Privacy Policy

Responsible body in terms of data protection laws is:

Collective Brain GmbH
Last updated: May 20, 2018
Collective Brain GmbH
HRB 155658
Oliver Wegner & Tom Vollmer 

Data protection (GDPR updated)

The protection of your privacy is very important to us. In the Following we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

1. Access data and hosting

You can visit our Web sites without disclosing any personal information. Each visit to a web page, the web server only automatically stores a so-called server log file, which e.g. contains the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the retrieval.

These access data are evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring a trouble-free operation of the site as well as the improvement of our offer. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. F GDPR the preservation of our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in a correct presentation of our offer. All access data will be deleted no later than seven days after the end of your page visit.

Hosting services by a third party

Within the framework of a processing on our behalf, a third party provider provides the services for hosting and displaying the website. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which are predominantly justified in the interests of weighing up our interests, in order to correctly present our offer. All data collected as part of the use of this website or in dedicated forms as described below will be processed on its servers. Processing on other servers takes place only in the frame explained here.

This service provider is located in the US and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. Under the agreement between the US and the European Commission, the provider Squarespace has established an appropriate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

2. Data collection and use for contract execution

We collect personal data if you provide it to us as part of contacting us (for example, by contact form or e-mail). Which data are collected, can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data communicated by you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for processing your inquiries. Your data will be deleted after expiry of any tax and commercial retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data use, which is permitted by law and about which we in inform this statement.

3. Plug ins and tools

To make visiting our website as attractive as possible, we use external typefaces from Adobe Typekit. These are accessed when visiting the site by servers of Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, California, USA. Adobe does not use cookies to provide the service. According to our information, however, the IP address of the user's device is transferred to Adobe and stored. For more information about Adobe Typekit privacy, see the Adobe privacy policy.

4. Contact options and your rights

As a user of our website, you have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us in the scope specified therein;

  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to demand immediate correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored with us;

  • According to Art. 17 GDPR the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the further processing

    • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

    • to fulfil a legal obligation

    • for reasons of public interest or

    • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required;

  • According to Art. 18 GDPR the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you;

    • the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion;

    • we no longer need the data, but you need it for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or

    • you filed an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

  • According to Art. 20 DSGVO, the right to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible;

  • According to Art. 77 GDPR, the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

For questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of granted consent or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly via the contact details in our imprint.

Right of objection

To the extent that we process personal data as explained above in order to safeguard our legitimate interests, which are predominant in the context of a weighing up of interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for the purpose of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. Insofar as the processing takes place for other purposes, you are only entitled to a right of objection if there are reasons that arise from your particular situation.

After exercising your right to object, we will not further process your personal data for these purposes, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing of the assertion, exercise or defense of Legal claims serves.

This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not process your personal data for this purpose