Those responsible for operating these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and accordingly in line with statutory data privacy provisions and this data privacy statement.
The use of this website is, as a rule, possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data is collected on our web pages (such as your name, address or email address), this is always done, wherever possible, on a voluntary basis. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that the transfer of data via the Internet (e.g. by way of communication via email) can be subject to security gaps. The absolute protection of your personal information against access by third parties is not possible.
Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins (like buttons)
Plug-ins have been integrated into our web pages for the social network Facebook, the provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the ‘like button’ on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When visiting our web pages, a direct link is established via the plug-in between your browser and the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive the notification that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook ‘like button’ while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our web pages to your Facebook profile. This then allows Facebook to link the visit to our web pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as a provider of these web pages, do not receive any notification pertaining to the content of the transferred data or its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the data privacy statement from Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish for Facebook to be able to link the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is, as a rule, transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.
In the event that IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address is truncated beforehand if within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states to the agreement covering the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website, in order to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports on website activity and to render further services in connection with the use of the website and the Internet vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not aggregated with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storing of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; we would, however, like to point out that in such a case it is possible that not all the functions of this website can be used in full. You can, however, prevent the data generated by the cookie and any data relating to the use of the website (incl. your IP address) being sent to or processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Our web pages use the functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Recording and transmission of information: With the help of the Google +1 button information can be published globally. You and other users can use the Google +1 button to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both information that you have provided for a +1 content, as well as information about the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as notices together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other areas on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information regarding your +1 activity, with the aim of improving the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which at the very least must contain the name selected for the profile. This name is then used in all Google services. In certain circumstances this name can replace another name, which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users, who know your email address or who otherwise possess information that can allow you to be identified.
The use of recorded information: In addition to the above-stated uses, the information provided by you can be used in line with the valid Google data privacy provisions. Google can potentially publish aggregated statistics regarding the +1 activities of users and/or transmit these to users and partners including publishers, advertisers and affiliated websites.
Data privacy statement for the use of Pinterest
On our website we use social plug-ins belonging to the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (‘Pinterest’). If you access a website which contains such a plug-in, your browser creates a direct link to the servers of Pinterest. The plug-in then transfers log information to the server of Pinterest in the USA. This log information potentially contains your IP address, the address of the website you have visited which also contains Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and point in time of the enquiry, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
Further information pertaining to the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by Pinterest as well as the associated rights and possibilities for the protection of your private sphere can be found in the data privacy notices of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy
Data privacy notice for the use of Twitter
The functions of the social network service Twitter are integrated into our web pages. 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 visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and are made known to other users. In doing so, data is transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as a provider of these web pages, do not receive any notification pertaining to the content of transferred data or its use by Twitter. For further information please consult the data privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
Your data privacy settings for Twitter can be changed in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data privacy statement for the use of Xing
Our website contains the functions brought to you by the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With every visit to one of our web pages containing the functions offered by Xing, a connection is established to the servers of Xing. In accordance with our understanding no personal data is stored as part of this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or user behaviour evaluated.
Further information regarding data privacy and the Xing share button can be found in the data privacy statement from Xing at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Data privacy statement for the use of YouTube
Our website uses plug-ins relating to the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of these web pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When visiting one of our web pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. In doing so, the YouTube server is notified as to which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly link your surfing behaviour with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the use of user data can be found in the data privacy statement from YouTube at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
In some cases, the Internet web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our service offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which are saved by your browser.
The majority of cookies used by us are so-called ‘session cookies’. These are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser upon your next visit.
If you wish to send us your enquiries using the contact form, the information you provide to us on the contact form – including the contact details you have stated there – shall be stored with us for the purpose of processing your enquiry and handling any follow-up enquiries. This information shall not be forwarded without your consent.
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter on offer via our website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided, and that you give your consent to receiving the newsletter. No other data shall be recorded. We will use the data exclusively for the purpose of dispatching the requested information, and shall not pass it on to third parties.
Your consent for the storage of data, email address and its use in relation to the newsletter can be revoked at any time by using the ‘deregister’ link found in the newsletter.
Registering on this website
You may register your details on our website in order to be able to use additional functions. The data you provide shall be used by us exclusively for the purposes of providing access to the respective offer or service for which you have registered.
For any important changes pertaining to the scope of our offer or with regard to important technical changes, we will use the email address you provided during your registration in order to inform you of these changes.
Processing of data (customer and contractual data)
We record, process and use personal data only insofar as is required for the establishment, content-related design or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). Personal information regarding the use of our web pages (user data) is only recorded, processed and used by us to the extent deemed necessary, in order to enable or invoice the use of our services by the user.