The operators of this website take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data privacy regulations and this data privacy statement.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
However, we would like to point out that data transmission via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of personal details against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.
This website uses functions of the website analysis tool, Google Analytics. The provider of Google Analytics is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies." These are text files that are stored on your computer to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA.
If the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. At the behest of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, for the purpose of compiling reports on the website activities and for that of providing the website operator with further services associated with use of the website and the Internet. Google will not associate the IP address communicated by your browser under the Google Analytics system with other data belonging to Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated through cookies (incl. your IP address) and related to the use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the plugin under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. On every access to our websites which contain LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “recommend” button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as the use of such by LinkedIn.
The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. On every access to our websites which contain XING functions, a connection to the servers of XING will be established. As far as we know, personal data are not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior evaluated.
Prohibition of advertising mails
We are obligated to publish contact information in the legal notice section. The use of such contact information for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited advertising information, e.g. spam e-mails etc.
Information, deletion, blocking
You shall be entitled, at any time, to receive information free of charge on any data stored relating to you personally as well as on their origin, their recipient and the purpose of data processing. You shall also be entitled to claim the correction, blocking or deletion of such data. For further questions about this as well as general questions about the person-related data, you may contact us at any time under the contact details displayed in the legal notice section.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These refer to:
- Browser type/version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
It is not possible to attribute these data to any specific person. Nor will these data be collated with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review this data if we become aware of any specific indications of illegal use.
To some extent, these websites make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not inflict any damage on your computer and do not contain any viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our online services more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies.” They are deleted again automatically after the end of your website visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit to our website.
You are able to adjust the settings of your browser in such a way that you are informed regarding the creation of cookies and permit such cookies only in individual cases, rule out the acceptance of cookies in certain events or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies whenever you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.