Privacy policy

The website “medienstadt.koeln” is an offering of the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of the City of Cologne.

Also details of § 5 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) and § 6 of the Interstate Agreement on Media Services

Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Unter Sachsenhausen 10 - 26
D-50667 Cologne
Tel. +49 221 1640-0
Fax +49 221 1640-129
Email: service@koeln.ihk.de

Legal form and authorised representatives
The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a public body. According to § 7 para. 2 of the Law on the Provisional Settlement of the Regulations Governing the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKG) in conjunction with § 11 para.1 of the articles of association, is shall be represented legally and in court by the President and the Managing Director. The Managing Director alone shall be responsible for the business involved in ongoing administration (§ 11 para. 3 of the articles of association).

President:
Dr. Werner Görg
Details according to § 17 of the Law to Combat Corruption

Managing Director:
Ulf Reichardt
Details according to § 17 of the Law to Combat Corruption

Value added tax identification number:
DE122779655

Responsible according to § 55 of the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement (RStV):
Dr. Ulrich S. Soénius
Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Unter Sachsenhausen 10-26, D-50667 Cologne

Legal regulatory authority:
The regulatory authority responsible shall be, acc. to. § 11 para. 1 IHKG in conjunction with § 2 para. 1 IHKG NW, the Ministry for Economy, Energy, Industry, Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises and  Handicraft of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Horionplatz 1, D-40213 Düsseldorf.

 

Design and implementation

Aclewe Werbeagentur Köln

 

Liability

The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall make its internet offering available according to the following usage conditions:

  1. The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall, according to § 7 paragraph 1 of the Telemedia Act (TMG), be a service provider for its own information which it shall provide in accordance with the general laws.
  2. Claims for damages shall be excluded. This shall not apply for damages resulting from fatality, physical injury or health or for grossly negligent behaviour of the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry or its vicarious agents.
  3. If a text is created by a third party, the author shall be specified by name. In these cases the author of the document concerned or their customer shall be responsible for the content.
  4. According to § 7 paragraph 2 TMG the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall not be obliged to monitor external information transferred or stored by it or to search for circumstances which indicate any unlawful activity.
  5. The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall expressly not appropriate the content of the external websites made accessible within its offering by means of hyperlinks and can therefore not undertake any warranty for its correctness, completeness or availability. The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall have no influence on the current and future design and on the content of the linked sites.

 

Data privacy notice

As a public institution we are subject to the regulations of the Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. When handling your data we shall make every effort to ensure maximum security. Your data shall be processed according to the relevant legal regulations. Data which you transfer to us to obtain information from us shall be stored in electronic form for the time it takes to process your order. It shall not be forwarded to third parties.

If you provide us with data to be stored for particular purposes (for example ‘Delivery of invitations’), you shall be able to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by letter or email. You shall also have the right, upon request and free of charge, to obtain information about your person-related data which we have stored.

All accesses to this server (www.medienstadt.koeln) shall be registered. The date, computer address and documents read shall be stored. This data may under certain circumstances be evaluated for statistical purposes and possibly published in anonymised form. In using this server you shall declare yourself in agreement with this. If you do not agree with this procedure, you are free not to use this server.