Privacy statement according to the GDPR/DSGVO

Name and address of the respon­sible person

The person respon­sible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regula­tions is:

Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher
Burgweg 13
65779 Kelkheim


Tel .: +49.61 95.91 16 41

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the respon­sible person is:

Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher
Castle Route 13
65779 Kelkheim


Tel .: +49.61 95.91 16 41


General Privacy Policy

The Contarix GmbH as operator of the online offer of future_bizz and manager of the network works according to the regula­tions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR / GSGVO).

Personal data are only collected in the course of ordering and processing services (e.g. membership in the network or parti­ci­pation in events), to register for our newsletter, to process inquiries, or in case of comments on articles on our website.

We store personal data as long as there is a business relati­onship, or statutory retention requi­re­ments exist. Personal data will not be provided in any form to third parties without your consent. Your user data for the newsletter will be deleted after you have logged out.

You have the right to obtain infor­mation about any personal infor­mation that is stored by us and to correct it if you believe that it is outdated or incorrect. Likewise, you may revoke your consent to the use of your personal infor­mation at any time. To do this, send us a request via e‑mail to the contact address stated in the imprint.

We use technical and organiz­a­tional security measures to protect the data of our customers, business partners, or prospects from accidental or inten­tional manipu­lation, loss, destruction or access by unaut­ho­rized persons. These measures will be conti­nuously updated according to current techno­lo­gical develo­p­ments.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website. If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your infor­mation.

Extended privacy policy for our online offer

In principle, all state­ments in the General Privacy Policy also apply to the online offer. Additional explana­tions for the online offer are given in the following text.

By using our website you consent to the collection, processing, and use of data as described below. Basically, our website can be visited without registration. In this case, data such as pages called, or name of the retrieved file, date, and time are stored for statis­tical purposes exclu­sively in anony­mized form on the server, without this data being directly related to your person.

The data are stored in our company or in our provider’s system (see the description of the providers). Personal data will not be provided in any form to third parties without your consent. As far as data is passed on to external service providers, we use technical and organiz­a­tional measures to ensure that the regula­tions of data protection are observed.

Privacy Statement 1&1

The logs for the current day are updated in near real time. Due to the large amount of data, log data is stored for maximum 9 weeks.

Page views via proxy server

A proxy server acts as a kind stand-in, reque­sting pages and forwarding them to the user. As a result, the IP address of the proxy is in the logfile – and not the address of the workstation origi­nally reque­sting the page.

In order to be able to track the origin of a website request and access via proxy server, some proxies send a header field named X‑For­warded-For, which contains the original IP. This X‑For­warded-For- Header will be appended by 1&1 WebHo­sting to the end of each entry in the logfile.

When using the 1&1 SSL Proxy, as well as proxy calls that provide the appro­priate infor­mation, the IP address of the origi­nally reque­sting machine is in the last column of each log line.

This improves the ability to create meaningful visitor statistics.

Please note:

Due to privacy and data protection regula­tions, IP addresses of callers that are stored in log files will be anony­mized after 7 days, replacing it by an ‘x’. For more infor­mation see the privacy and data protection agreement of 1und1 at

Privacy policy for cookies

Our website uses cookies, in parti­cular, to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of the pages, to analyze page usage behaviors, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to store user-specific infor­mation on the user’s device.

Cookies are stored at the end of a browser session and can be recalled when the page is visited again. If you do not want this, you should set your Internet browser to refuse to accept cookies.

Privacy Policy for Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To disable Google Analytics, Google provides a browser plug-in at

Google Analytics uses cookies. These allow an analysis of the use of our website offer by Google. The infor­mation about the use of our pages (including your IP address) collected by the cookie is usually trans­mitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp ();” in order to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). If the anony­miz­ation is active, Google truncates IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and therefore no identi­fi­cation of your identity is possible. Only in excep­tional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

Google complies with the privacy policy of the Privacy Shield Agreement, and is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce Privacy Shield Program, and uses the infor­mation we collect to evaluate the use of our websites, to report on them, and provide us with other related services. Learn more at

WP Cerber Security & Antispam

We use the service “Cerber Security & Antispam”, which is offered by Cerber Tech Inc. New York, NY, 1732 1st Ave, 10128, USA. The plugin protects websites against brute force attacks, blocks harmful requests from IPs or subnets when a defined retry limit is exceeded. This makes brute-force attacks or distri­buted brute-force attacks of botnets impos­sible. Furthermore, it is possible to restrict, block, or allow access with a Black IP Access List and a White IP Access List.

(More infor­mation about the features at: According to the provider, no data is collected or processed in this context — neither through the services nor through the software offered.

For more infor­mation on the collection and use of data by WP Cerber Security & Antispam, see Cerber’s Privacy Policy:


In order to support SEO activities on our website we use the plugin “YOAST SEO”. According to WP-Support (, the tool does not store any personal data and is therefore DSGVO/GDPR- compliant.

