The provider of this website and responsible for data processing is DHV Management GmbH, Gervinusstr. 3c, 10629 Berlin (hereinafter “provider” or “we”). In this document, we fulfill our legal obligation under Art. 13, 14 GDPR to provide you with the relevant information regarding the processing of your personal data:
The provider collects, uses and stores your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act. Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. Below we will inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.
Which data are processed and from which sources do they come from?
We process personal data (Article 4 No. 1 GDPR), which we receive as part of our activities as a venture capital fund. As far as this is required for our business, we also process data that we obtain from publicly available sources (e.g. from the Internet or from commercial registers) or in the form of business cards (e.g. at trade fairs or events) or by e-mail have received. Personal data includes personal data (name, address, contact details, the company that operates or owns the person, position within the company).
For what purpose is the data processed?
We process personal data in order to provide our services as a VC fund. That’s why we regularly look for start-ups with attractive business models and process personal information from start-up team members in order to decide whether to conduct an investment. We store the data in our e-mail system as well as in our CRM systems (Pipedrive) in order to be able to communicate with you.
On which legal basis is the data processed?
We process personal data in accordance with the following data protection regulations:
a) Processing of personal data with your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR):
If you provide us with your data about you and your company, we assume your consent to process your personal data (Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) with your consent.
b) Processing of personal data in order to fulfill contractual obligations (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR):
If we enter into a contractual relationship (including the initiation of the contractual relationship), the processing of personal data for the provision of our services as a VC fund in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 b DSGVO.
c) Processing of personal data to fulfill statutory requirements (Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR):
In the event that our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
d) Processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) (legitimate interests of the person responsible):
We process personal data from publicly available sources, as this is necessary in order to operate a VC fund.
Information about the transfer of personal data to a third country
We use various cloud services as part of our service, e.g. US based providers that also process personal information (name, email address and possibly others). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way. Redmond, WA 98052-7329, United States; (For details on the use of personal information, please visit: https://privacy.microsoft.com) and Pipedrive Inc, 460 Park Ave. South, NY, NY 10016, USA (for details on the use of personal information, see: https://www.pipedrive.com/en/privacy).
We expressly point out that for the US there has not yet been a decision on adequacy by the European Commission. We will only transfer personal information to a US provider if such transmission is permitted under the Privacy Shield Agreement and / or the transmission is legitimized by standard privacy clauses (standard contractual clauses). The guarantees for privacy can be found here:
The standard contract clauses can be found here:
Is there an automated decision-making process?
We do not use automated decision-making processes under Art. 22 GDPR for initiating decisions on the establishment or carrying out of the business relationship, which would have legal consequences for the data subject or would have a similar significant negative impact on this person.
Server log files
We collect and store information about visiting our website in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Reduced IP address
- Browser type / version
- Used operating system
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- Date and time of the server request
- Transferred amount of data
- The requesting provider
These data are collected solely for statistical purposes. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, ie text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google 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 sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The purposes of the data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services will be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics. In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Our website uses on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO so-called cookies. A cookie is a file that stores certain device-related information on users’ access devices (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.). If our website is called up by the user’s device, the server of our website contains cookies. The server can evaluate the information stored in the cookie in several ways. Cookies can be used to: For example, advertisements can be adapted to the user behavior recorded with the cookie, and statistical data from website usage can be recorded. You can allow or disable cookies via the settings in your browser. However, not all features of our website may be available if you disable cookies.
Duration of storage and routine deletion
We only process and store personal data for the period of time necessary to achieve the processing purpose or as provided for in laws or regulations governing the controller.
If the purpose of the storage is omitted or if a legally prescribed retention period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of the persons concerned
The person concerned has pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO the right to obtain free information on request about the personal data stored about him as well as the purpose of the data processing. The person concerned has also pursuant to Articles 16, 17 and 18 DSGVO the right to correct incorrect data and block and delete his personal data. In addition, under the conditions set out in Art. 20 DSGVO, he is entitled to receive the personal data that has been stored concerning him in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the provider. In addition, the person affected pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR shall be entitled to refuse personal data relating to the processing of personal data which, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO, for reasons that arise from its particular situation, object to this. The provider will fulfill the aforementioned rights of the data subject, as far as the legal requirements for the assertion of the rights are given. Any request for your personal data should be addressed to the e-mail address or address stated in the imprint of our website. Each interested party has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of data when using the website.