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Privacy Policy


Introduction

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is important to us. Below you will find information about how we handle your data that is collected through your use of our website. Your data will be processed in accordance with the legal data protection regulations.


Controller within the meaning of data protection law

Humboldt-Innovation GmbH
Ziegelstraße 30
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093 70752
e-mail : info@humboldt-innovation.de


Data Protection Officer

Proliance GmbH / www.datenschutzexperte.de
Data Protection Officer
Leopoldstr. 21
80802 Munich
datenschutzbeauftragter@datenschutzexperte.de


When contacting our Data Protection Officer, please specify the company to which your request relates. Please refrain from enclosing sensitive information such as a copy of an identification document with your request.


Definitions

Our privacy policy should be simple and understandable for everyone. For this reason, our privacy policy generally uses the official terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The official definitions are explained in Art. 4 GDPR.


Access to and storage of information in terminal equipment

By using our website, access to information (e.g. IP address) or storage of information (e.g. cookies) in your terminal equipment may occur. This access or storage may involve further processing of personal data pursuant to the GDPR.
In cases where such access to information or such storage of information is strictly necessary for the technically error-free delivery of our services, this is done on the basis of Sect. 25 para. 1 p. 1, para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG.
In cases where such a process serves other purposes (e.g. the needs-based design of our website), this will only be carried out on the basis of Sect. 25 para. 1 TTDSG with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
For more information on the processing of your personal data and the relevant legal basis in this context, please refer to the following sections on the specific processing activities on our website.


Web Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). This website is hosted in Germany and France. Personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, web page accesses and other data generated by a website.
We collect the listed data to ensure a proper connection to the website and an error-free delivery of our services. The processing of this data is strictly necessary to make the website available to you. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in the correct presentation and functionality of our website in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with the provider in accordance with the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR, in which we commit him to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.

You can set your browser to

  • be informed about the setting of cookies,
  • only allow cookies in individual cases,
  • exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally,
  • activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed.



Cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are either temporarily stored on your end device for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself or an automatic solution is provided by your web browser.
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping basket function or language settings). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.
The processing of data using strictly necessary cookies is based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in the technically error-free delivery of our services. For details on the processing purposes and legitimate interests, please refer to the following explanations on the specific data processing.
The processing of personal data using other cookies is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Insofar as such cookies are used for analysis and optimisation purposes, we will inform you separately about this in this privacy policy and obtain your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The cookie settings can be managed under the following links for each browser:


You can also manage cookies of many companies and functions used for advertising individually. To do so, use the appropriate user tools, available at https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Most browsers also offer a so-called “do-not-track function”. When this feature is enabled, the browser tells ad networks, websites, and applications that you do not want to be “tracked” for behavioural advertising and the like.

For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, please refer to the links below, depending on your browser provider:


Additionally, you can prevent the loading of so-called scripts by default. “NoScript” allows the execution of JavaScripts, Java and other plug-ins only at trusted domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how to edit this function can be obtained from the provider of your browser (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/).
Please note that if you disable cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.


Change cookie settings

You can revoke or change your cookie settings at any time. To do so, access the cookie settings again. You can find this at the bottom of our website.


External links to social media

On our website social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook) is solely embedded as a link to the respective service. After clicking on the embedded text/image-link you will be directed to the website of the respective provider. User information will only be transferred after the redirection to the respective provider. Information regarding the use of your personal data through the use of the website can be found in the privacy policies of the visited websites.


Data Transfer and Recipients

Your personal data is not transferred to third parties, unless

  • we have explicitly pointed this out in the description of the respective data processing.
  • you have given your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and our legitimate interests are not overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms.
  • there is a legal obligation to transfer data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • required by Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR for the execution of contractual relationships with you.


In addition, we use external service providers for the processing of our services, whom we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. Required data processing agreements pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR are concluded before the commission. In particular, these contracts concern web hosting services, the dispatch of emails and IT updates and maintenance. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties by our service providers.


External services

In the following you will find more detailed information on the external services we have integrated on our website.


Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, an internet analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. Google will also use this information to provide the website operator with other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of the consent you have given.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that your IP address is only processed by Google in abbreviated form.
We have concluded a data processing agreement with the service provider in which we oblige them to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties.
Since a transfer of personal data by Google to affiliates and sub-processors to countries outside the EU and EEA is possible, further appropriate safeguards are required to ensure the level of data protection under the GDPR. For the U.S., there is an adequacy decision of the EU Commission pursuant to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR regarding companies with certification under the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Google LLC is certified under the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and is therefore committed to compliance with adequate data protection standards, which can be verified via the following link: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/participant-search
For potential transfers to other countries outside the EU and the EEA, for which no adequacy decision of the EU Commission exists, we have concluded standard contractual clauses with the provider in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR. These oblige the recipient of the data in the country outside the EU to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe.
The Google Analytics terms of use and information on data protection can be accessed via the following links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. Erasure of data at user and activity level linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) and advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID, IDFA [Apple identifier for advertisers]) takes place no later than 14 months after their collection.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website without restriction. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and analysing your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.


Google Marketing Platform (formerly DoubleClick)

This website uses DoubleClick of the Google Marketing Platform, a service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).
DoubleClick uses cookies to serve ads that are relevant to you. This involves assigning a pseudonymous identification number (ID) to your browser or device to help us verify which ads have been displayed on your browser and which ads have been viewed. This can improve campaign performance or, for example, prevent you from seeing the same ad more than once. Google may also use cookie IDs to track conversions related to ad requests. For example, when a user sees a campaign manager ad and later visits the advertiser’s website using the same browser and makes a purchase. According to Google, the cookies do not contain any personal information. If you have given us your consent, the data will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Due to the technology used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider will find out and save your IP address.
Since a transfer of personal data by Google to affiliates and sub-processors to countries outside the EU and EEA is possible, further appropriate safeguards are required to ensure the level of data protection under the GDPR. For the U.S., there is an adequacy decision of the EU Commission pursuant to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR regarding companies with certification under the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Google LLC is certified under the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and is therefore committed to compliance with adequate data protection standards, which can be verified via the following link: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/participant-search
For potential transfers to other countries outside the EU and the EEA, for which no adequacy decision of the EU Commission exists, we have concluded standard contractual clauses with the provider in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR. These oblige the recipient of the data in the country outside the EU to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe.
For more information about the Google Marketing Platform, please visit https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ and for general information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.


Google Fonts

We use “Google Fonts” on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as: “Google”). Google Fonts enables us to use external fonts. For this purpose, the required Google Fonts are loaded into your browser cache by our web server when you access our website. This is necessary so that your browser can display a visually improved representation of our texts. If your browser does not support this function, a standard font will be used by your computer for display.
The fonts are hosted by us and therefore are not loaded by an external provider. This requires the processing of your IP address.
We use Google Fonts for optimization purposes, in particular to improve the use of our website for you and to make its design more user-friendly. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).


Data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the cost of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content.


Storage period

The period for which the personal data will be stored is determined by the relevant statutory storage periods (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). The corresponding data is deleted routinely upon expiry of the respective period. If data is required for the fulfilment of a contract or contract initiation, or if we have a legitimate interest in further storage, the data will be deleted if they are no longer required for these purposes or if you make use of your right of withdrawal or objection.


Your Rights

In the following, you will find information about your data subject rights, which the current data protection law grants you against the controller concerning the processing of personal data:
The right, pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure or personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you or to object such processing, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences.
The right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
The right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The right, pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure and we no longer need the data for the purposes of processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.
The right, in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us in in a commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit those data to another controller.
The right to withdraw your given consent pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect in the future at any time.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work.
The right to withdraw your given consent pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your given consent concerning the processing of your personal data with effect for the future at any time. In the event of withdrawal, we will delete the data concerned without delay, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.


Right to object

If your personal data is processed by us based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation. If the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection without the requirement of stating a particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal, objection or any of your other rights, simply send an e-mail to info@humboldt-innovation.de


Necessity of providing personal data

The provision of personal data for the decision on the conclusion of a contract, the fulfilment of the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures is voluntary. However, we can only make the decision in the context of contractual measures if you provide such personal data that is required for the conclusion of the contract, the fulfilment of the contract or pre-contractual measures.


Automated decision making

Automated decision making or profiling according to Art. 22 GDPR does not take place.


Subject to change

We reserve the right to adapt or update this privacy policy, if necessary, in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. In this way, we can adapt it to the current legal requirements and take account of changes to our services, e.g. the introduction of new services. The most current version applies to your visit.

Status of this privacy policy: 06.02.2024

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