Data Protection Statement

Data Protection
The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.
The use of our website is generally possible without inputting personal data. If personal data is collected on our site (e.g. name, address or email address) this always takes place on a voluntary basis where possible. This data shall not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.
Please note that transmitting data over the internet (when communicating by email, for example) can present security risks. It is not possible to guarantee full protection of the data from third-party access.

Cookies
Some parts of this website use so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain viruses. They are designed to make our services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit to our website.
You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are stored on your computer so that you can allow cookies to be used once only, accept cookies in certain cases only, always refuse them, or automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted if you disable cookies.

Contact form
If you send us an enquiry via the contact form, the data you enter into the enquiry form will be stored, including the contact details you provide, so that the enquiry can be processed and any follow-up questions dealt with. We will not share this data without your consent.

Google Analytics
This website uses functions from 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 that are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of this website will usually be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Browser plug-ins
You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the release of data generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objecting to having your data collected
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is installed that prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in future: Disable Google Analytics
You can find more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Facebook plug-ins (‘Like’ button)
Plug-ins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA, are incorporated on our website. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins on our website by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ button. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is thereby notified that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook ‘Like’ button whilst logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to link your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the providers of the website do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy here: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

LinkedIn
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn social network site. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our webpages that contains LinkedIn features, it will connect to LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn ‘Recommend’ button whilst logged in to your LinkedIn account, it allows LinkedIn to link your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we as the providers of the website do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by LinkedIn.
You can find further information about this in LinkedIn’s privacy policy here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

XING
Our website uses functions from the XING social network site. These are provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our webpages that contains XING features, it will connect to XING’s servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored as part of this process. In particular, IP addresses are not stored and user behaviour is not analysed.
Further information about data protection and the XING share button can be found in XING’s privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

SSL encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the sending of confidential content, such as the enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection from the padlock symbol in your browser bar and the fact that “http://” in the address bar changes to “https://”.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.