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Privacy policy

GSA (Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung mbH) would like to thank you for visiting our webpage and for your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We would like you to know what data we store and when, and how we use them.

1. Responsible party and service provider

The party responsible for the offer presented on this webpage and the service provider in the context of the Telemedia Act is: GSA (Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung mbH), Schulstraße 1-3, 19055 Schwerin, Phone 0385 55775-0, Fax 0385 55775-40,

2. Personal data

Personal data are information that are related to an identified or identifiable individual. This information includes, for example: your name and surname, street and house number, postal address and city, phone, fax or mobile phone number, e-mail address and client number.

3. Legal basis for processing personal data

The processing of your personal data is carried out under the protection provided by personal data protection legislation: the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DSG M-V).

4. Collection and processing of personal data

You may fully access our online offer without disclosing your identity. With each access to the content of this online offer, the following data are processed for statistical purposes:

  • Name of the requested file,
  • Date and time of the request,
  • Amount of data transmitted,
  • IP address.

Personal data are collected when you intentionally provide them to us. This takes place, for example:

  • as part of registration,
  • as part of a survey,
  • when contacting us,
  • when executing a contract, or
  • when requesting support/financial contribution.

You are free to decide whether you wish to provide these data, or not. You hereby declare that you consent to the use of your data for our own business purposes if you do not refuse to grant your consent in the appropriate place. In these cases, the information is transmitted in encrypted form, in order to avoid abuse of data by third parties.


Cookies are saved on your computer when you use certain sections of our webpage. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your hard disk by your web browser, and which are used by the entity that provides them to obtain certain information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make online services generally more user-friendly and effective.

Some of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your device longer. These cookies contain information that can be reused the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser up so that you are always notified of cookies being created, accepting them only in individual cases, preventing the acceptance of cookies in general or in specific cases, or automatically deleting cookies when you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this webpage can become limited.

Cookies that are necessary for carrying out electronic communication or providing functions you have requested are saved in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Item f of GDPR. The webpage operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure error-free and optimised provision of its services.

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5. Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose thereof

You hereby declare that you consent to the use of your data for our own business purposes if you do not refuse to grant your consent in the appropriate place.

Such personal data are collected, processed and used exclusively for the following purposes, in accordance with the applicable regulations for the protection of personal data:

  • setting up and using a client number
  • applying for or downloading forms for providing financial support, e.g. for financing education and advanced professional training, business consulting and structural development, founding and takeover of business start-ups, e.g. founder grants and education cheques for start-up founders
  • accounting of funding, or proof of use inspections
  • Surveys of long-term results of funding by the European Union.

A transfer of data for commercial use to third parties does not take place. A transfer of data to public bodies, for which GSA carries out its activities, occurs. Such bodies are:

  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry of Economy, Labour and Health, Johannes-Stelling-Straße 14, 19053 Schwerin
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Paulshöher Weg 1, 19061 Schwerin
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Werderstraße 124, 19055 Schwerin
  • The institutes, that are entrusted by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state government with the company and evaluation of the support.

6. Data retention period

Whenever necessary, we will handle and save your personal data for the time it takes to process the funding, which, for example, includes the issue and revocation of an approval as well as the monitoring of the earmarking periods required or repayments in the case of loans granted. It should be noted that the duration of the funding relationship typically spans several years.In addition, we have to observe various storage obligations and documentation duties. These are regulated in No. 4.7 to §§ 70 to 80 of the Budget Code of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania (LHO M-V), EU regulations, §§ 238, 257 para. 4 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), § 25a para. 1 sentence 6 No. 2 of the German Banking Act (KWG) and § 8 para. 4 of the German Money Laundering Act (GwG).Finally, the retention period is also determined by the statutory periods of limitation, which according to, for example, §§ 195 (et seq.) of the German Civil Code (BGB), can be up to thirty years, whereas the regular period of limitation is three years.

7. Right of revocation

You may at any time revoke your previously granted permission for data processing at the responsible institution, GSA Schwerin s.u., with future effect. To do this, please, contact us by phone or e-mail.

8. Right to access, delete, block

You have the right to access your personal data stored at GSA at any time; you also have the right to correct, block or delete such data. If you have questions about this or other data protection-related topics, you may contact us via phone or e-mail at any time. You can find our contact data under ‘Contact’.

9. Right of complaint at the supervisory body

According to GDPR and in the context of processing your data, you always have the right to contact the supervisory body for data protection in case of any complaints.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Supervisory Body for Data Protection, the State Representative for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Schloss Schwerin, Lenèstraße 1, 19053 Schwerin, Phone: 0385 59494-0, e-mail: info(at), internet:

10. Security

We use technical and organisational security measures to protect the data you provide from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.

11. Liability for links

Cross-references (links) to content provided by other parties must be distinguished from our own content. We do not have any influence over such third-party content. Responsibility for the linked page is borne by the provider or operator of the page in question.

12. Changes in our data protection terms and conditions

We reserve the right to occasionally modify this data protection notice to ensure its compliance with the effective legal requirements or to reflect changes in our services, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection notice will be in effect as of your next visit.

13. Questions

If you have any questions about the handling of your personal data, you may contact our data protection supervisor, who, together with their team, is available in case of requests for information, to block or delete your data, or to handle claims or complaints.

Contact:  Data protection supervisor for GSA Schwerin:

Dr. Heiko Haaz
External data protection supervisor
Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113
42155 Wuppertal
Phone 0202 9467726-200
E-mail: datenschutz(at)


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