Data privacy statement

Data privacy
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data privacy regulations and this data privacy statement. Use of our website is normally possible without the need to provide any personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) are collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. Without your explicit consent, these data will not be passed on to third parties. We ask you to note that data transmission on the internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) can show security gaps. It is not possible to protect data completely against access from third parties.

Cookies
Some internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies make our website more user-friendly, effective 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 known as session cookies that are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies continue to be stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only permit cookies in individual cases, refuse to accept cookies in certain cases or in general, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. This service is provided by 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 your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

Browser plug-in
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we wish to point out that you may not in this case be able to take advantage of all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objecting to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link: deactivate Google Analytics . This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being collected during future visits of this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. You can learn more about the handling of user data at Google Analytics in the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Our website uses plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognized from the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook’s data policy at https://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 user account.

Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our web pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also passed on to Twitter. We would like to point out that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Twitter. Further information can be found in Twitter‘s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn‘s “Recommend button” while logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by LinkedIn. Further information can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

SSL encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as the enquiries you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol displayed in your browser line. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Objecting to advertising e-mails
We hereby oppose the use of the contact data published in the mandatory website credits for the sending of unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. in the form of spam e-mails.