1. Responsible company

The responsible company for data processing on this website is:

Förder- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Greifswald mbH, Am Schlachthof 6, 17309 Pasewalk

Phone: +49 3973 22 88 0
Email: info@feg-vorpommern.de

2. Contact details for the data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Dr Ulrich Vetter
Am Schlachthof 6
17309 Pasewalk

Phone: +49 3973 22 88 0
Email: info@feg-vorpommern.de

3. Definitions

The term used in the legal wording is:

3.1 “Controller”: the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

3.2 “Processor”: a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, processes the personal data on behalf of the controller.

3.3 “Personal data”: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); a natural person is considered identifiable if they can be identified either directly or indirectly, in particular through the assignation of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online ID, or one or several other characteristics which form the expression of a person’s physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.

3.4 “Processing”: any activity performed with or without help of automated processes or each such sequence of activities related to personal data such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, retention, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, the alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

3.5 "Limitation of processing”: the marking of stored personal data with a view to limiting its future processing (blocking normal processing).

3.6 Data subject's “consent”: any voluntary statement of intention in a particular case, made in an informed and unequivocal manner, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act, by which the data subject indicates their consent to the processing of their personal data.

3.7 “Collection”: the acquisition of personal data, either with the cooperation of the data subject or with the cooperation of a third party.

3.8 “Profiling”: any type of automated processing of personal data characterised by such personal data being used to assess certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse and forecast aspects on work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, position or change of location of such natural person.

4. Purposes of personal data processing

4.1 Cookies

4.2 Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. This information includes the following:

  • the IP address of the accessing end device,
  • date and time our websites are accessed,
  • time difference between the accessing host and web server,
  • content for the request or information regarding the accessed file transmitted to the user
  • the access status (successful transmission, error, etc.),
  • the transferred data volume in bytes,
  • the website the access request originates from,
  • the browser used by the user, the operating system, the interface, the browser language and browser software version.

These log files are stored for a maximum of 6 months and then automatically deleted. IP addresses are stored anonymously.

The legal basis for data processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (the controller’s legitimate interests). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data processing that are listed above. Under no circumstances will we use collected data to draw conclusions regarding the user; exceptions to this are cases of intentional malfunctions of our website or cases of misusing our services. Apart from these exceptions, no personal user profiles are created and the data is not disclosed to third parties.

4.3 Data processing on the basis of consent

4.3.1 Using our contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store your data from the enquiry form including the contact data specified there by you for processing the enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise. We will not pass such information on without your consent.

So the data entered by you in the contact form will only be processed based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. Sending us an informal message by email is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing operations based on consent before its withdrawal shall remain unaffected.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to erase them, withdraw your consent to their storage or the purpose for the data storage is omitted (e.g. after completed processing of your enquiry.). Imperative legal provisions – particularly retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after the reason for establishing contact has been dealt with, unless they may continue to be used by us for the purposes of a contract or for pre-contractual measures in accordance with point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR or on another legal basis.

4.3.2 Contact by telephone, contact by e-mail.

It is possible to contact us by telephone using the telephone number provided on our website and using the email addresses given there.

Data collection and further processing are carried out in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of voluntarily given consent or, if a pre-contractual or contractual relationship exists, in accordance with point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

If you contact us by telephone, we may also collect personal data for other purposes which are only communicated to us in the course of the telephone call. If, we collect personal data from the caller as a result of the telephone call which the caller has not been informed about yet, we will provide separate information.

The retention period for personal data collected on the basis of telephone calls is determined by the purpose of the call.


Not applicable


Not applicable


7.1 OpenStreetMap

We use the map service from OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider is the Open Street Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom. 

When you visit a website that includes OpenStreetMap, your IP address and other information about your behaviour on that website will be shared with OSMF, among other things. OpenStreetMap might possibly store cookies in your browser for this purpose. These are text files stored on your computer allowing them to analyse how you use our website. By changing your browser settings accordingly, you may prevent cookies from being stored; however, we point out that you may not have full access to all website functions in this case.

Your location may also be recorded if you have allowed this in your device settings, e.g. on your mobile phone. The provider of this website has no influence on this transfer of data. Details can be found in the OpenStreetMap Privacy Policy under the following link: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

OpenStreetMap is used to ensure an appealing representation of our online offers and easy finding of the places specified by us on the website. This is a legitimate interest in the sense of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. 
Source: https://www.e-recht24.de/muster-datenschutzerklaerung.html

8. Categories of processed personal data

Which personal data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on the services used or agreed upon. Therefore, not all sections of the information below will apply to the data subject. Data categories to be processed are or can be:

Personal identification data, e.g. last name, first name, telephone number, email addresses.
Electronic identification data, e.g. IP addresses, cookies, connection times, electronic signature, mail headers, log files.
Security data, e.g. user IDs, passwords, unlock codes.
User information: Log files about the customer’s usage on the provided electronic administration interfaces of their customer and system accesses.

9. Data sources

9.1 As a matter of principle, we collect personal data directly from data subjects, who provide us with this for our purposes, i.e. make this available to us with their cooperation.

9.2 There may be exceptional occasions when we receive personal data from a third party without the data subject’s cooperation (so-called “third-party collection”). Then, in the case of the legal obligation under Article 14 GDPR, we will send the data subject separate notification at the times stipulated by law. This concerns the personal data categories that we have collected from the third party about the data subject and the indication of the source from which this data originates, and whether it originates from publicly available sources, if applicable.

10. Intended third country transfer

10.1 Our data processing is carried out on servers located in Germany.

10.2 In principle, there is no intention to transfer personal data to a third country (a country outside the European Union or the European Economic Area).

10.3 Data transfer to a third country will only take place if the European Commission has issued an adequacy decision or if we have received appropriate guarantees including binding internal data protection regulations. We will then refer to the appropriate or adequate warranties and indicate how to obtain a copy of them or where they are available.

10.4 We shall be permitted to transfer data to a third country if the exceptional legal conditions are met, in particular if the data subject has expressly consented to this or if the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between the data subject and us or for the performance of pre-contractual measures at the request of the data subject or if the transfer is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded by us with another natural or legal person in the interest of the data subject.

11. Retention period

11.1 We shall store the personal data collected by us for as long as is necessary for our purposes or the data subject has consented to retention beyond this in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.

11.2 We have already provided information at various points on the retention period or the criteria for determining this period specifically to areas in this privacy policy’s provisions.

11.3 In addition, the personal data collected for the purposes of a contract shall be stored until the expiry of the statutory storage obligations arising for our activities. They will then be deleted unless the processing is still necessary to fulfil a legal obligation that we are subject to.

11.4 An erasure obligation does not automatically arise with the expiry of the retention period, since a justified interest in archiving may continue to exist, e.g. in order to be able to provide information in legal disputes. This also applies to cases of preserving evidence under the limitation rules. According to Articles 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), the limitation periods can be up to 30 years, whereby the general limitation period is three years.

11.5 In the area of the provision of telecommunications services, we may be subject to retention obligations in accordance with Article 113b of the Telecommunications Act.

(opt)11.6 The tax and commercial retention and documentation obligations in question provide for a retention obligation of six or ten years for the commercial documents mentioned in Articles 238 and 257 of the Commercial Code. Corresponding regulations are contained in Article 147 of the German Tax Code for the retention of the documents mentioned herein.

12. Rights of data subjects

Data subjects have the right,

  • to request information in accordance with Article 15 GDPR on the processing of personal data with the information from Article 15(1) and (2) GDPR,
  • to request that we immediately rectify incorrect personal data concerning them in accordance with Article 16 GDPR.
  • to request us to erase your personal data without undue delay and we are obliged to erase such data without undue delay where one of the grounds mentioned in the regulation applies in accordance with Article 17 GDPR,
  • to request restricted processing where one of the grounds mentioned in the regulation applies in accordance with Article 18 GDPR,
  • to object to any processing of the personal data relating to you at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, if the processing is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. We will then no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are in need of protection and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
  • data subjects have the right to receive the personal data which they have provided to us in a structured, commonplace and machine-readable format, or to request its forwarding by us to another Controller without restriction insofar as the processing is based on consent or a contract and is carried out by automated means in accordance with Article 20 GDPR.

13. Right of objection in individual cases when balancing interests

13.1 Data subjects have the right to object to the processing of their personal data on grounds relating to their specific situation. The prerequisite for this is that the data is processed on the basis of balancing our interests in accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

13.2 These cases have been described in this privacy policy.

In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data. Unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing this data, which override the data subject’s interests, rights and freedoms. This is also the case if the personal data serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

13.3 The objection can be filed informally with the subject "Objection", stating the data subject’s name, address and date of birth and should be addressed to:

  • Förder- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Greifswald mbH
  • Owner: Dr Ulrich Vetter
  • Am Schlachthof 6, 17309 Pasewalk

14. Withdrawal of consent

14.1 If the data subject has given us permission to process personal data for certain purposes, the processing of this data is lawful. The data subject can withdraw their consent at any time. This also applies to declarations of consent which were submitted by the data subject before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before 25 May 2018. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of the data processed until the revocation.

14.2 The withdrawal of consent can be filed informally with the subject “Withdrawal", stating the data subject’s name, address and date of birth and should be addressed to:

Förder- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Greifswald mbH
Owner: Dr Ulrich Vetter
Am Schlachthof 6, 17309 Pasewalk
14.3 As far as technically possible, we give the data subject the opportunity to declare their withdrawal of consent as simply as they declared their consent.

15. Right to lodge a complaint

In case of infringements of the data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority in questions under the data protection law is the State Data Protection Officer of the state in which our company has its registered office. For a list of the data protection officers and their contact data, please refer to the following link:

Web presence of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information – addresses and links

16. Children and adolescents

Persons under the age of 18 should not provide us with their personal data without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request, collect and disclose any personal data from children or adolescents.

17. Data security

17.1 To protect communication with us when you visit the website, we use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the respective highest degree of encryption that is supported by your browser. This usually is a 256 bit encryption. If the user’s browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will use the 128 bit v3 technology instead. The user can see whether individual pages of our website are transmitted in encrypted form by the ‘closed’ icon of the key or lock symbol in the lower status line of your browser.

17.2 Apart from the above, we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data subject’s data that we have collected against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous advancement according to technological developments.