We are very pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in the Bitkom 3D Printing Summit. Protecting our customers’ and users’ data and keeping it safe is very important to us. This is why we have designed our website and our business procedures so as to minimise the amount of personal data collected and processed. The following Data Protection Statement explains what information will be collected during your visit to our website and which parts of this information may be used for what purpose.

Standard data

When you visit our website, our web server stores standardised information about your device and the browser you are using in a log file, just like any other web server. We require this data in order to analyse server errors or any attempt to abuse the server. The details recorded here include the IP address, the specific address of the page retrieved from our site, and potentially the website from which you reached us (link source), as well as the browser ID, and the system date and time when the page was retrieved. We will use this data exclusively for the stated purpose and delete it within two days of the page being requested. We are not able to link these log files to a particular person, unless you yourself have provided additional details about yourself through one of the forms provided. This may be the case if you are applying for one of our seminars, for example, or subscribing to our newsletter. Even in such cases, the data is stored in separate systems and will only be merged in exceptional cases (attempted abuse) in conformity with legal regulations.

Technical control - cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. These simplify and speed up your access to our website. If you do not wish our website to use cookies on your computer, you can deactivate this feature in your browser settings or set your browser to warn you whenever cookies are used by a website. For further details, you might like to visit oder unter:

Tracking via Google Analytics

Wenn Sie unsere Webseiten besuchen, übertragen wir Daten an unseren Dienstleister Google Inc., im Rahmen der Lösung Google Analytics. Google Analytics ist so konfiguriert, dass Ihre IP-Adresse anonymisiert an Google übertragen wird (anonymizeIP). Google verarbeitet Ihre Nutzungsdaten in unserem Auftrag, auf unserer Webseite, um Webseitenaktivitäten in Form von Reports zusammenzustellen. Wir verwenden diese Reports, um Ihr Interesse an unseren Angeboten zu bemessen und um diese zu verbessern.

When you visit our website, we send data to our service provider Google Inc., as part of their Google Analytics solution. Google Analytics is configured such that your IP address will be anonymised before being sent to Google (anonymizeIP). Google will process your usage data on our behalf on our website, in order to compile a report of the website activities. We use these reports to determine your level of interest in our offers and to improve the latter.

If you do not wish to be tracked by Google Analytics, you can install a browser add-on that prevents tracking by Google Analytics:

If you do not want Google Analytics to perform an anonymized analysis of your website use, you can object to this at any time here, with proactive effect. When you click on the link, an opt-out cookie is stored on your end device. The next time you visit our website, this cookie prevents your data from being collected again.

Additional functions

To make the information provided more user-friendly, we have implemented additional functions. These include the web mapping service Google Maps, which helps you plan your journey to the event. Including this function means that the standard data about you as described above is also passed on to Google.


We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect any personal data you have supplied to us from unauthorised access or abuse. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect technological progress. Our staff is bound to preserve confidentiality.

Links to other websites

If you call up an external website from our website (external link), your browser may inform the external site operator from which of our web pages you have come. This data is the responsibility of the external operator. Like any other operator of a website, we have no influence on this process.

Further information

If you have any further questions, for example concerning the personal data we have stored about you, you are welcome to contact us. The means of contacting us are listed in the Legal Information section. In this connection, we are naturally happy to comply with your constitutional right to know what data is stored about you.

Whom to contact

Online editorial office: Konrad Fux, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft mbH
Data Protection Officer: Tobias Göldner, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft mbH