Privacy Policy

The English translation of the BIT Capital GmbH Privacy Policy is for convenience purposes only. For any legal purposes, including the interpretation, only the German version shall prevail.

Privacy Policy

BIT Capital GmbH (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “BIT Capital”) would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data in connection with the use of its website and the rights to which you are entitled under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”). According to article 4(1) GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (hereinafter “data”).

Part I: General data processing

  1. Who is responsible for your data?

The responsible party for data processing on this website, also known as a “Controller”, is:

BIT Capital GmbH
Dircksenstraße 4
10179 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 30 629 37 819

Email: data_security@bitcap.com

The Controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).

  1. What data do we process from you?

In accordance with the GDPR, we process the following data from you, which you either provide to us yourself or which we collect automatically when you visit our website:

Server log files

When you visit our website, we collect and store the following server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser, operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

This data is not merged with other data sources.

Contact form

If you use the contact form provided by us on the website, we collect the following data provided by you:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Investor type
  • Other data you provide in text fields

Job Application

If you wish to apply for a vacancy using our online form, we will collect the following data provided by you:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Telephone number, if applicable
  • Current employer, if applicable
  • If applicable, your public profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter, GitHub, if you provide them voluntarily
  • Information about your professional expertise with regard to the position in question
  • Other information you provide to us as part of the application process

Cookies

In addition, we use Cookies and similar technologies such as pixels or web signals (together hereinafter: “Cookies”) on our website, which also collect data insofar as this is necessary for the functionality of the website or you have consented to the use of Cookies. For further details, please refer to Part II.

  1. For what purposes and on what legal basis do we process your data?

We process your data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure that our website is presented to you in the most effective way possible and to ensure the stability and security of the website. This processing is based on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
  • To provide you with our newsletter and information about other services. This processing is based on article 6(1)(f) GDPR and, where required by law, on your consent pursuant to article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
  • To contact you in the context of customer service and discuss any queries about our products or other requests. This processing is based on article 6(1)(b)(f) GDPR.
  • To continuously improve our website and products by analysing user and customer behaviour insofar as you give your consent to do so in accordance with article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
  • To be able to provide you with advertisements tailored to you insofar as you give your consent to this in accordance with article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
  • In order to process your submitted job application and to be able to contact you in this regard. This processing is based on section 26 BDSG or article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
  • In order to comply with our legal retention obligations or obligations under data protection law. This processing is based on article 6(1)(c) GDPR.
  • To exercise our legal rights or defend ourselves against claims, if applicable. This processing is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
  1. To whom do we transfer your data?

We also use external service providers to process your data on our behalf when providing the specific services. Specifically, these include technical service providers in the area of IT and telecommunications (e.g., provision and maintenance of IT systems).

We also use external service providers to process your data on their own responsibility. Specifically, the following recipients or categories of recipients may receive your personal data:

  • Third party providers from whom we use Cookies on our website. For a detailed overview, please refer to Part II below.
  • If applicable, to authorities.
  1. Is your data transferred to recipients in a third country?

To the extent necessary for the aforementioned purposes, we also transfer your data to recipients outside the European Economic Area (EEA). In particular, third-party Cookie providers such as Google, Meta and LinkedIn will transfer data from you to the USA if you have consented to this transfer.

The level of data protection in third countries that do not have an adequacy decision of the European Commission pursuant to article 45 GDPR can provide appropriate safeguards pursuant to article 46 GDPR that ensure the protection of your data and the enforcement of your data subject rights. Nevertheless, in the absence of such appropriate safeguards, the risk that your data may be disclosed to unauthorised third parties, possibly without any legal remedy, cannot be completely excluded.

  1. How long do we keep your data?

We will only retain your data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes set out above. In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, which result, among other, from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO). The retention and documentation periods specified there are up to ten years. Finally, the storage period is also assessed according to the statutory limitation periods, which can be up to thirty years, for example, according to sections 195 et. seqq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), whereby the regular limitation period is three years.

The specific storage period of the respective Cookies can be found in Part II of this Privacy Policy.

  1. What are your rights with regard to your data?

As a data subject, you can assert the following rights against us at any time. To do so, please contact us using the contact details listed in Part I above.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Insofar as we process your data on the basis of your consent, you can revoke this at any time for the future. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to data portability

You can have your data, which we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract with you, automatically be handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Right to information

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to be informed about your data stored by us and, if necessary, to receive a copy of this data at no cost.

Right to rectification

You have the right to demand the immediate correction of your data stored by us if this data is incorrect or incomplete.

Right to deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to demand that we delete the data we have stored about you.

Right to restriction of processing

Subject to the legal requirements, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data.

Right to object

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data which is carried out on the basis of article 6(1)(f) GDPR (processing of data on the basis of a balance of interests).

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority (article 77 GDPR) if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not lawful. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. The contact of the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is the following:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Alt-Moabit 59-61
10555 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 13889-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 2155050
E-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

  1. Is there an obligation for you to provide the data?

In order to use the website and the contact or application form, you must provide the data that is necessary for the proper functioning of the website and to respond to your contact request or process your application, or which we are required to collect by law. Without this data, we will not be able to provide you with the services.

