privacy policy

1. Introduction

This website of the DataHub is provided by etventure GmbH (hereinafter also referred to as "etventure", "we" or "us"). In accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data when you access and use our website.

2. Responsibilities

You will find the name and contact details of the person responsible in our legal notice.

3. Processing of personal data

3.1 General overview of processing activities and service providers

On our websites we offer various services, which are listed below:

  • E-Mail-Newsletter (6.1)
    Please register with your e-mail address if you would like to be informed about news in our newsletter. You must confirm your subscription to the newsletter (double opt-in).
  • Contact forms (6.2)
    Fill in the form in order that we can contact you.
  • Applications (6.3)
    You can apply online for our challenges. The data will only be processed for application purposes.
  • Landing Pages (6.4)
    The data will be used in general to offer you our service and to continuously improve it.

In order to offer these online services and to continuously optimize our website, we use the services of other service providers on our website. Data, including personal data, is sent to and used by the following service providers:

Analysis tools, remarketing and targeting

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google AdWords
  • Crazy Egg
  • Facebook-Pixel
  • Disqus
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • MailChimp

Additional service providers

  • reCAPTCHA
  • Google Fonts
  • Vimeo
  • Webflow
  • GoToWebinar
  • Google Suite

The information obligations pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR are described below or are provided directly for the services mentioned above.

4. Operation of the website

4.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

The following information, which your browser automatically transmits to us, is processed when you visit our website:

  • Browsertype / -version
  • Operating system
  • Name of the previously visited website
  • IP address / host name of your computer
  • Date and time of the server request

4.2 Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

Your personal data will be processed by the responsible person for the following purposes in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Enabling the use and operation of the website (legitimate interest: Presentation of the service portfolio of the person responsible and possibility of making contact by customers and interested parties)
  • Ensuring the proper operation of the website (fulfilment of legal obligations, i.e. security of processing pursuant to Art. 5 of the DSGVO, e.g. to defend against and clarify cyber attacks)

4.3 Recipients or categories of recipients

Our website is technically operated by Webflow Inc (208 Utah, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States). The data is stored in European data centres.
Pursuant to Art. 46 paragraph 2 letter c GDPR, an agreement on compliance with the current data protection level in Europe (EU standard contractual clauses) has been concluded with our service provider.

Please refer to the service provider's privacy policy for further information: https://webflow.com/legal/privacy

Personal data will continue to be disclosed if this is necessary for the prevention of criminal offences and/or we are otherwise legally obliged to do so.

4.4 Duration of data storage

The personal data is automatically deleted 4 weeks after the end of the connection, provided there are no legal retention periods to the contrary.

4.5 Right of cancellation, opposition and rectification

The acquisition of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in logfiles is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. The user therefore has no possibility of cancellation, opposition or rectification.

5. Use of cookies

5.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

Our website uses cookies to offer you a convenient and feature-rich online service and to verify your authorization to use the service. Cookies are text files that contain information to identify returning visitors solely for the duration of their visit to the website. Cookies are stored on the hard disk of your computer and do not cause any damage.

The website cookies contain personal data. Cookies save you the multiple entry of data, simplify the transmission of specific content and help us to identify particularly popular parts of our website. They enable us to continuously improve the structure and content of our website.

The following cookies are stored on your device:

