Privacy statement Data Privacy Statement

We, SEEK Development, Strategic and Organizational Consultants GmbH, Cotheniusstraße 3, 10407 Berlin, Germany, are the operator of this website and therefore responsible for any collection, processing and use of your personal data and compliance of this data processing with German law. It is of great importance to us to handle your personal data properly.

Therefore, we are pleased to hereby inform you about how your personal data is handled. We will have to update this Privacy Statement from time to time and encourage you to review it frequently to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the information that we collect. While you are using our website, we will collect and use your personal data to the extent and for the purposes shown below:

1. Extent and purpose of collection, processing and use of personal data

When you visit our website, our servers temporarily store all access operations in a log file. The following data is acquired automatically and stored for three months:

  • The IP address of the requesting computer (anonymised)
  • Date and time of access
  • The name and URL of the file called
  • The website from which the access originated
  • The operating system of your computer and the browser you are using
  • The country and the name of your internet access provider

The data is collected and processed to enable the use of our website (connection establishment), to permanently ensure system security and stability and to enable the optimisation of our internet-based services as well as for internal statistical purposes. The IP address will be used only in the case of attacks on the network infrastructure of , for statistical purposes and to assert or defend against legal claims.

For the purpose of registration and creating a customer account for your company by you as an authorised staff responsible the truthful provision of the following data is compulsory:

  • E-mail-address
  • Password
  • First name, surname

We require this data to allow to process and administer our website, to check the input data for plausibility, i.e. to establish structure in terms of content, process and amend the contractual relationship we enter into with you. Via your user customer account you can receive and collect the required content.

2. Data security & data storage

We are using suitable technical and organisational protective measures to protect your personal data against manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorised access by third parties. Our protective measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological development.

When you register for a customer account, access to your customer account is only possible using your personal password. You should keep your password confidential at all times.

We also take intra-company data protection very seriously. Our employees as well as any service providers engaged by us will treat your data confidentially and are obliged to comply with any relevant data protection law regulations.

3. Subscription for our News-Update-Service

If you signed up for our updates/newsletter on this web site your email address may be stored and processed by us to sent you information regarding our services.

You may unsubscribe the newsletter at any time. To do so, you may send us an email or unsubscribe using the link at the end of the newsletter.

4. Disclosure to third parties

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to do so or you gave us your permission before or if disclosure is necessary for the assertion of our rights.

5. Cookies

Cookies help in many ways to make your visit to our website easier, more pleasant and more practical. Cookies are alphanumerical information files which your web browser automatically stores on your computer's hard disc when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your computer's hard disc.

The use of cookies does not mean we obtain new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically but you may configure your browser in such a way that cookies will not be stored on your computer or you will be informed each time a new cookie is sent.

Deactivation of cookies may have the result that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

6. Tracking tools

To shape our website according to user needs and to continually optimize our service, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc.(“Google”). Within this context, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and small text files that are saved on your computer (“cookies”) are used. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the site previously visited)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of server request

is transmitted to servers of Google Inc. in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with website and internet use for the purposes of market research and needs-based design of these web pages. This information may also be forwarded to third parties as appropriate, insofar as this is prescribed by law or insofar as these parties process the data on behalf of the commissioning party. Your IP address will not in any case be associated with other data from Google. IP addresses are anonymized to exclude all possibility of such association (IP masking).

The user can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting his/her browser accordingly; however, we must point out that in this case not all functions of the website may be available to the user to their full extent.

You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookies relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and their processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to a browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent such collection by Google by clicking on this link. There is an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must re-install the opt-out cookie.

Further information about Google Analytics can be found on the support pages of Google.


7. Social media plug-ins

a. Facebook
Facebook social plug-in is used on our Websites to make it a more personal experience, using the “SHARE” button. This is a service offered by the American company Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).

When you call up a page of our website that includes such a plug-in, your browser creates an automatic connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and embedded from there into the website.

By connecting the plug-in, Facebook receives information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our web presence, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not at present logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted direct from your browser to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in on Facebook, Facebook is able to match your visit to our website directly with your Facebook account. When you interact with the plug-in, for instance by using the “SHARE” button, the relevant information is then likewise sent direct to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is moreover published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for advertising and market research purposes and to make the Facebook pages more user-friendly. To this end, usage, interests and relationships profiles are created by Facebook, in order for instance to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide further services related to your use of Facebook.

If you do not wish Facebook to match the data collected via our web presence to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

To find out more about the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and how you can configure your account to protect your privacy, please refer to the [Facebook data privacy information].

b. Twitter
Plug-ins by the short message network Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA are integrated into our Web sites. You can identify the Twitter plug-ins (tweet button) from the Twitter logo on our website. You can find an overview of information on the tweet button [here]. When you call up a page of our web presence containing such a plug-in, a direct connection is created between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter is thus informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter tweet button while you are logged in to your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages to your Twitter profile, which means that Twitter can match your visit to our website to your user account. We would point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. You can find out more information on this in the [Twitter data privacy statement].

If you do not wish Twitter to assign your visit to our website to your account, you should please log out of your Twitter user account.

c. LinkedIn
Plug-ins by the network LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA are integrated into our Website. You can identify the LinkedIn plug-in (LinkedIn button) from the LinkedIn Logo on our website. When you call up a page of our web presence containing such a plug-in, a direct connection is created between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is thus informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages to your LinkedIn profile, which means that LinkedIn can match your visit to our website to your user account. We would point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by LinkedIn. You can find out more information on this in the[LinkedIn data privacy statement].

If you do not wish LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to your account, you should please log out of your LinkedIn user account.

8. Right to information, deletion and correction

You may at any time request information about your personal data that we have stored or access and correct it by logging in to our website with your log-in data. You may do this by sending the relevant request via email with proof of your identity. You may also delete or correct your data or profile in your custom account.

If your data is deleted, it will no longer be possible to use some or all of our services.

Please note that by law certain kinds of data must be kept for a certain period of time. Such data must be stored by us until these periods run out. We block this data in our system and use it only in order to fulfil statutory requirements.

9. Contact

If you have any questions about data privacy on our website, wish to request information or wish to request the deletion of your data, please contact:

SEEK Development
Cotheniusstraße 3
10407 Berlin

Email: or

As of November 2016