Data protection

Usually, the use of our website is possible without naming personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail) will be requested on our pages, this will be effected always voluntarily as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit approval.

Please note, that data transfer on the internet (e.g. during e-mail communication) might bear security gaps. Gapless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Hereby, we object explicitly the use of contact data, published within the scope of the imprint obligation, by third parties for transmitting advertisement and information material, which has not been ordered explicitly. The operators of this page reserve explicitly the right to take legal measures in case of unrequested mailing of advertising material, e.g. via spam e-mails.

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated in our website. You will recognize the Facebook plug-ins due to the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our website. Here you will find an overview as to the Facebook plug-ins:

When you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established via the plug-in. Thus, Facebook will obtain the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you choose the Facebook "Like button" while being logged in to your Facebook account, you can establish a link to the contents of our website on your Facebook profile. Thus, Facebook will be able to assign your visit on our website to your user account. Please note, that we, as operators of this website, are not familiar neither with the content of the transmitted data nor with the use of same by Facebook. You will find further information as to this in the data protection declaration of Facebook by visiting

If you are not willing that Facebook may assign your visit on our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, an advertising analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text data files which will be stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of this website. The information created by the cookie as to your use of this website will usually be transmitted to a Google server in the USA stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will, however, be shortened by Google before within the member states of the European Union or other contract states of the treaty as to the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases, the complete IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website, in order to analyze your use of this website, to compile reports as to the advertising activities and to render further services in connection with the website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be united with other data of Google.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by respective adjustment of your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Besides that, you may prevent the collection of data created by cookies and related to your use of this website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:

Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1

Collection and transfer of information:
With the Google +1-button, you will be able to publish information globally. Via the Google +1-button, you and other users will obtain personalized contents of Google and our partners. Google will store the information that you entered +1 for the content as well as information as to the website you looked up when choosing +1. Your +1 ratings may be visible on the internet as hints together with your profile name and your photograph in Google services like search results or your own Google-profile or other websites and advertisements on the internet. Google will store information about your +1-activities, in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the +1-button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which has to contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name, which you used while sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be visible for users who know your e-mail address or other ID information about you.

Use of collected information:
Besides the above explained purposes, the information provided by you will be used according to the applying Google data protection stipulations. Maybe, Google will publish consolidated statistics about +1-activities of users or will pass them on to users and partners like publishers, advertisers or connected websites.

Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter

Functions of Twitter services are integrated in our website. Those functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function "re-tweet", the websites visited by you will be connected with your Twitter account and announced to other users. During this process, data will be transferred to Twitter.

Please note, that we, as operators of this Website, are not familiar neither with the content of the transmitted data nor the use of same by Twitter. You will find further information as to this in the data protection declaration of Twitter by visiting

Your data protection settings with Twitter can be adjusted in the account settings via

verrocchio Notes

Are you willing to make yourself familiar with new innovation methods? Are you wondering what the job of an Innovation Coach looks like? Are you willing to be up-to-date as to the subject of innovation?

We will send you hand-picked innovation know-how in the monthly verrocchio Notes. Free of charge and geared to practice. At first hand from Benno van Aerssen and Christian Buchholz, the founders of verrocchio Institute.

Just fill in the form, send it to us and confirm the response e-mail - that's how easy you will become a recipient.

By the way: We don't like spam mails and, certainly, neither do you. For this reason, your data will be safe with us and we will never pass them on to third parties.