Data protection

The operators of these pages 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 privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data (for example, name, address or E-Mail addresses) is collected on these pages, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Thus it is not possible to completely protect the data from access by third parties.

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

Our pages incorporate plug-ins from the social network provider Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. On our website, these Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”). An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information that you have visited our site via your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We must point out that we as the provider of these pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted, nor are we aware of how Facebook uses the data. For more information, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

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

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses some web analytics functions of the Google Analytics service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of this website to be analysed. The information cookies generate about your website use is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, provided you are located within a member state of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and provided that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. Only in some exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of these Google Analytics functions will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by activating a corresponding setting within your browser software. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may also prevent Google collecting data generated by cookies which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Privacy Policy for the use of Google +1

Our website uses some of the features of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collect and share information: The Google +1 button allows you to post information worldwide. This button will help you and others get personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you ‘+ 1’d’ for a piece of content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your + 1’s may appear as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your + 1 activity to improve Google’s services to you and others. To use the Google + 1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different 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 from you.

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

Privacy Policy for the use of Instagram

Our pages use some features of Instagram. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States. If you are logged in to 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. We must point out that we as the provider of these pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted, nor are we aware of how Instagram uses the data.

Privacy Policy for the use of Xing

Our website uses some functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit a site which includes Xing features it will connect to Xing servers. To our knowledge, there is no storage of personal data. In particular, your IP address will not be stored, and neither will your usage behaviour be evaluated.

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

Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-powered YouTube page. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit our YouTube plug-in-enabled site, you will be connected to the YouTube server. This YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about the handling of user data, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy

Right to information, deletion and blocking

At any time you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origins and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. In addition, you have the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information about personal data, please contact us at any time at the address shown in the Imprint.

Cookies

Our Internet pages use some so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer, nor do they contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offers more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of these pages 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 server request

This data cannot be associated with any specific person, and this data will not be merged with other data sources. If we become aware of specific indications of illegal use, we reserve the right to check this data retrospectively.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via our contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and to facilitate follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Objection to advertising emails

We expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published in the context of our imprint obligation for the purpose of sending us any advertising and informational materials we have not expressly requested, such as spam e-mails.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. We use this data exclusively for delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

Your consent to the storage of the data and an e-mail address, as well as their use for sending the newsletter, can be revoked at any time – for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.