1. Limitation of Liability

The contents of this website have been diligently prepared. However, the provider does not give any representations and/or warranties that the information provided is true, accurate and up-to-date. This limitation of liability shall not apply if the provider acts gross negligently and/or delib-erately. The use of the contents provided on this website shall be solely and exclusively subject to the risk of the user. As far as the author of certain content of this website is disclosed it only provides the opinion of the respective author and not the opinion of the provider. By using this website no legal and/or contractual relationship between the user and the provider shall be created.


2. External Links

This website also includes links to third party websites. These third party websites are solely any exclusively subject to the liability of the respective provider. Third party websites have been checked whether they are in breach of applicable laws once the external links are made. How-ever, the provider does not have any influence with regard to future contents on these external links. Thus, the external links do not mean that the contents on these third party websites reflect the opinion of the provider. A permanent control and review of external links without having any precise and concrete indication that there is any breach of applicable laws is not feasible. How-ever, when becoming aware of any such breach of applicable laws these external third party links shall be immediately deleted.


3. Copyrights

The contents as provided on this website are solely and exclusively subject to German copyright laws. Any use of these contents beyond the applicable German copyright laws require the prior written consent of the provider respectively the owner of the copyright. This shall in particular, but not exclusively, apply to copying, editing, translating, storing, modifying respectively repro-ducing of such contents in databases and/or any other electronic media and/or systems. Con-tents and rights of third parties are explicitly disclosed. The unauthorized copying or dissemina-tion of contents is not allowed and may be subject to criminal prosecution. Only the preparation of copies and downloads for the purpose of private use, however, for the avoidance of doubt, not any commercial use, is allowed.

The presentation of this website in frames by third parties is only allowed with the prior written consent of the provider.


4. Data Protection

Below we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. We act in accordance with the The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). You can retrieve this statement at any time on our website.

We hereby make you aware that the transfer of data in the internet (e.g. communication by email) maybe subject to deficiencies and failures in terms of data security. Furthermore it cannot be completely avoided and excluded that third parties may get access to such data.

Any use of our contact details as referred to in our imprint for the purpose of commercial promo-tion and/or advertising shall be prohibited, unless the provider grants a written approval or there is already an ongoing business relationship. The provider and all persons referred to on this website herewith forbid any commercial use and/or dissemination of their data.


Privacy statement
1. Name and contact details of the person in charge of data processing


This privacy statement applies to data processed by:

LEA Partners GmbH
An der RaumFabrik 10
76227 Karlsruhe
Germany
info@leapartners.de
T +49 721 13 208 700
F +49 721 13 208 750


2. Collecting and storing personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

a) Visiting the website
On visiting our website at leapartners.de, information is automatically sent to our website server via your chosen browser. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected and stored until it is automatically deleted, without any action required on your part:

  • Your computer’s IP address;
  • The access time and date;
  • The name and URL of the selected file;
  • The website used to access our site (referrer URL);
  • The browser used, along with your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider, if applicable.


The specified data are processed for the following purposes:
 

  • To ensure a smooth connection setup for the website;
  • To ensure convenient use of our website;
  • To evaluate system security and stability; and
  • For other administrative purposes.


The legal basis for data processing is Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest entitles us to collect data for the above-listed purposes. Under no circumstances do we use collected data to draw conclusions about you.

We also use analytics services when visitors use our website. More information about this is provided in section 5 of this privacy statement.


b) Signing up to our newsletter
If you have expressly provided consent in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (a) of the GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To sign up to the newsletter, you will need to enter your email address and first and last names. We record your first and last names in order to send you personalised messages and other communications.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the end of the newsletter. Alternatively, you can contact us at info@leapartners.de to unsubscribe at any time.


c) Applications
We accept applications via email. Your details will only be processed and used for the candidate selection process. By sending your application, you consent to being contacted in writing and/or by phone as part of the application process.

Please note that your details are not stored anonymously; HR staff will have access to them. 
Data are processed for the purpose of making contact in line with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (a) of the GDPR, subject to your freely given consent.

