Privacy Policy

Name and contact details of the controller and the corporate data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Controller: GGV Grützmacher Gravert Viegener Partnerschaft mbB, Hamburger Allee 2-4, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Tel. +49 (69) 97961-0, Fax +49 (69) 97961-100, Email:

The corporate data protection officer of GGV Grützmacher Gravert Viegener Partnerschaft mbB is Bernd Fuhlert, @-yet GmbH, Schloß Eicherhof, 42799 Leichlingen and can be reached at

Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of their use

a) When the website is visited

When you visit our website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to our website server, where it is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected as part of this, without any action on your part, and stored until automatic deletion:

  • The IP address of the computer accessing the website,
  • The date and time of access,
  • The name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • The website from which access was made (referrer URL),
  • The browser used and, where applicable, your computer’s operating system as well as the name of your access provider.

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure the straightforward establishment of a connection to the website,
  • To ensure ease-of-use of our website,
  • To evaluate system security and stability and
  • For other administrative purposes.

Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f) GDPR forms the legal basis for the data processing. Our legitimate interest derives from the purposes for collecting data listed above. We never use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person.

We also use cookies and analytics services in relation to visits to our website. For more information on this, please refer to Points 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

b) When our newsletter is subscribed to

If you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit a) GDPR, we use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. Only an email address need be provided to receive the newsletter.

The newsletter is sent via MailChimp, a newsletter distribution platform of the US-provider The Rocket Science Group LLC (“MailChimp”), 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the US. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp can use these data according to its own information for the optimization or improvement of its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the distribution and the visualization of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine which countries the receivers come from. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them or pass them on to third parties.

We trust in the reliability and the IT- and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU privacy agreement “Privacy Shield” and thereby undertakes to comply with EU data protection requirements. Moreover, we have concluded a “Data-Processing-Agreement” with MailChimp. It is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in agreement with our data protection regulations and especially not to pass it on to third parties.

You may unsubscribe at any time, e.g. by using the link at the bottom of every newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send an email to at any time to let us know that you wish to unsubscribe.

c) When our contact form is used

We provide a contact form on our website for any queries you may have. A valid email address must be provided in this regard so that we know who has sent the request and can respond. Further information may be provided on a voluntary basis.

Data processing for the purpose of making contact with us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit.a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data we collect through use of the contact form are automatically deleted once your query has been dealt with.

d) Online applications

If you apply to work with us, GGV continues to store the personal data provided by you within the context of the application process as a whole (in letters, CV, references, etc.) after the specific application process has ended. You consent to GGV using these data to contact you in the future as well and to continue the application process should you be considered for a different position.

If you have even provided “special categories of personal data” pursuant to Article 9 of the GDPR (such as a photo from which it is possible to identify your ethnic origin, information regarding a status of severe disability, etc.) in your application letter or other documents submitted by you during the application process, your consent also applies to these data. However, GGV wishes to evaluate all candidates solely on the basis of their qualifications and therefore asks that such information be omitted from your application where possible.

This consent also applies to data regarding your qualifications and activities from generally accessible data sources (particularly professional social networks) which GGV lawfully collects in the context of the application process. Your data are not shared with third parties.

Your consent is voluntary and has no impact on your likelihood of success in the respective application process. You may withhold such consent without providing reasons without having to fear being put at a disadvantage. You may also withdraw your consent at any time; your data are then deleted without undue delay once the application process has been concluded.

Data processing for the purpose of conducting an application process is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit b) 2nd alternative GDPR and possibly also Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a)GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

e) Events

We provide a contact form on our website for any communication you may wish to have with us with regard to events. A valid email address must be provided in this regard so that we know who has sent the request and can respond. Further information may be provided on a voluntary basis.

Data processing for the purpose of making contact with us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data we collect through use of the contact form are deleted once your query has been dealt with (in the case of participation, after the event has been held and follow-up activities have been completed).

Transfer of data

Your personal data are not transferred to third parties other than for the purposes listed below.

We only disclose your personal data to third parties:

  • If you have expressly consented to this pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit a)GDPR,
  • If the disclosure is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f) GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being disclosed,
  • In the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose the data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. c) GDPR and
  • If this is legally permitted and required pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit b) GDPR for the handling of contractual relationships with you.


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies contain information created in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we can thereby identify you directly.

On the one hand, cookies are used to make our website more user friendly for you. That is why we use session cookies to recognise that you have already visited certain pages of our website before. These are automatically deleted after you leave our website.

In addition to this, we use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a particular period of time, also with the aim of making the website more user friendly. If you return to our website in order to avail of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have visited us before and your inputs and settings are remembered so that you do not need to enter these again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to compile statistics on and analyse usage of our website in order to optimise our website for you (see Point 5). These cookies allow us to automatically remember you when you visit our website again and are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed through cookies are necessary for the specified purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by ourselves and third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to not store cookies on your computer or always inform you before a new cookie is placed. If you fully disable cookies, however, you may not be able to use all of the features of our website.

Links to social media sites

We have our own social media pages with third-party providers that can be accessed via links from this website. By using these links, you are taken to the respective websites of the third-party providers (Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn) and can also share our content. No data are transferred in this connection when you access our website. As soon as you access the site of a third-party provider, you are within the area of responsibility of the respective third-party provider, which means their Privacy Policy and declarations on data use apply. We have no control over these, however, we recommend in order to avoid any unnecessary data disclosure that you log out from the respective third-party provider before using such a link so that the third-party provider cannot potentially create usage profiles simply from the use of the link. We have deliberately used links only and not additional plug-ins from the third-party providers in order to protect your data.

Use of a webfont from

Our website dynamically loads script code from MyFonts Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA (in the following: MyFonts). If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have no JavaScript blocker installed, your browser might transmit personal information to MyFonts. We do not know which data MyFonts links with the data received and for which purposes MyFonts uses this information. To generally prevent the execution of JavaScript code by MyFonts, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. Further information on data protection at MyFonts is available at the following link:

Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR to request information about the personal data concerning you being processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure or restriction of processing or to object to it, the right to lodge a complaint and the source of your data, where it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and any other meaningful information about such details;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR to request without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you stored by us or to have incomplete personal data completed;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR to request erasure of personal data concerning you stored by us unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR to request restriction of processing of personal data concerning you in cases where you contest the accuracy of the data, where the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure and where we no longer need the data but you still require them to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or where you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to obtain personal data concerning you which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another controller;
  • pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR to withdraw your consent at any time. As a result of this, we will no longer be able to carry out the data processing that was based upon this consent in the future and pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority for your habitual residence, place of work or the registered office of our law firm in this regard.

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f) GDPR, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR to object to personal data concerning you being processed on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection relates to direct marketing. In the case of the latter, you have a general right to object which will be implemented by us without any reference to a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw or object, please send an email to

Data security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method during your website visit in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. This is usually 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we revert instead to 128-bit v3 technology. A whole key or closed padlock icon in your browser’s lower status bar indicates whether individual pages of our website are transmitted in encrypted form.

In addition, we use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction and unauthorised third-party access. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological advancements.

Topicality of and amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently applicable and dates from May 2018.

We may be required to amend this Privacy Policy as we further develop our website and offerings thereon or if statutory or regulatory requirements change. The Privacy Policy in place at any moment in time can always be accessed on the website at and printed.