The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with both statutory data protection requirements and this Data Protection Statement.
As a rule, you may use our website without specifying any personal data. Where personal data is gathered on our website (your name, address or e-mail address, for example) this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. These data are not shared with third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that online data transmission (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect data completely from unauthorised access.
Most of the cookies we use are what is known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit our website.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically gathers and stores information in what are known as server log files that your browser sends to us automatically. These contain details of:
- your browser type and browser version
- the operating system you use
- the referrer URL
- the host name of the accessing computer
- the time the server request was made
These data cannot be associated with a specific individual and are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to retroactively check these data if we have a concrete suspicion of illegal activity.
This website uses functions provided by the web analytics service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by adjusting your browser settings; we would however point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may furthermore prevent the collection and processing of cookie and website usage data (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Refusing consent to data gathering
You can prevent the gathering of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your computer that prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in future: deactivate Google Analytics
You can find more information about how Google Analytics uses data in Google’s Data Protection Statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, whose provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our website. You can recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. You can see an overview of Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our page from your IP address. If you click on Facebook’s “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to point out that as the website provider, we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or about its use by Facebook. You can find further information in Facebook’s Data Protection Statement at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our website integrates functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and shared with other users. At the same time, data are transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that as the provider of this website we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or about its use by Twitter. You can find further information in Twitter’s Data Protection Statement at https://twitter.com/privacy. You can adjust your Twitter data protection settings in your account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit any part of our website that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is created to LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of this website we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or about its use by LinkedIn.
You can find further information in LinkedIn’s Data Protection Statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the queries that you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection because in the address bar of your browser the usual “http://” changes to “https://” and you will see a lock icon in the bar.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.