Privacy Statement

What happens to your data?

Data Protection

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your data confidentially and adhere strictly to the regulations of data protection laws.

The usage of our internet site is – as a rule – possible without specification of any personal details. Personal details within our internet site – when required – are as far as possible on a voluntary basis (eg. name, address or email address). Your personal details will not be forwarded to a third party without your express approval.
Please note that data transfer in the internet (eg. communication via email) may have security gaps. Complete protection of personal details against access by third parties is not possible.

 

Privacy Policy for use of Facebook Plugins (like button)

We use social plugins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. For a summary of the Facebook plugins click http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, Facebook plugins will be activated and your browser will establish a direct link with the Facebook servers.
If you use the links on our website whilst you are signed into your Facebook user account, information concerning your visit to our website which includes your IP address will be transmitted to Facebook.
If you click on the “Like” button while still logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to map the visit to our pages to your user account.
Please note that we, as providers of the site, receive no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and its use by Facebook. Further information concerning the scope and purpose for which data is stored, processed and used by Facebook can be found in Facebook’s Privacy Statement: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our websites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.

 

Privacy Policy for use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States.
If IP anonymization is activated, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, is the full IP address sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address 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 Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Privacy Policy for use of Google +1

This website uses functions of Google +1. Provider is Google, Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of data:
by using the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your + 1’s can be displayed together with your name and profile photo in Google services, for instance in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads in the internet.
Google records information about your + 1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute a different name that you have used when sharing content with your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Using the information collected: In addition to the above uses, the information you provide, in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy, will be used. Google may release aggregate statistics about the +1 activities of users / transmit them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

 

Privacy Policy for use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are embedded in our pages. The provider of these functions is Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. Please note that we, as a provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram.

For more information on this, see the Instagram Privacy Statement: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

 

Privacy Policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions provided by the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages that contains the LinkedIn functions is accessed, your browser will establish a direct link with the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website using your IP address. By clicking the LinkedIn “recommend button“ while logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can identify your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account.
Please note that we, as a provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information on this, see the LinkedIn Privacy Statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Privacy Policy for the use of Pinterest

On our website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a webpage which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits protocol data to the servers of Pinterest in the U.S.A. This protocol data may contain your IP address, the address of the visited website, which also contains Pinterest functions, type and setting of the browser, date and time of query, your way of using Pinterest as well as cookies.

For further information concerning purpose, extent and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your respective rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy, please read the Pinterest Privacy Statement: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

 

Privacy policy for the use of Tumblr

Our webpages use the Tumblr button, provider is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. This feature allows you to share a post or page on Tumblr, or to follow the user on Tumblr. If you visit one of our webpages via the Tumblr button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the amount of data collected and transmitted by Tumblr via the plugin. Currently the IP address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website is transmitted.

For further information, please read the Tumblr Privacy Statement: http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

 

Privacy Statement for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are embedded in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Please note that we, as providers of the website, receive no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For more information, refer to the Twitter Privacy Statement: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.

 

Privacy Statement for the use of Xing

Functions of the network Xing service are embedded in our website. These functions are provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing the Xing functions is accessed, your browser establishes a direct link to the Xing servers. To our knowledge XING does not store any personal information about your use of the site. Specifically, XING does not store any IP addresses, nor does it evaluate your use of the website.

For more information on this, see the Xing Privacy Statement: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

Privacy Statement for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google-operated website YouTube. Provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you access a webpage which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will then receive information about which webpages you have visited. If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging off from YouTube.

Further information concerning the treatment of user data is in the YouTube Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right at any time to be informed free of charge about stored personal data, its origin and receivers, and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of that data at any time.
For further questions concerning person-related data, please contact us at the address published in the Legal Notice.

 

Cookies

Some of our webpages use so-called 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

The provider of these webpages automatically collects and stores information in so-called log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type/version
  • operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of query

This data cannot be associated with individual persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidence concerning illegal use becomes known.
Contact Form

If you send us an enquiry via the contact form, we store the data in the enquiry and the contact details you provide in order to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We will not share or forward this information without your permission.

 

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require from you an email address and information which will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not forward it to third parties.

You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for example, via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.