Data protection

Data Privacy Notice

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in line with statutory data protection provisions and this data privacy notice.

Please note that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. communication via email) may exhibit security gaps. It is not possible to protect data fully from being accessed by third parties.

 

Cookies

Internet pages sometimes use cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer or contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can configure your browser so that you are advised about cookies being set and only allow them to be accepted in particular cases or exclude them in general, as well as automatically delete cookies after the browser is closed. If you opt out of using cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

 

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and saves information in server log files that is automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This information comprises:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons and are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently examine these data if we have specific indications of illegal use.

 

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using our contact form, your details from the contact form, including the contact details you have given on it, will be saved by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case there are follow-up questions. We do not pass on these data without your consent.

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need you to give us an email address and information so we can check that you are the owner of the email address given and agree to receive the newsletter. We do not collect further data. We use these data solely for sending out the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

You may withdraw your consent for the data and email address to be saved and used to send the newsletter at any time; please go to the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by a cookie on your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

 

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. By doing so, your IP address is truncated within the Member States of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and provide services to the website operator associated with website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.

 

Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved through a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you do so. You can also prevent the data produced by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Objection to data collection

You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents your data from being collected whenever you visit this website in the future. Google Analytics opt-out: more information on dealing with user data at Google Analytics can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Contract data processing

We have signed an agreement with Google on contract data processing and implement in full the strict requirements set by the responsible data protection authorities on the use of Google Analytics.

 

Demographic features at Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic features” of Google Analytics to produce reports that contain statements on age, gender and interests of website visitors.

These data stem from interest-related advertising from Google and other visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the advertising settings in your Google account or generally prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics as set out under “Objection to data collection”.

 

Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the Like button on our website. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website, a direct connection is created between your browser and the Facebook server through the plugin. Facebook receives information from it that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook Like button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. Facebook can then assign your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that, as provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of their use by Facebook. You can find out more information about this in Facebook’s data privacy policy at

https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the Retweet function, the websites you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In doing so, data are also transmitted to Twitter. Please note that, as provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of their use by Twitter. You can find out more information on this in Twitter’s data privacy policy at

https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can amend your data privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Google+

Our website uses functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and passing on information: You can publish information globally using the Google+ button. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners by using the Google+ button. Google saves both the information you have given for content +1 as well as information you have viewed via the site when clicking on +1. Your +1s can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and displays on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible public Google profile that must contain at least the name you have chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who recognise your email address or other identifying information about you.

Use of collected information: In addition to the usage purposes set out above, the information you have provided will be used according to the applicable Google data privacy policy. Google publishes potentially collated statistics about +1 activities of users or passes these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

 

LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established with LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed of the fact that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s Recommend button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. Please note that, as provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of their use by LinkedIn.

You can find out more information on this in LinkedIn’s data privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you access one of our pages that contains XING  functions, a connection is established with XING servers. As such, we have no knowledge if personal data are saved. Specifically, no IP addresses are saved and no usage behaviour is analysed.

You can find out more information on XING’s data privacy policy and the XING Share button at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages with an integrated YouTube plugin, a connection is created with YouTube servers.

As such, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find out more information on dealing with user data in YouTube’s data privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

SSL encryption

For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as queries that you send us as website operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line in your browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and from the padlock symbol in your browser bar.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

Right to information, deletion, blocking, right to complain

You are entitled to information about your saved personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data, at any time free of charge. You can contact us at any time regarding this or with any other question about personal data through the address given in our statutory legal notice. Under the applicable statutory provisions, you also have the option of filing a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority in order to protect the aforementioned rights.

 

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby expressly object to the contact data published within the scope of our statutory legal notice obligation being used for the transmission of promotional and information material that was not explicitly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited information such as spam emails being sent.