For What Truly Counts

Data protection

I. General Information

(1) In the following, we provide information pursuant to Art. 13 DSGVO about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior. 

(2) The responsible party pursuant to Art. 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is
Proventis Partners Holding GmbH
Große Johannisstraße 19
20457 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (0) 40 360 9759 – 0
(see our imprint).  

You can reach our data protection officer at:
RA Dr. Volker Wodianka, LL.M. (IT&T)
Wodianka privacy legal GmbH
Dockenhudener Straße 12a
22587 Hamburg

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations. 

(4) If we use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the defined criteria for the storage period. 

II. Your Rights

(1) You have the following rights towards us with regard to the personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or deletion,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • right to data portability. 

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us. You can find the competent supervisory authority in data protection matters under this link.

III. Calling up the website

(1) In the case of purely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

We collect and store this data on the basis of our legitimate interest for a limited time in order to initiate a derivation to personal data in the event of unauthorized access or attempted access to local servers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). 

IV. Use of Cookies

(1) In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective. 

(2) We distinguish between two categories of cookies: (a) essential cookies, without which the functionality of our website would be limited and (b) optional cookies for the purposes of website analysis and marketing.
The use of optional cookies is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). 

V. Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server within the EU and stored there. 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. 

(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. 

(3) You can also change the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software or in the cookie settings. 

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp“. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. Insofar as the data collected about you is related to a person, this is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data is thus immediately deleted. 

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. 

(6) Information of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. General information on data protection: 

VI. Use of Google Maps

(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Center.

(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under III of this statement are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. 

(3) Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy:

VII. Use of Google reCAPTCHA

(1) The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. 

(2) Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

 (3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the provider can be found in the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: 

 (4) You can also change the use of cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser software or in the cookie settings. 

VIII. Newsletter

(1) With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent.

(2) For the registration to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the specified e-mail address in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store your respective IP addresses used and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

(3) After your confirmation, we store your data for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

(4) You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the revocation by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter email.

(5) The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in the context of these notes, are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and display of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them itself or to pass them on to third parties.
We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. We have concluded a “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp on data processing based on the EU standard contractual clauses, so that Mailchimp thereby undertakes to comply with the EU data protection requirements. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can find more information about data protection at MailChimp here.

(6) The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times.
The statistical surveys also include the determination of whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our endeavor nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

IX. Online presence in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks in order to inform users active there about our services and to communicate directly via the platforms if they are interested. We are currently represented in the following networks:

All of our social media channels can only be accessed by visitors to the website via an external link. We do not use any plugins or other interfaces on our website that the respective networks offer for embedding the offers on websites. 

We have no influence on the data collection and its further use by the social networks. Thus, there is no knowledge about the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent the networks comply with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data is passed on. We therefore expressly draw attention to the fact that user data (e.g. personal information, IP address) is stored by the operators of the networks in accordance with their data usage guidelines and used for business purposes. 

We process the data of users in the social media presences insofar as they contact and communicate with us via, for example, comments or direct messages. 

The legal basis for the processing of the user’s data is Art. 6 (1) lit. b and f DSGVO. 

a) LinkedIn

No functions and content of the LinkedIn service offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, are integrated within our online offer. The LinkedIn channels are only accessible via an external link.
If visitors to the website are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the call to the social media channel to the user’s profile if the user visits our LinkedIn profile while logged in.
We point out that we have no influence on the content, scope of use, of the data collected by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company. For further information in this regard, please refer to the pages of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company at:
Furthermore, we would like to point out that you can make appropriate changes in your LinkedIn account to protect your privacy. 

b) Xing
Within our online offer, nofunctions and contents of the service Xing, offered by New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, are integrated. The Xing channels are only accessible via an external link.
If visitors to our website are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the call to the social media channel to the user’s profile there if the user visits the profile while logged in.
We point out that we have no influence on the content, scope of use of the data collected by Xing. For further information in this regard, please refer to Xing’s privacy policy: 

X. Processing of your data in the context of automated decision-making / profiling 

(1) In principle, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. In particular, these decisions may not regularly be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. We do not use any corresponding decision-making processes within the scope of our website and the associated data processing.