Privacy Policy

Data Protection

As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with all statutory data protection regulations as well as with this privacy statement.

Using this web site is usually possible without specifying personal information. If personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email address), this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. The information will not be given to third parties without your explicit permission. We point out that the transfer of data (for example, during e-mail communication) on the Internet may have security gaps A complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

 

Privacy Policy for use of Facebook plugins (the Like Button)

These websites use plugins for the facebook.com social networking site, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can identify Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please check: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information on your visiting our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook 'Like' button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our site with your user account. We must point out that, as operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses that data. For more information, please see Facebook's data protection statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to allocate your visit to our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

 

Data Protection Declaration for use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of how you use our website. The cookie-generated data regarding your use of this website will generally be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the event of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, however, your IP address will first be stored by Google in shortened form within member countries of the European Union or in other countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server based in the USA and shortened. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser through Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the usage of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Our pages use features of Google +1. It is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button lets you and other users obtain personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for +1 content as well as information on the page that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements in the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible and public Google profile that contains at least the name you have selected as your profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the data you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users and/or pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

 

Privacy statement for the use of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. It is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our Internet website with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, please see LinkedIn's data protection statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

Privacy statement for the use of Xing

Our site uses functions from the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing Xing functions is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Xing servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored here. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behaviour evaluated.

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING data privacy statement: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

Privacy statement for the use of You Tube

Our website uses plugins operated by the Google site YouTube. Operator is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the Facebook server will be established. Here the Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

By logging into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about the handling of user data, see the data protection declaration from YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to be provided with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored, as well as its origin and recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the disclaimer if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

 

Cookies

Some of our websites use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

 

Server log files

Our website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. This include

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data is not stored in such a way as to be personally identifiable. This data is not compiled with other data sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively examine this log data in the event of concrete evidence of illegal activity.

 

Contact form

If you send us a question via the contact form, we collect the data requested and the contact details you provide in order to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

 

Opposition to promotional emails

We are legally required to provide our contact data as part of our imprint. However, we expressly prohibit the use of this contact data for the purpose of sending any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event that unsolicited advertising material, such as spam email, is received.