Privacy Policy Club of Metalworking

Club of Met­al­work­ing is an ini­tia­tive of Vere­in Deutsch­er Werkzeug­maschi­nen­fab­riken e.V. (here­inafter referred to as “VDW”). VDW takes the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly and adheres to the statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions and in par­tic­u­lar also the reg­u­la­tions of data pro­tec­tion law.

1. Con­troller
VDW is the con­troller with­in the mean­ing of Art. 4 No. 7 EU Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR). Please find more infor­ma­tion about us in our imprint. You may reach our con­tact per­son for data pro­tec­tion issues at

2. Gen­er­al Information
The fol­low­ing state­ment will pro­vide you with an overview of what type of per­son­al data are col­lect­ed in con­nec­tion with our web­site for what pur­pose and on what legal basis. Per­son­al data are all data relat­ing to you per­son­al­ly, e.g. name, address, email address, user con­duct. In addi­tion, we will inform you on your rights towards us as the controller.

3. Data Pro­cess­ing on this Website
As a result of the mere infor­ma­tion­al use of this web­site, VDW will auto­mat­i­cal­ly col­lect and store infor­ma­tion your brows­er trans­mits to us in the serv­er log files. These data are tech­ni­cal­ly nec­es­sary for us in order to show you this web­site and to guar­an­tee sta­bil­i­ty and secu­ri­ty (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Sen­tence 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • Brows­er type/version;
  • Oper­at­ing sys­tem used;
  • Refer­rer URL (pre­vi­ous­ly vis­it­ed site);
  • Host name of the access­ing com­put­er (IP address);
  • Time of the serv­er request; and
  • Name and URL of the accessed file as well as data vol­ume transferred.

VDW will not attribute these data to spe­cif­ic per­sons and there will not be any merg­er of these data with oth­er data sources. Once the data have been used for the above-men­tioned pur­pos­es, VDW will delete the data.

4. Club of Metalworking
Via our web­site, you can become a mem­ber of the Club of Met­al­work­ing and ben­e­fit from inter­est­ing news from the realm of met­al work­ing. You will usu­al­ly receive indus­try-spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion on trends, fairs and fur­ther top­ics by email every 6 to 8 weeks. In addi­tion, we have exclu­sive ben­e­fits avail­able for you. In order for us to send you the request­ed infor­ma­tion, you have to reg­is­ter on our web­site and pro­vide your express con­sent. We will col­lect the fol­low­ing data in the con­text of the registration:

  • Form of address
  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Com­pa­ny address
  • Indus­try and size of company
  • Posi­tion held with­in the company

Once the reg­is­tra­tion has been com­plet­ed, you will receive an email from us in which we ask you to con­firm your request – to obtain infor­ma­tion from the realm of met­al work­ing – by click­ing on a link (dou­ble-opt-in pro­ce­dure). We will only enter your data into our sys­tem and send you the request­ed infor­ma­tion once you have pro­vid­ed this con­fir­ma­tion. Art. 6 (1) Sen­tence 1 lit. a GDPR con­sti­tutes the legal basis for the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data and send­ing of the request­ed infor­ma­tion by email.

You have the right to with­draw this con­sent vis-à-vis VDW with effect for the future at any time. As a result of the with­draw­al, you will leave Club of Met­al­work­ing and will not receive any fur­ther infor­ma­tion from us by email. If you leave Club of Met­al­work­ing, we will erase your per­son­al data in accor­dance with data pro­tec­tion laws.

More­over, we will store the time as well as your IP address in the con­text of the reg­is­tra­tion. This is to pre­vent abuse. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR

5. Con­tact Form
You have the option to con­tact us via the con­tact form on our web­site. In order to process your request, it is required that you indi­cate a valid email address. In addi­tion, we will store your IP address as well as the time of your request. This is to pre­vent abuse. The legal basis for such pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. It is also manda­to­ry that you pro­vide your name. You will give your express con­sent to such pro­cess­ing with­in the mean­ing of Art. 6 (1) Sen­tence 1 lit. a GDPR. You may with­draw this con­sent at any time with effect for the future. Once your request has been dealt with, we will delete the data in accor­dance with data pro­tec­tion law.

