Imprint and terms of use

Preamble is the internet portal of DTHG Service GmbH for the international trade fair SHOWTECH®
plus all subdomains

Owner and responsible for the content of the pages is DTHG Service GmbH,
represented by the Managing Director: Hubert Eckart
VAT ID: DE 212038240
HRB: 13742
Am Hof 28
50667 Cologne, Germany

Tel.: 0221-95491292

The following terms of use apply.

By using the website and its offered services, the user agrees to the terms and conditions below.
1. Performance
1.1 offers the visitor access to its information offer. does not guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against, which refer to material or immaterial nature caused by use or disuse of any information provided through the use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded, unless is not intentional or grossly negligent fault. All free offers are subject to change and non-binding. expressly reserves the right to change, amend or delete parts of the pages or the entire free offer without prior notice or to discontinue the publication temporarily or permanently.
1.2 Insofar as goods or services are offered via the website, any contracts are concluded between the respective provider and the interested party of such transactions.All offers for goods and services made via are subject to change. The same applies to requests submitted by members via Contracts are concluded exclusively after mutual [written] agreement.
1.2.1 Book market: Delivery is made on account. The goods remain the property of the seller until full payment. If the customer is a merchant, Cologne is agreed as the place of jurisdiction. Place of performance is Cologne.
1.2.2 Job market: Placing offers in the DTHG job market is free of charge only for companies and public institutions that are members of the DTHG. Personal members and non-members pay 60,- € plus 19% VAT (= 71,40 €) per entry.Both placing requests and viewing ads will continue to be free of charge.Users are strongly encouraged to always state that they found the offer at when applying for job offers or training and further education offers.
1.2.3 Banner advertising:The possibilities and conditions for placing advertising banners on can be found here. This offer exists exclusively for corporate members of the DTHG.
Billing takes place at the end of each month.
1.2.4: Marketplace/Classifieds: The DTHG makes the classifieds portal available to users. It expressly does not act as a seller or dealer here and is exempt from any liability. The person who has placed the advertisement is deemed to be the seller with all rights and obligations. The seller's liability is determined by the German Civil Code (BGB) for private sales. According to this, sellers are liable for material defects and for defects of title of the purchased item (§§ 434, 435 BGB).

2 Copyright
2.1 The contents published on the website of (texts, images, graphics, sound, video and animation files as well as their design as well as HTML, Java, Flash source codes, etc.) are protected by copyright, both as an individual performance and as a collection. Any use is subject to applicable copyright laws as well as other protective laws. endeavors to observe the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by itself or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brand names and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties. The copyright for any material created by is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as images, diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's agreement.
2.2 The contents of this website are only freely available for the intended use on the internet. Contents of this website may only be reproduced, distributed, modified or made available to third parties in any form with the express permission of DTHG.
2.3 Users are permitted to download and use copyrighted material provided by or a third party solely for the intended use, provided that this is done within the framework of the applicable legal provisions and these terms and conditions.You may save and print our information for private purposes. All rights to the content are held by DTHG. Therefore, the reproduction of the information and data, in particular the reproduction of texts, parts of texts or images requires the prior consent of the DTHG.

3. registration conditions
3.1 Certain services within the website can only be used after registration. The registration takes place via the website.

4. user obligations
4.1 Registered members and guest users acknowledge that no content may be published within the input fields provided by that could violate the rights of third parties. The member or guest user is solely responsible for the content he/she publishes and irrevocably grants DTHG the spatially and temporally unrestricted right to use and exploit the content he/she provides. It is the responsibility of the member or guest user to protect their access data from misuse and loss. is not liable for any damage caused by the loss or misuse of access data.
4.2 The member/guest user releases DTHG from any liability for the content he/she transmits. The disclosure of personal or business data takes place on the part of the user on an expressly voluntary basis.
4.3 is entitled, in the event of an important reason such as the violation of prohibitions mentioned in 4.1 or in the event of non-payment of the fee, not to publish content of members on the website or to remove it from the website and/or to terminate the user relationship without notice.
4.4 Registered members shall place a link to on their own homepage (if available). They shall further endeavor to draw attention to SHOWTECH within the scope of their possibilities (e.g. in their own publications, in a press release, etc.).

