Data protection statement

Data protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal details in confidence and in accordance with legal data protection provisions as well as the content of this data protection statement.

In principle, our website can be accessed without providing any personal details. Where our web pages ask for personal details (for example your name, address or e-mail address), this is on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed to third parties without your express consent.
Please be aware that there may be security gaps when transferring data via the internet (e.g. in e-mail communications). It is impossible to fully protect your data from access by third parties.

Data protection statement with respect to the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. This service is provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’. These are data files that are saved on your computer and which allow analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If you activate IP anonymity on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.  The complete IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of this website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional website usage and internet usage services to the website operator. The IP address acquired from your browser by Google Analytics will not be linked to any other Google data. You can block cookies via the settings in your browser software; however please note that in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also block data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Data protection statement with respect to the use of LinkedIn

You can block cookies via the settings in your browser software; however please note that in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also block data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Data protection statement with respect to the use of Xing

You can block cookies via the settings in your browser software; however please note that in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also block data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to promotional e-mails
We herewith refuse the use by third parties of the contact data as published within the framework of our statutory legal notice under German law to send you promotional materials and information that you have not expressly requested. The operators of these web pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional materials, for example via spam e-mails.

Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled, at no cost and at any time, to receive information about your saved personal data, its origin and recipients and the reason for processing this data and you also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time regarding this or other issues relating to personal data via the address found in the website details.

Cookies

The websites use so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are created on your computer and saved by your browser. The majority of the cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are deleted automatically when you leave the website. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit our website again. You can change your browser settings so that you are notified when cookies are used and permit cookies only in individual situations, refuse to accept cookies in specific cases or in general, or automatically delete cookies when you close the browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Server-Log-Files

The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically communicates to us. These are:
› Browser type/ Browser
› Operating system used
› Referrer URL
› Host name of accessing computer
› time of the server request
This data is not assignable to specific individuals. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively should we receive concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry using the contact form, we will save your details from the request form, including the contact details you provide, so that we can process your request and in case you have any subsequent queries. We will not forward these details to anyone without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter available via the website, we will need an e-mail address from you as well as information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further details are collected. We use these details only to send you the information you have requested and do not pass them to third parties.
You may withdraw your consent for us to save your details, your e-mail address and their use for sending you the newsletter at any time, for example via the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter.