Privacy Policy


The website is provided by:

Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH)
Grubenstr. 20, 18055 Rostock, Germany
Tel: +49 381 45484 5281
Fax: +49 381 45484 5282


The Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region – Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) Programme 2014-2020 is set up and operated by Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH). With regard to the German Tele-Media Act (“Telemediengesetz”), the following additional information is given about the Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein:


Name, head office Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH), Fleethörn 29-31, 24103 Kiel, Germany
Legal form Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts
Authorised to represent Erk Westermann-Lammers (Chairman of the Executive Board) Dr. Michael Adamska (Member of the Executive Board)
Commercial register Amtsgericht Kiel HRA 4310
Supervisory authorities
Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, Graurheindorfer Straße 108, 53117 Bonn, Germany

Finanzministerium des Landes Schleswig-Holstein, Düsternbrooker Weg 64, 24105 Kiel, Germany

Value added tax identification number DE227402668
More information


Legal notice

All information, statements and data supplied by IB.SH in its various internet offers have been compiled to the best of its knowledge and belief. IB.SH cannot accept any liability for their accuracy, completeness and timeliness. The information supplied does not represent individual advice and cannot be taken as a substitute for such advice. They do not represent legally binding offers.

The same applies to all other Internet pages referred to by hyperlink. IB.SH is not responsible for the content of Internet pages accessed through such link.

Website content and designs are protected by applicable copyright laws. Reproductions or use of pages, content or data is allowed only with prior written permission granted by IB.SH.


Web programming and maintenance

iService Ottner Röck OG
Knöllgasse 47, 1100 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 3197301
Email: office@iservice.Web:


Privacy Policy

The protection of personal data when visiting our www website is a special concern to us. We take the protection of the private sphere of the users of our informational offerings on the Internet very seriously. For this reason, at this juncture, we shall provide you with information regarding what data are collected and how these data are used.

For the collection, processing and usage of personal data, the German data protection guidelines and the guidelines of the European Union on data protection shall be prevailing.

Disclaimer: All information has been carefully researched, but it is not guaranteed to be correct. With regard to the technical characteristics of the Internet, no guarantee can be given for the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of the information made available on the Internet. There is no guarantee for the availability or the operation of this website and its contents. Any liability for direct, indirect or other damages, regardless of their causes, which arise from the use or unavailability of the data and information on this website, is excluded, as far as legally permissible.


Data processing

We process personal data for the following purposes:

  • to make this website available to you in full functionality (cookies)
  • to make this community system available to you
  • to further improve and develop this website
  • create usage statistics
  • to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website
  • to answer your inquiries
  • for business correspondence
  • to comply with the legal provisions for data management
  • to send you our newsletter

Legal basis of processing

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is our overriding legitimate interest (pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation), which is to achieve the purposes set out in point 3 above.


Duration of storage

The data is stored indefinitely. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you register for our newsletter subscription, we will save your data until you unsubscribe from the newsletter subscription. If a business relationship arises during the course of contacting us or using the website request, we are obliged, within the scope of the execution of the orders, to document and store the communication, contact details and documents within the legally stipulated periods.


Transfer of personal data

For the above purposes, we will provide your personal information to the following

– exclusively used by us – IT service providers.

Some of the named recipients (e.g. Google Analytics) are located outside the EU or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not match that of your country. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has determined that they have an adequate level of data protection, or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection. For example, we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010 / EC and / or 2004/915 / EC).


Data creation

Page visit

As part of your visit to this website, we collect the following information: the date and time of access to a page on our website, your IP address, name and version of your web browser, the website (URL) that you visit prior to accessing this website have certain cookies and information that you provide yourself by completing the application for membership or newsletter subscription. There is no obligation to actually disclose any information that we ask you to submit on our website. However, if you do not, you will not be able to use all features of the website.

Registration and usage of Interreg Baltic Sea Region matchmaking platform

For users that register on the website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see and edit their personal information at any time. For the deletion of infos, please contact the website administrator via contact form. Website administrators can see and edit that information, but won’t unless it is requested by the user or it is offensive/Spam.

Content, communication and other information will be collected in case you use these functionality of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region matchmaking platform: provide information on your profile, publish posts, message and communicate with others. Therefore information about names, Project Ideas, comments etc. which are connected with you are collected. These activities and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

People and accounts you share your data and communicate with

When you use the Interreg Baltic Sea Region matchmaking platform, your comments, posts, friendships and profile information are visible to all (and only) registered users. Except for posting and commenting in private or hidden Project Ideas, these information are only visible to the other members of the Project Idea. None of this information is visible to non-registered users. The Interreg Baltic Sea Region matchmaking platform is secured against third party. Nevertheless, When it comes to users, the system is based on trust.



Our website uses so-called “cookies”. These are small text files that are stored on your device when using the browser. They do no harm. We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

If you do not want this, you can set up your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and allow this only in individual cases.

Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website though.


Analysis of website access data

In order to optimise the website’s offerings and to improve the pages continuously, we apply Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; in the following „Google“). Google is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Framework (


Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. We process your data based on our overriding legitimate interest to provide easy-to-use website access statistics in a cost-effective manner (Article 6 (1) (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation)


The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address and the URLs of the web pages accessed) is transmitted to Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. We do not store any of your data collected in connection with Google Analytics.

This website uses the possibility of IP anonymisation provided by Google Analytics. Your IP address will therefore be shortened / anonymised by Google as soon as Google receives your IP address. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website to provide reports on website activity and internet related services. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google . Google Analytics uses cookies (see point 3). We DO NOT apply the technical possibility provided by Google Analytics to analyse user behaviour across devices (cross-device tracking by User–IP). Under no circumstances, your IP-address will be merged with other data of Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that they cannot be allocated to other data. The data which Google Analytics collects, are deleted automatically after 14 months.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

For more information about Google’s Terms of Use and Google’s Privacy Policy, please visit or


Rights of information, correction, deletion, portablity, revocation and complaint

You shall have the right at any time to demand information from us regarding the data which we have stored about you as well as their origin, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom these data are disseminated and the purpose of the storage .

You shall have the right of correction of your incorrect personal data as well as, subject to the respective prerequisites in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, the right of deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data and/or you may object to the processing thereof, e.g. for reasons which are based upon your special situation

You shall have the right of data portability, i.e. the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, standard and machine-readable format.

If you have granted your consent for the usage of the data, you may revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the processing undertaken based upon the consent until it was revoked shall not be affected by the revocation.

You shall have the right at any time to submit a complaint to the competent government data protection agency in your German state.

Please submit all information requests, data inquiries or objections to data processing via e-mail to

Anti-fraud policy

The anti-fraud policy, procedures for adequate fraud risk assessment, and putting in place of effective and proportionate anti-fraud measures, are key components of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region’s anti-fraud strategy.

As in each ETC programme also Interreg Baltic Sea Region supports projects through EU and public funding. Therefore the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat’s (MA/JS) is committed to protect the EU and public funds and to maintain high legal, ethical and moral standards, to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity and honesty. Having a zero tolerance policy to fraud and corruption the MA/JS wishes to be seen as opposed to fraud and corruption in the way that it conducts its business.  

Fraud can manifest itself in many different ways. The responsibility for an anti-fraud culture is the joint work of all those involved in the Programme implementation and in funded projects. MA/JS therefore also encourage all partners, contractors, employees, or the public to do their utmost to prevent fraud from happening, to put into place proportionate measures to detect it and to come forward with any suspicion of fraud in relation to Interreg Baltic Sea Region.  

The objective of this policy is to promote a culture which deters fraudulent activity, to facilitate the prevention and detection of fraud and the development of procedures which will aid in the investigation of fraud and related offences and which will ensure that such cases are dealt with timely and appropriately.


If you wish to report suspicion of fraud to the Programme, please use the contact form or send the relevant information to the following email address: