Data protection

Collection of general information
If you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and the like. None of the information can be used to identify you. This information is needed technically to ensure that the content of websites that you access is correctly delivered and is automatically generated when you use the internet. We evaluate such anonymous information for statistical purposes only in order to optimise our online offering and the underlying technology.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, the data provided by you is used exclusively for such purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by email about matters of relevance for the service or subscription (e.g. changes to the newsletter offering or technical details). For an effective registration we need a valid email address. To verify that the registration is actually made by the owner of an email address, we use the double opt-in method. To that end, we record the ordering of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation email and the receipt of the reply requested by the email. No further data is collected. This data is used exclusively for the newsletter distribution and is not disclosed to third parties.
You may revoke the consent to store and use your personal data for the newsletter at any time. A link for such purpose is included in every newsletter. You may also unsubscribe at any time directly on the website or you can inform us by contacting us in the one of the ways described at the end of this document.

Contact form
If you contact us by email or by using the relevant form, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of dealing with the enquiry and for any follow-up questions. Data that you provide to us through these websites will be transmitted in encrypted form.

Erasure and blocking of data
We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation. We store your personal data only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose specified or for the various retention periods provided for by the legislator. When the purpose has been fulfilled or at the end of such period, the relevant data is routinely blocked or erased in accordance with statutory regulations.

Like many other websites, we also use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transmitted from a web server to your hard drive. As a result, we automatically receive certain items of data such as IP address, browser used, operating system about your computer and connection to the internet. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. With the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable our websites to be correctly displayed. The data collected by us will never be passed on to third parties and no link with personal data will be created without your consent.

You may of course in general browse our website without cookies. Web browsers are generally set to accept cookies. You can disable cookies at any time by changing your browser’s settings. Please use your browser’s help functions to find out how to change the settings. Please note that specific functions of our website may not work if you have disabled cookies.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google will use such information to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports on website activities for the website operator and provide further services associated with the use of the website and with internet usage.

Google may also pass such information on to third parties insofar as this is required by law or if third parties process the data on behalf of Google. Google will never link associate IP address with other data held by Google. You can stop the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do so you may be unable to use the fully functionality of this website. By using this website you accept that Google may process the data collected about you in the manner and for the purpose described above.

With a browser add-on to disable Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js) you can prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can find the add-on at

Your right of rectification, blocking, erasure and right of objection
You are entitled at all times to obtain information about your personal data stored by us. You also have the right to rectification, blocking or, apart from the prescribed storage of data to handle transactions, erasure of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact data below.
To enable data to be blocked at any time, the data must be stored in a blocking file for control purposes. You may also demand the erasure of the data unless there is a statutory duty to retain such data. If such a duty exists, we will block your data upon request. You may make changes or revoke consent by sending us an appropriate notice to take effect for the future.

Amendments to our privacy statement
We reserve the right to amend our privacy statement from time to time to ensure ongoing compliance with current legal requirements or to incorporate changes to our services in the privacy statement, e.g. when new services are launched. The new privacy statement will then apply to your renewed visit.

Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email to us at or contact our data protection officer directly: Michael Plankemann, activeMind AG, Potsdamer Strasse 3, 80802 München, tel. +49 / 89 / 418 560 170