German version legally binding, see Datenschutz.

1. Responsible for the data processing (hereinafter: “we”)

Go Big UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
c/o TechQuartier
Platz der Einheit 2
60327 Frankfurt am Main
E: frankfurt@thepitchclub.com

More details about us can be found in our provider identification (Impressum).

2. Personal data, purposes of their processing and legal bases

The use of our website is usually possible without you having to provide personal information. The indication of personal data is voluntary.

Personal data indicates any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable when identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, the expression of the identity of this natural person.

The purpose of the processing of data is the operation of this website with information about our offered services, as well as contact options and online application possibilities.

Personal data is collected on our website only

  • for the use of the website (legal basis: article 6(1)(a) and / or article 6(1)(b) DSGVO),
  • to safeguard our interest in improving the user experience and maintaining the security of use (legal basis: Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO),
  • for the use of the services offered on the website as well as pre-contractual measures, in particular for forms (legal basis: article 6(1a) and / or article 6(1)(b) DSGVO) or
  • for a contract and for the execution of the contract (legal basis: article 6(1)(a) and (b) DSGVO)

is required.

Further details on the processing of data can be found below under respective headings:

3. Access data / server log files

When you visit our website, the servers automatically save the information that your browser sends, so-called server log files. The information includes

  • name of the retrieved website,
  • file,
  • date and time of retrieval,
  • message about successful call,
  • browser type and version,
  • user’s operating system,
  • referrer URL,
  • IP address and
  • provider

There is no merge of this data with other data sources. The information is in accordance with article 6(1)(1)(f) DSGVO used exclusively to analyze and maintain the technical operation of the servers and the network.

4. Cookies 

Our website stores cookies. Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve for the one usability of web pages and thus users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to collect the statistical data of the website use and to improve the offer to be able to analyze. The legal basis for this is article 6(1)(1)(f) DSGVO.

As a user, you can select the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the comfort of use are limited without cookies.

You can manage many corporate online advertising cookies through the US American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

5. Contact via E-Mail 

If you send us inquiries via e-mail, your details will be included in the e-mail, including the contact details you provided for the purpose of processing the request, and in the event of follow-up questions pursuant to article 6(1)(1)(f) DSGVO your details will be stored with us. We will never share this information without your consent. We will treat the data voluntarily provided by you as strictly confidential. We will store and use any personal data voluntarily provided by you, insofar as it is necessary for further correspondence with you.

6. Startups, participants afterwork and investors

6.1 Startups and participants afterwork

If you enter your data into our contact form as a startup or as an afterworker participant, you agree that we may include your data in our database and pass the data on to potential investors. The legal basis is 6(1)(2) a) and (b) DSGVO. Just like us, the investors commit to treat your data confidentially and never pass it on to third parties without your consent.

You can withdraw your consent at any time. Simply send an e-mail to: frankfurt@thepitchclub.com. We will delete your personal data immediately.

6.2 Investors

If you, as a investor, are interested in our startups and enter your data into the contact form provided, you agree that we may include this data in our database and pass the data on to our startups. The legal basis is 6(1)(2) a) and (b) DSGVO. Just like us, the startups commit to treat your data confidentially and never pass it on to third parties without your consent.

You can withdraw your consent at any time. Just send an e-mail to: frankfurt@thepitchclub.com. We will delete your data immediately.

7. Newsletter

You can subscribe to our newsletter via our website.

If you want to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address and information that allows us to verify that you own the specified e-mail address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is used only for sending the newsletter and will not be given to third parties.

By registering for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and logs without the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.

Your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself or by e-mail to: frankfurt@thepitchclub.com.

Our newsletter contains so-called counting pixels. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded pixel, we can detect if and when an email was opened by a person and which links in the email were accessed. This data is stored and evaluated by us to optimize the newsletter distribution and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to your interests. The data will not be transferred.

The dispatch of our newsletter takes place by means of “MailChimp”, one Newsletter shipping platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Your data will be sent to MailChimp. MailChimp is prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. For more information, visit https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

MailChimp is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield commitment to comply with EU privacy regulations. In addition, we have concluded an agreement contract dat processing with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp commits to protecting the privacy of our users, processing it on our behalf in accordance with its privacy policy and, in particular, not disclosing it to third parties.

8. Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is the Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The legal basis for this is article 6(1)(1)(f) DSGVO.

IP anonymization is activated. The IP address of the users will therefore be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be sent in exceptional cases to a Google server transferred to USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users’ use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by Google’s browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; however, this offer notifies users that you may not be able to use all features of this website in this case.

In addition, users may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link – download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Google LLC is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield commitment to comply with EU privacy requirements. In addition, we have entered into a contract processing agreement with Google LLC. This is a contract in which Google undertakes to protect the data of our users in accordance with its privacy policy on our behalf to process and in particular not to third parties.

