Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in Point Nine! As you can see, we have a really simple website. There isn’t much to be concerned about from a privacy perspective, but you know the rules, so here goes. :-)
The aim of this privacy policy is to explain under what circumstances we collect information about you, what kind of information this is, how and why we do this and what we do with the information.

When we refer to we, us, our, or Point Nine in this privacy policy, we mean Point Nine Management GmbH with a business address at Chausseestr. 19, 10015 Berlin, which is the entity that receives and controls the data you provide to us. We recognize that when you provide us with personal information you’re trusting us to act in a responsible manner and we are committed to making sure we earn that trust. We will not sell any information we collect nor will we without your express consent enable third parties to access such data other than the service providers we use to securely store our data unless required by applicable law. The legal basis on which we process your personal data is your consent and, in relation to the usage of our website, our legitimate interest to provide you with the best possible website, and to ensure that our website is kept secure.

You can access the website of Point Nine without telling us who you are. We do not use cookies except for those used by Google Analytics (for details see below). Apart from the information stored and processed by Google Analytics, we have, through our web hosting provider, the technical capability to access and collect your IP address and certain other information like your operating system, your browser ID, your browsing activity, and other information about how you interacted with our Website.

When you contact us via our website for purposes other than a job application or to present an investment opportunity you will do this by clicking on an email address provided for this purpose on our website. A new email window will open in your email program. When sent the email will reach us like any other email sent to the relevant address. It will disclose to us only the sender email address and the further data which you choose to provide, just like in any other email you send. We will use the data you provide only to the extent required to process your inquiry.

At times we allow for job applications to be submitted to Point Nine by clicking on a link provided on our website which will then forward the inquiry to a questionnaire provided by the service provider Typeform, S.L. Providing the personal information requested on the questionnaire is voluntary. Your application and the personal information you provide will be accessed and processed by our human resources department and additional employees who may be assigned to evaluate your application. Data including all files will be stored in unencrypted form in our database, which however is password-protected. The data will only be used for processing your application and will not be shared with third parties other than data storage service providers (like Typeform or dropbox) without your express permission.

If we decide not to pursue discussions with you for an employment or advisory role at Point Nine we may ask you if you would like your resume to be included in a talent database like Circular. If you agree your resume and certain other information will be accessible to our portfolio companies and potentially other users of the database. We may also contact you directly in case of job openings in our portfolio which we think might be of interest to you. If your application process terminates without you being either employed or otherwise retained by Point Nine, we will delete the corresponding data within the period stipulated by applicable law unless you expressly agree that we retain your information. If you are in the Point Nine Talent Pool you can request to have your details removed at any time. Please contact ta@pointnine.com for any requests and queries regarding the Talent Pool.

If you wish to present an investment opportunity you will be asked to fill out, on behalf of the company/business idea you are pitching, a questionnaire provided by Typeform, which serves as the starting point for our review and discussions with you. The use of the data you provide will depend on the direction and progress of our review and the communications with you.

We use third party data processors for the storage and processing of personal data only if the data processor has committed to data protection standards which provide at least the protection level that we adhere to.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are small data files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by Google Analytics about your use of our website 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 our website, compiling reports on website activity 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. 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. Alternatively you can download the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from https://policies.google.com/privacy. Other than Google Analytics our website does not use cookies.

According to German and European law, you have the right to know which data pertaining to you Point Nine has stored. You also have the right to have any incorrect data revised or deleted. From 25 May 2018, the data protection law in the EU also gives you the right to withdraw your consent at any time, limit the processing and use of your data, to file an objection and to have your data transferred. If you would like to make use of these or other rights, please contact our General Counsel. You also have the right to opt-out of communications which you may receive, notably the Point Nine newsletter, at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in the emails we send you. Further, you have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority. Point Nine is supervised by the relevant authority in the state of Berlin, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Information Freedom. The Commissioner’s contact data and additional information are available at Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit: Home.