privacy policy & copyright

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “Data”) within our online offer and its associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as e.g. our social media profile (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Online Offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as e.g. “processing” or “responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).


Nucleus Seeds
Kopenhagener Strasse 47
10437 Berlin

When contacting us (i.e. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details for processing the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit.b. (within the framework of contractual/pre-contractual relations), Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. (other enquiries) DSGVO will be processed. Users’ information can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or similar request organization.

We will delete the requests if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; In addition, the statutory archiving obligations apply.

Types of data processed

When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (which identifies the browser) to support spam detection.

An anonymized string (also called hash) can be created from your email address and passed to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After your comment is shared, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.


When you write a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don’t have to re-enter all this data when you write another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign in, we will set up some cookies to store your credentials and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and cookies for the display options after one year. If you choose to stay in the registration process, your registration will be maintained for two weeks. Logging out of your account will delete the login cookies.

When you publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the item you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional limitations of this online offer.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (i.e. videos, images, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this website.

Purpose of processing

Providing the online offer, its functions and contents

  • Responding to requests and communicating with users
  • Security measures
  • Range measurement/marketing

How long we store your data

When you write a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This allows us to automatically detect and share follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the site can also view and modify this information.

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated in the context of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their purpose and the deletion is not precluded by legal retention obligations. Unless the data is deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the retention is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with Sections 147 (1) AO, 257 (1) No. 1 and 4, paragraph 4 of the German Commercial Code (Books, Records, Management Reports, Accounting Documents, Commercial Books, relevant documents, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with Sections 257 (1) No. 2 and 3, paragraph 4 of the German Commercial Code (HGB).

What rights you have on your data

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include the data that we need to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information on such data as well as for further information and copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 DSGVO.

They have accordingly to Article 16 DSGVO the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the inaccurate data concerning you.

In accordance with Article 17 DSGVO, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 DSGVO.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, be received in accordance with Article 20 DSGVO and request its transmission to other controllers.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 DSGVO.

You have the right to revoke consents given in accordance with Art. 7 sec. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future. You may object at any time to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Article 21 DSGVO. The opposition may be made in particular against the processing for direct marketing purposes.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Article 13 DSGVO, we shall inform you of the legal bases of our data processing operations. Unless the legal basis is mentioned in the data protection declaration, the legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and to carry out contractual measures as well as answering requests is Art. 6(1) lit.b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our legal obligations is Art.c. , and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

Safety measures

In accordance with Article 32 DSGVO, we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection compassionate to ensure a level of protection complacency compassionate, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, the circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.

Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, disclosure, security of availability and separation. In addition, we have established procedures that ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, deletion of data and response to compromise of the data. Furthermore, we take into account the protection of personal data already during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technical design and through data protection-friendly presets (Art. 25 DSGVO).

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal permission (i.e. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as to payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit.b DSGVO is required for the fulfilment of the contract), you have consented to this only on the basis of a legal permission (i.e. provides for a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. in the use of agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we entrust third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Article 28 DSGVO.

Visitor comments could be investigated by an automated spam detection service.

Within our WordPress blog, graphic emojis (or smilies), i.e. small graphical files that express feelings, are used, which are obtained from external servers. In this case, the providers of the servers collect the IP addresses of the users. This is necessary so that the emoji files can be transmitted to the browsers of the users. The Emojie service is offered by Automattic Inc., 29th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Automattic privacy policy: The server domains used are and, which to our knowledge are so-called content delivery networks, i.e. servers that serve only a fast and secure transmission of the files and the personal data of the users are deleted after transmission.

The use of the emojis is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in an attractive design of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

The hosting services we use are intended to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail, security and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO (contract processing contract).

We or our hosting provider collect data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The access data includes the name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Logfile information is stored for security reasons (i.e. to investigate abuse or fraud) for a maximum period of 7 days and then deleted. Data, the further retention of which is necessary for the purpose of proof, is excluded from deletion until the relevant incident is finally clarified.

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services there.

We would like to point out that users’ data can be processed outside the European Union. This can create risks for users, as this could i.e. make it more difficult to enforce users’ rights. With regard to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they are committed to complying with EU data protection standards.

Furthermore, users’ data are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example user profiles can be created from the usage behaviour and the resulting interests of the users. The user profiles can in turn be used to, for example display advertisements inside and outside the platforms that are presumed to be in the interests of users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the user’s usage behaviour and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data may also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

The processing of the personal data of the users takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests in effective information of the users and communication with the users in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. If the users are asked by the respective providers for their consent to the data processing (i.e. declare their consent i.e. by ticking a check box or confirming a button), the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 DSGVO.

