Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Version 1.0. May, 2018


We at innogy Innovation GmbH and innogy Company Building GmbH (“innogy Innovation Hub”) take protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal privacy is very important to us. We process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws in each case and for the purposes described below.

Personal data in the sense of this Data Protection Information means any details relating to you as a person. In particular, relevant personal data includes data captured online (e.g. cookie or tracking data, user IDs and IP addresses) and your personal details (e.g. name, address, contact details, date of birth).

The following information tells you how we handle such data. For the sake of clarity, we have divided this Data Protection Information into sections.


innogy Innovation GmbH Lysegang 11 45139 Essen


innogy Company Building GmbH Stresemannstraße 123 10963 Berlin

is responsible for processing your personal data.

If you have any questions or comments about the data protection practices of innogy Innovation Hub, (e.g. disclosure and editing of your personal data), you may also contact our Data Protection Officer citing the reference “innogy Innovation Hub” (


3.1. Log files

Every time one of our websites is accessed, innogy Innovation Hub collects data and information via an automated system. This is stored in the log files of the server, i.e. the files that record the processes running on a computer or network system.

The following details are collected in this way:

  • Information about browser type and version
  • Operating system of the user
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system has accessed our website (referrers)

Processing of the IP address serves to protect against or trace any hacking or cyberattacks. Processing of the remaining data serves to deliver the content of our website, ensure the functionality of our IT systems, optimise our internet presence and preserve the functionality of the website. The data of these log files is always stored separately from the user’s other personal data.

This processing of your data as described above is required to safeguard the legitimate interests of innogy Innovation Hub and is justified by balancing the respective interests in favour of innogy Innovation Hub. innogy Innovation Hub has a legitimate interest in ensuring that the website and services offered there function in a technical sense and are protected from cyberattacks. Your justifiable interest that the aforementioned data is not used for this purpose does not outweigh the legitimate interest of innogy Innovation Hub, since innogy Innovation Hub uses this data appropriately and in accordance with the stated purpose and you also benefit from the functionality of the websites.

Your personal data will be erased after a period of no more than 14 days, except where innogy Innovation Hub is required by law to retain the information or retention of it is permitted for legitimate reasons.

3.2. Web analysis and web optimisation via cookies and tracking pixels

This data is collected for security and statistical purposes as well as for the optimization of our website. This data is not assigned to specific persons and no combination of this data with other data sources is carried out. The data is stored for 6 months and then deleted. An exception is when there is a legal obligation to pass on data.

Cookies are text files, usually consisting of letters and numbers, which are stored on the user’s computer when visiting our website. Through the use of cookies it is possible for us to extend the functional scope of our offer, so that our internet offer can be designed as comfortable as possible for you.

So-called session cookies remain on your computer for the duration of your visit to our website. Persistent cookies are stored beyond your individual visit and are used for recognition during your next visit. Our website may also contain cookies from third parties. These are cookies, which are set by third parties when viewing the content of our website. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, where IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a member state of the European Union or in other states that signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area first. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics activities will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting the relevant settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also stop the transfer of cookie-generated data relating to your usage of this website (including your IP address) to Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link. The current link is In light of the discussion on using analysis tools with full IP addresses we would like you to note that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension and that IP addresses are thus only processed further in a truncated format in order to ensure that they cannot be linked back directly to a particular person.

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.

The Google Analytics tracking code implemented on this website supports display advertising. The remarketing function is used for Google Analytics display advertising on this website.

The ads are displayed on the websites by third-party providers including Google. Third-party providers (e.g. Paessler or PRTG), including Google, use cookies. The combined use of first-party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics) and third-party cookies (e.g. DoubleClick cookies) enables us to personalise, adapt and optimise the ads we display on this website based on your previous visits. You can use the Ads Preferences Manager to deactivate Google Analytics for display advertising and adapt ads in the Google Display Network.

Deactivate Google Analytics

3.3. Newsletter

On our websites, you have the option of subscribing to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data you enter on the input screen (name, title, email address) will be conveyed to us. The following data will also be collected when you register for the newsletter:

  • IP address of the computer used to access the site
  • Date and time of registration
  • Date and time of your confirmed consent, including the current version of your confirmed consent (verification process) and the text of the email we send to you.

We collect your email address only for the purpose of delivering the newsletter to you. Recording of other personal data as part of the registration process is designed to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

As part of the registration process, your consent for processing the data required to send you the newsletter will be obtained and you will also be referred to this Data Protection Information. The legal basis for processing your personal data in this way is your express consent.

