Data protection – GDPR 2020

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various personal data (From Cookies & Email Addresses) will be collected to answer questions from your side. Personal information is information that personally identifies you.

You can have this data deleted from us at any time.
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Data protection

We appreciate your interest in our website.

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is very important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with legal regulations.

Please take a moment to read the information below. These provide information on how we handle your personal information, how and for what purpose this information is used, to whom we share this information, and how we protect your personal information.

Your personal rights are our highest priority and we make every effort to protect and safeguard these rights.


Collection and processing of data

Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on the website is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes.

To be logged:

  • Name of the retrieved file,
  • Date and time of the call,
  • transferred amount of data,
  • Message about successful call,
  • used operating system,
  • Browser and browser type,
  • the website from which was forwarded,
  • the internet service provider,
  • visited pages and
  • requesting domain.

Additionally, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are logged. However, the person in charge does not draw any conclusions about a person.

These data are only needed to properly display the contents of our website, to optimize the content permanently for you and to support prosecutions in case of hacker attacks.

Insofar as personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address, etc.) are collected on this website, this is done by mutual agreement with you and in your knowledge.

The personal data are collected and processed by us within the framework of the provisions of the Telemedia Act (TMG), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A revocation is possible at any time.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

Insofar as you have provided us with personal data, we use these according to the general data protection regulations only to answer your inquiries, to justify, process and terminate contracts concluded with you, for technical administration and possibly for advertising our products and services. if you have a consent or if this is permitted by law.

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or otherwise transmitted if this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the contract – in particular passing on order or order data when integrating service providers and / or suppliers, etc. – this is required for billing purposes or you have previously consented to have. You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time.


Insofar as you order our electronic newsletter, your personal data will only be used for the purpose of regular sending of our newsletter . After registration, we will send you a confirmation e-mail, which will allow us to verify your identity and confirm your agreement again.

Your data will be forwarded to our provider via e-mail. Unfortunately, if we do not provide you, it is not possible to provide you with our newsletter, to contact you and to process your request. An automated decision-making is not made.

A transmission of the personal data provided by you to a third country or an international organization does not take place and is not planned. A transfer of your personal data to external third parties does not occur. Your personal data, which you provide us with in the context of ordering the newsletter, will be stored by us until your consent to the receipt of the newsletter is withdrawn and removed from the mailing list after you have logged out.

Start-up Competition

The personal data you provide will be used for the purpose of participating in the competition for the purpose of public relations (press releases, publication on the Internet or social media, print media) collected, processed and used. The provision of your personal data is necessary for the registration and participation in the competition or evaluation of business concepts. In the case of non-provision, participation in the competition is unfortunately not possible.

An automated decision-making is not made.

Your personal data will be passed on to the respective coaches, assessors for the purpose of advising and supporting your project as well as to the jury participants for the purpose of awarding the prize.

If required by the company, external service providers as processors are involved in compliance with data protection regulations.

In order to assess your documents, they are forwarded to the responsible employees and to external experts, so that the documents can be checked and their content evaluated.

A transfer to a third country or an international organization of the personal data you provide does not take place and is not planned.

Your documents will be stored with us for the duration of the competition. After expiry of the statutory retention periods, your data will be destroyed or deleted in accordance with data protection regulations or restricted for use.

Affected Rights

You are entitled to information about the processing of your personal data.

In addition, you are free to assert your rights to rectification, deletion or, if deletion is not possible, processing restriction and data portability . Should you wish to avail yourself of this right, please contact our data protection officer.

Furthermore, you have the right to complain at any time to the competent supervisory authority. If you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with the data protection laws, we would kindly ask you to contact our data protection officer.

Furthermore, pursuant to GDPR the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Protection of Stored Data

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved and adapted according to the state of the art. It can not be ruled out that data transmitted un-encrypted by you can be viewed by third parties during the transmission. It should be noted that with regard to data transmission over the Internet (eg in the case of communication by e-mail) no conclusive secure transmission can be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not at all or only over a secure connection (SSL) over Internet be transferred.

Protection of Minors

The consent to the processing of personal data can only be given by a person of legal age. For information society services, the consent of a child from the age of eighteen is permitted.

