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data protection

If you have any questions about data protection and exercising your rights, you can contact us directly as the contact person for data protection using the following contact details:



Academy of German World Market Leaders
On the Klingenberg 29
74523 Schwaebisch Hall


Managing partners:

Dr. Walter Döring, Minister of Economic Affairs rtd.

Karin Doring

Telephone: +49 172 36 47218
Fax: +49 791 978 2261
Email: info[at]

Via the website​

ADWM GmbH is the operator of this website. To get in touch with her, please use the contact details given above.

If you contact her, ADWM GmbH will save and process the information you provide for the purpose of processing your request and for possible follow-up questions. ADWM GmbH bases this processing on a legal permit (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679). ADWM GmbH will delete your data as soon as your request has been finally processed.

The use of this website is usually possible without providing personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected on this site, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. ADWM GmbH points out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby expressly prohibited. The operator of the site expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam e-mails.

basic principles

ADWM GmbH takes the protection of your data very seriously. Your data is therefore processed with great care and in strict compliance with the applicable data protection laws. This website is protected against the risks involved in the processing of personal data using the technically and organizationally necessary security measures. 

What is logged by default

You can use all non-access protected parts of this website without disclosing your identity.

By default, every use of the website is logged in order to eliminate malfunctions and clarify security incidents. More about the log data can be found in the chapter "How ADWM GmbH processes your data".

What permission ADWM GmbH has to process your data

ADWM GmbH respects your privacy. ADWM GmbH only processes your data if it has permission to do so. Of course, you can give ADWM GmbH permission to process your data by consenting to the processing of your data on this website. In other cases, ADWM GmbH processes your data on the basis of legal permission. For example, if you register for events on this website, ADWM GmbH may process your data to fulfill the contract. The same applies if you use other services on this website that require the processing of your data. ADWM GmbH may also process your data if it has a legitimate interest in doing so. An example of this is the log data that is collected in order, among other things, to enable the trouble-free operation of this website. In any case, ADWM GmbH will inform you about the corresponding processing of your data and of course your interests will always be taken into account with every processing. Should you ever have cause for complaint, you will find your rights with regard to the processing of your data in the lower part of this information on data protection.

ADWM GmbH will inform you in the next section when it makes use of which permission. There you will also find more information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your data on this website.

What else you should know:
Users under the age of 16 should only transmit personal data to ADWM GmbH with the consent of their parents or legal guardians. A different age limit may result from the applicable data protection laws.


This website may contain links to other websites. ADWM GmbH has no influence on the processing of your data that takes place there and compliance with data protection regulations. Please note the information on data protection provided there.

How your data is processed (log data)

Every time you access a website, your internet browser automatically transmits information to the web server (so-called log data) for technical reasons. Some of this information is stored in log files, e.g

date of access
time of access
URL of the referring website
retrieved file
amount of data transferred
Browser type and version
operating system
IP address (anonymized)
Log data does not contain personal data. In principle, ADWM GmbH only evaluates log data in order to rectify malfunctions in the operation of the website or to clarify security incidents. This log data is stored indefinitely. 

In order to eliminate faults or to preserve evidence in the event of security incidents, it may sometimes be necessary to collect additional personal data with the log data. In these cases, the processing of the log data is based on legal permission (Article 6 (1) (f) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679). This data will be deleted as soon as the disruption has been eliminated or the security incident has been finally clarified or the processing purpose has ceased to exist for other reasons. As far as permissible, log data will be passed on to investigative authorities in individual cases in the event of a security incident.

Log data is always stored separately from other data that is collected as part of the use of our website.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device when you visit our website. Each time this website is called up again, these cookies are sent back to ADWM GmbH. This allows the website to recognize you, for example, or to make navigation easier for you using the information in the cookies. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Cookies can only be read by the web server from which they originate. 

ADWM GmbH will not pass on the information in the cookies to third parties without your express consent.

You can also view the website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. To prevent the use of cookies by your internet browser, you can deactivate the use of cookies via the settings of your internet browser. You can find out how to deactivate and/or delete cookies in your browser using the help functions of your internet browser. Please note that deactivating/deleting cookies can mean that individual functions of our website no longer work as expected. Cookies that may be required for certain functions of our website are shown below. In addition, the deactivation/deletion of cookies only affects the Internet browser used. The deactivation/deletion of cookies must therefore be repeated accordingly for other Internet browsers. 

Cookies that we use for certain functions without personal reference:
Cookies that store certain user preferences (e.g. search or language settings);
Cookies that store data to ensure the smooth playback of video or audio content;
Cookies that ensure automatic updating of the latest page content 

Further processing of personal data using cookies can be found in the relevant sections of this information.

Web analysis through pseudonymous user profiles

Web analysis tools are used on this website for various purposes. Below you will find information on the web analysis tools used here, including a description of data processing, the purposes for which it is used and how you can prevent the collection and processing of data by the web analysis tool. Please note that setting opt-out cookies can only prevent the collection and processing of your data by web analysis tools to a limited extent. For more information, see the "Cookies" chapter.​

Your rights

Should you ever have cause for complaint, you will find a description of your rights below. To assert your right, please use the contact details given at the beginning of this information on data protection.

Your right to information about your data
Upon request, ADWM GmbH will provide you with information about the data it has stored about you. 

Your right to correct or complete your data
ADWM GmbH will correct incorrect information about you if you give it a corresponding notice. ADWM GmbH will complete incomplete data at your request if this is necessary for the appropriate processing of your data.

Your right to erasure of your data
ADWM GmbH will delete personal data stored about you upon request. For some data, however, the deletion only takes place after a specified retention period because, for example, the law obliges us to retain the data in some cases or ADWM GmbH needs the data to process the contractual relationship with you.

Your right to block your data
In certain statutory cases, ADWM GmbH will block your data if you so wish. Blocked data is only processed to a very limited extent. 

Your right of withdrawal if you have given your consent
You can revoke the consent you have given ADWM GmbH to the processing of your data at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data up to the point of revocation remains unaffected.

Your right to object to the processing of your data 
You can object to the processing of your data at any time with effect for the future if ADWM GmbH processes your data on one of the legal bases according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e or f of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. In the event of an objection, ADWM GmbH will stop processing your data unless there are compelling legitimate reasons for further processing. ADWM GmbH never has compelling reasons worthy of protection if it processes your data for the purpose of direct marketing.

Your right to data portability
At your request, ADWM GmbH can provide you with certain data in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

Your right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
You can also submit complaints of a data protection nature to a data protection authority. To do this, contact the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This information on data protection reflects the current status of data processing on this website. In the event of changes in data processing, we will adapt this information on data protection accordingly. We always provide the current version of this information on data protection on our website so that you can find out about the scope of data processing on our website.

Information as of February 17, 2023

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