Privacy Policy 2018-05-18T09:27:10+00:00

Data privacy statement

Data privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

Generally, the use of our website is possible without having to provide personal data. Any personal data requested on our site (for example, name, address, or email address) always takes place, wherever possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed onto third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that the transferring of data over the internet (e.g. email communication) may encounter security gaps. A complete protection of data against third parties is not possible.

Cookies

Part of these internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies only serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

The majority of cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser to inform you of the setting of cookies, to only allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server-Log-Files

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

Browser type / browser version
Operating system used
Referrer URL
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiries form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will no be collected. We use this data exclusively for the dispatch of requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

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

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 16000 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an 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 USA and stored there.

In the event an IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operators with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may block the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link , to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future (the opt-out only works in the browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete the cookie son your browser, you must click this link again.
Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Our website includes plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our site with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or if their use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at
http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

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

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Our pages include functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the site, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how it us used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account setting at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy policy for the use of Google +1

Our site uses functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and disclosure of information: The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and the other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can appear in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads, along with your profile name and photo. Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used I accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or related websites.

Privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit one of our pages that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend” button of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of this site, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn.

Further information can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Privacy policy for the use of Xing

Our site uses functions of the Xing network. The provider is Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our pages that contains functions of Xing, a connection to the Xing servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is the usage behavior evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing share button can be found in Xing’s data protection declaration at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Privacy policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages containing a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For further information on how user data is handled, please see YouTube’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to request information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correction, blocking, or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time via the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of your personal data.

Objection to email advertising

We herewith object to the use of the contact data published within the scope of the legally required imprint to send unsolicited advertising and informational material. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.

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