Data Protection Information

1 General remarks / responsible body

Your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, email address, telephone number, bank details, credit card number) are exclusively processed by us according to the Basic Data Protection Regulations (DSGVO) and latest German data protection law.

As operator of this website we are responsible for data protection compliance:

Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Technologieförderung Rostock mbH
Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH
Schweriner Straße 10/11
18069 Rostock

The following regulations inform you about the nature, extent and purpose of data collection, processing and use. This privacy statement exclusively refers to our websites. In case you were forwarded to our webpages from other websites via links, we kindly ask you to inform there about the relevant handling of your data. 

2 Information

In case of questions, you can contact us via the channels specified in the imprint.

According to the DSGVO, you have the right to free information on your stored data. You may ask questions, for instance, via the following email address:

3 Hosting and server log files

We have commissioned the company domainfactory GmbH in Oskar-Messter-Straße 33, 85737 Ismaning to host our website.

The hosting services received by us are implemented by our contracted service provider according to article 28 DSGVO. In doing so, our service provider processes inventory data, contact data, communication date of our customers and visitors. Furthermore, data are processed during every access to the server that hosts the service (so-called server log files).

These data include the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of the access, transferred data volume, report of successful access, browser type and version, operation system of the user, referrer URL (prior visited site), IP address and requesting provider. For safety reasons, these access data are stored for 7 days maximum and deleted or anonymized afterwards. The hosting provider services are utilized on the basis of legitimate interests and an optimized, efficient and safe online offer according to article 6 Abs. 1 (f).

 4 What data do we process

(1) We use the data we get from you for own purposes to present you our services, for implementing contracts according to article 6 para. 1 (b) DSGVO and for safeguarding legitimate interests according to 6 Abs. 1 (f) DSGVO with regard to our business activities, particularly in the form of lecture events, seminars, workshops and experience exchange or networking events.

 (2) The data processing or the consent to data processing can be revoked at any time without giving reasons by declaring this to Rostock Business in writing (e.g. letter, telefax, email). The legitimation of data processing based on consent before this revocation remains unaffected by this revocation of consent.

 (3) Your personal data, as far as needed for justification, content-related design or amendment of a contractual relationship (inventory data), are exclusively used for contract processing. Thus, e.g. your name and address will be forwarded to the goods supplier in case of goods delivery. 

 (4) Outside the contract processing, your personal data will not be forwarded to any third party without your explicit consent or without legislative basis.

5 Duration of storage / Deletion

Your data will be blocked for further use after completion of the contract implementation. After the tax and commercial law regulations have expired, these data are deleted unless you have given your explicit consent to further use. 

Your customer data are only stored for specific purposes in the scope required for task implementation. As soon as a fulfilment of the purpose can be recognized, the data are, within the scope of legal opportunities, released for deletion and deleted or blocked in regular intervals.

6 Web analyses with 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 allow analyzing your use of the website. The information on your website use generated by the cookie are usually transferred to a google server in the USA and stored here.

Still, in case an IP anonymization was activated on this website, your IP address will be prior reduced by Google on the territory of European Union member states or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transferred to the Google server in the USA and reduced there only in exceptional cases.

On behalf of the website operator, Google will use these information for evaluating your use of the website, compiling a report on your website activities and providing additional services related to the website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of the cookies via related settings in your browser software; but we point out that not all functions of this website might be fully available to you in this case. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of date generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (your IP address included) by Google and the processing of data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser plugin available via the following link:
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIP()" so that IP addresses are only processed in reduced version to exclude a direct reference to a person.

7 Information about cookies

We use cookies according to article 6 para. 1 (f) DSGVO for optimizing our website. These are small text files that are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory. These cookies are deleted again after closing the browser. You can prevent a storage of cookies by selecting „Block cookies“ in your browser settings. Still, this may result into functional limitations of our offers.

8 Contact form

Any other exchange of information (Form Contact) is implemented via a secure connection (https).

In principle, we only save the contact data and information you provided until your inquiry has been fulfilled and beyond only as long as you wish to safeguard our legitimate interests according to article 6 Abs. 1 (f) DSGVO related to our business activities. We will immediately delete your information upon your revocation.

9 Your rights

According to Article 15 to 22 DSGVO, you have the following rights in case the legal preconditions apply: right of information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability. Furthermore, the concerned persons have the right according to article 14 para 2, letter c in connection with article 21 DSGVO a right to refuse the processing based on article 6, para 1 (f) DSGVO.

10 Right of appeal at the supervisory authority

You have the right to, according to Article 77 DSGVO, complain at the supervisory authority if you assume an illegitimate processing of your personal data.  



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