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 relevant data protection laws and this data privacy statement.
Except for any cases where it is technically impossible otherwise, it is possible to browse the entire website without providing personal data. If personal data is obtained from our websites (such as name, address or e-mail address), then this data is only ever obtained volunteered by the user. This data will not be passed on or disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We point out explicitly that data transfer over the Internet (such as communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is impossible.
Some of the pages on our website use “cookies”. Cookies contain no viruses and cannot harm your computer. They serve to make the website safer, more efficient and more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files which your browser stores on your computer’s hard disk.
Most of the cookies we use are what are called “session cookies”. They will be automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser again the next time you visit.
You can set up your browser to notify you before it accepts any cookies and to allow cookies on a case-by-case basis only. Alternatively you can have your browser reject cookies in specific cases or as a general rule, and have it delete any cookies automatically when you close your browser. Note that disabling cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
The provider of the web pages automatically collects and saves information in “log files” that your browser automatically provides us with. Such data are:
– Browser type and version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Hostname of the accessing computer, and
– Time of the server request
This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. The data are not pooled with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at any time if we become aware of any concrete evidence of unlawful use.
If you direct enquiries to us using the contact form, the data you provide in the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be used for processing the enquiry and we will store this data for the event that you make follow-up enquiries. We will not pass this data on to third parties without your consent.
If you wish to receive the newsletter advertised on our website, then we will need from you a valid e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We gather no other data. We will only ever use this data for sending you the requested information, and will not disclose it to third parties.
You may at any time revoke the permission you have given to store any data and your e-mail address, and their use for sending you the newsletter, for example using the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help us analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America.
You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by setting your browser software accordingly; however we must point out that in this case not all functions of the website will be available to you in their full capacity. You can also prevent Google’s recording of the cookie-generated data regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
The pages on our website integrate plugins from the social network Facebook, provided by 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 the respective page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish for Facebook to trace your visit to our web pages back to your Facebook user account, then please log out of your Facebook account.
You can also adjust your privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. This is provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Whenever you call up one of our web pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established to servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is thus informed that you, at your IP address, have visited our site. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, then LinkedIn will be able to trace your visit to our website back to your user account. Please note that, as the website provider, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how LinkedIn uses that data.
Our website uses functions of the network XING. This is provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever you call up one of our web pages that contains XING functions, a connection is established to servers of XING. To our knowledge, no personal data is stored in this process. In particular, no analysis of IP addresses or browsing habits takes place.
You can find more information about data protection and the XING “Share” button in XING’s data protection policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of that site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Whenever you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. Thus the Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you happen to be logged into your YouTube account at the same time, then you allow YouTube to trace your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account.
You are entitled at all times and free of charge to request information on your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the processing of this data, and you are also entitled to correct, block or delete this data. For all further questions relating to this and the matter of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal Notice.