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Privacy statement

1. General

Your personal data are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data. This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.


2. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the Internet offer referred to on this page. If sections or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or not completely conform with the prevailing legal norms the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity.


3. Social plug-ins from Facebook

We use social plug-ins from, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement "Facebook Social Plug-in". For example, if you click on the "Like" button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don't have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.


4. Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website's owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website's operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link:


5. Privacy statement for using Google +1

Our sites use functions of Google +1. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and dissemination of information: With the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information you have given for a content +1 as well as the information on the page you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be shown as evidence together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also substitute any other name which you used when sharing content via 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.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the above explained uses the information provided by you are used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policies. Google may release aggregate statistics on the +1 activities of the users or transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.


6. Privacy statement for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. At every access to one of our pages containing features of LinkedIn a connection to servers is set up. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the "recommend“ button" of LinkedIn and are logged into your account LinkedIn is able to assign to you your visit to our website and to your user account. We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use through LinkedIn.

More information can be found in the privacy statement of LinkedIn at:


7. Privacy statement for the use of Xing

The “XING share button” is in use on this website. When accessing this website, your browser connects for a short time to the XING AG (“XING”) servers which provide the “XING share button” features (including the visitor counter). XING does not save any of your Personal Data when you access this website. XING does not store IP addresses, nor does it use cookies to monitor your behavior with regard to the “XING share button”. Please visit the following website to view the latest privacy policy for the “XING share button” and other information:


8. Privacy statement for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google operated site YouTube. Operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. Thereby the YouTube server is informed which of our sites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Please find more information on the handling of user data in the privacy statement of YouTube under


9. Information, erasure, blocking

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the email address stated in our imprint.


10. Cookies

To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer's main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site. You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.


11. Server-Log-Files

The provider of the pages collects and stores automatically information in so-called server-log files which your browser transmits automatically to us. These are:

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

These data are not assignable to specific persons. A compilation of these data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to examine these data retrospectively if concrete evidence of unlawful use is known.


12. Contact form

If you send us requests via contact form your data from this request form will be stored with us including the contact information provided by you for the purpose of processing the request and in case there are follow-up questions. These data will not be disclosed without your consent.


13. Opposition to promotional mails

The use of sending under the imprint obligation published data of unsolicited advertisements and information material is hereby rejected. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information such as spam-e-mails.


14. Newsletter data

If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website we need your e-mail address and information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected. We use these data exclusively to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example through the “unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter.

Information concerning the European Dispute Resolution: The European Commission provides a platform for Online Dispute Resolution:
We prefer to solve your requests in direct contact with you and therefore do not participate in consumer dispute resolution proceedings.