Data protection notice

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

This website sometimes uses what are known as “cookies”. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our offer more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.

Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser in such a way as to be informed when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Contact form

If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission.

Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information enabling us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use those data exclusively to send the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties.

The permission given to store the data and the email address as well as to use such for the purpose of sending the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time via the “Unsubscribe” link within the newsletter.

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this website, your comment as well as details provided at the time of commenting, your email address and, unless you post anonymously, the chosen username will be stored.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we may not check the comments before publishing them on our website, we require these data to be able to take legal action against the originator in case of violation of law, i.e. insults or propaganda.

Subscription to comments

As a user of this website you may subscribe for comments after user registration. You receive a confirmation email to check whether you are the owner of the provided email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via the link in the info emails.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obliged to publish contact information in the Site Notice/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

You find more information concerning the treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser Plugin

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of this websites as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to Data Collection

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. Doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

Processing of Order Data

We have concluded a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.

Privacy Policy for the use of WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress Tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor access. The tool is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses so-called cookies which are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymised after processing and before storage.

You can adjust your browser to be informed about the placement of cookies and to individually accept, to individually or generally exclude cookies as well as to activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. On deactivation of cookies the functionality of the website might be impaired.

You may object to the collection and use of your date in the future by clicking the below link to place an opt-out-cookies in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/

When you delete the cookies from your computer, you need to place the opt-out-cookies again.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)

On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are integrated. You recognise these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please see here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. By that Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

On our websites 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 as well as the function “Re-Tweet” websites visited by you are linked to you Twitter account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy.

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under: http://twitter.com/account/settings

Privacy Policy for the use of Google+

Our Website integrates services of Google+. Provider of these services are Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and forwarding of Information: By using the Google+ button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button you and other users receive personal-related contents from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for contents as well as information about the website that you were visiting as you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The ID of your Google account can be displayed to users who know your email address or possess any other information identifying you.

Use of collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.

Privacy Policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of Linked in is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. On every access to one of our websites which contain LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the “recommend”-button of LinkedIn when being logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.

For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of LinkedIn: 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., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a website which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin in transmits protocol data to the servers of Pinterest in the U.S.A. These protocol data might contain your IP-address, the address of the visited website, which also contain this plugin, 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, extend 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 Privacy Policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font.

For further information, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as well as Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is required to store your IP address. This information will usually be transferred to and stored on a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.

For further information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of XING

Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider of these functions are the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. On every access to one of our websites that contain the functions of XING, a connection to the servers of XING will be established. According to our present state knowledge, the storage of person-related data does not take place, especially no IP-addresses will be stored, neither will the usage behaviour be evaluated.

For further information concerning data protection and the XING share button, please read the Privacy Policy of XING under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection