Privacy Policy

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with current legislation in the field of personal data as well as in accordance with this privacy declaration. As a rule, it is possible to use our website without stating personal data.

If personal data is collected through our website (for example name, address or e-mail address), then this is always done – as far as possible – on a voluntary basis. This information will not be forwarded to third parties without your express permission. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that data transfer via internet (for example through e-mail communication) is not always secure. It is not possible to guarantee constant data protection from third parties in this sense.

Cookies

Internet pages sometimes make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and they do not contain any viruses. Cookies enable us to provide you with more user-friendly, effective and safe services. Cookies are small text files which are deposited in your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies employed by us are so-called “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit. It is possible through your browser settings to be informed when cookies appear, to determine that cookies only be accepted in individual cases, or to exclude cookies generally as well as to ensure the automatic deletion of cookies when you deactivate your browser. If cookies are deactivated, this can restrict the full functionality of this website.

Server Log Files

The provider of the website automatically generates and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. This information is as follows:

Type and version of browse
Operating system used
Referral URL
Hostname of the accessing computer
Time of server query

This data cannot be attributed to specific individuals. This data will not be merged with any other sources. We reserve the right to check the authenticity of this data afterwards if we have solid proof of unlawful usage of same.

Data Protection Declaration concerning the use of Google Analytics

This website utilises the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (text files) which are saved on the user’s computer and enable an analysis of the usageof the platform through the user. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transferred to a google server in the USA for storage.

If an IP anonymisation service is used when accessing this website, and if you are located within the European Union or in other countries who are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be shortened before transfer.

Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a google server in the USA, and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to render further services for the website operator related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent collection of data (including your IP address) and activities concerning our website generated by cookies, as well as preventing the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing browser plugins under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Information, Deletion, Refusal of Access

You are entitled to free information about your stored data at any time as well as their origin and receiver and the purpose of data processing as well the right to correction, refusal of access or deletion of this data. Enquiries concerning this and also any further questions on the topic of personal data can be addressed to us at any time at the address stated on the imprint page.

XING

On this website, we use functions of XING, a network that aims in particular to promote professional contacts among its members. The provider of this network is XING AG. It is located at Dammtorstraße 29-32 in 20354 Hamburg. When one of our pages with XING functions is accessed, a connection to XING servers is established. We are not aware that XING stores personal data. To the best of our knowledge, XING does not evaluate or store any IP addresses. If you would like further information on XING data protection, you can call up the XING data protection declaration with the link https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. There you can also learn more about the XING share button.

Twitter

We also use functions of the microblogging service Twitter on our website. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, a US company based in the USA, San Francisco, CA 94103, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, the main function of Twitter is the “tweet function”. If you use these via our website, a link will be established with your Twitter account. Data may be exchanged with other users and data may be transmitted to Twitter. We receive no knowledge of the content of the data sent to Twitter, nor are we informed of its use. Find out more about these questions at http://twitter.com/privacy. There you will find the detailed data protection statement of Twitter. Furthermore, the platform offers you the opportunity to design your own data protection settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings

Contact Form

If you make enquiries with us via the contact form, your details from the question form – including all contact data provided by you – will be stored by us in order to process your queries, and to better answer any further questions on your part. We do not pass on this data without your express permission.

Objection against advertising via e-mail

The utilization of contact data – published within the bounds of the imprint obligation – by a third party for the consignment of advertisements and information, which was not specifically solicited, is herewith explicitly objected to. The operator of the website reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising material, for example by means of spam mails.

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