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Data protection:
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
Non-personal data

The website collects and analyzes the following non-personal data: file / date / time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type / version, IP address, operating system, referrer URL and provider. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. We guarantee that the data collected will under no circumstances be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons that are not related to the legally permissible purposes. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.



Personal data

Our website can usually be used without providing personal data.

Further personal data is only recorded if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of an inquiry or registration. The collection and storage of your data take place within the framework of the necessary minimum. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, it will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.




This Cookie Policy was last updated on August 7, 2020 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Zone.


1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: "The Website") uses cookies and similar technologies (for the sake of simplicity, all of these are grouped under "Cookies"). Cookies are also placed by third parties commissioned by us. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.


2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple small file that is sent together with the pages of an Internet address and can be saved by the web browser on the PC or other device. The information stored therein can be sent to our servers or those of relevant third-party providers during subsequent visits.


3. What are scripts?

A script is part of the program code that enables our website to function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.


4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (also called a pixel tag) is a small invisible fragment of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on the website. To make this possible, various data about you are stored using web beacons.


5. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "Save settings", you give us your consent to use all of the categories of cookies and plugins you have chosen as described in this cookie policy. You can deactivate the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may then not work properly.

5.1 Manage your consent settings


6. Cookies

6.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that parts of our website function properly and that your user preferences are known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. In this way, you do not have to enter the same information repeatedly when you visit our website, or your items remain in your shopping cart until you pay, for example. We can place these cookies without your consent.

6.2 Analytics cookies

We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. These analytical cookies give us insights into the use of our website. We ask for your permission to set analytical cookies.

6.3 Advertising Cookies

On this website we use advertising cookies, which enable us to personalize advertising for you, and we (as well as third parties) get access to campaign results. This is done using the profiles that we have created based on your click and surfing behavior on and outside of & s. With these cookies, you are bound to a unique ID as a site visitor, so that you do not, for example, receive the same advertisement multiple times.

Since these cookies are marked as tracking cookies, we need your consent in order to place them.

6.4 Social Media Buttons

We have added buttons for LinkedIn on our website. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from LinkedIn itself. This code places cookies. These social media buttons can also store and process certain information so that personalized advertising can be displayed to you.

Please read the privacy policy of these social networks (which may change regularly) to find out how they handle your (personal) data that they process using these cookies. The retrieved data is anonymized as much as possible. Instagram is located in the United States.


8. Your rights in relation to personal information

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what happens to it and how long it is kept.

  • Access right: You have the right to view the personal data known to us.

  • Right to correction: You have the right whenever you wish to add, correct, delete or block your personal data.

  • If you have given us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke this consent and have your personal data deleted.

  • Right to data transfer of your data: You have the right to request all your personal data from one controller and to transfer it in its entirety to another controller.

  • Right of objection: You can object to the processing of your data. We comply with this unless there are legitimate reasons for the processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the end of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we treat your data, we would like to hear it, but you also have the right to address it to the supervisory authority (the data protection authority).


9. Activation / deactivation and deletion of cookies

You can use your internet browser to delete cookies automatically or manually. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message every time a cookie is set. For more information on these options, see the instructions in the help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are deactivated. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again when you visit our website again.


10. Contact details

For questions and / or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us using the following contact details:



Gründer- und Technologiezentrum Solingen

Haus 4

Grünewalder Straße 29 - 31

42657 Solingen





Legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applicable from May 25, 2018, we inform you that you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements according to Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Linking to the websites of other online services

Online services of other providers that are linked on this website are responsible for compliance with the statutory provisions on data protection. As a rule, these online services also have their own data protection provisions, which are relevant in this respect. We hereby make it clear that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for this.



Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change these data protection regulations at any time, taking into account the applicable data protection regulations.


Status: December 10, 2020

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