The use of our website is normally possible without giving personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) could have security gaps. A complete protection of the data before access by third parties is not possible.
Data protection for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
On our pages, plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the 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 transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated 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 related to website usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link And install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Our pages use Google +1 features. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Gathering and sharing information: The Google +1 button lets you publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given a +1 for content, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results, your Google profile, or elsewhere on Web sites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.
On our pages, functions of the Instagram service are integrated. Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, offers these functions. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.
For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Statement: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. Is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our sites that have LinkedIn functionalities, your browser connects directly to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. When you click the “Recommend” button from LinkedIn and you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that as a provider of the sites we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
For more information, see LinkedIn’s Privacy Statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
On our site, we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin sends log data to the server from Pinterest to the USA. These logs may include your IP address, visited website addresses, which also contain Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how to use Pinterest, and cookies.
Our pages use buttons of the Tumblr service. Supplier is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or a page on Tumblr, or follow the provider of Tumblr. If you visit one of our websites with Tumblr button, the browser will establish a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the amount of data that Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. Actually the IP address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data protection for the use of Xing
Our website uses functions of the XING network. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our pages that contain Xing features, you will be connected to Xing servers. As far as we know, personal data are not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.
Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to map your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Data protection for the use of Typeform
This website uses the “Mouseflow” service of Mouseflow, ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark, to collect statistical data on the use of the website. With the help of the technologies Mouseflow, ApS visitor information is collected and transmitted to the servers of Mouseflow, ApS. The service allows to collect, analyze and visualize the user’s activities during the visit to the website. For example, we can use a “Heatmap” to identify which areas of the website are most visited and clicked on. Cookies are stored on your computer. These allow an analysis of the use of the website. The data collection and storage by Mouseflow, ApS can be countered by certain settings in your browser. For instructions on Mouseflow, see http://www.mouseflow.com/opt-out/.
This site uses the Campaign Monitor service from Campaign Monitor (404 / 3-5 Stapleton Ave, Sutherland NSW Australia 2232) to send emails and newsletters. Campaign Monitor is based in Australia and the data are processed on servers in the USA. In order to improve the website, we analyze the usage behavior of the e-mails (openings and clicks) in segments. You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletters at any time, e.g. Via the “unload” link in the e-mail. For more information on Campaign Monitor data protection, please visit: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/policies/#two
This website uses the “MailChimp” service of The Rocket Science Group LLC (d/b/a MailChimp, a State of Georgia limited liability company) to send emails and newsletters. MailChimp is based in the USA and the data is processed on servers in the USA. Mandrill is also used. This is an addition to MailChimp, which will also run from The Rocket Science Group LLC.
You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending mails or newsletters at any time, e.g. Via the “unload” link in the e-mail. For further information on the privacy of MailChimp and Mandrill please click here:
Information, deletion, blocking
You are always entitled to get information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing for free. Additionally you are always entitled to correct, block or delete this data. Concerning this, as well as for further questions regarding the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
The websites pages partly use so-called cookies. Our cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer via your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit.
You can set your browser to inform you about setting cookies and to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information, in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Brower type / version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the request
These data cannot be attributed to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data at a later date, if we are aware of any concrete indications for unlawful use.
If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details given there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of connection questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
Contradiction advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information, which will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address, and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for example, via the “opt-out” link in the newsletter.
Last update: October 2017