The operator of these pages takes protecting your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in confidence and in line with the statutory data privacy regulations, as well as this data privacy statement.
It is generally not possible to use our website without giving any personal data. If personal data is gathered on our pages (for example, your name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always, as far as possible, done on a voluntary basis. Such data is not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may suffer from security gaps. It is not possible to protect data from access by third parties in an entirely secure manner.
Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins ("Like" button)
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. You can find an overview of the various kinds of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to link your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account beforehand.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
If you activate IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is however first truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the USA, and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide the website operator with further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data of Google.
You may prevent cookies being saved by setting your browser accordingly. We would, however, like to point out to you that, in this case, you may not necessarily be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety. You can, moreover, prevent the data generated by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded by Google, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Our pages use features of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre, Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The recording and passing on of information: Using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have voted +1 for a given item of content and information on the page that you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 vote can be displayed together with your user name for your Google profile and your photo in Google services as notes, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information on your +1 voting activities, in order to improve the Google services for both you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide, which at least needs to include the name chosen for the profile. This name is used across all Google services. In some cases this name may also be a substitute for another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or have other information about you that identifies you.
Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter
You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data privacy statement for the use of XING
Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our pages that contains functions of XING is accessed, a connection to servers of XING is established. As far as we are aware, no personal data is saved in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are saved or the usage patterns evaluated.
Information, deletion, blocking
You are entitled to be given information on your personal data stored, the origin of it and its recipient, and the purpose of the data processing, and have a right to have such data corrected, blocked or deleted, free of charge at any time. For this purpose, as well as if you have any further questions on the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically gathers and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:
• Browser type/browser version
• Operating system used
• Referring URL
• Host name of the accessing PC
• Time of the server query
Such data cannot be linked to the identity of specific individuals. This data is not combined with other data sources. If we become aware of any specific evidence of illegitimate use, we reserve the right to examine such data retrospectively.
If you submit enquiries to us using the contact form, your details from the contact form, including the contact details specified by you there, are saved by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case we have any questions. We do not pass on such data without your consent.
Status: January 2016