You can revoke future consent at any time via email, fax or in writing.


d) Dealflow/investments
You can send us information about investments via email. The data received will only be processed and used to assess the investment opportunity.

Please note that your details are not stored anonymously; staff responsible for the evaluation process will have access to them. 

Data are stored on Pipedrive (see section 5, paragraph iv).

Data are processed in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (a) of the GDPR, subject to your freely given consent.
You can revoke future consent at any time via email, fax or in writing. We point out, however, that we are subject to statutory data retention requirements with regard to this data. Therefore, even after a transaction has been terminated, further processing of your data must take place.


3. Disclosing data
Your data will not be passed on to third parties in any other circumstances than those listed below.
We will only pass your details on to third parties if:

  • You have expressly consented to this in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (a) of the GDPR;
  • Disclosing data according to Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR is necessary for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data;
  • There is a legal obligation to disclose data according to Article 6, paragraph 1, point (c) of the GDPR and this is permitted by law and required to handle contractual relationships in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (b) of the GDPR.


4. Cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are files automatically created by your browser, which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your device in any way: they do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

Cookies store information relating to your specific device, but this does not mean that we can immediately ascertain your identity.

Using cookies enables us to make it more enjoyable for you to use our services. This is why we use session cookies to recognise when you have already visited individual pages on our website. These cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our site.

To optimise user-friendliness, we also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you revisit our website to use our services, you will be automatically recognised as a previous visitor and your details and settings will be retrieved to avoid you having to enter them again.

We also use cookies to compile statistics on the use of our website and evaluate this for the purpose of optimising our offer (see section 5). They enable us to automatically recognise when you have visited our website before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time.

Data processed by cookies are required for the specified purposes to safeguard our and third parties’ legitimate interests according to Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or you are always notified before a new cookie is stored. Deactivating all cookies can prevent you from using all of our website’s features.


5. Analytics
Tracking tools
The following tracking tools we use are implemented subject to Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR. We use tracking tools to ensure needs-based design and the continual optimisation of our website. We also use them to compile statistics on the use of our website and evaluate this for the purpose of optimising our offer. These interests are regarded as authorised in the context of the aforementioned regulation.

Data processing purposes and data categories are derived from the relevant tracking tools.


i) Google Analytics
To ensure need-based design and the continual optimisation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.com/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter “Google”). This service creates pseudonym user profiles and uses cookies (see section 4). Information about your site usage collected by cookies, such as

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


are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information is used to evaluate website usage, compile reports on website activity and deliver services related to website and internet usage for market research and the needs-based design of this website. This information may also be passed on to third parties, provided that it is legally required or the third parties process these data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. IP addresses will be anonymised to prevent them being identified (IP masking).

You can prevent cookies being installed via your browser settings, but please be aware that this may mean that you are not able to use all features of the website.

You can also prevent data about your use of the website (including your IP address) being created by cookies and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

As an alternative to a browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also deactivate Google Analytics by clicking this link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data being captured when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie will be stored on your device and only applies when using the browser concerned and only when visiting our website. If you delete cookies in your browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

More information about data protection in relation to Google Analytics is available on its help site (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

As an alternative to a browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also deactivate Google Analytics by clicking this link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data being captured when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie will be stored on your device and only applies when using the browser concerned and only when visiting our website. If you delete cookies in your browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

More information about data protection in relation to Google Analytics is available on its help site (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).
 

ii) Google AdWords conversion tracking
To compile statistics on the use of our website and evaluate it for optimisation purposes, we also use Google conversion tracking. Google AdWords places a cookie (see section 4) on your computer, provided that you have arrived at our website via a Google ad.

These cookies are valid for 30 days and do not contain personally identifiable information. If the user visits specific pages on the website of the AdWords client and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the client can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and been forwarded to our site.

Every AdWords client has a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via AdWords clients’ websites. Information collected via conversion cookies serve to create conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have set up conversion tracking. AdWords clients are provided with the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been forwarded to a webpage with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information which can identify you personally.

