1.1 This website offers start-up companies the opportunity to take the next step in developing their business. If selected for the Accelerator Program, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work closely with Media-Saturn, to gain access to work space, infrastructure, and mentoring from top-tier support partners and dedicated mentors (“Accelerator Program”)
1.2 The application to the Accelerator Program is conditioned upon the applicant’s (“you”) agreement to these terms and conditions (”Terms and Conditions”).
1.3 The Website and access to the Accelerator Program is targeted at entrepreneurs within the meaning of Sec. 14 of the German Civil Code (BGB).
2 Content of the Spacelab Website
2.1 Spacelab (“we”) provides general information, program information, application forms, contact forms and other information about Spacelab and the Accelerator Program on the Spacelab website (“Website”).
2.2 Spacelab reserves the right to discontinue the operation of the Website or the application process for the Accelerator Program in full or in part at any time. Due to the nature of the internet and computer systems, Spacelab is not liable for the Website being available uninterrupted or error-free.
3.1 Before starting the application process, you need to create and enter login details (“Login Data”). The Login Data allow you to view or change your Application Data and to withdraw or extend your consent to process your Application Data. We encourage you to protect your Application Data by choosing a safe password. If you are aware or suspect that any third parties are misusing your Application Data, you should notify Spacelab immediately.
3.2 Spacelab reserves the right to deny registration to any user or to deny access to the password-protected area, in particular if you
• use false Login Data for the purpose of applying to the Accelerator Program;
• violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws when accessing or using the Website; or
• abuse the Website for any criminal, unlawful or otherwise inappropriate purpose.
3.3 You may request in writing, at any time, that your personal data be deleted provided that deletion does not violate applicable law. As a consequence, your request will be deemed your withdrawal from the application to the Accelerator Program, and your Application Data will be deleted as well.
4.1 When applying to the Accelerator Program, you are asked to provide certain information about yourself, your business and why we should select you and your company for the Accelerator Program (“Application Data”).
4.2 Any Application Data entered must be complete, truthful and accurate, and will be reviewed and evaluated by Spacelab’s management, its network of experts, its advisors and consultants, its mentors, and its sponsors (“Admissions Committee”) in order to decide whether or not you will be offered a space in the Accelerator Program.
4.4 Our license to your Application Data ends when you delete, or request us to delete, your Application Data, except for your Application Data that has been shared with the Admissions Committee and has not been deleted by the Admissions Committee’s members. Copies of your Application Data may persist for some time after you delete or request them to be deleted due to caching, back-ups and other technical aspects of running the Website.
4.5 You warrant that you have and continue to have all necessary rights, licenses, permissions and consents to provide your Application Data to our Website. You also warrant that none of your Application Data contains any confidential information of a third party that you are not authorized to use for purposes of the Accelerator Program.
5 Admission to the Accelerator Program
5.1 Space in the Accelerator Program is limited. Admission to the Accelerator Program will be decided by Spacelab in its sole discretion by considering the Application Data submitted and weighing the expert opinion of the Admissions Committee and any other factors we deem relevant.
5.2 As a minimum, admission to the Accelerator Program requires a business idea, an existing company which is properly registered and in good standing, a minimum viable product that enhances Media-Saturn’s value chain or product portfolio, and a full staff. Failure to meet these minimum requirements will preclude you from participating in the Accelerator Program, but complying with these minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee you admission to the Accelerator Program. Other requirements for admission to the Accelerator Program may apply and the requirements may be changed in our sole discretion without notice.
5.3 By submitting your application for the Accelerator Program, you agree that you do not have, and expressly waive, any rights and remedies for access to the Accelerator Program.
5.4 We will notify you, as soon as we have made a decision whether or not you are selected for the Accelerator Program.
6 Data Privacy Protection
7 Rights of Use and Copyrights
7.1 The content of the Website, such as texts, images, photographs or graphics available on the Website are protected by national and international copyright and trademark laws and may not be distributed or reproduced without the express written consent of Spacelab. Trademarks and copyright notices may not be removed from any information made available on the Website.
7.2 Except for the rights expressly granted herein, no rights are granted to you, in particular, with regards to the name and Website content, including the layout of the Website, trademarks or information.
