Privacy Policy

Data Protection Declaration


Operator and responsible entity for the purposes of the Data Protection Act

mindline|explore GmbH

CEOs: :
Antje Gollnick and Stefan Ruthenberg
Bramfelder Straße 115
22305 Hamburg


Data Protection Officer
Herr Holger Becker



This Data Protection Declaration informs the user of the nature, extent and purpose of data collection and use by the responsible operator.

The legal framework for data protection is provided by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).


Collection of general information

Every time this website is accessed, we or the webspace provider automatically collect information. This information, known as server logfiles, is of a general nature and cannot be used to identify you.

The information collected includes website name, file, date, data volume, web browser and browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the referrer URL (the site you came to our site from) and the IP address.

Without this information it would not be technically possible to provide and display the contents of this website in every case. That makes it necessary to collect this information. We also use this anonymous information for statistical purposes. It helps us improve our offerings as well as the technology we use. Furthermore, we reserve the right to examine the log files subsequently if there is reason to suspect illegal use of our content.


SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during data transfer, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (such as SSL) via HTTPS.



This website uses cookies. These are text files that the server stores on your computer. They contain information on the browser, IP address, operating system and internet connection. We do not forward this data to third parties or link it to personal data without your permission.

Cookies have two main purposes. They help us make it easier for you to navigate through our content, and enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.

Users have the option of using our website without cookies. This requires that the appropriate settings are made in the browser. You can find out how to deactivate cookies from the help function of your browser. But be aware that deactivating cookies may interfere with some functions of this website and limit its ease of use. The websites (USA) and (Europe) allow you to manage online advertising cookies.


Contact form

When you contact us using the online form or e-mail, we store the e-mail address you give us in order to respond to your question and ask follow-on questions if necessary.


Inclusion of third party services and content

Our website includes content and services by other providers. One example is maps provided by Google Maps. In order for this data to be accessed by and shown in the user’s browser, the IP address must be communicated to the third party. Thus, the third party obtains the user’s IP address.

We try to work only with third parties that use the IP address solely to deliver content, but we have no influence on whether they save the IP address. If they do, it is for statistical purposes among others. Where we become aware that IP addresses are being saved, we inform our users of this.


Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to present geographic information. When Google Maps is used, Google collects and uses data on visitors’ use of the map function. For more information on how Google uses data, see the Google data protection information. There in the data protection centre you can change your personal data protection settings.

You can find detailed instructions on managing your data in connection with Google products here.



Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to display our content correctly and visually attractively across browsers, we use script and font libraries like Google Webfonts ( on this website. To avoid multiple loading, Google Webfonts are saved to the cache of your browser. If your browser doesn’t support Google Webfonts or prevents access, the content will be displayed in a standard font.

Accessing script or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible that the operator could collect your data, although it is unclear if this is done and if so, for what purpose.

The data protection policy of the library operator, Google, can be found here:


Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files that are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is as a rule sent to a Google server in the US and stored there. IP anonymization is activated on our webspace, so your IP address is abbreviated by Google while still within the European Union member states or other signatories of the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the information to evaluate your use of the website, prepare reports on website activity and provide to the website operator other services connected with website and internet use.  The IP address of your browser collected by Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from loading to your computer by turning the function off in your browser software. However, be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use all functions of the website to the full extent.

Furthermore, you can prevent the data about your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

More information on conditions of use and data protection is available at and


Data minimization

In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data minimization, we store personal data only as long as necessary or required by law (mandated data retention period). When the purpose for storing the data no longer exists, we block or delete the data.


Special processing situation: job applications

If you send us your job application for an advertised position, your application documents will be processed on the basis of Art. 88 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in conjunction with S 26 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). If you send a job application photo, you do so voluntarily and thus give your consent to the collection and storage of your job application photos (Art. 88 in conjunction with S 26 (2) BDSG). We have a great deal of interest in carrying out and completing a proper job application process. This also includes ruling out conflicting allegations of discrimination in connection with the completion of the job application process, which is why a deletion of your job application documents takes 6 months after your job application has been turned down. A longer storage of your application documents can only takes place with your express consent. In the case of unsolicited job applications, deletion is carried out, even in the case where the job application is not turned down, within a maximum of 12 months after receipt of your job application documents.


Your right to know, correct, block, delete and contest

You have the right to get from us at no charge information on the personal data we store, and/or to have us correct, block or delete it. The exception is when we are required by law to store data for business purposes, or when the data is subject to legally mandated retention.

In these cases, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Holger Becker. Contact:

In order to implement a data block, we have to keep the data in a locked file for monitoring purposes. If there is no legally mandated archiving requirement, you can have us delete the data. Otherwise we will block the data at your reqeust.


Changes to this Data Protection Declaration

In order to ensure that our Data Protection Declaration always complies with current legislation, we retain the right to make changes to it any time. This also applies in cases where we have to make changes to the Data Protection Declaration to account for new or changed services we may provide. The modified Data Protection Declaration will then apply at your next visit to our website.


Source: Data protection configurator at