email.


7.7 Revocation of consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of your consent can be communicated by phone, by e-mail, or to our postal address in an informal manner. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing which has taken place on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. Upon receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based solely on your consent, is discontinued.


7.8 Complaint

If you believe that the processing of your personal information is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over your place of residence or employment or the location of the alleged infringement.

8. Status and Update of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 26, 2019. We reserve the right to update our privacy policy in due course to improve privacy and / or adapt it to changes in regulatory practice or jurisdiction.