Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 8th, 2023 (Version 1.1.0)

1. General Information

This privacy policy informs you about the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personal data by us, our partners, and third parties.

Remember that your use of our Services is at all times subject to our Terms of Service, which incorporates this Privacy Policy. Any terms we use in this Privacy Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Service. Our Privacy Policy applies to all users of our Services and esp. the Techmap website: (as well as any subdomains or product-related domains such as

1.1. Data Controller

The data controller responsible for the processing of your personal data on this website is: Techmap GmbH, Welfenstr. 32, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany (hereafter referred to as "Techmap", "we", or "us"), registered with the commercial register at local court (Amtsgericht) of Mannheim under HRB 737926 (VAT-ID: DE334736730), represented by the managing director Dr. Jörg Rech,

1.2. Collection and Processing of Personal Data

We only collect and process personal data when it is necessary for the performance of a contract, for compliance with legal obligations, or with your consent.

When you visit our website, our web server automatically records the following data:

  1. IP address of the requesting computer
  2. Date and time of the request incl. Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  3. Content of the request (specific page)
  4. Access status/HTTP status code
  5. Amount of data transferred in each case
  6. Website from which the request comes
  7. Browser, language and version of the browser software (User-Agent)
  8. Operating system and its interface

The data is collected for the purpose of facilitating your use of our website and for statistical purposes. The data is stored for a maximum of 30 days and is then deleted automatically.

If you contact us via email or contact form, we will store the information you provide in order to respond to your request.

1.3. Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

We use your personal data only for the purposes for which it was collected or for compatible purposes. We do not disclose your personal data to third parties unless we are required by law to do so or unless it is necessary for the performance of a contract.

We may use your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. To respond to your requests and inquiries
  2. To provide you with information about our products and services
  3. To carry out transactions with you
  4. To comply with legal obligations

1.4. Children’s Privacy

We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13.

1.5. Your Rights

You have the right to access, rectify, and erase your personal data, as well as the right to object to its processing and the right to data portability. To exercise these rights, please contact us using the contact information provided above.

1.6. Security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, accidental or unlawful destruction, alteration, or unauthorized disclosure.

1.7. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are stored on your device and contain certain settings and data that is exchanged with our system via your browser. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain viruses.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to accept cookies for certain cases, or to generally exclude them, as well as to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. However, the deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

2. Data processing in our Emails

2.1. General Newsletter

In our newsletter we inform you about our services, products, and company news as well as news on technologies, companies, or regions you indicated interest in.

When registering for the newsletter, you have to provide an email address. This email address will be transmitted to and stored by us (or a provider as specified below). After registration, the user will receive an email to confirm the registration ("double opt-in"). Via clicking the registration link you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data for receiving our newsletter and we may process such data accordingly. In case of registration for the newsletter we (or our provider as specified below) also store the IP address, the device name, the mail provider as well as the user's first and last name and the date of registration.

We use the mail provider "Mailchimp" by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA who receives and processes on our behalf the data necessary for the mailing, in particular email address, IP address, device name. These data is processed on servers in the USA. Mailchimp is a service with which the dispatch of emails can be organized and analyzed. With the help of Mailchimp we can analyze our emails. When you open an email sent with Mailchimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web beacon) connects to the Mailchimp servers in the USA. This allows you to determine whether a message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of registration, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective email recipient. They are used exclusively for statistical analysis of our emails. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future emails to the interests of the recipients. Mailchimp is certified according to "privacy shield". The "privacy shield" is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA. For more information please refer to Mailchimp's privacy page.

The data processing for sending and analyzing our newsletters as described above is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR) and/or on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR with our legitimate interest of quality assurance and marketing.

OPT-OUT: If you do not want to receive any newsletters by us in the future and/or wish to object to the analysis of your data through such newsletters please use the "unsubscribe" link contained in each newsletter or send us an email to

2.2. Emails to Customers

In addition to our general newsletter we inform customers, partners, advisors, or investors about internal metrics such as amount of data collected in internal emails.

Anyone wishing and permitted to receive this internal emails must provide a valid email address and confirm that the owner of the email address provided agrees to receive the emails. No further data is collected. This information is only used to send the emails. Special emails are sent via Mailjet (SAS Mailjet, 13-13bis, rue de l’Aubrac – 75012 Paris, FRANCE). Mailjet’s privacy policy can be found at Mailjet's privacy page. The email addresses and other above data of the recipients of our emails are stored on Mailjet’s servers. Mailjet uses this information to send and evaluate emails on our behalf. Mailjet will not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself and will not pass on data to third parties.

