Privacy notice

The Procurement Forum is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information.

The jurisdiction in which the website operates is Germany. As such, this website adheres to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act 2009 and the European Directive 94/46/EC.

The Data Controller is Wolfgang Teubner.

This policy (together with the Procurement Forum’s legal notice) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Procurement Forum. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our services, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our site;
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence
  • Information regarding your professional interests supplied through the documents and comments uploaded to the site; and
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You must not share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:
  • Ensuring that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • Providing you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • Fulfilling our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • Allowing you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
  • Notifying you about changes to our service.

The Procurement Forum will never provide your data to third parties, or use data for any activities beyond the necessary moderation of the Procurement Forum.

The Procurement Forum will operate transparently, informing members and notifying appropriate authorities in the case where a security breach may threaten the privacy of member's data.


We maintain this site and all associated data with technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. Your personal information will be stored at facilities located across the world and will be retained for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires. Every request to join the Procurement Forum is screened to ensure no inappropriate parties are able to access the Forum and the data therein. If a member fails to comply with the rules of conduct, their account will be revoked.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Updating your information

You have the ability to review, correct or change the personally identifiable information you provide us. If you are a registered user, you can change your personally identifiable information at any time directly in the system.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to