Storage of Anonymized data / Cookies

On this website usage data are collected and stored in Anonymized form. For this purpose, so-called “cookies” can be used. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. However, these collect and save the data exclusively in pseudonymous form. They are not used to identify you personally and are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym. We use this information to determine the attractiveness of our website and to continually improve its content.

Use of the website is also possible without cookies. If you do not give your consent, no cookies will be set.

Social media

Facebook (link)

On our website we use a link to the social network Facebook, which is operated exclusively by Facebook Inc. The reference is indicated by the Facebook logo (not a Facebook plug-in).

By clicking on the Facebook logo, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. If you are already logged in via your personal user account on Facebook, an automated forwarding of information about the visit to our website on Facebook. It is then possible for Facebook to associate the visit to the website with your account. We point out that we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook.

If you do not wish the transmission and storage of your data by Facebook, please log out of your Facebook account.

Facebook plug-ins (like-button)

You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the “Like-, Share- or Sendbuttons” (“Like”) on our website. These are operated by the social network Facebook. A detailed overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found at the following link: .

When you visit our website, a direct connection is made via the plug-in between the Facebook server and your browser. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If the “Like” button is clicked while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you may be able to link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. This makes it possible for Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account.

The transmission of your data takes place only after your explicit consent. We point out that we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. The privacy policy of Facebook can be found at: .


The Twitter feature included on our website is offered through Twitter Inc. By using this feature, your visit to our website will be linked to your Twitter account. In the course of this an automatic transfer of the data to Twitter takes place. If you do not wish to transfer data to Twitter, you can change your account settings on Twitter.

We point out that we do not receive any information about the transmitted data, neither from the content nor from its use by Twitter. The privacy policy of Twitter is available via:


We have used functions of the XING service on our website. When you visit the website, your web browser connects for a short time with the servers of XING, which provide the XING functions (eg calculation of the counter value). , XING does not use cookies and does not store personal information. Furthermore, no evaluation of your usage behavior takes place. We point out that we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by XING. For more information, please visit : .


The Instagram social networking plug-ins inserted on our website are identified by the “Instagram Button”.

If you are logged into your Instagram account and click on the “Instagram button”, you have the option to link content from our website to your Instagram profile. This will link your visit to our website with your user account. We expressly point out that we as the provider of the site do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram. For more information about the Instagram Privacy Policy, please visit .

YouTube (videos)

The plug-ins we use on our website are operated by YouTube, represented by Google Inc. When the plug-ins are viewed on our website, they connect to the YouTube servers. As a result, the information that you have visited on our website is transmitted to the YouTube server. If you’re logged in to YouTube as a member, YouTube will be able to associate this information (viewed videos and comments) with your personal account. You can prevent the collection of your data by logging out. You can access the privacy policy of YouTube at: .

Vimeo (videos)

This site incorporates video through, a service of Vimeo. When you access videos through Vimeo, you will be connected to Vimeo’s servers in the United States. This will send certain information to Vimeo. It may also be that Vimeo cookies on your device stores. Furthermore, Vimeo allows the use of certain other features, such as the rating or sharing of videos. To do so, you may need to log in to Vimeo or to certain third-party providers (such as Facebook or Twitter) with your user account so that they can associate the information you have provided with your respective user account. These features are provided by Vimeo and its third party vendors only. You should carefully review their privacy policy before using the features. We have no knowledge of the content of data collected by Vimeo or third parties and have no control over their use.

For more information about how Vimeo collects and uses your data and your rights, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy at .

Google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) to visually display geographic information (site maps). Google Maps is operated by Google Inc. By using Google Maps, you consent to the collection, editing, and use by Google or one of its agents or third parties of data collected and used by you while you are using Google Maps, as well as information you enter.

When you use Google Maps, information about your use of our website, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The transfer of data to the USA is associated with risks under data protection law. If you do not want to do that, you can deactivate the service of Google Maps and prevent the data transfer to Google. For this you have to disable JavaScript in your browser. We point out, however, that you can not use the map display in this case.

For more information about the collection and processing of your data by Google and your relevant data protection rights, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy at and the additional terms and conditions for Google Maps and / or Google Maps Google Earth at .