5. download archive
5.1 Downloading and use of the data and information on is always at your own risk. assumes neither warranty nor liability for any damages, consequential damages or failures that may arise from the download, installation or use of the data.
5.2 Despite conscientious editorial review of all files provided, no liability can be accepted by incorrectly stated information, especially with regard to information about licensing or authorship of the data offered.
5.3 All brands mentioned are trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

6. terms of use for the use of the DTHG logo for company and institution members of the Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft e.V.
In the download area, a special DTHG logo is offered to DTHG company and institution members for use
6.1. permission to use: A contractual usage relationship is established between the DTHG and the user of the DTHG member logo. It has the character of a continuing obligation and is bound to the company or institution membership in the DTHG, but is not limited in time.
6.2. Authorizations : Companies and institutions (i.e. legal entities) which are members according to the statutes §3 of the DTHG and have paid their membership fee are authorized to use the logo. If a member does not pay the membership fee or does not pay it at the due date, he/she is in default and loses the right to use the DTHG logo.Use is limited to the member company. Parent, subsidiary or sister companies are not entitled to use it.
6.3. Type of use : The use of the logo is provided free of charge to member companies and institutions. This does not constitute a claim to the use of the DTHG logo.Member companies and institutions are obliged to use the logo only in conjunction with their own logo or sign. In particular, the logo may not be used in isolation. Above all, members must ensure that their use of the logo only refers to their membership in the DTHG. They must also make it clear that advertising with the DTHG logo is based on their own actions and does not imply any action on behalf of the DTHG. Any use that is likely to create such a misleading impression must be refrained from. In this sense, use is also permitted on letterheads, printed matter and websites.Commercial use on advertising media such as T-shirts etc. is not permitted.Furthermore, the logo may only be used in the design offered in the download area of the DTHG website. Changes or additions of any kind are not permitted.
6.4. Specimen copies: For any kind of use of the logo, a specimen copy must be sent to the DTHG, Am Hof 28, 50667 Cologne, Germany or by eMail: (pdf file).
6.5. contractual penalty If a member violates these terms of use of the DTHG logo, the DTHG may demand immediate and complete cessation. The printed material shall be destroyed and no distribution shall take place.If the misuse causes damage to the DTHG's reputation or impairment of its public image, a contractual penalty of € 2000.00 (two thousand) shall be due. Further claims for damages are expressly reserved.
6.6. Termination : In the event that important reasons stand in the way of further use of the DTHG logo by members, the DTHG expressly has the right to terminate the use with a notice period of 4 weeks.In the event that a member violates the obligations of this user agreement or the statutes of the DTHG, the DTHG has the right to issue an extraordinary termination with immediate effect.
6.7. Liability: The offer to download the DTHG logo in the download area of the website onto one's own computer may bear the risk of causing damage to the user. The DTHG is expressly not liable for any damage or impairment of functional activity resulting from the download of the logo.
6.8. Place of jurisdiction : Cologne is stipulated as the place of jurisdiction.
6.9. Severability clause : Should the invalidity of a clause of these terms and conditions of use be established at a later date, this shall not result in the general invalidity. The contracting parties are then obliged to replace the invalid provision with a provision that corresponds to the sense and purpose of the terms of use.

7. liability
7.1 assumes no responsibility to visitors for the content of the website and for external links, unless any illegal content and links to external websites with illegal content are known to and are not removed immediately due to intent or gross negligence. In particular, any liability is conditional upon being technically and reasonably able to remove the illegal content and links.
7.2 does not guarantee the continuous and uninterrupted availability of its online information offer.
7.3 provides this information without any warranty or guarantee of any kind, whether express or implied. excludes all liability for damages resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this website, unless caused by intent or gross negligence of
7.4 References and links In the case of direct or indirect references to external Internet pages ("links") that lie outside the area of responsibility of, a liability obligation would only come into force if DTHG had knowledge of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent use in the case of illegal content. hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was identifiable on the linked pages. On the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages, has no influence. Therefore, hereby expressly dissociates itself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the own internet offer as well as to external entries via the functions of the content management.For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, only the provider of the linked site is liable, not the one who has linked to the respective publication. Links to You may create links to The condition of such links is that the DTHG web pages are the sole component of the browser window. Furthermore, the information may not be altered or falsified.
7.5 Marketplace: Liability claims against the DTHG relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information/advertisements/offers presented or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are fundamentally excluded, unless it can be proven that the DTHG acted with intent or gross negligence.

8. rejection and termination reserves the right to reject registrations, to withdraw the access authorization of users who violate the General Terms and Conditions and to exclude individual participants at any time without giving reasons.

9. miscellaneous
The use of the website and its services, including the registration and all actions, toleration or omissions associated with the use are subject exclusively to German law. reserves the right to change individual provisions of these terms and conditions in the future in compliance with applicable laws.The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies exclusively.Should one or more provisions of these terms of use be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In such a case, the owner of is obliged to replace the invalid provision with a valid one that comes closest to what was originally intended in fact and in law. The same applies in the event of a loophole.

The exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Cologne, Germany, unless another exclusive place of jurisdiction exists by law.


Privacy policy for

Dear visitors, we are pleased about your visit on our web pages. We want you to feel safe and comfortable here. The protection of your privacy is a high priority for us. The following privacy policy is intended to inform you about our handling of the collection, use and disclosure of personal data.

Responsible body
Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft
Hubert Eckart
Am Hof 28
50667 Köln

Usage data
In order to improve the quality and functionality of our websites and in the event of prosecution, we store data on individual access to our pages for statistical purposes. This data record consists of
- the page from which the file was requested,
- the name of the file,
- the date and time of the request,
- the amount of data transferred,
- the access status (file transferred, file not found),
- description of the type of web browser used,
- the IP address of the requesting computer.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (legitimate interests of the controller).
The above reasons also constitute the legitimate interest for data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Registration process
You can register on our website. As part of the registration process, we collect and process the following data:
e-mail address, user name, plain name, address
. This data is processed in order to create your user profile, to send you the necessary access data, to bill any costs and to contact you.
Legal basis for the processing of the data entered during registration is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent). Your data will be stored for as long as your profile exists and/or they are required for billing reasons (e.g. legal retention periods).
You cannot delete your account independently.
The data will not be transmitted to third parties.

Order process
The following data may be collected during the order process:
Name, address, bank details
This data is used exclusively for processing the order and is transferred and stored in accordance with the legal requirements to the companies involved in the payment process (banks, PayPal, etc.). The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para.1 b DSGVO (contractual obligation).
We offer the following payment methods: Credit card, Paypal, direct debit. To execute the payment, the payment data is transmitted to the corresponding payment service providers. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para.1 b DSGVO (contractual obligation).
The buttons of the payment service Stripe are integrated into this website, which is operated by the company
Stripe Payments Europe Ltd
Block 4, Harcourt Centre
Harcourt Road
When this website is called up, a connection is established with the servers of Stripe. Your payment data is stored at Stripe for billing purposes and transmitted to the credit card institutions. More information about the processing of your data at Stripe can be found at
Legal basis for this data processing are Art. 6 para.1 lit. b DSGVO (contractual obligation) and consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

We use cookies to improve user guidance. The use of cookies simplifies the use of websites for the user. Certain pages cannot be called up or cannot be called up without errors without their use. These reasons also constitute the legitimate interest for this data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (the use of cookies for analysis purposes is dealt with in another point). Common browsers offer the setting option to not allow cookies. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser.It is not guaranteed that you can access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.

We offer the possibility to be informed about news on our website via newsletter. For this we only need your e-mail address. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter at a later date, this is possible by simply unsubscribing by e-mail. The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is the consent of the user, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) UWG.

Contact form
You can contact us at any time with questions or suggestions via a contact form. In order to answer your questions or send you feedback, we need the following information: Name, first name and e-mail address. We use this data exclusively for the above-mentioned purposes. The legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the course of using the contact form or sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Analysis programs
Jetpack/ Stats
This website uses the statistics tool Jetpack (formerly Stats). This programme can be used to statistically analyze visitor traffic to this site. It is operated by Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc, 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA.
This uses so-called "cookies" (text files that are stored on the user's computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. The installation of cookies can be prevented by a setting of the browser software. However, this may prevent the full use of all functions of this website.
You can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future by setting an opt-out cookie in your browser at this point by clicking on the link "Click here to opt-out": If you delete all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
The storage of cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offer and its advertising and thus also serves the financing and customer-oriented use, adaptation and updating of the website.

Your rights as a user
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request information as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
b) Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to obtain, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information.
c) Right to rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) (Art. 17 GDPR)
Any data subject shall have the right to obtain the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the grounds specified by law applies and where the processing is unnecessary.
e) Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
Any data subject shall have the right to obtain the restriction of processing, where one of the grounds specified by law applies.
f) Right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO)
Any data subject shall have the right to obtain personal data concerning him or her which has been provided by him or her to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9 (2) (a) DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
g) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law (Art. 13 DSGVO)
Every data subject has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time if the processing is based on Art.6. (1)(a) or Art.9(2)(a), without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

h) Right to object (Art. 21 DSGVO) Every data subject shall have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO. If personal data are processed for the purposes of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for the purposes of such marketing; this shall also apply to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

i) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling (Art. 22 GDPR)
Every data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision
(1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or
(2) is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject, and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, or
(3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.
In the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), reasonable steps are taken to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data subject on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

Duration for which the personal data is stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legally prescribed retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

Other data
We store the following additional data for the following purposes:
Data in connection with your membership in the DTHG or as a customer of the ticket store.
The data will not be passed on to third parties.