Privacy Policy

The operator of these pages takes the protection of your private data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidential and appropriate of legal laws and this privacy statement.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data is never transferred to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may involve software vulnerabilities. End-to-end protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is impossible.

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)

Our website integrates plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugin from the Facebook logo or the “Like Button” on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that, as providers of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted nor of its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy at www.facebook.com/policy.php

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


Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

In the event of the use of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website operator related to the website and Internet service. The IP address provided by your browser for Google Analytics queries is not aggregated by Google with other data.

You can prevent the storage of the cookie by configuring an appropriate setting in your browser software. We would remind you, however, that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use the full range of functionality as offered by this website. You can also prevent the logging of the data generated by the cookie – as relating to your usage of this website (including your IP address) – by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


Privacy Statement for the use of Google +1

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

Collecting and sharing of information:You can use the Google +1 button to publish information on a worldwide basis. Via the Google +1 button, you and your users receive personalised content from Google and other partners. Google stores both the information that you have input for a +1 content item as well as the information about the page that you viewed while clicking the +1 button. Your +1 content can be displayed as a notice alongside your profile name and your photo in Google services – such as in search results or on your Google profile page, for example – or in other places on websites and Internet-based ads. Google stores information about your +1 activities so as to improve the services that you and others receive from Google. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you will need a globally-visible, public Google profile, which must include, as a minimum, the name that you have chosen for the profile. This name is used across all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used when sharing information about your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have knowledge of other information that personally identifies you.

How the collected information is used: Alongside the intended uses as described above, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with the terms of the current Google Privacy Policy. Google may choose to publish consolidated statistics about the +1 activities of its users or may share such statistics with users and partners – such as publishers, advertisers and affiliated websites.


Privacy Statement for the use of LinkedIn

This site uses the social plugins (“plugins”) of the linkedin.com social networking site (“LinkedIn”) operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The button can be identified by the “LinkedIn-Logo” or “Share-Button” on this webpage.

When a user accesses a web page on this site that features one of these buttons, the browser establishes a direct connection with LinkedIn’s servers as soon as the LinkedIn button is pressed. LinkedIn then transfers the content of the “in” button directly to the user’s browser, which integrates the content into the web page. The provider has no control over the amount of data that LinkedIn collects via the button after the user clicks on it.

Thanks to the integration of the plugin, LinkedIn knows that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can recognize you based on your LinkedIn account and record your visit. If users want to find out what data LinkedIn collects about them and why, how it processes and uses their data, and what rights and settings they can assert to protect their privacy, they should refer to LinkedIn’s data protection policy.


Privacy Statement for the use of Xing

Our website uses functions of the network XING. XING is provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. The “XING share button” is in use on this website. When accessing this website, your browser connects for a short time to the XING AG (“XING”) servers which provide the “XING share button” features (including the visitor counter). XING does not save any of your Personal Data when you access this website. XING does not store IP addresses, nor does it use cookies to monitor your behavior with regard to the “XING share button”. Please visit the following website to view the latest privacy policy for the “XING share button” and other information: https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy


Right to information, deletion and blocking

You have at all times the right to be informed for free about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us on this topic or any other issues concerning personal data at any time by using the website provider contact details provided in the Legal Notice.


Cookies

Our website partly utilizes cookies. These cookies do not contain viruses and generally do not harm your computer. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and employed by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” and are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These ones allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser in a way that you are informed about the use of cookies. You can further set it to allow cookies in individual cases only as well as to forbid them either on a case-by-case basis or as a general rule. You also have the option to activate the automatic deletion of cookies on browser closing. The functionality of this website may be reduced by the deactivation of cookies.


Server log files

The provider of the web site automatically collects and stores information, that your browser automatically transmits to us, in so-called server log files. The pieces of information are:

• browser / browser version used
• operating system used
• accessed pages
• host name of the accessing computer
• time of the server request.

These data are not assignable to specific persons. A unification of these data with data from other sources is out of the question. We reserve the right to examine these data retrospectively if concrete evidence of unlawful use should become known to us.


Contact form

If you would like to submit enquiries via contact form, your data given in the contact form will be stored for the purpose of request processing and for the case of further enquiries. These data will not be passed without your permission.