Sciara GmbH
Weberplatz 15
14482 Potsdam


USt-ID: DE333513153
Commercial register: HRB 255766
Registered office: München
Managing Director, responsible according to § 55 Rundfunkstaatsvertrag und Data Protection Officer: Sebastian Kutscha

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The content of these pages has been compiled with the greatest possible care. However, the operator cannot guarantee the correctness and accuracy of the information provided. The operator excludes any liability for damages arising directly or indirectly from the use of this website, insofar as there is no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent fault on the part of the operator.

Insofar as the operator refers directly or indirectly to external websites by means of links, it cannot accept any liability for the content of these websites. The operator hereby declares that the linked pages did not contain any illegal content at the time the links were created. The operator has no influence on the current and future design of the linked pages. Changes to the content of the linked pages after the link was set up are not subject to the sphere of influence of the operator. The operator is not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information offered on the linked pages.

All texts, images, graphics and other files contained in this website are subject to copyright and other laws protecting intellectual property. They may be used within the scope of the offered use, but may not be copied or changed for commercial purposes or for passing on and may not be used on other websites or other media. This website does not grant any licence to use the intellectual property of the operator or third parties. All brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and, if applicable, protected by third parties, are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties.

All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy

Version 17th March 2021

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content connected with it as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “personal data” or their “processing”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Weberplatz 15
14482 Potsdam

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data
  • Contact data
  • Content data
  • Contract data
  • Payment data
  • Usage data
  • Meta-/communication data

Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use when visiting the website
When you visit our website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automatic deletion:

  • IP address,
  • Date and time of access,
  • names and URLs of the pages visited,
  • the linking website from which the access was made,
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as
  • the name of your internet provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluating system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this in sections 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use when using our contact form
If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility of contacting us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry is from and so that we can answer it. Further details are optional, but without content your enquiry is meaningless to us and will not be answered.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of your request, unless the contact leads to an order for us, to a sale of our software solutions or courses.

Collection and storage of personal data and the type and purpose of their use when using our registration form
You can use our registration form to register with us for participation in simulation runs. When doing so, you are required to provide your name and a valid email address so that we know who the request is from and can respond to it. Other information is optional.

Voluntary information includes what types of simulation runs you are thematically interested in and what roles you might play in them. This will allow us to inform you as soon as a relevant simulation run is offered and assign you to as appropriate a role in the simulation run as possible.

If you agree that we may contact you for queries, we may occasionally email you to ask for feedback on SCIARA, our website or simulation runs that you have participated in or that we are planning to run.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

The personal data collected by us for registration purposes will be deleted no later than six months after the first offer to participate in a simulation run or six months after your last participation in a simulation run.

Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use when using our comment function
For the comment function on this site, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the creation of the comment, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.

Transfer of data
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR, if the transfer is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data, in the event that the transfer is necessary for the purposes set out in Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR or in the event that the transfer is necessary for the purposes set out in Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c) DSGVO, as well as this is legally permissible and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
This data protection declaration is currently valid. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time here.

We use cookies on various pages to make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer the next time you visit us (so-called permanent cookies). Our partner companies are not permitted to collect, process or use personal data via our website using cookies.
On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see point 5). These cookies enable us to recognise you automatically when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.
The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the ongoing optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the following tracking tool.

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimisation of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”. In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see under point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of our website. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an allocation is not possible (IP masking). 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.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on: (

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Deactivate Google Analytics . An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting our website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics help (

We use Hotjar to better understand the needs of our users and to optimise what we offer on this website. Hotjar’s technology gives us a better understanding of our users’ experiences (e.g. how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click on, what they like and dislike, etc.) and helps us to tailor our offering to our users’ feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect information about our users’ behaviour and about their devices (in particular, device IP address (collected and stored anonymously only), screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), information about the browser used, location (country only), preferred language for viewing our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymised user profile. The information is neither used by Hotjar nor by us to identify individual users nor is it merged with other data about individual users. You can find more information in Hotjars privacy policy.

You can object to the storage of a user profile and information about your visit to our website by Hotjar as well as to the setting of Hotjar tracking cookies on other websites by clicking on this opt-out link.

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established.

This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy.

The following information explains the contents of our subscriber registration (and the associated newsletter registration) as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures and your rights of objection. By registering, you agree to receive the newsletter and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If in the context of a registration for the newsletter its contents are specifically described, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Furthermore, our newsletters contain information about online marketing, in particular from the area of search engine optimisation. This may include, in particular, references to blog articles, press articles, lectures or workshops, our services or online presences.

Double-Opt-In and Logging
The registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called. Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other people’s e-mail addresses.

Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the subscription process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with SendinBlue are also logged.

Use of the dispatch service provider “SendinBlue”
The dispatch of the newsletters is carried out by means of “SendinBlue”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the German provider Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.

The email addresses of our registered and newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in this notice, are stored on SendinBlue’s servers in Europe. SendinBlue uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, SendinBlue may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come from. MailChimp does not, however, use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties.

We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of SendinBlue. SendinBlue is committed to complying with EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a “contract for order processing” with SendinBlue. This is a contract in which SendinBlue undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection regulations and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can view SendinBlue’s privacy policy here.

Subscription details
To sign up for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only used to personalise the newsletter.

Statistical collection and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from SendinBlue’s server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and your reading behaviour on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times.

Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor that of SendinBlue to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognise the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to you or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Online Call and Data Management
There are instances where we direct newsletter recipients to SendinBlue’s websites. E.g. our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter recipients can call up the newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail programme). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, such as the e-mail address. Likewise, the privacy policy of SendinBlue is only available on their site.

In this context, we would like to point out that cookies are used on SendinBlue websites and that personal data is processed by SendinBlue, its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of SendinBlue. In addition, we draw your attention to the options for objecting to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites and (for the European region).

You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consents. This will also terminate your consent to the sending of the newsletter via SendinBlue and the statistical analyses. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cancel the sending of the newsletter via SendinBlue or the statistical analysis separately. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.

Legal basis Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applicable from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consents to the sending of e-mail addresses are based on Art.  6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR as well as § 7 para. 2 no. 3, respectively para. 3 UWG. The use of the dispatch service provider SendinBlue, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration process are carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as the expectations of the users.

We would also like to point out that you can object at any time to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

You have the right to

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay;
  • in accordance with Article 17 of the Regulation, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;
  • revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future; and
  • to contact a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters.

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an email to

We use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser when visiting the website. As a rule, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is encrypted by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.