The operators of this website take your data privacy very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the statutory provision and this data privacy statement.
Using this website is generally possible without entering personal data. If personal data should be collected on our sites (e.g., name, address or e-mail address), this always takes place on a voluntary basis, if possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g., communicating via e-mail) can show security vulnerability. It is impossible to ensure complete protection of data against access by third parties.
Data privacy statement for using Facebook plugins (“Like button”)
Our pages include plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, the plugin connects your browser directly to the Facebook server, thus providing Facebook with the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile thus enabling Facebook to link your visiting our site to your user account. We would like to point out that as the operator of this site, we do not receive any information regarding the contents of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this topic in Facebook’s data privacy statement: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to link your visiting our site to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Data privacy statement for using Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. They are text files, which are saved onto your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there.
In case of IP anonymisation being activated on this website, your address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the treaty of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. By order of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website so as to compile reports of website activities and provide the website operator with further services regarding the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transferred in line with Googly Analytics will not be brought together with other data of Google.
You can prevent the saving of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Data privacy statement for using Google +1
Our site uses functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collecting and transmitting information: by means of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. By means of the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised contents of Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have given +1 for a content, and information on the site you were looking at when clicking +1. Your +1 can be shown as hints together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads in the Internet. Google registers information on your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. So as to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and that includes at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or possess other identifying information of yours.
Using the collected information: in addition to the intended use explained above, the information provided by you will be used according to Google’s effective data privacy regulations. Google might publish a summary of statistics regarding the +1 activities of users or might pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.
Date privacy statement for using Instagram
Our pages include functions of the service Instagram. These functions are provided by 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 site to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By doing so, Instagram can link your visiting our site to your user account. We would like to point out that we as provider of the site do not receive any information regarding the contents of the transmitted data nor its usage by Instagram.
You can find further information on this topic in Instagram’s data privacy statement:
Data privacy statement for using LinkedIn
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit one of our pages containing functions of LinkedIn, a connection to the LinkedIn 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 will be able to link your visiting our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we as the operator of this site do not receive any information regarding the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
You can find further information on this topic in LinkedIn’s data privacy statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Data privacy statement for using Pinterest
Our website includes social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you visit a page that includes such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. By doing so, the plugin transmits protocol data to Pinterest’s servers in the USA. This protocol data might include your IP address, the addresses of the last visited websites that also contain Pinterest functions, kind and settings of your browser, time and date of your request, your way of using Pinterest and also cookies.
Data privacy statement for using Tumblr
Our pages use buttons by Tumblr. The provider is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons make it possible for you to share a post or a site with Tumblr or to follow the provider on Tumblr. If you visit one of our pages containing a Tumblr button, the browser will establish a direct connection to Tumblr’s servers. We have no influence on how much data Tumblr collects and transmits via this plugin. As it stands at present, the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
You can find further information on this topic in Tumblr’s data privacy statement: http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.
Data privacy statement for using Twitter
Our pages include functions by Twitter. 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, pages you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and made visible to other users. By doing so, data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we as the site operator have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data nor its use by Twitter. You can find further information on this topic in Twitter’s data privacy statement: http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in your account settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.
Our website uses functions by the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit our pages containing functions by XING, a connection to XING’s servers is established. According to our knowledge, no personal data is saved hereby. Especially IP addresses are not saved, nor is the consumer behaviour evaluated.
You can find further information on data privacy and the XING Share Button in XING’s data privacy statement: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Information, deletion, blocking
You have at any time the right to know free of charge what personal data of yours has been saved, where it has been collected and who by and also the purpose of data processing. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions regarding personal data, you are welcome to get in touch with us at the address provided in the legal notice.
Sometimes, websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files, which are deposited on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our site.
You can set your browser to inform you about the depositing of cookies and to only allow cookies in exceptional cases, to exclude the receiving of cookies in certain cases or generally, or to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of our website might be restricted.
Server log files
The provider of the sites automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
browser type/browser version
applied operating system
host name of accessing computer
time of server request
It is not possible to link this data to specific people. This data is not brought together with other data sources. We reserve our rights to examine this data at a later point in time, should we become aware of specific indications for an illegal use.
If you send us a request via the contact form, your data from the contact form including the contact data you entered will be saved for processing your request and in case of further questions. We will not pass them on to third parties without your permission.
Objection to commercial e-mails
We hereby object to using the contact data published in accordance with legal notice requirements for sending not explicitly requested commercial mail and information material. The website operators explicitly reserve legal measures in case of unsolicited sending of advertising materials, for instance by spam mail.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your e-mail address and information to allow us to verify that you are the owner of the given e-mail address and agree with being sent our newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We will only use this data to send the requested information and we will not pass this information on to third parties. You can withdraw the granted permission to save the data, the e-mail address, and to use the information to distribute the newsletter at any time, for instance via the “unsubscribe” button in the newsletter.