3. Data processing on our website

3.1. Google Analytics

The service offered here uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool offered by Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA ("Google"). This analysis service uses so-called "cookies". For analysis, text files will be stored on your device. The information stored in the corresponding files about the use of this website are generally transmitted and stored in Google server in the USA. As the IP anonymization is active on this Website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union (EU). This information will be used to evaluate your use of the services offered here and enable the operator of this website to analyze your website activity and provide other services associated with the website service. The IP address transmitted from your browser, as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Adjusting the settings of your browser Platform can prevent the use of cookies. In this case, it may be possible that the functions of the service offered here cannot be used in its entirety. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent the acquisition and processing of data generated by the "cookies" in relation to the use of this website, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the Google Ads Optout page

We point out that an automated decision making ("profiling") can take place when integrating Google and an existing Google account. You can view and Opt-out on the Ads-Settings page

Google LLC, USA is certified according to the EU-US agreement "Privacy Shield". The "Privacy Shield" is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

Should you use the Google Analytics integration in Techmap, we will have the ability to view your Google Analytics data, the public information of your Google account, and your Gmail address. Analytics data authorization is granted on a per-user basis and can be revoked when the user deauthorizes Techmap in their Google Account Settings. We only use this data to import Google Analytics data in Techmap (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) a GDPR). You can find further information about the processing of your data by Google under the following link:Google API Services User Data Policy.

3.2. Google Tag Manager

Our Website uses the Google Tag Manager by Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through a single interface. The tool Google Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookieless domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. You can also find more information in Google's privacy policy: Google Site Stats

3.3. Google Fonts

Our Website uses the "Google Fonts" service of Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA to integrate and display text on the Website. For this purpose Google may process your data (including the IP address) on servers located in the USA.

When the IP address is processed this is based on our legitimate interests of technical functionality of the Website based on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR or TMG.

Google LLC is certified according to the "Privacy Shield" agreement between the European Union and the USA and guarantees compliance with applicable European data protection regulations (see: DATA PRIVACY FRAMEWORK (DPF) PROGRAM). You can also find more information in Google's privacy policy: Google Site Stats

3.4. Integration of Services by Third Parties

When using this online service, contents of third parties, like for instance, links to Instagram, YouTube videos, map material provided by Google Map, RSS feeds or graphics are integrated from other websites. This always requires that the providers of this content ("Third Party Providers") use the IP address. Without this IP address these Third Party Providers would not be able to send the content to your browser. Consequently, the IP address is required in order to display the content. We make every effort to only use such content by Third Party Providers which use the IP address for the delivery of content only.

Such data is used in order to guarantee the stability and operational security of the websites of the Third Party Providers as well as for the purpose of optimizing our services via quality assurance. If the IP address is stored such processing is basedon Art. 6 (1) b., c. GDPR, Art. 6 (1) a. GDPR or TMG.

In the event of displayed content by Third Party Providers your data may be processed outside the EU.

4. Data Processing on our Social Media Pages

We operate pages on the following social media channels:

  • Twitter: or mobile app by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, please also refer to privacy policy: Twitter Privacy Policy, Opt-Out:;
  • LinkedIn: or mobile app by LinkedIn Corporation, Legal Department -- Privacy, 1000 W. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA / LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, please also refer to: Linkedin Privacy Policy, Linkedin Privacy Settings
  • Facebook: or mobile app by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA or Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, please refer to privacy policy: Facebook Privacy Policy, Opt-Out: Facebook Ad preferencesor Facebook Settings;

When you visit our social media pages, data is processed both by us and by the responsible social media provider as the responsible party.

The respective provider of social media assumes the data protection obligations towards you as the user, such as information on data processing, and is the contact person for your rights. This follows from the fact that such provider has direct access to the relevant information on the social media page and the processing of your data. However, you are also welcome to contact us if this should become necessary and we will then forward the request to them.

When using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn data may also be processed outside the EU. The US companies of Facebook/Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn are certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which guarantees compliance with data protection regulations in the EU. For more information please refer to: DATA PRIVACY FRAMEWORK (DPF) PROGRAM

4.1. Data Processing and Legal Basis

With our social media pages, we can communicate with you and provide you with interesting information. We may receive further data from you through your comments, shared images, messages and reactions, which we then process to answer or communicate with you. If you use social media on several end devices, a cross-device analysis of the data can take place.

Furthermore, the providers of social media pages may also use cookies and tracking technologies to analyse and improve their services.

Data processing takes place with your consent or for the purpose of answering your enquiry (Art. 6 (1) a, b GDPR) or on the basis of legitimate interests in improving the services and presentation to the outside world (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR).

5. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time with future effect. The current version of the Privacy Policy is always available on our website. Please check the website regularly for updates.

6. Further Questions?

The Services are operated and provided by:

Techmap GmbH
Welfenstr. 32
76137 Karlsruhe

For further information you may contact us any time, for example via email to

Last updated: May 8th, 2023 (Version 1.1.0)