Privacy Policy

This English translation of the German original is a courtesy translation. Only the German version is binding and shall prevail. is offered by Centralvereinigung Deutscher Wirtschaftsverbände für Handelsvermittlung und Vertrieb (CDH) e.V. The CDH appreciates your visit to our website and thanks you for your interest in our association, our products and services. Protecting your personal data during its collection, processing and use, while you visit our website, is an important matter to us.

Liability Note

Despite careful control of the contents, we do not accept any liability for the content of external links. The operators of such linked web-pages are solely responsible for their content. We have no influence on the current and future design, the content or the authorship of the linked pages. We therefore expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content of all linked pages.


We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and to this privacy policy. If possible, collecting personal data (like name, address or e-mail address) is always done on a voluntary basis. We call your attention to the fact that transferring data in the Internet (for example, during communication by electronic mail) is subject to security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect such data against access by third parties.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations. In the following, we explain what kind of information we collect, while you visit our website, and how it is used.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

With every access to our website and with each access of a file, data concerning these events are automatically collected and stored in a log file. Data storage is used solely for internal system-related and statistical purposes. In detail, the following data is stored upon each access:

  • Name of the accessed file;
  • Date and time of the access;
  • Amount of data transferred;
  • Notification of whether the access was successful;
  • Description of the type of web browser used;
  • Requested domain.

Personal data such as your name, your address, telephone number or electronic mail address are not collected, unless you provide this data voluntarily, e.g. in connection with a registration you wish to make, with a survey, the performance of a contract or an information request.

Use and Disclosure

Where you have made personal data available to us, we use these solely for the purpose of technically administering the website and fulfilling your wishes and requests, in particular for performing a contract with you, or for answering your inquiry.

Personal data will not be passed on, sold or transferred to third parties unless:

  • It is necessary for the contract performance. For example, it might be necessary to pass on your address and order information to suppliers.
  • It is necessary for billing purposes
  • You have previously consented to it. You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time

Personal data will be deleted

  • If you revoke your consent
  • If it is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it is stored or
  • If it is not allowed to be stored for other legal reasons

Duration of Storage

We delete your data if it is no longer needed after processing an inquiry or termination of the contract. Excluded from this are data which we are not yet allowed to delete due to legal obligation (e.g., documents which are to be retained according to tax law and commercial law) and data which we need in order to represent legitimate interests; in particular, for asserting claims or for direct marketing.

Your Rights

You have the following rights in connection with your personal information processed by us:

  • Access – you can request access to your personal information and further details about how your personal information is handled
  • Rectification – you can request rectification of any incorrect personal data held about you
  • Erasure – you can request erasure of any personal data where the processing isn’t necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party

If you are concerned or have questions about how we handle your personal data or to exercise any of these rights at any time please contact us at:

Centralvereinigung Deutscher Wirtschaftsverbände
für Handelsvermittlung und Vertrieb (CDH) e.V.
Am Weidendamm 1 A
10117 Berlin
T: +49 30 / 7 26 25 600
T: +49 30 / 7 26 25 699
E-Mail: info[at]

Server Log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be related to an identified person and will not be combined with data from other sources.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address that is anonymized) will be, as a rule, transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Please be advised that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collecting of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Through the anonymization, Google shortens IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which is why no conclusions about your identity are possible. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States of America and shortened there. Google complies with the data protection policies of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” framework and is certified accordingly, so that an appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed. Google processes the collected information to analyse the use of our website, create reports for us on website activities and use, and to provide us with further services regarding website use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

If you do not consent with the processing of data about you by using this website, then you can download a browser add-on from this link: that gives you the chance to configure Google Analytics such that no more information about the website visit will be sent to Google Analytics.

As an alternative, you can prevent the collection through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link Disable Google Analytics Google Analytics deaktivieren. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data while visiting this website

More information on Google data protection may be found at


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