Data Protection

For purposes of this Privacy Notice, “Personal Data” is any information by which you can be individually identified both directly and indirectly, including, but not limited to, your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

Data controller

The Data Controller in the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union, and of other regulations of a data-protection nature is:

Plug & Play Germany GmbH
Pfaffenwaldring 19
70569 Stuttgart

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer may be contacted via the above mentioned address with the addition “Data Protection Officer” or via email:

Information on the processing of personal data

In the context of an application and selection process and in order to get in contact with you, Accelerate Commerce GmbH will process your personal data, based on the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR in conjunction with § 26(1) sentence 1 BDSG).

In order to fulfil the purposes just mentioned, we process the following information from you:

  • Contact information: first and last name, e-mail address
  • Your pitch idea.

It is necessary to provide the data as part of the application and selection process. If you do not provide the data, we will consequently not be able to longer consider your application.

Depending on your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR), we also process your IP-address/location, cookies, browsing history, as well as Information regarding interaction with the website, for analytic purposes to ensure the constant improvement and evolution of our service for you.

Please visit the California Supplemental Privacy Notice for more information about Personal Data processing activities as they relate to California residents.

Processing/storage period

Your data will only be processed for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purpose or as long as is required by law. After completion of the application procedure, your data will be deleted within six months (applications from individuals), unless we hire you as an employee.

Information on the processing of personal data in the context of newsletter registration

In the context of registering and mailing our newsletter, Accelerate Commerce GmbH will process your personal data (email address), provided you have given us your express consent in each case (Art. 6(1) lit. a).

The data for the purpose mentioned above is provided voluntarily. If you do not provide the data, we will consequently not be able to provide you with the registration for and mailing of the newsletter without your consent to the processing of your personal data.

Your data will be stored in our systems for as long as it is necessary for mailing the newsletter, and you have not revoked your consent to the processing of your data for this purpose.


To assert your rights, please contact the following address:

Accelerate Commerce GmbH

Balanstraße 73, Haus 19

81541 München

. The Data Protection Officer may be contacted at the above mentioned address with the addition “Data Protection Officer”.

Automatically collected information

Certain types of information are collected automatically by us whenever you communicate with us via our websites, as well as in the context of emails sent to each other. The automated processes we use may include, e.g., logging by web servers or IP addresses, cookies, and web beacons.


Webserver logs/ IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer for accessing the Internet. On the Internet, each computer is identified by means of an IP address; this allows computers and servers to recognize each other on the network and to communicate with each other. Accelerate Commerce GmbH collects the IP-address for purposes of system administration, in order to supply group companies, business partners and/or suppliers with statistics, for analyzing websites, and for reviewing the performance of a website.



Accelerate Commerce GmbH’s internet pages use cookies. A cookie is a piece of information that is placed automatically on your computer’s hard drive when you access certain websites. Cookies allow the server to uniquely recognize your browser. Cookies enable us to store information on the server that can be used to make visiting websites more convenient for you, and they allow analysing sites and reviewing the performance of a website. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. But you can also change the settings of your browser to reject all cookies, or to show you when a cookie is to be placed. However, please note that some areas of our sites may not function properly if you reject cookies.


We use the following types of cookies:


Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website (if applicable).


Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.


This website uses Google Analytics to collect this information which is provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use the public content on our website.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google Analytics Cookies may exist for up to two years, if you do not delete them earlier. We have agreed with Google’s data processing agreement to ensure they operate Google Analytics on our behalf.  If you visit the website from within the states that form part of the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated before it leaves the European Economic Area. Google will use this information on our behalf for the legitimate interest based purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics by not consenting to its application. Moreover you can prevent the collection of the data created by the respective cookie with regard to your use of the website (e.g. your IP-address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by installing the browser-plugin available at
Further information is available in Google’s privacy policy:


Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember choices you make (such as language choices) and personalise our content for you.


Targeting or advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit(s) to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They also collect information about your browsing habits, including the websites you visit, in order to make the information displayed on our website more relevant to you and your interests. We may also share this information with third parties working on our behalf for this purpose.

Some of our cookies are known as ‘session’ cookies and expire after you leave our website. Others are ‘persistent’ cookies that are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow your preferences or actions to be remembered. They remain on your device for varying lengths of time, but in any event no longer than two years. Cookies can be removed manually before they expire via your browser settings.


Managing the Cookies: As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously as you navigate our website, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

All browsers allow you to fine-tune cookie settings and determine which ones to accept and which to disable or delete. Your browser can also notify you when you receive new cookies. Please consult your browser’s ‘help’ section for more information on adjusting your cookie settings.

Cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our website’s essential features, so we recommend you leave them turned on. If you block or otherwise reject cookies the website may not function correctly and you may not be able to access restricted parts of the website that require you to log in.


More information about the exact cookies used can be found in the following Cookie List.

Web beacons

On certain websites and in emails, Accelerate Commerce GmbH can use a popular Internet technology called “web beacon” (aka “action tag” or “clear GIF” technology). Web beacons help analyze the effective­ness of websites by measuring, e.g., how many visitors access a site, or how many visitors click on important parts of a site.

Web beacons, cookies and other technologies for tracking per se do not collect personal information about you. It is not until you voluntarily provide such information that identifies you personally, e.g., by registering or sending emails, that these automated processes can be used to collect personal information about your use of the websites and/or interactive emails in order to design these to be more useful to you.