If you do not wish to be included in the tracking process, you can decline to set the required cookie via the setting in your browser that deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting up your browser to block cookies from www.googleadservices.com. Google’s data protection notice regarding conversion tracking is available here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).


iii) MailChimp
We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. We send our newsletter via MailChimp, a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The email addresses of our newsletter subscribers and other data outlined here are stored on MailChimp servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf, and can also use these data to optimise and improve its own services, e.g. to optimise sending from a technical perspective or how the newsletter is displayed, or for commercial purposes, such as determining which countries the subscribers are in. However, MailChimp does not use the details of our newsletter subscribers to contact them itself or pass the data on to third parties.
We trust the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the EU-US privacy shield framework and therefore adheres to EU data protection guidelines. We have also concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp, under which MailChimp pledges to protect our users’ data, to process data on our behalf in accordance with data protection regulations and explicitly not to pass on details to third parties. MailChimp’s privacy policy is available here.


iv) Pipedrive – personal data management
To manage personal data such as your name, address, phone number, email address, etc., we use a cloud-based CRM system by Pipedrive OÜ, a subsidiary of Pipedrive, Inc. based at Paldiski mnt 80, Tallinn, 10617, Estonia and listed on the Estonian business register under number 11958539. Every time someone visits one of our webpages which uses Pipedrive, a connection is made to the Pipedrive servers. We have concluded legal agreements with Pipedrive OÜ, which are required for data protection and involve Pipedrive agreeing to only process user data according to our instructions and in accordance with EU data protection regulations. Pipedrive US is also certified under the privacy shield framework, therefore adhering to EU data protection guidelines.

Pipedrive’s privacy policy is available at https://www.pipedrive.com/en/privacy

You can revoke future consent and request removal from the CRM system and decline any further use of Pipedrive for your personal data in writing (email, post or fax) at any time.


6. Social media plugins
We use Twitter plugins on our website in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR, making information from our associate companies available. The commercial purpose of this is deemed a legitimate interest in the context of GDPR. The responsibility for data protection compliance lies with each respective provider.


a) Twitter
Our website has in integrated plugin operated by Twitter Inc. (Twitter). The integrated images (the logos of our associated companies) are sent directly from Twitter and a direct link is made between your browser and Twitter’s server. Twitter is notified that you have visited our website from your IP address. As the website provider, we stress that we have no knowledge of the data transferred or how it is used by Twitter.

If you do not wish for Twitter to record your visit(s) to our website, please log out of your Twitter account.

More information about this is available in Twitter’s privacy policy (https://twitter.com/privacy).


7. Individuals affected


You are entitled to:

  • Request the personal data we process about you according to Article 15 of the GDPR. Specifically, you can request information about the purposes of data processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of your right to rectify, delete and restrict data or refuse data processing, the existence of your right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, if this has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, as well as any meaningful information about the details, if applicable;
  • Request the immediate correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you held by us, in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR;
  • Request the deletion of the personal data we hold about you in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, provided that processing it is not required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, provided that you contest the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful, you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need them, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;
  • Receive the personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request the transfer of such data to another controller, in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR;
  • Withdraw your consent at any time, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 3 of the GDPR. This results in us no longer being authorised to process previously permitted data in the future; and
  • Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR. You can generally lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority based in the location of your habitual residence or place of work or our company headquarters.


8. Right of objection
Provided that your personal data have been processed for the purposes of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or for direct marketing purposes in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR. If the latter, you are entitled to object without specifying a specific situation and we will heed this.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent or object to the processing of your personal data, please email info@leapartners.de


9. Updating and changing this privacy statement
This privacy statement is currently valid and was updated in May 2018.

When we develop our website and services to comply with changes in statutory or regulatory requirements, we may need to make changes to this privacy statement. The latest version of the privacy statement is always available to read and print at http://www.leapartners.de/en/disclaimer/.