Contact form and e‑mail contact

Our website uses a contact form that allows users to contact us electro­ni­cally. When using this service, the data entered in the entry form will be trans­mitted to us and stored. These data are:

  • Surname
  • E‑mail
  • Subject
  • Message
  • Captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Human’s Apart)

At the moment of submitting the contact form the following data will be stored:

  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of registration

In addition, the user has the option of using the specified e‑mail address to contact us electro­ni­cally as an alter­native. Should the user prefer to contact us this this, we will store the personal data sent with the e‑mail.

We point out that we will not pass on any personal data gained in the contact process to third parties. We will use them exclu­sively for estab­li­shing mutual contact and leading a dialog with prospects and clients.

Comments in the blog

To provide security against comments with illegal content, your IP address will be saved in comments on the blog until we have read and approved these comments.

With a click on “delete now” you can request the deletion of the stored data including ID, e‑mail, first and last name. This will usually happen within a few hours. Click here for the deletion request form.


Our newsletter and other e‑mails provides you regularly with invita­tions and infor­mation about the work of future_bizz, or about innovation management in general, which, in our opinion, are relevant to you.

These mails are only available if you have subscribed to the newsletter. Your registration will be made in accordance with the Double-Opt-In procedure, in which you will receive an e‑mail after your registration with which you must confirm your registration. In order to comply with legal requi­re­ments, the registration and confir­mation time as well as the IP address are logged when registering for the newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter and the infor­mation service, we need your name, first name and your e‑mail address.

The receipt of the newsletter and the news of our infor­mation service can be termi­nated at any time. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.

For our newsletter and infor­mation service, we use MailChimp (Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.)

The e‑mail addresses of our newsletter subscribers as well as the infor­mation described in these notes are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. This data will be used by MailChimp for sending and evaluating the newsletters on our behalf, but also by MailChimp itself, …

  • to optimize or improve the overall MailChimp service
  • for collecting recipient addresses for economic purposes
  • to determine if the newsletters are opened, when they are opened, and which links are clicked.

For this MailChimp uses “web-beacons”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened, capturing technical infor­mation about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval.

It is possible to assign the infor­mation collected to individual newsletter recipients. We do not use this mapping to observe individual users, but to tailor our content to their needs and requi­re­ments.

The users of our infor­mation service can access further infor­mation via links in our mails. Through these links our users are directed to the websites of MailChimp. Furthermore, newsletter recipients can correct their data, such as their e‑mail address after initial submission. Besides, the Privacy Policy of MailChimp is only available on their page.

In this context, we point out the websites of MailChimp use cookies and that personal data will be processed by MailChimp, their partners, and service providers (for example, Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more infor­mation, see the Privacy Policy of MailChimp. In this context, we would like to draw your attention to the possi­bi­lities for objecting to the collection of your personal data for adver­tising purposes. For more infor­mation visit the websites and (for the European and EU region).

We rely on the relia­bility, IT, and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified to the US-EU data privacy convention “Privacy Shield” and committed to complying with EU data protection requi­re­ments. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp.It is a contract in which MailChimp pledges to protect the data of our users, to process it in accordance with its privacy policy on our behalf and, in parti­cular, not to disclose it to third parties.

For more infor­mation, see the Privacy Policy of MailChimp: 

Social plugins

Our website uses plugins from facebook, LinkedIn and XING:

  • Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
  • LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”)
  • XING SE, Dammtor­strasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

The plugins are provided with an icon of the respective network and recognizable as such. Using these plugins will connect you to the social network server and share your data. Your infor­mation will only be passed on to one of these Social Media networks when you deliber­ately press one of the icons provided. The Social Media providers can thereby create user profiles. We point out to the fact that we have no influence on the infor­mation storage and data transfer by any external websites and pages nor on the extent to which and how these data are used.

More infor­mation about the purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing, and use of the data collected by the providers of social media, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found on the following privacy policy pages:

Social Buttons with Shariff

In order to best protect the privacy of users of our online offer, we use the service Shariff and its share buttons for sharing content in social media, which is provided by Heise Media GmbH & Co. KG, Karl-Wiechert-Allee 10, 30625 Hannover, PO Box 61 04 07, 30604 Hannover / Yannik Ehlert. Shariff for WordPress enables website users to share favorite content without jeopar­dizing their privacy. The Shariff Wrapper provides sharing buttons that protect the privacy of visitors and are (according to Shariff) compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR/DSGVO). For more infor­mation about Shariff and its privacy policy see:

Legal basis Data protection regulation

In accordance with the provi­sions of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will apply from 25 May 2018 on, we inform you that consents to the sending of e‑mail addresses will be made

on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG.

The use of the mail service provider MailChimp, carrying out the statis­tical surveys and analyzes as well as logging the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expec­ta­tions of our users.

We further point out that you have, in accordance with the statutory requi­re­ments of Art. 21 DSGVO, the possi­bility to object the processing of your personal, resp. individual-related, data at any time. The objection may in parti­cular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.


Signi­ficant parts of the privacy policy use the following sources (in German):