The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations, as well as in accordance with this privacy statement.
Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. If personal data [for example, name, address or email addresses] is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, to the extent possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent. We expressly state that data transmission on the Internet [e.g. when communicating via email] can have security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third-parties is not possible.
You have the right at any time to receive information at no charge concerning your stored personal data, the origin and recipients of your personal data, and the purpose for which your personal data is processed, as well as a right to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted. In this regard, or if you have questions concerning personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the Legal Notice.
In some cases the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that are saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called »session cookies«. They are automatically deleted after your visit is concluded. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at the next visit.
You can configure your browser in such a manner that you are informed of the setting of cookies, and that you only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, that you activate the acceptance of cookies for specific cases, or reject the acceptance of all cookies, as well as activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Deactivation of cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. This information consists of:
This data cannot be associated with specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retroactively check this data if we become aware of solid indications of unlawful use.
If you send inquires to us via the contact form, we will store your information from the inquiry form, including the contact data specified there, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the eventuality of follow-up questions. We do not forward this data without your consent.
If you want to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you, as well as information that permits us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending of the requested information, and do not forward it to third parties.
At any time you can revoke the consent you have granted to store the data and the email address, as well use the data and the email address to send the newsletter, via the »Unsubscribe« link in the newsletter.
This websites use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are identified with a Twitter logo or the suffix “tweet”. If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Twitter and give your consent to the transmission of data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can associate the visit with your Twitter account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Twitter by your browser and stored there.
For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Twitter Data Protection Notice.
This websites use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network plus.google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plugins are identified with the Google+ logo or the suffix “Google+” or “Google plus”, or “+1”.
If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Google and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Google. If you are logged into Google+, Google can associate the visit with your Google+ account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Google by your browser and stored there.
For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Google+, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Google Data Protection Notice.If you do not want Google to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Google+ before visiting our site.
This websites use social Plugins and API interfaces (“Instagram Plugins”) of Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025 (“Instagram”) are inserted on our website. The Instagram Plugins can be recognized on our home page through the “Instagram logo”. If you use an Instagram Plugin while you are logged on to your Instagram Account, the contents of our website may be linked to your Instagram Account Profile. This means that Instagram can assign the visit on our website to your user account. We explicitly draw your attention to the fact that as the operator of this website we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and its use by Instagram. You can find additional information on the data protection declaration of Instagram at: http://instagram.com/about/lega/privacy
We use social plugins (“LinkedIn Plugins”) of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”) to connect to LinkedIn. When the LinkedIn Plugins are activated, your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of LinkedIn. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to LinkedIn. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the LinkedIn Plugin. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which LinkedIn collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data, in particular with reference to the presentation of the LinkedIn Plugin: 1. visited page on our website which contains the LinkedIn Plugin, 2. the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, operating system, time), 3. the relevant LinkedIn user identification in the case of registered and logged-on LinkedIn users.
You can find additional information on the LinkedIn Plugins at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
We use social plugins (“Xing Plugins”) of Xing (Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) to connect to Xing. You can find additional information on the function and appearance of Xing plugins at: dev.xing.com/plugins/ When the Xing Plugins are activated, your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of XING. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to Xing. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the Xing Plugin in a second step. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which Xing collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data, in particular with reference to the presentation of the Xing Plugin: 1. visited page on our website which contains the Xing Plugin, 2. the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, operating system, time), 3. the relevant Xing user identification in the case of registered and logged-on Xing users.
This website contains at least one YouTube plug-in; YouTube is part of Google Inc., San Bruno/California, USA. When you visit one of our pages that contains a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server receives information on which specific page you have been visiting.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account when visiting our website, you allow YouTube to directly link your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. To prevent this, first log off from your YouTube account.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as a site operator. An encrypted connection indicates that the browser's address line changes from "http: //" to "https: //" and on the lock icon in your browser line.
If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us can not be read by third parties.
We hereby expressly object to the use of contact data, which has been published in accordance with the editorial requirements, for the transmission of not expressly solicited advertising and information material. The providers of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal actions in the event of unsolicited advertising like e.g. spam e-mails.