Types Name Function / Purpose Duration
Google Analytics _ga&_gid „_ga“ & „_gid“ Cookies are needed to distinguish between users 2 years / 1 day
Google Analytics _gat & _dc_gtm_[xxxxx] „_gat“ reducing the requirement rate, „_dc_gtm_[xxxxx]“ if Google Analytics is used via the Google Tag Manager 1 minute
Google Analytics _gaexp Used to determine the involvement of a user in an experiment and the process of experiments in which a user has been involved
90 days
CloudFlare __cfduid The cookie is set by the CloudFlare-service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user ID, nor does the cookie store personal data does the cookie store personal data 5 years
Facebook fr Trafficking/Retargeting 90 days
Google Advertising (doubleclick.net) IDE Google DoubleClick cookie is used to make ads more appealing to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Usually to select user-relevant ads, improve the campaign performance or to avoid that a user sees the same ads multiple times 1 year
Google Advertising (doubleclick.net) _uetsid n/a n/a
Crazy Egg _ceg.s, _ceg.u, ceir To track visitors & visitor sessions using heat-, scroll- & clickmaps to analyze user behavior 3 months
Own Cookies etv_campaignetv_mediumetv_source Cookies are used to track campaign sources from the url n/a
Own Cookies etv_Modal_Popup Cookie shows or removes overlay for the newsletter 5 days
Own Cookies ga-disable-UA-[xxxxx] Cookie shows status if Google Analytics has been deactivated. 81 years
Own Cookies cookieconsent_status Cookie asks if all cookies are enabled or disabled (EU cookie policy notification the first time you visit the site) 1 year
Own Cookies notice Cookie asks if all cookies are enabled or disabled (EU cookie policy notification the first time you visit the site) 1 month
Disqus _jid Used to add comments to the website and to remember the user's Disqus credentials on websites that use this service. session
Disqus _utma Collects data about the number of visits a user makes to the website as well as the data for the first and last visit. Used by Google Analytics. 2 years
Disqus _utmb Registers a timestamp with the exact time of access to the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. session
Disqus _utmc Registers a timestamp with the exact time at which the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. session
Disqus _utmt Used to decrease the speed of requests to the server. session
Disqus _utmz Collects data about where the user came from, which search engine was used, which link was clicked and which search term was used. Used by Google Analytics. 6 months
Disqus disqus_unique Collects statistics about the user's visits to the website, such as number of visits, average time spent on the website and pages loaded. 1 year
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com)LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) BizoID LinkedIn advertisement analyses 6 months
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) BizoData LinkedIn advertisement analyses 6 months
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) BizoUserMatchHistory LinkedIn advertisement analyses 6 months
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) BizoNetworkPartnerIndex LinkedIn advertisement analyses 6 months
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) lang language n/a
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) bcookie Browser-ID-Cookie 1 year
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) bscookie Secure-Browser-ID-Cookie 1 year
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) lidc Used for routing 1 day
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) _lipt n/a 29 days
LinkedIn (ads.linkedin.com) L1c Browser-ID-Cookie session
Twitter n/a n/a n/a


5.2 Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR (Justified Interest: Analysis of your browsing behaviour to optimize our website).

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR. In this case, we ask for your permission before setting the cookie on the website.

5.3 Duration of data storage, possibility of opposition and removal

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to our website. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website entirely.

6. General services

6.1 E-Mail-Newsletter

6.1.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

Our website enables you to receive free e-mail newsletters on a regular basis. The following data will be sent to us when you register for the e-mail newsletter:

  • E-mail-address (mandatory)
  • Personal data such as name, title, e-mail format (optional)
  • Topic of the e-mail newsletter
  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of registration

In the course of the registration process, your permission is obtained for the processing of the data and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

We use the double opt-in procedure for registration. This means that we will not send you an e-mail newsletter until you confirm your registration via a link contained in an e-mail sent by us after you have provided your e-mail address.

The registration and confirmation are logged. This is to ensure that only you can register for the newsletter service as a user of the specified e-mail address. Your confirmation must be received as soon as we send the e-mail, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be deleted from the service provider's database. Until you confirm your registration, our newsletter service will not accept any further registrations under this e-mail address.

6.1.2 Purposes and legal basis of the processing

The purpose of collecting your e-mail address is to deliver the e-mail newsletter to the appropriate target group. The e-mail address will only be used for sending the newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR (consent).  The processing of the IP address and the time of registration is conducted on the basis of Art. 5 paragraph 2 GDPR (accountability / proof of consent).

6.1.3 Transmission of your data to a third country or international organisation

To send the e-mail newsletter, your personal data (e-mail address, surname, first name) will be sent to our service provider MailChimp (operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, Georgia, US). MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“ and is therefore committed to comply with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Furthermore, we have concluded a „Data-Processing-Agreement“ with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp is obligated to protect the data of our users, to process them on our behalf in accordance with the data protection regulations and in particular not to pass them on to third parties.

6.1.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

For sending and collecting user data for our e-mail newsletter we use the service MailChimp (operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, Georgia, US). If you register for our newsletter, the data provided during registration will be transmitted to MailChimp and processed there. You will then receive an e-mail to confirm your registration. MailChimp offers extensive analysis options for using the newsletter. These analyses are group-related and are not used by us for individual evaluation.  

