Data Protection


Welcome to our website Thank you for your interest in our agency. The protection of personal data is highly important to us. We kindly ask you to note the following information:

Responsible for the data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

pcma gmbh
professional congress & marketing agency
Crellestr. 21
10827 Berlin
Fon: +49 (0)30 - 76 76 84-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 - 76 76 84-29

Managing Director: Bernd Wiedemann
Court of record: Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg
Registration no.: HRB 40669
VAT ID no.: DE 136 768 660

Corresponding to the requirements of data protection, all employees are obliged by us in accordance with §5 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) to safeguard data secrecy. Additionally we stringently ensure that the IT systems and applications we use always comply with the current data protection requirements.


Collecting general information

When you use our website for informative purposes, we only collect data which your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that are technically necessary to allow us to display our website to you:

  • the visited website
  • date and time of access
  • transferred amount of data in bytes
  • source / reference from which you came to our site
  • browser used
  • operating system used
  • used IP address (if necessary in anonymous form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles if we have definite indications of an illegal use.



When contacting us (for example by e-mail), personal data will be collected. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the technical administration associated with this process. The legal basis for the processing of your data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If the aim of your contact is to conclude a contract, your data are stored and used for the purpose of answering your request or for – also later -contacting you and the technical administration associated with this process. The legal basis for the processing of your data is our legitimate interest in answering your request and exchanging information about our or your services in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In addition, in this case, the legal basis for the processing temporarily is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.


Duration of storage

We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, thus we only store your personal data as long as necessary to achieve the purposes or as provided by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions be blocked or deleted.


Your right to information, amendment, blockage, deletion and objection

You have at all times the right to obtain information from us regarding your data stored with us. Additionally you have the right to amendment, blockage or, except the mandatory storage necessary for business purposes disapprove with this, deletion of your personal data. For this purpose kindly contact our data protection officer. You will find the contact information at the end of this page.

To enable us to consider a blockage of data at all times, it is necessary to keep the data available for supervisory purposes in a blockage file. You can also demand the deletion of the data, as far as no legal obligation to store the data exist. Provided that such an obligation exist, we will block your data by request.

You can make changes to a consent or cancel it with effect for the future through a corresponding message to us.

The right to file an obligation with the controlling authority

In accordance with  Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to file an obligation with the controlling authority, if you take the view, that your data is not being processed in a legal manner.



In order to make visits to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us or our partner companies (cookies from third parties) to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values to varying degrees. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping basket for a later visit to the website). If personal data are also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter b GDPR either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR in order to safeguard our legitimate interest in the website's best possible functionality and a customer-friendly and effective design of the visit to the site.
We may work with advertising partners to help us make our website more interesting for you. To this end, cookies from partner companies (third-party cookies) will also be stored on your hard disk in this case when you visit our website. When we cooperate with the aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the extent of the information collected in each case in the following paragraphs.
Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance, or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. Each browser is different in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find such information for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer:

According to the law, we are allowed store cookies on your device if they are necessary for the operation of this website. For all other types of cookies we need your consent.


> We use the following types of cookies:

>> ESSENTIAL Cookies

Cookie Name





Saves the information you enter in this form.

1 Year


>> STATISTIC Cookies (with permission only)
Google Analytics

Cookie Name





Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 Years


Is used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate..

1 Day


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 Day

This website exclusively uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures anonymisation of the IP address by shortening it and thus prevents it from being directly linked to a particular individual. Due to this extension, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a statistical analysis of user behaviour for purposes of optimisation and marketing. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy statement:


>> MARKETING Cookies (with permisson only)
Google Adwords

Cookie Name





Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the web page after viewing or clicking on one of the provider's ads for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an advertisement and displaying targeted advertising to the user.

1 Year


Used to check whether the user's browser supports cookies.

1 Day


The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to store your preferred settings and other information.

1 Day

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under


Use of Adobe Fonts:

We use Adobe Fonts for the visual configuration of our website. Adobe Fonts is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which allows us access to a font library. When integrating the used fonts your browser has to set up a connection to a server from Adobe in the USA and download these fonts that are necessary for our website. Thus Adobe receives the information that our website was accessed from your IP adress. You will find further information concerning Adobe Fonts in the data protection directions of Adobe, which you can access here:


Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API, to visually display geografic information. When using Google Maps, Google will collect, process and use the data concerning the usage of the maps function from the visitor. You can find further information concerning the data processing of Google here: There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.
You can find detailed directions on how to administer your personal data in connection with Google products here:


Embedded YouTube videos

This website uses the YouTube embedding function for the display and playing of videos of the provider "YouTube", which belongs to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). For this, the extended data protection mode is applied, which, according to the provider, only starts to store user data when the video(s) is/are played.
When the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider uses "YouTube" cookies to collect data on user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google-Ad-programme, such cookies are not to be expected when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.

You will find further information on YouTube's data protection in the provider's privacy statement under:


Social Media Buttons

We offer you the option of using so-called social media buttons. To protect your data, we use the "Shariff" solution for their implementation. This means that the buttons are only integrated into the website as a graphic which contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking the graphic you will be redirected to the services of the respective providers; only then will your data be transmitted to them. If you do not click on the graphic, there will be no data exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the terms of use of the respective providers. More information on the Shariff solution can be found here:

We have embedded social media buttons on our website from the following companies:
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. - Suite 600 - San Francisco - CA 94107 - USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA)
Pinterest Europe Ltd. (Palmerston House - 2nd Floor - Fenian Street - Dublin 2 – Ireland)
XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 - 20354 Hamburg - Deutschland)


External links

To ensure that you receive the best possible information, you will find links on our website that direct you to third party websites. Where this is not clearly discernible, we will indicate that this is an external link. We do not have any influence on the content and design of these providers' websites. Therefore, the contents of this privacy statement do not apply to these pages. You can find information on the respective data protection policies on the relevant websites.


Changes in our data protection directions

We reserve the right to occasionally update this privacy statement to ensure that it always meets the current legal requirements or to reflect changes to our services in the privacy statement, e.g. when new services are introduced. The new privacy statement will then apply for your next visit.


Further information and contact

If you have any other questions about data protection in relation to our website, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

pcma gmbh
professional congress & marketing agency
Data Protection Officer
Crellestr. 21, 10827 Berlin, Germany