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

better ventures GmbH

Drosselweg 5

D - 82279 Eching am Ammersee

info@betterventures.io

 

Data Protection Officer

Proliance GmbH / www.datenschutzexperte.de

Data Protection Officer

Leopoldstr. 21

80802 Munich

datenschutzbeauftragter@datenschutzexperte.de
 

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 § 25 para. 1 s. 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 § 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 by the service provider Wix.com Ltd., Nemal St. 40, 6350671 Tel Aviv, Israel. 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 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.
 

Server-Logfiles

Once you visit our website, it is technically necessary that data is transmitted to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during an active connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server

  • Date and time of the request

  • Name of the requested file

  • Page from which the file was requested

  • Access status

  • Web browser used and operating system used

  • (Full) IP address of the requesting computer

  • Transmitted amount of data

 

We collect the listed data in order to guarantee a frictionless connection establishment and to enable a comfortable use of our website by the users. The log file also serves for evaluating system security and stability as well as administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data or log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. 

 

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 behavior or display advertising.

Technically necessary cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised presentation of our services. Other cookies are only stored with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time for the future. The legal basis may also result from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject.

Insofar as cookies are used for analysis purposes, we will inform you of this separately within the framework of this privacy policy and obtain your consent.

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.

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 this, 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 behavioral 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 via our integrated thumbprint. You can find this at the bottom left of our website.

 

Contact form and contact by email

If you send us requests via email, your details from the email, including the contact data you have provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and in the event of follow-up questions. Under no circumstances will we pass on this data without your consent. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and, if applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your request is aimed at concluding a contract. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary. You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time in the case of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

Funding Request via Typeform

If you wish to submit a request for funding via our request form or sign up for our angel club via the sign up form, the personal data you provide there will be stored by us. The personal data will only be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request. 

Our request form is integrated via the service Typeform of TYPEFORM, S.L., Bac de Roda, 163, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. When you click on "get funded" on our website, you will be redirected to a Typeform website where the form is embedded. In the process, your IP address and the personal data you provide in the form is transmitted to Typeform.

We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with the service provider in which we oblige him to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties. 

The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and, if applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your request is aimed at concluding a contract. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary. You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time in the case of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Job Application
If you apply for a job at our company via contact form or by email, we collect personal data. This includes, in particular, your contact details (such as first and last name, telephone number and email address of the user) as well as other data provided by you regarding your background (e.g. CV, qualifications, degrees and work experience) and your person (e.g. cover letter, personal interests). This may also include special categories of personal data (e.g. information on a severe disability). Your personal data ordinarily is collected directly from you during the application process and is encrypted during electronic transmission. The primary legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG. In addition, consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 2 BDSG can be used as a data protection permission regulation. If the processing of your data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
Within our company, only those persons and positions (e.g. human resources) have access to your personal data which absolutely need to carry out the application procedure or to fulfil our legal obligations. Your applications will be forwarded to the responsible person for examination. Under no circumstances will your personal data be passed on to third parties without authorization.
Your data for an application for a specific job advertisement will be stored and processed by us during the ongoing application process. Once the application process has been completed (e.g. in the form of an acceptance or rejection), the application process including all personal data will be deleted from the system no later than six months after the application process has been completed. The data of selected applicants will be stored securely for up to 2 years, provided that the applicants have given their consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, an informal e-mail to the contact details of the person responsible listed above is sufficient. If you are accepted, your application documents will be transferred to the personnel file.

Pinterest Blog

We have integrated our blog posts into our website via the service Pinterest of Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. When you visit our blog, a connection to the Pinterest servers is therefore established. In the process, your IP address is transmitted to Pinterest. 

The legal basis for the integration of our blog via Pinterest is our legitimate interest in the technical provision of our blog and increasing the user-friendliness of our website pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Since a transfer of personal data to the U.S. takes place, further appropriate safeguards are required to ensure the level of data protection under the GDPR. To guarantee this, 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 U.S. to process the data according to the level of protection in Europe. In cases in which this cannot be guaranteed even by this contractual extension, we endeavour to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the U.S.

You can find more information about data protection on Pinterest at https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

 

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" and web beacons. 

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website and to create reports on website activity. Google will also use this information to provide the website operator with further services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address sent by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR on the legal basis of your given consent.

We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization. This means that your IP address will only be further processed by Google in abbreviated form.

 

We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with the service provider in which we oblige him to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties. 

 

Since a transfer of personal data to the U.S. takes place, further appropriate safeguards are required to ensure the level of data protection under the GDPR. To guarantee this, 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 U.S. to process the data according to the level of protection in Europe. In cases in which this cannot be guaranteed even by this contractual extension, we endeavor to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the U.S.

