Privacy policy and consent to data use

November 2021


Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. We respect your privacy and personal sphere. The protection and legally compliant collection, processing and use of your personal data is therefore an important concern for us. To ensure that you feel safe when visiting our websites and using our services, we strictly observe the legal provisions on data protection when collecting, processing and using your personal data. In addition, we would like to inform you here about our data collection and use.



Content

  1. Responsible party
  2. Collection, processing and use of personal data
  3. Disclosure of personal data to third parties
  4. Data security
  5. Data storage and deletion periods
  6. Rights of data subjects
  7. Cookies and Retargeting
  8. Changes to the privacy policy
  9. Contact

 


1. Responsible Party


The responsible party for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the scope of the use of the services offered is Team2Venture GmbH (twago), Friedrichstraße 224, 10969 Berlin, within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).



2. Collection, processing and use of personal data


Personal data is information about factual or personal circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. We collect the following categories of data (persons may also fall under more than one of the categories mentioned).


Service providers and applicants


Name, age, gender, email address, telephone number, address, photo, ID data, tax numbers, registration number, nationality, residence status, work permit, education, skills, CV, work history, other contact information (e.g. Skype ID, LinkedIn ID), user name, password, data of communication conducted via the platform and/or other data provided to us by the service provider itself or by service recipients in the context of the execution of the contract (in particular project number and size).

The provision of personal data for the creation and completion of the user account and the profile on the platform is based on the concluded user contract and is used exclusively for the execution of the contract. 

The collection and disclosure of this data is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) DS-GVO and serves statistical purposes as well as the assessment of the seriousness of the users and the prevention of fraud. The user has the right to object to this data collection. 

If separate consent has been given, the e-mail address will also be used to inform the user by e-mail about current promotions or participation in surveys for market research purposes or quality assurance.


Customers or service recipients


Name, gender, e-mail address, telephone number, address, tax numbers, registration number, other contact information (e.g. Skype ID, LinkedIn ID, Fieldglass ID), user name, password, data of communication conducted via the platform and/or other data provided to us by the service recipient himself or by service providers in the course of contract performance (in particular ratings).

The provision of personal data for the creation and completion of the user account and the public project announcements on the platform is based on the concluded user contract and is used exclusively for the execution of the contract.

The collection and disclosure of this data is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) DS-GVO and serves statistical purposes as well as the assessment of the seriousness of the users and the prevention of fraud. The user has the right to object to this data collection. 

If separate consent has been given, the e-mail address is also used to inform the user by e-mail about current promotions or participation in surveys for market research purposes or quality assurance.


Website visitors


IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of access, name and URL of the file accessed, the website from which access was made, operating system of the computer, browser used and other technical data, name of the Internet access provider, language settings and geographical origin.

This data is collected and processed for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment), ensuring system security and stability on a permanent basis, technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimisation of the Internet offering (e.g. understanding user needs, personalisation) as well as for internal statistical purposes. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the platform's network infrastructure and for statistical purposes.



3. Disclosure of personal data to third parties


Personal data will be disclosed to third parties under the following conditions:


Affiliated companies 


Data is shared with affiliated companies within the Randstad Group in accordance with the global Randstad Brand and Marketing Strategy.

In this context, the disclosure is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO and serves to analyse traffic, trends and use of the website as well as internal statistical purposes. The user has the right to object to this data collection. 


Customers and other data recipients named in the EULA


Data is passed on to the third parties named in the End User License Agreement (EULA). The data transfer takes place within the framework of the execution of the concluded contract. 


IT service providers, web analysis tools, storage services


We use third party providers for IT services, web analytics, storage services, database and website management also outside the European Union. The respective service providers may have access to personal data to the extent necessary to provide the respective service.

The use of the third-party service providers is thereby based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO and serves the prevention and correction of technical errors on the website, the analysis of data traffic, trends and use of the website as well as internal statistical purposes. The user has the right to object to this data collection. 

Data is only transferred to third party providers outside the European Union if this is permitted under data protection law and is based on measures to ensure an appropriate level of protection (e.g. standard contractual clauses, etc.).



4. Data security


We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data stored by us against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.



5. Data storage and deletion periods


Deletion periods for data of registered users


Data of service providers and service recipients are stored for the duration of the existing contract (e.g. existing user account, supplier contract, etc.). After termination of the contract, the data is deleted within three months or anonymised irretrievably. Data of projects and submitted evaluations on the website that are visible in the profile of other users are anonymised.

This does not apply to data collected from all website visitors. See deletion periods for data of website visitors.

