Data protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in line with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy statement.

It is generally possible to use our website without having to provide any personal data. Any personal data that is collected by our website (for example name, address or email address) is done so on a voluntary basis, wherever possible. This data is not passed onto third parties without your express permission.

We would like to point out that online data transfers (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security holes. It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser next time you visit.

You can change the settings in your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies; only allow cookies in individual cases; prevent cookies being accepted in certain cases or in general; and activate the automatic deletion of all cookies when you close your browser. If you reject cookies, this may limit the use of the full functionality of the website.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically stores and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. This consists of:

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


This information cannot be assigned to specific individuals. None of this data will be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date upon becoming aware of respective legal violations.

Data privacy statement for the use of Piwik

This website uses the open source website analysis service Piwik. Piwik uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are saved on your computer and allow for an analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is saved on our server. The IP address is made anonymous prior to the information being saved.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the saving of cookies through a setting on your web browser software. However, we would like to point out that if you turn off cookies, you will not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent.

If you do not agree to the saving and use of your data, you can deactivate the saving and usage here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which will prevent Piwik from saving your usage information. If you delete your cookies, this will also delete the Piwik opt-out cookie. You would then need to reactivate the opt-out cookie when you next visit the website.

Data Privacy Statement for the use of Facebook plugins

On our pages you find plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugin can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives this information that you visited our page 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 pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our pages and connect it to your user account. We point out that we as providers of the sites don’t have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish that Facebook is able to assign your visit on our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account before your visit.

Data Privacy Statement for the use of Facebook plugins

On our pages you find plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugin can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: <= "" a = "">.
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives this information that you visited our page 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 pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our pages and connect it to your user account. We point out that we as providers of the sites don’t have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US.
If you do not wish that Facebook is able to assign your visit on our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account before your visit.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and are made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the sites don’t have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use by Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter via the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Data Privacy Statement for using Google +1

We use on our sites functions of Google +1. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043.
Collection and transfer of information: with the help of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information about the page you viewed when you click on +1. The results of your clicks via +1 can be shown as small hints together with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen profile name. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information from you.

The use of the collected information: in addition to the above-mentioned intended use, the provided information is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release aggregate statistics about the +1 user activities or rather forwards them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043. Every time you visit one of our pages containing features of LinkedIn, there will be a connection to the servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button being logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website. We point out that we as providers of the sites don’t have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through LinkedIn.
More information can be found in the Privacy Policy LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data Privacy Policy for use of Xing

Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our pages containing features of Xing, a connection to the servers from Xing is being established. The storage of personal data is not carried out according to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or analyzed referring to the usage behavior.
Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in the privacy policy of Xing under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Information, deletion or blocking

You always have the right to get free information about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of the data processing and the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as other questions relating to personal data you can contact us any time at the address stated under legal notices.

contradiction of promotional emails

The use of the published contact details within the legal notices obligation for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the sites reserve the right to express legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

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