This statement provides an overview of how we process personal data and what rights customers have under data protection laws. The manner in which certain data is processed and used depends on the respective services of the ECBE - European Center for Board Effectiveness GmbH.

The controller for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter "GDPR") is the European Center for Board Efficiency GmbH. We are aware of the trust you place in us. For this reason, we would like to inform you comprehensively about our handling of your personal data. In particular, we would like to inform you about the data we collect during your visit and/or use of our online presence and our online services, and how we use this data in detail. If we have received personal data from you by other means (e.g. by e-mail), the following data protection declaration also applies.

We use various techniques on our website to improve user-friendliness, effectiveness and security. In this context, data may be collected by us or by third parties employed and commissioned by us (technical service providers).

As our website and the underlying technologies are subject to constant further development, changes to the data protection declaration may also become necessary. Any future changes will be announced on this website.

1. legal regulations

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process personal data in accordance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, in which the European Center for Board Efficiency GmbH, as the company responsible for data processing, has its registered office.

In order to ensure comprehensive protection of your personal data, we comply with the relevant legal provisions of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG), the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and all other relevant data protection authorisations.

2 Responsibility

Responsible for this online presence as provider in the sense of Art. 4 (7) DSGVO is:
ECBE - European Center for Board Effectiveness GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Represented by the management

3. contact details of the data protection officer:

The data protection contact can be reached as follows:
ECBE - European Center for Board Effectiveness GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main
c/o the data protection contact

4. area limitation of this data protection declaration for visiting our website

Our data protection declaration applies exclusively to our own content which we store on our servers. Any links to websites of third parties in our offers are expressly not covered by this.

5. collection of personal data for informational use

When you access our website, a connection is established with our server. The access paths of the pages, the time of the establishment of the connection and your current IP address are recorded and stored in order to prevent malfunctions and problems. During your visit to our website, data ("cookies") may be stored on your computer to make it easier for you to use our services. We do not use this data to identify you or to contact you.

We do not collect any personal data during the mere informational use of the website, with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website.

These are:

Data related to the terminal device is stored by us, among other things, to compile usage statistics or for purposes of identifying and tracking unauthorised attempts to access our web servers. Profiles on the use of our websites are only created anonymously and only for the purpose of improving user guidance and optimising our offers and services. No personal behavioural profiles are created or processed from the aforementioned information.

6. collection of personal data when using functions on our website

Personal data such as your e-mail address or your name will only be stored if you provide us with it yourself, e.g. as part of a contact form, an application or for the performance of a contract (direct collection principle).

Use of personal data and purpose limitation

All personal data accruing or collected within the scope of the services of the ECBE - European Center for Board Effectiveness GmbH. will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations on the protection of personal data only for the purpose of processing the contract and for safeguarding our own justified business interests with regard to advising and supporting our customers and interested parties and designing products to meet their needs.

7. legal basis

The processing of personal data is based in particular on Art. 6 DSGVO and ยงยง 11, 13 TMG.

8. consent

By using our website and / or submitting your personal data, you consent to the described storage and use of your data. By entering your personal data, you declare your consent to the described processing of the data and its use, including its transfer to third parties. If you provide us with personal data from third parties, it is your responsibility to ensure that the persons concerned have declared their consent to the forwarding and processing of the personal data.

9 Revocation

You may revoke the use or disclosure of your personal data at any time and for the future, e.g. by sending an email to:

10 Duration of data storage

The duration of the storage of your personal data depends on the degree of cooperation or the existing contractual relationship.

If you only visit our website, the storage of data is limited to the information mentioned under point 4.

If you provide us with application documents for employment with the ECBE - European Center for Board Effectiveness GmbH. and its affiliated companies, your personal data will be stored for processing and deleted after 4 months, unless there is another legal basis for storing your personal data.

If you are interested in an investment and provide us with personal data for this reason, we will only store your data until revoked or until the legal permission expires.

In the case of a contractual relationship, the data will also be stored after the end of the contractual relationship, for the fulfilment of legal obligations, such as legal obligations to retain data and obligations to provide information. If we have received an express declaration of consent, the data will also be stored in order to provide you with further information about our products. If you do not wish to be contacted for information purposes, please send us an email to the following email address:

11. data security

12. technologies used

In parts of this website, technologies that are widely used on the Internet, such as JavaScript, Java, Flash or ActiveX, may be used in order to provide you with the desired information more conveniently. Under no circumstances will these technologies be used by us to spy out personal data or to manipulate data on your computer.

13 Cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept individual or all cookies.

You can find out more about how cookies work on the page

14 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. As already mentioned, these are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

By activating the add-on to be downloaded via this link, you effectively object to the collection, use and processing of your data by Google Analytics.

This website uses the anonymisation option of Google Analytics. Your IP address is only collected in a shortened form and is therefore not traceable to you.

If you reject the use of cookies, we set a simple cookie that expires after the browser session and only remembers that no data about you should be collected.

15 Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to us regarding personal data relating to you:




To do so, please send us an email to the following address:

You also have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority:
The Hessian Data Protection Commissioner
PO Box 3163
65021 Wiesbaden
about the processing of your personal data by us.