Data protection declaration

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, the scope and the purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents. With regard to the terms used, such as "personal data" or their "processing", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

FBF Betondienst Gesellschaft für Information, Werbung, Qualitätssicherung und Normung mbH
Gerhard-Koch-Str. 2+4
73760 Ostfildern

Phone 0711 327 32-300
Fax 0711 327 32-350

Represented by the Managing Director Dr. Ulrich Lotz
Entered in the commercial register of the court of registration in Stuttgart HRB 214566

Type of data processed:

  • Inventory data (e.g. first name, last name, company)
  • Contact data (e.g. e-mail address)

Processing of particular categories of data (Art. 9 Sec. 1 GDPR):

In principle, no special categories of data are processed, unless these are entered into processing by the user, e.g. in online forms.

Categories of data subjects:

  • Participants, exhibitors, speakers, interested parties
  • Visitors and users of the online offer.

In the following, we will also summarise the persons concerned as "users".

Purpose of processing:

  • Provision of the online offer, its contents and functions.
  • Provision of contractual services and customer relations.
  • Replies to contact enquiries and communication with users.
  • Marketing, advertising and market research.

As of: 24th May, 2018

1. Applicable legal basis
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis is stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Sec. 1a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and the performance of contractual measures as well as for answering enquiries is Art. 6 Sec. 1b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6 Sec. 1c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Sec. 1f GDPR. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Sec. 1d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

2. Changes and updates to the data protection declaration
Please ensure to obtain information on the contents of our data protection declaration on a regular basis. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as this is required due to modifications of the data processing performed by us. We will inform you if these changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or any other individual notification becomes necessary.

3. Safety measures
3.1. In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. Such measures in particular include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transmission, securing their availability and their separation. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of the data subjects’ rights, the deletion of data and the response to any compromises to the security of the data. Furthermore, we already take into account the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly pre-settings (Art. 25 GDPR).
3.2. These security measures include in particular the encoded transmission of data between your browser and our server.

4. Cooperation with processors and third parties
4.1. If we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit these to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done based on a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1b GDPR is necessary for contract fulfilment), if you have given your consent, if there is a legal obligation to this effect or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
4.2. If we commission third parties with the processing of data based on a so-called "data processing agreement", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

5. Transfer to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this is only done for the fulfilment of our (pre)contractual obligations, based on your consent, in fulfilment of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. This means, for example, processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as an officially acknowledged data protection level corresponding to the level within the EU (e.g. "Privacy Shield” for the USA) or based on compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

6. Rights of data subjects
6.1. You have the right to request confirmation as to whether your personal data are being processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
6.2. In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of your personal data or the correction of inaccurate data relating to you.
6.3. In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.
6.4. You have the right to request to obtain your personal data that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.
6.5. In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, your also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

7. Right of revocation
You have the right to revoke any consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 Sec. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

8. Right of objection
You can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

9. Cookies
We use temporary and permanent cookies, i.e. small files that are stored on the user's devices. In part, cookies are used for security purposes or are required for the operation of our online offer (e.g. for the presentation of the website) or to save the user's decision when confirming the cookie banner. In addition, we or our technology partners use cookies to measure reach and for marketing purposes, about which the users will be informed in the course of the data protection declaration.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be declared for a large number of the services, especially in the event of tracking, via the US the EU Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be prevented by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

10. Deletion of data
10.1. The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.
10.2. In accordance with statutory requirements, the records are notably kept for 6 years in accordance with Cl. 257 Sec. 1 German Commercial Code [Handelsgesetzbuch, HGB] (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual reports, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with Cl. 147 Sec. 1 of the German Tax Code [Abgabenordnung, AO] (accounts, records, financial reports, accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

11. Performance of contractual services
11.1. We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1b GDPR. The entries marked as obligatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.

12. Contacting
12.1. When contacting us (by registration or e-mail), the user's details are processed for processing the contact enquiry and its handling in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1b GDPR.
12.2. User information can be stored in our customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or a comparable enquiry organization.

13. Comments and contributions
13.1. If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses will be stored for 7days based on our justified interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Sec. 1f GDPR.
13.2. This is done for our safety, if someone leaves illegal contents in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case we may be prosecuted ourselves for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

14. Collection of access data and log files
14.1. We collect data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Sec. 1f. GDPR on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data include the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
14.2. For security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

15. Cookies & reach measurement
15.1. Cookies are information transferred from our web server or third-party web servers to the user's web browser and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.
15.2. Users will be informed about the use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous reach measurement within this data protection declaration.
15.3. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
15.4. You may opt out of the use of cookies for reach measurement and advertising purposes via the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative ( and additionally the US website ( or the European website (

16. Integration of third-party services and content
16.1. Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Sec. 1f GDPR), we use third-party content or service offers in our online offer to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content"). This always means that the third-party providers of this content capture the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. “Pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as may be linked to such information from other sources.
16.2. The following list provides an overview of third-party providers and their contents, together with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, as partly already mentioned here, possibilities of objection (so-called opt-out):

  • External fonts by Google, LLC., (“Google Fonts”). Google Fonts are usually integrated via a server call with Google (usually in the USA). Data protection declaration:, opt-out:
  • Videos of the platform “YouTube” of third-party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration:, opt-out: