Privacy Policy

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. The management of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH attaches great importance to data protection. The Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH website can be used without providing any personal data. However, if a person (henceforth data subject) wishes to take advantage of special services offered by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH. By means of this privacy policy, our company wishes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. In addition, this data protection declaration informs affected persons about their rights.

As the organisation responsible (data controller), Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, internet-based data transfer may in principle be vulnerable to security breaches, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as by telephone.

1. Definitions

The Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH privacy policy is based on the terms of European directives and regulations when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our data protection declaration is intended to be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a) Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations, carried out with or without the aid of automated means, relating to personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, reconciliation or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or change of location of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or controller responsible for data processing

Controller or controller responsible for processing data is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for the controller’s designation may be provided for by Union law or by the law of the Member States.

h) Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation mandate under European Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

j) Third party

Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent is any freely given, informed and unequivocal expression of will by the data subject in a specific case, in the form of a declaration or other explicit affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller

Responsible within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is:

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 46302-500
Email: info@berlin-partner.de
Website: www.berlin-partner.de

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is

Sascha Tiede
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 46302-408
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@berlin-partner.de
Website: www.berlin-partner.de

Every person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

The Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters that can be used to assign internet pages and servers to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the internet pages and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH is able to provide users of this website with more user-friendly services, which would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

Cookies can be used to optimize the information and offers on our website to the benefit of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online store. The online store uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a preferred setting in the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

Please consider: Cookies are useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More specifically, HTTP cookies, since there are other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically stored in the cookie folder, effectively the "brain" of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to the cookies, our website then knows who you are and offers you your usual default settings. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner sites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie is unique because each cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, trojans or other "malware". Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.

For example, cookie data may look like this:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiration period: 2 years
  • Usage: differentiation of website visitors
  • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311212182

A browser should support the following minimum:

  • A cookie may contain at least 4096 bytes
  • At least 50 cookies should be able to be stored per domain
  • A total of at least 3000 cookies should be able to be stored
What types of cookies are there?

The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services you use and is clarified in the following sections of the privacy policy. At this point we would like to briefly mention the different types of HTTP cookies.

You can distinguish 4 types of cookies:

Essential cookies

These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user adds a product to the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only goes to checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.

Functional cookies

These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. These cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website in different browsers.

Session cookies

These cookies ensure a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Advertising cookies

These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very practical, but potentially also annoying.

Usually the first time you visit a website, you will be asked which of these types of cookies you want to allow. And of course this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regardless of the service or website from which the cookies originate, you always have the option of deleting cookies, allowing them only partially or deactivating them. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out which cookies are stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether or not you wish to accept it. The procedure varies depending on the browser. It may be advisable to look for instructions in a search engine with the search term "Delete cookies Chrome" or "Deactivate cookies Chrome" in case of a Chrome browser or replace the word "Chrome" with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

What about my privacy?

So-called "cookie guidelines" have been in place since 2009. These state that the storage of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, the implementation of this guideline was largely carried out in § 15 para.3 of the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

If you want to know more about cookies and are not averse to technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called "HTTP State Management Mechanism".

5. Collection of general data and information

The Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH website collects a range of general data and information each time a person or (automated) system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following may be recorded: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the internet site, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required in order to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is thus evaluated by Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.

6. Google Maps Privacy Policy

On our website we use Google Maps from Google Inc. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. With Google Maps we are able to show you locations and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transferred to Google and stored on the Google servers. Here we would like to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is an internet map service provided by the company Google. With Google Maps you can search online for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations or companies using a PC, tablet or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed next to the location. In order to display directions, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the surface of the earth as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Due to Street View images and high-quality satellite images, very accurate representations are possible.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

All our efforts on this site are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful visit to our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with information about various locations. You can see at a glance, for example, where we have our headquarters. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to reach us. You can call up the directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bicycle. We consider the provision of Google Maps as part of our customer service.

Which data is stored by Google Maps?

In order for Google Maps to offer its service fully, the company Google collects and stores data about you. This includes the search terms entered, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the start address entered is also saved. However, this data storage happens on the websites of Google Maps. We can only inform you about it, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide individual, personalized advertising for you.

The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

  • Name: NID
  • Value: 188=h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ311212182-5

Purpose: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to "remember" your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. Hence you receive customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal preferences for advertising purposes.

Expiration date: after 6 months

Note: We cannot guarantee the completeness of the stored data. Especially when using cookies, changes can never be ruled out. In order to identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created where only Google Maps was integrated.

How long and where is the data stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers around the world. However, most servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Google distributes the data on different data carriers. This way the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against possible manipulation attempts. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyses the servers, the data is still protected.

Some data is stored by Google for a fixed period of time. For other data, Google only offers the possibility to delete it manually. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, location and web/app activity information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. You can also manually delete this data from your history at any time via your Google Account. If you want to completely prevent your location data from being recorded, you must pause the "Web and App activity" section in your Google Account. Click "Data and personalization" and then click the "Activity setting" option. Here you can turn the activities on or off.

You can also disable, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this always works slightly differently. The following instructions show you how to manage cookies in your browser:

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you want to allow it or not.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI. If you want to learn more about Google's data processing, we recommend that you read the company's own privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

7. Google Fonts Privacy Policy

On our website we use Google Fonts. These are the "Google fonts" of the company Google Inc. For the European area the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.

To use Google fonts, you do not need to log in or set a password. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, you do not need to worry about your Google Account information being submitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this information securely.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory of over 800 fonts that Google makes available to its users free of charge.

Many of these fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License, while others are published under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website, but we don't have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use with mobile devices. If you visit our site, the low file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can visually distort some texts or entire web pages. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google Fonts to make our entire online service as correctly rendered and consistent as possible.

Which data is stored by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google servers. In this way Google also recognizes that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end user data to what is necessary for the proper provision of fonts. API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests at Google and is protected. Through the collected usage statistics, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in the BigQuery database of Google Fonts. Entrepreneurs and developers use Google's BigQuery web service to examine and move large amounts of data.

However, it should also be noted that each Google Font request automatically sends information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored cannot be clearly determined and is not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts with the help of a Google style sheet. A stylesheet is a style template that allows you to easily and quickly change, for example, the design or font of a web page.

The font files are stored at Google for one year. Google's goal is to improve the loading time of web pages. If millions of web pages link to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and reappear immediately on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot be simply deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is called up. To delete this data preemptively, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311212182. Otherwise you can only prevent this data storage if you do not visit our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a large number of fonts and can thus select the optimum for our website. You can find more information about Google Fonts and other questions at  https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311212182. There Google does address privacy issues, but it does not provide very detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult to gain really detailed information about stored data from Google.

You can also find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

8. Subscription to our newsletters

On the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose indicates which personal data is transferred to the controller responsible for processing when ordering the newsletter.

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH informs its customers and business partners about company offers at regular intervals by means of a newsletter. The newsletter from our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered for the first time by the person concerned for the purpose of receiving the newsletter using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as the person concerned.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject's e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the data controller.

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as might be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter service can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, a corresponding link is included in every newsletter. It is also possible to inform the data controller in another way.

9. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletters of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Using the embedded pixel-code, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH is able to determine whether and when an e-mail was opened by a recipient and which links in the e-mail the recipient called up.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters is stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimize newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent submitted in this regard via the double opt-in procedure at any time. After revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH automatically interprets a cancellation of the newsletter (unsubscribe) as a revocation.

10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or as required by European directives and regulations or another legislator in terms of laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by European directives and regulations or any other binding legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the law.

11. Rights of the data subject

a) Right of confirmation

Every data subject has the right, according to European directives and regulations, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.

b) Right of access

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge information from the data controller about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, European legislation grants the data subject access to the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her or of a right of opposition to or restriction of the processing by the controller
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has the right of information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.

d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of the personal data concerning him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a of the GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Paragraph 1 GDPR.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored by Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH deleted, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with as soon as possible.

If the personal data has been made public by Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and our company, as the responsible party pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other data controllers delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will make the necessary arrangements in individual cases.

e) Right of restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the justified reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will arrange for the restriction of processing.

f) Right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her, which have been provided by the data subject to a data controller, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 paragraph 2 letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR and that the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
In addition, when exercising their right to data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 Paragraph 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to data transfer, the person concerned can contact an employee of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH at any time.

g) Right to object

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH processing for the purposes of direct advertising, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out at Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH or any other employee directly. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by European Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate safeguards of the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the explicit consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the responsible party or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH will take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the responsible party, to present its own position and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with European directives and regulations, to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

12. Privacy policy for the use and application of Matomo

The data controller has integrated the Matomo component into this website. Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web-Analysis is the collection, documentation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors of internet pages. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data about which internet page a person concerned came to an internet page from (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the internet page were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is generally used to optimize a website and may also be used for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the data controller responsible for processing, the log files which are sensitive to data protection laws are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of the visitor flows on our website. The data controller responsible for processing uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports that show the activities on our website.

Matomo places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, we are able to analyze the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. In the course of this technical process we obtain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serves us, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.

Cookies are used to store personal information such as the time of access, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website. Whenever you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a preferred setting in the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to the use of this website and to prevent such collection. For this purpose the person concerned must set "Do Not Track" in his browser.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the data controller responsible for processing may no longer be fully usable for the data subject.

Further information and Matomo's current privacy policy can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy/.

13. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company was injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller responsible (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

14. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

15. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of a contract.

16. Legal or contractual provisions on the provision of the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

17. Existence of an automated decision making process

As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.


Sources:

This privacy statement was created by the Privacy Statement Generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which is the External Data Protection Officer Munich, in cooperation with the data protection lawyer Christian Solmecke.

Parts of the Google Fonts and Google Maps sections as well as the Cookies section were created with the Privacy Policy Generator of AdSimple in cooperation with bauenwir.de.