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- More information about privacy policy can be found in the following (a well as in the disclaimer)

Privacy Policy

Data protection is particularly important to us and we take the protection of your personal data very seriously.


This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us when using the website.


The processing of your personal data, for example your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the individual company and its representatives (see Legal Disclaimer; hereinafter: Berlin Startup School).



Berlin Startup School
c/o DGH Deutsche GründerHilfe gGmbH, Alt-Moabit 19, 10559 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 609 888 251 | Fax: 030 609 888 299
info(at) |

Managing Director (Geschäftsführer): Constantin Schmutzler
District Court (Amtsgericht): Berlin Charlottenburg HRB 181819 B
VAT no. (USt-IdNr.): DE309451092


Collection of general data and information

The website of the Berlin Startup School collects a number of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. This data can be collected:


- Browser type and version

- Operating system of the user

- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)

- Name of the website accessed (concrete page)

- Date and time of retrieval

- Transferred amount of data

- anonymized Internet protocol address (IP address)

- Internet service provider of the accessing system


When using this general data and information, the Berlin Startup School does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is needed to correctly deliver the content of our website, to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, and to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.


Website provider and processing of data and information

Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform to sell our products and services to you. Your information may be stored through's data stores, databases, and general applications. You store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company comply with PCI-DSS standards administered by the PCI Security Standards Council. This is a joint initiative of brands such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements ensure that credit card information is securely processed by our business and its service providers.


Contact via e-mail or contact form

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If you send us an enquiry in this way, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.


The information provided by you will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing contact enquiries.



Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. The use of cookies enables us to provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies.


Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of the users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes can also be stored in such a cookie. Third party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online service (otherwise, if they are only the latter's cookies, this is referred to as "first party cookies").


We may use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of your browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.


Use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, Google will previously shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further associated services are then to be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.


You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting your data across multiple devices, you must opt-out of all systems you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Click here to disable Google Analytics


More information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at at . Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link


Target group formation with Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to display ads placed by Google and its partners within our advertising services only to users who have shown an interest in our online services or who have specific characteristics (e.g. interests in specific topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited) that we transmit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics Audiences"). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads match the potential interest of users.


Use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. This function is used to present interest-related advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called "cookie" is stored in the visitor's browser, which makes it possible to recognise the visitor when he or she visits websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, advertisements can be presented to the visitor which refer to contents which the visitor has previously called up on websites which use the remarketing function of Google.

According to its own information, Google does not collect any personal data during this process. However, if you do not want Google's remarketing function to work, you can always deactivate it by making the appropriate settings at . Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies for interest-related advertising via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions under


Use of Google AdWords

This website uses Google AdWords. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to serve ads both in Google's search engine results and on the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.


The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-relevant advertisements on third-party websites and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.


If a data subject reaches our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored by Google on the data subject's information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to track whether a person who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase.


The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time you visit our websites, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personally identifiable information collected through the technical process with third parties.

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

Furthermore, the person concerned may object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must access the link from any of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the valid data protection regulations of Google can be found at .


Use of Google ReCaptcha

We integrate the function for the recognition of bots, e.g. for entries in online forms ("ReCaptcha") of the provider:

Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy:


Using YouTube

On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. Operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. This will tell Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your Youtube account, Youtube can personally assign your surfing behavior to you. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies which collect information about the user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.


Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection declaration at:

Online presences in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.


Instragram: Instagram services are operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA. For more information and to review Instagram's current privacy policy, please visit


Facebook: Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the United States or Canada, the data controller for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information and to review Instagram's privacy policy, please visit


LinkedIn: The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible. LinkedIn's Privacy Policy is available at


Twitter: The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The current Twitter privacy policy can be found at

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of users who communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. postings on our websites or send us messages.


Meetup: The operating company of Wework Company Inc., 115 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011, United States. The current Meetup privacy policy can be found at

Eventbrite: The operating company of Eventbrite, Inc., is Delaware, 155, 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The current Eventbrite privacy policy can be found at

Deletion or blocking of personal data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


Rights of the data subject

You have the right to request information from us about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. Insofar as the legal requirements are met, you also have the right to object to correction, deletion or restriction of processing, data transmission and the right to have your data processed by us. If you have given your consent to the use of personal data, you can revoke it at any time.


If you make use of these rights or if you wish to revoke a declaration of consent to the processing and use of your personal data in whole or in part, please contact us at the e-mail address info[at] or Constantin Schmutzler, DGH Deutsche GründerHilfe gGmbH, Alt-Moabit 19, 10559 Berlin.


If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by us violates the applicable data protection law, you can complain to the responsible supervisory authority for data protection.


Right to information

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time and to receive a copy of this information. You can request information about the following information:


- Processing purposes

- Categories of personal data processed

- Recipients or categories of recipients of your data

- Duration of storage of your data (if possible)

- Objection to the processing of your data

- Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

- the origin of the data, unless it was collected directly from you

- Existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation.

- Transfer of your data to third countries and the appropriate safeguards for them


Right to rectification

You have the right to request immediate rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning you. Furthermore, you have 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.


Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

You have the right at any time to demand that we delete your personal data immediately if one of the following reasons applies and if processing is not necessary:

The personal data was collected for such purposes or processed in any other way for which it is no longer necessary.

You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

You object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.

The personal data have been processed unlawfully.

The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) DS-GVO.


Right to limitation of processing

If one of the following conditions is met, you have the right to request that the processing of your data be restricted:

The accuracy of the personal data will be contested by the data subject for a period of time which will allow the data processor to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

The processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.

The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights.

The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.


Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the Berlin Startup School in a structured, common and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you can claim that the Berlin Startup School transmits this data to a responsible person as far as this is technically feasible and as far as the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected.


Right of objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons related to your particular situation. We will no longer process your personal data in the event of objection, unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DSGVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in 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 that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same shall apply to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes the processing of personal data necessary, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

Modification of the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

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