Usually, our website can be used without having to provide any personal data. To the extent personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected, this will be done, wherever possible, on a voluntary basis. No such data will be disclosed to any third parties, unless you have expressly agreed.
Please note that it can never be guaranteed that the data transfer on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) will be 100% secure. The data can never be protected completely against access by third parties.
Some of the webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to improve the user friendliness, efficiency and security of our choice of products and services. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which are saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you have left our website. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. Such cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you access the website.
You can configure your browser so that you will be informed when cookies are about to be placed and will be able to allow cookies to be placed only on a case-by-case basis, to disable cookies in certain cases or in general, and to delete cookies automatically upon closing of the browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website might be limited.
Server Log Files
The provider of the webpages will automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This information is:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data will not be attributable to certain persons. This data will not be merged with any other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data subsequently if there are concrete indications regarding any illegal use.
When sending in requests via the contact form, your information from the contact form including the contact details provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and for follow-up questions, if any. We will not share this data with any third parties, unless you have given your consent.
If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website, you will need to provide us with your email address and with information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and agree to receive the newsletter. No other data will be collected. We will use this data only for transmitting the requested information and will no share it with any third parties.
You can withdraw your consent to the storing of the data, the email address and its usage for transmitting the newsletter at any time, such as via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter or directly via our website.
This website uses functionalities of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are saved on your computer and will allow your usage of the website to be analyzed. Any information about your usage of this website generated by the cookie will generally be transferred to a Google server in the US and will be stored there.
We have enabled the IP anonymization function on this website. Thereby, within any member state of the European Union or in another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated by Google before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and be truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your usage of the website, to generate reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with further services related to the usage of the website and of the Internet. The IP address transferred by your browser via Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data.
You can prevent the cookies from being stored by selecting the applicable settings; please note, however, that in such a case you might not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent. In addition to that, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link, you can prevent the collection by Google of any data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google:
Objection Against Data Collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed preventing your data from being collected when accessing this website in the future: Disabling Google Analytics
Commissioned Data Processing
We have entered into a commissioned data processing agreement with Google and comply fully with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities as regards the application of Google Analytics.
Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
Our webpages contain plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our page. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found at:°https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to correlate your visit of our webpages to your Facebook user account, please ensure, to be logged out of your Facebook user account.
Our website uses functionalities of the LinkedIn network. The operator is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Whenever you access one of our webpages containing functionalities of LinkedIn, a connection with servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn will be notified that you have accessed our webpages using your IP address. When you click on the “Recommend Button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to correlate your visit of our webpage to you and your user account. Please note that we as the operator of these pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functionalities of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever you access one of our webpages containing functionalities of XING, a connection with servers of XING will be established. To our knowledge, no personal data will be stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses will be stored and no user behavior will be analyzed.
Note on Embedding of Videos
We use videos on our website. Videos are embedded with the aid of external third-party suppliers. When embedding videos, the server of the suppliers will be called upon for technical reasons.
For embedding videos, we make use of the supplier Vimeo. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC based in 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.
On some of our webpages we use plug-ins of the supplier Vimeo. When accessing those pages of our website that contain such a plug-in, a connection to the Vimeo servers will be established and the plug-in will be displayed. This way, the Vimeo server will be informed of which ones of our webpages have been accessed by you. If you are logged into Vimeo as a member at that time, Vimeo will correlate this information to your personal user account. When using the plug-in such as clicking the start button of a video, this information will also be correlated to your user account. You can prevent such a correlation by logging out of your Vimeo user account before using our webpage and deleting the respective Vimeo cookies. Further information on the data processing and notes on data protection by Vimeo can be found at https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Our website uses plug-ins of YouTube, which is a Google-operated site. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When accessing one of our pages that contain a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers of YouTube will be established.
This way, the Youtube server will be informed of which ones of our webpages have been accessed by you.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to correlate your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Use of Google Maps
Our website uses the “Google Analytics” component provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Whenever the “Google Maps” component is accessed, Google will place a cookie to process user settings and data when the webpage is displayed where the “Google Maps” component is incorporated. Such a cookie will usually not be deleted when the browser is closed, but expires after a certain period of time, unless you delete it manually prior to this.
If you do not consent to this processing of your data, you may disable the “Google Maps” service and can thus prevent the data from being transferred to Google. To this end, you need to disable the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that you will then not be able to use “Google Maps” or might just use it with restrictions.
“Google Maps” and any information obtained via “Google Maps” will be used in accordance with the Google Terms of Service http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html and the Additional Terms and Conditions for “Google Maps” https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
This page employs SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, e.g. the enquiries that you send to us as the website operator You can identify an encrypted connection by the change in the address bar on the browser, from “http://” to “https://”, and by the padlock symbol on your browser row. Once SSL encryption has been enabled, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right to receive information on the personal data stored about you free of charge, its origin and receiver and the purpose of the data processing as well as, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of such data at any time. If you have questions to the above or any further questions on the personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address specified in the imprint.
If you have any further questions regarding privacy, you can contact our data protection officer, Mr. Steffen Wacker, at any time via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org