Privacy policy

General notice and mandatory information

Responsible party
The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

mindline GmbH
Managing directors: Stefan Ruthenberg, Antje Gollnick und Jörg Kunath
Bramfelder Straße 115
22305 Hamburg

Telefon: +49 (0)40 808 109 – 0

Data Protection Officer
If you have any concerns regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at the above address or the following e-mail address:

Links to websites of other providers
Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection information does not extend. Please refer to the Privacy Policy of the respective provider.

Data processing

Use of our website
When using our homepage for purely informative purposes, we only process personal data that your browser transmits to our web server. The following data is transmitted by your browser: The IP address of your device, date and time of the call to our websites, request content of the specific website, http status code or access status, data volume transfer, the website from which the request comes, your browser type, its language and the software version as well as your operating system. This is done to enable you to view our website and, on the other hand, to ensure the stability and security of the website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO). The recipient of the access data is exclusively mindline GmbH. After 6 days, the information is deleted.

SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us in our capacity as a website operator, our website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. This way, data that you submit via this website, is not readable by third parties. You will recognize an encrypted connection from the “https: //” address line of your browser and at the padlock icon in the browser bar.

Google Web Fonts
We want all users of our website to experience our website in the way we intended it to be seen. For this reason, we use web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers. Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google’s Privacy Policy:

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us make our website and services more user-friendly, effective and secure.
Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session.
With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the placing of cookies. The deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
The placing of cookies, which are necessary for the performance of electronic communication processes or for the provision of certain functions you desire, takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services.

Our website uses plugins from Vimeo for integration and presentation of video content. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When opening a page with an integrated Vimeo plugin, a connection to the servers of Vimeo is established. Vimeo thus discovers which of our pages you have opened and receives information about your IP address. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to servers of the video portal in the USA.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, Vimeo can assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out beforehand.
The use of Vimeo is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. our interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. For details on how to deal with user data, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy at:

jsDelivr CDN
Our website uses a so-called “Content Delivery Network” (CDN) from jsDelivr. A CDN is a service which helps to deliver the content of our online offer, in particular large media files such as graphics or scripts, more quickly using regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. User data is processed solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN. For this purpose, the browser you use has to establish a connection to the servers of the CDN. This informs the CDN that our website has been accessed via your IP address. This use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. our interest in the secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimisation of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. For more information, please see the jsDelivr Privacy Policy:

For the purpose of improving the services we offer on our website, we use the open source web analytics service Matomo. This service enables us to evaluate user movements on in a privacy-friendly manner. Matomo is configured so that no cookies are stored on your end device. Instead, the application uses what is known as “fingerprinting”. This involves recording user movements on our website with the help of pseudonymised IP addresses in combination with user-side browser settings. It is therefore not possible to draw conclusions about the identity of individual users. You can use the Do-Not-Track function in your browser to generally prevent the recording of your site visits. This measure is effective for as well as for other pages you visit.
The legal basis for the use of Matomo results from Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The use of Matomo is intended to ensure a needs-based design and the ongoing optimisation of our website. For this purpose, we carry out a statistical collection and evaluation of the use. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.
You have the option to prevent the tracking of your site visits by deselecting the following checkbox.
You have the option to prevent the analysis and linkage of actions you take here. This will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving usability for you and other users.
Your visit to this website is currently tracked by Matomo web analytics. Deselect this checkbox for opt-out.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

Please note that when you opt out, a Matomo deactivation cookie is stored on your end device.

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.

Revocation of your consent to processing of data
Some processes of data processing are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your consent which you have already granted is possible at any time. An informal notification by email is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically handed over to you or to third parties. The provision of data is made in a machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done to the extent that this is technically feasible.

Rights of access, rectification, blocking, deletion
You have the right at any time in the context of the applicable legal provisions to receive free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. In this regard and also with regard to further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the imprint.

Right to complain to the responsible regulatory authority

As the person concerned, you are entitled to file a complaint with the responsible regulatory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The responsible regulatory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which the headquarters of our company is located. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details:

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. The current status is September 2021.