We process personal data collected during visits to our website in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Data Protection Act (DSG MV).

The controller 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 provisions is the:

Gründungswerft e.V.
Legally represented by the chairmen of the board
Chuck Henjes and Marius Schmidt

Postal address:
17487 Greifswald

House address:
c/o University of Greifswald
Friedrich-Loeffler-Straße 70
17489 Greifswald

Phone +49 3834 420 2495
Fax +49 3834 420 2497

Legal basis

Insofar as Gründungswerft e.V. obtains the consent of the data subject for the collection of personal data (e.g. contact form, newsletter), Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Gründungswerft is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of Gründungswerft e.V. and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the aforementioned interest, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.


Whenever our website is accessed, the following data is stored in log files for data security and statistical purposes:

  • IP address,
  • Time of access
  • UserAgent (browser and operating system used)
  • Page or content elements called up and
  • if supplied Referrer URL (the previously visited page).


Wir nutzen im Sinne der Protokollierung das Statistik-Tool Google-Analytics, um Erkenntnisse über unsere Besucher zu gewinnen. Dies dient dazu, unser Angebot stetig anhand der Benutzerbedürfnisse zu verbessern.

In diesen Zwecken liegt auch unser berechtigtes Interesse an der Datenverarbeitung nach Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

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Google Fonts

Our website dynamically embeds fonts (web fonts) from Google Fonts. Google Fonts receives the IP address and other information of the user via this mechanism.

Wide information, or data can be, among others:

  • the browser,
  • the website that the user is visiting,
  • the operating system of the user,
  • the screen resolution of the user
  • the IP address of the user and
  • the language settings of the browser.

Note: The IP address allows Google to determine the location of the website visitor. 


When you visit our website, so-called "session cookies" are placed and stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that serve to make the internet offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. They do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. As a rule, session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit to our website. You have the option of deactivating the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note that by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.

Contact form

The personal data you provide via the contact form will only be stored for the purpose of responding to your inquiry and will be deleted at the latest after the administrative process has been completed. Your inquiry will be forwarded directly to the responsible employee within Gründungswerft e.V.. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

StartUp Ecosystem Map

Our map at does not store / generate cookies itself. However, we do collect certain anonymized access statistics on the server side.

The intranet (behind a registration process) at exchanges digital educational data, such as name, email address, event information, and continuing education curricula with (same server).

Application process for membership and intranet

In order to achieve the most accurate possible categorical assignments of new members, an interactive application form was implemented that continuously saves the progress of filling out, initially anonymously, in the database. If personal data is entered in the last step, the previous entries are assigned to these and also saved. If there is no membership from the process or if it is terminated prematurely, the entries are stored anonymously for the purpose of quality assurance. The personal data will be deleted.

When a membership is concluded, all data remains in the member database and is assigned to a personal user account. Via the user account, the member has access to the data at any time and the possibility of deletion.


For the newsletter dispatch, the specification of your e-mail address is required. All other information is voluntary. Your transmitted data will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Your data will then be deleted from our system immediately.

Members receive the newsletter at the e-mail address stored with their membership. Members can unsubscribe from the newsletter on the intranet.

Social networks

In order to provide the public with a diverse range of information and to ensure effective communication with users, Gründungswerft e.V. operates online presences on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram in addition to this website.

When visiting our profiles on the aforementioned platforms, users' data may be processed outside the area of the European Union, resulting in a lower level of data protection. The processing of your personal data is carried out by the external operators of these social networks based on their privacy statements. Please contact the respective operators for information on the type and scope of processing. For information requests and assertion of rights, please contact the respective operator of the platform directly, as only they have access to your user data.

Facebook (Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland)
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Twitter (Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland)
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YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland)
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LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland)
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Instagram (Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland)
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The use of these services is not necessary to contact us or to receive our information. In principle, the information that we publish via these services can be found in the same or similar form on the Internet pages of Gründungswerft e.V..

Your rights

You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection of personal data at any time and without giving any reason in writing to Gründungswerft e.V., c/o University of Greifswald, Friedrich-Loeffler-Str. 70, 17489 Greifswald or by e-mail to

Furthermore, you have the right to request free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose and duration of data processing. In addition, under certain conditions, you have the right to correction, to restriction of processing (e.g. blocking), to deletion and to data portability of your data. You have the right to object to direct marketing as well as to the processing of your data, which is based on Art. 6 (1) litt. e and f DSGVO. If you wish to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data concerning you, please inform us of the reasons arising from your particular situation so that we can carry out a balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 21 (1) sentence 2 DSGVO.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for data protection if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful. The competent supervisory authority is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Werderstraße 74a
19055 Schwerin

At Gruendungswerft e.V., fewer than 20 employees are regularly involved in the automated processing of personal data, which is why the association does not have a data protection officer. Inquiries of any kind should therefore be addressed to the chairpersons of the board of directors authorized to represent the association (
(in accordance with the "Second Data Protection Adaptation and Implementation Act of the EU" of 25.11.2019)

Objection advertising mails

The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.

The entries that can be made through the form at are stored on servers of Gründungswerft . The information entered is only for display on the map and will not be used for other purposes.


Gründungswerft e.V.
c/o University of Greifswald
Friedrich-Loeffler-Str. 70
17489 Greifswald

Phone +49 3834 420 2495