Privacy Statement

We take your privacy serious! We're complying to GDPR and so will our partners that we work with. We will never sell your email or other information to other companies. We will use your email to do the following things:

  • Send you a weekly newsletter about FinTech
  • If you contact us we'll contact you back
  • We'll send you marketing updates about FinTech on Social Media

In order to fullfill that we'll share that data with Mailchimp since we use this service for email delivery and list management. If you purchase an job advertisment the payment will be processed using PayPal.

Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

  • Jan Kus
  • An Der Bottmühle 5
  • 50678 Köln, Deutschland
  • Phone: +4922199999701
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:

Please sent all inquiries about GDPR to Tatjana Lajendäcker: [email protected]

Collection of general data and information collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems. When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, we analyze anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

Your legal rights to your data

The GDPR gives all EU citizens more rights and protections for their personal data, to minimise the possibility of theft and fraud.    These regulations include provisions for the following areas:

  • The right to be informed: Companies must publish a privacy notice, in addition to explaining transparently how they use this personal data.
  • The right of access: Individuals will have the right to demand details of any of their data that a company may hold. This information must be provided within one month of request at no charge to the individual.
  • The right to rectification: If a person’s data is incorrect or incomplete, he or she has the right to have it corrected. If the company that holds the information has passed any of that information to third parties.  The company must inform the third party of the correction and inform the person which third parties have their personal data.
  • The right to be forgotten: A person may request the removal of his or her personal data in specific circumstances.
  • The right to restrict processing: Under certain circumstances, an individual can block the processing of his or her personal data.
  • The right to data portability: A person can access their data for their own use anywhere they prefer.
  • The right to object: A person can object to the use of their personal data for most purposes.


The Internet page uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. Through the use of cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie. The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Contact possibility via the website

This website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact. If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.


By signing up to our newsletter, your e-mail will be used for our own advertisement purposes until you opt out of the newsletter. We use MailChimp for our electronic mailing campaigns and newsletters. MailChimp has TRUSTe's Privacy Seal, which means this privacy policy has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with their program requirements, including transparency, accountability, and choice related to the collection and use of your Personal Information. Your subscriber lists are stored on a secure MailChimp server. MailChimp will never share your personal information unless it’s required by law. If you complains or contacts MailChimp, they may then contact you in response. You can stop receiving our FinTech Weekly newsletter by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email in compliance with the CAN SPAM Act. To view MailChimp's full Privacy Policy, click here:

Payments via Stripe

For doing payments, we use a 3rd party service called Stripe, to recieve payments. We use your data to process the payment. The payments are save at stripe and at our own database. Read the privacy statement from Stripe:

Social Plugins

On our website we implement so-called social media plugins, in particular Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. When you visit a page that displays one or more of such buttons your browser will establish a direct connection to the respective Facebook, Google, Twitter and/or LinkedIn server and load the button from there. At the same time Facebook, Google, Twitter and/or LinkedIn will know that the respective page on our website has been visited. We have no influence on the data that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Linkedin collect on the basis of the buttons. According to the available information, however, if you do not click on the respective buttons no personal data will be collected and stored unless you have logged onto to your Facebook, Google or Twitter account. In that case certain user data (including your IP address at the time) may be collected and linked to the account information already present at Facebook, Google or Twitter, respectively. If you wish to prevent this, please log out of your social media accounts before visiting our website. In addition, clicking a button may also lead to a collection of certain data, such as the user’s IP address. Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn may set cookies as well, unless you have disabled the acceptance and storage of cookies in your browser settings. We receive no information from Facebook, Google, Twitter LinkedIn about which social media buttons you may have clicked or seen on our website, but, if at all, we may receive a summarized, non-person-related statistical report on the use of the buttons. If you wish to obtain more information on the subject go to:

  • Facebook’s Privacy Policy here
  • Google’s +1 Button Privacy Policy here
  • Twitter’s Privacy Policy here
  • LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy here

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google analytics uses so-called “cookies”, in the form of text files saved to your computer in order to enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the case of the IP-anonymization on this website being activated, your IP address will however be shortened by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Acting under the authority of this website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide further services for the website operator linked to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the parameters of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You are able to prevent the storage of the cookies by appropriate adjustment of your browser software. However, we should point out to you that in this case you may be unable to use the full range of functions of this website. Furthermore you can prevent the collection by Google of the data (including your IP address) created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website, as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available through the following link:

Google Tag Manager (GTM)

Google Tag Manager (GTM”) is a tag management system to manage JavaScript and HTML tags used for tracking and analytics on websites. Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used to measure traffic and visitor behaviour: to understand the effect of online advertising and social channels; to set up remarketing and orientation towards target groups; and to test and optimize websites. GTM makes it easier for us to integrate and manage our tags. We use GTM on our website to include the following tracking tools:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adwords

If you have performed deactivation, GTM takes this deactivation into account. For more information about GTM’s privacy practices can be found at and terms of use at

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking helps us determine how many people who clicked on our Google Ads end up contacting us through the website. This tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click on a Google Ad and these cookies help us increase the website’s effectiveness for our visitors. These cookies expire within 30 days and do not contain information that can identify you personally. Please refer to the Google Advertising Privacy Notice for more information about Google Conversion Tracking and the ability to opt out here:

Google AdWords Remarketing

Google AdWords Remarketing helps us to advertise FinTech Weekly across the Internet, in particular on the Google Display Network. Google AdWords Remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of the Graduate Site you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device. The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that “This person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.” Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.

Google Doubleclick

We sometimes conduct advertising campaigns using DoubleClick, a Google service. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies (such as the Google DoubleClick cookie) together to Inform, optimise and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website and to report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site. To find out about DoubleClick cookies and how to control those cookies, please see here:

Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service provided by Google for embedding advertisements on this website. Google AdSense selects ads that match the content of the website where the ads are displayed. In addition to the content's context, Google AdSense also supports Google Remarketing as an alternative to content-based ads. Cookies and web beacons (non-visible graphics) containing information on the use of this website (including the user's IP address) are stored on the user's device and also transmitted to a Google server in the USA where they are processed in order to provide matching advertisements . This information may be shared by Google with Google's affiliate partners (advertising companies). However, Google will not associate your IP address with other user data already stored. The user can prevent the storage of cookies within the framework of Google AdSense by changing the browser software settings. In this case, however, the user may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. More detailed information at

Facebook Connect

You can connect your account to social media websites using services like Facebook Connect. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us, such as your name and email address, so you can share messages on these websites. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page, allowing you to share with others within your network.


This site uses SumoMe Content Analytics, an analytics and heat mapping service provided by Sumo Group Inc. (1305 E. 6th St 3, Austin, TX 78702, USA). SumoMe Content Analytics is used to display the areas of a page where Users most frequently move the mouse or click. This shows where the points of interest are. SumoMe collects two types of information about users of websites: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. SumoMe will not share, sell, rent, or trade Personally Identifiable Information with other parties. They may share your information with authorized third party service providers. A full privacy policy disclosure and description of the use of information collected can be found at: You can contact SumoMe at [email protected] with additional inquiries or to obtain additional information. We do not combine the information collected through SumoMe with personally identifiable information. Place of processing: US. For more information on the privacy practices of SumoMe please visit the following link:

Notification of privacy policy changes

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to change becomes effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you have any questions now or during your visit regarding this Privacy Policy or any complaints about FinTech Weekly online privacy, please contact us at:

  • Jan Kus, An Der Bottmühle 5, 50678 Köln, Deutschland

Privacy Officer Tatjana Lajendäcker: [email protected]