Privacy Policy

Data Protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data protection legislation as well as this privacy policy.
In general, our website can be used without providing any personal data. Should personal data be collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email address), then this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We point out that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Privacy Policy for Users of Etracker
Our website uses the etracker analysis service. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.
From the data, user profiles can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser. These cookies enable the recognition of your browser. Data collected by etracker technologies are not used to determine the personal identity of website visitors and are not compiled together with personal data related to the person referred to by the pseudonym unless expressly agreed to by the person concerned.
Data collection and storage may be revoked by you at any time with respect to future services. To reject data collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can use an etracker opt-out cookie at the following link. That ensures that in the future, no visitor information will be collected and stored by etracker in your browser: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb
Etracker uses an opt-out cookie called “cntcookie” to do this. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish your refusal to consent to remain valid. For more information, please refer to the etracker privacy policy: http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html

Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Facebook Plugins (Like button)
Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please check http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established using the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your user account.
Please note that, as the operator of this site, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or how Facebook uses this data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at http://dede.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider 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 and enable an analysis of how you use the website. As a rule, the cookie-generated data regarding your use of this website will be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are contracting parties to the agreement in the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity, and for providing other services regarding website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can stop these cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1
Our pages use Google +1 functions. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to obtain personalised content from Google and our partners.
Google stores both the information that you have given for +1 content as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible and public Google profile that contains at least the name you have selected as your profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you.
Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users and/or pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn
Our site uses functions of the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our Internet website with your user account. We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use of them through LinkedIn.
More information can be found in the Privacy Policy of LinkedIn at:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacypolicy

Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are embedded in our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “retweet” function, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter. As the operator of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information on Twitter’s privacy policy, please go to http://twitter.com/privacy.
To modify your privacy preferences at Twitter go to your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Xing
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. Storage of personal data is not carried out according to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behaviour evaluated.
For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
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Data Protection Policy for the Use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins by the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. Here the YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits with your personal profile directly. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have, at all times, the right to be provided with information free of charge concerning any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed as well as the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal information if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Cookies
The websites use so-called cookies in part. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our offer more user-friendly, efficient, 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 “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 the site.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Upon deactivation of cookies, the functionality of this site may be limited.

Server Log Files
The
website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. These include:

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

This data cannot be used to identify you personally.
This data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively when concrete evidence of unlawful use is known to us.

Contact Form
If you send us an information request via the contact form, we will collect the data given in the request form and the contact details that you provided to answer your question and any follow-up questions. This data will not be disclosed without your consent.

Objection to Promotional Emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The operators of the site reserve the right to take express legal steps in the case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam email.

Newsletter Data
To receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your e-mail address as well as information that will permit us to verify that you are the owner of this e-mail address, as well as consent that you wish to receive the newsletter. No additional data is collected. We use this information to send the requested information only, and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.