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ESSEN.
SERVICE.

EMG-Essen Marketing GmbH
Rathenaustraße 2
45127 Essen

Shareholders:

City of Essen
Porscheplatz Town Hall
45121 Essen

Essen Marketing Service e.V.
Rolandstraße 9
45128 Essen

Managing Directors (person responsible under the German Press Law)
Dieter Groppe, Richard Röhrhoff
Essen District Court: HRB 12155

VAT reg. no.: DE 189002280

Contact:
Tel: ++49 (0) 201 88 720-00
Fax: ++49 (0)201 88 720-22
Email: info@essen-marketing.de

Photos / picture credits:
Essen Marketing GmbH, Peter Wieler
Essen Marketing GmbH, Günter Maiß
Essen Marketing GmbH, Stefanie Schwarzin
Stadtbildstelle Essen, Peter Prengel
Stadtbildstelle Essen, Elke Brochhagen
Stiftung Zollverein
Frank Vinken
Ian Siepmann Baum
Philipp Eisermann
Schacht 11
Thorsten kleine Holthaus
Christoph Wilmer
various photographic agencies

CD:
eden und team Werbeagentur
www.edenundteam.de

Translation:
www.tolingo.com

Legal Notice:
EMG- Essen Marketing GmbH makes every effort to ensure that the information and data on its website is accurate and up-to-date. However, no liability can be accepted or guarantee given for the topicality, accuracy or completeness of the information and data provided. This also applies to all other websites to which reference is made in the form of hyperlinks. Similarly, EMG- Essen Marketing GmbH cannot be held responsible for the content of websites that are accessed by a link of this sort. EMG- Essen Marketing GmbH reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information and data provided without prior notice. The content of the website is protected by copyright. The duplication of information or data, in particular the use of texts, sections of text or images, therefore requires the prior consent of EMG- Essen Marketing GmbH. All information and data, its use, registration for the EMG- Essen Marketing GmbH website, all action, tolerance or omission associated with EMG- Essen Marketing GmbH are exclusively subject to German law. The place of performance and exclusive place of jurisdiction is Essen.

Information in accordance with the Consumer Dispute Settlement Act
EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH is not willing or obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

Data Protection Policy:
When Google AdSense, an advertising service provided by Google Inc., USA (‘Google’) places advertising on this website (text ads, banners, etc.), your browser may save a cookie sent by Google Inc. or by a third party. The information saved in the cookie may be recorded, collected and analysed by Google Inc. or by third parties. In addition, Google AdSense uses so-called ‘web beacons’ (small, invisible graphics) to collect information, which allow simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website to be recorded, collected and analysed. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie and/or web beacon is sent to a Google server in the USA and is saved there. Google uses the information received in this way to carry out an analysis of your usage behaviour in relation to the AdSense advertising. Google may also pass this information on to third parties insofar this is legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google does not link your IP address to any other data saved by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard disk and web beacons from being displayed. To do so, you must select ‘Do not accept cookies’ in your browser settings (in Internet Explorer under ‘Extras/Internet Options/Data Protection/Settings’, in Firefox under ‘Extras/Settings/Data Protection/Cookies’).

Use of social plugins
Social plugins from various social networks on the Internet (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram) are integrated into our website. These enable you to set bookmarks on the site and to share these bookmarks with other participants in the social network. You can recognise social plugins by the logos that can be seen on the websites of social networks. These enable you to set bookmarks on the site and to share these bookmarks with other participants in the social network. We offer you a ‘two clicks’ solution to use this facility: when the site loads, buttons are displayed to you but they are deactivated: there is no communication with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Only when you decide that you want to share the content do you activate the button by clicking on it with the mouse, then click a second time to initiate the process.
If you then access a page on our website that contains these social plugins and have the relevant button activated, a direct Internet connection is established with the social network and from there the plugin icon that is visible to you and the functions behind it are transferred directly to your browser, which integrates them into the display of our web page.

If at this time you are logged in to the social network with your username and password, the information that you are visiting our site is sent to it and can be added to your user account. If you interact with the social plugins, i.e. if you share one of our pages, for example, ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ it on Facebook, or use the ‘Tweet This’ function on Twitter, the content of our pages is linked to your profile on the social network.

On our website, we use the web service of the provider www.tagtray.com, which integrates a selected Instagram image stream into our website. If you click on images from the image stream provided while you are logged in to your Instagram account, content from our page can be linked to your Instagram profile. In this way, Instagram can link your visit to our site to your user account. If you are not a member of the social networks, there is nevertheless the possibility that at least your IP address will be transmitted and saved there.

We wish to point out that different data protection policies and liability provisions apply to these linked websites of third-party operators. The saving and use of data by the site operator when these linked sites are used may exceed the extent of this data protection policy. Further processing on linked social networks, the period for which the information is saved and the purpose for which it is used is determined exclusively by those providers.

More detailed information about the social plugins used and the data protection policies of the providers can be found under the following links:

Facebook Like / Share
Social network operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA Facebook data privacy policy http://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Twitter Tweet button
Social network operator: Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107, USA Twitter data privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy

Google+ button
Social network operator: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California 94043, USA Google+ data privacy policy http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Instagram social plugin
Social network operator: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA Instagram data privacy policy http://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

Statistical surveys:

"Piwik" statistical software (www.piwik.org) permanently collects certain data anonymously with every visit to www.essen-tourismus.de. A "cookie" is stored on your computer by Piwik for this purpose. This "cookie" is stored for seven days, allowing us to collect the following data:

  • Name of file requested
  • Date and time of the request
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Indication whether download was successful
  • Parts of the IP address of the requested Internet access (the first two octets, i.e. the provider is recognisable, but not the individual computer).
  • Browser and operating system version
  • Display resolution
  • Plugins (Flash, PDF, and similar)
  • Origin of links to measure the success of services such as social networks (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) or search terms in search engines (e.g. Google)

Our settings in "Piwik" comply with the recommendations of the Independent State Centre for Privacy Protection (ULD). If you have questions about privacy, please contact the office of the Privacy Commissioner of the City of Essen by e-mail (datenschutz@essen.de).

You can then decide whether an explicit web analytics cookie may be stored on your browser to allow the provider of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. If you want to opt out, click the following link to install the Piwik opt-out cookie on your browser.

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