Privacy Policy
The protection of your personal data is very important to us, the TalentSpace GmbH (hereinafter “TalentSpace”, “we”, “our”, “us”). Therefore we process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations. In this privacy policy we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our website, when we store your personal data and how we use it.

TalentSpace is a platform that functions as the underlying infrastructure for our offline Services (Talent Summits, Talent Nights, and Community initiatives) as well as online Services (matching of job-seeking candidates with companies) - collectively the “Services”. Any collection, processing and use of personal data are exclusively done for the provision of these Services. We set the highest requirements on data protection and privacy and have designed our Services to protect personal data as extensively as possible.

Responsible Party
The responsible party in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is:
TalentSpace GmbH
Markgrafenstraße 12-14
℅ Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator GmbH
10969 Berlin

Represented by its managing directors  Jason Reich, Markus Dücker and Marco Eylert.

If you have any requests, questions, or suggestions related to data privacy, please direct your request to privacy@talentspace.io.

Privacy Policy
The following information in this Privacy Policy shall provide you with details about when and how we collect and use your personal data during your use of the websites and Services operated by TalentSpace, as well as the purpose of the collection.

Personal Data
Personal data means all individual details relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A person is considered identifiable, if that person can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to the collected information such as professional, physical, physiological, economic, cultural or social identity. This may include data such as e.g. name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, personal and professional background.

Legal Basis
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1) (a) & (b) GDPR.

The processing of your data is necessary for us, (i) to determine if we can invite you to the TalentSpace community and hence give you access to our Services, (ii) to actually perform the Services and provide them to you.  If you are not an actual user of the Service anymore and we process your personal data for marketing purposes, our processing activities are based on TalentSpace’s legitimate interest to further develop our business. You can withdraw your consent to receive communication from us at any time.

If you haven’t yet applied to use our Services, but have registered on TalentSpace and provided your personal data to receive marketing communications from TalentSpace, we process your data on the basis of your consent.

What personal data is collected, saved and processed?
For the provision of our Services, we collect from you and process the following categories of data relating to you once you register on TalentSpace: Identification data, such asFirst and last nameE-mail addressPhone NumberCurrent Place of ResidencePersonal data, such asLinguistic proficiencyReadiness to relocateProfessional data, such asYour CV Information about past and desired future professional experiencesCareer levelQualifications and knowledge For user experience purposes, we save information about your usage of TalentSpace, to a database on the server of our hosting service provider.

In this respect, we collect the following information: Name of the files you accessed on TalentSpace,Information submitted while using our Services, Communication data provided by you, or other users of the platform while using our Services;Date and time of your activities on TalentSpaceOperating system, browser and device type,Screen resolution, language and time zone settings,Referrer-URL,IP address and name of your internet service provider.This also applies to data you enter in order to contact us. The data you provide will be stored, processed and transmitted to the employer by TalentSpace. The transmission is encrypted via SSL.

If you register as an employer with TalentSpace, we collect and process the following data:
Identification data, such as First and last name
E-mail address, Phone Number
Professional data, such as Professional background , Current role and position, Willingness of topics to discuss with users Career level Company data, such as Company Name, Company Logo, Company Information, Open Positions & Roles, Company Affiliations.
As the services we provide are dynamic and could change over time, we might change the data we gather and process in the future. In the case this happens, we will update this privacy policy.  

What do we use your personal data for?
TalentSpace uses your personal data for the following purposes: Assessment of your eligibility to use all or some of our Services, Providing the Services you requested, Offering you the best possible user experience,Keep you updated about the status of your applications, Engagement Requests and other functionalities that are part of our Services,Informing you about our Services, changes to our Services, or about similar services that we provide,for advertising, market research, improvement of existing and creation of new innovative products, TalentSpace may use your personal data in aggregated anonymized form.

Who are the recipients of my personal data?
Your personal data in its entirety will only be visible to the personnel of TalentSpace and third-party data processors and service providers acting on behalf of us. Employers that you have proactively reached out to, or - in the case of our offline Services - all employers present at the specific event, will only have limited access to your personal data. Employers using TalentSpace’s Talent Pool only have a restricted access to your professional information, and will only receive identification and personal data after you have confirmed their request. If you participate in our offline Services, and you would like to not have your data shared with a specific employer taking part in this particular offline event, you can opt-out of the sharing by informing us in advance under privacy@talentspace.io

Data processing
Unless otherwise stated in these data protection notices, your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties unless you have expressly given your consent or we are obliged to surrender, for example due to a court order or an official order.  We will never transfer or sell your data for unrelated marketing purposes to other third parties.