6. Google Analytics
We use Google Ana­lyt­ics to analyse this web­site. Google Ana­lyt­ics is a web analy­sis ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Ana­lyt­ics uses so-called “cook­ies”, text files that are stored on your com­put­er and allow for an analy­sis of your use of the web­site. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie on the use of this web­site are usu­al­ly trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the USA and stored there. If the IP anonymiza­tion on this web­site is acti­vat­ed, how­ev­er, your IP address will first be trun­cat­ed by Google with­in the Mem­ber States of the Euro­pean Union or in oth­er coun­tries that are sig­na­to­ries to the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area. Only in excep­tion­al cas­es, the full IP address is trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the USA and trun­cat­ed there. Google will use this infor­ma­tion on behalf of the oper­a­tor of this web­site in order to eval­u­ate your use of the web­site and com­pile reports on the site activities.

You may adjust your brows­er soft­ware to pre­vent the instal­la­tion of the cook­ies. In addi­tion, you can avoid that the data pro­duced by the cook­ies in rela­tion to your using the web­site (includ­ing your IP address) are stored and processed by Google by down­load­ing and installing the brows­er plug-in that is avail­able under the fol­low­ing link:

We use Google Ana­lyt­ics with the exten­sion “_anonymizeIp()“. As a result, IP address­es are processed in trun­cat­ed form; with that, it can be exclud­ed that they are linked to a par­tic­u­lar indi­vid­ual. We use Google Ana­lyt­ics in order to be able to analyse and con­stant­ly improve the use of our web­site. With the sta­tis­tics we obtain, we are able to improve our ser­vices and make them more inter­est­ing for you as the user. Art. 6 (1) Sen­tence 1 lit. f. GDPR con­sti­tutes the legal basis for the use of Google Analytics.

For the excep­tion­al cas­es where per­son­al data are trans­ferred to the USA, Google has sub­ject­ed to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, Infor­ma­tion of the third par­ty provider: Google Dublin, Google Ire­land Ltd., Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use:, data Pro­tec­tion overview:, as well as the pri­va­cy state­ment:

7. Social Media
In addi­tion to our web­site, we are present in var­i­ous social media. At present, you may find us on Face­book, Insta­gram, Xing, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Please refer to the pri­va­cy pol­i­cy of the respec­tive oper­a­tor to learn about the pur­pose and extent of data col­lec­tion as well as the reg­u­la­tions on the use of your data by the respec­tive platform.

8. Cook­ies
Fur­ther­more, cook­ies will be stored on your com­put­er when you use our web­site. Cook­ies are small text files which are stored on your hard dri­ve assigned to the brows­er you use, and with which the provider of the cook­ie (i.e. in this case us) receives par­tic­u­lar infor­ma­tion. Cook­ies can­not exe­cute pro­grammes or trans­mit virus­es to your com­put­er. They serve to ren­der the inter­net ser­vices more user-friend­ly and more effec­tive as a whole. Art. 6 (1) Sen­tence 1 lit. f GDPR con­sti­tutes the legal basis for the use of cook­ies on our website.

We use ses­sion cook­ies to oper­ate our web­site. These cook­ies store a so-called ses­sion-ID with which var­i­ous requests of your brows­er can be assigned to the joint ses­sion. As a result, your com­put­er can be rec­og­nized when you return to the web­site. The ses­sion cook­ies will be delet­ed when you close the browser.

In addi­tion, we use cook­ies in con­nec­tion with the analy­sis of our web­site. You may find more infor­ma­tion in this regard in lit. 7 above. You may also pre­vent the use of cook­ies by adjust­ing the set­tings in your brows­er soft­ware accord­ing­ly. If you refuse the use of Cook­ies, we point out that you might not be able to use this web­site to the full extent.

9. Your Rights
You have the fol­low­ing rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the per­son­al data con­cern­ing you:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion or erasure,
  • Right to restric­tion of processing,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • Right to data portability.

In order to assert these rights, please con­tact our data pro­tec­tion offi­cer at As a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple, the exer­cise of your rights is free of charge for you.
More­over, you have the right to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty on our pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.
May 2018


Frank­furt am Main, Mai 2018