Data Protection

This website is a project of Digital Hub Management GmbH.
In the course of using this website, personal data about you will be processed by us as the data controller and stored for the period of time required to fulfill the specified purposes and legal obligations. In the following, we will inform you about what data is involved, how it is processed and what rights you have in this regard.

Personal data is, according to Art. 4 No. 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1. Scope of application
This privacy information applies to the project website at

2. Name and contact details of the controller and the company data protection officer
Responsible person in the sense of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO:

Digital Hub Management GmbH
Emil-Figge-Straße 80
44227 Dortmund

(hereinafter “DHM”)

Phone: +49 231 70096-502

DHM’s Data Protection Officer can be reached at
You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with questions about data protection law or your data subject rights.

3. Processing of personal data and purposes of processing when visiting the website
You can access our website without having to disclose any information about your identity. The browser used on your end device only automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access) to enable the website to establish a connection. This also includes the IP address of your requesting end device. This is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 weeks.

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes of connection establishment and stability, to ensure the security and functionality of our website and to be able to pursue any illegal attacks on it if necessary.
The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned security interest and the necessity of a trouble-free provision of our website.

From the processing of the IP address and other information in the log file, we cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity.
In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. You can find more information about this in section 5 of this data protection information.

4. Disclosure of personal data to third parties
We will only disclose personal data concerning you to third parties if:

you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO;
this is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the fulfillment of a contract with you,
in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

The transferred data may only be used by the third party for the stated purposes.

A transfer of personal data to a third country (outside the EU) or an international organization is excluded.

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

In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been to our site and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

6. Web analytics
We use the open source software by Matomo von InnoCraft Ltd from New Zealand on our website to analyze user behavior when visiting our site and to optimize our site and its content accordingly based on this. In doing so, we do not receive any information that directly identifies you.

In the Matomo variant we use, precautions are taken using DoNotTrack technology (see, with the result that your website visit is not recorded if you have indicated in your Internet browser settings that you do not wish to be tracked..

In connection with the use of Matomo, cookies are used that enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by your visits. In the cookie, information – including personal information – about your visitor behavior is stored and processed using a pseudonym in a usage profile for the purpose of analysis. Since Matomo is hosted on our own server, processing by third parties is not required for the analysis.

The data obtained in the process will not be used to identify you personally without your separately granted consent and the data will not be merged with personal data about you as the bearer of the pseudonym.

Insofar as IP addresses are collected, they are anonymized immediately after collection by deleting the last number block.

The data processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para.1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the purpose of optimizing our online offer and our web presence.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

7. Social Plugins
We use so-called social media buttons (also social media plugins) on our website. These are small buttons that allow you to publish content from our website on social networks under your profile.
If you activate such a button, a connection is established between our website and the social network. In addition to the content in question, the operator of the social network receives further information, some of which is personal. This includes, for example, the fact that you are currently visiting our site.
The integration of the social media buttons is carried out using the so-called Shariff solution. This solution, developed by Heise and c’t, prevents a connection to a social network from being established simply because you call up a page with a social media button without activating it. This means that information is only transmitted to the social network when you use the button.

We use the following social media plugins:

a) Facebook: Sharing Facebook Ireland Limited
In some cases, information is transmitted to the parent company Facebook Inc. based in the USA. This company observes the data protection provisions of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered with the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy.

b) Twitter: Sharing the Twitter International Company
In some cases, information is transmitted to the parent company Twitter Inc. based in the USA. This company observes the data protection provisions of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered with the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
Further information on data protection at Twitter can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy.

c) Xing: Share Xing SE
For more information on data protection at Xing, please see the XING

d) LinkedIn: Sharing the LinkedIn Unlimited Company
In some cases, information is transmitted to the parent company LinkedIn Corporation, which is headquartered in the USA. This company observes the data protection provisions of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered with the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
Further information on data protection at LinkedIn can be found in their privacy policy.

8. Data subject rights
You have the right:

  • to revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
  • in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller, and
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose..

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) DSGVO (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision of Article 4 No. 4 DSGVO.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If your objection is directed against processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing, we will immediately stop the processing. In this case, it is not necessary to specify a particular situation. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct advertising.

If you wish to exercise your right to object, simply send an e-mail to

9. Data security, up-to-dateness and modification of this privacy policy
All data transmitted by you personally is encrypted using the generally accepted and secure standard TLS (Transport Layer Security). TLS is a secure and proven standard that is also used, for example, in online banking. You can recognize a secure TLS connection by the s appended to http (i.e. https://..) in the address bar of your browser or by the lock symbol in the lower area of your browser, among other things.

We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

This data protection information is currently valid and has the status October 2020.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection information. The current data protection information can be viewed and printed at any time on the website at