Privacy statement

Please be assured that we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We collect, process and store your data in accordance with the regulations specified in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). In general, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. To the extent personal data are collected, e. g. for a newsletter subscription, this is done on a voluntary basis.

For any transmission of your personal data to third parties, your explicit prior consent is required. A transfer to public authorities and institutions entitled to receive information, is exclusively done under the legally standardised duties of disclosure, or in case of obligations to report to a court. We would like to point out that data transmission in the internet (e. g. email communication) may pose security gaps. A complete data protection against unauthorised access cannot be guaranteed.

Personal Data

By using the contact form provided on our website, you agree that your date be stored and used by us in line with your request and relevant to the issue. Your personal details will only be used as required for dealing with your contact request and for any possible subsequent contractual relationship. Your data will be treated confidentially and not be forwarded to third parties.

Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our websites, to make it possible for web-based applications to administer the status of online visits and enable smooth navigation between the individual services and contents on the website. Cookies only contain information which we ourselves send to your computer - cookies cannot be used to read out private data. However, we can use cookies to identify your computer. Most browsers accept cookies by default. In the security settings, cookies may be permitted or prohibited.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. On no account will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You may object to the collection and storage of your data at any time.

This website is using Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp()" which means that IP-addresses are stored and processed only in a shortened manner to prevent a direct personal reference.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook Plugins ("Like" Button)

Plugins of the Facebook social network, Provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been integrated into our website. You will recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You will find an overview of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our site, the plugin will create a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way, the information that you have visited our page with your IP address is transmitted to Facebook. When you klick the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents on our site to your Facebook profile. Facebook will then be able to attribute your visit of our pages to your user account. We wish to state that we, as the site provider, have no knowledge of the content of the data sent or of its use by Facebook. You will find further information with regard to this topic in the data privacy statement of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

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

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google+1

Our sites use functions of Google+1 which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and Disclosure of Information: By means of the Google+1 button you can publish information all over the world. Via the Google+1 button you and other users receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the page which you have viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 may be shown as information together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or included on websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+1 button you must have a public Google profile which is visible worldwide and contains at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name may also replace another name which you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users knowing your e-mail address or having other identifying information of you at their disposal.

Use of the collected information: In addition to the uses explained above, the information provided by you will be used according to the applicable Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarized statistics about the +1 activities of the users or disclose them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court , Mountain View , CA 94043. Each time one of our sites containing LinkedIn functions, is viewed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP adress. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can attribute your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that as provider of the sites, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter

We have integrated features of the Twitter service on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" feature, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. As part of this process, data are transmitted to Twitter as well. Please note that we as provider of the pages do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. You can find further information with regard to this topic in the data privacy statement of Twitter under http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Statement for the Use of XING

Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever pages of our site containing Xing features are accessed, a connection to Xing's servers is established. As far as we know, this does not imply the storage of personal data In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior analysed.

Further information on data privacy and the Xing share button may be found in Xing's privacy statement under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Server Log Files

The provider of the sites collects and automatically saves information your browser automatically transmits to us, in so-called server log files. These are:

  • Browser Type / Browser Version
  • Operating System Used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host Name of Accessing Computer
  • Time of Server Request

These data cannot be attributed to individuals. A consolidation of these data with other data sources will not take place. We reserve the right to a subsequent examination of these data, should concrete indications for an illegal use become known to us.