It is usually possible to use our website without providing personal information. Where personal information (such as name, address or email addresses) is collected on our websites, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We point out that data transfer over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can be susceptible to security breaches. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The websites make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies”. They 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 placing of cookies and allow cookies only in a particular case, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain functions or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be impaired.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your information from the enquiry form including your submitted contact details is stored to process the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. This information will not be disclosed without your consent.
If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website, you have to provide an email address and information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Other information is not collected. We use this information only to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
Consent to store information, email address and using it to send the newsletter can be cancelled at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analytics service. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, is the service provider.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies." These are text files that are stored on your computer that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the US where it is stored.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your information by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. It will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your information on subsequent visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been integrated in our site. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please visit http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visits to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our sites use Google+ functions. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, is the service provider.
Collection and dissemination of information: By using the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google+ button. Google stores the information that you have provided for content +1, as well as information about the page you viewed when you click on +1. Your +1 can be displayed on the internet as notifications along with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and other users. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name you've used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other identifying information of you.
Use of the information collected: In addition to the above intended uses, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release summarised statistics on the +1 activities of the user or disclose them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The service provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our pages that contain function of XING is opened, a connection to servers of XING is established. According to our knowledge, personal information is not stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage patterns analysed.
Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages with an integrated YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This allows the YouTube server to know which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing habits directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Information, deletion, blocking
You at all times have the right to free information about your stored personal information, its origin and destination and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. To this end, as well as with regard to other questions relating to personal information, you can always contact us via the address specified in the legal notices.
Objection to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The website operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as through spam mail.
The privacy statement is based on German legal basis.