6.1.5 Duration of data storage

Your personal data will be deleted at your request or when the service is discontinued. We store your login data without double opt-in for 90 days.

6.1.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and rectification

You can cancel the service at any time by clicking on "Unsubscribe" in the e-mail newsletter. You will not receive any e-mail newsletters after you unsubscribe. If we have to process your e-mail address for other reasons, your e-mail address will be blocked from being mailed.

6.1.7 Consequences of nonprovision

Our e-mail newsletter is a voluntary service. An e-mail address is required for the transmission of our e-mail newsletter.

6.1.8 Existence of automated decision making including profiling

Automated decision making or profiling does not take place.

6.2 Contact forms

6.2.1 Type and scope of processing of personal data

In the contact forms on our website the following personal data are requested, whereby the fields marked with * are mandatory:

  • Name and surname
  • Email Address
  • Subject
  • Content of your message
6.2.2 Purposes and legal basis of the processing of personal data

Entering your data in the contact forms on our website gives us the opportunity to contact you personally and to offer you our services. The legal basis for the processing of the data after entering them into the contact form by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent). The processing of the IP address and the time of registration is based on Art. 5 paragraph 2 GDPR (accountability / proof of consent).

6.2.3 Transfer of your data to a third country or international organization

Contact information is sent to Google Suite on the basis of Article 46 paragraph 2 letter c GDPR (EU standard contractual clauses). Google Suite is also certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (Link).

6.2.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

The data entered via the contact forms are stored at our service provider Google Suite in European data centers. Please refer to the Google Suite privacy policy for more information.

6.2.5 Duration of data storage

The data will be stored for as long as necessary for the provision of the services requested by the user or for the purposes specified in this document.

6.2.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and correction

Upon written request, you have the right to receive information free of charge about the personal data that has been stored about you. In addition, you have the right to correct incorrect data as well as to block or delete your personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to store such data.

6.2.7 Consequences of nonprovision

Our contact form is a voluntary service. To use the contact form, the data listed in 6.2.1 is required.

6.2.8 Existence of automated decision making including profiling

Automated decision making or profiling does not take place.


6.3 Applications

6.3.1 Type and scope of processing of personal data

To apply on our website for the challenges, a form is provided in which application-relevant data must be entered. In addition, attachments can be uploaded.

6.3.2 Purposes and legal basis of the processing of personal data

Entering your own personal data enables you to submit your application data and documents to us online. The data will only be processed for application purposes. The legal basis for the processing of the data is in accordance with Art. 88 GDPR in connection with §26 Federal Data Protection Act (initiation of an employment relationship).

The processing of the IP address and the time of registration is based on Art. 5 paragraph 2 GDPR (accountability / proof of consent).

6.3.3 Recipients or categories of recipients

For the operation of the online application portal we rely on the service provider F6S Network Limited (152-160 Kemp House, City Road, London EC1V 2NX), to which the application-relevant data is transmitted.

6.3.4 Transfer of your data to a third country or international organization including processing guarantees

Your application data will be transmitted to F6S Network Limited in Great Britain on the basis of Art. 46 paragraph 2 letter c GDPR (EU standard contract clauses).

6.3.5 Duration of data storage

The data will be stored until the application process is completed. If we should decide on another candidate, your data will be deleted after 6 months.

6.3.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and correction

You have the right to request information from us at any time about the data stored about you and about the origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is passed on; as well as for the purpose of storage. You can object to the processing of your application for the above-mentioned purposes at any time with effect for the future. Please send all information requests, requests for information or objections to data processing to us by email.

6.3.7 Consequences of nonprovision

Unfortunately, we cannot consider your application without your application documents.

6.3.8 Existence of automated decision making including profiling

Automated decision making or profiling does not take place.

6.4 Landing Pages

6.4.1 Type and scope of processing of personal data

When requesting further information material such as data samples on our landing pages, you must enter the following personal data in an online form:

  • Name and surname
  • Company
  • Email Address
6.4.2 Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

The data will be used in general to offer you our services and to continuously improve them. No clear names are required for requesting information material; the entry of anonymous designations is permitted. The legal basis for the processing of the data after entering them in the online form by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent).  The processing of the IP address and the time of registration is based on Art. 5 paragraph 2 GDPR (accountability / proof of consent).

