Privacy Policy
version: October 2023

This privacy policy informs you about the type, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offering and the associated websites, functions, and content, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as "online offering"). With regard to the terminology used, such as "processing" or "controller," we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Meta Human Ventures
Schliemannstr. 18
10437 Berlin

Founder: Dennis Wachter

Types of processed data:
- Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
- Contact data (e.g., email, phone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text inputs, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
- Categories of affected persons Visitors and users of the online offering (hereinafter, we also - collectively refer to the affected persons as "users").
- Purpose of processing- Provision of the online offering, its functions, and content.
- Responding to contact inquiries and communicating with users.
- Security measures.
-Range measurement/marketing.  

Terminology used
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g., cookie), or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person. "Processing" means any operation or set of operations performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means. The term is broad and includes virtually any handling of data. "Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person. "Profiling" means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or movements.
As "controller," the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data is referred to. "Processor" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Legal basis
In accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 of the GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and performing contractual measures and responding to inquiries is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our legal obligations is Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR, and the legal basis for processing for the purpose of protecting our legitimate interests is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Security measures
In accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs, and the nature, scope, context, and purposes of processing as well as the varying likelihood and severity of risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, disclosure, availability, and separation of the data. We have also established procedures to ensure that data subjects' rights are respected, data is deleted, and responses to data threats are made. Furthermore, we take into account the protection of personal data when developing or selecting hardware, software, and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 of the GDPR).

Cooperation with processors and third parties
If we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) as part of our processing, transmit it to them, or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g., if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR is necessary for the performance of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation requires it, or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g., when using agents, web hosts, etc.). If we engage third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "data processing agreement," this is done on the basis of Article 28 of the GDPR.

Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e., outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only occur if it is necessary to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, upon your consent, due to a legal obligation, or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of special requirements under Articles 44 et seq. of the GDPR. This means that processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g., for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of data subjects
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether data concerning you is being processed, information about this data, and further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR. You have the right, in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, to demand the completion of data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you. In accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted. In accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us and to request its transmission to other controllers. Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR.

Right to withdraw consent
You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with Article 7(3) of the GDPR with effect for the future. Right to object. You may object to the future processing of data concerning you in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR at any time. The objection can be made in particular against processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

Cookies and right of objection to direct advertising
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after the user's visit within an online offering. Cookies can be temporary or permanent. Temporary cookies are deleted after a user leaves an online offering and closes their browser. In such a cookie, e.g., the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Permanent or persistent cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the users visit after several days. Likewise, the interests of users can be stored in such a cookie, which is used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the responsible party that operates the online offering (otherwise, if it is only the responsible party's cookies, it is called "first-party cookies"). We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our privacy policy. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to disable the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offering.
A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site or the EU site Furthermore, cookies can be deactivated by means of browser settings. Please note that this may result in some functions of this online offering not being able to be used.

Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 of the GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons. In accordance with legal requirements in Germany, the storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 and 4, Abs. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial books, for taxation relevant documents, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 and 3, Abs. 4 HGB (commercial letters).