Privacy Policy

At Target Partners GmbH, we take privacy and the protection of your Personal Data seriously. Personal Data means information that can directly or indirectly identify you or other individuals (“Personal Data”). This typically includes information such as your surname, name, name suffix, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number and other personal details provided by you in connection with your visit of our website. Personal Data can also include other information such as your IP address and your user preferences. The categories of Personal Data that we process depend on how you use our services. We use your Personal Data to provide our website services in alignment with your preferences, to deal with your requests, to contact you regarding our services which may be of interest to you, or to carry out relevant administrative services. All Personal Data is processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

We do not disclose your Personal Data to any third party except to data processors that assist us with providing our services.

If you would like to receive more information about the processing of your Personal Data by us or would like to know whether we use any cookies, please see the extended version of this Privacy Policy below.

1 Our Privacy Principles

We take privacy seriously. Here are our 6 privacy promises to you:

  1. We will respond to any questions on processing of your Personal Data without undue delay.
  2. We will ensure that your Personal Data is used in line with applicable data protection laws.
  3. We will be transparent with you about how we use your Personal Data. This includes informing you about what information we collect, what we do with it, with whom we share it and whom you should contact if you have any concerns.
  4. We will provide you simple options to say 'STOP' when you are no longer happy with our marketing communications.
  5. We will protect online and offline data in a similar manner.
  6. We will take reasonable steps to make sure no unauthorized person accesses your Personal Data.

2 Our Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring that your Personal Data is protected. This Privacy Policy explains the types of Personal Data we collect and how we process and protect that data. This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Data processed by us in connection with the services we offer to you, including through the websites

  • www.targetpartner.de
  • www.targetpartners.biz
  • www.targetpartners.de
  • www.targetpartners.eu
  • www.targetpartners.net
  • www.targetpartners.vc
  • www.targetpartners.xyz
  • www.targetventure.biz
  • www.targetventure.com
  • www.targetventure.de
  • www.targetventure.xyz
  • www.targetventures.biz
  • www.targetventures.com
  • www.targetventures.de
  • www.targetventures.xyz
  • www.techbrunch.de
  • www.targetbusinessconsultants.com

(“Service(s)”). This includes information collected offline through our services or online through these websites (“Sites”).

2.1 Who is Responsible for what happens with your data?

Target Partners GmbH (“Target Partners” or “we”; “our”; “us”) is responsible for processing your Personal Data in relation to the Services. You can contact us via mail at Kardinal-Faulhaber-Str. 10, 80333 Munich, by phone at +49 89 2070490, or by email at info@targetpartners.de if you have any questions.

2.2 What is Personal Data?

Personal Data means information that can directly or indirectly identify you ("Personal Data"). This typically includes information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, but can also include other information such as IP address and information about your health. Information about health are called “special categories of Personal Data” that require special protection because of their sensitivity.

2.3 What happens with your information and when do we ask for your consent?

By using our Services and our Sites, you acknowledge that we are processing your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish that we process your Personal Data in this way, please do not use our Services or Sites or otherwise provide our Sites with your Personal Data. We process your Personal Data to provide you with our Services as further explained below. In certain instances, we only process your Personal Data if you have given us permission to do so, for example in most cases where we process your Personal Data for marketing purposes, or where we process your sensitive personal information. In other instances, we may rely on other legal grounds for processing your personal data, such as performance of the contract with you or legitimate interests, like fraud prevention. Where we process your data on the basis of your consent, we will ask for your consent explicitly. We may also ask you to provide additional consent if we need to use your Personal Data for purposes not covered by this Privacy Policy.

2.4 For which purposes do we process your Personal Data?

We collect your Personal Data directly when you provide us with Personal Data when you visit our Sites, subscribe to our newsletter, receive information or mailings, use our applications, complete a survey, and/or make a comment or enquiry or contact us. We may also receive Personal Data about you from other sources, including information from commercially available sources, such as public databases and data aggregators, and information from third parties. If you do not want us to receive your Personal Data from other sources, please communicate your preferences directly with the relevant sources. In more detail, we process the following categories of Personal Data for the following purposes:

2.4.1 Surfing on our Sites – with or without Cookies

2.4.1.1 Which Personal Data do we collect about you?

For this purpose (surfing on our Sites) we process the following Personal Data: Information about the type of browser you use, details of the web pages you have viewed, your IP address, hyperlinks that you have clicked, the websites you visited before arriving at our relevant Sites and any other information you choose to share when using third party sites, e.g. when visiting Target Partners’ sites on social media networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our Sites involve simple links to social media networks; depending on the technology used by the social media it may be the case that Target Partners will transmit Personal Data to the provider of the relevant social media network when you click on such a link. We do not use any cookies to process data about you when you visit our relevant Sites. Cookies are files that store information on your computer hard drive or browser that mean that we can recognise that you have visited us before.

2.4.1.2 What is the purpose of processing your Personal Data?

We use the Personal Data collected through the use of the Sites to improve our Services and your experience on our Sites by evaluating the use of our Sites and to understand your browsing, personalising your website experience as well as evaluating (anonymously and in the aggregate) statistics on website activity, such as what time you visited it, whether you've visited it before and what site referred you to it, making our Sites easier to use and to better tailor our Sites to your interests and needs, collecting information about your device and linking this to your Personal Data so as to ensure that our Sites present the best web experience for you and supplementing the Personal Data that you provide to us with other information that we hold or that we may receive from commercially available sources, such as public databases and data aggregators, and third parties.