6.4.3 Transfer of your data to a third country or international organization including processing guarantees

Contact information is sent to Google Suite on the basis of Article 46 paragraph 2 letter c GDPR (EU standard contractual clauses). In addition, Google Suite is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European data protection law in accordance with Art. 45 GDPR (Link).

6.4.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

The contact details are stored at our service provider Google Suite in European data centers. Please refer to Google Suites privacy policy for more information.

6.4.5 Duration of data storage

The data will be stored for as long as necessary to provide the services requested by the user or for the purposes specified in this document. You can ask us to block or remove the data.

6.4.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and correction

Upon written request, you have the right to receive information free of charge about the personal data that has been stored about you. In addition, you have the right to correct incorrect data as well as to block or delete your personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to store such data.

6.4.7 Consequences of nonprovision

Our landing pages and the information provided there for downloading are a voluntary service. In order to use this information, the data listed in 6.4.1 must be provided.

6.4.8 Existence of automated decision making including profiling

Automated decision making or profiling does not take place.

7. Analytical tools, remarketing and targeting

7.1 Google Analytics

7.1.1 Type and scope of processing of personal data

We use the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to Internet sites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on the website from which a person concerned has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed.

We use the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. By using this addition, Google shortens and anonymizes the IP address of your Internet connection when you access our Internet pages from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

7.1.2 Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

The processing of your personal data enables us to analyse your surfing behaviour. We are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website by evaluating the data obtained. This helps us to continuously improve our website and its usability. For these purposes, it is also in our legitimate interest to process the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. By anonymizing the IP address, your interest in protecting your personal data is sufficiently taken into account.

7.1.3 Recipients or categories of recipients

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google LLC, 1600 AmphitheatreParkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

7.1.4 Duration of data storage and criteria for determining the storage period, if applicable

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for our recording purposes. Due to long sales processes and a customer journey lasting up to 2 years, we store our data for 26 months.

7.1.5 Transmissions to a third country and existence of the adequacy decision

The personal data will be transferred to a third country. Google LLC is certified according to the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law according to Art. 45 GDPR (Link).

7.1.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and correction

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on your information technology system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, you have the opportunity to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google.

To do this, you must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered a contradiction by Google. If your information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later time, the browser add-on must be reinstalled to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person within their control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics will be explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/analytics/.

7.2 Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows web page tags to be managed through an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers the services described in Section 7. et seq. and Section 8. et seq. which in turn collect data if necessary. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, it remains valid for all tracking tags, provided that they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

7.3 Google AdWords

7.3.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

We also use the Google advertising tool "Google-Adwords" to promote our website.

7.3.2 Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

The information collected with the help of the "conversion cookies" is used by Google to generate visit statistics for our website. These statistics show us the total number of users who clicked on our ad and also which pages of our website were subsequently accessed by the respective user. However, we or others who advertise via "Google-Adwords" do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

7.3.3 Transfer of your data to a third country or international organization

The operating company of the Google Adwords component is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

7.3.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

For this purpose we use the analysis service "Conversion-Tracking" of Google LLC, 1600 AmphitheatreParkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

7.3.5 Transmissions to a third country and existence of the adequacy decision

The personal data will be transferred to a third country. Google LLC is certified according to the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law according to Art. 45 GDPR (Link).

7.3.6 Duration of data storage

If you accessed our website via a Google ad, a cookie is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores on your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies" lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve your personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google may recognize that you as a user have clicked on one of our ads placed on Google and have been redirected to our page.

7.3.7 Right of cancellation, opposition and correction

You can prevent the installation of "conversion cookies" by making the appropriate settings in your browser, such as browser settings that generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies or specifically only block cookies from the "googleadservices.com" domain.

7.4 Crazy Egg

7.4.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

Crazy Egg generates information about how you interact with our website. The interactions that are recorded or analyzed may include a website visitor's mouse movements and clicks, keystrokes entered and/or pages viewed or visited, including the duration of such visits.