The terms of use of Google Analytics and information on data protection can be accessed via the following links: 

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/ 

https://policies.google.com/privacy 

 

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

 

You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that if you do so 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 plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

External links

On our website Social Media 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 be only 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 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,

  • the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 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 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and

  • required by Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 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. 

 

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@betterventures.io

 

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: 08.02.2022

DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS/CONTRACT PARTNERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES

Information on data protection regarding our processing of customer and prospect data pursuant to Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
 

Dear customer, dear prospective customer,
In accordance with the provisions of Art. 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we hereby inform you of the processing of the personal data collected about you and your rights under data protection law in this regard. Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on the requested or agreed services. In order to ensure that you are fully informed about the processing of your personal data within the framework of the performance of a contract or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, please take note of the following information.

 

1. CONTROLLER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DATA PROTECTION LAW
better ventures GmbH
Drosselweg 5
D - 82279 Eching am Ammersee
info@betterventures.de


2. CONTACT DATA OF OUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
PROLIANCE GmbH / datenschutzexperte.de
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Leopoldstr. 21
80802 München
datenschutzbeauftragter@datenschutzexperte.de


3. PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASISN OF THE PROCESSING
We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)and the Federal Data Protection Act (subsequently referred to as BDSG 2018), insofar as these are necessary for the establishment, execution and performance of a contract and for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. If the disclosure of personal data is necessary for the initiation or execution of a contractual relationship or in the context of the execution of pre-contractual measures, processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR is lawful.
If you give us your express consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g. disclosure to third parties, evaluation for marketing purposes or advertising), the lawfulness of this processing is given on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Any consent given may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future (see section 9 of this data protection information).
If necessary and legally permissible, we process your data beyond the actual contractual purposes to fulfil legal obligations in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. In addition, processing may be carried out to safeguard legitimate interests of us or third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If necessary, we will inform you separately, stating the legitimate interest, insofar as this is required by law.

 

4. CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA
We process only such data which are connected with the contract initiation or the pre-contractual measures. This can be general data about your person or persons of your company (name, address, contact data etc.) as well as further data, if necessary, which you transmit to us in the context of the initiation of the contract.


5. RECIPIENT OF THE DATA
We transfer on your personal data within our company exclusively to those areas and persons who need this data to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations or to implement our legitimate interest.

We may transfer your personal data to companies affiliated with us to the extent permitted by the purposes and legal bases set out in Section 3 of this Data Protection Information Sheet.
Your personal data will be processed on our behalf on the basis of data processing agreements in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. In these cases, we ensure that the processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR. The categories of recipients in this case are providers of Internet services and providers of customer management systems and software.
Data will otherwise only be transferred to recipients outside the company if this is permitted or required by law, if it is necessary for the processing of the contract or, at your request, for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, if we have your consent or if we are authorized to provide information. Under these conditions, recipients of personal data may be, for example:

  • External tax consultants 

  • Public bodies and institutions (e.g. public prosecutor's office, police, supervisory authorities, tax office) where there is a legal or official obligation,

  • Recipients to whom the transfer is directly necessary for the purpose of establishing or performing the contract.

6. TRANSFER TO A THIRD COUNTRY
A transfer to a third country is not intended.
Personal data will only be transferred to countries outside the EEA (European Economic Area) or to an international organization if this is necessary for the performance of the contract or, at your request, for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, if the transfer is required by law or if you have given us your consent.

7. DURATION OF DATA STORAGE
If necessary, we process and store your personal data for the duration of our business relationship or for the fulfilment of contractual purposes. This also includes the initiation and execution of a contract.
In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, including those arising from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the Fiscal Code (AO). The periods prescribed there for storage and documentation are between two and ten years.
Finally, the storage period also depends on the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to §§ 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB) can generally be three years, but in certain cases also up to thirty years.

 

8. YOUR RIGHTS
Every data subject has the right of access pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, the right to notification pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR and the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.
In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not lawful. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority shall be without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
If the processing of data takes place on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 7 GDPR. Please note that the withdrawal will only take effect in the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this. Please also note that we may need to retain certain data for a period of time to comply with legal requirements (see Section 8 of this Privacy Policy).

Right to object
If your personal data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in order to safeguard legitimate interests, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of this data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process this personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons  for the processing. These must outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing must serve the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
 
Please feel free to contact us using the contact details given in section 1 to protect your rights.

9. NECESSITY OF PROVIDING PERSONAL DATA
The provision of personal data for the purpose of deciding whether to conclude a contract, perform a contract or take pre-contractual measures is voluntary. However, we can only make a decision within the framework of contractual measures if you provide personal data necessary for the conclusion of the contract, the performance of the contract or pre-contractual measures.

10. AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING
In principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR for the establishment, performance or execution of the business relationship or for pre-contractual measures. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately or obtain your consent if this is required by law.

 

Status of this data protection information: 08.02.2022