Privacy Policy

Data pro­tec­tion
The ope­ra­tors of these sites take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data very serious­ly. We treat your per­so­nal data con­fi­den­ti­al­ly and in accordance with the legal data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons as well as this data pro­tec­tion state­ment. The use of our website is nor­mal­ly pos­si­ble without giving per­so­nal data. If per­so­nal data (eg name, address or e-mail addres­ses) are collec­ted on our pages, this is always done on a vol­un­ta­ry basis as far as pos­si­ble. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data trans­mis­si­on on the Inter­net (for example, when com­mu­ni­ca­ting via e-mail) can have secu­ri­ty gaps. A com­ple­te pro­tec­tion of the data before access by third parties is not pos­si­ble.

Cookies
The inter­net pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your com­pu­ter and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-fri­end­ly, effec­tive and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your com­pu­ter and which your browser saves. Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to reco­gni­ze your browser on the next visit. You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies, to allow cookies in indi­vi­du­al cases, to exclude the accep­tan­ce of cookies for spe­ci­fic cases or in general, and to activa­te the auto­ma­tic dele­ti­on of cookies when the browser is closed. The func­tio­n­a­li­ty of this website may be restric­ted when cookies are deac­tiva­ted.

Server-Log-Files
The pro­vi­der of the pages auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collec­ts and saves infor­ma­ti­on in so-called server log files, which your browser auto­ma­ti­cal­ly trans­mits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Ope­ra­ting system
  • Refer­rer URL
  • Host­na­me of the acces­sing com­pu­ter
  • Time of server request

These data can not be attri­bu­t­ed to spe­ci­fic persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to review these data at a later date, if we are aware of any spe­ci­fic indi­ca­ti­ons for unlaw­ful use.

Contact form
If you send us inqui­ries by means of a contact form, your infor­ma­ti­on from the inquiry form, inclu­ding the contact details pro­vi­ded there, will be stored by us for the purpose of pro­ces­sing the inquiry and for the case of con­nec­tion ques­ti­ons. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Google Ana­ly­tics
This website uses fea­tures of the web ana­ly­tics service Google Ana­ly­tics. Pro­vi­der is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Parkway Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Ana­ly­tics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your com­pu­ter and allow you to analyze the use of the website. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the cookie about your use of this website is gene­ral­ly trans­fer­red to a Google server in the USA and stored there. For more infor­ma­ti­on on how to deal with Google Ana­ly­tics user data, please visit Google’s Privacy Policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser Plugin
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser soft­ware accord­in­gly; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the func­tions of this website. In addi­ti­on, you can prevent Google from collec­ting and pro­ces­sing the data gene­ra­ted by the cookie (inclu­ding your IP address) related to your use of the website, as well as the pro­ces­sing of this data by Google by down­loa­ding the browser plug-in avail­ab­le at the fol­lo­wing link and install:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Con­tra­dic­tion against data collec­tion
You can prevent the collec­tion of your data by Google Ana­ly­tics by cli­cking on the fol­lo­wing link. An opt-out cookie is set which pre­vents the collec­tion of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Ana­ly­tics

IP anony­mi­za­ti­on
We use the “Activa­ti­on of IP anony­mi­za­ti­on” func­tion on this website. However, Google’s IP address has been pre­vious­ly abrid­ged within Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agree­ment on the European Eco­no­mic Area. Only in excep­tio­nal cases will the full IP address be trans­fer­red to a Google server in the USA and abbre­via­ted there. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this website, Google will use this infor­ma­ti­on to eva­lua­te your use of the website, to compile reports on website activi­ty, and to provide other ser­vices related to website usage and inter­net usage against the website ope­ra­tor. The IP address pro­vi­ded by Google Ana­ly­tics from your browser will not be merged with other Google data.

Face­book-Plugins (Like-Button)
On our pages are plugins of the social network Face­book, pro­vi­der Face­book Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, Cali­for­nia 94025, USA, inte­gra­ted. You can reco­gni­ze the Face­book plugins on the Face­book logo or the “Like-Button” on our site. An over­view of the Face­book plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages, the plug-in is used to estab­lish a direct con­nec­tion between your browser and the Face­book server. Face­book will be infor­med that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Face­book Like button while you are logged into your Face­book account, you can link the content of our pages to your Face­book profile. This allows Face­book to asso­cia­te the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a pro­vi­der of the pages we do not receive any know­ledge of the content of the trans­mit­ted data as well as their use by Face­book. For more infor­ma­ti­on, see the Face­book privacy policy at http://de-en.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Face­book to asso­cia­te the visit of our pages with your Face­book user account, please log out of your Face­book user account.