Crazy Egg uses cookies on our website for the following purposes:

  • to determine whether you are visiting our website for the first time
  • to evaluate usage patterns and perform traffic analyses; to identify preferences
  • to diagnose problems with our servers
  • to analyze trends and to manage Crazy Egg products and services.

The following data is collected:

  • Browser information
  • Operating System Information
  • Mobile Device Information (e.g. device ID, mobile operating system, etc.)
  • IP address
  • Page accessed
  • Geographical location
  • Time of the visit
  • Referring page, application or service

Cookies placed by Crazy Egg on your computer do not include any personal data such as name, telephone number, email address or postal address. Crazy Egg also does not link cookies to personal data in its servers or databases.

7.4.2 Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

We use the software and services of Crazy Egg Inc, Crazy Egg, Inc.
16220 E. Ridgeview Lane, La Mirada, CA 90638, USA, to analyze and obtain information about how you behave on our website. The aim is to further develop and modify our website on the basis of these findings. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent).  The processing of the IP address and the time of registration is based on Art. 5 paragraph 2 GDPR (accountability / proof of consent).

7.4.3 Transfer of your data to a third country or international organization and appropriate or adequate guarantees

The legal basis for the processing of personal data by the third-party provider is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. In accordance with Art. 46 paragraph 2 letter c GDPR, an additional agreement has been concluded with our service provider to comply with the current data protection level in Europe (EU standard contract clauses).

7.4.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

The generated data is stored on the web servers and in Crazy Egg's databases to perform analyses and generate reports.

Visitor information (including personally identifiable information) may be shared with certain third parties and individuals who help to facilitate technical aspects of the Crazy Egg service or perform functions related to the management of Crazy Egg, such as third parties who provide storage facilities for certain visitor information collected and analyzed by Crazy Egg. These third parties perform tasks on behalf of Crazy Egg and are contractually obliged not to pass on or use visitor information for other purposes. However, Crazy Egg is not responsible in the event that personal data is disclosed to such a third party as a result of a breach or loss of security or for non-compliance by such third party with the aforementioned requirements.

Crazy Egg also reserves the right to share visitor information (including personally identifiable information):

  • to comply with laws, regulations or legal requirements;
  • enforce, apply or investigate violations of the Terms of Use or other agreements;
  • to respond to public requests;
  • or protect the rights, property, user experience or safety of Crazy Egg.

Crazy Egg may also share customer information with our affiliates provided that they comply with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

7.4.5 Duration of data storage

Information on how long Crazy Egg stores personal data is currently still requested. These will be supplemented by us in the near future.

7.4.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and correction

If you do not want us to use Crazy Egg to place cookies on your computer, you should set your browser to reject all cookies, including first-party cookies. Please note that if you set your browser to refuse cookies, some features of our website may not be available. Please also note that - even if you set your browser to refuse all cookies - your activities on our website will continue to be recorded by the analysis service.

For more information about rejecting cookies, see your browser's instructions for changing your cookie settings. If you do not set your browser to refuse cookies, you agree that cookies, including the initial provider cookies used by Crazy Egg, will be stored on your computer when you visit websites. For more information about the use of cookies, see Crazy Egg's cookie policy.

If you wish to opt-out of Crazy Egg's collection of visitor information, please read Crazy Egg's opt-out instructions. Please note that if you use a computer or Internet browser other than the one at the time you unsubscribe from the Analytics Service, Crazy Egg will not be able to display the opt-out and collect visitor information. Under these circumstances, you must call up the above link again for your opt-out decision to take effect again.
Please also note the corresponding data protection declaration and the corresponding opt-out options.

7.5 Facebook-Pixel

7.5.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

Due to our legitimate interests in analysis, optimization and economic use of our online offer we use the so-called "Facebook pixel" within our online offer.

7.5.2 Purposes and legal basis of the processing

With the help of the Facebook Pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of ads (so-called "Facebook Ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads we post only to Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain features (e.g. interests in certain topics or products that are determined by the websites visited) that we transmit to Facebook (so called "custom audiences"). We also want to use the Facebook Pixel to ensure that our Facebook ads meet the potential interests of users and are not a nuisance. The Facebook Pixel also helps us track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by showing whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").

