Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

HIMSS Europe GmbH (referred to below as "HE") is committed to protecting your personal data, and strictly complies with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and with other legislation governing data protection. Personal data is information that can be used to determine your identify (for example, your name, telephone number or e-mail address). It does not include information that cannot be used to directly determine your identity or data relating to legal entities. Personal data is only collected on this website if it is required for the purposes specified below. The following Privacy Statement provides an overview of the ways in which we protect your privacy and of which types of data are collected for which purposes.

1. Information collected by HE
HE only collects and processes personal information about you that is provided to us by you when you register to use services that require registration on, when you provide us with data, or when you contact HE to receive information. You are not required to provide any personal information to browse the website.

2. How HE uses information about users of
To the extent that the HE website allows you to enter personal or commercial data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses, contact information), this data is never recorded without your prior express consent. The homepage also clearly indicates that your consent is required. This data is treated confidentially. This data is never linked to your access data. HE processes your registration data in order to be able to inform you of new offers, products and services from HE that may be of interest to you, to help HE to improve its services, and to enhance the products and services provided to you on the website and tailor them to your personal needs. HE also processes personal information in our accounting and invoicing systems.

Your information may be processed by third parties in certain cases if these third parties are contractually bound to HE for the purposes of fulfilling HE's agreements with you. Your data may also be stored and analyzed on the servers of an HE parent company or affiliate in states outside of the European Union. Should the accepted privacy standards in the state in question not be on a par with those within the European Union, HE will ensure, by means of contractual arrangements, that your privacy and personal data will be protected in a proper and adequate manner.

3. Collection and processing of non-personal data: log files
Each time the site is accessed, access data is stored in a log file known as the server log. The data that is stored includes the following:

your IP address (which identifies your computer)

the remote host (the name and IP address of the computer requesting connection to a specific site)

the time, status, volume of data transferred and the website from which you linked to the requested site (the "referrer")

information about the browser used and the browser version (user agent)

The HIMSS website uses the standardized "combined" log-file format of the Apache web server for this purpose. This log data is anonymized for statistical purposes. As a result, it cannot be linked directly to you. HE uses this data to determine the times at which the offers available on are accessed most frequently and to calculate the volume of data generated on the website. The log files also serve to improve the service offering of the website, as they enable better detection and localization of potential errors on the website. The page views stored in the server log are not linked to individual users.

In order to protect the website and its users and to guarantee the security of user data on the website, HE is entitled to check the last known IP address of users if HE has reason to suspect that their use of the website is in breach of legislation or of contractual agreements.

Data is always deleted following processing.

4. Passing on information about users of the website
Data and information from providers and manufacturers of IT products and/or services that is collected by HE as part of its services or is passed on to HE by users for this purpose is, in particular, also intended for the purpose of sale and purchase. This data may therefore also be purchased by other users. This data is not personal data.

5. Security
HE is committed to protecting your information. HE takes technical and organizational security precautions to protect the personal data HE has recorded about you against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, damage and against access by unauthorized persons. These security precautions are improved on an ongoing basis as the technology progresses. However, HE cannot guarantee the complete security of data transmitted via the Internet. HE is therefore unable to provide assurances or guarantees of the security of information that you send to HE during its transmission. This information is sent at your own risk.

6. Cookies
The HIMSS website use cookies. HE uses cookies to improve the usability, effectiveness and security of the websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and are saved by your browser. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. The cookie expires automatically at the end of a session. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable the saving of cookies or configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being set.

7. Changes 
If these privacy policy provisions become obsolete or insufficient due to the introduction of new services or the use of new applications on the website, HE is entitled at any time to make changes to the provisions of its privacy policy. HE will inform you of all changes to these privacy policy provisions via or by e-mail, provided that you specified e-mail address during registration.

8. Third-party providers
HE's online offering contains links to other websites. However, HE has no control over the degree to which the operators of other websites comply with data privacy regulations.

9. Your rights
You are entitled at any time to request information about the personal data that HE has stored about you, its origin and the users to whom it has been passed on, as well as about the purposes for which the data is processed. To request information about the data that has been stored, please contact HE at:

HIMSS Europe GmbH
-Data Privacy Officer-
Bertha-Benz-Straße 5
10557 Berlin

You have the right request the correction or deletion of your data at any time, provided that this right does not conflict with legally required data retention periods.

10. Further information
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or about how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact: