Our data protection guidelines in detail

The aim of Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH (ICOB) is to safeguard all data from you.  Therefore, ICOB is operating their website in accordance with applicable law provisions on data protection and data security.  In this respect, ICOB has taken all respective technical as well as organizational steps to make sure that statutory data protection regulations are met.  Under www.datenschutz.de, you can obtain detailed information on these applicable law provisions.  Apart from the Brandenburg State Data Protection Act, or BbgDSG, Investor Center Ostbrandenburg is, in particular, subject to the provisions stipulated in Germany’s National Data Protection Act, or BDSG, as well as the Telecommunication Act, or TMG.

In this respect, Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH is entitled, in particular, to raise and use personal data, if it is required for setting-up, developing, or adapting contractual relation-ships through the use of the website and of the services provided in addition, (the data stock), for enabling the use of the website and of the services provided in addition, (the usage data), and for their accounting, (the accounting data).  Any such data will only be disseminated with the prior, explicit consent from the user.

You will see in the next chapters, which information will be stored, and how such information will be used.

Raising and processing personal data

Personal data are single pieces of information regarding personal or material aspects of any certain or specific individual, (the person concerned).  This term includes, among others, information like the authentic name, the address, and phone number.

With every user’s accessing of a website run by Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH, and with every accessing of a file, data on this process will be stored in a standard protocol file, (see hereto para. 5 for using Google Analytics).

If registration is required for certain services, or if payable services are rendered, we raise personal data, such as name, given name, date of birth, and address.  We will then use such personal date to enable you to access any information and services of the website requiring payment and/or registration, to render these services, and for invoicing them.  Any such data will be used exclusively within the contractual framework necessary for setting-up, develop-ing, adapting, and performing the contractual relationship.

Data security

We will store your data on servers in Germany, which are particularly protected, and they can only be accessed by a few authorized persons who are in charge of dealing with the technical, commercial, or updating features of these servers.  We are making precautions guaranteeing the security of your personal data.  Your data will be carefully protected against any loss, elimination, distortion, manipulation, unpermitted access, or unauthorized disclosure.

External links

As provider of the contents, Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH is responsible, according to the law in general, for their own material they are providing for use.  A distinction must be made between our own contents and external links connecting you to material from other data providers.  The contents of websites of other providers, to which links set by Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH may lead you, do not correspond with the opinion of ICOB, but serve merely the purpose of informing and of displaying connections.  In each case, links serve as dynamic hints, and the contents which is not our own can anytime be amended or changed by the respective provider, without Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH having or receiving knowledge about this.

For any damage resulting from the use or from not using such kind of information provided, only the provider of these sites is liable.  Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH has viewed such external information during first-time linking, and does hereby explicitly express that, by the time the links were set, no illegal contents could be seen on the websites linked.  Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH is not obliged to permanently check for alterations the contents of sites to which links have been set as part the presentation of the services provided, though.  Therefore, Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH is hereby explicitly distancing themselves from any contents of all websites linked, which has been changed after the link was set.


Basically, Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH does not use cookies on their official web-site.  Exceptions are made for user guidance, (such as log-in, user data amendment), and size and contrast adjustment, as well as language selection, because here using the features would not be possible otherwise without having to re-adjust the desired settings every time you are clicking the site.  Cookies are files stored on your hard disk, in order to identify regular web-site visitors to online service presentations.  Thus, cookies give you the opportunity of not having to re-register again every time, being a user of personalized services provided.

As a user, you have the option of setting your Internet browser in such a way that you get informed whenever cookies appear, so that you can permit or discard them.  Also, you can delete cookies already there, using your browser settings.  Please, keep in mind the range of settings of your own, respective browser.  Please, use on this occasion the support function of your Internet browser, so as to learn how to change these settings.  Moreover, we would like to point out to you that certain features of our website may appear to be not working in the event that you have deactivated the use of cookies.

The use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, an online analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“).  Google Analytics uses so-called cookie text files that are stored on your computer, and which allow them to analyse your using of your own website.  As a rule, the information generated by the cookie is sent to one of Google’s servers in the United States and also recorded there.

Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH has resorted to an option provided by Google, i.e. IP addresses are rendered anonymous on this website.  As a result, the IP address is reduced by the last 8 bits by Google within EU member states or other member countries to the Treaty on the European Economic Area, in prior.  Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server based in the United States and reduced there.

As instructed by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your using of the website, in order to compile website activities reports, and to render to the web-site operator additional services related to the use of the Internet and the use of the website.  The IP address of your browser transmitted as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data in any Google data package.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by respectively setting your browser software, but we would like to point out to you that in such a case you may possibly be unable to use to the full extent all the features this website provides.

In addition, you may block disclosure of data generated by the cookie and related to your using of the website, (including your IP address), to Google, as well as their processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Amendments to our data protection guidelines

The operator of www.icob.de reserves the right to amend or update anytime their own data protection guidelines, respecting the applicable, statutory data protection law provisions.