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© 2018 Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA)
Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), a joint initiative by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) and the Association of German Banks (Bankenverband)
Breite Straße 29
Tel.: +49 30 2028 1473
The APA is represented by the Chairman Joe Kaeser.
Managing Director and Coordinator Germany
Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA)
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 2028 1423
Fax: +49 30 2028 2423
Photo Joe Kaeser: © Siemens AG
The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) assumes no liability or guarantee in respect of the information provided on this website being fully up-to-date, complete and correct and reserves the right without prior notice to undertake alterations or further additions to the information provided.
The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) is not liable for direct or indirect harm or damage including loss of profits arising from – or in any other way associated with – information provided on this website.
The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), a joint initiative by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) and the Association of German Banks (Bankenverband), as the operator of this website takes the protection of the personal data of users and interested individuals very seriously. We comply with the regulations of the German Telemedia Act, the Federal Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulation and the future ePrivacy Regulation.
If you would like to get into touch with us by email, please note that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be guaranteed. The contents of emails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information exclusively via post.
The following declaration provides an overview of how this protection is guaranteed and what kind of data is collected and for what purpose.
In its server log files, our web server automatically collects and stores information transmitted to it by your browser. This comprises:
This data is collected exclusively to ensure proper operation and to improve our services, and is stored for a maximum of 7 days. It does not allow us to draw any direct conclusions about you personally. This data is not merged with other data sources. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of the data concerned for the protection of legitimate interests. In this context, these include the provision of websites, the detection and elimination of malfunctions as well as the detection and suppression of attacks and misuse (preventing and combating computer crime).
We respect the activation of the Do Not Track feature in your browser. If Do Not Track is activated in the browser, third-party tracking is deactivated and no web font from external resources is integrated.
Please be advised that general deactivation of cookies may cause malfunctions in the use of our website and, in addition, does not reliably prevent transmission of data to Google Analytics. We therefore recommend using the “Do Not Track” option (DNT) of your Internet browser. Depending on the browser, this is either a button in the program settings or an add-in or plugin module that has to be installed retroactively. If this option is activated, your browser signals to our web server that you do not wish any tracking to be performed without your explicit consent. Then all tracking functions will be automatically disabled by us on the server side. This assures the best possible data protection, and you do not have to take any further measures with regard to our website.
Depending on which Internet browser you are using, the process for activating the “Do Not Track” option varies. Follow the links below to find out how to do it:
This website uses pseudonymous cookies to offer a more user-friendly website.
If you have activated the “Do Not Track” feature in your browser, your consent will be requested via a pop-up. If you confirm this, the cookie is placed with a validity of 1 month; otherwise, you will be shown this message again on future visits. You may object to the use of this cookie at any time by deleting it.
The tracking measures we use are performed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Thereby we want to ensure needs-oriented design and continuous optimization of our website. After weighing the interests, the tracking measures are only used for visitors of our website who do not transmit the browser feature “DoNotTrack” (DNT=1) or who have expressly consented to this measure. The purpose of the measures is to statistically record the usage of our website and to optimize our offers. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.
Fonts.Com – Fonts from External Sources (“Web Fonts”)
For the presentation of this website, the font “Univers Next” from Monotype Imaging Inc. is used. As part of the provision of the Monotype service, no cookies are placed or used to provide the font.
As part of using the font, the following information is transmitted to Monotype:
This information is used to license the font and to fulfil our contractual obligations to Monotype.
If the Do Not Track feature is activated in your browser, no external web fonts will be loaded without your consent; instead, alternative fonts will be used. However, this may reduce the quality of the presentation.
For the integration of videos, we use, among others, the provider YouTube. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
If you access the subpages of our website that have a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to the YouTube servers and the plugin will be displayed. By doing so, information about which of our subpages you have visited will be transmitted to the YouTube server. If, while doing so, you are logged in to YouTube as a member, YouTube will associate this information with your personal user account. If you use the plugin, e.g., by clicking on the start button of a video, this information will also be associated with your user account. Further information on data processing and information on data protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at https://google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
If the Do Not Track feature is activated in your browser, no external YouTube content will be loaded without your consent; instead, only an indication of this option (play button) will be displayed.
Your Rights to Revoke and Object
Regardless of the above, you may (pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 and Art. 21 GDPR) object to the use of your data at any time: you may also, at any time, revoke any additional consent you may have given to the use of your data.
If you revoke your consent to data processing, resp. object to the use of your data, the legality of the data processing until the time of revocation is not affected.
Your Right to Rectification, Erasure, Blocking and Restriction
In addition, you may have us rectify, block or erase at any time the data we have elicited and stored (Art. 16, Art. 17 and Art. 18 GDPR). We expressly point out that there may be legal requirements to continue storing your data; in such cases, the data can only be blocked.
Your Right to Data Portability and Your Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority
Since May 25th, 2018, you also have the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR as well as the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority within the meaning of Art. 77 GDPR.
Point of Contact for Exercising Your Rights as an Affected Person
Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to learn which data concerning you is stored by us (right of access).
The controller is the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business. To exercise the aforementioned rights, send an email to asien-pazifik(at)bdi.eu.
Last update of this data protection information: March 14, 2019