Privacy Statement

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For us, Particulate Solutions GmbH (hereinafter "we" or "Particulate Solutions"), the protection and confidentiality of your data is of particular importance. The collection and use of your personal data takes place exclusively within the framework of the legal provisions of the applicable data protection law. With this data protection declaration we inform you which personal data we collect within the scope of your use of the platform (hereinafter "Socialfunders") and for which purpose the data is used.

We collect and use your personal data exclusively within the framework of the provisions of data protection law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following, we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can call up this information at any time on our website at

Responsible body/Contact

The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws is the:

Particulate Solutions GmbH
Universitätsstr. 3
56070 Koblenz

Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at the following address:

The subject of data protection

Subject of the Data protection are personal data. These are according to §3 Abs. 1 BDSG individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also usage data if applicable. Usage data is data that is required to access our websites. such as information about the beginning, end and extent of the use of our website. Website and registration data.

Collection and use of your data

Automated data collection

When you access the Particulate Solutions website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data for technical reasons. The following data is stored separately from other data that you may transmit to us:

  • Date and time of access
  • Browsertyp/ -version
  • Device type
  • Used operating system
  • URL of the previously visited website
  • IP adress
  • Amount of data sent

These data are stored exclusively for technical reasons and are not assigned to a specific person at any time.

Data entered by the user

Redemption of codes

You can redeem codes with or without registration. If you do not register, we will create a so-called "Lazyuser" profile, which you can use to anonymously distribute SocialCoins. You do not have to enter any personal data.

After an inactivity of approx. 15 minutes, the anonymous lazy user is automatically logged out of the system again. Before logging out, however, you can change your mind at any time and create an account.

In order to use all advantages of Socialfunders, you have to register ("standard user"). You have to choose a username and enter your e-mail address and password. This data is required, to set up and manage a standard user account for you, and for you to have the full range of Socialfunders can use. Last but not least, we also need this and other data to be able to react to requests, questions and criticism. We also store the projects you have supported, how many SocialCoins you have collected and distributed, achievements and your location, to be able to award you, for example, from a certain number of redeemed coins.

Voluntary data

We also offer you the possibility to personalize your profile. For example, you can enter your name, age, "About me", address, hobbies, gender, date of birth and interests. You can also upload a photo of yourself to your profile page. This information is voluntary and not necessary to register with Socialfunders. Please note that all data and photos voluntarily provided on your profile are accessible to other users. Therefore, you should carefully choose what you want to display in your profile and thereby share it with other users.

Interactive areas

On Socialfunders discussion forums, we offer you the opportunity to create your own projects and other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, groups, message boards, online hosting or storage services or other areas and services where you or third parties can create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on Socialfunders ("Interactive Areas"). If you use an Interactive Area, you must be aware that such areas are publicly accessible and that any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewed by others. We cannot control how other Socialfunders visitors use this information. In particular, we cannot prevent unsolicited messages from being sent to you. Content posted in interactive areas may be stored indefinitely. If at any time you wish to have any content removed, send us an email at and we will remove the content from your computer, we will then overwrite the data immediately.

Data entered by the company

Enterprise customers ("Company User") must enter the following information in order to Socialfunders to be able to use: Name of the company, first name and surname of a contact persons/responsible persons, company address, e-mail address as well as the account details or other payment information. These data are to set up a company user account for the company, to be able to settle and administer redeemed coins. Further these data is required for the company to be able to offer the full range of Socialfunders can use. Last but not least we need these and if necessary further data to be able to react to wishes, questions and criticism.

We also store which projects were supported with the coins issued by the company so that the company can track where their donations went.

User profiles

When visiting Socialfunders, Particulate Solutions creates user profiles using pseudonyms for the purposes of advertising, market research or for tailoring the design of the website to suit requirements. Only usage data will be used. You may at any time object to the use of your data for such purposes with effect for the future. An informal notification is sufficient for this purpose:

Particulate Solutions GmbH
Universitätsstr. 3
56070 Koblenz

Of course, you alone decide which data you would like to communicate to us. We feel obliged to do this in accordance with the principle of data economy. If you do not provide us with certain information, however, this may result in you not being able to use Socialfunders to its full extent.

Data entered by the project owner

Project owners are proposed by the standard users or company users together with the name of the respective organization and an e-mail address and then checked and approved by us.

In order to check the correctness of the information provided by the project-executing agency and to ask for permission to present it on Socialfunders, we will contact the project-executing agency by e-mail and inform them that projects will be posted on under its name. We will also ask the project-executing agency for the following information: Name of a contact person/responsible person, Company address, account information (for the transfer of the collected donations) and an exemption notice.

If users create projects on behalf of the project-executing agency, we also ask the project-executing agency to provide the following information for the respective projects: Financing requirements (also subdivided into smaller milestones) and project description.

The actual publication of the projects on the platform is always decided by the project owner himself.

Disclosure of data

In order to process payments, Particulate Solutions passes on the account information or other processing information of the company user or the project owner (for the payment of donations) to its house bank or its payment service provider.

In principle, your personal data will only be passed on without your express prior consent in the following cases:

  • If it serves to clarify illegal use of the platform or if it is used for the legal prosecution is necessary, personal data will be transmitted to the law enforcement authorities and, where appropriate, injured third parties forwarded. However, this only happens if there are concrete indications of there has been unlawful or abusive conduct. A The transfer can also take place if this is necessary for the enforcement of the terms of use. or other agreements. Particulate Solutions is also legally to provide information to certain public bodies on request. These are criminal prosecution authorities, authorities that have imposed fines, and and the tax authorities.
  • Occasionally, we are responsible for providing the services on contractually related external companies and external service providers, for example, in the of the transmission of advertising measures (only if you have explicitly requested this beforehand). customer service and, in the case of Company Users, the processing of payments. and for project sponsors the redemption of donations (bank, PayPal, credit card), etc.). In such cases, information is passed on to these companies or individuals in order to enable them to further process the information. These external service providers are carefully selected by us and are regularly reviewed to ensure that your privacy is maintained. The service providers may only share the data with the third parties that Particulate Solutions for the specified purposes. In addition, the service providers are supported by Particulate Solutions is contractually obliged to store your data exclusively in accordance with this data protection declaration and the German data protection laws.
  • As part of the further development of our business, the structure of Particulate Solutions GmbH may change as the legal form changes, subsidiaries, parts of companies or components are founded, purchased or sold. In such transactions, customer information is shared with the part of the company to be transferred. For each transfer of personal data to third parties to the extent described above, we will ensure that this is done in accordance with this privacy policy and the relevant data protection laws.


We offer you a free newsletter service. With the newsletter we inform you about news of supported projects as well as the participation in surveys in order to draw your attention to new products or services or to provide you with other information which may be of interest to you. We also inform you in the newsletter about offers and products of our cooperation partners.

To receive the newsletter by e-mail, you can subscribe to the newsletter under the heading "Newsletter" at

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains information on how you can unsubscribe from the newsletter with effect for the future.


Particulate Solutions stores so-called "cookies" in order to offer you an extensive range of functions and to make the use of our websites more comfortable. "Cookies" are small files that are stored on your computer using your internet browser. If you do not wish to use "cookies", you can prevent "cookies" from being saved on your computer by making the appropriate settings in your internet browser. Please note that this may restrict the functionality and scope of our services.

Website improvement

Google Analytics

Particulate Solutions uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your shortened 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.

You can disable Google Analytics using a browser add-on if you do not want the website analysis. You can download it here:

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Currently we also collect the following statistical information via our own statistics tool:

  • Sum of created coins/codes
  • Sum of redeemed Coins/Codes
  • Projects supported and project categories
  • Which coins and codes were distributed to which projects
  • The individual codes are also listed, with the date of redemption
  • Timely: evaluation of the above-mentioned key figures by region
  • Medium-term: Evaluation of the above key figures according to age, gender, etc.

Social Plugins

On Socialfunders plugins, we use social networks such as, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA,, Twitter Inc., 795 Folso St., Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94107, USA, of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany and Google +, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California, 94043, USA. You can recognize the plugins by the respective network logo, partially supplemented by the pictogram of a clenched fist with the thumb raised and pointing upwards, or the addition "Recommendation", "Like", "Comment" or "Comment". "I like it." The social plugins automatically transmit various data to the associated social network. This can include:

  • Date and time of the visit to the website
  • URL of the website on which the visitor is located
  • URL of the website the visitor had visited before
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address of the visitor

If you are logged on to Facebook, Twitter, Xing or Google + during your visit to our site, it is possible that the provider may assign the visit to your network account. If you use the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the "Like" button, submitting a comment), this information is also transmitted directly from your browser to the respective social network and stored there if necessary. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the networks can be found in the data protection information of Facebook [], Twitter [], Xing [] and Google [] will be.

Deletion of your data

If your data is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, it will be deleted. If you delete your standard user account, your profile will be completely and permanently overwritten and thus deleted. Company users and project sponsors will be deleted manually by us on request to If data have to be stored for legal reasons, they will be blocked. The data is then no longer available for further use.

Right to information and rectification

Of course, you have the right to request information about the personal data we have stored about you. You also have the right to have incorrect data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please contact us at or by post at the above address.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Particulate Solutions reserves the right to change this privacy policy. The current version of the data protection declaration can always be found at

Stand: March 2013