8 Your Obligations
When using the Website and for purposes of your application to the Accelerator Program, you agree not to:
• provide Application Data that belong to a third party which you are not authorized to use for purposes of the Accelerator Program;
• place any unauthorized commercial content on the Website;
• access the Website, solicit data or otherwise collect other users’ information in any automated fashion, including bots, spiders or scrapers;
• infringe any third party’s privacy or intellectual property rights;
• upload any contents containing a virus, malware, or any other program that could damage IT systems;
• distribute advertising or unsolicited e-mails (spam) or inaccurate warnings of viruses (hoax) or similar material, and you must not solicit or request participation in any lottery, raffle or similar activity;
• encourage or help anyone else to do anything not permitted on the Website; or
• use the Website to do anything unlawful, defamatory, obscene, misleading, malicious or discriminatory.
9 Rights Reserved
9.1 Spacelab reserves the right to deny access to the Website and/or to exclude you from the Accelerator Program at any time, if (i) you are in breach of an obligation contained in these Terms and Conditions and (ii) (a) you do not cure such breach within a reasonable time upon our notice to you or (b) if such breach cannot be cured. If we exclude you from the Accelerator Program due to your breach of an obligation, we are not liable for any costs, expenses or damages you might suffer as a consequence.
9.2 In order to comply with legal obligations or to avoid damage to Spacelab, we reserve the right to delete content of the Website without prior notice, restrict access to content, or move content to another part of the Website.
10 Corruption Prevention
10.1 You shall take all necessary and appropriate measures in order to prevent corruption. Therefore, you shall not - either through employees, board members, agents or third parties - offer, promise or grant to employees, advisors or board members of the Media-Saturn group, including their relatives, any gifts or other benefits (such as money, gifts of monetary value or invitations to events which are not of a strict business nature, such as sports events, concerts, cultural events).
10.2 The foregoing shall not apply to product samples which are provided to Spacelab for trial or quality evaluation purposes in the ordinary course of business.
10.3 Spacelab shall be entitled to immediately terminate all existing agreements or end all business relations with you in case of a violation of this clause provided that Spacelab has provided you with a written warning notice and you have subsequently failed to comply with this clause. No warning notice shall be required in case of a material violation of this clause. Claims for damages resulting of any violation of this clause shall be reserved.
11.1 In case any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder hereof shall remain unaffected thereby. Instead of the invalid provision, the applicable statute shall apply.
11.2 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with German law. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Munich, Germany.
When visiting the SPACELAB website, personal data is gathered, processed, and used. With this data protection information, we want to emphasize our commitment for a secure and trustworthy handling of your personal data and explain to you, how we use the personal data of our clients. We follow the strict regulations of the German data protection law. Especially, the regulations of the German Teleservices Act and the Federal Data Protection Act are considered in their respective field of application.
1. Responsible & Contact
The responsible site within the meaning of the data protection laws is the Electronics Online Services GmbH, Helene-Wessel-Bogen 3, 80939 München, If you have questions concerning data protection, rights or claims against the background of your personal data, you can send an email to [email protected].
2. Personal data
Personal data are information that can be assigned to your person. These include information such as name, address, e-mail address or phone number. Information that can not be assigned to a specific or determinable person at all or only with disproportionate investment of time, cost, and manpower, are excluded from this (see. § 3 para. 6 BDSG).
Besides, when visiting our website additional data, such as the IP address, is automatically gathered for technical reasons. This technical information may be personal data in a particular cases. As a rule, we only use technical information insofar as it is necessary for technical reasons for the operation and the protection of our site from attacks and abuses, as well as anonymized for statistical purposes.
3. Purpose of use
We gather, process and use your personal data in particular when visiting the SPACELAB site, when applying on the SPACELAB site, when logging into an existing application account or when contacting us. We only use your data in accordance with the relevant applicable legal regulations and this data protection notice and possibly with your consent. In many cases, data is just pseudonymized or anonymized.
4. Online Security
Spacelab takes online security very seriously. Therefore the security mechanisms used to protect your data are checked and updated regularly to provide effective protection against abuse.
