Data Protection

Responsible for data processing on this websites:

Foundamental GmbH
Budapester Str 5
10787 Berlin
DE

Represented by:
Patric Hellermann, Chief Digital Disruption Officer
Phone: +49 173 5686750
info@foundamental.vc

1. Collection and processing of data

We collect and process personal data if you provide it to us by filling an entry form on our website or by other means, e.g. by e-mail. In addition, we collect and process data arising from your use of our website. Our data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG). Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. In the following we explain in detail how we collect which data on which legal basis. In addition, we will explain to you what rights you have and how long your data will be stored.

2. Processing of Data via Cookies and Logfiles

In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 f) GDPR, our website uses so-called cookies, which we need for certain functionalities of our websites, but also cookies, in order to be able to analyse the use of the website by website visitors. A cookie is a file that stores certain information on the user’s access device (PC, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.). If our website is accessed again by the user's device, the server of our website can evaluate the information stored in the cookie in various ways. Cookies can be used, for example, to recognize users or track user behavior. All this is in our legitimate interest in order to optimize our website and improve the website experience for our visitors. We use both session cookies, which are deleted after the end of your browser session, and persistent cookies that remain on your access device for a certain preset period. You may delete cookies in your browser at any time. You can also use the settings in your browser to accept cookies or deactivate them completely or for individual websites. For more information about the processing of your personal data with cookies please take note of the information in section 3 of this Privacy Policy about Google Analytics.

3. Google Analytics

In accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 sent. 1 f) GDPR, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. with legal seat in the USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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.

The Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 allows the transfer of data from a controller or processor in the European Union to organisations in the US that have committed themselves to the EU-US Privacy Shield and its additional principles through self-certification by the US Department of Commerce. Google has committed to these principles through self-certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will shorten the IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us as website operator with other services relating to website and internet usage. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both our websites and our advertising.

You may disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

4. Integration of YouTube videos

We might include videos from US-based YouTube LLC on our website (hereinafter: YouTube). When you play such a video YouTube sends a cookie to your browser (see sec. 3 of this Privacy Policy) that Youtube can use to recognize you when you visit YouTube or other websites with embedded YouTube videos. You can delete cookies at any time from your browser. Information on how Youtube handles your data is available on YouTube’s website: www.youtube.com (external link to YouTube). YouTube LLC is self-certified by Google Inc. as part of the EU/US Privacy Shield. The Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 allows the transfer of data from a controller or processor in the European Union to organisations in the US that have committed themselves to the EU-US Privacy Shield and its additional principles through self-certification by the US Department of Commerce. Google has committed to these principles through self-certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

5. Processing of personal data by contacting us

If you provide us with personal data by contacting us, e.g. by email or by entering your data in our contact form, we process your data in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 sent. 1 b) GDPR for the for the purpose of fulfilling the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures which take place on your request or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in answering your request. We process your data only for the purpose of processing your specific request. This may also include forwarding to an affiliated company if this is necessary to respond to your request. We do not use your data beyond these purposes.

6. Consent to receive our newsletters

If you register for our newsletter, we process the data you provide in the registration form exclusively for the purpose of sending and personalising the newsletter you have subscribed for. In addition, we process your IP address in order to be able to prove your consent. After submitting your email address you receive a confirmation email in which you have to click on a link in order to receive the newsletter. This confirmation email is necessary so that we can verify you as the owner of the entered email address. Only after clicking on this link your newsletter subscription becomes effective.

To send the newsletter we use a newsletter administration tool from a third party service provider. We have carefully chosen this service provider and have made data protection related agreements with him to retain the sovereignty over your data. We evaluate the click and opening rates of our newsletters. However, we do this without any reference to individual users and is therefore completely anonymous.

At the bottom of each email newsletter, you will find a hyperlink which you can use at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may also unsubscribe from receiving our newsletter at any time by contacting us by email at info@foundamental.vc.

The revocation of your consent by cancelling the newsletter has no effect on the legality of data processing until the time of the revocation. If you cancel the newsletter, the data stored by us for the purpose of sending the newsletter will be deleted, unless the deletion contradicts statutory data retention obligations.

7. Encryption

Data you insert on our website is transmitted using SSL encryption. We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons.

8. Categories of recipients of personal data; data transfer to a third country

Service providers and auxiliary agents used by us in connection with the website, e.g. host providers, agencies, IT service providers as well as the service providers mentioned in sections 3 to 7 of this privacy policy may have access to your personal data. If these service providers and auxiliary agents process data on our behalf, they only act in accordance with our instructions and are contractually bound by us accordingly. This also applies to service providers which have their legal seat in a third country (outside the EU or the EEA).

9. Your rights

According to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to receive information free of charge upon request about the personal data that has been stored about you. You also have the right to have incorrect data corrected and your personal data disabled and deleted in accordance with Art. 16 to 18 GDPR. Subject to conditions laid down in Art. 20 GDPR, you are also entitled to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance. In addition, you are entitled pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 sent. 1 (e) or (f) GDPR including profiling, from reasons arising from your particular situation. We will fulfil your aforementioned rights, as far as the legal requirements for the assertion of the rights are given. If personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such advertising, including profiling, in so far as it is related to such direct marketing, pursuant to according to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR. Please direct any request regarding your personal data to our contact details mentioned at the beginning of this privacy policy or in the imprint of our website. Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the alleged infringement.

10. Duration of data storage and routine deletion

Unless explicitly stated above we process and store personal data only for the period, which is required to achieve the processing purpose or as long and to the extent as statutory laws require us to process and/or store such data. If the purpose of processing no longer applies or if the applicable statutory retention requirement expires, we will as a matter of routine erase data or restrict the processing of data in accordance with the applicable statutory laws.

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