Privacy statement:

Data protection

The owners of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions and this privacy statement.

As a rule, this website can be used without any personal data having to be provided. Insofar as personal data (e.g., names, addresses or email addresses) are collected on our webpages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, if possible. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as emails, via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties.

Privacy statement for the use of etracker

Our website uses the etracker web analytics service. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

The data can be used to create a usage profile under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your Internet browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize your browser. The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of visitors to our website, and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned.

You may at any time revoke consent to the collection and storage of data with respect to future services. In order to revoke consent to the collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, under the following link you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker that will prevent visitor data from your browser being collected and stored by etracker in future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb

This has the effect that an opt-out cookie with the name “cntcookie” is set by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your refusal of data collection. For further information, refer to the privacy statement issued by etracker: www.etracker.com http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can attribute the visit to our website to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the website, do not receive any notice of the content of transmitted data, nor of its use by Facebook. Further information about this is given in the data policy published by Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

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

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to enable the way you use the site to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA.

In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be first transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing the website operator with other services relating to use of the website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) being gathered and transmitted to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Our website uses functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and transfer of information: By using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button enables you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have given a "+1" for content and information about the website that you were viewing when you clicked on the +1 button. Your +1 recommendations can be displayed as references together with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or your Google profile) or at other locations on websites and in Internet advertisements. Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and contains at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have received other identifying information from you.

Use of collected information: In addition to the intended uses described above, the information that you provide is also used in accordance with the applicable terms of the Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregate statistics about the +1 activities of users or may pass these statistics on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

Privacy statement for the use of XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you call up one of our webpages containing functions of Xing, a connection is established to Xing servers. As far as we are aware your personal data is not stored. In particular no IP addresses are stored or utilization data evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing share button can be found in Xing’s data protection statement at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge regarding the personal data that has been stored about you, its origin and recipient(s), and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For questions about this and other topics relating to personal data, you are welcome to contact us at any time at the address specified in the legal notice.

Cookies

Some of the webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer more user friendly, and more 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 deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your hardware until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser again the next time you visit our website.

You can change the settings of your browser so that you will be informed when cookies are saved and so that cookies are permitted only in individual cases. You can also prevent the acceptance of cookies in particular cases or as a general rule, and specify that cookies will be automatically deleted when you close the browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted if cookies are deactivated.

Server log files

The provider of the webpages gathers and stores information automatically in files known as server log files, which your browser sends us automatically. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • The operating system you are using
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data is not attributable to identifiable persons. The data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to check this data in retrospect if we become aware of specific indications of any illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries by way of a contact form, the details you give in the enquiry form including the contact details stated by you on the form will be saved by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case there are follow-up questions. The data will not be passed on to others without your consent.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby object to any third party using the contact details published on our obligatory legal notice page for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising or information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against any party who sends unsolicited advertising material, including but not limited to spam emails.

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address as well as information which permits us to check if you are the owner of the specified email address and if you agree to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data is gathered. We use this data exclusively for mailing the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke the consent given for storing the data and the email address and for using these for the mailing of the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking the “unsubscribe” link given in the newsletter.