Data protection declaration regarding children

Our website is intended for an adult audience. If we learn that someone is not yet 16 years old, we will not collect personal data from this person until the consent of their legal guardian in a verifiable format has been received. Upon request, such a legal guardian may inspect the information provided by the child and/or request that this data be erased.

Rights of the data subject

Right of access

You can request a confirmation from the data controller whether we process personal data about you.

If such processing exists, you can request information about the following information from the data controller:

  1. the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
  2. the category of personal data processed;
  3. the recipient or category of recipients to whom the personal data about you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
  4. the planned storage duration of the personal data about you or, if providing factual information in this regard is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;
  5. the existence of a right to correction or erasure of the personal data about you, a right of limiting the processing by the data controller, or of a right to object to this processing;
  6. the existence of a right to complain to a regulatory authority;
  7. all available information about the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from you;
  8. the existence of an automated decision mechanism including profiling according to Art. 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, useful information about the logic involved, as well as the scope and the intended effects of such processing on the person affected.

You do not have the right to request information about whether the personal data about you are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be notified of the suitable guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR in the context of the transmission.

Right to correction

You have a right to correction and/or completion vis-a-vis the data controller, to the extent the processed personal data affecting you are incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must perform the correction promptly.

Right to limiting the processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of the personal data about you be limited:

  1. if you contest the correctness of the personal data about you for a period of time that allows the data controller to review the correctness of the personal data;
  2. the processing is unlawful, and you reject the erasure of the data and instead request that the use of the personal data be limited;
  3. the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the data for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or
  4. if you have objected to the processing according to Art. 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been decided whether the data controller’s justified reasons take precedence over your reasons.

If the processing of the personal data about you has been limited, these data may only be processed, apart from being stored, with your consent, or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or for protecting the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of a significant public interest of the EU or of a Member State.

If the limitation of processing has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be notified by the data controller before the restriction is removed.

Right to erasure

You may request that the data controller promptly erase the personal data about you, and the data controller is obliged to delete these data promptly if one of the following reasons applies:

  1. the personal data about you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  2. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based according to Art. 6(1) lit. a or Art. 9(2) lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing;
  3. you raise an objection according to Art. 21(1) GDPR against the processing and there are no justified reasons that take precedence for processing, or you object to processing according to Art. 21(2) GDPR.
  4. the personal data about you have been processed unlawfully;
  5. The erasure of the personal data about you is required for complying with a legal obligation according to EU law or the law of the Member States that the data controller is subject to.
  6. the personal data about you have been collected with regard to information society services offered according to Art. 8(1) GDPR.

If the data controller has publicly disclosed the personal data about you, and if the former is obliged to the erasure of these data according to Art. 17(1) GDPR; the data controller shall take appropriate measures, including those of a technological nature, taking into account the technology available and the cost of implementation, in order to notify the data processors processing the personal data that you, as the person affected, have requested the erasure of all links to these personal data, or of copies or replicas of these personal data.

The right to erasure does not exist to the extent that the processing is necessary

  1. for exercising the rights to freely express an opinion and information;
  2. for complying with a legal obligation requiring the processing according to EU law or the law of the Member States that the data controller is subject to, or for performing a task that lies in the public interest or is performed in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the public health sector according to Art. 9(2) litt. h and i as well as Art. 9(3) GDPR;
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes according to Art. 89(1) GDPR, to the extent that the right mentioned under (1)will probably make the implementation of the goals of this processing impossible, or seriously hamper it, or
  5. for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Right to information

If you have asserted the right to correction, erasure, or limitation of processing vis-a-vis the data controller, the latter is obliged to inform all of the recipients to whom the personal data about you have been disclosed of this correction or erasure of the data or limitation of the processing unless this proves to be impossible or requires unreasonable effort and expense.


You have the right vis-a-vis the data controller to be informed of these recipients.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data about you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit these data to another data controller without being hindered by the data controller to whom the data were provided when doing so, if

  1. the processing is based on consent according to Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR or Art. 9(2) lit. a GDPR, or on a contract according to Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR, and
  2. the processing is performed by means of automated processes.

While exercising this right, you also have the right to effect that the personal data about you are directly transmitted from one data controller to another data controller to the extent this is technologically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be impacted negatively by this.

The right to data portability does not apply for processing of personal data required for performing a task that is in the public interest or performed in exercising public authority conferred to the data controller.

Right to object

For reasons arising from your special situation, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of personal data about you, which is performed based on Art. 6(1) lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The data controller will no longer process the personal data about you unless the data controller can document compelling reasons worth protecting for processing that supersede your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is used for asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims.

If the personal data about you are processed for direct mail purposes, you have the right to object at any time against the processing of the personal data about you for purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling to the extent it is related to such direct mail.

If you object to processing for the purposes of direct mail, the personal data about you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

In the context of using information society services – notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC – you have the option to exercise your right to objection by means of automated processes in which technical specifications are used.

Right to revocation of consent according to data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Revoking the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing performed based on the consent up until the time of revocation

Right to complain to a regulatory authority

Notwithstanding another remedy under administrative law or through the courts, you have the right to complain to a regulatory authority, in particular to the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the Member State of your residence, your workplace, or the location of the presumed infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data about you violates the GDPR.


The regulatory authority where the complaint was filed shall notify the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the option of judicial redress according to Art. 78 GDPR.

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