Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.
Haus der Wirtschaft
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin
T +49 (0) 30 2028-1406
F +49 (0) 30 2028-2406

Authorized board of directors:
Dr. Clemens Börsig, Chairman
Dr. Michael Otto, Vice Chairman
Court of Jurisdiction: District Court Berlin-Charlottenburg
Registration number: VR 19860 Nz
USt-IdNr.: DE 217 864 917

Responsible for content according to § 6 MDSV:
Dr. Franziska Nentwig, Executive Director
Haus der Wirtschaft
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin
T +49 (0) 30 2028-1406
F +49 (0) 30 2028-2406

Double Standards, Berlin
Luzifer Altenberg
Editorial Team:
Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.


Note about Gender Sensitivity
We are deeply committed to gender equality. To aid the readability of German texts on this website, the generic masculine form has been used. This refers, of course, to artists and entrepreneurs of all genders.

The contents and works compiled by the operators of this site are subject to the copyright of the provider, unless a third-party copyright exists. The German copyright law applies. Reproduction, processing, distribution, and any use beyond the limits prescribed by copyright law is subject to the written consent of the provider, the respective author, or the creator. If the contents on this site are not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. Contents from third parties are indicated as such. Should you discover a copyright infringement, please notify us. As soon as we become aware of a legal violation, we will remove the contents in question.

Liability for content: As a service provider, we are responsible for our own contents on this website according to the general laws described in § 7 paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to §§ 8 to 10 of the TMG, however, we, as service providers, are not obliged to monitor or investigate the circumstances of third-party information that is provided or stored on this site and suggests unlawful activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. Our liability in any such instances is only assumed after the date we are notified of a specific infringement. As soon as we become aware of a legal violation, we will remove such contents. Liability for links: Our website contains links to external websites whose contents we do not control. We therefore cannot assume liability for these third-party contents. Each respective provider or operator of a linked site is responsible for their own content. Linked pages have been checked for possible legal violations when the link was established. Unlawful contents were not detected at the time of creating the link. Without concrete evidence of infringement, permanently monitoring the contents of linked pages is not feasible. Should we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.

Privacy Policy
We care about data protection and the security of your private sphere. For this reason, we are providing you with the following information about the treatment of your personal data when using our website.

I. Data Collection
1. Anonymous Data Collection
The use of our website is generally possible without specifying personal data, and no such data will be stored. We only evaluate statistical data; this information remains anonymous and only serves to make improvements to the website. If personal data (such as your name, address, or email) is collected on our site, this occurs, whenever possible, on a voluntary basis.

2. Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data
Personal data is collected only to the extent that you allow. Personal data comprises all individual details about the personal and material circumstances of a person. This information is processed and used in order to process received orders and requests. Provided that there is no express consent for the continued usage of stored data, it is deleted when the contractually agreed-upon service is completed and after the retention periods prescribed by tax and commercial law have expired. Please note that data transmission on the Internet (for example, communication via email) can have security gaps. There is no absolute safeguard to protect data against third-party access.

3. Transfer to Third Parties
Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, with the exception of service partners who need your information to settle a contract. On these occasions, the transfer of data is kept to a minimum and we observe the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act.

II. Social Media Plug-Ins
Our website uses social media plug-ins from various providers, which are listed below. Through embedded plug-ins, individual providers receive the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page on our website. This also occurs if you don’t have access to these networks or are not currently logged in. Information, including your IP address, is sent directly from your browser to the respective provider’s server, where it is stored.

1. Privacy Policy for the Use of Facebook Plug-Ins (“Like” Button)
Our site embeds plug-ins from the social media network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). Facebook plug-ins on our site can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. You can find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: When you visit our site, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and Facebook’s server. Facebook is thus informed that you have visited our site with your particular IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link our content to your profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit of our website with your Facebook account. Please note that as the website provider, we do not know the content of the data transmitted to Facebook, nor the way it is put to use. For further information see Facebook’s privacy policy:
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit of our website with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook.

2. Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”: text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of this website to be analysed. The information generated through cookies about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the US, where it is stored. However, in cases where IP anonymisation has been activated on this site within Member States of the European Union and other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to Google’s servers and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of this site, producing reports about website activity and providing other services relating to website and Internet usage. The IP address your browser transmits to Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can disable cookies through your browser’s software settings. Please note, however, that you will not be able to use the full functions of this website if you do so. Additionally, you can prevent Google from accessing cookies and processing the data generated by your use of this website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in:

3. Privacy Policy for the Use of Twitter
Our website integrates features of Twitter. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. In this process, data is also transmitted to Twitter. Please note that as the website provider, we do not know the content of the data transmitted to Twitter, nor the way it is put to use. For further information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at You can change your privacy settings in Twitter at

III. Cookies
Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that gather specific user-related information about website usage and store them on a user’s computer. Cookies are particularly useful for determining the frequency and number of users on a site. This can be helpful for analysing patterns of site usage and designing our website to be more user-friendly. Cookies are stored at the end of a browser session and can be called up again when a site is revisited. If you do not want this to occur, please disable cookies in your Internet browser settings.

IV. General
We reserve the right to modify the privacy policy outlined above at any time. An update will take effect when it is published on the website under the “Privacy Policy” heading. We prohibit the use of contact details (published as part of the legal duty to provide an imprint) by third parties to send advertisements and informational materials that have not expressly been requested. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action in the event of receiving unsolicited advertising, such as spam emails.

V. Disclosure, Blocking and Deleting of Data
You have the right to receive free information about your stored personal data and the right to correct, delete, or block this data. To do so, please contact us via the contact details published in the imprint.