TEV - Tengelmann Ventures

Privacy policy.

Privacy Statement of Tengelmann Ventures Management GmbH

Data protection and especially the protection of your personal data is extremely important to us, therefore, we would like to inform you about our data protection guidelines and explain them to you as transparently as possible below.

Controller in the meaning of the data protection laws is:

Tengelmann Ventures Management GmbH
Grugaplatz 2-4
45131 Essen

What is the subject of data protection and how is your personal data collected, processed and used on www.tev.de?

The subject of data protection is personal data. Pursuant to Art. 4 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation, this refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, email address or telephone number.

In general, no personal data is collected from you when visiting our website. However, this will be the case if you voluntarily provide us with data for processing and use, e.g. by using online forms or by email.

Only for statistical surveys, for administrative purposes and in order to guarantee the security and stability of the system, certain data is evaluated and stored on our web server each time you visit our website.

For technical reasons, your internet browser transmits data automatically to our web server when you access our website. This includes the date and time of access, the URL of the referring website, the accessed file, the amount of data sent, the browser type and version, the operating system and your IP address.

Your data is stored separately from other data that you may enter when using our website. This data is not assigned to a specific person or merged with other data sources.

Tengelmann Ventures Management GmbH will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other way. All personal data is collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and only for the purpose defined in each case, usually for making contact or, if necessary, for further contractual relations or the initiation of contracts as well as for the protection of our own legitimate business interests.

We generally process your data based on the following legal bases:

  • Consent, Art 6 (1) lit. a GDPR
  • Measures prior to entering into a contract, performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR;
  • Compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR;
  • Protection of legitimate interests, taking into account overriding interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Use of salesforce

We use the software salesforce by Salesforce.com Germany GmbH to capture, process, review, and manage external financing requests (Dealflow). By means of salesforce, the information about you and the company which you have provided directly by using the form on our website or by sending an email to ideas@tev.de or an employee of Tengelmann Ventures (in particular name, email, further contact data) will be stored and processed. By submitting the data, you consent to the processing of your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the transfer of data to servers of Salesforce.com Germany GmbH. A contract on data processing within the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR is in place.

Use of MailGun

We use the software MailGun by Mailgun Technologies, Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, to process information provided by you via the “Meet us” form to generate and send subsequent Emails to our employees. By means of Mailgun, the information which you have provided directly by using the “Meet us” form on our website will be stored and processed. By submitting the data, you consent to the processing of your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the transfer of data to servers of Mailgun Technologies, Inc. in the USA. A contract on data processing within the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR is in place.

Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

The IP-anonymization is activated on this website by using the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. That means your IP address will be abridged and anonymized when accessing our website from a Member State of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and abridged there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the browser addon is later uninstalled, then you must reinstall the browser addon to disable Google Analytics.

Alternatively (and in particular if you use mobile devices where the browser addon cannot be installed), you may prevent a tracking by Google Analytics on this website by clicking here to opt-out of Google Analytics. By clicking on this link, an opt-out cookie is placed on your device. This requires your browser to principally allow the setting of cookies. In case you delete cookies on a regular basis, it is necessary to click on this link again every time you visit this website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

A contract on data processing within the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR is in place.

Which security does our website provide?

The technical and organizational security measures implemented by us serve the purpose of protecting the data that you voluntarily provide us with against unconscious or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Tengelmann Ventures Management GmbH continuously develops and improves security measures in line with technological developments.

Rights of data subjects

Your rights as a data subject result from the applicable data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You have the following rights, inter alia, which you may assert against the Controller:

  • Right to obtain information about processed personal data concerning your person pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification of your personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure of your personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to object to processing your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;

If processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 in conjunction with Art. 19 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG)). The supervisory authority responsible for us is the North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Düsseldorf, Germany.


Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please send us an email to the following address:


or contact us by post:

Tengelmann Ventures Management GmbH
Grugaplatz 2-4
45131 Essen

External data protection officer:

Sami Abbas
TASCO Revision und Beratung GmbH
Hagenauer Strasse 42
65203 Wiesbaden, Germany

Amendments to the Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement if it becomes necessary or expedient, e.g. as a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof, technical developments or due to changed legal or official requirements.

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