9. Jetpack/Wordpress.com-Stats

Our website uses Jetpack, a statistical analysis tool for visitor access, operated by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. Jetpack also uses “Cookies”. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. Section 4 of our privacy policy describes how you can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly.

10. Shariff-Methode zum Teilen unserer Videos

We allow sharing our videos on Facebook, Twitter, Xing and Instagram via share buttons using the so-called “Shariff” method. With this solution, a direct contact between the user and the social media portal is only established when the user actively clicks on the share button. The click on the share button thus represents a declaration of consent of the user in the data transmission to the respective social media portal, which are being described below under the particular headings.

10.1 Facebook 

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Facebok operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. After clicking on the Facebook button, data about the user and his website visit are exchanged with the Facebook server. If the user is a member of Facebook and logged in to Facebook, information about his website visit will also be assigned to his user profile. You can avoid this by logging out. The operator will not be informed about the content of the exchanged data. At www.facebook.com/policy.php the user receives further privacy notices with detailed information on the collection and use of data by Facebook.

10.2 Twitter

Our website also uses a plugin from Twitter. Twitter is a sociaI media portal of Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA. 94107 (USA). We point out that after a click on the Twitter button, data about the user and his website visit are exchanged with the Twitter server. If the user is a member of Twitter and logged in to Twitter, information about his website visit are also assigned to his user profile on Twitter. You can avoid this by logging out. The operator will not be informed about the content of the exchanged data. At https://twitter.com/privacy the user receives further privacy notices with detailed information on the collection and use of data by Twitter.

10.3 Xing

We also use a plugin from Xing. Provider is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. After clicking on the Xing button, data about the user and his website visit will be exchanged with the Xing server. If the user is a member of Xing and logged in, information about his website visit will be to assigned his user profile. Further information on data protection and the Xing share button can be found in Xing’s privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

10.4 LinkedIn

Our website also uses the share feature of the LinkedIn network. Providers is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. We point out that after clicking on the LinkedIn button, data about the user and his website visit are exchanged with the LinkedIn server. If the user is a LinkedIn member and logged in, information about his website visit is also assigned to his LinkedIn user profile. You can avoid this by logging out. The operator will not be informed about the content of the exchanged data. For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 10.5 Instagram

We also use a plugin from Instagram. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages do not receive knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram. More information can be found in the Instagram privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/. 

11. Youtube

We use Youtube for the integration of videos. After clicking on the Youtube videos, data about the user and his website visit will be exchanged with the Youtube server. Youtube is a social media portal of the YouTube, LLC, a subsidiary of Google LLC since 2006. Is the user member of Youtube and logged in there will also be information about his website visit assigned to its user profile. You can avoid this by logging out. The operator will not be informed about the content of the exchanged data. For more information about YouTube’s collection and use of your information, please read the privacy policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

12. Recipient of personal data

Personal data is being communicated to us by the following categories of recipients:

To employees of the controller, to processors and to the persons and companies named in section 6 of our data protection.

In addition, your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so within the meaning of article 6(1)(1)(c) DSGVO or the data transfer is in accordance with article 6(1)(1)(b) DSGVO mandatory for the execution of a contractual relationship.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example while communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete data protection from access by third parties is not possible.

13. Duration of storage

We delete your personal data immediately after fulfilling its purpose. This means we save your data from your emails until your request is completely processed. Thereafter, the information will usually be deleted. Incidentally, an annual turn-around checks whether data can be deleted.

Session cookies are automatically deleted by us after your visit to the website. Access data and server log files will be deleted after one week.

We delete your personal data from applications for vacancies with us at the latest after six months.

To delete your data from the contact forms for companies, candidates and participants, cf. Please refer to section 6 of this data protection policy.

Please note that for certain data, commercial and fiscal retention requirements of at least six (§ 257 HGB) or ten (§147 AO) years exist.

14. Rights of data subjects

You are not required by law to provide your personal information. However, according to article 6(1)(1)(b) DSGVO it is necessary for a contract.

The rights of data subjects arise in particular from articles 15 to 23 and article 77 DSGVO and §§ 32 to 37 Bundesdatenschutzgesetz-neu. Above all, we would like to draw your attention to the following possibilities for affected persons:

You have the following rights to us in relation to your personal data

•     information desk,

•     rectification,

•     deletion,

•     limitation of processing and

•     transferability.

You also have the right to oppose the processing of personal data and raise

  •    contradiction.

If you have given consent to the processing of personal data, you have the right of

  •   cancellation

towards us with an impact on the future.

All inquiries, requests and notifications should be addressed to us, see above under 1.

If you believe that the processing of personal information concerning you data breaches data protection law, you always have the

•   right to appeal

with the competent supervisory authority, see article 77 DSGVO. Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have this right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of its place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the DSGVO.

Our supervisory authority is the Hessian Data Protection Officer, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden.

 

Düsseldorf

ITMR Lawyer:

Lawyer Sulmann