Twitter
Func­tions of the Twitter service are inte­gra­ted on our sites. These fea­tures are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the web­sites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also trans­mit­ted to Twitter. We would like to point out that as a pro­vi­der of the pages we are not aware of the content of the trans­mit­ted data as well as their use by Twitter. For more infor­ma­ti­on, see Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy set­tings on Twitter in the account set­tings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+
Our pages use Google+ fea­tures. Pro­vi­der is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Parkway Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. Gathe­ring and sharing infor­ma­ti­on: Google+ lets you publish infor­ma­ti­on around the world. The Google + button gives you and other users per­so­na­li­zed content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the infor­ma­ti­on that you gave +1 for a content, as well as infor­ma­ti­on about the page you saw when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be viewed as a clue along with your profile name and photo in Google ser­vices, such as search results or your Google profile, or else­whe­re on web­sites and ads on the Inter­net. Google records infor­ma­ti­on about your + 1 activi­ties to improve Google ser­vices for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a glo­bal­ly visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google ser­vices. In some cases, this name can also be used to replace a dif­fe­rent name that you used when sharing content from your Google Account. The iden­ti­ty of your Google profile can be dis­play­ed to users who know your e-mail 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 aggre­ga­ted sta­tis­tics on users’ + 1 activi­ties, or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, adver­ti­sers, or related sites.

Insta­gram
On our pages, func­tions of the Insta­gram service are inte­gra­ted. 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 pages to your Insta­gram profile by cli­cking on the Insta­gram button. This allows Insta­gram to asso­cia­te the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a pro­vi­der of the pages we are not aware of the content of the trans­mit­ted data as well as their use by Insta­gram. For more infor­ma­ti­on, see the Insta­gram Privacy State­ment: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Lin­kedIn
Our website uses the func­tions of the Lin­kedIn network. Is the Lin­kedIn Corporation, 2029 Stier­lin Court, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our sites that contain Lin­kedIn, Lin­kedIn con­nec­ts to Lin­kedIn servers. Lin­kedIn is infor­med that you have visited our Inter­net pages with your IP address. If you are a Lin­kedIn member, click here to log in to your account. If you are not a Lin­kedIn member, click here to become a member. We would like to point out that as a pro­vi­der of the pages we have no know­ledge of the content of the trans­mit­ted data as well as their use by Lin­kedIn. For more infor­ma­ti­on, see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Pin­te­rest
On our site, we use social plugins of the social network Pin­te­rest, which is ope­ra­ted by the Pin­te­rest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103–490, USA (“Pin­te­rest”). When you visit a page that con­tains such a plugin, your browser makes a direct con­nec­tion to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin sends log data to the server from Pin­te­rest to the USA. These logs may include your IP address, visited website addres­ses, which also contain Pin­te­rest fea­tures, browser type and set­tings, date and time of the request, how to use Pin­te­rest, and cookies. For more infor­ma­ti­on about the purpose, scope, and further pro­ces­sing and use of the data by Pin­te­rest, as well as your rights to and pro­tec­tion of your privacy, please refer to Pinterest’s privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy

XING
Our website uses func­tions of the XING network. The pro­vi­der is XING AG, Damm­tor­stra­ße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our pages that contain XING fea­tures, you will be con­nec­ted to XING servers. As far as we know, per­so­nal data are not stored. In par­ti­cu­lar, no IP addres­ses are stored or the usage beha­vi­or is eva­lua­ted. For more infor­ma­ti­on on the Privacy Policy and the XING Share button, please visit the XING Privacy State­ment at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube
Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is ope­ra­ted by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be con­nec­ted to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is infor­med which of our pages you have visited. When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to map your surfing beha­vi­or direc­t­ly to your per­so­nal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how to deal with user data, please visit the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

SSL encryp­ti­on
This site uses SSL encryp­ti­on for secu­ri­ty reasons and for the pro­tec­tion of the trans­mis­si­on of con­fi­den­ti­al content, such as the inqui­ries you send to us as a site ope­ra­tor. An encryp­ted con­nec­tion indi­ca­tes that the browser’s address line changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and on the lock icon in your browser line. If the SSL encryp­ti­on is activa­ted, the data that you trans­fer to us can not be read by third parties.