Data Privacy Policy

Data Privacy

The operators of these websites take personal data privacy as a very serious issue. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the data privacy laws and the terms of this Privacy Policy.

The general use of our website is possible without the visitor providing any personal data. Any personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) gathered on our website is provided by the visitor on a voluntary basis. This data may not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

Advisory is given that data transmitted over the Internet (such as e-mail communications) may not be secure. Data cannot be protected so as to rule out all potential for third-party access.

Information, deletion, restriction

You have the right at all times to receive information regarding your stored personal data, the source and recipients thereof and the purpose for which the data is processed – free of charge – as well as the right to have this data corrected, restricted or deleted. You may contact us at any time at the address stated on the Disclosures/Disclaimers Web page for questions in this regard and pertaining to personal data.

Cookies

The websites utilize “cookies” to a certain extent. Cookies are harmless for your computer, and do not contain viruses. They serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most cookies we employ are ”session cookies.” These are automatically deleted upon leaving the website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being placed and decide whether to accept these on an individual basis or in certain cases, to block cookies in general or automatically delete them upon closing your browser. Not accepting cookies may limit the functionalities of our website.

Contact form

When you send us an inquiry via the contact form, we store the information you provide in the contact form, including the contact data you state there, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and any follow-up questions. This data is not disclosed without your consent.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores data automatically transmitted to us by your browser in what are known as “server log files.” This data discloses:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Server request time


This data is not referenceable to specific individuals, nor is it compiled with other data from other sources. We reserve the right to review this data given concrete indications of illegal usage.

Data Privacy Advisory Concerning Use of Google Analytics

This website utilizes the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics utilizes “cookies,” which are text files stored on your computer allowing analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the US where it is stored.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address in European Union member states and other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the website operator Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and Internet usage-related services for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not be merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the storing of cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly; you are advised however that in such case you may not be able to fully utilize the entire range of the features of this website. You can also prevent recorded data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de[S1]

Data Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our Web pages. The Facebook plugin is identifiable by the Facebook logo or
“Like” button appearing on our Web pages. An informational overview on Facebook plugins is posted here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook then receives the information that you have visited our page, and your IP address. You can link content from our Web pages with your Facebook profile by clicking on the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account. This enables Facebook to cross-reference your visit to our Web pages to your user account. Please note that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or regarding its use by Facebook. For further information please consult the Facebook privacy policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

You should log out of your Facebook account first if you do not want Facebook to be able to cross-reference your visit to our Web pages to your Facebook user account.

Data Privacy Advisory Concerning Use of LinkedIn

Our site utilizes functionalities provided by the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Whenever you open one of our Web pages which has LinkedIn functionalities, a connection with LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website, and of your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn may be able to cross-reference your visit to our website to user account. Please note that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or regarding its use by LinkedIn.

For further information please consult the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data Privacy Policy concerning use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google website YouTube. The operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of Web pages with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established with YouTube servers. The YouTube server receives information on which of our Web pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube is able to directly reference your surfing activity to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For further information onthe handling of user data, please see the YouTube data privacy policy
at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Marketing e-mail prohibition

The contact data provided on the legal disclosures Web page may not be used to transmit marketing or informational materials which have not been expressly solicited. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action against senders of unsolicited marketing information, including spam e-mail.