Privacy Policy

We take Privacy Seriously

Data Protection

The administrators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Any personal data, such as name, address or e-mail address that are solicited are purely on voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like Button)

We have integrated Facebook’s plugins (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like Button’ (Like) on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found at

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information that you have visited our site through your IP address. If you click the Facebook ‘Like’ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to highlight that as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. For more information, visit Facebook Privacy Policy at

If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider, Google Inc., is registered at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allows us to analyze how you have used the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in USA and is stored there.

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy at

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, please be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website. In addition, you may prevent Google from collectingdata generated by cookies related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of the data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Opposition to Data Collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics.

Order Processing

We have entered into a data processing agreement with Google and fully comply with the stringent requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymization

We use the ‘IP anonymization’ function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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 shortened there. On behalf of the administrators 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 related to such activity and internet usage to the website administrator. The IP address provided as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google+

Our pages use features of Google+. The provider, Google Inc., is registered at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collect and Share Information

Use the Google+ button to post information worldwide. The Google+ button will provide you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you +1’d for a piece of content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1s may appear beside your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web.

Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google’s services to you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information from you.

Use of the information collected

In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarized statistics about users’ +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.

Privacy Policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider, LinkedIn Corporation, is registered at 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

Every time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn a feature, it will connect with LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s ‘Recommend Button’when you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to highlight that as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at

Privacy Policy for the use of twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our site. These features are available through Twitter Inc., registered at 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

By using Twitter and the ‘Re-Tweet’ function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to highlight that we, as the provider of the pages, are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter.

For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the Account Settings at

Privacy Policy for the use of Xing

Our website uses functions of XING. The provider, XING AG, is registered at Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Every time you visit one of our sites that includes XING’sfeatures, it will connect to XING servers. Storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor are user behavior evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in XING’sprivacy policy at

Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site administrator, YouTube, is registered at LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will be informed of the pages you have visited.

If you’re logged into your YouTube account, it will allow you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy at

Information, Cancellation, Blocking

At any time, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.


The internet pages partly use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most cookies we use are ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about cookies’ setting. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in Server Log Files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

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

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons and will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

Contact forms

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the form, including contact details you have provided, will be stored in order to process the request and to help in case of follow-up. We will not share this information without your explict consent.

Contradiction advertising e-mails

The use of contact data published in the framework of the imprint for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The administrators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of sending unsolicited advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.

Newsletter Data

If you wish to receive the newsletters offered on the website, we will need an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter.Additional data will notbe collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and will not share it with third parties.

You may revoke your consent to subscribe to the newsletter via the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter.

Please Note: This version of the Privacy Policy is the closest translation of the German original, which can be read at