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
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).