Data protection information

The Latin America Committee of German Business (LADW), hosted by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), as 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 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.

Data processing on this website

In its server log files, our web server automatically collects and stores information transmitted to it by your browser. This comprises:

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


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).

Respect for Do Not Track and Information on Opt-Out

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 also means that our websites will be delivered without code for Google Analytics. 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:


Analysis of Our Users’ Website Activities and Information about Embedded Third-Party Offers

Use of Cookies

This website uses a pseudonymous cookie to offer a more user-friendly website, particularly for managing the article collection (“collection-uuid-de”). This cookie is not used for other purposes.

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. Unfortunately, the selections of the article collection cannot be stored in that case.

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 fonts from the service provider are used. As part of the provision of this service, no cookies are placed or used to provide the font.

To provide the service, Fontscom may elicit information about the fonts provided on the web server. This information is used for invoicing and for compliance with regulations, and may comprise the following:

  • Fonts provided
  • ID of the typesetting
  • Account ID
  • Service providing the fonts
  • Application requesting the fonts (e.g., the CMS)
  • Server providing the fonts
  • Host name of the site where the fonts are loaded

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.

Google Analytics and Double-Click

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that enable analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and will be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the website, to aggregate reports about website activities, and to provide further services related to the usage of this website and the usage of the Internet to the operator of this website. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Further information on the usage conditions and data protection of Google Analytics can be found here and here. Data from AdWords and from the Double-Click cookie are analysed via Google Analytics. If you do not wish this, you can deactivate it via the Ads Preferences Manager.

Please be advised that Google Analytics has been extended on this website with the code “ga(‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true);” in order to assure that IP addresses are captured anonymously (so-called “IP Masking”). If the Do Not Track feature is activated in your browser, no scripts from Google Analytics will be integrated without your consent.

Your Rights as an Affected Person

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).

Responsible for the data processing is the Latin America Committee of German Business (LADW). To exercise the aforementioned rights, send an email to ladw(at)

Last update of this data protection information: 2018-10-18.