2.4.1.3 How long do we store your Personal Data?

We will store your Personal Data only until the aforementioned purposes for which we have collected or received your Personal Data are fulfilled and once our statutory obligations to preserve records have expired.

2.4.1.4 What is the legal basis for processing your Personal Data?

Target Partners’ legitimate interests shall serve as the legal basis for processing your Per-sonal Data when surfing on our Sites which is to provide the Services to you, to make our Sites easier to use and to better tailor our Sites to your interests and needs.

2.4.2 User enquiries

2.4.2.1 Which Personal Data do we collect about you? For this purpose (handling user requests) we process the following Personal Data: Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone, mobile number, information on the han-dling of your query, and other content you submit to our Sites, and further information submit-ted by you in relation to a query (including sensitive personal information)

2.4.2.2 What is the Purpose of processing your Personal Data?

We process your Personal Data whenever you contact us and when we respond to your enquiries and comments.

2.4.2.3 How long do we store your Personal Data?

We will store your Personal Data only until the aforementioned purposes for which we have collected or received your Personal Data are fulfilled and once our statutory obligations to preserve records have expired.

2.4.2.4 What is the legal basis for processing your Personal Data?

Applicable data protection legislation allows Target Partners to process your Personal Data for the purpose of performance of a contract with you (i.e. fulfil your contact request).

2.4.3 Marketing communications

2.4.3.1 Which Personal Data do we collect about you?

For this purpose (marketing communications) we may process the following Personal Data: Title, first name and surname, gender, birth date, email address, telephone or mobile number, job title, company, country, actions you take on our website or when viewing our emails.

2.4.3.2 What is the purpose of processing your Personal Data?

We process your Personal Data to provide you with information on our services that we think may be of interest to you. We may do this by sending you – via post, email, newsletter, or phone – details of services and other information. We may also contact you to offer the opportunity to take part in research surveys.

2.4.3.3 How long do we store your Personal Data?

We will store your Personal Data only until the aforementioned purposes for which we have collected or received your Personal Data are fulfilled and once our statutory obligations to preserve records have expired.

2.4.3.4 What is the legal basis for processing your Personal Data?

If you are a subscriber of our newsletter, your express consent in receiving marketing communications shall be the legal basis for processing. You can opt out of receiving such marketing communications at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the communications we send you.

2.5 Who is receiving your Personal Data?

2.5.1 Our service providers (processors)

We may share your Personal Data with the following data processors (i.e. service providers):

  • relevant companies and trusted third parties which directly support our marketing activi-ties;
  • trusted third parties to help us process and analyse your Personal Data, to give us in-sights about you that we can use to improve our services. Each trusted third party will be required by us to implement adequate technical and organiza-tional measures to protect your Personal Data.

2.5.2 Other recipients (controllers)

We may share your Personal Data with the following controllers (i.e. third parties that process your Personal Data for their own purposes): − interested third parties like Target Partners’ portfolio companies; − law enforcement or other agencies if we are required by law, or by a warrant, subpoena or court order to disclose your Personal Data.

2.6 To which countries do we transfer your Personal Data?

Many of our trusted third parties are based in the European Union / the European Economic Area. However, we may need to transfer your Personal Data to a location outside of the Eu-ropean Economic Area, including to countries that do not offer the same level of protection with respect to Personal Data as required in the European Economic Area and where there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission. If your Personal Data should be trans-ferred to such country, we have ensured that an adequate level of data protection is achieved by a recognized legal mechanism, e.g. by means of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification or so-called Standard Contractual Clauses.

2.7 What are your rights?

You have the right to request from us:

  • confirmation as to whether or not we process Personal Data from you and, where that is the case, access to your Personal Data;
  • rectification of inaccurate Personal Data;
  • erasure of Personal Data;
  • restriction of processing of Personal Data; and
  • to receive the Personal Data which you have provided to us, if we process that data on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract, i.e. to fulfil a user re-quest, and to have transmitted those Personal Data to another data controller without hindrance.

2.8 Can you withdraw your consent to the processing of Personal Data?

If your consent is the legal basis for the processing of your Personal Data, you can withdraw your consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before the withdrawal. You can withdraw your consent by sending us an email, or by calling us at the phone number listed in Section 2.1.

2.9 Can you complain with the data protection authorities?

If you think that the processing of Personal Data by us violates applicable data protection laws, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

2.10 How do we protect your Personal Data?

We maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the Personal Data you provide to us against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised dis-closure of, or access to your Personal Data. Our relevant Sites may contain hyperlinks to other websites provided by third parties. We do not control these third party websites or any of the content contained on those websites. Once you have left our relevant Sites, we cannot be responsible for the protection and priva-cy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for the website you visit.

2.11 Can we change our Privacy Policy?

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting the updated version of the privacy policy here. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.

Target Partners GmbH (Version: 20 July 2018)

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