The owners of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as according to this data protection declaration. As a rule, the usage of our website is possible without indicating personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected on our web pages, this always takes place on a voluntary basis, where possible. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent. We point out that the data transmission in the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
On our web pages, so-called cookies are applied to some extent. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve for making our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files being stored on your computer and logged by your browser. Most of the cookies applied by us are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain logged on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. You can adjust your browser in such a way that you are informed about cookies being placed and that you only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, that you exclude accepting cookies in certain cases or in general, as well as that you activate the automatic deletion of cooking when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website can be limited.
Server Log Files
The provider of the web pages automatically collects and logs information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Applied operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve to check this data retrospectively if we find concrete indications for unlawful use.
If you send us requests via contact form, your contact form entries are logged with us for the purpose of processing your request and for the case of follow-up questions, including the contact data entered by you. We will not forward this data without your consent.
If you like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you as well as information granting us to check that you are the owner of the email address indicated and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We solely use this data for sending the information requested and do not forward it to third parties. At any time, you can withdraw the consent given to logging the data, the email address as well as its usage for sending the newsletter, e.g. by using the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
Data Protection Declaration for Using Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". Cookies are text files logged on your computer permitting the analysis of your usage of the website. As a rule, the information created by the cookie about your usage of this website are transmitted and logged to a Google server in the USA. You can prevent logging the cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you are possibly not able to fully use all functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the acquisition of the data created by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
Opposition to Data Collection
You can prevent the acquisition of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is placed preventing the acquisition of your data for future visits of this website:
For more information on handling user data with Google Analytics, see the Google Data Protection Declaration:
Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our web pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or by the "Like button" ("I like") on our website. Please find here an overview of the Facebook plugins: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our web pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. That way, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the "Like button" while being logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our web pages to your Facebook profile. That way, Facebook can relate the visit of our web pages to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the web pages do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data as well as of their usage by Facebook. For further information in this regard, see the Facebook data protection declaration under https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish that Facebook can relate the visit of our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
On our web pages, functions of the service Twitter are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and announced to other users. That way, data is transmitted to Twitter as well. We point out that we as the provider of the web pages do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data as well as of their usage by Twitter. For further information in this regard, see the Twitter data protection declaration under https://twitter.com/privacy. You can modify your data protection settings with Twitter in the account settings under: https://twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With each visit of one of our web pages containing LinkedIn functions, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend button" and if you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can relate your visit on our website to you and your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the web pages do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data as well as of their usage by LinkedIn. For further information in this regard, see the LinkedIn data protection declaration under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With each visit of one of our web pages containing XING functions, a connection to the XING servers is established. To our knowledge, logging personal data does not take place that way. In particular, neither IP addresses are logged nor is the user behavior evaluated. For further information about the data protection and the XING Share button, see the XING data protection declaration under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Our website uses plugins of the Google-operated website YouTube. The owner of the web pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA94066, USA. If you visit one of our web pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. That way, the YouTube server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly relate your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent that by logging out of your YouTube account. For further information about handling user data, see the YouTube data protection declaration under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
For reasons of security and for the protection of the transmission of confidential contents, e.g. of the requests that you send to us as the website owner, this website uses an SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of your browser switching from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read along by third parties.
Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
At any time, you have the right to free information about your logged personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In this regard as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, please feel free to contact us anytime through the address indicated in the imprint.
Opposition to Advertisement Emails
The usage of contact data—published in the framework of the obligation to provide an imprint—for the purpose of advertisement not explicitly requested as well as information material is herewith contradicted. The owners of the web pages explicitly reserve legal actions in case of the unrequested mailing of advertisement information, e.g. by spam emails.