Data protection declaration
The operating companies of these pages give utmost importance to the protection of your personal data. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.
Our website can normally be used without providing personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected on our pages, it is always on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) may have security loopholes. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you exit the website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, disable the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of an illegal use.
This website uses Matomo - an open source web analytics service. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your usage of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is made anonymous before it is saved.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser which prevents Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie is also deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated the next time you visit our site.
Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Our pages integrate plug-ins from the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can share the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. As the provider of the pages, we would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted or of their use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the data protection declaration of Facebook at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Our pages use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Recording and forwarding of information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information globally. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can appear in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads, along with your profile name and photo.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google+ button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you use when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of information collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection stipulations. Google may publish aggregated statistics about the +1 activity of users or share them with users and partners such as publishers, interested parties or related websites.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you access one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to XING servers is established. According to our knowledge, personal data is not stored. In particular, IP addresses are not stored or the usage behaviour is not evaluated.
Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the XING data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Our website uses plug-ins from Google's YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection with the YouTube servers is established.
The YouTube server will be informed about our pages that you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the data protection declaration of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us, i.e. the operating company of the site. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the legal notice obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operating companies of these sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.