This agreement applies as between you, the User of this Platform and SCE GmbH, the owner of this Platform. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should stop using the Platform immediately.
1. Operator and subject matter
2. Users, voluntary agreement
After the pilot phase the platform will be open to all interested persons. Participation is voluntary. During the pilot phase registration is possible by invitation only.
Users register for this on “Start for Future” platform with mandatory information (name, e-mail address, role, clusters, location, resources/needs, password). In their profile users can upload a profile picture and add to it with further information, such as professional experience or social media links (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.). This is all on a voluntary basis. By providing social links the respective user agrees that other course participants may contact them via these links and that they can network with one another.
With the registration the user is granted a simple, non-transferable right of use for the platform
The users shall be obliged to act with respect at all times, and to handle the rights of other users and third parties diligently when engaging with other users. The user can be excluded if such obligations are violated. This platform is exclusively for the purposes of “Start for Future”. Any other use of the platform, for other illegal and/or commercial purposes, for example, shall be prohibited.
3. User content
4. Content of third parties
The users can access the open groups and view and post content based on their access rights, other users and/or third parties and links to platforms and services of third parties and/or use these. The SCE cannot guarantee that such content of third parties is free of material that other users could find offensive or otherwise inappropriate, and of malware or other harmful programmes, which could damage computers, mobile devices or data of users stored on these devices. The SCE accept neither responsibility nor liability in relation to the access of a user to or the use of such third party content.
5. Prohibition of use, exclusion from use
Users shall be obliged to observe all relevant copyright laws. Only content and statements that do not infringe on the rights of others (especially copyright and neighbouring rights) may be published on the platform.
Users shall be responsible for their activities within the entire platform. The personal password for activating and using the user account must always be kept secret from third parties. Should users have reason to believe that third parties have knowledge of their password, they shall be obliged to change it immediately.
User activities that are aimed at impeding the functionality of the platform or making the portal non-functional are forbidden and can be prosecuted under civil and criminal law. Measures in particular that could impact on the physical and logical structure of the platform are also forbidden. Users may not use the for commercial purposes. Advertising, among other activities, by sending content which recipients have not requested (spamming), is also forbidden.
All users shall be obliged not to violate any legal regulations with their content and activities (applicable law of the Federal Republic of Germany). The platform may not be used for illegal purposes.
6. Copyright law
All material placed on the platform is protected by copyright, if not otherwise explicitly stated. This means content that is intended for personal use as part of the performance of the platform may not be passed on to third parties without the creator’s written consent and may be neither reproduced nor changed. This shall also apply to material that is created by the user alone or with others on the platform. Regardless of the copyright protection all users shall agree that personally created material may be used fulfilling pre-stated criteria.
The SCE shall endeavour together with Hivebrite to ensure the security of the platform's users. Despite their commitment to protect the security of user accounts and the information pertinent to them, neither SCE nor Hivebrite can guarantee that unauthorised third parties may be able to thwart the security measures taken. The SCE would therefore ask all users to immediately inform about each and every threat to security or unauthorised use of an account.
8. Liability, liability exclusion, restriction and exemptionLinks to this Platform
The platform has been setup with the greatest possible care on toghether with Hivebrite. The operator does not accept any liability for the correctness, accuracy or error-free status of the information provided. Nor does the operator accept any liability for the content published by users. All liability for damages caused directly or indirectly by the use of the sites shall also be excluded.
Nor is the operator responsible for the content of platforms referred to by links and they do not provide any guarantee or accept any liability for the appropriateness and legality of these sites.
The user shall indemnify the operator from all claims by third parties, made against SCE as a result of a violation of the aforementioned duties and/or harmful activities of users. SCE exclude any liability within the scope of the applicable laws and regulations.
9. Terminating the account
Users can have their account deleted at any time without having to provide a reason. The user’s data can no longer be retrieved after the account is deactivated.
Each and every user agrees:
I am aware that required personal data is processed with use of the platform.
I agree to the processing of the data I have provided and the contributions published by me, as well as to the use of files I have provided within the scope of the “Start for Future” program. I am aware that this consent can be revoked at any time. This is, however, only possible with the full deletion of the account.
Overview of Data Protection
2. Who is responsible for the data collection on this platform?
The platform operator processes the data collected on this platform. The operator's contact details can be found in the platform's required legal notice.
3. How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on an account activation form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the platform. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our platform.
4. What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the platform. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the platform.
5. What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
6. Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
General Information and Mandatory information
1. Data protection
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
2. Purposes and legal bases of data processing
The purpose of the data processing is the operation of a virtual platform connected to the ‘Start for Future’ programme. Participation in the platform is possible for everyone which fullfills the access criteria and voluntary by nature. The legal basis for data processing is therefore Article 6 (1) (a), 7 of the GDPR.
The SCE defines which type of personal data will be collected and processed in the core system.
Participants register on the platform with *mandatory information (name, e-mail address, role, clusters, location, resources/needs, password) and * voluntary data.
The purpose of data processing is to plan, organize, implement and evaluate entrepreneurship education and activities, foster co-creation and matching between various stakeholders, to do research and publish in anonymized form as well as to manage participant contact details, e.g. to issue confirmations of participation.
The legal basis of data processing is Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR.
3. Notice concerning the party responsible for this platform
The party responsible for processing data on this platform is:
Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)
Telephone: +49 89 55 05 06 0
Email: [email protected]
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
4. Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
5. Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to have data, which we process, based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
7. Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
8. SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the platform operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
9. Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Data Protection Officer at
Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)
Telephone: +49 89 5505060
Email: [email protected]
If you have questions, you can write an e-mail to either the data protection officer at [email protected]
Data Collection on this Platform
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
2. Contact form
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
3. Registration on this platform
You can register on our platform in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.
To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.
We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our platform. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
4. Recipient and persons authorized to access the users’ data
Only authorized persons working for the Data Controller can access your personal data. The Data Controller makes its best effort to ensure that these groups of people remain as small as possible and maintain the confidentiality and security of User’s personal data.
The Data Controller also uses trusted service providers to carry out a set of operations on his behalf for hosting. The Data Controller can also use service providers in the tech industry, editors of specific tools integrated in the Platform for technical purposes.
The Data Controller only provides service providers with the information they need to perform the service and ask them not to use your personal data for any other purpose. The Data Controller does his best to ensure that all these trusted service providers only process the personal data on our documented instructions and provide sufficient guarantees, in particular in terms of confidentiality, expert knowledge, reliability and resources, to implement technical and organizational measures which will meet the requirements of the applicable legislation, including for the security of processing.
List of the main service providers:
44 rue la fayette
Google Cloud Platform
Gordon House, 4 Barrow St,
Hosting of all data and content produced / provided by the User, as well as images, profile pictures and backups
38 avenue John F. Kennedy,
132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco,
Production and storage of error logs enabling our developers
to correct the code
375 Beale Street, Suite 300,
San Francisco, CA 94105
Sending of emails from the Platform
16 Nassau St,
New York, NY 10038,
Customer support for the Platform