Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH
40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Registered as a GmbH in Duesseldorf
Reg. No. HRB 65649, VAT ID: DE279873727
Dr. Bernward Garthoff, CEO
phone: +49 (0) 211 942 150 49
1. Contact details
We process personal data in accordance with the relevant European Data Protection Regulations.
This Website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.
3. Personal Information and Company Facts Collected
It may be necessary for us to collect personal information from you and information on company facts. The types of information collected by us will vary depending on your use of the Website, as described below.
Registration for startup or SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise)
In order to register with the portal “startups4.eu” you need to complete the application on https://startups4.eu/startup-application including name, address, contact details, contact person (personal information) and, after the submission of your application, you will be requested to send us a three-minute video via e-mail. All company facts and personal information will be treated confidentially. Solely registered investors will have access to all company facts and personal information.
We have the right to use your contact details (e-mail, phone) to invite the contact persons representing business and science of your company to the face-to-face meeting of the investors. Moreover, the e-mail address will be used to invite you to special events, e.g. face-to-face meetings in Düsseldorf, Germany, or any other place with business angels and institutional investment organizations or State Development Banks respective partners of the EIT Health consortium. Moreover, the e-mail address will be used to send a note or mailing about new companies having registered on the website www.startups4.eu
Registration of an investor
In order to register as an investor you need to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your personal data and an investor “history”. In addition we ask to submit at least two references and declare that you have the right to share this information with us.
Upon our acceptance of you as investor, we will send your login-data via e-mail. After login, you can edit your profile and change your password on https://startups4.eu/investor-profile . You can also choose your profile visibility (public or only shown to other investors).
You are asked to keep all personal information and company facts of startups confidential. In case you do not comply with this confidentiality of information obligation, we have the right to exclude you from the portal without further notice.
To subscribe for newsletters and news updates you need to register with us by supplying your name and email address. To unsubscribe, email us at: email@example.com
We will invite you by e-mail to events especially regarding the topics biotech/life science/financing. In case we make use of a special registration form as a delegate for an event you must complete a registration form. During registration you are required to give your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address). This information enables us to process your enrolment online and contact you about the events for which you have expressed interest. You may also elect to provide demographic information (such as company name and position). Provision of such information enables us to provide you with a more personalized background on our Website. If you elect to pay by credit card, you must provide financial information such as credit card number and expiration date. Credit card orders are processed securely with the use of SSL technology.
4. Use of Personal Information and Company Facts
This information will only be used: for the purpose for which you have provided it and to perform services that you have requested; to communicate with you about your use of the Website and/or changes to the Website; to send you newsletters and updates which we believe may be of interest to you.
If you choose to allow us, we may also use your information for marketing purposes and to send you e-mails informing you of other services and products or the portal “startup4.eu”. If necessary, we may pass your information between the members of the EIT Health consortium as listed on this Website. We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times we will control and be responsible for the use of your information.
Apart from the above, we will never pass your personal information to anyone else without your consent unless we are obliged to do so: by law and/or pursuant to government or regulatory requests; by a law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence (once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request); to protect our users and ourselves or to ensure the proper operation of our systems.
If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive communication or marketing emails from us, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove your details. This can be done by emailing us at yourstartup@startups4eu.
Browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you turn off the cookie function your use of the Website may be impaired.
As required by EU data protection directives, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, in order to prevent unauthorized access. However, the Internet is not a secure environment in general and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information which you send to us.#
We host our website with Hetzner. The provider is Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen (hereinafter Hetzner).
The use of Hetzner is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our website is presented as reliably as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 Para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
- This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.
9 Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the WP Statistics analysis tool to statistically evaluate visitor traffic. The provider is Veronalabs, ARENCO Tower, 27th Floor, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Dubai 23816, UAE (https://veronalabs.com).
WP Statistics allows us to analyse the use of our website. WP Statistics collects log files (IP address, referrer, browser used, origin of the user, search engine used) and actions that website visitors have taken on the page (e.g. clicks and views), among other things.
The data collected with WP Statistics is stored exclusively on our own server.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and our advertising. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
We have integrated Wordfence on this website. The provider is Defiant Inc, Defiant, Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (hereinafter “Wordfence”).
Wordfence serves to protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyberattacks. For this purpose, our website establishes a permanent connection to Wordfence’s servers so that Wordfence can compare its databases with the accesses made to our website and block them if necessary.
The use of Wordfence is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website as effectively as possible against cyberattacks. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/.
Use of Google Web Fonts on a local level
The display of textual content is done using locally stored google fonts to ensure compliance with latest DSGVO / GDPR rulings.
We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that the provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
Status: September 2022