7.5.3 Transmission of your data to a third country or international organisation

Facebook processes the data in accordance with Facebook's Data Usage Policy. Please read the notes on the presentation of Facebook ads in the Facebook Data Usage Policy:  https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. For specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, visit the Facebook Help section: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

7.5.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

The service is provided by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA). If you are an EU resident, the service is provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd. (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland).

Facebook is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and therefore offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law.

7.5.5 Duration of data storage

We do not know how long Facebook processes the above data and for what additional purposes.

7.5.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and rectification

You can opt-out of the use of the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads. To set what types of ads you see within Facebook, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on usage-based advertising settings:  https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

7.5.7 Further information

You may also opt out of the use of cookies to measure reach and for advertising purposes via the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative  (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

7.6 Twitter Ads Conversion Tracking

On our website we use the analysis and conversion tracking technology of Twitter, Inc. (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A.).

Twitter's abovementioned technology allows you to see more relevant ads based on your interests or to analyse the user behaviour of our ads. Twitter also provides us with aggregated and anonymous reports of ad activity and information about how you interact with our site.

Twitter is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and therefore offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law. For more information on how Twitter processes and uses data, please read Twitter's privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy#update.

If you do not want Twitter to process and use your data, you can make use of the opt-out function at any time: https://twittercom/personalization

7.7 LinkedIn Conversion Tracking

On our website we use the analysis and conversion tracking technology of the LinkedIn platform (LinkedInIrelandUnlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland).

With the aforementioned LinkedIn technology you can see more relevant ads based on your interests or analyse the user behavior of our ads. LinkedIn also provides us with aggregated and anonymous reports of ad activity and information about how you interact with our website.

Information on data protection at LinkedIn can be found here:https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy#choices-oblig.

You can opt-out of the analysis of your usage behavior by LinkedIn and the display of interest-based recommendations. Click on the field "Reject on LinkedIn" (for LinkedIn members) or "Reject" (for other users) under the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

7.8 MailChimp

MailChimp is an online marketing platform operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, a company headquartered in the State of Georgia in the United States.

The Services enable us to, among other things, send and manage email campaigns and serve advertisements. MailChimp also provide other related services, such as real-time data analytics. Find out more about their Services here.

7.8.1 Type and scope for processing personal data

MailChimp may use the Personal Information we collect or receive about you for our legitimate business interests, including:

  • To enforce compliance with their Terms of Use and applicable law. This may include developing tools and algorithms that help them to prevent violations.
  • To protect the rights and safety of their Members and third parties.
  • To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
  • To provide information to representatives and advisors, including attorneys and accountants, to help them comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
  • To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
  • To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
  • To provide, support and improve the Services.
  • For their data analytics projects.  
  • Other purposes. To carry out other legitimate business purposes, as well as other lawful purposes.
7.8.2 Purposes and legal basis of the processing

MailChimp processes Personal Information about you as a data controller, where such processing is in their legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Their legitimate interests typically include: improving, maintaining, providing, and enhancing their technology, products and services; and ensuring the security of the Services and their Website.

7.8.3 Transmission of your data to a third country or international organization

Our servers and offices are located in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, we take many steps to protect your privacy, including offering our Members a Data Processing Agreement.

MailChimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We are committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to each Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website, here.

A list of Privacy Shield participants is maintained by the Department of Commerce and is available here.

MailChimp is responsible for the processing of Personal Information we receive under each Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfer to a third party acting as an agent on our behalf. We comply with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Information from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to Personal Information received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, we are subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose Personal Information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider TRUSTe (free of charge to you) here. Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, here, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Members located in Switzerland and the EU should also request our data processing agreement here, where you will be directed to log in to your account to sign the agreement online, in addition to relying on MailChimp’s Privacy Shield certification.

7.8.4 Recipients or categories of recipients

The Personal Information that we and therefore MailChimp may collect broadly falls into the following categories:

  • Information you provide to us e.g. Registration information, Billing and communications information or information we process on your behalf
  • Information we collect automatically e.g. Device information, Log Data or Product usage data
  • Information we collect from other sources like third-party sources e.g. public databases, social media platforms, third-party data providers or joint marketing partners
7.8.5 Duration of data storage

MailChimp and their partners may use various technologies to collect and store information and this may include using cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons. They also allow them to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type, and other similar details. They use this information to measure the performance of our email campaigns, and to provide analytics information and enhance the effectiveness of their Services. MailChimps use of cookies and other tracking technologies is discussed in more detail in their Cookie Statement here.

