Data protection declaration

Data protection

As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of the applicable data protection legislation as well as with this data protection declaration.

In general, our website can be used without providing any personal data. If personal data are collected on our pages (e.g., name, address or email address), this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. The data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g., when communicating by email) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

 Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on our page, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.You can identify Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site.You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way, Facebook receives information that you have visited our site from your IP address.If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile.This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your user account.Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data.For more information, please see Facebook's data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, your browser establishes a connection to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our Internet website with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

Further information about this can be found in LinkedIn's data protection declaration under:https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are embedded in our website.These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users.Data is also transferred to Twitter.As the operator of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.Further information about this can be found in Twitter's data protection declaration under: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can modify your data protection preferences in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that have a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In this case, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing habits with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information about handling user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to request information on any stored personal data as well as its origin, the recipient, and the purpose of data processing at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal information if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

 

Cookies

Some of our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our range of services more user-friendly, efficient, 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". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies under certain conditions, generally reject them, or automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

 

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". This includes:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request


These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively examine this data in the event of concrete evidence of illegal activity.

 

Contact form

If you send us questions via the contact form, we will store your details from the request form including the contact details you provide for the purpose of answering your questions and any follow-up questions. This data is not disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

 

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data, which is published to comply with legal notice requirements, for the purpose of sending promotional and informational materials that are not expressly requested. The website operators reserve the right to take specific legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising material, such as spam email, is received.

 

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not forward it to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g., via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

 

Usage of Siteimprove Analytics

This Website uses Siteimprove Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Siteimprove GmbH. Siteimprove Analytics uses „cookies“, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including the anonymized IP-address of the visitor) will be transmitted to and stored by Siteimprove on servers in Denmark. Siteimprove will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity for website operators. Siteimprove will not transmit this information to third parties. IP addresses are anonymized irreversibly before data is made available in the Siteimprove Web Governance Suite for the website operators. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Siteimprove in the manner and for the purposes set out above.