Third-Party Services
In order to provide you our Services and the best possible user experience, TalentSpace uses third-party service providers. In order to enable us to provide our Service, you give your consent for TalentSpace to provide the third-party service providers with the necessary personal information for data processing and use.  Please be aware that this policy does not apply to these third-party service providers. Some of these service providers might also operate from outside of the European Union, where the data protection requirements are lower than in the Member States of the European Union. We encourage you to read the privacy statements and terms and conditions on their respective websites. These third-party websites may also use their own cookies and other tracking devices, log your IP address, and otherwise collect data or solicit personal data.

Cookies
A Cookie is a small file sent by TalentSpace to the user’s browser which is then stored on the user’s hard disk and enables users to be recognized when returning. Cookies are used by TalentSpace to statistically record and analyze the usage of the platform. The use of TalentSpace is possible without cookies, but the functionality might be limited and the user experience not as seamless. If you wish to not have cookies on your hard disk, you can limit the storage of cookies on your by selecting “Do not save cookies” in your browser settings.

Analytics
TalentSpace uses Google Analytics to track the usage of the Service in order to optimize the Service for the users. All data is used in anonymized form. Google Analytics is a web analytics service for traffic monitoring of Google Inc. (“Google”). Through so-called Cookies, text files, which are stored on the user’s device, your use of TalentSpace’s Services is made possible. The information collected (IP address, access time, access duration) is then transferred to a US-based Google server and stored there. Google will, on behalf of TalentSpace, use the information to analyze the use of the Service by the user, and compile reports for us about the activities of users on our sites. Google will not be combine the IP address of a user with other data of Google. You can also disable the installation of Google Analytics cookies by changing the settings of your browser. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all Services of TalentSpace. The users can object to the collection and use of their IP address by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: OPT-OUT (BROWSER PLUGIN)

By using our Internet site, you agree to the processing of your data collected by Google.

Social Media
TalentSpace also uses connections and elements of third parties including the social networks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Suppliers of the plug-ins are the companies Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and LinkedIn Corporation. Web page elements are e.g. buttons (so-called “social plug-ins”) or integrated content from the providers. Through these integrations, the respective provider can directly assign the visit to TalentSpace’s Service to your profile with this provider. We do not have insights into what information the service providers receive through these integrations. For details on the purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the provider.

Newsletter
To receive the newsletter, you must activate the newsletter upon registration. By activating / subscribing to the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for advertising purposes. You will receive the newsletter until you unsubscribe. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of each newsletter or in the settings in your profile.

Rights of Information
You have the right to the information about the personal data we have stored and process about you. Furthermore, you have a right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing and to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted.  In the case of a request for information, you must provide sufficient information about your identity to provide valid proof that you are entitled to receive it. You can request information related to data stored about you, the origin and transfer of data and the purpose of the storage.

When you have given your consent for the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time.You also have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority:
Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin
Telefon: 030 13889-0
Telefax: 030 2155050
E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

Data SecurityThe data about you is being protected with all reasonable efforts and in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the GDPR. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the provisions are observed both by us and by external service providers who work for us. However, we have to point out that the Internet does not allow for absolute data security despite all technical measures. We are not liable for actions of third parties. Retention PeriodPersonal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for. TalentSpace retains your data for the duration of your useage of our service and for a maximum period of 2 years thereafter.

Children Under the Age of 16
Our Service is not intended for children under 16 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect or use any personal data from children under the age of 16. No one under the age of 16 may provide any information to or on TalentSpace. If we learn that we have collected or received personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 16, please contact us at privacy@talentspace.io.

Revisions to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to adapt this data privacy statement to our Services in compliance with legal requirements at any time. Any changes we make will be posted on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat your personal data, we will notify you through a notice on the Service. You are responsible periodically monitoring and reviewing any updates to this policy. Your continued use of our Service after such amendments will be deemed your acknowledgement of these changes to this policy.