tekom - Europe

Data Privacy

1. Controller

(1) The network organizer of IUNTC is the European Association for Technical Communication – tekom Europe e.V.

Both associations
•    Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V. and
•    European Association for Technical Communication – tekom Europe e.V.
(hereinafter "tekom") 

work together with tcworld GmbH as service provider. tcworld GmbH renders services for members and is an event organizer and publishing house for tekom publications, as well as a provider of training in the field of technical communication.

The controller, as defined by Article 4 (7) in conjunction with Article 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is tekom Europe, together with the above-mentioned organizations ("joint controllership").

(2) A joint controllership is where two or more controllers are jointly responsible for processing personal data because they can jointly (not necessarily to the same extent) determine the purposes and means of the processing.

(3) The address of their joint office is:
Heilbronner Strasse 86
70191 Stuttgart
+49 711 65704-0
Fax +49 711 65704-99

(4) Our joint data protection officer can be contacted at datenschutz(at)tekom.de or at our postal address for the attention of the "Data Protection Officer".

2. Participating in the IUNTC network/receiving information emails

To participate in the network, you should send us an email.

We need the following personal data for this. 
•    Title*
•    First name*
•    Last name*
•    Email address*
•    Institution/university/company
•    Country
•    Position

The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6 (1) 1 lit. a) and f).
We use the data to inform you about all events related to IUNTC and EAC.
If you no longer wish to be informed about or participate in the network, please send an email to d.straub@tekom.de.

Data fields marked with * are required.

3. Registration for meetings

Do you not have to register for separate network meetings.

4. Place of data processing

Data are processed on servers rented by us in Germany and Finland. We have concluded an agreement for order data processing to this effect with the provider.

5. Conference tools  (when tekom is the host)

We are working with Zoom as conference service provider. When you sign up for meetings, the following personal data are forwarded to the conference service providerZoom:


If there is no contractual relationship with you, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data is GDPR Article 6 (1) lit. f). Here, our interest is in the effective holding of online meetings.

Duration of storage: Meetings are not recorded. 

6. Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to us regarding the personal data concerning you:
•    Right to information
•    Right to have data corrected or deleted
•    Right to have processing restricted
•    Right to object to processing
•    Right to data portability

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

Conditions of Participation

As with all tekom Europe events, the tekom Europe compliance regulation and code of conduct are applicable. 

We wish to create a positive experience for all attendees and want everyone to feel comfortable. 

•    Behave in a friendly and respectful manner.
•    Be courteous and tolerant.
•    Feel free to share your contact data with the other participants. 

It is not permitted to
•    behave in an insulting, degrading, discriminatory, sexist, or aggressive manner towards others.
•    post or display content that incites hatred, is pornographic, or violates youth protection laws.
•    to post or display content that infringes on the rights of third parties, in particular copyright, trademark, brand name, patent, utility model, design patent, and image and/or personal rights.
•    post or display content with the intention of promoting political parties or ideologies.
•    post or display content subject to a legal or contractual obligation of secrecy.
•    advertise products or services.
•    place or distribute links to other telemedia containing illegal information.

Persons who do not respect the rules are excluded from the network.

You may be excluded from the network if you violate these rules.