7.8.6 Right of cancellation, opposition and rectification

If you prefer not to share your data for the data analytics projects, you can opt out of them at any time by emailing us at

personaldatarequests@mailchimp.com.

To access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information. MailChimp takes reasonable steps to ensure that the data they collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and up to date. You may contact them directly at any time about accessing, correcting, updating or deleting your Personal Information, or altering your data, by emailing them at personaldatarequests@mailchimp.com. They will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

7.8.7 Further information

In addition, if you are a resident of the EEA, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask them to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing them at

personaldatarequests@mailchimp.com.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about the collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here

8. Other service providers

8.1 reCAPTCHA

To protect input forms on our site, we use the service "reCAPTCHA" of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google". By using this service, it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is abusive through automated machine processing.

To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behavior of website visitors, information about operating system, browser and dwell time, cookies, display instructions and scripts, the user's input behavior and mouse movements in the "reCAPTCHA" checkbox area are transmitted to "Google".

Google uses the information obtained in this way, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter and to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition).

The IP address transmitted within the scope of "reCAPTCHA" will not be merged with other Google data unless you are logged in to your Google account at the time you use the "reCAPTCHA" plug-in. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behaviour on our website by "Google", you must log out of "Google" before you visit our site or use the reCAPTCHA Plug-in. Google also provides you with an opt-out function: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

The use of the information obtained through the "reCAPTCHA" service is in accordance with the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

8.2 Vimeo

On our site we use components of the provider Vimeo. Vimeo is a service of Vimeo LCC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

Each time you visit our website equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the Vimeo component. If you access our site while logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo uses the information collected by the component to identify which specific page you are visiting and to associate this information with your personal account at Vimeo. For example, if you click the "Play" button or make comments, this information will be transferred to your personal user account at Vimeo and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our site will be passed on to Vimeo. This is independent of whether you click on the component or not.

If you wish to prevent Vimeo from transmitting and storing information about you and your conduct on our website, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our site. Vimeo's privacy policy provides more detailed information, in particular regarding the collection and use of data by Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/privacy  

8.3 Webflow

Webflow, Inc., a Delaware corporation, provides www.webflow.com and the other websites under the webflow.com domain, and their SaaS product, web design software, tools, and related services subject to your compliance with all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein.

Webflow collects various types of Personal Information about you while you are using the Services.

In general, Webflow collects the following types of Personal Information:

  • Registration data: full name, email address, and optional social media account information (e.g., if logging in through your Google account).
  • Profile data: biographical information, avatar, portfolio of work, skills, and/or freelance availability.
  • Financial data: bank account information, payment card information, transaction history, and/or company billing information.
  • Transaction data: information about the transactions you make on their Services, such as the projects you complete, when projects are published, and/or timestamps of certain actions.
  • Online identifiers: geolocation/tracking details, browser fingerprint, OS, browser name and version, and/or IP addresses.
  • Interaction data: survey responses, forum or blog posts, authentication data, security questions, public social networking posts, user ID, click-stream data, and other data collected via cookies and similar technologies. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Any information that is disclosed in the forums or their blog becomes public information. This means that your posts are available to the public and may appear in search engines or other publicly available platforms, and may be “crawled” or searched by third parties. Your public posts can also be read, collected, or used by others to send you unsolicited messages. Be careful when posting on public parts of their Services and do not post any information that you are not comfortable sharing publicly.

We only collect Personal Information about you from third parties that you voluntarily choose to connect with our Services.

