The operators of this site take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
As a rule, you are able to use our website without giving any personal information. Where personal information (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected on our site, it always takes place on a voluntary basis wherever possible. Your information is not forwarded to third parties without your express permission.
We wish to point out that online data transmission (for example when communicating by email) may present security loopholes. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Server Log Files
The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in “server log files” that your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
This information cannot be assigned to specific people. This information will not be collated with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify the information retrospectively if we become aware of specific evidence of illegal use.
Internet sites partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our service provision more user-friendly, effective 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 “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at your next visit.
You can also set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are placed on your computer and only allow them in individual cases, block cookies for specific cases or in general and activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website can be restricted by deactivating cookies.
Handling of personal data
The operators of this site collect, use and pass on your personal data only if it is permitted within the legal limits or if you agree with the data collection. Personal data are all information which serve to identify your person and which can be traced back to you, for example your name, your e-mail address and telephone number.
If you provide us with your enquiries via a contact form, we will store your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details provided by you, for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not forward this information without your permission.
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information of your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, Google will first shorten your IP address within European Union Member States and in other countries that are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the US. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide other services connected with the website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser within Google Analytics is not collated with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through appropriate configuration of your browser software; however, we wish to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie pertaining to your website usage (including your IP address) and from carrying out processing of this data by downloading and installing he browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to data recording
You can prevent Google Analytics from recording your information by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is placed on your computer that prevents your information from being recorded during any future visits at this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren
You can find more information about the handling of user information by Google Analytics in the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Demographics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographics” function of Google Analytics, through which reports can be created that contain statements pertaining to the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This information comes from interest-based advertising by Google and from user information of third-party suppliers. This information cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from recording your information, as set out under the heading “Objection to data recording”.
Order Data Processing
We have concluded an agreement with Google for order data processing and will fully implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, US, are integrated into our pages: You will recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our pages. Here you can find an overview of the Facebook plugins: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our pages, a direct link is created between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook therefore receives information that you have visited our site using your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” whilst you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can attribute the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we neither receive knowledge of the content of information sent nor its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook’s data protection declaration at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to attribute the visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out at your Facebook user account.
Twitter functions are linked to our pages. These functions are supplied by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, US. By using the “Retweet” function on Twitter, the websites that you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and are made public to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter by doing this. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we receive no knowledge of the content of the information sent or its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s data protection declaration at https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data protection settings for Twitter in account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Instagram functions are linked to our pages. These functions provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, US are integrated. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link our site’s content to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. As a result, Instagram can attribute the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we receive no knowledge of the content of the information sent or its use by Instagram. You can find more information on this in Instagram’s data protection declaration at: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Our website uses plugins from the Google-owned site YouTube. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, US. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be created. The YouTube server will then be informed of which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to attribute your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
You can find more information on the handling of user information in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. For every visit at one of our pages, which includes LinkedIn functions, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is set up. LinkedIn will be informed, that you visit our websites with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “recommend-button” while you are signed in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to relate your visit at our website to you as well as to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the websites do not have knowledge of the transmitted data content as well as of how it is used by LinkedIn.
You will find further information in the privacy statement of LinkedIn under the following link:
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For every visit at one of our pages, which includes XING functions, a connection to the XING servers is set up. To our knowledge, personal data are not saved. In particular neither IP addresses are saved nor usage behaviour is evaluated.
You will find further information about data protection and the XING share button in the privacy statement of XING under the following link: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as enquiries you send us as the site operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can detect an encrypted connection when the browser address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar. If SSL encryption is activated, the information that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to advertising emails
We expressly object to the use of the contact data published within the framework of the obligation to provide publication details to send advertising and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited mailing of advertising information, for example in the form of spam emails.
Right to information, deletion and blocking
At any time you have the right to get free information about your personal data that is stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have any further questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given under the publishing information.