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Privacy Policy

Data Protection

As the operators of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data with the utmost confidentiality and in accordance with data protection legislation and the provisions of this data protection policy.

It is generally possible to use our website without having to disclose any personal details. As far as personal data are collected on our website (such as name, address or e-mail address), this is always effected on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent.

We must point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in the case of e-mail communication) can be subject to gaps in security and that it is not possible to protect against access by third parties entirely.

 

Privacy statement regarding the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

We have integrated plugins of the Facebook social networking service into our website. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our website. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This will provide Facebook with the information that you have visited our site and with your IP address. Clicking on the Like button when you are logged into your Facebook account allows you to link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This will enable Facebook to assign our pages to your user account. We must point out that we, as providers of the website, receive no information about the content of the data that are transferred or about how they are used. You can find further information about this in Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website, please log out from your Facebook user account.

 

Privacy statement regarding the use of Google Analytics

This website uses features 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”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transferred to one of Google’s servers located in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated for this website, Google will abridge your IP address within a member state of the European Union or another state party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to one of Google's servers located in the USA and abridged there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse to have cookies stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being captured and sent to Google, and also prevent Google from processing these data, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Data privacy statement relating to the use of Google +1

Our website uses features of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Capture and transfer of data: you can use the Google +1 button to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores information made available by you as +1 content, together with information about the page which you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 button may be displayed as information together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and for others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible public Google profile that must at least include the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. This name may in some cases replace a different name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information from you.

Use of captured information: in addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with Google’s currently applicable data privacy policy. Google may possibly publish summary statistics about +1 activities of users and pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers and associated websites.

 

Data privacy statement relating to the use of Xing

Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. A link will be established to Xing servers each time one of our pages containing Xing functions is accessed. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data are stored in this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no analysis of user behaviour is performed.

You can find further information about data protection and the Xing Share button in Xing's data privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Rejection of promotional e-mails

We hereby reject the use by third parties of data published in accordance with our legal obligation to provide contact information in order to send us advertising material and information that we have not explicitly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unsolicited sending of advertising material such as spam mails.

 

Information, deletion, deactivation

You are entitled at any time to request information free of charge about the data about you that we store, about their origin, about who received them and about the purpose for which they were processed. You are also entitled to request that these data be corrected, deactivated or deleted. You may contact us at the address indicated in the legal notice if you have any further questions about this or any other topic relating to personal data.

 

Cookies

Some web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies help us to enhance your user experience and to make our offering more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer and stored in your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” and are automatically deleted when you leave. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our site.

You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are set and are able to choose whether to accept them in each individual case only, or whether to reject cookies in specific cases or generally, as well as choose to delete cookies when you close your browser. The functionality of our website may be restricted if you choose to deactivate cookies.

 

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transfers to us. This information comprises:

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


These data cannot be assigned to a specific person and are not collated with data from other sources. We reserve the right to examine these data subsequently if we become aware of a concrete indication of unlawful use.

 

Contact form

If you use our contact form to request information, we will store the details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, to process the request and to answer any follow-up queries. We will not pass this information on without your consent.

 

Rejection of promotional e-mails

We hereby reject the use by third parties of data published in accordance with our legal obligation to provide contact information in order to send us advertising material and information that we have not explicitly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unsolicited sending of advertising material such as spam mails.

 

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you together with information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address specified, and that you agree to the receipt of the newsletter. We do not collect any other data. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not disclose them to third parties.

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of such data and your e-mail address and to their use for the distribution of the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Cancel” link in the newsletter.

 

 

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