For a detailed presentation of the respective processing operations and the opt-out, we refer to the following linked information of the providers.

Even in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively by the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take direct action and provide information. If you still need help, you can contact us.

– Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland) – Datenschutzerklärung:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

– Google (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) – Datenschutzerklärung:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

– Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Datenschutzerklärung/ Opt-Out:

– Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Datenschutzerklärung:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

This always presupposes that the third parties to this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to use only those content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.


We can integrate the videos of the platform “Vimeo” des Anbieters Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Datenschutzerklärung: WIr point out that Vimeo may use Google Analytics and refer to the privacy policy ( also Opt-Out-opportunities for Google-Analytics ( or the Google settings for data usage for marketing purposes (


We can integrate the videos of the platform “YouTube” of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ein. Datenschutzerklärung:, Opt-Out:

Verwendung von Facebook Social Plugins

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). This may include, for example content such as images, videos or texts and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Facebook. The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (

When a user calls up a feature of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated by the user into the online offer. User profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store his IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for the protection of the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy.:

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his/her member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions for the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings:  or about the US-page  or the EU-page The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.


Within our online offer, functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example content such as images, videos or texts and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Twitter.
If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the call of the above-ced content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( Datenschutzerklärung:, Opt-Out:

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if we do so in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is done in order to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual authorisations, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special conditions of Art. 44 e.g. DSGVO are met. This means that the processing is carried out e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of an EU-compliant level of data protection (e.B. for the US through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).


All texts, contents, images and other files are the intellectual property of NUCLEUS SEEDS and may not be copied or repaid. Publications, copying and working with texts in schools or other public institutes require written permission. All rights reserved.
Text, images, graphics, sound, animations and videos as well as their arrangement on the site are subject to the protection of copyright and other protective laws.

We endeavor to use images, graphics and texts created by ourself on this page or to observe the copyrights of third parties in the images, graphics, and texts used or to use royalty-free graphics and texts. All brand names and trademarks mentioned within this page and possibly 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. Just because of the mention, it cannot be concluded that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties!

The copyright for published objects created by ourself remains with NUCLEUS SEEDS alone. Any duplication or use of such graphics and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without express consent.
All information is provided without guarantee. Liability for damages resulting from the use of the published content is excluded.

No warning without previous contact!
Should any content or the design of individual sites infringe third-party rights or legal provisions or otherwise cause competition problems in any form, we would like to request an appropriate, sufficiently explanatory and rapid message without a cost mark, citing Section 8 (4) of the UWG. We guarantee that the passages or parts of these pages that have rightly been complained of will be removed within a reasonable period of time or that they will be fully adapted to the legal requirements without the need for your intervention of any legal counsel. The involvement of a lawyer in the paid warning does not correspond to his real or presumed will and would therefore constitute a breach of the UWG for the pursuit of non-relevant objectives as the dominant motive for initiating proceedings, in particular an intention to achieve costs as the actual driving force, and a breach of the obligation to reduce damage.

(dt: KEINE ABMAHNUNG OHNE VORHERIGEN KONTAKT – Sollte irgendwelcher Inhalt oder das Design einzelner Seiten fremde Rechte Dritter oder gesetzliche Bestimmungen verletzen oder anderweitig in irgendeiner Form wettbewerbsrechtliche Probleme hervorbringen, so bitte ich unter Berufung auf § 8 Abs. 4 UWG, um eine angemessene, ausreichend erläuternde und schnelle Nachricht ohne Kostennote. Ich garantiere, dass die zu Recht beanstandeten Passagen oder Teile dieser Seiten in angemessener Frist entfernt bzw. den rechtlichen Vorgaben umfänglich angepasst werden, ohne dass von Ihrer Seite die Einschaltung eines Rechtsbeistandes erforderlich ist. Die Einschaltung eines Anwalts zur für den Dienstanbieter kostenpflichtigen Abmahnung entspricht nicht dessen wirklichem oder mutmaßlichem Willen und würde damit einen Verstoss gegen das UWG wegen der Verfolgung sachfremder Ziele als beherrschendes Motiv der Verfahrenseinleitung, insbesondere einer Kostenerzielungsabsicht als eigentliche Triebfeder, sowie einen Verstoß gegen die Schadensminderungspflicht darstellen.)


The contents of our pages have been created with the most care. However, We cannot assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents.
As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with the general laws in accordance with Section 7 (1) TMG. Pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, however, as a service provider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.
Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with the general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the moment of knowledge of a specific infringement. If we become aware of such infringements, we will remove this content immediately.