You have the right at any time to revoke your consent with future effect and in doing so cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time, without affecting the legality of any processing that occurred on the basis of the consent obtained from you prior to its revocation. The simplest way for you to revoke your consent is via the link provided in the newsletter.

The data collected for the purpose of your newsletter subscription will be stored for the length of time the subscription remains active.

3.4. Options for making contact

innogy Innovation Hub processes your personal data for the purpose of making contact with you. Contact forms for the purpose of electronic contact are available on our websites. Alternatively, you have the option of making contact with us via the contact details provided in Section 2 of this document.

When you make contact with us via one of these channels, the personal details voluntarily supplied by you are automatically saved. They are stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry, making contact with you or, with your consent, used for marketing purposes.

This processing of your data as described above is required to safeguard the legitimate interests of innogy Innovation Hub and is justified by balancing the respective interests in favour of innogy Innovation Hub. innogy Innovation Hub has a legitimate interest in providing you with a platform for simple contact and communication with us. Your justifiable interest that the aforementioned data is not used for this purpose does not outweigh the legitimate interest of innogy Innovation Hub, since it is also in your interest for us to process your contact request and respond to it accordingly. Other personal data processed during the dispatching process serves to prevent any misuse of the contact form and safeguard the security of our IT systems.

Your personal data will be automatically deleted 3 months after your contact request has been answered and there is no further justification (such as an existing customer relationship) or statutory requirement to retain the information.

3.5. Recruitment portal

You have the opportunity to apply online for a position with us via the Recruitment portal of our websites. This electronic Recruitment portal is operated by us for the purpose of handling job vacancies and staff recruitment applications. In this portal, your personal data is processed with a view to a potential employment relationship. For further information about the processing or your data as part of the recruitment process, please refer to the separate information about protection of your data during the registration process.


4.1. Third parties and contracted agencies

Your personal data will also be used by other companies contracted to undertake work for innogy Innovation Hub (“contracted agencies”) or working with innogy Innovation Hub under a business partnership (“third parties”). This may include both companies within the innogy Group (“innogy Group companies”) and external companies and partners (“innogy partners”). Possible recipients of your data include IT service providers, consultants or consultancy companies, companies involved in managing cookies and tracking pixels and other service and collaborative partners.

For more details, please refer to the detailed descriptions of data processing methods in this Data Protection Information.

The contracted agencies mentioned in this Data Protection Information have been commissioned by innogy Innovation Hub to undertake the work and are obliged to observe the same data protection and data security standards as innogy Innovation Hub. This obligation includes the stipulation that such service providers only receive the data required to carry out the contracted work in each case.

4.2. Recipients outside the European Union (EU)

innogy Innovation Hub has individual services and projects performed by carefully selected and contracted service providers based outside the European Economic Area (“non-member countries”). In such cases, information is transferred to a non-EU-member country. Where legally required to do, and in order to provide an adequate level of protection for your data, innogy Innovation Hub uses guarantees in accordance with such statutory requirements in order to create an adequate level of data protection. This includes EU standard contracts, amongst other things. You have the opportunity to demand further information at any time or have copies of the relevant agreements made available to you.


In accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, (including any applicable restrictions arising from the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation) and/or the new version of the BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act), you have the opportunity to exercise the following rights:

5.1. Information

For instance, you have the right to receive information from us about any personal data stored by us.

5.2. Correction

At your request, we will correct any of your stored data if it is inaccurate or inapplicable.

5.3. Erasure

If you wish, we will delete your data, provided there are no other legal requirements (e.g. statutory retention obligations) or an overriding interest on our part (e.g. to defend our rights and claims) that would prevent its erasure.

5.4. Limitation

With due consideration for any legal requirements, you have the right to set limits to the processing of your data.

5.5 Data transmission

You also have the right under statutory provisions to receive or transmit your data to third parties in a structured, accessible and machine-readable format.

5.6. Complaints

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. In the first instance, you are welcome to consult our data protection officer.

5.7. Objection

Moreover, you are entitled to lodge an objection to the processing of your data (for further information, refer to the box below).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you can contact us by using the contact details provided in Section 2.

Information about your right to object

You have the right to object at any time to processing of your data which occurs as the result of a balancing of interests, if there are grounds for objection arising from your particular situation.

If you lodge an objection, your personal data will no longer be processed unless we can show evidence of compelling, legitimate reasons for processing it which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if processing the information serves to assert, exercise or defend rights or legal claims.

Your objection can be made informally and should ideally be lodged with:

  • innogy Innovation GmbH, Rellinghauser Str. 27, 45128 Essen or
  • innogy Company Building, Stresemannstraße 123, 10963 Berlin or
  • (reference “innogy Innovation Hub”)