Data subject to retention obligations under tax or commercial law (invoices, commercial letters, etc.) are stored for the respective statutory retention period. The legal retention period in Germany is currently 10 years under tax law and 6 years under commercial law.


Deletion periods for website visitor data


Website visitor data will be irretrievably anonymised after three months.



6. Rights of the data subjects


Persons whose data has been stored have the following rights:


Right to information about the personal data stored.


Upon request, we will provide information about the data processing and its purpose at appropriate intervals.


Right to correction of incorrect data


If data is incorrect, we will correct it on request and after checking, if the user is not able to make the change in his user account himself.


Right to object to unlawful data processing


If there are concerns about data processing, an objection can be raised. This applies in particular if we have no legitimate interest in the processing or if the data is used for direct advertising.


Right to restriction of processing


If an objection is lodged or the accuracy of the data is verified, a restriction on the processing of the data may be requested for the duration of the verification. If data has been processed unlawfully or is no longer needed, the data subject may request restriction of the data instead of erasure.


Right to erasure


Data must be erased if it is no longer needed and there is no legal basis for processing it. This applies in particular if there is no consent of the person or no legitimate interest in the processing.


Right to data portability


We will provide the data on request in a machine-readable format or, where possible, transfer it to another controller.


Right to complain to a supervisory authority


Individuals have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant local supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority is:

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information 

Friedrichstr. 219

Visitors' entrance: Puttkamerstr. 16 - 18 (5th floor) 

10969 Berlin

Telephone: 030 13889-0

Fax: 030 2155050

E-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de


To assert your rights, please send a message to us using the contact details provided in section 9. To prevent unauthorised persons from taking advantage of this, we may require the person invoking a right to prove their identity.



7. Cookies and Retargeting


7.1 Cookies


Cookies are small files which are stored on your data carrier and which store certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. Basically, we distinguish between two different types of cookies, so-called session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and temporary/permanent cookies, which are stored on your data carrier for a longer period of time or indefinitely. This storage helps us to design our website and our offers for you accordingly and makes it easier for you to use, for example by storing certain entries you make so that you do not have to keep repeating them.

In this respect, cookies help in many aspects to make your visit to the platform easier, more pleasant and more meaningful. Cookies are alphanumeric information files that your web browser automatically stores on your computer's hard drive when you visit our website.

We use cookies, for example, to be able to identify you as a user without you having to log in separately. Their use does not result in us obtaining any new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears when you receive a new cookie.

However, you can set your browser to accept cookies only if you agree to this. As a rule, the help function in the menu bar of your web browser will show you how to reject new cookies and deactivate those you have already received.

We would like to point out that deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of the platform.


7.2 Retargeting


The online platform uses cookie technology to collect data. This is to optimise the offer and the advertising. The data is anonymised and not used to identify you personally. At no time will your data be merged with personal data stored by us. With the help of the anonymised data, we can make our online offer more attractive for you and present you with offers, services and advertising that correspond to your areas of interest.

We use so-called re-targeting technologies. These technologies make it possible to address users who have already visited the portal with advertising on the websites of our partners. We are convinced that the display of personalised advertising is generally more interesting for the user than advertising without a personal reference. We use cookie technology and the analysis of previous user behaviour to display advertising. The data used is anonymised and is never merged with personal data. Personal data is not stored at any time.

By using the portal, the user consents to the use of so-called cookies and thus to the anonymous collection, storage and use of usage data. The user also agrees that his or her data may be stored in cookies even after the end of the browser session and may, for example, be called up again during the next visit. The user can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by refusing to accept cookies in the browser settings.


7.3 Google Analytics


In order to constantly improve and optimise our offer, we use so-called tracking technologies. For this purpose, we use the services of Google Analytics. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, we have set up an IP anonymisation tool on our website to protect your data, so that your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union and in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de]. Further information on this can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.


7.4 Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking


This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising programme of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").

Within the framework of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user's computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked across AdWords customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of "conversion cookies" is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

More information on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.


7.5 Use of social plugins (Facebook, LinkedIn)


Facebook plugin


Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin".

When you visit a website on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will obtain and store your IP address.

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, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your membership data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.


LinkedIn plugin


Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

You can find more information on this in LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.



8. Modification of the privacy policy


This privacy policy may be amended from time to time. Please check our website regularly for the latest version.



9. Contact us


We ask that you send your request by email or by post, clearly identifying yourself, to the following address:

Team2Venture GmbH

Managing Directors: Thomas Jajeh, Arco Elsman

Friedrichstraße 224

10969 Berlin

itprojects@talent-community.com