Data privacy policy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection requirements and this data privacy policy.

As a rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data such as name, address or e-mail address is required to use our website, this is always on a voluntary basis if at all possible. This data is not passed on to third parties without your express approval.

We would like to point out that data transfer via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can never be fully secure. It is impossible to ensure complete protection for data against third party access.

Cookies

Web pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies make our web pages easier, more effective and safer to use for you. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser and stored on your computer.

Most of the cookies that we use are so-called session cookies. They are deleted automatically at the end of the session. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you decide to delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit us again.

You can configure your browser to alert you when cookies are saved and to only enable cookies in individual cases, to disable cookies in certain cases or in general, and to delete cookies automatically when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functions available on this website.

Server log files

The provider of these web pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request


This data cannot be tracked back to specific persons and is not combined with any other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data if there are concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

When you send us an enquiry via our contact form, we store the data you entered in the contact form including your contact data, for the purpose of processing your enquiry and any follow-up questions that you may have. We will not pass on this data on to third parties without your prior consent.

Newsletter data

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website we will need your e-mail address as well as further information that allows us to check whether you are in fact the owner of the e-mail address and wish to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We only use this data to send out the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You may revoke your authorization to store your data and e-mail address as well as to receive the newsletter via this e-mail address at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Data privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These text files are stored on your computer and enable them to analyse your use of this website. The information on your use of this website that is created by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there as a rule.

For further information about the use of user data by Google Analytics please refer to the data privacy policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser plug-in

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting your browser software settings; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and transmitted to Google and this data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection

You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

Order data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymization

We use the "Activate IP anonymization" function on this website. Google hereby abbreviates your IP address before transmission within the member states of the European Union and in other states that are party to the European treaties relating to the European economic area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of this website's operator to analyse your use of the website, prepare reports on website activities and provide other services related to website and Internet usage to the website operator. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted by your server with other data within the activities of Google Analytics.

Data privacy policy for the use of Google+

Our website uses Google+ functions provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and circulation of information: you can publish information worldwide using the Google+ button. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information you have provided for content +1 as well as information about the page you viewed after clicking +1. Your +1 can be inserted as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1-activities to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google+-button, you need a worldwide visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name may replace a different name that you have used to distribute content via your Google account. Users who know your e-mail address or have other identified information about you may be shown the identity of your Google profile.

Using the collected information: apart from the aforementioned uses, the information you provide will also be used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about the +1 activities of users and/or pass these on to users and partners, for example publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Data privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Whenever one of our web pages containing LinkedIn functions is called up, a connection is established to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the "recommend" button of LinkedIn and are logged in with your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we as the provider of these web pages do not receive information about the content of the data transferred and how this data is used by LinkedIn.

For further information please refer to the data privacy policy of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data privacy policy for the use of Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to display all fonts uniformly. When you call up a page, your browser will load the required web fonts to your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. Your computer will use a standard font if your browser does not support web fonts.

For further information about Google Web Fonts please refer to https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and to Google's data privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Data privacy policy for the use of Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Your IP address has to be stored to enable the use of the Google Maps functions. This information is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA as a rule. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transfer.

For more information about the handling of user data, please refer to Google's data privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Data privacy policy for the use of XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. Whenever one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection is established to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is thereby stored. IP addresses in particular are not stored, nor is the user performance evaluated.

For further information about data protection and the XING share button, please refer to the XING data privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Data privacy policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses a plug-in of the YouTube website operated by Google. The web pages are provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our web pages that feature a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is hereby informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are also logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging off your YouTube account.

For more information about the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube's data privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Data privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics Remarketing

Our pages use retargeting technologies from Google. These are provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This allows us to send visitors to our website personalized ads related to their interests. Advertising is shown on the basis of a cookie-based analysis of their previous usage and surfing behaviour. No personal data is saved in this case to the best of our knowledge. A cookie is saved to collect anonymized data about the user’s interests so that ads can be adapted individually to this information. These cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device.

You can permanently block the use of cookies for retargeting by disabling interests-based advertising by Google here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

Further information and the data protection regulations can be found in Google’s data privacy statement at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional functions on the various pages. We will only use the data you provide for the purpose of the relevant offer or service for which you have registered.

We will use the e-mail address you provide during registration to inform you of any important changes, for example relating to the scope of our offer or in the event of any necessary technical modifications.

SSL encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, for example any enquiries you may send us as the website operator. An encrypted connection is shown in your browser’s address line, which changes from "http://" to "https://" and also contains a lock icon.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you send us cannot be intercepted by third parties.

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We only collect, process and use personal data wherever this is necessary to justify, design the content of or change the legal relationship (inventory data). We only collect, process and use personal data on the utilisation of our website (usage data) wherever this is necessary to allow the user to utilize the service or to render account for this.

Information, deletion, blockage

You are entitled to request information about your personal data stored with us, including their origin, any recipients and the purpose for which they are stored, free of charge. You may also request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted at any time. If you have any further questions on personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us via one of the addresses provided in our legal notice.

Objection to advertising mails

The use of contact data published under the legal notice obligations for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information is expressly forbidden. The operators of the website reserve the right to take legal action in the case of the unsolicited despatch of advertising information, e.g. in the form of spam e-mails.