Privacy Policy

The operators of these webpages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the rules of data protection laws and this privacy statement. We do not sell personal data. We may share personal data with third parties for operational support (such as CRM softwares and e-mail senders).

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. If personal information (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected, this will, if possible, always be on a voluntary basis.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. Therefore, a complete data protection against third partie access is not possible.

Use of personal data

User information such as, and amongst others: name, email address, access tokens for the app, LinkedIn id, and the date of access will be stored on FutureNext’s servers, with the objective of providing the user with the promised service.

Other uses of the collected personal data are:

- Improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Websites;
- Develop and improve our products and services;
- Send information or VirtualBadge content to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means and send you marketing     communications relating to our business;
- Contact you about billing, account management, and other administrative matters, and also regarding changes to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and other legal documents;
- Investigate and help preventsecurity issues and abuse;
- Meet legal requirements in general.

If you wish that any personal data is deleted, please reach out to
During the availability of the Virtual Badges, data is aggregated for reporting purposes.


Our webpages often use so-called Cookies which help us to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which your internet browser files and stores on your computer. However, cookies do not install programs on your computer, nor do they contain viruses or cause any damage whatsoever.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them manually. Those cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or be connected to personal data without your consent.

You may set your browser to inform you about the insertion of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by case basis, refuse cookies in specific situations or in general and activate to automatically delete all cookies from your hard drive at the end of your browser is session. Please refer to the help section of your internet browser to learn how to change these settings. However, our website may not function properly if your cookies are deactivated.


The provider assigned with the hosting of the site, automatically collects and stores information transferred to the server from your internet browser in the Server-Log Files.

These are:

IP address (anonymized)
Browser type and version
Utilized operating system
Referrer URL (website from which you are visiting)
Hostname of the accessing computer
Time of your access

These data cannot be connected to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources will not be made.

This is only information that does not allow any conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, to optimize our Internet appearance and the technology behind it.

We reserve the right to check the authenticity of this information afterwards, if concrete indications of illegal activities come to be known.

Registration on our Website

When registering for the use of our web services, some personal information will be collected, such as name, email adress, company name, telefone number, and industry. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we offer to registered users only. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data specified during registration at any time. Of course, we also provide you with information about the personal data we hold about you at any time. We are happy to rectify or delete these at your request, as far as no statutory storage requirements preclude. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details given at the end of this Privacy Statement.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via contact form, your entered personal details and contact details will be saved for the further processing of your request and any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Newsletter Data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide a valid email address and additional information, which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree with the receipt of the newsletter.

The data you provided is used exclusively for this purpose.

We use the email tool MailChimp to send our newsletter. MailChimp is run by The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Your data is also stored by MailChimp. MailChimp offers evaluation possibilities on how newsletters are opened and used. Your data will not be shared with other third parties to obtain the IR newsletter, and MailChimp will not obtain the right to disclose your information.

We have concluded a corresponding order processing contract with the providers.

At any time, you can revoke your permission for us to collect your data and email address, as well as the use of that email for sending you the newsletter, for example by using the “cancel” link in the newsletter.

You can find further information on Mailchimp’s data policy here.

Google Analytics

This website uses features provided by the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and enable an analysis on how you use this website.  Information on your use of the website generated by cookies are usually sent and saved to a Google server located in the US.

IP Anonymization

We enabled the IP-anonymization feature for this website.  Therefore, Google shortens your IP address within EU member states or other signatories of the agreement on the European economic area before transmitting it to the US. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is sent to a Google server located in the US and is then shortened there.  On order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of this website, to compile reports on the website activity and to render other services related to the use of this website and the internet in general. The Ip address transmitted by your browser will not be brought together with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

You can disable the storing of these cookies in the settings of your browser-software; however, we want to point out, that you then might not be able to use all features of our website fully or correctly. Furthermore, you can prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the further processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available here:

Objecting Data Collection

You can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out-cookie will be set, which will disable data collection for all your future visits on this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data in the privacy policy of Google:

Contract Data

We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Facebook conversion pixels

We use the “Custom Audience pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website. With its help, we can keep track of what users do after they see or click on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to monitor the effectiveness of Facebook ads for purposes of statistics and market research. Data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means we cannot see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Policy which can be found at You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and outside of Facebook. A cookie can also be saved on your device for these purposes.

Please click here if you would like to withdraw your consent


We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.


For reasons of safety and to protect confidential content transmitted to us like inquiries you send to us as the website operator, we use SSL-encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by a lock symbol in your browser line and the switch from “http://” to “https://” in your address bar.

When SSL-encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right of Access, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to receive information about the collected data regarding your person, their source, their receiver and the reason for their processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time. For further information on personal data, please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom.

Revoking Advertising-Mails

We hereby expressly object to the use of contact data published under the obligation to provide a masthead for sending unsolicited advertising and informational material. The operators of this website reserve the express right to take legal action in the case of the unsolicited receipt of promotional material, such as spam emails.

Change of our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, for example, when introducing new services. If you revisit our website after such changes, your visit will be subject to the new privacy policy

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

f you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact our data protection officer directly:

Daniel Szymkowiak

This Privacy Statement was created with the help of eRecht24 ( and activeMind (