Data protection

The operators of these websites take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

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.

 

Cookies

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.

 

Contact form

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.

 

Newsletter data

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.

 

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

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.

For more information on using user data to Google Analytics, please refer to the privacy policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the features of this site. You can also prevent the capture of data related your use of the site and generated by the cookie (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google, by following the link below and downloading and installing the available browser plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

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.

 

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

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/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is created via the plug-in. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visits to our sites with your user account. We point out that we as a provider of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Facebook. For more information, refer to the privacy policy of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

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.

 

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Twitter functions are integrated in our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “retweet" function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In so doing, data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as a provider of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For more information, refer to the privacy policy of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Privacy policy for the use of Google+

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.

 

Privacy policy for the use of XING

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.

For more information on data protection and the XING share button, refer the privacy policy of XING at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

Privacy policy for the use of YouTube

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.

For more information on the handling of user data, refer to the privacy policy of YouTube at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

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.

 

Source: eRecht24

 

The privacy statement is based on German legal basis.