Your data stored with us is hence protected through technical and organizational measures to effectively prevent a loss or misuse by third parties. In particular, our employees who process personal data are obliged to maintain data confidentiality and must comply with this. In order to protect your personal data, they will be encrypted. To protect the communication on your Internet browser we use, for example, SSL Secure Socket Layer. This is indicated by the lock icon, that your browser shows with an SSL connection. In order to ensure permanent protection of your data, the technical security measures are periodically reviewed and - if necessary - adapted to the state of the art technologies. These principles also apply to companies that process data on our behalf in accordance with our instructions.
5. Which information may be gathered?
• Automatically collected, non-personal, i.e. anonymous, data is sometimes collected when you access the Spacelab website (i.e. not when you register) and cannot be associated with a particular person (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We and our subsidiaries use this information to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve their performance and content.
• User registration is only performed with your express permission in order to provide you with, for example, the information you request, product information, news or press material.
• E-mail addresses are only stored with your express permission and are only used to make contact with you. Under no circumstances will we provide your e-mail address to third parties outside of the Spacelab Group. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from us, you can cancel these at any time or upon receipt, and you may request that your personal data be deleted. When e-mail are sent, personal data may be transmitted to Spacelab automatically. Spacelab will of course treat this information confidentially. If, from the Spacelab website, you register for services provided by third parties outside of the Spacelab Group, it may be necessary to transmit some of your registration information to the service provider. This is performed within the context of the requested service and only with your consent.
• The partners of Spacelab and all companies of Media-Saturn-Group are not third parties. The list of our partners you can find on our website.
• IP addresses are stored in anonymous form (i.e. the last of what is normally four sets of digits is truncated) for statistical purposes. When you visit our website, this allows us to recognize your domain name but not your allocated IP address.
a) Visits of the Spacelab site
When you visit the pages of the Spacelab website, for technical reasons, so-called log files are stored:
· IP address (Internet Protocol address) of the accessing computer
· The website from which you visit us (referrer)
· The websites which you visit with us
· The date and duration of your visit
· Browser type and browser settings
· Operating System
This data is stored for a maximum of 7 days as a technical precaution to protect data processing systems against unauthorized access.
• pseudonymized user profiles
In accordance with statutory requirements, we can create and evaluate user profiles under pseudonyms for purposes of advertising, market research and for tailoring our services, but only if you have not made use of your legal right to contradict this use of your data at any time (see the notes on the right of objection below in Section 7 and in the following sections). This includes the so-called. „Remember Me“ feature, which you can park in your customer account under „Personal data“.
We advertise via advertising partners or ad networks to show ads on other websites. These advertisers use so-called third-party cookies that are activated when you visit the Spacelab website and only read by the respective advertisers. These third-party cookies are used for performance measurement and billing of advertising inserted between advertisers and us. No personal data is stored; only the page visits on the Spacelab website via advertising partners ads are recognized. Third-party cookies are temporary stored cookies that are stored after the last call for a maximum 540 days in your browser and then lapse automatically.
• Use of eTracker
In order to better adapt our website to the expectations of our customers, we set up a web tracking a solution of e-tracker technology (www.etracker.com), by means of which data is collected for marketing and optimization purposes. From this data, user profiles can be created under a pseudonym. The data collected is without explicit consent of the person concerned, but the data is not used to identify visitors of this website and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. In this context, your IP address will only be processed and stored in an abbreviated form. You can always disagree to the data collection and storage via e-tracker at the following link: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=wsxFhx.
• Use of Google Analytics
b) promotion and implementation of the program
If you apply for the Accelerator program, we collect, process and use the personal data provided by you under applicable privacy laws. Information that we require for the services you request are indicated in the application form as mandatory; other information is voluntary. For the application to and the implementation of the Accelerator program, we need contact details such as name, address and e-mail address depending on the specific circumstances. In addition, we use your information for the care of our Applicant databaseso as to only save true data there.
c) sending information about Spacelab offers and promotions and other news
• We use your information for sending you requested information about the offer and other actions of Spacelab to the e-mail address you provided. You can unsubscribe these emails at any time.
• We may use your data for sending you information about offers and promotions by Media Markt via mail. You may object to these mailings at any time.
• Certain information messages, which are necessary for the processing of contracts and the functioning of the Spacelab site, for example an application confirmation, can not be canceled. These releases are sent to your specified contact information.
Information about exercising your rights can be found below in section. 7, 8.
