Privacy policy

Privacy policy
In the following, we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. We comply with the data protection laws applicable in Germany. You can access this statement at any time on our website.

We expressly point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps and can not be completely protected against access by third parties.

The use of the contact data of our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, unless we had previously given our written consent or there is already a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personal data
You can visit our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, or its content is to be developed or changed, or if you send us an inquiry, we collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data will only be stored as long as it is necessary for the stated purpose (processing your request or processing a contract). In this context, retention periods under tax and commercial law are taken into account. By order of the competent authorities, we may provide information about this data (inventory data) in individual cases, insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfill the statutory tasks of the constitutional protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Comment functions
We collect personal data in the context of the publication of content or comment on an article or post only to the extent provided by you. When publishing a comment, the email address you provide will be stored but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.

Privacy policy for the Facebook plugin (“Like”).
This website uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website, on which the Facebook plugin (“Like” button) is installed, are hereby informed that a connection to Facebook is established through the plugin, whereby a transmission to your browser is carried out so that the plugin appears on the website.
Furthermore, through its use, data is forwarded to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits to our homepage. For logged-in Facebook users, this results in the usage data being assigned to your personal Facebook account.
As soon as you actively use the Facebook plugin as a logged-in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only bypass this by logging out of your Facebook account beforehand.
For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Privacy policy for the web analytics service Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization. On this website, your IP address is therefore truncated beforehand by Google 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 transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Privacy policy for the Google Adsense web advertising service
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertising service provided by Google Inc, USA (“Google”). Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies” (text files), which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. Google Adsense also uses so-called “web beacons” (small invisible graphics) to collect information. Through the use of the web beacon, simple actions such as visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website in relation to the advertisements, compiling reports on website activity and advertisements for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive and the display of web beacons by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Setting”; in Firefox under “Tools > Settings > Privacy > Cookies”); however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy policy for Google Maps by Google Inc.

This website uses the “Google Maps and Route Planner” function of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”), in order to display or calculate geographical information and directions. Through Google Maps, data about your use of this website may be transmitted to, collected by, and used by Google. You can prevent such data transmission by deactivating “Javascript” in your browser. In that case, however, no maps can be displayed. By using this website and not deactivating “Javascript”, you agree that you consent to the processing of your data by Google for the above purposes. For more information about how “Google Maps” and the route planner use your data, as well as Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

Privacy Policy for the “Google Remarketing” and “Similar Target Groups” Function of Google Inc.
This website uses the remarketing and “similar target groups” function of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). This allows you to be targeted with advertising by displaying personalized and interest-based ads when you visit other websites in the so-called “Google Display Network”. “Google Remarketing” or the “Similar Target Groups” function uses so-called “cookies” for this purpose, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. These text files are used to record your visits as well as anonymized data on the use of the website. Personal data is not stored in the process. If you visit another website in the so-called “Google Display Network”, you may be shown advertisements that are highly likely to take into account product and information areas previously called up on our website.
You can prevent the “Google Remarketing” or the “Similar target groups” function by preventing the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de. You can also deactivate the use of cookies by third-party providers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the further information on opting out mentioned there. Google’s privacy policy on remarketing with further information can be found here: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Privacy policy for the use of the web messaging service twitter.com
We have also integrated the twitter.com web messaging service on our website. This is provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” function. This allows you to publish 140-character messages, including website links, in your own Twitter account. If you use the “Tweet” function of Twitter on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account on Twitter and may be publicly announced there. In this process, data is also transmitted to Twitter.
We do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. Therefore, for further information, please consult Twitter’s privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.
Twitter offers you the opportunity to define your own data protection settings under the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy policy for the XING recommendation function

As part of the comment function heThis website uses functions of XING AG, Dammtorstra├če 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you call up our website, which is equipped with such a function, this causes the browser you are using to establish a connection to XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data about the call to our website is not stored in the process. XING also does not store any IP addresses and an evaluation of usage behavior via the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button” also does not take place. Further information on data protection with the “XING Share button” can be found at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Right to information
You have the right to inquire at any time, free of charge and without delay, about the data collected about you. You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your specified personal data at any time with effect for the future. To request information, please contact the provider using the contact details in the imprint.


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