  1. To what extent is there automated decision-making including profiling in individual cases?

When you visit our website, there is no automated decision-making pursuant to articel 22 GDPR and your data is not subject to profiling within the meaning of article 4(4) GDPR. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you about this separately, provided this is required by law.

 

Part II: Cookie Policy

We use Cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of data and are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The Cookies are then sent back to the original website or another website that recognizes that Cookie on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.

Specifically, we use the following Cookies:

Necessary Cookies

These Cookies are mandatory for the display and operation of our website, including related features and services. Since the website cannot be provided without these Cookies, they are set automatically when the website is accessed. Your information is stored in a session Cookie so that we can provide you with the information and documentation required by law or to fulfill our obligations to the relevant investor groups imposed by law.

Analytics Cookies

These Cookies are used to improve the functionality and user-friendliness of our website. They collect information about your usage behavior, such as which pages you visit most often and whether you receive error messages from pages.

We use the following analytical Cookies:

Cookie Description Storage Period
Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service that collects IP address (anonymized), browser information (browser type, referring/exit pages, files viewed on our website, operating system, date/time stamp and / or clickstream data), device information and usage data (views, clicks).

For more information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy
2 years
Hotjar Hotjar works with Cookies and other technologies to collect data about our users’ behaviour and about their devices, in particular IP address of the device (collected and stored only in anonymised form during your website use), screen size, device type (Unique Device Identifiers), information
about the browser used, location (country only), language preferred to view our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymised user profile.

For more information, please visit: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy
1 year
Quantcast Quantcast allows anonymous log data to be collected and analysed. This information is combined with other non-personally identifiable information to provide target audience segments. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is saved.

For more information, please visit: https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/
13 months
Microsoft Clarity Microsoft Clarity works with Cookies and other
technologies to collect data about our users’ behaviour and about their devices, in particular the IP address (collected and stored only in anonymised form during your website use), screen size, device type (Unique Device Identifiers), information about the browser used, location, and language preferred to view our website. Microsoft Clarity stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymised user profile.

For more information, please visit: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement
3 months
HubSpot HubSpot collects geographic location, browser
type, navigation information, referral URL, performance data, device model, clickstream data, access times, duration of visit, device identifier, operating system, IP address, internet service provider and pages viewed are collected.

For more information, please visit: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy
13 months
Albacross Albacross collects and uses information about
the IP address from which you visit our website, as well as technical information that allows Albacross to distinguish different visitors from the same IP address. Albacross stores the domain from form submissions to correlate the IP address with your employer.

For more information, please visit: https://albacross.com/privacy-policy/
1 year

Advertising Cookies

These Cookies are used to track preferences as well as display offers according to those preferences, if applicable.

We use the following advertising Cookies:

Cookie Description Storage Period
Google Ads If you access our website via a Google advertisement (“ad”), Google Ads stores a Cookie on your terminal device that stores your Unique Cookie ID and the number of ad impressions per placement. Google Ads also collects information from users about their operating system, the web pages accessed within the websites, referring websites, access times, event information (e.g., irregular system crashes) and general location information (e.g., city).

For more information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy
30 days
Meta Insofar as you arrive at our website via a Meta  advertisement (“ad”), Meta Ads stores a Cookie on your terminal device that stores your Unique Cookie ID as well as the number of ad impressions per placement. Meta also collects information from users about their operating system, web pages viewed within the websites, referring websites, access times, event information (e.g., irregular system crashes), and general location information (e.g., city).

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
90 days
LinkedIn If you access our website via a LinkedIn advertisement (“ad”), LinkedIn stores a Cookie on your end device that saves your Unique Cookie ID and the number of ad impressions per placement LinkedIn also collects information from users about the operating system, the web pages accessed within the websites, access times, event information (e.g., irregular system crashes) and general location information (e.g., city).

For more information, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
2 years
Outbrain Outbrain sets a Cookie to generate a Unique Cookie ID when the user first visits the website, which is tied to the user’s device and varies depending on the browser and/or device used. Outbrain tracks the content consumed by this Unique Cookie ID across the Outbrain network, which consists of different publishers, in order to recommend content comparable to this Unique Cookie ID. In addition, Outbrain collects user agent data and IP addresses, however, following best practices, Outbrain anonymizes all IP addresses, geo-locates them, and removes the last octet.

For more information, please visit: https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
1 year
Taboola Taboola collects information from users about the operating system, the web pages accessed within the websites, referring websites, access times, event information (e.g., irregular system crashes) and general location information (e.g., city).

For more information, please visit: https://www.taboola.com/policies/cookie-policy
1 year

In case you want to change your Cookie settings, please click here. You will reset your settings, and after a refresh of the website will have the option to update your preferences.

Google Web Fonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you open a web page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address.

You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Part III: Technical and organisational measures in place for data protection

We guarantee a high level of protection regarding the handling of data. The data is protected from unauthorised access so that its confidentiality and lawful processing are adequately guaranteed. Some measures include, for instance, secure networks, encryption of confidential data, access rights management, password policy, among others.

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