We store and use your data if you contact us by phone, e-mail or through our contact form, or if you send us your data in order to contact us otherwise.
Additionally, we save and use your personal data and technical information, to the extent necessary to prevent or track abuse or other unlawful conduct on our site, e.g. for maintaining data security in case of attacks on our IT systems.
Finally, save and use your data as far as we are legally obliged, as a result of official or judicial order, and for the execution of our rights and claims, as well as to legal defense.
6. To whom do we disclose personal information?
With regard to the disclosure of your personal data, we always pay attention to the highest possible level of safety. Therefore, your data will only be disclosed to carefully selected and contractually committed service and partner companies. In addition, your data will be only forwarded by us to places that are located within the European Economic Area and are therefore subject to the strict EU data protection law, or to places who are obliged to comply with an appropriate level of protection.
a) dissemination within the Media-Saturn Corporate Group
We pass on your personal data for the conclusion and execution of contracts on our site to companies in the Media-Saturn Corporate Group, for storage in a central database and for intercompany billing and accounting purposes. This is particularly necessary in order to use all our deals.. If you call with questions, complaints or returns and other complaints to a Media Markt or our hotline, they will also receive access to your order information to process your request.
We pass on your data for evaluation purproses to companies within the Media-Saturn-Group.
b) disclosure to partners and mentors
As part of our offer on our website, we are working together with partners and mentors. If you apply for the Accelerator program, we give your personal data and company data disclosed in the application process to selected partners and mentors in order to conduct the application process and implement the program.
c) Disclosure to service companies
Several service companies are working for us to operate the Spacelab website, e.g. for central IT services or hosting the Spacelab site.
These companies are working for us in the way of processing data and the data provided may therefore be used exclusively according to our instructions. We are legally responsible in this case for adequate data protection safeguards in the companies commissioned by us. Therefore, we agree with these companies on concrete data security measures and check these regularly.
d) disclosure to third parties
Finally, we will share your information within the existing privacy laws to third parties or governmental bodies, if we, for example, due to governmental or judicial authorities are legally obliged or if we are entitled to, for example, because this is necessary for the prosecution of criminal offenses or for the performance and enforcement of our rights and claims.
7. Your rights to your data
You have legal rights to obtain information about your stored data, as well as to rectify, erase and block this personal data. These rights can be the fastest, easiest and most comfortably exercised by logging into your account and edit your stored data directly or totally delete your Application account. Please note that after a cancellation of your personal data, you no longer can participate on accelerator program. This includes, inter alia, also re-download options. Therefore, please backup before asserting the cancellation claim of your data. Data that we need to save due to legal, statutory or contractual retention requirements are - instead of a deletion - locked to prevent their use for other purposes.
8. Consent, Revocation / Right of appeal
As far as we use data for a purpose which requires your consent under the statutory provisions, we will always ask you to express your consent and record your consent in accordance with the data protection regulations. Your can revoke your consent at any time in the future and / or contradict future use of your data for purposes of market research and public opinion. Please understand that the implementation of your objection / revocation may need, for technical reasons, a little time and meanwhile you may still receive messages from us.
For an opposition to the data usage, please follow the instructions described in section 3a) follow. Furthermore, a simple message to us is sufficient when it comes to the revocation of consent or a contradiction. You can use the following contact information, without incurring costs other than the transmission costs for the base rate:
By mail: Electronics Online Services GmbH, Helene-Wessel-Bogen 3, 80939 München
By e-mail: Privacy @ [email protected]
If you will get information by email, you can exercise your right of objection even easier, by clicking the link contained in the e-mail and follow the instructions.
9. Share buttons (Social Plugins)
a) Integration via AddThis
On our website we offer so-called social plugins from different social networks (eg the Facebook „Like“ button „). The integration of these plugins is carried out by the company addthis.com Clear Springs Technologies, Inc., 8000 West Park Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 22102, USA.
To protect your privacy, we make use of a technical solution for integrating the social plug-ins, which prevents that data (e.g. IP adress) is transmitted to add.this or to social networks such as Facebook while already opening our website. Only when clicking on social plugins, the plugins are enabled. This has the consequence that your browser retrieves the plugins from the servers of addthis.com and represents them as part of our website. This includes that information (eg IP address) is transferred to AddThis to the US and to social networks such as Facebook. Moreover, addthis.com can store cookies or so-called „web beacons“ on your computer.
