Data Privacy

This Privacy Policy is a statement of the ways in which Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Binger Str. 173, 55216 Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany (hereinafter “we” or “Boehringer Ingelheim”) collect, hold and use information about individual persons. This Privacy Policy applies only to information gathered by us from online resources that display a link to this Policy and not from any other source. By using this website or (where applicable) by contacting us for queries or feedback or by applying for funding, you agree to this use. We ask you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. You also acknowledge that Boehringer Ingelheim may periodically change, modify, add or remove or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at its discretion, without prior notification. We therefore ask you to check it occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website. Any dispute which may arise over privacy will be subject to this Privacy Policy and the provisions of German law.

1. Aggregate Information

Your usage of this website may be recorded. The Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies shall be free to use this information for statistical evaluations, to ensure an undisrupted service and to improve our websites.

2. Personal Information

If you complete the online queries and feedback form or the application form for the submission of a business plan or concept you need to complete certain fields (some are mandatory and some are optional) such as your name, e-mail address and country of residence (hereinafter also referred to as “Personal Data”). If we have collected any Personal Data about you then we will hold and use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and collect and use your Personal Data only for the purposes for which you provided them to us (e.g. processing your query or feedback or the evaluation of your business plan or concept). We strive to maintain very high standards for the collection, processing, use, and transfer of Personal Data gathered in this context.

3. Data Sharing and Transfer

We may also share personally identifiable data with our company's subsidiaries and affiliates for further processing. These companies will only use any Personal Data for the agreed upon purposes, and will not sell your Personal Data to third parties, and will not disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law. Although such companies may be located in third countries not providing the same data protection standard as may be afforded to you in your country (such as, for example, the USA) we will not transfer any of your personally identifiable data to such companies without your prior consent to such data transfer. In such case, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the recipient of the data in that country to maintain protections of the data that are equivalent to those that apply in Germany.

4. Protection of Your Personal Data

To ensure the security and confidentiality of any Personal Data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have in place security policies that are intended to ensure, as far as possible, the security and integrity of all our information, including your Personal Data. In the course of handling your Personal Data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure, alteration or destruction to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

5. Contact Us

If you have any queries or complaints about our compliance with this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to make any recommendations or comments to improve the quality of our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at