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Privacy Policy

  1. Data Protection at a Glance

  2. General Indications

    The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to the Privacy Policy below.

    Data Collection on this Website

    Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

    The data collection and processing is handled by the website owner. Contact details can be found in the Legal Notice, linked on our website.

    How do we collect your data?

    On the one hand, your data is collected as you share them with us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example. Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

    For what do we use your data?

    Part of the data is collected to allow for an error-free use of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behavior.

    What rights do you have regarding your data?

    You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent for the future at any time. In addition, you have the right to demand, under certain circumstances, the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. Concerning the latter and any questions about data protection, you can always contact us at the details given in the legal notice.

  3. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

  4. External Hosting

    This website is hosted with an external service provider (hoster). The personal data that is collected on this website are saved on the server of this hoster. The latter can mainly include IP-addresses, contact requests, meta- and communication data, contractual data, contact details, name, website access and other data that is generated through a website.

    The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1b) DGPR) and for the purpose of a safe, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1f) DGPR).

    Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

  5. General Notes and Compulsory Information

  6. Data Protection

    The owners of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentiality and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

    When you use this website, no personal data is collected. This is only the case if you contact us via the contact form or register for the newsletter. For further information on those two cases mentioned, please refer to point 4. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

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

    Note on the Responsible Party:

    The party responsible for data processing on this website is:

    seedtrace UG (haftungsbeschränkt), 

    Luisenstraße 53, 

    10117 Berlin, Germany

    Email: contact@seedtrace.org

    The seedtrace UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is represented by the managing directors:

    Ana Selina Haberbosch

    Telephone: +49 174 7614 555

    Katharina Elisa Davids

    Telephone: +49 151 5807 1404

    The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

    Revocation of your Consent to Data Processing
    Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

    Right to Object on the Grounds of the Subject’s particular Situation and against Marketing Purposes (Art. 21 GDPR)

    You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning yourself which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller willl no longer process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning yourself for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

    Right to File Complaints with Regulatory Authorities
    In case of a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which the body or person responsible is located.

    Right to Data Portability

    You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

    SSL or TLS Encryption

    This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

    Information, Blocking and Deletion

    As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

    Right to Restriction of Processing

    You have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. Therefore, you can, at all times, contact us at the address indicated in the legal notice. You have the right to request the restriction where one of the following applies:

    Where processing of your personal data has been restricted, your personal data - with the exception of storage - will only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

  7. Data Collection on this Website

  8. Contact Form

    If you send us inquiries using the contact form on our website, the provided information from the contact form including the provided contact details will be used for processing of your request and stored for the case of follow-up requests. This data will not be shared with third parties without your consent.

    This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1b) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1a) GDPR), provided that they were requested.

    The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

    Inquiry by Email, Telephone or Fax

    If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

    This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1b) GDPR, provided that your inquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), provided that they were requested.

    The data sent to us by you via contact enquiries remains with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

  9. Newsletter

  10. Newsletter Data

    If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not or only collected on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

    The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by using the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

    The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us and/or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you have cancelled your subscription. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected.

    After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 (1f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

    MailChimp Privacy Policy
    We send newsletters with MailChimp and use on this website functions of the newsletter service MailChimp of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA to collect newsletter subscriptions.

    General Information about MailChimp
    The Rocket Science Group LLC (MailChimp) maintains online platforms that allow users to stay in touch with their subscribers, primarily via email. They allow users to upload email addresses and other subscriber profile information, such as name, physical address and other demographic information, to the MailChimp database. This information is used to send emails and to enable the use of certain other MailChimp features by these users. In accordance with the published privacy policy, MailChimp shares some information with third parties to provide and support the services MailChimp offers to users. MailChimp also shares some information with third-party advertising partners to better understand users' needs and interests so that more relevant content and targeted advertising can be delivered to these users and other users.

    Newsletter Subscription
    If you register for our newsletter on our website, the entered data will be stored at MailChimp.

    Deletion of your Data
    You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the received email by clicking on the link in the lower area. If you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted by MailChimp.

    Newsletter Evaluation
    When you receive a newsletter via MailChimp, information such as IP address, browser type and email program is stored to provide us with information about the performance of our newsletter. MailChimp can use the images called Web Beacons (details can be found on https://kb.mailchimp.com/reports/about-open-tracking) integrated in the HTML emails to determine if the email has arrived, if it has been opened and if links have been clicked. All this information is stored on MailChimp's servers, not on this website.

    MailChimp is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG. More information about the use of cookies at MailChimp can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/, information about data protection at MailChimp (Privacy) can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

    Own translation based on the following source: https://www.e-recht24.de/muster-datenschutzerklaerung.html