Only with a second click on the social plugins, you can fully use the tell your friends function (eg „I like it“). If you are a member of a social network and click the appropriate social plug, the provider of the social network may be able to associate information about your visit to our website with your local profile data. Therefore, please inform yourself about these functionalities with the operators of the social networks used by you. For more detailed information on the functioning of addthis.com see the privacy policies of addthis.com under http://www.addthis.com/privacy, as well as in the privacy policies of the information provider of the social plugins. These can be found on the websites of the providers of the social plugins mostly via links in the header or footer that are designated with data protection, Privacy, or similar wording.
Please inform yourself about the settings of your browser when dealing with cookies and „web beacons“. To get this information, contact the manufacturer of your browser. Also, third party providers offer so-called browser extensions and plugins with which you can configure the handling of your browser with cookies and personal information.
If you wish to object to the collection of data by AddThis for the future, you can use a so-called opt-out cookie set, which you can download at the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
b) Direct integration
On our website, we offer you so-called social plug-ins from various social networks (e.g. facebook’s “Like”-Button). If you are a member of a social network and click on the according social plug-in, the provider of the social network may be able to link information on your visit of our website to your profile data. Please contact the operator of the according social network for detailed information on such functionalities.
If you would like to disable such functions, please familiarize yourself with the settings of your browser concerning the handling of cookies and web beacons. You can get this information from the manufacturer of your browser or the providers of so-called browser extensions and plug-ins.
On our website, so-called social plugins („Plugins“) of the social network Facebook are used, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland („Facebook“). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the phrase „social plug-in of Facebook“ or „Facebook Social Plugin“. An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance is under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly transferred from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the side. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.
If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign your visit to our site to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. press the „Like“ button or make a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on your profile Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
For more information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the privacy policies of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want that Facebook directly assigns data collected via our website to your Facebook profile, you must log out on Facebook before you visit our website. You can completely prevent the loading of the Facebook plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the „Facebook Blocker“ (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
10. Changes to this Privacy Information
This may require updates to this privacy information. Therefore we recommend you to regularly check for changes on this page. As far as this concerns changes that could affect your given consent, we will inform you separately about this.
1. Confidential Information.
During the application process for the Accelerator Program you may be required to provide information which is deemed confidential with regard to your business. „Confidential Information“ shall be defined as all business or trade secrets of a technical, commercial, organizational, or other nature which were disclosed or have otherwise been provided by you, such as calculations, letters of intent, experience, processes, files, as well as all data which are commonly viewed as being confidential or proprietary expertise, regardless of their form. For the avoidance of doubt, generally all information provided by you during the application process shall be considered Confidential Information.
Confidential Information shall not include information which (a.) was known to us prior to your application, or (b.) was in the public domain prior to your application, or (c.) has become publicly known after applying without negligence of us, or (d.) was released for publication or other use by you.
Spacelab will observe the same care for all Confidential Information provided by you as it observes for its own Confidential Information.
Your provided Confidential Information may only be disclosed to Spacelab’s employees, affiliated companies, mentors or partners for the purpose of the application process for the Accelerator Program or the Accelerator Program itself. All employees, affiliated companies, mentors or partners that are involved in this process are essentially under the same duty of confidentiality as agreed herein. Confidential Information may not be disclosed to other third parties as explicitly mentioned herein.
Your Confidential Information may only be used by in connection with the application process for the Accelerator Program or the Accelerator Program itself. At no time will Spacelab, Spacelab’s employees, affiliated companies, mentors or partners exploit or use your Confidential Information for other purposes than the Accelerator Program.
You will provide your Confidential Information to Spacelab free of charge on an “as-is” basis without any warranty for accuracy, completeness, usability, unless not required for the purpose of the Accelerator Program.
3. Returning & Deletion of Confidential Information
Spacelab stores and protects your Confidential Information by using industry standard encryption and storage technology. We will return or delete – as may be deemed appropriate at our sole discretion - all Confidential Information 12 months after the end of the application process or the Accelerator Programm unless we are required by law to keep copies for a limited period of time.
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