Privacy policy:

Privacy Policy
Below we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. In doing so, we observe the data protection law applicable in Germany. You can access this declaration at any time on our website.

We expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) is subject to security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.

The use of the contact data of our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, unless we have previously given our written consent or there is already a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personal data

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, or if its content is to be modified or amended, or if you send us an enquiry, we will collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data will only be stored as long as it is necessary for the stated purpose (processing your request or processing a contract). Tax and commercial retention periods are taken into account. By order of the responsible authorities, we may in individual cases provide information about this data (inventory data), insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for averting danger, for fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or for enforcing intellectual property rights.

Privacy policy for the newsletter function

By voluntarily entering your e-mail address in our newsletter and confirming this by double opt-in procedure, you declare your consent that you would like to receive our e-mail newsletter. You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Each e-mail contains a “Unsubscribe” link. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. Additional voluntary information only serves to personalize the newsletter.

Privacy policy for the Facebook plug-in (“Like”)
This website uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website who have the Facebook plugin (“Like” button) installed are hereby notified that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook, through which a transmission is made to your browser for the plugin to appear on the website.
Furthermore, the use of the plugin forwards data to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits on our homepage. For logged in Facebook users, this means that the usage data is assigned to your personal Facebook account.
As soon as you actively use the Facebook plug-in as a logged in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account beforehand.
For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Privacy policy for the web analytics service Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google 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 cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We have activated IP anonymisation. On this website your IP address will therefore be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. 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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Privacy policy for the web ad service Google Adsense
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertisement service of Google Inc., USA (“Google”). Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies” (text files) which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. Google Adsense also uses “web beacons” (small invisible graphics) to collect information. By using web beacons, simple actions such as visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website with regard to the advertisements, compiling reports on website activity and advertising for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and web beacons from being displayed by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools > Internet Options > Data Protection > Settings”; in Firefox under “Tools > Settings > Data Protection > Cookies”); however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google Plus Social Network Privacy Statement
This website uses the so-called “G +1” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is identified by the “G +1” sign. If you are registered with Google Plus, you can use the “G +1” button to express your interest in our website and share content from our website on Google Plus. In this case, Google stores both information that you have given a “G +1” for one of our content and information about the page you have viewed. Your “G +1” may be displayed together with your name (or photo, if available) on Google Plus in other Google services, such as Google Search or your Google profile.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to Google’s privacy policy:

Privacy policy for “Google AdWords Conversion Tracking” by Google Inc.
This website uses the “Google AdWords Conversion Tracking” function of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site when you click on a Google advertisement. Cookies are valid for a maximum of 90 days. Personal data is not stored. As long as the cookie is valid, Google and we as the website operator can recognise that you have clicked on an advertisement and have reached a specific target page (e.g. order confirmation page, newsletter registration). These cookies cannot be tracked across multiple websites by different AdWords participants. The cookie creates Google AdWords conversion statistics. These statistics record the number of users who have clicked on one of our ads. It also counts how many users have reached a target page that has been tagged with a “conversion tag”. However, the statistics do not contain any data that can be used to identify you.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings”; in Firefox under “Tools > Settings > Privacy > Cookies”); however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Further information on how Google uses conversion data and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/93148?ctx=tltp, http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Privacy policy for the use of the webmessage service twitter.com
We have also integrated the webmessage service twitter.com on our website. This service is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” function. This allows you to publish 140 character long messages with website links in your own Twitter account. If you use the “Tweet” function of Twitter on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account on Twitter and may be publicly announced there. Data is also transferred to Twitter.
We are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For further information, please consult Twitter’s privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy
Twitter offers you the possibility to define your own data protection settings under the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy policy for the XING recommendation function

This website uses functions of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access our website, which is equipped with such a function, it causes the browser you are using to establish a connection to XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored when you access our website. XING also does not store any IP addresses, nor does it evaluate user behavior by using cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button”. Further information on data protection with the “XING Share Button” can be found at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

right to information
You have the right at any time to inquire free of charge and immediately about the data collected about your person. You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data with effect for the future. To provide information, please contact the provider under the contact details in the imprint.