Privacy Policy

The operators of these sites take the protection of personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the data protection legislation and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Where possible, personal data (such as names, addresses or email addresses) is always collected on our website on a voluntary basis. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.
Please be advised that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication via email) may have security flaws. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
Our pages contain plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the 'like button' on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
A direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server when you visit our pages. This will give Facebook the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the 'like button' while logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our pages to your Facebook profile. That way, Facebook can match your visit to our pages to your account. As the provider of the pages, we would like to point out that we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. More information on this can be found in Facebook's privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to match your visits to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to allow the website operator to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 para. 3 TMG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 26 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across several devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics

Privacy statement for the use of Google +1
With the help of Google +1 buttons, you can publish information worldwide. Through Google +1 buttons, you and other users can receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves information that you gave for +1 content, as well as information about the site you were looking at when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed in Google services together with your profile name and your photo, for instance in search results, on your Google profile or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google collects information regarding your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use Google +1 buttons, you require a Google public profile that is visible worldwide and that will have to at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you have used for sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile is visible to users that know your email address or are in possession of other personally identifiable information.
In addition to the aforementioned purposes, the personal information provided by you is used according to the current Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users or pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Privacy statement for the use of Twitter
Our pages contain features of the Twitter service. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" feature, websites that you have visited are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This involves the transfer of data to Twitter. As the provider of the pages, we would like to point out that we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. More information about this can be found in Twitter's privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.

Privacy policy for use of Xing
Our website uses features of the XING network. Provider, XING AG, Dammtor Street 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For each use of one of our pages that contain features of Xing, a connection to a XING server will be established. There is no retention of transfer of personal data to the best of our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses or user behaviour is saved or analyzed. Further information on data protection and the Xing share button, see the the Xing privacy policay at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Rejection of\ Promotional Emails
The use of published contact data from the 'Impressum' page to transmit unsolicited advertising or informational material is forbidden. The operators of the site will take legal steps against any unsolicited promotional information received, such as spam e-mails.

Privacy policy for use of Pinterest
On our side, we use social plugins from the Pinterest social network, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. When visiting a page containing such plugins, your browser makes a direct connection to the Pininterest servers. The plugin transmits protocol data to the Pininterest server in the United States. This protocol data may include: your IP address, the addresses of visited websites also featuring Pininterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, your manner of use of Pinterest as well as cookies. For more information about the purpose, amount, processing and use of data through Pininterest, and your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please see Pininterest's privacy policies: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Privacy policy for use of Tumblr
Our sites use buttons from Tumblr. Provider: Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons enable you to share articles or websites via Tumblr, or follow a provider. When using one of our websites with a Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection with the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the amount of data that Tumblr gathers and transmits with the plugin. As things stand, the IP address and the URL of the user are transferred. More information can be found in Tumblr's privacy policy: http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy..

Information, Deletion, Preventing
It is your right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. In regards to this, as well as other questions you may have relating to personal data, you can contact at any time at the address located in our 'Imprint' section.

The page provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

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

These data is not assignable to specific individuals. A compilation of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to examine this data if we are able to obtain concrete evidence that unlawful use has occurred.

The websites make use of cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are named "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device memory until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
You can alter your browser settings so that you are informed about the use of cookies, can allow their use on an individual basis, accept of cookies in specific cases or general rule and the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. Enable cookies in individual cases only, activate the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or to automatic delete cookies as a general rule each time you close the browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.

Contact Form
If you contact us via the contact form, the information from your inquiry, including your contact data, will be saved by us for the purpose of processing your request, as well as for any follow up questions you may have. This data will not be disclosed without your consent.

Newsletter Data
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address as well as information to allow us to verify you are the owner of the said address and have agreed to received newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this information only to send on the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, most notably via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

As 25 April 2018