Unless otherwise permitted by law, webflow may process your Personal Information:

  • If you consent to the processing
  • To satisfy their legal obligations
  • If it is necessary to carry out their obligations arising from any contracts they entered with you or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you
  • In the public interest
  • In your vital interests, or
  • For our legitimate interests, such as to protect their property, rights, or the safety of Webflow, their customers, or others

Webflow limits their storage of your Personal Information to the amount of time necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they collected the Personal Information, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting obligations, or to resolve disputes. Webflow has some standard retention periods for parts of your Personal Information which are described below:  

  • Contact information collected for marketing purposes, such as your name and email address, is retained on an ongoing basis until you unsubscribe from the marketing communications. Thereafter they will add your contact information to their suppression list indefinitely to respect your unsubscribe request.
  • Browser interaction data, such as cookies and trackers, is kept for a period of up to one year from expiry of the cookie or date of collection.
  • Product analytics data is kept for up to 5 years, and automatically deleted on an ongoing basis.

If you have questions about retention periods that apply to any other data, please contact them at privacy@webflow.com.

You can exercise your rights by contacting webflow at privacy@webflow.com so that they may consider your request under applicable law. When they receive an individual rights request via email, they may take steps to verify your identity before complying with the request to protect your privacy and security.

You have the right to

  • Withdraw consent
  • Access and correction
  • Be forgotten
  • Enjoy data portability
  • Restrict processing
  • Have Webflow notify relevant third parties of erasure, rectification, and restriction
  • Object to processing
  • Opt-out of automated individual decision-making, including profiling

8.4 GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar is a service provided by the platform LogMeIn. LogMeIn, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, LogMeIn USA, Inc. (collectively “LogMeIn”) participate in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss Privacy Shield regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.

LogMeIn collects several different types of information to provide Services to you, including:

  • Customer Account and Registration Data: This includes information you provide to create your account with them or register for events, webinars, surveys, etc. and may include, first and last name, billing information, a password and a valid email address.
  • Service Data (including Session and Usage data)
  • Third Party Data: they may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom they have purchased data, and combine this data with information they already have about you.
  • Location Information
  • Device Information

LogMeIn may access (which may include, with your consent, limited viewing or listening) and use the data we collect as necessary (a) to provide and maintain the Services; (b) to address and respond to service, security, and customer support issues; (c) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, unlawful, or technical issues; (d) as required by law; (e) to fulfill their contracts; (f) to improve and enhance the Services; (g) to provide analysis or valuable information back to their Customers and users.

Customers can always review, update or change personal information from within their account. LogMeIn will also, when you request, provide you with information about whether they hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information.  Please contact them here if you need assistance in reviewing your information. LogMeIn will respond to your access request to review the information they have on file for you within a reasonable time.

If you wish to cancel your account or for them to stop providing their services, or if they hold personal information about you and you want it to be removed from their database or inactivated, please contact them here.

8.5 Google Suite

Google Suite is a services provided by the company Google LLC, 1600 AmphitheatreParkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google". They collect information to provide better services to all their users. The information Google collects, and how that information is used, depends on how you use their services and how you manage your privacy controls.

When you’re not signed in to a Google Account, they store the information they collect with unique identifiers tied to the browser, application, or device you’re using. This helps them do things like maintain your language preferences across browsing sessions.

When you’re signed in, they also collect information that they store with your Google Account, which is treated as personal information.

Google uses the information they collect from all their services for the following purposes:

  • Provide their services
  • Maintain and improve their services
  • Develop new services
  • Provide personalized services, including content and ads
  • Measure performance
  • Communicate with you
  • Protect Google, their users and the public

To delete your information, you can:

  • Delete your content from specific Google services
  • Search for and then delete specific items from your account using My Activity
  • Delete specific Google products, including your information associated with those products
  • Delete your entire Google Account

9. Rights of persons concerned

You have various rights in handling your personal data, such as the right to information about the data stored by us concerning your person or the right to correction, restriction of processing, right to data transferability, right of objection or deletion of your data. If you have any questions regarding the assertion of your rights, please contact our data protection officer in writing. To do so, please use the postal address in the imprint (keyword "Data Protection Officer") or by e-mail at datahub@gruenderallianz.ruhr.

10. Right of appeal to the supervisory authority

You have the right to file a complaint with the following supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates the applicable data protection laws:

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, An der Urania 4-10, 10787 Berlin.

11. Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with the data protection regulations. Despite prior careful control of content, we cannot assume any liability for external links to external content.

12. Validity and updating of the data protection declaration

Due to the further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration with effect for the future. We recommend that you take a look at the current data protection declaration.

Berlin, 25.05.2018